As I mentioned in my last newsletter last term I spoke to the children on many occasions about one simple way we can live our lives with Jesus in our hearts. I focused on how we greet each other first thing in the morning can impact how someone feels that day. At Friday's assembly I talked to students about the way in which they not only greet each other but all they way they treat each other. I focused on respecting others by using manners. I spoke about how using "please" and "thank you" is a simple way to show respect. I reminded students that Jesus taught that we should treat others as we would like to be treated.
Kindy/Pre Primary Build
After a very long 6 months I am happy to say that the Kindergarten room and play area should be completed this Friday. The room and facilities look amazing. As long as all goes to plan the Kindy children should be in their room on Monday. The Nature Play area and extended Kindy/PP play areas should be complete in the next three weeks. In the next few weeks I will make some time to enable parents to visit the new room.
School Canteen Review
The School Board are reviewing the way in which our school canteen runs. As you would be aware we currently outsource our canteen to Lawley’s Bakery who deliver lunches each Friday via online canteen. Initially they provided recess each day and lunches on a Wednesday, but as there were very few items ordered this was no longer financially viable. If you have not yet done so could you please fill out the survey below to assist with future planning.
Riding a bike or walking to school are great ways for kids to begin healthy habits for life and get more active on the way to school. If parents are choosing to let their children ride to school the following information is useful to know. In Western Australia all-age cycling on footpaths is legal. Anyone can cycle on a footpath, but there are some conditions. The following website outlines rules and regulation regarding bike riding in Western Australia.
A positive attitude plays a significant role in being resilient and attitudes shapes the way we perceive events in our lives. "Your attitude determines your altitude," an expression that you may like to share and explain to our children. An example of a positive attitude in action is when a child walks past a group of peers and says hello but no one responds. The positive attitude may aide the child in thinking "Perhaps they didn't hear me. Oh well. Not to worry," as opposed to, "They are mean and nasty and they won't even say hello to me." What we teach our children aides them in how they manage themselves in situations they encounter. Would you take the time over the next few weeks to encourages positive attitudes and resilience.
I am writing to inform you about the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC) that your child/children will be learning throughout the year. The teachers delivering the program have received explicit training in the use of the Curriculum. The KS:CPC is a Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) responsibility under the Children’s Protection Act 1993 and the DECD Child Protection in Schools, Early Childhood Education and Care Services policy to ensure that effective abuse prevention programs are implemented and that all children and young people have access to the approved child protection curriculum. Although parent permission is not required under the Education Act 1972, we encourage parents/carers to seek further clarification if required and to provide the teacher with any relevant information about their child that could alleviate any concerns.
The KS:CPC is an evidence based, best practice curriculum developed collaboratively with child protection experts, teachers, educational leaders and other professionals.
The KS:CPC is divided into 5 documents specific to the age and year level of the student. There are an additional three documents for educators working with students:
from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds
from cultural or linguistically diverse backgrounds
with disability and additional needs.
The KS:CPC is predicated on two main themes which are presented through topics and activities of increasing complexity. The two KS:CPC Themes are:
Theme 1: We all have the right to be safe
Theme 2: We can help ourselves to be safe by talking to people we trust.
The two KS:CPC Themes are explored through four Focus Areas, which are examined in growing complexity in accordance with the age of the students. The four KS:CPC Focus Areas are:
Focus Area 1: The right to be safe
Focus Area 2: Relationships
Focus Area 3: Recognising and reporting abuse
Focus Area 4: Protective strategies
More information can be found on the DECD Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum site: http://tiny.cc/DECD-KSCPC. Please contact (school contact person) if you have any questions about the curriculum.
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.
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.
Thank you for making us feel welcome as the new School Banking Co-ordinators.
And thank you to Sharon for all her hard work over the past three and a half years, as the Co-ordinator, and her patience and assistance during the handover to us.
We would love to have more parents join the school banking team on a Wednesday morning and it only takes 30-40 minutes of your time to assist with the program when rostered. We rely on the school banking parents to keep this wonderful program going. If you are able to help out please speak with one of us.
School Banking day is WEDNESDAY in the School Canteen from 8.15am – 8.35am, doors close once the school bell rings.
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.
School Banking is also a great fundraiser for our school. Our school receives a Regular Savers Contribution of $5 for every 10 School Banking deposits processed per student.
Together, with the OLGC Team, we are looking forward to seeing you all during the term.
New rewards for Term 3 which a number of students were waiting for - Mighty Boom Handball and Heat Reactor Pencils.
Currently Terms 1 & 2 rewards are still available to order until stock runs out.
SUNDAY 26th AUGUST – ADHOC Bunnings Sausage Sizzle
FRIDAY 31ST AUGUST - Quiz Night
KIDS DISCO THANK YOU
We hope you all had a great time at the disco, there was some fantastic dancing! A big thank you to all the parents who helped to make it a super fun night for all the kids, we really appreciate your help.
Are you ready to have some fun and win prizes? The OLGC Quiz night returns Friday 31st August at 7:30pm quiz starts at 8pm.
Tables of 10 are $150 per table or $15pp which includes an antipasto platter you can also BYO snacks.
Beverages available to purchase at the bar on the night, Strictly No BYO please.
Tickets are on sale through www.quickcliq.com.au log in and see the events page. So get a group together and join the fun.
Do you have a business or know of someone that could donate vouchers or merchandise to our OLGC Quiz Night???
Please contact the P&F via firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas for donations. All the assistance and donations we receive help us to make our events great nights for our community.
ADHOC BUNNINGS SAUSAGE SIZZLE
The Fathering project has been fortunate enough to host a Bunnings Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Innaloo on Sunday the 26th August and are looking for some volunteers in two hourly intervals on the days to cook and sell the yumminess. See below roster for times help is required.
YEAR OF YOUTH – Young adults FREE EVENT “Can I be a Saint?” with Bishop Don Sproxton
Throughout the Year of Youth the Bishops’ Catechesis sessions will be held to engage young adults around various topics of the Catholic Faith. Incl a 30 min teaching, dialogue with the Bishop, music and prayer.
Saturday 4th August 6pm Mass, 7pm Catechesis at Vietnamese Catholic Community Centre,
3 Victoria Rd, Westminster.
FREE EVENT but registrations are essential at cym.com.au. Refer to website for more info.