Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 3 Week 7, 2nd September, 2022

Key Dates

Monday 5th SeptemberVoice of Youth Semi Final- Year 6
Tuesday 6th September

Book Week Parade

Whole School Assembly 2.20pm 

Wednesday 14th SeptemberShrek Day Year 5
Friday 23rd September Last Day of Term
Monday 10th OctoberStaff Development Day


A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Great crowds accompanied Jesus on his way and he turned and spoke to them. ‘If any man comes to me without hating his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, yes and his own life too, he cannot be my disciple. Anyone who does not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.

‘And indeed, which of you here, intending to build a tower, would not first sit down and work out the cost to see if he had enough to complete it? Otherwise, if he laid the foundation and then found himself unable to finish the work, the onlookers would all start making fun of him and saying, “Here is a man who started to build and was unable to finish.” Or again, what king marching to war against another king would not first sit down and consider whether with ten thousand men he could stand up to the other who advanced against him with twenty thousand? If not, then while the other king was still a long way off, he would send envoys to sue for peace. So in the same way, none of you can be my disciple unless he gives up all his possessions.’



What is your favourite book or video?

How hard is it to choose only one answer?

Jesus tells us that choosing his way is not always easy. When might it be hard to do what Jesus asks us?

What are some good choices that we can make this week?

© Creative Ministry Resources Pty Ltd

Peer Support - Keeping Friends.

Session 6- In this week the children explored how to join groups and how to accept others into their friendship groups. The children were engaged in activities which gave them practise to invite people to join their group, to say no in a respectful manner as well as accepting being told no. We encourage you to speak to your children about saying no in a respectful way so they do not lose friends.

Thank you

Thank you to the P&F and volunteers for organising an amazing Fathers Day breakfast and stall. Thank you to Miss Williams and the band for the beautiful performance. It was great to see so many people attend this event and we wish all Fathers and Grandfathers a great day on Sunday.

Your wonderful support is very much appreciated

Fathers Day Breakfast

Voice of Youth School Semi Final

Congratulations to our three finalist, Annabelle Starkey, Chantelle Soto and Dante Wesser, who represented Our Lady of Lourdes at the Lower Hills Cluster Voice of Youth final on Monday 29th August.  We are proud of all three students who spoke extremely well. Special congratulations to Dante Wesser who placed 1st in the competition and Annabelle Starkey who placed 2nd. This was a wonderful achievement for our school.

Dante has now been selected to represent the Lower Hills Cluster at the Eastern Division semi-final on Monday 5th September, 2022. 

Summer Uniform

Students are to commence wearing 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 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.

Lunchtimes in the Library

If you feel like a change from the playground and might prefer something quieter some lunchtimes, come on into the library where you can play chess, build with Lego, play UNO with friends, read for enjoyment or simply write or draw just for fun.

If this interests you, then after the play bell goes at lunchtime, line up on the verandah outside the library each Tuesday and Thursday.

Baby Congratulations

Congratulations to the Agudo family on the safe arrival of Isla, little sister to Hannah (2H) and Sophia (2Y).

Social Skills

Respect, Integrity and Conflict Resolution

  • Dealing with someone else's anger

Compass Parent Portal FAQ

Can I enter late arrival ?

Parents can only enter whole day absences. Late arrival and early departure need to be signed in the office. Parents must accompany late children to the office to sign the late register. 

Once I enter an attendance note can I edit it later?

Once the note has been saved you are unable to make further edits. Any changes can be made by contacting the school.

If we are planning on going away can I add an attendance note for the time we will be away in the future?

An attendance note can be added for future periods. However for extended leave please complete  Application for Extended Leave form located on the school website.  Application must be received prior to the student commencing leave. If approved a certificate for leave will be sent home. The school has the right to review and reject requests for extended leave applications as usual.

Why can’t I add an attendance note to explain my child’s absence after 7 days?

Explanations for periods of absence can only be provided via the portal up to seven days after the absence. After this time you will need to provide an explanation directly to the school.

Parking in Private Driveways

We have received a complaint from a local resident regarding parking yesterday. Some parents parked on a private driveway on Linton street. The driveway that runs up to the alley way from Linton street is a private driveway, please do not park on the driveway. The local resident has taken photos of the illegal parking and reported it to council.  

No Parking Zones

Sports News

State Interschools Skiing Championships

Congratulations to Lucie Fallins (3S) and William Fallins (KO) on representing OLOL at the State Interschools Skiing Championships last week.

With an outstanding performance by William qualifying for the Nationals Interschools Skiing Championships in Division 6 (Kindy to Year 2). Well done and good luck. 

Sporting Congratulations

On Sunday 28th August, Ruby Skinner (6B) competed in the NSW State Championships in gymnastics. She placed 2nd in the State on Vault with a score of 9.300 and placed 7th in the State overall. Well done and Congratulations Ruby. 

P & F News

Fun Run

We ask that parents support the P&F Fun Run Fundraiser. The money raised from this fundraiser is passed onto the school and assists us in buying valuable resources such as computers, readers and sports equipment,which benefit all students. 

For the fun run the children will be doing a variety of physical activities.

If we are able to hold the event at Yattenden Oval on Friday 16th September.

Parents are  invited to come along and watch. 

Sponsorship money total amount is to be paid via the QKR app (no cash accepted). Please ensure payment is made under each student’s individual name to be eligible for a prize. Please return completed form to your class teacher by Monday 19th September. 

The student who raises the highest amount of money per grade will receive a $30 Rebel Voucher. 

Parish News

Invitation for Fr Andrew’s 1st Mass and Morning Tea

Please see attached invitation for Fr Andrew’s 1st Mass and Morning Tea.

Altar Server Training

Please see attached Altar Server Training Note for children in Year 3 and above (those who have received their 1st Eucharist and also those who are preparing to receive the Sacrament in 2022).

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

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. 

Keeping families and children well –COVID-19

Keeping families and children well –COVID-19

BulletinIssue 66: Thursday 1 September

Please click here to find the latest COVID-19 bulletin.

In this issue:

  • Library Health Month (1 - 30 September)
  • Go4Fun in Term 4
  • Fruit & Veg Month (29 August - 23 September)
  • R U OK? Day (8 September)

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