Our Lady of Mercy

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 10 | 22 SEPTEMBER 2021

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Feast of our Lady of Mercy


God of mercy and compassion,

Fill us with the same spirit of obedience and love that filled Mary.

Through her intercession, may we be people of mercy and justice.

Give us the confidence in you that will sustain us and give us life.

May your desires come to fulfillment in and through us.

Amen.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers


As we draw to the end of another busy but fulfilling term, I would like to express a big thank you to our wonderful school community for your support and partnership in educating our children. It is our privilege to work in this school and to belong to a community that is appreciative of the work our educators do every day to support the children to flourish and grow. This appreciation was evident by the excellent attendance of families and friends supporting and attending our Open Night on Monday evening to celebrate their children’s progress and development. Our staff went to an enormous effort to showcase the children’s work and the classrooms looked spectacular as did the various information stalls that were set up in and outside the undercover area to promote all the additional learning and activities we offer at Our Lady of Mercy Primary school. Well done and a big thank you to our staff and amazing P&F.


Mercy Day

Today we celebrate Mercy Day – the feast day of the Sisters of Mercy across the world.

On this day we pay tribute to Mary, by celebrating as a community. We also gather as a school community to recognise and celebrate our school’s connection to the Sisters’ of Mercy who opened our school in 1975. The Sisters of Mercy order was founded by Sister Catherine McAuley in Dublin, Ireland in 1831. The order was then brought here to Australia by Ursula Frayne who continued the work of the Sisters of Mercy. The vision of the Sisters of Mercy was to share God’s loving kindness with others.


One way the Sisters of Mercy shared God’s loving kindness was through the establishment of schools to provide a Catholic education for children. This work continued here at Our Lady of Mercy Primary School. As we gather to remember the work of the Sisters of Mercy, we reflect on how we can continue their vision by focussing especially on our school motto of ‘Integrity and Gentleness.’ Thank you to the donations of our generous parents we were able to run many different stalls today to raise money for charities supported by the Sisters of Mercy. A big thank you also to Mrs Alviani on our Evangelisation Committee who organises the day and our staff for running many stalls and games for the children to enjoy. Thank you also to our Year 6 teachers and students for leading us in prayer this morning.


Athletics Carnival

A very big thank you to Ms Millen for organising and running an outstanding Athletics Carnival last Friday. Our prayers were answered, and we were blessed with a fine weather day. Thank you to the Year 1 parents and our incredible P&F for their help with making and distributing food on the day. Also, a very special thank you to our two wonder ladies from our canteen, Jeanetta and Di who are always willing to lend a hand with these events.


I wish you all a restful holiday break.


God bless you all.

Ondine

Important dates coming up

Last day of Term 3 – Wednesday 22 September

Pupil Free Day – Thursday, 23 September

Pupil Free Day – Friday, 24 September

Term 4 commences – Monday 11 October

The Great Book Swap – Friday 22 October

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Prize Draw Winner from Family Open Night

Congratulations to the Gual-Nam family - you are the lucky prize draw winners from our Family Open Night!
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Mercy Value Winners

Living the Mercy Values every day is very important to us all at OLOM. The Semester One Mercy Values Winners celebrated with a pizza party. Congratulations to you all!
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Teacher Feature - Ms Pirozzi - Year 4


Meet Ms Pirozzi, our kind and unique Year 4 Teacher. She ensures we do our best work and she loves telling us jokes.

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Donate unwanted books for The Great Book Swap

Unwanted books by: Wednesday 20 October
The Great Book Swap: Friday 22 October - gold coin donation


The Great Book Swap is a fantastic way to celebrate reading in our local community and raise much-needed funds for remote Indigenous communities. This year, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s goal is to raise $350,000 to gift new books to remote communities. The idea is to swap a favourite book in exchange for another, using a gold coin donation. Please bring in any unwanted books to Mrs Henery in 3W by Wednesday 20 October.

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Register now for Outside School Hours Care - Camp Australia

Register your child for before and after school hours care with Camp Australia. Activities and food included! Read more about the service and fees and register your child on the links below.
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Calendar and dates to remember

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