Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 4 Week 7 2020 : 27th November 2020

Key Dates

Wednesday 9th December Last day for uniform orders
Wednesday 16th DecemberLast Day of Term
Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th January 2021MAI Testing 
Friday 29th January 2021First Day for All Students


A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Be on your guard, stay awake, because you never know when the time will come. It is like a man travelling abroad: he has gone from home, and left his servants in charge, each with his own task; and he has told the doorkeeper to stay awake. So stay awake, because you do not know when the master of the house is coming, evening, midnight, cockcrow, dawn; if he comes unexpectedly, he must not find you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake!’


Gospel Reflection

The season of Advent begins this week and continues through the four Sundays of Advent and ends at Christmas Eve. The first week of Advent focuses on the return of the Lord and the following weeks focus more specifically on the anticipation of the birth of Jesus. Rather than simply commemorating an historical event, Advent is a time of preparing our hearts to ‘receive’ Jesus into the world each year

 © Greg Sunter

Holy Communion

Over the past fortnight we had students from our school celebrate their First Communion. We congratulate these children. May they always experience the grace and the overflowing blessings from the Lord.

OLOL 2020 Christmas Celebration

Dear Parents,

Christmas will be celebrated a little differently this year due to the current Covid restrictions. We could not, however, let this special time of the year go past without celebrating.

Students in all grades will be performing a special Christmas song and dance. The grades will video their performance and a special OLOL 2020 Christmas Dance recording will be made available for families to watch at home. More information on how you will be able to access this will be sent home next week. 

The Nativity story, the reason for the season - The Birth of our Saviour, Jesus, will also be included in this movie.

All grades will be recorded on Tuesday 8th December and the students are asked to wear their Christmas clothes to school on that day. Please see below individual grade costume ideas below.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we endeavour to continue to celebrate the special end of year events in a Covid-safe manner.

GradeCostume Ideas

Christmas Coloured clothes- red, green, white.


Santa hat

Year 1

Christmas coloured clothes  red / white / green / gold / silver


Year 2

Christmas T-shirt/Christmas colours 

Denim or plain bottoms 


Christmas dresses, skirts

Year 3Christmas coloured clothes  red / white / green / gold / silver
Year 4

Christmas T-shirt/christmas colours 

Denim or plain bottoms 


Year 5red / white / green / gold clothing
Year 6Christmas Coloured clothes- red, green, white.
(If you require further clarification around the clothing, please see your child’s teacher.)

God Bless,

Rebecca Boidin

Religious Education Coordinator


Our end of year reports will be sent home on Wednesday 9th December. These reports will use the E-A scale for students from years 1-6. Kindergarten students receive a report that does not use this scale.

The reports use the E-A scale for Years 1-6 


The student has extensive knowledge and understanding of the content and can readily apply this knowledge. In addition, the student has achieved a very high level of competence in the processes and skills and can apply these skills to new situations.


The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and skills in most situations.


The student has a sound knowledge and understanding of the main areas of content and has achieved an adequate level of competence in the processes and skills.


The student has a basic knowledge and understanding of the content and has achieved a limited level of competence in the processes and skills.


The student has an elementary knowledge and understanding in few areas of the content and has achieved very limited competence in some of the processes and skills.

School Drop Off

When dropping your children off in the morning we ask that parents please remember to move right up to the end of  the parish gates and behind the car in front. This leaves room for other parents to also drop off.

Last uniform delivery for whole school 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The last delivery for school uniforms will be Friday 11th  December 2020. All orders must be placed by 4pm Wednesday 9th December.  The first delivery of 2021 will be Friday 29th January 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 dates above to ensure you have a uniform to start the 2021 school year.  


Any concerns please email elle@ozfashions.com.au

Kind regards


P&F Committee

This week elections were held for our 2021 P &F committee. Congratulations to:

President :    Belinda Hanna                                                  Vice President : Kate Rose   

Secretary : Rob Fallins                                                            Treasurer: Dylan Chan

Thank you to the 2020 committee for their hard work this year under difficult circumstances.

Lost Property

We have a number of items in lost property without names or names of previous students, please label all items with correct current names.

The items are :

  • School jacket - size  6 and  4
  • Sports jacket - size 10
  • schools hats 


The Library is now closed for burrowing . Please return all Library books. 

Sports News

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.

Social Skills

This week social skill is to be “Loving”

When being loving I:

say thank you to my friends through my actions 

show the face of Jesus on the playground

keep my hands to myself

speak nicely to my friends

listen to what people around me are saying

include all people in my games

P & F News

Parish News

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

Advert - Position Vacant

Position Available: Sacramental Coordinator A position has opened at Our Lady Queen of Peace Greystanes for a Sacramental Coordinator. The position is casual – approximately 25 hours per week. Some weekend and after-hours work will be required. Applications close: Thursday 10th December 2020.For more information please contact Our Lady Queen of Peace's Parish Office on 9631 8135 or email: parishoffice@olqp.org.au. Please find attached a brief summary of the position as a reference.