Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 4 Week 7, 24th November, 2023

Key Dates

Saturday 25th November

First Communion 2.30pm & 6pm

Sunday 26th NovemberFirst Communion 9.30am & 2.30pm
Monday 27th NovemberSwimming Program Commences K to 4
Monday 4th DecemberBBQ 5pm / Christmas 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

OLOL 2023 Christmas Celebration

This year’s Christmas concert will be on Monday 4th December.

Children will need to be at school by 6pm.

The P&F BBQ and cake stall will commence at 5pm, where food can be purchased.

The school band will perform at 6pm.

Students are to meet the class teacher at 6.15pm.

Performance will begin at 6.30pm.

Students in all grades will be performing a special Christmas song and dance. The children are excited to be celebrating the Christmas concert with you this year.

The Nativity story, the reason for the season - The Birth of our Saviour, Jesus, will be presented at the conclusion of the grade’s performances.

Swim Program

Kindergarten through to Year Four will commence their “Swim and Survive” program on Monday 27th November and this will continue each day until Friday 8th December. A few reminders regarding the swimming program:

  • Students are to wear their swimming gear underneath their school/sports uniform to school with a change of underwear and socks in their school bag.
  • Students may wear crocs or sandals that offer support around the whole foot. Thongs are discouraged as students will not be able to play safely on the playground. They can change back into school shoes at school.
  • Swimming caps will be supplied by the swim school (after students have been graded during the first week). Students are required to wear these at every lesson.
  • Students are to bring in a separate small bag their towel, cap, goggles and a t-shirt or dress to wear over their swimming gear to and from the venue. All items (including their school uniform) must be clearly labelled.
  • Students must wear something over their swimmers to the pool that is NOT their school uniform.
  • Students will return to school in their swimming gear and will be changing back into their uniforms at school (students must be able to dress themselves independently). To assist with this, students have the option of wearing their sports uniform everyday.

If you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Rawlings at school.

Thank You

Thank you to our 2023 P&F and volunteers for the wonderful fundraising efforts this year and congratulations to our 2024 P&F committe.

Thank you also for the donation of $33000 which will be used for purchasing readers and technology that all students will benefit from.

Parking in Piazza

There is to be NO PARKING in the Piazza during pick up time. 

You are allowed to park there only after 3.40pm.

Download Semester Reports- Leaving Famalies

Please see attached information on how to download your child's semester reports. We recommend all families download previous semester reports, especially families leave OLOL at the end of the year as you will no longer have access to the reports after 15th December, 2023

Last Uniform Delivery For Whole School 2023

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

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


Password: olb2153

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.

Kiss and Drop - Council Notice

We have received an email from the Hills Council , they have received a number of  complaints about the Kiss and Drop (No Parking) area in Canyon Road with many parents overstaying the 2 minutes or leaving their vehicles when dropping off their children.

A reminder to parents of the 2 minutes, 3m from the vehicle rule, fines apply. 

Sports News

2024 Parramatta Diocese Team Sport Trials Expression of Interest registration window open - AFL, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Softball & Touch Football ONLY

Parramatta Diocesan Primary students enrolled in Years 5 and 6 in 2024 are invited to complete a nomination to participate in the Parramatta Diocesan Team Sport Trials during Term One & Two in 2024. Students in Year 4 in 2024 MAY nominate for the sports of Hockey, Softball & Touch Football only. 

Students should have prior experience competing regularly outside of school in most sports. Students MUST demonstrate an ABOVE AVERAGE ability, HIGH LEVEL OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT, or in particular sports demonstrate REPRESENTATIVE playing experience in their nominated sport.  

The Session 2 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.

Session 2 - 2024 Representative Sport Trials Parent Information sheet

Parents are to REGISTER using the link below which will be available on:

  • Facebook - Primary Sport Parramatta Diocese

  • CSPD Primary Sport website:

2024 CEDP Primary Sport TEAM Expression of Interest Nomination


P & F News

OLOL P&F and Christmas Concert

The OLOL P&F held their final meeting of the year on Tuesday. We would like to thank the 2023 committee, all the families who volunteered their time to help organise and run events and to all the families in our school community for their generous support. As a result of the generosity from our school community we were able to donate $33000 to the school. This will go towards funding resources such as new readers and technology. 

We hope next year to see many more families become involved in the P&F and we look forward to many exciting events next year.

The final event for this year is the OLOL Christmas concert. This year we will be running the sausage sizzle again as well as a Christmas cake stall. Please see details in the attached flyers. We do require many volunteers to make these events a success. If you are able to assist please fill out the volunteer sign up sheet following the link below. 

Sign Up

P & F Committee 2024

This week elections were held for our 2023 P &F committee.

Congratulations to:

President : Belinda Hanna

Vice President : Dona Bazouni

Secretary : Rob Fallins

Treasurer:  Sarah Keli

Thank you to the 2023 committee for their hard work this year.

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

OLOL Band 2024

Please see attached for details on joining the band

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