Kindy & PP Father’s Day Evening
Last Thursday evening Kindy and Pre Primary held their annual Father’s day evening. The dad’s had a wonderful time with their children engaged in many fun and exciting activities. The evening concluded with the children singing a beautiful song about their dad's, I may have noticed a few watery eyes in the crowd.
It was my pleasure to attend our P & F Quiz Night. It was a great night and from the smiles and laughter from everyone I know all had fun and really enjoyed themselves. With many amazing prizes and great games throughout the night there was never a dull moment. Well done to the winners and a special thank you to Glenn (Angus and Rhys’ Dad) who did a beautiful job hosting the evening. Thank you to our wonderful P&F for organising this great community building event. Funds from the night will go towards the creation of our new nature play area.
Thank You to the P&F and parents for purchasing Bee Bots. Bee-Bots are exciting little robots designed for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching counting, sequencing, estimation and problem-solving. Children love to program and teach the robots where to go!
Tournament of Minds(TOM)
Well done to our STEM TOM team who participated in the state finals over the weekend. The students finished in 2nd place with honours. Well done to all the students who demonstrated excellent academic and problem solving skills. Thank you to all the parents for their support and a special thank you to Miss Kenworthy for the many extra hours she has put in preparing and assisting the students.
Last Wednesdays Learning Journey was a great success. It was wonderful seeing so many parents engaging with their children in their learning. Just the smiles on so many faces demonstrates a real love for learning. Thank you to parents for supporting the school and especially for engaging in your child's learning.
We were certainly very lucky with the weather on Tuesday with just a bit of rain at lunch and then a few sprinkles during the presentations. Thank you to James (Chloe in PP's Dad), who works for the Bureau of Meteorology, for assisting with advice. Well done to all our students for the great effort they put into all events. I especially noticed an overall improvement in the long distance running which may have something to do with our whole school Monday morning fitness sessions. Well done Mrs Goode for all her hard work in preparing the students and organising the day. Thank you to all the parents who were able to help out on the day with setting up, finishing line, games, scoring, cake store and packing away. We would be unable to have such successful days without the support of parents. A special thanks to Renee Hunt and Katie Gallagher who have been assisting with scoring for many years. Your dedication has been much appreciated.
Year 5 Camp
Over the past two days Year 5 students have been on camp. Yesterday the students, Mr Fitzpatrick and parents went to Queen’s Gardens, the Cathedral for a tour and Mass and Kings Park. Later that afternoon Mrs Lillford, Miss Kenworthy, Mrs Cochrane, Mrs Fanderlinden and myself joined the Year Fives and Mr Fitzpatrick at Perth Zoo. We were very fortunate to be involved in a unique experience as students engaging in various activities around the Zoo and went on an amazing night walk where we were able to access areas that are normally out of bounds to the public. We all slept in a barn and had a night full of interesting animal noises. Early the next morning we walked around the zoo before the public entered and met zoo keepers. Parents then joined the students for a great day of exploring.
Code of Conduct
Our School Code of Conduct has now been in place for over a year. 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.
A copy of the entire document can be located on the school website at http://web.olgc.wa.edu.au/policies