Our Lady of the Cape Primary School

Newsletter - Friday September 2022


Dear God,

We want to thank you Lord for all we've done this term.

Thank you for the fun times, the laughter and the play.

Thank you for the sacramental journeys, camps and excursions,

for each and every child that's here, all the learning and the growing.

Come take us by your loving hand and keep us safe these holidays.

Amen.

Important Dates

Fri 16 Sep: OLC Athletics Carnival

Week 10

Wed 21 Sep: Little Seedlings 9am

Thurs 22 Sep: Public Holiday

Fri 23 Sep: OLC's Got Talent 11am - 1pm

END OF TERM 3


TERM 4 - Week 1

Mon 10 Oct: Term 4 Commences for students & staff (World Mental Health Day)

Wed 12 Oct: Little Seedlings 9am

Y2 Cultural Excursion - Meelup

Thurs 13 Oct: World Kindness Day

Fri 14 Oct: Y4 Feeder Day SMMC

Whole School Mass/General Assembly

Dear Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers in the OLC Community,

As we approach the last week of Term 4, I thank you for your support this term. It has proceeded successfully, and we give thanks for the normality which has prevailed at our school.

Learning Journey

Congratulations to our fantastic students who led their parents through their learning journey. The Learning Journey process was an opportunity for the children to share with parents their strengths, habits, relationships in their learning and emotional resilience to learn. Thank you, parents, for making this a priority and to the amazing teaching staff for their time and energy that goes into the preparation for the Learning Journey.

First Reconciliation Celebration

Last Saturday evening our Year 3 students attended mass to give thanksgiving for their First Reconciliation. It was a beautiful mass with our Year 6 students leading the singing and the Year 3 students providing an excellent dramatization of the Good Samaritan gospel. We express our appreciation to Fr Ian, Mrs Amie Meyer, Miss Holly Lombardi, Mrs Serena O’Brien and Mrs Paula Murphy for preparing our students for the mass. We also express our gratitude to the staff who supported the students and their families by their attendance at this mass.

Rat Collection

Parents and caregivers are reminded to come to the office to collect your children’s allocation of RATs. We have a very large supply of these which are difficult to store and manage, therefore we ask that you collect these as soon as possible.

Enrolments for 2023

As we are in the process of preparing for next year's enrolments, it is now time to advise the office if you are intending for your child to attend Kindy next year.

If your child is leaving us at the end of this year (with the exception of Year 6). We do require notification in writing and where your child/children will be attending next year. Please hand your letters into the office as a term's notice is required.

School Uniforms Term 4

This coming week would be a good time to prepare for the change of school uniform, as next term the students wear their summer uniform. The first two weeks are a transition time from winter to summer uniforms, depending on the weather, your child may wear either winter or summer uniform. The Uniform Shop is open on Wednesday from 8.20am - 8.50am for uniform fittings if you are purchasing a new uniform.

School Faction Carnival

Congratulations to Mrs Sinclair for organising a highly successful carnival. It was a pleasure to see the students actively supporting one another as they achieved their personal best and had a rewarding day. We thank our Year 6 Sporting Captains and staff for assisting on the day.

Well done to the P & F for their wonderful catering on the day.

House Points Totals 2022

No. 1 Leeuwin (Red) 698 points

No. 2 Geographe (Blue) 600 points

No. 3 Meelup (Yellow) 522 points

No. 4 Naturaliste (Green) 420 points

OLC’s Got Talent

Thank you to Mrs Jane King for co-ordinating OLC’s Got Talent and to the students who are performing. We look forward to watching the many varied acts next Friday.

Public Holiday

As you may be aware, the Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, made the announcement that a “one-off public holiday” would be held on Thursday 22 September as a National Day of Mourning. This date will therefore be a holiday for staff and students at our school.

End of Term 3

The official last day of term for our students and staff is Friday 23rd September.

I wish all members of our school community an enjoyable break these holidays and look forward to your safe return to school on Monday 10th October.

School Photos

A reminder to do your online order for your child's photos by Weds 21st September, to avoid incurring a $30 archive fee.

Please contact the office if you have lost your form to get your child's shoot key.

Carmel Costin

Principal

Canteen Thank you

A big thank you to Beau and Flynn Butterly's grandparents for the donation of a pie warmer to the canteen. It's very much appreciated!

Misty Hearne

Canteen Manager

P & F NEWS

What a busy term it has been. We hope everyone is looking forward to a fun and restful holidays.

Year 5, led by artist extraordinare Jordy Hall hosted our first ever Sip & Paint event on Wednesday night. And what a night it was. Some hidden artistic talents were revealed and everyone created an amazing canvas artwork to take home and cherish. Thanks to Jordy Hall, Bianca Todd and all our Year 5 helpers who made this evening a roaring success.

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Our Trivia Night is fast approaching. We are excited to announce our live entertainment at conclusion of the trivia rounds, Pretty Vegas. Come and check out our local school talents Kelly Sweet and Woody Taylor and their band mates. Get your tickets and be sure to join in on all the fun. Tickets available at https://www.trybooking.com/BXXTB

BRICK FUNDRAISER

We are still short of the required number of brick orders to organise the manufacture of the bricks.

If you thought you missed out - IT'S NOT TOO LATE! For only $55 or $100, you can have your children's/family's names remembered at OLC for many years to come! Forms available at the school office.

Community News

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