Our Lady of the Cape Primary School

Newsletter - Thursday 4 August 2022

Dear God

We thank you for your love and your promise to be with us.

At school or work, at rest or play,

help us to feel near to you and hear your voice.

Guide us to always do our best in every situation

and to love one another.

Amen

2022 Important Dates

Week 4

Mon 8 Aug: Feast of St Mary Mackillop - In class liturgies

Thu 11 Aug: P&F Class Reps Mtg 2pm

Fri 12 Aug: OLC Feast Day & Markets/Whole School Mass


Week 5

Tue 16 Aug: Dance Crew & Band Performance at BREC

Thu 18 & Fri 19 Aug: Y5 Culture, Nature & Challenge Days

Fri 19 Aug: Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser

Star Citizen Assembly Y3M

Sat 20 Aug: Y3 Reconciliation Commitment Mass

Dear Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers in the OLC Community,

YEAR 6 CAMP

Last week our Year 6 students and staff travelled to Forest Edge in Waroona for their annual camp. The camp provided challenging activities, such the 200m flying fox, abseiling, initiative games and orienteering. These activities encouraged the students to learn the principles of teamwork and to move out of their comfort zones. I attended the camp and was pleased to see the students supporting one another as they encouraged each other to overcome their fears and complete the difficult activities.


I would like to express my appreciation to the staff who generously gave of their personal time to supervise the students: Sean McSevich and Anita Hurst for their thorough organisation and preparation, as well as, Amie Meyer, Ben Danaher, Penny King and Tina Haywood for their support. A vote of thanks goes to Matt Archer for his expertise and assistance on camp.

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SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM

This term our Year 3 students have commenced their preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation with a Parent and Student Information evening last week. We ask you to keep the children in your prayers as they prepare for this important sacrament. The children will make their First reconciliation on 10 September.

CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT

The construction of the two classrooms and senior toilet block is now underway with the pouring of the concrete foundations last Friday.


I would like to thank parents for dropping off their children in the main carpark, while the Sloan Avenue carpark was closed, to enable the delivery of the concrete.


We are awaiting news from CEWA regarding the funding application for the upgrade of the early childhood section of the school. Hopefully we will be informed of the application outcome by the end of this term.

STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Catholic Education WA (CEWA) believes strongly in nurturing the wellbeing, strengths and gifts of every person. Our schools actively promote the wellbeing and human flourishing by nurturing spiritual, religious, cognitive, physical, emotional and social development. This is a journey built on a strong foundation of relationships and connections between educators, students, families, their parish and the broader community.


This week Shannon Steven, a CEWA Wellbeing consultant delivered a presentation to our staff about the elements of the CEWA Wellbeing Framework. She explained that the Wellbeing Framework is founded on the latest research around systems wellbeing in education. This framework looks to enhance and enrich the capabilities, connections and conditions of all schools, their students, staff and communities by understanding that wellbeing is visible, measurable and improvable.

Census

This Friday, is Census Day for Non-Government Schools. Please see the attachment that was sent in the email with the newsletter link to view a Census Privacy Notice.


Should your child be absent on Friday, we are required to keep records of their absence. Please ensure that you supply the school with an absentee note which can be accessed via our website at https://www.ladyofcape.wa.edu.au/absentees_form.html

Carmel Costin

Principal

RE News

OLC Feast Day

Next Friday the 12th August we are celebrating our school feast day for the Assumption of Mary. The day will centre around Mary the mother of God as the patroness of our school and will include fundraising for Ukraine and multi-age group activities. Students are asked to wear their sports uniforms for the day.


Classes will participate in an online interactive prayer liturgy at 10.00am. From midday until 1.00pm, we hold our fundraising market stalls outdoors, which will be run by the Year 6 students. Parents are also welcome to attend this with their child/ren if they would like to come along.


Our stalls are raising money for Catholic Mission Australia, with the profits of the day going to charities in Ukraine. To assist, we are asking that children bring money that they have earned from doing jobs around the house so that they can understand the value of the money they are donating. We ask that the children bring no more than $20.00 maximum (in coins please) for the day. It helps to have coins contained in a clearly labelled snap lock bag with your child's name and class in case it gets dropped on the tour around the school. On the market program from 12.00pm -1.00pm we have the following fun activities:

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As you can see, we are aiming to make this day more experienced based than consumptive, so that the children have fun, but we minimise our impact on the environment and on their sugar levels. It's a win-win for all!


The time after lunch is spent in multi-age groupings who participate in fun activities to promote a sense of community and collegiality between the students, and to celebrate our beautiful school. Activities will include playdough, painting, construction, obstacle courses, lego, origami, card games and nature play.


This annual event is a special day for our school. Please emphasise that it is also a day where we can give to help others and be thankful for how lucky we are. Fingers crossed for good weather! Thank you for your support!


Amie Meyer

Assistant Principal

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Olivia, Eva and Alexis attend Cape Naturaliste Gymnastics Academy, located in Busselton

We train 4-5 days (minimum 14.5 hours) a week. Practising our skills or the beam, bar, vault, floor & our tumbling - all year long. When we aren't at training, we are up in Perth competing against other gymnastics clubs from around WA.


We have been selected to represent WA in the State Team and we are looking for Sponsorship/Donations to help us get to Darwin for the Regional Championships in September, and any other up coming competitions we may have which involves flying interstate.


We are hoping to have an ice cream sale at our school and your support would be greatly appreciated.


Many Thanks and appreciation.

Eva Paterson, Olivia Breheny & Alexis Giglia.

Some of our X Country participants from last week. See our website for more photos.

Lost Property

There are numerous students clothing items in our lost property bin, and other items which have been handed in the office. Please view the photo below to see if any of these items may belong to you.
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P&F News


Welcome back to term 3!! We hope everyone enjoyed a restful and fun holiday. We warmly welcome Carmel Costin to Our Lady of the Cape and hope you have settled in well and are enjoying getting to know the amazing staff and students at OLC.


The P&F are excited to be bringing you some new fundraisers this term. Look out for Year 5's first fundraiser to be announced tomorrow. You will need to be quick for this one!!

An update on OLC Pastoral Care. For those of you new to the school you may not be aware there is a pastoral care freezer located outside of the school canteen. You will find home cooked meals that anyone can access in times of need. Please feel free to use this for yourselves or other families you may know of, that need some assistance. Thanks to the very giving nature of Leah Reilly, the freezer will be restocked later this week with meals. We now have a NEW dry goods cupboard, also located at the canteen. It is stocked with some basic items that may also be of assistance. If anyone would like to contribute further to this cupboard your help would be kindly welcomed.

Kind Regards

The P&F Committee

BRICK FUNDRAISER

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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