Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 3 Week 9, 16th September, 2022

Key Dates

Tuesday 20th September

Voice of Youth Grand Final

Assembly 2:20pm

Wednesday 21st SeptemberLast Day Term 3
Thursday 22nd SeptemberQueen's Memorial Public Holiday
Friday 23rd SeptemberStaff Development Day
Monday 10th OctoberStaff Development Day
Tuesday 11th OctoberFirst Day of Term 4

Thursday 20th October &

Friday 21st October

Year 5 Overnight excursion


A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘There was a rich man and he had a steward who was denounced to him for being wasteful with his property. He called for the man and said, “What is this I hear about you? Draw me up an account of your stewardship because you are not to be my steward any longer.” Then the steward said to himself, “Now that my master is taking the stewardship from me, what am I to do? Dig? I am not strong enough. Go begging? I should be too ashamed. Ah, I know what I will do to make sure that when I am dismissed from office there will be some to welcome me into their homes.”

‘Then he called his master’s debtors one by one. To the first he said, “How much do you owe my master?” “One hundred measures of oil,” was the reply. The steward said, “Here, take your bond; sit down straight away and write fifty.” To another he said, “And you, sir, how much do you owe?” “One hundred measures of wheat,” was the reply. The steward said, “Here, take your bond and write eighty.”

‘The master praised the dishonest steward for his astuteness. For the children of this world are more astute in dealing with their own kind than are the children of light.

‘And so I tell you this: use money, tainted as it is, to win you friends, and thus make sure that when it fails you, they will welcome you into the tents of eternity. The man who can be trusted in little things can be trusted in great; the man who is dishonest in little things will be dishonest in great. If then you cannot be trusted with money, that tainted thing, who will trust you with genuine riches? And if you cannot be trusted with what is not yours, who will give you what is your very own?

‘No servant can be the slave of two masters: he will either hate the first and love the second, or treat the first with respect and the second with scorn. You cannot be the slave both of God and of money.’



Who are the people you trust?

What does it mean when you trust someone?

Jesus trusts us and wants us to be honest and choose the right path. How do we show we are honest?

When can things stop us from choosing the way of Jesus?

What can we do?

Peer Support - Keeping Friends.

Session 8- This week was our last week of Peer Support. The students participated in a board game reinforcing all of the concepts and skills that were covered during the term’s sessions.They were reminded of the qualities of a good friend and the skills needed to maintain friendships.

Principal/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 Assembly will be held Tuesday 20th September at 2.20pm. Award recipient parents have been notified via email by their class teacher.

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

• Put a tremendous effort into 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

Fun Run

The students completed their fun run activities this week during PE classes.

This is the major fund raiser for the P&F this year and we thank all the families for their sponsorship.

Payments via the QKR app can still be made. Please ensure payment is made under each student's individual name to be eligible for a prize. 

Please return completed sponsorship form to your teacher by Monday 19th September.

Fun Run

Teacher Assistant Day

On Wednesday we gave thanks to our wonderful Teacher Assistants. Their dedication to working closely with our students makes such a difference and we are forever grateful! Happy Teacher Assistant Day 

Summer Uniform

Students are to commence wearing summer uniform Week 1, Term 4. 

Uniform orders can be placed with Oz Fashions via the Qkr app.  Please see the size chart for an approximate sizing of uniform items. 

Please choose carefully as there are no refunds, however, Oz Fashions are happy to provide an exchange.

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

Overdue School Fees

Please finalise your 2022 School Fees promptly. School fees were due on 24th August, 2022. We appreciate your attention to this matter.

Please contact the school office via email (ololbhills@parra.catholic.edu.au) if you have not received your statement.

Families Leaving OLOL after 2022

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 2023.

New families coming into the area are currently seeking to enrol in 2023.

Social Skill


Sport News

Mackillop Athletics Championships

Congratulations to the following children who will compete at the Mackillop Athletics Championships on Wednesday 21st September. We wish you the best of luck and well done for making it this far.

  • Ava Cetinic 

  • Aaron Chevalier 

  • Ruby EnosiTuipulotu

  • Lucinda Fallins

  • Amber Haywood

  • Kiara Haywood 

  • Jayda Isherwood

  • Hannah Johnston 

  • Alina Onis 

  • Maksym Onis 

  • Sarah Williamson

Skiing Championships

Congratulations to William Fallins (KO) on representing OLOL at the Nationals Interschools Skiing Championships last week.

With an outstanding performance by William achieving 13th in Alpine and 22nd in Skier Cross in Division 6 (Kindy to Year 2).

Sporting Congratulations

Brumbies Premiers

On Sunday, the Baulkham Hills Brumbies Junior Rugby League club won their grand final in two grades - Under 9s (24-16) and Opens (12-6), with both teams fielding mainly OLOL players. Thank you to the students and parents from other Brumbies teams who came on the day to support their club mates.

Gymnastics Congratulations

On Sunday Harper Saab competed in the Gymnastics State Club Championships, for Sydney Academy Gymnastics, as a Level 5 athlete.

She currently trains 4 days a week. Unbelievably for a 9 year old these are the hours:

  • Monday 4pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday 4pm – 8pm
  • Friday 4pm – 8pm
  • Saturday 8am – 12:30pm


All that hard work and persistence paid off. Her group made up of 5 individuals where up against 10 other Clubs across the state and were able to achieve the following:

  • Gold Medal on The Beam apparatus
  • Silver Medal on the Bars apparatus
  • Bronze Medal on the Floor apparatus
  • Bronze Medal on the Vault apparatus

They then took home GOLD! as a collective group performance beating the other 9 clubs.

Parish News

Invitation to commence Altar Server Training

Please see attached invitation to commence Altar Server Training

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- Full Day Care Staff Development Day

Friday 23rd September and Monday 10th October 2022 has been confirmed by the school as a Pupil Free Day. Ambrose School Age Care Our Lady of Lourdes Baulkham Hills therefore has tentative full-day care planned on this day. If you require full-day care please ensure you complete and return the form by the due date. Based on demand this will be reviewed and confirmed before 22nd September 2022. Please see attached 

Ambrose Vacation Care 2022 Program SPRING

Please see attached informaiton regarding Ambrose vacation care program  2022 program for SPRING. 

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