Our Lady of Mercy

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 3 | 4 AUGUST 2021

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The Year 5 students attended a two day camp at Point Walter Recreation Centre in Bicton. We had lots of fun and participated in some exciting activities, which included team building games, archery and flying fox. On top of that we shared a lot of laughs and fun times in the stormy weather including a movie night and dance parties! Our teachers are so proud of us and we can’t wait for year 6 camp!

Mary MacKillop – Feast Day August 8

Most loving God,
We thank you for the example of St Mary MacKillop,
who in her living of the Gospel witnessed to the human dignity of each person.
She faced life’s challenges with faith and courage.
We pray through her intercession for all of our needs
We make this prayer through Jesus the Lord.

Amen

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers


Year 5 Camp

The Year 5 students had a wonderful time on camp last week availing themselves of many experiences and learning opportunities. I would like to thank Ms Challis and Ms Smith for arranging such a well-organised camp. I thank both these teachers, and Mr Croxford, Mr McPhail, Mrs Thomas, Ms Arfuso and Mrs Fernandez for attending camp too. Without these staff willing to give up time away from their own families to attend camp, we would not be able to offer this excursion.


Land at 6 Wade Court to be cordoned off

We are in the process of negotiating the purchase of land at 6 Wade Court, from the City of Wanneroo. This is the vacant land that surrounds our basketball courts. The City of Wanneroo will be cordoning off this land from access by the general public and will be putting netting along our basketball fence line on the 23rd of August. The reason for this is that asbestos fragments have been found in the soil on this land and the City of Wanneroo will be remediating the land during the October school holidays.

Our Moral Purpose
Our Moral Purpose at OLOM is that we are ‘a collaborative Christ-centred community that educates, inspires and nurtures the whole child to allow them to achieve their unique potential’.

We would like to thank all parents and carers who helped us develop this moral purpose statement by providing feedback on what is important to you in the education of your child at our school. We are proud of this statement as it succinctly speaks to the dedication and passion of our wonderful teachers.


Disco

One of the most exciting events on our school calendar for the children, is our annual school disco. Thank you to those parents who have volunteered their time to assist on the night. Without parent support, the P&F would be unable to run these popular events.


Combined class assemblies

In 2021, during the Covid pandemic, classes in the same year group presented a single assembly item. The teachers and students enjoyed collaborating on an assembly item. We have decided to continue with this format as it also provides additional in class literacy time on Fridays. Every year level prepares a class Mass and the whole school will be attending the first and last class Mass of each term. Our parents and carers are always most welcome to our Masses and assemblies.


As we travel this term together let us all be aware of the power of our words and with the help of the Holy Spirit, let us strive each day to build one another up, support each other and use the power that God has given us through our words to speak good into the lives of everyone around us.


God bless you all.


Ondine Komnick

Principal

Important dates coming up

Apply for Kindy 2022 - Now

Disco - Friday 6 August at 5pm (Juniors) and 7pm (Seniors)

Year 4 Eucharist Commitment Mass - Saturday 7 August at 6.00pm

Year 4 Eucharist Commitment Mass - Sunday 8 August at 9.30am

Year 5 Mass - Friday 13 August at 9.00am

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Time to enrol for Kindy 2022!

If your child is four years old and due to start Kindy next year, please contact the office to fill out an enrolment form.
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Parent helpers still needed for Disco

We still need more parent helpers for the Disco! Email the office admin@olom.wa.edu.au or let your teacher know if you can assist at either the Junior (5 pm) or Senior (7 pm) session.
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Bring $4 to buy your Disco ticket

Students are to bring $4 to their classroom teacher to purchase their ticket, and to bring the ticket on the night to gain entry. The P&F will also be selling tickets at the door on the evening.
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Teacher Feature: Ms Ryan


Meet Ms Ryan, our kind and helpful Year 4 Teacher. She helps us learn and teaches us to do the right thing.

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Census night

The Australian census on 10 August 2021 will provide a snapshot of who Australians are and what is important to us. The census is a key tool that government uses to determine how organisations, schools, church ministries and community groups are prioritised, funded and empowered to best operate in our State.


If your faith is important to you or if you identify with Christian values, please use your voice in the Australian census when asked your religion.


This is an important opportunity to demonstrate the significance of faith-based families in our West Australian community and will support endeavours to secure equitable access to opportunities and resources.

Please collect children on time

Please collect your children on time. We have noticed that many children are still waiting to be picked up form school after 3.10pm which is 20 minutes after the end of the school day. While we understand that occasionally, something unforeseen may cause you to be late, there are children who are regularly picked up late. Camp Australia is a service that offers before and after school care. They will look after your children if you are unable to pick them up on time. Please consider this option as our teachers have many tasks to attend to in the afternoons in preparation for the following teaching day.

Update your Health Care Card

Please contact the office if you have recently received a new issue of your Health Care Card. This helps our school to receive funding.

Before school Running Club on Wednesdays

All children from Years 1 to 6 are welcome to attend Running Club on Wednesdays before school at 8.10 am on the oval. A great way to start the day!
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Jump Jam on Tuesdays before school

More opportunities for fun and fitness! All children are welcome to come along to Jump Jam on Tuesdays at 8.10 am in the undercover area.
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Book Week - Week 6

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 8.45am 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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