2020-Term 4- Week 6
A Prayer for World Peace
Lord, we pray for the power to be gentle; the strength to be forgiving; the patience to be understanding;
and the endurance to accept the consequences of holding to what we believe to be right.
May we put our trust in the power of good to overcome evil and the power of love to overcome hatred.
We pray for the vision to see and the faith to believe in a world emancipated from violence, a new world where
fear shall no longer lead men to commit injustice, nor selfishness make them bring suffering to others.
Help us to devote our whole life and thought and energy to the task of making peace, praying always for the
inspiration and the power to fulfill the destiny for which we and all men were created.
Message from the Principal
Last week Year 6 students led us in a beautiful Prayer Service for Remembrance Day. A minute's silence was observed and dedicated to those soldiers who died fighting to protect Australia. Please keep all those who have fought or died serving our country, in your prayers.
LEST WE FORGET
We welcome our Kindy 2021 parents and students on Friday 27th November for an orientation session. We look forward to welcoming families, old and new, as they begin their schooling at OLGC. We are currently enrolling for Three Year Olds 2021 and Kindy 2022, please ensure that you have filled out an Enrolment Form for your child.
Our Christmas Extravaganza will be held on Sunday 29th November 2020, from 3.30pm with the concert starting at 4pm. All families and extended family are invited to this wonderful event. The Nativity play and carols will be followed by a visit from Santa. There will be inflatables and rides and food available to purchase. There will also be a bar set up for drink purchases, therefore it is strictly NO BYO. Families are reminded to follow social distancing and make use of the provided hand sanitiser.
Reports SEQTA Engage
A reminder that school reports will be accessible to parents via SEQTA Engage. Reports will be uploaded on Thursday 10th December. Please ensure that you are logging onto this site and testing that you have access.
Next week we will be holding our students talent show. I know the whole school is looking forward to the event. Unfortunately parents will be unable to attend, however, a recording of the show will be sent home.
Annual General Meeting
A reminder that the Annual General Meeting for our school community will be held on Monday, November 30th at 6:30pm in the Hall. All parents and caregivers are welcome to attend. The meeting will include a report of activities of the 2020 school year and staffing for 2021 will be announced. Refreshments will follow.
As previously communicated, with the COVID-19 pandemic constantly evolving, sometimes rapidly, I encourage you to evaluate the necessity and impact of planned travel over the upcoming Christmas holiday break. Please note that the Western Australian State Government requires overseas travelers to undertake mandatory quarantine in a Perth hotel at their own expense.
Students who intend to travel to/from overseas destinations who are not listed in the Australian travel exemption categories will require two letters to support their applications to return to Australia:
1. A confirmation of enrolment letter from Lisa Rodgers, Director General of the Department of Education, Western Australia
2. A travel support letter from Dr Andrew Robertson, Chief Health Officer, Western Australia.
Christmas Extravaganza - 4pm Sunday 29th November
AGM at 6:30pm - Monday 2nd December
Graduation Mass - Thursday 6pm 10th December 6pm
Last Day of Term for Students - Friday 11th December
NAIDOC week celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We will celebrate this next week
This year’s NAIDOC theme – Always Was, Always Will Be. – recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
It acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were Australia’s first explorers, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, first astronomers and first artists. It acknowledges and celebrates that our nation’s story began millennia before documented European contact.
The land our school is built has a story too and this is told in the murals around the bitumen.
This mural tells the story of our school and the land that we are on. The two sets of circles, one at the top of the mural and one at the bottom, represent the campfires of the aboriginal people who inhabited our area. The figures around the bottom campfire are the men and the lines next to them are their spears. The figures around the top campfire are the women and the lines next to them are their digging sticks. The spears are taller than the figures but the digging sticks are shorter than the figures. The footprints symbolize the ancestors that marched before us and cared for the land and the people who are still to walk on this land.
Lake Gwelup means ‘Gwelgannow’ in Noongar. This means ‘to shift position’. They called it this because in winter when there is more rain, the lake is full and in summer when there is less rain, the lake shrinks in size. This mural shows the animals that the Aboriginal people in this area used to hunt: emus, kangaroos, snakes, oblong tortoise, mudfish, *giligies, or maron and waterbirds.
The Archbishop’s Christmas Appeal for Life Link will be held throughout the Archdiocese this weekend. If you did not collect Archbishop Costelloe’s personal letter at Mass last weekend, please collect one from the Church and read his message, or, use one of the special giving envelopes which have been provided on the pews for you today. We urge you, if you can, to give generous support to help the work of our Archdiocesan social service agencies and help people in need. You can mail your gift in the reply-paid envelope provided or return your envelope & donation to the parish at any time over the coming weeks.
Thank you for your generosity throughout the year.
Why We Do the Things We Do
Responsorial Psalm ‘The collection of 150 Hebrew Psalms … allows us to express human feelings, longings and reactions that link us to fellow pilgrims down through the centuries.’ The assembly have opportunity to respond to our active reception to the 1st Reading. In the Mass the Psalms are shared by the Reader, offering the verse with the assembly responding with the refrain. In the Liturgy of the Hours, the Psalms are sung antiphonally, by an exchange led by different sides of the congregation, or the whole Psalm sung in unison. The Psalms ‘can help us speak to God, sing His praise and respond to His love.’ [Edited from This is the Mass p.29, 33]
Reconciliation is celebrated after every Saturday morning Mass and before every weekend Mass.
St Vincent de Paul Society Holy Christmas cards with children’s nativity scenes are available for sale at OLGC after Sunday Mass at $3 pack.
Have a wonderful week.
A boys material wallet was found on the school oval last week - if your child has lost theirs, please collect it from the office.
P & F NEWS
CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA – SUNDAY 29th NOVEMBER
THE OLGC P&F CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA IS HERE!!!
We cannot wait to finish the year in true OLGC community spirit at the Christmas Extravaganza on Sunday 29th November 2020, from 3.30pm with the concert starting at 4pm.
The Christmas Extravaganza is a whole school community event; we invite families to bring their extended family and friends to be a part of a beautiful afternoon on the oval. Entry is a gold coin donation to help fundraise for ‘Meals by Mums’, a wonderful initiative to help feed those in need.
The concert will be followed by a visit from Santa, a fun Fair on the oval consisting of inflatables and rides, a delicious and child friendly dinner will be prepared by Primevera Butchers and can be purchased on the evening. We will also have a bar set up for drink purchases, therefore it is strictly NO BYO.
We look forward to finally having our whole community back together; it truly is an event not to be missed.
If you would like to assist us in the set up for our exciting event please email firstname.lastname@example.org - set up is at 10.30am to approx 12.30 on Sunday morning, all help is greatly appreciated.
FEAST DAY – THURSDAY 26th NOVEMBER
The OLGC Feast Day will be celebrated on Thursday 26th November 2020.
To celebrate this occasion, the P&F will be supplying a sausage sizzle and juice box to all students for their lunch on this day. If you are able to help with the bbq and/or preparing the sausage sizzle from 12-1.30 please email email@example.com
CLASS REPS 2021
If you are interested in being the class rep for your child’s year group, please get in touch with the current rep to nominate yourself. The role should not be time consuming, it is very simple and with no pressure.
JOIN THE P&F
Come and join a great committee representing the parent body at OLGC.
If you would like to be a part of the OLGC P&F, please see Mrs Turner in the front office for a nomination form. It is a great way to meet new parents and be a part of a great community. Meetings are held once a month during the school term.
Nominations need to be submitted by next Monday, 23rd November 2020.
SAVE THE DATE 2021 – SUNDAY 21st FEBRUARY 2021
Welcome back to School Event
All Order Forms and requirements have been sent home for Pre-Primary 2021 and Year One 2021.
If you are unsure on any items please contact me by phone or email.
There seems to be confusion on compulsory items in Pre-Primary, the only items compulsory are the School Hat and a waterproof library bag. All other items are optional in Pre –Primary.
- Year 3 boys to wear the viscose side tab, fly front shorts
- Year 1 and 2 boys to wear junior elasticised shorts only
Girls Hair accessories
- Navy or black hair elastics
- Navy hair ribbons , scrunchies or headbands only .
Socks to be seen , no low anklets .
We are introducing a new Navy Hat, Faction hats will no longer be purchased but will be on sale until stocks finish.
The new hat is an Adjustable Microfibre Hybrid hat, it features 6cm sides with an 8cm front and back brim which meets the cancer and sun smart requirements ,
If you would like your orders collected on Janurary 19th, could you please note on your order form, otherwise they will be delivered to the office to collect.
All orders are to be paid for on collection.
BRICKS 4 KIDZ - SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS
My name is Rachel from BRICKS 4 KIDZ®. This Summer School Holidays we are running Workshops with LEGO® and Coding with Robotics. Our holiday programs are designed for kids ages 5 -12. We have many themes to inspire creativity and fun.
Online enrolment is at the following link:
Our Spring School Holiday Workshops are located at the following locations:
- BRICKS 4 KIDZ City West @ West Perth
- Our Lady of Good Counsel School @ Karrinyup
- Christ Church Grammar School @ Claremont
- St Mark’s Anglican Community School @ Hillarys
- Beaumaris Primary School @ Ocean Reef
Thank-you. If you have questions, please contact us.
Rachel Koo & The BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Team
Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays.
VacSwim in January offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations during the long break. Not only are they a great school holiday activity, they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.
Your children can start as young as five years old.
Don’t wait! Enrol your children in VacSwim now at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim