Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 4 Week 7, 19th November 2021

Key Dates

Tuesday 7th December Year 6 Graduation Mass
Tuesday 14th DecemberLast Day of Term
Wednesday 15th December Staff Development Day
Friday 28th & Monday 31st January, 2022MAI Testing
Tuesday 1st February  First day for all students


A reading from the holy Gospel according to John

‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ Pilate asked. Jesus replied, ‘Do you ask this of your own accord, or have others spoken to you about me?’ Pilate answered, ‘Am I a Jew? It is your own people and the chief priests who have handed you over to me: what have you done?’ Jesus replied, ‘Mine is not a kingdom of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, my men would have fought to prevent my being surrendered to the Jews. But my kingdom is not of this kind.’ ‘So you are a king then?’ said Pilate. ‘It is you who say it’ answered Jesus. ‘Yes, I am a king. I was born for this, I came into the world for this: to bear witness to the truth; and all who are on the side of truth listen to my voice.’


On Sunday we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. In the Gospel, Pilate asks Jesus if he is a king. Jesus confirms that he is, but that his kingdom does not belong to this world.

A king is someone who leads and protects his people.

How can we follow Christ as our king? How does he lead and protect us?

© Creative Ministry Resources Pty Ltd


As a school community we pray for the students of our school and parish who are preparing to make their First Communion. 

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal

Once again we will be supporting the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal in conjunction with the OLOL Parish. Thank you to those who have already sent in items to support this appeal. 

Please choose between the two suggested items for your child’s grade. We are encouraging one item per child, if possible.

PLEASE ensure that all food items are in date.

Grade ItemItem
KindergartenCarton of CustardSoft Drink
Year 1Long Life MilkTinned Fruit
Year 2CoffeeBag of Lollies
Year 3PastaPasta Sauce
Year 4MiloRice
Year 5Christmas PuddingTinned Tomatoes
Year 6 TeaChristmas Cake
StaffTinned Ham
 All items are to be brought in by Friday 26th November

Merit Awards

Congratulations to the following students who received a merit award this week:


Hugh Cotter

Kristy Kayrouz

Anya Malik

James Hajgato

Seth Miranda

Marcus Morgan

Emmanuel Alam

Isabella Alberto

Gisele Scordino

Josie Chiha

Sophia Agudo

Jonah Isherwood

Alice Noonan

Eden Palmer

Natalia Semarang

Chris Koura 

Lucas Faris

Nicholas Essey 

Zoey Hurst

Charlotte Jurkovic


Elijah Joummaa

Amy Lines

Oliver Morgan

Nikolas Tamas

Jonathan Schiller

Jacek Karzelek

Emerson Jansz

Elysse Alam

Aiden Fernandes 

Fadi Nasrallah

Hannah Johnston

Tatum Kriesch

Thomas Robertson

George Zaidan

Tatiana Krieschova

Thornett Wardle

Cuba Wynn-Chacon

Gianna Locke

Elizabeth Badaoui


Dylan Grant 

Prisha Gur 

Paul Hassarati 

Audrey Joummaa

Ivy Afarian

Cooper Thacker

Jayda Isherwood

Elijah Noonan

Maya Jangra

Annabelle Starkey

Noah Puletua

Ryan Jensen

Amber Haywood

Zoe Orts

Maeve Nolan

Sebastian Pacheco

Eamon King


William Cetinic

Ryan McQuaid

Peter Alam

Sybella Hanna

Natasha Tween


Akira Tai

Elyssia Alha

Harley Soriano

Xavier Hurst

Leaders for 2022

This week we finalised our voting for school SRC leaders for 2022. Congratulations to the students who were elected.


Joanna John             Captain                      Aaron Chevalier             Captain

Chantelle Soto                                           Cailum Saab

Natalie Gooding                                        Kobe Berenger

Sports captains wil be announced next week.

Semester Two Student Reports

In response to changes to the learning and teaching environment during COVID-19, schools have needed to adjust their assessmentand reporting processes. While this report will look different, it will still provide you with valuable information about your child’s learning, while complying with government requirements. 

With much of Semester Two being remote learning, schools have been given some flexibility around the way they report student learning and achievements. After consultation with other Catholic Primary schools in the Hills area, a number of schools have decided to take a common approach to allow for a report that acknowledges the work students completed during remote learning as well as the learning that has occurred since returning to school. 

This 2021 second semester report recognises and reflects each student’s learning in three key areas: English, Mathematics and Religious Education. The 2022 first semester report will return to documenting progress in all key learning areas. This year the Semester Two Student Report will show learning statements that outline the learning students were presented with which formed the basis of the activities they completed. There will be no E-A grading of student learning, instead the report will focus on  student engagement and the learning they have demonstrated.

K-4 Swimming Program Survey

Last week a survey was sent to parents with children in Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 asking for feedback about our School Swimming Program and whether parents wanted it to continue for 2022. Thank you to all of the parents who responded, we had an overwhelming number of parents, across all four grades who support the continuation of the Swimming Program for 2022. 

Last Uniform Delivery For Whole School 2021

Last delivery to the school is Friday 10th December 2021. All orders must be placed by 4pm Wednesday 8th December.

First delivery back to the school is Tuesday 1st February 2022

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 2022 schoolyear.


Any concerns please email elle@ozfashions.com.au

Water Bottles

A reminder that all children bring their own labelled water bottle to school each day. 

Computers and Readers

If you borrowed any computers or readers during the lockdown period, could you please now return them to the school?

Many thanks for your cooperation.


A reminder to parents who come on site to collect children at the end of the day are asked to wear a mask to protect all our children. Once you collect your child please leave immediately. 

Covid Symptoms

Advice from NSW Health is that parents and carers should not send children to school if they are unwell, even if they have the mildest flu-like symptoms.  

Parents are required to have students tested if they are unwell for even the mildest of sysmptom, 

Schools will make arrangements for students who are unwell or have flu-like symptoms to be sent home.

If students are absent or have been sent home due to flu-like symptoms, they should not return until they have a negative COVID-19 test and are symptom-free.

Schools must sight the negative COVID-19 test result prior to allowing students  to return to school i.e. NSW Health or COVID-19 Testing Centre correspondence (SMS or email or hard copy) and/or a medical certificate must be provided to the school via email and a record of this kept by the school. 

email : ololbhills@parra.catholic.edu.au

Attention Year 6 Students: 2021 NSW All Schools Championships - Primary Expression of Interest

DATES: Thursday 9th December to Sunday 12th December

VENUE: Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre (SOPAC)


The registration portal is exclusive to primary school students in year 6 who will be 12 years of age as of 31st December. 

Athletics NSW is providing this for students who have missed opportunities during their final school year, while their age still aligns with the competition rules.

Parent information before completing the form:

  • Register as a member to complete this entry. For those not already members of Athletics NSW or do not wish to purchase an annual membership, there is a free all schools non-member type which can be accessed HERE (if you were an ANSW member for the 2020/21 season select renew). If you wish to purchase an annual membership, please continue to our membership page.
  • This entry is application only, ANSW will confirm availability in the competition after entries have closed. All entries are subject to field sizes and compatibility with the event timetable. Therefore, applications may be rejected or may not gain entry to all nominated events.
  • Registering an application implies full intent to compete. If selected, ANSW will issue an invoice for entry fee payment which must be settled before competition start.
  • If there is room within an event to add Year 6 athletes, the selections will be made based on performances nominated within the portal.
  • All athletes will follow all competition rules; general, and those specific to the 12-year-old age group. Competition rules can be found HERE

Mathematics in the Home


Summer Reading Challenge

Parish News

Youth in the Parish of Baulkham Hills

We continue to keep Y12 students in our prayers as they undertake their HSC exams:

 A Student’s HSC Prayer

Lord, you have loved me into life and I thank you. In this exam period, give me a calm heart and quiet confidence in the knowledge that you hold me in the palm of your hand. Bless me with keen understanding and a retentive memory. Give me the ability to grasp things correctly, and express myself clearly. Help me to look beyond this time of exams and see clearly whatever you are calling me to be in life. Show me my gifts and talents and help me to have the courage to use them to love others, to give you glory and to leave this world a better place. Amen.

 Youth Groups

 We will be having a combined movie night for our last online youth group for the year! 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the youth office via email or mobile (youth@parishofbaulkhamhills.org.au | 0407 773 174). 

 Y5-12: Online youth group is back this Friday, from 7-9PM (with the room open for you to join from 6:50-7PM). 

 If you are interested in signing up for wither group and receiving a zoom link, complete the registration form below (please note if you have already filled the form you will receive the link i.e. there is no need to fill the form out twice)! 

 Registration Form: https://tinyurl.com/k3hnf6jb

Children's Rosary

Community News

Hills Community Aid Workshops

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.