Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 3 Week 5, 19th August, 2022

Key Dates

Tuesday 23rd August6.30pm P&F Meeting
Monday 29th AugustVoice of Youth - Year 6
Thursday 1st September Father's Day Breakfast and Stall
Friday 2nd SeptemberKinder Farm Excursion
Friday 2nd SeptemberDiocesan Athletics Homebush
Friday 2nd SeptemberJersey Day
Tuesday 6th SeptemberBook Week Parade
Monday 10th OctoberStaff Development Day


A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Through towns and villages Jesus went teaching, making his way to Jerusalem. Someone said to him, ‘Sir, will there be only a few saved?’ He said to them, ‘Try your best to enter by the narrow door, because, I tell you, many will try to enter and will not succeed.

‘Once the master of the house has got up and locked the door, you may find yourself knocking on the door, saying, “Lord, open to us” but he will answer, “I do not know where you come from.” Then you will find yourself saying, “We once ate and drank in your company; you taught in our streets” but he will reply, “I do not know where you come from. Away from me, all you wicked men!”

‘Then there will be weeping and grinding of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves turned outside. And men from east and west, from north and south, will come to take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.

‘Yes, there are those now last who will be first, and those now first who will be last.’



Who are some important people?

Why are they important?

When do you like to feel important?

Jesus says that being first is not important. Why shouldn’t we always try to be first?

How can we show we care for others instead of wanting to be first?

© Creative Ministry Resources Pty Ltd

Peer Support - Keeping Friends

Session 4. This week we focussed on the importance of support networks and the role that friends play in each others lives. We encourage you to talk to your child about identifying friends they have who can provide support to them if the need arises.

Morning Drop Off

We have reminded the children about appropriate conduct if they have been dropped off at school before the gates open at 8:30am. Some children have been playing dangerously near the road at this time.We ask that parents also discuss this with their children.

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 also 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.

Voice of Youth School Finalists

Today 11 Year 6 students competed in the school final for Voice of Youth.

These children were:  Baden Arkell, Braith Sharbean, Dante Wesser, Joanna Johns, Davynn Kim, Cailum Saab, Riya Franklin, Annabelle Starkey, Chantelle Soto, Sheena King, Matthew Gendy.

All of these students spoke confidently which made it a tough decision to select our top 3 students. The 3 children selected will compete at the Hills Cluster final on Monday 29th August. Our 3 finalists will be announced next week.

JERSEY DAY is on Friday September 2, 2022.

On Friday, 2nd September, 2022 schools and workplaces across Australia are asked to allow students and employees to wear their favourite sporting jersey to school or work to show their support for the DONATE LIFE network and begin the conversation with their friends and families about Organ Donation. JERSEY DAY has been inspired by the story of NATHAN GREMMO who was tragically lost in an accident in May 2015. Nathan’s family chose to give the gift of life to others to honour the legacy of Nathan’s generous personality.

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

  • Organ donation can save the lives of many people.
  • Around 1,850 Australians are currently waitlisted for a transplant.
  • To become an organ donor, you need to join the Australian Organ Donor Registry. State based driver’s license donor registries no longer exist.
  • In Australia, family members will always be asked to confirm the decision of organ donation. That is why discussing your decision with family and friends is so important.
  • 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

Evacuation / Lock Down / Lock Out

We have successfully completed our Evacuation, Lock Down and Lock Out drills for this term.

Congratulations to the students for taking part in these drills in such a sensible manner

Social Skills

Respect, Integrity and Conflict Resolution

What to do if someone is annoying you

Sports News


Congratulations to Sheena King (6M) and Trasa King (3B) who competed at the NSW State Irish Dancing Championships. 

Sheena obtained the title  U11 NSW STATE CHAMPION 2022, World Qualifer and 4 times State Champion.

Trasa obtained the title of  U8 NSW State Champion 2022 . 

Well done on your achivement.

P & F News

P&F Meeting

Our next P&F meeting will be held on Tuesday the 23rd August at 6.30pm. We hope to see many attend. 

Fun Run

The school Fun Run fundraiser will be held on Friday 16th September 2022.

Sponsorship sheets will be sent home with each child next week.

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.

There will be a prize awarded to the student that raises the most amount of money for the fun run fundraiser for each grade.

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 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 Kate Martin on ololbhevents@gmail.com

Father’s Day Breakfast

The annual Father’s Day Breakfast will be back this year! The breakfast will be held on Thursday the 2nd of September starting from 7.30am in the top playground. If you would like to attend this event please fill in the form below to RSVP by Monday the 29th of August. We hope to see many attend. 

RSVP Link 

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