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29 Marda Way, Nollamara WA 6061
Tel: (08) 9413 5300
Web: www.ololnoll.wa.edu.au

VISION

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School seeks to offer excellence in education, enlivened by the life and teaching of Jesus Christ in a school community where the dignity of each person is valued.

Week 11 Term 2 - 2024

24th June
  • NAIDOC Week
  • 9am  Cryil Yarran Smoking Ceremony and Story Telling
26th June
  • PP – Yr 6 School Reports uploaded to SEQTA Engage.
  • 11am NAIDOC Week Liturgy
27th June
  • P & F Pyjama Day and Hot Chocolate
  • Running Club
28th June
  • Last Day of Term 2 – Happy Holidays!

Week 1 Term 3

15th July
  • PP – Yr 6 First day of School
16th July
  • Kindy – First Day of School
17th July
  • Edu – Dance Commences
18th July
  • First Day of Pre Kindy
  • Running Club
  • 9am Year 6 Class Mass
  • Yrs 5/6 Winter Carnival

Dear Parents, Friends and Students of Our Lady of Lourdes

NAIDOC Week: National NAIDOC Week celebrations this year are scheduled from Sunday 7 July to Sunday 14 July. The week celebrates and recognises the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living culture on earth.  

Due to the annual event falling within the school holidays, we at OLOL always celebrate NAIDOC during the final week of Term Two. We are incredibly fortunate to have Cyril Yarran from Millyaan Aboriginal Services returning to our school on Monday to lead us in a traditional smoking ceremony and workshop. All classes will also be participating in a NAIDOC Liturgy on Wednesday.  

You may have also noticed work has commenced on our Aboriginal mural on the staffroom wall next to the sandpit. This is being created by an artist by the name of Rubeun Yorkshire and we eagerly look forward to seeing the finished product. Thank you to Miss Jenni Brown for coordinating this project.   

 

Mid Year Reports: Your child’s Mid Year Report will be available online on Wednesday 26 June. Please look through the report with your child and praise their wonderful achievements and effort over the first two terms. Please see below the second half of key points about reporting from the School Curriculum & Standards Authority WA (first half can be found in the Week 8 Newsletter). 

Understanding the Grading System 

Is a ‘C’ grade good?  

Yes, you should celebrate C grades as this indicates that your child has progressed to the desired level of understanding for his/her year level. 

Is a ‘C’ grade just a pass like it used to be?  

No, a C grade today is the expected Achievement Standard for each year level and each Learning Area. 

Does an ‘A’ or ‘B’ grade mean my child is working a year or two above their current grade?  

No, an ‘A’ or ‘B’ grade means that your child is responding to the content taught to a deeper level. They may be thinking more critically about the content, which is a wonderful skill to demonstrate. 

How are final grades determined?  

Teachers collect numerous samples of work and assessments to determine the final grade. The grade is determined using the School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s (SCSA) Judging Standards. For more information on this go to https://parent.scsa.wa.edu.au/ 

 

Laudato Si: Have you noticed our new Community Recycling Station set up in the breezeway next to the Canteen? This initiative stems from previous information I have provided on meeting goals set out by Pope Francis in his encyclical letter, ‘Laudato Si’. We encourage all members of our school community to use our Community Recycling Station.  

The items that can be Recycled are: 

  • Ring Pulls 
  • Bottle Tops 
  • Old Stationary eg. pens 
  • Used toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes 
  • Bread Tags 
  • AA or AAA batteries, household batteries. 
  • Old Glasses Frames 
  • Used Printer Cartridges 

 

PJ & Hot Chocolate Day: On Thursday 27 June, students are encouraged to come to school in PJs (comfortable sleepwear) for a movie and hot chocolate provided by our P&F. A gold coin donation will be collected on the day with all proceeds going to the Archbishop’s Lifelink Appeal.  

 

Sacred Saints Winter Carnival: A reminder for Year 5 and Year 6 students that the Sacred Saints Winter Carnival is on the first Thursday back (18 July) when we return for Term 3. Please ensure to check any communication from Mrs Goode regarding the day. 

 

Staffing News: We have a few staff members taking extended leave in the coming week. 

  • Mrs Bayer will be on leave from 20 June through to 17 July 
  • Miss Brown will be on leave from 21 June through to the end of term 
  • Mrs Harris will be on leave from 24 June through to 19 July 

 

Be Safe & Enjoy: As this is the final newsletter of Term Two, I wish all OLOL families and friends a very safe and happy holiday. I look forward to seeing everyone when Term 3 commences on Monday 15 July. 

 

MJR – Spirit of Jesus ‘Shout Outs’: Here are a few ‘SOJ Shouts Outs’ from around the community this past fortnight: 

  • Kaitlyn (Year 6) being the main organiser of ‘Crazy Hat Day’ in support of the Archbishop’s Lifelink Appeal 
  • Tabitha (Year 3) & Skylar (Year 2) collecting lunch order tubs and returning them back to the Canteen 
  • Theo (Year 5) & Isabella (Year 5) assisting a friend who ran into a spot of bother during ‘Crazy Hat Day’ 
  • Emily (Year 1) quietly comforting a peer who was visibly upset 
  • All PP students for demonstrating ways to be like Jesus, not only at their Prayer Assembly but in their daily interactions at school as well 

 

God Bless and stay classy OLOL

Steve Blake
Principal

2025 Pre Kindy and 2026 Kindy Interviews

If you have a child born between 1/07/2021 to 30/06/2022, they will start Pre Kindy next year and Kindy in 2026.

The interview process has started.

Thank you.

Crazy Hat Photos

Well done everyone! Your crazy hats looked amazing.

Assembly - 14th June

Well done to our MJR and Award Winners!

Noongar Seasons Project

The Noongar Season transitioned into Makuru, the coldest and wettest season of the year. Traditionally, Noongar people were able to move about their country with ease and their food sources changed from the sea to those of the land, in particular the grazing animals such as the kangaroo. As well as a food source, animals provided people with many other things. For example, the ‘yongar’ or kangaroo, not only provided meat but also ‘bookas’ (animal skin cloaks that were used as the nights became much cooler). Nothing was left.

Makuru is also a time for a lot of animals to be pairing up in preparation for breeding in the coming season. Upon the lakes and rivers of the South West, you’ll also start to see a large influx of the Black Swan or ‘Mali’ as they too prepare to nest and breed. Flowers that will start to emerge include the blues and purples of the blueberry lily and the purple flags.

Thank you to the Year 5 and Year 1 Classes for creating a display of the season of Makuru, which is outside the Year 6 classroom.

Mid - Year Report

To all our new families from Pre Primary to Year 6, on Wednesday 26th June, your child’s mid – year report will be uploaded to Seqta Engage. An email has been sent to you from Seqta Engage with instructions on how to set up your username and password, so you can view your child’s report.

To our existing parents, please make sure you have your username and password so you can access Seqta Engage, once reports are uploaded.

A reminder to our families  leaving OLOL this year, please make sure you save all you child/children’s reports. Once you leave OLOL you will no longer have access to Seqta Engage.

If you need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact me before Week 11.

Thank you

Mrs Harris

Important Dates

Important Date for Week 10

Friday 21st June – Year 6 Class Assembly

Term Dates for 2024  

Term Two 

  • Friday 28 June – Term 2 concludes 

Term Three 

  • Monday 15 July – Term 3 Begins 
  • Thursday 5 September – Pupil Free Day 
  • Friday 6 September – Pupil Free Day 
  • Friday 20 September – Term 3 concludes 

Term Four 

  • Monday 7 October – Term 4 begins 
  • Friday 6 December – Term 4 concludes 

Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop is open for online orders. If you know what you would like to order and the sizes, please send through an email to Mrs Dyblik at bernadette.dyblik@cewa.edu.au. Bernadette will contact you regarding payment over the phone. If you are unsure what to order please visit or call the Uniform shop on 9413 5300 option 2, Tuesday and Thursday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Parents, a reminder that the White Polo top is worn Term 1 & Term 2 and the Faction polo top is worn Term 3 & Term 4.

OLOL Parish

WEEKEND MASSES:
Saturday Vigil – 6:00 pm
Sunday Mass – 9:00 am

WEEKDAY MASS:
Tuesday – 9:00 am
Wednesday – 9:00 am
Thursday – 9:00 am
Friday – 9:00 am

RECONCILIATION:
Saturdays – 5:30 pm

Our Community

Congratulations to Ezra (Pre Kindy) and family on the birth of her sister, Savannah.

Congratulations to Zofia (Kindy) and family on the birth of her sister.

This Friday we say goodbye to Parisha (Kindy) and Zanisha (Yr 2). We thank Parisha, Zanisha and their family for being apart of our school community and wish them all the very best.

Friday, 28th June we say goodbye to Jack (Yr 2). We thank Jack and his family for being apart of our school community and wish them all the very best.

Please keep in your prayers all members of our community who are sick or who have relatives and friends who are ill at this time. We especially ask that you keep them in your closest thoughts and prayers.

Running Club

Don’t forget Running Club tomorrow morning. Parents, please remember to drop your children at school before 8am. Any late comers to the oval, will need to be taken back to school.

Happy Birthday

A very Happy Birthday to the following Students and to Miss Casey. Hope you all had a wonderful day!

6th to 19th June 2024

Lucas Hand, Charlotte Zeya, Adam Fodor-Leszkay, Chloe Whitney, Samuel Mumba, Elsa Lai, Miranda Palma and Miss Casey.

St Vincent de Paul Clothing Bin

We have a St Vincent de Paul clothing bin which is located near the Flinders St gate on the oval side of the school. You are able to donate all your unwanted goods, quality clothing, manchester, books, kitchenware (no glass items) and childrens’ toys that you no longer need.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the front office.

Ring Pulls

We are still collecting the ring pulls from soft drink cans.

These are donated to Brother Ollie, who uses them to assist in making wheelchairs for children around the world affected by disease and landmines.

Please drop them off at the Recycling Station near the canteen.

Thank you.

Battery Recycling

Recycling batteries is good for the environment. It keeps them out of landfill, where heavy metals may leak into the ground when the battery casing corrodes, causing soil and water pollution. If batteries are incinerated with household waste, the heavy metals in them may cause air pollution.

Remember that you can recycle your household batteries at school. Please drop them off at the Recycling Station near the canteen.

We can all play our part to reduce landfill and help save the planet.

Absentee Notes

A few reminders regarding the completion of an Absentee note:

When your child is absent from school, please click the following link, complete the form and submit. https://ololnoll.wa.edu.au/our-students/absentees/

Please make sure you enter your child’s correct year group. (It defaults automatically to 3YO Kindy).

When completing the date range please refer to the following examples:

Away one day – Absent from 24/07/2023 – Absent to 24/07/2023

Absent more than one day – Absent From 24/07/2023 (first day of absence) – Absent to: 26/07/2023 (last day of absence)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office.

Thank you.

The Munch Box

Parents, please note that OLOL is an ALLERGY AWARE SCHOOL. This means no nuts, peanut butter, nutella or bars/cakes containing nuts.

 

Please click on the following link for the revised Term 1 Menu:

View Menu

Servite Year 7 2025

Save the Date!

Servite College - Yrs 5/6 Soccer Training Camp

This year Servite College has partnered with a professional Italian soccer club called Atalanta BC.

As part of the affiliation, they are running a 3-day training ‘camp’ and are pleased to offer this opportunity to our Year 5 and Year 6 students.

Participation will see students being trained by international coaches to learn new skills and game play, alongside Servite students.

Further details and a link for parents to register is available at: https://www.servite.wa.edu.au/atalanta-primary-schools/

Lego Workshops

The Winter Holiday Workshops are located at the following locations:

  • BRICKS 4 KIDZ City West @ West Perth
  • Christ Church Grammar School @ Claremont
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel School @ Karrinyup
  • Davallia Primary School @ Duncraig