What a perfect day we had for the annual OLGC family Picnic on the Green. The food was delicious and kids all had a wonderful time playing on the super slide and slippery slide. There were over 200 people in attendance, many commented on the live music setting a relaxing feel to the afternoon. Thank you very much to the P&F for the organisation of the day and ensuring it ran smoothly. We really appreciate all parents who volunteered to make it such a great day.
World's Greatest Shave
A few weeks ago we held a Funky Hair Day and three brave people shaved their heads. Thank you very much to Mr Ferrinda, Jaydon and Kyle for volunteering to have their heads shaved. We are all very proud of you. Thank you to Mrs Lilford and the social ministry for organising the day and to all students and families for supporting such a worthy cause.
Last Friday we held Harmony Day. Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. Our Year 3 class prepared an amazing assembly and shared poetry, song and dance to teach us about some of the many cultures throughout Australia. Many children wore orange in support and quite a few dressed up in national dress to show their cultural background.
The year Three class were then lucky enough to attend Mirrabooka Harmony Day. This was a fun community event with a host of children’s activities including bouncy castle, animal farm, monster slide, face painting, kite flying, drumming and entertainment from local performers and youth. Many schools attended and enjoyed the fun and educational aspects of the day.
We have concluded the employment process for Louise Bonciani’s (Teacher Assistant) replacement. I would like to announce that Jo-Anne Deib will be joining the OLGC Staff. I warmly welcome Jo-Anne to our Staff and look forward to working with her.
Next week the Year 6 class will be going to Nanga Bush Camp. Mr Carter, Mrs Lilford, Mrs Fanderlinden and I will be joining them on this wonderful adventure. The students will take part in a variety of activities aimed to build their independence, team work and leadership skills.
Congratulations to Molly on receiving a prize from the Trigg Life Surfing Club for being kind and consistently demonstrating good sportsmanship skills. Molly also attended every week which demonstrated a high level of commitment. Impressive Molly!
If your child has a special achievement please let me know and I will put the details in the newsletter.
The Environmental Ministry ran a Paper Making Workshop throughout Term One.
We did it to show kids what happens to recycled paper and as a way of thinking about how we can do our bit to save the environment.
First we ripped the paper up and put it into a bucket of water to make the pulp. Next we found two wooden frames the same size, put one on top of the other and scooped up the pulp into the recycled paper. We then got a cloth put it over the top, then turned it over to the table. Then we got a sponge and pressed down on the wooden frame. We then squeezed out the water. When it was done we took the frame off, lifted it by the towel and took it over to dry on another table.
Hannah (Year Six): I thought the paper would come out really sloppy and lumpy although it came out pretty flat and was as hard as cardboard.
Kyle (Year Six): I thought it would come out very fragile and lumpy although it came out hard with barely any lumps and you could write on it very well.
Will (Year Six): I thought that it would take long to make but instead it took less time. Also I thought it might have not a lot of paper but it did and it was recycled.
Makayla (Year Two): When I went home I drew on the paper and it worked.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the paper making. Particular thanks to the staff for supported this initiative and gave up their lunchtimes to run the sessions.
Stations of the Cross from the 3rd April – 7th April. We are walking the Stations of the Cross this year and parishioners are welcome to do a self - guided walk. The particular manner of praying the Stations will allow the opportunity for people to meditate upon the events leading up to Christ's death.
during school hours. You get the Stations guide from the office whilst you sign in. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Jasmin at Our Lady of Good Counsel School, Karrinyup.
Station One: Jesus is condemned to death by Pontius Pilate (just outside the Admin Office door)
Station Two: Jesus takes up His Cross (outside Activity Room)
Station Three: Jesus falls for the first time (on the green door, on the cream wall)
Station Four: Jesus meets His mother Mary (on the ramp)
Station Five: Simon helps Jesus carry the cross (Breezway)
Station Six: Veronica wipes Jesus’ face (near the bridge)
Station Seven: Jesus falls for the second time (stepping poles)
Station Eight: Jesus comforts the women of Jerusalem (Mrs Kavanagh’s tree)
Station Nine: Jesus falls for the third time (the gate where the bus collects us)
Station Ten: Jesus is stripped of his garments (trees on Miles Street)
Station Eleven: Jesus is nailed to the cross (at the big tree at the front of the church)
Station Twelve: Jesus dies on the cross (stay at the big tree at the front of the church)
Station Thirteen: Jesus is laid in the tomb (stay at the big tree at the front of the church)
Station Fourteen: Jesus rises from the dead (in front of the tabernacle)
Thank you to all choir members who have attended rehearsals throughout Term 1. We have been rehearsing songs for One Big Voice for a number of weeks.
Please save the date for One Big Voice at Perth Arena onFriday 18th August at 6pm. Details regarding tickets and venue rehearsal will be issued next term. A CD with all songs has been issued to each family in the choir. Please see me if you haven't received one. Choir students wishing to look at lyrics and backings online can access the student portal using the password song2017. Please have a look at the website on:
The children's liturgy will be running the 1 st Sunday of the month at the OLGC parish 8 am mass in school terms . The liturgy will commence on 2nd April . The subsequent dates will be 7th May, 4th June,6th August,3rd September, 5 th November and 3rd December.
Is there any one who would like to volunteer to help run the liturgies this year. The volunteer would only need to attend the mass and help run the liturgy by assisting with the activities. Parents can even volunteer on the day at mass and i will particularly need help most likely for the April and June liturgies where the liturgy attendance jumps in numbers from about 10 to 30 children!
Also I will be overseas when the August liturgy is running so if any parent/parents would be keen to run this liturgy please contact the school office.
Win a family adventure holiday at Tokyo Disneyland!
This year, School Banking is running a Future Savers Grand Prize competition that will take one lucky School Banker all the way to Tokyo, Japan. The winner gets an unforgettable family trip, for up to two adults and three children, where they’ll explore Tokyo Disneyland with its amazing attractions, including the futuristic Tomorrowland, plus enjoy the fun rides at Tokyo DisneySea.
How to enter
Every student who makes 15 or more School Banking deposits by the end of Term 3, 2017 will automatically go into the draw to win a family trip for up to two adults and three children to explore Tokyo Disneyland and its amazing attractions, including the futuristic Tomorrowland.
The Grand Prize
Five nights’ accommodation at the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel
Return economy airfares from the winner’s nearest capital city to Tokyo, Japan
Three-day Magic Pass to Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea
AU$1000 spending money.
Need to Open an Account to be in the running?
To participate in school banking your child needs a a Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account. If they do not already have one they can be opened in branch or online.
In branch - Visit any Commonwealth Bank branch - Parents will need to bring along identification for themselves and their child (eg their Driver licence and their child’s birth certificate).
Online - Visit commbank.com.au/schoolbanking and click on the link to open a Youthsaver account. When you have selected to participate in School Banking, a School Banking welcome pack will be mailed to your home address, including a Dollarmite deposit wallet and book. When the books arrive (6-10 working days), please write the account details onto the deposit book. Then bring that deposit book along to school banking on a Wednesday.
School Banking is also a great fundraiser for our school. Our school receives $5 when a student makes their first ever School Banking deposit and 5% on every deposit made through the school (to a maximum of $10 per individual deposit).
School Banking day is WEDNESDAY in the School Canteen from 8.15am – 8.35am,
THURSDAY 30th MARCH – Interschool Swim Team School Breakfast
THURSDAY 11th & FRIDAY 12th MAY – Mothers Day Stall
PICNIC ON THE GREEN
What a great first school event we had on the oval last Sunday and we ended up having the weather on our side! A thank you to all the families who came along and to all those who contributed to making the day a success including volunteers who offered assistance with the set up and pack down, shopping items and roster fulfillments carried out on the day.
A big shout out to the extra donations received from community members from umbrellas/games and food storage used on the day and thanks must go to Stirling IGA and Primavera Butchers for their contributions with supplying the food on the day.
We also received extra financial contribution for this event from St Lukes Medical Centre and The Perth Foot Centre! THANK YOU!
MEALS BY MUMS AND THE P&F COFFEE CLUB
On Thursday 16th March, the school canteen was used by volunteers to prepare approximately 150 meals that are distributed for those in need by Shopfront WA. To help financially assist with this cook once a term, the P&F will be running a coffee club from the canteen to purchase yummy tea’s/coffee and hot chocolates during assembly mornings. The proceeds from this will go towards ingredients for the Meals by Mums initiative. If you would like to help out at the Coffee Club between 8- 9.30am on an alternate Friday, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The P&F is once again holding a breakfast for the OLGC Interschool swimming team this Thursday 30th March at 8am in the Hall. Good luck to all those competing!
MOTHERS DAY STALL
The annual Mother’s Day stall for the children to buy their mum a gift will be held on Thursday 11th May for the Kindy class and Friday 12th May for PP to Yr 6.
Tuesday 28 March, 7pm at St Dominic’s (instead of Mass). This is the 2nd Penitential Rite where we come together as a community, hear the Word to be lead in examination of conscience and take the opportunity for personal confession. It is a moving experience to witness fellow Christians humbling themselves by publicly approaching a confessor for forgiveness. As they do, we pray for them, that they will know the fullness of God’s grace and mercy. If you require more time to speak with a priest then integral confession and spiritual guidance is available at the First Rite.
The First Rite of Reconciliation is available each Saturday after the 9 am Mass on the 1st and 4th Saturdays at St Dominic's and on the 2nd, 3rd and 5th Saturdays at OLGC
St Patrick’s Breakfast
Thank you to all who attended. The raffle alone raised more that $400.
Singing Practice Saturday 1 April in OLGC church at 10.30am. Everyone is welcome to join us as we rehearse for the next few weeks of Lent and Easter.
St Vincent de Paul Society Help
Our local conference still urgently needs volunteers to help the needy in our own community. Can you spare 2 hours a week? We need people to help with home visitation. Full training and support are available. Giving of your own time to help others is very rewarding. As our local conference only has 4 members, we are in dire need of new members to carry out our work of helping those in need in our own community. All enquiries to Barbara 9446 5324
Friday Stations of the Cross in Lent
St Dominic’s church 7pm - 31 March Joanne and family / 7 April Cecilia Sequerah and family
OLGC Stations also at 7pm on the Fridays of Lent.
Project Compassion Week 4
Nguyet lives with a severe disability, and has suffered isolation in her native Vietnam as a result. A Caritas-supported program offered her education, creative outlets and much-needed community interaction. Nguyet has learnt to read and write and better manage her physical needs, and her creative gifts have been unlocked. Now she is increasingly engaging with her neighbours, and she and her parents are more confident about her future. Thank you for your generous contributions.
We invite you to come along and take part in art classes running throughout Term 2. Natalie Zuchetti’s love of clay, painting, textiles and mosaics combined with Jodie Davidson’s preference for illustration, natural fibres, sculpture and conservation merge beautifully to create a wondrous world of exploration, creativity and discovery of all things artistic.
We focus on developing knowledge, problem solving and instinct in a creative environment.
In addition to being practicing artists (Bachelor of Arts - Visual Art & Contemporary Fashion: Design & Textiles), we are also GATE Tutors, Art Educators and Facilitators and have our Working with Children clearance and Insurance. We undertake community art projects and installations for various Councils, High Schools and State Library of WA. Learn from passionate artists in a nurturing and creative environment!
Commencing Term 2:
Wednesday x 8 sessions
Starting Wednesday, 26th April
Time: 3.30pm to 5.00pm
Coming in Term 3:
Tuesday x 8 sessions
Time: 3.30pm to 5.00pm
Ages 7 to 9 years of old.
Registrations are open!
Bookings are required for our classes. Please send email for more details to Natalie Zuchetti: email@example.com. Please refer to the attached flyer for more information and our May launch of ‘Botanic’ Artisans of Cloth…
Should an emergency arise after clinic hours or during a public holiday please contact the emergency service on 9325 3452, your local practitioner, or the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia on 6457 4400.
Since 1929, the volunteer presence at Princess Margaret Hospital has been extremely important to the experience that our patients and families have during their time here. Their concern for people and their ability to create an atmosphere of friendliness and goodwill is invaluable.
With the exciting move to the world class Perth Children’s Hospital we are expanding the volunteer team and we are recruiting now for a variety of roles. If you are aged 18+, and want to make a positive difference to the lives of children and their families who visit the hospital then we would like to hear from you.
You can download an application form from our website: http://www.cahs.health.wa.gov.au/help_us/volunteers_pmh.htm . Once an application has been received you will be asked for an interview and if successful will commence induction and training. We are looking for people who can commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week (1 shift).
Please note that we are in the process of changing over our telephone system. Our new number will be 6242 3400 - the old number will still be in use whilst we are transitioning over the next 12 months.