Our Lady of Mercy

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 5 | 19 AUGUST 2020

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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


Humanitarian Day

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.


Spring Carnival

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.


Ondine Komnick

Principal

Year Two - Giants working together

In Year Two Religious Education we have been learning about how we can be more respectful, kind and honest by working together. In our assembly last week, we combined this message with our Talk For Writing theme of Giants. The students enjoyed dressing up as different giants from The Big Friendly Giant and Jack and the Beanstalk. The dance finale displayed how giants can work together and if they can, we can too.
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Younger siblings for Kindy 2021 must be enrolled now

If you have a child due to start Kindy next year, please ensure they are enrolled (complete the form below or contact the office). Our Kindy places are filling up quickly this year and we don't want an existing OLOM family to miss out.

Year 6 - Are you planning to attend Mercy College?

If you are planning for your Year 6 child to attend Mercy College for high school, you must enrol at the College. You can attend an Open Day on 15 Sept to see the school. Mercy College also offers scholarships, which you can apply for by 24 Sept:


  • Academic Scholarships (Year 7)
  • Soccer Scholarships (Year 7)
  • Swimming and Athletics Scholarships (Year 7)
  • Music Scholarships (Year 7)
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The Great Book Swap - donate books by Fri 28 August

Please bring in any unwanted books that are in good condition and drop them outside the Music/Auslan room by Friday 28th August.
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Online / Cyber safety workshop for parents

It is so important for our children to be safe while online and parents have an important role to play in teaching and monitoring appropriate online usage.


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
  • Cyberbullying
  • 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/

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Moorditj (Noongar: Awesome)!

There is lots about OLOM that is moorditj (Noongar: awesome)! We have moorditj friends, teachers, facilities and opportunities here at school.

Recycling - bring in old stationery

If you have old or unwanted stationery at home, you can bring it in and place in the our recycling bins here at school.

Calendar and dates to remember

School Term Dates for 2020

Term 1: Monday 3 February to Thursday 9 April

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