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Principal’s Message – Issue Twenty Eight

Prayer to St Matthew

O Glorious St. Matthew
through the grace of God 
Our Father you gave us the Holy Gospel,
which brings us joy and life.
Inspired by your example,
We ask for your assistance
in all our needs. 
Help us to follow Christ
and remain faithful to His service.



Principal’s Message – Issue Twenty Eight

NSI School Climate Surveys

As we continue to review our school, processes, programs, Strategic and Annual School Improvement Plans, all community members are invited to complete a survey (see attached flyer). Students, in Years 3-6, as well as all staff, will also be invited to complete the surveys. Data received from the surveys, as well as other sources, will be used to plan our strategic direction, for 2020, and beyond. Hard copies are available, at the OLA Administration Office. The closing date for the surveys is Friday 18 October 2019 (first week back in Term 4).

Learn more about NSI School Climate Surveys

Dance Concert

Last week you would have received an email regarding dance costumes for the upcoming concert on Wednesday 25 September at 2pm. Families are asked to please have the costumes ready for the performance date, with all items labelled as children will be changing throughout the day. It is hoped that parents will have these items at home and not need to purchase anything new. The information letter is attached for you.

Dance Costumes 2019


The Years 3 & 5 NAPLAN results will be sent home, in an envelope next week. Congratulations to all our children who took part in the assessments. We achieved great results and these will be published (data only) to the community at the end of the school year in the OLA Mandated Data document and my annual report.

Athletics Carnival

Our Faction Athletics Carnival is scheduled to be held on Thursday 17 October. Please see the attachments below and refer to the Sport section of this newsletter for information regarding the OLA Sports Day, Track Map and Parent Program.

2019 Sports Day Information

Sports Day Parent Program 2019

2019 Sports Day Track Map

Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons for students in Pre-Primary to Year 3 are scheduled for Weeks 5 and 6 next term, commencing Monday 11 November. Further information about the program will be available closer to the time.

Civics and Citizenship Canberra and Sydney Tour 2020

A Parent Information Session, for our current Year 5 families, about the 2020 Canberra and Sydney trip will be held on Wednesday 23 October, commencing at 3.15pm in the 5M classroom. A presentation will be made about the 2020 program and the scheduled events, dates and costs associated with the trip. The presentation will also be emailed out to families who are unable to attend on the day.

End of Term Mass

All families are invited to join us for our End of Term Mass on Wednesday 25 September at 9am. We hope you can be there to celebrate the end of another great term with us.

Sad News

The OLA School Community would like to express their sincere condolences to Ms Vanessa Knight and her family on the passing of her mum last week. Our thoughts and prayers are with Vanessa and her family during this difficult time.

CECWA Policy Development Process – An Invitation to Have Your Say

The Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA) is reviewing our system policies supporting our 75,000 students and 12,000 staff in 162 schools.

We invite all students, parents, CEWA staff and members of your community to help by telling us:

What makes a good Catholic school?

Facilitated sessions will take place at our Leederville office.  You can book your preferred session time online and choose from:

* Early Years LOFT Sessions (for Pre K – Year 4 Students and their Family)

* Open LOFT Sessions (Years 4 – 12 Students, Families, Staff and Community)

During the school holiday sessions, participants will also help to create a mural alongside local artist Linzi Carter.  This is an evolving creation, whose form will develop with each session.

We welcome you to participate in this unique opportunity to have your say on the future of our schools.

For more information and to register for a session, see:

Upcoming Dates

Please take note of the following important dates:

  • Wednesday 25 September: Dance Concert 2pm
  • Friday 27 September: Last day of Term 3 for Students and Staff
  • Monday 14 October: Pupil Free Day (Bishop’s Catholic Day)
  • Tuesday 15 October: First Day of Term 4
  • Thursday 17 October: Athletics Carnival (Pre-Primary-Year 6)


Have a great weekend!

Greg Martin

Parents and Friends

Parents and Friends

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