Our Lady of Mercy

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 7 | 1 SEPTEMBER 2021

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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.

Amen

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers


Father's Day

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.

Ondine

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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

Our P&F Father’s Day stall is fast approaching and will be held on Friday 3rd September for one day only, at recess and lunch. Gifts are between $1 and $8.
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Year 3 Parents Helping with Father's Day Stall

Our lovely Year 3 parents will be helping with the P&F Father's Day Stall next week. Please let your teacher know whether you prefer the recess or lunchtime slot. Many hands make light work!
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Family Open Night - Thu 9 Sept

We are holding a family night to celebrate community and learning. It will be lots of fun and the children are looking forward to showing their families around. There will be prize draws, food vans and a choir concert to enjoy! Plus you can pop into classrooms to see some of your child's work. We look forward to seeing you all there!


  • 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
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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.

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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.

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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)
  • Prizes


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
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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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