OLOF TIMES

26th February 2021

Our Vision

Our Lady of Fatima Palmyra is a Catholic School that aspires to

provide a respectful, secure and caring learning environment

where our community is committed to following

the teachings of Jesus.

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From the Principal


Dear Parents,


I hope this newsletter finds you all well and safe.

I continue to enjoy this wonderful school and community that comes with it. The only sore point for me at the moment is the traffic on the road…WOW!

We certainly have commenced the year running as we are in full swing of Term 1. The students are continuing to work hard, and our year 5/6 students have even commenced a Code of Conduct project for me. The project’s aim is for our senior students to use the current adult Code of Conduct, modify it and form a ‘STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT’.


It was a pleasure to work with our senior students and delightful to see them work so well in mixed groups.

We will keep you up to date with the final production of this project.

In the next newsletter I will also outline the School’s Code of Conduct for all stakeholders and visitors to the school.


BUSHFIRE APPEAL

A huge congratulations to all our students and to those families who donated to the Bushfire Appeal. The students did a tremendous job in raising approximately $860.

A big thank you also must go to our Year 6 leaders who organised the event for us at such short notice.


SCHOOL SIGNAGE

Over the next few weeks, we should see a new street sign on the corner of Canning Hwy and Harris Road, informing the public of Our lady of Fatima School. Over the last few weeks, I have had a few discussions with the City of Melville and luckily our request was given the green light for the sign to go up.


ASH WEDNESDAY

As mentioned to you in our last newsletter, our Ash Wednesday services were a little different this year.

I hope the children informed you that they attended their own class services and also that they received the ashes on their heads.

As we are now into our second week of Lent, I would encourage all families to occasionally have a chat with your children and discuss the events that occurred during this time to Jesus. Maybe a few focus questions for you could be:


  • Is Lent a sad time or somber time?
  • Why is Lent 40 days?
  • Why do we have the season of Lent?
  • When does Lent finish?
  • What week do we enter Lent?


These are just some conversations starters for you to have a brief discussion with your children.

Just in case some of you may find some of these a little tricky... maybe Mr Google might be able to help!!!


P&F MEETING

A reminder to all parents that this coming Tuesday evening, 2 March, we will hold our first P&F Meeting for 2021. This will be held in the staffroom commencing at 6:30 pm.

I hope you all have a fantastic long weekend and keep in mind that when we return next week we will be in the month of March. For some of us it will be exciting as we will be getting a little closer to the footy season commencing.

God Bless!

Sandro Coniglio

Principal

P and F Meeting Tuesday 2nd March 630pm all welcome

Pupil free days 2021

Monday 19 April

Tue 8 June

Friday 2 July

Monday 16 August

Monday 11 October

The Second Week of Lent

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SCHOOL FEES

Thank you to those parents that have returned your payment option regarding School Fees. If you still need to return the Payment Option Form to the office, please do so ASAP.

If you have any questions relating to your school fees feel free to contact Amy Sheridan. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please do not hesitate to contact us and arrange a meeting with Sandro.

‘Learning and Digi Tech with Lucas Prince’.

Hi Everyone! I am Lucas Prince, the Learning and It Year 6 Leader this year. Each fortnight I am going to set the junior and senior students and community some learning challenges. Each fortnight will have a different learning focus; our first focus is Mathematics. Anyone can have a go. There is a class mascot, Ollie the Owl, that can be won by either of the year groups the challenge is set for each fortnight. The winning class will be the one that brings in the most attempted sheets (it doesn’t matter if you don’t get it 100% correct, it’s all about having a go). This fortnight, Pre Primary and Year 3 class will compete for the Ollie the Owl. Click on the link below to find this fortnight’s challenges. Good luck!

Fremantle fire station visit

A big thank you you to Clare Finucane and Fremantle fire station for coming to our school today to talk to Years 1,2 and 3. We all had a great time.

Wellbeing

We’re back!

Our little start of term hiccup (lockdown!), was a powerful reminder that our lives are not always predictable and that our Wellbeing - our ability to feel good and do good - is something we need to keep chipping away at.


The P&F Wellbeing sub-committee has a fantastic plan for Fatima Families to explore and experience Wellbeing throughout the year. This term, we’re starting with the value of


PERSISTENCE

….. to keep trying, have another go!

Working hard and sticking with something that you have started, despite challenges, difficulties and discouragements (having persistence), is an essential ingredient in experiencing success and achieving something of meaning or value.


Explaining Persistence:

Lower Primary - https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/activities/teaching-persistence/

Upper Primary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRQytOBTlN8

Parents - https://prosperhealthcollective.com.au/teaching-perseverance-and-persistence-to-children/

Perseverance - Finding Nemo

Anyone interested in contributing to Wellbeing at OLOF, please contact us at: olof.paf@gmail.com

A message from the Sustainability Leader Elsie Casey -Clean Up Australia Day

As some of you may know, Clean up Australia day will be taking place next week, on Sunday the 7th March. It is an important date to Australia and has been for the past 3 decades. Clean up Australia Day is all about being aware of our impact and preventing rubbish from going into our environment and removing what has already accumulated. Consider getting a family/friends cleanup group together. To find out more about clean up Australia day visit https://www.cleanup.org.au/about-us

Support our school at Gilbert's fresh market and The Foodies Basket

Gilbert's Support Our School Program donates 1% of the money spent by you to your nominated school every time you shop with us! Sign up for free at the checkout and scan each time you shop.

As at 16/06/2020 the Gilbert’s Fresh, Hilton SOS Program has 31 schools, and 2,236 customers signed up, plus, Gilbert’s has donated $40,945.00 to local schools since the program commenced in October 2017.


The Foodies Basket, Attadale donates a $1 for every 100 points accumulated. Just give our School name or show your card each time you purchase.

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Uniform Shop

We have a number of items available to buy secondhand from our uniform shop which is open on Thursdays between 8.15am to 9.15am

Palmyra Junior Football Club are looking for some new players! Yr3 – Yr6


If you have an interest in playing with your friends on the weekend, enjoy working together as a team and having fun...then footy is what you’re looking for!! And the Palmyra Demons WANT you! Palmyra Junior Football Club is excited about having four girls’ teams this year.

So if you want to join the fun, come and find out what it is all about next Thursday 4th March 3:30 at Palmyra Primary oval.


Come and meet some players in the red and blue and have a kick with your friends. If you have a friend that would like to come along from another school, bring them with you!! Parents welcome to come and have a chat. If you can’t make it and would like to know more please check out our PJFC website or contact Krista 0419195120. The more the merrier makes the mighty Demons.