Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 1 Week 11, 8th April 2022

Key Dates

Friday 8th AprilLast Day of Term 1
Monday 25th ArpilANZAC Day Public Holiday
Tuesday 26th April

First Day of Term 2

Friday 6th MayMothers Day Breakfast
Tuesday 17th MaySchool Photo Day (Winter Uniform)


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The passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

They began their accusation by saying, ‘We found this man inciting our people to revolt, opposing payment of tribute to Caesar, and claiming to be Christ, a king.’ Pilate put to him this question, ‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ ‘It is you who say it’ he replied. Pilate then said to the chief priests and the crowd, ‘I find no case against this man.’ But they persisted, ‘He is inflaming the people with his teaching all over Judaea; it has come all the way from Galilee, where he started, down to here.’ When Pilate heard this, he asked if the man were a Galilean; and finding that he came under Herod’s jurisdiction he passed him over to Herod who was also in Jerusalem at that time.

Herod was delighted to see Jesus; he had heard about him and had been wanting for a long time to set eyes on him; moreover, he was hoping to see some miracle worked by him. So he questioned him at some length; but without getting any reply. Meanwhile the chief priests and the scribes were there, violently pressing their accusations. Then Herod, together with his guards, treated him with contempt and made fun of him; he put a rich cloak on him and sent him back to Pilate. And though Herod and Pilate had been enemies before, they were reconciled that same day.

Pilate then summoned the chief priests and the leading men and the people. ‘You brought this man before me’ he said ‘as a political agitator. Now I have gone into the matter myself in your presence and found no case against the man in respect of all the charges you bring against him. Nor has Herod either, since he has sent him back to us. As you can see, the man has done nothing that deserves death, so I shall have him flogged and then let him go.’ But as one man they howled, ‘Away with him! Give us Barabbas!’ (This man had been thrown into prison for causing a riot in the city and for murder.)

Pilate was anxious to set Jesus free and addressed them again, but they shouted back, ‘Crucify him! Crucify him!’ And for the third time he spoke to them, ‘Why? What harm has this man done? I have found no case against him that deserves death, so I shall have him punished and then let him go.’ But they kept on shouting at the top of their voices, demanding that he should be crucified. And their shouts were growing louder.

Pilate then gave his verdict: their demand was to be granted. He released the man they asked for, who had been imprisoned for rioting and murder, and handed Jesus over to them to deal with as they pleased.

As they were leading him away they seized on a man, Simon from Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and made him shoulder the cross and carry it behind Jesus. Large numbers of people followed him, and of women too, who mourned and lamented for him. But Jesus turned to them and said, ‘Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep rather for yourselves and for your children. For the days will surely come when people will say, “Happy are those who are barren, the wombs that have never borne, the breasts that have never suckled!” Then they will begin to say to the mountains, “Fall on us!”; to the hills, “Cover us!” For if men use the green wood like this, what will happen when it is dry?’ Now with him they were also leading out two other criminals to be executed.

When they reached the place called The Skull, they crucified him there and the two criminals also, one on the right, the other on the left. Jesus said, ‘Father forgive them; they do not know what they are doing.’ Then they cast lots to share out his clothing.

The people stayed there watching him. As for the leaders, they jeered at him. ‘He saved others,’ they said ‘let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.’ The soldiers mocked him too and when they approached to offer him vinegar they said, ‘If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.’ Above him there was an inscription ‘This is the King of the Jews.’

One of the criminals hanging there abused him. ‘Are you not the Christ?’ he said. ‘Save yourself and us as well.’ But the other spoke up and rebuked him. ‘Have you no fear of God at all?’ he said. ‘You got the same sentence as he did, but in our case we deserved it; we are paying for what we did. But this man has done nothing wrong. Jesus,’ he said ‘remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ ‘Indeed, I promise you,’ he replied ‘today you will be with me in paradise.’

It was now about the sixth hour and, with the sun eclipsed, a darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. The veil of the Temple was torn right down the middle; and when Jesus had cried out in a loud voice, he said, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ With these words he breathed his last.

(kneel and pause a moment)

When the centurion saw what had taken place, he gave praise to God and said, ‘This was a great and good man.’ And when all the people who had gathered for the spectacle saw what had happened, they went home beating their breasts.

All his friends stood at a distance; so also did the women who had accompanied him from Galilee, and they saw all this happen.


HOLY WEEK Reflection

Thank You and Happy Easter

Thank you to all the students and staff who have worked so hard this term. Kindergarten have settled in well and are making great progress with their learning and making new friends.

I wish everyone a Happy and Holy Easter and a relaxing break over the next two weeks.

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 Certicate and one student to receive a Citizenship Certicate. 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

Principal/ Citizenship Awards Congratulations

Executive Directors Summer Reading Challenge

During the January school holidays students in our Diocese took part in the Executive Directors Summer Reading Challenge. Congratulations to all students who participated. Well done to Ricky Patel who was awarded a special prize for the Summer Reading challenge.

Winter Uniform

All winter uniforms are now available for purchase. The students will be changing to winter uniform on Monday 9th May.

Orders can be placed via Qkr app by MasterCard. The QKR app is a safe and convenient way to order and ensures your uniforms are delivered to the school.

Please see uniform size chart below

Any questions please email to: elle@ozfashions.com.au

OzFashions Uniform Size Chart


Baby Congratulations

Congratullations to the Gnanasekaran family on the safe arrival of a baby girl, little sister to Isaac (4F).

School Fees - Please Finalise Overdue accounts

School Fees Instalment 1 payment was due on Wednesday, 16th March, 2022. If your school fee account is outstanding and you are not on a flexible payment arrangement, please finalise your account now . Thank you


Volunteers make a significant contribution to students and our community. All Volunteers must complete the Building Child Safe Communities Undertaking Form and online training module prior to being engaged by a school. 

This can be accessed by visiting the following link , scroll down to "Start Training Now"

Social Skills

Respect feeling good about yourself and others

  • Valuing self/being yourself
  • valuing others
  • being friendly
  • being a good friend
  • enrcourage others

Mathematics in the Home

Sports News

Dance Fever

Dance Fever is coming back to OLOL in Term 2 on Fridays! 

K-2 will be completing the Dance Program and Years 3-6 will be completing a Skipping Program for 10 weeks. 

Diocesan Cross Country

The Diocesan Cross Country will be held in Term 2, Week 2 on Tuesday 3rd May at Eastern Creek. These students will receive a permission note for this event after the holidays in Week 1 of Term 2.

The Eastern Creek course is a challenging course and students are encouraged to train for this event during the holidays.

P & F News

Congratulations to our Easter Raffle Winners

Mother’s Day fundraiser Raffle

We are now also organising gifts for the annual Mother’s Day fundraiser raffle.  Last year’s raffle was a great success due to the amazing generosity of our school community in donating gifts and prizes as well as purchasing raffle tickets. We hope this year can be just as successful. 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 to the school office.  If you have any questions or need to discuss anything at all about the raffle, please do not hesitate to contact Belinda Hanna on ololbhpfpresident@gmail.com

Mothers Day Breakfast and Stall

Our mothers day breakfast and stall will be back for 2022. It will be held on Friday the 6th of May. We need many volunteers to assist on the day. If you would like to be involved in selling raffle tickets, helping with the breakfast on the day, involved in cooking the barbecue or would like to help in the stall please fill out the volunteer form, the link is attached below and please sign up for the area you would like to assist in. If you are unable to assist on the day and would still like to help with the breakfast in some way please contact Belinda Hanna on ololbhpfpresident@gmail.com.


Please note that all parents who wish to volunteer, will need to be double vaccinated as per covid restrictions.

Save the Date

Our first P&F meeting for the year will be held on Tuesday the 10th of May from 6.30pm. We would love to see many faces attend including new family members to the school! 

Parish News

Sacrament of Confirmation

Please see attached information regarding Sacrament of Confirmation.

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

Arthur Street Mint Fresh IGA Colouring In Competition

It’s that time of year again where we see our annual Easter Colouring Competition take place!We have many wonderful prizes to be won including chocolate hamper packs and kinder surprise goodies.

Entries to can be submitted in store, entries close Thursday 13th April, 2022