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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 8 Term 2 - 2024

5th June
  • Wellness Week – No Meetings or Homework.
6th June
  • Wellness Week – No Meetings or Homework.
  • 9am Year 2 Class Mass.
  • Running Club.
7th June
  • Wellness Week – No Meetings or Homework.
  • Crazy Hat Day.

Week 9 Term 2

10th June
  • Yrs  3 – 6 AFL Clinics.
13th June
  • 9am Year 1 and Pre Primary Class Mass.
  • Running Club.
14th June
  • 9am Pre Primary Prayer Assembly.

Dear Parents, Friends and Students of Our Lady of Lourdes

Wellness Week & Crazy Hat Day: During a long eleven week term, an extra long weekend was just what everyone needed. I hope all OLOL families were able to spend some quality family time together and reenergise as we prepare for the final weeks of Term Two. It is also Wellness Week this week and to celebrate, Kaitlyn Tran (Year 6 student) has organised a ‘Crazy Hat Day’ for all students on Friday 7 June. Please bring a gold coin donation on the day with all proceeds going to support the Archbishop’s Lifelink Appeal. 

 

Sacrament of Holy Communion: On Sunday 26 May, we came together as a parish community to celebrate students from our school and parish making the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. It was beautiful seeing the First Holy Communicants all dressed up for their special day with their families, friends and teachers in attendance offering support and prayers. Thank you to our entire catechist team, especially Mrs C, for preparing the students for what is known as the most blessed Sacrament of all.    

 

Staffing Update: With Mrs Giorgio preparing to start her maternity leave as she and the family prepare for baby number two, I am very pleased to announce that Miss Emma Frost be back at OLOL and teaching Year 6 with Mr Gray for Semester Two. For those who don’t know Miss Frost, she taught our Year 2 class while Mrs Magri was on long service leave in Term One. We look forward to welcoming Miss Frost back to OLOL next term. 

   

Reports: As class teachers are busy preparing reports, I thought it would be beneficial to supply some key points about reporting from the School Curriculum & Standards Authority WA. Please see the information below and I will provide further information in the Week 10 newsletter. 

   

UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHILD’S REPORT 

Parents will receive 2 formal academic reports this year: 

July – Mid-year Report 

December – End of Year Report 

 

JULY – MID-YEAR REPORT 

This report provides parents with a ‘snapshot in time’ of how their child is progressing in relation to the end of year achievement standard for each learning area for their year level. The grade provided is taking into account the curriculum which has been taught and assessed to that point in time. 

 

DECEMBER – END OF YEAR REPORT 

This report provides parents with an overview of how their child has progressed, across the entire year, in relation to the end of year Achievement Standard for each learning area for their year level. The grade provided is taking into account the curriculum which has been taught and assessed across the entire year, not just Semester 2. 

 

Sacred Saints Carnival: There has been a recent change of date to the annual Sacred Saints Carnival involving our Year 5 and 6 students. The carnival will now be held next term on Thursday 18 July (Week One). Mrs Goode will provide further information regarding the carnival closer to the date. 

 

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: 

Mindfulness: taking time to focus solely on the present moment 

Hugh states that by practising mindfulness he was able to spend less time worrying about what might happen in the future or things that happened in the past. He was able to focus more on the life he is living right now. See below some examples of how to perform mindfulness: 

  • music and colouring mandalas 
  • meditations 
  • mindful breathing breaks 
  • mindful movement e.g. tai chi 

 

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

  • Valentina (Year 4) bringing in extra cake from her Holy Communion celebrations to share with the OLOL staff 
  • Skylar (Year 2) standing at the classroom door and welcoming every student, parent and sibling as they entered the Year 2 classroom 
  • Kindy and Pre Primary students doing a fantastic job at recycling juice boxes and bottles for ‘Containers for Change’ 
  • Mrs Bayer covering another staff member’s duty when they were away without being asked                                                                            
  • Tracey (PP) introducing herself to another child’s grandparent and then replying by saying, “It’s nice to meet you”                                 
  • Nimisha (mother of Nevaeh in Year 2) offering a lift to a grandmother of another student, so she didn’t have to walk home in the rain 

 

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 Day - Friday 7th June

We are fundraising for the Linklink Appeal this Friday, 7th June. Please bring a gold coin donation and wear a crazy hat.

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

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to our Year 4 Holy Communicants, we hope you enjoyed your very special 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 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

Our Deepest Condolences to Savannah (Yr 4), Phoenix (PP) and Family on the passing of their Grandfather. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

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. Hope you had a wonderful day!

23rd May to 5th June 2024

Mya Nolan, Pamela Jordan, Ming Onh, Nathaniel Siki, Aleen Kaur, Lukas Soza Villalobos, Eva Jijo, Amora Chavante David and Isabella Ramos.

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 or front office.

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.

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:

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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!

Interested in Volunteering

St Catherine’s House of Hospitality is a retreat and conference centre located at 113 Tyler Street, Tuart Hill. To keep the Centre affordable for those who need it, we are reliant on the support of volunteers. We’d love to hear from you if you can offer a few hours a month. Opportunities for volunteering include: hospitality (setting up the dining room and serving in the kitchen); cooking and gardening. You’ll join a vibrant community where strong friendships are made. Please ring Sr Elizabeth rsm on 9443 9020 or email stcatherines@westnet.com.au       

You are invited to a social get-together for volunteers on either 1 July or 22 July at 10.00am at St Catherine’s.

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