Our Lady of Mercy

NEWSLETTER | TERM 4 | WEEK 7 | 24 NOVEMBER 2021

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On Friday we celebrated Universal Children's Day by wearing cultural clothing and bringing food to share. We embrace the rich heritage of our multicultural families. At our school, everyone belongs.

Prayer for our School Community

Dear Father,

We pray our school will be filled with love

We pray our learning will be full of truth

We pray our playground will be full of joy

We pray our friendships will be full of forgiveness

We pray our teachers will be full of wisdom

We pray our community will be full of hope

May we run with your love

Build on your truth

Play with your joy

Share your forgiveness

Rest in your wisdom

Every day

Amen

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers



Thank You Morning Tea for Volunteers

Yesterday we held a ‘Thank You Morning Tea for Volunteers’ at our school.

We are very grateful for the generous time parents and carers have given in helping to support the many P&F fund and friend raisers over the course of 2021, as well as the support they have provided classroom teachers in being helpers on excursions and running the year group Facebook pages.


Time is such a precious gift to give because you only have a set amount of it, you can’t make more time. When you give someone your time, you give a gift that can’t be returned and that lasts forever. Once time is spent on someone or on some endeavour, it is spent forever and this is the truly beautiful aspect of the time given by volunteers at our school, they have decided that our school community was worth such precious gift.

We are truly blessed to have so many people contribute their talents and precious time to building a strong and more connected school community.


Resiliency and Tiredness

As the term rapidly draws to a close and the school calendar becomes more busy, the children are getting noticeably tired. Small irritations or friendship issues can escalate as children are more sensitive and less resilient when tired. At home you can support your child by listening to them and encouraging them to talk the issue through with their friend where the friendship is based on mutual trust and respect. If this doesn’t resolve the matter they can speak with a trusted adult at school. It is also important to ensure your child is getting sufficient sleep at night. Children at primary school should be getting between 9 to 11 hours of sleep every night.


Commitment to School Events

We provide many opportunities for children to grow all aspects of themselves, including their spiritual, academic, social-emotional and physical development. It is expected that children participate in all opportunities and events that have been arranged during the school day as part of the delivery of the curriculum. It is also our expectation that parents encourage their children to attend events, such as interschool sports carnivals. A commitment to a team and to persist with activities that might challenge your child, are important life skills to develop.


AGM

Our school AGM will be held next Monday evening in the undercover area at 7pm. All parents and carers are welcome to attend. Drinks and snacks will be provided at the end of the meeting, to celebrate a successful academic year. Several booklist door prizes will be drawn for those in attendance. We look forward to seeing you there.


God bless you all.


Ondine Komnick

Principal

Important dates coming up

Year 1 to 3 Swimming - Monday 22 November for two weeks

Get Active Freezie Day - Friday 26 November

Annual General Meeting & OLOM Celebration - Monday 29 November at 7 pm

Christmas Concert - Friday 3 December at 6 pm

Order Booklists - by Friday 10 December

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Freeze Fit this Friday, 26 November - bring a gold coin

The P&F is running our final fun-raiser of the year, this Friday 26 November. We are kindly asking all parents to give a gold-coin donation for their child on this day. Students will participate in some outdoor exercise, then watch our Amazing OLOM Jump Jam team perform. Afterwards, all students will receive a sugar-free icy pole to cool down.
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Parents invited to AGM and OLOM celebration - Mon 29 Nov at 7pm

We've had a big year and we warmly welcome all parents to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) where we celebrate special OLOM moments and achievements. We have great door prizes: eight lucky families can win a $75 voucher for Campion Books to go towards your booklist orders! We look forward to seeing you there.
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Order your booklists online

Remember to order booklists via the Campion website by Friday, 10 December. Late orders may incur a fee. Code: TJF3

Year 3 take on the Catapult Challenge!

The Year 3's went to Servite College to see their STEM Showcase and take on the Catapult Challenge. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) help students develop skills in critical and creative thinking, problem solving and innovation, literacy, numeracy, communication and collaboration.
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Limited places left for Kindy 2022

We have limited places left for Kindy next year - please invite friends and family to contact our office if they wish to enrol their child or arrange a time to see the school.
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Teacher Feature - Mrs Calleja - Year 3 Teacher

Meet Mrs Calleja, our kind and fun Year 3 Teacher. She teaches us our timetables and helps us when we need help.
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Christmas Carols at Girrawheen Library - free event

To celebrate the festive season Girrawheen library will host a special performance of Christmas carols by the Wanneroo Civic Choir. This is a free event. Please book below.

  • Tuesday, 21 December 2021
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Girrawheen Public Library, 6 Patrick Court

Canteen Summer Menu

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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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2022 Public Holidays & Pupil Free Proposed Dates

Term 1:

Monday 7/3 (Labour Day Holiday)

Tuesday 8/3 (Pupil Free Day)


Term 2:

Monday 25/4 (ANZAC Day Holiday)

Tuesday 26/4 (Pupil Free Day)

Monday 6/6 (WA Day Holiday)


Term 3:

Friday 19/8 (Pupil Free Day)

Monday 22/8 (Pupil Free Day)


Term 4:

Monday 10/10 (Pupil Free Day)