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Dear Parents, Carers, Staff and Students, Congratulations to the students in Year 6 who were presented to the Parish community over the weekend in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Year 6 students and their parents will be involved in a Parish based program that includes Home groups meeting together for two sessions on the sacrament and then concluding with a Home mass. Thank you to the large number of parents who volunteered to be facilitators. We ask you to keep Year 6 in your prayers as they make the journey towards full initiation into the Catholic Church. This week the students in Years 3 and 5 undergo NAPLAN testing that measures student performance in English and Mathematics. This assessment is one part of the many ways we assess student progress. The students are well prepared, with excellent teaching in their primary school years. The assessments are held over 3 days: Tuesday 10th May Language Conventions (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation) and Writing Wednesday 11th May Reading Thursday 12th May Mathematics Mrs McAdam has sent a special message wishing all Year 3 & 5 students the best of luck with Naplan this week. Special thanks to our wonderful P&F for the success of the Mother’s Day celebrations.
A reminder that the P&F Meeting will be held this Tuesday 10 th May at 7.00pm. You are invited to come and listen to the guest speaker Brenda Janschek, presenting ―Teaching our kids to eat produce not packets, why it’s more important than ever before’’. Maintaining health, nutrition and general wellbeing are a key focus for families in the busyness of each week. After school Bingo will be held this Friday 13th May in the school hall 3.30-5pm. Feast of Pentecost celebrated next Sunday. May God’s Spirit guide us this week. For the Spirit of Peace that calms our mind and stills our life, we give You thanks. For the Spirit of Love that touches hearts and reaches out, we give You thanks. For the Spirit of Joy that lifts our soul and gives us faith, we give You thanks. For the Spirit of Power, that gift of grace, for this Your church, we give You thanks.
God Bless Cathy Hodgins Acting Principal
Miguel Ajaka Aislinn Walsh-Sams Samuel Frain Olivia Berry Joseph Payne
Dear Parents and Caregivers, I hope all mothers, grandmothers, godmothers and those who have a maternal role to others had a memorable Mother’s Day with families and loved ones. To develop a strong faith support network for your children to grow up in, it is important that the school, parish and families share the same practices in their faith life. Therefore, starting from this term till the end of the year, a child from each class will have the opportunity to take home the Home Prayer Bag for a week (Friday to Friday). In the bag, there are items which will allow your child to set up a prayer space and to lead the family in prayers: 4 liturgical colour cloths, a crucifix, tea light candles, rosary beads A booklet with suggested prayers A bedtime prayer booklet (tied with a blue and white small cushion) A prayer journal A die with different prayers before meal time All students have been shown what is in the prayer bag as well as what they are to do with it, when they are at home as the prayer leaders of the family. I sincerely hope that you can take a short time out of your busy-ness to stop and pray with your child as a family. Allow them to experience and see the wonderful family that our Lord has given both to you and them. I would love to hear your experiences when using the prayer bag. You are more than welcome to email me with ‘shareable’ moments. Kind Regards Loretta Lam Family Educator [email protected]
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. Martin Luther
Thank you to all who attended our Mother’s Day Liturgy on Friday. These are always lovely occasions when our school community can come together in celebration. Thank you to Fr Peter, Fr Alfin and Fr Tru for their presence also. This week we will begin collecting our blankets for the St Vincent De Paul Winter Appeal. The Winter Appeal runs from May to August and aims to raise funds and collect donations of blankets to provide emergency relief assistance to people in need during winter. All the blankets donated will be given to St Vincent de Paul to be distributed to those most in need. Our Mini Vinnies Team for 2016 will be helping with this appeal and we thank all of those students who have volunteered. Have a great week. Ms Sarah Campbell and Mrs Tania Muscumeci Acting Religious Education Co-ordinators
Jacinta Glass (KG) Hamish Leonard (KG) Alexander Mather (KG) Dominic Dametto (1G) Jessica Tshamala (1G) Shi-Le Shields (1S) Isabella Tabuena (1S) Noah Anderson (2G) Oscar Leonard (2G) Meg Norbury (3S) Samantha Tshamala (3S) Tong-Tong Shields (4G) Lucy Brader (5G) Brandon Cowen (5G) Jasmine Kamaludin (5G) Caitlin Young (5G) Olivia Berry (5S) Chloe Kilcran (5S) Skye Kilcran (5S) Isabella Woods (5S) Nina Hunt (6G) Rebekah Makata (6G) Eliza Cantarella (6S) Matthew Ottaviano (6S) Ryan Ovington (6S) Look at all these names!! We have so many students that have completed the Premier’s Reading Challenge since the start of Term 2. We are loving seeing so many names validated. If your name is not here and you know you have finished the PRC, see Mrs Milne. Keep reading and logging your books on Premier’s Reading Challenge. Remember: The more you read, the more you read. Class of the week for Week 2: 6G & 6S. Both classes had lovely manners and perfect behaviour in the library. Well done! Mrs Milne & Ms Hogan
Be Responsible School-Wide Positive Behaviour for Learning
Be a Learner
Today the Values Leaders presented a PBL Quiz at morning assembly. We were very impressed with the questions and responses from the students. Well done on the way everyone is working together to make sure our school is a happy and welcoming place. This week we will continue our focus on Being Respectful. We will further our knowledge of greetings. A reminder about the way we greet each other and the way we speak to each other: When greeting someone use eye contact, Use active listening - Listen to the other person and respond by asking about the other person Speak politely Wait patiently We know this will help all students to be confident participants and more aware of each other.
The 2016 Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday, 10th June, Week 7. If you are available and willing to assist at the Athletics carnival can you please complete the ‘Parent Helper’ form. This form has also been emailed to your child’s school email address and is available on the OLSH Sports Page. Congratulations to Joseph Welling for making the Mackillop Boys Football team. Joseph will compete at the NSW PSSA State Carnival from the 31st May – 2nd June. Commiserations to Franco Farinella who unfortunately missed out on selection. He is to be commended for the way he has represented OLSH in Football over the last two seasons. Well done to Maximillian Tanner for making it through to the Sydney Rugby Union Trial. Although he was unsuccessful with his Mackillop Rugby League Trial last week he will take the experience into his preference sport. Regards, James Kennedy PDHPE Teacher / Sports Coordinator
Upcoming Events for Weeks 3 and 4 Monday 9th May Principal Meeting – Mr Payne in charge of the school Tuesday 10th - Thursday 12th May NAPLAN Testing Years 3&5 Tuesday 10th May P&F Meeting General Business and Guest Speaker 7.00pm Friday 13th May Year 6 showcase 8.45am P&F After school Bingo for students 3.30-5pm Monday 16th May 1S Prayer Assembly 8.45am Wednesday 18th May Year 3 Mass Thursday 19th May Year 4 Interschool Sport begins Enrolments for new families Family Educator Night Patrol Friday 20th May Awards Assembly
Up coming event...... YEAR 2 MUM'S NIGHT Friday 20th May at 7.30pm Charing Cross Hotel, 81 Carrington Rd Waverley Feel free to come for dinner (bar menu) or just pop in for a drink. Please RSVP to Karen via text 0418238603 or email [email protected]
YEAR 3 - Dads Boutique Beer Night & Dinner "The DOG", 2 St. Marks Road, Randwick Saturday 28th May RSVP Jess: [email protected]
Year 5 Kids Underground Disco Party Sunday 29th May Juniors at the Junction, Cnr Anzac Pde and Haig St, Maroubra Party food and disco dancing in the Underground room from 2-5pm To book a ticket please transfer $25 per child to: Annabel Horne BSB 012 950 Acc 536927648
UNIFORM SHOP We currently have extra long sleeve polos in stock, a few in each size. We will not be ordering any more of these through the winter, so if you are looking to get a long sleeve polo, please come into the shop soon before they are all gone! We also have a small amount of stock of winter jackets available (but not size 12).
Year 4 Activities 2016: Family Play Date: Saturday 28th May from 2 pm onwards Queen’s Park playground near the Cafe Parent’s Drinks Friday 9th September from 6pm onwards Ocean’s Bar, Coogee Family Play Day: Sunday 13th November Botany Big Splash Yearr 6 Parent Committee Graduation Meeting Tuesday 17th May 7pm—see attached flyer
From the P and F Thank you! Thanks to all the helpers who organised, set up, cleaned up and served morning tea for the Mother’s Day liturgy on Friday – Craig McDonald, Paul Hickey, Chris Argent, Nigel, Julie Roach, Mary Anne Tanner, Ellie Tanner, Ella Argent, Maureen Quilligan, Cath O’Dwyer, several Year 6 students, Rita Rapisardi, Gina Yuen, Felicia Kamaludin and anyone else who helped. It was lovely to see so many mums and grandmas enjoying a cuppa. Thanks also to the amazing team of Jane Wapshott and Julie Emery who organised all the gifts for the Mother’s Day Stall, and all the fantastic mums who gave up their time to serve and wrap the gifts on Friday, we really appreciate it. We hope all the OLSH mums had a wonderful Mother’s Day. P and F meeting - Tuesday 10th May 7pm- 7.30pm Please find attached the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting – hope to see you there at 7pm Guest Speaker – Tuesday 10th May 7.45pm-8.45pm We have arranged a guest speaker to follow the P and F meeting - Brenda Janschek is a health coach and local mum and will speak on ‘’Teaching our kids to eat produce not packets, why it’s more important than ever before.’’ She will cover the importance of wholefoods, real foods in a world where packets of food are more the norm and what they are doing to our health, then will touch on the topic of fussy eaters, importance of family rituals and mealtimes, and will provide a handout with a few recipes plus take questions at the end. The cost to attend Brenda’s session will be $10 per person. Older children may attend free of charge if they are interested but will need to sit with an adult during the talk. See attached flyer which includes details of how to make payment. Please RSVP to Cath O’Dwyer ([email protected]
) so we have an idea of numbers. You can transfer money to the P and F account or pay cash at the door. Kids Bingo afternoon - Friday 13th May 3.30-5pm, School Hall. Cost will be $5 per child which will include their bingo marker pen and a snack bag for afternoon tea. Children will need to be supervised by a parent for this event. Siblings are welcome. See attached flyer with information. Please RSVP by returning the RSVP slip to the office so we have an idea of numbers. You can pay online prior to the day or by cash at the door. If any parents are able to assist on the afternoon, please contact Liz Argent [email protected]
Olympic Trivia Night – Saturday 6th August Note the date change for the P and F Olympic Games Trivia Night for parents - this will now be held on the evening of Sat 6th August (previously Sat 13th August). More details will be available later in the term.
Attachments Please note that in keeping with the OLSH Environmental standards all attachments can be found on our website under parent information (no password required). Only permission notes will be distributed as a hard copy. * P&F Speaker Presentation * P&F Bingo *P&F Meeting Agenda * Yr 6 Graduation Meeting