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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School seeks to offer excellence in education, enlivened by the life and teaching of Jesus Christ in a school community where the dignity of each person is valued.

Week 1 Term 3 - 2023

17th July
  • Pupil Free Day.
18th July
  • Kindy – Year 6 First Day of Term 3
20th July
  • Running Club.
  • First day of Pre Kindy.
  • 10am Performing Arts Liturgy @ St Mary’s.
21st July
  • Performing Arts Festival Bible reading.
  • 9am Yrs 3-6 Mass – Francis Jordan.

Week 2 Term 3

26th July
  • CEWA RE Practice Assessment (BRLA) Yrs 3 & 5.
27th July
  • Running Club.
  • CEWA RE Practice Assessment (BRLA) Yrs 3 & 5.

Dear Parents, Friends and Students of Our Lady of Lourdes

NAIDOC Week: National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. Due to the annual event falling within the school holidays, we, at OLOL always celebrate NAIDOC during Week 10 of Term Two. We were incredibly fortunate to have Cyril Yarran from Millyaan Aboriginal Services with us today to share his Aboriginal culture, stories and dance with us. We will also conclude the term with our annual NAIDOC Mass on Friday. 


Mid Year Reports: Your child’s Mid Year Report will be available online from this afternoon. Please take the time to look through the report with your child and praise their wonderful achievements and effort over the course of the first two terms. Please see below the second half of key points about reporting from the School Curriculum & Standards Authority WA (first half can be found in the Week 8 Newsletter). 

Understanding the Grading System 

Is a ‘C’ grade good?  

Yes, you should celebrate C grades as this indicates that your child has progressed to the desired level of understanding for his/her year level. 

Is a ‘C’ grade just a pass like it used to be?  

No, a C grade today is the expected Achievement Standard for each year level and each Learning Area. 

Does an ‘A’ or ‘B’ grade mean my child is working a year or two above their current grade?  

No, an ‘A’ or ‘B’ grade means that your child is responding to the content taught to a deeper level. They may be thinking more critically about the content, which is a wonderful skill to demonstrate. 

How are final grades determined?  

Teachers collect numerous samples of work and assessments to determine the final grade. The grade is determined with the use of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s (SCSA) Judging Standards. For more information on this go to 



Sacred Saints: On a chilly day last Thursday, our Year 5 and 6 students participated in the annual Sacred Saints carnival. Playing AFL, netball or soccer, our students made our school proud by giving their all and demonstrating outstanding sportsmanship throughout the day. Congratulations to our soccer teams who finished runner up for the carnival. 



Free Dress for Lifelink: A reminder that we will be fundraising for Lifelink on Friday with the students able to wear free dress to school for a gold coin donation. We encourage students to come dressed in NAIDOC colours (black, red or yellow).


Religious Education Assessment: In Catholic schools across Western Australia, students enrolled in Years 3, 5 and 9 participate in a system-wide, online assessment in Religious Education. The administration of the assessment will take place during Week 3 next term. The purpose of the assessment is to measure student learning of the content in the Religious Education Curriculum. Please contact your child’s teacher or me if you have any enquiries regarding the administration of the Religious Education Assessment. 


Be Safe & Enjoy: As this is the final newsletter of Term Two, I wish all OLOL families and friends a very safe and happy holiday and I look forward to seeing your smiling faces when Term 3 commences on Tuesday 18 July. 


MJR – Spirit of Jesus ‘Shout Outs’: Here are a few ‘SOJ Shouts Outs’ from around the community this past fortnight: 

  • Ella & Bella (Kindy) assisting a friend to balance on the wobble boards during PE to ensure they felt safe completing the activity 
  • Emmanuel (Year 4) & Sebastiano (Year 3) assisting to build the new sports bins for classes to use during play time 
  • Connie (mother of Matthew – Yr 4 & Josh – Yr 3) making birthday cupcakes for a boy in Kindy to celebrate his special day   
  • All Sacred Saints participants for demonstrating outstanding sportsmanship across the entire day, even when it was not reciprocated 

God Bless and stay classy OLOL

Steve Blake

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)

Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability. These relate to legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005, in line with the NCCD guidelines (2019).

The NCCD will have no direct impact on your child and your child will not be involved in any testing process. The school will provide data to the Australian Government in such a way that no individual student will be able to be identified – the privacy and confidentiality of all students is ensured. All information is protected by privacy laws that regulate the collection, storage and disclosure of personal information. To find out more about these matters, please refer to the Australian Government’s Privacy Policy (

If you have met with your child’s teacher and signed an Individual Education Plan, your child is included in the OLOL NCCD data. If you have any further questions about NCCD, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Vivante

ICAS Assessments Years 5-6 (optional)

This year, OLOL will be offering students in Years 5 and 6 the opportunity to participate in the annual ICAS Assessments. Assessments will be offered in Mathematics and English. If you would like your child to be involved in ICAS Assessments in 2023, please collect a letter from their classroom teacher explaining the process involved with purchasing the assessments, how you can make payment, how the tests will be administered and the permission slip.  If you have any further questions about ICAS Assessments, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Vivante at 

Lost Property

These items have been in lost property since the beginning of Term. If they belong to your child, please collect from the front office. Any items not claimed, will be donated to Good Sammy’s.

Thank you.


Our Lady of Lourdes was lucky enough to wandjoo (welcome) Cyril Yarran, a Whadjuk Noongar man from Millyaan Aboriginal Services to our school to share his culture and help us celebrate NAIDOC Week. Cyril first conducted the Smoking Ceremony on Whadjuk Boodjar (land). The smoke is part of a cleansing ritual, helping to keep away bad thoughts and open us to good. Later we enjoyed a session with Cyril as he shared some stories, songs and kaartdijin (knowledge) passed down from his elders. Woola (shout of praise) and Boordawan (talk to you later) Cyril! We hope to say kaya (hello) again soon!

Merit/MJR Assembly

Congratulations to all our Merit, MJR and Italian competition award winners.

Mid - Year Reports

To all our new families from Pre Primary to Year 6,  Your child’s report will be uploaded to Seqta Engage this afternoon. To enable viewing of the report, please make sure you have actioned the email from Seqta Engage sent on Thursday, 15th June. The following is the link to Seqta Engage on our website:

To our existing parents, please make sure you have your username and password, so you can access Seqta Engage once reports are uploaded.

A reminder to our families leaving at the end of term or the end of the year, please make sure you save all you child/children’s reports. Once you leave OLOL you will no longer have access to Seqta Engage.

Thank you

Janet Harris

Servite Enrolments

Parents, please take note of the following points in regards to future enrolments:

  • Year 5 parents, The 2025 intake is filling quickly – please get your applications in now.
  • Year 3/4 parents, Servite are welcoming applications for 2026 and 2027.


Happy Birthday

28th June to 25th July 2023

A very Happy Birthday to all our students and to Mrs Fusco. We hope you all have a wonderful day!

Prish Panchal, Ella Ellul-Mcgirr, Isabelle Munro, Adalyn Longman, Shon Hua, Evangelina Moore, Mokshin Battan, Xuying Zhu, Ana Circelli dos Santos, Esther Biju, Emily Cruttenden, Joanna Wang, Imogen Dowie, Caeden Tran, Larkin Ibon, Emmanuel Kpehe Junior, Rachel Prakkadan, Mathew Emmanuel, Noah Davey, You Cao, Ashanti Benic, David Li, Asher Pham, Melissa Zakaria, Michelle Zakaria and Mrs Fusco.

Term Dates

Term 2
Last Day of Term 2 – Friday 30th June
Mid-Year break: Monday 3rd July – Monday 17th July

Term 3
Students: Tuesday 18th July – Thursday 21st September
Term 3 break: Friday 22nd September – Sunday 8th October

Term 4
Students: Tuesday 10th October – Friday 8th December

Student Free Days and Public Holidays 2023

Term 3

Monday 17th July – Pupil Free Day
Friday 22nd September – Pupil Free Day

Term 4

Monday 9th October – Pupil Free Day

OLOL Parish

Saturday Vigil – 6:00 pm
Sunday Mass – 9:00 am

Tuesday – 9:00 am
Wednesday – 9:00 am
Thursday – 9:00 am
Friday – 9:00 am

Saturdays – 5:30 pm

Running Club

Don’t forget Running Club tomorrow morning.

The Munch Box

Parents, please note that OLOL is an ALLERGY AWARE SCHOOL. This means no nuts, peanut butter, nutella or bars/cakes containing nuts.

Please click on the following link for the revised Term 2 Menu:

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Our Community

At the end of this Term, Nathanal  Karippery (Yr 3), Tavish Thakur (Yr 4) and Ridhima Thakur (Yr 3) will be leaving OLOL. We thank you and your families for being apart of our school community and wish you all the very best.

Please keep in your prayers all members of our community who are sick or who have relatives and friends who are ill at this time. We especially ask that you keep them in your closest thoughts and prayers.

2024 3YO Pre Kindy and 2025 Kindy Enrolments

Parents, the interviews for 2024, 3YO Pre Kindy and 2025 Kindy have commenced. 

If you have a child born between the following dates: 1st July 2020 – 30th June 2021, please ensure that you have completed an enrolment form. You can download the enrolment document by visiting our Website or see Mrs Harris in the office.


Ring Pulls

We are still collecting the ring pulls from soft drink cans. These are donated to Brother Ollie, who uses them to assist in making wheelchairs for children around the world affected by disease and landmines.

Please bring them to your class teacher.

Thank you

St Vincent de Paul Clothing Bin

We have a St Vincent de Paul clothing bin which is located near the Flinders St gate on the oval side of the school. You are able to donate all your unwanted good quality clothing, manchester, books, kitchenware (no glass items) and childrens’ toys that you no longer needed. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the front office.

Battery Recycling

Recycling batteries is good for the environment. It keeps them out of landfill, where heavy metals may leak into the ground when the battery casing corrodes, causing soil and water pollution. If batteries are incinerated with household waste, the heavy metals in them may cause air pollution.
Remember that you can recycle your household batteries at school. Please deposit batteries in the specially provided container in the front office.

We can all play our part to reduce landfill and help save the planet.

Perth Glory July 2023 Holiday Programs are now open!

Perth Glory wishes to invite all soccer players, fans and children to enroll in our Holiday Programs.

HBF Arena, Joondalup – Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th July

St Andrews Grammar School, Dianella – Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th July

Lark Hill Sporting Complex, Rockingham – Friday 7th July (One Day Only)


Ages 6 – 12
Any Gender, playing ability – all welcome.
Our venues are neutral and we welcome all players from all local clubs and schools.
All clinics run from 9:00am to 3:00pm (unless stated).

Please email for enquiries and details of group and sibling offers.