Our Lady of the Cape Primary School

Newsletter - Thursday 16th June 2022

You are the light of the world

Let Jesus shine through you to others,

2022 Important Dates

Week 9

Mon 20 Jun: World Refugee Day

Wed 22 Jun: Y1 Cultural Excursion - Cape Kaya

Y5 Class Mass

Thurs 23 Jun: Kindy Excursion - Cape Kaya

Fri 24 Jun: Kindy Excursion - Cape Kaya

Week 10

Tue 28 Jun: Y6 Human Development Program

Thur 30 Jun: Yr 6 Tree Planting Tuart Forest

Fri 1 Jul: Y3 - Y6 Dance Concert 1.30pm

End Term 2

Term 3: Students Return Monday 18 July

Dear Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers in the OLC Community,

Capital Development

The construction of two new classrooms and senior toilet block will commence shortly. They will be of a similar design to the current Year 6 classes and located above the basketball courts. Develyn builders were the successful tender accepted by CEWA.

A new transportable classroom will be located at the western end of the school between Mr. Jones’ and Mr. Danaher's classrooms later this year.

We have applied for funding to upgrade our junior primary learning spaces to include a new kindy, toilets, and increase the size of the junior primary classrooms. If our application is successful, this will commence in 2023. We will be notified of this in September.

The following stage is to build two more classrooms and restructure the admin area in 2024. This will allow for more multi-purpose space for our students.

The final stage of our CDP is to build two undercover basketball/netball courts and rebound wall. Unfortunately, this will not be until 2025 as there is limited CEWA Capital Funding unless our lotto number comes up.

Our school is in the process of applying for a tax-deductible building fund. The building levy on your school fees goes directly towards the funding of our OLC Capital works

Staff professional Development

Our staff attended professional Development on faith and prayer with Sr Margaret Scharf on Friday 3 June. All staff in Catholic schools are required to participate in 6 hours of RE PD each year.

In week one next term we need parents, grandparents or friends of Year One to help in the canteen. Week two we need Year two parents, week three we need Year 3 families to help etc. In week 7 we need Pre Primary parents to help. Please send an email to the school at admin@ladyofcape.wa.edu.au to let us know which day you will be able to help. It is just sensational to see dads in the canteen as well.

Little Seedlings

Little Seedlings will commence on Wednesdays of Term 3 from 9am-9:45am in the Book Bunker. (School Library).

We welcome all Pre-Kindy aged children to join us with their parents for songs, stories and craft time. Gold coin donation entry.

Please click on the link below to fill out your details if you are interested in attending: https://forms.office.com/r/VVEWRLPxwk

I look forward to meeting you and your Little Seedlings!

Mrs Amy Sherborne

Winter Carnival

Our Year 5 and 6 students all participated in games of netball, football, soccer and hockey last Thursday in Bunbury. Lots of smiling, happy students and a large sense of satisfaction to those who were brave enough to push themselves out of their comfort zones and try another sport. A big thank you to Mrs Sinclair who coordinated the entire carnival!


Congratulations to all our winners and participants on a wonderful Cross Country morning. Great sportsmanship and support shown from our students.

Results will be published in next newsletter.

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Kindy Enrolments

Please place your sibling enrolments into Mrs Marrell in the front office ASAP.

Did you know?

  • Flynn and Mia (6) gave an excellent school tour to prospective new parents on Tuesday at 9.30am.

  • Earthworms breathe through their skin.
  • What do you call a penguin in the desert? ….... Lost.
  • Kyra can climb right across the monkey bars in the new playground.
  • You should always come to see Mr Lee if you have any concerns regarding any school issue.
  • Worm Wizz assists with transplant shock.
  • What does a buffalo say when he sends his boy off to school in the morning? …......Bison
  • Emma and Joel (6) were giving the Year 3-6 classes some strict instructions on Tuesday morning. Top work guys.
  • Yes, I can multitask, I can listen, ignore and forget all at the same time.

  • Watching Stirling (PP) rush up to Alexandra (6) and give her a great big hug after school on Wednesday in the car park.
  • Students encouraging other students in the Cross Country.
  • Watching Mrs Lauren King run the cross country to assist Year 2 students.
Eugene Lee


Uniform News - Perm-A-Pleat Mid Year Break

Perm-A-Pleat Schoolwear annual mid-year break this year commences on 9 July 2022. Our office and warehouse will re-open on Monday 25 July 2022. On line order deliveries will be as follows:

  1. Home deliveries: Please place online orders by close of business on Wednesday 6th July to ensure they can be despatched by Friday 8th July. Thereafter, orders will be despatched during the week of Monday 25 July 2022.
  2. Consolidate to School deliveries: :Please place online orders by close of business on Wednesday 6th July to ensure they can be despatched by Friday 8th July. Orders will be held in transit, and will be delivered to the school on Tuesday 19 July 2022. Thereafter, orders will be despatched during the week of Monday 25 July 2022.

Vinnies Winter Appeal

We had a great response of donations for the Vinnie’s Winter Appeal! A full ute load of rugs, blankets, jackets, jumpers, and scarves going to those in need this winter! Well organised by 6H, especially Huddy, Xavier, Aurelia, Matilda, Chole R and Olivia.

Junior Golf Lessons at OLC - Free Thursdays til end of term

Down on the oval from 3 - 4pm

P&F News

Bricks are back!!! Due to popular demand, we are selling the chance to leave your footprint on the OLC Walk of Fame. Purchase either a single or double brick ($55 and $100 respectively) which will be engraved with your family details and laid on the OLC school grounds. Ordering information can be obtained from the office. Orders close Fri 24 June.

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community news

Free Respiratory Study - Busselton Health Study

The Busselton Health Study is currently conducting a Respiratory Study. The aim is to get a wide range of participants from the City of Busselton community (postcodes 6280, 6281, 6282) taking part. The study database was created in 2019 from the City of Busselton Electoral Roll. Anyone who was on the roll at that time will likely be on the list of eligible people.

Participation is free with those who take part receiving their results as well as aiding in health research - specifically respiratory health.

Appointments are Monday to Friday so the school holidays could be the perfect time to book in for teachers / those working in education.

A flyer is attached or visit www.bpmri.org.au for more information.

Cars for Charity

Do you have a vehicle to benefit the community? Please contact 0439 535 140. More info in flyer