OLOG eNewsletter Term 4 Week 6
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
The term is flying by, and it seems incredible to think that we only have fourteen days of school left from next Monday. With Christmas not too far away, our students are busy practising carols for our annual Carols on the Green here at school on Thursday December 7th. Our P&F will have food and drinks available from 5:00pm-6:15pm.
P&F Raffle is underway, and I thank you for the generous donations towards the Christmas Hampers for the raffle. There is still time to send in your donation for the Christmas Hampers.
Teachers are busy finalising student assessments and End of Year student reports. Student reports will be sent home on Monday 11 December with your child. Students will also meet their 2024 teacher and class on Monday 11 December. We will welcome new students and their families to the transition morning.
"Throw off everything that hinders us and run with endurance the race that is set before us” – Hebrews 12:1
Facing this downhill run, it can be easy to take the foot off the accelerator and coast into the Christmas season, however it is important to guard against complacency. It is important to aim for what St Paul writes about in his letter to the Hebrews – show endurance and to finish strong.
Finishing strong exemplifies the importance of students maintaining a high level of commitment and effort to their learning, expectations, behaviour and the OLOG Way, right to the very last day of term. As you know, there is a high correlation between student effort and success. Therefore, I urge all students to give themselves the best chance to succeed by ensuring they begin each day ready to learn and strive to complete all their set work to the highest level possible.
There also needs to be commitment to maintaining high behaviour standards that we strive for every day. I encourage all parents to reinforce this with their child about respectful and positive behaviours in their interactions and in their learning.
Finally, OLOG will be participating in the Glenelg Christmas this Sunday with over 70 excited students. It is lovely for OLOG to participate and look out for our shining stars!!
Peace and Blessings,
The following children have been preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation;
Oliver B, Indianna G, Daniel J, Ava N and James N.
They will complete their first Reconciliation next Friday at 4.00pm at Our Lady of Victories Church. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
We are looking forward to this Sunday’s Glenelg Christmas Pageant.
The title of our float is “The First Christmas”.
Reflecting our Catholic Identity we are dressing up as angels and shepherds and Maddi S as Mary, carrying baby Jesus. Thank you to the parents who have offered to walk with us, we have enough helpers now.
Please refer to the information about drop off and collection of children which was emailed to parents who registered their children for the event. This week some children helped make stars for the day, I am so thankful for their enthusiasm and willingness to help. The Pageant will be filmed and broadcast on Channel 44 Community Broadcast on Sunday 26/11 at 5.00pm.
Looking forward to a great day.
Term 4 Masses/Liturgies
Wednesday 6th December @ 9.15am- End of Year Mass: Whole School
Tuesday 12th December @ 5.30pm- Year 6 Graduation Liturgy at Our Lady of Victories (OLV) Church, High St Glenelg
APRIM/Leader of Learning
Food Safety Changes
Dear OLOG Community,
My name is Leanne Klemm, and I am OLOG’s WHS Coordinator.
The following information applies to our P&F’s, Volunteers and those of you who assist in any way with fundraisers that may require food handling.
We have been advised:-
Changes to Food Safety Standards: New requirements for Food Safety in Schools
With the introduction of a new Food Standard from 8 December 2023, the education setting will be required to have Volunteers who directly engage in the handling of food, complete a free 1-hour online course called DoFoodSafely.
Below is the link (it is a Victorian link; this is the correct one to complete)
If this applies to you, could you please complete at your earliest convenience and email certificate to Liza at email@example.com
Thank you for your continued support and I really appreciate you taking the time to complete this training.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or I am available in the office on Tuesdays Ph: 8177 9100.
On Friday 17th November, both 2/3 classes travelled into the city via tram to visit both the South Australian Museum and the Migration Museum. This excursion supported their HASS curriculum which focuses on how things have changed over time.
At the South Australian Museum, students learnt about Australia’s Indigenous history. They compared how objects and tools have changed over time now that we have access to new materials.
At the Migration Museum, students experienced school like it was in the 19th century. They wore old uniforms, used slate boards and pencils, and practiced writing in cursive.
The students had an amazing day and really enjoyed the different activities.
During Term 3, the children in 4/5RM learnt about Graffiti Art and Street Art. As part of their learning they critiqued various works of art, and created their own art. On Wednesday night we held an Art Exhibition and shared our art with our families. The children were very excited and it was great to see so many families come and share their children’s work and creations.
Year 4/5 Teacher
Congratulations to Levi and Bryce who were selected to represent South West at the SAPSASA Boys Cricket State Carnival last week. We are so proud of them!
Marion Council will be installing some new signage to assist visibility and awareness for safety around the Agnes St Kiss and Drop zone
- 2 school zone signs (25km/h) on both ends of Agnes St
- 2 new large drop off and pick up zone signs on school fence
Please remember to be safe and respectful when accessing the pick up/drop off in Agnes St. Please do not park in the pick up drop off zones between the hours of 8am-9am and 2.30pm-3.30pm on School days, if you don’t see your child immediately please circle around the block. Staff are on duty to support students at pick up and drop off times.
Next year OLGO will be celebrating 70 years since the first enrolment. to support this wonderful celebration we are gathering photos & memorabilia of OLOG from the past 70 years,
We invite staff, past and present, and families who may have hisotry with OLOG to delve into their archives and share their wonderful memories with us. Photos/memorabilia can be dropped at the office.
We thank you in advance for your support and look forward to celebrating this wonderful milestone with the OLOG community.
Hello, my name is Skye, and I am delighted to be joining Camp Australia at Our Lady of Grace School.
With over 14 years of experience in the childcare industry, I bring boundless enthusiasm, eagerness, and a sense of wonder to my role. Having relocated from NSW nearly two years ago with my very spoilt three-year-old American staffy, Kacey, and my charming ten-year-old blue point ragdoll, Kasper. I have a lot to explore here in Adelaide so please share some areas to see!
In collaboration with the dedicated team at Camp Australia, my goal is to foster an atmosphere of inclusivity and support, ensuring that each child feels valued and secure. I believe in the power of laughter and positive engagement, and you'll often find me running with the students, creating an environment filled with joy and shared moments. Please feel free to come say hello; I truly enjoy connecting with others and look forward to being an integral part of the wonderful Our Lady of Grace School community.
EOY Whole School Mass
Carols on the Green
Year 6 Graduation Liturgy @5:30pm
Year 6 Last Day
R-5 Last Day
PUPIL FREE DAY
Dear Parents and Caregivers
The time has come to organize our Christmas Hampers which will be raffled off at Carols on the Green.
Below you will find a colour listed beside your child's home room. We ask for students to donate an item in the assigned colour.
RE/1SB- Grey/ Silver
1AM- Light Pink
Year 6 - Hot Pink/Purple
Donations will close on Wednesday 29th November and tickets will be drawn on Carols night, Thursday 7th December.
Thank you in advance for your generous donations.
Dear Parents and Caregivers
Tickets for our Christmas raffle can now be purchased via Qkr!.
If you wish to purchase the raffle tickets (which will be sent home with your eldest child), please follow the below steps:
- Pay for full books via QKR ($10 for 10 tickets) PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING CASH PAYMENTS.
- Tear tickets from booklet and return stubs to the office by Monday 4th December
Tickets will be drawn on Thursday 7th December at Carols on the Green.
On Thursdays we encourage students to bring a game to school which they can play with a friend/friends in the Library at lunch time.
Games day is a lovely social interaction for our children and will continue to run on Thursday's this term.
Games are to be packed in a container/bag clearly labelled with student's name and class.
Please note no Pokémon Cards or trading cards allowed.