Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 9, 24th June 2022

Key Dates

Friday 24th JuneSemester One Reports available via Compass
Tuesday 28th June 

Open Classrooms 9.15am -10.15am

Principal/ Citizenship Awards 2.15pm 

27th June - 1st JulyParent / Teacher Interviews
Friday 1st July

Last Day of Term 2

Dance Fever Presentation

OLOL Fundraiser Movie Night

Monday, 18th JulyStaff Development Day
Tuesday 19th July1st Day For Students Term 3
21st - 22nd JulyYear 6 Excursion - Canberra


A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

As the time drew near for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely took the road for Jerusalem and sent messengers ahead of him. These set out, and they went into a Samaritan village to make preparations for him, but the people would not receive him because he was making for Jerusalem. Seeing this, the disciples James and John said, ‘Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to burn them up?’ But he turned and rebuked them, and they went off to another village.

As they travelled along they met a man on the road who said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ Jesus answered, ‘Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’

Another to whom he said, ‘Follow me,’ replied, ‘Let me go and bury my father first.’ But he answered, ‘Leave the dead to bury their dead; your duty is to go and spread the news of the kingdom of God.’

Another said, ‘I will follow you, sir, but first let me go and say good-bye to my people at home.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Once the hand is laid on the plough, no one who looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.’


Children’s Discussion Questions

In today’s gospel Jesus asked people to come with him. How did they react?

Jesus asks all people to follow him. 

What can we do to show that we are followers of Jesus?


A huge thankyou to the Our Lady of Lourdes Primary school community for their generosity in supporting our Vinnies Winter Appeal. Today we celebrated mass, as a school community, to celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart as well as to present our donated goods to the St Vincent de Paul Society. This active outpouring of love demonstrates the work of Jesus present in our community today. 

The St Vincent de Paul members are extremely grateful for all of the support.  Thank you.

Industrial Action

On Thursday 30 June 2022 a number of our staff may take part in protected industrial action (stop work action) for one full day to progress their claims for a new enterprise agreement. 


I want to assure you that supervision and classes will proceed at our school on this day.


Our staff are within their rights to take protected industrial action. At the same time, we appreciate families’ concerns about further potential disruption to students and the school community. 


Catholic Education Diocese Parramatta and other Catholic dioceses across NSW and the ACT have regularly met with the Independent Education Union to progress negotiations for a new enterprise agreement and will continue to do so. 


Your child's semester one report will be available via the Compass parent portal from today. To access the report you will need to download the Compass Parent Portal. 

Compass Parent Portal Tips

  • Please use your log in ID that was emailed NOT your email address
  • Please Do Not press on the orange button

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.

Parents of any students who will be receiving an award are invited to attend on Tuesday.

Award recipient parents have been notified via email by their class teacher.

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
  • Have shown outstanding effort in 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
  • Parents of children receiving an award are welcome to attend.

Open Classrooms

Parents are invited to an open day in the classrooms in Week 10, Tuesday 28th June between 9:15 am -10:15am. We ask parents to spend no more than about 15 minutes in their child’s class so that the classrooms do not become too crowded. 

This is an opportunity to see some of the wonderful work your child is doing in class.

We have decided to change the times for open classrooms due to a funeral being held in the church at 11am.

Band Concert

Uniform Orders

The last delivery for Term 2 will be Friday 1st July, 2022. The first delivery for Term 3 will be Tuesday 19th July 2022.

A friendly reminder that all orders are to be placed on the QKR app by MasterCard. 

Please place your orders prior to the cut off date to ensure you receive your order.


Please email elle@ozfashions.com.au if you require to pick up an order during the school holidays.

Any concerns please email elle@ozfashions.com.au

School Fees Instalment 2 - Due Now, 2nd June 2022

Instalment 2 school fees are now overdue. Please check that your account is paid.

The due date was 2nd June, 2022

Those on a a flexible payment plan, please check that your scheduled payments are up to date to avoid breaking your arrangement offer.

If you are having any difficulties, please contact the school office. Your assistance in this matter is appreciated.

Lost Property

We have a number of school and sports jackets in the office, all with no names or names of children that have left our school. 

Please ensure your child's jackets are correctly labelled. 

School Jacket:

Size 4 x 1, Size 6 x 3, Size 12 x 1

Sports Jackets:

Size 4 x 1, Size 6 x 3, , Size 8 x 1, Size 10 x 1, Size 12 x 1

School Interviews

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) is an independent skill-based assessment test of six competitions for primary and secondary school students.

This year we will be offering students from Year 3 to Year 6 the opportunity to sit the ICAS assessments. These are optional assessments that students can sit depending on their interest and ability.

To purchase one or more of these assessments, please see the payment details below. We will not be accepting any payment through the school, it is strictly through the ICAS Parent Payment Portal. Please see the closing dates indicated in the table below, these dates are set by ICAS and are not negotiable.

Parent Payment System

Your school access code:


Your parent page link is:


Social Skills

Responsibility through play -Peaceful playground people

  • Being a good winner
  • Being a good loser

Uniform Donations

The office staff would greatly appreciate any donations of school uniforms you no longer need for use when a child has an accident that requires a spare change. We would especially appreciate school trousers and tracksuit pants in small sizes. If your child has been given a change of clothing from the office could you kindly return them as soon as they have been washed.

Sports News

Girls Soccer gala Day

On Wednesday the 22nd of June. 11 girls from Years 5 and 6 travelled to Jamison Park, Penrith to play in the Girls Soccer Gala Day. 

All the girls played extremely well, showed wonderful sportsmanship and behaved exceptionally well for the duration of the day. 

Thank you to Mr Fitzsimons who coached the girls on the day and all the parents who came out to watch and cheer on the girls. We had a great result and placed second in our pool on 24 points. Congratulations to all the girls! 

Dance Fever

Parents are invited to come and watch their child in either their Skipping or Dance Lesson on Friday the 1st of July, in Week 10. The lessons will be located on the Top Playground. Please bring a chair to sit on and enjoy the lesson. 

The timetable is below: 


Year 3: 9.00am-9.30am

Year 4: 9.30am- 10.00am

Year 5: 10.00am-10.30am

Year 6: 10.30am-11.10am


Kindy: 11.45am- 12.25pm 

Year 1: 12.25pm- 1.05pm 

Year 2: 2.05pm- 2.45pm 

We look forward to seeing you then!


P & F News

Parish News

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 Pupil Free Day Care

The attachment below is the information and application form about Pupil free day care ( Term 3 ) at Ambrose OLOLBH.