2021-TERM 1 – WEEK 8




Message from the Principal


Many people believe that Christmas is the most important day in the Catholic liturgical year. In fact, Easter is our central celebration. As we know from the Bible, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day following his crucifixion, which is Easter Sunday. On this day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. A big part of Easter for children is receiving Easter eggs and Easter bunnies. Both of these are an important part of Easter as they both symbolise new life and are a connected to Jesus’ resurrection.


Swimming carnival

Congratulations to all the children who participated in Tuesday’s swimming carnival. It was wonderful to hear and see all students cheering on their friends. Thank you to all staff and parents who helped out on the day and a special thank you to Mrs Goode for organising the carnival.



1st Place Byrne(Red)

2nd Place Francis(Gold)

3rd Place Bridget(Blue)

4th Place Boniface(Green)


Championship Winners

Year 4 Girls

Runner up : Stephanie

Champion : Josephine


Year 4 Boys

Runner up : Samuel

Champion : Blayne


Year 5 Girls

Runner up : Sydney

Champion : Addison


Year 5 Boys

Runner up : Michael

Champion : Rhys


Year 6 Girls

Runner up : Samantha

Champion : Ella


Year 6 Boys

Runner up : Orlando

Champion : Harry



Surveillance Cameras

As you may have noticed, there are now a number of surveillance cameras placed around the school. Cameras are placed at key areas including one camera located in the front admin office. Although in the past 6 years we have only had 2 minor incidents,  these cameras will act as a deterrent and potentially assist in the future.




Parents of Year 3 and Year 5 students will receive an information brochure on NAPLAN 2021. The tests are scheduled to begin in Term 2, Week 4. Any questions about NAPLAN in addition to the information provided are to be directed to classroom teachers.



I am away on leave next week. I hope you are able to spend some quality time with your family over the Easter break.



God Bless

Nic Gaglia



Term 1

Wednesday, 31 March   Easter Hat Parade

Thursday, 1 April  Inter school Swimming Carnival

Thursday, 1 April    Last Day of School





Easter Raffle

Please support the Easter raffle. We have some great prizes. Tickets are 50c or 3 for $1:00. You can purchase tickets in P.P. or the year 6 Spiritual Ministry is selling them at recess and lunch breaks. The prizes will be drawn at the Easter Hat Parade.

Money raised goes towards Project Compassion. Every year, countless people turn Lent into a demonstration of faith, love and generosity. You can be a part of this incredible community, who believe that there are simple actions we can all take to “be more” for our world.


The Fathering Project

Wanted - Dad or Father Figure for ADHOC Co-ordinator role
Our Fathering Project Champion Dad's Group, ADHOC (Awesome Dad's Helping Our Counsel) are looking for a co-ordinator to take on the role for the remainder of the year and beyond. The main function of the role is to work with the ADHOC Committee (other volunteer Dad's) to organise Dad & Dad and Dad & Kids events for the year, co-ordinating ADHOC Commitee meetings, identify fundraising opportunities and also attend the OLGC P & F meeting once a month to support P & F and update them on ADHOC activities.
You will be supported by the ADHOC Committee, so if you think that this is something you can assist with, please reach out to Mr Gaglia or Glenn Hunter.



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The OLGC P&F Welcome Back Morning Tea was a great morning filled with new friendly faces and lots of chatter. Thank you to everyone who came along and who were willing to help out. Our next morning tea will be on Thursday 22nd April in the school hall, if you would like to help for this by either baking or helping out as a barista please email pf@olgc.wa.edu.au



The Mother’s Day stall will be held on Thursday 6th May 2021. Each year level will have a selected time slot to visit the Mother’s Day stall along with their class. We ask children to have a limit of $5 to spend on their special loved one. All gifts range from $1-$5.

If you would like to volunteer a small amount of time to assist on the day please email pf@olgc.wa.edu.au. The stall runs from 8.45 to approx. 12.30



If you enjoy trying new restaurants, new ideas for places to take the children on the school holidays  or simply love a good discount than check out the Entertainment Book. This year the Entertainment Book is all digital (no more hard copies) which makes it very easy to use and you never forget it at home! Thanks to the Entertainment Book every purchase made connected to OLGC we receive 20% of your membership purchase. To order go to www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/86003a


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.




Back Orders are slowing arriving, when stock arrives they will be sent to the office for you to collect,


Uniforms must be paid on collection, no invoices will be sent home.

Bank details for Uniform Shop are:

  • BSB:   086 006
  • Account No.  288724322



Could you all pre order your winter uniforms for Term 2.

Due to covid problems stock is well behind and they are expecting major back order problems. I have limited stock on hand . It will be very much appreciated if you don’t leave your orders to the  last minute. All back order items will be delivered to you as soon as they arrive.



All boys in Year 3 are to wear the viscose side tab /fly front zip .

Winter order requirements and order forms are on the website.


The Uniform Shop is open every Tuesday at the Parish Centre 8.30 to 9.00 am.   

If you are ordering my email or text could you please order by Monday for a Tuesday delivery otherwise it may be a 7 day turn around.


Thank you.


Terri Benedetti





Our canteen is open on Fridays and serves recess, lunch and ice-creams.

All orders to be placed by 8am Friday.

For any canteen enquires please contact Rachel.mardon@cewa.edu.au or 0405476282


Please find attached menu below:

Canteen Menu


Community News



For those families that do not know, there is an OLGC Uniform Sale or Swap Facebook page! (Uniform Sale or Swap). It’s a great way to off load your old uniforms to pass onto others, whether you sell them, swap them or donate them!

As we are heading into the winter uniform in Terms 2 or 3, there may be some items on there that you need.

If you would like to join the page please look for Uniform Sale or Swap on Facebook or alternatively send Sharon Seaman an email sharonlseaman@westnet.com.au and request to join the page.


Sharon Seaman 😊


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My name is Rachel from BRICKS 4 KIDZ®. This Autumn 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.


Our Autumn School Holiday Workshops are located at the following locations:

  • Our Lady of Good Counsel School @ Karrinyup
  • Beaumaris Primary School @ Ocean Reef

April school holiday’s - 6th to 16th weekdays

Drop your kids off at our holiday tennis program where they will meet new friends, learn and play tennis among other fun holiday games and activities.

No tennis experience necessary and a great way to try the sport and have fun in the holiday afternoons. Those with more tennis experience may play up in older age groups if we see this as the best option.

Your kids need to bring:

  • Sport type shoes and a hat
  • A friend (or fine to come by themselves and meet new friends)
  • Racquet (if they have one) or you can purchase one for $41.00 (email us to order)

The tennis academy will bring:

  • Professional tennis coaches with up date Working with Children clearances and a modern, fun tennis teaching style.
  • Racquet (if they need one)
  • Other kids to play with
  • Our famous games!

April 2021 - 9 afternoons of tennis available

The April school holiday program will start the week of Tuesday 6th April and run until the 16th April . You can enrol for one day or enrol for all 9 days. We suggest doing at least 5 sessions to best benefit from the tennis learnings but we welcome anyone to start with a day and see how much fun they have!

Differences with the term program?

The holiday program goes for twice as long but we will accept twice as many children in the class with an 8 player maximum per coach. Technique is still covered but other general sporting and movement skills are included and there is a much bigger focus on fun tennis games, group activities and team play.

Holiday program times and costs per day

Ages 4 to 6 - Red Ball holiday program - 330pm - 430pm | $16

Ages 7 to 9 - Orange Ball holiday program - 430pm - 630pm | $24

Ages 10 to 12 - Green Ball holiday program - 430pm - 630pm | $24


Red Ball program - 3.30pm-4.30pm - 5 + 6 year old’s.

Enrol now

Orange Ball program - 4.30pm-6.30pm - 7 to 9 year old’s.

Enrol now

Green/yellow Ball program - 4.30pm-6.30pm - 10 to 14 year old’s.

enrol now


Scarborough Tennis Academy

Deanmore Road,

Scarborough, WA, 6019,








Keyed Up Music Lessons

Keyed Up Music will be teaching keyboard group lessons next term on Wednesday during school. Lessons start from $18.65 for a group of 4 per lesson.


If you are interested in your son / daughter learning an instrument, ring Savanna on 1300 366 243 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment_form


Thank you.



These April school holidays METRONET will have a full-scale model on display at Yagan Square, giving people an early opportunity to see inside Perth’s new C-Series trains.


The free family-friendly event is from Saturday, 3 April to Sunday, 18 April between 9am and 5pm.


Visitors can walk through the carriage and along with the railcar, there is a 1:50 scale model on display, and kids can get involved with a scavenger hunt.


Thursday mornings between 9am-10am are reserved for Quiet Hour, where the display will be low sensory to cater for those who prefer to experience the train in this environment.


Walk-ins will be welcome and families wanting to skip the queue will be able to register for free VIP tickets at www.metronet.wa.gov.au/all-aboard.


As the biggest railcar order in the state’s history, the METRONET Railcar Program will deliver 246 new C-series railcars to Perth’s rail network.


The trains will service an increased demand from METRONET projects and replace the A-series trains that currently operate on the Armadale/Thornlie, Fremantle and Midland lines.


Find out more about the Railcar Program and METRONET at www.metronet.wa.gov.au.


Communications and Engagement Team
p: (08) 9326 3666 | w: metronet.wa.gov.au

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March 29 - Women Who Anoint Jesus: Recovering the Memory

Amidst the violence and betrayal of Jesus’ final days, when even those closest succumb to fear and denial, the scriptures draw us into a tender encounter of mutually empowering love: a woman anoints Jesus and prepares him for what lies ahead.

As a new heroism emerges from a Covid world and the uselessness of individualism, mechanistic responses and competition is exposed, may we recover the tender power of the anointing stories, and discover why all four evangelists chose to tell them.

Presenter: Dr Pina Ford  - Team Leader Catechist Service


The Council for Catholic Women Perth warmly invite you to join us at James Nestor Hall, Catholic Education Office 50 Ruislip St West Leederville on Monday 29 March 5.30-8.30pm.

Gather for light refreshments at 5.30-6pm.

RSVP by Friday 26 March to Kerry at  kerrymacfarlane2@gmail.com  / 0400 886 835.

All welcome.