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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 7 Term 1 - 2024

11th March
  • Swimming Lessons.
  • 8.55am Yrs 3/4 Cricket Clinic.
12th March
  • Swimming Lessons.
13th March
  • Swimming Lessons.
  • 9am NAPLAN – Yr 3 Writing.
  • 11am NAPLAN – Yr 5 Writing
14th March
  • Swimming Lessons.
  • 9am Yr 2 Class Mass.
  • 9am NAPLAN – Yr 3 Reading.
  • 11am NAPLAN – Yr 5 Reading.
15th March
  • Swimming Lessons.
  • 9am NAPLAN – Yr 3 Language.

Week 8 Term 1

18th March
  • Swimming Lessons.
  • 8.55am Yrs 3/4 Cricket Clinic.
  • 9am NAPLAN Yr 5 Language.
19th March
  • Swimming Lessons.
  • 9am NAPLAN Yr 3 Numeracy.
20th March
  • Swimming Lessons.
  • 9am NAPLAN Yr 5 Numeracy.
  • 11am Reconciliation for Easter.
21st March
  • Harmony Day.
  • Swimming Lessons.
  • 9am PP/Yr 1 Class Mass.
  • 9am/11am NAPLAN Catch up.
  • 11am Reconciliation for Easter.
  • 1.30pm Reconciliation for Easter.
22nd March
  • Swimming Lessons.
  • 9am Yr 6 Prayer Assembly.
  • 9.30 NAPLAN Catch up.

Dear Parents, Friends and Students of Our Lady of Lourdes

Wellness Week: It is always nice to begin Wellness Week with a public holiday. Wellness Week entails no meetings, no homework and some additional fun activities planned at school. ‘MINDFULNESS’ is our theme for this term’s Wellness Week. Activities you might like to also include in your home routine are listening to music, colouring in, meditation, take mindful breathing breaks and participate in mindful movement eg Tai Chi. I hope many families can spend some quality family time together this week.    

 

NAPLAN: NAPLAN testing will again take place during Term 1 to allow schools to receive student data earlier for analysis. Our Year 3 and Year 5 students will take part in the national tests comprising of Writing, Reading, Language Conventions (spelling & grammar) and Numeracy. NAPLAN commences next Wednesday 13 March and a draft schedule can be seen below. We wish students in these grade levels all the best for the testing period.   

Wed 13/3 – Year 3 & Year 5 Writing 

Thurs 14/3 – Year 3 & Year 5 Reading 

Fri 15/3 – Year 3 Conventions of Language 

Mon 18/3 – Year 5 Conventions of Language 

Tues 19/3 – Year 3 Numeracy 

Wed 20/3 – Year 5 Numeracy 

Thurs 21/3 – Year 3 & Year 5 Catch Up Sessions 

Fri 22/3 – Year 3 & Year 5 Catch Up Sessions 

 

Laudato Si: On Friday 1 March, OLOL staff attended a professional learning day to kick start our goal of developing our school’s sustainability and social justice practices drawing inspiration from Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, ‘Laudato Si’. We heard from guest speakers from Caritas, CEWA and a member of staff from Mary’s Mount PS who are leading the way in this area. We are excited to focus on the seven goals outlined in ‘Laudato Si’ and making a difference to caring for this Earth God created for us. If you want to learn more about ‘Laudato Si’ and why we all must act, you can watch the following video via this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rps9bs85BII 

 

Swimming Lessons: In school swimming lessons commence next week for Pre Primary – Year 6 students. Lessons run during Week 7 & 8 (Mon 11 March – Fri 22 March). Please ensure to keep up to date with correspondence via your child’s class Seesaw regarding procedure and what to bring to school each day. My advice, make sure all items are clearly labelled with your child’s name in case they don’t make it home in the school bag. 

 

Class Contact Representative: Our Year 2 class is still without a Class Contact Representative. If you can please strongly consider taking on this role for 2024, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Miss Frost or the front office if you are able. 

 

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

  • Matthew (Year 4) being a WEST person by encouraging younger students to use a ‘growth mindset’ while attempting to climb the high net 
  • Louis & Selah (Year 1) taking care of a fellow classmate who was upset 
  • Belinda Henderson (Mary’s Mount PS) sharing her passion and story for caring for our common home and inspiring us at OLOL to refine our sustainability practices  
  • Ms Fusco organising a wonderful wellness activity for the staff over the first couple of weeks of term 

 

God Bless and stay classy OLOL

Steve Blake
Principal

2024 School Fees

School fee statements have now been emailed to all families.  Thanks to those families who have already returned their Payment Option Forms and/or paid.

If you have not received your fee statement, please email margy.reeler@cewa.edu.au for a copy of the statement.

If you have not returned your Payment Option Form, please urgently return it to margy.reeler@cewa.edu.au by this Friday 8th March, no matter how you are paying.

First payments are due on or before 22 March 2024.

School Photo Ordering

Parents, the last day to order School Photos online, is Sunday 10th March. Any late orders will incur a $30 archive fee.

Parking

We would appreciate families with older children to utilise the Kiss and Drive, freeing up parking spaces for the Kindy and Pre Primary families on Marda Way.
Please ensure you are not parking in ‘No Standing’ zones. They are clearly marked around the school, especially along Marda Way and Kweda Way. Failure to do so may lead to a fine from the ranger.
Your assistance with this is greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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.

Happy Birthday

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

22nd February to 6th March 2024

Dylan Frias Cliquet, Axel Korir and Moksha Dudhagara.

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

School Health Nurse - Anxiety - How to Help your Child!

All children experience anxious feelings as part of their normal childhood development. Some anxious feelings include fear, agitation, nervousness, worry and apprehension. Some children find it harder to get these feelings under control and may experience anxiety more intensely and more often than others.

Anxiety is when the level of fear or worry about something is out of proportion to the level of risk or danger. Thinking about the situation makes them more worried and tense.

If your child is experiencing anxiety try to:

  • Acknowledge your child’s fear – don’t dismiss or ignore it.
  • Gently encourage them to do things they’re anxious about, but don’t push them to face situations they’re not yet ready to face.
  • Wait until they actually get anxious before you step in to help
  • Praise him for doing something they’re anxious about, rather than criticising them for being afraid.
  • Avoid labelling your child as ‘shy’ or ‘anxious’.

Your child might need some extra support if their anxiety stops them from doing the things they want to do or interferes with their friendships, school work or family life.

If you are worried about your child, contact your local Community Health Nurse, School Psychologist or General Practitioner. For more information about anxiety in children go to www.raisingchildren.net.au or www.healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org.au

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

We encourage all students from Years 3-6 to come and join our Running Club.

The aim of the running club is to become more active and get fit. If you are not a runner you can still participate by walking or jogging.

Running Club will be held at Woodchester Oval each Thursday morning before school during the following weeks:

Weeks 4-9: Term 1

Weeks 1-11: Term 2

Weeks 1-10: Term 3

Weeks 1-3: Term 4

We will leave from the library each Thursday at 8:00 a.m. sharp and go to Woodchester Oval.The session will involve stretching and a 15 minute running session. We aim to be finished by 8:30am.

Students who make a strong commitment to the Running Club will be able to participate in a ‘Special Breakfast” held in Term 4.

We look forward to having as many participants as possible.

Mr Gray and Mrs Goode

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

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/

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