Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 3 Week 1, 22nd July 2022

Key Dates

Monday 25th July to 3rd AugustBook Fair
Tuesday 26th JulyJapan Day Year 5
Friday 29th July Year 1 Little Diggers Excursion
Tuesday 2nd August10am Grandparents Day Mass
Friday 5th AugustYear 2 Excursion Ryde Schoolhouse Museum
Tuesday 23rd August6.30pm P&F Meeting

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Once Jesus was in a certain place praying, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.’ He said to them, ‘Say this when you pray:

“Father, may your name be held holy, 

your kingdom come; 

give us each day our daily bread,

and forgive us our sins,

for we ourselves forgive each one who is in debt to us.

And do not put us to the test.”’

He also said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has a friend and goes to him in the middle of the night to say, “My friend, lend me three loaves, because a friend of mine on his travels has just arrived at my house and I have nothing to offer him”; and the man answers from inside the house, “Do not bother me. The door is bolted now, and my children and I are in bed; I cannot get up to give it to you.” I tell you, if the man does not get up and give it him for friendship’s sake, persistence will be enough to make him get up and give his friend all he wants.

‘So I say to you: Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For the one who asks always receives; the one who searches always finds; the one who knocks will always have the door opened to him. What father among you would hand his son a stone when he asked for bread? Or hand him a snake instead of a fish? Or hand him a scorpion if he asked for an egg? If you then, who are evil, know how to give your children what is good, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!’


Welcome Back

Welcome back to all our students, staff and families. We hope you had a wonderful and relaxing break. We look forward to a busy and exciting Term 3.


This week the Year 6 students were engaged in two days of training for Peer Support. During these days the students were involved in a variety of activities that focussed on the skills and strategies needed to facilitate the upcoming Peer Support Sessions. All of the students were engaged and realised that there is a lot more involved in being a Peer Support leader than they originally thought. 

The students are very much looking forward to leading their groups this term

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

Starting on Monday 25th July until Monday Wednesday 3rd August, the Scholastic Book Fair will be visiting OLOL. 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.

Movie Night

The last day of school we held our movie night, it was a great success and enjoyed by all who attended. Thank you very much to Mrs Pratt for her hard work and preparation. Thank you to all the volunteers who assisted her.

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:


Term 3 Planner



Our deepest condolences to the Bayeh family on the passing of Mr Bayeh. Father of Mia-Lore Bayeh (5C).  Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this time.

5 Weeks to Go !

Social Skill

Compass Parent Portal

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

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