Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 3 Week 8, 9th September, 2022

Key Dates

Wednesday 14th SeptemberShrek Day Year 5
Friday 16th SeptemberFun Run
Tuesday 20th SeptemberVoice of Youth Grand Final
Thursday 22nd SeptemberLast Day Term 3
Friday 23rd SeptemberStaff Development Day
Monday 10th OctoberStaff Development Day
Tuesday 11th OctoberFirst Day of Term 4


Shorter form

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

The tax collectors and the sinners were all seeking the company of Jesus to hear what he had to say, and the Pharisees and the scribes complained. ‘This man’ they said ‘welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ So he spoke this parable to them:

‘What man among you with a hundred sheep, losing one, would not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the missing one till he found it? And when he found it, would he not joyfully take it on his shoulders and then, when he got home, call together his friends and neighbours? “Rejoice with me,” he would say “I have found my sheep that was lost.” In the same way, I tell you, there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one repentant sinner than over ninety-nine virtuous men who have no need of repentance.

‘Or again, what woman with ten drachmas would not, if she lost one, light a lamp and sweep out the house and search thoroughly till she found it? And then, when she had found it, call together her friends and neighbours? “Rejoice with me,” she would say “I have found the drachma I lost.” In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing among the angels of God over one repentant sinner.’


Peer Support - Keeping Friends.

Session 7- This week we focussed on the skill of winning in a friendly way and coping when we lose. The children participated in various activities and discussed how to accept the outcome of a game. 

Education Mass Reflection

Staff Development Days

Dear Parents,

The Catholic Education Office Diocese of Parramatta has decided to provide all schools in Parramatta Diocese with two additional Staff Development Days in 2022.

Providing these extra staff development days is recognition of the outstanding work of schools in responding to recent periods of COVID-19 and influenza illness, and the accompanying teacher shortage. The days are for staff to do their own professional planning. 

The first day is the last day of Term 3 (Friday 23 September) and Friday Week 4 of Term 4 (Friday 4 November).

Monday 10th October, Day 1 of Term 4 remains as a staff Development for Professional Learning.

Voice of Youth School Final

On Monday 5th September the Year 6 students travelled to St Paul's Catholic College to support Dante Wesser compete in the Eastern Division Semi-Final of the Voice of Youth competition. Dante was outstanding on the day and has progressed to the Grand-Final which will be held on Tuesday September 20th at St John XXIII Catholic College. We wish Dante all the best.

Merit Awards

Rotary Writing Competition

On Monday 5th September a presentation evening was held at Castle Hill RSL, by the Club of the Hills - Kellyville Rotary, to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the 2022 competition finalists. Annabelle Starkey, Adam Haga and Riya Franklin, and their families,  represented OLOL at this event. Congratulations to these students for their excellent narrative writing skills.

Book Parade

This week we celebrated Book Week with a parade and a variety of book characters.

Thank you to all the staff and students and families for your support of the special day. All the students had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the parade.

Summer Uniform

Students are to commence wearing summer uniform Week 1, Term 4. We will monitor the weather and determine if this needs to happen sooner.

Uniform orders can be placed with Oz Fashions via the Qkr app.  Please see the size chart for an approximate sizing of uniform items. 

Please choose carefully as there are no refunds, however, Oz Fashions are happy to provide an exchange.

If you have any questions please email Elle elle@ozfashions.com.au 

Overdue School Fees

Please finalise your 2022 School Fees promptly. School fees were due on 24th August, 2022. We appreciate your attention to this matter.

Please contact the school office via email (ololbhills@parra.catholic.edu.au) if you have not received your statement.

Lunchtimes in the Library

If you feel like a change from the playground and might prefer something quieter some lunchtimes, come on into the library where you can play chess, build with Lego, play UNO with friends, read for enjoyment or simply write or draw just for fun.

If this interests you, then after the play bell goes at lunchtime, line up on the verandah outside the library each Tuesday and Thursday.

Social Skill

P & F News

Father's Day Raffle Winners

Last Thursday the P&F hosted the Father’s day breakfast. It was a lovely morning enjoyed by all!  Thank you to all the helpers who made the day a success and to the Joumma family for kindly donating the coffee cart. Thank you to Anna Chevalier and Belinda Goldberg for running the stall and to Kate Martin for organising the raffle. Thank you to all the families who generously donated prizes for our raffle.

Congratulations to the following Father's Day raffle winners.

Thank you for your support.

1stPink slip prize packTom E 6M11thDarrell Lea Gift bags prize packYena 4F
2ndGym GearBen A 2H12thPrize packAdam 6B
3rdModene packageSienna 6M13thPrize packEmily 1R
4thAmazon Gift voucher prize packMatthew K 4W14thIGA Food bundleGeorgia O KO
5thHim Gift voucher prize packMarcus 3B15thIGA Food bundleJoseph 6M
6thColes Myer voucher prize packNick P 2H16thIGA Food bundleIsaac 3B
7thTool KitElias 6B17thIGA Food bundleJacob 4W
8thDarrell Lea Gift bags prize packAnnabelle S 6B18thEsky setJames KG
9thDarrell Lea Gift bags prize packJames H 1M19thDad essentials packNick P 2H
10thDarrell Lea Gift bags prize packMarcus 4W

Parish News

Invitation for Fr Andrew’s 1st Mass and Morning Tea

Please see attached invitation for Fr Andrew’s 1st Mass and Morning Tea.

Altar Server Training

Please see attached Altar Server Training Note for children in Year 3 and above (those who have received their 1st Eucharist and also those who are preparing to receive the Sacrament in 2022).

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

Ambrose- Full Day Care Staff Development Day

Monday 10th October 2022 has been confirmed by the school as a Pupil Free Day. Ambrose School Age Care Our Lady of Lourdes Baulkham Hills therefore has tentative full-day care planned on this day. If you require full-day care please ensure you complete and return the form by the due date. Based on demand this will be reviewed and confirmed before 22nd September 2022. Please see attached 

Ambrose Vacation Care 2022 Program SPRING

Please see attached informaiton regarding Ambrose vacation care program  2022 program for SPRING. 

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