News & Events
On Wednesday, we held our International Afternoon. It was really wonderful to see so many children come to school in their traditional costumes or wearing the colours of the national flag. Throughout the day, the children learnt about other countries and the celebration continued in the school hall at the end of the day. The number of countries represented in the hall and the variety of food being sampled was very impressive! The event truly celebrated our school community and a huge thank you must be given to all the parents/carers who made the afternoon possible.
The Y3 pupils went to Flatford Mill for their 3 day residential trip. We thoroughly enjoyed setting our small mammal traps, going on our night walk, sitting around our campfire eating marshmallows and completing our navigation challenge!
On Wednesday 22nd March, Year 5 enjoyed a Warburton bread sponsored activity, making and taking home some delicious looking sandwiches!
On Thursday, 1st March, we celebrated World Book Day. This year our theme was “Goodies and Baddies."
Year 5 attended a Chinese New Year celebration at Christ's College, Finchley. We were treated to a spectacular array of Chinese singing, dancing, and martial arts led by London South Bank University and LSE Confucius Classroom. The Chinese professionals performed songs and dances from around China, played traditional Chinese musical instruments and amazed us all with some powerful Kung Fu. Take a look at some video clips from the event!
The children have been involved in activities to raise awareness of anti-bullying; this year’s anti-bullying week’s theme was “All Different, All Equal”. Bullying is hurtful, repetitive, intentional and involves an imbalance of power. Asking the children to take part in Odd Socks Day today was an opportunity for the children to express themselves and appreciate individuality and uniqueness. If you are concerned that your child is being bullied please speak to the class teacher. The Anti-Bullying Alliance website also has some good advice for parents:
The Mini-Vinnies sold mince pies and hot drinks after the Christmas performance to raise money for The Passage homeless charity. They raised over £700!
Huge congratulations to everyone who took part in the Dance Festival. This year’s winners are Year 6 with their very complicated and impressive contemporary dance to Pink’s What About Us? They will represent OLOL at the Barnet Schools’ Dance Festival at the Arts Depot in March.
Mini-Vinnies Harvest Collection
The Mini-Vinnies helped to bring the school's donations of tinned food to the Soup Kitchen in Muswell Hill:
As part of the enterprise project, the Mini-Vinnies researched which ice-creams would make the most profit and how best to make their £5 grow. The money raised will go towards supporting the St.Vincent De Paul Society which helps to tackle poverty and support the most vulnerable.
On Tuesday 11th July 2017, Bishop John Sherrington visited Our Lady of Lourdes School. He had been carrying out parish visitations in the area and tying this in with visits to local schools. The Bishop's visit to our school included concelebrating Mass, then a short tour of the school and meeting members of the school community.
Bishop Sherrington visited each class, talking and praying with the children.