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STEM at OLA

STEM is more than just a stem at OLA.

Expo on How to Make Rouse Hill Bushfire Safe.

Expo of how to make Rouse Hill bushfire safe. Year 5 have been learning about the changes in the geography of Rouse Hill. Rouse Hill is surrounded by bush and with Summer around the corner, it is important for residents to prepare for a bushfire to keep their home and family safe. Read more.

Students 'C' Success

Our Lady of the Angels Primary students are picking up the 5 Cs of 21st Century learning in a fun manner. Read more...

Students 'Escape to Everywhere' for Book Week Character Parade

Another fabulous Book Week celebration at OLA. It was fantastic to see the students having a fabulous time dressing up as their favourite book character. OLA was a sea of costumes ranging from Superman, Dorothy, Matilda, Thing 1 and 2 and many more characters for our Escape to Everywhere theme.

Sun shining! Wind gusting! Whistles blowing!

What a great day! We had 120 students represent us proudly at this annual event at Kellyville Netball Complex. Congratulations to all players on their sportsmanship and the manner in which they represented our school. Read more...

OLA Year 5 students are Bushfire ready

Currently in Year 5 students have been given the opportunity to create and explain a source to answer the following question in PBL groups. “How can Rouse Hill prepare, act and recover from a catastrophic bushfire?” To better understand the question, Rouse Hill Rural Fire Brigade visited Year 5 to inform us about their service.

3B's Mary MacKillop Assembly

Students from 3B shared with the community at their assembly a play outlining the journey and life of Australia’s Patron Saint, St Mary MacKillop.

Never see a need without doing something about it - Year 3 Excursion to Mary Mackillop Place

'Never see a need without doing something about it.' This quote from St Mary of the Cross echoed through the minds of Year 3 as they visited Mary MacKillop Place. The students enjoyed learning about Mary and her importance to Australia. They learnt about her two miracles and how she believed that everyone deserved the right to an education.

5 Cs Spells Fun at OLA School

Integrating the 5 Cs of 21st Century Learning is easy at Our Lady of the Angels School. In the primary grades, this is done through Project Based Learning (PBL) and begins in Kindergarten with Discovery Learning. This style of learning develops skills in the areas of creativity, collaboration, cooperation, communication and critical thinking.

Primary Grades Log Into Cyber Safety

Students in Year 3-6 have learnt about Cyber Safety and how to keep themselves safe when online.

'Hubble, bubble' - Mad Science Day

Students in Year 5 participated in 'Mad Science Day' as part of their Science unit 'Solids, Liquids and Gases'.

Y4 is Bound for Botany Bay

To support their History unit, Year 4 students visited the First Fleet Museum at Botany Bay.

To 'Bee' or not to 'Bee'?

A visit from 'The Super Pollinator' to Year 3 students was a great opportunity to learn about the importance of bees.

OOHs and AHHs Among the Moos and Baas - Kindergarten visit Calmsley Farm

OLA Kindergarten students go on the first excursion to Calmsley Farm.

Diocesan Cross Country

Earlier this term, forty eight eager students went to Eastern Creek's Motorsport Park to represent OLA in the Zone Cross Country.

Cross Country

After some delays due to the rainly weather, OLA finally held its Cross Country at Hills Centenary Park.

Year 5's Overnight Trip to Bathurst in search of GOLD!!

Gold fever was the only thing on the minds of forty-nine students and three teachers who enjoyed an exploration of Bathurst as part of their History Unit-Australian Colonies.

Year 5 Picnic and Shopping Challenge

Year 5 students planned a grade picnic on a budget of $120 as part of a Maths challenge.

OLA Swimming Carnival

Students in Years 3-6 participated in our annual swimming carnival at Hawkesbury Oasis Centre, Windsor.

Year 5 Colonial Day

Year 5 students launched into their new History Unit with an incursion, participating with enthusiasm in Colonial Day.

Kindergarten's First Few Weeks of Big School

Our new Kindergarten students have enjoyed their first few weeks of school.

Diocesan Mission Mass

Kaitlin, Maneesha and Claudia accompanied Mrs Byrne and Ms Pepin to the Diocesan Mission Mass.

Mercy Day

The OLA school community gathers to share in the presence of Mercy Cross and relics of St Mary MacKillop and St Teresa of Kolkata.

Year 5's Excursion to Taronga Zoo

Year 5 visited Taronga Zoo to learn more about animal adaptations.

Year 1 Poetry Incursion

Year 1 had a special visit from Cameron Semmens who shared some of his wisdom and knowledge with the Year 1 students.

Year One Pilgrimage

Year One participates in a Religious pilgrimage.

Book Week at OLA

What a busy week OLA had celebrating Book Week!

Hills Zone Carnival

Forty-five students represent OLA at the Hills Zone Carnival and both track and field events.

Voice of Youth

Tiarne and Emily impressive participants in Voice of Youth - a Public Speaking Competition.

Verse Speaking

Years to 4 participated in the Hawkesbury City Council's Verse Speaking Eisteddfod at the Windsor Function Centre.

OLA Participate in Hwkesbury Eisteddfod

Students in Years 5 and 6 and the OLA mixed choir participated in the Choral Section of the Hawkesbury Eisteddfod while all students in grades 1 - 4 entered the Verse Speaking.

Year 4 Visit Lane Cove National Park

Year 4 visited Lane Cove National Park as part of their Geography unit.

Fathers' Day Celebration

OLA celebrates dads with a traditional Fathers' Day breakfast and liturgy presented by our Kindergarten students and teachers.

Recipe for Grandparents Day =A Prayer and a Good Read

OLA Rouse Hill celebrated Grandparents Day recently.

Angels Drive PBS4L

OLA School at Rouse Hill chose OLA Feast Day to launch their new Whole School Behaviour Plan - PBS4L.

Year One visit Taronga Zoo

Students in Year One visit Taronga Zoo and explore the different animals and their habitats.

Stage 3 Soccer Gala Day

Students in Year 5 and 6 participated in the Stage 3 Boys and Girls Soccer Gala Day at Jamison Park, Penrith.

100 Days of School

OLA Kinder Students Celebrate 100 Days of School

12 month anniversary of Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical Laudato Si

To commemorate the 12 month anniversary of Pope Francis' Papal Encyclical Laudato Si we asked our schools what they have been doing to care for the environment.

#dosomethinggreat at OLA

Our Lady of the Angels community supported #dosomethinggreat Day

OLA Students are NUDE FOOD DUDES!

Year 1 students at Our Lady of the Angels, Rouse Hill, are learning about caring for the environment.

OLA participates in a Social Justice Outreach Program

The OLA community came to school rugged up in their pyjamas and dressing gowns for a special social justice outreach program.

Bishop Vincent Long installed as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta

Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains warmly welcomed Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta on the evening of Thursday 16 June 2016 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.

Schools launch Cyberwise campaign

Launched on 15 June, Cyberwise is a learning and teaching resource for students, teachers and parents to encourage cybersafety in schools.

Cyberwise awareness for Primary students

Cyberwise awareness for Primary students.

Cyberwise - The making of

Four students from St Mark's Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens​ share their experiences in making the Cyberwise video.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

On 5 May 2016 His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFMConv DD, as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Parramatta.

CAPTIVATE Showcase tickets on sale

The annual CAPTIVATE Showcase Season runs from 16-27 June. Tickets are on sale now.

2016 Federal Election message

2016 Federal Election message from the Executive Director of Schools Greg Whitby.

World Youth Day Big Boot Camp

Over fifty students, mums and dads joined the teachers in our first 'Big Boot Camp' fundraiser for WYD 2016.

Mothers' Day at OLA

The OLA community gathered together to celebrate the special mums, grandmothers and significant carers.

Year 5 Science Day

Students in Year 5 participate in a 'Crazy Science Day' to begin their new Science unit.

Year 4 Walking Excursion

Students in Year 4 travelled into the City to see the historical buildings and sites related to first settlement.

Zone Cross Country

Over forty eager students from Years 2-6 represented OLA at the Zone Cross Country at Eastern Creek.

Cyber Safety Talk

Students in Years 4-6 had a visit from the local police to talk about Cyber Safety.

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta​ welcomes Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen.

OLA Holy Week Liturgy

Year 3 students presented this Year's Holy Week Liturgy.

Hills Zone Swimming Carnival

Twenty eight students from Years 3-6 represent OLA at the Hills Zone Swimming Carnival at the Hawkesbury Oasis Centre, Windsor.

Reading is Cool Afternoon

Reading is cool is an initiative introduce to OLA to promote reading across the school.

Are you the leader of our next generation school?

St Luke’s Catholic College* will be opening at Marsden Park in 2017 and we are looking for a dynamic Principal leader to establish a high performing Catholic learning community from pre to post school.

Catholic Schools Week 2016

I belong. You belong. We belong.

Buzzing About Books!

Staff and parents were treated to a seminar by Paul MacDonald from the Children's Bookshop.

Swimming Carnival

Students in Years 3-6 participate in OLA's annual swimming carnival.

Everything’s Connected at 2016 System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 21 January 2016 for the annual system leadership day, prior to the commencement of the new school year.

End of Year Mass

The OLA community gathered together to celebrate the end of the year with Mass led by Father Warren.

Teacher Accreditation and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST)

The teacher accreditation landscape is changing as the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) continues to work on implementing the Teacher Accreditation Act.

Catholic Mission in Action

Recently, Kristian, Yr 6, and Nicholas and Giaan from Yr 3 present the cheque to Anita Lee, Schools Liaison Officer for Catholic Mission.

Kinder Orientation

The new students for Kinder 2016 had their second orientation day.

2016 Kinder Orientation

The new kindergarten students for 2016 had their first of two orientation days.

Catholic Mission Mass

Joseph, Bethany, Kristian and Jacob recently attended the Diocesan Mass as part of Catholic Mission ...

Crazy Hair Day at OLA

Students and teachers at OLA wear crazy hair styles to raise money for the DWF.

Relay Team-State Athletics Carnival

Hollie, Jade, Seronique and Claudia competed in the State Athletics Carnival at Homebush.

Year 3 Market Day

Students in Year 3 held a Market Day as part of their PBL project for their HSIE unit 'Who will buy?'

Leading for Success at Principals’ Masterclass

The annual Principals’ Masterclass was held on 8 and 9 October 2015, at Rooty Hill RSL, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Reading Recovery teachers focus on improving students’ oral language

Reading Recovery teachers recently took part in a professional learning day.

Year 6 Student Paige Cunneen in Powerboat Racing.

Paige Cunneen, a student from Our Lady of the Angels, Rouse Hill, finished 3rd in the NSW State Championship for Powerboat racing.

OLA Feast Day and Fiesta

Our school community celebrated Our Lady of the Angels Day with Mass and a fiesta.

Netball Gala Day

One hundred students, five teachers, seven parent coaches and numerous spectators attended the Netball Gala Day at Kellyville Netball Courts.

OLA's First Walk-a-thon

The P and F organised a great Walk-a-thon for the students of OLA.

Stage 2 Boys and Girls Soccer Gala Day.

Forty boys and girls from Year 4 recently participated in the STage 2 Boys and Girls Soccer Gala Day at Jamison Park, Penrith.

Voice of Youth at OLA

Jacob Domars and Joseph Awadalla represent Our Lady of the Angels as the Voice of Youth Contest.

OAL Jumps for Fun

Students from Kindergarten to Year 6 are building their skipping skills as part of their sports program.

Kindergarten Featherdale Wildlife Park Excursion

Seventy eager and excited Kindergarten students visited Featherdale Wildlife Park.

OLA Boys’ Shed Project Completed!

A group of boys from Years 4-6 have worked with Mrs Schroder to create a wonderful new garden area as part of the Boys' Shed program at OLA.

Year 1 Angels on the Trail of Protecting Wildlife

Students in Year 1 created their own Wildlife World experience and opened their expo to the school community.

Year 2 Science Day

Students in Year 2 participate in a science filled day learning about different materials and how they change.

Golden Ridge Animal Farm visit Kindergarten

Golden Ridge Animal Farm visit Kindergarten.

Year 1's Excursion to the Aquarium and Wild Life Zoo.

Year One visited the Sea Life Aquarium and the Wild Life Zoo as part of their science unit Living Things.

Catholic Schools Week Video Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to all entrants of the 2015 Catholic Schools Week NSW/ACT Video Competition - ‘What will your Catholic school of tomorrow look like?’. We are delighted to announce the winners in each division for this year’s competition.

Year 4's Walking Tour of the City

Year 4 enjoyed a beautiful day in our wonderful city exploring the many historical and important sites in our city.

Cross Country

Students from Years 2-6 participate in OLA's annual Cross Country at Russell Reserve.

OLA celebrates St Patrick's Day

Students dress up in green for St Patrick's Day and support Project Compassion.

Commitment to Catholic school funding sought for the State election

In the lead up to the NSW election on 28 March, the Diocese of Parramatta continues to meet with both Labor and Coalition MPs and candidates to ensure that funding of Catholic schooling, particularly in Western Sydney, is a key commitment for the next State Government.

Catholic Schools Week celebrations

Catholic Schools Week is a celebration that brings together Catholic school communities across New South Wales, held 8-14 March 2015.

Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge - winners announced!

The Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge has had another successful year with over 620 students reading 10,000 books over the school holidays – that’s a new competition record!

Catholic schools called to renew and adapt at annual System Leadership Day

Over 450 school and education office leaders in the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 22 January for the annual system leadership day prior to the commencement of the new school year.

Our New Group of Kindergarten Students Starts Big School

Kindergarten students start 'Big School'.

Boot Camp and Breakfast at OLA

The teachers' Boot Camp initiative has produced benefits beyond expectation at OLA School this year.

Best practice focus leads to improved Naplan results

For the seventh consecutive year, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sat the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (Naplan) in May. Results released in September identified many areas of improvement for students in the Diocese of Parramatta

Farewell with faith, hope and love

The Mass of Thanksgiving to God on the Occasion of the Farewell of Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop-elect of Sydney and Administrator of the Diocese of Parramatta, was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta on Wednesday 5 November.

World Teachers Day Selfie Competition Winner!

Hundreds of students across the Diocese of Parramatta have honoured their teachers in celebration of World Teachers Day by taking a selfie with their favourite teacher.

OLA Celebrates Rosary Day

OLA school celebrated Rosary Day.

Kindergarten Visit Taronga Zoo

84 eager Kindergarten students travel to Taronga Zoo with their teachers to learn more about the different creatures that live at the zoo.

OLA Celebrates Fathers' Day.

The P & F organise a fantastic breakfast for all the fathers and grandfathers to celebrate Fathers' Day.

OLA participates in the Dance Fever Interschool Challenge

Approximately 45 primary students participated in an interschool dance challenge at Homebush recently.

Stage Three Visit Canberra

Stage Three travel to Canberra to explore the nation's capital.

Creative Arts Expo

Students from Kindy to Year 6 perform at the Creative Arts Expo at Evans Theatre, Penrith Panthers along with four other schools.

Year 1 Super Sandwich Day

Year One makes their own sandwiches as part of their Celebrations Unit for HSIE.

Zone Athletics Carnival

A select group of primary students represent OLA at the Zone Athletics carnival at Rooty Hill.

Going Deeper at Principals Masterclass

The annual Prinicipals Masterclass was held on 13 and 14 August at the Rooty Hill RSL Club, giving school leaders a valuable opportunity to come together to share ideas and participate in professional learning.

Literacy Lessons improving student learning outcomes

Students are receiving more one-to-one instruction in literacy and comprehension thanks to a new Literacy Lessons (L2) program being trialled in 8 primary schools across the diocese.

Australiana Pioneer Village

Students in Year 5/6 and our special visitors from Japan visited the Australiana Pioneer Village.

Netball Gala Day

Over one hundred students participated in the annual Netball Gala Day held at the Kellyville Netball Complex.

Grandparents' Day

To celebrate the Feast of Anne and Joachim, OLA held a special liturgy and open classroom which allowed the children to spend time showing their grandparents their wonderful work.

Year Three visits Cockatoo Island

Year Three visits Cockatoo Island to explore the past.

Official Launch of the Fresh Fitness Bootcamp at OLA

Representative from Woolworths helped official launch OLA's Fresh Fitness Bootcamp.

Stage Two Soccer Gala Days

A select group of girls and boys from Years 3 and 4 have represented Our Lady of the Angels at the Stage Two Soccer Gala Days held at Anne Aquilina Reserve, Rooty Hill.

Four OLA Students Make the State Cross Country.

Nicholas, Ella, Seronique and Marc had the special privilege of representing OLA at the State Cross Country, the first time in our school's history to have representatives at this level.

Year Four takes a step back into the past.

Year Four concluded their HSIE unit on British Colonisation with a tour of The Rocks.

OLA's annual Athletics Carnival

OLA held its annual Athletics Carnival and we were blessed with a beautiful sunny day.

Year One visit Power House Discovery Centre in Castle Hill.

Year One along with their teachers visit the Power House Discovery Centre in Castle Hill as part of their Transport unit.

Terra Sancta College renamed to honour St John Paul II

To commemorate the Canonisation of Pope John Paul II and his connection to the Diocese of Parramatta, Bishop Anthony Fisher OP, has announced that Terra Sancta College will be renamed St John Paul II Catholic College, Nirimba and Schofields from the commencement of Term 3 this year.

RE Review: Faith in the future of Catholic schooling

The findings and recommendations of the Review of Religious Education for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta were presented to a forum of over 200 parish priests, principals and Religious Education coordinators on 5 June at Rosehill Gardens.

Walk to School Day at OLA.

What wonderful support was shown by the students and parents during Walk to School Day.

Pyjama Day for the Diocesan Works Fund

A sea of pyjamas, dressing gowns and ugg boots as students at OLA help raise money for the Diocesan Works Fund.

Stage Three Students Participate in Food Revolution Day

Year 5/6 participate in Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day to highlight the importance of cooking good food from scratch and knowing what's in your food.

Mothers' Day at OLA

Kindergarten led the school in prayer to celebrate the special women in our lives our mums.

Diocesan Cross Country

Earlier this term, thirty eight eager students went to Eastern Creek's Motorsport Park to represent OLA in the Zone Cross Country.

Executive Director calls for collaboration in proposed Enterprise Agreement

A report in a Sydney newspaper saying Catholic school teachers are considering strike action over a proposed Enterprise Agreement from Catholic employers is premature and does not do justice to the consultation process says Executive Director of Schools, Greg Whitby.

Catholic schools supporting faith@work

Throughout May, Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta will be taking part in the Diocesan Works Fund (DWF) Appeal faith@work.

Mad Science Day marks the start of Catholic Schools Week

Mad Science Day marks the start of Catholic Schools Week at OLA.

OLA's Annual Cross Country

OLA has a beautiful sunny day for their annual Cross Country.

One to One iPad Launch as part of an iLearn Project

Year 4 students and their parents attend the launch of their iLearn project which see every student in Year 4 participate in 1:1 device.

Year 2 visit Bondi Beach

Year 2 along with their teachers and eleven parents spend a wonderful day a Bondi Beach to help develop a better understanding of wet and dry environments.

National Day of Action At OLA

The OLA community gathered together to take a stand against bullying on National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.

A Sea of Green as OLA Celebrates St Patrick's Day.

The children had fun dressing up in green to help celebrate St Patrick's Day. At lunch time the students were able to participate in fun games and activities which the SRC and Captains ran.

Congratulations to winners of the Executive Director s Summer Reading Challenge

Students from the Diocese of Parramatta have excelled in the Executive Director’s Summer Reading Challenge with over 8,000 books read during the summer. Over 500 students from Catholic schools across the Diocese of Parramatta entered the competition this year.

Congratulations to all our schools who entered the Catholic schools week video competition

Over 70% of schools in the Diocese of Parramatta submitted entries in the Catholic Schools Week Video Competition 'what makes our Catholic Schools great?'

Teacher learning community focuses on sustainability

Catholic school teachers and leaders from the Diocese of Parramatta, schools outside the diocese, and the NSW Department of Education met at the Aengus Kavanagh Centre on Wednesday 19 March to form a professional learning community (PLC) for sustainability.

Opening School Mass and Social Night

The OLA community gathered together to celebrate the Opening School Mass and inducted the newly elected SRC members. Later that night, families caught up with each as the children danced the evening away.

Annual Swimming Carnival

Students from Year 2 to 6 went to Oasis Swimming Pool in Windsor to compete in OLA's annual swimming carnival.

Stage Three Reflection Day

Stage Three Reflection Day was an opportunity for students to share their leadership skills with their peers.

Stage 3 visit Minnamurra Falls Rainforest.

Earlier this term, Stage 3 visited Minamurra Falls Rainforest as part of their HSIE unit on 'The Rainforest'.