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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 6 Term 2 - 2024

23rd May
  • Running Club.
24th May
  • 9.00am Whole School Mass – Mary Help of Christians.
26th May
  • 9.00am First Holy Communion.

Week 7 Term 2

27th May
  • National Reconciliation Week.
  • Parent/Teacher Interviews.
28th May
  • Parent/Teacher Interviews.
29th May
  • Parent/Teacher Interviews.
30th May
  • 9am Yr 3 Class Mass.
  • Parent/Teacher Interviews.
31st May
  • Pupil Free Day.

Dear Parents, Friends and Students of Our Lady of Lourdes

Multilingual Library Launch: What a fabulous occasion last Wednesday was as we officially launched our Multilingual Library. Students came to school wearing their cultural dress and were treated to cultural dance and having stories read to them in a variety of languages other than English. I would like to acknowledge and thank the 15 parents and 6 staff members for volunteering to read to the students. As I walked around each class, students were captivated hearing stories portrayed to them in languages represented within their own class. These books are now housed in classrooms so please check them out the next time you drop in to the class. Thank you to Mrs Quesnel, Mrs Vivante and Mrs Fusco for their tireless work behind the scenes bringing this amazing initiative to life at Our Lady of Lourdes School.   

 

First Holy Communion: On Sunday, we will gather as a parish community to celebrate students from our school and the parish making the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. Each year when I attend this beautiful Sacrament, it brings back memories of my own, receiving Jesus in the consecrated bread and wine in front of my family, friends, teachers and parish community. Thank you to our entire catechist team, especially Mrs Cruttenden, for preparing the students for this special celebration. 

 

Parent/Teacher Interviews: Our parent/teacher interviews commence next week. As mentioned previously, these opportunities are such a wonderful way to build positive, healthy relationships between home and school, which is vital for your child to flourish in the educational setting. Please ensure that you have booked your appointment with your child’s classroom teacher via the PTO app.   

 

Our Lady Help of Christians: This Friday 24 May, we will be gathering as a school community to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians (see explanation of Feast below). All families are invited to celebrate with us in the Church at 9am.  

Under the title of Help of Christians, Mary was chosen as Patroness of Australasia by the First Provincial Synod, convened by Archbishop John Bede Polding, in Sydney in 1844. The fledging colonies needed Mary’s help at that time, as the nation does today. We are helped through Mary’s powerful intercession and through the example of her life that we find in the Gospels. 

 

Reconciliation Week: National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June) is a time for all Australians to learn about shared histories, cultures and achievements while exploring how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. Classes will be participating in activities that focus on this theme during the week. 

 

Emergency Procedures: As you know, this term, we have completed two emergency drills, an evacuation and a lockdown. These procedures are vitally important to rehearse in case of an emergency. All class teachers debrief with the students about why we conduct these drills. I was very impressed with everyone’s attitude and ability to follow the procedures we have in place at OLOL to ensure everyone’s safety.  

 

Pupil Free Days: A reminder that there are upcoming pupil free days at OLOL. These are scheduled for Friday 31 May and Tuesday 4 June. Please mark these dates in your calendar. 

 

The Resilience Project Takeaway: As mentioned in the Week 2 Newsletter, over the holidays, many staff members read a very inspiring book titled, ‘The Resilience Project: Finding Happiness through Gratitude, Empathy & Mindfulness’ written by Hugh van Cuylenburg. In the book, Hugh writes about moments in his life that led him to search for the key steps to leading a happier, more contented and fulfilling life. He recognised the traits and behaviours that stood out above all others were practising gratitude, empathy and mindfulness. Here is my second takeaway I wanted to share with you: 

 

Empathy: the more empathetic we are, the more likely we are to act in a kind way. When you do something kind for someone else, your brain releases oxytocin, that allows us to feel joy, happiness and love. 

Hugh states that we don’t need to perform grand acts of kindness, rather simpler acts have the same impact. Try and find some simple moments to perform acts of kindness and consciously monitor how it makes you feel. 

 

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

  • Fabianne, Faith & Martina (Year 6) assisting younger children to solve a friendship dispute making sure everyone was feeling ok 
  • Lauren (Year 3) spotted by another student cleaning a mess that she did not create 
  • Carter (Year 5) ensuring that a new student in his class felt welcomed and assisted him during Music & Digital Technologies 
  • Ella (PP) greeting new adults with fantastic manners 
  • Mrs Vivante recognised for always knowing when to check in with colleagues 
  • The mums, dads and Nonna who helped us celebrate our Multilingual Library Launch by reading to the students in their native tongue 

 

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 enrolment form can be collected from the office or downloaded via our Website: https://ololnoll.wa.edu.au/enrol/ Please complete and return your form as soon as possible.

The interview process has started.

Thank you.

Scholastic Book Orders

Scholastic book orders are due into the office by 9am Thursday, 30th May.

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Parent-Teacher Interviews Week 7, Term 2

Dear Parents,

Parent-Teacher interviews will be held for years Kindergarten – Year 6 from Monday 27th May 2024 to Thursday 30th May 2024.

Interviews will be of 15 minutes duration.

We will be utilizing the online booking system called Parent Teacher On-Line (PTO) once again in 2024. It will save time for parents, staff and students.

Please follow the instructions below:

  • Download the PTO – Parent Teacher Online app
  • Enter the school code – f 5 4 t r
  • Enter your surname
  • Enter your pin – Pin details sent home today.
  • Make your booking

Full instructions are provided to you after log in. Please note the following points:

  • You can log in PTO at any time from 9.00am on Monday 13th of May but changes to bookings can only be made before 3.00pm on Friday 24th May, 2024.
  • If you encounter any problems using PTO please contact the school office by phone on 9413 5300, or by email to admin@ololnoll.wa.edu.au

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)

Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability. These relate to legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005, in line with the NCCD guidelines (2019).

The NCCD will have no direct impact on your child and your child will not be involved in any testing process. The school will provide data to the Australian Government in such a way that no individual student will be able to be identified – the privacy and confidentiality of all students is ensured. All information is protected by privacy laws that regulate the collection, storage and disclosure of personal information. To find out more about these matters, please refer to the Australian Government’s Privacy Policy (https://www.education.gov.au/privacy-policy)

If you have any further questions about NCCD, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Vivante giuseppina.vivante@cewa.edu.au

Multilingual Library Launch - 15th May

A Big Thank you to the following staff and parents and nonna who gave up their time to read to the students in languages other than English at the Multilingual Library Launch:

Kindy  

Cyrill Narra – Filipino, Marie Ferrone – Italian, Lyn Grace Monares – Filipino, Jayatee Marathe – Hindi and Youmi Park – Korean

Pre Primary

Lek Raj – Punjabi, Anna Moiseeva – Russian and Lirong Hua – Chinese-Mandarin

Year 1

Grace Valli – Italian and Nisha Acharya – Nepali

Year 2

Claudia Villalobos Gallardo – Spanish, Josephine Vivante – Italian and Ravinder Kaur – Hindi

Year 3

Pina Versaci – Italian and Konrad Arsenowicz – Polish

Year 4

Galina Bratanova – Bulgarian, Natacha Badibanga – French + Swahili and Maria Giorgio – Italian

Year 5

Andre Barros David – Portuguese and Lyn Nguyen – Vietnamese

Year 6

Talitha Candido da Silva – Portuguese

Mother's Day Breakfast

Thank you to all our Mums and Grandmothers, who attended the Mother’s Day Celebration on Friday, 10th May.

We hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Mid - Year Report

To all our new families from Pre Primary to Year 6, in Week 11 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 at the end of the 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

Janet Harris

Term Dates and Calendar Change

Calendar Change

Yrs 5/6 Winter Carnival has been moved to Term 3 – Thursday 18th July.

Term Dates for 2024  

Term Two 

  • 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.

OLOL House Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the P & F House Fundraiser. Congratulations to all our prize winners, especially Michael Lai who won the Door Prize and Yvonne (Yr 5 – Charlotte’s Grandmother) who won the 1st Prize in the Raffle.

Thank you to the House Superstore – Kitchen, Sista’s on Beaufort, Kakulas Sisters Nollamara, Pasta in the Valley, Mid Century Cafe, Event Cinemas Morley, Rosa Speranza and Little Nolla for supporting our Raffle with their kind donations.

A Big Thank you to Cindy and her team at House Osborne Park, for a fun night!

Happy Birthday

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

9th to 22nd May 2024

Janessa Nidhin, Tamika Kaira, Nathan Lan, Owen Muteto, Lance Vu, Arianna Biondo, Oliver Papa-Bratanov, Ethan Munro, Lauren Ramos, Andy Pyke, Ranveer Singh, Joshua Bowles, Marianna Radici, Father Francis and Mrs Valli.

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 Henry Pham (Yr 3) and family on the birth of his Sister, Imogen.

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.

Assembly - Friday 10th May and Friday 17th May

Congratulations to our Merit and MJR Award Winners!

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.

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.

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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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.

Aranmore Catholic College Academic, STEM and Leadership Scholarships CLOSING SOON

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. Our 2025 Academic, Catherine McAuley Leadership and Br Kelly STEM Scholarships are closing soon (Netball & Rugby Scholarships close at the end of Term 2). Please visit the College website www.aranmore.wa.edu.au for more information and to apply.

Aranmore Catholic College - Free Intentional Parenting Workshop

Aranmore Catholic College proudly presents national award-winning teacher and Youth Coach, Tracey Anthony, who has developed a program that recognises the possible challenges parents face during their teen’s transition from primary school to high school – and you’re invited to join the program.

Under Tracey’s respectful guidance, the sessions are all about kicking back, engaging in casual chats, and swapping stories. Tracey prioritises humour, genuine connection, and meaningful conversations over traditional presentations. So, join us in Leederville as we embrace this rite of passage, celebrating the wins and lending an ear when things get uncertain.

For more information and to register for this FREE 3-part program, please visit https://forms.office.com/r/USU1LpPq87.

 ***To maximise the benefits of the program, please note space is limited to the first 15 people who register. ***

Kora Childcare - Bayswater

The Servite Sisters  run a childcare centre in Bayswater. This childcare service is mainly for disadvantaged families, migrant and refugee families from 7.30 am -5.30 pm for three days a week (Monday – Wednesday). Looking at opening 5 days a week.

Places are available!

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