Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 4 Week 5 2020 : 13th November 2020

Key Dates

Wednesday 16th DecemberLast Day of Term
Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th January 2021MAI Testing 
Friday 29th January 2021First Day for All Students

Gospel Reading

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A  

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

Jesus spoke this parable to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a man on his way abroad who summoned his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to a third one; each in proportion to his ability. Then he set out. Now a long time after, the master of those servants came back and went through his accounts with them. The man who had received the five talents came forward bringing five more. “Sir”, he said “you entrusted me with five talents; here are five more that I have made.” His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have shown you can be faithful in small things, I will trust you with greater; come and join in your master’s happiness.”’


Living the Gospel – Bring forth the Kingdom.

Like the original audience of Matthew’s gospel, we can sometimes rely too much on God to bring about the Kingdom in our world. Like the lazy servant in the gospel, we can fall into the trap of handing the world back to God in exactly the same condition that we received it. We have to make a difference in the world! We are called to change the world and bring it closer to the realisation of the Kingdom. The only way that we can do that it is to live our lives as if the Kingdom is already here.

 © Greg Sunter


This week within our classes we celebrated NAIDOC Week. On Thursday the school participated in an online dance session with Move It Mob Style. This was an initiative supported by the Jarara Unit from CEDP. It gave the students an opportunity to experience a few Indigenous dance moves.

End of Year

Unfortunately, due to covid restrictions, our end of year events will not proceed in the same format as previous years. While we now have permission for parents to be on site after school hours for a P&F meeting, there are still restrictions for schools allowing parents on site during school hours. This means there will be a change to the way in which we will celebrate Christmas, Graduation Mass and Award Ceremony.  All these significant events will be celebrated with the students and we are working within the parameters to ensure the safety of all, while endeavoring to include our parents, in some capacity.  We thank you for your patience and continued support during this time.

Christmas Hampers

Once again we will be supporting the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal in conjunction with the OLOL Parish. Please see note attached which was also sent home last week with the eldest in the family.

A HUGE thankyou for the generosity that has already been given for this Outreach experience. Here are just a couple of photos of the items that have already been brought in.


Merit Awards

Congratulations to the following students who received Merit Awards  this week. 

Student Names

ClassStudent NamesClass Student NamesClassStudent Name

Giovanni Nasrallah

Anthony Matta

Kavin Franklin

Jonah Isherwood

Flynn White

Jessica Moon Nelisa Udunuwara


Theodore Navarro

Alessandra Daoud

Chloe Wen

Ethan Fernandes

Etienne Kriesch

Jay Malik

Alyssa Badaoui

Fernando Salinas


Aiden Fernandes 

Marcus Hokayem

Zach McAlwee

Jonathan Schiller


Jacek Karzelek

Olivia Keli

Keira Rajan

Darcy Taggart


Charlotte Fogg

Mia Mooney

Sofia Scordino

Matthew Essey


Eliana Magro

Clarence Supandi 

Thomas Robertson 

Jacob Makdessi 

Matthew Zackey


Prinze Arbizo

Sebastian Bardella

Sophia Deiri

Zoe Marsiglia

Gabriella Semrany


Paul Hassarati

Kayla Rankin

Lavinia Saad

Juliet Simon


Axel Anthony

Matthew Gendy

Adam Haga

Zoe Orts

Lauren O’Donnell

Murdoch Lau


Thomas Emanuel

Min Kim

Elijah Luu

Sienna Sharifai

Oliver Zalloua


Madeleine Fogg

Anabelle Jahjah

Nicholas McNally

Henry O’Brien


Sybella Hanna

Fredric Battikha

Joohwan Bark

Amelia Johnston

Aidan Marsiglia


Benjamin Hasham

Elliot Lines

Fadi Edwards

Amelia Enosi- Tuipulotu

Audrey Pearce


Aliera Craig

Benjamin Krastev

Izna Khandelwal

Cooper Skinner

Merit Award Photos

Fun Run Fundraiser 2020

Thank you to all the students and families for your support of the Fun Run . This year, due to covid the fun run was conducted in the students' P.E class time. They all had a lot of fun completing the activities.    

The P&F provided an ice-block and a ribbon for all our students for their participation. Congratulations to the students who were lucky enough to have their name drawn out to win a $30 voucher. The winners were:

KO      Sophia Agudo

KM      Lia Christoy

1H       Akash Jangra 

1M       Evie Regan 

2P       Lucy Polley

2Y       Ben Pratt

3S       Tiffany Gardiner

3D       Jayda Isherwood

4L       Madison Mooney

4G       Joanna John Britto

5C       Murray Rankin 

5F       Rhesa Fernandes

6M      Julia Aldawood

6P       Fadi Edwards 


This week we received the sad news that Mr David Marsiglia passed away early on Sunday morning after a period of illness. We ask that you keep David's family,  wife Heather, children Aidan Year 5 and Zoe Year 3, in your prayers.

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 “Empathetic”

When being empathetic I:

look at things from other people’s point of view 

think about how my actions may affect others

think about how another person is feeling

think about how I can make others feel better

School Canteen Account

Canteen lunch orders placed through Flexi Schools.

Opening a school canteen account works in credit. Some days, your child/children may need a refreshment such as a juice or even a frozen fruit ice block on a hot day, but most importantly, there may be a time your child forgets their lunch at home or you simply forgot, having a canteen account puts a parents worry at ease. If this happens, simply ring the school canteen and one of our lovely staff members will be happy to take your child's lunch order by simply adding it on your school canteen account.

All your child needs to do is go to the canteen, and let them know their name and class and their purchase will be subtracted off the account.  Parents can open a school canteen account for your child/children to be available if needed, to open an account you can go to Mels Tasty Bites or  fill out the form attached and send it off to your school canteen with the correct amount of money.

 Once the credit runs low, an sms or a note will be sent to you, to let you know its time to top up again.

Reflection for Adults Readers

P & F News

Annual General Meeting of the OLOL Parents and Friends Association

The Annual General Meeting  of the OLOL Parents and Friends Association will be held on Tuesday, 26th November at 7.30pm.  

 Attached are the following documents:

  • Term 4 Meeting Agenda
  • AGM Agenda
  • AGM Notification
  • AGM Nomination Form + Parameters for Voting 

P&F Nomination Form

Please download Nomination form for P&F

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