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Leadership Message – Issue Twenty One

Advent Prayer

In this Advent of expectation draw us together in unity,
that our praise and worship might echo in these walls and also through our lives.
In this Advent of expectation draw us together in mission,
that the hope within might be the song we sing, and the melody of our lives.
In this Advent of expectation draw us together in service,
that the path we follow might lead us from a stable to a glimpse of eternity.


Leadership Message – Issue Twenty One


Dear Parents and Caregivers

Year 6 Student Leaders 2021

Congratulations to all the current Year 5 students who took part in the speeches for leadership positions in 2021. The speeches were amazing and I thank them all, who are leaders in our community, for the in-depth presentations last week. I am proud to announce the following students were voted in by their peers and staff:

Head Girl                       Amber Cipriani
Head Boy                       Andre Musca
Deputy Head Girl          Gabrielle Mosbergen
Deputy Head Boy          Cameron McGrath

Faction Captains

Dominica                       Annabelle Wares & Alex Bliznou
Goretti                           Siena D’Angelo & Antoni Di Cesare
O’Mara                           Ruby King & Taj King
Veritas                          Sophie Geddes & Oscar Del Paggio

2020 AGM

Thank you to all the staff and community members who attended our AGM last week. There was a positive turnout with reports presented by the OLA Leadership Team, OLA School Advisory Council Chairperson, Amanda Cipriani and our P&F President, Nat Cunningham. The Leadership Team and Chairperson’s reports were uploaded to the website last week and a link sent to all families.

I am proud to announce the following members were voted in by the community members, during the 2020 AGM, and will form the new 2021 committees.

OLA School Advisory Council Executive

Chairperson:                 Amanda Cipriani
Deputy Chairperson:   Dani Wares
Treasurer:                     Nathan Leber
Secretary:                     Laura Ocello

OLA School Advisory Council Members

Mark La Cava
Brooke Tran
Nigel Swavley
Narelle Roberts (OLA P&F Rep)


Fr Ken D’Souza (OLA Parish Priest)
Greg Martin (Principal)


President:                                        Deanna Marocchi
Treasurer:                                        Katie Catena
Secretary:                                        Ann-Maree Barbaro
Communications:                             Magda Bartucciotto
OLA School Advisory Council Rep:  Narelle Roberts

2021 Staffing

The 2021 staffing list was sent to all families, via SMS, last week. Attached to this newsletter is the staffing sheet.

OLA Staffing – 2021

End of Year Concert

As communicated to all families in the Week 3 newsletter, I am happy to advise you all the OLA ‘End of Year Concert’ will proceed as scheduled.

Due to the Phase 4 restrictions that will be in place, only immediate family members (a maximum of 4 immediate family members, excluding the enrolled OLA students) will be permitted to attend the event. We ask for your cooperation with the above.

We have decided to film the event and upload it to a secure location so all families can view the event. A secure link will be sent to all families the following week. The children are very excited about the concert.

Grandparents’, Mothers’ and Volunteers’ Morning Tea

The Grandparents’, Mothers’ and Volunteers’ Morning Tea will proceed as scheduled on Wednesday 2 December, commencing at 9.30am, in the Fr. O’Mara Centre. For catering purposes, please advise your eldest child’s classroom teacher if you will be attending.

Class Lists and Requests

2021 class lists will be displayed outside the Curiosity Lab and the Library by Monday 7 December. As mentioned previously (Week 3 Newsletter), it is becoming too difficult to allocate students as per parents’ requests, however, if you have a valid reason as to why your child needs to be placed in a specific class, please make contact, via an email, with your child’s teacher and specify the valid reason(s). I won’t be making any promises, however, we will consider your requests. Please submit your request(s) by Friday 4 December at the latest.

Transition Sessions

2021 Transitions sessions will proceed as planned on Monday 7 December and Tuesday 8 December, from 9.00am – 9.40am. The sessions will give the students the opportunity to meet their 2021 teachers before the commencement of the new school year.

Graduation Information

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 Year 6 Graduation Mass will be proceeding as scheduled, on the school oval, on Thursday 3 December. The Year 6 Graduation Dinner will be celebrated on Monday 7 December, outside the Sr Goretti Hall. We’re all looking forward to saying farewell, in style, to our wonderful Year 6 Graduands.

2021 Booklists

Pre-Primary – Year 6 booklists will be distributed to all families next week.

Nell Gray Back to School Information

Please see the attached for information regarding purchasing uniforms for 2021.

Learn more about 2021 Uniform Ordering

Thank you.

Greg Martin, Michael Morris and Rebecca Smith

The OLA Leadership Team

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