Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 3 , 7th May 2021

Key Dates

Monday 10th May 

Winter Uniform  

Tuesday 11th May

K-6 Assembly 2.15pm

NAPLAN Writing Year 3 & 5

Wednesday 12th MayNAPLAN Reading Year 3 & 5
Thursday 13th May

NAPLAN Language Conventions Year 3 & 5

Parish Mass Kindy & Year 1

Tuesday 18th MayP & F Meeting 7.30pm
Monday 12th July (Term 3)

Staff Development Day

Thursday 15th July (Term 3)Canberra Overnight Excursion

Gospel Reading


A reading from the holy Gospel according to John

Jesus said to his disciples:

‘As the Father has loved me,

so I have loved you.

Remain in my love.

If you keep my commandments

you will remain in my love,

just as I have kept my Father's commandments

and remain in his love.

I have told you this

so that my own joy may be in you

and your joy be complete.

This is my commandment:

love one another,

as I have loved you.

A man can have no greater love

than to lay down his life for his friends.

You are my friends,

if you do what I command you,

I shall not call you servants any more,

because a servant does not know

his master’s business;

I call you friends,

because I have made known to you

everything I have learnt from my Father.

You did not choose me,

no, I chose you;

and I commissioned you

to go out and to bear fruit,

fruit that will last;

and then the Father will give you

anything you ask him in my name.

What I command you

is to love one another.’


Living the Gospel – Love One Another

Have you ever thought what it really means when Jesus commands us to love one another? At first, it seems like a simple commandment: I can love my family; my friends; I can even feel love for some people I’ve never met. But there was a condition that Jesus placed on the command: love one another as I have loved you. How did Jesus love? Without restriction and without seeking something in return. He loved those that no one loved and he even loved those who hated him and sought his downfall. Can I love those who hate me? Those that others ridicule and despise? Can I love without counting the cost?

 © Greg Sunter

Mother's Day Liturgy - Year 2


 “There are a variety of gifts, but the same spirit…. A variety of service, but the same Lord...it is the same God who inspires them all” 1 Corinthians 12:4

This term Year 6 are looking at the variety of pathways to God. We have discovered many different religions are celebrated in the Parramatta region with Catholicism being the main religion in the area.

We have discussed the similarities and differences between Christian faiths. 

We have also discussed and prayed for the gift of Jesus in the Eucharist and how it is an integral part of our faith and journey to God. The students have made a connection to last term’s learning cycle discussing God’s plan of salvation, for us all to be closer to him through our daily interactions and prayer life.

Winter Uniforms

All students should be in their winter uniform by Monday 10th May.


Please email the school office immediately if you have not received 2021 School Fees, Instalment 2 . Please finalise 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

Mothers Day Breakfast

Thank you to the P&F and all the volunteers who organized and prepared the amazing breakfast for all our mothers and Grandmothers. We hope you have a great day on Sunday. 

Thank you also to the P&F volunteers for organising the Mothers Day Stall. Thank you also to the generous families who donated prizes for the raffle.

Staff Development Day

Monday, 12th July, (Term 3, Day 1) is a Professional

Learning Day for the staff.

Please make alternate arrangements for your children on that day.

Year 6 Canberra Excursion: 15-16 June 2021

Students from our school will soon be  

undertaking an education tour of the  

national capital. Students will be given  

the opportunity to participate in a  

variety of educational programs with a  

focus on Australia’s history, culture,  

heritage and democracy. The Australian  

Government recognises the importance  

of all young Australians being able to  

visit the national capital as part of their  

Civics and Citizenship education. To  

assist families in meeting the cost of the  

excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $30 per student under the Parliament and  Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon  completion of the excursion.  


Social Skill

Sports News

MacKillop Trials Update

Diocesan Cross Country

On Tuesday the 4th of May, 45 students represented Our Lady of Lourdes at the Diocesean Cross Country at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek. It was a cold and wet day, but all students ran extremely well. 

A big congratulations to the following students who placed in the top 8 of their age group. 

  • Maksym Onis placed 4th in the 8/9 Boys. 

  • Cailum Saab placed 5th in the 10 years Boys. 

  • Thomas O’Keefe placed 1st in the 11 years Boys. 

  • Amber Haywood placed 6th in the 11 years Girls. 

  • William Cetinic placed 1st in the 12/13 years Boys. 

  • Nicholas McNally placed 4th in the 12/13 years Boys. 


Canteen Account

Parents & Carers,

It seems Flexischools have been having constant technical difficulties. May we suggest you open up a canteen account and place your lunches this way? You can open a canteen account either at the canteen or on our website. Your child can then order their lunch in the morning over the counter using their account or you can ring the canteen and place the order over the phone using your account.

P & F News

P & F Meeting

The next P & F Meeting will be held on Tuesday 18th May,2021 at 7.30pm

Parish News

Youth Ministry

For Youth in the Parish of Baulkham Hills:


Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFy52lMn0ChQv7iEuR2ptAg


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


Youth Groups

Y5-8: This Friday the 14th 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! 

Y9-12: Next Friday the 21st of May, come along to the Old Church from 7-9pm for youth group!  We'll be continuing to explore the relationship between faith and reason through a whole stack of games and activities (and some great food too). 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

Youth Ministry

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

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.