Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 10 , 25th June, 2021

Key Dates

Monday 12th July

Staff Development Day

Tuesday 13th July

School resumes for Term 3

Peer Support Training Year 6

Wednesday 14th July Peer Support Training Year 6
Thursday 15thCanberra Excursion Year 6
 Friday 16th  JulyCanberra Excursion Year 6


(Shorter form)

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark

When Jesus had crossed in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered round him and he stayed by the lakeside. Then one of the synagogue officials came up, Jairus by name, and seeing him, fell at his feet and pleaded with him earnestly, saying, ‘My little daughter is desperately sick. Do come and lay your hands on her to make her better and save her life.’ Jesus went with him and a large crowd followed him; they were pressing all round him.

Some people arrived from the house of the synagogue official to say, ‘Your daughter is dead: why put the Master to any further trouble?’ But Jesus had overheard this remark of theirs and he said to the official, ‘Do not be afraid; only have faith.’ And he allowed no one to go with him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. So they came to the official’s house and Jesus noticed all the commotion, with people weeping and wailing unrestrainedly. He went in and said to them, ‘Why all this commotion and crying? The child is not dead, but asleep.’ But they laughed at him. So he turned them all out and, taking with him the child’s father and mother and his own companions, he went into the place where the child lay. And taking the child by the hand he said to her, ‘Talitha, kum!’ which means, ‘little girl, I tell you to get up.’ The little girl got up at once and began to walk about, for she was twelve years old. At this they were overcome with astonishment, and he ordered them strictly not to let anyone know about it, and told them to give her something to eat.


Thank You

Thank you to all the students and staff for all their hard work this term. We hope the students enjoy a well– earned rest over the next two weeks. 

We have a staff development day on Monday 12th July. 

School will recommence on Tuesday 13th July, 2021


Principal/ Citizenship Awards 2021 Term 2

Parent/teacher interviews

Unfortunately some parent/teacher interviews were postponed due to the covid-19 restrictions. Your child's teacher will contact you to organise a phone or face to face meeting next term. 

Peer Support Program – Kindergarten to Year 6

Our school will be starting the Peer Support Program in Term 3 Week 2 and will continue for 8 sessions. This program provides students with the opportunity and environment to develop the understanding, attitudes and skills they need to live a safe and healthy lifestyle. 

This program helps students realize their potential and contribute positively to society. It is an important program for building self-esteem in students, skilling them to cope with the challenges of day to day life. 

The Year 6 students will have the opportunity to develop and practice skills such as decision making, assertiveness and leadership. They learn how to support each other to make safe and healthy life decisions.

The module for this year is Resilience: Taking Opportunities, this module supports students to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them to cope more effectively with difficult and challenging experiences.

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) is an independent skill-based assessment test of six competitions for primary and secondary school students.

This year we will be offering students from Year 3 to Year 6 the opportunity to sit the ICAS assessments. These are optional assessments that students can sit depending on their interest and ability.

To purchase one or more of these assessments, please see the payment details below. We will not be accepting any payment through the school, it is strictly through the ICAS Parent Payment Portal. Please see the closing dates indicated in the table below, these dates are set by ICAS and are not negotiable.


Official Sitting Window


Price Per StudentClosing Date for Parents to Purchase via PPS*
Writing Monday, 9 August to Friday, 13 August$17.05 (inc. GST)Friday, 30 July 2021
Digital TechnologiesMonday, 9 August to Friday, 13 August$17.05 (inc. GST)Friday, 30 July 2021
English Monday, 16 August to Friday, 20 August$17.05 (inc. GST)Friday, 30 July 2021
ScienceMonday, 23 August to Friday, 27 August$17.05 (inc. GST)Friday, 30 July 2021
Spelling BeeMonday, 23 August to Friday, 27 August$17.05 (inc. GST)Friday, 30 July 2021
Mathematics Monday, 30 August to Friday, 3 September$17.05 (inc. GST)Friday, 30 July 2021

Parent Payment System

Your school access code:


Your parent page link is:



Please keep Mrs Conn (5C teacher )and her family in your prayers, on the passing of her mother this week. 

School Fees

Instalment 2 school fees are now overdue. 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 up to date to avoid breaking your arrangement offer.

If you are having any difficulties, please contact the school office. Your assistance in this matter is appreciated. 

Social Skills

Responsibility through play -Peaceful playground people

  • Approaching a group / joining in
  • Including everyone


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

Soccer Gala Day

On Wednesday, 23rd June, 28 boys represented Our Lady of Lourdes at the Stage 3 Boys Soccer Gala Day. All of the boys played amazing soccer throughout the day. They showed sportsmanship and good behaviour. 

Both Mr T Fitzsimons and Mr J Fitzsimons are extremely proud of all your efforts and a special thank you to Mr Chevalier for coaching the Year 5 Boys Team. Well done!

Cross Country Age Champion and Runner Up

Mackillop trials

Congratulations to William Thompson (6B)  who played in the Parramatta team at the Mackillop trials at Forbes


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

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

 Y5-12: We’ve wrapped up for the term and have begun our planning for the next term. Please continue to keep our leadership team in your prayers! 

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


Please see link regarding information on Sydney Academy of Chess upcoming Chess Torments Events