Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 7, 9th June, 2023

Key Dates

Monday 12th JunePublic Holiday 
Wednesday 14th June 

Yr 4 Elizabeth Farm Excursion

Yr 6 Science Incursion

Thursday 15th JuneEels Cup - Rugby League
Friday 16th June

9.30am Sacred Heart Mass 

P&F Trivia Night

Sunday 18th June9.30am Year 4 Family Mass 
Tuesday 27th June2.15pm Principal and Citizenship Awards
Friday 30th June 

Dance Fever 

Last Day of Term 2

Monday 17th JulyStaff Development Day 
Tuesday 18th July1st Day Term 3- Students return

Body & Blood of Christ Sunday 11 June 2023

The Gospel (John 6: 52 - 53)

At this, the Jews started fighting among themselves: How can this man serve up his flesh for a meal?But Jesus didn’t give an inch. “Only insofar as you eat and drink flesh and blood, the flesh and blood of the Son of Man, do you have life within you”.

... On the way to Mass

For those children who have already made their First Holy Communion, ask them about their memories. For the younger children who have not yet made their First Holy Communion, ask what they look forward to.

On the way home from Mass ...

What do you think Jesus meant by saying, “I am the living bread”?

The Prayer

We pray, gracious God, that we might recognise you in the breaking of bread today. May we recognise you every time we join someone on a journey, every time we share a meal, every time we take bread in our hands. And may this recognition call forth such joy in us that we might never lose sight of your goodness. May it inspire such love in us that our hearts might continue to burn within us, keeping alive your memory and your promise. And may it provide such a longing for truth in us that we will never be satisfied until the whole earth experiences your justice and peace. Amen.

The Question of the Week


What does it mean for you right now to be bread for others as Jesus was?

Primary Students

In what ways can Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist help you do good things for others?

The Action

This week, consider the ratio of “junk food” in your life to the true food that Jesus offers. Plan a new diet, lessening the amount of time you surrender to useless, lifeless activity. Increase your intake of good food, inspiring stories, and real relationships.

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent/Teacher interviews for Kindergarten to Year 6 will be held in Week 10 (week starting 26th June) of this term. 

However, Parent/Teacher interviews for 4W will be held in Week 9 (week starting 19th June) of this term. 

At these 15 minute interviews, parents will receive their child’s school report which explains his/her progress in the Key Learning Areas of:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Human Society and its Environment
  • Science and Technology
  • Creative Arts
  • Personal Development
  • Health and Physical Education.

The reports using the E-A scale are for Years 1-6 while Kindergarten uses a three point scale report.

The process for booking a parent/teacher interview is outlined below:

· Please go to:    www.schoolinterviews.com.au

· Enter school event code: 8nh6w

· Enter your details: Full Name, Email Address, Child’s name and surname. (this is the only information required for your child). 

Please ensure you book an interview time with the correct classroom teacher and allow 15 minutes (1 time slot) between bookings if you have more than one child.

The interview is of 15 minutes duration and if you need to discuss your child’s work further, an extra appointment will need to be made for a later date.

Parents are invited to bring their child to the interview to take part in the report discussion. The aim is to encourage students to take responsibility for their learning

Reports E-A Scale

School Shoes

Just a reminder that all children should wear black polishable shoes to school. They may wear joggers on PE and sport days only. Black joggers are not a substitute for black school shoes.

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) is an independent skill-based assessment test of six competitions for primary and secondary school students.

This year we will be offering students from Year 3 to Year 6 the opportunity to sit the ICAS assessments. These are optional assessments that students can sit depending on their interest and ability.

To purchase one or more of these assessments, please see the payment details below. We will not be accepting any payment through the school, it is strictly through the ICAS Parent Payment Portal. Please see the closing dates indicated in the table below, these dates are set by ICAS and are not negotiable.

Parent Payment System

Your school access code is: XHT679
Your parent page link is:https://shop.icasassessments.com/pages/pps

Scholastic Book Club 2023

Uniform Price Increase

Dear Parents,

Please see uniform price list effective 1st July 2023.

As of October, last year we have incurred price increases of 10% or more due to the rising cost of materials as well as labor costs. We have absorbed these costs up to now and are passing a fraction of these increases (5%) from the 1st of July 2023 rather than putting them up 1st January 2023. We have delayed the increase of our prices, having parents in mind as the bulk of the uniforms are purchased in January up to June (winter uniform change over) so it doesn't impact on parents buying their back-to-school uniforms. Nobody likes price increases, including myself, however we can only negotiate so much without affecting the quality of our garments as well as absorb so much in order to stay afloat which is why we are only passing on a 5% increase. 


Joe Arida  -School Wear Department 

Oz Fashions - The Uniform Specialists


School Fees Instalment 2 - Due Now 31st May 2023

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

Updated Term Planner for Term 2

Sports News

P & F News

OLOL Trivia Night

The OLOL trivia night is making a return for 2023! It will be held on Friday the 16th of June from 7pm. We hope to see many parents and friends attend! If any parents would like to help in organising the trivia night or would like to donate a prize for the night please contact Katrina Gooding on 0414963420. Details for the event can be found in the flyer attached. 

Thank you


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