Our Lady of Mercy

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 4 | 11 AUGUST 2021

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Last week the Pre-Primary’s enjoyed an incursion presented by Browne’s Dairy. This was a highlight of our week! We were very lucky to taste different yoghurt flavours – vanilla bean, banana and honey, peaches and cream, and apricot. The children had to taste test the yoghurt and then guess the flavour! They loved it. We also met Amelie the cow! She is a Jersey cow and we learnt all about how she produces milk. Some of the children had a go at milking her. We all learnt how important milk is for our growing bodies!

Reconciliation Prayer

Lord, you give us many opportunities to start again.

Help us to accept your help through the gift of Reconciliation.

Help us to overcome our struggles

when tempted to act in a manner that is not in keeping with your commandment

to love one another.

Amen.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers


Next week some of our Year 3 students will be celebrating the Sacrament of Penance for the very first time.The Sacrament of Penance is a beautiful celebration of God’s love and mercy for us. I ask our school community to please keep these students in your prayers.


New Eating Time Proposal

In Term 2 our school underwent a Waste Audit which found that on average, 19 pieces of whole packaged food was thrown away each day and 924kg of food scraps was discarded each year.


Our Sustainability and Wellbeing Committee has come up with a proposal to help reduce this waste. One of the causes of this waste is that children are eager to play and will often throw away whatever they have not finished. We are going to trial having the children play first and eat before returning to the classroom in Weeks 9 and 10 of Term 3 and Week 1 to 4 of Term 4. We hope that the new lunchtime and recess eating procedure will not only reduce food waste, but will encourage the children to transition more calmly and respectfully back into the classroom.


As our school is a Crunch & Sip school, each student should be eating a couple of pieces of fruit and/or vegetables each day. From Week 5, all children will have the opportunity to eat fruit or vegetables to re-fuel during the learning period between breakfast and recess and recess and lunch. Parents are encouraged to pack TWO fresh vegetables and/or fruit snacks into their child’s lunchbox. These healthy fruit and vegetable snacks will help improve mental performance and promote long term health outcomes for your children.


Our P&F unanimously supported this trial and the majority of students support the trial. A review of the trial with be conducted in Week 4 of Term 4, when parents, students and staff will be asked for feedback.


New Staff

We welcome Mrs Emma Kirk and Mrs Rosy Gallardo as new education assistants in Kindergarten. We know that you will make them feel most welcome.


God bless you all.


Ondine Komnick

Principal

Important dates coming up

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Year 5 Mass - Friday 13 August at 9.00am

Year 5 Mass - Friday 13 August 9.00am

Year 3 Penance Celebration - Tuesday 17 August at 6.30pm

Year 3 Excursion - Thursday 19 August

Year 5 Excursion - Thursday 19 August

Year 4 Eucharist Workshop - Thursday 19 August at 4.15pm and 5.45pm

Year 2 Assembly - Friday 20 August at 8.45am

One Big Voice Concert - Friday 20 August

Year 4 Eucharist Workshop Mass - Saturday 21 August at 6.00pm and Sunday 22 August at 9.30am

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Mercy Value Ticket Winners from end of Term 2

Brianna 1W for Excellence

Tim in 4W for Service

Sophia in 4B for Compassion

Hasan in 4B for Justice

Magdalena in 4B for Integrity

Daniel in 2B for Respect

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Teacher Feature - Mrs Trevenen - Kindy


Meet Mrs Trevenen, our loving and thoughtful Kindy Teacher. She reads us stories and lets us paint pictures.

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National Science Week - 14 to 22 August


This year the theme is 'Food: Different by Design'. The children will be engaging in some yummy, educational, fun filled activities in Weeks 6 and 7 during their weekly Science Lesson times.


Other events you may wish to take part in to celebrate National Science Week

Food for Thought Science Festival at WA Museum
Get ready for a food science feast! There is a cornucopia of events taking place at WA Museum Boola Bardip to celebrate the science of our sustenance as part of the Food for Thought Science Festival, including:
Food for Thought Tours – Daily STEM themed tours of the Boola Bardip galleries.
An In-Conversation panel – A fascinating mix of scientists, chefs, environmentalists, and captains of enterprise to explore Food: Different by Design.
Pollinator Lab – Incorporating hands-on learning with the importance of biodiversity and pollination in food production, and in meeting the future food needs of the world.
Discover more events happening across WA on the Science Week website.

Book Week Parade - Thursday, 26 August

Get dressed up for our Book Week Book Parade! The theme is 'New Worlds, Old Worlds, Other Worlds' and we'll hold the parade at 9 am on Thursday, 26 August. All parents invited!
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Enrol for VacSwim - October and Summer holidays

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and summer school holidays. VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations. They are a great school holiday activity and they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Enrol at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim

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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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