Things are now happening down in the Kindy/ Pre Primary area. At this stage the Staff and Student toilets will be finished by this Thursday with students and staff having access Friday. The pad for the extension has gone down and brickwork should start by the end of the week. The repair of the school oval will commence in the next few weeks. Hopefully we will now see some wonderful progress of this great facility.
Toys at School
Recently we seem to have had a number of items coming into school. A reminder that as part of the school rules students are asked to leave personal games and toys at home unless for class “News” requested by the class teacher. Bringing in these items often causes problems when things get lost, broken or cause disagreements. Thank you for your assistance with this matter.
Well done to our Year 3 & Year 5 students who completed NAPLAN testing last week. At times this can be a stressful time for some students. I was pleased to see that all students strived to do their very best. NAPLAN is only one small part of a student's school program which assists teachers with planning and schools with future strategic directions.
We are currently taking applications for enrolments for four-year-old Kindergarten for 2019 and 2020. Your child must be 4 years of age before June 30 2019 to be eligible for 2019 intake and 4 years of age before June 30 2020 for the 2020 grouping. Please note that you must make the office aware of siblings you wish to attend the school. Please download forms from our school website for applications. Interviews will be taking place later this term.
Code of Conduct
Each fortnight we focus on a conduct statement. This week I have included Conduct Statement 12
You allow students to have a voice in their education, safety and well-being.
You recognise that while you and all adults have responsibility for the safety and well-being of students, students have opinions and ideas about their education and well-being.
You allow age-appropriate opportunities and forums for students to reflect on and express their opinions and ideas and you treat those expressions with respect and care.
You regularly invite students to participate in decision making about their education and well-being and offer them constructive feedback on their ideas and opinions.
You encourage students to inform you or the principal of any concerns they have about their own or other students’ education, safety or well-being. You follow up those concerns and keep students informed of how they are resolved.
School photos are Wednesday 30th May for the 3 year old program and Thursday 31st May for Kindy to Year Six. If you wish you children to have a family photo please go to the front office and collect a form before 30th May. Students are required to wear their full winter uniform, including their jumper. Please find attached the School Uniform policy. Envelopes for ordering photographs will be sent out this week. If you have any queries please contact the class teacher.
Thank you to all students who have been regularly attending rehearsals this year. As announced in the newsletter earlier this year we have the opportunity to participate in a matinee for ONE BIG VOICE this year. OLGC is confirmed as performing in just the matinee this year on Friday 17th August. The rehearsal for the matinee is scheduled for 10.00am with the concert to begin at around 12.00pm.
I am attending another PD session for OBV on Saturday 26th May which will give me any updates. As soon as I know anything I will forward the latest information regarding times and ticketing for the event.
This year I will not be providing practice CDs and lyric booklets. All backing tracks, parts, lyrics and choreography can be found on the website under the STUDENT heading using the password pelican.
Please allow your child to spend some time rehearsing the songs over the next few months as there is a lot of repertoire to cover this year.
As mentioned in the last newsletter, we have raised $180 for our school through School Banking commissions in Term 1. With this we have bought a new Coin sorter that can be used not just at school banking but for P&F events and other school events.
NEW COIN SORTER MACHINE
Each year an Annual Contribution is paid to the school each calendar year when their first School Banking deposit is processed. The amount paid is based on the number of students who made at least one School Banking deposit in the prior year which for our school Is $100.
A Regular Savers Contribution of $5 is paid to the school for every 10 School Banking deposits processed per student, in line with the existing School Banking Rewards Program for students.
Check out the new rewards for this Term! These can be ordered once you have 10 deposits.
Saving regularly is an important habit to get into, whether you're saving a little or a lot. Keep up the great work and remember to bring in your School Banking deposit each Wednesday.
Thank you for supporting the School Banking program.
Pasta drive is back just in time for the winter, get your yummy pasta for those cold nights, a hearty pasta meal is just the trick. Commences Wednesday the 30th May using quick click online.
ICE CREAM FRIDAY
Continues on Friday the 1st of June. If anyone would like to assist for about an hour, please let the P&F know
LOVE TO HELP…. BUT DON’T REALLY WANT TO JOIN THE P&F???
Remember we can still use you and would love some extra helpers.
We are looking to compile a list of names of people that may like to help with some of the events that the P&F run. There is no formal commitment required from anyone, just looking at creating a list of names that we can call on when we need an extra pair of hands. We know there are a lot of people that like to help when they can but can’t commit to joining the P&F. There is still plenty of ways you can help, and we would love to hear from you. Your kids love to see you during school hours too!
6 June—PowerPoint Workshop. 7-8.30pm at Centre for Liturgy, 28 Marda Way, Nollamara. Cost $10. See notice board for registration forms.
Discernment Retreat Days
This June the Vocations Office will be hosting Discernment Retreat Days for Catholics aged 18 -35 who would like a chance to pray about their life’s vocation. The days are free of charge and will include presentations, guided prayer, Mass, and lunch. The venue is St Catherine’s House of Hospitality, 113 Tyler Street, Tuart Hill.
Accommodation provided. Would suit active pensioner or couple. For details phone 9571 8068 or 0427 085 093.
End of Life Legislation
Learning from the Victorian experience. 28 May, 6.00pm-7.30pm at Santa Maria Lecture Theatre, Notre Dame Uni, Mouat St, Fremantle. Dr Dan Fleming will invite us to consider the importance of clear & careful ethical thinking regarding this issue.