Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 3 Week 3, 4th August, 2023

Key Dates

Tueday 8th August

2.15pm K-6 Assembly Yr 5

6.30pm P&F Meeting

Sunday 13th AugustYr 2 Parish Mass
Friday 18th August

Premier’s Reading Challenge Ends

Hills Zone Athletics Carnival

Tuesday 22nd August10.30am Book Parade

Transfiguration of the Lord Sunday 6 August 2023

The Gospel (Matthew 17: 1 - 3)

Jesus took Peter and the brothers, James and John, and led them up a high mountain. His appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes. Sunlight poured from his face. His clothes were filled with light. Then they realised that Moses and Elijah were also there in deep conversation with him.

... On the way to Mass

What are some ways you can “listen to Jesus” more in your daily life?

On the way home from Mass ...

Pretend that you were on the mountain with the apostles and Jesus. Talk about your experience. Did it help you know Jesus more, or not?

The Prayer

God of goodness and life, we gather in the hope and beauty of this day, to be further opened along the pathways of faith you set before us. Holy One, be our journey and destination.

Question our tried and safe decisions. Prod our imaginings, and walk boldly beside us into the unknown, yet promise-filled future. Holy One, be our journey and destination. Amen.

The Question of the Week


How has your faith in Jesus transformed you?

Primary Students

What difference does your faith in Jesus Christ make in your life?

The Action

Get ready to join in some powerful transfigurations! Ask God to change the rough, ugly, or impossible roads in your life into freeways of grace. Invite the Holy Spirit to make the valleys smooth, and the mountains low. When and how have you seen transfigurations in yourself, in others, or in situations around you? “Don’t breathe a word of what you’ve seen. After the Son of Man is raised from the dead, you are free to talk”.

Building Update

Work on our new playground continues to make progress with the three houses now demolished, land cleared and some garden edges constructed. In the coming weeks we will have a demountable onsite in the top playground. This will allow an individual class to be relocated there for approximately two weeks while work is carried out in their classroom. All classrooms will receive new carpet, lights and  painted ceilings, while others will also have new ceilings and pinboard walls. For some classes this work will be carried out in the school holidays.

Grandparents Day

Thank you to our P&F and volunteers for the amazing morning tea prepared for Grandparents Day this week. We really appreciate the wonderful support from our parent volunteers.

Staff Development Days

Monday, 9th October, (Term 4, Day 1)  and Tuesday 10th October (Term 4, Day 2) are Professional Learning Days for staff.

Please make alternate arrangements for your children on that day.

School Fees - Please Finalise Overdue accounts

School Fees Instalment 2 payment was due on Wednesday 31st May 2023.

If your school fee account is outstanding and you are not on a flexible payment arrangement, please finalise your account now.

School fee accounts on a flexible payment plan arrangement, please check your scheduled payments are paid accordingly and there are no missed payments. Thank you

Sports News


Jayda represented the Hills Hornets Basketball Association Under 12 Div 1 rep team at the State Championships in Penrith , which went from Friday afternoon until Sunday . Her team fought hard to make it to the Semi finals where they beat Penrith Panthers 52 v 49 getting them to the Grand Finals where they played their hearts out in a nail biting finish, coming away with the win against Sutherland Sharks 58 v 54 , making them the Under 12 Girls State Champions !

P & F News

P & F Meeting

The P&F will be hold the next term meeting on Tuesday the 8th of August at 6.30pm. We would like to see as many people as we can attend the meeting!

Grandparents Day

A lovely day was had by all for our Grandparents day. Thank you to all the grandparents and special family members who attended. A big thank you goes to all the volunteers who took time out of their day to help put the event on.

Volunteers for Fathers Day Raffle

 We are in need of volunteers who may wish to organise the Father’s Day raffle. If you are able to assist in any way or would like more information of what is involved, please contact Belinda on 0413913001.

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

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