Welcome back to Term 3. I hope you had a great holiday and were able to spend quality time with your child or children. I was lucky enough to spend time with my family doing things such as going out to lunch, movies, bowling, playing cards and spending time together at home. I was able to find time for myself and as well as relaxing. I was able to complete all those jobs I had put off over the term. I was successful in getting out my chainsaw and doing some serious pruning and finished painting a bedroom which I now just need to install flooring. I am looking forward to another great Term with the staff, parents and students of OLGC.
Staff Professional Development
The first day back this term teachers spent the day engaged investigating Numeracy Dedicated Time and Differentiation within the Mathematics curriculum. Over the next semester we will continue to develop and extend our approach to the teaching of mathematics to ensure that we are catering for all individuals as well as making the learning intentions very clear to students.
Year Four Classroom Refurbishment
Over the school holidays works were carried out in the Year 4 Classroom. The classroom was painted, carpets were replaced and new furniture was added. The classroom looks amazing and the Year 4 students have really enjoyed the new working environment. You are more than welcome to pop in for a look. These works are part of the School Board whole classroom refurbishment project which includes the refurbishment of a classroom each year.
This term is a very busy term with a variety of activities happening including the Sacrament of Reconciliation, ADHOC movie Night, OLGC Quiz night, Performing Arts, Book Week, Book Fair, Science Week, Choir- One Big Voice, Athletics Carnival, Interschool Athletics and Learning Journeys. To keep updated on events please see the school google calendar, located on the front page of our website, for most current dates and times.
It was my absolute pleasure to attend the Year Five Camp to Mundaring and York. Mrs Nuttall did an absolutely superb job in both organising and running the Year Five Camp. Her kindness, excellent organisation and sense of fun made the camp a very positive experience. We were blessed to have Mrs King, Mr Fry and Mrs Forbes who worked tirelessly to ensure children were safe, well fed and secure. The activities and excursions were well planned and the evening activities were highly entertaining, particularly the Unusual Talent Show whereby we had singers, dancers and Sumo wrestlers; much fun was had by all.
The second day of the camp found us at the York Museum which is an interactive museum whereby the children had the opportunity to dress up in period costume, play old instruments and games. The children were engaged for hours and learned a lot about early Western Australia through this experience.
The Penny Farthing Store was a popular highlight for the children where many had a difficult time making choices due to the delectable selection available. My heart was touched when many children voluntarily donated their change to a charity; what great generosity of spirit our children have.
It is heartening to see our children be kind, use manners and be thoughtful and considerate of one another. A terrific time was had by one and all.
Talk about how things are similar and different (e.g. this one is pointy but this one is rounded), and classify the same group of objects in different ways (colours, shapes, “pointy”, “rough”…)
With two or three objects, move them around and ask how many there are now. Keep experimenting until the child realises that moving the objects doesn’t make the number change – there are still the same amount.
Don’t always count things in a line or from left to right. Try a circle or just a mixed up group. Also, count mixed groups of objects (e.g. a block, a lego man and a ball) rather than always the same things. Mix up the colours too.
OLGC is proud to exhibit The Uthando Dolls at Catholic Education’s 1st Primary Angelico Art Exhibition at Forrest Centre, 221 St Georges Terrace, Perth.
The exhibition will run from 24th July - 11th August from 9am-5pm weekdays.
Once the Dolls have been returned to the school, we will be sending them off to the KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. This community is deeply affected by the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This affects the lives of all children, not just orphans, because the parental, family and cultural support around them is missing or fragmented. One way we can help them feel more secure is to support them in PLAY.
Thank you to Miss Kenworthy, Mrs. Luca and all the children who created these beautiful dolls.
A note has gone home with all choir members with details about the performance on Friday 18th August. Please fill in the permission slips and return to school ASAP. Please note the later rehearsal time than last year and the fact we are eating before the rehearsal commences. If you have any queries please contact me immediately.
Buy official One Big Voice 2017 tickets for Perth Arena, WA. Get your tickets from Ticketek.
Please also see the attached flyer for further information.
Catholic Performing Arts Festival
Good luck to all students representing OLGC with their musical talents over the coming weeks. Please let me know how you get on after your performance. I'd love to talk through your adjudication comments with you.
Thank you to all students who have returned their permission slips for our performance on Tuesday 8th August at St Benedict's Church in Applecross for the Catholic Performing Arts Festival. If you have not given me your permission slip, please do so ASAP.
The OLGC Team are looking forward seeing you all during the term.
Last term we ran our class competition and the winning class will be announced at the next school assembly. A number of people came back to banking during the term and some classes have 8-10 students per class banking, well done. It was a close competition between a few classes but I will not say anything else until the assembly!
New rewards for Term 3 which a number of students were waiting for - Smiley Emoji Keyring and Volt Handball
Currently Terms 1 & 2 rewards are still available to order until stock runs out.
School Banking is also a great fundraiser for our school. Our school receives $5 when a student makes their first ever School Banking deposit and 5% on every deposit made through the school (to a maximum of $10 per individual deposit).
School Banking day is WEDNESDAY in the School Canteen from 8.15am – 8.35am, doors close once the school bell rings.
Sharon Seaman - School Banking Co-ordinator and the School Banking team - Zana Appelbee, Mel Fowler & Scott Miller
TUESDAY 1ST AUGUST – Next P&F Meeting (everyone welcome to attend)
FRIDAY 25TH AUGUST – Parent Quiz Night (see attached flyer)
FRIDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER - Father’s Day Stall (Kindy to be Thursday 31/8)
THURSDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER – Interschool Athletics Breakfast
PARENTS QUIZ NIGHT
Enclosed is all the relevant information for the upcoming Quiz Night open to the parents of the OLGC community. Tickets are $15 pp which includes a share platter for the table. Please note that this is strictly a no BYO event; there will be chips, nuts, beer, wine & soft drink available to purchase on the night and you can also bring your own food along.
Tickets can be purchased at www.ouronlinecanteen.com.au and from there, click on the events tab. You have the option to purchase a table of ten or you can buy your tickets individually. Please do not be discouraged if you cannot fill a table of ten as we will join groups together to make a full table.
Thank you so much to those people who have contacted us to contribute items for prizes for the event. We are still seeking anything further to add to the collection so if you own or work at a business who can donate a prize we would really appreciate it. Anything like vouchers, hampers, movie tickets, chocolates, wine, small or large prize items. Please email your details through to email@example.com with how you can assist.
If you have any queries about purchasing tickets or plans for the event please don’t hesitate to contact someone from the P&F or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome back to school! May it be a blessed term for you all.
St Dominic's Feast Day
A Free Sausage Sizzle is being held to celebrate St Dominic's Feast Day on Sunday 6 August starting 12 noon at St Dominic's Parish Centre. A Raffle will also be held.
St Vincent de Paul Society Winter Appeal—still urgently need blankets of all sizes. Blankets can be left at the rear of either church for collection. Thank you to those who have recently helped generously with donations. Enquiries to Barbara 94465324.
OLGC Choir Singing Practice..... next Saturday 29 July at 10.45 am in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church – if you like to sing and want to practice or learn the hymns we will be singing for the next month or so, please feel free to join us – everyone is welcome. Contact Bronwyn 0438 448 456
Former Student or Staff Member
Are you a former student or staff of St Joachim’s, Xavier College, Our Lady Help of Christians, Our Lady of Mercy or Ursula Frayne Catholic College? We are looking for you to join the newly formed Alumni. Let us help you reconnect with your old school & friends. Visit our website www.ursulafrayne.wa.edu.au & complete registration form (under Community) or contact Mary McGonigle on 9470 0925 or email@example.com to have a form sent to you. In 2019 we celebrate 120 years since our foundation school was opened & we would like to have as many former students & staff join us in celebration.
Emergency Severe Food Crisis Caritas is asking for donations for the Emergency Severe Food Crisis for the 23 million people on the brink of famine across East Africa. Donation envelopes can be found at back of church.
Eucharistic Ministers & Sacristans
St John of God Subiaco Hospital is seeking existing Eucharistic Ministers to volunteer to take Holy Communion to patients & Sacristans to assist with Masses on Tuesday-11.30am, Friday-11.30am, & Sunday-10.30am. Prior to volunteering at the hospital, you will need to be accredited. Contact Pastoral Services at the hospital on 9382 6200 for more information.
OLGC Children’s Liturgy
There will be no Children’s Liturgy at OLGC Church until the beginning of September.
Are you a former student or staff of St Joachim’s, Xavier College, Our Lady Help of Christians, Our Lady of Mercy or Ursula Frayne Catholic College? We are looking for you to join the newly formed Alumni. Let us help you reconnect with your old school and friends. Go to our website www.ursulafrayne.wa.edu.au and complete the registration form (under Community) or contact Mary McGonigle on 9470 0925 or firstname.lastname@example.org to have a form sent to you. In 2019, we celebrate 120 years since our foundation school was opened and we would like to have as many former students and staff join us in celebration.
Applications are now invited for enrolment into Year 7 2020
Newman College invites families to attend our Twilight Tours and Information Evening on Tuesday 15 August 2017.
Witness our new Vision for Learning “Shine Through Discovery” as we grow our students to be critical thinkers in their faith and learning journey. Discover our learning pathways, co-curricular opportunities, facilities, services and our proposed learning spaces of the future. Meet our College Principal, Mr John Finneran, the Senior Leadership Team, staff and students, as we tell our story, grounded in high expectations for academic and personal success.
Tours will commence at 6.00pm from the Champagnat Chapel, Marcellin Campus and conclude at the Marist Auditorium in time for our presentation at 7.00pm,
216 Empire Avenue, Churchlands.
To register your attendance for both the tours and Information Evening, or if you require an Enrolment Pack, please contact the Enrolments Office on (08) 9204 9405 or email@example.com
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