Our Lady of Mercy

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 2 | 28 JULY 2021

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The Year Twos have been having lots of fun learning through excursions, hands on maths activities, report writing, making monster puppets and NAIDOC week. We have been keeping fit and healthy in sport with lots of running and eating delicious fruit during crunch and sip.

World Friendship Day – July 30

This month we celebrate the importance of friendship and recognise the power it has to transform our lives.

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

Loving Jesus
Thank you for welcoming all people
and for calling us friends
Help us to be sacrificial in our love towards our neighbours
and be willing to join with others to make a positive difference for our world
Thank you for the gift and delight of friendship
and for the care and laughter we can experience together.
Amen.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers


I trust that you and your children are now well settled back into the routine of school life.


You may have noticed some work on the school grounds completed during the school holidays. We installed two new patios, one over the Kiss and Drive area to protect the children from extreme weather conditions and the other one outside Pre-Primary White which will provide protection from the weather for families waiting to pick their children up in the afternoons. Our Year 1 and 2 students are now also using this patio area to eat their recess and lunch.


We had an arborist assess the trees on our property for safety and three trees were identified as needing to be removed. These trees will be replaced by medium sized wide shade trees once the old tree stumps have been ground out. Other trees around the school had unsafe branches trimmed or removed.


I would like to bring to our community’s attention the possibility of remote learning being activated. Given the situation with Covid-19 in the eastern states and with the Delta variant being so highly transmissible, we must be prepared for something similar happening in Western Australia. Our teachers know that a return to remote learning may be given with little notice and are ready to provide your children with the necessary support to transition to remote learning should our state government call a lockdown.


We have a busy calendar this week. Our Year 5 students leave for Camp on Thursday, and we wish them all the best for this exciting excursion. We know that the children will embrace all the learning opportunities afforded to them on Camp. Some of our Year 3 students will be attending a Penance workshop Mass this weekend and we ask our community to keep these children in their prayers as they continue their preparations to receive this Sacrament.


On Thursday this week, our P&F and Advisory Council will meet. All parents are warmly invited to attend our P&F meeting at 6pm and will be made to feel very welcome. The P&F meetings are structured around sharing ideas for building community and providing opportunities for our families to come together to celebrate being part of this wonderful OLOM family.


James 3.3 “We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth.” James illustrates the idea our words, are the most difficult aspect of our lives to truly control. James goes as far as to say that anyone who can perfectly control his words would be perfect and in full control of every part of themselves. As a community, let our words speak power for good over our own lives and those people around us rather than destruction through gossip, slander, rumours and lies. We need to manage the power God has given us and use our words to uplift and support others.


God bless you all.


Ondine Komnick

Principal

Important dates coming up

Enrol younger siblings for Kindy 2022 - now

Year 5 Camp - Thursday 29 to Friday 30 August

Year 3 Penance Workshop - 4.15pm and 5.45pm

P&F and Advisory Council Meeting - Thursday 28 July at 6.00pm and 7.30pm

Year 4 Mass - Friday 9am

Year 3 Penance Workshop Mass - Saturday 31 July 6.00pm and Sunday 1 August at 9.30am

Combined Disco - Friday 6 August

Year 4 Eucharist Commitment Mass – Saturday 7 August at 6.00pm and Sunday 8 August at 9.30am

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Invite Family and Friends to join our school in 2022

It is time for family and friends to enrol children for Kindy 2022. We also have places in other year groups. We are very happy to give new families a tour of our school! They can contact the office.
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Parent helpers needed for Disco

We still need more parent helpers for the Disco! Email the office admin@olom.wa.edu.au or let your teacher know if you can assist at either the Junior (5 pm) or Senior (7 pm) session.
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Bring $4 to buy your Disco ticket

Disco notes went home on Monday and students are to bring $4 to their classroom teacher to purchase their ticket, and to hold on to their ticket and bring them to gain entry on the night. The P&F will also be selling tickets at the door on the evening.
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Sensory Program begins on Monday

The Sensory Program will recommence next week on Monday 2 August. The Sensory Program will now run on Monday and Thursdays ONLY (no Wednesdays) from 8:20am - 8:40am.

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Before school Running Club on Wednesdays

All children from Years 1 to 6 are welcome to attend Running Club on Wednesdays before school at 8.10 am on the oval. A great way to start the day!
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Jump Jam on Tuesdays before school

More opportunities for fun and fitness! All children are welcome to come along to Jump Jam on Tuesdays at 8.10 am in the undercover area.
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Register now for Outside School Hours Care - Camp Australia

Register your 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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