Our Lady of Mercy
NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 7 | 2 JUNE 2021
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.
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