Students in Year 3 and Year 5 take part in The Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment (BRLA) over the next two weeks. The assessment will be accessible to students online with Year 5 compleing the assessment on Monday 7th August and Year 3 on Monday 14th August. The purpose of the BRLA is to measure student learning of the content in the RE curriculum. The BRLA provides a ‘point in time’ snapshot of student performance in RE. Students’ knowledge and understanding of the content of the RE curriculum is assessed using a combination of multiple choice, short and extended response items. The use of the BRLA complements the school based assessment programs in Religious Education.
I was fortunate to attend the Liturgical Choir performance as part of the Catholic Education Performing Arts Festival. Our school choir did an exceptional job receiving some outstanding feedback from the adjudicator. I believe that they were the best choir there giving an amazing performance. a big thank you to Mrs Bennett for all her hard work and effort in preparing the students. thank you as well to parents who have supported the students in so many ways.
Holidays during term time
While families are not encouraged to take time off during school time this is sometimes unavoidable. If your child is going to be absent for any length of time, a written letter or email is required prior to their absence. There are no expectations for teachers to provide a program of work for students while on holiday during term time. Students are encouraged to read daily and keep a diary of their holiday adventures. If using programs such as Matheletics they are able to continue with this work. Learning can occur while away on holidays through the engagement with rich environment and culture which allows students to develop a greater understanding of the world in which they live.
Feast of the Assumption
There will be a school mass on Tuesday 15th August at 9.00am to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption. The feast of the Assumption of Mary, the Mother of God, reminds us that Mary, our Mother faced her challenges in life with humility and faith. Her willingness to say ‘yes’ to God is evidence of her enduring faith. Mary is a source of strength, as through her inspiration, we pray for a deeper trust in God’s love.
Parents Quiz Night
The P&F have been very busy preparing for the upcoming Parents Quiz Night which will be held on the evening of Friday the 25th August. The Quiz Night is open to the parents of the OLGC school community. Please support this great community event. More information can be found in the P&F section of this newsletter.
The Year Four class and the Social Ministry are hoping to make a child in Cambodia, Kenya or the Philippines very happy this Christmas… but we need your help!
We would like to participate in
SCHOOL BAGS For JESUS
For those who may be unfamiliar with the project, it involves filling a drawstring bag with new items that will be given to a child living in poverty overseas. We have set a goal of approximately sixty bags.
A note has gone home to each child, detailing what is needed by the charity. If families choose to take part in this initiative, they are only requested to bring in the items that are highlighted on the note. Items can be placed in the boxes that can be found in each classroom by 24th August 2017.
Please note that this is NOT a compulsory activity- your family is invited to participate or not at your own discretion.
Well done to all students who have represented OLGC with their musical talents throughout the festival. Congratulations to Kesia Connery and Lucy Reeler for their piano performances, to Ruby Tuite for her performance on drum kit and best of luck to Luke Guilfoyle who will be performing on guitar in the next few days.
Thank you to all students who sang beautifully on Tuesday at St Benedict's Church in Applecross. Here are some of the adjudicator's comments: (Shout to the Lord)The girls really captured the mood of the opening of this beautiful song. They sang with a free, open sound with excellent attention to dynamics and interpretation. (For the Beauty of the Earth) Once again the girls sang with a beautiful, round tone, very suitable for this song. Excellent maintenance of the two parts. Congratulations on an excellent performance.
Last term we ran our class competition and congratulations to the Pre-Primary Class who over the term made 69 deposits as a class. Each of the Pre-Primary school banking students who made a deposit received a Commonwealth Bank school money box kindly donated by the Commonwealth Bank.
The results are below;
CLASS / TOTAL
KINDY - 31
PRE PRIMARY - 69
YEAR 1 - 62
YEAR 2 - 59
YEAR 3 - 27
YEAR 4 - 68
YEAR 5 - 23
YEAR 6 - 25
Well done to all of the students.
There is a new competition starting soon from the Commonwealth Bank and details with be arriving soon.
New rewards for Term 3
- Smiley Emoji Keyring and Volt Handball
Currently Terms 1 & 2 rewards are still available to order until stock runs out
$133.89 raised through School Banking in Term 2!
Thanks to the fantastic efforts of our students we have raised $133.89 for our school through School Banking commissions in Term 2. 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).
Saving regularly is an important habit to get into, whether you're saving a little or a lot. Keep up the great work and remember, School Banking day is every Wednesday.
FRIDAY 25TH AUGUST – Parent Quiz Night (see attached flyer)
WEDNESDAY 23rd AUGUST – Meals by Mums
FRIDAY 1st SEPTEMBER – Kids bring Dad to School Day (details below)
FRIDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER - Father’s Day Stall (Kindy to be Thursday 31/8)
TUESDAY 5th SEPTEMBER – Next P&F Meeting (everyone welcome to attend)
THURSDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER – Interschool Athletics Breakfast
WOOLWORTHS EARN AND LEARN
This year we will be participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Through this program we are able to get new educational resources for our school – and all we need you to do is shop at Woolworths. From now until Tuesday 19th September, we are collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers.
You will get one Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco and gift cards). Place the sticker onto a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet and when it’s complete, the Sticker Sheet can be dropped into the Collection Box here at the school office or at Woolworths Karrinyup. At the end of the promotion, we’ll be able to get some great new equipment.
MEALS BY MUMS
As we rug up indoors through these winter months, there is more of a need for some less fortunate than us to be able to receive a hot meal. The next Meals by Mums cook up is Wednesday 23rd August; we would love some more volunteers for a few hours of their day (approx. 4 hours) to help cook around 100 meals for Shopfront WA. Please contact Nicola (0403 158 151) if you can help out this term or perhaps for a future date.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you there.
BRING DAD TO SCHOOL DAY – Friday 1st September
On Friday1st September we are inviting all Dads and father figures to bring their kids to school and visit your child's classroom, with your child to set up for the day and look around. There will be complimentary coffee available from the canteen. We look forward to seeing those that can make it.
MercyCare is the leading not-for-profit catholic provider of aged care, family, health, disability and community services. Our Community and Home services provide support to assist individuals over the age of 65yrs to remain as independent as possible in their own home.
There have been many changes within aged care over the last few years, and many people do not realise that there are government funded services available to individuals to keep them living at home for longer. These services can be flexible and include support to participate in social activities or to keep up with the essentials, assistance with everyday household tasks and assistance in supporting everyday personal care activities. The services also include in-home nursing assistance with wound-care, continence management, and medication management. There are also many support services available for carers to enable them to take a break.
Please call Samantha from MercyCare on 6228 1537 to discuss the support services that are available to help you. Alternatively please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacred Heart College Expressions of Interest for Year 7 - 2020.
The College will be closing off Expressions of Interest for Year 7- 2020 in December this year. If you have a child in Year 4 and have not already done so, please submit an Expression of Interest form before Monday 11 December 2017.
Siblings of students already at the College must also have submitted an Expression of Interest form to be considered for a place at the College. These forms can be foundHERE.
If you have any questions please phone Julie Cole, Registrar, on 9246 8283.
PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED PDF FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DADS' PLAYGROUP SESSIONS.
The playgroup is open to all dads and father-figures with children aged 0-5 years and is free of charge. Sessions are relaxed and informal, and run on the second Saturday of every month at the Child & Parent Centre- Westminster. Upcoming session dates are:
Saturday 14 August, 9:30- 11:30
Saturday 11 September, 9:30- 11:30
Saturday 9 October, 9:30- 11:30
Saturday 13 November, 9:30- 11:30
Dads are invited to come meet other dads and chat with the friendly and experienced male facilitators. The playgroup also gives dads a chance to have fun and connect with their children. For information about the many positive benefits for children of having involved and caring fathers, visit www.ngala.com.au/You-and-Your-Family/For-Dads.
If you have any enquiries about the Dad’s Playgroup please contact Keith Read- 9368 9379 or DadsWA@ngala.com.au.
Enrol your children now in VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and December/January school holidays.
With swimming pools and beaches a part of the Western Australian lifestyle, ensuring your children can swim competently and safely is a must for all families.
Your children can join in the fun of learning to swim in lessons conducted at pools and open water venues across the State. VacSwim is for all children - from beginners through to advanced survival, rescue and resuscitation.
Your children can learn to swim for just:
$7.00 per child for a five day short program
$13.00 per child for all other programs.
It's even cheaper if you have three or more children: