Newsletter 26 April 2017


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26 April 2017



John 15:12 14

My commandment is this:

Love one another, just as I love you.

The greatest love a person can have for his Friends is to give his life for them. 

Dear Parents/Guardians

 Welcome back to the new school term. I hope the break lived up to your expectations.


Building Update
     “Open’ play area
     - Before stages 8A and 8B: Total: 6030 m2
                   o Pre-kindergarten 1000m2
                   o Hardcourts 2205 m2
                   o Landscaped playground 2825 m2
     - After stages 8A and 8B: Total: 7370 m2
        o In addition, all play areas will be level and on one level. (Fitness Area was sloping; Adventure is uneven)
        o This whole area will be “open” and ‘flowing’ rather than segmented and separated by buildings
These calculations, done by our architect, do not include the small courtyards between the existing classrooms (Y2/Y3/Y4 and Hall).

Special Children’s Mass on 9.30 Sunday 7 May
Practice this Friday afternoon 3.15-4.00 in the Church with Sr Joseph. Please contact the school office if you intend for your child(ren) to be involved in this preparation session which is a requirement if the child is to have an active role in Sunday’s very special mass.


Sisters of the Holy family of Nazareth Associates’ meeting
3.00pm Wednesday 3 May
In the Parish Hall
Sr Grace, immediate Past-Provincial, and Sr Lucy, the new Australian Provincial, are keen to meet the locals.


TOM Squad
Members of the training group for TOM 2017 will soon be selected.
TOM is a high level, team-based, international competition. Teams of seven members comprising a maximum four children from any one year level.Previous involvement in TOM no guarantee of further selection
Team members are selected based on the variety of attributes they will contribute and the specific skills needed in each discipline. Some of these are:
Team players, habits of mind, energy/initiative, quick & quirky thinking, dramatic creativity, design technology, critical thinking, maths, writer each - team must have one
Intellectual ability, leadership.
Peer questionnaires, teacher questionnaires, academic performance and the results of standardised tests are used in this process.




 Anzac Day 1Anzac Day 2
God bless

Chris Kenworthy




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

PPB  Veronika Vettler, Sammy Sinclair
PPG Chiara Romeo, Ashley Buck
2B Samuel Ecseri, Clay Jones
2G Cecilia Taylor, Lucas Paccanaro
3B Amity Davey
4G Joshua Land, Mia Green, Charlotte Selth
4W James Bendotti
5B   Kyle Sloan
5G Caitlyn Stapff, Ethan Lloyd
6B Eliza Ramsay, Casey Brennan
6G Luca Falek, Sienna Woods




 Important Dates

Wednesday 26 April Students commence Term 2
Friday 28 April

School Assembly

Walkathon (pm)

Saturday/Sunday Confirmation - Enquiry Weekend - All Masses - Church
Wednesday 3 May School Mass 4B


 Term 2 Calendar - click here

2017 Sacramental Programme - click here



canteen April 2017



Mon 1 May Rose Northwood, Camille Billing, Belinda Luca
Tue 2 May Jenny Hicks, Regi Walsh
Wed 3 May Teresa Cassettai, Emma Clementi, Kate Bullen
Thu 4 May Candi Algeri, Nicola Headling
Fri 5 May

Annalisa Grubisa, Andrea Martinovich, Jason Eccles,

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.


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



 School Fees

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


Rhyme Time

rhyme time april 2017

Our Lady of Grace is seeking expressions of interest from those of you who have children 0 to 3 yrs of age.

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



Parish News     

 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 4th May 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Taize prayer photo

Our Lady of Grace Church
3 Kitchener St. North Beach
Contact 9448 4888 or Joan 9448 4457


Sacramental Programme
For Confirmation and Eucharist families the term promises to be a busy one with the sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist being celebrated in May and June. Please make sure you have the relevant dates marked in your diaries.

Enquiry - this weekend at all masses
Enrolment - 6th/7th May
Parent/Child Workshop - 11th May
Commitment - 13th/14th May
Celebration of the Sacrament - 27th/28th May
Thanksgiving - 3rd/4th June

Enquiry - 6th/7th May
Enrolment - 13th/14th May
Commitment - 20th/21st May
Parent/Child Workshop - 6th OR 8th June
First Eucharist - 17th/18th June, 24th/25th June
Thanksgiving - 1st/2nd July

Please note that Weekend Mass times are: 6pm Saturday and Sunday 7.30am, 9.30am and 5.30pm


  P & F News



Easter Egg Hampers
Thank you to everyone who bought in their Easter eggs and gifts for our Easter Egg Hampers. We made up 46 Easter Baskets for Saint Vincent de Paul, 36 Easter Eggs were delivered to Trinity Village and another 10 baskets were given out to our community.
You have all helped make lots of families very happy at Easter time.
A big thank you to our volunteers, for helping make up the baskets. Emma Clementi, Mel Stinson, Carly Thomson, Tracey Retamal, Mel Curtis, Dale Hedland, Silvia Foti and Bec Kirkwood. Thanks Carolyn.

Walkathon is here!
Our annual Walkathon is this week Friday 28th April. It is a great fundraising event and fun for the kids.
Children need to bring in their card on Friday for the event. See Vicki in the office if you have lost yours.
Thanks to everyone that has volunteered so far, however we do need some more volunteers. If you can help out on the day from 1.15pm on the oval, please put your name down in the office or contact Carolyn Halleen on 0413591810 or or Linda D’Vaz on 0411125787 or
You don’t need to walk, just stamp cards as the kids come past. See you on Friday.



 Entertainment Book Flyer - click here


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.

This FREE parent run club meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 8am in the undercover area.

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 



 Basketball News

OLG Basketball Teams Winter Season 2017

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

Player Uniforms:
MPA Lunchtime first day of Term 2 for uniforms issue or if for resizing (pls bring old uniform)


OLG Basketball Club Committee:
Trish Humphreys - President 0418884000
Beck Williams - Secretary and Coach Coordinator
Amber Nelson - Treasurer
Adele Swan - Uniform Coordinator
Rhonda McNaughton - Equipment Coordinator
Alanagh Godderidge
Vacancy – Sponsor Coordinator (if anyone is interested in this role, please contact Trish)


Basketball Teams - click here




Community Notices

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

 Behaviour Tonics Courses - 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




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




If you love your footy and are interested in joining an all-girls competition, we have good news for you!
We are taking expressions of interest to join a Junior Girls team in 2017.

There will be two separate competitions, both played consecutively on a Friday night:
Year 4 – Year 6 Competition
Year 7 – Year 9 CompetitionDockers Womens Team
For more information, contact your local club 

Contact: Sascha Low
Mobile: 0411 263 202

NorthBeach Soccer ClubAttention all future Socceroos and Matildas!
Have fun learning to play soccer. North Beach Soccer Club is looking for boys and girls across a range of age groups. Age groups start from boys and girls turning 6 in 2017. Depending on the age group, there are mixed teams as well as girls’ and boys’ competitions.

For more information, email



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North Beach, 5a Kitchener Street, North Beach, WA 6020

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


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