Newsletter 14 June 2017


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14 June 2017


 The Sacrament of Thanksgiving: Eucharist

What great things the Lord has done for us! He sent the Son, Jesus, to share fully in the life of humanity even to accepting the suffering of death. Jesus, dead and risen, has left, as a sign of his life offered for the good of humankind, the meal that he shared with his friends before he died.
In the Mass we make present these actions of Jesus.
Really present among us in the sign of the consecrated Bread and Wine, and in Holy Communion, he unites us to himself so closely that we become one body. Together with him we give thanks to God the Father.



Dear Parents and Caregivers


The last few weeks have been a busy time for staff as they finalise reports. A lot of time, energy and thought is involved in the reporting process as the teachers work together to moderate grades based on the requirements of the Western Australian Curriculum. Overall, the students have displayed expected growth and you can be pleased with what they have achieved this semester. See below for Parent Teacher Interview information.


Our building progress has been amazing! Being in the Early years area, we get to see the daily changes and growth that occur. If you have time, walk on by the church or visit the Kindy area and have a peak through the netting to see how the buildings are progressing.
Our students are growing quickly and appropriate safety latch heights have been reconsidered and changed to reflect these growth changes. You may notice that the entry gates to the school have had the latches raised to better keep our students safe.


Please keep our Year 4 students, who are receiving their 1st Eucharist this weekend, in your prayers. This is a special time for them and their families.


God Bless


Teresa Wandek



This semester, parent-teacher interviews for Years PP-6 will be held in Week 10. For these interviews, we will once again be using the internet based booking system called Parent Teacher Online (PTO). Using this system, you will be able to book the interview times that are most convenient for you from any internet connected computer.
The website is, as follows: The link to the PTO site is also on our school website at
This week, you will be receiving your individual login and password to access your children’s classes. The login and password will be a new one. If both parents/guardians wish to attend a single interview, just one parent needs to make the booking. You will only see timeslots that are available at the time you are using the system.
When you have made all the bookings you require, you can download or email a report of your bookings. You can log back in and change the bookings you have made any time up to Friday, 23 June at 5pm. Teachers are not able to make bookings for you.
If you encounter any problems using PTO, please contact the school office. As in the past, I am sure the system will be beneficial to parents, staff and students. Any feedback you may wish to provide will be most welcome.
Anne Burke



 Important Dates

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

Wednesday 21 June PPG & 5G attend Mass
Thursday 22 June

Lightning Carnival - Year 6

Soccer & Football - Carine Open Space

Netball - Noranda Sporting Complex

Friday 23 June

School Assembly

Saturday 24 /

Sunday 25 June

Sacrament of Eucharist Sat. 6pm

Sun 7.30am, 9.30am & 5.30pm

Wednesday 28 June Whole School Mass - 5B
Friday 30 June

6B Assembly

Last day of Term 2

Saturday 1 /

Sunday 2 July

Thanksgiving Mass - Eucharist


 Term 2 Calendar - click here

2017 Sacramental Programme - click here




PPB    Monique McKenna,  Xaviera Lestone
1B   Alex Wheeler, Thomas Scaglione, Olivia Pafumi
1G   Chloe Southern, Nate Jones, Ava Walker
2B   Monique Calder, Dylan Falek
2G   Morgan Buck, Maisie Brown
3B   Luka Dorosz, Sam Williams
3G   Zac Varricchio, Grace Puzulis, Connor Rowell, Romney Cruse
4B   Andreas Grubisa
4G   Hayden Flynn, Taya Hughes, Hayden Headling
5B   Allegra Bullen, Oscar O'Hare
5G   Sebastien Low, Zoe Daebritz
6B   Samuel Simpson, Tyler Westenhaver
6G   Gabriel Patterson, Kori McKee, Zane Zakostelsky


cakeCake Stall:  The Year 2 classes will be holding a cake stall in the multi purpose area on Friday 16th June. Please come along and help support their fundraiser. A reminder to the Year 2 parents who will be baking for the cake stall that OLG has a Nut Free policy.


canteen April 2017



Mon 19 June Belinda Luca, Joanne Fanchi
Tue 20 June Deb Tasker, Help required
Wed 21 June Beck Kingswood, Amanda Jones, Angela Johns
Thu 22 June Clare Hotchin, Georgina Lombardo
Fri 23 June Susan Haydon, Amanda Jones, Laura Wheeler

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.


Important - New Item

LOL carbonated drinks have been discontinued nationally. The Canteen Association have recommended we replace these drinks with the NEW JUICE BOMB DRINKS.

Juice Bomb use 99.9% real fruit juice - they contain no preservatives, no added sugar and no artificial colours.

The new drinks will be fazed in as our current LOL stocks run out.

The new flavours will be Apple Blackcurrant, Apple Raspberry and Vanilla Lime.

As stocks are being renewed you may find your order is replaced with a different flavour.

Thank you.



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


Subway Meal Deal

End of Semester Canteen Meal Deal is on Friday 30th June. Each child has been provided an A5 order form to be completed and returned to school with the correct money no later than Wednesday 21st June.

Unfortunately, as Subway is an external supplier no late orders can be accepted.

Gluten free salad bowl option is available. Please see Pip in the Canteen if you wish to purchase.


Online Canteen will be closed on this day and no normal morning tea orders will be available. Special items for morning tea will be available for purchase for $1.


New Canteen Menu - click here

Term 2 Canteen Roster - click here


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

Sister Irene will be here in Perth for a short visit. Sr Irene'e itinerary is as follows:

Saturday 1st July - arriving late in the evening.

Sunday - 9.30am Mass and morning tea at Our Lady of Grace Church. Sister celebrated her 80th birthday earlier this year. Mass will be in her intention. 

Tuesday 4th July - leaving for Poland with Sister Joseph and then travelling to the US for her home visit.



The Rainbows/Sunbeams program is drawing to a close for this year. A "Celebrate-Me-Day' session and prayer service to mark this point has been planned for Monday 19th June at 2.30pm in the Parish Hall.



A reminder that fittings for Pre-Primary students is planned for this Friday 16th June from 8.15 - 10am.

Kindy students fitting day is Friday 23rd June from 8.15-10am.

Please check summer uniforms for Term 4/Term 1 so that orders will be available for commencement of Term 4. 


Scholastic Book Club order forms were sent home this week and orders must be returned to the Library before 8.30am this Friday 16th June 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 fill in the order forms or send anything to school!




 Stephanie Alexander 4G

Thankyou to our wonderful helpers. (Mrs Kent, Mrs Sherlock ) and to our parent helper (Mrs Taylor and Mrs Hannigan) and helper /photographer Mr Van Poppel.


Throughout Terms 1 and 2 Year 4G has participated in the Stephanie Alexander program. In the canteen we cut, peeled, prepared and ate food that was freshly grown by us with Mrs Sherlock and prepared by Mrs Kent. Every 3 weeks, 10 new children got to cook. We made hummus, spinach and feta puffs and also yummy pizza. At the same time the other 20 were planting, watering and weeding out at the veggie patches. I recommend this program because it makes you become passionate about eating veggies and cooking!

by Lachy Hamilton



Discovery Kids OSHC - July Vacation Care Program - click here


Parish News    



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.


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.


 Mini Vinnies Movie Fundraiser- Despicable me 3 - click here



At every mass this weekend there will be children receiving the Blessed Sacrament for the first time. It is a very special time in their lives and one which they will remember always. It is also a very special time in the life of the Parish. A time of celebrating, remembering and renewing for each of us. Please prayer for all our children and their families at this time.

WEEKEND REMINDER - Children need to be at the church 15 mins before the start of their mass. They will need time to find their pew and be organised to walk down with Father in the opening procession.

CANDLES ON THE ALTAR - Each of the First Communicants will place a candle on the altar at the beginning of Mass. The candle will represent the light of Christ that they were first given at their Baptism.

All masses on this weekend will be offered for all the children and their families who have received their First Eucharist. The children and their families are invited to attend and receive again at what will become a normal and regular occurrence.



  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).



 IMPORTANT UPDATE: Entertainment Books 2017/2018
Thank you to everyone who have purchased an Entertainment Books. We receive $14 for every book that is purchased. If you haven't purchased your copy yet please purchase your copy securely online
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.



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 results - click here 


Community Notices

Nominate a Teacher - A Day Made Better - click here



City of Stirling - Arts & Activation Workshops - click here



KoKum Designs

First 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



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
• 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


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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