Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 3 Week 7 2020 : 4th September

Key Dates

Tuesday 8th September Photo Day

Gospel Reading

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If your brother does something wrong, go and have it out with him alone, between your two selves. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother. If he does not listen, take one or two others with you: the evidence of two or three witnesses is required to sustain any charge. But if he refuses to listen to these, report it to the community; and if he refuses to listen to the community, treat him like a pagan or a tax collector.

‘I tell you solemnly, whatever you bind on earth shall be considered bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth shall be considered loosed in heaven.

‘I tell you solemnly once again, if two of you on earth agree to ask anything at all, it will be granted to you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three meet in my name, I shall be there with them.’


Living the Gospel ... Living the Gospel – Facing the issue

It can be very difficult when we feel that someone has hurt us to actually go and speak to them about how we are feeling. It is so much easier to revel in our hurt or seek payback for the hurt. Sometimes we feel that we might ruin a friendship by speaking to our friend about a way in which they have hurt us. But a hurt that goes unaddressed will continue to hurt and will probably be repeated. This week’s gospel reminds us of the need to challenge our friends when they hurt us but it also reminds us that when we have hurt others we need to be challenged about it and called to account for our actions.

© Greg Sunter

Season of Creation

Season of Creation starts with the World Day of Prayer for Creation on the 1st September and ends with the Feast of St Francis of Assisi 4th October. Pope Francis is calling us to ‘hear the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth’.

Happy Father's Day

Wishing all fathers a happy Father's Day. We hope you enjoy the day with your loved ones. 

Jersey Day 2020


Students are to commence wearing their summer uniform Week 1, Term 4. We will monitor the weather and determine if this needs to happen sooner.

Uniform orders can be placed with Ozfashions via the Qkr app. 

If you have any questions please email Elle elle@ozfashions.com.au 


Lost Property

Has your child lost clothing at school?  It is easy to return items that are clearly marked with a child’s name but we have many items where the name is not very clear and some which do not have any name on them at all.

Please check that all your children’s belongings are clearly labelled so that they can be returned to your child (including lunch boxes and drink bottles).

No Dogs Allowed

A reminder that no dogs are allowed on our school grounds. While many of our children love pets, some are scared of them. We also do not know how pets will react when around other children. We ask that parents do not bring dogs or other pets on the school grounds. This is for the safety of all children. Thank you

Photo Day

Photo day will take place on Tuesday, 8th September . The personalised envelopes with the unique ordering code have been sent home. Envelopes  are to be handed directly to the photographer on the day.  We are awaiting additional Family envelopes from the photographer.  

School Fees

Instalment 3 school fee statement has now been issued.  Please email the office if you have not received this statement immediately. 

Those families who are not directly financially impacted by Covid-19 we appreciate your continued support in paying your fees.

 Please click on the following link for Covid-19 school fee relief if required 


Social Skills

The SkoolBag app is the easiest way keep up with school events, last minute notices, newsletters and all school communications.

The Skoolbag app is available from both the App Store and Google Play Store. Skoolbag app can be installed on any iOS(iPad or iPhone) or Android device. Remember to subscribe to your child's year group so that you will receive messages relevant to their year. Instructions on how to download the Skoolbag App are available  via this link

Parish News

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