Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 1 Week 9, 25th March 2022

Key Dates

Wednesday 30th MarchCross Country Selection Trials
Friday 8th AprilLast Day of Term 1
Tuesday 26th April

First Day of Term 2


A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

The tax collectors and the sinners were all seeking the company of Jesus to hear what he had to say, and the Pharisees and the scribes complained. ‘This man’ they said ‘welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ So he spoke this parable to them:

‘A man had two sons. The younger said to his father, “Father, let me have the share of the estate that would come to me.” So the father divided the property between them. A few days later, the younger son got together everything he had and left for a distant country where he squandered his money on a life of debauchery.

‘When he had spent it all, that country experienced a severe famine, and now he began to feel the pinch, so he hired himself out to one of the local inhabitants who put him on his farm to feed the pigs. And he would willingly have filled his belly with the husks the pigs were eating but no one offered him anything. Then he came to his senses and said, “How many of my father’s paid servants have more food than they want, and here am I dying of hunger! I will leave this place and go to my father and say: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son; treat me as one of your paid servants.” So he left the place and went back to his father.

‘While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with pity. He ran to the boy, clasped him in his arms and kissed him tenderly. Then his son said, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I no longer deserve to be called your son.” But the father said to his servants, “Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the calf we have been fattening, and kill it; we are going to have a feast, a celebration, because this son of mine was dead and has come back to life; he was lost and is found.” And they began to celebrate.

‘Now the elder son was out in the fields, and on his way back, as he drew near the house, he could hear music and dancing. Calling one of the servants he asked what it was all about. “Your brother has come” replied the servant “and your father has killed the calf we had fattened because he has got him back safe and sound.” He was angry then and refused to go in, and his father came out to plead with him; but he answered his father, “Look, all these years I have slaved for you and never once disobeyed your orders, yet you never offered me so much as a kid for me to celebrate with my friends. But for this son of yours, when he comes back after swallowing up your property – he and his women – you kill the calf we had been fattening.”

‘The father said, “My son, you are with me always and all I have is yours. But it is only right we should celebrate and rejoice, because your brother here was dead and has come to life; he was lost and is found.”’



How did his father show he loved his son when he returned home?

When we return to God because we are sorry, how does God treat us?

© Creative Ministry Resources Pty Ltd

Harmony Day

Kindergarten 2023 Enrolments

Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School is now taking Kindergarten enrolments for 2023.

Please submit enrolment forms as soon as possible, as spaces are limited.

Please download the enrolment form,  return the completed enrolment forms to the school office with all the required documentation including originals.

Canteen Notice

How to order lunch

1. Register with Flexischools.com.au as a parent and type in your child’s school and the canteen menu will be uploaded for you to place your child’s lunch orders daily or for the week. This is a third party and the canteen has no access to your account. This system is purely for lunch orders 

2. You can open a seperate canteen account which is an account that operates in credit only. This account can be used for lunch orders (write out a lunch bag with your order and drop it at the canteen and write on the bag “I have an account” or your child can write their lunch order out at the canteen using the account) This account is also for students to buy food or snacks at the counter at recess and lunch using their account.You can open this account on our website at www.melstastybites.com and go to “online ordering” and press on the gold coin to open a canteen account or top up the account. If you need to check the balance or want to know what your child is buying, you can ring the school and ask to be transferred to the canteen and one of our lovely ladies can help you with that.



Winter Uniform

All winter uniforms are now available for purchase. Please place your orders before next term to ensure you receive them on time. The students will be changing to winter uniform on Monday 9th 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. Please download the Qkr app by MasterCard, search your school (Our Lady of Lourdes) and follow the prompts.

Please note: Always read the terms and conditions on the app before ordering. Please choose carefully as Ozfahions do not refund if you simply change your mind or make a wrong selection. However, they gladly exchange within 14 days of the purchase date. Returned merchandise MUST be in its original condition with all tags still attached and accompanied by proof of purchase otherwise the exchange will not be honoured. Any item that has been worn will not be able to be exchanged. 

Please see uniform size chart below

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

OzFashions Uniform Size Chart


School Fees - Please Finalise Overdue accounts

School Fees Instalment 1 payment was due on Wednesday, 16th March, 2022. All outstanding school fees are due now.  Thank you.

Year 1 Excursion

Social Skills

Respect feeling good about yourself and others

  • Strengths
  • Limitations 


    Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs Donnelly (Teacher Assistant) and her family on the passing of her father.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Khoury family on the passing of their premature baby boy, Brother to Azariah-Rose who is in KO

    Sports News

    Diocesan Swimming Carnival

    Diocesan Swimming Carnival

    Ruby Smith (6B) Senior Girls Champion

    Murdoch Lau (6B) Senior Boys Champion

    Jacob Makdessi (4W) Junior Boys Runner Up


    NSWCPS Swimming Championships

    Congratulations to all the children who represented the Parramatta Diocese at the NSWCPS Swimming Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Tuesday 22nd March.  We had children swim in both individual events and team relays, with fantastic results from all.

    Ruby Smith has now progressed to the NSWPSSA on April 5.

    Well done to all and congratulations on your achievements.

    Sporting Congratulations

    Touch Football

    Ruby Enosi Tuipulotu (6M) has been selected in the Sydney Mets Touch Football Team to represent at the Jnr Regional Cup in May.

    Cross Country Postponed

    Unfortunately, due to the wet weather the Cross Country was postponed this Friday 25th of March.

    Weather permitting we are aiming to hold the Cross Country selection trials next Wednesday 30th March, at school. Students who are competing need to wear their sports uniform on the day.  

    To compete in the Diocesan Cross Country our competitors' names must be entered very soon, therefore we will attempt to run the events whenever the weather allows us throughout the day. Due to this, we are unable to provide an events schedule.


    Thank you for your ongoing support, 

    P & F News

    The P&F will be holding an Easter Fundraising Raffle for our school community. The Raffle will be drawn on Thursday the 7th of April. Tickets will be on sale for children to purchase on Monday the 4th of April and Tuesday the 5th of April during school time. Tickets will be $1.00 each. Prizes include Easter hampers, and we will also have two family passes for the Sydney Royal Easter show for Sunday the 10th of April. One pass will be for K-2, the other will be for years 3-6.


    We are now also organising gifts for the annual Mother’s Day fundraiser raffle.  Last year’s raffle was a great success due to the amazing generosity of our school community in donating gifts and prizes as well as purchasing raffle tickets. We hope this year can be just as successful. We are currently looking for donations no matter how small or large. If you have a new product, gift vouchers, services, or know any business that may be interested in donating to our fundraising raffle it would be greatly appreciated.  

    If you would like to donate, can you please bring the items into to the school office.  If you have any questions or need to discuss anything at all about the raffle, please do not hesitate to contact Belinda Hanna on ololbhpfpresident@gmail.com


    Thank you for your support

    Parish News

    Sacrament of Confirmation

    Please see attached information regarding Sacrament of Confirmation.

    Children's Rosary Movement

    Children’s Rosary 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

    Ambrose Vacation Care

    Dear OLOL Families,

    We would like to refer you to the following Ambrose Vacation Care services nearby. Please refer attached respective program and enrolment forms for the above services, the completed forms can be directly sent to respective services.
    • St Anthony Primary School, Girraween
    • Our Lady of Rosary Primary School, Kellyville
    • St Michaels Primary School, Baulkham Hills 
    Kind Regards,

    Ambrose Team

    St Michaels Primary School, Baulkham Hills Vacation Care


    St Anthony Primary School, Girraween Vacation Care


    Our Lady of Rosary Primary School, Kellyville Vacation Care


    Arthur Street Mint Fresh IGA Colouring In Competition

    It’s that time of year again where we see our annual Easter Colouring Competition take place!We have many wonderful prizes to be won including chocolate hamper packs and kinder surprise goodies.

    Entries to can be submitted in store, entries close Thursday 13th April, 2022