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Thursday Week 9

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What a day we have had today, and a great end of Primary School.  The students of 6Mc have worked so hard this week in preparation for last night and tomorrow, so today's extravaganza was a fitting way to relax a little.     Thank you for all the support, patience and kindness you have shown me over the past year. Thank you for your quick responses to my endless requests and willingness to help in anyway has been noted and appreciated throughout the year. I have been very blessed to have worked with your children this year. Thank you also for many wonderful gifts and the even more wonderful cards. These are not necessary but very much appreciated.  GRADUATION The mass will commence tomorrow in our church at 9am, we ask that you are seated and settled 10 minutes prior to this.  The students are to wear their formal summer uniform to this event.   The timing for arrival and the mass are listed below as per Amie's email earlier in the week: 8.30am: Parents, please drive your child

Week 9 - the last one!!

  Can you believe we have made it this far? This is the last week of Primary School for your children....How exciting..scary but exciting!! Hopefully you all enjoyed the graduation party last Friday! There are a number of important events coming up this weekc, so I have tried to keep the blog to information about these. GRADUATION Graduation mass will commence at 9am this Friday 9th December in the Church . Please ensure that your child arrives to school and is ready to leave as we will start to walk to the church at 8.40am.  The students are to wear their formal summer uniform to this event.  Your child will have an assigned seat with their name on it.  Can you please ensure you arrive 10 mins before the start , so you can find your seat and settle. There are  only 2 or 3 allocated seats next to your child for parents to sit  and then limited extra seating at the back for extended family and friends (please be aware that standing may occur at the sides of the church depending on the n

Week 8....2 to go!!

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Well, we are almost there....only two weeks to go, but wow are they busy!! We have lots of practice and preparation for both the Christmas concert and the graduation, our excursion and lots to finish in class!!  Artist Incursion - Rebecca Cool  As part of OLC's Strategic Plan to increase opportunities for Visual Arts experiences across the school, the P&F have organised local artist, Rebecca Cool, to work with all classes in the school this week.  Rebecca is a great local artist and hopefully some of my excitement to meet her will be shared by the students (I have her book!!).   Rebecca will do a lesson with each class, with our lesson scheduled for Tuesday, 29th November at 8:40 to 9.40am.  Graduation Practice and Year 6 Busy Bee  Our first graduation practice went well on Friday, we set out with two goals: 1. Find our seats for the ceremony at the church.  2. Work on our entrance to the ceremony. Well done to the Year 6 group, we left the church having achieved both of these

Week 7 - only 3 to go!

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Well, I cannot believe that t is already week 7 and that there are only 3 weeks to go...and a very busy three weeks that is!! This week, those students who will be attending either Bunbury Grammar or MacKillop next year will be attending their orientation days. These days will provide students with a snippet of high school life.  Hopefully the work we have been doing on high school preparedness will assist the students with the coming challenges. Graduation Practice and Year 6 Busy Bee  This Friday, the Year 6 students will have their first graduation practice at the church, followed by living out our service as we help out some of the parish community at the church busy bee . The students will need to wear their sport uniform, have a hat, wear sunscreen and bring a packed recess and lunch and water. Math Club  A massive well done to all the students who attended Math Club this year on Wednesday afternoons. You are to be commended for your dedication and resilience to your learning and

Week 5

What a fabulous swim carnival we had on Friday.  I was so proud of the way that all year 6's helped out with the organisation on the day and encouraged others.  The leadership shown was just wonderful.  I was also so proud of the resilience shown.  So many year 6's pushed themselves even though they were nervous or not feeling well.  So many Year 6's picked themselves up, told themselves to have a go and not only got on with the task, but worked so very hard!  Way to go Year 6's!! Important - Graduation PowerPoint  I am are hoping that if you haven't done so already, you can find and email me a photo of your child  as a baby and and a photo of your child in Kindy . We would like to create a PowerPoint for Graduation with these special photos, as well as others from their time at OLC. If you have any ripper photos from your child's time at OLC, we would greatly appreciate any donations. Please email them through so I can get onto this job as soon as I can. Term 4

Term 4 week 3

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Good afternoon and welcome to week 3!!!  This week in class we finished working with the order of operations in math and are building on this through our algebra unit of work and will be continuing with angles in measurement.  In writing we are finalising our 'I'm an expert' procedures and will be reflecting on how we went with these.   The students have been advised that they will need to bring to school the items they need to allow another person try and complete their procedure. Please support your child to bring in the items they need to complete their procedure for Thursday this week.  We are also starting our book club, so your children will be bringing their books home to read during the week.  As part of this, the students will be given a role to complete in-class activities on the reading that has been set. PAT Testing Over the next two weeks we will begin our series of formal PAT assessments which will help further inform our understanding of your child's lear

Term 4!!

Wow, how is it term 4 already?   I hope you enjoyed the holidays and that your children are ready and raring to go this term, I know I am!!  My plan for Term 4 is to help prepare your child for high school, whilst enjoying their last few months at Our Lady of the Cape. Peace Poster Winner Well done to Alexandra Youlden for her outstanding peace poster submission. She was voted the winner of OLC Peace Poster competition by the teachers and Year 1-6 students. Well done to all who competed, there were so many different and creative ideas on display.  This piece also forms part of your child's assessment pieces towards their grade. Please note that I am awaiting posters from a very small numbers of students, so if your child has not submitted their artwork, please encourage them to do so.  Graduation PowerPoint   Graduation is fast approaching and planning for this occasion has already commenced.  To assist, I ask that you please find and email me a photo of your child as a baby and/or