OLOF TIMES

20th September 2019



Our Vision

Our Lady of Fatima Palmyra is a Catholic School that aspires to

provide a respectful, secure and caring learning environment

where our community is committed to following

the teachings of Jesus.

From the Principal

Dear Parents,

As we look towards the end of Term 3 a range of academic programmes are coming to an end including the Speak Up programme, the Science Show and the Optiminds programme also concluded with our assembly this week. NAPLAN results have been distributed today and our School Athletics carnival yesterday created a finale for many children who have been developing their sporting skills throughout Term 3, not to mention the P&F having a couple of big and very successful fundraisers over the past month.


So it has been a very busy and successful time at our school, please take the time to read in more detail, some of the successes in our community.


P&F Fundraising Success


Lost Property


Speak Up Programme, Optiminds Programme & Science Show


NAPLAN 2019


Congratulations Jessica Shepherd


Feedback for our system


PJ Day


Swimming Lessons


Year 5 Camp


Tracy’s Retirement

As Tracy moves into her final week of work, a reminder that our end of term liturgy will be held at 9am on Thursday 27th September and this is our opportunity to farewell Tracy as a community. We have invited Tracy’s family and any past staff members who have worked with Tracy. The liturgy will be led by the Year 2’s and following the Mass we will have a special morning tea, coordinated by the P&F. Please come along and join us if you are able to.


Best wishes for the coming fortnight.

Paul Hansen

Principal

Dates to Remember

Tuesday 24th September

Year 1 Excursion to Fremantle Roundhouse, 11:45am – 1:30pm

Year 6 Leadership Day at St Patrick’s, Fremantle

Speak Up presentations for Years 1-5 from 1:45pm – 2:45pm


Wednesday 25th September

Pyjama Day

P&F Sausage Sizzle

School Board Meeting


Thursday 26th September

End of Term liturgy and farewell for Mrs Fic, led by Year 2

Science Show, led by the Year 6’s


Friday 27th September

Final Day of Term 3 for the students

WACA Playcricket afternoon


Monday 14th October

Term 4 starts for the students


Wednesday 16th October

P&F Meeting at 7:30pm

Swimming lessons begin


Wednesday 16th October to Friday 18th October

Year 5 Surf Camp


Wednesday 23rd October

School Board Meeting at 7:30pm


Friday 25th October

Interschool Athletics Carnival

Swimming lessons finish


Friday 1st November

Pupil-Free Day at OLOF

School Athletics Carnival

As we reflected on our school athletics carnival yesterday, we felt things unfolded as smoothly as possible given the variables that presented on the day. The weather was going to be a factor of us but we were confident that the majority of the day was going to be fine, after some early showers, but that wind was cold! The closing down of the freeway took us all by surprise and obviously impacted on the timeframe for the day. Considering the late start, it was great to get through all the events planned for the benefit of the children, albeit a late finish to the day. Thank you to the parents for their flexibility and for all the contributions to the P&F cake stall which made the day more enjoyable for the parents with the coffee van and the cakes. It was a great day of healthy competition and fun for the children.

Coming Soon to Term 4 - An online lunch order trial!

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