Our Lady of the Cape Primary School

Newsletter - 11th September 2020

"From success you get lots of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you."


Dear Lord Bless all the fathers in the world. Guide them to be good role models and loving to all their children. Help them to be a father like You are. Give them grace and patience and guide them in your loving ways. Amen

Important Dates:
Week 9
  • Mon 14 Sep: Wheels After Meals Y4 - Y6
  • Tues 15 Sep: Scholastic Book Fair (Hall)
  • Weds 16 Sep: Scholastic Book Fair (Hall)/WWWW Day
  • Weds 16 - Fri 18 Sep: Reconciliation
  • Fri 18 Sep: PPB Plant Stall on the Oval 3pm
  • Tues 22 Sep: 10am Sacrament of First Reconciliation Mass (Hall)

Week 10

  • Mon 21 Sep: Wheels After Meals Y1-Y3
  • Thur 24 Sep: OLC Feast Day and Mission Markets
  • Fri 25 Sep: Pupil Free Day

TERM 3 HOLIDAYS!


TERM 4 commences Monday 12th October

CATHOLIC CORNER

The Sacrament of First Reconciliation will take place for our Year Three students (and some Year 4 students) next week over Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. This model is different to the one we have used in the past, with parents taking their children to their First Reconciliation, and no formal church service on the night.

This is a very individual experience for each child to spend time reflecting on what they are sorry for and asking for God’s Forgiveness.

Once all the students have received the Sacrament by Friday night, we will be having a Mass to celebrate as a group on Tuesday the 22nd September at 10.00am in the school hall. Parents and families of the candidates and prayer buddies are more than welcome to attend and to stay behind afterward for morning tea.

Please RSVP ASAP with numbers to amie.meyer@cewa.edu.au if you would like to come along. All OLC families, please keep the Sacramental candidates in their prayers as they approach this special time in their faith development.


OLC FEAST DAY & MISSION MARKETS

Having missed our school Feast Day earlier in the term due to Covid-19 restrictions, we would like to hold a whole school mass honouring Mary our Mother and our annual Mission Markets Fundraiser and Games Day on the final day of the term (Thursday the 24th September). We will commence with a whole school mass in the hall at 10.00am. Unfortunately, due to social distancing requirements parents will not be able to attend this mass.


Please keep an eye out on your class blogs with messages from your teachers explaining your class stall and any donations required between now and the day. This is always a special event on the OLC Calendar, with plenty of fun and an opportunity to raise money helping others. Thank you for your support!


BAPTISMS

In exciting news, we have several students being Baptised into the Catholic faith next week. Elsie Marsland and Sofia Columbo-Smart in Year 3MC will both be Baptised at Our Lady of the Southern Cross church on Monday. Welcome to God’s family! Please keep these students in your prayers as they begin their faith journey.

We have a number of other families also looking to have their children Baptised later in the year. If you are interested in arranging Baptism for your child, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

God Bless and Kind Regards,

Mrs Amie Meyer

OLC RE Coordinator.

Fathers Day

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all dads, grandfathers, uncles and significant males a very Happy Father’s Day for last Sunday. I hope you were spoilt with breakfast in bed, hugs and quality time with your children. Thank you for all that you do! Happy Father’s Day

SCHOOL ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

Our Inter-faction sports carnival in Week 6 was a huge success. We were blessed with magnificent weather, a terrific parent turn-out and a wonderful supportive spirit shown by our athletes.

Congratulations to all the students for their wonderful participation, and especially to our champions and runners up. Thank you to all the parents who assisted with setting up, preparing, cooking and selling food, as well as those parents who competed in the highly competitive Staff – Student – Parent flag relay.


** Thank you Mrs Sinclair on another smooth running and enjoyable carnival. One of the highlights of our year.

SPORTS CARNIVAL CHAMPIONS

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INTER-SCHOOL SPORT TRAINING

The students representing our school at the Inter-School sports on October 22 are currently completing extra training on Tuesdays by doing sprinting before school and throws and jumps at lunch time.

Students participating in extra training for the Inter-School Sports are most welcome to wear their sports uniform on Tuesdays.

LUNCHTIME ACTION

This week we had 6 WACA officials leading cricket clinics for many interested students at lunchtime on Monday.

We also had “Wheels after Meals” for years,1,2, and 3 students. There was certainly lots of enjoyment by large numbers of students. This extra fun activity is on every second Monday rotating between the senior and junior classes. Next Monday 14th, we have the year 4,5, and 6 students and the final Monday of term we have (September 21, we have years 1,2 and 3 again).

SUSTAINABILITY UPDATE

Weather Station

The astute observer may have noticed that we have a weather station attached to the roof of Mr McSevich’s classroom. Our generous P&F provided funds for this and we have just received the exciting news that we have qualified for the Scitech weather wall and hence be able to provide data for GWN news.


The Kindy class have planted corn this week. Our potatoes should hopefully surface shortly and the silverbeet and rainbow chard are flourishing in the warm spring sunshine and gentle rain.

We are currently experimenting with seaweed and coffee granules to distract the snails from munching on our petunias and veggies.


(Breaking news: Four of the PPL potato plants have broken through the soil today!)

Wheels After Meals

On Monday 7 September our Year 1-3 students enjoyed their session of "Wheels After Meals". The year 1, 2 and 3 students will have their next WAM on Monday 21 September.


All students attending are required to bring in a helmet and any other safety gear, which can be left behind Mr Lee's office for safety and convenience.

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CARE DOG

My name is Wilko, the most recent enrolment at OLC. Unfortunately the last few prospective students could not attend our great school as there was nowhere for their family to rent in the local area. This has not been a problem for me as I happen to know Mr Jones fairly well and he provides excellent out of school accommodation. I have been visiting the children of OLC on Wednesdays over the last couple of weeks. Mr Lee has offered me a short-term contract that I just couldn’t refuse. As part of my contract, I get to give lots of cuddles to all the students and staff at OLC, assist with the reading program, visit various classes that I am invited into and naturally do a little chook protection work on the side.


You can follow me on Instagram @wilkothebordercollie to see what I have been up to during the day. Last week, I tried my best to teach the kids how to run in their own lane for the sports carnival (harder than I thought) and I had a nap in Mr Danaher’s class after a big morning of sprinting, reading and visiting classes.

I look forward to seeing you around the school.

Love Wilko

Pavers Update

We need to sell just 7 more singles or 4 double pavers to receive free shipping. All funds raised will go to the upgrade of the junior primary playground. Thank you to all the families that have supported this fundraiser. We can do it!


Please access the PDF at the bottom of this document or contact Fran at the office and she will email you a form.

Can You Help?

Does anyone have a sprayer that would be suitable to help spray the oval before all the weeds go forth and multiply? We have a quote of $700 so we will happily pay for the spray if someone has a sprayer suitable to do our oval.

WWWW - (Wheelie, Walkie, Waste-Free Wednesday)

Get those bikes, scooters and walking shoes ready and leave those cars and wasteful lunch packaging behind.


Our next Wheelie, Walkie, Waste-Free Wednesday will be:

Wednesday: Week 9 (16th September)


Class participation will be recorded and the winning class will receive a free excursion (provided by the City Busselton) of their choice, somewhere within the City of Busselton region.


Fruit is available on arrival in the mornings, also kindly provided by the City of Busselton.


Due to current health and safety regulations, whole pieces of fruit will be distributed as opposed to cut-up pieces.


This initiative also coincides with the pending cross-walk on Cape Naturaliste Road in the very near future. To consolidate this even further, we also have a whole school excursion planned in Term 4, presented by the RAC Road Safety Team.


Thank you for your support so far with our WWWW season.


Adrian Torrese

Assistant Principal

DID YOU KNOW ?

  • Georgia Breheny’s dad is now wearing a sparkly new pair of OTIS sunglasses. There is so much to be said for having special guests coming into class but this goes above and beyond after a successful incursion in year 5H last week with the CEO of Otis sunglasses.
  • Maddi Hoar and Ivy Hoang (Y1) gave an excellent guided tour of our great school last Tuesday.
  • There is a super plant sale happening next Friday 18th September in the afternoon in the lower carpark. Perfect time for planting right now.
  • Eddie’s mum bounced out of her car to help load up a scooter, protective wear and school bag during drive through all while she is expecting a new baby in the next few weeks. What a girl!
  • Billie Barton is developing some magnificent reading and writing skills.
  • Mr Lee cooked lunch for 12 staff members this week. He was relieved to know that there were no outbreaks of salmonella and that his footy team will eventually come good one day!
  • “Fang“ the snake came to visit the Year 6 class last Friday afternoon.
  • We have an outstanding guest speaker speaking at our school for parents on Monday October 18.
  • We will only be serving lunches from the school canteen for the rest of this term. Make sure you place your name on the roster to help before you complain!
  • It is Sara Toresse’s (3M) birthday next week. She would like a snake as a present so she can scare her older brother, father and mother.
  • Leah Murray, Max Criss and Penny Wheelan (PP) all fertilised the pre-primary veggies with worm whizz last Friday.
  • Max and Lily-Eve Blechyndon have some baby turkeys in their chicken pen at home. The new parents names are Cornelius and Tina.

STUDENT DEPARTURES

Students and families other than students in Year 6, who are not returning to OLC next year, are asked to please email the office as soon as possible. This information helps administration with future planning.

PLASTIC-FREE FOR THE SEA

Pecky the Pelican (aptly named by Angus) will be on display outside the admin office until the end of this term. He’s spent the last two weeks in Margaret River @ St Thomas More Catholic PS where he sparked loads of valuable discussion, awareness, investigation & understanding about PLASTIC POLLUTION and the devastating outcomes it has on our sea birds & marine life environment.


After huge storms earlier this year, a beach clean-up at Meelup was organised by the amazing ‘Cochella’ team. It was attended by 30+ volunteers and sadly (in only 1 hour), a massive amount of rubbish and plastic was collected (the marine debris found was used to create Pecky).


More information will be available on Pecky soon but meanwhile, please have a look at the wonderful display outside the admin office.

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NEWS FROM THE P&F

P&F Class Fundraisers

Keep an eye out for this terms fundraisers. So far we've got:

  • 2M doing the Coffee Club with Tiny Coffee
  • PPB - Plant Stall on the oval 18th September
  • Kindy Super Raffle - drawn 24 September
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"Possibly the best coffee in town"... for a limited time you can purchase a prepaid OLC coffee card for $47 - this gives you 10 regular coffees at Tiny Coffee PLUS a whopping $10 from each card sold will go back to our P+F thanks to the generosity of Tiny Coffee on Clark St.

These cards make a great gift for friends + family + teachers etc or as a convenient option for you to grab a coffee on the go! Purchase directly at Tiny Coffee.

GOD MOMENTS

Whilst interviewing a prospective new family to our school, I was facing the family with my desk behind me which had a few files, laptop and lunchbox on it. During the interview the Dad burst out laughing whilst we were talking about joining the OLC community. When I asked him what was up, he just pointed and laughed....his 18-month-old son was eating my lunch!