2021-TERM 1 – WEEK 3
Message from the Principal
Yesterday was Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Tuesday) which marks the preparation for lent. Lent is a time of solemn observance and preparation for the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus at Easter. Lent is time for fasting or giving something up. Lent allows us time to clear our minds and hearts ready for remembering Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. The Lenten Season is a time of preparation and penance in the 40 days prior to Easter. During Religious Education classes the children will not only discuss what Lent is about but will also look at ways they can be involved in the Lenten Season such as giving up something i.e. lollies, chocolate, etc. or giving something of themselves i.e. helping around the house or donating to Project Compassion.
Parent night for Pre Primary to Year 6 parents will go ahead tonight, Wednesday the 17th February. There will be 2 sessions 6pm and 6:40pm. Parents will be asked to use hand sanitiser when entering the room and sit in the chairs which have been spread out to adhere to the 1.5m rule.
2022 Kindy Enrolments
Enrolment interviews for Kindergarten 2022 will commence shortly. Parents/Carers of students currently attending are reminded that they are required to submit an Enrolment Application Form if they intend to enrol a younger sibling into the Kindergarten program for 2022 or beyond. Please encourage family/friends to submit applications as soon as possible.
Have you moved to a new house, changed email addresses, mobile, home or work telephone numbers? Are there any changes to the people you have as your emergency contact details? If so, please ensure you notify the office @ email@example.com
If your child is feeling unwell they are asked not to attend school so as not to infect their classmates and teachers. It is of upmost importance that children displaying ANY flu like systems do not attend school. A reminder that children who have gastro should not return to school until they have been asymptomatic for at least 24 hours.
Code of Conduct
To each fortnight's newsletter I add a section of our Code of Conduct. Last year we also launched our Student Code of Conduct. The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to describe minimum standards of conduct in all behaviour and decision making to ensure the safety and well-being of students. This code applies to all parents, staff, students and visitors to our school. If any member is concerned that there may have been a breach of the Code of Conduct they must contact the principal either by phone, email or in person.
The codes are available on our school website. Please find the links below.
Wednesday, 17 February Parent Night
Sunday, 21 March P&F Welcome Back Event
Monday, 1 March Labour Day Public Holiday (No School)
Tuesday, 2 March Pupil Free Day (No School)
Saturday, 6 March ADHOC Recfish WA at Hillary’s Boat Harbour
Saturday, 13 March ADHOC Recfish WA at Hillary’s Boat Harbour
Monday, 15 March Junior Swimming Carnival
Tuesday, 23 March Senior Swimming Carnival
Wednesday, 31 March Easter Hat Parade
Thursday, 1 April Inter school Swimming Carnival
Thursday, 1 April Last Day of School
School Fee Statements
Please be advised that the 2021 Tuition Statements were emailed on Monday the 15th of February to all families via your email address we currently have on record. If you have not received your Statement, please contact the office to obtain a copy and update your records.
Furthermore, all families are required to return the payment option form attached to the Statement by Monday, 22 February outlining their preferred payment method and instalment amount. If you have any questions, please contact the office on 6242 3400.
Tel: (08) 6242 3404
THE OLGC FAMILY FUN DAY IS THIS SUNDAY (21ST FEBRUARY 2021) FROM 2-5PM on the school oval.
It will be a great afternoon with entertainment for the kids, live music, freshly made donuts for purchase and a fully licensed bar (strictly no BYO).
These events are a great way for our families to all get to know each other and to continue to build our school community.
Volunteers - a great way to get to know each other is through volunteering a small amount of your time at our school events. We would appreciate at least 2 people from each year level to help out in a 30-minute time slot on the bar.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you can be of assistance and we will allocate you a time.
A few reminders for the day
-No entry fee
-Children's entertainment are water based inflatables - there is a water based inflatable obstacle course and a bubbly car wash for the children to run through. There are no pools just water spraying. Both of these rides will have supervision. Please remember swimwear and towels!
-Donut van - the donut van will be selling freshly made donuts.
- You are welcome to bring additional snacks for your family, there will be no other food options.
-BAR- the bar this year will be fully licensed taking both cash and eftpos. Selling both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
- If you have your own reusable/non glass drinkware please bring them along to have your drinks served in them
- The Family Fun Day is strictly NO BYO of alcoholic beverages due to license requirements.
-Bring along your Picnic blankets and/or chairs.
Looking forward to seeing you all there this SUNDAY from 2-5pm
Facebook page -The OLGC P&F has a facebook page, have you joined our group?
This is an easy way to keep up with communication and events run by the OLGC P&F. Please find us under OLGC KARRINYUP P&F on Facebook and request to join. All correspondence will be a duplication of what is published in the newsletter.
Class reps – Thank you to all those people who have volunteered to be the class reps for 2021. Please remember to email your class rep your contact details if you would like to be on your class contact list. We understand you may have done this last year, however we need you to ‘opt in’ again if you would like to be on the list for 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.
WORLD'S GREATEST SHAVE
Quade, in Year 3, taking part in the Worlds greatest shave on the 11th of March.
Cancer has impacted Quades family with his Grandma's, Aunty & Dad, all having cancer of some type.
He is on a mission to shave the world free from cancer.
Please sponsor Quade to give families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need. You'll also fund vital research to help more people survive blood cancers, while improving their quality of life.
Quade will be holding a Bake sale and sell raffle tickets be selected to shave Quade’s hair on the 10th March at Recess and Lunch time. Bake sale items range from 50c to $1.
Gold coin donation is available on the day if students wish to donate
The link below is available for online donations:
School Banking will be back this year, every Wednesday from 8:20-8:40am in the school hall starting Wednesday 24th February.
To ensure the safety of our school banking volunteers, the following procedures will be in place;
Money and the completed deposit slip should be placed into an envelope. Remember to check that you have included the child’s name, Student ID and account number and correct amount to be deposited. Without all these details we can’t deposit the funds into the correct account. Please also include student name/year level and parent name/contact email on the front of the envelope, in case there is a need to contact you.
Children to come into the school hall and drop off their envelopes with the banking volunteers on duty and then continue directly to their classroom. Unless you have a child in Kindy or Pre Primary who needs help, please ensure only children enter the hall as adults still need need to practice social distancing. The banking volunteers will count and check money once all envelopes have been received to reduce double handling of money.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.
Tracy, Melinda and Fallon the School Banking Volunteers
Winter Uniforms - Term 2
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.
Bank details for Uniform shop are:
- BSB: 086 006
- Account No. 288724322
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.