Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 4 Week 5, 10th November, 2023

Key Dates

Sunday 12th November 9.30am Year 3 Parish Mass
Tuesday 14th NovemberKindergarten 2024 Orientation 9.30-11am 
Tuesday 21st NovemberP&F AGM
Wednesday 22nd NovemberBasketball Gala Day
Monday 27th November

Swimming Program Commences K-4

Saturday 25th November

First Communion 2.30pm & 6pm

Sunday 26th NovemberFirst Communion 9.30am & 2.30pm
Monday 4th DecemberChristmas Concert 6pm
Wednesday 6th December Last Day to order uniforms for 2024
Monday 11th December 9.30am End of Year Mass K-6 & Awards Ceremony 
Wednsday 13th December 7pm Year 6 Graduation Mass 
Thursday 14th December 

Year 6 Fun Day

Last Day For Students

Thirty-second Ordinary Sunday 12 November 2023

The Gospel (Matthew 25: 1 - 4, 13)

Jesus continued, “God’s kingdom is like ten young bridesmaids who took oil lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five were silly and five were smart. The silly bridesmaids took lamps, but no extra oil. The smart bridesmaids took jars of oil to feed their lamps ... So stay alert. You have no idea when he might arrive”.

... On the way to Mass

Ask your children, “How can we be prepared to receive Jesus when he comes to us?” Think about the ways you prepare yourself for Mass and to receive Jesus in the Eucharist. What else can you do to prepare your hearts for Mass?

On the way home from Mass ...

What do you think Jesus meant when he talked about keeping our light burning? How can we make sure we are ready to meet him when he comes?

The Prayer

Friends, be prepared to do the work of God. Lord, prepare us. Be prepared to see our neighbour’s needs. Lord, prepare us. Be prepared to fight for justice and support those who are oppressed. Lord, prepare us. Be prepared to speak words of comfort. Lord, prepare us. Be prepared to meet Jesus in any situation. Lord, we are prepared. Amen.

The Question of the Week


When have you regretted that you did not look ahead and foresee the consequences of an action?

Primary Students

Is there something coming up this week that you could be better prepared for? What might happen if you do not prepare?

The Action

Keep vigil for wisdom. Make time for spiritual reading regularly, as well as prayer, solitude, and worship. Get into the habit of discerning God’s will as you make decisions regarding relationships and resources.

Building Update

Work has commenced this week installing the artificial grass to our top playground. This should be completed in a few weeks.

Leaders for 2024

This week we finalised our voting for school SRC leaders for 2024. Congratulations to the students who were elected.


Harper Saab - Captain

Ivy Hirigoyen

Kiara Haywood

Jacob Makdessi - Captain

Chase Bennett

Matthew Kenna

Sports captains will be announced next week.


Last Thursday, our school band entertained us with a wonderful repertoire of songs. Years 2, 3 and 4 thoroughly enjoyed every song but the last song was the favourite. Our band had their audience clapping and singing along to “Happy.”  We are so proud of the improvement and dedication from all members of the OLOL senior band. Thank you to Miss Karen and Mr Ramon for all your hard work.

If you would like to join the band in 2024, and are in years 3-6, please read the form attached to this newsletter.

OLOL Band 2024

Please see attached for details on joining the band

School Fees

Instalment 3 was due on 23rd August, 2023.  

If your school fee account is outstanding please finalise your account immediately.  Thank you.

Last Uniform Delivery For Whole School 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 The Our Lady of Lourdes Baulkham Hills uniform ordering process has changed from the QKR app.

Orders are to be placed on the below website using the password provided.


Password: olb2153

When placing an order on the website, you will receive an email confirmation once your order has gone through and then another email once your order has been processed with either the tracking details or delivery date to the school (please check your junk email the first time you place your order to see notification).

The last delivery for the school term is Friday 8th December 2023. All orders must be placed 4:00pm Wednesday 6th December 2023.

Please note that the online warehouse closes during the Christmas/January holiday break. The website will remain open to accept orders during this time, however orders will not be delivered or sent out until the first week of school. The first delivery for 2024 is Friday 2nd February.

All orders must be placed by the end of November to ensure you have a uniform to start school in 2024 and to accommodate an exchange before the end of term.

Please note: Oz Fashions in Granville does not sell your uniforms in store.

 Thank you 

Elle Uniforms 

M: 0421216414E: elle@ozfashions.com.au

Term Dates 2024

Please see attached for Term Dates 2024.

Sports News

Representative Sport Trials- 2024

Dear Parents, 

Parramatta Diocesan Primary students enroled in Years 5 and 6 in 2024 are invited to complete a nomination to participate in the Parramatta Diocesan Team Sport Trials during Term Four in 2023 and in 2024. 

It is important to note that these trials are generally for those students that MUST demonstrate an ABOVE AVERAGE ability, HIGH LEVEL OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT, or in particular sports demonstrate REPRESENTATIVE playing experience in their nominated sport. In most sports, students should have experience playing regular competitions outside of school. 

Students in Year 4 in 2024 MAY nominate for the sports of Basketball, Hockey, Softball, Tennis & Touch Football only. 

The sports of BASKETBALL & TENNIS ONLY are OPEN and close on 8th November.

Please find the Parent Information sheet for Years 5 and 6 students in 2024 is available below and as listed above opportunities for students in Year 4 in 2024 in some sports (attached to this email). 

Parents can REGISTER using the link below for Basketball & Tennis, which will be available on Facebook as well as the CSPD Primary Sport website:

2024 CEDP Primary Sport TEAM Expression of Interest Nomination



P & F News

Annual General Meeting of the OLOL Parent & Friends Association

The Annual General Meeting of the OLOL Parents and Friends Association will be held on Tuesday 21st November, 2023 at 6:30pm. All four core positions of the OLOL Parents and Friends Association will be declared vacant and an election will take place to determine the new nominations. Please note the AGM will follow the General Parents and Friends Meeting.

You are invited to cast your nomination for any of the Core positions. Your nomination will need to be seconded by one other person.

Please see attachments.

OLOL AGM Notice 2023


OLOL P&F Parameters 2023


OLOL P&F Nomination Form 2023


Parish News

Children's Rosary Movement

Children’s Rosary participants gather together to pray the Rosary every Monday during the school term. Parents need to accompany children. 

Bring your Rosary beads and spend some time in prayer.

Where: OLOL Church

When: Monday (school term only)

Time: 3:30pm

Contact: anitamolina@hotmail.com

Community News

Ambrose School Age Care & Ambrose Activities Christmas and New Year Closure Period 2023-2024

Please see information regarding school age care program during Christmas/New year closure

Australian Girls Choir

Please see link with details regarding the Australian Girls Choir Open Day

No Parking Zones