Our Lady of Mercy
NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 6 | 10 MARCH 2021
We pray for the inspiration and courage to shine the light on global injustices,
and to let our own light shine unto others, so that we may be agents of change who bring about the kingdom of God on earth.
Message from the Principal
Dear Parents and Carers
We applied for our school to participate in a three-year school improvement program and were delighted that Our Lady of Mercy Primary school was selected as the only Catholic metro school to participate in this highly regarded program. Our leadership team together with four lead teachers attended two days of professional development and we commenced work on creating the foundations for a school improvement plan. We will share our progress as we reach certain milestones along our journey. The opinions of our parent and carer community are important to us and will be sought via a survey, as part of our school improvement process. The survey is anonymous and the results will inform our plan to achieve excellent learning outcomes for all our students.
Year 6 Camp
As our Year 6 students leave for Camp today, we wish them all the very best on this wonderful opportunity to grow in confidence, work as a team, develop leadership skills and overcome personal challenges. I know the children will have a fantastic time and I am sure we will welcome home tired but happy children and staff on Friday.
Year 6 Leaders
We congratulate our new Year 6 leaders. This year we introduced for the very first time, the positions of Head Girl and Boy and Deputy Head Boy and Girl to complement our student leadership team. Congratulations to Achieu Alier, Head Girl; Deng Agot, Head Boy; Tiago Nunes, Deputy Head Boy and Alana Tran, Deputy Head Girl. I congratulate all students who nominated for leadership positions and demonstrated great courage in delivering outstanding speeches. They are to be commended for their efforts. I encourage those who did not receive a position to continue to try out for leadership roles in the future, as there will be many opportunities in high school and throughout the course of their lives. Our new leaders will live the Mercy values in our school community, modelling how we treat one another with gentleness and live lives of integrity. They will have their eyes fixed on Jesus as their role model, as He provides us with the best examples of servant leadership.
Mercy Value: Respect for Property
Respect for Property is the third part of our Mercy value Respect. We teach our students that the things that belong to you are your property and that we must show respect for our property by taking good care of it. We also teach children that you must respect property belonging to other people. When people let you use their property, you need to be careful not to break or lose it. Respect for property must also be shown for school and public property.
Sacrament of Confirmation
This weekend some of our Year 6 students will be attending the Sacrament of Confirmation Enrolment Mass at Our Lady of Mercy parish. As these students prepare to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit, we ask that you keep them in your prayers.
God bless you and your families.
We are thrilled to announce our Year 6 Student Leaders
Congratulations to our Mercy Value recipients
Mercy Value Tickets
Beginning this year, Mercy Value Tickets are awarded to individual students who frequently exemplify Mercy Values in class and set a wonderful example for all students in our school community. The tickets are collected weekly from classrooms and entered into the Mercy Value Boxes in the front office. Twice a term, the Mercy Value Tickets will be counted and the student with the most tickets for each Mercy Value will be recognised.
Next week's Mercy Value: Respect for Property.
Meet one of our Class Parent Reps
Meet Ketty, one of our Class Parent Reps for Kindy!
Parent Reps really help to strengthen our community and we would love to have at least one Rep for each class. Please speak to your teacher if you are interested!
Enrolling for Kindy 2022 & 2023 - Please tell friends and family
We are now accepting enrolments from the wider community for Kindy 2022 and 2023 – please tell your friends and family.
Siblings of students already enrolled in the school are required to have an application for enrolment completed.
- Children born between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018 - Kindy 2022
- Children born between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019 - Kindy 2023
Please submit applications 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.
Important dates coming up
Monday 15 March - Swimming Lessons for Years 2 to 4
Friday 19 March - Harmony Day - wear orange
Friday 19 March - Meet your child's teacher: classrooms open at 4.30 pm to pop in and say hello
Friday 19 March - P&F Sundowner community event from 5 pm
Friday 26 March - P&F Fundraiser: Colour Run at 1 pm