Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 1 , 23rd April 2021

Key Dates

Sunday 25th April Anzac Day 
Monday 26th April Photo Day
Tuesday 27th AprilYear 1, Incursion
Friday 7th MayMothers Day breakfast and stall
Monday 10th MayWinter Uniform 


A reading from the holy Gospel according to John

Jesus said:

‘I am the good shepherd:

the good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep.

The hired man, since he is not the shepherd

and the sheep do not belong to him,

abandons the sheep and runs away

as soon as he sees a wolf coming,

and then the wolf attacks and scatters the sheep;

this is because he is only a hired man

and has no concern for the sheep.

I am the good shepherd;

I know my own

and my own know me,

just as the Father knows me

and I know the Father;

and I lay down my life for my sheep.

And there are other sheep I have

that are not of this fold,

and these I have to lead as well.

They too will listen to my voice,

and there will be only one flock

and one shepherd.

The Father loves me,

because I lay down my life

in order to take it up again.

No one takes it from me;

I lay it down of my own free will,

and as it is in my power to lay it down,

so it is in my power to take it up again;

and this is the command I have been given by my Father.’



On Monday we gathered and reflected on the Resurrection. 

Imagine yourself in the best of all possible situations! 

The Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who was dead, is now alive again!

By the power of the Living God, Jesus Christ has risen from the dead and is alive forever!

The sadness of yesterday is gone, and the fear of tomorrow has vanished!

Because of what Jesus did on the cross, mankind can be forgiven of sin.

And because He has been raised from the dead, mankind can live forever!

There is no doubt.

We have hope.

We have a future.

Jesus is alive! 

Happy Easter!


Welcome Back

Welcome back to Term 2 to all our students, staff and families. We hope you had a wonderful Easter and an enjoyable break.  


School Photos

A reminder school photo day will take place on Monday 26th April, Week 2, Term 2.  All children are to wear FULL SUMMER UNIFORM on the day.

This year ordering is online

  • Photo Orders may only be made online. There is no credit card fee to order online.
  • The photographers cannot accept any cash on Photo Day.
  • To order online, please visit https://www.leadingimage.com.au/, Click on the tab ‘Order Your School Photos’, Choose ‘New South Wales’, Enter the School’s Access Key and your email address.
  • The Access Key: RRLS2SYJ  is for all students and Family photos; please enter student’s details correctly when ordering.
  • Once you have ordered online please keep your Order Reference Number which will be emailed to the email address used when placing the order. Your Order Reference Number is how Leading Image can track your order. You do not need to advise the School or Leading Image of your Order Refence Number.
  • Family Photo orders must be done by 4pm the night before Photo Day so we can organise a list of Family Photos that need to be taken. Any Family Photos that have not been ordered before the cut-off will not be taken. Unfortunately we cannot make any exceptions on the day.

All students will have an individual photo taken on Photo Day regardless if they are ordering or not. Individual student ordering will stay open after Photo Day.

Orders placed after we have printed the bulk of orders will be sent directly to parents and will incur a postage charge per order.

Parent Reading Information Session - Assisting Children with Reading

When:  Tuesday, 4th May 2021 at 6.30pm 

Where: OLOL Library  

 The session will briefly outline what happens when children learn to read and define the roles of the reader and the helper. You will be provided with examples of the types of errors children commonly make and prompts that will assist children to problem solve during the reading of a text. 

 If you are or are planning to volunteer for reading, attending this session is highly recommended.

NAPLAN Online 2021

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is a point in time assessment of literacy and numeracy skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in the annual NAPLAN tests in writing, reading, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.

Our school will be participating in NAPLAN Online between 11 and 21 May 2021.

Excessive preparation for NAPLAN Online is not recommended. Students can use the public demonstration site (https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/public-demonstration-site) to familiarise themselves with the types of questions and tools available in the NAPLAN Online tests.

 If you have any questions about NAPLAN Online, please contact your child’s teacher.


We hope to have volunteers in the school this term assisting with school events. 

'Building Child Safe Communities - Procedures for Volunteers'

Volunteers make a significant contribution to students and our community. All Volunteers must complete the Building Child Safe Communities Undertaking Form and online training module prior to being engaged by a school or any other CEDP site.

This can be accessed by visiting the following link , scroll down to "Start Training Now"

Winter Uniforms

All winter uniforms are now available on the QKR app. Please place your orders now to make sure you avoid disappointment and your child has a uniform for term 2. 

All students should be in their winter uniform by Monday 10th May (day after Mothers' Day). However if the weather is cooler children can begin to wear their winter uniform next week after photo day

Please note: We are happy to exchange if sizes are incorrect, please see size chart attached. 

All exchanges need to be emailed to elle@ozfashions.com.au

Term Planner

Please see attached Term 2 Planner

Baby Congratulations

Congratulations to the following families on their new arrivals :

  • The Baptista family on the birth of a baby girl, a sister for Colin (KO)
  • The Tannous family on the birth of a baby girl. a sister for Annabelle (2Y) 

Mint Fresh Easter Colouring Competition

Congratulations to Sarah Deehan (3D) who won first place and Etienn Kriesh (1H) who won 2nd place in the Mint Fresh IGA  colouring competition, they both received Easter Egg basket . 

Sports News

OLOL Athletics Carnival

Dear Parents,

The OLOL Athletics Carnival is approaching soon, Friday of Week 6. 

Therefore, we will be holding trials for Long Jump and Shot Put at Gooden Drive Reserve, on three different dates, at 3.45pm. 

Students must have experience in these two events and be serious competitors who are wanting to compete at the Hills Zone Athletics Carnival. 

Students must be turning 8 years of age this year or above, to trial. 

The cut-off date to register is Friday the 30th of April. 

Please only select one available date, so teachers can be organised. 

Please complete the Google Form

P & F News

Social Meeting

Hi to all our families. 

We hope everyone has a lovely Easter break. The P&F will be organising a social meeting to be held on Monday the 26th of April. This will be separate to the term meeting which will be held later on in the term. For anyone who is interested in joining, we will be meeting at Northmead bowling club at 7.30pm. If you can’t make the meeting and have some ideas please forward them prior to the meeting via email ololbhpf@gmail.com

Hope to see you then! OLOL P&F

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 30th of April, come along to the Downey Room from 7-8:30pm for youth group! We'll have food, fellowship, games, and activities, as we explore vocation. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Y9-12: Next Friday the 7th of May, come along to the Old Church from 7-9pm for youth group!  We'll be exploring 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

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.