Our Lady of Mercy

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 2 | 29 JULY 2020

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We are having a wonderful time in Pre Primary! We are learning all of our numbers and how to read and write whilst having fun with our friends. This term we are focusing on how to make our world a better place by reducing, reusing and recycling.


A Prayer for My Friends

Lord Jesus,

Thank you for my friends,

for the games and fun that we play,

for the stories we share,

for the laughs and giggles,

for the good times and bad.

Please help me to be a good friend to them.

Amen

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers


Fantastic Book Week and Cake Stall

We had a fantastic Book Week celebration last Thursday and it was wonderful to see so many children dress up as their favourite book character and celebrate reading which opens the doors to new knowledge and the mind to amazing adventures.


To top this fun day we were overwhelmed by the generosity of our families who baked and contributed so many delicious treats for our cake stall. Many thanks to our wonderful P&F committee members and parent volunteers for organising and running this event. I think the children’s smiles communicated what a wonderful day they had.


Pre-Primary

This week our wonderful Pre-Primary children feature in our newsletter. We are especially proud of the Early Years where our young children have the opportunity to engage in age-appropriate play-based learning and also receive an excellent foundation in early literacy and numeracy skills and understanding. We still have some places in our Kindy class for 2021, so if you have not yet enrolled your child or if you know of friends or family looking for an excellent school and education, please advise them to contact our office.


Farewell Mrs Hayes

This week we farewell a long serving staff member, Mrs Loretta Hayes. We thank her for educating and nurturing so many of our children over the years, she truly inspired children to have a love for reading. We will miss her but wish her all the very best for her retirement.


Year 3 Receive Sacrament of Reconciliation

We ask that you keep our Year 3 students in your prayers as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Through the grace of this Sacrament they will encounter God’s love and mercy. Thank you to Ms Mikulich and Ms Millen who have prepared the children so well.


God bless you all.


Ondine Komnick

Principal

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Merit Awards - this Friday

Junior Awards:

PPB: Sarah Nguyen, Logan Miniter & Azahil Tesfay

PPW: Zakai Anyang, Kayden Huynh & Asher Nguyen

1B: Andy Huynh & Hong An Nguyen

1W: Shane Ya and Grace Ludvik

2B: Francis Sumail & Lina Pham

2W: Peter d’Castro & Amer Awan

3B: Nyalueth Alier & Magdalena Ha Len

3W: Kenny Lai & Alicia Nguyen-Le


Senior Awards:

4B: Leya Beyene & Akarshlee Butler

4W: Lakietah Powell-Pepper & Matilda Law

5B: Malak Al-Alyawy & Deng Agot

5W: Daniel Huynh & Zing Khup Zawn

6B: Shams Mahdi & Karmela Okumu

6W: Matildah Hayden & Pieng Maper


Parents are welcome to attend Assembly, but please remember to maintain social distance.

Our biggest P&F Cake Stall ever!

The cupcakes were AMAZING at this year's Cup Cake stall - thank you parents for all the time and effort you put into making these wonderful creations for the children to enjoy!


We are so excited and proud to let you know that the OLOM community raised a huge $862 from the Cake Stall - our biggest amount ever. Thank you for supporting the P&F's fundraising activities - the money helps to create opportunities and purchase resources for the benefit of all the children.

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Great Book Swap - donate books by Fri 28 August

The Great Book Swap is a fantastic way to celebrate reading locally and raise much-needed funds. The idea is to swap unwanted children’s books in exchange for another, for a gold coin donation. The money raised helps the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to purchase books for remote communities.


Our Lady of Mercy is participating in the 2020 Great Book Swap, showing great commitment to social justice and to addressing the literacy gap in remote Australia.


STEP 1- DONATE UNWANTED BOOKS

Please bring in any unwanted books that are in good condition and drop them outside the Music/Auslan room by Friday 28th August.


STEP 2 - BOOK SWAP

Bring your gold coins to school on Wednesday 2nd September (Week 7) to purchase second hand books.

This week's Board and P&F Meeting cancelled

Please be advised this week's Board and P&F Meetings have been cancelled.

Website - handy links for families

Our new website has a page dedicated to OLOM families with handy links to help you access school information:

  • Online absentee
  • Canteen
  • Uniform
  • Newsletter
  • Calendar


** Bookmark this page in Google or Safari for quick access. **

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Try the online absentee form on our website - it's easy!

Parents can now inform the school of a child's absence using the quick and easy online form on our website, instead of filling out the paper forms. Give it a try! It's on the 'Families' page.
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Kindy 2021 Enrolment Form

Mercy College Open Day - 6 August

Thursday 6 August 9.00am – 10.30am

To register, please phone Lee-Ann Hart on 9247 9223.

School Term Dates for 2020

Term 1: Monday 3 February to Thursday 9 April

Term 2: Wednesday 29 April to Friday 3 July

Term 3: Monday 20 July to Thursday 24 September

Term 4: Tuesday 13 October to Friday 11 December

Pupil Free Dates for 2020

Term 1: Friday 28 February

Term 2: Tuesday 28 April & Monday 15 June

Term 3: Friday 21 August & Friday 25 September

Term 4: Monday 12 October

Public Holidays 2020

Monday 2 March: Public Holiday

Friday 10 April: Good Friday

Monday 27 April: ANZAC Day

Monday 1 June: Public Holiday