Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 8, 17th June 2022

Key Dates

Tuesday 21st June

Year 4 Excursion - Elizabeth Farm

Report Information Evening 6.30pm

Thursday 23rd JuneOLOL Band Performance Night
Tuesday 28th June 

Open Classrooms 9.30am -10.45am

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

Jesus made the crowds welcome and talked to them about the kingdom of God; and he cured those who were in need of healing.

It was late afternoon when the Twelve came to him and said, ‘Send the people away, and they can go to the villages and farms round about to find lodging and food; for we are in a lonely place here.’ He replied, ‘Give them something to eat yourselves.’ But they said, ‘We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we are to go ourselves and buy food for all these people.’ For there were about five thousand men. But he said to his disciples, ‘Get them to sit down in parties of about fifty.’ They did so and made them all sit down. Then he took the five loaves and the two fish, raised his eyes to heaven, and said the blessing over them; then he broke them and handed them to his disciples to distribute among the crowd. They all ate as much as they wanted, and when the scraps remaining were collected they filled twelve baskets.


Have you thought – Twelve baskets?

The gospel passage tells us that after the five thousand people had eaten as much as they wanted, the remaining scraps filled twelve baskets. What is significant about twelve baskets of left-overs? Twelve was an important number – it represented the twelve tribes of Israel. Whenever the gospels mention twelve things they are symbolically talking about the nation of Israel. In this case, the message is that no matter how many people feast on the message of Jesus and accept the reign of God, there will still be enough to ‘feed’ the twelve tribes of Israel. No one need be left out!

© Creative Ministry Resources Pty Ltd


Congratulations to the members of our school community who made their Confirmation this week.


Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Winter Woolies Appeal. Next Monday will be the last day for collections, so if you have not yet donated and wanted to do so please send in your donation by Monday.

The children will celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at mass next Friday 24th June as a school community. We will present our donations as part of this Mass.

Compass Parent Portal

We’d like to welcome you to our Compass Parent Portal, a new way to engage with our school community.

Compass will be our primary communication tool that will facilitate effective communication between home and school, Skoolbag app will no longer be used. 

A letter was sent via email to all enrolled families with your login details for Compass. It is most important to keep your Username and Password secure, just like your bank account details, they should not be shared with anyone, including your children. If you have not received the email please contact the office. 

Using the Compass Parent Portal you will be able to:

  • Be informed of important updates, events and reminders

  • View your child’s timetable

  • Review your child’s attendance

  • Provide explanations for periods of absence

  • Update your contact details

  • View School reports

    For further information on how to use Compass and Compass Parent Guide please see link 

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. The criteria for selection is listed below:

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.

Class teachers will notify parents of children receiving an award via email next week.

Open Classrooms

Parents are invited to an open day in the classrooms in Week 10, Tuesday 28th June between 9:30 am -10:45pm. 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.

Report Information Evening

An information evening regarding the E-A scale, reports and assessment will be held for parents in the school library on Tuesday, 21st June at 6.30pm.

This session will be particularly useful for Year 1 parents who are receiving an E-A report for the first time.

Kindergarten parents do not receive an E-A report.

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

School Fees Instalment 2 are now overdue.  Please finalise outstanding accounts immediately. 

Thank you.

Morning Drop Off

Please be considerate of others at morning drop off. There is No Parking in front of the school from 8am. The parking zone is there, in addition for the safety of our community. 

You can stop only to drop off or pick up passengers or goods and you must not stop for more than 2 minutes and the driver must stay within 3 metres of your vehicle. Stopping includes when the vehicle is not moving but the engine is still running.

A parking ranger was onsite this week and appeared to be booking people who were not following the rules. 

If you need longer than 2 minutes, please find an appropriate parking spot.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

School Zone Parking Rules and Penalties

Please see attached information regarding School zone parking rules and penalties.

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 2

Sports Jackets:

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

School Interviews

Managing Complaints

Please find attached Parramatta Catholic Diocese complaint handling policy. For further information outlined in this document or to make a complaint, please contact CEDP at communityliaison@parra.catholic.edu.au or telephone on 9840 5600.

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:


Baby Congratulations

Congratulations to the Wesser family, Dante (6M)) on the birth of a baby sister. Alice.

Religious Education Year 2

Aura Parker Author and Illustrator

Social Skills

Responsibility through play - Peaceful playground people

  • Being a good winner
  • Being a good loser

Sports News

OLOL Athletics Carnival 2022

On Friday the 10th of June we had our School Athletics Carnival at Gooden Drive. 

I would like to say a big thank you to all the students, sport captains, teachers and parent helpers. 

We are so impressed with students' participation at the Athletics Carnival and their fantastic behaviour.

Results for the Colour Houses are being tallied and will be announced by the end of the Term. 

Additionally, students will be notified and receive their Hills Zone Permission note in Week 1 of Term 3. 

Lastly, if you have any Athletics Field Events, please send these to Mrs Rawlings (krawlings3@parra.catholic.edu.au) by the end of the Term. 

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

Todd Woodbridge Cup Schools Challenge

Don’t miss your chance to enter this years TODD WOODBRIDGE CUP SCHOOLS CHALLENGE at Blacktown Leisure Centre, Stanhope Gardens on Tuesday 6 September and the opportunity for your students to progress to the State Final. Attached is a flyer outlining all of the relevant information or you can click HERE to see specific event details and entry forms.


Ambrose Pupil Free Day Care

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