Newsletter 31 May 2017


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31 May 2017


 The Laying on of hands: Confirmed in the Spirit
The Sacrament of Confirmation

On the day on which the disciples went out filled with the Holy Spirit, they unexpectedly found the courage to proclaim their faith, the strength to give life to a Christian community and to follow what Jesus said and did. In the sacrament of Confirmation, with the laying on of hands by the bishop/priest and the anointing on the forehead with the sacred oil, we receive the same Holy Spirit within us and we are invited to go out into the world, as the apostles did.

Confirmation Dove 

Dear Parents and Caregivers


 Last weekend our Year Six students received the sacrament of Confirmation and on Monday morning lead the school in a prayer that celebrated the Gifts of the Spirit. They are: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord (Wonder). I sincerely hope they know how blessed we all are through the influence of the Spirit in our/their lives and that they call on those Gifts often.
Many thanks to Clare Broad, the Parish Sacramental Coordinator, the class teachers: Mrs Vagliviello, Mrs Burke, Mrs Hardwicke and Sr Joseph and our Assistant Principal Mrs Wandek, for preparing the children and planning and choreographing the masses. Thanks also to Fr Richard for his constant work in developing the faith of our students.


An Observation
I sometimes find myself, whether it be while sitting in a meeting, walking down the street or just driving to work, being aware that I have no idea of the inner feelings of those around me. Emotions masked by the etiquette of the situation they are in, it occurs to me that their inner feelings may be of happiness, excitement, sadness, worry, despair, etc. But, I, as an observer will never know.

In my role as Principal, a good number of people - parents, staff and sometimes students - find a need to confide in me the trauma playing out in their lives as they speak to me. Their issues range from personal health, marriage breakdown, the health, social or behavioural issues of family members to the family's financial collapse, and more. All hidden by a thin facade of normalcy.

For those of us not in this situation, I say, "Count your blessings." and offer a prayer of gratitude to the Spirit and then offer another of supplication on behalf of all those amongst us who are suffering in silence - and there are many more than you may think.

As an example, I give you the instance of the staff member who came up to me and asked for a couple of hours of leave because their doctor thought they could have a cancer and wanted more tests done. A couple of hours! Told me after those tests that it was benign but would require attention and then went back to the classroom. No-one would know!


Early next term I will be conducting enrolment interviews for the Kindy intake of 2019. Combined with this will be the opportunity to also have your child enrolled in the Pre Kindy class of 2018.
There is a limited number of places still available for Kindy 2018. OLG is a dominant contributor to the Sacred Heart College, Year Seven in-take each year as well as placing a good number of students at Newman College secondary campus.
Enrolment forms are available from the office or online at:


New Faces
We currently have a number of people undertaking work experience placements in the school and next term will also add a university student doing her long-term teaching practice in 2G, before entering the job market at the end of this year. Apart from being helpful in the development of these 'interns' by providing them with an experience that may impact on their career choices, our students also get the benefit of extra assistance in the classroom. Win, win!

This week we interviewed candidates for Mrs Tangifua's maternity leave replacement. Selecting the right staff members is one of our most crucial tasks in ensuring our children get a great education. Given that, I am very happy to welcome Miss Caitlin Manea as our newest member of staff. Caitlin has taught in a government school in Northam and is currently working at St Simon Peter Catholic School.


Building Progress
From the front gate it is easy to see the walls going up on Building One, which includes the Pre Kindy, Art and After School Care and Uniform Shop. The interior walls will be plastered and the exterior clad in limestone.
Building Two, two Kindy rooms downstairs and three Year Six classrooms upstairs, is beginning to rise

God bless

Chris Kenworthy




Merit AwardCongratulations to the students who received Merit Awards at last week's assembly.

PPB  Sunny Wendt, Tiago Conradie
PPG   Kenze Melvin, Judd Robinson, Rachael Bullen, Leo Harbach
1B   Chanelle Jones, Christian Carney, Ella Calcei
1G Beau Schneider, Mia Farcich
2B   Niamh Burke, Andre Falek
2G Arabella Kahl, Noah Thomson
3B   Oliver Nelson, Lily Pafumi, Hannah Puzulis, Joshua Southern
4B   Isabel Niven
4G Abby Vile, Elliot Hannigan
4W   Alex Marshall, Emily Humphreys
5B   Lucas Nelson, Oliver Walsh
5G   Zac Cassettai
6B   Sophie Egan,Ashton-Faye Joyce
6G   Ella Northwood



 Important Dates

Wednesday 31 May 6B attend Mass
Friday 2 June Pupil Free Day
Monday 5 June WA Day - Public Holiday
Tuesday 6 June

Eucharist - Parent/Child workshop

5pm or 6.30pm - Parish Centre

Thursday 8 June

Eucharist - Parent/Child workshop

5pm or 6.30pm - Parish Centre

Friday 9 June School Assembly
Wednesday 14 June PPB & 5B attend Mass
Friday 16 June

Yr 2 Cake Stall

1G Assembly

Saturday 17 /

Sunday 18 June

Sacrament of Eucharist Sat 6pm,

Sun 7.30am, 9.30am & 5.30pm


 Term 2 Calendar - click here

2017 Sacramental Programme - click here


cakeCake Stall:  Thank you to all those that supported the Year 1 cake stall last Friday. A total of $215.00 was raised for the Year 1 classes.





canteen April 2017



Mon 5 June Public Holiday
Tue 6 June Monika Southern
Wed 7 June Meagan Henley, Debbie Dimond, Diana Guttridge
Thu 8 June Deb Tasker, Helen Smelter
Fri 9 June

Linda Daebritz, Denise Bendotti, Sheralee Allen, Lauren Poat

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.


LOL Drinks will be phased out over the next month and substituted with a similar 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

 Library Roster

 Date am (9.00 - 12.00)   pm (1.15 - 3.00)
Mon 5th June  -   -
Tue 6th June Sue Kahl    
Wed 7th June Assunta Trichilo   Samantha Burke
Thu 8th June Rebecca Puzulis, Judy Calcei   Sharon Gilbert
Fri 9th June Library closed   Library closed




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. The next session will be on Friday 16th June.

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


Parish News    


Mass of Remembrance & Healing for Pregnancy & Infant Loss
All are welcome to attend this special Mass and experience the peace, love and comfort of Christ. A special invitation is extended to parents, grandparents and siblings who grieve the death of children as a result of miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion. These losses may be recent or extend over many years. The Mass will be held on Wednesday 31st May, 7.30pm in the church, refreshments will follow in the parish centre. Resources for perinatal loss and infertility support will also be available.



Taize photo




Please join us in prayer.
At Our Lady of Grace Church
A Service of Prayer & Song in the style of Taize –
Short chants repeated give a meditative character,


Candle light, prayer and silence in the presence of the cross.
Thursday 1st June 7.30pm - 8.30pm

for more information about Taize community in France

At the Wellspring of Faith

wellspring of Faith

“The exchange with God becomes real for us in prayer:
by his Holy Spirit, God comes to dwell within us.
By his word and by the sacraments,
Christ gives himself to us. In return, we can surrender everything to him.”
Brother Alois, Letter from Cochabamba


Pentecost Sunday Celebration
Come and celebrate The Church’s Birthday (She is turning 1984 years old!). There will be morning tea and a birthday cake in the parish hall after the 9.30amMass on Pentecost Sunday 4th June. All welcome.

If you could bring a plate for Pentecost Sunday's celebration and/or assist in cleaning up after it would be appreciated.

Please contact Assunta 0417 951 579


It's hard to believe that our Mini Vinnies Youth Group has only been together for two months. Our wonderful group of children have decided to focus on the following projects for the remainder of this year: Sleepout, Shopfront, Winter Appeal and Rangala. Along with these projects we will also be assisting our North Beach SVDP conference with any needs that come up.
How can our parish help?

We are taking donations of blankets, jackets, scarves and beanies- new or used, as long as they are clean and in good condition.

On the 8th July our Mini Vinnies group will be holding a sleepout in the parish centre to raise money and awareness for homelessness. Over that weekend you will see our Mini Vinnies children rugged up outside the parish asking for donations to sponsor them as a group for their sleepout. Every dollar makes a difference.

Currently SVDP is in desperate need of pots and pans- new or used.
If you are able to make a donation towards any of the above projects please bring into parish centre or contact Assunta: 0417 951 579.


Confirmation Thanksgiving and Commissioning – 3rd/4th June
At all masses this coming weekend children who were confirmed last weekend will have an opportunity to say thank you for the gift of Confirmation. Sacraments are gifts given to us by God so we can lead lives the way Jesus taught us.

First Eucharist Commitment
This weekend is the last opportunity for your children to make their commitment. Please arrive at mass early to let Father know that you are there to make commitment.

Parent/Child Workshop – 6th OR 8th June
Workshops will take place in the Parish Centre and sessions at 5 pm and 6.30 pm will begin on time. Please ensure you arrive 5 to 10 minutes before to register your attendance, write name tags and find a seat.

Reconciliation for First Eucharist Candidates
All children receiving their First Eucharist will need to go to Reconciliation before receiving the Blessed Sacrament for the first time. Father Richard and Father Mark will be hearing reconciliations during class time over the coming weeks.

Eucharist Thanksgiving – 1st/2nd July
This weekend gives all families an opportunity to say thanks to God for the gift of Jesus that we receive every time we come to mass. Without the hype and fuss of the previous weekend we can focus on what it means to receive Jesus. To have Jesus come and live inside us each time we receive him is a special gift given to us by God. Each time we receive Jesus in the Eucharist we come to know him a little more and learn to live lives as he taught us to.


Office Volunteer Wanted
Our Lady of Grace Parish is seeking a volunteer/s to help out in the office on a weekly basis. If you are available for 2-3 hours on a Wednesday or Thursday beginning 1st July and would like further information, please email Christine at or ring 0411 273 572.



  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.


Cake stall Rep Required for 2017: Unfortunately both Kath and I need to hand over the roll of cake stall coordinator this year..... we require one or two parents to take over the coordinating of the cake stalls, usually run once a fortnight. It is a great opportunity to assist all classrooms as funds raised go directly to the teachers of those year groups. This is a fun and low key role that also enables you to meet new parents in our school community. If you are interested in having a chat and getting more info please call either Katherine Lamont (0417183060) or Adele Swan (0413126644).


Quiz Night: A big thank you to everyone who supported The Quiz Night on Friday night. It was a really fun night and a great success in raising around $9 000.

To all the families and businesses who donated our heartfelt thanks.

A big Thank You to everyone who came and helped set up and pack up. A special Thank You to our amazing Quiz Master Mr Peter Bullen who donated his time. Also to Kane Bullen, Vanessa Budas, Peta Taylor, Linda D’Vaz who all worked so hard on the night. Another big Thank You to Josh and Nic from Sacred Heart who volunteered and helped make the night lots of fun.

Diana Guttridge


 IMPORTANT UPDATE: Entertainment Books 2017/2018

Entertainment Books were sent home last Monday (22nd May) with the eldest child.

If you wish to purchase your copy or additional copies please securely pay online For additional copies I will organise to have them available for collection at the office or sent home with your eldest child.

If you can’t purchase online, please complete the payment form that was with the book, return to the office and we will process on your behalf.

If you have ordered the digital copy or do not want a copy please return the Book ASAP.

If you had prepurchased your book no further action is required.

Any queries to Kylie (0437 260 066) or email

Thanks for supporting this P&F fundraising event which will be used to purchase equipment & supplies for our children.



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



Netball News

 Week 5 Netball 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


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



City of Stirling Workshops


1. 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

2. 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


The Literature Centre 

Experience 'The Sound of Picture Books' featuring Tree!
Sunday 4 June, 4.00pm-5.00pm
Government House Ballroom, St George's Terrace, Perth
Presented as part of the huge WA Day Festival activities around our state, this unique multi-modal show combines music, art and literature to entertain and inspire.
Gates open at 3.30pm, all ages welcome. No bookings or RSVP's required.
The beautiful Government House Ballroom is a short walk from free Elizabeth Quay activities on the day. We suggest arriving early to secure seating. Children will be encouraged to sit at the front near the stage to see, hear and participate!
See flyer below for all the details.
The Literature Centre is proud to partner with Celebrate WA, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Yamaha Music Australia


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

Mercedes College is proud to present its 2017 Production of The Little Mermaid. Based on the Hans Christian Anderson story, this is the Broadway version of the story of Ariel – a mermaid who desires to be human. Her wish is eventually granted, although with dire consequences. A cast of over 80 feature in this spectacular production with lots of colour, singing, dancing, puppetry and under the sea frolic. Coming to the Regal Theatre in Subiaco for 4 performances only, from Friday 28 July. Tickets are available at

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



Sacred Heart College’s brand new Alumni magazine is coming! If you are an ex-student of the College and have recently become a parent, become married/engaged, had a career achievement or know of any ex-students who have unfortunately passed, please let us know by emailing To ensure you do not miss out on our first publication, please register at



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 


• 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


Picture of a record ‘Swinging 60’s Party’ Celebration: Friday 9 June - 7pm til midnight
North Beach Junior Football Club - Community Centre, Kitchener Rd, North Beach
Tickets are on sale now to celebrate the North Beach Junior Football Club’s 60th Year with a 60’s themed evening of fun and entertainment. Many of our juniors come from Our Lady of Grace School, so come and support your local club and community and enjoy a fun night out with friends. Tickets are $40pp (earlybird to 31 May, then $50pp) and include finger food, entertainment, door prize ticket and dancing til late. Buy tickets at or for more information contact

 Resilience Seminar Flyer - Duncraig Community Centre - click here


School Holiday Program

CHOOSE ANY 4 EVENTS PER D AY: Sprints (will include crouch starts or block starts), Hurdles, Middle Distance, Javelin, Discus, Shot Put, Long Jump, Triple Jump and High Jump.
Date: Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th July 2017.
Venue: WA Athletics Stadium, Perth WA.
Drop Off: 8.30-8.50am
Times: 9am-3pm.
Cost: $90 for one (1) day. $160 for two (2) days.
Includes a Sprinting Fast Cap or Shoe bag also other prizes and giveaways.

Webpage: Enrollments close Tuesday 27th June 2017


WAAPA Winter School 2017
These July school holidays WAAPA is offering exciting programs for students in years 4 to 12. The Winter School includes classes in acting, drama, dance, screen acting and music theatre. For information about the many courses on offer please visit WAAPA Winter School Holiday Programs or contact Gabrielle Metcalf at or 9370 6775.


Parent workshops for understanding teens - click here


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


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