2019-TERM 4 – WEEK 6
Message from the Principal
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Your conduct maintains and builds public trust and confidence in your school, other members of the school community, and the Church.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- You never place the reputation of the school above the safety and well-being of students.
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.
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
‘WE SURVIVED THE YEAR’ MORNING TEA
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.
END OF YEAR CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA
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.
JOIN THE OLGC PARENTS AND FRIENDS COMMITTEE
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.
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
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.
OLGC UNIFORM SHOP
All order forms and school uniform requirements have been sent home.
PRE PRIMARY - 2020
Samples will be in the Kindy room to view. You can fill out order forms, leave them at the office or email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.