Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 4 Week 9, 8th December, 2023

Key Dates

Monday 11th December 

9.30am End of Year Mass follwed by

Badge Ceremony, K-6 Awards Ceremony 

Wednesday 13th December 7pm Year 6 Graduation Mass 
Thursday 14th December 

Year 6 Fun Day

Last Day For Students

Tuesday 30th January Staff Development Day
Wednesday 31st januaryStaff Development Day
Thursday 1st February1st Day for Students 
Monday 5th FebruarySwimming Carnival Year 2 to 6

Christmas Concert

On Monday we celebrated Christmas as a whole school with our Christmas Concert. It was wonderful to be able to come together as a whole community. The spirit of Christmas was alive as the children performed for their families. The reason for the season - The Nativity was performed by students from K-6 at the conclusion of the grade performances.

Thank you to all the students and teachers for the effort put into the Christmas performances.

Thank you to the P & F for organising the BBQ and cake stall. 

Thank you to all families who came and celebrated Monday evening with us.

Christmas Hampers Donations

A huge thank you to the school community for your generosity in giving to the St Vincent’s de Paul’s Christmas Hamper drive. The children were so excited as they walked through the gates, with their donations in hand, knowing that they were giving to others in need. To see the joy and excitement on their faces as the donations were collected demonstrates the love in giving.

Last Day For Students

The last school day for students for 2023 is Thursday 14th December.

Friday 15th, Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th December are Staff Development Days.


Work is now complete on the the artificial grass and basketball court in the top playground. Students have been happliy using the recently developed play area.

End of Year Mass

Our final School Mass for the year will be celebrated on Monday, 11th

December commencing at 9:30am. The 2024 school leaders will be

commissioned and the Principal, Citizenship and Maths Olympiad

awards will be distributed.

All parents, relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Principal/Citizenship Awards

  • At the end of each term we hold an assembly to present the Principal and

Citizenship Awards. Each class teacher selects one student from their class to receive a Principal’s Certificate and one student to receive a Citizenship Certificate.

Award recipient parents have been notified via email by their class teacher.

Criteria for Principal’s Award

Students may have shown one or more of the following:

  • Achieved high standard results this term
  • Continually produced work of a high standard
  • Have shown outstanding effort in their school work
  • Participated most enthusiastically in all class activities
  • Made great improvement/progress in their school work

Criteria for Citizenship Award

Students may have shown one or more of the following:

  • Treated others with care and respect
  • Helped other students
  • Considered the feelings of others
  • Demonstrated the values taught in our school
  • Cared for the environment
  • Displayed skills taught in our Social Skills Program

Graduation Mass

Please keep our Year 6 students and their families in your prayers this week. On Wednesday 13th December at 7pm the Class of 2023 will celebrate their Graduation Mass. A very special Eucharistic celebration in which they will gather and give thanks to God for their achievements over the past 7 years.

Semester Two Student Reports

Student Semester Two reports are now available to view and download via the Compass Parent Portal.

For families leaving OLOL at the end of the year please ensure you download all reports from the Compass Parent Portal as they will no long be available to access after the 15th December.

Should you have any issues downloading please contact the office.

How To Down Load Report



Please collect your childs medication from the office on your child's last

day. Updated medication and action plans can be returned to office at the

start of Term 1.


If you or your child has been on a Visa and the status has changed, please update our records by providing the paperwork as soon as possible.

Lost items from Swim School

These items were left behind at swim school if any one recognises them please pick them up from the office.

2024 Staff

Executive Staff 2024

Principal: Mr Haskins

Assistant Principal: Mrs Neylan

Religious Education Coordinator: Mrs Khoury

Coordinators: Mrs Bryant, Mrs Conn and Miss Oxley

Sport Coordinator: Mrs Rawlings

2024 Class Teacher’s 



KGMiss Grava 3BMiss Bali
KMMiss Mindham3WMiss Wakim  
1RMrs Rawlings 4JMiss Jeffery
1YMiss Younan4KMr Keegan
2LMiss Lahood5MMiss Meagher
2OMiss Oxley5PMrs Pollard

6CMrs Conn

6KMrs Khoury & Mrs Fox

Staff 2024

Co-ordinator Release: Mrs Anisse, Miss Sant and Mrs Fox

Literacy Support: Mrs De Celis, Mrs Williams

Teacher’s Aides: Mrs Banks, Mrs Ryall, Mrs Donnelly, Miss Azzopardi, Mrs Burge, Miss Akhurst and Mrs Clarke.

PE: Mr Jack Fitzsimons

Music/Creative Arts:  Miss Georges

Secretaries: Mrs Attard, Mrs Aloisio, Mrs Brandes De Roos

Can you help ?

Can you help with book covering ? Mrs Bryant is looking for volunteers to

cover books for the Library. If you are able to assist please email the office:


Sports News

Swimming Carnival 2024

Our School Swimming Carnival will be held on Monday, 5th February, at Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre, 44 Mileham Avenue, Baulkham Hills, commencing at approximately 9.40 am. Children from Years 2 to 6 will be leaving school by bus at 9.00am and will return to school at approximately 2.30pm.

This year students do not need to preregister for swimming events via the Google Form.  Students are able to decide and marshal for their selected events on the day.

Please see attached permission note that needs to be returned by the end of Term 4, 2023. 

Permission Note Swimming Carnival 2024


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


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

Mint Fresh IGA Colouring Competition

Mint Fresh IGA are having an annual colouring competition again this year, please see attached.

OLOL Band 2024

Please see attached for details on joining the band

Ambrose School Age Care Staff Development Day Friday 15th December, 2023

Please see attached information regarding Ambrose School Age Care Staff Development Day Friday 15th December

Ambrose School Age Care- staff Development Day 30th and 31st January, 2024

Please see attached information regarding Ambrose School Age Care Staff Development Day 30th and 31st January, 2024

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

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