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EXCELLENCE IN ACTION! 

Thank you to Emi, Evie, Jax, Thomas and Ken from Year Two for showing me your fantastic work! These students visited my office to share their understanding of Confirmation. Students used their iPads to display their learning. Well done! 

OPEN AFTERNOON 

Wow! Our classrooms looked amazing on Wednesday 13 September, as students celebrated their learning from Term Three. Students had the opportunity to share some of their work with parents and caregivers. A big thank you to our fantastic teachers for preparing classrooms. Our students should be proud of the work they have produced this term. 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 

Congratulations to Mitchell, Pippa, Nate, Xavier and Denise who celebrated their First Holy Communion on Sunday 17 September, alongside First Communicants from our parish. Fr Paul led a special Mass, which included a very important message for our students. We then celebrated this special occasion with a morning tea in our hall. Thank you to Miss Janica Sell for preparing our students and to Mrs Erin Tyrrell for her support. 

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION 

On Sunday 22 October, Kyle, Dalian and Orlaith from Year Six will receive the Holy Spirit for the first time through the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please join me in keeping our Confirmation candidates in your thoughts and prayers. 

PARENTS & FRIENDS MEETING 

Our next P & F meeting will take place on Wednesday 18 October, 8:45-9:45am. We will meet in the Science Lab. Please come along to connect with our P & F and hear about some of the exciting things planned for our school. 

QUALITY CATHOLIC EDUCATION AWARD NOMINATION! 

As advised in our previous newsletter, we have been nominated to receive a Quality Catholic Education Award (QCE Award) for our Early Career Teacher Mentoring and Induction Program. Projects and initiatives nominated to receive annual QCE Awards fall under the QCE domains of Catholic Identity, Education, Stewardship or Community. Our nomination falls under the Stewardship category, as we have focused on the support and development of staff. 

A panel of judges will determine the overall winners for each domain, with a primary and secondary winner selected from each QCE domain. In addition to this, members of the public can vote for their preferred nomination as part of the People’s Choice Award. I encourage you to support our nomination by voting for us within the People’s Choice Award category. Please click HERE to cast your vote prior to Sunday 24 September! Thank you, in anticipation of your support. 

Award winners will be announced at the CEWA Staff Breakfast early next term. I will keep you updated regarding the outcome of this exciting nomination! 

WE’RE ON INSTAGRAM! 

We have joined Instagram and I encourage you to follow us (@olsotscps). Our Instagram profile complements our Facebook profile, being another platform to showcase the wonderful things that are happening at our school. 

ENROLMENTS 2024 

If you know of someone considering a quality Catholic education for their child in any year group, please invite them to contact the school for a chat or school tour. For just $10 per day (Kindergarten to Year Six), OLSOTS students can experience a child-focused education in an average class size of 16 students, allowing a greater focus on personalised learning. 

THANK YOU MRS TYRRELL, WELCOME BACK MRS RUSSELL!  

A big thank you to Mrs Erin Tyrrell for undertaking the Assistant Principal role over the last four weeks, while Mrs Lorna Russell has been on Long Service Leave. Erin has done a wonderful job in this role. We welcome back Mrs Russell at the beginning of Term Four.  

WELCOME MISS HASSELL! 

We welcome Miss Rebecca Hassell to our school community in Week Two of Term Four. Rebecca is a third-year Pre-Service Teacher from Curtin University. Rebecca will be completing her practicum placement in Year Six with Mrs Erin Tyrrell. 

NOT RETURNING TO OLSOTS IN 2024? 

As we are now at the end of Term Three, families who are not returning next year should have informed the school office in writing. If you are not returning next year but are yet to inform the school, please do so prior to the commencement of Term Four, Monday 9 October 2023, by emailing admin@olsots.wa.edu.au  

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 

I wish all members of our school community a safe and happy school holiday break. Term Four resumes on Monday 9 October. I look forward to seeing students return to school as we begin our last term of the year, in full summer uniform. More information regarding our Uniform Expectations can be found HERE. Our community playgroup will resume in Week Three, on Monday 23 October. Please remember that we have a Pupil Free Day on Friday 20 October (Esperance Show day). See you soon! 

Mrs Tyrrell's News

CONFIRMATION

Students in Year Six have also been preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 22 October at 9:00am. All members and families of the school are invited to attend mass and support these students.   

SOCKTOBER 

Socktober is an initiative under Catholic Care which raises funds for communities in need each year. This year funds are being raised for Timor-Leste to provide the poverty-stricken community access to appropriate and timely medical care and treatment.  

Today we held Silly Socks Day. Students wore silly socks with their sport uniform for a gold coin donation and enjoyed an afternoon of tabloid sports. We raised $107.10 to support this great cause, thank you for your kind donations.

 

Pre-Kindy - Tuesday

In Pre-Kindy this week we have been reading “When We Go Camping”. We shared our experiences of camping with our families, made a camping scene and enjoyed camping in our classroom tent.

Kindy

In mathematics we have been busy learning to count on from random number’s to twenty and making numbers in various ways using our thinking boards.

Pre-Primary

The Pre-Primary class have been working on their gross motor skills that engage our core muscles and crossing the midline. This is very important for our reading and writing skills. How many shoulder taps can you do in 30 seconds?

Year One

This term the Year 1’s have been working towards the class reward of a ‘Reading Camp Out’. After some amazing team work and cooperation, the students achieved this award last week. On Friday, the students began their planning for the camp out by designing some incredible blanket forts. They had to draw up their designs and label the different materials they would use. This tied in perfectly with our design and technologies focus of materials and their purposes. Then came the fun! The Year 1’s got to work building some fantastic blanket forts and spent the afternoon snuggling up with their favourite book. It was so much fun!

Year Five

The Year 5 class have been looking at angles and measuring them to an accurate degree. We have used our knowledge to create massive mosaic art works of various images with our fellow peers and explore our own creativity. Have a look at the designs below!

Year Six

Students in Year Six have been learning about measuring and identifying complex angles, including complimentary, supplementary, opposite angles and angles at a point. Last week they found their desks had been taped to reveal a wide range of angles, which they then identified and measured together using their understanding of the different complex angles.

P & F News

The next P & F Meeting will be on Wednesday 18 October at 8:45 – 9:45 am in the Science Lab. All parents and friends are welcome to attend.

Community Notices

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays. VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations. They are a great school holiday activity and they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water. Enrol at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim