On Friday evening our School Choir participated in the "One Big Voice Concert" held a Perth Arena. The choir participated in a non-competitive massed choir with the aim of bringing the pure joy of singing and music to children. There were 80 schools and over 4,000 students at the event along with around 7,000 audience members. It was a magical evening combining the angelic voices of so many in such a positive way. Well done to all choir members who did an amazing job representing our school. A big thank you to parents who have supported this event and who assisted on the night. A special thanks to Mrs Bennett who puts her heart and soul into preparing our wonderful children.
You may have heard that NAPLAN online is being introduced from 2018, with an aim for all schools to be administering NAPLAN online by 2020.Our school has volunteered to undertake a trial to enable us to assess our technical readiness to implement the new online assessments. This trial gives us a chance to try out the new national online assessment platform in a real-life classroom environment. This trial is called the School Readiness Test (SRT). On the 23rd and 24th August 2017 students in Years 3 & 4 will participate in a trial of the assessment platform, by undertaking a writing assessment and a combined assessment (maths & literacy). Each test will take about 45 minutes to complete. We have chosen these classes so that we are able to assess the actual devices which will be used next year.
Feedback from schools participating in the trial will inform transition to the online assessment as well as provide valuable feedback to shape the final development of the NAPLAN online platform and administration processes. The readiness test has not been constructed to assess curriculum knowledge, but rather to provide students with an opportunity to experience the types of questions that will be included in the new online assessments. As such, reports will not be provided.
A few weeks ago a group of students entered Catholic Education’s 1st Primary Angelico Art Exhibition exhibition. This is a wonderful showcase of creative, colourful, inspirational and spiritual works of visual art created by talented Western Australian Catholic school students. They entered "Uthando Dolls". I am proud to announce that they successfully won the Year 3-6 group submission category. Well done to Miss Kenworthy, Mrs. Luca and all the children who created these beautiful dolls.
We will be sending the dolls off to the KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. This community is deeply affected by the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This affects the lives of all children, not just orphans, because the parental, family and cultural support around them is missing or fragmented. One way we can help them feel more secure is to support them in PLAY.
P&F Quiz Night
A reminder that this Friday evening the P&F will be holding a great social event for all parents. The Quiz night is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy yourself while interacting with other parents. There a still a few tables left.
Code of Conduct
Our School Code of Conduct has now been in place for over six months. This Code of Conduct needs to be abided by the staff, parents, students, volunteers and visitors to the school.
The Code of Conduct covers 12 Conduct Statements:
1. You act safely and competently.
2. You give priority to students’ safety and well-being in all your behaviour and decision making.
3. You act in accordance with the values of the Gospel as defined in the Code of Ethical Conduct.
4. You conduct yourself in accordance with laws, agreements, policies and standards relevant to your relationship with the school community.
5. You respect the dignity, culture, values and beliefs of each member of the school community.
6. You treat personal information about members of the school community as private and confidential.
7. You give impartial, honest and accurate information about the education, safety and well-being of students.
8. You support all members of the school community in making informed decisions about students.
9. You promote and preserve the trust and privilege inherent in your relationship with all members of the school community.
10. You maintain and build on the community’s trust and confidence in Catholic schools and the Church.
11. You act reflectively and ethically.
12. You allow students to have a voice in their education, safety and well-being.
So as to keep the Code of Conduct in everyone’s mind, one of the Conduct Statements will be highlighted in each newsletter.
Well done to the choir for their brilliant performance on Friday. The Arena was filled with enthusiasm and exuberance from 3.30pm to 8.30pm. All choir students from OLGC should be thrilled with the way they conducted themselves and the joy they brought to their performance. I am so proud of each and every one of you.
A huge vote of appreciation goes to the wonderful support given by Margy Reeler, Jacquie Fletcher, Lisa Hanna, Rita Maio and Nicole McLean who accompanied the choir to the Arena. Thank you for your assistance, encouragement and patience throughout the rehearsal and performance. Thank you also to all family members who were able to watch their child perform. With your help, motivation and inspiration the children really enjoyed showing you the fruits of their rehearsing.
The choir will now have a well earned break for two weeks. Rehearsals will resume on Wednesdays at 3.00pm on September 6th in the Music Room as we prepare for Christmas. Any new students wishing to join can obtain a letter from either the office or during their class music lessons and return the permission slip before the first rehearsal.
"The year 4 netball have had a fantastic first season! They won more than they lost, and played like champions all season! They pushed on through bad weather and injury (2 broken wrists and a ruptured knee and a strained back) and played with "respect" all season.
They made all the parents proud by giving their best every week! More importantly they played as a team, and grew together in friendship! Well done kids!
THANKYOU very much to all the parents who came along every week to cheer us on! Catherine and Anna you rock as managers!
Special mention to Kirk Phillips for your commitment to scoring and timing!... And to Emily, Emily and Christalina for being the best fill in's ever!"
The Commonwealth Bank is giving school bankers the chance to win some amazing prizes by demonstrating regular saving behaviour in our Future Games competition. The competition starts on Monday 14 August and ends Term 4, Friday 10 November.
Students who make 3 or more deposits during the competition period will automatically get a chance to win.
How to enter; (Must complete all 3 tasks by the end of the competition period)
Make 3 or more deposits +
Play the future savers games (Starting Monday 16th October +
Complete the online entry form during the competition period get a chance to win!
Prizes up for grabs are:
5 x Nintendo Switch Neon Console Pack
7 x Sphero Ollie Racing Robots
9 x Garmin kids vivo fit activity trackers
10 x 3 Doodler 3D pen sets
Details for the competition are below and see the flyer when you come to banking on Wednesday mornings.
The Cyber Handball is currently out of stock. All other rewards are available. 😊
School Banking day is WEDNESDAY ‘s from 8.15am until the school bell rings at 8.35am in the school canteen.
Sharon Seaman - School Banking Co-ordinator and the School Banking team - Zana Appelbee, Mel Fowler & Scott Miller
FRIDAY 25TH AUGUST – Parent Quiz Night (see flyer and details below)
FRIDAY 1st SEPTEMBER – Kids bring Dad to School Day (details below)
FRIDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER - Father’s Day Stall (Kindy to be Thursday 31/8)
TUESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER – Pasta Fundraiser orders due
TUESDAY 5th SEPTEMBER – Next P&F Meeting (everyone welcome to attend)
THURSDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER – Interschool Athletics Breakfast
PARENTS QUIZ NIGHT – THIS FRIDAY COME AND HAVE SOME FUN!!
There are still some tables left for this Friday’s Parents Quiz Night, please come and have a laugh!! There are so many prizes and auction items up for grabs – thank you so much to all those families that have donated. For tickets, please go to www.ouronlinecanteen.com.au and click on the events tab.
REMINDER - this is strictly NOT a BYO event; a bar of beer, wine & champagne will be available with chips & soft drinks also available to purchase. It will be a CASH bar on the night; NO EFTPOS so please bring cash.
We look forward to seeing you there.
WOOLWORTHS EARN AND LEARN
Don’t forget that this year we will again be participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Through this we are able to get new educational resources for our school – and all we need you to do is shop at Woolworths. From now until Tuesday 19th September, we are collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers.
You get one Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco and gift cards). When your sticker sheet is complete, drop it into the Collection Box at the school office or at Woolworths Karrinyup. At the end of the promotion, we’ll be able to get some great new equipment.
For a limited time only when you purchase an Entertainment Membership, you’ll receive a bonus $10 Wish gift card and free delivery. Please see the following flyer for details on how to purchase your copy.
BRING DAD TO SCHOOL DAY – Friday 1st September
On Friday 1st September we are inviting all Dads and father figures to bring their kids to school and spend about 15 mins in the classroom with your children. There will be complimentary coffee available from the canteen and then each classroom will have activities set up that you can do with your child. We look forward to seeing you there.
Protective Behaviours Workshop – Child Protection Week 4-10 September 2107
Whilst the Safeguarding Program is working hard throughout the Perth Catholic Archdiocese, we all must play our part to protect children and keep them safe. During Child Protection Week, the Safeguarding Office in partnership with WA Child Safety Services will be hosting a series of Protective Behaviours Workshops.
Achieve your personal best and keep fit! If you’ve turned 6 please consider joining Karrinyup Little Athletics Club. Registration Day is 9am to 12pm Saturday 2nd September 2017 at Wendling Club Rooms, Chas Riley Reserve, North Beach.
Payment is at the time of registration using online payment only, via Visa/Mastercard/PayPal (inc EFT function) there will be no cash option for fees. Please bring a copy of either Birth Cert/ Passport.
Karrinyup Little Athletics Club fees for 2017/2018 are $245 ensuring parents do not need to any extra fundraising.
KIDSPORT vouchers available through City of Stirling. APPLY NOW…please speak to the registrar directly to organise your registration. Uniforms can be ordered at registration & payment can be made by cash.
The athletic season commencing Saturday 7 October 2017. Training is at Karrinyup Reserve (Huntriss Rd, Karrinyup) on Mondays (U10-U17) and Thursdays (U7-U17) 5.00pm to 6.15pm. For further information www.karrinyuplac.com.au