Last Friday evening's Family Scitech Night went very well. Families were able to immerse themselves in fun science experiences in an exciting environment. A big thank you to the P&F for organising this wonderful event. Science is such an important Learning Area for all students as it teaches them how to think, learn, solve problems and make informed decisions. Next Term staff will have a focus on Science leading up to Science Week in which classes will work together on science activities as well as having the opportunity to engage in Science activities at lunchtime.
School reports have been sent home today. These reports provide both parents and students with valuable information on academic performance, social skills and work habits. Please spend time reading through the report with your child. This is a great opportunity to celebrate their achievements as well as set goals for the following semester.
Our School Canteen has now been running for 6 months. It has been wonderful for the students to once again have the opportunity to not only have healthy food but also to engage with the use of money. To improve our current service we are interested in receiving feedback. Below is a link to a short survey. It would be very beneficial to include any comments from your child or children.
Last Friday all of our Year 5 and 6 students took part in the Interschool Lightning Carnival. Five other single stream Catholic schools took part in this carnival. Students participated in round robin games of netball, soccer and football. I would like to thank all those parents who were able to give up their valuable time to volunteer on the day, your assistance is very much appreciated. I would like to congratulate all students on the amazing way they represented our school. Not only did the students give their best they also showed wonderful sportsmanship. A special mention to our Year 5 netball team who won their division.
A number of students have begun to wear sports trackers. These devices can benefit some students by providing motivation to ensure they move around. If students are wearing these devices they are asked to ensure that any alarms or notifications are set to silent as they can be distracting to the student and others in the class.
As we come to the end of Term 2 we can celebrate the wonderful efforts of all students. The holiday break is also a good opportunity to talk to your child about how their behaviour and efforts portray a positive image of themselves, their families and their school. Next term we will be introducing a new behaviour management program. Once staff have been trained and students have been informed, information will be sent home to all families.
Congratulations to the Year 4 students who recently celebrated their First Holy Communion.
Thank you to Father Nicholas, Father Bernard and Deacon Greg for making it such a wonderful celebration for the children. Thank you to Mr Carter for all his efforts in preparing the students. Thank you to Mrs Bennett and the Liturgical Choir for the beautiful music and to Mrs Lowe and Mrs Dieb for all their assistance. Thank you to all the staff who supported the parish in celebrating this sacrament.
Wow, how fast has the first semester flown? Thanks to all parents who have signed up their children to the school banking program.
As Semester 1 draws to a close, we would like to say thank-you to Meghan O’Sullivan who has dedicated her time over the past semester to assist with the school banking roster. She has been an important part of the school banking program. We wish her the best of luck.
With Meghan’s departure, we really need a couple more parents to help. Under the current roster, it only works out to be 3 or 4 times per term!
The program requires more volunteer School Banking Helpers to assist on the weekly school banking roster. This only takes a small amount of your time one day a week on a rotating roster. Your help with the program will greatly benefit students as they develop vital saving skills and also help our school with fundraising.
Currently, School Banking day is Wednesday from 8.20am to 8.40am in the School Hall.
If you are interested in volunteering for this great program, please let us know.
Thanks in advance and best wishes for a safe and enjoyable holiday break.
Enjoy these precious times with your families.
Natalie Matsie and Tracy Morarty - School Banking Co-ordinators
School Banking team – Mel Fowler, Fallon Glossop, Mairead Moore and Meghan O’Sullivan.
THURSDAY 4TH JULY – Delivery of Sausage Roll & Pie Drive
TUESDAY 6th AUGUST: 6.30pm – P&F Meeting – All Welcome
FRIDAY 23rd AUGUST – OLGC Parents Night – COMING SOON
FRIDAY 13th SEPTEMBER – Kids Disco
SAUSAGE ROLL & PIE DRIVE
Orders from the Sausage Roll & Pie drive will be available for collection from the canteen at pick up this Thursday. Any outstanding orders, will be kept in the fridge until Friday and with that being the last day of term they can only be kept until then.
SCITECH FAMILY NIGHT
Thank you to all those that came along last Friday - a fantastic night was had by 138 parents and children from the OLGC community.
Everyone was blown away how Scitech was open just for the families of OLGC. Parents and students explored all the activities on offer with two live shows available for everyone to see how science works. Parents had the option of relaxing in the lounge area overlooking the Perth skyline or join their children where they could explore what Scitech has. Everyone had a wonderful time and thanks to Scitech and the team for a relaxing experience for all families to enjoy.
LOST PROPERTY – someone has lost a denim jacket on the night, if anyone accidently went home with an extra jacket could they please hand it in to the front office before end of term. Thank you.
SAVE THE DATE – Friday 23rd August
A special event is on its way, save the date for a Parents only event!!
Lots of fun and games are planned with card tables, food and drinks to be enjoyed. Tickets will be available to purchase next term, look out for further information soon.
The School Disco is coming in Term 3. Lock it in the diaries, this is one event the kids all love to come to – Friday 13th September in the School Hall….more details to follow next term.
Please help us welcome Fr Bernard to the parish with a morning tea after the 9.30am mass on 7 July.
Bring a plate to share in St Dominic’s parish centre.
Let’s have a big turnout to welcome Father.
Parking at OLGC and the rangers
In front of the church there is a grassed area with a pathway. It is illegal to park on this grassed area if you will be blocking the pathway. The rangers have been out and have given warnings The rangers will soon be returning to ensure their requests have been heeded and if not they will be issuing fines. We would hate to see this happen to anyone, so please park in designated parking areas around the school.
Petition to end Indefinite Mandatory Detention (IMD)
IMD is the current federal government practice of indefinitely persons seeking refuge in Australia.
IMD contradicts Christian understandings of the dignity of the human person.
Please sign the petition for Parliament in the church foyer. Thank you for your consideration of this urgent matter.
Propagation of the Faith AppealCatholic mission
Your support is greatly appreciated. Envelopes and donations may be returned via the collection baskets. Donations also accepted online.
The new Planned Giving Program commences in July. Boxes of Envelopes can be picked up from the back of the church. A Sign Up sheet is available for new Planned Givers and for those whose envelopes are missing. Thank you for your support of our Parish.
Volunteers are needed to rake the leaves on the lawn at OLGC Presbytery fortnightly.
Please contact Maureen Smith if you can help. 9446 1666
St Vincent de Paul Raffle
St Vincent de Paul Society is offering an opportunity to purchase from local Vinnies Shops tickets in their raffle. Prizes are $20,000 cash or a brand new KIA CERATO. $2.00 per ticket, drawn middle August. Good luck