2020-Term 1 Week 5



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Message from the Principal

Ash Wednesday

Last Wednesday Fr Bernard celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass with the whole school. In Father's homily he spoke about Lent being a time where Christians can reignite the "Fire in our hearts". It is a time in which we can reflect on what it means to be a Christian. The Lenten Season is a time of preparation and penance in the 40 days prior to Easter.


Student Code of Conduct

At the end of 2019 students from Year 5 and 6 along with a representative from each class developed a student code of conduct. Our Lady of Good Counsel School’s Student Code of Conduct allows children to develop as Christian people in a safe, caring and supportive environment. It seeks to encourage behaviours centered on gospel values, while at the same time developing an awareness of the expectations. Through the implementation of this ‘Student Code of Conduct’, we are attempting to create a happy and safe school environment where all students can learn to their potential. At each assembly our Head Boy and Girl will focus on one aspect of the code. Please see the document below for an overview of the Student Code of Conduct.

Student Code of Conduct OLGC


Staff Writing Professional Development

Yesterday all staff engaged in a professional development day on writing. Jasmin Kenworthy lead staff through an engaging day. Staff explored the explicit teaching of different forms of text; writing processes, strategies and conventions; and the contextual aspects associated with the act of composing texts. Staff examined writing development and ideas and suggestions to enhance and further improve student success.


P&F Welcome Back Coffee

Last Thursday morning the P&F held a 'Welcome Back' morning tea. It was a wonderful opportunity for parents to catch up and for new parents to be welcomed to our amazing community. The P&F plan to run the Morning Tea at least once a term.


God Bless


Nic gaglia



Term 1

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


Office News


Would you kindly return your Fee Payment Form  by the 18 March, 2020 so we can set them up onto the system.

Thank you.


Rocio Albanese

Finance Officer

Ph:  6242 3404


The World's Greatest Shave

Hi my name is Gianni and this year I will be doing The World’s Greatest Shave. This will take place  on 12th March in the school hall, at 1:30pm during. We will be selling cupcakes during recess on this day and all this money will be donated to the cause.

I am doing this for my Nonno Giovanni. He was 61 years old when he died from Cancer. Another person I am doing it for is my Uncle Mundy. He was 63 years old when he died.

Cancer effects everyone and it must be stopped. All the money I raise will go to cancer research to find cure for this terrible disease.

You can click here to sponsor me today:




FRIDAY 6th MARCH – Welcome Back Movie Night – from 6.15pm

FRIDAY 13th MARCH – Next P&F Meeting: after Assembly




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 make contact with your class rep if you would like to help out on the night to assist between 6-7.30pm with dinner and popcorn.

We look forward to seeing you all there.



Thank you to those who came to have a coffee and morning tea together. Thankfully the weather held off and we were able to enjoy catching up with everyone after the break and to meet new parents. We look forward to catching up again altogether at the Movie Night. A big thank you to Kate Strong for the delicious morning tea she created for the morning.



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.


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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Welcome Back BBQ

We had 17 families (17 Dad's and 29 kids) turn up to the ADHOC Welcome Back BBQ last Saturday. The children had a wonderful time playing with their classmates, it was great to see them also mixing with other kids from school and having a great time. At the end a couple of families finished with a swim on the beach. A few kids were heard saying "this was the best day ever"!!!


Little Athletics

Well done to Thérèse, Emily, Jessica, Rhys, Samantha, Michael and Keeley on a great season at Karrinyup little athletics club. Congratulations on receiving your awards!

Parish News

World Day of Prayer 2020 

The Scarborough Area will be held at our parish in the OLGC church, Friday 6 March,10:00am. Morning tea will follow. Please bring a small plate of food to share. All welcome. Further information from Jaquie Gates 0419 902 255 or Kathy Wear 0435 291 430.


Parish Passion Play 

This will be presented on  Good Friday, 10 April at 9.30am during Stations of the Cross. Your support & commitment are needed for 2 or 3 rehearsals on the Sundays before Good Friday (after 9.30am St Dominic’s mass). To help in any way or for more information, email cecilia.sequerah@gmail.com or phone 0415162800.


Upcoming Events:

  • Stations of the Cross - 7pm Fridays of Lent in both churches.
  • Lenten Program - 10am Thursdays of Lent at St Dominic’s parish centre.
  • St Patrick’s Breakfast - Sat 14 March, 8.30am at St Dominic’s parish centre. Tickets $15
  • Parish Pastoral Council—19 March 6.30pm at OLGC presbytery.


Masses this weekend:

  • Sat 7 Mar 9am Healing & Anointing @ St Dominics
  • Sat 7 Mar 6pm  @ St Dominics
  • Sun 8 Mar 8am  @ Our Lady of Good Counsel
  • Sun 8 Mar 9.30am @ St Dominics.



This is celebrated after every Saturday morning Mass and before every weekend Mass.

Please contact Fr Bernard 9245 3899 or Maureen Smith 9204 5172 to receive communion at home if you can’t attend Mass.


1st Sunday of Lent Reflection: 

We prepare ourselves for a deeper Christian commitment, personally and as a community because to encounter Jesus Christ is to also encounter the Body of Christ, His members the Church. Lent is a journey as a community. Who can you invite to our celebration of Easter Sunday?


Innaloo/Karrinyup Parish Renewal Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, as our first and deepest preparation for the Parish Renewal, we offer this Prayer of Pope John XXXIII.


“O God, renew your wonders in our time, by sending the Holy Spirit upon the Church as for a new Pentecost” Our hearts await your gifts, O Holy Spirit: reconciliation, peace, personal faith in our Redeemer, and a deep and sharing unity with one another and with all people. Confidently, we make this prayer through You, Jesus, our saving Lord, Amen".

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R. That we may be led into all the promises of Christ your Son


Safeguarding Officers

  • St Dominic - Isabelle Brewer Ph: 0459 537 045
  • OLGC - Rina Cercarelli Ph: 0413 835 852


To access the latest Parish bulletin and other information about Our Lady of Good Counsel and Saint Dominic Churches please visit https://www.innalookarrinyup.perthcatholic.org.au/


Community News


The City of Stirling’s Youth Development Team is super excited to share with you 3 up and coming programs for local young people.


Challenge your mates in a series of FREE basketball events! This eight-week program includes basketball comps, music and giveaways on the day.

Read More Here


Tuned Up For WHAT!

Join us for a fun, light session on essential car knowledge for young people. This car program consists of 3 areas driver development, vehicle maintenance and vehicle purchasing.

This program is run in partnership with City of Stirling Road Safety Officer Shane Pope, Driver Risk and Edmund Rice.

Registrations essential

Read More Here


Dungeons and Dragons

Grab your dice, mates and imagination and join in our Dungeons and Dragons fantasy tabletop role-playing game.

This program is run through the Community Hub initiative drawing help from Osborne libraries and Community Development team.

Read More Here


If you would like any more information on the programs above please contact Ashara Wills, Youth Development Officer on Ph.(08)9205 8861 or email Ashara.Wills@stilring.wa.gov.au





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Newman Parents - Justin Coulson 2

As part of our Newman Parents information series, the College has an upcoming FREE parent session which I thought might be of interest to everyone in the community. The Newman Parents series is NOT exclusive to Newman families and we welcome all parents and guardians from our extended Catholic community.

The College is welcoming back Dr Justin Coulson one of Australia’s most respected and popular Positive Psychology & relationships speaker, facilitator, author, and researcher (particularly in family life). The topic he will be presenting is:

Inside the Mind; Raising an emotionally intelligent Child.

In this session, Dr Justin will share his expertise and equip parents to become more emotionally intelligent when it comes to their child. See a short intro video by Dr Justin with more information about the session https://youtu.be/y4b_FS1yYeU The presentation will be followed by a Question and Answer session.


When: Wednesday 18 March, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Where: Newman College Auditorium, 216 Empire Avenue Churchlands

RSVP: jo.dunn@cewa.edu.au


This session is for parents only. We hope that parents will use the information they learn to better educate themselves.