Prayer to St Vincent de Paul
Noble Saint Vincent de Paul,
beloved servant of the poor,
may we follow your example and do good works
among those whom society has abandoned or forgotten.
Inspire us to feed the hungry,
to love a child,
to provide comfort and medicine to the sick,
and to offer hope and our Lord’s words
to all who need respite.
Pray that we may commit ourselves selflessly
to doing the same charitable acts
that you did all your life.
May we have the favour of God’s guidance,
strength and love to carry out this important and meaningful work.
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).
Athletics Trials and Carnival
On Monday, students in Years 3-6 participated in the Athletics trials in preparation for the Carnival next term. Congratulations to all of our students on their participation in the events. Important information about the Carnival, to be held on Thursday 17 October, is attached below. Please refer to the Sport page of this newsletter for more information.
What a fantastic journey back in time we had on Wednesday afternoon. Meagan from the Make A Move Performance Program developed a range of dances with our students in Kindy-Year 6 and we are extremely proud of the HUGE effort that the students put in to all of their items. Well done!
Liturgy of the Word
On Wednesday morning, our Year 1 students reverently led us in a Liturgy of the Word to celebrate the end of Term 3. Thank you to Mrs Noonan and Mrs Ravi for coordinating a thoughtful reflection on all we have achieved this term.
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.
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. An Information Sheet is also attached for your perusal. Please refer to the School Board page of the newsletter for more information.
Term 4 Calendar and Term Dates
Term 4 will commence on Tuesday 15 October and conclude for students on Friday 13 December. Attached below is a Term 4 calendar of events – please refer to the interactive calendar on the website for the most up to date information throughout the term.
Beginning of Term Mass
The Beginning of Term Mass that was scheduled for Wednesday 16 October at 9am will now be held on Friday 18 October at 9am. All families are invited to join us to celebrate the commencement of the new term.
Exiting Students in 2020
If your child will not be returning to OLA in 2020, can you please advise the Leadership Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to formally withdraw your child.
Pre-Kindy and Kindy 2020 Enrolments
If you have not yet enrolled your child in Pre-Kindy or Kindy for 2020, please contact the School Office to collect an enrolment package and to book an interview time with me.
Pre-Kindy and Kindy 2020 Parent Information Session and Orientation Mornings
The Parent Information Session for Pre-Kindy and Kindy 2020 will be held on Friday 8 November at 9.30am in the Fr O’Mara Centre. The Pre-Kindy 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.
On behalf of the school community, I would like to wish Ms Lauren Dean all the best as she commences her Maternity Leave. We look forward to meeting her new baby later this year. Good luck, Lauren!
On behalf of the OLA School Board, I would like to take this opportunity to advise you all that Judith Hille has been appointed as the new OLA Finance Officer, commencing January 1, 2020. Judith has extensive experience as an administrator in the Ministry System (State Schools) and we’re excited about her joining the OLA Administration Team in 2020. Congratulations, Judith and welcome to OLA.
Have a wonderful holiday!