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Kaya Families of 5R and Welcome to Week 6

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 Kaya Families and Welcome to Week 6 Interschool Winter Sports Carnival ·       Please send me an email with permission for your child to participate in the winter sports carnival by MONDAY (30 th of May) – they are not allowed to attend without permission. You can either print this out and sign it (to send with your child Monday) or alternatively, email me with permission and preference for collecting your child. Thank you so much.  ·         Friendology As part of our whole school approach to managing and supporting student friendships at OLC, we will be continuing to use the URSTRONG Friendology program. URSTRONG is an award-winning friendship program that empowers kids with friendship skills to create communities of kindness in schools. In order to really expose the students to this program, this year you may have noticed that the students have a friendology diary. Every month there is a key focus, it would be great if you could read through this focus with your child and

Kaya Families of 5R and Welcome to Week 5

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 Kaya Families of 5R and Welcome to Week 5,  I hope you are all keeping well in these crazy times.  Dance for Sick Kids Monday the 23rd of May 8:50-9:40am Mrs Haines will be holding a full school k-6 Dance class in the Hall for the fundraiser. National Sorry Day A day of reconciliation for all Australians.  Thursday 26th of May.  Friendology As part of our whole school approach to managing and supporting student friendships at OLC, we will be continuing to use the URSTRONG Friendology program. URSTRONG is an award-winning friendship program that empowers kids with friendship skills to create communities of kindness in schools. In order to really expose the students to this program, this year you may have noticed that the students have a friendology diary. Every month there is a key focus, it would be great if you could read through this focus with your child and have an open discussion. Throughout this program so far in 5R we have revised the four friendship facts (see below) and loo

Kaya and Welcome to Week 3

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  Kaya Families of 5R and Welcome to Week 3 It has been a while since we have been in touch, so I just wanted to pop on here and give everyone a bit of a run down of how the next week is looking with a reminder of a few expectations in year 5.  Timetable for Term 2  Uniform Reminder  This week we transition into winter uniform.  Please remember there are no branded (nike or santa cruz) socks to be worn with the sports or formal uniform.  Students must only wear their woolen v-neck jumper with their formal uniform and teal jumper or black jacket only with sports uniform.  Students must have a school hat to be worn at recess, lunch and during sporting activities.  Library  Please make sure your child has a library bag which they bring along to school every Thursday. A lot of students are not able to borrow due to this.  Stationary  If you could please check in with your child and ask whether they are needing anymore pencils, glue-sticks and pens (or anything else), that would be greatl

Kaya and Welcome to Week 9

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 Kaya and Welcome to Week 9 Dear Parents, Families and Caregivers,  WOW! We are coming so very close to the end of the term. Can you believe it?  Just a few notices:  Busselton Triathlon  If your child is interested in participating, please access the following link to find out more information on how to register;  SUNSMART KIDS TRIATHLON - Busselton Festival of Triathlon We had some fantastic triathletes come to our school and speak to the students so I have seen that many are feeling rather inspired.  Merit Award Congratulations to Scarlett McNeil for this weeks award. Keep up the great work!  Homework  Just a friendly reminder; please make sure your child is completing their set times tables practice for each week and Reading log.  Next Friday the 1st of April students need to bring their homework books in so that I can check them off.  Have a fantastic weekend and thank you so very much for all your support.  Kindest regards,  Miss Rees

Kaya and Welcome to Week 8

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 Kaya Everyone and Welcome to Week 8,  I hope you have a fantastic weekend and take some time out to relax.  Monday is World Down Syndrome Day (21st of March) If you can, please remind your child to bring in a gold coin donation for the day.  We have painted our socks which are drying off over the weekend and will be ready for Monday.  Homework A lot of students forgot to bring their homework in for marking today.  Please remind them that they need to bring it in every two weeks on a Friday for marking before the new lot is given the following week.  The next time the homework is due is Friday the 1st of April.   Merit Award Congratulations to Zeph Whitcombe for this week. Fantastic stuff! Keep the great efforts up.  Character Strength for the Week  Dear Parents, currently at OLC we are focusing on modelling and observing different character strengths. This week we are looking for people who show honesty. "And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free". John 8:

Kaya and Welcome to Week 7

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Dear Parents, Families and Caregivers,  What a crazy busy (short) week we have had in 5R!  Today we had our class mass which was a great opportunity for the students to reflect on the meaning of Lent and how we can take action to walk in the footsteps of Jesus during this time.  Take a look at some of the images I have attached from the reverent  time we had together this afternoon.  Merit Awards  Congratulations to Isla McLaren for this weeks merit award and to Scarlett Bickett for last weeks Star Citizen award for compassion.  Homework  Please access the last blog if you needed a reminder on the homework the students are to be completing at the moment.  On Monday students need to bring in their homework books so that they can glue in some extra times tables practice for the week. Friday they also need to bring it in for fortnightly marking.  A  message from Miss Hurst in year 6 about World Down Syndrome Day:  Dear Parents,  As you may already be aware World Down Syndrome Day on the 2

Kaya and Welcome to Week 6

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 Kaya and Welcome to Week 6  Good evening parents, families and caregivers,  I hope you have had a wonderful break over the long weekend and enjoyed some time with your family and friends. Can you believe that we have only a month of term left?  Just a few notices for this short and sweet three day week ahead:  Character Strength:  This week we are focusing on "forgiveness."  At OLC we are focusing on modelling and observing different character strengths.  "If we do not strive to forgive and to love, we will not be forgiven and loved either" Pope Francis. Homework I've noticed after marking two weeks worth of homework (reading log and times tables practice) that many students found it difficult to access or upload their reading log. As a result of this, I have decided that I will hand out a hard copy to each student that can be glued straight into their book.  I will provide the students with a new reading log page at the start of each fortnightly block. Please