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29 Marda Way, Nollamara WA 6061
Tel: (08) 9413 5300


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 3 Term 1 - 2023

15th February
  • P & F Meeting @ 5.30pm.
  • School Advisory Council Meeting @ 6.15pm
17th February
  • Yr 6 Captain Elections @ 9am.
19th February
  • School Advisory Council and Sacrament Commissioning Mass @ 8.45am

Week 4 Term 1

21st February
  • Yr 6 Project Compassion Launch – online
22nd February
  • Whole School Mass – Ash Wednesday @ 9am
23rd February
  • Running Club Starts for Yrs 3-6.
24th February
  • Yr 6 Prayer Assembly – Lent and Yr 6 Badge Presentation @ 2.15pm

Dear Parents, Friends and Students of Our Lady of Lourdes

Welcome Back

Welcome back to the 2023 school year! I hope all families enjoyed a restful Christmas and New Year break and have returned ready for another exciting and busy school year. An extra warm welcome to new students and their families beginning at OLOL.  

New Website

If you are reading this newsletter, you will have accessed our brand-new website! I am sure that you would agree that it looks amazing and is a wonderful promotion of our outstanding school community. I would like to personally thank everyone who was involved in the creation of the site, especially Mrs Vivante and Mrs Baldock who assisted me on the OLOL Website Development Team. The website will continually be updated and includes features for both current and prospective families. You can access the site on any device at 

Parent Information Evening

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend yesterday’s Parent Information Evening. As mentioned in my welcome letter, this event is a great way to hear what will be happening in your child’s classroom and continue building the partnership between home and school that is vital for children to flourish at Our Lady of Lourdes School. Thank you to our wonderful teachers for preparing their respective information sessions. If you were unable to attend, please check your child’s class Seesaw where the information presented will be uploaded.

Our Lady of Lourdes Feast Day & Welcome Picnic

This Friday, our school will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes Blessed Virgin Mary (celebrated on 11 February in the Church). We will commence the day with a whole school Mass at 9am with the children then heading to Yokine Play Space before returning to school for the conclusion of the day. The fun doesn’t stop there, as the OLOL Welcome Picnic for all families and friends commences at 5pm and concludes at 7pm. Please bring a picnic rug and some nibbles for what will be a wonderful community event to commence the 2023 school year. Thank you to OLOL P&F for supporting this event.

New Bell Time & Pupil Free Dates

The bell to begin the school day will now ring at 8:40am instead of 8:45am. Classrooms will continue to open at 8:30am with supervision in the undercover area from 8:20am. The pupil free dates for 2023 have also been updated (see list below). Further explanation for these changes can be found in last week’s welcome letter.  

Pupil Free Days 2023   

Friday 3 March 

Monday 24 April 

Tuesday 6 June 

Monday 17 July 

Friday 22 September 

Monday 9 October 

OLOL Parents & Friends Association (OLOL P&F)

OLOL P&F will be conducting their first meeting for 2023 on Wednesday 15 February at 5:30pm. A reminder that all parents are invited to attend this meeting as it is a wonderful way to meet other parents in the community and hear of the exciting ‘friendraising’ and ‘fundraising’ events planned for this year. The meeting will be held in the staffroom and will not go longer than 45 minutes. I look forward to welcoming as many parents as possible there.  


The NAPLAN tests for Year 3 and 5 students across Australia will now take place in Term One. An information brochure for these classes will be coming home today providing the necessary information. Please note that all Year 3 and 5 students will need to provide headphones for these assessments. Once the information has been received, if you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me or your child’s class teacher. 

Mrs Jenaway News

Mrs Jenaway has decided that she will be retiring at the conclusion of her long service leave that she is currently on until the end of Week 5 this term. Sonia started her journey at OLOL in 1999 and has taught across most grade levels, most recently as our science specialist. She will be sincerely missed by all in the school community, and we wish her all the best for retirement.   

Making Jesus Real – MJR

Being the start of the school year, we go back to the basics of what MJR is all about at OLOL. It is a timely reminder that we all can ‘Make Jesus Real’ in the way we greet, treat and speak (GTS) to one another each day. See if you can locate the different MJR messages at the bottom of each page on our new website. I look forward to sharing Spirit of Jesus Shout Outs around our school community in forthcoming newsletters.

God Bless and stay classy OLOL

Steve Blake

Uniform Requirements & Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop is open for online orders. If you know what you would like to order and the sizes, please send through an email to Mrs Dyblik at Bernadette will contact you regarding payment over the phone. If you are unsure what to order please visit or call the Uniform shop on 9413 5300 option 2, Tuesday and Thursday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

The staff at Our Lady of Lourdes School encourage a high standard of dress to be maintained by all children. Parents are asked to vigilantly ensure these requirements are adhered to, as many valuable teaching hours can be lost during the year ensuring the children follow these requirements. Wearing correct uniform encourages a sense of pride in self and school. All children are expected to wear the correct school and sport uniform on the appropriate days. Parents and children are asked to adhere to the school uniform expectations when purchasing items. This prevents added expense of re-purchase or children and staff needing to address breaches of uniform expectations.

Kindergarten Uniform:
Gold sport polo top with school emblem and royal blue rugby shorts.

Pre Primary Uniform:
Orange sport polo top with school emblem and royal blue rugby shorts.

Girls Uniform for Years 1 through to Year 6 Summer:

Cotton Check Uniform or skort and White Shirt

Short White Socks

School Black Leather Lace up Shoes

Official School Hat with Crest

Boys Uniform for Years 1 through to Year 6 Summer:

“Midford” blue shirt with crest
Navy college shorts (no navy rugby shorts)
Navy short socks
School black leather lace-up shoes
Official school hat with crest


Royal blue sports shorts
White polo top with crest (Term 1 & Term 4)
Faction polo top with crest (Term 2 & Term 3)
Short white socks
White sports type shoes (not high-top basketball boot type)

Happy Birthday

A very Happy Birthday to all our Students and Staff. Hope you had a wonderful day!

1st January to 7th February 2023

Vihaan Bharmota, Peter CheboryotTeagan Brewer, Jeremy Gu, Ken Zaw, Teodor Woroniecki, Logan Trezise, Nevaeh Renju, Ryan Kataria, Luka Antonelli,  Drisha Panchal, Ying Zhu, Liam Korir, Ying Zhu, Tabitha Odeta, Ava Fairbrother, Lowrance Kambu, Danny Ho, Dawson Barras, Ridhima Thakur, Cristiano, Carter Pyke,  Matthew Bowles, Savannah Gatugi, Sophia Bayer, Anna Hinh, Luna Carrillo Pescador, Fabianne Onok Ludwig, Rory Shirley, Caleb Harts,Jobe Brooker,Ronan Browne,Miss Geiles and Mrs Harris.

Running Club (Starts 23rd February)

We encouraging all students from Years 3-6 to come and join our Running Club.

The aim of the running club is to become more active and get fit. If you are not a runner you can still participate by walking or jogging.

Running Club will be held at Woodchester oval each Thursday morning before school during the following weeks:

Weeks 4-10: Term 1

Weeks 1-10: Term 2

Weeks 1-10: Term 3

Weeks 1-3: Term 4

We will leave from the library each Thursday at 8:00 a.m. sharp and go to Woodchester Oval.The session will involve stretching and a 15 minute running session. We aim to be finished by 8:30am.

Students who make a strong commitment to the Running Club will be able to participate in a ‘Special Breakfast” held in Term 4.

We look forward to having as many participants as possible.

Mr Gray

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 goods, quality clothing, manchester, books, kitchenware (no glass items) and childrens’ toys that you no longer need. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the front 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.

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 containers in your child’s classroom or the front Office.

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

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 1 Menu:

View Menu

Health Care Cards and 2023 School Fees

Please let the office know before Wednesday, 15th February if you have a new Health Care Card or if your circumstances have changed and you no longer hold one. Please note that if your HCC is not updated or received the discount won’t be applied to your account.  

The invoices for your child/children’s school fees will be sent out at the end of February. The Invoice will also include your child/children’s book list fees.

Parents, if you card expires during the year, please bring in your updated card ASAP.
Thank you. 


We would appreciate families with older children to utilise the Kiss and Drive, freeing up parking spaces for the Kindy and Pre Primary families on Marda Way.
Please ensure you are not parking in ‘No Standing’ zones. They are clearly marked around the school, and failure to do so may lead to a fine from the Ranger.
Your assistance with this is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Our Community

Congratulations to Anastasia ( Yr 5) and family on the birth of her baby sister, Layla.

Farewell to Lowrance Kambu (Year 4) who is leaving us on Friday 10th February. We thank Lowrance and his Mum, Assumpta for being a part of our school community and wish them all the very best.

Welcome to our new 3YO Pre Kindy and 4Yo Kindy Children, Arthur Miguel Alves de Moraes, Nathan Lan ( Pre Primary), Mauli Virani, Skylar Mwangi  (Yr 1), Tabitha Odeta (Yr 2), Andy Pyke, Inuka Bandara, Moksha Dudhagara, (Yr 3), Carter Pyke (Yr 4), Ronan Browne (Yr 5), Joao Pedro Alves de Moraes and Pal Dobariya (Yr 6).

We welcome you and your families to our school community and hope you all enjoy your time with us.

Our deepest sympathy to Riley (Yr 3) and Oliver Papa-Bratanov (Yr 2) on the passing of their Grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very sad time.

Admin Procedures

Parents, please familiarise yourself with the following school admin procedures

If any child is late for school, they must be signed in at the front office by their parent using PASSTAB.

If you need to take your child out of school for an appointment or for any other reason during school hours, they must be signed in and out at the front office by their parent using PASSTAB.

Any visitor or parent entering the school during school time must sign in and out at the front office using PASSTAB.

If your child is away from school, please notify the school by 9.00am by lodging an online note via our WEBSITE or by leaving a message on our Absentee Line on 9413 5300. All phone absences must be followed up with a signed note on the first day back to school.

Parents who have failed to contact the school will be notified of their child’s absence via SMS. Please contact the school once SMS received. This is a government requirement.

An Absentee Note must be completed for any long term absences during Term.

The newsletter is emailed fortnightly on a Wednesday and is an extremely important link between school and home. Parents are requested to read the Newsletter and to take note of relevant information.

Mathletics 2023

Each student from Pre-Primary to Year 6 will have received their Mathletics username and password for this year from their class teacher. Please make sure that these are kept safe and secure. The website is printed below the username and is

Mathletics provides:

· A complete range of NAPLAN preparation materials, which can be printed or used online

· Step by step instructions that cover mathematical concepts

· Flexibility for teachers to target individual student’s needs

· Full access to Rainforest Maths – a mathematics website

· Times Tables

· 24 hour access to Mathletics – It can be used at home and school

Please do not send any money, this amount has been added to your school fees. If you have any questions regarding Mathletics, please contact Mr Gray.

Servite College Discount

If you have a child at Servite College and a child at Our Lady of Lourdes , you can apply for a $50 discount per child at Servite. Please collect the form from Servite and bring into the office for signing.

Medical Action Plans

New Families, if you have a child that is on a Medical Action Plan, please bring in a copy of the plan and the prescribed medication to the front office. Thank you.