Our Lady of the Cape Primary School
Newsletter - Thursday 19 November 2020
Fri 20 Nov - Disco 5pm
Mon 23 Nov - Pupil Free Day - Staff PD
- KG21 Student Orientation Sessions
- P&F Design a Deck Workshops (Hall)
Tue 24 Nov - Dress Rehearsal Matinee Musical
Wed 25 Nov - KGR Health Screening
- Board & P&F AGMs (6pm)
Thu 26 Nov - Y3 Excursion
Fri 27 Nov - Musical (7pm)
Mon 30 Nov - Wheels After Meals
Thu 3 Dec - International Day of People with Disabilities
- PPL Prayer Assembly
Fri 4 Dec- PP - Y2 Excursion
- Y6 Graduation
Term 4 finishes Fri 11th December
Term 1 2021 commences Mon 1st Feb
Monday 23 Pupil Free day
Please be reminded that next Monday 23 November is a pupil free day.
Congratulations to Tristan and Lexie Lambert who were welcomed into the Catholic church through Baptism last Saturday. A beautiful ceremony was conducted by Fr Francis with their family and friends. If you are interested in having your child Baptised into the Catholic faith, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Meyer for assistance.
Thanks to Mrs Meyer on facilitating this special occasion and Fr Francis for bestowing the Sacrament.
Our school musical, “It’s a Jungle Out There”, is being performed on Friday 27th commencing at 7pm. Please order your tickets online. It is important that you order online as we need to comply with COVID-19 regulations. No ticket sales on the evening. Ticket sales close on Sunday 22nd November. (Advert later in the newsletter.) The students will watch the matinee on Tuesday 24th November at school.
Will take place on Tuesday 8th December. The event will be held outside on the eastern side (carpark side) of the oval with parents sitting on the hill by the adventure playground. All students from Preprimary to Year 6 will be performing an item. The event will commence at approximately 5.30pm and will be concluded within an hour. Parking will be tight so if you live in the area, please walk along to the event. Parking will be available on the school oval and on the vacant block on Sloan Drive. The students will meet in their classrooms first and then walk down to the event with their class teacher. The students will dress in Christmas colours although our Year 3 dancers have specific clothing to wear which has been emailed to parents. Please be advised this is an alcohol free event.
Congratulations to Holly Greening (5) on winning in her class at the State Eventing Championships in dressage, show jumping and cross country on her horse Toledo. Holly was competing against adults up to 25 years of age.
YEAR 6 GRADUATION
Our Year 6 students will enjoy their Graduation Ceremony on Friday 4th December. Our school naturally ensures the Graduation format complies with the recent COVID restrictions outlined by the Executive Director Dr Debra Sayce.
The traditional format of our graduation from primary school will change in the future as we transition into a full double stream primary school. Please contact me if you would like to contribute your thoughts to future graduation ceremonies ASAP as we commence planning for 2021.
On Wednesday 11 November at 11am we held a special ceremony, led by Mr Jones’ Year 5 class to remember all those who have died in war. We prayed that we keep alive the memories of those who laid down their life for the sacred cause of freedom. The students were reverent, respectful and wore their red poppies with pride.
‘Always Was, Always Will Be.’ recognises that First Nations people have occupied & cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. Our classes have been involved in activities throughout the week.
We encourage families to join us at our School P&F and Board AGMs commencing at 6pm on Wednesday 25 November in the school hall. (Both AGM’s were over within an hour last year!) All positions on the P&F are declared vacant each year and there are four vacancies on the school board. Please fill out the form attached to this newsletter if you would like to nominate for these positions which are an excellent support to our school.
Many factors are considered when balancing classes for the following year. These include cognitive ability, friendship groups, gender and social and emotional needs. In addition, children with any specific needs are also accommodated. Parents are not privy to this information and therefore entrust the staff and their professional judgment to make the best decisions for the individual children and the class as a whole. We thank you in advance for this trust.
Meeting new and different people is a fact of life and it is our role as parents and teachers to support our children through change rather than protect them from it. The teachers put a great deal of time and thought into the class lists and I ask you to trust that the environment your child is going to next year is one in which they will thrive.
Our 2021 Kindy orientation for students is being held next Monday 23 November.
Our library will be moving down to the undercroft, under the Year 6 classroom hopefully before the end of the year. We are in the process of organising windows to replace the roller doors and carpet to be placed in there. To save a rather large removalist bill, it would be great to have some parent help to move our shelves with the books. At this stage the two Year 3 classes will be moving into the new learning space where the current library is situated.
Did You Know
Fletcher B and Lahni G (PPL) delivered the class message bag to the office in a very efficient manner on Wednesday morning, using their manners and smiling.
- Saffi and Isis were accurately collecting the data for WWW last Wednesday morning. Lucas skillfully tallied the whole school total.
- Our 24 corn plants are placed close together as their seeds are pollinated by the wind, this process is happening at the moment.
- Emma Rechichi (4) was our ‘Official Assistant Principal’ last Friday from 2.30 till 2.59pm. Mrs. Meyer and Mr. Torrese are feeling slightly nervous and were last seen busily looking for their contracts after Emma’s brilliant performance at assembly.
- Class 4D were skipping to music on the oval on Wednesday morning.
- Eddie, Callum, Ivy, Harrison, Lucy and Darcy were very attentive “Back Benchers” when direct instructions were given out in class on Thursday morning.
- It was Poppy McLaren’s birthday on Remembrance Day.
- PPB were all listening to instructions at 9.14 am on how important it is to sit all your letters and words on the line. It feels good to do your writing as best as you can and not “rush, rush, rush!”.
- Kindy crew were bouncing on consonant ‘B’ day.
- We had early recess last Wednesday so we could all be in the hall for our Remembrance Day ceremony in the hall.
- Callum Robinson doesn’t walk around school but rather skips around with a smile and chatting to people. Generally just a content, very happy chappy.
- Oscar Avery (2) enjoys licking the jam off his lamington first before eating it while still talking at 157 words per minute to his mates at recess time.
- The new mobile netball goals are used by the Year One and Two boys and girls every day. Thank you P&F - we love them.
- A unit of measurement for a large dog is "overwait". Stellan (3MC)
YEAR 4 FIRST EUCHARIST/ FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Congratulations to our Year 4 students who celebrated their First Eucharist last weekend supported by their prayer buddies and families. Fr. Francis celebrated a beautiful liturgy and we were very proud of all of the children. A big thank you to Mrs Delane and Mr Danaher for preparing the students so well for this special sacrament.
FAREWELL MRS HORROCKS
After 42 years in Education, 25 of which have been here at OLC, we are farewelling Mrs. Maureen Horrocks as she retires at the end of the year. We would love for you to join us in sending her off on Thursday the 10th December at 1.30pm. Please RSVP if you would like to come along.
ST. VINCENT DEPAUL CHRISTMAS APPEAL
Each year at OLC we take time to be thankful for our blessings and to assist those local people in need by contributing to Christmas Hampers distributed by the St. Vincent De Paul Society. This year boxes will be in the shared work areas of the school and families are invited to contribute specified items. Please look out for the labelled boxes in the following areas in the next few weeks and give generously to support others in what can be a difficult time of the year. Thank you.
KINDY & PRE PRIMARY: Christmas goodies, chocolates, bonbons, puddings etc.
Years 1,2 and 3Mc: Tinned food, pasta, rice, biscuits, crackers, sauces, jams, condiments, (basically any non-perishable good food, which can be used beyond Christmas).
Years 3Mu, 4 and 5H: Toiletries, such as shampoo, hairbrush, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lip balm, sunscreen, moisturisers, soap, perfume.
Year 5J: Non perishable food.
Year 6R: Christmas Goodies: Chocolates, tinned fruit, non perishable fruit juices etc.
Thank you for helping to make someone’s Christmas a little more special this year.
Have a great weekend everyone.
God Bless. Amie Meyer, OLC RE Coordinator
A Message from Fr Francis
The Pope’s latest letter to the world, titled “Fratelli Tutti’ talks about how we as a Catholic family need to care for everyone and for the Mother Earth. One way we can do this is through the new recycling program running in Dunsborough. Please read the flyer as to how you might help our parish through this regimen.
NEWS FROM THE P&F
P&F Class Fundraisers
WOW - we are almost there!!! We have reached 90% of our fundraising target for the year. Thank you to the class reps and all the families in the school for your amazing support.
Keep an eye out for this term’s fundraisers
- Skateboard Deck Art Workshop (1/2K) 23 November (pupil free day)
- Cheese Louise Platters (PPL)
- Calendar Art (3MU)
- Wine Fundraiser
- School Disco – Friday 20 November
"Special thanks to Mike and Carolyn Hutton of Hutton Wines, who raised $450 for the P&F at their recent wine and beer tasting event .
Fantastic effort and a huge thank-you!
Please purchase tickets online via http://tix.yt/olc-school-disco
We will not be selling tickets at the door.
Please make sure you bring gold coins for the sausage sizzle, crazy hair, glitter tattoos and glow sticks.
click on images to see details and order forms