Our Lady of Mercy

NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 7 | 2 JUNE 2021

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During this term, Miss Millen has been teaching us how to play soccer and netball. Yesterday, we had the opportunity to test our new skills at the winter carnival held at the Kingsway Sporting Complex. It was such a fun day and it was also a great opportunity to practise our sportsmanship skills!

Almighty call and merciful God, whose Son became a refugee and had no place to call his own; look with mercy on those who today are fleeing from danger, those who are homeless and hungry, those who are sick or dying. Bless those who work to bring them relief; inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts; and guide the nations of the world towards that day when all will rejoice in your Kingdom of justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers


Launch of LifeLink Day

This week is the launch of LifeLink Day. We will raise money to support this wonderful cause towards the end of term when children will have the opportunity to come to school with crazy hair and free dress for a gold coin donation. LifeLink provides financial support for several agencies that deliver support to thousands of people in need in Western Australia each year. Last year Lifelink helped over 37 000 Western Australian families and individuals in need. We know that with your generosity we will be able to support the good work of LifeLink in our community. Crazy Hair Day will be on Wednesday 23rd June in Week 10.


Merit Award System

We have decided to make a change to our merit award system. Reading each merit citation at assembly takes a long time and children in the audience become very restless, especially after spending some time watching the assembly item. We will still call each merit recipient up for a handshake and certificate presentation but we will only read the Mercy value for which they are being given the certificate. We hope that you will take time at home to read the citation with your child and celebrate the achievement for which they were given the certificate.


Feedback on Moral Purpose

I would like to personally thank those parents and carers who took the time to give us feedback for our moral purpose. We will share the final statement with our school community once we have taken your responses into consideration.


Record turnout at P&F Meeting

Last week, we had a record turnout at our P&F meeting with 12 parents attending. There was a sense of community that was incredibly energising. We have now managed to secure a parent representative for almost every year level. These reps will also manage the Facebook page for your year group.


The P&F showed us the beautiful homemade gifts they were working on for Father’s Day. They are making heat bags, wooden key rings, potted herbs and homemade beard and hand scrub.


The P&F agreed to buy some more balls for the children to play with and have also committed to paying for special OLOM shirts for our choir and for interschool sporting representatives. We are certainly building a strong parent and carer support base and it is incredibly heartening to see parents championing the work we do.


WA Day - School closed on Monday

We are all looking forward to a lovely long weekend in this extra long term of 11 weeks. We hope you enjoy next Monday’s public holiday and we look forward to seeing all the children back at school on Tuesday, 8th of June.


God bless you all.

Ondine

Important dates coming up

Thursday 3 June - Eucharist Intro Meeting 6.30 pm

Monday 7 June - WA Public Holiday - School Closed

Thursday 10 June - P&F Cake Stall

Friday 18 June - Cross Country

Friday 25 June - Interschool Carnival

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Teacher Feature - Miss Millen, Sport

Meet Miss Millen, our energetic and epic sports teacher! She is very encouraging and loves to work on our gross motor skills.
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Next Thursday - Bake for the P&F Cake Stall

Help our P&F Fundraiser by donating cupcakes, cakes, biscuits and other sweet treats! Please bring your donations to the canteen area before school on Thursday 10 June. Children bring money to purchase at recess and lunch.

Year 2 helping with Cake Stall

Many hands make light work! Our Year 2 parents are helping at the cake stall during recess and lunch. Thank you!

P&F seeking biodegradable paper plates

The P&F are seeking donations of biodegradable paper plates - please ensure it is sustainable paper. Thank you!

OLOM's Aboriginal Playgroup coming soon!

Our Community Playgroup - Koorda Moort Waabiny - for Aboriginal families will be opening soon at OLOM, running on Wednesdays during term from 9.15 am to 11 am. If you know Aboriginal families with young children who may interested, please ask them contact Melissa Billy-Rooney (OLOM's Transforming Lives Officer) on 9207 7677. Families do not need to be connected to OLOM.
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Toys are not to be brought to school

Toys are NOT to be brought to school, unless specifically recommended by a specialist or therapist. They present a distraction to learning and can sometimes go missing or get damaged.
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Register now for Outside School Hours Care - Camp Australia

Register you 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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