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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


A very special vote of thanks to all of the parents and caregivers who came along to the ACM on
Monday evening. As this was my first ACM here at OLGC, I was unsure how many parents to expect,
however, I am reliably informed that it was a very good turnout, as evidenced by there being more
parents and caregivers in attendance than staff!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people and acknowledge their hard work,
dedication and commitment to the children and families at OLGC. These wonderful people have
either stepped down or retired from their current role as a member of the Catholic School Advisory
Council, or in the case of our P&F Association, they have all stepped down as all positions were
declared vacant as part of a transition process to a new governance structure commencing next

Our heartfelt thanks and best wishes go out to;

• Tony Panetta
• Josephine Germano

OLGC P&F Association:
• Carla Ricciardello
• David Arkins
• Josephine Germano
• Natalie Matsie
• Ariana Skinner
• Jessica Palmer
• Lisa Leonard
• Paul Milward
• Roseanne Buchanan

I would also like to congratulate and welcome the following parents and caregivers who were
elected to the CSAC or P&F Committee on Monday evening. I was very impressed that there were so
many wonderful people willing to nominate for one of these very important groups within our
school community. Catholic schools simply cannot operate effectively or even survive without the
fantastic support of wonderful volunteers such as those who nominated for either group on Monday
evening. It is a very positive and encouraging sign of a vibrant, supportive school community when
we witness a good turnout of parents at the ACM and a very healthy number of parents and carers
willing to nominate.

So, congratulations and thank you to the following newly elected members and
also to those who are continuing in their respective roles for 2023;


• Paige Harper
• Melissa Smart
• Brent Aiken
• Michelle Angland
• Natalie Matsie (newly elected)
• Solonge Italiano (newly elected)

OLGC P&F Committee 2023:
• Lisa Leonard
• Jessica Palmer
• Ariana Towns
• Josephine Germano
• Laura Brakus (newly elected)
• Claire Tolley (newly elected)
• Sheridan Mulholland (newly elected)
• Jennifer Warner (newly elected)

I would just like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to the staff, parents, caregivers and
students at OLGC for making my last semester here such a wonderful and enjoyable time. It has
been fantastic to once again be part of this awesome school community. I have enjoyed my time
here immensely and everyone has been so welcoming and supportive.

You have a wonderful school community here at OLGC. I am very impressed by the way in which
people come together to get involved and make a contribution. The Christmas Extravaganza on
Sunday was a wonderful example of the terrific school spirit that exists here. Congratulations to all
of you and don’t stop doing what you’re doing now. Keep the energy, enthusiasm and sense of
community alive and in no time the word will spread, enrolments will increase and the school’s
financial concerns will be addressed.

As I mentioned at the ACM, every single parent and carer at OLGC has a very important role to play
as an ambassador for our school. Word of mouth is a very powerful tool, so a positive comment or
recommendation to a friend, neighbour, work colleague, customer, relation etc might just convince
them to check us out and request a school tour. You know yourself that a recommendation or
positive feedback about a new restaurant from someone you know and trust, means you’re more
likely to go and have a meal there yourself. As a Principal, I lost count of how many new families I
interviewed that when asked why they had decided to apply for our school, answered that they
knew someone whose children attended school here and they always spoke very highly about the
school. Never underestimate the power of your words and opinions when parents are discussing
schools and their choices.

Peace and best wishes,

Shaun O’Neill
Acting Principal




Term 4

06/12/22  -  Yr 6 Graduation Mass @ 6.00pm

07/12/22  -  Yr 6 Graduation Dinner @ 6,.00pm

08/12/22  -  Whole School Mass  @ 9.00am

08/12/22 -   Students Reports available on-line

08/12/22  -  Yr 6 Excursion to Outback Splash

09/12/22  -  Last Day for students and Yr 6 Farewell Assembly at 2.15pm










We are so blessed to have such a wonderful and supportive community here at OLGC!


Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket in our Tuition Fee Raffle!


CONGRATULATIONS  to Erin Trotter who won the prize for her family and will have tuition fees for 2023 to the value of $2,282 paid for.


Permit: LS219183922 as issued by the Department of Racing and Gaming.










Dear Families

One of the best gifts you can give a child is the love of books and the joy and benefits of independent reading for fun.

Children who read at home, or are read to, have a head start on reading success in school.

Numerous studies have found that reading at home is a key factor in a child’s lifelong success.

Libraries provide a fun and easy way of bringing books into a child’s home. It provides families with affordable and convenient way to access the best in Australian and International children’s literature.


Thank you for encouraging your children with the weekly library borrowing and participating in Scholastic book club.


I would like to wish all our families and staff a very Merry Christmas and a  wonderful 2023.


Deena Northcott

Library Officer









Hi everyone,

As the school year comes to a close, we would like to thank all our OLGC families for your support throughout the year, your patience when we are busy in the office and your greetings in the mornings as you come through with your children.   It all goes to making our days happier.

We hope you all have a Blessed Christmas, a wonderful holiday and we look forward to welcoming you all back for the start of another great school year in 2023.


Merry Christmas,


Jenny and Shannon

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Thank you to all those who attended our Christmas Extravaganza. It was a fantastic afternoon rejoicing in the birth of Jesus followed by a fun evening with our school community.


On behalf of the OLGC P&F we would like to thank all those who have volunteered and supported the P&F through 2022. 
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New year. 




The OLGC P&F is 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.





Year 1 - 2023

Uniform requirements and order forms were sent home the first week of term 4 for Pre Primary children starting year 1,  2023.

Samples to try are available at the Uniform shop, Could all families please pre order your Uniforms asap.  Could you please email your order or leave your uniform order  at the office , Some items may still be affected by the ongoing supply problems . Could you please note  when you would like your order delivered, eg asap, end of term 4 or the January open morning.


Pre Primary - 2023

Uniform order forms were sent home the first week of Term 4 for Kindy 4 yr olds starting Pre-primary 2023.

Please email your order or leave your order form at the office.    Could you please note when you would like your order delivered eg, asap, end of Term 4 or the January open morning.



Collection of your uniform order:

If no date listed for collection on your order I will pack and deliver to the office for you to collect, payment has to be paid on collection, Eft and credit card can be used on pick up but bank transfers need confirmation of payment.



Uniform shop will open Tuesday - January 24th 2023 between 8.30 to 9.30am for collections, exchanges or sales.


Uniform account details:

On some of the order forms the bank details are wrong.  Please use these bank details for all uniform payments:


  • BSB 086 006
  • ACC 288 724 322
  • Ref:   Family Name



The school office has asked if uniform payments can be transferred directly to Uniform Account as this is their preferred way. If you can’t the office will still take credit cards and eft but no cash.


Any enquiries please email me.

Thank you,

Terri Benedetti




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


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OLGC Second hand Uniforms

Facebook page: OLGC Uniforms – Sale or Swap


The second hand uniform Facebook page is a closed group for the OLGC families who wish to sell, swap, or provide free uniforms to our school community.

Five years ago I set this up and it is now time to pass on the administration role in 2023 to Terri-Ann Shilock as I will have no more children attending OLGC. Thank you to Terri-Ann who will fulfil this role.


You can search on Facebook for ‘OLGC Uniforms – sale or swap’ and answer the questions to join. Once approved you can search for items that you need or post items. Alternatively you can email myself until the end of the year Sharon Seaman – sharonlseaman@westnet.com.au or Terri-Ann tashilcock@gmail.com if you have any questions


It has been a pleasure being your administrator for the group and to all the families all the best at OLGC.


Sharon Seaman

Second hand uniform administrator



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Primary school

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays. VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations. They are a great school holiday activity and they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Enrol at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim


Secondary school

If your child has turned 14 years old, or will be turning 14 years in the same calendar year of the course, you can enrol them in VacSwim so they can get their Bronze Medallion during the summer school holidays. They’ll learn advanced survival, rescue and resuscitation skills to help keep them and others safe in the water.

Enrol now at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim




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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.


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


Rachel Koo & The BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Team



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