2021-TERM 4 – WEEK 6- 2021



term 4 week 6

Message from the Principal

Colour Our Council Colour Run

What an enjoyable afternoon we had creating very colourful children. I am not sure if it was the students or the many parent volunteers that had more fun. A big thankyou to the P&F who put in many hours of work organising and setting up.  I know our students appreciate the many parent volunteers and those who attended to cheer them on.


Drink Fountains

As we are heading back into hot weather, we will be turning all our drink fountains back on. I will be talking to our students about the proper way to use the fountains which they will be able to apply to outside of school. It is good practice to run the fountain before use and to avoid placing your mouth directly on the fountain. Parents can still encourage their child to use a drink bottle which can be filled using the specialised bottle fillers found on the fountains.


Christmas Extravaganza

Our Annual Christmas Concert and Picnic will be held on Sunday the 28th November on the school oval. The event will start at 4pm sharp. Students from Kindy to Year 6 are asked to arrive at least 10 minutes early. The event will begin with the Pre Primary performing the Nativity with the rest of the classes singing individual Christmas songs throughout. Our three-year-olds are welcome to attend. There will be food and drinks available to purchase as well as bouncy castles for children to play on.


Camp Out

I have had many parents and children say what an amazing time they had at the ADHOC Campout. There were approximately 50 Dads, a Grandad, two Mums and over 70 kids. The weekend started with a cookout early Saturday morning with everyone enjoying bacon and egg sandwiches, juice and coffee provided by the volunteer caterers. This was followed by a treasure hunt! The kids formed into teams with adults leading the way as guides. Using a question sheet and camp landmarks, they scoured the campsite looking for treasure.


Another highlight of the trip was the hire Go-Karts that the kids rode around the camp on while others brought their own scooters and bikes. Many parents and kids went to the aquatic centre on the Saturday afternoon to beat the heat.  The food truck swung by on Saturday evening and provided some good food where parents gathered around the camp kitchen to enjoy each other's company while the kids played on the bouncing mat and playground equipment.


Well done to the ADHOC Dad’s Committee who spent considerable time organising and ensuring everyone had a great time.


Remembrance Day

We held a Remembrance Day prayer service last Thursday, led by Mrs Lilford and our Year 6 students. A minute's silence was observed and dedicated to those who died while serving in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. The students should be commended on the respect they demonstrated during the service.


Thankyou Mass and Morning Tea

A reminder that all parents are invited to a thankyou mass and morning tea to be held on Thursday 25th November at 9am. At this mass we will also be thanking staff who are leaving.


God Bless

Nic Gaglia



Term 4


Thursday 25th November- Parent and Volunteer Thank you Mass and Morning Tea

Sunday 28th November 4pm - Christmas Extravaganza

Monday 29th November - P&F and Advisory Council Annual General Meeting

Friday 10th December - Last day of school for Students





lost property

A pair of child's swimming goggles were found on the bus after swimming last week and handed into the office.


Many thanks,




Speedo Rash Vest Fluro Orange


Angus Hunter lost a size 8/10 Speedo fluro orange rash vest on the camping trip on Saturday night / Sunday morning.     It could have blown off the gazebo and someone has picked it up near their tent, thinking it's one of their kids.   If anyone has come across it could you please drop it into the school office.   Thank you.


Also,  a number of items left from the ADHOC Camping Weekend are in the school office for claiming:

  • blanket
  • pair of adult shoes
  • beach towel
  • Ripcurl hoodie

If you think any of them might be yours - please feel free to come and get them.

Many thanks,






It is bright and bold!  You have probably not missed the new addition to our courts area at OLGC. It has been a pleasure to gift this painted mural to our students who have all responded with such enthusiasm to the context and  meaning. They have recognised and appreciated the various ways art can be displayed within their school community developing their sense of place.   Currently students have been responding to the mural and considering a title that is yet to be finalised.  A plaque will be installed in the near future.


This year as part of the Year 5 Visual Art experience students explored landscapes using Ariel view. Looking from above, down onto the earth we get a different perspective of the where the land meets the sea, the shapes of our suburbs, the colours of our park areas and the lines that mark our roads and pathways.


This mural identifies the journey we each take every morning to arrive at OLGC- the place we gather to learn and grow together.  Despite the various directions from which we travel, we join together at the centre,  symbolically represented by Christ’s cross representing our faith and school community.  This symbol is repeated within the mural three times, the cross shape, the yellow cross reflection and the oval shapes stencilled over the image. This mural is a reminder that we all ‘come as we are’ and are embraced by all that is loved and valued by our OLGC community.


Cara O’Neil



Molly  and Harry L in Year Six were chosen to participate in the 'Raise Your Voice' speech competition held at St. John's Primary School this week. Two students from each school were chosen to perform their speeches.

Both Molly and Harry spoke exceptionally well and Harry was awarded Second Place.

Well done to them both!

raie your voice



Uniform Orders for 2022


Pre Primary 2022  - (4 year old Kindy 2021)

Order forms and requirements have been sent home. Could you please pre order your items.

Samples to view or try on will be left in the Kindy room .

School hat and waterproof library bags  are compulsory.


Year 1 2022  -  ( Pre Primary 2021)

Order forms and requirements have been sent home. Could you please pre order your items ASAP.

Samples to view or try on are at the Uniform shop.


The Uniform Shop will be open on January 25th between 8.30 to 9.30am,  to collect your orders or exchanges.

If you would like to collect your uniforms in January could you note it on your form,  otherwise I will deliver the orders to the office .


All children are to wear the correct school uniforms,  school requirements have been sent home with the order forms.


Any enquiries please email me.


Uniform shop hours 8.30 to 9.30am on Tuesdays, school term only.



Christmas Extravaganza


The Christmas Extravaganza is on Sunday 28th November 2021 on the school oval.  Please arrive from 3.30pm for a 4pm start for the students Christmas concert.

Bring a long your picnic blanket or chairs, and your extended family for an enjoyable evening on the oval with bouncy castles and food, ice-creams and drinks available to purchase.

Please note,  as we will have a licensed bar it is strictly NO BYO.

Food options include, pasta, sausage sizzle, hot beef rolls and HOT CHIPS! Entry is a gold coin donation to help support Meals by Mum.




“Colour our Counsel” was a fun filled afternoon, the students, the volunteers and the teachers all had a great afternoon, there was so much laughter and colour throughout Prisk Reserve.


A very big thank you to all the students who fundraised for our school and thank you to those parents who stepped up to volunteer. These events cannot be a success without your support, Thank you.


Fundraising can either be returned to the class teacher or deposited directly into the P&F Bank Account (BSB086-006 A/c 695605929) – Make sure to put your child’s name as the reference. 




2021 Class Reps – please secure your replacements for 2022.  We will ask for these shortly. 


If anyone is interested in this exciting opportunity to get more involved with the school and your children’s class, make sure to reach out to your current rep ASAP! 


JOIN THE P&F 2022 

Being a member of the OLGC P&F is a great way to meet other parents and be involved with our school community and it’s not too late to volunteer for 2022. Nomination forms are still available from the office. 


Meetings are held once a month in the evening throughout the school term either in the school staff room at OLGC or virtually via Microsoft Teams.  





Christmas 2021


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.



School Banking update from Commonwealth Bank

For 90 years, our School Banking program has helped children learn about money, reinforced the importance of regular savings and provided structure for parents to support their children to save.

Though the program continues to have strong support from schools, parents and teachers, recent decisions by some state and territory governments because of a review by the corporate regulator mean we are unable to continue providing programs in schools, and we have had to make a difficult decision to close our School Banking program for all government and non-government schools across the country.

Our School Banking program was established in 1931 at a time when having a bank account was not commonplace, and since then we have helped more than 15 million Australians take their first financial steps. This would not have been possible without the wonderful support we have received from schools like yours, including all the parents and volunteers, and for this we are deeply grateful. Thank you.

Even though this is a sad time, School Banking has taught so many young Australians, past and present, the value of money and we believe this should be celebrated. We have created a place for you to share your stories, fondest memories and lessons learnt through the program. To share your story and access our financial education resources, please visit commbank.com.au/schoolbanking 

Even though the CommBank School Banking program will not be returning to your school after this year, you can continue to make deposits into your child’s Youthsaver account through online transfers or at any CommBank branch. If you need further information please phone 132 221 or visit your local CommBank branch.




PLEASE NOTE:   The last day for OLGC School Banking will be next Wednesday,  24 November 2021


Thank you,


Tracy, Melinda and Fallon


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



2021 Summer Holidays 2

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.


We would appreciate if you could kindly download our attached E-Flyer (jpg format) to be included in your School Newsletter. Online enrolment is at the following link:



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

  • Our Lady of Good Counsel School @ Karrinyup
  • St Mark’s Anglican Community School @ Hillarys
  • Christ Church Grammar School @ Claremont
  • BRICKS 4 KIDZ City West @ West Perth


Thank-you. If you have questions, please contact us.


Best Regards,


Rachel Koo & The BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Team



Keyed Up Music Lessons

Keyed Up Music will be teaching keyboard lessons this term during school.

Individual lessons start at $23.10 for a 20 minute lesson.

If you are interested in your son/daughter learning the keyboard, contact Savanna on 6107 8841 or 0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form