Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 6 , 28th May, 2021

Key Dates

Thursday 3rd June9.30am Parish Mass Year 5
Monday 12th July (Term 3)

Staff Development Day

Thursday 15th July (Term 3)Canberra Overnight Excursion


  • A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

The eleven disciples set out for Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had arranged to meet them. When they saw him they fell down before him, though some hesitated. Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’


  • Celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost, Trinity Sunday is a Feast Day celebrated by Christians all over the world.
  • 'The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life.' (CCC, #234). The mystery of the Trinity is the most fundamental and core teaching and belief of the Catholic faith; it is the mystery of Who God is in Himself and is the source of all other mysteries of faith.

200 Years of Catholic Education in Australia.

The Diocese of Parramatta celebrated the Bicentennial of Catholic Education on Monday 24th May with a special mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Every school across the Diocese was represented by a Student Leader, their parent and School Leaders. Thank You to James McGirr and Mr Paul McGirr, who attended as our student and parent representative.

The mass highlighted the many contributions of education from our early and simple beginnings right here in Parramatta, to a strong and diverse education system spread throughout all the corners of this Great Land.

Each school was presented with a 200 year Commemorative Plaque. This plaque will be placed at the front of the school office.


A reminder if you are able to assist in supporting the Vinnies Winter Woollies appeal 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.

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

Tell Them From Me Survey

Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June, we will be inviting students, teachers and parents to provide feedback on their experience of our school using an online survey. The surveys are an important part of our whole school evaluation and planning process. We would like to invite you to complete the Tell Them From Me (TTFM) Partners in Learning survey. As we value the role of parents and carers within our school community we would greatly appreciate your feedback.  The information you provide will be used to maintain our commitment to working together in partnership to further improve student learning and wellbeing at Our Lady of Lourdes School. The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Only students from Years 4-6 will complete the survey. This will be done at school. 

The link will be emailed on Monday. 

School Fees

Instalment 2 school fees are now due. 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 paid by the due date. If scheduled payments, have been missed, please bring these payments to date to avoid breaking your arrangement offer. Your assistance in this matter is appreciated. 

Baby Congratulations

Congratulations to Tarasiewicz family on the birth of their daughter Luci, a sister for Madeleine (1H). 


Social Skills

Care and Compassion - Being Positive:

  • Encouraging others


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

Girls Soccer Gala Day

On Wednesday the 26th of May, 13 girls represented Our Lady of Lourdes at the Stage 3 Girls Soccer Gala Day. All of the girls played amazing soccer throughout the seven games. They showed wonderful sportsmanship and excellent behaviour all day. 

Mr Fitzsimons and myself are extremely proud of everyone's efforts, especially the girls whose first soccer experience was at the Gala Day. Well done!

Sporting Congratulations

Congratulations to Alina Onis (5F) who competed at the Australian National Gymnastics Championships on the Gold Coast in May 2021. As an induvial Athlete in the Pre Junior category for Rhythmic gymnastics, Alina placed 2nd. She received a Gold medal in Ball Routine and a medal in all  4 Apparatus finals. She was part of the NSW State team , which also placed 2nd overall as a team.


Meal Deal

The canteen is having a Meal Day on Thursday 9th June. To place an order please print and complete the form. The form needs to be attached to a brown paper bag with money and given directly to the canteen. 

Form needs to be returned with payment no later than Wednesday 9th June

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

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 11th of June, come along to the Downey Room from 7-8:30pm for our last youth group of the term! We'll have food, fellowship, games, and an enormous scavenger hunt! We look forward to seeing you there! 

Y9-12: This Friday the 4th of June, come along to the Old Church from 7-9pm for youth group!  We'll be finishing off our series on faith and reason. 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

 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


Australian Girls Choir Open Day

Look no further than the Australian Girls Choir (AGC) because we encourage, challenge and inspire girls as they learn to sing, dance and perform. School aged girls are invited to come along to our Open Day on Saturday June 19 try our fun and inclusive classes and learn more about being part of the AGC! Please visit our website to register to attend our free Open Day: https://ausgirlschoir.com.au/joinagc

Please flyer attached