Oct 17, 2019
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.
Welcome back to our students, families and staff as we commence the final term of 2019, I hope you had a wonderful holiday break. It has already been such an exciting and positive three terms at OLA and Term 4 is set to be another fun-filled one! Please read the Weekly Updates and newsletter for up to date information about what is happening in the OLA community.
Civics and Citizenship Canberra and Sydney Tour 2020
A reminder that 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.
NSI School Climate Surveys
As communicated to you all, over a number of weeks in Term 3, the closing date for the survey is this Friday 18 October 2019 at 5.00pm. The details to complete the survey are attached.
Sacrament of Penance
On Wednesday evening, our Year 3 students took another step on their faith journey by participating in the Sacrament of Penance Parent-Child Workshop. Claire from CEWA led our candidates in a thoughtful reflection on the meaning of reconciliation and what it means in their everyday lives. The candidates will continue their preparation next Tuesday when they visit the Schoenstatt Shrine for their retreat and then receive the Sacrament on Thursday evening. Please keep the candidates in your prayers during this special time.
Yesterday was the OLA Athletics Carnival. A wonderful day was had by all with O’Mara coming first in the competition. All students are to be commended for the way they demonstrated our RICE Values throughout the day and displayed sportsmanship that we should all be proud of. A big thank you to Mrs Stewart and all of the OLA staff for coordinating the day and ensuring it ran smoothly. Thank you also to the parents and family members who came along to share the day with us. Individual champions and additional results are available in the Sport section of this newsletter.
Annual General Meeting
The School Board and P&F Annual General Meetings will be held on Tuesday 19 November at 6pm. If you would like to nominate for the School Board, please complete the attached nomination form. A summary of duties is also attached for your perusal.
Exiting Students in 2020
If your child will not be returning to OLA in 2020, can you please advise the Leadership Team by emailing email@example.com to formally withdraw your child.
Pre-Kindy and Kindy 2020 Enrolments
If you have not yet enrolled your child in Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten for 2020, please contact the School Office to collect an enrolment package and to book an interview time with me.
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten 2020 Parent Information Session and Orientation Mornings
The Parent Information Session for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten 2020 will be held on Friday 8 November at 9.30am in the Fr O’Mara Centre. The Pre-Kindergarten Orientation Morning, which provides the opportunity for students to visit the classroom, is scheduled for Friday 15 November between 9.30am and 10.30am. The Kindy Orientation Morning will be held on Friday 22 November with the session running between 9.30am and 10.30am.
Have a nice weekend!