Our Lady's Assumption School Newsletter

23 March 2018
Issue Eight
                Principal's Message            
             P & F News
Important information
                                    Dates
                              News from the class ..
Sports News
From the Library
Music 
Parish News
Merit Certificates
             Canteen
Uniform Shop
Community
Board News .....
                Principal's Message            
                Principal's Message            
Our Lady's Assumption School
(08) 9471 3000
43 Chester Avenue
Dianella, Western Australia, 6059
AU

                Principal's Message            

The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away. 

 

Easter

Easter is a time when we celebrate Christ's resurrection from the dead. It is celebrated on Sunday, and marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent, the last day of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday), and the beginning of the Easter season of the liturgical year.

 

As stated in the Gospels, Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day following his crucifixion, which was Sunday. His resurrection announces the triumph of good over evil, sin and death. 

 

Since Easter also represents the fulfillment of God's promises to mankind and it is the most important holiday on the Catholic liturgical calendar.

Reporting to Parents

During the first two weeks of Term 2, parents will be invited to attend a parent/teacher meeting to discuss their children's progress. During the meeting, the parents will be given their children's Term 1 Interim Report.

 

In 2019 and beyond, both the parent interviews and issuing of interim reports will occur during the last two weeks of Terms 1 and 3. As in previous years, detailed reports will be issued at the end of Terms 2 & 4. 

 

An on-line schedule link will be included in next week's newsletter so that parents can select their time slots 

Acting Assistant Principal

Congratulations to Rebecca Smith who has been appointed as the Acting Assistant Principal for Term 2. Mrs Durkin will be relieving Ms Smith during her Administration days, which will be every Thursday and Frday for Term 2.

Coding Club

Commencing in Term 2, OLA will be commencing a 'Coding Club' after school. The club is open to all students in Year 5 and 6. The purpose of this club is to increases student access and exposure to computer science (CS) education. It involves block-based coding using Scratch (created by MIT) and is themed to attract students with varied interests.

 

A note went home today to Year 5 and 6 students. If your child is interested, please ensure they complete the application form before Friday 6 April 2018.

Long Service Leave

We wish Mrs Barclay and McAuliffe a safe and relaxing break from school. Mrs Barclay will be on leave over the next fortnight, leading into the school holidays and Mrs McAuliffe will be taking leave during the last week of Term 1.

Kindergarten Applications For 2019

Parents with siblings due to start Kindergarten in 2019 will be receiving a letter explaining the new process to take  place in 2018 and beyond.

 

Interviews for the 2019 Kindergarten place places will be taking place during the last two weeks of Term 1 and the the first two weeks of Term 2. If you haven't completed an enrollment form for your child, please do so ASAP and submit it to Chris Balen in the office. If you require an application form, please email Administration at [email protected] and an application form will be emailed to you.

 

An information session has been scheduled for the 5th April, at 9.30am, in the multipurpose room, opposite the library and this information will be included and sent to all families who have submitted applications.

 

Attached below is an application form as a WORD  document.

 

Mothers' Day Breakfast

Please read the attached flyer advertising our Mothers' Day breakfast next term. For catering purposes, we will be requesting numbers closer to the date. 

 

Important Message

From Pam Tuckett (Branch Librarian Dianella Library) - 

 

The start to the school year has highlighted our shared access to the school through the staff carpark.  We have many parents and children wandering through the staff carpark when staff are trying to park in the morning.  I wonder if you could remind them to use the footpath.

 

Although the area is well signed, parents continue to allow their children to play in the library loading bay whilst chatting in the drive way access to the loading area.  It would be most appreciated if you could remind parents and children that this is not a play area.

 

Thank you for your support with the above.

Police Newsletter 

Congratulations our wonderful P&F Team - see attached article.

 

Canteen Helpers

Urgent - assistance required in the canteen. Please volunteer and assist Rosie in the canteen. Your support is greatly appreciated!

 

On a Lighter Note..................

In losing a friendly wager with Mrs Erskine and Mr De Petro, I have been forced to include the following - 'Hawthorn will win the AFL Grand Final in 2018''.  Attached is the Hawthorn club song which will will be played after winning the Grand Final.

 

It is been a very difficult day for me, but there is always a return match. You're all welcome to play the attached YouTube clip, but i suggest you don't.

Wishing you all a safe and relaxing Easter Break. School returns on Wednesday 4 April,

 

Greg Martin

Principal

 

             P & F News

OLA Is on Facebook  

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.

 

OLA Footy Tipping is Back for 2018

Join in the fun and show us just how much you know about this great game of ours – or how little, whichever the case may be!  The cost is still only $50 for the season and the prizes will be as follows (dependent on numbers):-

 

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):

 

http://www.footytips.com.au/comps/OLA_TIPPERS

And make your payment to: Bank Transfer - OLA P&F, BSB: 066 016  A/C: 1000 8898.  Or: cheque or cash left at the school office in an envelope addressed to Mrs Cath McGrath with details of who the payment is for.

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.  Vouchers can be earned until 3 April. At the end of the program we will be able to swap the vouchers for sports equipment – so let’s get shopping!

 

 

 

OLA P&F Easter Raffle

 

Dianella Plaza Easter Egg Hunt

Dianella Plaza is having an Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday March 24 from 4pm to 6pm.  The Plaza would love to see as many families join them in the hunt.

 

Important information

Students with 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.

 

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.

 

 

                                    Dates

Dates to Remember

24/25 March

Palm Sunday

Wednesday 28 March

School Photos

 

Thursday 29 March

  • Holy Thursday
  • Pre Primary Faith Day
  • School Photos

Friday 30 March

Good Friday (Public Holiday)

Tuesday  3  April

Easter Tuesday No School

Wednesday 4 April

School commences

 

 

 

 

 

Term One Calendar

 

                              News from the class ..

 

Fish Friday

Thank you Mrs Teresa Musca, Mrs Fran Hunt, Mrs Amy La Spada, Mr Si Lam, Mrs Cath McGrath, Mrs Rosie Samuels and Mrs Barclay for all the help with making Fish Friday lunches. We hope everyone enjoyed the food we provided for you. We think that this year's Fish Friday was much better than last year. Thanks to all the school community for your support.

The Minnie Vinnies

 

Year 2 Faith/Harmony Day

Today the Year 2 children celebrated their Faith Day/Harmony Day. We all came dressed in costumes to show the diversity of our cultural backgrounds. We began our day with a Mass. Father Ken welcomed us and gave us a special blessing.  Then we started our Harmony Day activities. First, we made a flag to represent countries our families came from. We pasted our flags to a giant peace sign.  Then we made little paper cut outs to represent children from around the world. We attached these little paper people to a bright poster.  But, the best part was the FOOD! We had an amazing array of foods from around the globe. Here are some picture of our fantastic day!

 

Sports News

Sporting Schools

There is still room for Triathlon, so please see me in the office if you would like further information. Triathlon commences the 7 March

Sporting Schools Triathlon

Sporting Schools Triathlon commenced this week. Please see the attached flyer for the Weetbix Triathlon that will be held at our Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre.

 

From the Library

Volunteers needed !

 

Music 

Instrumental Tuition at OLA

In addition to their weekly class music lesson, our students have the opportunity to take tuition in a number of instruments at OLA. Piano lessons are very popular, and we currently have 51 students enrolled. These lessons take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the Band Room in the church car park, and are provided by teachers from Keyed Up Music.

On Wednesdays, violin and flute lessons are on offer, also in the Band Room, and at present there are six students taking violin lessons, and two doing flute lessons.

On Thursday afternoons, we have drum tuition in the Music Room, and there are six children enrolled.

On Friday mornings, seven students take guitar lessons.  One student has signed up for clarinet lessons this year.

There is a notice on our school website providing full information regarding instrumental tuition, and if you would like to discuss this further,  you are very welcome to call in to me in the Music Room before/after school on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

 

Parish News

Parish Information

Parish Priest:  Fr Ken D’Souza

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

Secretary: Amanda Reneaux

 

 

Parish Mass Times

Weekdays

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

Wednesday 9:00am

Weekend
Saturday—Vigil Mass  6:00pm

Sunday—Mass 7:30am  , 9:30am and 5:00pm


Parish Youth Mass—Last Saturday of each month.

March, Month of St Joseph 

The Church traditionally dedicates the month of March to the special veneration of St. Joseph, whose feast day is March 19. "He was chosen by the eternal Father as the trustworthy guardian and protector of his greatest treasures, namely, his divine Son and Mary, Joseph’s wife,"  says St. Bernardine of Siena. "He carried out this vocation with complete fidelity until at last God called him, saying 'Good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord.'" Due to St. Joseph's leadership of the Holy Family, he has been declared the protector and patron of the universal Catholic Church.

Candles for all Occasions 

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:

www.jamberooabbey.org.au

Altar Servers

Saturday 24 Mar 6.00pm                 

Sophia Lomma

 

Sunday 25 Mar 9.30am                     

Volunteers required

Merit Certificates

Merit Certificates -  2.20pm (Assembly)

Watch this Space.....

 

 

 

             Canteen

Canteen News

The Canteen operates on Mondays 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, Nonas all welcome!

Mrs Rosie Samuels

Canteen Manageress

 

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop

Opening Hours

Tuesday 8:15am—10:30am

Friday     1:30pm—3:30pm

Second hand uniforms are available.

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

 

 

Winter Uniform

Now is the time to start thinking about winter uniforms especially if you have a child in Year 1.  These 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

Boy’s

  • Dark grey melange school trousers
  • Dark grey long/short sleeved shirt with crest on pocket
  • Maroon school jumper with embroidered crest
  • School tie maroon/grey tartan
  • Short grey socks with Dominican stripe
  • Black leather school shoes (not joggers)

 

Girl’s

 

  • Maroon/grey tartan check pinafore (Year 1-4)
  • Maroon/grey check skirt (Year 5-6)
  • Lemon long sleeved blouse or short sleeved blouse
  • School tie maroon/grey tartan
  • Maroon school jumper with embroidered crest
  • Grey tights (available through school uniform only) – MUST be worn on formal occasions
  • Lemon socks with gold and maroon stripe
  • Black leather school shoes
  • Gold, maroon, black or white scrunchies/ribbons for shoulder length hair

 

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.

 Pre-Primary

  • Maroon Track Top
  • Maroon Track Pants
  • White Sport Socks with Dominican Strip

 

 

 

Summer Uniform

Please remember to wear full Summer Uniform (as listed below) for the photos on 28 & 29 March

Girl’s Summer Uniform

  • Maroon and gold check dress with embroidered school crest
  • Short white school socks with gold and maroon stripe
  • Black leather school shoes (not joggers)
  • Gold, maroon, black or white scrunchies/ribbons for shoulder length hair

 

Boy’s Summer  Uniform

  • Dark grey shorts
  • Dark grey short sleeved shirt with crest on pocket
  • Short grey socks with Dominican stripe
  • Black leather school shoes (not joggers)

Mrs Tania Longman

Community


Servite College Open Day

 

Larche Walkability

Join Friends of L'Arche Perth as we come together again on the shores of the Swan River to take part in our L'Arche WalkAbility 2018 on Sunday 8 April 2018.  Please support this special annual event and join us to show your support by visiting Everyday Hero.  See attached for more information.

 

Board News .....

 

 

                   

 

                Principal's Message            

The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away. 

 

Easter

Easter is a time when we celebrate Christ's resurrection from the dead. It is celebrated on Sunday, and marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent, the last day of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday), and the beginning of the Easter season of the liturgical year.

 

As stated in the Gospels, Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day following his crucifixion, which was Sunday. His resurrection announces the triumph of good over evil, sin and death. 

 

Since Easter also represents the fulfillment of God's promises to mankind and it is the most important holiday on the Catholic liturgical calendar.

Reporting to Parents

During the first two weeks of Term 2, parents will be invited to attend a parent/teacher meeting to discuss their children's progress. During the meeting, the parents will be given their children's Term 1 Interim Report.

 

In 2019 and beyond, both the parent interviews and issuing of interim reports will occur during the last two weeks of Terms 1 and 3. As in previous years, detailed reports will be issued at the end of Terms 2 & 4. 

 

An on-line schedule link will be included in next week's newsletter so that parents can select their time slots 

Acting Assistant Principal

Congratulations to Rebecca Smith who has been appointed as the Acting Assistant Principal for Term 2. Mrs Durkin will be relieving Ms Smith during her Administration days, which will be every Thursday and Frday for Term 2.

Coding Club

Commencing in Term 2, OLA will be commencing a 'Coding Club' after school. The club is open to all students in Year 5 and 6. The purpose of this club is to increases student access and exposure to computer science (CS) education. It involves block-based coding using Scratch (created by MIT) and is themed to attract students with varied interests.

 

A note went home today to Year 5 and 6 students. If your child is interested, please ensure they complete the application form before Friday 6 April 2018.

Long Service Leave

We wish Mrs Barclay and McAuliffe a safe and relaxing break from school. Mrs Barclay will be on leave over the next fortnight, leading into the school holidays and Mrs McAuliffe will be taking leave during the last week of Term 1.

Kindergarten Applications For 2019

Parents with siblings due to start Kindergarten in 2019 will be receiving a letter explaining the new process to take  place in 2018 and beyond.

 

Interviews for the 2019 Kindergarten place places will be taking place during the last two weeks of Term 1 and the the first two weeks of Term 2. If you haven't completed an enrollment form for your child, please do so ASAP and submit it to Chris Balen in the office. If you require an application form, please email Administration at [email protected] and an application form will be emailed to you.

 

An information session has been scheduled for the 5th April, at 9.30am, in the multipurpose room, opposite the library and this information will be included and sent to all families who have submitted applications.

 

Attached below is an application form as a WORD  document.

 

Mothers' Day Breakfast

Please read the attached flyer advertising our Mothers' Day breakfast next term. For catering purposes, we will be requesting numbers closer to the date. 

 

Important Message

From Pam Tuckett (Branch Librarian Dianella Library) - 

 

The start to the school year has highlighted our shared access to the school through the staff carpark.  We have many parents and children wandering through the staff carpark when staff are trying to park in the morning.  I wonder if you could remind them to use the footpath.

 

Although the area is well signed, parents continue to allow their children to play in the library loading bay whilst chatting in the drive way access to the loading area.  It would be most appreciated if you could remind parents and children that this is not a play area.

 

Thank you for your support with the above.

Police Newsletter 

Congratulations our wonderful P&F Team - see attached article.

 

Canteen Helpers

Urgent - assistance required in the canteen. Please volunteer and assist Rosie in the canteen. Your support is greatly appreciated!

 

On a Lighter Note..................

In losing a friendly wager with Mrs Erskine and Mr De Petro, I have been forced to include the following - 'Hawthorn will win the AFL Grand Final in 2018''.  Attached is the Hawthorn club song which will will be played after winning the Grand Final.

 

It is been a very difficult day for me, but there is always a return match. You're all welcome to play the attached YouTube clip, but i suggest you don't.

Wishing you all a safe and relaxing Easter Break. School returns on Wednesday 4 April,

 

Greg Martin

Principal

 

                Principal's Message            

The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away. 

 

Easter

Easter is a time when we celebrate Christ's resurrection from the dead. It is celebrated on Sunday, and marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent, the last day of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday), and the beginning of the Easter season of the liturgical year.

 

As stated in the Gospels, Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day following his crucifixion, which was Sunday. His resurrection announces the triumph of good over evil, sin and death. 

 

Since Easter also represents the fulfillment of God's promises to mankind and it is the most important holiday on the Catholic liturgical calendar.

Reporting to Parents

During the first two weeks of Term 2, parents will be invited to attend a parent/teacher meeting to discuss their children's progress. During the meeting, the parents will be given their children's Term 1 Interim Report.

 

In 2019 and beyond, both the parent interviews and issuing of interim reports will occur during the last two weeks of Terms 1 and 3. As in previous years, detailed reports will be issued at the end of Terms 2 & 4. 

 

An on-line schedule link will be included in next week's newsletter so that parents can select their time slots 

Acting Assistant Principal

Congratulations to Rebecca Smith who has been appointed as the Acting Assistant Principal for Term 2. Mrs Durkin will be relieving Ms Smith during her Administration days, which will be every Thursday and Frday for Term 2.

Coding Club

Commencing in Term 2, OLA will be commencing a 'Coding Club' after school. The club is open to all students in Year 5 and 6. The purpose of this club is to increases student access and exposure to computer science (CS) education. It involves block-based coding using Scratch (created by MIT) and is themed to attract students with varied interests.

 

A note went home today to Year 5 and 6 students. If your child is interested, please ensure they complete the application form before Friday 6 April 2018.

Long Service Leave

We wish Mrs Barclay and McAuliffe a safe and relaxing break from school. Mrs Barclay will be on leave over the next fortnight, leading into the school holidays and Mrs McAuliffe will be taking leave during the last week of Term 1.

Kindergarten Applications For 2019

Parents with siblings due to start Kindergarten in 2019 will be receiving a letter explaining the new process to take  place in 2018 and beyond.

 

Interviews for the 2019 Kindergarten place places will be taking place during the last two weeks of Term 1 and the the first two weeks of Term 2. If you haven't completed an enrollment form for your child, please do so ASAP and submit it to Chris Balen in the office. If you require an application form, please email Administration at [email protected] and an application form will be emailed to you.

 

An information session has been scheduled for the 5th April, at 9.30am, in the multipurpose room, opposite the library and this information will be included and sent to all families who have submitted applications.

 

Attached below is an application form as a WORD  document.

 

Mothers' Day Breakfast

Please read the attached flyer advertising our Mothers' Day breakfast next term. For catering purposes, we will be requesting numbers closer to the date. 

 

Important Message

From Pam Tuckett (Branch Librarian Dianella Library) - 

 

The start to the school year has highlighted our shared access to the school through the staff carpark.  We have many parents and children wandering through the staff carpark when staff are trying to park in the morning.  I wonder if you could remind them to use the footpath.

 

Although the area is well signed, parents continue to allow their children to play in the library loading bay whilst chatting in the drive way access to the loading area.  It would be most appreciated if you could remind parents and children that this is not a play area.

 

Thank you for your support with the above.

Police Newsletter 

Congratulations our wonderful P&F Team - see attached article.

 

Canteen Helpers

Urgent - assistance required in the canteen. Please volunteer and assist Rosie in the canteen. Your support is greatly appreciated!

 

On a Lighter Note..................

In losing a friendly wager with Mrs Erskine and Mr De Petro, I have been forced to include the following - 'Hawthorn will win the AFL Grand Final in 2018''.  Attached is the Hawthorn club song which will will be played after winning the Grand Final.

 

It is been a very difficult day for me, but there is always a return match. You're all welcome to play the attached YouTube clip, but i suggest you don't.

Wishing you all a safe and relaxing Easter Break. School returns on Wednesday 4 April,

 

Greg Martin

Principal

 

Our Lady's Assumption School Newsletter
Application for Enrolment Form 2018.doc
Mothers Day Breakfast 2018.pdf
Police Newsletter.pdf
Student Medical Request Form.pdf
Weetbix Triathlon.pdf
Uniform Shop Price List.pdf
L'Arche Perth WalkAbility poster 2018 V2.pdf
Term One Calendar 2018.pdf
Canteen Menu Term 1 2018.pdf
Easter Egg Hunt.jpg
Application for Enrolment Form 2018.doc
Mothers Day Breakfast 2018.pdf
Police Newsletter.pdf
Application for Enrolment Form 2018.doc
Mothers Day Breakfast 2018.pdf
Police Newsletter.pdf