Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 1 Week 6 , 5th March 2021

Key Dates

Monday 8th MarchYear 5 Bushwalk
Tuesday 9th March K-6 Assembly (students only)
Thursday 11th MarchYear 4 Parish Mass 
Friday 12th March Cross Country Trials 2021
Thursday 1st AprilHoly Thursday and Last day of term 1
Friday 2nd April Good Friday
Monday 26th April Photo Day

Third Sunday of Lent

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John

Just before the Jewish Passover Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and in the Temple he found people selling cattle and sheep and pigeons, and the money changers sitting at their counters there. Making a whip out of some cord, he drove them all out of the Temple, cattle and sheep as well, scattered the money changers’ coins, knocked their tables over and said to the pigeon-sellers, ‘Take all this out of here and stop turning my Father’s house into a market.’ Then his disciples remembered the words of scripture: Zeal for your house will devour me. The Jews intervened and said, ‘What sign can you show us to justify what you have done?’ Jesus answered, ‘Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up.’ The Jews replied, ‘It has taken forty-six years to build this sanctuary: are you going to raise it up in three days?’ But he was speaking of the sanctuary that was his body, and when Jesus rose from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the scripture and the words he had said.

During his stay in Jerusalem for the Passover many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he gave, but Jesus knew them all and did not trust himself to them; he never needed evidence about any man; he could tell what a man had in him.

Catholic Schools Week

Next week we celebrate Catholic Schools. Catholic Schools Week is a special time in the year when we celebrate and give thanks for Catholic Schools, especially our own school Our Lady of Lourdes.

It is a time to give thanks for the wonderful learning and teaching that takes place each day in every classroom.

This year’s theme is Celebrating 200 years of Catholic Education in Australia. 

We give thanks for all those – past, present and future – who value and appreciate the gift that it is.

Students will participate in a Liturgy on Tuesday Morning to celebrate and give thanks for our  Catholci Schools, especially Our Lady in Lourdes Primary School.


Reading Eggs and Mathletics

Last week you would have received an email about Reading Eggs and Mathletics subscriptions for 2021.

If you would like to purchase one or both of these resources please make your payment through the QKR app (the same app used to purchase school uniforms).

Mathletics - $35

Reading Eggs - $25

The final date that a payment can be made is Monday 8th March, after this date the QKR app won't be able to process payments. 

Shortly after the 8th March, students who have purchased subscriptions will be given their login details to take home. Any questions, please contact Mrs Neylan.

Photo Day

This year photo day will take place on Monday 26th April, Week 2, Term 2.  All children are to wear full summer uniform on the day.

An email will be sent home closer to the date, with payment information. Please note there will be no envelopes sent home as payment is online only.  

School Fees

Families should have received their 2021 School Fees - Instalment 1, if not received please email the school office as soon as possible. 

Flexible Payment Plan (Bpay or Bpoint) is offered with Instalment 1. 

Please set up your Flexible payment Plan immediately. Those families that do not accept a Flexible payment plan offer, instalment 1 is due by 17 March, 2021. 


Dianne Attard

Finance Secretary

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  contacted to arrange an interview.

New families may have a tour of our school on:

  • 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:

  • Good listening
  • Going on a message, excursion or greeting visitors to the school 

Sports News

Cross Country Trials 2021

The OLOL Cross Country Carnival is fast approaching. It will be held on Friday 12th March at Yattenden Oval. Children who are turning 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 years old this year are invited to participate. 

8, 9, 10 year olds will run 2km.

11, 12 years olds will run 3km. 

This is not a whole school event. This is a selection trial for our School Cross Country Squad to attend the Diocesan Carnival. The children who do not want to take part in the Cross Country Carnival will remain at school with their classroom teacher. The children who would like to compete will be taken down to the oval to complete their event and will then return back to school once the events have concluded. 

Parents who wish to come must sit around the perimeter of the Cross Country course, away from the children and ensure they are social distancing. Events will commence with the 8 years olds at approx. 9.30am. Additionally, our Fun Run will be held later in the year.

Parish News

Proposed Sacramental Schedule for OLOL 2021

Please see attached the proposed Sacramental Schedule for OLOL 2021

For Youth in the Parish of Baulkham Hills

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 12th of March, come along to the Downey Room from 7-8:30pm for youth group! We'll have food, games and activities ready to go, as we explore different ways to serve our community! We look forward to seeing you there.

Y9-12: Next Friday the 19th 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 as we continue to explore how values influence action!

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.