Newsletter 21 June 2017


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21 June 2017


Thank you, Lord of the Universe,
for all the gifts you always offer me.
Thank you for all I receive: for the water that washes me,
for the clothes I wear, for the food that sustains me.
For my home and my family, and for my friends.
For the knowledge gained from trying hard and for the work of each day.
For the good mornings that have dawned upon me,
for the light that shines upon me,
and for the handshakes and hugs that link me to others.
For the time you have given me, for the life you have offered me,
and for the blessings of each new day.
Thank you for being with me, Lord, for listening to me,
And for taking me seriously. 


Dear Parents and Caregivers


Reporting to Parents
The basics of our approach to reporting is to treat parents as partners who have a need for full information. Our semester report process is comprised of a standard written report giving an A-E grade in each learning area. To this we add an insert that expands on the work covered in Maths and Literacy and round these off with a parent interview.
Interviews can be booked online and will take place next week.

By and large, the children at OLG are simply wonderful. Relief staff and visitors almost always comment on their friendliness and manners and the sense of calm and order that prevails. That said, from time to time our children make poor choices that impact on others e.g. bullying. The school needs to know of such incidents so that it can intervene early. I ask that parents let the class teacher know by the next day if there is suspected bullying occurring – do not leave it for a few weeks.


Buildings Works
The roof trusses of Building One were put in place today, much to the delight of the Kindy children who watched the crane through their viewing hole in the fence.
The form work for the upstairs floor of Building Two is being installed.
The slab of Building Three has been poured.
The retaining wall along the south side is almost complete. The amount of ‘new’ land that this adds to the playground has to be seen to be appreciated.


Semester Two

  • Mrs Sarah Tangifua has begun her maternity leave. The baby is due 7th July. Sarah will return to OLG next year. In the meantime, Ms Caitlin Manea will take charge of 3G.
  • Anne Burke, goes on LSL for Semester Two.
  • Mrs Jacquie Hardwicke will take on 6G fulltime (up from 2 days per week).
  • Mrs Fiona Caldwell will teach on Wednesdays in 6B, currently taught by Mrs Hardwicke.
  • Mrs Teresa Wandek (PPB) will take on both Assistant Principal roles and therefore have four (4) days out of the classroom. Mrs Sputore will take up the extra days resulting in her teaching PPB four days a week and Mrs Wandek one day per week.
  • Simone Hampton (PreK) is to have an operation and will be away until about Week 3 of next term. Mrs Meston will fill in during this time.
  • Sr Joseph goes on 'Home Leave’ to Poland from 4 July and returns early September.

"Materialism: Needs our control not surrender".
"No matter what our children say they want and need, a secure sense of a loving family is of greater value than a roomful of possessions. A healthy society raises its children to be responsible citizens rather than just consumers. Creating healthy, happy families means spending time together rather than spending money."

God Bless


Chris Kenworthy



 Important Dates

Wednesday 21 June PPG & 5G attend Mass
Thursday 22 June

Lightning Carnival - Year 6

Soccer & Football - Carine Open Space

Netball - Noranda Sporting Complex

Friday 23 June

School Assembly

Saturday 24 /

Sunday 25 June

Sacrament of Eucharist Sat. 6pm

Sun 7.30am, 9.30am & 5.30pm

Wednesday 28 June Whole School Mass - 5B
Friday 30 June

6B Assembly

Last day of Term 2

Saturday 1 /

Sunday 2 July

Thanksgiving Mass - Eucharist
Monday 17 July Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 18 July Students commence Term 3
Wednesday 19 July 6B attend Mass
Friday 21 July Drummers Assembly
Saturday 22 July Reconciliation - Enquiry Weekend - All Masses


 Term 2 Calendar - click here

2017 Sacramental Programme - click here



PPG   Mia Rapinese
1B   Jake Smelter, Isaac Mottolini
1G   Alessia Souris
2B   Isabella Sloan, Luca Papotto
2G   Sebastian Retamal, Ella Beihrenbrodt
3G   Ben Simpson, Jayden Myles, Lucas Humphreys, Aimon Mastrangelo
4B   Lola Noble
4G   Joshua Land, Carmen Wheeler
4W   Sari Hallworth, Sophia Tartaglia
5B   Cooper Hinkley, Ella Algeri
5G   Ruby Quigley, Louise Davies, Eva Spasevski
6B   Benjamin Lee, Joshua Molen


cakeCake Stall:  Thank you to all those supported the Year 2 cake stall last Friday. A total of $327.40 was raised for the Year 2 classes.


canteen April 2017



Mon 26 June Regina Delborrello, Bec Salamone, Jemima Gorton
Tue 27 June Helen Smelter, Vanessa Shelton
Wed 28 June Kath Lamont, Adele Swan, Mel Chester
Thu 29 June Regi Walsh, Angela Todd
Fri 30 June Claire Hamilton, Renee Mastrangelo, Sonia Comerford, Susan Wake

Please contact Peta Taylor on 0419 260832 if you can help out with volunteering.


To access our online order system please visit Instructions for signing up are on the website or you can contact the Support line on 1300 116 637 for assistance.



There are an increasing number of online orders that are not being captured due to parents not confirming their orders. Once you have placed an order please check your confirmation email or your "active orders" section to ensure your order has been placed, as we are getting numerous children at canteen quite upset that they haven't received their lunches.


Important - New Item

LOL carbonated drinks have been discontinued nationally. The Canteen Association have recommended we replace these drinks with the NEW JUICE BOMB DRINKS.

Juice Bomb use 99.9% real fruit juice - they contain no preservatives, no added sugar and no artificial colours.

The new drinks will be fazed in as our current LOL stocks run out.

The new flavours will be Apple Blackcurrant, Apple Raspberry and Vanilla Lime.

As stocks are being renewed you may find your order is replaced with a different flavour.

Thank you.


Any queries regarding all other canteen issues please contact Pip Kent on 0439 091300.


Subway Meal Deal

End of Semester Canteen Meal Deal is on Friday 30th June. Each child has been provided an A5 order form to be completed and returned to school with the correct money no later than Wednesday 21st June.

Unfortunately, as Subway is an external supplier no late orders can be accepted.

Gluten free salad bowl option is available. Please see Pip in the Canteen if you wish to purchase.


Online Canteen will be closed on this day and no normal morning tea orders will be available. Special items for morning tea will be available for purchase for $1.


New Canteen Menu June 2017 - click here

Term 2 Canteen Roster - click here

Library Roster

  am (9.00 - 12.00) pm (1.15 - 3.00)
Mon 26th June    
Tue 27th June Marissa Krajcar Linda Berichon
Wed 28th June Carla Christou Sue Haydon, Peta Taylor
Thu 29th June Tracey Retamal, Deb Tasker Sharon Gilbert
Fri 30th June Library Closed Library Closed

Rhyme Time

rhyme time april 2017

We have begun Rhyme time, a program that uses children's sensory skills, to explore and develop literacy understandings in a fun and energetic way.

This runs fortnightly for an hour on a Friday morning after assembly in our Pre Kindy. 

If you think you may be interested please let Vicki in the office know.



Environmental Ministry

Currently there is a lot of wastage at OLG. Click on the link to find out what we intend to do about it. 

Food wastage at OLG - click here

Sister Irene will be here in Perth for a short visit. Sr Irene'e itinerary is as follows:

Saturday 1st July - arriving late in the evening.

Sunday - 9.30am Mass and morning tea at Our Lady of Grace Church. Sister celebrated her 80th birthday earlier this year. Mass will be in her intention. 

Tuesday 4th July - leaving for Poland with Sister Joseph and then travelling to the US for her home visit.




A reminder that fittings for Kindy students is Friday 23rd June from 8.15-10am.

Please check summer uniforms for Term 4/Term 1 so that orders will be available for commencement of Term 4. 



Design and Technology Students Display Models
As part of the Year Five Design and Technology studies, the Year Five Gold students designed and created model sof machines that perform a purpose. The students recycled materials from around the home to construct creative and eye-catching machines. These machines perform tasks from completing homework to teleporting travellers to outer space.


The Year 5G students displayed and explained their machines to their Pre-Primary buddies and to other classes in the MPA.

 Design Technology 2017 1Design Technology 2017 4Design Technology 2017 2Design Technology 2017 3Design Technology 2017 5Design Technology 2017 6


Discovery Kids OSHC - July Vacation Care Program - click here


Parish News    


Mini Vinnies Despicable Me 3 Movie Fundraiser
Saturday 1st July
2:30pm Grand Cinemas Warwick
If you would like to come along and support Mini Vinnies please purchase tickets by Friday 23rd June. To purchase go to:


 Mini Vinnies Movie Fundraiser- Despicable me 3 - click here


Mini Vinnies Sleepout
OLG parish Mini Vinnies is holding a sleepout on Saturday 8th July in the parish centre. This is to raise money and awareness for homelessness. The children will meet to learn more about homelessness, go to mass as a group, have a simple meal and then sleep on cardboard boxes with one blanket and a 'makeshift' pillow.

If you could make a donation we will be outside the MPA Friday morning 30th June before assembly. Otherwise you could always put your donation into an envelope and hand into parish/school office with sleepout and your name on the envelope. All donations are appreciated- every dollar will
make a difference.


  P & F News


 Grandparents’ Day Date Change: Please be advised that Grandparents’ Day will be held on Friday 1/9 (not 25/8 as was previously communicated). Can you please advise your families to Save The Date.



 IMPORTANT UPDATE: Entertainment Books 2017/2018
Thank you to everyone who have purchased an Entertainment Books. We receive $14 for every book that is purchased. If you haven't purchased your copy yet please purchase your copy securely online
If you can’t purchase online, please complete the payment form that was with the book, return to the office and we will process on your behalf. If you have ordered the digital copy or do not want a copy please return the Book ASAP.


 Buddy System letter - click here


OLG Run for Fun commences Term 2

“OLG Run for Fun” is a free running club where kids of all ages and fitness levels can come together before school to run and exercise in a positive and supportive environment. Parents and grandparents are also welcome to come along for fitness and quality time with their children.

We all know running is a great way to get fit, but it offers so much more. Kids who exercise in the morning are generally more engaged and focussed during lesson time. Running clubs enable kids to build friendships and have fun. Running builds healthy hearts and minds and brings joy to children.

The Running Club is run by volunteer parents each Tuesday and Thursday morning during school terms and will commence on Tuesday 2nd May 2017. It will include some warm up activities and games and there will be a couple of running courses, of different lengths, around Charles Riley Reserve to suit different ages and fitness levels. There will be no free breakfast or awards - it’s just for participation and fun.

As the Running Club is run by parents, students in Year 3 or below must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to ensure adequate supervision. A permission slip will need to be completed before your child can participate. Permission slips will be available for signing at the first session your child chooses to attend.

Days:         Every Tuesday and Thursday morning (starting 2nd May 2017)
Start time: 7.40am to 8.15am (volunteer parents will then walk kids to school)
Where:       Meet at the south east corner of the football clubrooms at Charles Riley Reserve
What to bring: Drink bottle, sneakers and energy. Eat breakfast at home first or bring something to eat at school after the run.
Cost:          Free
More Info:  Contact Damian Hicks on 0419 930087 or email
Volunteers: Bendotti, Nelson, Curtis and Hicks families. More parent volunteers required, please contact Damian if you would like to be involved.

The body achieves what the mind believes.

Newspaper article which outlines the benefits and success of similar programs around the area - click here


Netball results - click here 




Hi All

We have 2 exciting vacancies in the OLG Basketball Committee.

Club President - Oversee the functioning of the Club
Events Coordinator - to organize end of season function twice a year and an SBL Game

We would love to see some Dads or Mum's come on board to join the Club Committee. It is an exciting time to be part of this club. Please contact me if you are interested.

Thank you to
Grilled -Hillarys Boat Harbour
for their generous donation sponsoring our merit certificates entitling each winner to a burger of their choice.

If your business would like to sponsor the OLG Basketball Club, please contact our Sponsorship Coordinator, Monika Southern 0413 495 863.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Community Notices

Nominate a Teacher - A Day Made Better - click here



City of Stirling - Arts & Activation Workshops - click here


Child and Adolescent Health Services Free Parent Seminars - click here


KoKum Designs

First Holy Communion Dresses.
Unique designs, quality fabrics and workmanship.
Buy or Hire.
Call Kylie on 0412 299 147

Mercedes College is proud to present its 2017 Production of The Little Mermaid. Based on the Hans Christian Anderson story, this is the Broadway version of the story of Ariel – a mermaid who desires to be human. Her wish is eventually granted, although with dire consequences. A cast of over 80 feature in this spectacular production with lots of colour, singing, dancing, puppetry and under the sea frolic. Coming to the Regal Theatre in Subiaco for 4 performances only, from Friday 28 July. Tickets are available at

MC The Little Mermaid



We look forward to welcoming back our Sacred Heart College Sorrento Alumni celebrating special anniversaries this year. To make sure you don't miss out on all the details of the events, please register on our Alumni website Any queries, please contact We can't wait to see you again!




Sacred Heart Reunions 2017



Aranmore Catholic College – 30 Year Reunion – Class of 1983-1987
When: Saturday 4 November 2017
Where: The Classroom (North Perth)
Time: 7.30pm – 11.30pm
Cost: $90.00 includes two hours food and beverage package, 80s music, photo booth along with plenty of laughs and catch-ups with your old classmates. Teachers from Aranmore welcome.
Tickets and further information: Please visit
(Please note no ticket sales at the door)
Questions: Please email the reunion committee at 


• Parent-Child Connection 4 x weeks Read Tues 6-27 June
• Kids and Technology Read Thurs 22 June
• All About Anger – for Parents of Teens Read Wed 28 June
Go to or ring 6164 0200 to enrol


School Holiday Program

CHOOSE ANY 4 EVENTS PER D AY: Sprints (will include crouch starts or block starts), Hurdles, Middle Distance, Javelin, Discus, Shot Put, Long Jump, Triple Jump and High Jump.
Date: Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th July 2017.
Venue: WA Athletics Stadium, Perth WA.
Drop Off: 8.30-8.50am
Times: 9am-3pm.
Cost: $90 for one (1) day. $160 for two (2) days.
Includes a Sprinting Fast Cap or Shoe bag also other prizes and giveaways.

Webpage: Enrollments close Tuesday 27th June 2017


WAAPA Winter School 2017
These July school holidays WAAPA is offering exciting programs for students in years 4 to 12. The Winter School includes classes in acting, drama, dance, screen acting and music theatre. For information about the many courses on offer please visit WAAPA Winter School Holiday Programs or contact Gabrielle Metcalf at or 9370 6775.


Parent workshops for understanding teens - click here


Please see the below flyer for JUNIOR GOALS SOCCER SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM, and TERM 3 Saturday Classes!

Early Bird Special for the School Holiday Program if you book before the 18th June!


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Phone: (08) 6241 9500
Fax: (08) 9447 4118


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