Newsletter 15 March 2017
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15 March 2017
They don't tell you when you start out that parenting is for life. That, if you are fortunate enough, you will still be parenting your children even as the decades pass. The approach obviously varies because you are now dealing with adults, but your obligation to try to guide and support your children is ongoing.
What does become apparent is that the attitudes, values and beliefs that were laid down in the very early years provide the bedrock on which your children grow and develop for the rest of their lives. They will mould and shape them according to their own life experience, but that early foundation remains more or less constant.
Mrs Burke, one of our Assistant Principals, was telling me how she would carry her child's bag from the car to the classroom each morning until a teacher took her aside and suggested that by doing so, Anne was 'telling' her child that this was a task that the child was not capable of. Without realising it, she was subtly, but effectively, letting her child know there were limits to what she was capable of.
Anne was mortified. She wanted her child to see herself as having no limits if she had the desire and was willing to put in the effort.
Likewise, saying goodbye to your child at Kindy each morning can be a wrench - particularly for the parent. What are you going to do all day now that your child is gone for several hours? Will your child miss you as much as you will miss him or her? If they don't what does that say - that your love is not reciprocated?
Nothing could be further from the truth! If your child settles in and has a great time it merely shows that you have given them the confidence to be away from you for a time. It also says that the classroom offers an exciting and engaging experience for your child.
For a parent to be resistant to parting; to linger for a couple more hugs, kisses and words of support, all go towards convincing your child that there is something to be anxious about in being separated from their parent; that the child is not capable of operating in this new environment without their parent's presence.
Faction Swimming Carnival
Australia’s Top Student
This week's assembly is presented by students in 4B. Parents of 4B children are invited to the staf room after the assembly for a cuppa with Miss Jessica Ottolini. Congratulations to the students who received Merit Awards at last week's assembly.
LAP information - click here
Term 1 Calendar 2017 - click here
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.
Any queries regarding all other canteen issues please contact Pip Kent on 0439 091300.
New Canteen Menu - click here
Cake Stall: The Year 5 classes will be holding a cake stall in the multi purpose area on Friday 17th March. Please come along and help support their fundraiser. A reminder to the Year 5 parents who will be baking for the cake stall that OLG has a Nut Free policy.
Our Lady of Grace is seeking expressions of interest from those of you who have children 0 to 3 yrs.
We are about to begin Rhyme time, a program that uses children's sensory skills, to explore and develop literacy understandings in a fun and energetic way.
We are hoping to run this 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.
Our sincere condolences to Daniel McDonnell (3B) and Jacinta Green (PPG) and families on the sad loss of their grandmother.
Congratulations to Olivia Nesa (PPG) and family on the arrival of her little sister.
The WA Surf Life Saving Nipper State Championships were held over the weekend 10-12 March .
Bronte Begley from 5G competed in 6 events and won a gold medal in the under 10's surf race relay . Nate Kirkwood from 4W and Olivia Paccanaro from 4G also competed as members of the Sorrento Surf Life Saving clubs under 10 team.
Scholastic book club order forms were sent home this week and orders must be returned to the Library before 8.30am this Friday 17th March 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 www.scholastic.com.au/LOOP it's easy and there's no need to fill in the order forms or send anything to school!
From Monday 13th February school banking will only be available Monday's before school.
Please note: NO after school banking will be available.
Winter Uniform Order forms are now available from the office or click here.
Discovery Kids - Vacation Care - April 2017 - click here
Mini Vinnies- New Parish Youth Program
OLG Parish would like to invite all children from years 4-6 to be involved in a new parish youth program, Mini Vinnies, which is connected to the St Vincent De Paul association.
Mini Vinnies is a programme put together to empower primary school children to become advocates within their community by putting their values into action. The children meet regularly to learn about social justice issues, develop leadership skills and engage with the wider St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Each 'conference' will involve a time to learn and discuss relevant issues. Time is also allocated to socialise and simply be together as a group.
We will meet once a month on a Saturday from 4:30-6, with the option to gather together at Mass afterwards. Dates will be given in advance.
We invite parents and children to come along to an information evening where you can learn more about the OLG Mini Vinnies program and be able to make a formal commitment on the evening. As regular attendance to Mini Vinnie meetings is required it would be appreciated if parents did attend the information session with their child to fully understand the commitment expected of the children.
For more details: Assunta Trichilo- firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Parish Priest Reference
Reconciliation Faith Formation will take place next week, 21st or 23rd March.
WANTED: CHURCH CLEANERS
Why not join with a friend and be part of a ministry that looks after and maintains our place of worship.
P & F News
Buddy System letter - 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.
Check out the City of Stirling website for Arts and Events for February.
Newman College - Term 1 Tours - click here
Mercedes College Open Day - click here
Iona Presentation College Open Morning Invitation - click here
Iona Presentation College welcomes prospective families to one of our Open Mornings in March.
Bookings can be made at www.iona.wa.edu.au/openmorning
Come and meet us at 33 Palmerston Street, Mosman Park
Newman College will be screening the award-winning film ‘Most Likely to Succeed’, which reveals the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world.
Newman Arts Festival - click here
In addition to the art exhibition, the Community Twilight Fair will be held from 4.00pm - 8.00pm. Families can enjoy a range of activities and attractions, including rides for the kids, bustling market stalls run by the Primary School selling a variety of homemade cakes, preserves, second-hand books and DVD's. There will also be a BBQ and a number of food stalls offering an assortment of cuisines.
Once again there will also be a number of craft Market Stalls run by our students and businesses in the local community.
Throughout the afternoon a number of Newman College ensembles and drama students will perform and provide entertainment.
Telethon Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre - Solutions Forum: Educate your Support Network
Date: Monday 20 March 2017
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Place: The Family Centre, 11 Limosa Court, Stirling
Cost: Donation to the Family Centre
RSVP: Monday 13 March 2017
Register: www.telethontype1.org.au-Events tab
For: Your support network
If you have any queries, please call Rikki at the Family Centnre on 9446 6446.
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
NORTH BEACH JFC
If you love your footy and are interested in joining an all-girls competition, we have good news for you!
There will be two separate competitions, both played consecutively on a Friday night:
Contact: Sascha Low
Attention all future Socceroos and Matildas!
For more information, email email@example.com
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Phone: (08) 6241 9500
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