Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 4 Week 3, 27th October, 2023

Key Dates

Monday 30th October

Kindergarten 2024 Parent Information Evening 6.30pm

Tuesday 31st October 

K-6 Assembly 2.15pm- Kindy  & Fun Run awards

Wednesday 1st NobemberAll Saints Day  Whole School Mass 9.30am
Thursday 2nd November

All Souls Day, Year 5 to attend Mass 9.30am

Band Demo for Year 2,3 & 4

Tuesday 7th November Kindergarten 2024 Orientation 9.30-11am 
Thursday 9th November

Mufti Day for Mission Day- Hamper Item Donations

Year 3 attend mass 9.30am

Friday 11th NovemberRemembrance Day Whotel School Liturgy , 10.50am led by stage 2

Mufti Day

Dear Parents,

This year, our students will be learning about what it means to be “walking in Jesus’ footsteps”. In week 5, students will be learning the true meaning of Mission by embarking in lessons that focus on helping the needy and marginalised people in our communities. Like Jesus, they will be able to make a difference in people’s lives by reminding them that there are people out there that love them just like the scriptures tell us. 

Students will bring in an item for the Christmas hampers on that day as well as later on in the term. It is vital that the students are provided with a hands-on experience that links the learning with the action. These activities will centre around the true calling of our faith. 

Please ensure that the students are wearing comfortable clothes and sensible shoes including a hat of their choice. No thongs or slides are to be worn to school. 


Kindergarten - Bags of chips, popcorn etc

Year 1 - Cans of tuna or baked beans

Year 2 - Packets of biscuits or crackers

Year 3 -Bottles of longlife milk including full cream, light or skim 

Year 4 - bags of lollies, pretzels, muesli bars etc

Year 5 - Bottles of soft drink, cordial, iced tea, longlife juice etc

Year 6 - Coffee, tea, sugar

The Year 6 students will come around on that day and collect all the donations which will form part of the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper collection.

Mrs Miray Khoury

Religious Education Coordinator

End of Year Dates

DateEvent Time
Monday 4th DecemberChristmas Concert6pm
Monday 11th DecemberEnd of Year Mass K-6 & Awards Ceromony9.30am 
Wednesday 13th December Year 6 Graduation Mass7pm
Thursday 14th December Last Day of Term for all Students

Lost Property

We have a number of sports jackets in the office, all with no names or names of children that have left our school. 

Please ensure your child's jackets are correctly labelled.

We have the following here in the office:

4 x size 4 Jackets

4 x size 6 Jackets

4 x size 8 Jackets

3 x size 10 Jackets

2 x size 12 Jackets

2 x size 14 Jackets

1 x Size 10 Tracksuit Pants

If you believe any of these items are yours please come and pick them up from the office.

Notice of Departure

In order to plan for next year, would you please notify the school and complete a Notice of Depature form if your child does not require a place for 2024.

New families coming into the area are currently seeking to enrol in 2024.


School Fees

Instalment 3 was due on 23rd August, 2023.  

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

Updated Term Dates for 2024

2024 School Travel Applications Are Now Open

Students who need a School Opal card or travel pass for 2024 can apply here. A new application will need to be submitted if they are applying for the first time, or if you are requesting additional travel entitlement because of new shared parental arrangement (e.g. joint custody).

Students who change address, school, campus location, have repeated a year or received an expiry notification from Transport for NSW for their school travel entitlement should renew or update their details before the end of Term 4. This will ensure that schools can endorse applications, and entitlements remain valid for the start of the 2024 school year. School Opal card holders will have the changes applied to their existing card.

If a student’s distance eligibility has changed based on their grade (i.e. grade two to grade three), the system will automatically update their entitlement if they meet the new criteria. If they do not meet the new eligibility criteria, we will send them an expiry notification via email.

Students who have an entitlement approved under a medical condition that is due to expire will receive a notification advising them to re-apply.

Please see attached note for futher information


Ordering School Uniforms

To place a uniform order please visit Uniform Shop or scan the QR Code

password: olb2153.

If you have any enquiries about navigating the site, please feel free to reach out to

elle@ozfashions.com.au as your initial point of contact.

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




Congratulations to Isabella Alberto(2S) on her amazing results in Gymnastic at the Regional Competition last weekend. She came 4th in Vault, 4th in Bars, 4th in Beam, 2nd on Floor and Overall Standing of 1st Place. 

She will compete on State Championship for Women's Artistic Gymnastics.

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

No Parking Zones