A huge congratulations to all the boys and girls in Years 3-6 who took part in the Dance Fever Interschool Challenge in Homebush last night. It was an amazing experience! We won the Year 3 overall trophy for their Partner Dancing and many 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons for the Foxtrot and Cha-Cha. Our "Under the Sea" Showdance was fantastic. So proud of all your efforts with extra practices in the past week- it really paid off. Such an awesome night! Go OLOL!
On Wednesday afternoon in Week 10 the K-2 Students got to present their learning in Dance Fever this term to their parents in the school hall. It was a wonderful celebration of dance and the parents even got to join in for a boogie at the end. A highlight was the children sharing an Auslan inspired dance using sign language. Just beautiful. Well done boys and girls!
What a busy day we had on Wednesday in Week 10! Congratulations to the children who yesterday morning attended Principal Morning Tea. Children who received commendable effort in all Key Learning Areas in their Semester 1 report received a special morning tea picnic bag and were allowed some extra play time.
For Refugee Week on Thursday 23rd June we welcomed a special guest from Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Australia, with lived experience, to share their journey with our students from Years 3 to 6. This was a great insight for our students to understand how millions of ordinary people live through extraordinary times.
Last Tuesday the 21st of June the students enjoyed a performance called "Music in My Suitcase" from the Mara! Band from the company Musica Viva. It was an amazing performance and experience for the students to see live music, learn about other cultures and languages and learn about different instruments, all while singing catchy songs! Special congratulations to Ariana in Year 2 and Natasha in Year 5 for being brave enough to teach Mara how to count to 5 in their cultural languages of Nepalese and Hindi, which she then performed as part of their song, "Bir Mumdur" which the students learnt in Creative Arts lessons before the performance. The students all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and lots of fun was had by all!
This term the Faith In Action Team created an initiative called ‘Rainbow Day’. Students dressed as different colours of the rainbow, each colour corresponded with a faithful action they had to complete. Students did a great job at living their faith and acting like Jesus. This day also raised funds for the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal. This is important to support people living in homelessness, particularly now that the weather is getting chilly. Thanks to your donations, Our Lady of Lourdes was able to raise a massive $670.00! Thank you parents, carers, teachers and students for getting involved and making a real difference!
On Thursday the 9th of June, OLOL held our annual Athletics Carnival at CV Kelly Park in Girraween. It was a fantastic day! Well done to all the boys and girls for their amazing efforts! A special thank you to all the amazing parent helpers and teachers for all your hard work in making the day a great success! 😀
On the 19th of May Miss Brownlow, Ms Armstrong and selected Stage 3 students attended Lifted Live Jnr. This was an amazing day organised by the Parramatta Mission Team. The students had the opportunity to participate in song, testimony, discussion and prayer with Melbourne-based Catholic singer Gen Bryant. The day was centred around the theme of Pentecost. Stage 3 students were invited to reflect on times the Holy Spirit has been present in their lives and listened to the experiences of others. It was an amazing experience that left each person feeling enriched and filled with the Holy Spirit.
On Friday 6th May, the staff and students at OLOL will be celebrating Mother’s Day and all mother’s, grandmothers, aunts and special women are invited to attend. 9:15 am - Mass in the Church 10:30 am - Open classrooms 11:00 am - Morning tea provided for adults by the parent group. Kindy and Year 1 students and teachers will be leading the Mass. We look forward to celebrating with you all.