I am not sure that parenting has ever been an ‘easy’ task but I am pretty sure that our information age is not necessarily making it any easier. Google “best parenting approach” and you get over 5,460,000 results. By the time you have sifted through that your child will be a young adult! Research does suggest that the first three years of life are a period of prodigious learning for a child when many neural pathways are laid down. While I am no expert in this area I would make the following suggestions/observations:
Children do some of their most powerful learning by copying what people around them do, so be a good role model
Spend hours each day with your child - talking, playing, being and this applies to both parents. “Positive caring relationships that are ongoing – are the most important factor in supporting a child’s learning.”
Children learn by doing so involve them in hands-on activities such as cooking, washing, shopping, raking leaves, going to the beach, playing in sand, etc.
The development of language skills takes place during this period. Talk with your child constantly, using adult language. No, “Goo-goo and ga-ga,” and use correct sentence structure. Loving language and books makes a great and strong start to developing a wide vocabulary and literacy skills.
Read to and with you your child every day. Read the recipe as you both cook, the road signs as you drive, the labels on the supermarket aisles, etc. Don’t wait, start reading to and talking with your child in utero.
Allow and encourage your child to solve their own problems. Resist the urge to remove all obstacles from your child’s life. Aim to create a problem-solver who loves a challenge and accepts that you do not always succeed on your first attempt.
Children need help to learn to control their behaviour and patient teaching about what behaviour is acceptable.
Pupil Free Day July 17
Enrolments We are currently conducting interviews for the 2018 Pre Kindy and 2019 Kindy classes. This week I have been meeting with families that are already part of the OLG family. Early next term interviews will be conducted with families new to our school. By agreement, most of the Catholic school in this western corridor will run their enrolment processes simultaneously – that is, we will all interview during the same week or so and will all send out letters of offer on the same day. I encourage you to ensure that any of your friends, neighbours or relatives who are interested in a place at OLG have submitted their enrolment forms by very early next term.
Building Progress Don’t the roof trusses on Building One look flash! At the western end of this building will be the Pre Kindergarten facilities. The retaining wall along our southern boundary is now at its full height and looks impressive. The walls of Building Three, which runs parallel to the wall, have begun to go up. Inside those walls will be our new Pre Primary rooms.
Cancellation of Winter Sports Carnival To the disappointment of all, our participation in this annual event had to be cancelled due to the BOM forecast of thunder and lightning throughout the morning. One of the main benefits of this carnival is the opportunity for involvement in team sports it offers to those of our students who are not usually involved in this type of activity. Ultimately, the safety of the children must come first and so it was that we remained at OLG.
PP to Year 4 Dancing When we introduced dancing lessons for our younger students last year we found, as expected. that the children loved them. Mrs Dorothy Gaunt will return next term to once again lead our children in what is a fun and energetic dance-based workout. Years 3 and 4 will dance on Thursdays after lunch and PP, Years 1 and 2 from 12.00 noon to 3.00 on Fridays. Dance fits within the Health & Physical Education Curriculum and as such will replace these children’s weekly Phys Ed class with Mr Brown.
ANGELICO ART EXHIBITION I am delighted that six students from Our Lady of Grace will exhibit artwork in the inaugural Primary Angelico Exhibition for Catholic Students. The exhibition is open to the public and will take place from MONDAY 24TH JULY - FRIDAY 11TH AUGUST 2017 Forrest Centre, 221 St Georges Terrace, Perth
We have many very talented students in our school so choosing pieces for the exhibition was a very difficult task. I’d like to congratulate
Aidan Kiely Yr1 Emma Shelton Yr 2 Evvie O’Rourke Yr 3 Oskar Tindall Yr 4 Mily Johns Yr 5 Patrick Caputi Yr 6
Visiting the exhibition would be great family outing and I hope that many of you take the opportunity to enjoy the creative talents of our students and Catholic students across our state.
Donna Deed Art Teacher
Student Ministries All our Year Six students are members of one of the six ministries that play such a vital role in the life of our school. Over the course of this semester these students have conducted a range of fun and worthwhile events aimed at enlivening school life, supporting charities, ensuring the smooth running of assemblies, etc. I congratulate each of these students and their leaders for what they have achieved. In the first days of Term Three the students will choose their ministries for the second semester and elect new leaders for their chosen ministry. Again, well done on a productive Semester One and I look forward to all you will accomplish in the rest of the year.
The Brief Return of Sr Irene
Sr Irene will be in Perth this coming Sunday and attending the 9.30am mass, should you like to take the opportunity to catch up with her. Next week she and Sr Joseph fly out to Poland on their 'Home Leave'.
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 areon the website or you can contact the Support line on 1300 116 637 for assistance.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - Please read
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.
Friday 30th June Due to Subway Meal Deal canteen will be closed for normal orders. There will be various special recess items available for $1. After lunch sales will be available as normal.
Due to an overwhelming demand for the new Juice Bombs, stocks nationally are limited.
If the flavour you ordered is not available, we will substitute with a similar drink. Thank you for your understanding.
The OLG Chess Team competed in the interschool chess competition on Wednesday. Despite tough competition from St Paul's and St Thomas Primary Schools, they came home with the WINNING TROPHY. Oskar Tindall (4G) was recognised as the overall winner of A Division.
Our sincere condolences to Charlie Graziotti (6G) and family on the loss of his grandfather.
Parents and Friends Association
Grandparents' Day Date Change: Please be advised that Grandparents' Day will be held on Friday 1st September (not 25th August as was previously communicated). Can you please advise your families to Save The Date.
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 www.entbook.com.au/838a30
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.
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 email@example.com 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
OLG BASKETBALL CLUB
We have 2 exciting vacancies in the OLG Basketball Committee.
Club President - Oversee the functioning of the Club Events Coordinator - to organize end of season function twice a year and an SBL Game
We would love to see some Dads or Mum's come on board to join the Club Committee. It is an exciting time to be part of this club. Please contact me if you are interested.
Thank you to Grilled -Hillarys Boat Harbour for their generous donation sponsoring our merit certificates entitling each winner to a burger of their choice.
If your business would like to sponsor the OLG Basketball Club, please contact our Sponsorship Coordinator, Monika Southern 0413 495 863.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME EUCHARIST THANKSGIVING - All Masses this coming weekend will be offered for all our First Communicants and their families. We all invited to give thanks for the wonderful gift of Jesus that comes to us every time we celebrate the Eucharist. If you are going to be away this weekend perhaps you could attend Mass where ever you may be.
FIRST RECONCILIATION PREPARATION BEGINS IN TERM 3 ENQUIRY WEEKEND - 22ND/23RD JULY ENROLMENT - 29TH/30TH JULY PARENT/CHILD WORKSHOP - 3RD AUGUST COMMITMENT WEEKEND - 5TH/6TH AUGUST SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION - 22ND AUGUST
ENQUIRY WEEKEND - Families are invited to attend any ONE of the weekend masses on the 22nd/23rd July in order to collect an information booklet and enrolment form for the sacrament. When you arrive at mass please register your attendance at the back of the church.
LOST PROPERTY FROM LAST WEEKEND - Found in the church a silver ring (perhaps a child's) and a long drop ear ring with a tortoise shell ring at the base. They can be retrieved from the shelving at the back of the 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 6th July 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Please join us in prayer.
Our Lady of Grace Church 3 Kitchener St. North Beach Contact 9448 4888 or Joan 9448 4457 Many thanks. Joan Burke Our Lady of Grace parish, North Beach.
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KoKum Designs - First Holy Communion Dresses.
Unique designs, quality fabrics and workmanship. Buy or Hire. Call Kylie on 0412 299 147 www.instagram.com.au/kokumdesigns firstname.lastname@example.org
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 http://www.ticketek.com.au.
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 alumni.sacredheart.wa.edu.au. Any queries, please contact email@example.com. 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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aranmore-30-year-school-reunion-class-of-1983-1987-tickets-34235412039 (Please note no ticket sales at the door) Questions: Please email the reunion committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Behaviour Tonics - Programs
1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching Parent Course. To help manage difficult behaviour in children 2 to 12yrs. 7 to 9.30pm. $180pp or $340 per couple Tue 1st, 8th & 15th Aug Wed 23rd, 30th Aug, 6th Sept. Private Consultations Available. To enquire/register call 9382 1182 or www.behaviourtonics.com.au
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. EARLY BIRD PRICE NOW OPEN.
Webpage: http://sprintingfast.com/holiday-clinic/ 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 email@example.com or 9370 6775.
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Please see the below flyer for JUNIOR GOALS SOCCER SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM, and TERM 3 Saturday Classes!
Early Bird Special for the School Holiday Program if you book before the 18th June!
Hillarys Yacht Club School Holidays Tackers 1 & Tackers 2 Sailing Program July 2017 Monday 3 to Friday 7. 8:30am to 12:30pm $150 For more information contact Mel 92462833 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hillarysyachtclub.com.au