Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 4, 20th May 2022

Key Dates

Friday 27th MayAthletics Carnival Years 2-6
23rd May - 21st JuneDonate Winter Woolies
30th May- 1st JulyTell Them From Me Survey
Monday, 18th JulyStaff Development Day


A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘You see how it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses to this.

‘And now I am sending down to you what the Father has promised. Stay in the city then, until you are clothed with the power from on high.’ Then he took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven. They worshiped him and then went back to Jerusalem full of joy; and they were continually in the Temple praising God.


This year we will again support the Vinnies Winter Appeal. If you are able to assist in supporting our least vulnerable it would be greatly appreciated. We are seeking donations of socks, beanies, gloves and scarves.

To help maintain the dignity of those who will receive these items we ask that all items donated be new and in the packages in which they were purchased.  The children can bring these items to school between 23rd May - 21st June. 

This is a great opportunity for the children to spread the Good News and to show that the Church is really alive.

Rebecca Boidin

Religious Education Coordinator

Suggested list of items-

Kindy: Children's socks or scarves

Year 1: Children’s gloves and beanies

Year 2: Beanies or socks for adult men

Year 3: Gloves or scarves for adult men

Year 4: Beanies or socks for adult women

Year 5: Gloves or scarves for adult women

Year 6: Socks or Beanies for adult men or women

Hills Young Leaders Afternoon Tea

On Wednesday the 18th May, Mr Haskins, Mrs Bryant, the school captains Aaron Chevalier and Joanna John Britto were invited by Mr David Elliot, Member for Baulkham Hills, to afternoon tea at State Parliament. School captains from the Hills district were also invited. 

We met David Elliot, Carlene York, NSW SES Commissioner and David Hand, President of Castle Hill RSL sub-Branch. NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was also in attendance. 

Stop Work Action

I wish to advise you that on Friday, 27 May 2022 a number of our staff may take part in protected industrial action (stop work action) to progress their claims for a new enterprise agreement. 

I want to assure you that supervision and classes will be provided at school on this day.

Our staff are within their rights to take protected industrial action. At the same time, we appreciate families’ concerns about further potential disruption to students and the school community, especially given the current situation with COVID-19 and recent flooding. 

Catholic Education Diocese Parramatta and other Catholic Dioceses across NSW and the ACT have regularly met with the union to progress negotiations for a new enterprise agreement and will continue to do so. 

Thank you for your understanding and I will continue to keep you updated about this matter. 

Tell Them From Me Survey

In the coming weeks (Monday 30 May to Friday 1 July 2022), we will be inviting students, teachers and parents to provide feedback on their experience of our school using an online survey. The surveys are an important part of our whole school evaluation and planning process.

We would like to invite you to complete the Tell Them From Me (TTFM) Partners in Learning survey. As we value the role of parents and carers within our school community we would greatly appreciate your feedback. The information you provide will be used to maintain our commitment to working together in partnership to further improve student learning and wellbeing at Our Lady of Lourdes School. 

The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. The link will be sent home to parents to complete.

Students in Years 4-6 will be given the opportunity and time to participate in this survey during regular school hours. Thank you

School Fees Instalment 2 - Due date, 2 June 2022

Families should have received their 2022 School Fee Statement-Instalment 2.  Please contact the school office (via phone or email) if you have not received your school fee statement as soon as possible. Thank you


The warehouse for all uniforms will be closed as of Friday 27/5/22 till Monday 6/6/22  (THERE WILL BE NO UNIFORM DELIVERY TO THE SCHOOL ON TUESDAY 31/5/22 and FRIDAY 3/6/22).

Orders can still be placed via QKR app during this time and your order will be delivered to the school on Tuesday 7/6/22.Thank you for your understanding.

Kind regards



Social Skills

Care and Compassion- Being Positive

 *Leaving other children alone

 ̈*Not touching other children’s things

Updated Canteen Menu

Please see attached updated canteen menu. 

Lost Property

Have you lost your glasses ? Please contact the office if you are missing glasses. 

Sports News

Girls Soccer Gala Day Postponed

Unfortunately next Wednesday’s Girls Soccer Gala Day has been postponed. 

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Athletics Carnival for Year 2-6

The OLOL Athletics Carnival for Years 2-6 is next Friday the 27th of May (Week 5), weather permitting. 

We have just concluded our Long Jump and Shot Put trials at Gooden Drive. 

Thank you to all the students and parents who came to these events. 

Additionally, if you have any other offical field event results (from e.g. Little Athletics), you can send these to Mrs Rawlings  after the Athletics Carnival (krawlings3@parra.catholic.edu.au). They will need to be your child’s Personal Best official results. These field events will either be held at the Hills Zone Athletics Carnival or the Diocesean Athletics Carnival. 

If you would like to assist at our OLOL Athletics Carnival for timing and other jobs for the duration of the carnival and you have completed the Building Child Safe Communities online training unit, please let me know via email at your earliest convenience. 

Athletics Information for New Students/Parents: 

9:40am at Yattenden Oval. 

Order of Events: 

Championship Events for the 800m (8 years-12 years-Timed Finals)

Races for 300m for 7 year olds

Sprint Heats - 100m (7 years-12 years)

200m (8 years-12 years-timed Finals). 

Novelty Events:

* To be conducted in grade groups

Year 2: Relay races (skipping, crab walks etc)

Year 3: Egg & spoon races

Year 4: Foam Javelin Throwing

Year 5: Ball Games (over/under, tunnel ball) Year 6: Ball Games (over/under, tunnel ball) 

Championship Events: 100m finals for 8-12 years. 

Students will walk down in their classes with their classroom teachers at 9.10am. 

Students are able to enter any of the above events on the day with no prior registration. 

Students in Year 2-6 are allowed to wear a coloured house shirt with  their sports shorts  if they wish or full sports uniform. 

Students can bring a smaller bag with them with their recess/lunch, sunscreen, school hat, towel to sit on and water bottle.

Parish News


Please see attached information regarding Alpha program

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

Women in Leadership Forum - Wednesday 25 May 2022


Keeping families and children well – COVID-19 Bulletin

Issue 63: Thursday 19 May

Please click here to find the latest COVID-19 bulletin.

In this issue:

  • National Reconciliation Week events in Western Sydney and online
  • Tips and recipes for healthy eating on a budget
  • Latest COVID-19 and flu updates