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Dear Lord,

O gracious Master, infuse in our hearts the spotless light of Your Divine Wisdom and open the eyes of our mind that we may understand the teachings of Your Gospel.

Instill in us also the fear of Your blessed commandments, so that having curbed all carnal desires, we may lead a spiritual life, both thinking and doing everything to please You.

For You, O Christ, our God, are the enlightenment of our souls and bodies; and to You we render glory, together with Your eternal Father, and with Your all holy, life-creating Spirit, now and ever, and forever.



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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

I have been visiting classrooms regularly over the past few weeks and it has been wonderful to see the great work that is being undertaken by our students. I can attest that the staff at OLGC are very committed to providing engaging and dynamic learning experiences for your children that really draw on extending their skills, knowledge and understanding as learners.


We recently had external consultant, Tanya Atherton at the school to conduct specialised assessments which were utilised to ascertain eligibility for inclusion in our new gifted and talented program, THINQERs. Tanya commented on the polite and friendly nature of our students during the testing, which is a credit to the wonderful culture we are seeking to build and foster at the school. Our staff have been seeking to embed the school’s values of respect, love, justice, and excellence across everything we do. I spoke in detail to students at last week’s student assembly, about the meaning of the school value ‘Respect’ – what does it look like at our school, what does it sounds like and most importantly, what does it feel like? If we can continue to build a focus on understanding and enacting our school values, we will be sure to foster students who are good global citizens, that will go into the world striving to make it a better place.


Innaloo / Karrinyup Parish Car Boot Sale


Please see the flyer in today’s newsletter, that provides the date and times for Fr Bernard’s Car Boot Sale initiative. It would be wonderful to have a good representation of OLGC families supporting this fundraiser, during this Lenten season.


The event provides a great opportunity for you to clear through your unwanted items, perhaps in collaboration with your kids and then come down and sell them to raise money for the communities in Turkey and Northern Territory.


Registration for the stalls can be made via the QR code in the poster below.


NAPLAN Assessments


Students in Year 3 and Year 5 will commence NAPLAN assessments next week. When discussing these assessments with your child, please place an emphasis on the fact that these tests are only a snapshot of their learning at one point in time. I often talk to students about how the assessments are designed to help teachers become better at teaching the different learning concepts to their students, rather than on individual learning results.


At the same time, as students are not familiar with sitting long assessments of this nature, I actively encourage parents to set up a supportive home routine to enable them to cope with the extra pressure they may feel during this time. Early bedtimes, a good breakfast before school and lots of positive discussion will go a long way with students.


If you have any questions regarding the NAPLAN assessment process, please speak with your child’s classroom teacher.


Pre-Kindy 2024 and Kindy 2025

A reminder to please submit your applications for Pre-Kindy 2024 and Kindy 2025 as soon as possible. The enrolment process for these years has already commenced, and places are strictly limited.




Lisa McClue


Our Lady of Good Counsel School


e: lisa.mcclue@cewa.edu.au

p: 08 6242 3404

a: 117 Miles St, Karrinyup, WA 6018

Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School acknowledges the Traditional Owners

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Term 1

Friday   10/3     Year 6 Surfing

Saturday 11/3  ADHOC Day Trip to Rottnest

Monday 13/3    Junior Swimming Carnival

Friday    17/3     Year 6 Surfing

Monday 20/3     Senior Swimming Carnival








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suggestion boxes

Hello everyone,   we hope you have had a wonderful long weekend and are back in one piece.

We would just like to remind you about the Suggestion Box that you will find in each classroom from Years One to Six.

You will be receiving it sometime this week or next at the latest so please look out for it. You can also decorate the suggestion boxes and add your own dazzle to them given that all of you are talented drawers.

We can’t wait to hear about your weekends and the exciting things that you did.

Keep on trying  your best to live out the four school values LOVE, JUSTICE, EXCELLENCE and RESPECT  and focus on respect.



Thank you

Stephanie Morarty and Buubile Shikapwasha





If your child is in Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 or Year 6 and would be interested in a fun outdoor winter sport, please fill in the below link by this Sunday 12th March so that I can organise you into a team.

Sorry for the short notice.





Many Thanks


OLGC Netball Coordinator




Little People....BIG FEELINGS

Big feelings are tough!  Especially when you are little. But let's be honest - being the parent on the receiving end of those big feelings can be pretty hard too. Calming our own big feelings first can be the trickiest part of helping our child find their calm but one thing is for sure, it is key to healthy emotional regulation. Did you know that developmentally, children are developing their self-regulation skills from 3 years right up to 7 years of age and they continue to fine tune these skills into adulthood? While they are working on this skill they need our help to co-regulate.

Some of the things that can get in the way of their ability to self-regulate can be remembered with the acronym HALTS. Hungry. Angry. Lonely. Tired. Stressed. Checking in to see if your child may be impacted by one or more of these factors can be a good starting point and a way to appropriately adjust your expectations around their capacity to manage big emotions.

One of my favourite sayings is ALL BEHAVIOUR IS COMMUNICATION. If you would like to explore a little more around your child's emotions, behaviours, what they may be communicating to you and ways you might respond, come and join me for the upcoming workshop attached. I look forward to seeing you then!

With Kindness, Mrs B  🐝




Jenny Biancotti

Social Worker

Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School


Email: Jenny.Biancotti@cewa.edu.au

Phone: 08 6242 3404

Address: 17 Miles St, Karrinyup, WA 6018

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Goodlife Karrinyup generously offered the P&F a 3-month full membership valued at $488!

From the fantastic turnout at our Welcome Back Movie Night, we entered all the families who purchased an entry ticket into a draw to win the prize.

Congratulations to the Matsie Family!


Please keep an eye on the school calendar, newsletter and our OLGC P&F Facebook page for information on our 2023 events.


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.




All boys in Year 3 have a change of shorts for their school uniform -  navy viscose,  side buttons with a fly front.

The junior waist is for Year 1 and 2's  only.


Polo Shirts have arrived - stock is selling fast so if you need any polos could you place an order.


Other items available:

  • Art smocks
  • Library bags
  • Homework bags for Years 1 to 6
  • Navy hair ribbons and faction ribbons
  • White socks
  • Navy socks
  • School hats


Winter Uniforms Term 2 and 3

Orders can be placed now and paid for on collection at the end of Term 1.

Stock can be delayed due to ongoing issues.

Uniform requirements and order forms on the school website


Uniform shop is located at the Parish Centre and open every Tuesday (school term only) from 8.30 to 9.00am


Any enquiries contact Terri on







Second-hand Uniforms – Facebook: OLGC Uniforms – Sale or Swap page


Kids just grow so fast! Do you have outgrown uniforms that could benefit another family?    Maybe you're hunting for a spare polo shirt or some extra buttons?


Here at OLGC we have a second-hand uniform sale or swap page on Facebook. This is a closed group for the OLGC families who wish to sell, swap, or provide free uniforms to our school community.

To join simply click here or search on Facebook for "OLGC Uniforms – Sale or Swap".  


It is important that all sales and swaps are done without consuming the precious resources of the school.

Please contact each other directly and don't ask the office to hold items awaiting pick up.

Please contact the group administrator with any questions - Terri-Ann Shilcock - jtashilcock@gmail.com.


Thank  you.

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 Rev up your engines and get ready for a day of cars, good company, and fundraising! Join us for our upcoming car show event where we’ll be showcasing some of the most beautiful and unique automobiles and motorbikes around.


Come out and meet other car enthusiasts, take in the sights, and sounds of these exceptional machines. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy displays from UWA and Curtin Motorsport teams, new car displays by CUPRA and Jeep, and or course a sausage sizzle and coffee van.


The event will be kindly captured by Anthony Matteo (Class of 2016) from AJ Film and Photography.


General admission is a gold coin donation. Gates open at 9.00am for displayers and 9.30am for the general public to view – rain, hail or shine!


All proceeds from this event will go towards buying student facilities, so not only will you be having a blast, but you’ll also be making a meaningful contribution to your community. So, mark your calendars and don’t miss out on the fun – we can’t wait to see you there!



Display bays for car/motorbike, and/or set up a stall for an automotive related business is just $10 per bay. All makes and models of car are welcome!

To purchase a bay scan the QR code on the flyer or via our online store:  https://www.sacredheart.wa.edu.au/online-store/community/p-320-2023-p-amp-f-car-show-7820-co27-basl


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