Our Lady of Mercy

NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 3 | 17 FEBRUARY 2021

Big picture

The Year 3’s enjoyed celebrating Shrove Tuesday with their pancakes and have created Lenten promises to show kindness to others.

God our Father,

as we begin this holy season of Lent,

help us to see that your merciful love is with us always,

even when we wander far from you.

We ask you to change our hearts,

that we might become better followers of your Son Jesus.

Amen

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers


It has been wonderful to visit classrooms and to see the children all well settled into their new routines and already hard at work.


Lent

Today as we marked the start of Lent with our Ash Wednesday liturgy in the undercover area, Fr Sam reminded us to turn Lent into a demonstration of our faith, love and generosity. He spoke of simple actions we can all take to “be more” for our world. There are many ways to put your compassion into action and whatever you choose to do, no matter how small, you’ll be contributing towards a more just and compassionate world.


This term we will be introducing a number of lunchtime clubs and activities for the children to participate in. We are very excited about the array of extra-mural opportunities that will be on offer for our children at OLOM this year.


Koorda Waabiny Craft Club

Wednesdays for Years 2 and 3 and on Thursdays for children in Years 4 to 6.


Maths Club

Mrs Brown will be running a Maths Numero Club at lunch once a week, initially for selected Year 5 and 6 students. Once these students are experienced in the game, we will open the club up to other students to learn how to play.


Jump Jam Club
We are creating a Senior Jump Jam Team to compete in this year’s Jump Jam Competition. Interested students in Years 4-6 will be auditioned for the team. We are seeking 18 students to participate in this program.


Library Club

As soon as our library is back up and running again, we will open it up for children to come in and read. We are also hoping to get parent volunteers involved to read some big book stories to children in the library at lunch time, so please consider volunteering when we put out a call for parent and carer volunteers.


Welcome

We would like to welcome two new members on staff, Rosanna Indelicato, who is an Education Assistant in PPB and Kobi Marks who is an Aboriginal Teacher Assistant and will be working with several students across our school. I know Rosanna and Kobi will be warmly welcomed in our school.


God bless you.


Ondine Komnick

Principal

Big picture

Time to enrol siblings for Kindy 2022 & 2023

From this year we will be enrolling children for Kindergarten two years ahead. If you have a child due to start Kindy in 2022 or 2023, please complete the application for enrolment.


  • Child born between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018 - Kindy 2022
  • Child born between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019 - Kindy 2023


Please submit your application for enrolment along with copies of the required documents - you can email, post or drop the documentation at the office. The non-refundable application fee of $20 is paid via EFTPOS at the office or over the phone.

Friday 19 Feb: Join the Choir for Years 3 to 6

OLOM Choir rehearsals begin this Friday morning before school. Open to any Year 3 - 6 student who loves to sing and make marvellous music with others!


Mondays: 1.10 pm - 1.30 pm during lunchtime in the Music Room.

Fridays: before school from 8.10 am - 8.30 am in the Music Room.


We're taking part in the One Big Voice Festival on Friday 27 August (Matinee Performance) at Perth RAC Arena!

Monday 22 Feb: Soccer begins - places still available!

Sign up for soccer coaching before school! All students from Year 1 to 6 are welcome to join. The cost is $69 for six one-hour lessons. Places are limited to the first 40 students to sign up and pay. Please bring the form and money to the office.

Clean-Up Australia Day

Once again we will be stepping up to clean-up Australia! On 5 March we will be cleaning up our school, as part of this great initiative.

Friday 19 March: Meet the Teacher and Sundowner

  • 4.30 pm - Classrooms will be open so that you can meet your child's teacher on your way down to the Sundowner.
  • 5 pm: P&F annual school Sundowner - hope to see you there!
Big picture
Big picture

School Fees: Payments Plans due this Friday

All families have received a Payment Plan, which needs to be filled in and sent back to school by 19 February. If you have difficulty filling it in, please come to the office and we are more than happy to help you!


All payment plans received by 19 February will go into the draw to win a $50 gift voucher.

School Fees: New payment option Centrepay

Use Centrepay to make regular deductions from your Centrelink payment. Centrepay is a voluntary and easy payment option available to Centrelink customers.


Go to servicesaustralia.gov.au/centrepay for more information on how to set up your Centrepay deductions.

Job opportunity at Catholic School Parents WA

Catholic School Parents WA are seeking an Administration Officer to join their team. More information on www.csp.wa.edu.au

Collection notice for parents

The Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the department) would like to advise you that a request has been made for your child’s school to provide residential address and other information as required under the Australian Education Regulation 2013 (Cth).

Follow OLOM news and photos on Facebook

We share news, events, reminders and photos on our OLOM Facebook - it's a great way to connect with our community and stay informed about what's coming up at school.

Follow us: https://www.facebook.com/ourladyofmercygirrawheen/

Big picture

Calendar and dates to remember

Big picture