Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 3, 12th May, 2023

Key Dates

Sunday 14th MayMother's Day
Monday 15th May

Winter Uniform to be worn

3.45pm Long Jump and Shot Put (Yr 2 to 6)

Tuesday 16th May

Japan Day Yr 5

3.45pm Long Jump and Shot Put (Yr 2 to 6)

Thursday 18th MayOLMC, The Little Mermaid  Yr 3 to 4
Sunday 21st May9.30am Parish Mass Year 5
Wednesday 24th May6.30pm P&F Meeting 
Friday 9th JuneYr 2-6 Athletics Carnival

Sixth Easter Sunday 14 May 2023

The Gospel (John 14: 15)

Jesus said, “If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you, keep my commandments”.

... On the way to Mass

What are ways that you can show Jesus that you love him?

On the way home from Mass…

Is it difficult to keep Jesus’ commandments? Is there one commandment that is harder for you to follow?

The Prayer

Invite all gathered to blow into their hands after each response line, symbolising the Spirit within us all. Another option is to have someone play a singing bowl or ring a bell at this time, shaping a different kind of space with sound. Each response line is to be read by a different person from a different place in the room.

When the way is difficult, and the path is lonely, Jesus says: I will not leave you alone. When the journey is smooth, and the travelling easy, Jesus says: I will not leave you alone.

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


What difficulties have you overcome because of your belief in the power of the Holy Spirit?

Primary Students

Name some times when you need the help of the Holy Spirit?

The Action

People are not fooled by words of love that are not supported by actual actions. Love is in the evidence. Flowers and poems are good, but holding a feverish child is better.  Make your love for God real in three solid ways this week. Love your neighbour, show unnecessary kindness, bring compassion where there is accusation, remember the poor.


The Sacrament of Confirmation, together with Baptism and the Eucharist, constitutes the set of "the sacraments of Christian initiation," that is, sacraments whose reception is necessary for the fullness of the grace we receive in Baptism.

On Wednesday and Thursday night, the following year 5 and 6 students alongside their sponsors and family members, proudly received their sacraments officiated by Father Chris De Souza, Father Wim and Father Jessie. During his homily, Father Chris reminded the congregation that we too are like the first disciples who have received the gifts of the Holy Spirit and can continue to live our lives according to the mission of Jesus Christ.

The sacrament of Confirmation unites the Church more intimately and enriches her with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, those who receive it are obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed, as true witnesses of Christ.

Congratulations to the following students:

Mother's Day

Thank you to the P&F and all the volunteers who organized and prepared the lovely breakfast for all our mothers and Grandmothers. We hope you all have a wonderful day on Sunday.

Thank you also to the P&F volunteers for organising the Mothers Day Stall. Thank you to the generous families who donated prizes for the raffle.

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.

Year 5 Religion

Winter Uniform

All winter uniforms are now available for purchase. The students will be changing to winter uniform on Monday 15th May.

  • Orders can be placed via Qkr app by MasterCard. The QKR app is a safe and convenient way to order and ensures your uniforms are delivered to the school.
Oz Fashions are now accepting the back to school vouchers for uniforms. Vouchers cannot be used on the QKR app as it does not accept them. All vouchers need to be presented at Oz Fashions in Granville at time of pick up .Any extra payment after the vouchers will be made at time of pick up.
  • Please email Elle (elle@ozfashions.com.au) the whole order that you require and size (screenshot of the order on the app would be great. Please do not checkout as we cannot refund any orders for the use of vouchers). 
  • No delivery to the school can be made for the use of vouchers. 
  • Please confirm how many vouchers you will be using and Oz Fashions will let you know when it is ready for pick up from  Granville.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Oz Fashions in Granville does not stock your uniforms in store, it is only a pick up point after the email request has been sent.

    Please see uniform size chart below

    Any questions please email to: elle@ozfashions.com.au

    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

    Updated Term Planner for Term 2

    Sports News

    Long Jump and Shot Put Trials Year 2 to 6

    We are holding trials for Long Jump and Shot Put at Gooden Drive Reserve, on two different dates, at 3.45pm.

    • Monday the 15th of May
    • Tuesday the 16th of May

    Students must have experience in these two events and be serious competitors who are wanting to compete at the Hills Zone Athletics Carnival. 

    Students must be turning 8 years of age this year or above, to trial. 

    The cutoff date to register is Friday the 12th of May. Please only select one available date, so teachers can be organised.

    Please also note that additional field event results (e.g. Little Athletics, i.e. Discus and High Jump) must be sent to Mrs Rawlings AFTER the OLOL Athletics Carnival. They will need to be your child’s PB official results. 

    Please fill in the Google Form to register your child: 


    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 on Wednesday the 24th of May from 6.30pm. We hope to see many attend. 

    Mothers Day Breakfast and Stall

    The Mother’s Day breakfast was held today and was a wonderful success. A big thank you goes to Bianca Pratt and Caroline Price and all the helpers for all their efforts organising the breakfast. 

    A big thanks also goes to the Joummaa family for generously donating the coffee cart which was enjoyed by all.Thank you to Tracey Wright and Sara Keli for all the time and effort they have put into organising the Mother’s Day stall. It was a great success and and we hope everyone enjoys their gifts!Thank you to Laura Jorgensen and Rebecca Joummaa for organising the raffle and to the generosity of all our families who donated the many wonderful prizes to make the raffle a success.Thank you to the many families who have generously donated prizes for our Mother's Day raffle this Friday to make it a great success. We had so many prizes to give away. 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.

    OLOL Trivia Night

    The OLOL trivia night will be held on Friday the 16th of June. More details to follow soon.

    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

    Team Simon Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Gala Event

    Help support cystic fibrosis research. 

    All proceeds of this event will go towards the Team Simon Foundation for cystic fibrosis to fund new research into a cure.

    Please see link below to purchase tickets to the event, sponsorship packages or a donation:

    Team Simon (mailchi.mp)

    Tickets - Select tickets | Team Simon Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis Gala Event. A Night of Belief. Le Montage | Humanitix

    Donation - Donate – TeamSimon

    Sponsorship packages - Select tickets | Sponsorship Packages: Team Simon Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis Gala Event. A Night of Belief. Le Montage | Humanitix

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