You create your thoughts, your thoughts create your intentions, your intentions create your reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
Wayne W. Dyer
Parent interviews have been scheduled for the first two weeks of Term 2. During the parent meetings, the children's interim reports will also be distributed to parents. If you're unable to meet with your children's teachers, please advise the classroom teachers and they will send the interim reports home.
Parents can click on the image (link) below and book a suitable time to meet with the teachers. A 'step by step' instructions document is also attached. If you have any queries, or require support in scheduling an appointment, please liaise with your children's classroom teachers.
Friday 13 April
Friday 4 May
Monday 7 May
Tuesday 8 May
Wednesday 9 May
Thursday 10 May
Friday 11 May – Room Kindy G
I am inviting students, teachers and parents to provide feedback on their experience of our school using an online survey. The students will be completing the survey, at school, in their classrooms.
This survey will allow us to gather valid and reliable data, which will be an important part of our whole school evaluation and planning process in Term 2 (New School Strategic Plan: 2018-2020). This survey is anonymous.
As we value the role of parents and carers within our school community, we would greatly appreciate your feedback. The survey will be conducted by 'Tell Them From Me' (administered by The Learning Bar), a specialist education consultancy that works with schools in the areas of school strategic reviews and stakeholder satisfaction.
The survey window is open from Monday 16 April until Friday 11 May 2018.
If parents wish to participate in the survey please click on the link below.
Congratulations to Max Macdonald in PPM who won the Junior Prize for the City of Stirling Easter Colouring Competition. The Hon. Michael Keenan MP presented Max with his prize and all of the other entrants received a certificate and poster.
We wish Mr Kirry and Mrs Taylor a safe and relaxing break from school next term. Mr Kirry will be on leave during the first two weeks of Term 2 and Mrs Taylor will be on leave during the first week of Term 1.
Parents with siblings due to start Kindergarten in 2019 and 2020 are requested to complete the attached application form if they haven't done so already. We are also accepting applications for 2020 and beyond. Once the application has been completed, please email Administration at [email protected]
On Monday 30 April (Pupil Free Day), the staff will be attending and participating in a Professional Development session on the new protective behaviors program called 'Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum'.
This protective behaviors program is used by all other Catholic schools and is endorsed by Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA).
OLA will be continuing with the current protective behaviors program in Term 2 until the school is ready to make the transition. When the decision is made to transition, all parents will be notified via the classrooms teachers.
All parents are welcome to attend the School's ANZAC Day Ceremony in Term Two (Thursday 3 May, commencing at 11am). Students who belong to Scouts or Guides are welcome to wear their uniforms on this day.
Attached is the Term 2 calendar for OLA. Miss Smith has also updated the School Calendar.
The school's website calendar will be updated daily commencing in Term 2 hence please refer to the website during the term. Terms 3 & 4 website calendars will also be updated, in Term, 2 and uploaded to the school's website.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to update the website and policies within the school.
As previously communicated, commencing Term 2, the Canteen will be operating on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Term 2 Canteen Menu can be viewed and downloaded in the Canteen section of this newsletter.
Please keep Mrs Erskine in your prayers. She is currently unwell and in hospital. We look forward to a Velma's speedy recovery return to OLA in Term 2.
Please read the attached flyer advertising our Mothers' Day breakfast next term. For catering purposes, we will be requesting attendance numbers closer to the date.
Urgent - assistance required in the canteen. Please volunteer and assist Rosie in the canteen. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Wishing you all a safe an relaxing two week break. Staff return to school on Monday 30 April (Pupil free day). Students return on Tuesday 1 May.
ICAS Assessments are being offered for students in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. If you would like your child to participate in these assessments then please complete the enrollment form and send with payment to the Office by tomorrow, Friday 13 April.
Next term at OLA, we will be celebrating the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. Below are the important dates for these events:
Saturday 5 May 6.00pm or Sunday 6 May 9.30am
Wednesday 16 May
Parent – Child Workshop
Wednesday 16 May 6.00pm
Sacrament of Confirmation Mass
6G – Saturday 19 May 6.00pm
6M – Sunday 20 May 9.30am
Saturday 26 May 6.00pm or Sunday 27 May 9.30am
Wednesday 30 May
Parent – Child Workshop
Wednesday 30 May 6.00pm
Sacrament of Eucharist Mass
4G – Saturday 9 June (time to be confirmed)
4M – Saturday 16 June (time to be confirmed)
Please keep the candidates in your prayers as they prepare for this special event in their lives.
On Thursday 3 May, we will be holding an ANZAC Service at 11am. All families are welcome to join us to commemorate the brave people who have fought to defend our country. If there are any family members who have been part of these special services then they are invited to attend the ANZAC Service wearing their uniform or medals. Any children who are part of Scouts or Girl Guides are also invited to wear their uniform on that day.
If you would like to be part of the service then please contact Mrs Vel Erskine or Miss Rebecca Smith by Monday 30 April.
Family members who have not yet completed the VIOLA Parent Workshop are invited to attend the scheduled session on Wednesday 9 May at 9.00am. The session will run for approximately an hour and a half. A light morning tea will be provided for the attendees.
If you are attending the session, please RSVP via email to Mrs Vel Erskine or Miss Rebecca Smith by Monday 7 May.
Did you know that OLA has its very own Facebook page? To keep up to date with what’s going on in your school community, visit and like the page: Our Lady’s Assumption School Community - @OurLadysAssumption.
1st Prize: $1000
2nd Prize: $500
3rd Prize: $250
Weekly Prize: $25 gift voucher
Family and friends are invited to join the competition too.
To participate simply register by Wednesday 21 March at the following link (please note this is different to last year):
Coles Sports for Schools is officially over but we will keep our voucher box in the school office until tomorrow, so if you have vouchers to get rid of, don’t let them go to waste!
Under the Constitution Act, the P & F Association is required to give 28 days notice of it's intention to ratify the new P & F Constitution document. The extraordinary meeting will be held on Thursday, 17 May 2018 in the Multi-purpose room opposite the Library commencing at 1:00pm.
Please refer to attached document. If you require a copy of the current Constitution, please email the P & F [email protected]
The P&F now has its very own email address! You can contact us at [email protected]
Thank you one and all for contributing prizes and buying tickets for the classroom Easter Raffle. This year the raffle made a very impressive $964!!!
We would also like to acknowledge the following people, whose extra special efforts ensured the raffle’s success: Mrs Dani Wares who took on a great deal of the organising, the teachers, who collected money and tickets, and to all of our class reps who did an amazing job of putting the prizes together – we are very grateful for their support.
Friday 13 April
Monday 30 April
Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 1 May
Wednesday 2 May
9.00am Whole School Mass
Friday 4 May
Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 May
Confirmation Commitment Masses
Thanks to a couple of parents volunteering we are able to continue school banking. Our new Banking Coordinators are Mrs Deanna Marocchi and Mrs Lina Brunini.
Please Note: banking will now be on FRIDAY mornings from 8.15am, not Tuesday anymore. Remember, every time you bank the school earns money for the P&F!
Mrs Julia Sertorio & Mrs Rosie Samuels
Starting Over Support in Bayswater are in desperate need of baby furniture. If you have any unwanted cot, prams, etc please contact Debbie at SOS 0403 367 767.
Do you have unwanted maternity clothing, nappies, toiletries, baby clothing up to size 0, baby bath, bassinet. Then Pregnancy Assistance Inc. will see that it goes to those who need it. Contact 9328 2929 or drop off at rear 195 Lord Street, East Perth, opposite NIB stadium.
If you are looking for a holistic, quality Catholic education for your son, Trinity College in East Perth may be the school you are searching for. Trinity College warmly invite you to their Open Day on Wednesday, 23 May 2018. The College will be offering three different sessions for families to attend- :30am,12:00pm and 4:15pm. Each session will run for approximately 90 minutes, and will include a welcome address from the Headmaster, student led tours of the College grounds, and will conclude with light efreshments and a Q&A with some of our staff. The late afternoon session will run for an hour. Further details can be found via www.trinity.wa.edu.au or you can register directly through https://www.trybooking.com/uobr. You can also email [email protected] or call 9223 8121.
Wheelchairs for Kids are a group of retiree volunteers under the guidance of Christian Brother Br. Olly Pickett and Rotary Club of Scarborough Rotarian Gordon Hudson, who make and distribute upto 300 wheelchairs per month to poor disabled children in developing countries. Millions of wheelchairs are needed. It costs $200 to build a wheelchair and gives each child the freedom of mobility and liberates a carer.
At OLA we collect ring pulls from cans and at the end of each term we deliver these to the workshop. The scrap aluminium is sold and the funds used to buy materials to make the wheelchairs. Each class have a specially marked container that they keep these ring pulls in. At the end of the year the class that has collected the most ring pulls is given a token of appreciation for all their efforts. Please ask family and friends to start collecting ring pulls, so we can make a difference! Procceds from an annual Book Fair and Second Hand book sale are also donated to Wheelchairs of Kids.
Mrs Luisa Durkin
Transplant Australia are hosting a postcard exhibition and auction to support the work of Transplant Australia and to enable more children to attend the Australian Transplant Games.
Please find attached for further information.
If your child requires medication to be taken during school hours, it is important that you complete a ‘Student Medication Request Form’ which is available from the front office.
If any details have changed, including emergency contacts, medication or amounts of medication to be given, please make us aware of these details at your earliest convenience.
The form is attatched or available from Mrs Chris Balen at the administration office.
Families are reminded that Our Lady’s Assumption is an Allergy-friendly school. Please DO NOT bring nuts or nut by-products onto the school grounds. Some of the foods to avoid are Muesli Bars with peanuts, Nutella products, peanut butter and any other foods containing traces of nuts.
CPSSA Swimming Carnival is on 10 May. For the selected students please make sure that the 'permission slip' has been returned and that your child is in possession of an OLA swimming cap. For those who do not have a school cap they are available to purchase one from the Uniform shop. I would like to have a roster for time keepers so that volunteers are only ‘on duty’ for an hour or less. Please see me in the office or email [email protected] if you are willing to time keep. Please continue to encourage your child to train for their events through the holidays leading to the Carnival. You can find the program attached with approximate times.
Running Club will commence in Term 2 (2 May) and will be held on Wednesday mornings from 8.00am until 8.20am at Waverley Reserve (opposite car park). Students are permitted to wear their sports uniform and remain in this for the school day. Students will run/walk for 20 minutes and for every lap completed they receive a mark on their arm. These marks are tallied over the course of two terms to achieve a final distance. Many students have run more than a marathon distance in this period. Parents and younger siblings are encouraged to participate in this challenge too. Parents are required to stay with their children and at the conclusion of running club, walk their child to the school gate. If this is not possible, please arrange with another parent who will take on this responsibility. It is a great way to start the day, improving fitness and stamina as we head into the Cross Country term!
Last Thursday, Year 4 classes were lucky enough to have 3 players from the Western Force Rugby Team deliver a games-based skill session leading into their TAG Rugby unit next week. The players ran the students many times across the oval evading on coming taggers. They taught them how to pass effectively using an oval shaped ball. The challenge will come next term with the concept of only passing to players who are behind them whilst still progressing towards the try line. We thank Rugby WA for co-ordinating this clinic, and providing OLA with 6 brand new rugby balls. They will be providing a coach for next term’s Sporting Schools Rugby (NON contact) Club for Years 3-6. If your child is interested in finding more about Rugby in the community (Bayswater Rugby Union Club), then please visit the website perthrugby.com.au for more information, or speak to James McCort in 4M.
With Term 2 having a heavy emphasis on Cross Country, please encourage your children to attend Running Club commencing 2 May at 8.00am at Waverley Reserve. Love to see you there!
Mrs Jodie Stewart
From the commencement of Term 2, Keyed Up Music will be teaching Keyboard lessons Monday to Friday during school times and Drums on Thursday during school times. Lessons start from $18.10 for a group of 3. If you are interested please ring Therese on 1300 366 243 or enrol at www.ketyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form. There are six students taking violin lessons, and two doing flute lessons.
Parish Priest: Fr Ken D’Souza
Phone: (08) 9276 1008
Secretary: Amanda Reneaux
Parish Mass Times
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday- 8:00am
Saturday—Vigil Mass 6:00pm
Sunday—Mass 7:30am, 9:30am and 5:00pm
Parish Youth Mass—Last Saturday of each month.
Catholics believe that the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ in the sacrament of the altar (Catholics define this change as transubstantiation). However, only the Catholic Church has developed the practice of Eucharistic adoration. Every Catholic Church contains a tabernacle in which the Body of Christ is reserved between Masses, and the faithful are encouraged to come and pray before the Blessed Sacrament. Frequent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament is a path to spiritual growth.
An opportunity to have your own personalised candles carefully hand crafted by Benedictine Nuns. For further information please contact the Nuns directly via the website:
Saturday 14 April 6.00pm
Ella Minniti, James Philip
Sunday 15 April 9.30am
Isabella Heaford, Nicole Santacroce
PP: Jacob McDonald, Olivia Pottier, Kunashe Madzingo, Martina Lehmann and Luca Lipari
Year 1: Geneva Nguyen, Sophia Galloway and Georgia Hunt
Year 2: Jameson Hennessy, Sufiel Curioso and Felicia Hoang,
Year 3: Levi Madeleine, Amber Cipriani and Krystal Lione,
Year 4: Matthew La Spada, Liv Field, Aleksander Trott and Natasha Di Fulvio,
Year 5: Alexia Pelligrini, Gemma Cala, Leo Musca, Ava Kopec and Grace Romeo
Year 6: Natalia Lacey, Frankie Didio and Isabella Piantadosi,
From the commencement of Term 2 the Canteen will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our new direct telephone number is 9471 3021. We are looking for volunteers to help any of those days, either all day or even for part of the day. Mums, dads, Nonnas all welcome!
Mrs Rosie Samuels
Second hand uniforms are available.
Remember you can order online, you do not have to come into the shop as the items will be delivered to your child’s classroom. Alternatively, there is an order form on the website so you can email me the order and it will also be delivered to your child’s classroom.
There are no returns on socks, hats and tights so please select carefully. Once, they leave the shop, they cannot be returned.
There will be a two week change over period for Winter Uniforms. All children will need to be wearing full winter uniform in Week 3 of Term 2. The Uniform Shop will not open during the school holidays.
Uniforms can be ordered online at ouronlinecanteen.com.au; by sending an order form to [email protected] or by coming into the Shop.
Winter Uniform - Term Two and Three
Girls' socks have been changed to an all year round sock $9.00 a pair. Alternatively, you can still wear the lemon socks for two (2) years. These are currently on special on $5.00 each in size 9 – 12 and 13 -3.
Mrs Tania Longman