Our Lady's Assumption School Newsletter

29 March 2019
Issue Eight
               Principal's Message            
Parents and Friends
Social Worker
From the Library
Sports News
Parish News
Uniform Shop
OLA Sponsors
Our Lady's Assumption School
(08) 9471 3000
43 Chester Avenue
Dianella, Western Australia, 6059

               Principal's Message            

Lenten Prayer

God of Mercy, 
I feel my heart overflowing with your tenderness. 
I sense your loving touch deep within my soul. 
I ask for your help in my weakness 
that I might be faithful to your word 
and I am so grateful 
that your mercy for my failings 
is as strong as your unbounded love for me.



New Website and App Update

The new OLA website is now live. It is a modern design that offers families easy to use navigation with helpful quick links. Please visit www.ola.wa.edu.au to have a look!


The app is also ready to be downloaded. Visit your relevant app store and download a copy of the Connected App, select Our Lady's Assumption School and enter the unique code which is located at the front desk in the office and will be emailed out on Monday via the Weekly Updates. Due to security reasons, we will not publish the unique code via the newsletter.


Spelling Mastery

With Parent - Teacher Interviews commencing next week, for two weeks, it has been decided that the Spelling Mastery program will not commence until Term 2. Current classroom spelling programs and activities will continue until the end of term. We look forward to starting this new initaitve next term.

MSP Photo Orders

Don't forget to order your child's school photos.


Acting Principalship

Velma Erskine has been appointed as Acting Principal at St Mary's in Northampton (Geraldton), for Term 2. Congratulations Velma, and we look forward to your return to OLA in Term 3. 

Grandparents' Morning Tea and Open Morning

Next Friday, 5 April, we invite all grandparents to join us for our annual Grandparents' Morning Tea and Open Morning. Grandparents are invited to tour the school and visit their grandchildren's classrooms from 9.00am. Morning tea will then follow at 10.00am in the Fr. O'Mara Centre. We hope families can join us!


Parent - Teacher Interviews

This term, Parent - Teacher Interviews will be held on the following days:

Week 9

Monday 1 April - KG, 1G and 5M

Tuesday 2 April - KM and PPM

Wednesday 3 April - 3M and 4M

Thursday 4 April - 2M


Week 10

Monday 8 April - 1M, 3G and 4G

Tuesday 9 April - PPG, 5G and 6G

Wednesday 10 April - 6M

Thursday 11 April - 2G


The Online Booking System can be accessed at https://sobs.com.au/pt3/parent.php?schoolid=782 


All meetings will be held in the Fr. O'Mara Centre on the days listed above. If you are meeting your child's class teacher on a different day, then your child's teacher will advise you where the meeting will take place.

Uniform 'Fire Sale'

The Uniform 'Fire Sale' will commence this Friday, with all current uniform items to be sold at half price or better. FYI - See below:


Boy’s uniform – tie, grey shirt and jumper - Normally $110.00  - Now $50.00


Girl’s uniform – winter tunic, tie, lemon shirt and socks - Normally $111.50 - Now $50.00


3 lemon shirts - Normally $63.00 - Now $30.00


3 grey shirts - Normally $79.50 - Now $35.00


Grey pants and grey shirt - Normally $60.50 - Now $28.00


Grey shorts and grey shirt - Normally $56.50 - Now $26.00


In reference to the new OLA School uniforms, we're hoping to have them available from the start of 2020 and, most likely, by the beginning of Term 4.

OLA Child Protection 

In consultation with the OLA School Board, the OLA Child Protection Policy has now been finalised and attached below for your information.



Have a great weekend!


Mr Greg Martin


Parents and Friends

OLA Screening of The Lego Movie 2 

Thank you to the families who attended the OLA screening of The Lego Movie 2 last Sunday. It was so much fun having our own cinema and the kids loved the experience!


The Annual Easter Raffle is Underway!

There's already loads of fun and exciting treats in the boxes and baskets in each classroom - keep them coming! Tickets for the kids will be distributed next week and are just $3.00.


Surf Online Safe - Parent Information Session

We've had a great response to this event already, so get in quick to reserve your seat, by using the trybooking link on the flyer below. Paul Litherland is one of Australia's most in demand speakers on kids and cyber-safety, so don't miss your chance to hear his wise words for keeping our kids safe online.


OLA Sponsors Page

With the school newsletter reaching over 300 families per week, the OLA Sponsors Page in this newsletter is the perfect place to advertise your business to the school community. For just $50 per term ($5 per week!) you can tell the readers who you are, what you do and how they can contact you. It's also a great place to promote special offers for the OLA community. Head to the last page of the newsletter to see the offers available!

Social Worker

Referral Form

Juliet Lennon

Social Worker

From the Library

Book Covering

The Library is in need of new volunteers to assist with book covering throughout 2019. Please pop in to the Library on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons if you are able to help.


2019 Scribblers Festival

In the Library this week, I have been sharing information about the upcoming 2019 Scribblers Festival in May. The students have been very interested to hear about some of the fantastic authors who will be speaking at this festival. Many of these authors are popular in our Library, such as Matt Stanton, Jacqueline Harvey, Megan McDonald, Kylie Howarth and Alison Lester. Check out the Festival details at this link: https://www.scribblersfestival.com.au/


As part of the lead up to the 2019 Scribblers Festival public libraries across WA are participating in The Golden Feather Hunt. There are some fantastic prizes on offer for this hunt, which has already begun. See participating libraries and more information here: https://www.scribblersfestival.com.au/golden-feather


I would love to encourage our OLA students and families to take part and enjoy this festival celebrating reading and literature for young people, it promises to be a fun-filled weekend.

Happy Reading!

Mrs Claire Dale

Library Officer

Sports News

CPSSA Interschool Swimming Team

The OLA CPSSA Interschool Swimming Team has been finalised and all participants' families were notified this week. The program of events is attached below for your information. Well done to all of the  students who have been selected to represent OLA.

Mrs Jodie Stewart

Physical Education Teacher


Friday 29 March

- Italian Assembly, 2.15pm

Thursday 4 April

- Year 6 Beach Safe Program and Life Skills CPR, 8.50am - 2.15pm

Friday 5 April

- Grandparents' Morning Tea 9.00am and Open Morning


OLA Project Compassion

Our Lady’s Assumption School Community is GIVING IT UP FOR LENT!

Help meet our $1000 goal. Are you in? Join our page and make a donation to fundraise. You’ll be working alongside Caritas Australia, through Project Compassion, to change the lives of vulnerable communities around the world.  Your challenge will make a positive difference in your life and in the lives of others, by uniting your friends to support people living in poverty. Every donation helps provide life-changing support such as access to clean water, education and healthcare. Our page is live here https://lent.caritas.org.au/marybarclay


Mercedes College  Production - Wicked


Parish News

Parish Information

Parish Priest:  Fr Ken D’Souza

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

Secretary: Amanda Reneaux

Parish Mass Times


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

April, the Month of The Holy Eucharist

Of all seven sacraments, the Holy Eucharist, or Holy Communion, is the most central and important to Catholicism. Holy Communion is offered at every Mass, and in fact, the ritual of the Mass is largely taken up with preparing the hosts (wafers made of wheat and water, or gluten-free) and wine to become the body and blood of Christ and the congregation to receive the body of Christ. Transubstantiation is the act of changing the substances of bread and wine into the substances of the Body and Blood of Christ.


Canteen News

The Canteen operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our 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! Please contact the new Canteen Manageress Mrs Maria Giangiulio if you are available to assist.


The Term 1 menu is attached below:


Thank you.


Maria Giangiulio

Canteen Manageress


Online Ordering

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


Uniform Shop

Uniform Update

For the latest information about school uniforms, please refer to the Principal's page of the newsletter.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 8:15am—10:30am

Friday     1:30pm—3:30pm

Refund Policy

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


Tania Longman

Uniform Shop Manageress

OLA Sponsors

Welcome to the OLA Sponsors Page

With the school newsletter reaching over 300 families per week, this new page is the perfect place to advertise your business to the school community. For just $50 per term ($5 per week!) you can tell the readers who you are, what you do and how they can contact you. Special offers for the OLA Community are also encouraged. All money raised benefits OLA P&F. To take advantage of this opportunity please contact [email protected] to arrange placements and payments. 

Jetts Dianella - Free 7 Day Trial


Toop's Painting Service


Perth City Peugeot - $2k off any MY18 model in stock


Our Lady's Assumption School Newsletter
Uniform Shop Price List.pdf
How to Install the Connected App.pdf
Uniform Letter to Parents.pdf
Child Protection Policy 2019.pdf
CPSSA Interschool Swim Team.pdf
Social Work Referral Form OLA.pdf