Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 3 Week 2, 29th July 2022

Key Dates

Monday 25th July to 3rd AugustBook Fair
Tuesday 2nd August10am Grandparents Day Mass
Friday 5th AugustYear 2 Excursion Ryde Schoolhouse Museum
Tuesday 9th August2.20pm Whole School Assembly 
Tuesday 16th August7.30pm Sacrament 1st Reconciliation & Eucharist meeting
Tuesday 23rd August6.30pm P&F Meeting


A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

A man in the crowd said to Jesus, ‘Master, tell my brother to give me a share of our inheritance.’ ‘My friend,’ he replied, ‘who appointed me your judge, or the arbitrator of your claims?’ Then he said to them, ‘Watch, and be on your guard against avarice of any kind, for a man’s life is not made secure by what he owns, even when he has more than he needs.’

Then he told them a parable: ‘There was once a rich man who, having had a good harvest from his land, thought to himself, “What am I to do? I have not enough room to store my crops.” Then he said, “This is what I will do; I will pull down my barns and build bigger ones, and store all my grain and my goods in them, and I will say to my soul: My soul, you have plenty of good things laid by for many years to come; take things easy, eat, drink, have a good time.” But God said to him, “Fool! This very night the demand will be made for your soul; and this hoard of yours, whose will it be then?” So it is when a man stores up treasure for himself in place of making himself rich in the sight of God.’


Living the Gospel – This hoard of yours…

Our modern society is particularly dominated by a mindset of accumulating more than we might ever need. The saying ‘Whoever has the most toys, wins’ holds more than just a shred of truth for many people. Our consumerist lifestyle nurtures the desire to accumulate more and more ‘stuff’. Every time we turn on the television there is a new ‘must have’ gadget. We talk about built-in obsolescence of manufactured goods and every new technological device makes older models redundant so that we feel we constantly have to upgrade. How would we answer God’s question, ‘so this hoard of yours, whose will it be then?’

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Grandparents Mass Tuesday 2nd August

We would like to invite all our grandparents to a special ‘Grandparents Mass’. This Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday 2nd August at 10am followed by morning tea.

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will continue until Wednesday 3rd August, The students will have an opportunity to view the fair and create a wish list that can be purchased online.

Books will be for sale at the Book Fair after the Grandparents Mass in the OLOL Learning centre. More details will be sent home with the students next week.

Year 6 Canberra Excursion

Last week Year 6 travelled to Canberra as part of their HSIE unit - Australia as a Nation.

It was an opportunity to consolidate our learnings about Australian Government as well as gaining first hand experience in the role that Parliament, Democracy and Elections play in our lives. We also visited CSIRO and Questacon to gain a better understanding of the Science in our lives. It was a fabulous 2 days in our Nation’s Capital. Thank you to Mrs Haddad and Mr Orts for their assistance.

Japan Day 2022 in Year 5

Census Friday, 5th August

The annual school census will take place on Friday 5th August. It is imperative that the school has received an application of extended leave  for 5 or more days or a note of explanation (in case of sickness etc) if your child is absent on this day, as this is a legal requirement.

If your child is not at school on Friday 5th August, please ensure you have updated Compass with your child’s absence and anticipated date of return. Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Atached is the 2022 Census Privacy Notice


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:


Updated Term 3 Planner


4 Weeks to Go !

Social Skills

Suggesting and persuading / not being bossy

Compass Parent Portal

School Photos

School photos will arrive soon. They will be sent home as soon as they have been delivered.

P & F News

PF Meeting

The next P&F meeting will be held this term on the  23rd of August at 6.30pm (date change). We hope to see many of you there. 

Thank you. OLOL P&F

Parish News

2022 Sacrament of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

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


ANNULMENT INFORMATION WEBINAR - Each year the Tribunal of the Catholic Church, Diocese of Parramatta and Catholic Care WSBM Solo Parent Services present an Information Webinar to help people understand the process of Annulments in the Catholic Church. Questions are answered in detail on all aspects of the Annulment process.  The event will be held online via Zoom.  

Date: Wednesday 3rd August 2022 Time: 7pm -9pm.  Registration is Essential:  For further details and to register, please call the Tribunal office on PH: 8838 3480 or email tribunal@parracatholic.org  


Bereavement Support Program at St. Bernadette’s Parish Castle Hill Commencing 11th August

Catholic Care Western Sydney and Blue Mountains is commencing a 7 session Bereavement Support Program for men and women whose spouse or partner have died.  Each week a different topic will be presented on how grief impacts lives after the death of a spouse or partner.  It will be held on Thursdays over 7 weeks at St. Bernadette’s Parish from 10am – 12pm.  The program commences on Thursday 11th August and concludes on Thursday 22nd September 2022.  

For further information and Registration:  Please Contact Rita Chater at Catholic care on 8843 2500 or rita.chater@ccss.org.au