Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 1, 29th April 2022

Key Dates

Friday 6th MayMothers Day Breakfast and Stall
Monday 9th MayWinter Uniform
Tuesday 17th MaySchool Photo Day (Winter Uniform)
10-20 MayNaplan Years 3 & 5


A reading from the holy Gospel according to John

Jesus showed himself again to the disciples. It was by the Sea of Tiberias, and it happened like this: Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee and two more of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said, ‘I’m going fishing.’ They replied, ‘We’ll come with you.’ They went out and got into the boat but caught nothing that night.

It was light by now and there stood Jesus on the shore, though the disciples did not realise that it was Jesus. Jesus called out, ‘Have you caught anything, friends?’ And when they answered, ‘No’, he said, ‘Throw the net out to starboard and you’ll find something.’ So they dropped the net, and there were so many fish that they could not haul it in. The disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord.’ At these words ‘It is the Lord,’ Simon Peter, who had practically nothing on, wrapped his cloak round him and jumped into the water. The other disciples came on in the boat, towing the net and the fish; they were only about a hundred yards from land.

As soon as they came ashore they saw that there was some bread there, and a charcoal fire with fish cooking on it. Jesus said, ‘Bring some of the fish you have just caught.’ Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore, full of big fish, one hundred and fifty-three of them; and in spite of there being so many the net was not broken. Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’ None of the disciples was bold enough to ask, ‘Who are you?’; they knew quite well it was the Lord. Jesus then stepped forward, took the bread and gave it to them, and the same with the fish. This was the third time that Jesus showed himself to the disciples after rising from the dead.



Have you ever been fishing?

What is it like when you are waiting for a bite and nothing happens?

 Jesus told his disciples to put out their nets even though they had caught nothing all night. What would the disciples have thought when Jesus told them to try their nets again?

Jesus gave them hope when they thought they would not catch any fish.

Jesus gives us hope when we are not sure what to do next.

Let us pray for Jesus to strengthen our faith and give us courage to do what he asks.

© Creative Ministry Resources Pty Ltd

Welcome Back

Welcome back to school for term 2. We hope all our families had a wonderful Easter and a relaxing break.


As Covid restrictions ease this term we hope to get back into regular school routines with assemblies, school masses and mixing of students.

Guidelines for close contacts

Students who are close contacts and have no symptoms may continue to attend school if they follow guidelines agreed with NSW Health.

• They must notify the school if they are intending to return under this provision.

• They should conduct a daily RAT and return a negative result each morning before attending school for 5 school days.

Additional RAT supply to support testing for close contacts 

Additional RATs supplies have been sent home today for families to comply with daily testing requirements for close contacts returning to school. This supply contains 1 multipack of at least 5 RAT kits for every student . Kits can be used for symptomatic testing or for daily testing as part of the close contact requirements. 

Anzac Day

School Photos

School photos are Tuesday 17th May 2022. Students are to wear full Winter Uniform.

Parents who want to order Family Photos can use the same Access Key 8W9L47SF,

Family Photo orders must be placed by 4:30pm the night before Photo Day so we can organise a list of Family Photos that need to be taken. Any Family Photos that have not been ordered before the cut-off will not be taken. Unfortunately, we cannot make any exceptions on the day.

 All students will have an individual photo taken on Photo Day regardless if they are ordering or not. Individual student ordering will stay open after Photo Day.

Orders placed after we have printed the bulk of orders will be sent directly to parents and will incur a postage charge per order.

NAPLAN Online 2022

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is a point in time assessment of literacy and numeracy skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in the annual NAPLAN tests in writing, reading, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.

Our school will be participating in NAPLAN Online between 10 and 20 May 2022.

Excessive preparation for NAPLAN Online is not recommended. Students can use the public demonstration site (https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/public-demonstration-site) to familiarise themselves with the types of questions and tools available in the NAPLAN Online tests.

 If you have any questions about NAPLAN Online, please contact your child’s teacher.

Winter Uniform

All winter uniforms are now available for purchase. 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. The last delivery before winter uniform change over is Friday 6th May so please have orders in before 4pm on Wednesday 4th May.

Please see uniform size chart below

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

Please have any returns that have been previously organised with Oz Fashions into the office the day before pickup as uniforms may be delivered before school starts.

OzFashions Uniform Size Chart


Term Planner



Volunteers make a significant contribution to students and our community. All Volunteers must complete the Building Child Safe Communities Undertaking Form and online training module prior to being engaged by a school.  At this stage, all volunteers must be double vaccinated.

This can be accessed by visiting the following link , scroll down to "Start Training Now"

Social Skills

Care and compassion - being positive

  • Looking for the good things
  • No put downs

Sports News

Long Jump and Shot Put Trials

Dear Parents,

The OLOL Athletics Carnival is approaching soon, Friday of Week 5. 

Therefore, we will be holding trials for Long Jump and Shot Put at Gooden Drive Reserve, on three different dates, at 3.45pm.

Thursday the 12th of May

Monday the 16th of May

Tuesday the 17th of May

Students must have experience in these two events and be serious competitors who are wanting to compete at the Hills Zone Athletics Carnival. 

Students must be turning 8 years of age this year or above, to trial. 

The cutoff date to register is Monday the 9th of May. 

Please only select one available date, so teachers can be organised. 

Please fill in the Google Form to register your child: 


Dance Fever

Dance Fever is coming back to OLOL in Term 2 on Fridays! 

K-2 will be completing the Dance Program and Years 3-6 will be completing a Skipping Program for 10 weeks. 

P & F News

Welcome back to Term 2!

We have our first event for the year next week, our Mother’s Day stall, breakfast and raffle. Thank you to all our generous families who have volunteered to help out on the day and for all the wonderful raffle prizes. We are still collecting prizes for the raffle up till Monday the 2nd of May if you would still like to donate. Details for the event are attached in the flyer along with the RSVP link for those who wish to attend and haven’t already RSVP’d yet. We also have our first P&F meeting on Tuesday the 10th of May at 6.30pm. We would really love to see many parents attend, especially many of our new family members to the school community. If you have any queries regarding the P&F meeting or Mother’s Day please don’t hesitate to contact Belinda Hanna on ololbhpfpresident@gmail.com Thank you

Save the Date

Our first P&F meeting for the year will be held on Tuesday the 10th of May from 6.30pm. We would love to see many faces attend including new family members to the school! 

Parish News


Please see attached information regarding Alpha program

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

Oakhill College’s Gala Day