Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 1 Week 4 , 19th February 2021

Key Dates

Tuesday 23rd FebruaryP & F Meeting 7.30pm 
Thursday 1st AprilHoly Thursday and Last day of term 1

First Sunday of Lent

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark

The Spirit drove Jesus out into the wilderness and he remained there for forty days, and was tempted by Satan. He was with the wild beasts, and the angels looked after him.

After John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good News from God. ‘The time has come’ he said ‘and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the Good News.’

Lenten Prayer:

God of all peoples and nations,

As you accompany us on our 

Lenten journey,

May our fasting strengthen our 

commitment to live in solidarity,

Our almsgiving be an act of justice, and

Our prayers anchor us in love and 


Through living simply and loving 


May we care for our global family 

and our common home, as we

“Aspire not to have more, but to be more”.*

We ask this in Jesus’ name.


*Saint Oscar Romero

200 Years of Catholic Education in Australia

Although we were not able to hold local Diocesan celebrations in 2020, this week saw the official launch of the national celebration of 200 Years of Catholic Education in Australia. Stay tuned throughout the year as we commemorate the wonderful achievements of Catholic Education in Australia.

The video used during the launch yesterday can be viewed via the following link


Did you know that the first Catholic school in Australia was founded in Parramatta?

Parent Information Evenings

Unfortunately we are still not permitted to hold parent information evenings for Year 1 to Year 6. Teachers will soon be sending home a information sheet for their grade. 

If you would like further information you can still contact your child's teach to organise a meeting to discuss any issues. 


    Students with even mild symptoms of COVID-19 are encourage to seek testing. 

    We ask parents of symptomatic children to provide evidence of a negative test result prior to them returning to school. 

        In circumstances where children have other medical reasons for recurring symptoms, a letter from their treating doctor is sufficient.  


        QKR App

        Our school is in the process of reducing the amount of cash coming into our school.

        QKR app will be our preferred method of payment for those activities normally paid to the school in cash via the students.

        Please see attachment for instructions on how to down load the app. 


        Kindergarten 2022 Enrolments

        Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School is now taking Kindergarten enrolments for 2022.

        Please download the enrolment form  the school website www.ololbhills.catholic.edu.au, complete the forms and return them to the school office with all the required documentation including originals.

        Families will be then be contacted to arrange an interview.

        New families may have a tour of our school on:

        • Tuesday 23rd February, 10am 
        • Tuesday 2nd March, 7pm 
        • Tuesday 20th April, 10am

        Please email the school office on: ololbhills.parra.catholic.edu.au advising us of your preferred session date.

        Social Skills

        Respect and Integrity - example's of showing  manners and good communication skills:

        • Saying "please", "thank you"
        • Excuse me please/Waiting for your turn to speak
        • Don't talk over the top of others

        Sports News

        P & F News

        P & F Meeting

        Welcome back to all our families to the new school year! We also welcome all our new families and kindergarten students to our school! We would like to thank all the families for all their support last year in what was a challenging year!

        We have our first P&F meeting for the year coming up  on Tuesday the 23rd of February at 7.30pm.

        For those that would like to attend we do ask that you register your interest in the link attached below.

        Thank you. OLOL P&F

        Agenda for Term 1, 2021 Meeting Term 1, 2021 Meeting

        Registration link for Term 1, 2021 Meeting

        Parish News

        For Youth in the Parish of Baulkham Hills

        We are making a return to Youth Groups this term at the Parish of Baulkham Hills. Please pre-register via the following link (only if you haven't already) if you are wishing to attend.

        Our Youtube Channel is also still up for those still wishing to engage with the ministry but are unable to come along. Videos present input, games, activities and a few tips for keeping connected! If you have any suggestions for future videos, please forward them via the contact details below!

        Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFy52lMn0ChQv7iEuR2ptAg

        Pre-Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/preregoyouth

        Youth Groups

        Y5-8: This Friday the 26th of Feb., come to the Downey Room from 7-8:30pm for our second youth group of the year! Come along for a night of food, games, and activities, as we explore what it means to experience God's love!! We look forward to seeing you there.

        Y9-12: Friday the 5th of March., come along to the Old Church from 7-9pm for our senior youth group – enjoying food, games and activities in great company! We look forward to having you along!

        If you have any general questions or concerns, please contact the Youth Minister Paul Fam, on 0407 773 174, or send an email through to youth@parishofbaulkhamhills.org.au

        Children's Rosary Movement

        Children's Rosary gather together to pray the Rosary every Monday during the school term. Bring your Rosary beads and spend some time in prayer. 

        Where : OLOL Parish

        When: Mondays (school term only) 

        Time: 3.30pm 

        Contact : anitamolina@hotmail.com


        Oakhill College Open Day

        We warmly invite prospective students and families to the Oakhill College Open Day on Sunday, 7th March from 10.00am-2.00pm.

        Join us for a student led tour around our beautiful campus and visit our subject displays, meet our staff and students, watch some of our co-curricular activities and a variety of performances.

        Our Principal’s Address is at 10.00am, 11.00am and 12.00pm. Bookings are essential, so please register on our website and for any COVID-19 updates: www.oakhill.nsw.edu.au

        Thank you in advance for your assistance.

        Kind regards,


        SkoolBag App

        The newsletter and other communication will sent out through the Skoolbag App.  Please follow the instructions on the attached flyer to download free Skoolbag App on your smartphone.  Be sure to search ‘Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Baulkham Hills South  and select your year group.