Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 5 , 21st May 2021

Key Dates

Thursday 27th May9.30am Parish Mass Yr 4 
Friday 28th MayAthletics Carnival Yr 2-6 
Monday 12th July (Term 3)

Staff Development Day

Thursday 15th July (Term 3)Canberra Overnight Excursion


A reading from the holy Gospel according to John

In the evening of the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you,’ and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you.

‘As the Father sent me,

so am I sending you.’

After saying this he breathed on them and said:

‘Receive the Holy Spirit.

For those whose sins you forgive,

they are forgiven;

for those whose sins you retain,

they are retained.’


Historical Context – Pentecost

The word Pentecost comes from the Greek for fiftieth day. Pentecost Sunday ends the season of Easter and comes as a Sabbath day after seven weeks of seven days. In Jewish tradition the 50th day after the Passover was celebrated as a blessing of the harvest and rather than the unleavened bread of Passover it was celebrated by leavening the bread. It was for this reason that the disciples were gathered together when they experienced the Holy Spirit empowering them. In Christian tradition, Pentecost is celebrated as the arrival of the Spirit, promised by Jesus, that animated the disciples to spread the gospel of Jesus and gather believers to form what would eventually become the Church.

The Spirit

We can sometimes regard Pentecost as the day the Holy Spirit came into the world. However, the Spirit had long been active in the world before this event. In fact, even the second verse of Genesis Chapter 1 tells us that the Spirit hovered over the waters. The Old Testament is filled with references in which ‘The Spirit of God came upon (him) with power’ and the Spirit was evident at Jesus’ baptism and throughout the gospels. Jesus is frequently described as being ‘filled with the Spirit’. So, from the very beginning of creation the Spirit has moved in the world and continues to energise it today.

 © Greg Sunter


This year we will again support the Vinnies Winter Appeal.  We will be hosting a “Winter Woollies” day to raise awareness for those in our community who are in need. We will be celebrating mass as a school on Friday 11th June. Due to COVID restrictions this mass will be for students only.

If you are able to assist in supporting our least vulnerable it would be greatly appreciated. To help maintain the dignity of those who will receive these items we ask that all items donated be new and in the packages in which they were purchased.  The children can bring these items to school between 24th May - 11th June. 

This is a great opportunity for the children to spread the Good News and to show that the church is really alive.

Rebecca Boidin

Religious Education Coordinator

Suggested list of items-

Kindy: Children's socks or scarves

Year 1: Children’s gloves and beanies

Year 2: Beanies or socks for adult men

Year 3: Gloves or scarves for adult men

Year 4: Beanies or socks for adult women

Year 5: Gloves or scarves for adult women

Year 6: Socks or Beanies for adult men or women

Update your Qkr! app profiles

Please update your Qkr! app profiles. Thank you to those parents who have downloaded the Qkr! app.  

To ensure payments are processed correctly, we request that you please update your child's profile.  

A profile needs to be created for each child. 

Please check that you have correctly entered your CHILD'S NAME and CLASS.  For new enrolments please ensure to create a student profile under "new enrolment".  

Instructions to download the Qkr! app can be found here.

School Fees 2021- Instalment 2

Please email the school office immediately if you have not received 2021 School Fees, Instalment 2 . Instalment 2 by the due date, 26 May 2021. Those accounts on a flexible arrangement (Bpay or BPoint) please check your scheduled payments to ensure no payment has been missed.  Your assistance is appreciated in this matter.  Thank you

Baby Congratulations

Congratulations to Alaska (KO) and her family on the birth of a baby boy , a brother named Cohen. 


Social Skills

Care and Compassion - Being Positive:

  • Expressing your opinion
  • Respecting other people’s opinions


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. 

Winter Uniform

  • grey/blue checked dress
  • blue long-sleeved shirt
  • grey socks/stockings
  • black shoes
  • school hat
  • school tie
  • nay school zip jacket

  • Navy long trousers
  • blue long-sleeved shirt
  • grey socks
  • black shoes
  • school hat
  • school tie
  • navy school zip jacket

Sports News

Athletics Carnival Year 2 to 6

When:    Friday 28th May 

Time:     9:40am 

Where:  Yattenden Oval

Order of Events:

Championship Events for the 800m (8 years-12 years-Timed Finals)

Races for 300m for 7 year olds

Sprint Heats - 100m (8years-12 years, 7 year olds)

200m (8 years-12 years-timed Finals).

Novelty Events:

* To be conducted in grade groups

Year 2: Relay races (skipping, crab walks etc)

Year 3: Egg & spoon races

Year 4: Foam Javelin Throwing

Year 5: Ball Games (over/under, tunnel ball)

Year 6: Ball Games (over/under, tunnel ball)

Championship Events: 100m finals for 8-12 years.

Other information: 

  • Students will walk down in their classes with their classroom teachers at 9.10am. 

  • Students are able to enter any of the above events on the day with no prior registration. 

  • Students in Year 2-6 will wear their sports uniform with a coloured house shirt.

  • Students can bring a smaller bag with them with their recess/lunch, sunscreen, school hat, towel to sit on and water bottle.


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

Y5-8: Next Friday the 28th of May, come along to the Downey Room from 7-8:30pm for youth group! We'll have food, fellowship, games, and activities, as we continue to explore vocation. We look forward to seeing you there! 

 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