They brought a colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it.
Many people spread their cloaks on the road and
others spread leafy branches that they
had cut in their fields. (Mark 11:7-8).
Dear Parents and Caregivers
Services for Holy Week at OLA Parish
- Palm Sunday Weekend: Solemn Blessing of Palms on Saturday – 6.00pm
- Holy Thursday: Holy Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7.00pm (Adoration until 10.00pm)
- Good Friday: Way of the Cross (Reconciliation follows) – 10.00am
- Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion: 3.00pm
- Easter Vigil: Solemn Holy Mass (Blessing of Easter Candle) – 6.30pm
- Easter Sunday: Holy Feast Mass – 9.30am
Dianella Plaza Capital Works – FYI
- Dianella Plaza will be repainting the crosswalk connecting OLA to the Centre’s south eastern car park.
- They will also be replacing the new pedestrian crossing signs with new signs and substituting the give-way sign for a stop sign.
- These above stated capital works should increase the profile of the cross walk and heighten vehicle driver’s awareness.
Parent Teacher Meetings Dates & Interim Reports
A reminder the Parent Teacher Meetings, scheduled for Week 9, will be proceeding as scheduled. Please take note of the following dates:
- Monday 29 March: Pre-Primary, Years 2, 4 & 6
- Tuesday 30 March: Years 1, 3 and 5
SOBs, the online booking system, has now been set up and you should have received an information sheet stating how to book an interview (see attached). If you have any queries about scheduling a meeting time, please contact your child’s classroom teacher. If you’re unable to attend a meeting on the assigned day, please contact your child’s classroom teacher, and schedule an alternative time to meet.
April Vacation Care
Bookings are now open for April Vacation Care at OLA OSHC. Please see the attached information about the program. New families interested in OSHC are encouraged to contact Kristen Ruffo to discuss the option of a free trial of the service.
Congratulations to all the students who took part during the swimming carnivals and a huge thank you to all the parents who assisted during the days. A huge thank you to Ciaran Allsop for the hours he put into coordinating the events.
Harmony Day – Everyone Belongs
On Friday 19 March, the school celebrated Harmony Day, and during the planned events, we acknowledged Australia’s and OLA’s cultural diversity. Thank you to Mrs Scoble, Mrs Galipo and the Harmony Day Sub-Committee, for coordinating the day and the activities associated with celebrating OLA’s vast cultural heritage.
Assemblies Term 2
Having moved to COVID-19 Phase 4b, assemblies will be reverting to whole school assemblies, commencing Term 2, however there will still be restrictions in place for the number of parents seated in the Sr Goretti Hall as well as social distancing outside.
Speech Pathologist On-Site
As of this year, there will be a speech pathologist on-site to offer sessions to students who require them. The speech pathologist (Genevieve Saldanha) will be on-site every Monday (initially via appointments as she sets herself up) to meet with parents and work with students. This arrangement is a private practice (costs are not covered by the school) and parents will need to deal directly with Genevieve. Please read the attached flyer from Genevieve. Her email address is email@example.com and her mobile number is 0405 806 848.
SEQTA and Signing In/Out – Reminder
Over the last few weeks, and last year, we have noticed students arriving to school late (after the 8.40am bell). A reminder, to all parents, we would like the students present by 8.40am, ready to learn and to avoid interruptions to the class. This is also an inconvenience to classroom teachers who then need to log back into the attendance register and sign the students in. Effective immediately, any child who arrives late needs to sign in at the front office before proceeding to class. Students in Pre-Primary to Year 3 will need to be signed in by their parents. A member of the Leadership Team will be present, outside the Administration Building, to remind parents and students to sign in after 8.40am.
Greg Martin, Michael Morris and Rebecca Smith
The OLA Leadership Team