God of all seasons, we thank you for winter
when thoughts turn to leaves turning colour and falling to the ground.
O God of Creation, you have blessed us with the changing of the seasons.
As we welcome the winter months,
may the earlier setting of the sun
remind us to take time to rest.
May the brilliant colours of the leaves
remind us of the wonder of your creation.
May the steam of our breath in the cool air
remind us that it is you who give us the breath of life.
We give thanks for the change of seasons that reveals the circle of life.
We praise you for your goodness forever and ever.
We offer our love and prayers to Fr Wayne after the sad news of the death of his beloved father, Mick Bendotti. May God be with Fr Wayne and his family, now and always.
On Saturday night, the Year 6 class hosted a ‘Family Mass’. After Mass, home programs were distributed to families to assist in the preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, to be held on the weekend of 17/18 August.
Last week the Year 1 and 2 classes celebrated their class Liturgy. Thank you to the parents and grandparents in attendance. The Pre-primary class have their class Liturgy this Thursday at 9.30am in the Church.
Year 3 Class Assembly
This Thursday the Year 3 class have their class assembly.
Parents are reminded to order before the cut-off date because orders after the cut-off date will incur a $30 archive fee. The cut-off date is 3 July, a week after photo day.
Family photos will be taken from 8.00am. Families will need to come to the hall before school to have their family photo if they choose to have one. Please bring an envelope and payment on the day for family photos. These can be collected from the office prior to photo day
Letters of offer have been sent for places in Kindergarten 2020. Parents of siblings already attending OLOL, please return your acceptance as soon as possible. There will be a parent meeting on 25 November and Kindy Café on Mondays in Term 4. Please note that Kindergarten 2020 is now full. Further enrolments will be placed on a waitlist.
This Friday afternoon/evening is our annual disco, with a ‘Rock Star’ theme. Thank you to our hard-working P&F for organising this event.
Unfortunately, this was postponed due to the weather. This will now be held next term. Date to be advised.
The next Board meeting will be held on Tuesday 18 June at 5.30pm in the Staff Room.
This is getting closer! Make your pasta car and bring it to school on Wednesday 19 June. Please see the attached flyer and talk to Mrs Heelan if you would like more information.
Year 2 Assembly and School Choir Performance
The Year 2 Class Assembly is coming up on Thursday 20 June. Also at that Assembly, our school choir will be entertaining us with the song they will be singing at the Eisteddfod in Bunbury on 21 June. We wish them well for their first Eisteddfod performance. Parents are welcome to attend at the BREC, tickets can be purchased on the day for $12 per session.
There will be a Soup/Casserole night on Saturday 22 June in the school staff room after Mass. Everyone is welcome to come along and share a meal together. If you have a slow cooker, you can bring your soup/casserole and plug it in before Mass to keep it warm.
Our P&F met last week and are currently planning for the Bull and Barrel parking. They have generously committed funds to purchase Interactive Projection Systems for the Year 1 and Year 3 classrooms. We are very grateful for this opportunity to enhance the learning in these classrooms.
NAIDOC Activity Afternoon
This will be held on Friday 28 June, from lunchtime. We will be combining with students and staff from Dardanup Primary School for an afternoon of activities celebrating NAIDOC week. Parents are welcome to join us.
I request that parents contact teachers for school matters through school communication methods, such as school diaries, school email or phone calls through the school office. Please do not contact teachers regarding school issues through private social media. Our teachers work extremely hard and I ask that you respect their privacy and family time by contacting them during school time through school communication channels.
We are having a school Quiz Night to enable us to work towards the creation of a Memorial Garden which will be blessed and opened at our Centenary Celebrations next year. The Quiz Night will be held on Saturday 10th August at the Dardanup Hall. We are looking for a few interested people to assist with the setting up on the day and sourcing of prizes for this event. The P&F are kindly organising the bar for the night, and some school staff have already started gathering prizes and donations. If you would like to assist, please let me know. We are asking families to contribute small items towards prize hampers and if anyone would like to make a donation or knows of someone who has a business and would like to assist, you are most welcome to do so. Sponsors/donors will be acknowledged on the night, in the school Newsletter and on the school Facebook page.
If possible, it would be wonderful if each family could contribute ONE of the following items:
- A box of chocolates
- Gourmet food items eg jams, chutneys, olive oils, biscuits….
- Gift Cards eg Bunnings, Coles-Myer, any others for any store, any amount
- Other vouchers for local businesses
- Wine, if brought to school by parents (please don’t send wine to school with students)
Thank you very much in anticipation of your support. Tickets will be on sale in the next few weeks.
Collection of Statistical Information
Please read the attached letter regarding the collection of Statistical Information. Please note, no action is required unless there are changes to your data.
Please see attached link to support the Congdon family as they are getting involved with the ‘Act for Peace Ration Challenge’ next week.
Have a wonderful week
May God bless you
Mrs Angela Hegney