2020-TERM 3 – WEEK 9
Message from the Principal
What an absolutely wonderful day we had last week for our Athletics Carnival. I was very impressed with the way in which all of our students cheered on others no matter where they finished in the race. The new format of spreading events of the whole day worked very well and is a credit to the planning by Mrs Goode. I would like to thank Mrs Goode for all her great work with preparing the students and also to all staff who assisted on the day. A special thank you to our parent volunteers who did an amazing job.
As you would be aware we have set the 13th of October for our School Cross Country. Parents will be able to attend this but will need to follow the 1.5m social distancing rules. Information will be sent out shortly regarding times.
National Child Protection Week
Last week was National Child Protection Week. This year the Theme was ‘Putting children first’. When we put children first we ensure that we are prioritising their safety and wellbeing. In order for children to grow up well we need to provide environments that allow children to feel safe and loved, have a chance to play and explore, have a say in decisions that affect them, and access to essential things like food, shelter and healthcare.
To find out more about Regarding policies and procedures that OLGC uses please follow the links below:
Students who are unwell are asked to not attend school. Parents are asked to seek medical advice if their child exhibits symptoms of COVID-19. If a student has had a COVID-19 test the school needs to be advised of this on the day it happened. I thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Conduct statement 2
You give priority to students’ safety and well-being in all your behaviour and decision making.
- You accept that you and all adults have individual and joint responsibility for the safety and well- being of students.
- You ensure the safety and well-being of students are the primary focus of your actions and decisions and take precedence over any other considerations including the reputation of the school and your own needs.
- You support the safety, health and well-being of each student, promoting and supporting decisions and behaviour that contribute to the student’s self-confidence, safety and well-being.
- You do not behave in any way that risks creating ambiguity about whether you are acting in the best interests of a student.
- You respectfully communicate in plain language and in a way the student and those supporting their education can understand so they may fully participate in that education.
- You support informed decision making by advising the student as appropriate and those supporting their education about education options, and assist the student and their supporters to make informed decisions about that education.
- You endeavour to ensure the voice of the student is heard as appropriate, taking into account age and circumstances.
- You seek out, welcome, and learn from information relevant to the safety and well-being of students in any form, including advice, disclosures, complaints, criticisms, feedback and performance reviews. You look for opportunities to engage in formal and informal group and self-reflection and professional development about your own and others’ decisions so that you and the school can learn and continuously improve.
- You recognise that all information about students collected by school staff is done so on behalf of the Principal and for the benefit of the student. Therefore, all information is disclosed to and accessible by all who have a need to know it in order to support the education, safety and well-being of the student.
- You respectfully advocate for the safety and well-being of students above all other considerations.
11. You recognise the importance that students’ education continues without interruption or disturbance.
12. You disclose to the Principal any information that a reasonable person would recognise may be relevant to the safety and well-being of students so that the Principal may make appropriate decisions to manage any risk to them. This includes any relationship with any person who may have been accused of harming children or acting unsafely towards them.
- You recognise that students and their parents are entitled to assume that the sole focus of your engagements with students is to educate them within a safe environment that puts their well-being above all else. You understand that this trust by parents and students puts the onus on you to use your relationship with students solely for their education. You use all engagements with students and their parents, whether in person, through a third party, or via digital media for the purpose of teaching the curriculum.
- You do not accept gifts or benefits that could be viewed as a means of influencing your objective decision making.
EduDance Concert - Friday 25th September
Last Day of School - Friday 25th September
Pupil Free Day - October 12th
First Day School - October 13th
School Cross Country - October 13th
Students' DISCO - October 16th
Inter-school Cross Country - 26th October
Students Finish - 11th December
Walk to School
On Friday 25th of September, the Wellbeing Ministry will be hosting a ‘Walk to School Day’. We understand that some families live further away from the school, so you are able to drop off your child near the school. Parents are asked to walk with their child and each child will get a chart that shows animals and plants that they might be able to see as they walk.
The reason we are doing this event is to allow your child to connect with nature and socialise with one another. It also educates your child about road safety rules and reduces the amount of pollution that is going into the air from your car. We really hope your child joins in in this activity.
Enjoy your day.😁
From Wellbeing Ministry
I have had a key handed in which looks like a "Home Door key" - if your child has lost theirs, please come and claim it.
- FRIDAY, 16 OCTOBER - OLGC KIDS DISCO
SCHOOL DISCO - FRIDAY 16th OCTOBER
We are very excited to provide this event for the students of OLGC. Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions, parents will not be able to remain in the school hall for the duration of the disco; except for the P&F volunteers. We understand that this may cause some anxiety for younger children and parents; but please be assured that it is a fun evening full of dancing, games and face painting. Along with the P&F, Mr Gaglia will also be in attendance for both disco sessions. We also have a strict sign in and sign out process so that each child is accounted for and no student leaves the school disco without being signed out to their parent.
In addition, due to Covid, there will not be a snack/lolly stall, however each child will receive a lolly bag from the P&F and we also ask children to bring their own water bottle clearly marked with their name as the water fountains are not in use.
We appreciate those parents who have stepped up to volunteer in previous years to assist throughout the evening. Without the help of parent volunteers our events cannot go ahead. We look forward to having you all back in the near future.
If you have any queries please see Mr Gaglia or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope all the students can attend this fun evening.
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.
A message from Father Bernard
I hope this finds you all well.
Just a gentle reminder about the change in Mass times which will begin a 6 month trial from this weekend.
Details are as follows
Saturday 6.00pm Innaloo
Sunday 8.00am Karrinyup
Sunday 10.00am Innaloo
I pray it will not inconvenience too many, but I would like to try this arrangement for the next six months.
Fr Bernard Lanarolle
Ph: 9245 3899
Thank you very much and an invitation to attend a Draw Near Faith & Social Reality session 24th September at 6.00pm
A very big thank you very much to everyone at Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School, St Dominic's Primary School and parishes and Newman College for your overwhelming generosity and your neighbourly love in action. Your caring response to the needs of others has been outstanding and is greatly appreciated. A sincere thank you.
As you know, the Draw Near Program has been collecting donations of food and hygiene items for vulnerable people at this time of COVID-19.
The minority group you are helping includes international students, people seeking asylum and the housebound in the local neighbourhood.
As part of the Program, a free 60-minute masterclass will be offered at St Dominic's Parish Centre. The session will be on the Gospel message ‘neighbourly love’ and provide information from government on persons seeking asylum.
To register phone: 9446 1666 or email Innaloo.email@example.com
PARISH RETREAT “Walking the Way of Faith in an Age of Uncertainty”
PARISH RETREAT “Walking the Way of Faith in an Age of Uncertainty” A special thank you goes to Fr Tony Chiera, the Vicar General of the Bunbury Diocese, who came and facilitated our Parish Retreat “Walking the Way of Faith in an Age of Uncertainty.” Fr Tony’s ability to present a topic in an interesting and informative manner made for a memorable morning and we are grateful for the sharing of his time and talent with us. We also thank Leon Bolding, our Principal of St Dominic’s, for his support of this Parish endeavour and for organising and setting up the venue. Finally, our gratitude to all who attended and participated in the Retreat. My hope is that you were able to take home something of value to help you on the road ahead.
Child Protection Week Mass was last Sunday; a time to reflect and acknowledge on putting the needs of children first – the theme for this year’s National Child Protection Week. The Safeguarding Office is responsible for ensuring the safety of children, young people and the vulnerable within the confines of the Catholic Church across the Archdiocese of Perth, educating the Catholic community on child protection and protective behaviours, and establishing Safeguarding Officers within Perth's metropolitan and rural parishes. Our Catholic faith is the lens in which we view the world. This week is a time to reflect on our moral and Christian responsibilities to protect children from harm and act when the safety and wellbeing of a child is at risk. Today we also thank the safeguarding officers for their constant vigilance and support here and across other parishes. May we reflect on this Sunday dedicated to Child Protection to see what else may be required by all of us in our work for God’s kingdom of love and peace.
Please visit http://safeguarding.perthcatholic.org.au.
ADHOC OLGC - DAD & KIDS CAMPOUT, 2020
Good afternoon folks,
In what has been a challenging year for our OLGC families, I am pleased to confirm we are holding the ADHOC (Awesome Dads Helping Our Counsel) Dad and Kids Camping Trip from 31st October to 1 November 2020 (1 night) at Lancelin Holiday Park http://lancelincaravanpark.com.au/facilities/. Feel free to stay on Friday night as well.
It is the same place we stayed last year and we have reserved 25 camp sites this year (can be increased if needed), so we'll be together in the same area.
Once you have booked directly with Lancelin Holiday Park, please e-mail Shane McLean (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm so we can keep track of numbers for catering purposes and to make contact with you closer to the date to provide further information.
We will likely go sandboarding again on the Saturday afternoon as the kids (and Dads) seemed to enjoy it last year and will be having a sausage sizzle for dinner on Saturday night (ADHOC will provide). Also the weekend coincides with Halloween, so we will look to do something so those kids who would normally dress up in their favourite Halloween costume and go trick or treating, don't miss out - will do around our immediate OLGC Camp area.
At this time until otherwise informed we ask that families observe COVID-19 hygiene and safe distancing practices and bring along hand sanitiser for you and your kids.
In the meantime if you have any questions, please reach out to Shane or myself.
on behalf of ADHOC Commitee
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