Our Lady of Mercy
NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 5 | 19 AUGUST 2020
World Humanitarian Day
God, we pray for the humanitarian workers many of whom risk their lives while reaching out to relieve the suffering of others.
Protect them as they bring hope to those they serve. May we be inspired to also respond in whatever ways we can to those in need of our help. Open our hands in a gesture of love and compassion. Open our minds with understanding. Open our hearts with generosity.
Message from the Principal
Dear Parents and Carers
Each year, World Humanitarian Day focuses on a theme, bringing together partners from across the humanitarian system to advocate for the survival, well-being, and dignity of people affected by crises, and for the safety and security of aid workers. This year, the already difficult work carried out by humanitarians has been made even more so, by the COVID-19 pandemic. On World Humanitarian Day we pay tribute, give a heartfelt thanks and pray for these real life heroes who reach out to their neighbours as Jesus taught, no matter how daunting the task.
Koman Way Pick Up
We received a complaint that our parents are often parking on Koman Way in a blind spot which causes danger for other road users. We ask that you follow road safety rules so that everyone in our community stays safe.
On Thursday, our Year 6 students and a few selected Year 5 students will be attending the Spring Carnival. Our students will participate in basketball, badminton and tag rugby games against other schools in the area. I know our students will be wonderful ambassadors for our school and will represent OLOM with pride. We wish them all the very best.
Code of Conduct
We continue unpacking the details of our Code of Conduct Statements:
Statement 7 says ‘You give impartial, honest and accurate information about the education , safety and well-being of students.
As parents are partners with school staff in the education of their children, this statement directs us to both share as much information with one another as openly and constructively as possible, for the best interests of the children in our care.
P&F Meeting – Thursday 27th August
Next week on Thursday we will hold our P&F meeting at 6pm in the school staffroom. All parents and carers are welcome to attend this meeting. We value input and support from our school community in this association.
A reminder that on Friday the 21 August we have a pupil free day. Our staff will be attending professional development on the benefits of mindfulness programs for students.
God bless you all.
Year Two - Giants working together
Younger siblings for Kindy 2021 must be enrolled now
Year 6 - Are you planning to attend Mercy College?
- Academic Scholarships (Year 7)
- Soccer Scholarships (Year 7)
- Swimming and Athletics Scholarships (Year 7)
- Music Scholarships (Year 7)
The Great Book Swap - donate books by Fri 28 August
Online / Cyber safety workshop for parents
OLOM is holding a FREE cyber safety parent night at the end of the term: Tuesday 22 September 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm.
The Cyber Safety workshops is being delivered by WA Child Safety Services and will cover issues that currently affect children and young people, including:
- Digital wellness
- Protecting eyes, body and brain
- Screen time limits
- Managing rules, restrictions and boundaries
- Online gaming
- Social media and self-esteem
- Privacy and personal information
- Parental controls
The comprehensive workshop will be filled with up-to-date information, real world examples, practical strategies and conversation starters.
More information can be found on WA Child Safety Services website: https://wachildsafetyservices.com/
Calendar and dates to remember
School Term Dates for 2020
Term 2: Wednesday 29 April to Friday 3 July
Term 3: Monday 20 July to Thursday 24 September
Term 4: Tuesday 13 October to Friday 11 December
Pupil Free Dates for 2020
Term 1: Friday 28 February
Term 2: Tuesday 28 April & Monday 15 June
Term 3: Friday 21 August & Friday 25 September
Term 4: Monday 12 October
Public Holidays 2020
Monday 2 March: Public Holiday
Friday 10 April: Good Friday
Monday 27 April: ANZAC Day
Monday 1 June: Public Holiday