Our Lady's Assumption School Newsletter

15 February 2018
Issue Two
                                                             Principal's Message                               
Important information
Sports News
             Class News
From the Library
Music 
Uniform Shop
Community
Merit Certificates
                                    Dates
             Canteen
             P & F News
                                                             Principal's Message                               
                                                             Principal's Message                               
Important information
Sports News
 Class News
From the Library
Music 
Uniform Shop
Community
Merit Certificates
                                    Dates
Important information
Our Lady's Assumption School
(08) 9471 3000
43 Chester Avenue
Dianella, Western Australia, 6059
AU

                                                             Principal's Message
                              

From the Principal's Desk......

Dear Parents

 

             

“​If you find yourself believing that you must always be the way you’ve always been, you are arguing against growth”

 

It’s been another busy week, analysing processes, protocols, policies and working with staff in a number of areas. Last week I included in my newsletter my vision and the different domains associated with this vision. During my conversations with staff, we have acknowledged we all need to get better at what we do as educators and members of the community, hence the reason why OLA will be focusing on the school values of ‘Excellence and Respect’.

 

At Tuesday’s Board meeting, the Board members spent a considerable amount of time analysing and reviewing the 2017 Parent Survey.  Having read and analysed the data and comments with Vel Erskine during the Christmas school holidays, having now completed my individual meetings with most staff members and having worked with the Board and external consultant last Tuesday evening, we have commenced to move forward with changes that need to be implemented. Over the next few weeks, all community members will receive a summary of the survey and this summary will be uploaded to the Board section of the newsletter.

 

As I continue to look at my vision, and with the information we have analysed, like the surveys, there are clear themes coming through. We’re obviously striving to be better at what we do, but transforming OLA will take time. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but we lucky because at OLA we have the foundations in place already and the staff ‘on the bus’ to move forward.

 

We, as the staff at OLA, have made a commitment to welcome and respect all the students and families at OLA and we hope we will receive the same respect in return. Respect is not just between staff, children and parents, it’s also between parents and between children as well. The staff at OLA are wonderful teachers, privileged to be working at a great school and will be working hard to help me establish a great school culture.

 

“Excellence” is imperative in any school. If we don’t raise the bar and strive for excellence, we will never know if can have reached the standards set, hence we’re raising the bar, we’re raising the educational standards and we’re raising our commitment to the children.

 

To work towards excellence requires a lot of time and effort, but that’s our aim. Down time is a concern of mine and with the overcrowded curriculum, we need to be wise with what we do and don’t do in schools. To increase the quality teaching time in the classrooms, a decision has been made to halve the number of assemblies at the school. Effective immediately, assemblies will be once a fortnight and year levels will present an item that is linked to what the children are learning in class. Commencing in 2019, each class will be presenting an item.

 

As educators, research shows children learn and retain more in the mornings then they do in the afternoons and I am certain the same applies to adults. Assemblies in the morning take up too much quality teaching time hence the decision has been made to change the assembly from a Friday morning to a Friday afternoon, once a fortnight. Assemblies will commence at 2.20pm and conclude at 3.05, at the latest. We will monitor the assemblies and change the start times if they’re going over time.

 

In reference to the Merit Certificates, parents will be notified, by the Thursday, the children who will be receiving merit certificates. These names will be uploaded to the Merit Certificates section of the newsletter and parents can check each fortnight the children receiving these certificates

 

All certificates, excluding Merit certificates, and birthday stickers/pencils etc. will be presented to the children in the classrooms, Fridays mornings, by the Leadership Team. Changing the assembly times, frequencies, etc have been made in the best interest of the children’s education and learning and I thank you all for supporting the staff with the above changes. The new parent term calendars are currently being updated and will be uploaded by the end of next week. We may have a few teething problems at first, but we will get it right eventually.

 

Continuing on with the school value of 'Excellence', the Leadership Team is currently reviewing the support programs as well as the extension programs. Programs, structures and timetabling of support staff is currently under review and changes will be communicated to parents soon. Support isn’t just about withdrawing children form the classroom and working on a program, it is also about differentiating the curriculum, by the classroom teachers, to cater for the needs of each individual child. It’s imperative as educators we get to know the needs of all the children, and not just place them in a number of groups. Support can and should also be in the classrooms. As changes occur, parents will be notified.

 

Having spent a considerable amount of time with staff in setting expectations for ourselves, we have come to the conclusion that we need to change the way we think and the way we teach to ensure ever student is catered for. With the above in mind, we are:

 

  • Establishing set routines and a common language throughout the school
  • Focusing on research based routines and pedagogy - explicit teaching, higher order thinking skills, project based learning, which includes collaborative learning, digital transformation & innovation and differentiating the curriculum to cater for the needs of every student
  • Working towards a whole school approach to the way we educate our students. As we walk into classrooms , we will expect to see certain things
  • Support every child to become life-long learners.

How are we going to achieve the above and much more?

 

Agile School & Learning Sprints

 

In the coming weeks/months, we as a staff will be working towards becoming an Agile school. With future PD, all staff members will learn more about fast tracking of students as well as the upskilling of themselves to become more efficient at what they do.

  • If we’re going to lift the learning outcomes of diverse students at OLA then we need to invest in developing the individual and collective expertise of our teachers
  • Learning Sprints will provide a simple, effective and field-tested approach to supporting the staff to continually enhance their practice and skills
  • Learning Sprints is an organisational routine that can support the adoption of evidence-informed practices and develop the collective efficacy of our teacher teams
  • The approach is aligned with the existing research evidence into the features of effective teacher professional learning and the science of behaviour change.  It has been designed to be simple, relevant, manageable and very effective for already overloaded teachers.

 

Benefits Learning Sprints include:

  • Support every educator to continually enhance their professional practices
  • Develop high-trust teacher teams that take collective action and help each other improve
  • Embed the use of research-informed practice and evaluate impact through formative assessment
  • Accelerate momentum through engaging in short, focused cycles of impactful work
  • Gain more impact from the collaboration time we already have available
  • Support teachers to collectively plan, act and evaluate their impact

 

As we progress forward and implement change, in all areas, we will hopefully commence to see our children achieving higher grades, and if they’re not, we need to investigate further as to why.

 

We are all moving very quickly and being human, we sometimes make mistakes. Please be patient, with us all, as we endeavor to transition through the different vision modules. There is a lot happening at the moment, and there’s a lot more to come.

 

Ash Wednesday Celebration:          Yesterday the students and staff celebrated Ash Wednesday in the Church. The mass also marked the beginning of the Lenten period. During the Lenten period, promises are made to bring us all closer to Jesus. The following explains the importance of prayer, fasting and abstaining during the Lenten period.

 

Why Pray, Fast and Abstain?

Prayer draws us closer to God. The more we pray and spend time in God’s presence, the more we can be transformed into the people we are created to be.

 

Fasting is one of the most ancient practices linked to Lent. The hunger pang it creates reminds us of the suffering that others experience because of lack of food. Fasting calls us to live up to our Baptismal responsibility to show Christ’s love to the world and to work to alleviate suffering.

 

Abstaining from meat traditionally links us to the poor, who could rarely afford meat. Its aim is to traditionally link us with those who lack the food we take for granted.

 

Supporting Your Children:  

It is always important to evaluate how your children are coping with their routines. Establishing workable routines helps everyone cope with their own responsibilities while easing things for others in the family. At the start of the school year, put into place a family plan for bedtimes, morning routines and after school chores, commitments and homework. A plan will help the family function smoothly, ensure important priorities are met and keep everyone happy and healthy for a successful year. I have found the following useful in the past.

 

1. Consider how many activities children can realistically manage. Homework, music lessons, clubs, scouts sports, dance and speech lessons are all important in building a rounded personality, but children of all ages become stressed if they take on too much. School demands, like tests, major productions, sports tournaments, can vary from year to year and should be taken into account when decisions are made about which activities children will sign up for.

 

2. Ensure school age children receive ample sleep. Both the brain and the body need to sleep to refresh, recharge and function effectively. Establish bed time routines and stick to them throughout the year. When children know you are serious they will organise themselves around the times you have set. Well rested children are healthier. Parents also need some quiet time to themselves in the evening.

 

3. Maintain a master calendar. Buy a large calendar and keep track of everyone’s programs and events. Checking, maintaining and updating the calendar can become routine and help everyone see and respect the busy lives every member of the family leads, including mum and dad.

 

4. Use the night before to prepare for the next day. Cut down on stress and reduce tension by making sure clothes are chosen and laid out. Find items like hair ties and sports shoes to save last minute panic. Check the day’s requirements and pack school bags with the right equipment and books. Listen to the weather forecast and gather, for instance, raincoats or sun block. A stress free strategy is to have one area where school bags are deposited and packed. Prepare healthy school lunches.

 

5. Set up a homework area, either centrally or in their bedrooms. Equip them with pens, paper etc and makes sure every child has an age suitable dictionary. Allocate computer time, making homework the priority over games and social media chat. Establish a quiet time in the evenings when everyone does their paperwork or reads silently.

 

6. Eat dinner together. Set aside at least three meal times during the week when the family can sit down together at the table and enjoy one another’s company. Turn off the television and mobile phones. Expect the children to set the table, wash their hands and gather on time. Teach good table manners. Foster the art of good conversation, discuss local and world events, share experiences and celebrate achievements. Your children will remember dinner times all their lives and pass on the tradition to their own families.

 

ICT Firewalls & Filters:

The school is currently looking at a number of different suites to install on the take home laptops/chrome books. We will inform you once a decision has been made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Photographs

Our School Photos will be taken on:

*Please note change of dates

Wednesday 28th of March 2018

Thursday 29th of March 2018

Class Photos/Portraits:

  • Your child has been given a personalised pre-paid envelope by the class Teacher.
  • Please ensure that your child returns the pre-paid envelope with enclosed payment to school on photo day if you wish to purchase photos. If you have ordered online you don’t have to return the envelope to the photographers, but some children like to have something to hand in, so just write paid online on the envelope so we are aware.
  • Please note: The Photographers are not permitted to open the envelopes and cannot provide change.
  • The expiry date for online ordering is the 4th April 2018 Any orders received after this date are treated as re orders and will incur a $30.00 reorder charge on top of your order you wish to purchase.  You can email your order request through to [email protected] or call our office on 08 9240 8000
  • Family Photos
  • Envelopes can be obtained from Administration.
  • Family photos are being taken each morning before school.
  • Please ensure that your family envelope with enclosed payment is handed to the Photographers on photo day.

Electronic Sign In/Out iPad

A new electronic sign in/out iPad has been installed in the Administration Building. Parents are requested to sign in their children if they arrive after 9.00am and sign out if departing before 3.05pm. Children are nit permitted to sin in/out themselves.

 

For security and safety reasons, all volunteers, including parents, and visitors/tradesmen need to sign in/out and wear a lanyard.  

Commissioning Mass 

All families are invited to attend the Staff, Board and P&F Executive Commissioning Mass this Sunday, commencing at 9.30am, in the parish church.

Project Compassion

Lent began with Ash Wednesday yesterday. This is also the beginning of our OLA commitment to Project Compassion 2018.

Please refer to the Information section in this newsletter for ways we can all help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a wonderful week !

 

Greg Martin

 

 

Important information

Project Compassion

Lent began with Ash Wednesday yesterday. This is also the beginning of our OLA commitment to Project Compassion 2018. We have a couple of initiatives on the go:

  1. Fashion Parade – Mr Martin has had success with a St Vincent de Paul Free Dress Day.  The date will be forthcoming. Essentially it involves students and staff purchasing clothing from a SVdP store, and having a Fashion Parade at school, wearing what they bought.  It may be combined with a lunch for a small price. The clothing can then be donated back to SVdP or kept!!!!  Details to come.
  2.  Staff Free Dress Fridays – Staff are invited to participate in free dress Fridays will begin this Friday 16 Feb. Donations will be made to Project Compassion.
  3. Fish Friday – To run similar to last year – with Mini Vinnies students organising the event. (fish fingers, small salad and juice box for around $4) Date to be determined, but it will be a Friday in Lent. Details to come.

Thanks all.

Regards,

Mary Barclay

                   

Medical Conditions

 

 

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.

  • Medication is to be delivered to the School Office by the parent/guardian in its original pharmacy labelled container. Please be aware that parents are responsible for delivering prescribed medications to the school and collect it at the end of the day.
  • The label on the original medication or a special letter outlining medication from the doctor   must clearly state:

 

(i) the name of the child
(ii) the dosage and times required
Please ask your pharmacist for this information when the medication is issued.
  • All medications are stored in the school’s First Aid cabinet in the Medical Room except where either refrigeration is required (e.g. antibiotics) or in the case of self-administered asthma reliever medication.
  • Asthma medication (reliever puffers only) may be held by a child for self-administration, only when parents/guardians have notified the school and given permission via a Asthma Action Medication Form. Preventer medications will be held in the Medical Room.
  • It is the parent’s responsibility to collect any ‘out of date’ medication for safe disposal. It is also a parent’s responsibility to collect any unused medication at the completion of treatment.
  • Medication Administration Forms for children receiving medications on a regular basis are to be reviewed each term, with a new permission form completed at the start of each year.
  • Parents/guardians must notify the School Office and complete a new Medication Administration Form if there are any changes to details such as dosage or type of medication.

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.

 

Photographs, Video, Social Media Permission 

At certain times throughout the year, our students may have the opportunity to be photographed or filmed for our school publications, such as the school’s newsletter or website and social media, or to promote the school in newspapers and other media. Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) may also wish to use student photographs/videos in print and online promotional, marketing, media and educational materials.

 

The school requires parent permission to use their child’s photographs, video or other media platforms.

 

Permission forms will be sent home this week and there is also a form attached for you to print.

 

Please return the completed form to your child’s class teacher as soon  no later than Wednesday 14th February.

 

Altar Server Roster
 

Saturday 17 Feb 6:00pm

Tahlia Griffiths

Jasmine McGrath

 

Sunday 18 Feb 9:30am

Isabella Heaford

Nicole Santacroce

 

School Banking

School Banking has started again this year and you can find us on Tuesday mornings 8.00am-8.45am in the Pre-Kindy room.  Don't forget for every 10 deposits made your child can choose a reward such as earphones, handballs and pencil cases!  If you are new to the school or are Interested in starting all you need to do is open an account for your child at the Commonwealth Bank in Dianella Plaza then bring their account number to us and start saving!  Remember the school earns commission from every deposit your child makes which goes back into the school to fund things like books, resources and equipment!

We are also looking for 2 new volunteers to take over the role of School Banking Co-Ordinators. It only takes a couple of hours once a week and is really simple to do, you can even change the banking day to suit your schedule!  Please see Mrs Rosie Samuels in the canteen on Monday or Thursday or see both co-ordinators on Tuesday morning during banking time.  Alternatively you can contact Julia Sertorio at [email protected] for more information or with any questions you may have about the role.

 

Mrs Rosie Samuels &  Mrs Julia Sertorio

School Banking Co Ordinators

 

 

Parish information

Parish Priest:  Fr Ken D’Souza

Phone:  (08) 9276 0600
Email: k[email protected]

 

Parish Mass Times

Weekdays:  8.00am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Wednesday 9.00am
Saturday—Vigil Mass  6.00pm

Sunday—Mass 7.30 a.m.  and 9.30 a.m.
Parish Youth Mass—Last Saturday of each month.

 

Be Allergy Aware !

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.

 

Sports News

News from Sport ...

As the new year begins, we turn our attention to Swimming and the upcoming Carnivals. I can confirm that the date for the Junior Swim Carnival (Yr 1-2) is Tuesday 27 February from 12.30-2.30pm and the Senior Swim Carnival (Yr 3-6)  is Wednesday 7 March from 9.30-2.30. Yr 3 will return to school at 11.30. Both Carnivals will be at Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre. If you are able to help with the Senior Swim Carnival please let me know.

Sporting Schools Clubs for this Term will be Tennis for Year 1 and 2 on a Monday afternoon, commencing week 5 and Triathlon for Year 3-6 on a Wednesday afternoon commencing week 6. Both programs last for 4 weeks. Expression of Interest Letters will go out next week. Please look out for these. 

 

Mrs Jodie Stewart

 

             Class News

More class news coming soon ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Library

Library News

Our annual Book Fair raised a huge $3,308. This means we can donate a significant  amount to Brother Olly.

 

Thank you to all who supported the Book Fair.

 

Mrs Luisa Durkin      

Teacher/Librarian     

 

                                        Enjoying Book Fair  ....

 

                                                                                                                                          

 

Music 

Music News

Tuition is available in a number of instruments at OLA – piano, flute, violin, drums, clarinet and saxophone. An information circular was  provided to the students at the end of the last school year,  and was also available on the school website. However, if you did not get a copy, or are new to our school community, please call to the Music Room for further details.

 

Bucket drumming

We wish to express our thanks to Keyed Up Music for the donation of twenty sets of drum sticks and other percussion instruments to our music program. These will be enjoyed by all our students during the year. Here are some pictures of students from Pre-Primary and Year 1 enjoying their percussion lesson this week. Bucket drumming is a great hit!

 

 

Recorder playing

Year 4 students commenced learning to play the recorder this year. So far, they have only had two lessons, but they are making remarkable progress. We can hear ‘Hot Cross Buns’, ‘Mary had a little lamb’ and ‘Snore Song’ on many occasions during the week. Some students even rehearse at lunch time. We would like to take this opportunity to remind the children not to play the recorder as they move around the school, for safety reasons. If they wish to practise at lunch or recess, they can sit outside the Music Room when I am there to keep an eye on them.

 

Mrs Mary McAuliffe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop

Opening Hours

Tuesday 8:15am—10:30am

Friday     1:30pm—3:30pm

 

Mrs Tania Longman

 

Ordering

Online Ordering

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.

 

Refund Policy

There are no returns on socks, hats and tights so please select carefully.  Once, they leave the shop, they cannot be returned.

 

Thanks

Mrs Tania Longman

Uniform Co-ordinator

Order Form & Price List

 

Community

Community News
 

Keyed up Music

Keyed Up Music will be teaching Keyboard lessons Monday to Friday during school times. Lessons start from $17.50 for a group lesson. If you are interested please ring Therese on 1300 366 243 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form

 

Mercedes College, Perth

Early in 2018, Mercedes College will commence interviewing Year 5 students who are due to start Year 7 in 2020.  If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes College and have not yet requested a Prospectus, please contact Mrs Julie Lamb on 9323 1340 as soon as possible.  Further information about the enrolment process is available on our website at www.mercedes.wa.edu.au.

 

Chisholm College, Perth

The College’s annual Open Day will be held on Thursday 15 March 2018.  Guided Tours will begin at 8.45am, 11am and 1.15pm from the Performing Arts Centre.  Bookings for tours are essential and close on Friday 8 March 2018.  To book please contact our administration office on 9208 2500.         Applications for College Scholarships and Bursaries can be found on the College website under        Enrolments.  Requests for application forms should be directed to the College Enrolment Registrar, Mrs Anne Balmer on 9208 2516.  Please note that applications for scholarships close on Monday 12 March 2018.

 

 

Family Fun Night

 

Merit Certificates

Merit Certificates

 

Congratulations to the following students

 

Merit Awards Week 2

Year 1: Erica Cipriani, Sienna Licastro, Audriana Del Rosario, Emmett Trott

Year 2: Alec Haug, Ziyah Daruwala, Ivy Evans, Luca DiFulvio

Year 3: Gabrielle Mosbergen, Ervin Shaw, Raphael Toh, Ezekiel Leber

Year 4: Kiara Galloway, Sienna Giorgio, Isabella Ocello

Year 5: Jemima Dhungula, Prosper Ticharava, lanna LeMarchand, Taj Sadaccini

Year 6: Tahlia Griffiths, Angela Samuels, Sophie Tonello, Michael Adams

 

                                    Dates

Dates to remember 

Sunday 18 February

First Sunday of Lent

9.30am Commissioning Mass Staff/Board

 

Monday 19 February

CEWA Leaders Forum

 

Wednesday 21 February

7.00pm P&F Meeting

 

Friday 23 February

8.50am Merit Award

Assembly 5M

 

Tuesday 27th February

Junior Swimming Carnival

Years 1-2

Wednesday 7th March

Senior Swimming Carnival

Years 3-6

 

Wednesday  28th March

Thursday 29th March 

School Photographs

             Canteen

Canteen News

The Canteen operates on Mondays and Thursdays.  We are looking for volunteers to help any of those days, either all day or even for part of the day.  Mums, dads, Nonas all welcome!

Mrs Rosie Samuels

Canteen Manageress

 

             P & F News



Family Fun Night is looking for Friends!
 

We can't wait to see all the smiling faces at this year's Family Fun Night 000 Party. It's going to be a fabulous night, filled with fun for the kids and no doubt, lots of catching up for the parents.

 

To make sure everything runs smoothly, we are looking for Family Fun Night Friends, to help with managing queues, security, overseeing popcorn popping and fairy floss forming, raffle ticket selling and more.

 

If you or your teenager would like to help out, please contact Laura O’Cello at [email protected]  

 

That’s right, teenagers can help out too, so if your teen needs to fill school volunteer hours or would just like a special job to do on the night, then send them our way!

 



Coles Sports for Schools
 

OLA is participating in the Coles Sports for Schools program!

 

When shopping at Coles you can receive a voucher for every $10 you spend. Vouchers can be placed in the OLA collection box located at Coles Dianella, or you can bring them into the school office.

 

At the end of the program we will be able to swap the vouchers for sports equipment – so let’s get shopping!

 

First P&F Meeting for 2018
 

The first P&F meeting for 2018 will take place next Wednesday night, the 21st February, in the Staff Room, located in the Administration building, at 7pm.

 

As parent's, this is the ideal forum for contributing your ideas, opinions or concerns, or simply come along to hear about what the P&F have in store for the year ahead.

 

We look forward to seeing you there.

                                                             Principal's Message
                              

From the Principal's Desk......

Dear Parents

 

             

“​If you find yourself believing that you must always be the way you’ve always been, you are arguing against growth”

 

It’s been another busy week, analysing processes, protocols, policies and working with staff in a number of areas. Last week I included in my newsletter my vision and the different domains associated with this vision. During my conversations with staff, we have acknowledged we all need to get better at what we do as educators and members of the community, hence the reason why OLA will be focusing on the school values of ‘Excellence and Respect’.

 

At Tuesday’s Board meeting, the Board members spent a considerable amount of time analysing and reviewing the 2017 Parent Survey.  Having read and analysed the data and comments with Vel Erskine during the Christmas school holidays, having now completed my individual meetings with most staff members and having worked with the Board and external consultant last Tuesday evening, we have commenced to move forward with changes that need to be implemented. Over the next few weeks, all community members will receive a summary of the survey and this summary will be uploaded to the Board section of the newsletter.

 

As I continue to look at my vision, and with the information we have analysed, like the surveys, there are clear themes coming through. We’re obviously striving to be better at what we do, but transforming OLA will take time. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but we lucky because at OLA we have the foundations in place already and the staff ‘on the bus’ to move forward.

 

We, as the staff at OLA, have made a commitment to welcome and respect all the students and families at OLA and we hope we will receive the same respect in return. Respect is not just between staff, children and parents, it’s also between parents and between children as well. The staff at OLA are wonderful teachers, privileged to be working at a great school and will be working hard to help me establish a great school culture.

 

“Excellence” is imperative in any school. If we don’t raise the bar and strive for excellence, we will never know if can have reached the standards set, hence we’re raising the bar, we’re raising the educational standards and we’re raising our commitment to the children.

 

To work towards excellence requires a lot of time and effort, but that’s our aim. Down time is a concern of mine and with the overcrowded curriculum, we need to be wise with what we do and don’t do in schools. To increase the quality teaching time in the classrooms, a decision has been made to halve the number of assemblies at the school. Effective immediately, assemblies will be once a fortnight and year levels will present an item that is linked to what the children are learning in class. Commencing in 2019, each class will be presenting an item.

 

As educators, research shows children learn and retain more in the mornings then they do in the afternoons and I am certain the same applies to adults. Assemblies in the morning take up too much quality teaching time hence the decision has been made to change the assembly from a Friday morning to a Friday afternoon, once a fortnight. Assemblies will commence at 2.20pm and conclude at 3.05, at the latest. We will monitor the assemblies and change the start times if they’re going over time.

 

In reference to the Merit Certificates, parents will be notified, by the Thursday, the children who will be receiving merit certificates. These names will be uploaded to the Merit Certificates section of the newsletter and parents can check each fortnight the children receiving these certificates

 

All certificates, excluding Merit certificates, and birthday stickers/pencils etc. will be presented to the children in the classrooms, Fridays mornings, by the Leadership Team. Changing the assembly times, frequencies, etc have been made in the best interest of the children’s education and learning and I thank you all for supporting the staff with the above changes. The new parent term calendars are currently being updated and will be uploaded by the end of next week. We may have a few teething problems at first, but we will get it right eventually.

 

Continuing on with the school value of 'Excellence', the Leadership Team is currently reviewing the support programs as well as the extension programs. Programs, structures and timetabling of support staff is currently under review and changes will be communicated to parents soon. Support isn’t just about withdrawing children form the classroom and working on a program, it is also about differentiating the curriculum, by the classroom teachers, to cater for the needs of each individual child. It’s imperative as educators we get to know the needs of all the children, and not just place them in a number of groups. Support can and should also be in the classrooms. As changes occur, parents will be notified.

 

Having spent a considerable amount of time with staff in setting expectations for ourselves, we have come to the conclusion that we need to change the way we think and the way we teach to ensure ever student is catered for. With the above in mind, we are:

 

  • Establishing set routines and a common language throughout the school
  • Focusing on research based routines and pedagogy - explicit teaching, higher order thinking skills, project based learning, which includes collaborative learning, digital transformation & innovation and differentiating the curriculum to cater for the needs of every student
  • Working towards a whole school approach to the way we educate our students. As we walk into classrooms , we will expect to see certain things
  • Support every child to become life-long learners.

How are we going to achieve the above and much more?

 

Agile School & Learning Sprints

 

In the coming weeks/months, we as a staff will be working towards becoming an Agile school. With future PD, all staff members will learn more about fast tracking of students as well as the upskilling of themselves to become more efficient at what they do.

  • If we’re going to lift the learning outcomes of diverse students at OLA then we need to invest in developing the individual and collective expertise of our teachers
  • Learning Sprints will provide a simple, effective and field-tested approach to supporting the staff to continually enhance their practice and skills
  • Learning Sprints is an organisational routine that can support the adoption of evidence-informed practices and develop the collective efficacy of our teacher teams
  • The approach is aligned with the existing research evidence into the features of effective teacher professional learning and the science of behaviour change.  It has been designed to be simple, relevant, manageable and very effective for already overloaded teachers.

 

Benefits Learning Sprints include:

  • Support every educator to continually enhance their professional practices
  • Develop high-trust teacher teams that take collective action and help each other improve
  • Embed the use of research-informed practice and evaluate impact through formative assessment
  • Accelerate momentum through engaging in short, focused cycles of impactful work
  • Gain more impact from the collaboration time we already have available
  • Support teachers to collectively plan, act and evaluate their impact

 

As we progress forward and implement change, in all areas, we will hopefully commence to see our children achieving higher grades, and if they’re not, we need to investigate further as to why.

 

We are all moving very quickly and being human, we sometimes make mistakes. Please be patient, with us all, as we endeavor to transition through the different vision modules. There is a lot happening at the moment, and there’s a lot more to come.

 

Ash Wednesday Celebration:          Yesterday the students and staff celebrated Ash Wednesday in the Church. The mass also marked the beginning of the Lenten period. During the Lenten period, promises are made to bring us all closer to Jesus. The following explains the importance of prayer, fasting and abstaining during the Lenten period.

 

Why Pray, Fast and Abstain?

Prayer draws us closer to God. The more we pray and spend time in God’s presence, the more we can be transformed into the people we are created to be.

 

Fasting is one of the most ancient practices linked to Lent. The hunger pang it creates reminds us of the suffering that others experience because of lack of food. Fasting calls us to live up to our Baptismal responsibility to show Christ’s love to the world and to work to alleviate suffering.

 

Abstaining from meat traditionally links us to the poor, who could rarely afford meat. Its aim is to traditionally link us with those who lack the food we take for granted.

 

Supporting Your Children:  

It is always important to evaluate how your children are coping with their routines. Establishing workable routines helps everyone cope with their own responsibilities while easing things for others in the family. At the start of the school year, put into place a family plan for bedtimes, morning routines and after school chores, commitments and homework. A plan will help the family function smoothly, ensure important priorities are met and keep everyone happy and healthy for a successful year. I have found the following useful in the past.

 

1. Consider how many activities children can realistically manage. Homework, music lessons, clubs, scouts sports, dance and speech lessons are all important in building a rounded personality, but children of all ages become stressed if they take on too much. School demands, like tests, major productions, sports tournaments, can vary from year to year and should be taken into account when decisions are made about which activities children will sign up for.

 

2. Ensure school age children receive ample sleep. Both the brain and the body need to sleep to refresh, recharge and function effectively. Establish bed time routines and stick to them throughout the year. When children know you are serious they will organise themselves around the times you have set. Well rested children are healthier. Parents also need some quiet time to themselves in the evening.

 

3. Maintain a master calendar. Buy a large calendar and keep track of everyone’s programs and events. Checking, maintaining and updating the calendar can become routine and help everyone see and respect the busy lives every member of the family leads, including mum and dad.

 

4. Use the night before to prepare for the next day. Cut down on stress and reduce tension by making sure clothes are chosen and laid out. Find items like hair ties and sports shoes to save last minute panic. Check the day’s requirements and pack school bags with the right equipment and books. Listen to the weather forecast and gather, for instance, raincoats or sun block. A stress free strategy is to have one area where school bags are deposited and packed. Prepare healthy school lunches.

 

5. Set up a homework area, either centrally or in their bedrooms. Equip them with pens, paper etc and makes sure every child has an age suitable dictionary. Allocate computer time, making homework the priority over games and social media chat. Establish a quiet time in the evenings when everyone does their paperwork or reads silently.

 

6. Eat dinner together. Set aside at least three meal times during the week when the family can sit down together at the table and enjoy one another’s company. Turn off the television and mobile phones. Expect the children to set the table, wash their hands and gather on time. Teach good table manners. Foster the art of good conversation, discuss local and world events, share experiences and celebrate achievements. Your children will remember dinner times all their lives and pass on the tradition to their own families.

 

ICT Firewalls & Filters:

The school is currently looking at a number of different suites to install on the take home laptops/chrome books. We will inform you once a decision has been made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Photographs

Our School Photos will be taken on:

*Please note change of dates

Wednesday 28th of March 2018

Thursday 29th of March 2018

Class Photos/Portraits:

  • Your child has been given a personalised pre-paid envelope by the class Teacher.
  • Please ensure that your child returns the pre-paid envelope with enclosed payment to school on photo day if you wish to purchase photos. If you have ordered online you don’t have to return the envelope to the photographers, but some children like to have something to hand in, so just write paid online on the envelope so we are aware.
  • Please note: The Photographers are not permitted to open the envelopes and cannot provide change.
  • The expiry date for online ordering is the 4th April 2018 Any orders received after this date are treated as re orders and will incur a $30.00 reorder charge on top of your order you wish to purchase.  You can email your order request through to [email protected] or call our office on 08 9240 8000
  • Family Photos
  • Envelopes can be obtained from Administration.
  • Family photos are being taken each morning before school.
  • Please ensure that your family envelope with enclosed payment is handed to the Photographers on photo day.

Electronic Sign In/Out iPad

A new electronic sign in/out iPad has been installed in the Administration Building. Parents are requested to sign in their children if they arrive after 9.00am and sign out if departing before 3.05pm. Children are nit permitted to sin in/out themselves.

 

For security and safety reasons, all volunteers, including parents, and visitors/tradesmen need to sign in/out and wear a lanyard.  

Commissioning Mass 

All families are invited to attend the Staff, Board and P&F Executive Commissioning Mass this Sunday, commencing at 9.30am, in the parish church.

Project Compassion

Lent began with Ash Wednesday yesterday. This is also the beginning of our OLA commitment to Project Compassion 2018.

Please refer to the Information section in this newsletter for ways we can all help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a wonderful week !

 

Greg Martin

 

 

                                                             Principal's Message
                              

From the Principal's Desk......

Dear Parents

 

             “It takes a whole village to educate a child” - African Proverb

 

Children love to be praised. It is one of the joys of living and working with them to see them display pride and happiness when they do something well and we, whether parent or educator, observe their achievements. Most importantly, children love to please those they care about the most - their Mums and Dads! As parents, this can be difficult to remember at times, particularly after our children have done something mischievous or wayward; or we’ve had a busy, demanding and tiring day; or we are just not feeling that well. The task of being a parent is to say the least - quite a challenge! There is no instruction kit available, user manual, or teachers’ guide to follow that comes with the privilege of being a parent. However, what is available is the support and experience of those we love and trust, our parents, grandparents, friends and neighbours who, through their life experiences, may be able to assist us with the challenges we face each and every day.

 

OLA can also play a helping hand in the development of our children. Our role, as Catholic educators and leaders, is to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ throughout our community, while preparing our children to live full and productive lives as members of society. Barry Dwyer, a leading education writer, presenter, consultant and regional director within the Catholic sector, writes in his book The Catholic School – A Guide for Parents, that a Catholic School is not a shop where education is sold to the customer. Rather, it is:

  • A family-like place where each child is helped to grow towards maturity.
  • A meeting place for people who share particular beliefs, values and hopes for their children.
  • A community where both children and adults care for each other, and in particular, for those most in need.
  • A religious place where everyone can experience a living faith.
  • Most importantly, primary schools are part of the life and structure of the parish community.

This is very much what we are striving to create at OLA.

 

Commencing a new principalship, in a new school, is always difficult and long hours for the first few months. Talking and listening to people about the school, reviewing the school’s processes, taking the time to meet the children and working with classroom teachers can be draining, but very rewarding at the same time. This is now week two and I am still learning!

 

Over the last couple of months, I have reflected upon what I wanted to bring to OLA, what I wanted to see at OLA, what others could bring to OLA and how we were going to implement the changes. With new leadership comes changes! OLA is a great school and the previous principals, mainly David Barass, should be complimented for the wonderful work completed and achieved over many years. Having stated this, and as a new leader at the school, I hope to build upon the wonderful work and make OLA a great school – A School of Choice and Excellence.

 

At the beginning of the year, I met with the staff at OLA and outlined my vision and expectations. I presented and we discussed what I/we wanted to see and experience at OLA. From our discussions, the key element that came out was transformation – transforming OLA into a school that was safe, happy and conducive to learning.  With time we will unpack each domain and explore the best way forward to transforming OLA. Changes to be implemented will be communicated to all community members – communication and clarity are the key to a school that is being transformed.

As I continue to take the pulse at OLA, I am proud to say that the staff, and I am hoping the community, are on the OLA bus and will be assisting me, as educators and leaders, in working through each domain and implementing change that will build on what has already been established at OLA. At times I will be driving the bus, on other occasions it will be someone else – we’re all leaders. Transforming OLA into a school of excellence and what this looks like will be shared with time - I will keep you all well informed.

 

 

 

Newsletter

You would have noticed a change with the newsletter format. All future newsletters will have valuable information about what's happening in the school as well as important dates and class blogs. The contemporary approach to disseminating information to the community will be emailed to all families as a link. This new format will be both mobile phone and device friendly. 

The newsletter will continually evolve... watch this space ! 

 

Ash Wednesday

 

Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  We will gather together as a school and parish community to celebrate the Eucharist together and to give thanks to God for the many blessings in our lives.  It is an important way to commence the academic year together – to acknowledge the importance of God in our lives, and that we will always strive to be a faith filled community.  All parents and carers are invited to attend Mass with us, mass commence at 9.00am.

 

Ash Wednesday is one of the most popular and important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer. Ash Wednesday takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us. As the priest applies the ashes to a person's forehead, he speaks the words:

 

"Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return." Alternatively, the priest may speak the words, "Repent and believe in the Gospel." Ashes also symbolize grief, in this case, grief that we have sinned and caused division from God.  Writings from the Second-century Church refer to the wearing of ashes as a sign of penance.  Priests administer ashes during Mass and all are invited to accept the ashes as a visible symbol of penance. Even non-Christians and the excommunicated are welcome to receive the ashes. The ashes are made from blessed palm branches, taken from the previous year's Palm Sunday Mass.  It is important to remember that Ash Wednesday is a day of penitential prayer and fasting.  Ashes will be taken to the Pre Primary classrooms after Mass for distribution by Father Ken.

 

Important information

Photographs, Video, Social Media Permission 

At certain times throughout the year, our students may have the opportunity to be photographed or filmed for our school publications, such as the school’s newsletter or website and social media, or to promote the school in newspapers and other media. Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) may also wish to use student photographs/videos in print and online promotional, marketing, media and educational materials.

 

The school requires parent permission to use their child’s photographs, video or other media platforms.

 

Permission forms will be sent home this week and there is also a form attached for you to print.

 

Please return the completed form to your child’s class teacher no later than Wednesday 14th February.

 

Medical Conditions


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.

  • Medication is to be delivered to the School Office by the parent/guardian in its original pharmacy labelled container. Please be aware that parents are responsible for delivering prescribed medications to the school and collect it at the end of the day.
  • The label on the original medication or a special letter outlining medication from the doctor   must clearly state:

(i) the name of the child
(ii) the dosage and times required
Please ask your pharmacist for this information when the medication is issued.

  • All medications are stored in the school’s First Aid cabinet in the Medical Room except where either refrigeration is required (e.g. antibiotics) or in the case of self-administered asthma reliever medication.
  • Asthma medication (reliever puffers only) may be held by a child for self-administration, only when parents/guardians have notified the school and given permission via a Asthma Action Medication Form. Preventer medications will be held in the Medical Room.
  • It is the parent’s responsibility to collect any ‘out of date’ medication for safe disposal. It is also a parent’s responsibility to collect any unused medication at the completion of treatment.
  • Medication Administration Forms for children receiving medications on a regular basis are to be reviewed each term, with a new permission form completed at the start of each year.
  • Parents/guardians must notify the School Office and complete a new Medication Administration Form if there are any changes to details such as dosage or type of medication.

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.

 

Altar Server Roster
 

Saturday 10 February 6.00pm            Ella Minniti

Sunday 11 February 9.30am               Abner Melder

 

School Banking

School Banking has started again this year and you can find us on Tuesday mornings 8.00am-8.45am in the Pre-Kindy room.  Don't forget for every 10 deposits made your child can choose a reward such as earphones, handballs and pencil cases!  If you are new to the school or are Interested in starting all you need to do is open an account for your child at the Commonwealth Bank in Dianella Plaza then bring their account number to us and start saving!  Remember the school earns commission from every deposit your child makes which goes back into the school to fund things like books, resources and equipment!

We are also looking for 2 new volunteers to take over the role of School Banking Co-Ordinators. It only takes a couple of hours once a week and is really simple to do, you can even change the banking day to suit your schedule!  Please see Mrs Rosie Samuels in the canteen on Monday or Thursday or see both co-ordinators on Tuesday morning during banking time.  Alternatively you can contact Julia Sertorio at [email protected] for more information or with any questions you may have about the role.

 

Mrs Rosie Samuels &  Mrs Julia Sertorio

School Banking Co Ordinators

 

 

Parish information

Parish Priest:  Fr Ken D’Souza

Phone:  (08) 9276 0600
Email:[email protected]

 

Parish Mass Times

Weekdays:  8.00am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Wednesday 9.00am
Saturday—Vigil Mass  6.00pm

Sunday—Mass 7.30 a.m.  and 9.30 a.m.
Parish Youth Mass—Last Saturday of each month.

 

Be Allergy Aware !

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.

 

Sports News

News from Sport ...

As the new year begins, we turn our attention to Swimming and the upcoming Carnivals. I can confirm that the date for the Junior Swim Carnival (Yr 1-2) is Tuesday 27 February from 12.30-2.30pm and the Senior Swim Carnival (Yr 3-6)  is Wednesday 7 March from 9.30-2.30. Yr 3 will return to school at 11.30. Both Carnivals will be at Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre. If you are able to help with the Senior Swim Carnival please let me know.

Sporting Schools Clubs for this Term will be Tennis for Year 1 and 2 on a Monday afternoon, commencing week 5 and Triathlon for Year 3-6 on a Wednesday afternoon commencing week 6. Both programs last for 4 weeks. Expression of Interest Letters will go out next week. Please look out for these. 

 

Mrs Jodie Stewart

 

 

 Class News

Year 6M Class News

Firstly – THANK YOU to the OLA School community, in particular the Year 6M students and families, for the friendly and welcome to the school year.  6M will be leading Friday’s assembly focusing on the value of Compassion. Students will read out a prayer from Mother Teresa on Compassion, which I would like to share…

Lord, open our eyes
that we may see you in our brothers and sisters.
Lord, open our ears

that we may hear the cries of the hungry,

the cold, the frightened, the oppressed.
Lord, open our hearts
that we may love each other as you love us.
Renew in us your spirit.

Lord, free us and make us one.
Amen

 

 

 

 

 

Exciting news also this week, after much discussion and tweaking of ideas the class has chosen a Year 6 motto for 2018 for their leaver’s shirts, reflecting their aspirations and way forward.............

 

                          IMAGINE, BELIEVE, SUCCEED !      

  

 Good luck to the Year 6M and 6G class in 2018, enjoy the great year together.

 

From the Library

Library News

Our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held during Week 3.

It will be held in the school library during the following times:

 

Week 3 School Library 2018

  • Monday 12th February  3:05 - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday 13th February 8:15 - 8:40am / 3:05 - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 14th February  8:15 - 8:40 / 3:05 - 4:00pm 

 

 

 

 

Keep reading!

Mrs Luisa Durkin      

Teacher/Librarian                                                                                                                                                       

 

Music 

Music News

Tuition is available in a number of instruments at OLA – piano, flute, violin, drums, clarinet and saxophone. An information circular was  provided to the students at the end of the last school year,  and was also available on the school website. However, if you did not get a copy, or are new to our school community, please call to the Music Room for further details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donation of music equipment.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to Keyed Up Music for a donation of music equipment to our Music Room at the end of 2017 -  two ukuleles, twenty sets of drum sticks (for bucket drumming!) and extra percussion instruments and sheet music.  These resources will be enjoyed by all our students during their weekly class music lesson.  Keyed Up Music manages the piano lessons at OLA, and in 2018, will also provide drum and clarinet lessons.

 

Mrs Mary McAuliffe

 

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop

Opening Hours

Tuesday 8:15am—10:30am

Friday     1:30pm—3:30pm

 

Mrs Tania Longman

 

Order Form & Price List

 

Community

Community News
 

Keyed up Music

Keyed Up Music will be teaching Keyboard lessons Monday to Friday during school times. Lessons start from $17.50 for a group lesson. If you are interested please ring Therese on 1300 366 243 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form

 

Mercedes College, Perth

Early in 2018, Mercedes College will commence interviewing Year 5 students who are due to start Year 7 in 2020.  If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes College and have not yet requested a Prospectus, please contact Mrs Julie Lamb on 9323 1340 as soon as possible.  Further information about the enrolment process is available on our website at www.mercedes.wa.edu.au.

 

Chisholm College, Perth

The College’s annual Open Day will be held on Thursday 15 March 2018.  Guided Tours will begin at 8.45am, 11am and 1.15pm from the Performing Arts Centre.  Bookings for tours are essential and close on Friday 8 March 2018.  To book please contact our administration office on 9208 2500.         Applications for College Scholarships and Bursaries can be found on the College website under        Enrolments.  Requests for application forms should be directed to the College Enrolment Registrar, Mrs Anne Balmer on 9208 2516.  Please note that applications for scholarships close on Monday 12 March 2018.

 

 

Family Fun Night

 

Merit Certificates

Merit Certificates... coming soon

Pre Primary:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 

                                    Dates

Dates to remember 

Friday  9 February

8.50am Merit Award

Assembly 6M

 

Monday 12 February

Book Fair

 

Tuesday 13 February

Book Fair

7.00pm Board Meeting

 

Wednesday 14 February

9.00am Ash Wednesday Whole School Mass Yr 1-6

Book Fair

 

Friday 16 February

8.50am Merit Award

Assembly 6G

 

Sunday 18 February

First Sunday of Lent

9.30am Commissioning Mass Staff/Board

 

Monday 19 February

CEWA Leaders Forum

 

Wednesday 21 February

7.00pm P&F Meeting

 

Friday 23 February

8.50am Merit Award

Assembly 5M

 

Important information

Project Compassion

Lent began with Ash Wednesday yesterday. This is also the beginning of our OLA commitment to Project Compassion 2018. We have a couple of initiatives on the go:

  1. Fashion Parade – Mr Martin has had success with a St Vincent de Paul Free Dress Day.  The date will be forthcoming. Essentially it involves students and staff purchasing clothing from a SVdP store, and having a Fashion Parade at school, wearing what they bought.  It may be combined with a lunch for a small price. The clothing can then be donated back to SVdP or kept!!!!  Details to come.
  2.  Staff Free Dress Fridays – Staff are invited to participate in free dress Fridays will begin this Friday 16 Feb. Donations will be made to Project Compassion.
  3. Fish Friday – To run similar to last year – with Mini Vinnies students organising the event. (fish fingers, small salad and juice box for around $4) Date to be determined, but it will be a Friday in Lent. Details to come.

Thanks all.

Regards,

Mary Barclay

                   

Medical Conditions

 

 

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.

  • Medication is to be delivered to the School Office by the parent/guardian in its original pharmacy labelled container. Please be aware that parents are responsible for delivering prescribed medications to the school and collect it at the end of the day.
  • The label on the original medication or a special letter outlining medication from the doctor   must clearly state:

 

(i) the name of the child
(ii) the dosage and times required
Please ask your pharmacist for this information when the medication is issued.
  • All medications are stored in the school’s First Aid cabinet in the Medical Room except where either refrigeration is required (e.g. antibiotics) or in the case of self-administered asthma reliever medication.
  • Asthma medication (reliever puffers only) may be held by a child for self-administration, only when parents/guardians have notified the school and given permission via a Asthma Action Medication Form. Preventer medications will be held in the Medical Room.
  • It is the parent’s responsibility to collect any ‘out of date’ medication for safe disposal. It is also a parent’s responsibility to collect any unused medication at the completion of treatment.
  • Medication Administration Forms for children receiving medications on a regular basis are to be reviewed each term, with a new permission form completed at the start of each year.
  • Parents/guardians must notify the School Office and complete a new Medication Administration Form if there are any changes to details such as dosage or type of medication.

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.

 

Photographs, Video, Social Media Permission 

At certain times throughout the year, our students may have the opportunity to be photographed or filmed for our school publications, such as the school’s newsletter or website and social media, or to promote the school in newspapers and other media. Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) may also wish to use student photographs/videos in print and online promotional, marketing, media and educational materials.

 

The school requires parent permission to use their child’s photographs, video or other media platforms.

 

Permission forms will be sent home this week and there is also a form attached for you to print.

 

Please return the completed form to your child’s class teacher as soon  no later than Wednesday 14th February.

 

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