- 2020 Graduating Class
- Semester 2 Student Reports
- Final Assembly
- 2020 Goodbyes
- Please Return All Readers
- First Day of School for 2021
- Covid Inspired Change
- Uniform Shop
- Holiday Reading Challenge
- Structure of the School Day 2021
- Running Club 2020
- Some Lovely News ...
- ABC Music Piano Recital
- A Letter to Parents from Archbishop Peter
- SAVE THE DATE!
- For All Things Unicorn ...
Semester Two Reports will be available to view on our Parent Portal from today at 4pm. If you have any questions or need assistance with accessing the Parent Portal please email Adrian McAlister (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have forgotten your password, please enter your email address and click forgot password. As always if you would like to speak with your child's teacher regarding any aspect of the reports please email them to make a time to speak with them.
Have a lovely Christmas break!
At this assembly we will be awarding the end of year achievement awards.
- Academic Achievement Award
- Faith Award
- OLOL Spirit Award
- Academic Improvement Award
- Italian Award
- STEM Award
We also say farewell to Maisie, Naomi, Mia and Claudia and wish them well with their future. We know that their new schools are gaining some very special students.
This is a reminder to please return any readers that you may have at home.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for yourr support over the year and I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and holiday.
- Mary Gammilonghi
Research is clear that children who don’t read during the long summer break can lose up to three months of reading progress and that loss has a cumulative, long-term effect. Therefore, we ask that your child/children read each day for 15 to 30 minutes. Students who maintain their regular study habits through the summer months get enough mental stimulation to keep their brain active, while still getting plenty of rest and relaxation.
To assist families with this request this year we are holding a Summer Holiday Reading Challenge. Not only will it help individual students but there is a big prize! The class that reads the most books will get to order 20 NEW BOOKS for their classroom’s ‘Private Library’. There is also a special award for the student who reads the most books (Junior & Senior Section). The winners will be announced at our first assembly in 2021.
After much discussion and research, OLOL has decided to restructure some internal elements of the day. The school will continue to open at 8.30am with supervised yard duty on the top playground and speedy drop-off on Wynnstay Road. The classrooms are open from 8.40am to allow students time to get ready and prepare themselves for classes that start at 9.00am on the dot.
Next year, the structure of the day will be a 2 hour block followed by a 1/2 hour recess. Recess will then be followed by a further 2 hour block which means lunch time will take place from 1.30pm - 2.30pm. The final hour of class time is then 2.30pm - 3.30pm. The reasons we have changed the structure is to allow for two blocks of two hours of uninterrupted learning time. This also allows for more intervention than we have previously been able to implement. It will like all changes take a period of adjustment, including how much food students will eat in the first break and then again at lunch time. The teachers will be watching the impacts, both positive and negative, and will keep communicating with you as to how the changes are going.
|8.30am - 8.40am||Supervised yard play|
|8.40am - 9.00am||Preparation for lessons|
|9.00am - 10.00am||One hour teaching block|
|10.00am - 11.00am||One hour teaching block|
|11.00am - 11.30am||Recess|
|11.30am - 12.30pm||One hour teaching block|
|12.30pm -1.30pm||One hour teaching block|
|1.30pm - 2.30pm||Lunch|
|2.30pm - 3.30pm||One hour teaching block|
Archbishop Peter has written to our school community with a reflection on the year that has passed, and an introduction to Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS) and its role in governing and operating schools. Please read the attached PDF.
We are very excited to announce that Georgina Manning (founder of the Peaceful Kids program and Wellbeing for Kids) will be joining us for a Parent Information Session on Tuesday 23rd March 2021. This session will support our school's Wellbeing curriculum and programs, and it is therefore very important that parents and carers attend. Please save the date NOW! We are looking forward to the session and believe you will find it extremely valuable.
All details are on the poster below, with RSVP dates to come early next year.