Our Lady of the Cape Primary School

Newsletter - Thursday 1st September 2022

Father’s Day Prayer

Gracious God,

Bless fathers and all father figures with

such love and faithfulness that children

flourish and grow in uprightness and joy.

Bless those who long to be fathers

and those for whom this day is difficult.


Important Dates

Week 7

Thu 1 Sep: 3.30pm Learning Journey - PP, Y2 - Y5: Open Classrooms

Fri 2 Sep: PPL Father's Day Assembly

Week 8

Tue 6 Sep: 3L Reconciliation 5pm

Wed 7 Sep: Little Seedlings 9am

Y1 Class Liturgy

3M Reconciliation 5pm

Thu 8 Sep: RU Ok Day

School Photos

Y1/Y6 Learning Journey 3pm

Fri 9 Sep:

School Photos

Sat 10 Sep:

First Reconciliation Mass Y3 6pm

Week 9

Wed 14 Sep: Little Seedlings 9am

Thu 15 Sep: Y2 Assembly 2.30pm

Fri 16 Sep: OLC Athletics Carnival

Dear Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers in the OLC Community,

Happy Father’s Day to all our dads.

We take this opportunity to celebrate the dads and father figures in our lives. We thank you for all that you are and all you do to support our school and your children.

Catholic Schools of Excellence

Our Lady of the Cape School always strive to provide for a world class educational experience for our children. The staff regularly attend Professional Development as part of our efforts to ensure outstanding results. In recent weeks, the leadership team participated in a professional learning workshop for school leaders which was presented by Catholic Education Western Australia in consultation with School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA). The purpose of the Judging Standards professional learning session was to provide school leadership teams with the knowledge and support to work with their staff on ensuring a common and consistent under-standing of SCSA’s requirements for teaching, learning and assessing. In Term 4 the leadership team will be sharing this information with our teaching staff.

Book Week

It was wonderful to see the children happily participating in Book Week. Thank you, parents, for supporting this special event by assisting your child with their costume. I would like to express our appreciation to Mary-Lee Kemp for organising the Book Week activities.

Learning Journey Evenings

All parents and caregivers are invited to our annual Learning Journey Evening on 1st September between 3 -5:00pm. Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances Years 1 and 6 will hold their Learning Journey Night on Thursday 8th September from 3 – 5:00 pm.

School Sport Australia National Championships

We congratulate Joel Peterson who has been selected to represent Western Australia in the 2022 12s Boys Touch Championship. This team will be competing at the School Sport Australia National Championships in Wagga Wagga, NSW in Term 4 this year.

Well done Joel! We wish you all the best for the upcoming School Sports Australia National Schools Championships.

Save this Date

Parents are invited to attend our School Athletics Carnival on Friday 16th September. More details about this event will be forwarded to parents closer to the date.

School Fees

Our School Advisory Council would like to thank those families who have paid their school fees and are up to date. Should you have any outstanding fees, please make arrangements to finalise these soon. There are a number of methods in which families at the school can pay their school fees. If you have fallen behind in your fees or are facing a change of circumstances that may impact your future ability to pay the fees, please ensure you make a confidential appointment to discuss your options with myself.

Building Update

I am pleased to report that our building project is continuing to make progress with the steel frame being installed. We can now see the shape of the area which will house the two classrooms and a multi-purpose area. Plumbing has been installed to the new toilet block as well.

School Photos

School Photos

Next Thursday 8th September (family, KGB, Y1 – Y6) and Friday 9th September (family, KGR, PP) are School Photo days. All parents should have received their photo order forms for online ordering. If you have not received a form, please contact the office.

If you wish to have Family/Sibling photos, please collect an envelope from the office. Note family photos cannot be ordered online and payment (credit card/cheque/cash) must be included in the envelope and returned to the photographer at school on photo day. Family photos are taken at 8am in the morning before school on both days.

Note that all students from Y1 – Y6 should be wearing full winter formal uniform on Thursday. This includes shorts or trousers for boys, trousers or skirts/dresses for girls and winter formal jumpers for all students in those years. Hair accessories must be in school colours only (teal green, white or black).

Year 2W/1K/1S/4Del parents please be aware that due to PE lessons being on photo day (Thursday), we ask that the students from these classes come to school in full winter uniform, with their joggers in their bags, ready for PE.

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Sacrament of Reconciliation

Our Year 3 candidates in both classes are making the Sacrament of First Reconciliation on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. This will involve them sharing with Fr. Ian when they may have “missed the mark” with some of their choices and asking for God’s grace to do better. Following the reception of the Sacrament, both classes will join to Celebrate with a Thanksgiving mass on Saturday the 10th September at the 6.00pm mass at the church. All OLC families are welcome to attend this mass at the church to show support for the Year 3 students. Please keep our Frist Reconciliation Candidates in your prayers as they prepare for this special step on their faith journey.

Service Learning in Year 6

The Year 6 students continue to be involved in community service, assisting at St George’s Anglican church to set up for the weekly community kitchen dinners. For a donation of your choosing, anyone from the Dunsborough community can enjoy delicious home cooked meals and meet members beyond the OLC community, many of whom would love someone to chat to. Dinners run Tuesday’s from 5.00pm - 6.00pm at the centre on Gibney St, and takeaway is also available (BYO containers). It's a great way to give families a night off cooking too! Alongside helping others, this provides an opportunity for our students to develop new skills, awareness of others and self-confidence, and to demonstrate our school values of Compassion, Appreciation, Respect and Excellence. Making Jesus Real!

Save the Date

December the 9th marks the 50th Anniversary of the ordination of our parish priest, Fr. Ian Johnson. We will be celebrating this important occasion with a mass lead by Bishop Gerard Holohan on Sunday the 11th December. Following the mass, we will be hosting a morning tea at the OLC school hall. I am looking for anyone who would like to be part of a committee to organise the morning tea celebration to contact me. Please note that the students finish school on the 9th of December, so you would still need to be in town. Please email me at amie.meyer@cewa.edu.au if you can assist. With thanks in anticipation.


Hi all. We hope you have seen your ticket come home this week for our 50/50 money raffle. Could it be the lucky ticket?

Organised by our Pre-Primary class representatives, the raffle prize is cold hard cash. 500 tickets have been printed, so if all 500 sell, the prize pool will be $2500. Half of this will go to the P&F, with the remaining being awarded to one lucky winner. There are a few extra tickets floating around so be sure to see the ladies in administration if you would like to get your hands on an extra entry.

Please return your ticket stub and $5 for entry to the office prior to 14th Sept. The winning ticket will be drawn at conclusion of the Athletics Carnival on Friday 16th Sept.

Sip & Paint brings the opportunity to not only create your very own artwork, but also enjoy a fun evening out with a glass of wine and nibbles on arrival. Tickets are limited and selling fast so please book now to be a part of this social and creative night out. Tickets available at https://www.trybooking.com/CBMCQ

Don't forget to secure your table or a seat at one of our open tables for this year's major fundraiser, The Big Trip Trivia Night. We have an amazing evening lined up including trivia, auctions, raffles, games and live entertainment at conclusion of the trivia rounds. Thanks to the P&F committee and incredible support from school families and local businesses, the prize pool is set to be the biggest and best to date. Don't miss out on the fun. Tickets available at https://www.trybooking.com/BXXTB


We are still short of the required number of brick orders to organise the manufacture of the bricks.

If you thought you missed out - IT'S NOT TOO LATE! For only $55 or $100, you can have your children's/family's names remembered at OLC for many years to come!

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The IronKids Triathlon will be held at the Busselton foreshore on Saturday 3 December 2022.

This event is for children aged 7 - 13.

Be a part of the Schools Challenge for 2022 . The school with the largest number of entries, will receive a $1000 Cheque and be awarded the title of Schools Champion for 2022. To be in the running, select your school from the drop down box and enter before 12 pm on Friday 2 December 2022. https://www.ironman.com/im-western-australia-register/...