Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 3 Week 9, 15th September, 2023

Key Dates

Monday 18th September Mackillop Athletics 
Tuesday 19th September 2.15pm Principal & Citzenship Awards
Thursday 21st SeptemberAuthor Visit K-2 Lesley Gibbes
Friday 22nd September

Stage 3 Touch Gala Day

Last day of Term 3

Monay 9th OctoberStaff Development Day
Tuesday 10th October Staff Development Day
Wednesday 11th October 

1st Day of Term 4

Yr 5 Plantarium Incursion

Friday 13th OctoberInfants Carnival and Fun Run

Thursday 19th October -

Friday 20th October

Year 5 Bathurst Excursion

Week 5, Art of Encounter


Family and School Partnership


Principal and 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. The criteria for selection is listed below:

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

  • Parents of children receiving an award are welcome to attend.

Class teachers will notify parents of children receiving an award via email next week.

Tell Them From Me Survey

Earlier in the year our  students in Years 4-6 and all parents were invited to take part in the Tell Them From Me Survey. The results from this survey were:

Strengths From Students  

  • Students feel classroom instruction is well-organised, with a clear purpose, and with immediate feedback that helps them learn.
  • School staff emphasise academic skills and hold high expectations for all students to succeed.
  • My school helps me to apply the teachings of Jesus in my life.

Challenges From Students  

  • Completing homework for their classes with a positive attitude and in a timely manner.
  • Students trying hard to succeed in learning.

Strengths From Parents 

  • I feel welcome when I visit the school.
  • Encouraging my child to do well at school.
  • My child is clear about the rules for school behaviour. 

Challenges From Parents  

  • Activities are scheduled at times when parents can attend.
  • Parents are informed about my child's social and emotional development.

Year 4 Roald Dahl

On Wednesday the 13th of September Year 4 had Roald Dahl day. We started the day learning about who Roald Dahl was and his cool experience being an air pilot and how that inspired some of his books. Did you know he started off writing books only for adults? Year 4 had loads of fun completing activities such as word searches, kahoots, outdoor activities, BFG and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory character descriptions and Dream jar designs.

At the end of the day year 4 watched Roald Dahl's famous movie Matilda. Year 4 had so much fun on this day and found a whole new appreciation for Roald Dahl. - Lucinda Fallins

Families leaving OLOL after 2023

In order to plan for next year, would you please notify the school and

complete a notice of departure if your child does not require a place for


New families coming into the area are currently seeking to enrol in 2024.


The menu for canteen orders on Mel's Tasty Bites are being updated for Term 4. For the current price list and options to order please look at Flexi schools. 

There will also be some price increases as our suppliers have had to lift their costs.


Canteen Operator


School Fees

Instalment 3 was due on 23rd August, 2023.  

If your school fee account is outstanding please finalise your account now.  Thank you.

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: ololbhills@parra.catholic.edu.au

Sports News


On Friday 8th September, the following girls from OLOL, Zoey Hurst (3F), Chanel Tran (4W), Mackenzie Fulton (4W) represented their Cheerleading gym, Cheer Energy at the AASCF Cheerleading State Championships. The girls who are members of Team Hydro performed extremely well executing all their stunts and routine at a high level and above all displayed wonderful sportsmanship. Amongst tough competition in their division, Team Hydro placed first and are proudly State Champions (Youth) for 2023!

P & F News

Parish News

Sacrament of 1st Eucharist in 2023

Please find attached letter for OLOL parents who wish their child to receive the Sacrament of 1st Eucharist in 2023.

This is for children who have already received the Sacrament of 1st Reconciliation and will be 8½  at the time of the celebration of 1st Eucharist in November 2023.If there are children who have received 1st Reconciliation prior to 2023 or outside of the Parish of Baulkham Hills and wish to participate in this 1st Eucharist Program, they will need to complete the online registration. 

If you any questions please  contact to the Parish Office for more information, Phone: 9639 8385


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

Booking Form Monday 9/10/2023


Booking Form Tuesday 10/10/2023


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

No Parking Zones