Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 4, 19th May, 2023

Key Dates

Sunday 21st May9.30am Parish Mass Year 5
Wednesday 24th May6.30pm P&F Meeting 
Tuesday 30th May

Year 1 Bug Incursion

2.15pm K to 6 Assembly 

Friday 9th JuneYr 2-6 Athletics Carnival
Friday 16th JuneP&F Trivia Night

Ascension of the Lord Sunday 21 May 2023

The Gospel (Matthew 28: 16 - 20)

Jesus went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorised and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age”.

... On the way to Mass

What does it mean to “Go and make disciples of all nations”? 

Does it mean we have to travel far away? 

What are some ways we can answer Jesus’ call?

On the way home from Mass ...

I wonder how the disciples felt about Jesus’ words to “Go and make disciples of all nations”.

The Prayer

When the horizon is far, and the call is clear, Jesus says: I will not leave you alone.

When the place is here, and the time is now, Jesus says: I will not leave you alone.

The Question of the Week


With whom have you shared the good news of Jesus in the past month?

Primary Students

What good news about Jesus could you share with someone?

The Action

The Ascension of Jesus is recorded three times in the New Testament. In each account, Jesus tells the disciples to go and be witnesses of the gospel they have received. It would seem this mission is non negotiable.

How we do that is up to us. If we want to knock on doors and preach in the park, suit yourself. If you feel drawn to the foreign missions, the prayer of the church will support you. Maybe the least missionised corner of the world is right where you are. Allow someone’s testimony of faith to speak into your life: read a biography of a holy person. Allow your testimony to speak to someone else. 

Practise the virtues of faith, hope, and charity until they become the “new normal” for you.

Mrs Miray Khoury

Religious Education Coordinator

Year 6 Canberra Excursion: 20-21 July 2023

Students from our school will soon be undertaking an education tour of the national capital. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $30 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.

Feedback on our School

In the coming weeks we will be inviting our students and parents to provide feedback on their experience of our school using an online survey. The surveys are an important part of our whole school evaluation and planning process.

From 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. 

There will be more details to come on how to access this survey.

Staff Development Day

Monday, 17th July, (Term 3, Day 1) is a Professional Learning Day for the staff.

Please make alternate arrangements for your children on that day

School Fees - Please Finalise Overdue accounts

School Fees Instalment 1 payment was due on Wednesday, 15th March, 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

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, 8x2, 6x1, 4x1 

Updated Term Planner for Term 2

Sports News

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 

  • 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. 

Permission Note for Athletics Carnival 2023


P & F News

P&F Meeting

The next P&F meeting will be held next Wednesday the 24th of May from 6.30pm. We hope to see many families attend.

Mother's Day Thank You

Thank you again to all the helpers from Mother’s Day last week. Congratulations to all our prize winners from the raffle. 

A special thanks goes to Helene Badaoui from @thehairroom_hb for donating the latest GHD. The GHD Duet Style and to Ashley Evans from @nashsbbqandfire, from the Castle Hill Weber store for donating a Weber Baby Q 1200 premium gas barbecue.

We also wish to thank Winston Hills shopping centre and Enzo’s for donating vouchers, Deeva Delish for the lovely bottles of chilli oil, and Theresa Zalloua @bakedbytee_xoxo for the most beautiful Mother’s Day cookies. 

Thank you again to all the families who were also so generous with their their donations. We would like to thank, the Krithinakis family, the Simon family, the Asamar family, the Jahjah family, the Fajiodo family, the the Chan family, the Joummaa and the Merheb family along with all the other families who have donated prizes.

Mothers Day Raffle Winners

List of prize winners 

  • 1st Prize GHD - James J 1R
  • 2nd Prize - Weber Baby Q - Arthur H 5M
  • 3rd Prize - Nespresso Coffee Machine - Leam M 1M
  • 4th Prize - Proffesional Voucher - Alexander C 1R
  • 5th Prize - David Jones Voucher - Jacob E 3B
  • 6th Prize - Pearl Nails Voucher - Sienna G 3B
  • 7th Prize - Advance Beauty Spa - Wanda E 6K
  • 8th Prize - Advance Beauty Spa - Kyla S 6C
  • 9th Prize - Herb and Spice Rack - Georgia H 6K
  • 10th Prize - Willow Tree Hamper - Olivia K 4W
  • 11th Prize - Advance Beauty Spa Hamper - Flynn W 3F
  • 12th Prize - Winston Hills Mall Voucher Hamper - Isaac G 5P
  • 13th Prize - Dermalogica Hamper - Aston H 4W
  • 14th Prize - Her Gift Card Hamper - Georgia H 6K
  • 15th Prize - Her Gift Card Hamper - Joseph Z KY
  • 16th Prize - Kaisercraft Hamper - Eve C 6C
  • 17th Prize - Remmington Curler - Nicholas E 3F
  • 18th Prize - Care 4 Hair Salon Voucher - Jaein M 5P
  • 19th Prize - Lebabese Grocery Store Vocher - Cooper S 2O
  • 20th Prize - T2 Mixed Hamper - Sienna J 6C
  • 21st Prize - Winston Hills Mall Hamper - Madeleine T 3B
  • 22nd Prize - Remington Straightener Hamper - Makayla H 6K
  • 23rd Prize - Kaisercraft Mixed Hamper - Hudson J 2S
  • 24th Prize Lilly & Mae Mixed Hamper - Leah M 1M
  • 25th Prize - Alex Liddy Hamper - William S 3F
  • 26th Prize - Large Mixed Hamper - Sam T KG
  • 27th Prize - Tre's Jolie Hamper - Anthony Y  1M
  • 28th Prize - Mixed Hamper / Love You Frame -  Christian N KG
  • 29th Prize - Slippers Mixed Hamper - Christian N  KG
  • 30th Prize - Enzo's Gift Card Hamper - Mariah H 2O
  • 31st Prize - Sphere Hamper - Lydia H 6C

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