Our Lady of Mercy

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 9 | 15 SEPTEMBER 2021

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Lord Jesus

Bless the children coming forward to receive Holy Communion for the first time.

May this day be an initial step into a life-long love of the Eucharist.

Give them the hunger for this sacred food so that they turn to you for comfort, guidance and wisdom as they grow into full discipleship.

May their hands extend in anticipation of your body and blood,

and inspire all of us to cherish this sacred sacrament.

Amen

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers


First Holy Communion

Over two days this weekend, some of our Year 4 students will be receiving the Holy Eucharist for the very first time. This is a significant milestone in their spiritual journey and we congratulate these students. We pray that our students feel the presence of Jesus with them as they receive their First Holy Communion and we pray too that they continue to receive Holy Communion regularly to grow in their relationship with Jesus. I would like to thank our Year 4 teachers, Miss Alison Ryan and Miss Katia Pirozzi for preparing the children so well.


Mercy Day

Next Wednesday, we celebrate Mercy Day – the feast day of the Sisters of Mercy across the world. As a Mercy school, we seek to follow Jesus by knowing God’s loving kindness and sharing it with others. We seek to live by the model (or charism) given to us through the founder of the Mercy Sisters, Catherine McAuley, undertaking faith-filled courageous service of others.


We will commence Mercy Day with a whole school Paraliturgy in the undercover area and we welcome our families to this celebration. Throughout the day, we will raise funds for Father Sam’s Catholic charities through class stalls and will finish the celebrations with ‘OLOM’s Got Talent’ talent show.


P&F

On behalf of the staff, I would like to thank our wonderful P&F for the morning tea they provided staff to support us through the loss of our colleague and friend, Mrs Alison John-Lewis. This thoughtful gesture touched our hearts. I would also like to thank the P&F for providing a free sausage sizzle lunch for every child at the Sports Carnival this Friday. A note has been sent home for parents to complete if you would like your child to have a sausage sizzle and if you are available to assist on the day, either by cooking sausages on the BBQ or serving food. Without the help and assistance of parents and carers at these events we are unable to provide refreshments for everyone to enjoy.


We know that many parents are unable to give their time by joining the P&F, however, a way you can assist is by volunteering your time, usually only for 30 minutes at the event that has been assigned to your class for the year. The Sports Carnival has been assigned to Year 1, so we are asking Year 1 parents and carers to please volunteer half an hour of your time on Friday to assist our P&F.


Athletics Carnival on Friday

We are so looking forward to one of the highlights on our calendar, our annual school Athletics Carnival on Friday. Ms Millen has worked hard to prepare our children well for this event and we appreciate her passion for developing children’s love of sport, physical activity and knowledge about healthy lifestyle choices.


God bless you all.

Ondine

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Important dates coming up

Year 1 Assembly - Thursday, 16 September at 8.45am

Athletics Carnival – Friday, 17 September

Year 4 Eucharist Celebration Mass – Saturday, 18 September (6.00pm) and Sunday 19 September (9.30am)

OLOM Open Night - Monday, 20 September from 5 pm to 7 pm

Mercy Day – Wednesday, 22 September

Year 6 Paraliturgy – Wednesday, 22 September (9.00am TBC)

Last day of Term 3 – Wednesday 22 September

Pupil Free Day – Thursday, 23 September

Pupil Free Day – Friday, 24 September


Junior Awards:

PPB: Jaxon Esparon, Angela Nguyen, Nathanem Yitbarek

PPW: Giuseppe Strati, Aluel Duoi Alier, Mila Cordwell, Chelsea Pham

1B: Aubrey Jones, Olivia Nguyen, Machar Wella

1W: Alma Wani, Zakai Anyang, Kyan Maniraguha

2B: Anyuon Manyang, Lia Ma, Jesus Kabala

2W: Hong An Nguyen, Amber Lancaster, Hannah Le

3B: Harsirat Kaur, Lenisha Hopkins, Jackson Burness, Selina Mashoo

3W: Amer Awan, Peter D’Castro, Emily Dweh, Nelson Festo


Senior Awards:

4B: Ariah Tran, Ayindi Riak, Katelyn Le and Lina Ibrahim

4W: Mena Collins, Thien Lam, Tim Lam, Suri Tran

5B: Rachel Da Costa, Tan Mai, Joyce Dweh, Charlene Wu

5W: Leya Beyene, Jamie-Lee Corbellini, Zaid Mahdi

6B: Eli Tomczak & Herane Mebrahtu

6W: Logan Boudville, Jaxon Le, Anh Ngo, Yar Wella

This Friday - Athletics Carnival

We welcome parents to join us for the Athletics Carnival on Friday! Events start at 9 am.

  • Children to wear sports uniform.
  • Pack healthy snacks - no lollies please.
  • FREE sausage sizzle for all students.
  • P&F selling food.
  • Parent help needed for events and for the sausage sizzle!

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Family Open Night - Mon 20 Sept

We are holding a family night to celebrate community and learning. It will be lots of fun and the children are looking forward to showing their families around. There will be prize draws, food vans and a choir concert to enjoy! Plus you can pop into classrooms to see some of your child's work. We look forward to seeing you all there!


  • Chew Chew truck - Asian street food
  • Food Bazaar for Indian, loaded fries and chicken wings
  • Soft Serve cruiser - hotdogs, chips, ice-cream, snow cones and coffee
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Open Night - P&F Raffle

Our P&F is holding a raffle on Open Night for a Sparkling High Tea for Two at C Restaurant. The tickets will be $2 and three for $5.


The voucher is going to expire on 28 October - a school holiday treat for two!! Reservations with the restaurant directly will be required.


The raffle will start at 5pm and be drawn at the end of the Choir presentation, so get your tickets early in the evening!!

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Reminder - Students not permitted to go to shops unless with parent

Students are not permitted to go to the shops behind the basketball courts before or after school, unless accompanied by a parent.

Reminder - Pack for two Crunch & Sip sessions

Please remember to pack fresh fruit or vegetables for two Crunch & Sip sessions each day, a start of our trial.
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Teacher Feature - Mr Croxford - Year 6


Meet Mr Croxford, our humorous and cool Year 6 Teacher. He tells us stories and helps us when we are struggling.

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Register now for Outside School Hours Care - Camp Australia

Register your child for before and after school hours care with Camp Australia. Activities and food included! Read more about the service and fees and register your child on the links below.
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Calendar and dates to remember

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