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Newsletter 30th April, 2019

ANZAC Prayer

God of love,
we bring our thanks for the peace and security we enjoy,
which was won for us through the courage and devotion of those
who gave their lives in a time of war.
We pray that their labour and sacrifice may not be in vain,
but that their spirit may live on in us and in generations to come.
We pray that the liberty, truth and justice which they sought to preserve may be seen and known in all the nations upon earth.
This we pray in the name of the one who gave his life for the sake of the world,
Jesus Christ our Lord



Thank you to the students and families who attended the Anzac Day ceremony in our local community on Wednesday, during their school holidays.  There were about 26 students, in their school uniforms, participating in the march and attending the ceremony.  Several of our senior students had key roles, leading the prayer and raising the flag.  Thank you to Cameron, Cara, Asha, Jake, Pia and Elena.  Thank you, also to our Head boy and Head girl, Cody and Stella, for laying a wreath on behalf of our school.  The students were amazing, marching with pride and listening with reverence.  We have our school service in the courtyard near the flagpole, if weather permits, at 8.50am on Thursday morning, 2 May.  Please send your child to school with a single flower to contribute to their class wreath to be presented at the service.  Parents and community members are welcome to attend. 



It is with great excitement that we welcome our new Pre-Kindergarten students to OLOL tomorrow.  Welcome to Aleksander, Havanah, Tate, Logan, Riley, River, Ivy, Noah, Maxwell, Bella, Abigail, Hayley and Mila.  There are still a few places available if you have a child who is turning 3 between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.



The next P&F Meeting will be held next Tuesday 7 May at 8.45am.  All welcome.  The P&F are currently in the process of coordinating our school contribution to the Dardanup Art Spectacular.  Thank you to all who have offered to contribute.


School Board

The next School Board meeting will be held on Tuesday 21 May at 5.30pm in the school Staff Room.


NAPLAN (National Assessment Program, Literacy and Numeracy) assessments are being held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Week 3 and Monday in Week 4 for our Year 3 and Year 5 students. This is just one of the many assessments used throughout the year to evaluate student progress.  Please see the classroom teacher to discuss your child’s academic progress if you have any queries.  Results will be sent home sometime in Term 3.  Please see attached timetable.  Catch up assessments may be held up until 24 May.

  Tuesday 14 May Wednesday 15 May Thursday 16 May



Year 3



Year 5

  Monday 20 May Tuesday 21 May Wednesday 22 May


Catch-up Assessments

Catch-up Assessments

11.00am Year 5 NUMERACY

Catch-up Assessments

Catch-up Assessments


Kindergarten 2020

We are currently arranging interviews with new families of our Kindergarten class for 2020.  If you already have a child at OLOL, but would still like to have a meeting for your Kindergarten child planning to start next year please contact the office.

Mothers’ Day Mass and Morning Tea

On Thursday 9 May we are having a Mass to celebrate Mothers, Grandmothers and other mothering role-models in our community.  All are welcome to attend at 9.00am in the Hall.  Mass will be followed by morning tea.  Those attending will have an opportunity to look at pictures and poems created by students about their special Mums.

Fun Run

Our Fun Run was held on the last Wednesday of Term 1.  The weather was perfect and students from Pre-primary through to Year 6 participated in this event with enthusiasm, promoting a healthy lifestyle, healthy eating and building a spirit of community amongst the students, staff and parents.  It was noted how many parents took the opportunity to run or walk a lap or two (or more!) with their children.  We thank our P&F for arranging fruit platters for each class at the end of the Fun Run.

Image Permission

From time to time, photos are taken of parents and others at school events such as our recent Fun Run.  Permission has been sought and granted for the use of any student images that are published in the school Newsletter or on the school managed Facebook page.  If parents DO NOT consent for their photo to be used, please notify the school in writing.  Thank you.


Just a reminder that our school-managed Facebook page is a fantastic way to keep up to date with school happenings.  You don’t have to be invited to be a member, anyone can search for Our Lady of Lourdes School Dardanup and have access to view our school events.  The purpose of our school page is to communicate, celebrate, inform and remind.  Only the school Leadership Team, myself and the Assistant Principals, can post anything.  If you want to see new posts in your news feed, make sure you like and follow the page.

Term Calendar

Please find another copy of the Term Calendar attached to this newsletter.  It is also pinned to the top of the school Facebook page and available on the school website.  Please note, if there are any changes that need to be made, these will be communicated in the fortnightly newsletters.

‘Casuals for Catholic Care’ – Gold coin day 2019

On Friday 10 May our school will once again support the Bishop’s appeal supporting Catholic Care, which is the charitable arm of the Diocese of Bunbury and provides funding for people in need across the general community throughout the Diocese.  Its motto is “People Helping People”.  Students can wear casual clothes for a gold coin donation.

Please remember that casual dress day is not a fancy-dress day and in keeping with this, the following casual dress rules apply for the safety of students and smooth running of the school day on Friday 10 May:

  • Closed in shoes appropriate for physical activity, such as sports shoes/joggers (not thongs)
  • Normal school rules regarding hair apply, with hair tied up as on normal school days
  • Hats, caps and other accessories need to be removed during class times, Masses and assemblies
  • Appropriate length for shorts/skirts and tops need to cover the shoulders
  • ‘Casual dress’ not ‘fancy dress’, (please no ‘costumes’)
  • No need to buy something new.


Earn and Learn Woolworths rewards

Helen Castafaro is coordinating this reward program again this year, and we thank Helen for doing this for a number of years.  As this is Helen’s last year with a child at OLOL, we are looking for someone to work alongside Helen to ‘learn the ropes’ with a view to being able to coordinate the program in future years.  Please let the office know if you are interested.

New Family

Welcome to our school Caidence and Tallon Minter.  We hope you enjoying growing and learning with us.

Parish News

Families preparing for first Holy Communion will receive an email today with information about the upcoming Shared Family Meal and the celebration of the Sacrament.

Student Records Management System

Learn more


Have a relaxing holiday.
May God bless you



Mrs Angela Hegney


School Events

  • Latest Term 2 Calendar is available
  • ANZAC Day Service
  • Fun Run Gallery
  • Stations of the Cross
read more

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