Our Lady of Mercy
NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 7 | 1 SEPTEMBER 2021
On Friday, the Year 6’s ventured to the spring carnival at various locations to compete in basketball, tag and badminton. It was a great day to practise our sportsmanship skills and meet other Year 6 students. Thank you to Ms Millen for organising such a fun filled day.
A Father’s Day Prayer
God our Father in heaven,
Bless all the fathers in the world.
We ask that you guide them
to be good role models and loving to their children.
We also ask that you help them to be a father like you are.
Give them grace and patience to handle situations in a loving way.
Message from the Principal
Dear Parents and Carers
This Sunday is Father’s Day, and on Fathers’ Day, we remember and honour dads, grandfathers, uncles, and all the men, who tirelessly and selflessly give of themselves for their children with unconditional love. On Father’s Day, we recall the exemplary role-model and patron saint of fathers, Saint Joseph who is the foster father of Jesus and husband of Our Lady.
Saint Joseph experienced many of the same challenges we all do, yet he lived an exemplary life and established an ideal that is well-worth following for all fathers. Saint Joseph was a man of compassion, caring and unwavering faith in God. He was a man who loved and protected his family. Saint Joseph’s great dedication and commitment to those he loved, is a wonderful example for us all.
P&F Father's Day Stall this Friday
On Friday our P&F will be running a Father’s Day stall with the help of Year 3 parents who are scheduled to assist with this event. The homemade gifts that have been made by members of our P&F are of such high quality, a lot of thought and time has gone into making and preparing them and I am sure all the dads are going to be delighted on Sunday morning when they open their special presents. Please remember to send some money with your child on Friday so they can purchase a gift for their father. Father’s Day items range in price from $1 to $8.
Mass this Friday
At our final Mass for the term on Friday, Fr Sam will be handing out special certificates to our recent Mercy Value recipients. All families are welcome to attend this final whole school Mass, which is being prepared by the Year 3 cohort.
Enjoy a wonderful Father’s Day on Sunday.
God bless you all.
Important dates coming up
Apply for Kindy 2022 - Urgently require any families who have not yet enrolled siblings to do so
Year 3 Mass - Friday 3 September at 9.00 am
P&F Father’s Day Stall - Friday 3 September at recess and lunch
OLOM Open Night - Thursday 9 September from 5 pm to 7 pm
Year 1 Assembly - *UPDATED DATE* Thursday 16 September at 8.45am
Spirit of the Arts Concert - 13 September (Combined Choir Perth RAC Arena)
P&F Father's Day Stall - Fri 3 September
Year 3 Parents Helping with Father's Day Stall
Family Open Night - Thu 9 Sept
- Chew Chew truck - Asian street food
- Food Bazaar for Indian, loaded fries and chicken wings
- Soft Serve cruiser - hotdogs, chips, ice-cream, snow cones and coffee
Teacher Feature - Mrs Cleasby - Year 2 Teacher
Meet Mrs Cleasby, our kind and joyful Year 2 Teacher. She teaches us how to spell words we are unsure of and she always helps us when we need it.
Camp Australia - school holiday filmmaking fun!
StarTime, the experts in filmmaking, will be part of Camp Australia's Rocketeers programming to teach and guide children to write a script, act and direct their own movie with special effects using green screen technology. Plus, every movie has a chance to be featured at The Rocketeers online Film Festival. Children can participate at an alternate service or online.
Better Health Program - free, from the WA Department of Health. Register now!
The Better Health Program is a free, healthy lifestyle program for families. Children (and their families) are eligible to participate in the program if they are:
- Aged 7-13 years
- Above a healthy weight
In Term 4 Face-to-face program location:
Herb Graham Recreation Centre Mirrabooka, Tuesdays commencing 12th of October 2021
For those unable to attend a face-to-face program, the online program includes:
- Weekly interactive modules
- Weekly phone coaching support with a health professional
- Lots of freebies (including a Garmin fitness tracker and other great resources)
Benefits to families:
- Learn about healthy habits in a fun and engaging way
- Support and resources to establish healthy habits
- Flexible program delivery - Face-to-face in the community or online