Our Lady of the Cape Primary School

Newsletter - 26th August 2020

"From success you get lots of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you."
Important Dates:
  • Fri 28 Aug: Pupil Free Day - Staff PD
Week 7
  • Mon 31 Aug: Pupil Free Day - Catholicity Day
  • Weds 2 Sep: WWWW Day
Week 8
  • Mon 7 Sep: Wheels After Meals Y1-Y3
  • Weds 9 Sep: WWWW Day
  • Thurs & Fri 10/11 Sept: School Photo Days

Week 9

  • Mon 14 Sep: Wheels After Meals Y4 - Y6
  • Tuesday 15 Sep: Scholastic Book Fair (hall)
  • Weds 16 Sep: Scholastic Book Fair (hall)/WWWW Day
  • Weds 16 - Fri 18 Sep: Reconciliation
  • Fri 18 Sep: PPB Plant Staff on the Oval
  • Sat 19 Sep: Sacrament of Reconciliation Y3

Week 10

  • Mon 21 Sep: Wheels After Meals Y1-Y3
  • Thursday 24 Sep: OLC Feast Day and Mission Markets
  • Fri 25 Sep: Pupil Free Day


Dear Parents, Friends and Students of the OLC Community,

A note from the Executive Director of Catholic Education, Dr.Debra Sayce,

Maintaining Vigilance
I appreciate how much work you have all done to maintain vigilance with promoting and reinforcing physical distancing and health and hygiene messages in your schools.
I ask you to remind your school community of the current requirements to maintain good hygiene practices and physical distancing of adults. Daily cleaning regimes, access to hand sanitiser and actively promoting hand hygiene, physical distancing and coughing/sneezing etiquette will help to keep our schools as safe as we can during Phase 4 of the WA Roadmap to Recovery.

Continue to emphasise the need for parents, students and staff to stay home when sick and encourage COVID-19 testing.

Adults in schools should continue to keep up physical distancing of 1.5 metres where possible. All members of the school community must continue to practice good personal hygiene to better protect themselves and the general health of society.
Gathering limits are now only determined by WA's reduced two square metres per person rule. This measurement is specifically for determining the capacity of venues where adults are present.


Please keep Fr. Francis, his father and his four siblings in your prayers following the passing of his mother, Teresita, in the Philippines. This sad time is made even more difficult by Corona Virus, which will prevent him from returning home for the funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with Father Francis and his family at this time.

Mrs Horrocks

Mrs Maureen Horrocks will be retiring at the end of this school year.

Maureen was a foundation member of our school and it is impossible to overstate how much of a contribution she has made to the culture of our school, especially in the area of Performing Arts. To say she will be missed is a huge understatement. Maureen will be completing her final musical towards the end of term four.

We are currently advertising for a new Performing Arts teacher to commence the 2021 school year.

Athletics Sports

Our school sports commence at 9.15am tomorrow morning. The track has been declared fast and the weather guaranteed to be sensational. Come along, enjoy, cheer, and generally enjoy a great day out and remember it is a primary school carnival, not an IOC qualifying event.

If you are free just after drop off, Mr Lee would love to see you down on the oval to set up a few tents....for shade!!

(Any complaints regarding the straightness of the tracks can be lodged in writing to Jax, Cameron, James and Xavier from Year 3 who skillfully pegged out the distances as part of their maths on Tuesday morning.)

State Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to a number of our students who participated in the State Cross Country Championships recently in Perth. Our whole school community is very proud of your efforts.

Kai Gleeson (4Dan) ran at an average speed of 4.14 km/hour to come 41st out of 262 competitors, Hudson Archer (4Del) ran at 4.34 km/hour to come in 117th out of 262 competitors while Jett Devereux (2Mc) ran in the year 3 race at an average speed of 4.11km/hour. Our female competitors ran beautifully as well.

Matilda Richardson (4Del) ran at an average speed of 4.43km/hour to come home 124th out of 282 competitors while Mila Devereux (4Del) ran at an average speed of 4.11 km/per hour to come home tenth overall out of 282 competitors earning an invitation to trial for the state team!

Huge effort to these super special athletes.

Did you Know?

  • Zara Love brought delicious cup cakes for the Year 6 team after Confirmation certificates were awarded last Friday. Luckily Mrs Meyer and Mr Lee were there to taste them first to ensure they were safe to consume.
  • Aurelia and Lulu (4 Del) fertilize our standard roses every Friday with worm wizz.
  • Leo (K) loves a chat and a kick of the footy.
  • Chloe Halloran smiles a lot.
  • Some people spread joy wherever they go while others spread joy whenever they go!
  • James J, Emily, Oceania and Marley planted marigolds and silverbeet at 12.49pm on Tuesday.
  • Phoenix and Jarrah planted petunias in tubs on Tuesday.
  • Eddie W. is going to be a big brother shortly.
  • The Kindy class were the first to try out our new fast running track.
  • Charlotte Gibbins & Anaeja Young are on class bag duty this week. Both girls have outstanding manners and are a real credit to their families.
  • Mr Mick Sherry is a Melbourne supporter.
  • Mrs Leahy's class planted potatoes and lettuce seeds on Wednesday.

Sustainability Update

We planted silverbeet and broccoli in the vegie gardens last week and this week. The gentle rain and now sunshine have ensured our crops off to a flourishing start. Just working on some clever plans to keep the rabbits and roos away.

We also commenced companion planting with marigolds skillfully placed between our seedlings to scare off the vegetable eating bugs.

There has been a little nervous chatter coming from in the chicken coop recently with the introduction of chicken pies to the Thursday canteen menu this term. However, no cause for alarm, at the last chicken census, numbers have remained constant.......although the mention of performance based contracts has been raised outside the coop.

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Our Year 6 class before they commence planting lettuce and tomato seeds that were harvested from our crops earlier this year. The seedlings will hopefully be ready to sell at the PPB plant sale. If not we will try after the holidays.


The Year 6 Class celebrated a beautiful Sacrament of Confirmation at the church last Saturday evening. This special celebration was lead by Fr. Tony and Fr. Francis, and the candidates were supported by their families and prayer buddies. We would like to extend a big thank you to the following people who helped to prepare and guide the students on this important part of their faith journey:

Fr. Tony

Fr. Francis

Mrs. Riccardone

Mrs. Martin

Mrs. Tutt

Mrs McFaull

Mrs. Love

Mrs. Hewson

Mrs. Horrocks

Mr. Torrese

Ms. Lily Meyer

Wheels After Meals

Our Year 4, 5 and 6 students enjoyed a second session of "Wheels After Meals on Monday". Their next session is on Monday 14 September. Year 1-3 have their next event on Monday the 7th of September. All students are required to bring in a helmet and any other safety gear. Their gear can be left behind Mr Lee's office for safety and convenience.
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Pavers Update

We need to sell just 7 more singles or 4 double pavers to receive free shipping. All funds raised will go to the upgrade of the junior primary playground. Thank you to all the families that have supported this fundraiser. We can do it!

Please access the PDF at the bottom of this document or contact Fran at the office and she will email you a form.

Thank You!

To John Partridge for fixing the 117 potholes that appeared in the lower carpark after all the rain.

Can You Help?

Does anyone have a sprayer that would be suitable to help spray the oval before all the weeds go forth and multiply? We have a quote of $700 so we will happily pay for the spray if someone has a sprayer suitable to do our oval.

Watching the Kindy and junior primary students look in amazement at the giant potato harvested from out vegetable garden on Tuesday.

Chief curator, Marley Thompson guarantees that the crop will be fully grown by Christmas

Rental Property Needed Urgently

We have a delightful new family in our school community that is in desperate need for a home to rent. Two adults and one child. Please let us know if you are in a position to help.

Canteen News

Some volunteers to help for an hour or two on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays would be sensational!!

Sports Carnival - tomorrow:
The P&F will be selling coffee, cakes, pies and extra sausages for adults and siblings on the day - Cash only for these items.

Eugene Lee


OLC on Film

Last week we had Mr Till Speilhoff (a local filmmaker) working at the school to create a promotional film about OLC. Till has made some beautiful films for Dunsborough and South West businesses and organisations. We were really pleased to be working with him on this exciting project. The film will appear on the school website and Facebook page and is aimed at showcasing the wonderful culture, values and environment at OLC. Great thanks to Honor Saunders and numerous staff members and students that assisted. Honor withstood tumultuous weather conditions while being interviewed for the film. We look forward to the finished product, due some time before the end of term. Coming soon to a theatre near you…

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Wheelie, Walkie, Waste-Free Wednesday

It’s on again! Get those bikes, scooters and walking shoes ready, and leave those cars and wasteful lunch packaging behind.

Our Wheelie, Walkie, Waste -Free Wednesdays will commence again on


Week 7 (2nd September)

8 (9th September)

9 (16th September)

Once again class participation will be recorded and the winning class will receive a free excursion (provided by the City Busselton) of their choice, somewhere within the City of Busselton region.

Fruit on arrival in the mornings will once again be provided (also the from the City of Busselton) this year, however due to current health and safety regulations, whole pieces of fruit will be distributed as opposed to cut-up pieces.

This initiative also coincides with the pending cross-walk on Cape Naturaliste Road in the very near future. To consolidate this even further, we also have a whole school excursion planned in Term 4, presented by the RAC Road Safety Team.

We are looking forward to another terrific WWW Wednesday season.

Adrian Torrese

Assistant Principal


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P&F Class Fundraisers

Keep an eye out for this terms fundraisers. So far we've got:

  • 2M doing the Coffee Club with Tiny Coffee
  • Year 6 doing a sausage sizzle and coffee stall on Sports Carnival Day
  • PPB - Plant Stall on the oval 18th September
  • Kindy Super Raffle
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"Possibly the best coffee in town"... for a limited time you can purchase a prepaid OLC coffee card for $47 - this gives you 10 regular coffees at Tiny Coffee PLUS a whopping $10 from each card sold will go back to our P+F thanks to the generosity of Tiny Coffee on Clark St.

These cards make a great gift for friends + family + teachers etc or as a convenient option for you to grab a coffee on the go! Purchase directly at Tiny Coffee.

Scholastic Orders

Open through Loop Online. Catalogues to come soon. Orders close 8pm 7 September.

Dear Parent,

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

Warm Regards,

Chelsea Davies

Your Book Club Organiser

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