Newsletter 31 August 2016
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31 August 2016
Grandparents' Day continues to attract large crowds to the delight of all the grandchildren who get to usher their loved ones around their classrooms and school. Many thanks to Sascha Low and her team from the P and F who organise many aspects of the day; to Mrs Goldie, our overall Entertainment Director, who also lead the Junior and Senior choirs; to Mrs Allison and Miss Wrobel for the Year One choir; to Mrs Deed, Mrs Hampton and Mrs Sputore for the marvellous art exhibition; and Miss Trinder and Miss Ottolini for the fabulous dance performance.
Tournament of Minds
Science and Technology - Kynan Gallen, Sebastian Pellizzon, Grace Sputore, Kyle Bernacki, Cooper Hince, Amalie Garbenis-Moe and Oscar Trewhella. Facilitator Mrs Burke
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to three chess teams representing OLG at the Haydn Barber Memorial Primary Interschool Chess Tournament 2016 on Monday 29th August. Well done to Olek Tindall (6B), Samson Wheeler (6G), Rose Antoni (6G) and Oskar Tindall (3W) for being awarded gold medals for the Team coming 1st in their category.
Please contact Pip Kent on 0439 091300 if you can help out.
It is imperative that once you place your online order, you check your “active orders" section to ensure that your order has been captured correctly. We are having increasing numbers of children coming to canteen without orders being placed. This is causing distress for the children.
This week's assembly will be presented by students in Year 5.
Head Lice: "Here's how you beat 'indestructible' head lice" — https://theconversation.com/heres-how-you-beat-indestructible-head-lice-63594
Reminder orders for Year 1 2017 are due in Friday 2nd September and Pre-Primary 2017 are due in Friday 9th September.
Currently there is a lot of wastage at OLG. Click on the link to find out what we intend to do about it.
GRANDPARENTS DAY- FRIDAY 26 AUGUST 2016 @OLG.
The lucky grandparents who attended the GPD on Friday 26 August 2016, were treated to a very entertaining spectacle of choral singing, dancing and presentations by young boys and girls who showed amazing oratory skills with the use of microphones.
Father Richard will speak to all Confirmation Candidates on Monday, 5th Sept at 1.30.
Child Protection Week (4-10 September)
2016 Child Protection Breakfast – Tuesday 6 September 7:30am – 9:00am – Cost $39.00 per person – RSVP by Friday 26 August (see flyer)
Parent Workshops on Protective Behaviours
As part of Child Protection Week, These are free 2 hour workshops to help parents teach their children protective behaviours and increase the personal safety of their children. Evening workshops will be hosted by various parishes around the archdiocese. See the link for the Flier and Registration Details.
Public toilets at OLG Parish
A Special Night of Prayer & Song in the style of Taize.
Our Lady of Grace Church
SAVE THE DATE- OLG FAMILY FUN DAY
It will include a bouncy castle, animal farm, horse rides, face painting, a cake stall, a book stall, a toy stall, raffles, games, activities, food, drinks and more. All in the MPA space and access to school playground. You can simply come along for a picnic with family and friends.
If you are able to help out in the lead up or on the day please contact email@example.com.
BOOK AND TOY COLLECTION
Message from Fr Patrick
When I have commitment after commitment I don't think about eternity. But after I have led a funeral I find I think about being foever with God and what really means for me. Eternity the destiny for all of us and our children. Do you remember the man in Sydney who used to write the word "Eternity" in perfect copperplate handwriting on the pavement of streets all over the city?
Thinking about eternity could transform our lives in how we live them. We are but travellers here. Everything is put in perspective when we ponder eternity.
Fr Patrick, Assistant Priest to Fr Richard, Parish Priest (firstname.lastname@example.org)
P & F News
OLGNC Wind-Up/Trophy Night: This Friday, 2nd September in the MPA from 5pm to 7.30pm. Remember to supervise your own child and if you can volunteer your time to help clean up afterwards it would be appreciated.
Returning of Uniforms and Equipment: these items are all due back by Wednesday the 31st of August and our uniform Reps will be available to collect them in the MPA before school and after school. Managers please do a stock take of all items before handing your uniforms and equipment back.
Good luck Team 1: Best of luck to Team 1 this weekend who have their first game of the finals. "Go get 'em' girls!"
Spring Netball: if you are considering playing Spring Netball this year, get your team and payment in to Joni (email@example.com) no later than the 12th of September - season commences on the 12th of October. Joni has already forwarded information regarding the Spring Netball Season. Please know that this is an 8 week season at WDNA and is run by interested parents.
Umpires for 2017 (Attention Current year 6's): if you are interested in Umpiring an OLGNC team next year please get in contact with our Umpiring Coordinator Jenni Vile via email: firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest. A great experience and fantastic pocket money making opportunity!
OLGNC AGM: is on Friday 9th of September at 1pm in the Parish Hall. If you are interested in finding out about club operations, please feel free to come along.
Current Sponsors: a huge THANK YOU to our existing sponsors Pharmacy 777, West Coast Turf and Karrinyup Physiotherapy for your generous contributions to our Club. With your sponsorship we we're able to repair and replace uniforms, update equipment and purchase new equipment such as drink bottle holders, balls, bibs and we we're also able replenish our much needed stock of first aid. Please remember to support our loyal Sponsors who have support us so well.
Interested Sponsors for 2017: If you are interested in sponsoring our netball club in 2017 please forward an Expression of Interest to Kristin Sputore at email@example.com. Next year we look to be fundraising for a new set of uniforms, equipment and professional training sessions from elite athletes.
Thanks everyone, I look forward to seeing you on the court in 2017!
A huge thank you to everyone that made food for the event and all the volunteers who worked hard to make the day such a success. Special thanks to Sascha Low for the setup and pack down, all the ladies who served tea and coffee, cleared plates and washed dishes. Without you things would not have run so smoothly so thank you very much.
OLG Father’s Day Breakfast
All OLG dads, grandads and male caregivers are invited to attend with their OLG child/ren the annual OLG Father’s Day breakfast:
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY – look forward to seeing you all there!!
Father’s Day Volunteers
***Attention Attention*** School APP is almost here - Release date soon to be announced.
Over the last few weeks the school APP has been trialled with great success and positive feedback with the notion of now rolling it out to the whole school community within a couple of weeks.
Basically the APP will allow communication on a one-way basis from those areas you wish to receive notifications for. For instance, if you have children in 1B and 5G, then you would select those corresponding boxes to receive notifications for those classes only.
Class reps and teachers will be given access to add items to their applicable class.
When you load up the Calendar, you'll see items that are added against all of the boxes that you have chosen to view. The idea being you should only see items that are relevant to you.
So big thank you's go out to Di Guttridge and friends for the Ladies Crown Day and Ladies Movie Night; Sausage Sizzle - Kristie Petlach, Sabina Varricchio and helpers; the awesome Grandparents Day - Sascha Low, Di Guttridge and the many helpers; and for tomorrow's Fathers Day Breakfast - Denise Bendotti, Helen Smelter, Amber Nelson, Carla Christou and again the many helpers. Sorry if I missed your name but your help is always greatly appreciated.
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. PS. Have a child preparing to receive a Sacrament? Go to www.cfe.org.au and click “Sacraments Website”!
Mater Dei College Open Afternoon
SACRED HEART COLLEGE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
Reminder: VacSwim October enrolments close on Monday 29 August.
It is important for every child to learn to swim and develop essential water safety skills. VacSwim offers affordable school holiday swimming lessons run by qualified instructors at a range of locations throughout the state.
To enrol or find out more, please visit education.wa.edu.au/swimming.
TRINITY COLLEGE CURRENTLY TAKING ENROLMENT INTERVIEWS
The Newman Parents Group would like to extend an invitation to the wider Community to join us for a presentation “Wellbeing: Walking with our Students, PK-12 by Guest Speaker Mr Ken O’Neill. - flyer attached
Mater Dei College Open Afternoon
City of Stirling - Stirling Arts and Events - see their website for more information.
Hillarys Yacht Club is conducting a FREE sailing event for kids on the 17th of September 2016 in the Hillarys Boat Harbour Marina near the foot bridge from 9am to 2pm.
School holiday athletics clinic, for more information go to the website http://sprintingfast.com/school-holiday-clinics/
Our Lady of Grace School © 2016
North Beach, 5a Kitchener Street, North Beach, WA 6020
Phone: (08) 6241 9500
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