Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 3 Week 6, 26th August, 2022

Key Dates

Monday 29th AugustVoice of Youth Cluster- Year 6
Thursday 1st September Father's Day Breakfast and Stall
Friday 2nd September

Kinder Farm Excursion

Diocesan Athletics Homebush

Jersey Day

Tuesday 6th SeptemberBook Week Parade
Friday 23rd September Last Day of Term
Monday 10th OctoberStaff Development Day


A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

On a sabbath day Jesus had gone for a meal to the house of one of the leading Pharisees; and they watched him closely. He then told the guests a parable, because he had noticed how they picked the places of honour. He said this, ‘When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take your seat in the place of honour. A more distinguished person than you may have been invited, and the person who invited you both may come and say, “Give up your place to this man.” And then, to your embarrassment, you would have to go and take the lowest place. No; when you are a guest, make your way to the lowest place and sit there, so that, when your host comes, he may say, “My friend, move up higher.” In that way, everyone with you at the table will see you honoured. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the man who humbles himself will be exalted.’

Then he said to his host, ‘When you give a lunch or a dinner, do not ask your friends, brothers, relations or rich neighbours, for fear they repay your courtesy by inviting you in return. No; when you have a party, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; that they cannot pay you back means that you are fortunate, because repayment will be made to you when the virtuous rise again.’



When have you had a party?

Who did you invite?

Jesus says that when you have a party, give up your seat to others. What does it mean if you give up your seat for others?

How can we think of others before ourselves this week?

© Creative Ministry Resources Pty Ltd

Peer Support - Keeping Friends.

Session 5- This week we looked at how to play in a friendly way in order to maintain and build positive relationships. Throughout the activities the children discovered the importance of taking turns and having consistent rules throughout a game. We encourage the children to practise these skills at home by playing games with siblings, family or friends.

Voice of Youth School Finalists

Congratulations to our three finalist, Annabelle Starkey, Chantelle Soto and Dante Wesser, who have been choose to represent Our Lady of Lourdes at the Hills Cluster Voice of Youth final on Monday 29th August. 

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.

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 Ozfashions 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 

Celebrating Book Week with a Book Parade.

This year we will be holding a Book Parade to celebrate children’s literature.

This is an opportunity for the children to dress up, create a poster or a mask of their favourite book character.

The book Parade will be held on Tuesday 6th September at 10am on the piazza in front of the Church.  

Everyone is welcome to attend, and we look forward to seeing you there.   

The children can wear their costumes to school with suitable shoes.

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.

JERSEY DAY is on Friday September 2, 2022.

JERSEY DAY is the perfect opportunity to start a discussion with your loved ones about organ donation.

You can register your decision to donate via jerseyday.com.au. It takes less than a minute to register.

This campaign is all about raising awareness. Simply wear your favourite sporting jersey to school or work on Friday 2nd September and show your support for this cause.

There is NO donation of money on this day

Mathematics in the Home

Social Skills

Respect, Integrity and Conflict Resolution

  • Coping with anger
  • Not getting your own way


Hills Council Rangers visit all schools on a regular basis and have recently been here at Our Lady of Lourdes, mostly before school. They have fined parents who park in the drop off zone and walk more than 3m from their vehicle.

Rangers mentioned that they are observing parents parking dangerously, too far from the kerb and at an angle. Parents are also causing a danger and holding up traffic by not moving all the way down the drop off area. If you have room please be considerate to other drivers and move as far down as possible so that more parents have room to drop off their children.


No Parking Zones

P & F News

Fun Run

The school Fun Run fundraiser will be held on Friday 16th September 2022 at Yattenden Oval, field conditions permitting. A time will be given closer to the day.. 

Sponsorship sheets were sent home with each child earlier this week (Please see attached if you did not receive one) . 

Sponsors should be people that are known to you or your family – relatives, neighbours, friends or your parents’ work friends. Do not ask people that you do not know to sponsor you.


Father's Day Fundraiser Raffle

We are now organising gifts for the annual Father’s Day fundraiser raffle.  We are currently looking for donations no matter how small or large. If you have a new product, gift vouchers, services, or know any business that may be interested in donating to our fundraising raffle it would be greatly appreciated.  

If you would like to donate, can you please bring the items into the school office.  If you have any questions or need to discuss anything at all about the raffle, please do not hesitate to contact Kate Martin on ololbhevents@gmail.com

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

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