Newsletter 22 March 2017
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29 March 2017
Academic All Stars
Our team of ten Year Five students went off to Whitford Catholic primary to compete in this annual challenge. Some of the categories involved the whole team while others were handled by small sub groups.
Engineering Challenge - a building task designed to test creativity and ingenuity.
Art and Poetry - the team will develop a poem plus a complementary work of art on a given theme.
English - spelling word origins,d efinitions, word puzzles and Literature knowledge.
Drama - a sub-group from the team will develop and present a 30 second commercial to promote a particular product.
Mathematics - emphasis on problem solving, number patterns and logic puzzles.
Games of Strategy - for example: Mastermind, Connect 4, Guess Who.
General Knowledge - geography, current affairs, entertainment, sport and trivia.
The members of our team: Madeleine Budas, Nicholas Di Falco, Brady Lamont, Steven Carr, Sophie Favazzi, Lucas Nelson, Lucas Bendotti, Luca Calcei, Allegra Bullen and Riley Burns not only performed well but more importantly, learnt from the experience. They came home as the Winning Team in Drama, Engineering and Mathematics.
As the end of this term approaches I remind parents that both Mrs Wendy Smit and Mrs Fiona Briggs will be riding off into the retirement sunset on Friday 7 April after decades of quality, caring service to the children of OLG.
“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 that exercise in the morning are generally more engaged and focused 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 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 at sign in.
Days: Every Tuesday and Thursday morning (starting 2nd May 2017)
(near long jump pits)
first or bring something to eat at school after the run.
More parent volunteers required, please contact Damian if you would like to be involved.
The body achieves what the mind believes.
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
Three Way Interviews Week 10
This term, interviews with parents, students and teachers will be held in Week 10 for Years PP-6. They will be 15 minutes maximum each. If you require a longer interview, that can be arranged for another time.
The URL is as follows:
There will also be a link to the PTO site on our school website: www.olg.wa.edu.au
If two parents/guardians wish to attend a single interview, just one parent should make the booking. You will only see those timeslots that are available at the time you are using the system. You can log in and change the booking you have made anytime up to Friday 31 March at 5pm.
If you encounter any problems using PTO, please contact the school office. The system was beneficial to both parents and teachers in Semester 2 last year. Any feedback you may wish to provide will be most welcome.
Cake Stall: Thank you to all those that supported the Year 5 Cake stall last Friday. A total of $327 was raised for the Year 5 classrooms.
Congratulations to Mia (PPG) and Stella (KG) Rapinese and family on the arrival of their baby brother Nicholas.
School Banking: We suspect that we have forgotten to take out a bank slip from a students book for the amount of $5. Can you please check your child's bank books. Please contact Dale on 0415 522160 if it is found.
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.
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
Thank you to all parents that attended the Faith Formation Meetings over the past three weeks. We hope they provided you with a little knowledge and understanding so you will be able to support your children in their journey to the sacraments.
A Service of Prayer & Song in the style of Taize –
Our Lady of Grace Church
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.
The second P&F committee meeting for the year is scheduled for Wednesday 29th March at 7:30pm. The turn out at the last meeting was exceptional and it was great to see a good representation across all the years. Please make the effort to come along if you can. This will be held in the Staff room as usual.
Some other reminders for your diaries:
Reminder Tip: You can quickly access the schools website, newsletters and calendar via the home screen of the App.
For any queries, suggestions or improvements please come along to one of the P&F Committee meetings or drop a quick email to the Executive Committee (email@example.com).
First Holy Communion Dresses.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't wait to see you again!
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
STUDY SKILLS Seminars in the April School holidays at ECU – Mt Lawley Campus. For more information - click here
Hillarys Yacht Club School Holiday Programs
Junior Fishing Clinic 9-16 year olds - click here
Start Sailing Flyer - click here
Fishing Clinic Tackers and Start Sailing - 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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North Beach, 5a Kitchener Street, North Beach, WA 6020
Phone: (08) 6241 9500
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