Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 9 , 18th June, 2021

Key Dates

Monday 21st to Thursday 24th June School Interviews
Tuesday 22nd June 2.30pm Principal & Citizenship Awards
Wednesday 23rd June Stage 3 Soccer Gala Day
Friday 25th June 

Dance Fever Concert - Details below

Last Day of Term

Monday 12th July

Staff Development Day

Tuesday 13th JulySchool resumes for Term 3
Thursday 15th JulyCanberra Overnight Excursion


A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark

With the coming of evening, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let us cross over to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind they took him, just as he was, in the boat; and there were other boats with him. Then it began to blow a gale and the waves were breaking into the boat so that it was almost swamped. But he was in the stern, his head on the cushion, asleep. They woke him and said to him, ‘Master, do you not care? We are going down!’ And he woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Quiet now! Be calm!’ And the wind dropped, and all was calm again. Then he said to them, ‘Why are you so frightened? How is it that you have no faith?’ They were filled with awe and said to one another, ‘Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.’


Living the Gospel – Do you not care?

The experience of the disciples as their boat was tossed about the sea by the powerful storm may sound like a familiar situation. At times in life we may feel that we have lost control of our situation and we are being blown from one ‘disaster’ to the next. At such times, we may find ourselves asking the question that the disciples asked of Jesus, ‘Master, do you not care?’ Jesus’ reply to the disciples suggests that had they been calm and trusted in the slow work of God then they would have made it through the storm unharmed.

© Greg Sunter

Year 1

Year 5


Parents are invited to the Principal and Citizenship Award Assembly which will be held on Tuesday, 22nd June at 2.30pm. Cross Country medals for age champions and runners up will be presented at this assembly.

 Principal/Citizenship Awards

At the end of each term we hold an assembly to present the Principal and Citizenship Awards. Each class teacher selects one student from their class to receive a Principal’s Certificate and one student to receive a Citizenship Certificate. The criteria for selection is listed below:


Criteria for Principal’s Award

Students may have shown one or more of the following:

Achieved high standard results this term

Continually produced work of a high standard

Have shown outstanding effort in their school work

Participated most enthusiastically in all class activities

Made great improvement/progress in their school work


Criteria for Citizenship Award

Students may have shown one or more of the following:

Treated others with care and respect

Helped other students

Considered the feelings of others

Demonstrated the values taught in our school

Cared for the environment

Displayed skills taught in our Social Skills Program


Dance Fever Concert

On Friday 25th June (last day of school) we will be holding a Dance Fever Concert to showcase all of the wonderful work students have been learning this term. We will be holding it on the Piazza area (outside the church). K, 1 and 2 parents are invited from 11:45 to 12:30pm and Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 parents are invited from 12.30 to 1.10pm. The children are able to wear mufti clothes that are comfortable for dancing, no gold coin donation is required. Parents are invited to bring a fold up chair if they would like to sit during the concert. In case of wet weather, we will inform parents of alternative arrangements should they be required.

School Photos

School photos have arrived and will be sent home next week.

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) is an independent skill-based assessment test of six competitions for primary and secondary school students.

This year we will be offering students from Year 3 to Year 6 the opportunity to sit the ICAS assessments. These are optional assessments that students can sit depending on their interest and ability.

To purchase one or more of these assessments, please see the payment details below. We will not be accepting any payment through the school, it is strictly through the ICAS Parent Payment Portal. Please see the closing dates indicated in the table below, these dates are set by ICAS and are not negotiable.


Official Sitting Window


Price Per StudentClosing Date for Parents to Purchase via PPS*
Writing Monday, 9 August to Friday, 13 August$17.05 (inc. GST)Friday, 30 July 2021
Digital TechnologiesMonday, 9 August to Friday, 13 August$17.05 (inc. GST)Friday, 30 July 2021
English Monday, 16 August to Friday, 20 August$17.05 (inc. GST)Friday, 30 July 2021
ScienceMonday, 23 August to Friday, 27 August$17.05 (inc. GST)Friday, 30 July 2021
Spelling BeeMonday, 23 August to Friday, 27 August$17.05 (inc. GST)Friday, 30 July 2021
Mathematics Monday, 30 August to Friday, 3 September$17.05 (inc. GST)Friday, 30 July 2021

Parent Payment System

Your school access code:


Your parent page link is:


Parent Volunteers

As of next Term we will be welcoming Parent Volunteers back to OLOL. Parents may be asked to assist with afternoon reading, gross motor or other activities that arise. More information will be provided by the classroom teachers.

Please ensure that you have completed the Building Safe Communities module.

Please note as part of CEDP’s commitment to ensuring the highest level of protection of children in our care, the BCSC Undertaking form and learning module process was reviewed 15 June 2020. If you completed the Building Child Safe Communities Undertaking form and online learning module prior 1 October 2020 you will need to complete again. The online learning  module needs to be completed  prior to being engaged by a Worksite. 

Child Protection Training | Catholic Education Parramatta

Uniforms - OZ Fashions

The last delivery for Term 2 will be Friday 25th June 2021. The first delivery for Term 3 will be Tuesday 13th July 2021.

A friendly reminder that all orders are to be placed on the QKR app by MasterCard. Please download the app, search your school and follow the prompts. 

Please place your orders prior to the cut off date to ensure you receive your order. 


Please email elle@ozfashions.com.au if you require to pick up an order during the school holidays.

Any concerns please email elle@ozfashions.com.au

School Fees

Instalment 2 school fees are now overdue. Please check that your account is paid. The due date was 26th May, 2021

Those on a a flexible payment plan, please check that your scheduled payments are up to date to avoid breaking your arrangement offer.

If you are having any difficulties, please contact the school office. Your assistance in this matter is appreciated. 

Elizabeth Farm and Hambledon Cottage

Band Concert

Congratulations to all our students who performed in our Band concert on Thursday evening. 

It was an amazing performance by everyone who participated.Thank you also to Miss Jenny for organising this event.

Library - The Importance of Reading

Social Skills

Responsibility through play - Peaceful playground people
  • Being a good winner
  • Being a good loser

eSafety Webinars for Parents/Carers

Dear Parents/Carers 

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) sees parents and carers as partners in your child's learning journey. In partnership with the eSafety Commissioner, CEDP would like to invite you to join the following free webinar for parents and carers:

 eSafety's guide to parental controls - Thursday 24 June 2021, 12:30 -1.30 pm 

This live webinar explores the latest research and is a great way to learn how you can help your child develop the skills to be safer online. The session is delivered by the eSafety Commission’s expert educators.

About the webinar

 eSafety's guide to parental controls 

 This webinar will look at how parents and carers can set up devices and apps to help kids and young people stay safe online. It is designed for parents and carers of children aged 4-13. It will cover:

  • the benefits and limitations of parental controls

  • how to set up iOS and Android devices for safety

  • how to set up popular games and apps like YouTube and Roblox for safety

  • using family tech agreements and other parenting strategies to manage online risks

  • how eSafety can help when things go wrong.

What you need to do

Please register for the course on the secondary site via the following link: 

If you have any further enquiries please email safeguarding@parra.catholic.edu.au.

Skoolbag App- Have you downloaded the app?

Skoolbag is the school’s primary avenue for immediate communication with parents.

Skoolbag is a communication app which all parents are strongly advised to install on their smartphones, ipads etc. 

Sports News

School Jersey

A reminder families are requested to return any and all school Jerseys they may have at home.

Thank you to those families who have returned the jersey. 


Mel's Tasty Bites -Dinner Packs

Mel's Tasty Bites has started Dinner packs for parents and staff to order. Please see attached flyer for further information. 

Parish News

For Youth in the Parish of Baulkham Hills

For Youth in the Parish of Baulkham Hills:

Youtube Channel: http://bit.ly/life-teen

 Pre-Registration Link (only fill-out if it's your first time coming this year): https://tinyurl.com/preregoyouth

Youth Groups

Y5-12: We’ve wrapped up for the term and have begun our planning for the next term. Please continue to keep our leadership team in your prayers! 

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


Please see link regarding information on Sydney Academy of Chess upcoming Chess Torments Events