Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 4 Week 4 2020 : 6th November 2020

Key Dates

Wednesday 11th NovemberRemembrance Day 
Wednesday 16th DecemberLast Day of Term
Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th January 2021MAI Testing 
Friday 29th January 2021First Day for All Students

Gospel Reading

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A  

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

Jesus told this parable to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of heaven will be like this: Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five of them were sensible: the foolish ones did take their lamps, but they brought no oil, whereas the sensible ones took flasks of oil as well as their lamps. The bridegroom was late, and they all grew drowsy and fell asleep. But at midnight there was a cry, “The bridegroom is here! Go out and meet him.” At this, all those bridesmaids woke up and trimmed their lamps, and the foolish ones said to the sensible ones, “Give us some of your oil: our lamps are going out.” But they replied, “There may not be enough for us and for you; you had better go to those who sell it and buy some for yourselves.” They had gone off to buy it when the bridegroom arrived. Those who were ready went in with him to the wedding hall and the door was closed. The other bridesmaids arrived later. “Lord, Lord,” they said, “open the door for us.” But he replied, “I tell you solemnly, I do not know you.” So stay awake, because you do not know either the day or the hour.’

Ref:Liturgyhelp.com

Living the Gospel -Living in hope

A feature of Christian faith is an approach to life that views the future with hope. In our world today many people look to the future with distrust and even fear. As Christians, we look forward with hope. When change occurs, some allow that change to happen to them whilst others engage in the change process and approach it with hope and expectation. Today’s gospel reminds us to be ready for what the future holds; to look with hope towards what lies ahead, but to ensure that we’ve prepared ourselves properly. The future can only be viewed with expectant hope if we’ve done the proper preparation!

 © Greg Sunter

NAIDOC WEEK 8-15 November

This celebration is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the rich history, diverse cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the oldest continuing culture on the planet.

NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

This years theme: “Always Was, Always Will Be” recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

CHRISTMAS HAMPERS

Once again we will be supporting the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal in conjunction with the OLOL Parish. Please see note attached which was also sent home this week with the eldest in the family.

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James Martin - Unveiling

Families Leaving OLOL after 2020

In order to plan for next year, would you please notify the school and complete a leaving form (attached) if your child does not require a place for 2021. 

New families coming into the area are currently seeking to enrol in 2021.

 

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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.
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2021 School travel applications are now open

Applications for student travel in 2021 are now open.

Students who require a School Opal card or travel pass for 2021 can now apply online. A new application should be submitted if a student is applying for a school travel pass for the first time or requesting an additional pass as a result of a new shared parental responsibility situation (e.g. joint custody).

 Students who have changed school/campus, changed address, repeated a year or received an expiry notification from Transport for NSW for their school travel entitlement should re-apply or update their details. 

Students who have an entitlement approved under a medical condition which is due to expire will receive a notification advising them to re-apply.

Applications need to be submitted before 31 December 2020 to ensure that current student entitlements are updated and their current entitlement/card remains valid. If their application is submitted after 31 December 2020, the system will automatically cancel an entitlement/card and a new one will need to be issued.

 


Social Skills

Next weeks social skill is to be “Contemplative”

When being contemplative I:

  • think about the way I play and treat other people, as well as school property. 
  • keep the playground and classroom a safe place 
  • think about my actions and how I can be a good friend and citizen at school and at home.

  • think of how to make things better

P & F News

Fun Run Fundraiser 2020

The OLOL FUN RUN will be held in children’s PE classes next week (week 5).

The fundraiser is for the OLOL P&F to assist to purchase school resources.

Whilst we hope to raise as much money as possible for our school community we understand it is a challenging time, we want to stress that it is optional and ALL children will be able to participate in the FUN RUN regardless of financial contribution.

PRIZES 

In keeping with this years landscape we have decided to change the prize structure. One prize ($20 rebel voucher ) will be allocated to each class and a name will be drawn at random. 

All children will receive a ribbon and an ice block for participating. Please when returning money attach your sponsorship form. 

We are extending the collection Until Wednesday week 5 (11th November).

Thanks again for your on going support!! OLOL P&F Team 🥳

Parish News

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