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Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College Volume 15 Issue 13

28th April 2011

Dear Parents/Guardians, Staff, Students and Friends of OLSH

Thank you to the families who took part in last Monday s Anzac Day march, both as participants and supporters. Even though many people were away on the extended long weekend, a good number of students and staff walked up to Anzac Hill and took part in the RSL memorial service. Despite the relatively long march, and the lengthy liturgy, our students maintained a dignified and respectful presence throughout proceedings. College Captains and Vice-Captains; Dean Ryan, Rebecca Crack, Michael McGuirk and Alanna Breedon, laid two wreaths at the cenotaph, on behalf of the College community. There will be another community parade next Monday, 2nd May, known as the Bangtail Muster . Students are invited to join the College float, and no doubt there will be other options, as well, on this fun day for the town. The College participants are asked to gather at the Traeger campus at about 9.15am and we ll join the main group from there, on Gap Road. Parents/Guardians are requested to collect their child/ children from the Anzac oval car park at the conclusion of the parade. The parade should be finished about 11.30am; staff will supervise the children until they are collected. The Parents and Friends Association will meet tonight at the library at the Sadadeen campus, from 7.30pm. There are still some positions on the Executive that need to be finalised and planning for the College Fete and Walkathon will also be on the Agenda. Also, tonight there is a fundraiser for the OLSH College and St Philip s College combined band that will be participating in the Generations in Jazz festival in Mount Gambier, during next week. A dinner will be held at St Philip s, commencing at 6.30pm. The new College hall, known as The Marian Centre will be officially opened next Friday, 6th May, commencing with a Smoking Ceremony at 10.30am. Local member, Mr Warren Snowdon MHR, will represent the Australian Government and open the facility. Choirs from Bath Street and Traeger campuses will entertain those in attendance. You are very welcome to come along to the opening ceremony and then inspect the building. The student leaders from across the College will represent the student body at this relatively short ceremony.

Central Administration: Tel: 08 8950 6400 Fax: 08 8952 4607

Bath Street Campus: Tel: 08 8950 8666 Fax: 08 8953 2624

Dates to Remember

MAY 2nd-Bangtail Muster 4th 10th

Student Casual Day 12th NAPLAN

19th Sadadeen Open House 20th Sadadeen Athletics Carnival 23rd-27th Year 11 Semester 1 Exams

Campus Office Hours Monday - Friday 8am-4pm Campus Canteens Bath Street 89527532 Traeger 89508555 Sadadeen 89507318

College Uniform Shop Telephone: 89522742 Fax: 89555163 Opening Hours: Tuesday 8.15am 10.00am Thursday 8.15am-10.00am Thursday 2.30pm-4.30pm Lil Antz AfterSchool Care: Telephone: 08 89530015

Traeger Ave Campus Sadadeen Rd Campus: Tel: 08 8950 8555 Tel: 08 8950 7399 Fax: 08 8952 2851 Fax: 08 8953 2571

P.O. Box 2508 Alice Springs NT 0871 Website: www.olshalice.nt.edu.au Email: principal@olshalice.nt.edu.au

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Due to the clash with the opening ceremony, the students next casual clothes day has been transferred to Wednesday, 4th May. Best wishes

Br Paul Gilchrist Principal

Reflection

Doubting Thomas

God gives us a model in Thomas. Thomas is a powerful reminder of the importance of asking questions, making demands, and persevering until you get an answer! Of course he was fortunate to get his answer in just a week; we are going to have to wait and struggle far longer than that. John 20: 19-31

2011 Anzac Day Service. College Captains Dean Ryan and Rebecca Crack Vice Captains Michael McGuirk and Alanna Breedon.

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College News SADADEEN OPEN HOUSE A reminder to all parents and friends that Sadadeen will be holding its annual Open House on Thursday, May 19th starting at 6:30pm. There is no cost to attend and it promises to be a great night! There will be performances by the Dance, Drama and Music departments, displays by the Art, Media, Woodwork and Metalwork students and much, much, more! Hot food and drinks will be sold too. Be sure to come out and join us!

Campus News: Bath St Newsletter day already - what a quick week this one is! Remember that next week is also a shortened week, with Monday being Bangtail Muster. A note has gone home with details of the Bangtail Muster, so please be sure to have a read of it. Our Fish n Chip lunches will take place next week and you are welcome to join in the excitement. Just turn up with some lunch on the following days and have a special lunch with your children. This luncheon forms a major part of our fundraising for Project Compassion and we thank everyone who is taking part. Tuesday 3rd May - Transition and Year One Wednesday 4th May - Year Two Thursday 5th May - Year Three Friday 6th May - Year Four If your child does not have an order and would still like to have this special lunch, you are welcome to bring some Fish n Chips to school on the appropriate date. Liturgically, we are reaching the Second Sunday of Easter. The Gospel tells the story of Thomas, who doubted the Resurrection of Jesus. We are currently in what is known as the Great Fifty Days - the period from Easter to Pentecost. The Gospel for this week is John 20:19-31.

FIRST FRIDAY MASS PLEASE NOTE: Mass will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Monday 9th May. Parents and friends are welcome to join us for this occasion. Reminder: Next casual clothes day is Wednesday, May 4th

UNIFORM As the weather begins to cool, we notice a variety of clothing being introduced. Please refer to page 30 (Appendix 4.1) of the Parent Information Handbook that you received upon enrolling your child. It states very clearly the uniform expectations. An agreement was also signed by parents upon enrolment which stated I/we accept and agree to support the standards of behaviour, discipline policy, grooming and uniform which the College requires . If your child needs to be out of uniform, please supply a note stating this and for how long you expect this to be the case.

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER In an effort to keep up with the times , we have a Facebook page and a Twitter account, where you are welcome to join us to stay informed about what s happening at Bath St. To find us on Facebook, search for Olsh BathSt and on Twitter, look for @OLSH_BathSt. We are using these tools, more as an information sharing mechanism and not so much for the social aspect. Facebook is not available to children 13 years of age or younger.

EMAIL ADDRESS As part of our Learning Technology Unit, many of the children are brushing up on their Emailing skills. In order to use their school Email address, they will need to log onto the following: https://webmail.ntschools.net The children should be able to log in, using their usernames and passwords. Please do not change the passwords at home, as that causes trouble for some children in class.

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MERIT POINT WINNERS Paddy Coffey - Room 1 Tahlee Cripps & Stenci Thampi Enjoy yet another long weekend John Healy Acting Head of Campus Bath St

Campus News: Sadadeen URGENT! Generations in Jazz Band Members Please note the following items: 1. All medical forms must be in before we go away next Wednesday. Please hand them in to the front office by Friday morning. 2. All band members are reminded that they are to be at St. Philips no later than 5:30 to help with any final preparations for tonight s fundraising dinner. Be sure to bring your instrument as the band WILL be performing! 3. There are four more band practices. Students are asked to attend as many as possible: Division 4 Sunday 2:15 to 3:30 @ St. Philips Monday 10:00 to 11:00AM @ OLSH College Division 3 Sunday 12:30 to 2:00 at OLSH College Monday 0:00 to 10:00AM at OLSH College

Sadadeen Band Practices The Sadadeen Band will not have practices on Monday, May 2nd due to the public holiday and on Monday, May 9th as Mrs. Quesnel will be on the band excursion. There will be a band practice on Monday, May 16th.

Campus News: Traeger Welcome back to the Start of Term 2. We have an 11 week term!

SCHOOL UNIFORM Please note that all Students are required to wear FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM to and from school as well as at school. The practice of changing shoes and hats will see these items confiscated till the end of term. Please note that your child is representing the school whenever they are in uniform, and their behaviour should reflect this.

HOMEWORK CENTRES

EACH WEEK EXCEPT WEEK10 AND

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Traeger Campus Homework Centre Held on Thursdays. You need a Traeger Homework Centre Card to attend. Please contact the front office for a permission form.

Indigenous Homework Centre These are on Monday and Thursday. (The first centre for Term 2 will be Thursday May the 5th.) The sessions go from 3:00 4:00pm and will be held in the 6.2 home room. Students attending will be bussed home.

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Year 5 Homework Centre Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm. This will be held in our library where the students must be collected at 4:00pm please.

TRAEGER ATHLETICS CARNIVAL The Traeger Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday of Week 7. Please keep this day free for volunteering and supporting your children. It will be held at the Head Street Oval. Students are to make their own way to and from the oval.

STUDENT UPDATE FORMS A form was sent home this week with all students to update your contact details. Please return these forms so that we are able to contact you should your child need it. There are a lot of children who do not have contact details for when they are sick or need to be collected early.

YEAR 7 CAMP On the morning of Tuesday the twelfth of March we all waited eagerly in the school car park for the busses, which would take all the year Sevens to Uluru and Kings Canyon. As the busses arrived we all lined up to place our bags in the storage units below the bus. Then we all got on the bus and drove towards Uluru. We were on our way. When we all arrived at the Olgas, or Kata Tjuta, we went on the Valley of the Winds, which was an amazing walk with beautiful scenery. Once we completed the walk we drove towards Uluru. We made it just in time to view the sunset on The Rock. After dinner we drove to our campsite at Yulara and unrolled our swags. The next morning we woke up at 5am to watch the sunrise on Uluru, after which we went on the base walk of Uluru. It may have taken two and three quarters of an hour but eventually the whole group that walked made it. When the walk was over and we had had a rest stop at a shop for a snack we drove to Kings Creek Station, where we stayed for the next two nights. On the third day, we went to Kings Canyon and did the Rim Walk which seemed like it took forever when it only took around three hours. When we got back to the busses we had an apple and headed back to Kings Creek station for the next night. On the final day, we packed up and got back on the busses. After four hours of driving we arrived at the Camel Farm, Jim s Place. Everyone got a camel ride, which was EXTREMELY bouncy. After we had lunch we drove back to Alice Springs where we were picked up by our families. Written by Samantha Pieniacki and Isaac Marshall

Have a great week Tony Healy Head of Campus Traeger

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a Miracle. The other is as though Everything is a miracle. (Albert Einstein, Physicist)

Kindly note that College Students are only supervised between the following hours: Bath St Campus 8:00am to 3:20pm Traeger and Sadadeen Campus 7:55am to 3:20pm Please bear these times in mind when dropping off or picking up your children.

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OLSH College Newsletter 28 April