The school newsletter is a valuable source of information about events within our school community.

Parents and friends receive an electronic copy of the school newsletter By the Way each fortnight. It is also archived on the school website to be read at your convenience. It is a valuable source of information about events within our school community. It is important that parents read the newsletter and all notes carefully.

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  2018 Term 1 Week 6

Principal's Message, Open Morning for Prospective Parents and their Children, Award Recipients, Relationship Skills, Japanese Students, Skoolbag App, Munch 'N Crunch, The Season of Lent, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Attendance, Numeracy Nook, MacKillop Swimming Trials, Notes Sent Home, Scripture Bags, Project Compassion, Sacramental Program, Year 6 Lent Journey, Multilit Program - Volunteers Required, Lego Needed, Games-A-Thon, Child Protection Training, Race for Grace, Lowes - 20% off, Community News


  Term 1 Week 4 2018

Principal's Message, Awards, Catholic Schools Week, Open Morning, Numeracy Nook, Swimming Carnival, Assistant Principal's Message, RE News, Learning News, Japanese News & More...

  Term 1 Week 2 2018

Opening School Mass, Parent Teacher Student Conferences, Parent Info Night for Kinder Parents, Zone Swimming Team, Catholic Schools Week, Open Morning for Potential New Parents, Pupil Free Days, Kiss and Drop, Road Safety, RE News, General News,


Thanks, Awards, Reading Recovery and Emu Graduates, Swimming Carnival, Preparation for 2018, Thanks to Helpers, Year 6 Graduation, Summer Reading Challenge, 2018 Teachers, End of Piano Lessons, Online Bookings Open, 2018 Testing, 2018 School Fees

  Newsletter Term 4 Wk 8

Celebrating events over the past couple of weeks and looking forward to the end of year events.


Year 5 Leadership Development Day, 2018 School Captains and Nomination for Leadership Teams, Awards, Student Attendance, Building Program, Bookclub News, Canteen Closed 30th November, Lowes Vouchers, P & F News, Fete Sponsors, Community News


Fete, Awards, Attendance, Building Program, Mufti Day, RE News, Year 2 Speak re Mission, Year 5 Camp Reflections, Lowes Vouchers, Fete Sponsors


Fete, Awards, Hair Styles, Children's Week, Reading Recovery Graduates, Attendance, Building Program, Road Safety, RE News, P & F News, Sports News, Lowes Vouchers, Parenting Course,


Grandparents' Day, Awards, Attendance, Summer Uniform, Confirmation, Diocesan Athletics, Growth Mindset, The Art of Gratitude, Earn and Learn, School Fees


Yellow Day, P & F Movie Night, Awards, Enrolments for 2018, Musical DVD's, Attendance, Summer Uniform, Confirmation, Athletics, Grandparents' Day & Book Fair, Parenting Styles, Tennis Champion, Fete, What is Coding?, Year 3 Excursion to Apple Store


Forgiveness, Fr Mick, Musical, Attendance, Cadman Family, NAPLAN, Road Safety, Voice of Youth, Summer Uniform, Book Week, Cyber Safety, Thanks from Afghanistan, Fete, Zone Carnival, RE News, Year 2 News, Book Club, Library News, Netball Gala Day


Swinging Summertime, Awards, Enrolments, Attendance, Book Week, Earn and Learn, Thank You, Baptism, Reading Recovery, Stage 2 & 3 Soccer Gala Day, Fete, RE News, Fees, Corpus Christie Market Day,


Awards, Joanne Whiteley, Kinder Enrolments, New Canteen Operator, Thanks from the Selby's, Zone Athletics, State Cross Country, New Finance Email, Maths, Book Weeks, Earn & Learn, Swinging Summertime, RE News, Sports News, Library News


Student Led Conferences, Awards, Reading Recovery, Prayers Needed, Digital Social Skills, New Canteen Operator, Athletics Carnival, Holy Communion, Stage 3 Open House, Afternoon Pick Up Changes, RE News, Library News, Music News, Sports News,


Punctuality, Awards, Liturgical Seasons, Reports, Parent Teacher Student led Conferences, Teachers are Learners Too, Mathematics, Sibling Enrolments for 2018, Attendance, RE News, Pyjama Day, Skipping Invitation, Fees Reminder, Community News


Prayers Needed, Enrolments 2018, Building Update, Pentecost, Reading Workshop, Gonski 2.0 Funding Changes, Awards, Attendance, Canteen Licence, Soccer, Parent Teacher Student Led Conferences, Cyberbullying, Reports, RE News, Learning and Sports News


Mothers' Day, Sibling Enrolment, Awards, Learning at OLOW, Remembrance Wall Plaques, Attendance, Parent Teacher Student Led Conferences, Creative Arts, Sacramental Program, Reconciliation & Masses, Feast of Mary Help of Christians, Scripture Bags


ANZAC Day, Winter Uniform, Attendance, Awards, NAPLAN, School Photo Day, Mothers' Day, Fundraising, RE News, Year 5 Poems, Yr 6 Visit Canberra, Diocesan Cross Country, Library News, School Fees, Cookie Dough Ordering Instructions, P & F News


Parenting Best Practice, Survey, Pupil Free Day, Winter Uniform, Attendance, Awards, NAPLAN, School Photo Day, ANZAC Ceremony, Holy Week, Fees, Car Parking, Assistant Principal's News, RE News, Sports News, Harmony Day, Bandaged Bear Day, Coffee4Kids


Catholic Schools Week, Survey, Pupil Free Day, Winter Uniform Changeover, Awards, NAPLAN, Photo Day, ANZAC Day, Student Attendance, Project Compassion, Bicycles & Scooter Safety, Bandaged Bear Appeal, Student Leadership, RE News, Learning News, Sport


Lent, Maths & Coffee Workshop, Art Exhibition, Awards, Pupil Free Days, Sacramental Program, Naplan, Reading Challenge, School Photo Day, 2018 Enrolments, Fees, Catholic Schools Week, Swimming, Library News, P & F News, Community News


Successful Educating, Awards, Finance Secretary, Opening School Mass, P & F Meeting, Pupil Free Day, Sacramental Program, Road Safety, SRC, New Phone Number, Attendance, Project Based Learning, Food Drive for Mama Lana's, Community News


Welcome, New Families and Staff, Opening School Mass, Pupil Free Days, MAI, Parent Information Nights, Sacramental Program, 2018 Enrolments, P & F, Road Safety, Food Allergies, Photos and Videos, Complaints and Grievances, Building Project, RE News


Awards, Reading Recovery, Swimming Carnival, Building Project, MAI Bookings, Christmas Concert, Year 6 Graduation, Important Dates, Christmas Mass Times, Farewell from Mr Mifsud, Piano and Singing Lessons


Advent, Awards, Reading Recovery Graduate, 2017 Teachers, Christmas Concert, Thanksgiving Mass, Rotary Award, Working Bee, School Captains, Swimming Carnival, Reading Challenge, P & F Committee, Important Dates, Opal Cards, RE News, Diocesan Trials


New Assistant Principal, Awards, Remembrance Day, 2017 Teachers, Reconciliation, MAI Testing, Gymnastics, School Attendance, Primary Swimming Carnival, P & F AGM, Summer Reading Challenge, Important Dates, Learning News, Growth Mindset, Library News,


Family Meals, All Saints and All Souls Day, world Teachers' Day, Awards, P & F AGM, Kinder Orientation, 2017 Maths Testing, Swimming, Building Project, Bishop's Award, Reconciliation, Remembrance Day, Christmas Concert, Basketball Gala Day


Month of the Rosary, Kinder 2017 Transition Program, Awards, Year 5 Camp, Mathematics Testing January 2017, Keep Safe Online, Swimming, Canteen, World Teachers' Day, Building Project, Pupil Free Day, RE News, Year 5 Visit to St Dom's, Sports News


Grandparents' Day, Deepest Sympathy, Awards, Welcome & Farewell, Confirmation, Yr 6 Fundraiser, Pat-R Assessment, Building Project, Pupil Free Day, Summer Uniform, Attendance, Way of Mercy, Reconciliation, Sport, Footy Fever Day


Saint Teresa of Kolkata, Fathers'Day, Awards, Reading Recovery, Voice of Youth, Building Project, Confirmation, Cyberbullying, PUPIL FREE DAY, Summer Uniform, NAPLAN, Religious Literacy Assessment, Way of the Cross, Book Week, RE News, Learning News


Professional Learning, Awards, Reading Recovery Graduate, Way of the Cross, Book Character Parade, Fathers' Day, Summer Uniform, Kiss and Drop Zone, RE News, Curriculum Spot, Zone Athletics, Netball Gala Day, Wine Tasting Evening


St Mary MacKillop, Pupil Free Day, Leave, Confirmation, Awards, Reading Recovery Graduants, EMU Graduants, Soccer Gala Day Postponed, Congratulations, Way of the Cross, Kiss and Drop Zone, New School Address, Book Character Parade, RE News


Awards, Fees, World Youth Day, Reading Recovery Graduants, Deepest Sympathy, Child Car Seats, Pyjama Day, Penrith Community Kitchen Visit, Feast of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Liturgical Celebrations for Term 3, Sports News, General News


Jubilee Year of Mercy, Awards, World Youth Day Pilgrimage, 2017 Enrolments Open, P & F Meeting, First Communion, Year 3 Reports and Conferences, Farewell Mrs Eekman, Captivate Choir, Congratulations, New Bishop, RE News, Library News, General News


Dance-a-thon, Max - Go Fund Me page and Charity Golf Day, Awards, School Conferences, 2017 Enrolments, P&F Meeting, First Communion, Captivate Choir, Important Changes for Volunteers/Parent Helpers, RE News, Yr 4 Visit, Athletics Carnival, Cyberwise


Principal's travels, 2017 Enrolments Open, P & F Meeting, Building Update, Awards, New Forms for Volunteers, School Feast Day, Feast of the Sacred Heart, Dance-A-Thon, Girls Soccer Gala Day, Pedestrian Safety in Emu Plains Primary School Zones


Pentecost, Pray for Max, Awards, Dance-A-thon, New Forms for Volunteers, 2017 Enrolments, New Bishop, School Feast Day, Feast of the Sacred Heart, Prayer Cards, Yr 6 Visit Canberra, Zone Cross Country, School Fees, Afternoon Dismissal, Sunday Brunch


Welcome Back, Awards, Winter Uniform, 2017 Enrolments Open, P & F Meeting, NAPLAN, Building Project, Project Compassion, ANZAC Day, Mothers' Day Liturgy, Student Spot, P & F News, Clothing Pool, Change of Details, Sick Children, Community News


Harmony Day, Awards, Diversity Team, Munch and Crunch, Winter Uniform, Reading Challenge, 2017 Enrolments, Easter Raffle Results, NAPLAN, ANZAC Day, Cross Country, Become A More Positive Parent, Canteen Rewards for Lunch Orders, RE News, Dance Fever


Celebrations of Learning, Year of Mercy,Quality Catholic Schools Survey, Enrolments 2017, P&F Meeting, OLOW Building Project, ANZAC Day, NAPLAN, RE News, Sports News and Student Leaders


Lent, Awards, Zone and Diocesan Swimming, Fees, 2017 Enrolments, P & F Meeting, Catholic Schools Week, Open Morning Tour, Celebrations of Learning, Art Exhibition, Reading Challenge, ANZAC Day, RE News, General News,


Lent, SRC, Awards, Zone Swimming, NAPLAN Info Evening, Photos, Absences, Fees, Open Morning, Enrolments for 2017, P & F Meeting, Catholic Schools Week, RE News, Learning News, Help Needed for MultiLit, Dance Fever, Health Spot, Book Club, Homework


Opening School Mass, School Photos, Family Bush Dance, Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences, Kinder Parent Info Night, Celebrations of Learning, Thank You, School Leaders, Newsletter & Calendar, Reading Challenge, Kiss & Drop, Opal Cards, RE News


Thank you! Christmas Mass Times, Christmas Star, First Holy Communion, Meet the Teacher, School Leaders, Maths Testing, Swimming Carnival, K & Yr 1 Fun Day, Summer Reading Challenge, Year 6 Graduates & Awards, Christmas Choir, Book Club, P & F News


Awards, School Captains, Fr Mick, Reading Recovery and Emu Graduants, 2016 Teachers, HELP NEEDED, End of Year Awards, Reports, Library Books, Parking Safety, Reading Challenge, Maths Testing in January, P & F 2016, Christmas Hampers, Learning News


Feast of All Saints, Awards, Summer Reading Challenge, Remembrance Day, P & F Meeting, Student Attendance Guidelines, World Youth Day, Swimming Carnival, Safety First - Parking, 2016 Fees, RE News, Christmas Choir, Change to Bus Passes. Book Club


World Teachers' Day, Awards, EMU, Kinder 2016 Orientation, Michael Fullen, Maths Testing 2016, World Youth Day, Important Dates, No Hat No Play, RE News, Learning News, Curriculum Spot, Sports News, Library News.


Awards, Enrolments, Year 5 Camp, Kinder 2016 Transition, 2016 Mathematics Testing, World Youth Day, Swimming Program, VERY IMPORTANT DATES, Curriculum Spot, Learn-a-thon, Sports News, General News, Community News


Grandparents' Day, Awards, Earn and Learn, Learn-a-thon, Student Writing, CARES Excursion, Maths Challenge, Year One Learning News, Sun Smart, Sports News, Trivia Night, Community News.


Fathers' Day, State Athletics, Grandparents' Day and Book Fair, Mathematics, Parenting Styles, RE News, Learn-a-thon, Writeon Challenge Winners, Community News,


Feast of the Assumption, Teacher Professional Learning, Voice of Youth, Year 4 Religious Literacy Assessment, Fathers' Day Breakfast, Prayer and Celebration of Learning, Grandparents' Day and Book Fair, P & F Meeting, Mathematics, RE News, Sport


Awards, Religious Literacy Assessment, In Remembrance, Pupil Free Day, Fathers' Day Breakfast & Prayer, Grandparents' Day and Book Fair, Soccer Gala Day, Kiss & Drop, Maths, Learning News, Write On Competition, Learn-a-thon, Sports News, General News


Awards, Congratulations, Pupil Free Day, Free Mulch, Fathers' Day, Grant, Grandparents' Day & Book Fair, Earn and Learn, Premier's Reading Challenge, Camp Quality, Cancer Council Mufti Day, Collection of Data, RE News, Curriculum Spot, Learn-a-thon


Athletics Carnival, Sacraments of Initiation, Awards, Captivate, Pupil Free Day - 28 August, Days Absent in Reports, School Zones, Kanga Cup, RE News, Curriculum Spot, Movie Review, Book Club Book Review, Change of Details Form,


Refugee Week, Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Staffing News, Quality Catholic Schools Survey, Awards, Cross Country, Athletics Carnival, Reports, English and Maths, RE News, Curriculum Spot, Soccer Gala Days, Bus News


Pentecost, Awards, Diocesan Works Fund Appeal, Uniform, Photo Day, Pupil Free Day, Extending mathematical Understanding (EMU), Athletics Carnival, Reports, Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences, RE News, Year 1 Incursion, SRC's Way, Curriculum Spot


Holy Communion, Mothers' Day, Kinder Enrolment, Awards, Thank You, Winter Uniform, School Photos, Pupil Free Day, School Fees, Half Yearly Reports, RE News, Zone Cross Country Results, Clothing Pool News, Canteen Online Ordering Cut Off Time Change


ANZAC Day, Pupil Free Day, Award Recipients, Holy Communion, May is the Month of Mary, Mothers' Day Stall, Liturgy and High Tea, Diocesan Cross Country, P & F Meeting Date Change, NAPLAN, Library News, Year 4 ANZAC Poems and Artwork, Curriculum Spot


Easter, Kinder Enrolments Open, Awards for Weeks 8 and 9, Summer Reading Challenge, Dance Fever, ANZAC Remembrance Wall, Winter Uniform, New Canteen Operator, Pupil Free Day, NAPLAN, Urgent Help Needed, Boy's Haircuts, WOWFM, RE News, Learning News


Catholic Schools Week, Parenting Workshop, Art Exhibition, Kinder Enrolments Now Open, Awards, Working Bee Thanks, Student Work Samples, Winter Uniform,, New Canteen Operator, Student Leave, Pupil Free Day, RE News, Learning News, Help Needed


Parent Involvement in Learning, Open Morning, Catholic Schools Week, Parenting Course, Celebrations of Learning, Art Exhibition, Pilgrimage, Working Bee, NAPLAN, Baby News, Quality Schools Survey, Student Work Samples, Social Justice, and lots more!


Reading, Parish News, Awards Recipients, Kiss and Drop, Opening School Mass, Family Picnic Night, Working Bee, Ebony Penny Update, Fees, Swimming Carnival, New Consent Forms, Important Dates, RE News, Swimming News, Learning News, Curriculum Spot


Principal's Welcome, Important Dates, Grade Parent Evenings, Merit Awards, P & F News, Parent Workshops, Grandparents Morning Tea, Road Safety, Religious Education News,


Thank You, Advent, Christmas Concert, Reports, Road Safety Reminder, School Captains, New Bag Flaps, Winter Uniform, School Survey, End of Year Awards, Numeracy Assessments for 2015, Afternoon Safety, Reading Challenge, RE News, Christmas Mass Times


End of term events, Teachers for 2015, P & F, Christmas Concert, Reports, Numeracy Assessments, 2015 School Fees, School Captain Trifecta, Dates for your 2015 Diary, RE News, Curriculum Spot, General Information


Kinder Orientation Success, World Teachers' Day, Stop Work Meeting - Monday 10th November, Working Bee, Disco, P & F Meeting, Swimming Program, Christmas Concert, Reports, Numeracy Assessments, RE News, Curriculum Spot, Year 5 Camp, Sports News


Mrs Veling's Pilgrimage, World Mission Month, Working Bee, World Teachers' Day, Swimming Program, Naplan results, important dates, Sunday Stage Masses, CSIRO Incustion,Year 1 Writing, lots of sport news, Sunsmart, Bandanna Day.


New Fencing, Sunday Stage Masses, Working Bee, Social Media at OLOW, Catholic Mission, October the Month of the Rosary, Parenting Behaviours, Sports News AFL, Netball, Athletics, Chess, Enrolments 2015, Summer Uniform, P&F News Disco and Meeting.


Grandparents' Day, Pilgrimage, Teachers on Leave, Confirmation, Fathers' Day Breakfast and Prayer, Creative Arts Expo, Summer School Uniform, Hairstyles, Sports Shoes, Year 1 Narratives, Becoming Resilient Learners, Curriculum Spot, Sports News


Numeracy Week, Book Parade, NAPLAN Results, Staff Development Day, Fathers' Day Happenings, Uniform Expectations, Complaints, Mobile Phones, Security Fence, Grandparents' Day, Enrolment Information, Fees, RE News, Learning News, Sports News


Book Week, Security Fence, Raffle, Fees, Fathers' Day Breakfast, Digital Footprints, RE News, Kinder Visit the Farm, Curriculum Spot, Sports News, Do You Have Difficulty Getting Your Child to School?, Canteen News, Community News, Ecumenical Dinner


Parent/Teacher & Student Led Conferences, National Vocations Week, Maths Parents Workshop, Student Safety, Safety Fence, Whole School Photo Orders, How to Help Your Kids to Better at School, RE News, Learning News, Curriculum Spot, Voice of Youth


Welcome Back, Parent Maths Workshop, Sports Socks for Sale, Boys Winter Uniform, Homework, Pope Francis, Feast of the Sacred Heart, St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal, Religious Literacy Assessment, Curriculum Spot - Bullying, Sports News


Half Yearly Reports, Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences, Condolences, Athletics Carnival, New Enterprise Agreement for Staff, Alopecia Awareness, RE News, Curriculum Spot, Sports News, General Information and Reminders, Canteen News, Community News


Fete News, A-E Reporting Scale, Quality Catholic Schools Survey, OLOW Athletics Carnival, Sports Socks, Troy Street Parking, Alopecia Awareness, Check Your Children's Clothes, RE News, Learning News, Sports News, General Information & Reminders


School Fete, Pentecost Sunday, Troy Street Bus Stop/Parking, Sports Socks, School Fees, OLOW Athletics Carnival, A-E Reporting Grades Meeting, RE News, Premier's Reading Challenge, Cyber Safety, Curriculum Spot, Danger in our School Zones, Lowes


First Eucharist, Mothers' Day Stall and Prayer, Fete Countdown, NAPLAN, Winter School Uniform, Diocesan Cross Country, School Fees, Athletics Carnival, Semester One Reports, RE News, Learning News, General Information, Community News


Term Summary, Palm Sunday, Pupil Free Day, Celebration of Learning, Learning Conversation, Compliance Audit, Winter Uniform for Term 2, Sports Shoes, RE News, Curriculum Spot, Learning News, Sports News, ANZAC Day Help Needed, New Online Calendar,


Easter, ANZAC Day, Mothers' Day, Pupil Free Day, Movie Night, Mothers' Day Stall & Prayer, Diocesan Cross Country, First Holy Communion, NAPLAN, Winter Uniform, Fete, Reports, Celebrations of Learning, Mackay Lane, RE News, Curriculum Spot


Lent, Farewell Fr Robert, Easter Raffle, Celebrations of Learning, Sports Uniform & Shoes, Mackay Laneway Survey, NAPLAN, School Fees, Kinder 2015 Enrolments, RE News, Learning News, Year 6 Visit Canberra, Curriculum Spot, Staff Development Day News


Lent, Working Bee, Catholic Schools Week, Catholic Schools Survey, EMU, Creative Arts Expo, ANZAC Day, Grandparents' Day, Punctuality, School Attendance, Parking, Open Classrooms, School Photos, RE News, Year 1 Learning News, Curriculum Spot, Sport


Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences, Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge, Lent, Working Bee 8th March, Fete - 1st June,Catholic Schools Week, NRL Tackles Bullying, RE News, Learning News, Curriculum Spot, Sports News, General Information


Welcome to new families, Today's Learning, P & F Meeting, Swimming Carnival, School Concerns, School Uniform Reminder, Strings Program, Drama/Literacy Program, Japanese Lessons, Staff Development Day, Use of Emails, Sports News, General Information


Welcome, Important Dates, RE News, Curriculum Spot, No Hat No Play Policy, General Information and Reminders, Community News