Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 2, 6th May 2022

Key Dates

Monday 9th MayWinter Uniform
Tuesdy 10th May

K-6 Assembly

6.30pm P & Meeting

Tuesday 17th MaySchool Photo Day (Winter Uniform)
10th-20th MayNaplan Years 3 & 5
Monday, 18th JulyStaff Development Day

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John

Jesus said:

‘The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice;

I know them and they follow me.

I give them eternal life;

they will never be lost

and no one will ever steal them from me.

The Father who gave them to me is greater than anyone,

and no one can steal from the Father.

The Father and I are one.’

Childrens Discussion Starters

Do you know of anyone who has been lost?

Who was worried?

How was that person found?

Jesus says to us that we can never really be lost for he knows each of us and will always care for us.

Let us pray that we may know and love Jesus more closely.

© Creative Ministry Resources Pty Ltd

Easter Celebration

Last week, we celebrated Easter as a whole school with an Easter Mass celebrated by Fr Wim. 

It was a beautiful celebration and it was wonderful to come together as a whole school community once again.

The theme for the mass was “New Beginnings”. 

The following symbols were used to decorate the Altar- symbols of new life.

A lamb: Jesus, the ‘Lamb of God’ who takes away our sin.

A butterfly: It begins its life as a caterpillar (symbolising Christ’s life on earth); becomes a cocoon (symbolising Christ’s entombment); and ultimately transforms into a butterfly (symbolising Christ resurrected).

A seedling: New life sprouting and growing stronger and bigger each day.

Flowers: Flowers burst open from closed buds and bring their colour and life to all.

An egg: A symbol of life and new birth.

A clean slate: A symbol of God’s great gift to us all. The chance to begin again.

Mothers Day

This morning , Year 2 led the school in a reflective liturgy to celebrate the gift of mothers. 

We celebrated and prayed for the special women in our lives. Women we call mothers and women who have loved and cared for us. We celebrated our Mother Mary, mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, aunties, family friends and carers. 

Let the inspiration of Mary, who offered constant love to all people, be a model for all those who care for others.

Reflective words from K-6.

Mothers are incredibly special because they give us our wonderful life.

Ongoing smiles and overall love and care you give to us. Out of this world, you are the number one mum because you outshine the brightest stars in the sky for the following reasons:- you always take care of us, you pick us up when we fall and when we need help and encouragement, you help us achieve success in what we do. You are simply outstanding.

Thank you to all mums for your love, your kindness and your warmth. Thank you for your guidance and support as we grow each day.

Here and there and everywhere, our mothers love us anywhere. Her laughter fills my heart and her kindness fills the air. Her hugs are amazing and warm me up when I sit in the chair. Her smile lights up the room and her helping hands will always share.

Every one of our mothers are special, kind and caring. We love our mums and they love us. They guide us, protect us and support us in everything we do. Thank you mums. 

Remarkable women who show us the way. Respectful and loving to us every day. Resilient people who teach us to love, raising us to be the best we can be. Respectful, Reliable, Resilient, Remarkable are our mums.

She loves me more than anyone else because she takes me to fun places to play. She makes me yummy cupcakes.

May: The Month of Mary

During the month of May we remember our holy mother, Mary. As Catholics we honour Mary. We do not worship her, we pray to her, for her to intercede for us. She is a bridge for us to her Son, our Saviour, Jesus. 

May is normally part of the Easter season, the period of fifty days, which lasts from Easter to Pentecost. It is the time that we celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection and culminates with Jesus’ Ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit to the Church on Pentecost. During the Easter season we are more aware of Mary’s motherly presence and love. We are able to see the comfort and guidance she gave to the Apostles during this time.  It is a time to reflect on Jesus giving his mother to his beloved apostle and in essence to us. 

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.

                                                                                                                               John 19:26-27

Winter Uniform

Full wiinter uniform is to be worn from Monday 9th May.

Thank You

Thank you to the P&F and all the volunteers who organised and prepared the amazing breakfast for all our mothers and grandmothers. We hope you have a great day on Sunday.

Thank you also to the P&F volunteers for organising the Mothers Day Stall. Thank you also to the generous families who donated prizes for the raffle.

Mothers Day Breakfast

School Photos

School photos are Tuesday 17th May 2022. Students are to wear full Winter Uniform.

Parents who want to order Family Photos can use the same Access Key 8W9L47SF. Family Photo orders must be placed by 4:30pm the night before Photo Day. Any Family Photo that has not been ordered before the cut-off will not be taken. Unfortunately, we cannot make any exceptions on the day.

 All students will have an individual photo taken on Photo Day regardless if they are ordering or not. Individual student ordering will stay open after Photo Day.


We are having a whole school assembly led by Year 3 on Tuesday 10th May at 2.20pm .

Parents of Year 3 students and any parents of students  who will be receiving an award are invited to attend on Tuesday.

Award recipient parents have been notified via email by their class teacher. 


Guidelines for close contacts

Students who are close contacts and have no symptoms may continue to attend school if they follow guidelines agreed with NSW Health.

• They must notify the school if they are intending to return under this provision.

• They should conduct a daily RAT and return a negative result each morning before attending school for 5 school days.

NAPLAN Online 2022

Students in Years 3 and 5 will participate in the annual NAPLAN tests in writing, reading, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.

Our school will be participating in NAPLAN Online between 10th and 20th May 2022.

Staff Development Day

Monday, 18th July, (Term 3, Day 1) is a Professional Learning Day for the staff.

Please make alternate arrangements for your children on that day

Lost Property

We have many unclaimed items in the lost property. Please contact us if you are missing any items that may belong to you.

We ask parents to please ensure names are clearly marked on all clothing.

Unclaimed items include;

School Jackets - Sizes  4x 1,  6 x 3 

Sports Jackets - Sizes 6 & 8 x 3, 10 x 1

Updating contact details

We would like to remind families that if your contact details have changed in any way, such as postal address, email address and contact phone numbers to please advise the office in writing. This will ensure that we are able to forward any relevant correspondence or contact you if there is an emergency. We thank you for your assistance with this matter.

OLOL Inquiry Learning K-6 Re-ignition Days


Social Skill

Updated Canteen Menu

Sports News

Diocesan Cross Country 2022

On Tuesday the 3rd of May, 41 students represented Our Lady of Lourdes at the Diocesan Cross Country at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek. It was a beautiful sunny day and all the students ran extremely well. Mr Fitzsimons and I would like to congratulate all the students on their outstanding behaviour. 

Another big congratulations to the following students who placed in the top 8 of their age group within the  Eastern Division:

  • Tatum Kriesch in the 8/9 years Boys.

  • Hannah Johnston in the 8/9 years Girls. 

  • Maksym Onis in the 10 years Boys. 

  • Cailum Saab in the 11 years Boys. 

  • Ava Cetinic in the 11 years Girls. 

  • Thomas O’Keefe in the 12/13 years Boys. 

  • Amber Haywood in the 12/13 years Girls. 

Below are some photos of our brilliant runners!

Long Jump and Shot Put Trials

Dear Parents,

The OLOL Athletics Carnival is approaching soon, Friday of Week 5. 

Therefore, we will be holding trials for Long Jump and Shot Put at Gooden Drive Reserve, on three different dates, at 3.45pm.

Thursday the 12th of May

Monday the 16th of May

Tuesday the 17th of May

Students must have experience in these two events and be serious competitors who are wanting to compete at the Hills Zone Athletics Carnival. 

Students must be turning 8 years of age this year or above, to trial. 

The cutoff date to register is Monday the 9th of May. 

For organisation purposes please only select one of the available dates.  

Please fill in the Google Form to register your child: 


McKillop trials in Canberra

The following students are representing the Parramatta Catholic Diocese at the MacKillop Rugby League Trials in Canberra Aaron Chevalier (6M),Ruby Enosi Tuipulotu (6M), Dante Wesser (6M), Noah Puletua (6B) and Thomas O'keefe (6M).

P & F News

Mother’s Day breakfast

The Mother’s Day breakfast was held today and it was a lovely morning enjoyed by all. A big thank you to all the parents who volunteered to help prepare the breakfast. It was an early start and your time was greatly appreciated. 

Thank you to the Joummaa family and Auscom builders for their generosity in donating the coffee cart today for all to enjoy at the breakfast. 

A big thank you goes to Anna Chevalier and Katrina Gooding for all their hard work putting together the wonderful Mother’s Day stall over the last couple of months and today. It was a great success and appreciated by all !!! 

Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to help today working in the stall and selling raffle tickets. A massive thank you also goes out to all the families and businesses that so generously donated prizes for our raffle today. We had over thirty prizes to give away to families and this helped to make the day a great success. 

Thank you to the following families for their donations. the Younis family, Saba Hair and the Badoui family, the Simon family, the Joumma family, the Essey family, the Makdessi Family, the Haddad family, SL legal, George’s Pizza, the Taggart family, the Merheb Family and Sensational cakes,  Chookalious, the Chen family and Mezza Via, the Hasham Family, the Hanna family, the Hughes family, Cloud cakes and more, the Lee family and to all the other families who kindly donated gifts.

Our first P&F meeting will be held next Tuesday the 10th of May at 6.30pm, in the open learning area at school. We hope to see many attend the meeting and many new families to our school community as well! 

Thank You from the P&F

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

Oakhill College’s Gala Day

Keeping families and children well – COVID-19 Bulletin

Issue 62: Thursday 5 May 2022

Please click here to find the first COVID-19 bulletin for Term 2, 2022.

In this bulletin:

  • Family research participants wanted - Strong Families Trial
  • Vaping campaign for young people and toolkit
  • Latest COVID-19 updates