Newsletter 10 August 2016
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10 August 2016
Social Justice and Outreach
Extra Curricular Activities
Team members were:
Dianna Broadhurst, Josie Hicks, Grace Sputore, Maya Bogoyev, Siobhan Quinn, Sophia Joyce, Brady Lamont, Kyle Sloan and Lucas Bendotti.
Competition was intense but all three of our teams in Junior Dance won through to the state final, from a field of 45. Awesome performance! Our 'Bogan' team members took out the Bronze medal.
Surfer Dudes - Oscar Trewhella, Kynan Gallen, Samuel Simpson and Christian Fazzari
The Escapers - Samson Wheeler, Patrick Caputi and Hayden Dalby
The Bogans - Olek Tindall, Shannon Bistrup, Sebastian Pelizzon and Carla Foti
Groovy Tunes - Matthew Salamone, Cooper Hince, Christopher Mutzig and Andre Cassettai
Kyle Bernacki and Gus Darch
I congratulate and thank Mrs Emma Bibra, the facilitator of our teams and the force behind our involvement in RoboCup. Emma has now been invited to join the RoboCup organising committee. Well done, Mrs Bibra!
Kindergarten 2018 Enrolments
Enrol now for VacSwim October school holiday swimming lessons
Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival
CHILDREN NEED TO PLAY OUTSIDE
We can’t expect children to sit for hours on end, interspersed with little movement breaks and not expect consequences to their development. Some experts believe children need at least three hours of outdoor play on a daily basis in order to foster healthy sensory and motor development. They need opportunities to climb trees, run as fast as they can, use their imagination, test their strength, roll, climb, balance and even spin in circles. All of these activities use their brain, activate their muscles both big and small and engage the senses. This lays the foundation for being able to pay attention, listen and learn in a classroom setting.
So the next time you pick your children up from school, take them to a park and let them run around for a while. On the weekends spend the day at the beach, even if it’s not sunny and warm — there are benefits in being outside in all kinds of weather. Encourage them to ride their bikes to friends’ houses. Get to know your neighbours and create a community that watches out for the children so that they can play outdoors whether you live in an urban or a rural setting.
Studies indicate that when children switch from spending hours primarily indoors and sitting at a desk to one where the child is free to move and play throughout the day, the results can be far-reaching. Problems of poor attention all but disappear and children become attentive and active learners. Time spent playing outdoors fosters a joy of learning and confidence in one’s abilities — two critical elements in the classroom and in life. All it takes is some time and a place to play outside.
As a society we’re making great strides toward obesity prevention. While we are working to keep our children at healthy weights, we must also strive to ensure healthy behaviours, attitudes, sensory function, strength and coordination. This is true health, and to get it, our children should be introduced to a lot more outdoor playtime with their peers.
Acknowledgement: Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, 7 June 2016
Please contact Pip Kent on 0439 091300 if you can help out.
While the online ordering email confirmation is being rectified, once you place your order, please check in your “active orders” to ensure that your order has been captured correctly.
This week's assembly will be presented by the students in 3W. Parents of 3W children are invited to the staff room after the assembly for a cuppa with Mrs Sarah Tangifua. Congratulations to the students who received merit awards at last term's assembly.
The Pre-Primary classes will be holding a cake stall in the Multi on Friday 12th August. Please come along and help support their fundraiser. A reminder to the Pre-Primary parents who will be baking for the cake stall that OLG has a Nut Free Policy.
Head Lice: "Here's how you beat 'indestructible' head lice" — https://theconversation.com/heres-how-you-beat-indestructible-head-lice-63594
CONFIRMATION ENROLMENT - 13th/14th August
Child Protection Week (4-10 September)
There are 2 competitions that are being run for the children:
1. Poem competition for years 5 & 6.
2. Colouring-in competition – 3 categories (kindy and PP), (yrs 1 & 2) and (Years 3 & 4).
The competitions are now open and will run for the next 3 weeks closing on Saturday 20 August – there will be an entry box placed at the back of the Church and in the school office where all entries can be placed.
The judging of both competition entries will be undertaken by members of the Parish Council week beginning 22 August and the winning entries from both competitions will be forwarded to the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Project Office. The Archbishop will judge all winner entries from the parishes and will decide on the overall winners. The winners of the poem competition and a parent will be invited to attend the Child Protection breakfast to read their poem and be awarded their prize – Ipad Air donated by E Record.
Similarly the overall winners of the colouring-in competition and a parent will also be invited to receive their prize.
All OLG entries to both competitions will be displayed in the Church on the weekend of 3 & 4 September and the winning entries will be presented with a small prize donated by the Church.
Protective Behaviours Parent workshops have been scheduled for every night during child protection week, see attached flyer for details and registration.
Message from Fr Patrick
I really loved my Mum who passed quite early in my life. I miss her greatly still. Maybe that's why I selected this pryaer for all mothers. May I thank all the mothers at Our Lady of Grace School for all their self-sacrifice for all their children.
God be with the mother. As she carried her child may she carry her soul. As her child was born, may she give birth and life to her own, higher truth. As she nourished and protected her child, may she nourish and protect her inner life and her independence. For her soul will be her most painful birth, her most difficult child and the dearest sister to her other children.
Fr Patrick, Assistant Priest to Fr Richard, Parish Priest (firstname.lastname@example.org)
P & F News
***Attention Attention*** School APP is coming - watch this space.
Over the last 6 to 8 Months the P& F has been researching an appropriate school APP to be used by the school community. Currently this is being trialled by a few parents with the plan to roll it out to the wider school community by the end of term. More details to follow over the coming weeks.
P&F Office Bearers - towards the end of the year at the P&F AGM we will once again be electing the Office Bearers to the Exec Committee. This year there are a number of positions needing to be filled. We have nominations for the treasurer and secretary roles which is excellent but will also be seeking someone to fill the Vice President role. For further information please email your Exec committee at email@example.com
Do you have an interest in event management, have ideas for fund raising and community functions, would like to co-ordinate the P&F events calendar. As part of the P&F succession planning, our current co-ordinator (Di Guttridge) is looking for someone to 'shadow' her next year ready to hand over the reins at the end of 2017. If you have an interest and would like to know more, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or Di at email@example.com
***Attention Attention*** School APP is coming - watch this space.
A Reminder It's P&F Sausage Sizzle time !!!
Due to ordering dead lines , Thursday the 11th is the last day we can accept orders.
Any special dietary requirements Email Sabina firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristie email@example.com
If anyone could spare a couple of hours on the day in the canteen , (11:00- 1pm approx) it would be greatly appreciated .
OLG P&F MUMS MOVIE NIGHT
Thursday 11th August
Father’s Day Breakfast – Thursday 1st September
Brian Mackie’s Karate Academy North Beach—Classes for Kids
Pilates for the Soul: If your soul could do with a bit of stretching, the Centre for Faith Enrichment is for you! Check out the wide range of online and face-to-face courses and events on offer by visiting www.cfe.org.au. An on-site crèche is available on request. ALL are welcome (you don’t have to be Catholic!), there are no exams or assignments, and the environment is always relaxed and friendly. P.s. Have a child preparing to receive a Sacrament? Go to www.cfe.org.au and click “Sacraments Website”!
"If you ar looking for a holistic, quality Catholic education fo ryour son, Trinity College in East Perth may be the school you are searching for. We strive to provide the highest level of teaching and learning in an environment that keeps expanding to meet the physical and emotional needs of all students. To learn more about the extensive things on offer such as our state-of-the-art robotic observatory or our Design and Technology centre using the latest equipment in technology laboratories, please visit our website for further information. Our virtual tour and online application makes the process of enrolling your son as simple as possible. Interviews are now taking place for Year 7 in 2018, with limited places available for Year 7 next year. www.trinity.wa.edu.au"
Mater Dei College Open Afternoon
SACRED HEART COLLEGE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
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