Our Lady of the Cape Primary School

Newsletter - Thursday 22 October 2020

Your smile is your logo,

your personality is your business card,

how you leave others feeling after a conversation with you

becomes your trademark.

Important Dates

Week 2:

Thu 22 Oct - Interschool Athletics - Hay Park Bunbury

Fri 23 Oct - Prayer Assembly Y1P (students only)

Week 3:

Mon 26 Oct - Wheels After Meals

Fri 30 Oct - General Assembly (students only)

Week 4:

Wed 4 Nov - Kindy Orientation - Parent Session

Fri 8 Nov - Prayer Assembly 2M (students only)

Sun 8 Nov - 1st Eucharist - OLOTSC

Term 4 finishes Fri 11th December

Term 1 2021 commences Mon 1st Feb

Feast day Prayer Service

Was celebrated in the hall and led by Mrs Amie Meyer and the Year 6's Ministry team. It was a very meaningful and respectful event, celebrating our school’s history and feast day.

Mission markets

Another successful event this year. We reduced plastics and lollies being sold, but not student enjoyment and sense of generosity. Our school student leaders were also fantastic.

$1700 was raised.

Interschool Athletics

Our interschool Athletics team competed at the SWPSA Interschool Athletics Carnival at Hay Park today. A number of the students competing have participated in extra training sessions. Extra training has been held for jumping and throwing at lunchtimes and sprinters before school on Tuesdays.

Our athletes performed and behaved brilliantly and showed great attitude and effort, representing our school in excellence.

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Congratulations to our amazing O.LC Athletes. What a terrific day for our student’s. All team members put their best foot forward (literally!)

Not only did we bring many ribbons home but more importantly we had an awesome time. The support given to each other amazing and the team morale high.

Well done team O.L.C.


Mandy Sinclair

Initial Lit Professional Learning

Three of our Early Childhood teachers completed PD on Initial Lit and another three will participate shortly. This is a whole class initial instruction in literacy. It is an evidence-based approach to reading and spelling that is aligned with the National Curriculum and the latest on the science of reading and how we learn to read. It also compliments and work together with Mini, Multi and MacqLit. Very exciting times in early childhood at OLC with lots of new learning for teachers and students.

Maths PD last day Term 3

A great session for teachers in Year 3-6. Maths being our current curriculum focus. I’ve noticed many strategies already being implemented at the start of this term. The focus was on differentiation, effective lesson structure, mental maths and problem solving. Thank you to Ben Saulsman from Catholic Education, Western Australia.

Wheelie Walkie, Waste- Free Wednesdays

Each Wednesday for the rest of term.

Get your walking shoes and bikes out, put your plastic wrappers away.

This term, free dress prizes go to the Sport faction with the most students participating.

See you on the cycle path .....

Ian Lillico Presentation – Monday 19th October

Ian spoke to the staff in the afternoon. This was well received. Ian’s session to the parents in the evening was also a success and greatly appreciated by the parents. Many thanks to the P&F, particularly Honor Putland-Saunders, Paul Richardson and Sarah Gatty. It was a real privilege having Ian presenting to us. Stay tuned for more great presenters at OLC in the future.

OLC 2021 new teachers

We are really pleased to announce the following teachers at OLC for 2021:

· Isobel Christie

· Holly Lombardi

· Anita Hurst

All three teachers will certainly bring lots of their vibrancy and expertise to OLC and we are looking forward to Isobel, Holly and Anita being part of our team.

We will also have Ellie Haines (dance teacher) who has started working with the Year 3s for their Christmas concert performance. Ellie will be a dance teacher at OLC next year (K-6). Working alongside Amy Sherborne in our music and dance program next year. Exciting stuff!

Dates for End of Year

Nov 23 Pupil Free Day

Nov 25 Board and P&F AGMs

Nov 27 Musical

Dec 4 Year 6 Graduation

Dec 8 Christmas Concert

Dec 10 Mrs. Horrocks’ farewell

Dec 11 Final Day Colour Run

2021 Planning

Please let us know if you will not be returning to OLC for the 2021 school year. This allows us to continue planning accurately for the 2021 school year.

Listening to Annabelle Phillips, Sophie Corrigan and Zahra Love playing their ukulele in the courtyard on Monday morning. It sounded fantastic, well done to Mrs Sherborne for the expert music teaching and to the girls for their persistence with practice.

Did You Know

  • Ruda in 4 Dan spoke to a prospective parent from, Brazil in Portuguese – what a talented young man!

  • The ornamental pear tree in the courtyard is flowering beautifully.
  • Mrs King loves teaching and learning about Initial Lit class sessions.
  • According to Ian Lillico many boys in class don't drink enough water.
  • Our OLC chooks are coming back from their holiday today.
  • Students riding home must wait for the duty teacher to dismiss them before leaving the school grounds.
  • The OLC promo film had almost 4000 views in its first 72 hours on Facebook. Look out for the 30 second version coming out this week.
  • All OLC kids love Wilko the dog!
  • Year 4s are learning about procedure writing.
  • The parents using Sloan drive pick-up always smile, wave and use the pick-up zone perfectly.
  • Mrs. Marrell expertly and patiently taught Mr Torrese (who needed some support and encouragement) how to replace the roll in the paper towel dispenser in the staff room.
  • Flynn, Jarrah and Zoe in 1/2K did some great reading with Mr T.
  • Sienna and Remy led the school assembly with calmness and confidence.

  • Louie Hodge in Year 4 is really excited about Geelong being in the AFL grand final.

Adrian Torrese

Acting Principal

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The word 'communion' means to be united with; Catholics believe that in Holy Communion we are united in a special way with Jesus Christ.

At his last supper, Jesus said of the bread that he shared among his followers, "Take and eat, this is my body." When we receive Holy Communion, Catholics believe that in a mysterious way we are sharing in the body and blood of Christ.

Holy Communion and the whole celebration is also known as Eucharist, from a Greek word meaning thanksgiving.

Our Year Four students are making their final preparations for the reception of their First Eucharist on Sunday the 8th of November at 10.00am at the church. As part of that preparation they will be making a special visit to the church tomorrow for a tour with Fr. Francis, who will answer any questions they might have about our faith and the church. We would ask that you keep the Year Four students in your prayers at this special time.

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Last week the Pope’s latest letter to the world, titled “Fratelli Tutti’ was released, which is basically talks about how we as a Catholic family need to care for everyone and for the Mother Earth. One way we can do this is through the new recycling program running in Dunsborough. Please read the flyer as to how you might help our parish through this regimen.

God Bless!

Mrs Amie Meyer

OLC RE Coordinator.

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Uniform Shop Volunteer

Does anyone have a spare half an hour on a Weds morning to help out at the uniform shop? A big thank you to Eliza Blackburn who has kindly helped us out for a few years and is unable to help any longer. You would need to available from 8.30 - 9am. Please call the office if you can spare some time. Thank you!


P&F Class Fundraisers

WOW - we are almost there!!! We have reached 90% of our fundraising target for the year. Thank you to the class reps and all the families in the school for your amazing support.

Keep an eye out for this term’s fundraisers

- Skateboard Deck Art Workshop (1/2K) 23 November (pupil free day)

- Cheese Louise Platters (PPL)

- Calendar Art (3MU)

- Wine Fundraiser

School Disco – Friday 20 November

Back by popular demand! The school disco will be returning this year on the 20th November. Save the Date – more details to follow.

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Dear Parent,

Please note Book Club has now changed to LOOP online orders only. LOOP is quick to set up and simple to use, however, if you do run into any technical problems please contact

Scholastic Customer Service Team on 1800 021 233

or email Customer_Service@scholastic.com.au.

For general enquires (not technical support) Call Chelsea on 0423 516 260.

It is easy to order. The Book Club LOOP platform for parents allows you to pay by credit card. Your child’s order is submitted directly to school safe and sound and the books will be delivered to class. You can place your child’s order at scholastic.com.au/LOOP or using the LOOP app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

Cheers, Chelsea, Your Book Club Organiser



A big thank you to the families that supported our Beach Clean Up.

We did 3 beaches being - Sea rescue Dunsborough, Shelly Cove, Bunkers Bay and Gallows = picked up 1560 pieces of rubbish!

Shelley Dorizzi

Community Events

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Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays.

VacSwim in January offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations during the long break. Not only are they a great school holiday activity, they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Your children can start as young as five years old.

Don’t wait! Enrol your children in VacSwim now at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim