Term 3 Week 6 Newsletter - 26.08.22
NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION WEEK
National Child Protection Week will continue to embrace the overarching message that ‘Every child, in every community, needs a fair go’.
In particular, this year we will be shining a light on children growing up safe and supported.
Children and young people thrive when they grow up safe, connected and supported in their family, community and culture.
They have the right to grow up in environments that support them according to their needs, now and into the future.
This year let’s talk about how we create a supportive environment for every child.
National Child Protection Week will be looking at what works to keep children safe and supported… what children are telling us… what families are telling us… what the evidence is telling us… and how to translate this knowledge into action.
We know that too many children are not growing up safe and supported and that Child Protection systems are overloaded. There are many opportunities to change the trajectory for these children.
We can stop child abuse and neglect – and reduce its impact – by working together to make sure every child in every community has a fair go.
Why The Sunday Mass?
On Sundays we celebrate Christ's resurrection from the dead. According to the biblical story, on the seventh day God rested having completed the creation of the world. Appropriately, on the rest day of the week Christians commemorate the 'new creation': the renewal of the world through Christ's loving sacrice. Traditionally, Christians approach this day as a day of worship and celebration, resting from work and focusing on their faith community and their family.
This Sunday, take time out to give extra emphasis to this celebration, (e.g. spend time with your
children, take a walk with a friend, prayerfully review the Sunday readings).
Why go to church when I can pray alone?
'Why go to Mass when I can pray to God by myself?' some people ask. To understand the Mass we
need to understand the Church as a community, as a family. A simple analogy: Family members
come together for meals, not just for physical nourishment, but as a way of sharing life together.
The Sunday Eucharist is a bit like that for Catholics. It is the sacred meal, our 'family meal',
whereby we come together to worship God, not just for our private spiritual nourishment, but to
acknowledge that we belong to one another as God's family, that we are a people who share in the
mystery of Christ's death and resurrection.
Uniform and Student Behaviour
In recent weeks we have been reminding students about the importance of being kind, looking after each other, demonstrating respectful behaviour and the wearing of the correct school uniform. We make no apologies for having high expectations at OLHC to ensure that all students take responsibility for their chioces, actions and their personal appearance when at school, on excursions, at the bus stop or travelling to and from school.
I thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to strive to be a small school of excellence. Please contact me if you have any concerns regarding our expectations in these areas.
Father’s Day Liturgy
Father’s Day is almost upon us once again. We will celebrate with a Liturgy starting at 2:30pm where we will celebrate with joyful love and gratitude our fathers, our grandfathers, all who are like fathers to us and especially God's love for us all. The Liturgy will be followed by open classrooms and then drinks and nibbles. All are welcome to attend and enjoy what is sure to be a beautiful afternoon.
Parent Assembly - We Need your Help!
We are looking for new Parent Assembly reps to come on board! Our next meeting is next Tuesday 30th August at Invercauld House from 6pm, dinner and meeting. If you are wondering just a little what Parent Assembly is all about, then you are very welcome to come along, no strings attached.
Please contact Rose Smith (Thomas' mum, Year 6) on 0422237781 if you are interested, we would love you to come along!
Dreaming with our Eyes Open
What an amazing day to dream with our eyes open and celebrate Book Week.
A big thank you to all who assisted with the incredible costumes. It was a wonderful morning and so beautiful to see our parents and grandparents back in the school celebrating with us.
Feast of the Assumption
On Monday 15th August, we celebrated the feast of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of God with a whole school liturgy. We celebrated Mary’s passing from this world into the glory of God. We remembered her deep faith and her constant trust in God.
We prayed that we are inspired by Mary’s life and see her as a model of hope and trust in God.
Thank you to our wonderful leaders of the liturgy, our liturgical dancers and the beautiful singing voices of all of our students. It is a joy to listen as we pray in song together.
Our Gotchyas had been delayed due to a lack of prize box, but they are back and better than ever! On Friday, Year 6 helped me sort over 230 Gotchyas - a job too big to do on my own. Gotchyas are written by our students when they see someone showing the face of Jesus in our school. They are then put in the Gotchya Mail Box and a winner from each grade is drawn out of the mail box and then is announced at assembly and picks a prize! We try and make sure everyone gets their original Gotchya to take home too.
Congratulations to this fortnight's Gotchya draw winners:
Rory S - playing nicely with his friends
Darcy S - For always being so joyful
Juliet W - For always being a good friend
Aleena C - For being a great friend
Matilda J - For including and helping everyone
Tyler B - For being inclusive and not giving up
Harvey P - For being kind
Making Jesus Real Awards
Theo T - For being attentive to the needs of others and providing caring support when needed. Thank you Theo.
Darcy S - For being a kind and thoughtful member of our class. Your smile and spositive attitude always shines bright.
Jack G - For being an active, reverent participant in our liturgies. Thank you for your infectious joy, Jack!
Ariana P-B - For always being a kind and considerate Year 1 class member. You're a star Ariana!
Campbell H - For your genuine love of all things Religion. Thanks for letting your light shine when singing Campbell.
Hudson H - For being a great friend and always encouraging others to do their best. Keep it up, Huddy!
Aneeka P-B - Anneka shows the spirit of Jesus through showing appreciation to others, both in the classroom and playground. Well done Aneeka.
Oliver B - For always being a fair and kind friend, and a role model to others. Thank you Oli!
Tyler E - For showing kindness and compassion by including everyone in class soccer games.
Laila M - For being a great friend when you were needed.
Neddy H -For your insightful contributions to class discussions that open our minds and hearts to a variety of opinions and ideas.
Kalan A - For staying to support a younger student who was ditressed, and sending for help.
Learning & Teaching
Kindergarten have been learning how to gather, display and interpret data about themselves and their classmates.
Year 1 are excitedly writing their fractured fairytale about the Three Billy Goats Gruff, which they have worked hard to plan and edit using a storyboard.
Year 2 are learning about communication differences between today and 200 years ago. This week they made their own ink out of berries.
In Mathematics, Year 3 have been learning about different types of graphs and converting analogue and digital time.
In Science, Year 4 made their own greenhouses to test how well seeds grow.
Year 5 write reports about space phenomena and presented them to their class.
Year 6 are creating collages of the Sydney Opera House
OLHC Achievement Awards
Wyatt P - For his focus and commitment during reading and writing time. Your hard work is paying off with great results Wyatt, well done.
Ethan R - For consistent focus during independent reading practice to become a fluent reader. Well done Ethan.
Leo C - For his responsible attitude to learning which has resulted in impressive improvement in many areas. Keep up the great work Leo.
Zephyr L - For improved focus and persistence to independently have a go at all learning tasks. You're on a roll now Zephyr, keep it up.
Nash H - For your improved focus and attitude towards learning this week. Well done Nash!
Teilani B - For working hard in all mathematic tasks and taking the initiative to extend your learning. Well done Teilani!
Oliver B - For working so hard on growing his mindset and seeing what he can achieve when he applies himself to all areas of learning. Keep up the great work, Oliver!
Michael W - For working on displaying a persistent and positive attitude towards his school work. Well done, Michael!
Lachlan S - For working hard on your writing goal and showing dedication to to achieving it. Keep up the great work Lachlan!
Isabella F - For fantastic growth in decoding while reading, and improving in fluency and expression. Keep it up Issy!
Poppy W - For giving quality feedback to others and always using your feedback to improve - Amazing effort Poppy!
Evie F - For your thoughtful and reflective contributions to our classroom discussions. Keep it up, Evie!
Ivy W - For demostrating persistence to achieve your learning goals. You are smashing it, Ivy!
Aiden J - For improved engagement in classroom learning discussions in all areas. Well done Aiden, keep up the great work.
Grace C - For writing an exciting narrative using paragraphs. Amazing work Grace!
Colin W - For fabulous focus in all areas of your English learning. Well done on writing a very exciting story and for using onomatopoeia!
Marni V - For consistently working hard in all key learning areas and allowing others to do their best.
Sophie M - For showing enthusiasm in all learning areas and an eagerness to always do her best.
Riley C - For always applying yourself to all tasks in the classroom. Keep working hard and asking questions Riley!
Rose S - For putting in your best effort in all areas of your work. Well done Rose!
Charlie C - For your enthusiasm and efforts in all areas of school. You have excellent work habits that make you a pleasure to teach.
Jimmy A - For your continued efforts and focus on all maths tasks and completing your maths work to a high standard.
Year 5 and 6 Multisports Gala Day
On Friday the 19th of August, the Year 5 and 6 students attended the Multisports Gala Day. The day provided students with the opportunity to experience many different types of sports. We had a team attend the netball event, a team attend the soccer event and the remainder of the students spent the day at Hepburn Park rotating between a variety of sports.
All the students proudly represented our school, with great sportsmanship and a positive ‘have a go’ attitude.
A big thank you to Mrs Hague, Mr Denny, Mrs Hutley, Mrs Papworth and Miss Aleisha for supervising the students at each event.
Term 3 - Upcoming Events
Thursday the 15th of September - Stage 3 NRL Gala Day, Casino
Term 4 - Events
Week 1 to 5 - Gymnastics Program (more information to come)
Wednesday the 16th November - Newcastle Permanent Primary School Gala Day
Congratulations to the students who have completed the Premier's Reading Challenge for 2022. The Challenge has now closed. If you are yet to add your books, please do so over the weekend so that Mrs Rose can validate your results next week.
Book Club Issue 6
Book Club Issue 6 Went home Friday 19th August. Online orders are due in by Thursday 8th September 2022. Online Only Orders - NO CASH ACCEPTED. Contact Kim in the office should you have any queries.