I would like to inform you that in 6 weeks' time Fr Nicholas will be relocating to the Parish of Holy Name, Carlisle. I would like to thank Fr Nicholas for his many contributions to our school community over the past 14 years. I wish Fr Nicholas all the best at his new Parish.
Year 2 Refurbishment
Over the holidays the Year 2 classroom was gutted. The room was painted, new carpet was installed and new furniture arrived. The year 2 children have been having a wonderful time using this great learning space. Thank you to the P&F for the substantial contribution towards the purchasing of the furniture.
With the Federal elections coming up, we have the opportunity to inform and engage our school and college communities on issues around government and education, funding, capital development, and priority areas for our Catholic education system, some resources that we encourage you to share with your staff and school families. The fact sheet and FAQs from the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) and Catholic School Parents Australia are accessible and very informative, and make the case for the value of Catholic education systems in the national context. Similarly, the CEWA brochure outlines the role our system plays in the education of WA children and young people, while providing information on some of our key initiatives and our guiding principles. Please find attached relevant documents.
Thank you following the kiss and drive rules and for being courteous towards others when picking students up. A reminder to please follow all signage, the 15 minute parking bays at the front of the school are only 15 minutes at all times.
Last year when I surveyed parents regarding the possibility of having a canteen there was great support for one. In the survey I mentioned that to make a canteen viable we require support from parents in regards too volunteering. We had over 50 parents indicate that they were able to volunteer even if it was only one. Sadly, we have had very little support with only a small number of volunteers. In order to make the canteen a viable option it is important to have parent support. If you are able to volunteer please add your name to the online roster. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-fBfbsqw-3bVdw_Xhq8clrhhfl2d0zun7XDIsYaFPQs/edit#gid=0
Student Care Insurance
Accidents will happen, and they can be costly. Playing sport, riding bicycles, at home and in the playground, students are at risk from injury.
Student Care is a student accident insurance policy specifically designed for kindergartens, schools, colleges and universities. Student Care provides benefits for a range of (non-Medicare) medical services, such as dental and physiotherapy, resulting from personal accident injuries.
Student Care is a world-wide policy that is purchased by educational institutes to cover all enrolled students.
At OLGC this is a 24hr 365days a year policy so students covered for in school and out of school accidents.
CCI is not a registered health fund and therefore cannot pay all medical expenses. We are prohibited under the Federal Health Legislation (including the Health Insurance Act 1973) from paying any Medicare rebate including the Medicare gap. Student Care Insurance cover is not a substitute for health insurance, and should not be compared to health insurance.
Getting along means that young children work and play together nicely. It means that children are friendly, tell the truth and care about others. Getting along means being able to fix problems without arguing or fighting. Violence is never an answer. When young children get along, they follow the important rules of the home, school and classroom. They also want to help to make their home and school cleaner and safer.
EXAMPLES OF ORGANISED GETTING ALONG BEHAVIOUR IN CHILDREN
Plays well with friends
Takes turns when playing with others
Asks nicely to join in a game
Asks for help politely
Listens to others when they talk
Does what his/her parents and teachers ask him/her to do
Makes an effort to be nice to someone who seems to be upset
Does not call others bad names (swears)
Does not interrupt others when they are talking. Waits patiently until they are finished then asks a question or makes a comment.
WAYS TO PRAISE YOUR CHILD FOR GETTING ALONG BEHAVIOUR
"You are really good at helping others."
"You didn't try to lie. Telling the truth"
"Good for you. You are really trying to get along with your friends."
"You are a good listener"
"I thank you for being patient and waiting until I was finished talking. That is very mature behaviour."
TEACH YOUR CHILD THE FOLLOWING GETTING ALONG THINKING
BEING TOLERANT OF OTHERS - We are all different. We all have good things about us.
THINKING FIRST - When someone has something that I want, asking politely "May I have a go", not over reacting if something doesn't go your way.
PLAYING BY THE RULES - Follow all the rules of the game. Rules help us to be safe and happy.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - It is good to help others. It is good to make and keep things clean and safe in our community.
PRACTICAL THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR CHILD GET ALONG
Acknowledge and praise your child when he/she is demonstrating good getting along skills
Do not use sarcasm, put your child down, communicate with a negative tone of voice or become furious when your child misbehaves. Behaviours are modelled.
Teach your child what to say when he/she meets someone new
Teach your child to take turns
Teach your child the importance of not saying mean things to someone else
Provide opportunities for your child to share their things with others
Teach your child they do not have to be the best at everything.
Please find attached summaries of Keeping Kids Safe: A Child Protection Curriculum which is mandatory for schools to teach. It is important families take the time to talk about how to keep safe. Please ask the classroom teacher for strategies to support discussions at home.
Even the smallest gesture of love can make a lasting impression on someone's life.
As the Year 4 class Evangelisation Project, the children demonstrated the importance of benevolence by taking the time to decorate paper bags for the Red Cross Soup Patrol. The bags have been decorated with messages of love and will be used during the Soup Patrol to serve as a reminder that they are loved.
The choir has been rehearsing well for their One Big Voice performance to be held at the Perth Arena on Friday 30th August 2019. The website has been up and running for sometime now but it would be great if all choir students could have the opportunity to look at the lyrics, backings and choreography for songs between each rehearsal.
The website is onebigvoice.com.au and choir members can access all the information they require by clicking on the student tab at the top of the home page then typing in the password rain.
It will greatly help every student's confidence in the performance if they know all lyrics, melodies and choreography before the big event. Going over one song a night for the next few weeks will be a tremendous help.
The Canteen is open in Term 2 on Monday’s and Friday’s with a new menu and new Monday special.
Please see the new menu online or collect a print-out at the Canteen. Orders can be made on https://www.quickcliq.com.au or at the canteen from 8.00am.
Children absolutely love it when mum or dad volunteer for the canteen. Volunteers are essential for the smooth operation of the canteen. We are in need of volunteers on a Friday from 10:00am-12:00 and 10:30- 1:15pm. If you are available please place your name on the online roster.
Welcome back to the school banking program for Term 2.
We hope everyone enjoyed a happy and safe Easter break with their families.
Rewards Program update
Available in Term 2, we have two new reward items from our 2019 Polar Savers range for students to redeem: Yeti Fluffy Notebook and Icicle Slapband Ruler.
We also have in stock a number of reward items from previous years that are still available for students to redeem including a Handball, Sparkle Glitter Pens, Zoom Flying Disc, Heat Reactor Pencils and Glow Light.
All the best to everyone for a wonderful term ahead.
St John Ambulance WA has released a new, free smart phone app, First Responder.
The St John First Responder app has a range of features, one being its unique first responder capability. The app allows qualified first aiders to sign up as a first responder and be notified when someone has called 000 for an ambulance within 500 metres of their current location and in a public place.
To become a first responder you will need to provide evidence of having completed a first aid course within the last three years. Minimum qualification level of HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation. We now offer the ability to become a BASIC level first responder in the app, by uploading your Photo ID.
If you’re not looking to sign up as a first responder yet, then that’s okay! The app also contains a number of other resources, including:
First aid instruction guides – helping you to treat a range of injuries and illnesses.
Triple zero (000) calling with automatic GPS location – calling 000 from the app will send your GPS coordinates direct to the St John State Operation Centre, making it easier for an ambulance to locate you.
Defibrillator (AED) locator - showing all the defibrillator locations near you.
Upload the location of new defibrillator (AED) locations that aren't currently appearing on the app.
Locate nearest medical centres and emergency departments - including live ED waiting time information.
Patient transport services information.
Your first aid course information and refresher reminder notices
First aid tips and special offers - keeping you up to date with handy first aid information.