Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 5, 26th May, 2023

Key Dates

Tuesday 30th May

Year 1 Bug Incursion

2.15pm K to 6 Assembly 

Friday 9th JuneYr 2-6 Athletics Carnival
Monday 12th JunePublic Holiday 
Wednesday 14th June Yr 4 Elizabeth Farm Excursion
Thursday 15th JuneYr 6 Science Incursion
Friday 16th June

9.30am Sacred Heart Mass 

P&F Trivia Night

Pentecost Sunday 28 May 2023

The Gospel (John 20: 20 - 22)

Jesus entered, stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you”. Then he showed them his hands and side. The disciples, seeing the Master with their own eyes, were exuberant. Jesus repeated his greeting, “Peace to you”. Then he took a deep breath and breathed on them. “Receive the Holy Spirit,” he said.

... On the way to Mass

Listen for the words Jesus says in today’s Gospel: “Peace be with you”. Where else in the Mass do we hear these words? Why do we say them?

On the way home from Mass 

What do you think the disciples felt before Jesus came and stood in their midst? After he breathed on them, how do you think they felt?

The Prayer

Through the Spirit of God, all things live and have their being. We receive the Spirit and live in God’s way. Jesus breathes the Spirit upon us and we are forgiven and forgiving. We receive the Spirit and live in God’s way. The Holy Spirit is with us always, the presence of God in our world. We receive the Spirit and live in God’s way.

The Question of the Week


What important work does Jesus ask of you at this time in your life?

Primary Students

How would Jesus want you to treat your friends and family this week?

The Action

The gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit are defined by lists of words that primary school children memorise, but behind the words are powerful realities. Invoking the Spirit of joy, peace, patience, and love will create quite a different world than the one invoked by anger, bitterness, and indifference. Lives are bound together or drawn apart by words spoken or withheld. Choose one fruit of the Holy Spirit that is least present in your life, and make conscious decisions to employ it this week.

The Greek word Pentecost means 7 and it took place 7 weeks after the Jewish Passover.

Pentecost commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, fifty days after the resurrection.

Pentecost is connected to Christianity's central image of God as Trinity. Christians have come to understand God in three ways. First, as God the Creator in nature, second, as the Son, in the story of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, and finally, as Spirit. The Spirit represents God as living and active in the world today.

We are gifted with the Holy Spirit, too, in this world, and we have “great expectations” for what that Spirit will accomplish in our lives.

Evacuation / Lock Down / Lock Out

We have successfully completed our Evacuation, Lock Down and Lock Out

drills for this term.

School Fees Instalment 2 - Due 31st May 2023

Please finalise your School Fees - instalment 2,  due the 31st May 2023.

School Fee accounts that are on a flexible arrangement, please check that your scheduled payments are up to date.  Thank youRegards,


We are aware that emails sent home maybe going to junk or spam. As this issue is out of our control,  we ask that parents check thier spam and junk mail. 

Professional Learning days 2023

Please see letter attached for Professional Learning Days

National Simultaneous Story time

Lost Property

We have many unclaimed items in the lost property. Please come to the office if you are missing any items that belong to you. 

We ask parents to please ensure names are clearly marked on all clothing. Some of the lost items have names of previous students.

Unclaimed items include, Library Bag

Jackets: Sizes 12x2, 8x4, 6x2, 4x2 

Feedback on our School

From Today Monday, 22 May to Friday, 9 June, we invite you to complete the Tell Them From Me (TTFM) Partners in Learning survey. As we value the role of parents and carers within our school community we would greatly appreciate your feedback. The information you provide will be used to maintain our commitment to working together in partnership to further improve student learning and wellbeing at Our Lady of Lourdes, Primary School. 

 The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. You are able to access the parent survey (20 different languages available) on your computer or mobile device by using the URL below:

Tell Them From Me

Updated Term Planner for Term 2

Sports News

Parent Helpers

Mrs Rawlings still requires more parent helpers for the day- if you can assist on the day and have a valid BCSC Number, can you please email Mrs Rawlings as soon as possible: krawlings3@parra.catholic.edu.au

OLOL Athletics Carnival 2023

Our School Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday the 9th of June at Gooden Reserve, Baulkham Hills.

Children from Years 2 to 6 will be leaving school by bus at 9.15am and will return to school at approximately 2.30pm

Children must be at school by 8.55am. Children must bring their morning tea, lunch, and plenty to drink as there will be no canteen available.

 The children should wear their school sports uniform or a shirt representing their house colour. There is to be no coloured zinc used on this day. No crepe paper or streamers are permitted.

 Please return the Permission slip to your child’s class teacher no later than Friday the 2nd of June.

Additional information for New Students/Parents: 

Order of Events: These events commencing at 9.40am

  • Championship Events for the 800m (8 years- 12 years- Timed Finals)

  • Races for 300m for 7 year olds

  • Sprint Heats - 100m (7 years- 12 years)

  • 200m (8 years- 12 years- timed Finals)

  • Championship Event: 100m finals for 8- 12 years 

  • Students are able to enter any of the above events on the day with no prior registration. 

  • Students in Years 2-6 are allowed to wear a coloured house shirt with their sports shorts if they wish or full sports uniform. 

  • Students can bring a smaller bag with them with their recess/lunch, sunscreen, school hat, towel to sit on and water bottle.

Additional Athletics Field Events

For students Years 2-6, who would like to submit additional Athletics Field Events, i.e. High Jump and Discus. Could you please send these to Mrs Rawlings after the Athletics Carnival is held. An email will be sent out as a reminder to all parents, after the Athletics Carnival.

P & F News

OLOL Trivia Night

The OLOL trivia night is making a return for 2023! It will be held on Friday the 16th of June from 7pm. We hope to see many parents and friends attend!If any parents would like to help in organising the trivia night or would like to donate a prize for the night please contact Katrina Gooding on 0414963420. Details for the event can be found in the flyer attached. 

Thank you


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

No Parking Zones

Parking Fines