2019-TERM 4 – WEEK 6



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Message from the Principal

Finance Officer

I would like to announce that Alison Elsegood has resigned from her position as Finance Officer. I would like to thank Alison for all her hard work and dedication to OLGC over the past 10 years. Alison has had a significant positive effect on the financial running of our school, she will be deeply missed. I have placed an advertisement for her position which will be filled over the next few weeks.


Christmas Extravaganza

A reminder that our Christmas Extravaganza is on Sunday 1st December starting at 4pm sharp students are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes prior. At this event students sing Christmas Carols followed by a fun picnic on the oval.  There will be food and drinks available for parents to purchase as well as fun activities for kids.



Parents are invited to attend our P&F and Board Annual General Meeting to be held on Monday the 2nd December at 6:30pm in the school Hall. At this meeting members of the P&F and Board will give an overview of the past year. I will also provide information regarding progress over the past year as well as plans for the future.


Kiss and Drive

For the safety of all our students could parents please ensure that when you are using the drop off at the front of the school that you are moving to the drop off area. By moving forward it allows for other cars to safely enter the driveway and therefore not cause congestion.

2019-TERM 4 - WEEK 6

Mission Day

For our mission day each class organised a stall as well as our Year 6 students running their own games and stalls. The children engaged in exciting activities and ate lots of delicious food. We raised $820 which will be donated to the St Vinnies Christmas appeal as well as Wheel Chairs for Kids.


Remembrance Day

The Year 6 students held a very reverent prayer service for Remembrance Day. On the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, a minutes’ silence is observed and dedicated to those soldiers who died fighting to protect the nation.


Kindy Orientation

Last Friday we held our Kindy orientation for students starting in 2020. We had a full house! It was wonderful to see existing families mixing with the new members of our community. Thank you to Mrs Monastra, Mrs Luca and Mrs Wilson for all their efforts to make this a wonderful experience for students and parents.


Code of Conduct statement 10

You maintain and build on the community’s trust and confidence in Catholic schools and the Church.


  1. Your conduct maintains and builds public trust and confidence in your school, other members of the school community, and the Church.
  2. Any unlawful and unethical actions in your personal life risk adversely affecting both your own and the school’s reputation in the eyes of the public. If the good standing of either you or the school was to diminish, this might jeopardise the inherent trust between the school and parents, as well as the community more generally, necessary for effective relationships and the best education of students.
  3. You notify the Principal of your involvement in any criminal investigation or other legal process that may undermine trust and confidence in your judgement or care of students.
  4. You consider the interests of the school and the Church when exercising your right to freedom of speech and participating in public, political and academic debate, including publication.
  5. You never place the reputation of the school above the safety and well-being of students.


God Bless


Nic Gaglia

Term 4

Christmas Extravaganza 3:30pm - Sunday 1st December

AGM at 6:30pm - Monday 2nd December

P&F Meeting - Wednesday 4th December

Whole School  Parish Mass - Thursday 5th December

Thank You Morning Tea - Thursday 5th December

Graduation Mass at 6pm - Friday 6th December

Last Day of Term for Students - Friday 13th December


Meals By Mums

Meals by Mums have done a wonderful job again cooking meals at Our Lady of Good Counsel School’s canteen. Each term they prepare over 200 meals which support The Shopfront. The Shopfront collects and distributes to people in need. Thank you to the Year 6 spiritual ministry and parents for helping to  fundraise for ingredients.



Choir Carols Karrinyup Poster

OLGC End of Year Concerts in Hall - 2019

Yr 3-6 Tuesday 10th December

8.45 – 10.15am

K-2 Thursday 12th December

8.45 - 9.30am

Year 3 – Walking in the Air Yr1 – A Million Dreams/ These Hands/Come Together
Elisabeth – Piano – Yr3 Yr2 – High Hopes/Unbreakable/Aussie Outback
Claire -  Piano – Yr3 Steven – Piano - Yr2
Kaylee – Piano – Yr3 Lucas – Piano - Yr2
George – Guitar – Yr3 Zach – Guitar – Yr 2
Luke– Piano – Yr3 Kindy – A Sailor Went to Sea & Wise Man Built
Noah – Piano Yr3 PP - Rise and Shine & If I Were a Butterfly
Isaac – Violin – Yr3 Year 1 - Rudolph
Year 4 – A Million Dreams Yr2 – Deck the Halls
Leonardo – Piano – Yr4 K&PP – Little Donkey & Jingle Bells
Sammy – Guitar – Yr4 All – We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Rhys – Piano – Yr4  
Lily – Piano – Yr4  
Casey – Piano - Yr5  
Jessica - Piano – Yr5  
Year 5 – Song to be decided  
Tim – Piano – Yr6  
Kasper – Piano – Yr6  
Sam – Guitar – Yr6  
Matilda – Piano – Yr6  
David– Piano – Yr6  
Year 5 – Silver Bells  
Year 4 – Jingle Bell Rock  
Year 6 – All I Want For Christmas is You  
Year 3 – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree  
All – We Wish You a Merry Christmas  


Please come to support all our amazing performers whether as soloists or part of each class choir. We look forward to showing everyone our musical talents.



THURSDAY 28TH NOVEMBER – ‘We Survived the Year’ Morning Tea –8.40am

SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER – End of Year Christmas Extravaganza – 3.30pm

WEDNESDAY 4th DECEMBER – Next P&F Meeting @ 9.00am: All welcome to attend



Please join us for a morning tea or coffee to celebrate surviving another school year. We will be set up outside of the school hall. Please do not hesitate if you have little ones with you, we will organise some toys so you can enjoy the morning tea. We look forward to seeing you.



The end of year Christmas Extravaganza is coming up on Sunday 1st December. This is a family event where the students sing the Christmas Carols they have been rehearsing in class, followed by bouncy castles, Mr Whippy and family friendly food and drink available to purchase.

This is the final event of the year for the OLGC community to come together to celebrate the end of another wonderful school year. Please note the event starts at 3.30pm on Sunday 1st December with the Christmas Carols starting at 4pm sharp.

We Look forward to seeing you all there to close our year as a school community.



Final call for any new members to join the OLGC P&F. If you would like to join our welcoming and fun committee, please fill in a nomination form which are located in the front office by 2nd December 2019.


The P&F meet once a month in the school term, alternating between 9am meetings and 6.30pm meeting each month. It’s a great way to join a friendly and enthusiastic group of parents and get to know other families amongst the school.  We understand families have many commitments; it is not compulsory for P&F Members to attend every meeting within the school year. There are many ways you can help so please get in touch if you’re thinking about it.


We look forward to new members joining in 2020, full of great ideas and working together, we can continue to grow our community…. come and be a part of something special! 


The OLGC P&F is now on Facebook!!

As a way of keeping up with communication, a page has been created for members of the OLGC Community – please look for OLGC KARRINYUP P&F and request to join. All correspondence will be a duplication of what is already in the newsletter so you won’t miss out on anything.


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Calling for volunteers – we need your help - in 2020!

Our students really enjoy participating in the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program and to keep this program running we need your help.

We are starting to recruit and train now for volunteers to join the team in 2020!

The program requires more volunteer School Banking Helpers to assist on the weekly school banking roster. This only takes a small amount of your time one day a week on a rotating roster. Under the current roster, it only works out to be 3 or 4 times per term for each volunteer. Your help with the program will greatly benefit students as they develop vital saving skills and also help our school with fundraising.

Currently, School Banking day is Wednesday from 8.20am to 8.40am in the School Hall.

If you are interested in volunteering for this great program, please let us know.


Thanks in advance

Natalie and Tracy

School Banking Coordinators



Parish Baptisms 

We welcome into the parish community this weekend Christopher and Elouise Wolinski, children of Pawel and Lisa Wolinski.

Congratulations and prayers for the Wolinski family.


St Vincent de Paul Society

We need your help to make Christmas a little brighter for people in need in our local community. Take a star from the Christmas Tree to support those named and make up a Hamper Basket/Vinnies’ bag with food. Consider sharing a basket/bag with another family member, friends, grandchildren or other parishioners. Single food items can also be left in the Vinnies basket in both Church.

Thank you so much to all those who have already generously contributed.

Please return all baskets/bags by Sunday 8th December. See notice board for further details or contact Barbara, 94465324.


Parish Pastoral Council

The next PPC meeting is Wednesday 20 November at St Dominic’s parish centre 7.30pm.


Parish AGM Thursday 28 November, 7.30pm in St Dominic’s parish centre.

Please bring a plate to share for supper.


St Dominics Morning Tea

The December after mass tea has been rescheduled to Sunday 15 of December due to the St Vinnies hamper collection.


Archbishop’s Christmas Appeal 

The Archbishop’s Christmas Appeal for LifeLink is being held throughout the Archdiocese this weekend. You may use one of the special giving envelopes which have been provided on the pews for you today. Please give generous support to help the work of our Archdiocesan social service agencies and help people in need. Return your envelope/donation to the parish at any time over the coming weeks. You may also donate online at www.lifelink.com.au.


Columban Calendar 2020 

On sale at mass from this weekend. $10.


God bless





All order forms and school uniform requirements have been sent home.



Samples will be in the Kindy room to view.  You can fill out order forms, leave them at the office or email to nicter1@bigpond.com by the end of Term 4.

All orders are to be paid for on collection.


YEAR 1 – 2020

Order forms have been sent home, samples and sizes can be viewed at the Uniform Shop.

Please place orders before the end of Term 4.  All orders are to be paid for on collection.


YEAR 3 BOYS - 2020

All boys going into year 3 next year have a change of style in the shorts.  They are now  Navy Viscose side tab with fly front.


The Uniform Shop will be open on Tuesday, 28th January 2020 between 8.30 – 9.30am for collection or exchanges.

Thank you.

Terri Benedetti



Community News


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