Newsletter 10 May 2017


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10 May 2017


 Love and kindness are never wasted.
They always make a difference.
Thank you Mum for the love and kindness
you show to me.

Dear Parents and CaregiversHappy Mothers Day

Being a Mum, I thought I would note down a few points that I feel best describe how I see the role of motherhood – harder than I thought, so I give you a quote from T. Leigh

“Motherhood is to sleep with one eye open and always worry. To constantly feel guilty about SOMETHING. To have your heart so filled with love you think it might explode and then have it broken all in the space of less than 60 seconds. To be a guide, coach, cheerleader, policewoman, superhero, ‘kissy monster,’ friend and confidant, even when you have the flu and all you want to do is hide under the covers. To do your best and remember in the hardest of times that the tantrums will pass, teenagers grow out of it, nothing ends a bad parenting moment like a big hug, and most importantly that it’s okay not to be perfect.”

May our Mother Mary bless you all and keep you safe, mother, father, grandparent.

Blessed be all mothers
Who have come into our lives
Whose kindness, care and loving
Remain with us to guide.

Your inspiration in us
Made us strive in every way
Especially to remember
Helping others makes our day.

Mothers, this little tribute
Flows directly from our heart
You are so loved and cherished
Invaluable, one and all, you are.
Susan Kramer

God bless

Teresa Wandek

(Acting) Principal 



Merit AwardThis week’s assembly will be presented by the students of 1B. Congratulations to the students who received Merit Awards at last week's assembly.

PPB  Keira Payne, Zoe Van der Walt
PPG Addison Starling, Cooper Scaglione
1B   Juliet Leach, Elsie Barile
1G   Aidan Kiely, Luis Randall, Brodie Headling
2B   Stephanie Beer, Jacob Allison, April Dillon
2G Jade Wendt, Isabella Souris
3B   Georgia Downey, Ava Kirkwood
4B   Isobel Robinson
4G Kobe McCormack, Maclain Doust
4W Indiana Cartwright-Fahy, Abbey Thomson
5B   Mia Pellizzon, Jade Connolly
5G   Monty Godderidge
6B   Grace Sputore, Chloe Veal




 Important Dates

Wednesday 10 May


1G attend Mass

Thursday 11 May


Mother's Day Stall

Confirmation - Parent/Child workshop 5pm & 6.30pm - Parish Centre

Friday 12 May

1B Assembly

Yr 3 Cake Stall

Mother's Day Stall - Library

Mother's Day Morning Tea - MPA

Sat 13/Sun 14 May

Confirmation - Commitment - all weekend masses

Eucharist - Enrolment Saturday 1-4pm or after 9.30am Mass

Friday 19 May

School Assembly

Free Dress Day

School Disco

Sat 20/ Sun 21 May Eucharist - Commitment  - all weekend Masses
Monday 22 May

School Photos

Confirmation practice

Tuesday 23 May School Photos


 Term 2 Calendar - click here

2017 Sacramental Programme - click here


cakeCake Stall: The Year 3 classes will be holding a cake stall in the multi purpose area on Friday 12th May. Please come along and help support their fundraiser. A reminder to the Year 3 parents who will be baking for the cake stall that OLG has a Nut Free policy.


 Uniform Shop

Please be advised the Uniform Shop will be closed on Monday 15th and 22nd May.  The shop will be open on Friday 19th and 26th from 8.15am - 9.00am.

The Uniform Shop will be open for normal trading hours from Monday 29th May.





canteen April 2017



Mon 15 May Sam Burke, Kylie Donaldson, Sabina Varricchio
Tue 16 May Valeria Falek, Kellie Woods
Wed 17 May Robin Armstrong, Kerry Peard, Antonella Stapff
Thu 18 May Leanne McNamee, Angela Todd
Fri 19 May

Sascha Low, Franca James, Joni McCallum, Bec Salamone

Please contact Peta Taylor on 0419 260832 if you can help out with volunteering.


To access our online order system please visit Instructions for signing up are on the website or you can contact the Support line on 1300 116 637 for assistance.


There are an increasing number of online orders that are not being captured due to parents not confirming their orders. Once you have placed an order please check your confirmation email or your "active orders" section to ensure your order has been placed, as we are getting numerous children at canteen quite upset that they haven't received their lunches.


Any queries regarding all other canteen issues please contact Pip Kent on 0439 091300.



 New Canteen Menu - click here

Term 2 Canteen Roster - click here

 Library Roster

 Date am (9.00 - 12.00)   pm (1.15 - 3.00)
Mon 15th May  -   -
Tue 16th May Marilyn Retamal, Kate Bullen   Linda Berichon
Wed 17th May     Sue Haydon, Peta Taylor
Thu 18th May Rebecca Puzulis, Deb Tasker   Sharon Gilbert, Carolyn Halleen
Fri 19th May Library closed   Library closed


 School Fees

A reminder to families with 2nd Term Fee payment authorisations that the payment will be taken from your account on 5 May.



Dear Parents,

Our school photo day is coming! Approximately two weeks prior to the photo day every student will receive a Kapture Photography order envelope to bring home. The recommended method of ordering your photos is online through Kapture’s website as your payment is secure and can be easily verified at any time. Alternatively you can pay by cash and return the provided envelope to the school on the photography day.

You have the remainder of the current year to order, 5 days after photography a late fee will apply. Please check the website.

You also have the option to order a sibling photo package online, however please be aware there may be a limited number of sibling orders that can be placed due to time constraints on photo day. We suggest you place your online sibling order the moment you receive your personalised envelopes.

Refer to our website for your sibling closing date. Late requests cannot be granted.

Kapture offer a money back guarantee for any parent who is not fully satisfied with their photo package. Should you have any queries before or after photo day, please direct them to the Kapture office on 9240 1714 or email

All students will be photographed individually on photo day for school administration records AS WELL as included in their class group photo available for purchase to all families. Should there be any reason why your child should NOT be included in the photo shoot –please contact the school office.



Rhyme Time

rhyme time april 2017

We have begun Rhyme time, a program that uses children's sensory skills, to explore and develop literacy understandings in a fun and energetic way.

This runs fortnightly for an hour on a Friday morning after assembly in our Pre Kindy. 

If you think you may be interested please let Vicki in the office know.



Environmental Ministry

Currently there is a lot of wastage at OLG. Click on the link to find out what we intend to do about it. 

Food wastage at OLG - click here


Interschool Swimming Carnival

The Interschool Swimming Carnival was held at Challenge Stadium last Friday. A fabulous day was had by everyone. Congratulations to all swimmers. The girls came third in their division. The boys came first and the school took out the Shield for 'A' Division.


 Interschool Swimming 6Interschool Swimming 8

Interschool Swimming 7Interschool Swimming 3

Interschool Swimming 5


Interschool Swimming 4

Interschool Swimming 1Interschool Swimming 11Photo 2 boys

Parish News    

Thank you for bringing your children to the enquiry weekend for Eucharist. You would have received your forms for the Sacrament of Eucharist which included your preference for which weekend and mass you would prefer your child to receive the Sacrament.

The form stated that the Enrolment weekend would be held on 7th/8th May. This is INCORRECT.

Please bring your forms to the enrolment weekend this weekend on Saturday the 13th May between 1pm and 4pm in the Parish Hall. Or after the 9:30am Mass on Sunday the 14th, also in the Parish Hall.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Clare Broad


Please remember to arrive a few minutes before your scheduled start time as both workshops will start on time. Don't forget to bring your completed Confirmation Card and place it in the plastic sleeve on arrival. Workshop will be held in the Parish Centre.

CONFIRMATION COMMITMENT WEEKEND - This weekend our candidates for Confirmation will attend with their families to make their commitment to prepare as well as they can to receive the sacrament. They will be handing out prayer cards and asking you to pray for them during this special time in their lives.


ENROLMENT - 13/14TH MAY Enrolment will take place in the Parish Centre on Saturday afternoon from 1 - 4 and then again after the 9.30 am mass on Sunday in the PARISH CENTRE, NOT THE CHURCH.

COMMITMENT - 20TH/21ST  Saturday 6 pm
Sunday 7.30 am, 9.30 am & 5.30 pm



  P & F News


  Grandparents’ Day Date Change: Please be advised that Grandparents’ Day will be held on Friday 1/9 (not 25/8 as was previously communicated). Can you please advise your families to Save The Date.


Scholastic book club order forms were send home this week and orders must be returned to the library before 8.30am this Friday 12th May if you are paying by cash. Please note, no late orders being paid by cash will be accepted. If you are paying by credit card, please use the book club LOOP (Linked Online Order and Payment) system. Visit it’s easy and there’s no need to complete the order forms or send anything to school!



Thank you for all of the cards and donations received so far. There are still a few families to bring them back in. Please do so ASAP so we can get the money banked ready to spend on the kids.
Two classes are about to win the trophy and prize with 2 cards left each to bring in. It’s going to be close. Any questions please ask Carolyn and Linda. (Cards and money to the office please).


Quiz Night

We are seeking donations from families for prizes for the Quiz Night on the 26/5. Can you please drop into the office new donations of the following according to your child/children’s year group:

Kindy: Stationery (eg: notepads, diaries, pens etc)
Pre-Primary: Beauty and scented (hand creams, candles, diffusers etc)
Year 1: Gourmet Goods (teas, jams, biscuits etc)
Year 2: Men’s stuff (stubby holders, caps, bottle openers etc)
Year 3: Gardening/homewares (kitchen ware, gardening accessories)
Year 4: Wine
Year 5: Sporting goods/outdoor toys
Year 6: Chocolates or Wine

We really need donations from businesses for our Silent Auction too please. All donations would be greatly appreciated.

Please contact me if you are able to help.

Diana Guttridge
0415 096740


Mothers’ Day Stallmothers day birds

The P&F will once again run our wonderful Mothers’ Day Stall.
The stall will supply all gifts and the children will be able to purchase a lovely present for Mum at a cost of $5.
The Mothers’ Day stall will be held in the LIBRARY on Friday 12th May.
Note: For those at Thursday Kindy, they will be able to purchase gifts on Thursday, 11th May.
Each child will need to bring $5 to school to purchase a beautiful gift for their mother.
Any leftover items will be sold from 2.30pm on Friday, as well as a selection of Mothers’ day cards selling for $1.
Thank you and Happy Mothers’ Day to all our wonderful mums.


 Entertainment Book Flyer - click here

 The new 2017|2018 Entertainment Books are HERE.....

Help us raise funds for our School by buying an Entertainment Membership from Our Lady of Grace North Beach. You'll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and help our fundraising at the same time!


The Books will be delivered on Monday 22nd May and will be sent home to the eldest child! For those of you that have pre-ordered a digital membership they should now be ready for you to start using straight away.

“The Entertainment Book is great value. For such a low price, there is a lot of savings I get back instantly; it more than outweighs the original price. There is something for everyone, casual, fine dining, adventure and family. I purchase the Book every year and have bought the Book as gifts for family members as well. Couldn't live without it.” – Susan

Use just a few of these offers and you'll more than cover the cost of your Membership!

Our Lady of Grace North Beach
Kylie Donaldson


Buddy System letter - click here


 OLG Run for Fun commences Term 2

“OLG Run for Fun” is a free running club where kids of all ages and fitness levels can come together before school to run and exercise in a positive and supportive environment. Parents and grandparents are also welcome to come along for fitness and quality time with their children.

We all know running is a great way to get fit, but it offers so much more. Kids who exercise in the morning are generally more engaged and focussed during lesson time. Running clubs enable kids to build friendships and have fun. Running builds healthy hearts and minds and brings joy to children.

The Running Club is run by volunteer parents each Tuesday and Thursday morning during school terms and will commence on Tuesday 2nd May 2017. It will include some warm up activities and games and there will be a couple of running courses, of different lengths, around Charles Riley Reserve to suit different ages and fitness levels. There will be no free breakfast or awards - it’s just for participation and fun.

As the Running Club is run by parents, students in Year 3 or below must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to ensure adequate supervision. A permission slip will need to be completed before your child can participate. Permission slips will be available for signing at the first session your child chooses to attend.

Days:         Every Tuesday and Thursday morning (starting 2nd May 2017)
Start time: 7.40am to 8.15am (volunteer parents will then walk kids to school)
Where:       Meet at the south east corner of the football clubrooms at Charles Riley Reserve
What to bring: Drink bottle, sneakers and energy. Eat breakfast at home first or bring something to eat at school after the run.
Cost:          Free
More Info:  Contact Damian Hicks on 0419 930087 or email
Volunteers: Bendotti, Nelson, Curtis and Hicks families. More parent volunteers required, please contact Damian if you would like to be involved.

The body achieves what the mind believes.

Newspaper article which outlines the benefits and success of similar programs around the area - click here


Positions Vacant: Quiz Night helpers

We require assistance collecting auction and items for the Quiz Night Fundraiser. Also general help setting up and assisting on the night.

Please contact Diana Guttridge 0415 096740 if you are able to help.



Mothers Day Morning Tea 


Crazy Hair Disco - 19th May 2017 - click here

Netball News

 Week 2 Results - click here

 Basketball News

OLG Basketball Teams Winter Season 2017

Following are our teams for the winter season at Warwick Stadium.


 Basketball Teams - click here



Community Notices

Food Allergy Week

As you may be aware Food Allergy Week is just around the corner. We ask that the school shows its support for this campaign. Please see below link and attachments.

FREE RESOURCES – Food Allergy Aware 


City of Stirling - Arts Festival see their website for more information



City of Stirling Workshops

1. Free Parenting Workshop for Dads – Engaging positively with your kids

The City of Stirling invite you to our FREE parenting workshop for Dads. Registrations are essential. The details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday 10 May 2017
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Inglewood Civic Centre (Children’s Centre), Cnr Ninth Ave and Beaufort Street, Inglewood WA 6052

2. Free Parenting Workshop for Dads – Raising emotionally resilient children

The City of Stirling invite you to our FREE parenting workshop for Dads. Registrations are essential. The details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Inglewood Civic Centre (Children’s Centre), Cnr Ninth Ave and Beaufort Street, Inglewood WA 6052

3. Free Parenting Workshop for Dads – Importance of positive early father-child interaction (0-5 years)

The City of Stirling invite you to our FREE parenting workshop for Dads. Registrations are essential. The details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday 31 May 2017
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Inglewood Civic Centre (Children’s Centre), Cnr Ninth Ave and Beaufort Street, Inglewood WA 6052

For more information on the three facilitating organisations, please check out the following links;

The Fathering Project


Anglicare WA


RSCPA’s Million Paws Walk is taking place on Sunday May 21 in South Perth. With distances of 1km, 2.5km and 5km, this family friend event is suitable for people of all ages, and dogs of all sizes!

On the day, you and your four-legged friend will be treated to entertainment, displays, stalls, giveaways and a host of other fun activities, you could even meet an RSPCA Inspector and some dogs that are currently looking for their forever home.

It's a great day out for the whole family while raising funds for animals in need!
Register online at or call 9209 9300 for more information


KoKum DesignsFirst Holy Communion Dresses.
Unique designs, quality fabrics and workmanship.
Buy or Hire.
Call Kylie on 0412 299 147

MC The Little Mermaid


 Behaviour Tonics Courses - click here

PFFWA is organising a workshop with Dr Debbie Pushor. For more information - click here 


Department of Health Child & Adolescent Services - Free Parent Seminars - click here


We look forward to welcoming back our Sacred Heart College Sorrento Alumni celebrating special anniversaries this year. To make sure you don't miss out on all the details of the events, please register on our Alumni website Any queries, please contact We can't wait to see you again!




Sacred Heart Reunions 2017



Aranmore Catholic College – 30 Year Reunion – Class of 1983-1987
When: Saturday 4 November 2017
Where: The Classroom (North Perth)
Time: 7.30pm – 11.30pm
Cost: $90.00 includes two hours food and beverage package, 80s music, photo booth along with plenty of laughs and catch-ups with your old classmates. Teachers from Aranmore welcome.
Tickets and further information: Please visit
(Please note no ticket sales at the door)
Questions: Please email the reunion committee at 


Autism West - An evening with best-selling author Kathy Lette to Fundraise for Autism West

This will be a fun and informative night, with Kathy talking about her new book, Best Laid Plans, as well as answering questions and signing copies. There will be also be a guest speaker (someone on the autism spectrum), as well as light refreshments. We’d love to see you and your members there!

Event details
When:      9 May 2017, 6.30pm onwards
Where:     Tannock Hall of Education, University of Notre Dame, 44 Croke Street, Fremantle, WA 6160
Price:       Autism West Members – $55, Non-members – $60
Ticket Website:
Contact Details: For additional information contact Autism West at or 08 9383 6123

 Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia has an extensive range of short courses which serve as ‘tasters’ to our longer courses but also serve as a stand-alone opportunity to learn new skills and strategies to help support you in your parenting role.

The attached flier outlines parenting courses available in our West Leederville, Joondalup and Fremantle Branches for the month of April 2017.

Parenting Courses - click here

• Parent-Child Connection 4 x weeks Read Tues 6-27 June
• Parent-Teen Connection (DAYTIME) Read Sat 10 June
• Kids and Technology Read Thurs 22 June
• All About Anger – for Parents of Teens Read Wed 28 June
Go to or ring 6164 0200 to enrol





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Phone: (08) 6241 9500
Fax: (08) 9447 4118


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