Our Lady of Mercy

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 4 | 12 AUGUST 2020

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August 12 marks the annual celebration of International Youth Day. It is an international day of awareness, recognising youth across the globe and empowering the world's youth to make positive contributions to their communities and nations.


The theme of International Youth Day 2020: “Youth Engagement for Global Action”


Eternal God, You made us to be witnesses, full of excitement and ready to embrace this day. We pray that we may become the examples of love that our world needs. Help us to welcome all that renews our lives so that we can be true disciples. We make this prayer in the name of Jesus, the Way.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers


Assumption of Mary

On Saturday, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. We remember the goodness of Mary by the Assumption of her body and soul, to be with Jesus. Mary teaches us to reach out and show true concern and care for other people. Her openness to God allowed God to work through her so that salvation might come to all.


International Youth Day

Today we celebrate International Youth Day. The theme this year is “Youth Engagement for Global Action”. You may well ask how this relates to our children in Primary school. There is certainly a strong connection. As educators we are constantly seeking ways to engage our students to be creative problem solvers. We want them to enrich our community with solutions to social justice and environmental concerns. We are constantly seeking ways for our children to have a voice in their learning. We want them to use their critical and creative thinking skills to find solutions to pressing challenges in our school community.


Providing our students with a voice in their education contributes to sustainable solutions. An example of this process in action in our school, is that we will be calling on our students to help us solve the problem of plastic and rubbish in our school environment. This is a real life problem and we are looking forward to working with the children to implement some of the creative solutions they come up with through collaboration with their peers and teachers. Students will be involved in developing and communicating their solutions to our community and in the process will develop their understanding of the importance of being a global citizen, someone who is in touch with both their culture and community. We aim to develop our students into contributing and caring citizens. Watch this space as our children explore some 21st century life skills.


Toilets

A reminder to all parents/carers and visitors to the school that you may NOT use our student toilets. If you need to use a toilet please ask at the front office and you will be shown to an adult toilet facility.


Sacrament of Eucharist

Please keep our Year 4 students in your prayers as they continue their preparations to receive the Eucharist for the very first time.


As we celebrate the Assumption of Mary on Saturday, let us pray that we may all be like Mary, open and cooperative to God and his plan for our salvation.


God bless you all.


Ondine Komnick

Principal

Year 4 - Learning the Rosary

In Year Four we have been learning how to pray the Rosary. To help us, we created a lap book that included a step by step guide on how to pray the Rosary, the Mysteries and Prayers of the Rosary. We then created a decade of the Rosary using a pipe cleaner and beads. Father Sam then visited us and explained the history of the Rosary. We finished off our time with Father Sam by praying a decade of the Rosary, we were so grateful for Father Sam’s time and we thoroughly enjoyed praying the Rosary with him.

Merit Awards - Fri 14 Aug

Junior Awards:

PPB: Teagan Tran & Bawi Tha Hrin Thar

PPW: Sophia Munoz-Bunten & Jasmeh Kaur

1B: Joanna Tran & Harrison Su

1W: Ayak Mayen & Tirren Abeyakoon

2B: Aluel Dau & James Nguyen

2W: Olivia Kha & Johnson Phan

3B: Jason Barlow, Mikayla Brown-Zabay & Lina Ibrahim

3W: Casey Muir & Saphire Lancaster


Senior Awards:

4B: Lilly Powell & Ryan Edwin

4W: Liam Muir & Taulimaina Pou

5B: Joshua Kabala & Annie Griffiths

5W: Achieu Alier & Marol Riak

6B: Emma Pham & Ashlee Carver

6W: Pieng Maper & Jessica Le

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The Great Book Swap - donate books by Fri 28 August

The idea of the Great Book Swap is to swap unwanted children’s books in exchange for another, for a gold coin donation. The money raised helps the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to purchase books for remote communities.


STEP 1- DONATE UNWANTED BOOKS

Please bring in any unwanted books that are in good condition and drop them outside the Music/Auslan room by Friday 28th August.


STEP 2 - BOOK SWAP

Bring your gold coins to school on Wednesday 2nd September (Week 7) to purchase second hand books.

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Kaya (Hello)

Melissa Billy-Rooney is our 'Transforming Lives" Engagement Officer. Melissa will work with us to create an inclusive learning environment for Aboriginal students and their families and will be sharing Aboriginal Noongar culture with us all.

Online safety tips from our Social Worker

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Bring in items for recycling

LET’S DO OUR PART IN PROTECTING THE PLANET

Bring in:

  1. old stationery
  2. ring pulls from cans
  3. bread clips
  4. batteries

Kindy 2021 Enrolment Form

School Term Dates for 2020

Term 1: Monday 3 February to Thursday 9 April

Term 2: Wednesday 29 April to Friday 3 July

Term 3: Monday 20 July to Thursday 24 September

Term 4: Tuesday 13 October to Friday 11 December

Pupil Free Dates for 2020

Term 1: Friday 28 February

Term 2: Tuesday 28 April & Monday 15 June

Term 3: Friday 21 August & Friday 25 September

Term 4: Monday 12 October

Public Holidays 2020

Monday 2 March: Public Holiday

Friday 10 April: Good Friday

Monday 27 April: ANZAC Day

Monday 1 June: Public Holiday