Newsletter 5 April 2017
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5 April 2017
Easter Joy of the Christian
Easter is the time to celebrate new beginnings. Easter commemorates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and is the most significant Christian celebration. It is the time that is at the heart of Christianity. Good Friday recalls the death of Jesus on a cross and then being laid in a tomb. When his closest friends went to the tomb very early on the Sunday morning they encountered the unexpected and the news that Jesus was not there. Jesus had been raised from the dead.
Christians believe that Jesus was without sin and an innocent man sentenced to death on the cross. God in raising him from the dead showed all that Jesus had victory over death. God enables life, reconciles differences and upholds justice.
North Beach Easter Mass Times
Digital communication is a marvellous thing. It enables us to be in touch with others, whether they live close by or on the other side of the world, at all times of the day or night and it is cheap.
From time to time we issue alerts to the parents of particular class groups in which a child has been diagnosed with an infectious or contagious disease. Just as often, the diagnosis is only confirmed after the child in question has recovered from the illness.
Katie Tindall Leaves OLG Board
On behalf of the OLG school community I sincerely thank them both for the many hours they spent participating in meetings and the many more hours they spent preparing for those meetings.
Katie Tindall has left a lasting legacy from her time on our School Board and I was pleased to be able to present her with a small token of our appreciation at last week's assembly. I also sincerely thank the families of our Board members who support/put up with, their involvement in the school at this level.
Our loss of Katie has been Sacred Heart's gain as she is now a member of their Board.
Congratulations to the students who received Merit Awards at last week's assembly.
Term 2 Calendar - click here
The School Canteen operates daily for Pre-primary to Year Six children. Morning tea and lunch is available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and open for after lunch sales selling ice creams, popcorn and veggie chips on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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
Term 2 Canteen Roster - click here
Library roster for Term 2 was sent out via Tiqbiz yesterday. If you require a hard copy please see Trish in the Library.
Cake Stall: Thank you to all those that supported the Year 4 cake stall last Friday. A total of $245 was raised for the Year 4 classes.
Students commence Term 2 in Winter Uniform. Please ensure you have all items before end of term as the Uniform Shop will not open again until Friday 28th April at 8.15am.
If you have received notification that your uniform order is ready for collection please do so at your earliest convenience.
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.
Currently there is a lot of wastage at OLG. Click on the link to find out what we intend to do about it.
Discovery Kids - Vacation Care - April 2017 - click here
A Service of Prayer & Song in the style of Taize –
Short chants repeated give a meditative character,
Our Lady of Grace Church
P & F News
P&F Sausage Sizzle: Yesterday the P&F held a Sausage Sizzle which was a great success. We had 399 orders. A big Thank you to the very efficient organisers Faye Pafumi and Helen Smelter and to all the parent helpers who came in and helped out. You all did a fantastic job which was very much appreciated by the students and staff.
Easter Egg Hampers
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)
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.
Netball Holiday Clinic - click here
OLG Basketball Teams Winter Season 2017
Following are our teams for the winter season at Warwick Stadium.
OLG Basketball Club Committee:
Basketball Teams - click here
First Holy Communion Dresses.
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 alumni.sacredheart.wa.edu.au. Any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't wait to see you again!
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!
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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Phone: (08) 6241 9500
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