2020-Term 2 Week 10
Message from the Principal
This semester, schools across the country have had major disruption with teaching and learning programs. As you are aware the disruption began during week 7 of last term where many students began to stay at home. School then changed to a week spent testing and experimenting with online learning and then school closed a week early. Term 2 began with online learning for 3 weeks, at school or at home. Obviously online learning meant that teachers did not know how much assistance children received on tasks, so assessment was not valid. Therefore, teachers have only had a few weeks of valid data to base grades on (week 4 -9). Teachers have been asked to be cautious with their grading due to the validity of the data.
The School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s have amended the Semester 1 2020 reporting requirements. Schools are required to provide parents:
- Information which gives an accurate and objective assessment of the student’s progress and achievement, report on the curriculum taught and for which teachers can make a fair and reasonable professional judgement regarding student progress. Schools are not required to report student achievement using the A, B, C, D and E.
- Schools should include some information regarding affective domains such as attitude, behaviour, and effort.
At Our Lady of Good Counsel School, reporting will focus on the areas of Religion, English and Maths using the three-point student progress scale as well as an effort mark:
Above Expected Level
At Expected Level
Working Towards Expected Level
O = Outstanding
VG = Very Good
S = Satisfactory
I = Inconsistent
U = Unsatisfactory
Due to the limited contact with specialist areas an effort mark only will be provided for Semester 1.
Personal & Social development
Lastly every child will be given a General Comment.
Reports SEQTA Engage
This semester we will not be printing out reports. Parents will be able to access their child's report via this secure site. You have been sent details reading how to access the site. Please ensure that you are logging onto this site and testing that you have access. Any issues please contact the front office.
If you are having issues with reading the reports, as displaying through certain devices and browsers creates issues with missing data, please download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Each family would have received a photo order form last week. Families are able to order online or use the envelope attached to the form to add the exact cash amount. Families wishing to have a family photo need to collect a family form from the front office, complete it and return it (online ordering is not available for family photos). Photo day is the 6th August for Kindy - Yr 6 students. Three year olds will have their photo on 5th August.
Whilst we have received information about the general change in restrictions via the Premier’s announcement, specific information relating to schools requires further clarification. This will be provided to parents as soon as we know more. At this stage all hygiene practices will remain such as continued cleaning and student hand washing. We should be able to hold Assemblies again for students and may be able to invite some parents as the 2m rule and 1.5metre distancing still applies to parents. I will also update regarding parents entering classrooms.
Conduct Statement 12
You allow students to have a voice in their education, safety and well-being.
- You recognise that while you and all adults have responsibility for the safety and well-being of students, students have opinions and ideas about their education and well-being.
- You allow age-appropriate opportunities and forums for students to reflect on and express their opinions and ideas and you treat those expressions with respect and care.
- You regularly invite students to participate in decision making about their education and well-being and offer them constructive feedback on their ideas and opinions.
- You encourage students to inform you or the Principal of any concerns they have about their own or other students’ education, safety or well-being. You follow up those concerns and keep students informed of how they are resolved.
As we come to the end of which has felt like a very long semester, especially for staff who did not have much of a Term 1 holiday. I would like to thank staff for their commitment and hard work. I wish to take this opportunity to recognise all their wonderful work and acknowledge that they do more than just teach the students, but care and shape them into unique individuals. To all our wonderful students I would like to commend them on their exceptional adaptation and focus on learning in these unprecedented times. Their resiliency is a wonderful example to us all. To our parent community I would like to express my appreciation for their continued support throughout this semester which has seen many changes. I believe that our strong community attitude has made it easier to travel through it together.
Pupil Free day - Tuesday 20th July
Students Begin - Tuesday 21st July
Reconciliation Workshop - Thursday 23rd July
Eucharist Workshop - Thursday 30th July
Sacrament of Reconciliation - Thursday 13th August
School Disco - To be confirmed
EduDance Concert - Friday 25th September(Tp be confirmed)
Last Day of School - Friday 25th September
Draw Near Project
For a Catholic community, the Gospel imperative (Matt 25: 31 - 46) is often expressed in a community setting as the preferential option for the poor among us. The Gospel also invites us to practise welcoming (Matt 25: 35) and protective hospitality (Luke 10: 25 – 37), when required, towards those in need in our local community.
Our Lady of Good Counsel school is partnering with Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, St Dominic’s School, Newman Collage and the West Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office (WACMRO) to be involved in running the Draw Near program.
Draw Near Social Justice Project
Part 1: curriculum-based activities raising awareness of the person seeking asylum and Catholic Social Teaching (CST)
Part 2: school-parish adult community offered online virtual workshops on: difference between refugee and asylum seeker persons
Draw Near Faith Project
- online virtual Faith Formation session leading to ongoing renewal certification (TBC)
- online virtual sessions for adults from the school- parish community on: Scripture & Welcoming, Catholic Social Teaching and the person seeking refuge
Draw Near Outreach Project
- 350 food packs and 50 hygiene packs Organised by school & parish leaderships as a partnership
- Assisted by Draw Near Coordinator Distributed to pre-identified group in need in the local community (ie: persons seeking asylum).
Further information will be distributed early Term 3
Thank you to all families who returned their Data Collection Forms in such a short time.
Hoping you all have a safe and relaxing two weeks break and we look forward to seeing everyone back next term.
Jenny and Rocio
The Fathering Project
ADHOC (Awesome Dad’s Helping Our Counsel)
Our Lady of Good Counsel School has been a member school of The Fathering Project since 2016 and our Champion Dads Group, ADHOC (Awesome Dad’s Helping Our Counsel) has regular events for Dad and Kids aimed at fostering friendships within the school community. Click on this link to join ADHOC or check out our Facebook page for information on upcoming events.
For more information about The Fathering Project please click on the link below to “Become a Member” to receive their weekly email tips, and obtain access to their Members Access Area – where you can find even more fathering resources. https://thefatheringproject.org/
Our School Website now has a page dedicated to ADHOC: https://www.olgc.wa.edu.au/our-community/fathering-project/
- Money and the completed deposit slip should be placed into an envelope. Remember to check that you have included the child’s name, Student ID number and correct amount to be deposited. Without all these details we can’t deposit the funds into the correct account. Please also include student name/year level and parent name/contact email on the front of the envelope, in case there is a need to contact you.
- Children to come into the school hall and drop off their envelopes with the banking volunteers on duty and then continue directly to their classroom.
- Unless you have a child in Kindy or Pre Primary who needs help, please ensure only children enter the hall as adults still need need to practice social distancing.
Curious about the Catholic Church, Faith, God?
Perhaps your child is curious about the Catholic faith, or you want to deepen your spirituality, or you simply have questions about God. Two parents from our schools have indicated their interest in joining our informal enquiry sessions to be held in Term 3. All are very welcome to come!
If you are interested, please email or phone me E: email@example.com or P: 92453899. Times for these sessions will be arranged to suit you. Day or evening are possible.
I would also like to take this opportunity to wish all the families and staff an incredibly happy holiday break. I hope you all find time to relax after what has been a busy term.
Fr Bernard Lanarolle
Ph: 9245 3899
After School Soccer Sessions
We are excited to be back at OLGC throughout Term 3 for our after school soccer program.
Sessions will run on Tuesday afternoons from 3.15-4pm, starting the 4th of August through to the 22nd of September.
To register your please go to https://footballcentre.com.au/school-sessions/
OLGC GREAT BOOK SWAP
OLGC GREAT BOOK SWAP
On Wednesday September 2nd we will be holding our Great Book Swap.
This is our OLGC Library Evangelisation Project and all proceeds from the sale of the books go to The Indigenous Literacy Foundation which provides books, reading programs and early learning resources to people living in remote Australian communities.
As we approach the school holidays , it is often a good time for children to clean and sort their bookshelves and so if you or your extended families have any books you’d like to donate for our Book swap please drop them in to the school library at any time.
On September 2 all classes visit the book swap for a read, browse and buy. Students enjoy selecting books which range from 20 cents to $3 and at the same time learn about supporting others in our community.
Donations to the ILF are also welcome.
If you’d like to learn more about the foundation: https://www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au/
Thank you for your continued support and generosity.
Dental screening will take place on 17/08/2020 for the Pre Primary, Yr 3 and Yr 6 students. Only children enrolled in the School Dental Service will be screened.
It is a quick growth and development check to look for any obvious concerns and is not a full dental examination.
If you have any concerns please contact Deanmore Dental Therapy Centre on 92452664.’
Deanmore DTC I Dental Health Services
21 Deanmore Road
Karrinyup WA 6018
Ph: 08 99245 2664
STIRLING LEISURE CENTRES, SCARBOROUGH
Nominations open for new season Starting in July 2020.
Soccer from men to nippers.
Men’s to play on Monday night’s
Nippers to play on Tuesday from 3.45pm
Grade 1-2 Saturday afternoon for m12.15pm
Grade 3-4 Friday from 3.45pm
Grade 5-6 Wednesday from 3.45pm
Grade 7-10 – Teenagers Friday from 6.00pm
Expression of Interest
Netball at Scarborough. Thursday from 9.15am
Walking netball for those who can’t run but still want to play.
School Holiday Program running this July 2020
Starting Monday 6th & 13th Wednesday 8th & 15th and Friday 10th & 17th.
Running on Tuesday’s 7th & 14th July 2020 over the holidays.
For more information go to www.stirling.wa.gov.au/scarborough.
For more information please call Kevin or Clive on 92057490.