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17 May 2017
Dear Parents and Caregivers
For the last two weeks I have been driving around Sicily with two of my daughters, who I must say, make wonderful travelling companions. While my eight year old grand daughter proclaims that her heart lies in Paris, mine has a definite affinity with Italy. The history, the architecture, the incredible decoration in its churches, the coffee, the European breakfasts, the people, the way they drive and park their cars!! - I love it all.
Congratulations to the students who received Merit Awards at last week's assembly.
Term 2 Calendar - click here
Cake Stall: Thank you to all those that supported the Year 3 cake stall last Friday. A total of $264 was raised for the Year 3 classes.
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.
Please contact Peta Taylor on 0419 260832 if you can help out with volunteering.
To access our online order system please visit www.ouronlinecanteen.com.au. Instructions for signing up are on the website or you can contact the Support line on 1300 116 637 for assistance.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - Please read
There is 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.
LOL Drinks will be phased out over the next month and substituted with an alternative product at the same price.
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
A reminder to families with 2nd Term Fee payment authorisations that the payment will be taken from your account on 5 May.
SCHOOL PHOTO DAY IS COMING!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Currently there is a lot of wastage at OLG. Click on the link to find out what we intend to do about it.
Kiss N'Drive is operating and has been successful in reducing student risk and traffic flow.
Our sincere condolences to Gus Darch (6G) and family on the sad passing of Bede.
Hero of the Week, was awarded to Sr Joseph for cleaning the grafitti from the school grounds.
Jacob Dimond – Year 2 Blue – Drum Student
“Well, I think that drumming is good, I just need to keep practising to get better each day. I get to use up lots of energy when I play the drums. I also just like my drum teacher! She is so good at playing the drums. She has good Aboriginal music, which I like, and she is wonderful at teaching me! She can turn the pages of my book without it closing!”
“Our son Jacob is loving his drum lessons! We thought we would give them ago as it is one of the first activities he has expressed an interest in. Like many little boys he can get restless in class. Drums provides a welcome distraction and helps him settle for the rest of his day. He even practises on pots & pans at home!” Debbie Dimond, Jacob’s mum.
Interview with Owen Buck - Drum Student - Year 4W
The things that I love about drums is that the drums are fun, especially during the day at school!
I like playing solos to my teacher and I am preparing to enter the Catholic Performing Arts Festival this year. I will be playing at Trinity College for that.
It makes me feel happy and special because I have a special talent.
I have been playing the drums for seven years. I started lessons when I was three. My favourite thing to play is called Beats and Fills.
Taryn Cacciola studied percussion at the University of WA, where she graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Music Performance Degree receiving high distinctions in her 3rd and 4th year recitals.
Having been a member of the West Australian Youth Orchestra, the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra, the Defying Gravity percussion ensemble and the Australian Youth Orchestra, she now enjoys performances with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra.
With her love of musical theatre she has performed in the pit orchestras for "Les Miserables", "West Side Story", "My Fair Lady", and "Godspell". And has performed in the backing orchestra for artists such as Andrea Bocelli, James Morrison, James Reyne, Angry Anderson and Grace Knight.
She has worked as a drummer with numerous Perth bands, touring Europe and the UK’s summer festivals and performing here at “An Evening on the Green” in Kings Park with American singer Jewel and Christine Anu.
A dedicated teacher, Taryn has devoted her time to young musicians, teaching at a number of private schools over the past 17 years. She is currently Head of Percussion at Sacred Heart College and Perth College, and is thoroughly enjoying teaching young students here at Our Lady of Grace.
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North Beach, 5a Kitchener Street, North Beach, WA 6020
Phone: (08) 6241 9500
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