Sunday, 30 June 2019

Week 10 Term 2

Good afternoon!

The last week has arrived and we are finally on the home stretch!

Term 2 has been such a busy and productive time, the students have worked like troopers producing some amazing pieces of work! We are very proud of the learning habits they have developed and the maturity they are showing as we grow closer to Year 5. In saying this, it is time for a well-deserved break!



REMINDERS - WEEK 10

Father Ian and Mr Wilkie Farewell Mass - Tomorrow Father Tony Chiera will be celebrating Mass with us in the hall to wish Mr Wilkie and Fr Ian a happy farewell and retirement. The mass will begin at 1.30 pm and afterwards there will be an afternoon tea for the parents and parishioners to share together. It has been asked if families in Years Four to Six provide a plate for this afternoon tea and take it to the hall in the morning. We thank you for your support with this.



Pencil Cases Refill - At the end of this week we will be sending the student's pencil cases home to be restocked and organised. We are finding that every time we need to rule up, cut something out or glue something down, a stream of students are moving around looking to borrow from their classmates. Please have a quick look in their pencil cases to check this.

Pupil Free Day - Just a friendly reminder that the first day back (Monday 22nd July) of Term 3 is a pupil free day. Looking forward to seeing you on the Tuesday!

HOMEWORK - WEEK 10

Please see below for the homework assigned for this week. 

1. Reading - Students are to read for 10 minutes each night.
2. Timetables - 12's -  Students are to practice at least 4 times throughout the week at home. 

3. Spelling - the students are to complete LSCWC with their spelling words and put their words into sentences on One Note. These are due in on Friday.

NO MENTAL MATH'S THIS WEEK!



Have a happy and safe holiday with your children. We thank you so much for your support over the past term. We are looking forward to the exciting times ahead.




Have fun and relax!


       Sandy Ricciardone

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Term 2 Week 9


Good morning!

Welcome to Week 9!

What a wonderful day it was yesterday, the students were absolutely amazing and they all looked fantastic! They were a real credit to their families and their school yesterday with their reverent behaviour and participation...lots of proud tears leaking out of my eyes!

A HUGE thank you to the prayer buddies and their families for attending, we were very grateful for your support.

A huge thank you also, to the Year 3 parents for all their hard work in catering our morning tea. We will be sending an email to express our thanks to them today on behalf of ourselves and the Year 4 students and families.



REMINDERS - WEEK 9 

Cross Country - This is scheduled for this Thursday 27th June beginning at 9am. The Year 1's will run first and then class by class. The carnival is expected to conclude by 11am...students are to wear their faction t-shirts and are to come ready to support their faction! All parents are welcome to attend...I would like to recommend a pair of wellies as the oval is quite wet and damp!

This will be weather/lightning dependent so please keep an eye out for any communications from the OLC Admin to advise of any changes.

Fr Ian Farewell Mass - Is on this Friday afternoon beginning at 1.30pm in the hall. All are warmly invited to attend.

Password Security - Just a reminder about security - we have had a student who has had their password scammed via a phishing email. The students are logged in to all relevant sites already and should not be prompted to enter their log in details at any point - ClickView is the only exception. 

Please ask your child to check with you if they receive any emails asking them to enter their log in details.


HOMEWORK - WEEK 9

Please see below for the homework assigned for this week. 

1. Reading - Students are to read for 10 minutes each night.
2. Timetables - 11`'s -  Students are to practice at least 4 times throughout the week at home. 

3. Mental Maths- Complete Unit 17, p 34 & 35. All sections are to be completed.

4. Spelling - the students are to complete LSCWC with their spelling words and put their words into sentences on One Note. These are due in on Friday.


Have a great week!

       Sandy Ricciardone

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Eucharist Is Finally Here!

Good afternoon parents,

Welcome to Eucharist Week. We are working hard and learning a lot about this special Sacrament as we get ready to receive it on Sunday.

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REMINDERS - WEEK 8 

Dress for Sunday - A reminder that all students receiving the Sacrament need to be dressed in their Sunday best. 

This means a white dress/skirt/blouse for the girls with appropriate footwear and a white button up shirt for the boys with dress pants. 

A reminder that no denim or skate shoes are to be worn.


Church Tour and Eucharist Rehearsals - We will be heading down to the church on Friday 21st June at 11.30am. This will mean unfortunately that the Year 4 students will not be able to participate in the Refugee Rice Lunch experience. We ask that as many students as possible make a gold coin donation in lieu of missing out on this important event.

The students will be taken on a tour through the church where they will learn more about the items found in the church, the symbols and rituals that occur during mass. They will then have a rehearsal for what to do on Sunday - this will include practicing receiving an unconsecrated host and water if they have chosen to receive the wine on Sunday.

If you would like to come to the church to have a practice at giving the wine to your child, you are welcome to join us at 1.30. It is a very straightforward procedure and we will be on hand to guide you on Sunday morning.

Seating - Each family will be allocated a pew. As you are aware, the pews are quite small with enough room for parents, the candidate and siblings. Extended family will need to use the seating at the back or upstairs in the choir loft. 

Please make sure that your child is at the Church no later than 8.45am. Parking and seating will be at a premium so please factor this in to your plans! They will escort you to your seat and when asked they will make their way to the entrance to process in.

We will then have a celebratory cake and cuppa once mass has concluded - all are welcome to stay. We ask that you supervise your child at all times and remind them about appropriate manners in the church. Mrs Morley has respectfully asked that all food and drink remain on the lino - not the new carpet please.


Receiving Communion - As each child goes up to receive Communion, we ask that you sit quietly and respectfully with your family. Please give each child the same reverence and respect that you would like for your child.

Paperwork & Money - We are still missing the $10 payment from some families, if I can ask that you send this in with your child tomorrow.

Reports - As we have now finalised our comments and grades for our Semester 1 Reports, we will be getting in touch with the parents of those students that will be receiving a D in either Literacy or Numeracy. Please keep your eye on your Inbox.


HOMEWORK - WEEK 8

Please see below for the homework assigned for this week. 

1. Reading - Students are to read for 10 minutes each night.
2. Timetables - 11`'s -  Students are to practice at least 4 times throughout the week at home. 

3. Mental Maths- Complete Unit 16, p 32 & 33. All sections are to be completed.

4. Spelling - the students are to complete LSCWC with their spelling words and put their words into sentences on One Note. These are due in on Friday.


5. HASS and Science Assessments - These will be conducted on Tuesday and Thursday. We are asking the children to take their books home to have a read through in preparation for their tests.


Have a good week and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Mrs Ricciardone



Monday, 10 June 2019

Week 7 Term 2

Good afternoon all,

Where has this term gone, I can't believe how fast report writing time has arrived, with the sacrament of Eucharist around the corner.

Eucharist Paperwork - A reminder that some Eucharist candidates still need to return their list of sacraments received, notice of intention to receive the wine and the $10. If you can please send these in as soon as possible, check with me if you are not sure! It is due by this Friday 14th June.

Year 4R Prayer Liturgy - This Friday we have our prayer assembly where we will be carrying out a short little skit that reinforces the important gestures and actions carried out during mass. It would be fantastic if you were able to join us and share in this special liturgy.

All the students have a part to play and majority of the students have a reading. I ask that each night the students are practicing their reading off the script sent home yesterday, so they are confident little actors on Friday:) 




OUR LEARNING

We have been working really hard in the last few weeks. We have created some beautiful tree art pieces which helped us to learn about warm and cool colours. We have just started looking at using lines to help us create a landscape as well as the concepts of foreground, middle ground and background. (Please come and have a look, as they look amazing!!)


In our Health - Keeping Safe lessons, we have been learning about the Rights of Children and how these should be the same for all children all over the world. We watched some great clips which share how the experiences of children differ all over the world and that we should be very grateful to live where we do. We also discussed the importance of doing what we can to help others wherever possible. We had a great discussion as well about what constitutes a right...new sneakers are not a right! The students understand that with these rights comes great responsibility. (They are on display, come and check them out!)


We had a fantastic time learning a lot about the Busselton Jetty at our Incursion a couple of weeks ago. The students had a great experience looking at the history of the jetty as well as some of the threats it faces,  how pollution is affecting the local fish and bird life and a chance to examine some fossilised critters and sea life.






In friday we went to the Nigilgi Cave and we were so lucky that the weather held out for us. We were part of a great intitiative with the City of Busselton to do some planting to help with the revegetation around the cave. As a way of thanking us for our efforts, we were spoilt with a hotdog and tour around the cave. Thank you to Mr Matthews and Mr Chandler who gave up their precious time to help make this day run as smoothly as possible.











HOMEWORK - WEEK 7

Please see below for the homework assigned for this week. If you can please support your child to complete all parts of their homework each week. This helps with their personal organisation and reduces their anxiety of getting in trouble when it is not done. 

We have also asked the students to show you their One Note diary page each week to help keep you up to date with what is happening - we feel that this helps them to build diary and organisation skills which are important foundations to build on as they move through their schooling.

You will notice that I have added in a small section underneath for you or your child to type in a small comment on their organisation around their homework.
1. Reading - Students are to read for 10 minutes each night.

2. Timetables - 9's -  Students are to practice at least 4 times throughout the week at home. 

3. Mental Maths- Complete Unit 15, p 30 & 31. All sections are to be completed including those missed from Monday and Tuesday.

4. Spelling - the students are to complete LSCWC with their spelling words. These are due in on Friday.


Let's hope the worst of the weather has happened and we can begin to enjoy some drier weather.

I hope to see you on Friday morning. 


Mrs Ricciardone

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Week 5 Term 2

Good morning parents,

Welcome to another fantastic week here in 4R...today is National Sorry Day, so the Indigenous round in the footy this weekend provided a great talking point for us this morning during our reading comprehension strategy time. During this time we looked at a video discussing the Stolen Generation which will be a focus for us this week as we celebrate National Sorry Day today and Reconciliation Day tomorrow. 

This Friday we will be celebrating Mass as a whole school here in the Hall beginning at 9am and the students will be working on writing a prayer in line with the conversations that we are having about National Sorry and Reconciliation Day. We are all working on a whole school display to be put up at school showing our respect and empathy for those affected.




REMINDERS - WEEK 5 

Change to Homework - Please note that we have moved part of the students spelling homework on to One Note. Your child will be asked complete their Words into a Sentence on their One Note but will still complete their LSCWC in their homework books. If this creates a problem for you at home with the technology considerations - it is fine for students to complete these in their homework books.

Making this change is going to help them to practice and improve their typing skills and increases familiarity and proficiency with the use of their computers and One Note.

Ngilgi Cage Re vegetation & Adventure Tour Promo Excursion - On Friday 7th June, the Year 4 students have been invited by Andre Courtis, MRBTA Education Officer to assist with some replanting of native vegetation around the Ngilgi Cave grounds.

During this time, Andre has asked for 14 volunteers to undertake an Adventure Tour in which promotional shots will be taken to be used in future MRBTA advertising. Those students that have been chosen will bring home an image release form to be signed by their parents and returned to school by Wednesday 5th June.

A separate permission slip will be sent home with your child today - this will need to be filled in, signed and returned by Friday 31st May. 

We would love to have 2 parent helpers from each class to assist with the planting if you are able to? You will need to bring your own gloves! Please let me know if you are able to assist - further details will be included in the permission slip.

Whole School Mass - as mentioned above we will be sharing a whole school mass on Friday 31st May beginning at 9am. You are warmly invited to attend if you are able.

Headphones - Can we please remind you that ALL children must come with a set of working headphones. They are used multiple times a day and students are missing out on crucial learning activities if they do not have them.

Computers - as the term has progressed there has been an increase in the number of students who have either forgotten their laptop or it is not charged enough for a day of learning. This is making life difficult for them as we plan multiple activities throughout the day that require the use of their laptop. 

If your child does not bring their laptop or it runs out of charge, they will be issued with an Infringement Notice which will be taken to Mr Torrese or Mr Wilkie to be signed and then it will be brought home to you to be signed and then returned to school to the teacher that issued it. 

By this time of the year, we feel that students should be responsible for the care of their computer. Most importantly, please encourage your child to check their cables are correctly plugged in and that the power is on. Yes, it seems simple but these are what students are feeding back to us.

June Long Weekend & Catholic Day - please be aware that you will have an extra long weekend as OLC staff will be taking their Catholic Day on the Tuesday. School will resume on Wednesday 5th June...enjoy the extra long break!

HOMEWORK - WEEK 5

Please see below for the homework assigned for this week. If you can please support your child to complete all parts of their homework each week. This helps with their personal organisation and reduces their anxiety of getting in trouble when it is not done. 

We have also asked the students to show you their One Note diary page each week to help keep you up to date with what is happening - we feel that this helps them to build diary and organisation skills which are important foundations to build on as they move through their schooling.
1. Reading - Students are to read for 10 minutes each night.

2. Timetables - Personal Review - The students are to choose the tables they feel they most need to work on based on their recent times tables test and then practice at least 4 times throughout the week at home. 

3. Mental Maths- Complete Unit 14, p 28 & 29. This will be marked on Friday morning, please ensure it is here!

4. Spelling - the students are to complete LSCWC with their spelling words each night and put their words into a appropriate sentence on their One Note document. These are due in on Friday.


Have a good week,

Mrs Ricciardone & Mrs Martin

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Week 4 Term 2

Good afternoon parents,


I hope you had a fun filled weekend. Thank you to those who were able to attend the Mass on Saturday night, it was lovely to see the church filled with such reverence. 

Congratulations to Cielo who received the merit certificate for last week, her commitment and focus is soaring, being an outstanding role model for others to follow.

Our second group of pen licenses went out on Thursday. We congratulate Imogen, Rose, Lily, Rhavi, Jaz, Skyla, Georgia, Priya, Holly and Cielo. It is such a pleasure to see that the children are being mature with this new responsibility and taking great pride in their work. I am looking forward to presenting more on Thursday as there a couple of children I have spoken to and I can see they are trying hard. 

Have you had your child show you their OneNote as yet? The students are using this program weekly in class. One of the things we want them to show you is there Diary page each week, please ask to see it. This way you will know what they need to do and what is coming up!


HOMEWORK - WEEK 4
Please see below for the homework assigned for this week. If you can please support your child to complete all parts of their homework each week. This helps with their personal organisation reduces anxiety of getting in trouble when it is not done. 
1. Reading - Students are to read for 10 minutes each night.

2. Timetables Review 3, 4, 6, 7, 8's - The students are to practice at least 4 times throughout the week at home. We have planned to test this on Thursday in our Math's lesson. PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY ARE PRACTICING!

3. Mental Maths- Complete Unit 13, p 26 & 27. This will be marked on Friday morning so please make sure your child brings their homework books on this day.

4. Spelling - the students are to complete LSCWC with their spelling words each night and put their words into a appropriate sentence. These are due in on Friday.




IMPORTANT NOTICES

Eucharist Slips and Money
Just a reminder that we require those who are participating in the Eucharist to return all forms and money by the end of next week. An information slip, a wine intention slip and $10 in a labelled envelope are the items we require. Thank you to those who have already done this. Next week I will send out a reminder SMS to those who haven't sent them in.


ART HELP!
A text was sent out calling for any helpers to assist this Wednesday 22nd May and next Wednesday 29th May from 2-3pm. It is to assist with the hot glue guns. We are still looking for helpers if you can spare some time. Thank you for your support.


Book Fair
On Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd of May, there is a book fair in the library. The library will be selling books from 8-9am and 3-4pm on these days. The children are also able to take money during their Library lesson on Thursday morning. However if they are intending to take more than $20, we ask that you write a note giving them permission to spend that money.


Pupil Free Day - Staff Professional Development Day
Just a reminder that this Friday 24th May, there will be a pupil free day as the teacher's will be involved in a Bright Paths PD.


Have a great week everyone!


Sandy and Alison