2020-Term 1 Week 3
Message from the Principal
Next Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Tuesday) which marks the preparation for lent. Lent is a time of solemn observance and preparation for the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus at Easter. Lent is time for fasting or giving something up. Lent allows us time to clear our minds and hearts ready for remembering Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.
Congratulations to Kate and Molly for organising 'Hooray for Donut Day'. Thank you to all the great support from families for this event. $420 was raised with all proceeds going to BlazeAid and WA Fencing Farmers Kangaroo Island 2020 to support communities affected by the recent bushfires. Thank you to Woolworths, Karrinyup for their generous donation of donuts.
Well done to all families who have been crossing using the traffic warden on Miles street. I will now be applying for the funded traffic warden so that a permanent guard can be appointed. Families are asked to ensure that they are using this crossing as they will be coming to complete surveys on use.
Conduct statement 9
You promote and preserve the trust and privilege inherent in your relationship with all members of the school community.
- You promote and preserve the trust inherent in your relationship with students and with their parents.
- You recognise that an inherent power imbalance exists within your relationship with students that may make the students and their family vulnerable and open to exploitation. You actively preserve the dignity of all people through practised kindness and by recognising the potential vulnerability and powerlessness of each student and their family. You recognise that the power relativities between you and a student can be significant, particularly where the student is very young, has a disability, a difficult family background, has cultural differences, or experiencing emotional turmoil. This vulnerability creates a power differential in your relationship with students that must be recognised and managed with care.
- You take reasonable measures to establish a sense of trust to protect the physical, psychological, emotional, social and cultural well-being of each student. You protect students who are vulnerable, including but not limited to students with disability, from exploitation and harm.
- You have a responsibility to maintain appropriate boundaries with students and to actively support other adults to do likewise, including bringing to their attention any failure to do so.
- You may have personal or recreational relationships outside your school role with students’ families and friends, or with school staff. You are aware that dual relationships may compromise student care and well-being. In cases of overlap or conflict between your dual relationships, you act with the primary intent of the safety and well-being of the student, which may require you to withdraw from a social relationship.
- You do not engage in any behaviour with a student that could be interpreted by a reasonable person as being a friendship.
- You do not engage in any behaviour with a student that a reasonable person could interpret as creating an opportunity to engage in emotional, physical or sexual intimacy with a student.
- You recognise that the power imbalance between you and students means that the onus is on you to avoid any ambiguity or misunderstanding by a student or third party about your intent in your behaviour towards them.
- You understand that the power imbalance between you and students means a student is unable to give their consent to engaging in emotional, physical or sexual intimacy with you, regardless of the legal age of consent, or the student’s age or maturity. You must therefore not seek nor rely on such express or implied consent from a student to engage in an intimate relationship.
- You understand that the power imbalance between you and students may continue to influence students’ choices beyond the date when they cease to be students at your school. You must therefore not engage in emotional, physical or sexual intimacy with a former student within two years of them ceasing enrolment at your school, or them turning 21, whichever occurs latest.
- You take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety and security of the possessions and property of students and their families that are in your care.
- You do not knowingly mislead parents or make misrepresenting statements to them, or withhold information relevant to their ability to make informed decisions about their children unless required by law.
- You recognise that there may be rare exceptions to full disclosure to parents. Such disclosure of information may compromise law enforcement or other risk management processes, or the privacy and reputation of those involved. You seek legal or other expert advice in resolving such situations, recognising that parents have the right to know about any risk to their children.
Ash Wednesday Mass 2pm - Wednesday 26th February
P&F Coffee Morning at Drop Off - Thursday 27th February
Public Holiday - Monday 2nd March
Pupil Free Day - Tuesday 3rd March
Welcome Back Movie Night - Friday 6th March
Welcome Back BBQ (ADHOC Event) - Saturday 29th February
Junior Swimming Carnival - Tuesday 10th March
Senior Swimming Carnival - Monday 23rd March
Recfish WA- Fishing Clinic at Hillary’s Boat Harbour (ADHOC Event) - Saturday 14th March
Last day for Students - Thursday 9th April
Message from the Assistant Principal
|Semester 1 Year 6 Ministries|
Teacher: Alex, Emily
Teacher: Ori, Karen F and Lillian
Head Girl: Olivia Vinci Sharp
Head Boy: Jack D’Amico
Semester 1 Student Councillors
Year One Angus H
Year Two Summer M
Year Three Zach H
Year Four Abbie S
Year Five Harlow H
Wellbeing- Eva A
Spiritual – Jessica N
Environmental- Rhianna L
Communications – Emily H
We have been very fortunate to have been included in the National School Chaplaincy Programme (NSCP) for 2020-2022. This programme is a Commonwealth-funded initiative to support the emotional wellbeing of students and the school community through the provision of pastoral care.
The Role of the Social Worker
Social Workers have worked in WA Catholic Schools since 1984 and currently there are around 30 Social Workers working in 50 mainly metropolitan Catholic schools. The effectiveness of this school based program allows Social Workers to be readily available to school staff for consultation and to families and students as problems arise. School Social Workers are professionally qualified and adhere to a professional code of ethics.
What does the school social worker do?
The School Social Worker helps students:
Engage fully with their school experience by addressing social and emotional issues.
Understand themselves and others.
Improve self-concepts and cope with stress.
Develop decision-making and problem-solving skills.
Working with specific groups of students with an identifiable need.
The School Social Worker helps parents:
Participate more effectively in their children’s education.
Understand and meet their children’s social and emotional needs.
Utilize school and community resources.
Referring and providing a supportive link where appropriate between the students, family, school and community agencies.
Counselling with students and families.
What is counselling?
Counselling provides the opportunity for people to clarify problems and develop and use strengths to find ways of managing and resolving issues or new ways of coping. Counselling takes place in a supportive and confidential atmosphere.
Counselling addresses such issues as:
Behavioural problems at school or at home
Building resiliency and self-esteem
Child protection issues
Dealing with anxieties and fears
Family separation and change issues
Grief and loss
Friendship issues/social skills
Their main aim is to support children to gain the most from their educational opportunities. They work together with pupils, parents, school personnel, community agency staffs and others to help make school a successful and useful experience for all children. Our school social worker also works with parents and staff to support them to better understand themselves and their children and to learn more about the programs and services of the school and community.
YEAR 3 EVANGELISATION PROJECT
SCHOOL FEES & HEALTH CARE CARDS
Families who are in receipt of a Centrelink issued Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card may be eligible for a discount on school fees. As school fees will be issued shortly, please contact Rocio Albanese or Alison Elsegood as soon as possible to check eligibility, on telephone 6242 3404 or email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. For those families already receiving discounts, please bring in any newly issued cards or advise the school of changing circumstances whereby a family's Health Care Card is no longer valid.
We will soon be processing Sibling Enrolment Applications for 3 Year Old's, 2021 and Kindy, 2022. If you have a child commencing in either of these classes and have not yet lodged an Enrolment Application, please do so as soon as possible.
THURSDAY 27th FEBRUARY – P&F Coffee Morning at Drop Off
FRIDAY 6th MARCH – Welcome Back Movie Night – from 6.15pm
FRIDAY 13th MARCH – Next P&F Meeting: after Assembly
COFFEE MORNING @ DROP OFF – THURSDAY 27TH FEB
The P&F would like to welcome you all back to the new school year with a coffee at drop off next week. Coffee will be available outside the hall for anyone who would like to grab one on the go or stay for a chat. Would love to see you there!!
Thank you to all those people who have volunteered to be class reps for 2020. Please remember to email them your contact details if you would like to be on the class contact sheet – each year you must “opt in” to be on the list.
WELCOME BACK MOVIE NIGHT
The Welcome Back Movie Night will be held on the school oval on FRIDAY 6TH MARCH from 6.15pm. Join us to watch PETER RABBIT under the stars.
- Dinner will be available to purchase from 6.15pm – hot beef rolls ($5) & sausage sizzle ($2.50)
- From 6.15pm for food and socialising
- Movie to commence at approximately 7.15pm (Peter Rabbit)
- A free event for all the family with a small bag of popcorn provided for everyone
- Please note there will be no bar, cool drink, or candy bar available.
Please contact your class rep if you would like to help out on the night to assist between 6.00-7.30pm with dinner and popcorn.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
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.
Our role is to help build a positive school community by planning and organising functions associated with the social, sporting, cultural and educational life of the school community.
The P&F run a range of family fun events throughout the year, which include events such as the Welcome Back Movie Night, Kids only Disco, Adults Only event and the End of Year Christmas Extravaganza. We also run a range of community services such as the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day stalls, Feast Day and Mission Day children’s lunches, coffee mornings, Pasta Drives, Pie and Sausage roll Drives, Entertainment Books and much, much more! Each year the P&F contribute a portion of the fees to a Teacher’s Wish list. These are for items above what the school supplies as normal educational resources. Last year we spent over $15,000 on wish list items, library grants and classroom furniture. We also contributed to the Nature play and replacing sand in the play areas. Run by volunteers and funded by the annual voluntary fee contribution, the OLGC P&F is an integral part of the OLGC family. Meetings are held in the staffroom alternating between 7pm and 9am on the first Tuesday of the month. All are welcome.
If you have any queries or suggestions, please contact the P&F via email - email@example.com
Welcome to School Banking - 2020
School Banking is a program designed to help children develop strong literacy skills for the future. Children can start saving regularly through the school. Best of all, the school banking program makes saving fun with an exciting Rewards program.
This year the Dollarmites are taking the children on a Treetop Savings-themed Adventure with all-new Treetop Saver Rewards.
Banking is every Wednesday in the school hall between 8:20-8:40am.
Please come down and see us if you have any questions. Creating a saving account for your child is quick and easy and everyone is welcome.
Tracy and Natalie - School Banking Coordinations
Lent - Fasting and abstinence
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of Fast and Abstinence from meat for 18yrs-60yrs. Abstinence from eating meat is for those of age 15yrs+. Fasting implies self-denial in the matter of food.
We try to incorporate into our lives the main themes of Lent: Attention to prayer; Self-denial; Generosity towards others, especially to the needy; Reflection on the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ;
Other acts of self-discipline, for example, bearing with patience our crosses that we have not chosen but must carry; and renewal of our baptismal commitment to Christ and his way.
As well as fasting from food here are some other ideas from Pope Francis
- Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
- Fast from sadness and be ﬁlled with gratitude.
- Fast from anger and be ﬁlled with patience.
- Fast from pessimism and be ﬁlled with hope.
- Fast from worries and trust in God.
- Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
- Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
- Fast from bitterness and fill you heart with joy.
- Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to other
- Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
- Fast from words and be silent so you can listen
Ash Wednesday Masses -- 26 February 2020
- St Dominic’s: 8.00am, 11.30am school mass, and 7.00pm
- OLGC: 2.00pm school mass
We are looking for volunteers to cook pancakes for the children at school on Shrove Tuesday, 25 February. Please contact Fr. Bernard if you can help.
George and Lesley Howell wish to thank Fr Bernard and the Parish Community for their good wishes on their 65th Wedding Anniversary.
St Vincent de Paul Society
There will be a talk at all Masses next weekend 22 and 23 February. The Conference is short of members and urgently needs help to continue supporting those in need in our local community.
World Day of Prayer 2020 for the Scarborough area will be held at our Parish, OLGC church, Friday 6 March, 10:00am.
The service this year is prepared by the women of Zimbabwe. All welcome.
Morning tea will follow. If attending, please bring a small plate of food to share.
Canteen made Pasta Bolognese and Butter Chicken Curry, made using fresh quality ingredients, are now available from the Canteen.
Don't forget to pack a spoon/fork to reduce single use items"
Year 3 boys
All boys in year 3 have a change of school shorts, viscose fly front with side tabs.
The Junior elastic shorts for year 1 and 2 only.
UNIFORM STOCK AVAILABLE:
- Library bags
- Art smocks
- Reversible faction hats
- School socks
- Sports socks
- School bags
- Homework bags
- School hair ribbons
- Faction hair ribbons
Orders can be placed by email or text and will be delivered to the office to collect. Please pay on pick up.
0409 681 931
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