Our Lady of Mercy

NEWSLETTER | TERM 4 | WEEK 8 | 1 DECEMBER 2021

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Year 1 to 3 have enjoyed swimming lessons over the past two weeks. Swimming is an important life skill - and so much fun!

Advent Prayer

Advent helps us to get ready for Christmas. It is a time to make an extra effort to be more loving towards each other and to pray together.


Dear Lord Jesus,

Please help us to prepare our hearts this Advent and see if there are any ways that we could make a change for the better.

Keep us close to You and help us to share Your love with everyone we meet.

Amen

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers


AGM

A very big thank you to those families and staff who attend our AGM on Monday night. This school is important to all of us, and your effort to attend the AGM, made that abundantly clear.


We farewelled two long serving members from our Board and Advisory Council, Mrs Toni Fedele and Mrs Sharon Muir. We thank them for their six years of dedicated service to our school community.


We welcome three new members to our Advisory Council, Rachel Sunderland, Tamara Matthews and Andrea Ludvik and congratulate them on their appointment. The Advisory Council for 2022 is as follows:


Melissa Stojanovski – Chair

Rachel Sunderland – Vice Chair

Ketty Labonne – Treasurer

Tamara Matthews – Secretary

Andrea Ludvik – P&F Committee Representative

Ufuoma Atakere & Meagan Zanetti – General Member

Ex Officio Members – Ondine Komnick & Father Saminedi


Calendar

As we enter the last week of school our calendar becomes extremely busy. We have our annual Christmas Carols' picnic and concert on Friday night. Please invite your extended family to this wonderful event as we prepare our hearts for Christmas. Gates open at 4.30pm and the concert starts at 6pm.


Next week we have our Year 6 graduation assembly and we look forward to celebrating and f our young people as they close an important chapter on their lives, their primary school years. On Wednesday we will hold our school ‘Move Up’ morning, where children will have an opportunity to gather with peers who have been allocated to the same class and to meet their teacher for 2022. This fun morning is a gentle way to transition children into their new classroom environment.


Staff for 2022

Next week we will publish our staff list for 2022.

Reflection

As you prepare your heart for Christmas, take time to reflect on what things captivate you during the festive season. Is it the Christmas catalogues, Black Friday deals and Pinterest worthy Christmas tables all beautifully decorated? If we are not careful we can become wrapped up in the external trappings of Christmas and forget about what Christmas is really all about - Jesus, the Christ child.


What we behold is what will take hold of us. If we focus our attention on the wrong things, they will determine our life’s direction, however, if we focus our attention on Jesus, our hearts will be transformed.


God bless you all.


Ondine Komnick

Principal

Important dates coming up

Christmas Concert - Friday 3 December at 6 pm

Order Booklists - by Friday 10 December

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Order your booklists online by Friday, 10 Dec

Remember to order booklists via the Campion website by Friday, 10 December. Late orders may incur a fee. Code: TJF3

Multicultural families morning tea

Our Dinka families joined us for morning tea, as a way to get to know other families in our OLOM community. Thank you P&F for providing the tea and coffee.
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Icy-pole fundraiser - thanks from the P&F

The Our Lady of Mercy Primary School P&F Committee would love to say a huge Thank-You to the @NoNastiesProject for supplying the yummy icy-poles absolutely free of charge for our first ever Sugar Free No-Nasties Project Icy Pole Fundraiser, held at OLOM Girrawheen on Friday 26th November 2021. This event has really boosted our Term 4 fundraising effort and couldn't have come on a warmer day. Thank you to all students and staff for supporting our final FUN-draiser event for 2021 with their eager participation, their happy smiles and their gold coin donation.
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Final places for Kindy 2022

We are down to our final places for Kindy next year - please invite friends and family to contact our office if they wish to enrol their child or arrange a time to see the school.
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Teacher Feature - Mrs Alviani - Science Teacher

Meet Mrs Alviani, our amazing and caring Science Teacher. She creates fun lessons for us, so our learning is interesting.
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Book for Camp Australia 2022

Camp Australia provides before and after school care to OLOM families.
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Christmas Carols at Girrawheen Library - free event

To celebrate the festive season Girrawheen library will host a special performance of Christmas carols by the Wanneroo Civic Choir. This is a free event. Please book below.

  • Tuesday, 21 December 2021
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Girrawheen Public Library, 6 Patrick Court

Canteen Summer Menu

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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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2022 Public Holidays & Pupil Free Proposed Dates

Term 1:

Monday 7/3 (Labour Day Holiday)

Tuesday 8/3 (Pupil Free Day)


Term 2:

Monday 25/4 (ANZAC Day Holiday)

Tuesday 26/4 (Pupil Free Day)

Monday 6/6 (WA Day Holiday)


Term 3:

Friday 19/8 (Pupil Free Day)

Monday 22/8 (Pupil Free Day)


Term 4:

Monday 10/10 (Pupil Free Day)