Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 4 Week 2 2020 : 23rd October 2020

Key Dates

Socktober Friday 30th October

Gospel Reading

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees they got together and, to disconcert him, one of them put a question, ‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the law?’ Jesus said, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: you must love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets also.’


Living the Gospel – Compassion

Jesus’ words call us to love our neighbour as ourselves. We are called to treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves. To be able to do this, we need to picture ourselves in their place – experiencing all that they are experiencing; not imposing our own values and circumstances. To see ourselves in the place of another is the key to responding with compassion. The origin of the word ‘compassion’ means experiencing with. If we are able to truly ‘experience with’ another person perhaps then we can genuinely recognise and respond to their needs.

© Greg Sunter

Month of Mary

The month of October is traditionally the month dedicated to the Holy Rosary in the Catholic Church.

We encourage you to pray the Rosary during the month of October. The Rosary draws its mysteries from the New Testament and is centered on the great events of the Incarnation and Redemption with each decade referring to an event in the life of Jesus and Mary. 


“Rise up from the couch – with your boots laced – and turn your hands into signs of love…” Pope Francis

During the month of October we remember and support Catholic Mission Australia.

On Friday 30th October the children are being encouraged to donate a gold coin to support Catholic Mission. Our contribution no matter how big or small allows Catholic Mission to make extraordinary differences to the lives of many. In recognition of bringing a monetary donation, children are being asked to wear crazy socks- socks could be odd and colourful.


Thank you for the patience and smooth way most people are dropping off children in the morning before school. Please be considerate and remember to move up the road towards the end of the church to make room for others. We ask that parents be aware not to park nose first into the kerb with the back of your car sticking out , as this is dangerous. Please drive carefully and be aware of the safety of our children. 

World Teachers Day Lunch

Thank you to the P & F for providing an amazing feast to celebrate World Teachers Day.  Thank you to all our families for supporting the work that we do. 

Social Skills

Next week's Social Skill will focus on being "Attentive". When being attentive we focus on those around us. Remember to : 

  • look around on the playground, to see the good things that are happening.
  • Focus on the positive, but let the teachers know when things are not right. 
  • Look out for those that need a friend or some help. 
  • Be attentive to others and there needs.

Celebrating Book Week


Our thoughts and prayers are with the Grech family on the passing of their great grandmother ,Joseph (5C) and Jacob (2Y).   

P & F News

Fun Run Fundraiser 2020


Due to covid restrictions we have changed how the FUN RUN will operate in 2020. The fun run will be held Term 4 Week 5 in PE classes. 

Sponsorship forms will be sent home today for each child to raise money and return to school by Friday 6th of November. We ask that children do not go door knocking and raise money in a socially distant manner. The prizes will be announced next week ! 

We understand this is a difficult time for some parents, therefore sponsorship is optional. However all students will still take part in the Fun Run. 

Have a safe and fun weekend 

OLOL P&F team