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Education Mass creates a ‘first’ for the Diocese of Parramatta

It was a first for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta recently when the largest cross section of Western Sydney schools attended the annual Diocesan Education Mass at the Cathedral Church of St Patrick’s in Parramatta. Read more…

Positive behaviour creates great learning!

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) school leaders and teachers were given a special opportunity to expand their knowledge of Positive Behaviour Support For Learning (PBS4L) when Dr Tim Lewis, Professor of Special Education at the University of Missouri, shared his research with them recently. Read more…

Captivate shines during spectacular showcase performance

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students had the opportunity to shine when the Captivate performing and creative arts program recently hosted its 10th Anniversary Showcase at Quaycentre, Sydney Olympic Park. Read more...

Father’s Day Breakfast

Our Lady of Lourdes celebrated Father’s Day with a breakfast on Friday morning, with attending dads and kids treated to veritable feast. Thank you to everyone who helped prepare the breakfast. It was great to se so many in attendance. Thank you too, to all those that helped with the Father’s Day Stall. We really appreciate all the support of our wonderful parents and we hope all the days felt loved and appreciated on Father’s Day. Read more...

Learning - 1880s style!

On Friday 24 August Year 2 went to Rouse Hill Schoolhouse for a day of learning in an 1880s classroom. The children experienced what it was like pre-Internet and pre-digital technology with lessons such as writing on slate and doing their 2 times tables using an abacus enabling them to make vivid comparisons between schooling then and now. Read more...

Year 1 excursion to the Big Dig

Torn and filthy rags decorated with broad arrows? History books often describe horrific tales of the brutal punishment and agonising labour experienced by convicts in early colonial Sydney. In a hands-on way of learning about Australian history, Year 1 got to do some digging around in the past to learn what life was really like! Read more...

Author and illustrator visit

It was a great joy to have renowned author and illustrator Stephen Michael King visit Our Lady of Lourdes school during Book Week. He spoke to the children about what inspires him the write and illustrate books for children. It was a fantastic experience to watch him creating amazing images before our eyes. Read more...

Project Based Learning in Religious Education

This term, Year 6 has been studying the Religious Education unit, ‘The Eucharist Nourishes us for the Journey’. In this unit, the students examine the celebration of the Eucharist as both a memorial sacrifice and memorial meal. They focus on how Christ nourishes us through the celebration of the Eucharist, through the gift of himself being present in the assembly, celebrant, Word and Holy Communion. Read more...

The stuff of fairy tales

As Term Two drew to a close, the Kindergarten students at Our Lady of Lourdes Primary, Baulkham Hills participated in an exciting Fairy Tale Day. Read more...

Japan Day a joint initiative

Inspired by their school’s mission to celebrate diversity and respect others, Our Lady of Lourdes Primary, Baulkham Hills recently held Japan Day to enhance student learning about Japanese culture. Read more...

 

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