Our Lady of the Cape Primary School

Newsletter - Thursday 2 February 2023

Important Dates

Week 1

W-F: Swimming Lessons Y2-Y6

Week 2 (Healthy Lunchbox Week)

M-F: Swimming Lessons Y2-Y6

Wed 8 Feb: Y6 Parish Mass 9.30am

Fri 10 Feb: International Day of Women & Girls in Science

Week 3

Mon 13 Feb: OLC Parent Information Evening PP-Y6; 5.30pm - 7pm

Fri 17 Feb: Opening Mass Y1-Y6 Church

Dear Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers in the OLC Community,


To all families for being super organised for the first day of school on Wednesday. We all had a great day which is a real credit to our dedicated teachers and families. Organising uniforms, booklists, lunches and to have a family at school on time is no easy task.

Am sure Mrs Birch will commence some teaching one day soon.


There could be worse places to spend day one of the school year. As we all realise, we are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the planet. Top effort to all families to have all swimming gear ready for day one.

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Samuel taking five minutes off before his swimming lesson

Parent Information Evening

Please make every effort to attend our parent information evening on Monday 13 February.

The PP, Y1, Y2 sessions commence at 5.30pm in your child’s classroom.

At 6pm we have a whole school meeting in the hall, and

the Y3-Y6 classroom meetings will be held from 6.30 till 7pm.

It is important that you understand what is expected of your child this year and meet your totally dedicated teacher who works very hard to assist your child reach their full potential.

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Well if you must know, a strength of each of these fine gentlemen is talking, laughing and eating slowly. However, unfortunately these strengths were of no advantage on Wednesday.

When they finally bounced up to go and play ....the bell rang! Doh.


There are still vacancies to be able to assist in helping in the canteen for a two-hour shift. If every family could spare two hours for the year, our canteen will run smoothly. There are very few primary school canteens that make a profit. It is a service to the families in our school. It is one of those situations where everyone has an opinion on how it should be run but very few help. Grandparents, dads, mums and friends are most welcome to place their names on the roster.

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It's okay. Mr Lee checked after lunch and Bodhi still has legs!

P&F Opportunity

There is an opportunity for you by yourself or with a friend to be a P&F rep for your class. The criteria is to enjoy yourself, organise one social and one fundraising event for your class during the year. One very strong MJR fact is that giving people are the happiest people. Let your class teacher or Leah Pearson know if you are available. Enjoy each other and enjoy the community..


Do you know someone who can build a small retaining wall behind the new Year 4 classroom?

Please let Robert or Mr Lee know if you are able to assist in any way. We are very happy to pay, just need someone to do the job.

Year 6 Leaders

All Year 6 students are leaders under our new leadership structure. They will be given the chance to give school tours, attend various functions, represent our school and participate in committees. It is an exciting opportunity for our Year 6’s rather than limiting these opportunities to a small few. All our leaders will be in one of the following groups. Spirit Spies, Communications Crew, Garden Gurus, Eco Heros, Well-Being Squad and Sports Rangers. Stay tuned for some exciting updates and initiatives over the year.


This year NAPLAN testing will be occurring later in Term 1 for all Year 3 and 5 students at our school from Wednesday 15 March. NAPLAN is a national literacy and numeracy assessment that students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sit each year. An information brochure will be sent via email next week to parents of Year 3 and 5 students containing further information regarding NAPLAN testing online, participation, absenteeism, use of results and schedule.

Health Care & Pension Cards

If you hold one of the above cards and intend to claim a tuition fee rebate please fill in a form (either pick up at front office or we can email to you). We will need to sight and copy your card for our records. If your card expires during the year full fees will be charged after the expiry date so please ensure that you send in a copy of any new cards that you receive during the year.

Applications for the rebate will need to be received by Monday 7th.

Ruby completing a few running repairs with Stirling.

Did you know

  • Duke Kirby (4K) has a new pup named Juniper.
  • If a student is wearing the incorrect uniform, (shoes, hat, socks etc) they have to remain in the undercover area at break times. (Unless they have a parental note) They can still play but have to remain in the undercover area.
  • The collective name for a group of ferrets is a business.
  • Jack Lauder (4K) has a broken wrist.
  • Mrs Meyer’s husband Dan knocked over the wall to create direct access from the quadrangle to the oval. Robert will install a seat there shortly.
  • The rotation of the sun really makes my day.
  • When we questioned why we always have swimming on day one. The reply was, ‘It is because you are organised!” Well done to the beautiful Mrs Marrell and Ms Spencer and parents for once again having everything organised on time.
  • Florence (PPB) has an Italian greyhound named “George the Magnificent”
  • Next week is "Healthy Lunchbox Week".
  • Little Seedlings will recommence at 9am week 5 (1 March) in the Kindy.
  • If you are “busted” running on the paving, you need to sit on the paving for five minutes to recharge the batteries.
  • Mr Torrese drank some invisible ink. He is currently in outpatients waiting to be seen.
  • Names on car sun visors make life easier for the teacher on duty in “Drive Through”.
  • There are lots of hats and jackets in lost property. Please check for your child.
  • Assemblies will commence in Week 3.
  • We have a new sign in the quadrangle area, “How were you kind to someone today?”
Eugene Lee


Are you looking for after school help?

My name is Judy Malcolm, I’m a grandmother and retired nurse who has working with children and references if required. I can collect your children after school, give them afternoon tea and assist with homework. I charge $20 an hour. Please email me on judymalcolm@hotmail.com.

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