2020-Term 2 Week 5
Message from the Principal
We seem to have slowly returned to somewhat normality at school, I guess cleaning can be added to Jasmin and my list of duties!! At the beginning of the week I visited all classes and had a discussion with them regarding the past 10 weeks of learning. I talked about how fortunate they were that we have such dedicated teachers who did an amazing job preparing online learning. We talked about the positives of spending extra time with family, having pyjama days, completing work on a beanbag and sleeping in. However, I explained that many had come back with some bad habits such as slouching at desks, messy handwriting and easily being distracted. I reminded them that due to the disruption in learning they needed to be extra focused and that teachers will be raising their expectations as we have now returned to what for the foreseeable future will be our new normal.
This week we will be attempting a recorded assembly. The Year 6 Communications Ministry will be recording assembly for students to participate in on Friday. We will be recording the handing out of merit awards as part of the assembly. Families will be sent a link to this recording to watch. Award winners may also wish to watch this with their family when they return home.
A reminder to parents who are experiencing financial difficulties due to Covid 19 to please contact me. As mentioned previously we will refund/credit all parents the cost of any events or activities that you have been charged for and which are now not occurring. This will mainly be incursion/excursion expenses. At the moment this has only been a small amount. However, as the year goes on this amount will potentially increase. Rather than refund in small amounts, fees will be adjusted in Term 4. Please be assured that our annual fees and charges are set at the lowest possible level to balance our yearly budget. Whilst we charge an average of $4,000 other independent schools in the area charge approximately $16,000. All Catholic schools are not-for-profit, which means that if there are any surplus funds left at the end of any year, which there rarely are, they are automatically used to offset future fee increases and/or fund future improvements for our students, including equipment and facilities.
At the beginning of the year, prior to covid 19, the P&F funded the purchase of new furniture for Year 1 as part of the long term school furniture replacement project. At the end of last term the furniture arrived and the Year 1 students returned to a wonderful surprise. I would like to pass on my thanks to the P&F and parents for funding this project. The P&F levy enables us to purchase resources such as furniture so that our children have the best resources available. Next year depending on funds it is hoped to replace the furniture in Pre Primary.
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.
Public Holiday - Monday 1st June
Last Day of Term for Students - Thursday 2nd July
Message from the Assistant Principal
As our Toe by Toe and Stride Ahead programs rely upon aged volunteers, we have had to suspend the program due to COVID-19. We are currently trialling a peer tutoring model whereby students who are a part of Toe by Toe and Stride Ahead program are mentored, before school, by students in the school who have been trained by me.
Mentoring provides the optimal framework to deliver improvement-oriented learning; individualisation; feedback and practice tasks to consolidate learning – the “Big Four” as they term it. There is a positive impact on learning with “well-conducted mentoring”.
I am so very proud the mentors, their desire to help someone else and to support them in their learning with rigor, positive feedback and absolute care that the person/persons they are mentoring get the very best. I am equally proud of those students who are being mentored for their dedication, persistence and determination to work on their learning goals. It is heart warming to see children striving for success.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents who are taking the time to bring their children to school early and support this superb program.
“Our canteen is open Fridays and for online orders only.
Recess, lunch and ice cream orders can be placed at any stage during the week with a cut off time of 8.00am Friday.
You can order ahead and amend or cancel your order online before cutoff.
No cash sales available thank you.
I hope this finds you all well. Once more I ask you to reply me with your preferences as to which Masses you might like to attend from the choices below.
I will then confirm by the end of the week if I have been able to accommodate your wishes.
|MASS DATE||TIME||PLACE||PLEASE TICK PREFERRED|
|Saturday 30 May||6.00 pm Vigil||St Dominic’s Innaloo|
|Sunday 31 May||7.30 am||OLGC Karrinyup|
|Sunday 31 May||9.00 am||St Dominic’s Innaloo|
|Sunday 31 May||11.00 am||OLGC Karrinyup|
|Tuesday 02 June||7.00 pm||St Dominic’s Innaloo|
|Wednesday 03 June||8.00 am||St Dominic’s Innaloo|
|Wednesday 03 June||7.00 pm||St Dominic’s Innaloo|
|Thursday 04 June||9.00 am||OLGC Karrinyup|
|Friday 05 June||9.00 am||St Dominic’s Innaloo|
|Saturday 06 June||9.00 am||St Dominic’s Innaloo|
Please get back to me by midday on Thursday (May 28 ) with your preferences.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB
SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB ORDERS WILL CLOSE ON TUESDAY 7th JUNE 2020
ENROLMENT FOR YEAR 7 2023
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