Our deepest condolences and heart-felt sympathy to the Guilfoyle family. Sadly Andrew, father of Lily in Year 4, passed away on the weekend. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers at this very sad and difficult time.
Rosary will be held at OLGC Church this Thursday, 21 February at 6pm.
The Funeral Mass will be held at OLGC Church this Friday, 22 February at 10:45am and then at KarraKatta Cemetery at 12:30pm for a cremation ceremony.
A wake will be held at the City of Stirling(Cedric St, Stirling) offices at approximately 2pm.
We had a wonderful turnout of parents for parent teacher evening on Wednesday last week. Congratulations to all families that attended in order to be more familiar with class and school expectations. If you were unable to attend you are more than welcome to ask the class teacher for a copy of the information discussed on the evening.
Welcome Back P&F Movie Night
This Friday night at 6:30pm we will be having our annual P&F welcome back evening. This year we will trying something new. There will be a movie shown on the school oval, snacks and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
Year 4 iPad Information Evening
Last night we held an information evening for Year 4 parents. At this session parents are shown how to setup the iPad so that they are able to select restrictions and also create time restrictions where children are only able to access specified apps. More information will be sent out shortly with tutorial videos explaining how to apply these restrictions.
All sibling enrolments for Kindy 2021 need to be completed and handed in to the office by Monday 11 March. Siblings are placed first, then Catholics from the Parish, Catholics from outside the Parish and then other denominations depending on date the application was received. However, if we are not informed about a sibling and the class is full we are then unable to offer a place.
Code of Conduct
Our School Code of Conduct has now been in place for nearly 2 years. This Code of Conduct needs to be abided by the staff, parents, students, volunteers and visitors to the school.
The Code of Conduct covers 12 Conduct Statements:
1. You act safely and competently.
2. You give priority to students’ safety and well-being in all your behaviour and decision making.
3. You act in accordance with the values of the Gospel as defined in the Code of Ethical Conduct.
4. You conduct yourself in accordance with laws, agreements, policies and standards relevant to your relationship with the school community.
5. You respect the dignity, culture, values and beliefs of each member of the school community.
6. You treat personal information about members of the school community as private and confidential.
7. You give impartial, honest and accurate information about the education, safety and well-being of students.
8. You support all members of the school community in making informed decisions about students.
9. You promote and preserve the trust and privilege inherent in your relationship with all members of the school community.
10. You maintain and build on the community’s trust and confidence in Catholic schools and the Church.
11. You act reflectively and ethically.
12. You allow students to have a voice in their education, safety and well-being.
One of the Conduct Statements will be highlighted in each newsletter.
Student Councillors and Ministries for Semester One, 2019 are attached. If you have any particular areas of interest and would like to volunteer time to work with ministries at lunchtime please let me know. There are five ministries: Environmental, Social, Communications, Wellness and Spiritual.
Our Lady of Good Counsel School is pleased to announce that we will running the ‘Rainbows’ program.
When something significant happens in a family, the entire family is affected. Even though death, divorce or other loss issues appear to be only grown up problems; they have a profound effect on the children who are touched by these experiences. If a parent or grandparent dies, a divorce takes place, or a painful loss occurs, not only do the parents grieve but children may find it difficult to verbalise their feelings.
We have trained adults who have agreed to help these children put their feelings into words, work through grief, build a strong sense of self-esteem and begin to accept what has taken place in the family.
If you would like your child to benefit from this program, please contact me to discuss further details.
Families who are in receipt of a Centrelink issued Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card may be eligible for a discount on school fees. As school fees will be issued at the end of February 2019, please contact Alison Elsegood as soon as possible, on telephone 6242 3400 or email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, to check eligibility.
With the school year underway, I’d like to take a moment of your time to thank you for encouraging your child’s sense of innovation and imagination within the Visual Arts.
I am excited to have joined the staff at Our Lady of Good Counsel and eagerly anticipate the wonderful creative responses from all my student from PP-6. The art room is all set up and we have been busy making and creating. I look forward to getting to know your amazing young artists.
“The world is but a a canvas to the imagination”- Henry David Thoreau
The Parish of Karrinyup warmly welcomes back for the new school year all parents of Our Lady of Good Counsel School.
Any parents wanting to learn more about the Catholic faith for themselves or for their children as they go through the sacraments, or because they are interested in becoming Catholic are invited to contact:
If you are in Year 1 to 6 and keen to play hockey in 2019, NKHC is looking for junior players. We are an independent, family focused Club based within the grounds of Newman College, Churchlands.
In 2019 we are starting a new J1/2 competition at Newman College hockey fields which will be open to all kids in Year 1 and 2, no previous experience needed. The games are modified hockey with 7 players per team and take place on Saturday mornings with a training session during the week at either your school or at Newman College. Teams are school based and you can register your interest with Peta Kelly at email@example.com
NKHC also has teams in a J3/4 competition for players in Year 3 and 4. This competition is played on a Saturday morning at Perry Lakes and the competition involves hockey clubs from our area. Please email Peta Kelly for further info on firstname.lastname@example.org
For those in Preprimary we will be continuing to conduct an introduction program on Monday afternoons at Newman College hockey fields called Mini Knights. In this program players learn skills, rules and the safety aspects of hockey in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
For players in year 5 and 6, NKHC has availability for players of all levels and experience.
Registrations for all age groups are open NOW via newmanknights.com.au
Private Instrumental Tuition is available at Our Lady of Good Counsel School. Lessons are available during Term time and will be held on a Friday.
Lessons are available to students in Year 4-6 from 10:30am.
Mr Robert Arathoon has been teaching music lessons at OLGC for almost 20 years, in addition to a
number of other WA private schools. WAAPA trained as a performer and composer, he has extensive professional experience playing, writing and recording locally and overseas, and has completed advanced studies in Brazil.
For enrolments details: M. 0403 880 986 / email@example.com
The upcoming Rotary Cambridge Schools' Programme guest speaker will be Claire Orange from BEST Programs 4 Kids. Her topic is "Anxiety".
On Wednesday the 6th of March Claire will be talking about helping anxious children to come to terms with their anxiety and to help them to cope so that they can fulfil their potential academically, socially and also in their after school activities.
Please see the attached PDF for more information.
In Rotary Service
Rotary Club of Cambridge – Serving the Community
District 9455 – Western Australia
Is your child in Year 6? Then now is the time to apply for a 2020 scholarship at Mater Dei College. The Scholarships are designed to nurture the child’s area of talent and are offered in the following areas:
As part of our Newman Parents information series, the College has two upcoming parent events being held on Monday 25 March which we would like to extend an invitation to your community. Dr Justin Coulson is one of Australia’s most respected and popular Positive Psychology & relationships speaker, facilitator, author, and researcher (particularly in family life).
9 Ways to a Resilient Child (a FREE event for Early Childhood parents / guardians only) – Monday 25 March, 9.00am in the Marist Auditorium (216 Empire Avenue, Churchlands)
Parents will learn the psychological secrets that build their child's sense of identity, strengths and growth mindset in order to perform better, be happier and build resilience. 9 Ways to a Resilient Child is based on Dr Justin Coulson's best-selling book, which shows parents how to help their children cope powerfully and positively with the challenges that life throws at them. This presentation is one of Justin's most popular presentations with powerful stories and illustrations that every parent can relate to. He explains the factors that help and hinder resilience, why common advice such as "toughen up Princess" just doesn't work, and how competition and praise may undermine resilience.
Respectful Relationships; Love at Home (a FREE event for all parents / guardians) - Monday 25 March, 7.00pm in the Marist Auditorium (216 Empire Avenue, Churchlands)
How to get along with your kids and help them get along with you (and their siblings).
We all try to get along at home... but there are those uncomfortable niggles. There's the eye-rolling, the disrespect, the lack of motivation to help out, and the sibling warfare. If we're honest, most adults have been known to shout a bit too, and let's face it, we don't always listen that well to our kids. Conflict and friction at home cause more trouble than we need, and interfere with everyone's wellbeing. Wouldn't it be great if there were some simple, practical things we could do to help everyone get along better - starting right now?
In this session, you'll learn the best 'relationship rules' for a happier family so home life really does feel loving... most of the time! The presentation will be followed by a Question and Answer session.