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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 9 Term 1 - 2024

25th March
  • Stations of the Cross.
26th March
  • Stations of the Cross.
27th March
  • Stations of the Cross.
28th March
  • Stations of the Cross.
  • Last Day of Term 1.

Week 1 Term 2

15th April
  • Pupil Free Day.
16th April
  • Kindy – Yr 6 – Term 2 starts
17th April
  • 5.45pm Yr 4 First Holy Communion Workshop.
18th April
  • 9am Yr 6 Class Mass.

Dear Parents, Friends and Students of Our Lady of Lourdes

Harmony Day: As we continue swimming lessons this week, we have decided to postpone our Harmony Day (21 March) dress up until the launch of our Multilingual Library next term (date TBA). The Year 6 Prayer Assembly on Friday will focus on Harmony Day, and class teachers will celebrate the event within their own class. Students from Year 6 have been addressing the school community each day during the week in their home languages. This important day is celebrated across the entire nation as we recognise our country’s rich cultural diversity. The event is very close to our hearts at OLOL with our culturally diverse population.  

 

NAPLAN: Congratulations to our Year 3 and Year 5 students who have been completing the NAPLAN tests. Each student has approached the assessment with a positive attitude, which is all we can ask for. The testing window concludes on Monday 25 March.   

 

Stations of the Cross: Holy Week is upon us next week, as we prepare ourselves for the Risen Lord at Easter. Students will have the opportunity to walk with Jesus on our Stations of the Cross pilgrimage throughout Week 9. Classes will portray each station with their own artwork, and these will be displayed throughout the school grounds. If you are able, we invite all parents and parishioners to join us for the pilgrimage on Tuesday 26 March at 9:45am. Thank you to Mr Gray for organising and our Year 6 students who will be leading the reflection.  

 

Project Compassion Fundraiser: Our fabulous Year 6 Social Justice Ministry has organised a school wide fundraiser for ‘Project Compassion’. Next Wednesday 27 March, each class is asked to wear something from a colour specifically allocated to their class (see information further in the newsletter regarding class colours) for a gold coin donation. It would be wonderful if all classes could support this initiative that has been derived from our Year 6 students.   

 

Thank You: At the conclusion of term, we farewell Miss Frost who has been teaching our Year 2 class since the beginning of the year. On behalf of the Year 2 class, staff and the remainder of the OLOL community, we thank Miss Frost for her dedication in ensuring the students transitioned into Year Two so positively. We welcome back Mrs Magri from long service leave at the commencement of Term 2 and I know she is looking forward to meeting her new students.  

 

Happy Easter & Holiday Period: If I don’t see you before the end of the week, I would like to wish every member of the OLOL family a blessed Easter and happy, safe holiday period. Term Two commences for all students on Tuesday 16 April. 

  

May Christ’s glory and the promise of this joyous time of year, 

bring peace and happiness to you and those you hold most dear. 

Happy Easter! 

  

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

  • Our Year 6 Social Justice Ministry using their initiative to further promote ‘Project Compassion’ by creating a MJR Award for the class raising the most amount of funds and organising a school wide fundraiser in Week 9 
  • Marilyn (OSH Coordinator) taking home a student’s swimming bag that was left at school, washing its contents and then returning it to the students the following day ready for their swimming lessons 
  • Aiden (Kindy) encouraging his friends who were feeling nervous walking across the wobbly bridge 
  • Year 5 students assisting Pre Primary students at the pool after their own swimming lesson 
  • Kai (Pre Primary) giving up his turn on the bike to allow another student to have a turn 
  • All PP-Year 6 students for their excellent behaviour while attending swimming lessons 

 

God Bless and stay classy OLOL

Steve Blake
Principal

Term 1 Wellness Week Theme: Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the awareness of focusing on the present moment, just being in the moment. This term’s Wellness Week, we encouraged the students to actively engage in mindful tasks, to bring them to being in the present moment with purpose. Studies show that engaging in regular mindfulness activities can have positive impacts on health and well-being as well as reduce anxiety, blood pressure and improve sleep. It is important to teach and model mindfulness with children, so we can equip them with these life-long positive skills. Some examples of Mindfulness strategies are meditation, breathing mindfully, mindful actions such as colouring, blowing bubbles, journaling and movement.

Yr 6 Faction and Ministry Leaders

Congratulations to our Year 6 Faction and Ministry Leaders.

Term Dates

2024 Important Dates: Please find below a few important dates to add to your calendars.   

Term One 

  • Thursday 28 March – Term 1 concludes 

Term Two 

  • Monday 15 April – Pupil Free Day 
  • Tuesday 16 April – Term 2 begins 
  • Friday 31 May – Pupil Free Day 
  • Tuesday 4 June – Pupil Free Day 
  • 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.

Project Compassion Fundraiser - Wednesday 27th March

Free Dress Day – Students can wear a full outfit in the allocated colour, a piece of clothing or a ribbon, bracelet, shoes etc.

Please bring in a gold coin donation, so we can raise much needed funds for Project Compassion.

Happy Birthday

A very Happy Birthday to our Staff and Students. Hope you had a wonderful day!

7th to 31st March 2024

Zoe Barras, Milan Skrceski, Aviraj Pahwa, Towela Mwale, Nina Constant-Slattery, Jack Power, Emma Tran, Yi Cao, Angelina Kondrateva, Havana Bennett, Kiara Hahlani, Villana Bayer, Tasheny Mwansabamba, Teagan Luu, Jemima Pham, Aanya Hegde, Mrs Bayer and Mrs Quesnel.

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

OLOL Parish - Holy Week Celebrations

Palm Sunday 
Saturday Vigil 23rd March – 6.00pm
Sunday 24th March – 9.00am

Holy Thursday – 28th March
Mass of the Last Supper at 7.00pm

Good Friday – 29th March
Stations of the Cross – 10.00am
Liturgy of Good Friday – 3.00pm

Easter 
Easter Vigil, Saturday 30th March – 7.00pm
Easter Sunday – 31st March – 9.00am

Our Community

Our Deepest Sympathy to Mokshin Batten (Yr 2) and family on the passing of her Grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mokshin and her family during this very sad time.

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 bring them to your class teacher.  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 deposit batteries in the specially provided containers in your child’s classroom or the front Office.

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

Running Club

Don’t forget Running Club tomorrow morning. We will leave from the undercover area at 8:00 am sharp and walk to Woodchester Oval.

Worlds Greatest Shave

In true OLOL spirit, Carter Pyke in Year 5 is Making Jesus Real! He is participating in the World’s Greatest Shave this March. Carter’s goal is to raise money and will cut his hair to donate to the Leukaemia Foundation and beat blood cancer.

Please support Carter and make a donation, big or small, via this link or QR code.

http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/carterpyke

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:

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Servite College Open Day - Thursday 21st March

Prospective families are warmly invited to experience a day in the life of our College during our upcoming Open Day.

Meet our Principal and staff, join in student-guided tours, get to know our community and discover the Servite difference.

Registrations are essential, via the following link: https://www.servite.wa.edu.au/open-day/

Parents/caregivers and children are all encouraged to attend the event.

Everyone is welcome at Servite, and we look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

Bricks 4 Kidz

Our Autumn 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

Online enrolment is at the following link: 

https://www.bricks4kidz.com.au/perth-karrinyup/program-events/school-holiday-workshops-activities-lego-bricks/

Aranmore Catholic College is pleased to announce applications for 2025 scholarships are now open.

Our scholarships are designed to recognise and support students who exhibit dedication to academic excellence, excellence in sports or music, leadership potential, and a commitment to serving their community. Whether you excel in academics, STEM, Rugby, Netball, music, or community service, there is a scholarship opportunity available for you.

Scholarships at Aranmore not only provide financial assistance but also offer unique opportunities for personal and academic growth under the guidance and care of highly qualified specialist teachers. Don’t miss this chance to pursue your educational dreams and make a positive impact on our community.

For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit our website www.aranmore.wa.edu.au.