Our Lady's Assumption School Newsletter

12 October 2018
Issue Twenty-nine
               Principal's Message            
Sports News
Parish News
Uniform Shop
Our Lady's Assumption School
(08) 9471 3000
43 Chester Avenue
Dianella, Western Australia, 6059

               Principal's Message            

A Prayer for our Reconciliation Candidates

Loving God help us to teach our children that you love us totally and unconditionally. Help us to encourage our children to grow in love and to learn how to say sorry, knowing that you always forgive. Give us the courage to pray with our children and to share our faith with them as we journey together. We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Swimming Lessons PP - Year 3

This Monday, 15 October, is the final day to enrol your child for Swimming Lessons. Please see the attached documents for more information.


Athletics Faction Carnival

What an amazing day we had yesterday at the OLA Athletics Carnival. A huge thank you to Mrs Stewart for her hard work with organising and running the event. Thank you also to Mr Dropulich for being a fantastic starter and to Mrs Samuels for running the canteen. All proceeds from the coffee sales will be going to the P&F and straight back into the school. For the results from the day, please see the Sport section of this newsletter.


Sacrament of Penance

This weekend our Year 3 students will be making their commitment to the OLA Church community in preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Penance. Please keep these children in your prayers during this special time.


Regional Spelling Bee Results

Congratulations to the children who competed in the Regional Spelling Bee at St Paul's today. Our competitors were:

Year 3 - Kylie and James H

Year 4 - Isabella and Prashanth

Year 5 - Tahlia and Daniel

Year 6 - Tahlia and Frankie

Well done to all of these students who attempted each word confidently and with a smile on their face! Thank you for proudly representing OLA.

End of Year Concert

On Wednesday, all students from Kindy to Year 6 started dance lessons with Footsteps. These lessons will culminate with an end of year concert on Friday 30 November at 6pm. Please mark this date in your diary as it is a school event and attendance of all children is encouraged. It will be a wonderful way to celebrate the end of 2018 and see your child's dance item. Information about costumes will be emailed to all families later in the term.


Just a reminder that assemblies will commence at 2.15pm for the remainder of the year.

Welcome Back

We warmly welcome Mrs Meyerkort back from her Long Service Leave break. Mrs Meyerkort joins the OLA Support Team and will be working closely with our students.

Pertussis - Whooping Cough

Please be advised that there has been a confirmed case of Pertussis in the school community. A fact sheet has been attached below for further information.



Have a great weekend!


Greg Martin


Sports News

Faction Sports Carnival

It was a wonderful sea of colour at Noranda Sporting Complex yesterday for our Faction Sports Carnival. The children performed their events with enthusiasm and great sportsmanship. The overall results were incredibly close.

4th Veritas 3315

3rd O’Mara 3450

2nd Dominica 3462

1st Goretti 3513


Congratulations to the Age Champions who received their medals in front of our whole school community. Points were allocated for all individual track events and the field events of long jump, discus, turbo javelin and shot put.

Year 3 Girls                                                                                         Year 3 Boys

1st Amber                                                                                              1st Oscar

2nd Lily                                                                                                   2nd Zane

3rd Sophie                                                                                             3rd Taj & Antoni

Year 4 Girls                                                                                          Year 4 Boys

1st Ella S                                                                                                 1st Luca

2 Fatemeh                                                                                              2nd Aidan

3rd Zahra                                                                                                3rd Isaac         

Year 5 Girls                                                                                           Year 5 Boys

1st Tiana                                                                                                  1st Ben

2nd Chloe                                                                                                2nd Leo

3rd Emily                                                                                                  3rd Alex B

Year 6 Girls                                                                                            Year 6 Boys

1st Siena B                                                                                               1st Kye

2nd Samantha                                                                                        2nd Ethan

3rd Angela                                                                                                 3rd Adam


A massive thank you goes to Craig Dropulich for his efficiency at the starting line. He kept our track events on time all day! Also to the Year 5 parents who helped at the long jump pits and to those parents who helped ‘officiate’ at the team games. Lastly, to the Scott family and the many others who helped to pack up and return all of the equipment needed for the day.

CPSSA Inter-school Athletics Carnival

The CPSSA Inter-school Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday 26 October at the State Athletics Stadium in Floreat. Letters were sent home today. If your child received one, please return these ASAP. OLA will need to provide two officials for a field event and additional helpers for duties such as ribbon givers. Please email me [email protected] if you are able to assist with this.

Running Club

A reminder that Running Club has moved to Tuesday morning for this term. With the lovely Spring weather it is a perfect chance to get in a few laps at Waverley Reserve before school, 8am at Waverley Reserve.

Swimming Club

Swimming Club commences this Wednesday morning at Chisholm Catholic College Pool. If we could gather at the doors to the pool so students can jump in the water at 7.00. It is of vital importance that we vacate the carpark by 7.45, so please consider this when your child is changing after training.


Jodie Stewart

Sports Teacher


Saturday 13 October

- Reconciliation Commitment Mass 6.00pm

Sunday 14 October

- Reconciliation Commitment Mass  9.30am

Tuesday 16 October

- Graduation Photo Shoot 9.30am

- Board Meeting 6.00pm

- P&F Meeting 7.30pm

Thursday 18 October

- Reconciliation Retreat Day

- Reconciliation Parent/Child Workshops 4pm & 5.30pm

Friday 19 October

- PP Hospital Incursion


Iona College Special Boarders' Reunion


Mercedes College 50 Year Reunion

To celebrate this milestone, the College invites ex-students from the Class of 1968 to reminisce with school friends over lunch. Join us on Friday 16 November at the Mercedes College, Conference Room from 11.45am for lunch. Hear from the current Principal, Mrs Kerrie Fraser and after enjoy wandering through the College’s Art Exhibition, viewing some of the student art works. For more information and to book, visit https://www.trybooking.com/YNVQ/.


Mercy College Year 7, 2019

We are finalising our Year 7, 2019 places before our upcoming Orientation Day.  If you have not enrolled your child for Year 7 please do so as a matter of upmost importance.  Any queries, please phone Ms Lee-Ann Ottenhof, Mercy College Enrolments on 9247 9223.



Parish News

Parish Information

Parish Priest:  Fr Ken D’Souza

Phone:  (08) 9276 1008
Email: [email protected]

Secretary: Amanda Reneaux

Parish Mass Times


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday- 8:00am

Wednesday 9:00am

Saturday—Vigil Mass  6:00pm

Sunday—Mass 7:30am, 9:30am and 5:00pm

Parish Youth Mass—Last Saturday of each month

Children's Liturgy

The OLA Parish offer Children's Liturgy each Sunday during the 9.30am Mass. Please see the attached flyer for further information.


Month of the Holy Rosary

The Catholic Church designates October as the Month of the Holy Rosary. During this month, the faithful venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary especially under her title of Our Lady of the Rosary, and make special effort to honor the Holy Rosary with group recitations and rosary processions. St. Dominic de Guzman, the founder of the Order of Preachers, is the saint to whom Our Lady famously appeared and gave the prayers of the Holy Rosary to assist him as a spiritual weapon in combating heresy and leading souls back to the one, true Catholic faith. 



Canteen News

The Canteen operates 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!


Canteen Helpers Needed Urgently


To keep prices to a minimum, volunteers are required to assist in the canteen. If the school was to employ a canteen assistant, prices would increase significantly and we don't want this to occur. We would like to keep the costs down to a minimum, hence assistance from the community is required. If you were to compare the OLA canteen prices to other schools, you will notice our prices are a lot cheaper.


A huge thank you to Julia and the other volunteers I can call upon to help out during our very busy canteen days. At this stage, the Term 3 helpers schedule has not been filled by parents and assistance is required urgently.


Below is the schedule for Term 3 and I would dearly love more people to assist on canteen days.  Please complete the attached PDF schedule and email it directly to me at [email protected] 


Thank you


Mrs Rosie Samuels

Canteen Manageress


Online Ordering

To access online ordering for the OLA School Canteen click on the image below.


Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop

Opening Hours

Tuesday 8:15am—10:30am

Friday     1:30pm—3:30pm

Second hand uniforms are available.



The following items have been reduced:

 Size 14 Short Sleeve Lemon Shirts

 Size 10 Long Sleeve Lemon Shirts

 Size 12 Long Sleeve Lemon Shirts

 Size 14 Long Sleeve Lemon Shirts

 Now $15.00                        


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.


Our Lady's Assumption School Newsletter
Uniform Shop Price List.pdf
Children's Liturgy.pdf
Swimming Lesson Letter.pdf
Additional Swimming Letter.pdf
OLA Parent Calendar Term 4 2018.pdf
Pertussis FS Healthy WA 15.pdf
2018 Faction Sports Carnival Program.pdf