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O'LOUGHLIN CATHOLIC COLLEGE Newsletter 27 May 2020 Make Us One In Christ Dear O’Loughlin Community, Leadership is vital to an organisation and particularly a school. We are very fortunate at O’Loughlin to have outstanding leaders, from our Student leaders to our Executive Leaders. They are leaders that ‘others will follow’ and we particularly try to follow how Jesus led, as Servant Leaders. Yesterday afternoon, I met with our Middle Leaders team to discuss the important issues of the day. At one point, I looked around the room at the group, made up of Coordinators and Executive members, and really understood how fortunate we are to have such a team. I also had a real sense of pride that I was a part of the team. This team has the important role of promoting and strengthening our positive school culture by working and walking side-by-side with our students, staff, families and community. We don’t always get it right, but we sure try. I thank our Middle Leaders for all they do and I look forward to continuing to strive with them to continue to give all of us the opportunities to be the best we can be in 2020. Important news: We currently have a proposal to redevelop our O’Loughlin Oval and name it the Michael Bowden Oval, to recognise and remember my dad’s incredible contributions to O’Loughlin, Catholic Education in the NT and NT sport. If you would like to discuss or ask any questions regarding the proposal and redevelopment, please contact me at any time. There are exciting times ahead as we continue to develop our great College. All the best. Rhett Bowden From The Principal, RHETT BOWDEN Upcoming Events Jun 8 Queen's Birthday Public Holiday Jun 26 Last day of Term 2 Jul 20 Student Free Day Jul 21 Students return for Term 3 Jul 24 Darwin Show Day Aug 20-21 Photo Day In This Issue: Pg 2: Deputy Principal Pg 3: Executive Team Pg 4 : College Prayer Pg 5: Enrolments 2021 Pg 6: Senior School Pg 7: Middle School Pg 8: Health & PE Pg 9: Mathematics Pg 10: Science Pg 11: Library Pg 12: Parent TV Pg 13: Front Office O’Loughlin Catholic College, along with the Catholic Diocese of Darwin, is committed to promoting the safeguarding of all children and young people. Consistent with gospel values and our Mission Statement, we follow the example of Jesus in respecting the dignity of each child, young person and vulnerable adult. Follow us on Facebook!

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O'LOUGHLIN CATHOLIC COLLEGENewsletter27 May 2020

Make Us OneIn Christ

Dear O’Loughlin Community,

Leadership is vital to an organisation and particularly a school.

We are very fortunate at O’Loughlin to have outstanding leaders, from ourStudent leaders to our Executive Leaders.  They are leaders that ‘others willfollow’ and we particularly try to follow how Jesus led, as Servant Leaders. Yesterday afternoon, I met with our Middle Leaders team to discuss theimportant issues of the day. 

At one point, I looked around the room at the group, made up of Coordinatorsand Executive members, and really understood how fortunate we are to havesuch a team. I also had a real sense of pride that I was a part of the team.

This team has the important role of promoting and strengthening our positiveschool culture by working and walking side-by-side with our students, staff,families and community.  We don’t always get it right, but we sure try.

I thank our Middle Leaders for all they do and I look forward to continuing tostrive with them to continue to give all of us the opportunities to be the bestwe can be in 2020.  Important news:We currently have a proposal to redevelop our O’Loughlin Oval and name it theMichael Bowden Oval, to recognise and remember my dad’s incrediblecontributions to O’Loughlin, Catholic Education in the NT and NT sport.

If you would like to discuss or ask any questions regarding the proposal andredevelopment, please contact me at any time.  There are exciting timesahead as we continue to develop our great College.   

All the best.Rhett Bowden 

From The Principal,RHETT BOWDEN Upcoming Events

Jun 8 Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

Jun 26 Last day of Term 2

Jul 20 Student Free Day

Jul 21 Students return for Term 3

Jul 24 Darwin Show Day

Aug 20-21 Photo Day

In This Issue:Pg 2:  Deputy PrincipalPg 3:  Executive Team Pg 4 :  College Prayer Pg 5:  Enrolments 2021Pg 6:   Senior SchoolPg 7: Middle SchoolPg 8: Health & PEPg 9: MathematicsPg 10: SciencePg 11: LibraryPg 12: Parent TVPg 13: Front Office

O’Loughlin Catholic College, along with the Catholic Diocese of Darwin, is committed to promoting the safeguarding of all children and young people. Consistent with gospel values and our Mission Statement, we follow the example of Jesus in respecting the dignity of each child, young person and vulnerable adult.

Follow us on Facebook!

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DEPUTY PRINCIPALStephen Versteegh

Dear Members of the O’Loughlin Catholic College Community, This Sunday 31st May, the Catholic Church across the globe will come together tocelebrate Pentecost, or the ‘birthday’ of the Church. As a College, we will we gathered(virtually), together with Fr Peter Hendriks MSC, to celebrate this special event. Thecelebration of Pentecost recognises the Holy Spirit descending upon the Apostles andsending them throughout the nations of the world to live out Christ's calling, to makeJesus known and loved throughout the world. As Pope Francis has said, we pray that through the Holy Spirit we are touched by thegrace of our Lord:  The prayer we make to the Holy Spirit is for the grace to receive his unity, a glance that,leaving personal preferences aside, embraces and loves his Church, our Church.  It is toaccept responsibility for unity among all, to wipe out the gossip that sows the darnel ofdiscord and the poison of envy, since to be men and women of the Church means beingmen and women of communion.  It is also to ask for a heart that feels that the Church isour Mother and our home, an open and welcoming home where the manifold joy of theHoly Spirit is shared.   BYOD (Bring your own device) Just a reminder to all families that it is an expectation for students in Year 8 -12 to havetheir own laptops, which students are required to bring to the College each day. If forwhatever reason your son/daughter does not have a laptop, I ask that you please contacttheir Year Level Coordinator to discuss possible ways in which the College may be ableto support your son/daughter. O’Loughlin Catholic College (OCC) is committed to providing opportunities to prepareour students to live, work and be successful in the 21st century’s world of technology.To facilitate this, our teaching practices at OCC aim to be student-centred by providingstudents with the opportunity to become independent learners. The BYOD policysupports the College in achieving these aims.  Study Skills Tips

As Year 10 and 11 students prepare for their end of Semester exams, and a numberother students are in preparation for tests, it is important that students develop theskills for memorising notes.

Learn more at www.studyskillshandbook.com.au Our school’s access details are: Username: oloughlinPassword: 70success      Pentecost Reflection/Blessing

May the Spirit bless us …May the face of all creation shine upon us …the grace of life be within our soul.May we find in the eyes of a baby the light of truth …And in the branches of the trees, arms to hold us …And in the warmth of sunshine be surrounded and caressed by thegentle light of the moon…May our own heartbeat accompany us into fullness of lifeAnd as our feet meet the earthand as the wind caresses our facebe blessed with all of creation as one with God.    God Bless,

Stephen VersteeghDeputy Principal

1. Make your notes as brain-friendly as possible, point form, tables, diagrams and no big long sentences or paragraphs.2. Start the memorisation process of your notes early, don’t wait until just before the test or examination.3. Memorisation involves testing yourself over and over and over and over. So read a section, then see what you can say or write down without looking. Then go back and see what you got wrong or didn’t know. Put a pencil mark next to these bits.4. Now focus on the bits you didn’t know. Say them out loud, repeat them to yourself, write them down a few times.5. Then test yourself on those bits again and see if you remembered more this time.6. Do this over and over and over again. Then do it one more time again.7. Make flashcards or use a flashcard App on your phone to create flashcards on the parts you find hard to remember. Review these every day before the test.8. Make a list of the key concepts you find hard to learn and each night read through them just before you go to sleep and first thing when you wake up as these are powerful memory times.9. Do lots of practise questions without looking at your notes or the answers to see if you can a) remember and b) apply the information. Review the things you did not remember again.10. Your job is to keep testing yourself in order to find out which bits have not stuck in your memory yet so you can review these until they do.

OCC Running Club

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O'LOUGHLIN CATHOLIC COLLEGEExecutive TeamHead of Middle SchoolCatherine HivesHello everyone, I hope the term is going well for you all and things aresettling, as we get back into routine with a few things going ‘back tonormal’ with your after school and weekend activities starting back.

Today - I want to focus on the image/quote that has been sent throughfrom Parent TV “ I think that when the dust settles, we will realise howvery little we need, how very much we actually have, and the true valueof human connection.” I really liked this one, as it really ‘connects’ wellwith our College and the reasons that I love being a part of thiscommunity. Connection is so important in all avenues within our school:academically & pastorally – as it’s our connection with the students,each other, teachers, families and wider community. And from thisstrong connection becomes our relationships! With good relationshipswe continue to stay true to our College Motto of ‘Make us one’ - andconnection is what starts us to get there. Our connections face to face have been adjusted slighted, as manywould say but I personally think it has forced us to really focus on ‘whatit means connect’ with those around us. For this week I challenge you to‘really connect’ with each other, your families, work colleagues, thepeople you encounter at the shops and most importantly yourselves.Share a smile or laugh, pause to take a breather and be grateful for thethings around you, and/or spread a little more kindness to those aroundyou. But most importantly to be a little more ready to actively listen tothose who you connect with and discuss the emotions you may befeeling. Talking is such a great way to connect but active listeningreally allows for further trust to keep the relationship strong. And don’t forget to check out the new parent TV links for this edition. Thanks for reading, listening and connecting in,Catherine Hives  

APREDanyelle Kelly

Greetings during this changing time! This term in Year 8 Religious Education we’re learning about the book ofRuth and parables. Danielle Cockett has created a brilliant comic strip inresponse to reading the 4 chapters. I am constantly amazed by thefantastic work of our students and eager to bring you more examples oftheir impressive work. Good job Danielle! On Friday we will have a whole school Mass for Pentecost. This is whenwe celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus afterhis Ascension, held on the seventh Sunday after Easter. We are going tocelebrate our Pentecost Mass this Friday at 10:15am and it is going to bea little different. We are going to Zoom (Video present) the whole Massinto each of the homerooms. Fr. Peter Hendriks from St. Paul's Parishwill be presiding in the library where we will be filming to cast out to thewhole school in their classrooms. I encourage you to go on our FacebookPage as we are also going to cast it live for our community! May you have a blessed day and I look forward to seeing you on theFacebook Live! Blessings, Ms. Danyelle Kelly

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COLLEGE PRAYER

Come, O Holy Spirit

Come, O Holy Spirit.Come as Holy Fire and burn in us,come as Holy Wind and cleanse us within,come as Holy Light and lead us in the darkness,come as Holy Truth and dispel our ignorance,come as Holy Power and enable our weakness,come as Holy Life and dwell in us.Convict us, convert us, consecrate us,until we are set free from the service of ourselves,to be your servants to the world. Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit by John Henry Newman

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ENROLMENTS 2021

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Senior School

As we head into the busy end of thesemester and the exam period it isimportant to discuss how the pressure ofhigh school exams is one of the firstpressures in life that teaches students thevalues of dedication and commitment.Here are some valuable tips on howstudents can prepare for exams. Study Alone You should study alone as much aspossible as friends often don’t agree onwhat to study together and study sessionsoften become chat sessions that do notoffer any learning. Even if you want tostudy with friends, make sure your friendshelp you learn rather than distracting you. Get a Good Environment It is also smart to study in a goodenvironment where there are nounnecessary noises or distractions.Libraries or your personal rooms can bethe safe havens for study if you let them.Just make sure you don’t have a TVscreen, phone or a play station in yourroom to tempt you. Have All Things You Need You should sit with all the books, notes orstationery items you need during thestudy session to ensure that you don’thave to get up often and forget what youhave learned to date. Eat Healthily When you are studying you should eathealthy. It will ensure that your mind staysactive. Don’t gorge on coffee or junkfoods as they won’t help. Start from the Beginning Always study according to thechronological order of the chapters. Thisis because the first few chapters alwaysserve as the base for your learning.

Take Regular Breaks It is also advised that you rest your bodyand mind for 15 minutes for every houryou study. It will ensure that you don’t gettired or just study for the sake of it.Rejuvenating yourself would help youlearn better after the break. Seek Help In case you can’t understand a concept,you need to seek help. You can ask yourfriends, parents, siblings, tutors orteachers to lend you a hand. Test Yourself Once you are sure that you have studiedand understood a chapter, you need totest yourself on the topic to make surethat you don’t forget anything. A writtentest is always better than an oral one. Sleep Right Many students make the mistake ofstudying late at night. This may hampertheir sleep patterns and make them feeldrowsy later in the day. So, you shouldensure that you get at least 8 hours ofsleep every night as it will ensure you feelfresh every day. Learn Every Day Last but not the least, if you want to aceevery exam, make sure that you keepstudying from day one and not try to justpass the exam by studying in the last fewdays before the exam. When you studyfrom the start with equal dedication, youwill always get good results.

STUDY TIPS

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Middle School

Peer Support ProgramEach year our year 7 students participate in thePeer support Program as part of theirtransition into secondary school. Normally thiswould involve year 11 students taking aleadership role and facilitating the program,but in 2020 we have changed this and haveprovided the year 10 students with thisleadership opportunity. Year 10 studentsnominated themselves for the chance to bepart of the program and spent two daystraining in order to facilitate Peer Supporteffectively. For almost 50 years Peer Support Australiahas provided essential support to Australianschools to positively impact the wellbeing ofchildren and young people. Healthierrelationships, positive school culture andimproved student wellbeing are some of theresults seen by participants of the program. Itis evident from O’Loughlin’s encouraging andcompassionate culture that this program hasmany benefits.

“I like that we play games at the end of the lesson and year 10’s are okay” - Caden Langridge “Having Peer Support acts as our way to learn how to have help in year 7. Not only does it give us incredible mentors, it also shows us what to expect in middle/high school” - Denham Crocker “I like that we got to play games at the end and they were really fun games. Those year 10’s were cool too :)” - Elijah Millard “I like the Peer Support leaders because they are friendly and kind and we get to play games” - Robert McConville

Year 7 students have responded positively tothe program and have provided the belowfeedback:

The year 7 cohort look forward to enjoyingwhat the Peer Support Program and their newyear 10 mentors/friends have to offer duringthe rest of Term Two. Mrs Maree HammerYear 7 Team Leader

MODI DI DIRE(Ways of saying things in Italian)

Non vedo l’ora!Literally: I don’t see the hour!Meaning: I am excited! I can’t wait to do something!English equivalent: I can’t wait! Fa un freddo cane!Literally: It’s dog cold!Meaning: It is really, really cold.English equivalent: This is probably best looked up online – adult censoring.

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Health and PEAthletics

Exciting News! One of the biggest disappointmentsdue to Covid-19 restrictions was the cancellation ofour annual Athletics Carnival. However, with restrictions slowly lifting and ourmiddle school students practicing track and fieldevents in their PE classes the school has decided torun some lunch time exhibition events.Unfortunately, due to the time restraints completingthe events at lunchtime means we can only have somany participants for each event. For field events in Weeks 7 and 9, Middle Schoolstudents will be selected from their class results. ForSenior students they will be given the option to signup for events. For track events in Week 10 allstudents are able to sign up prior if they wish to run.

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MathematicsMaths Students in a Twist

Part of the Middle School Maths Enrichment program at O’Loughlin is learning how to do the Rubik Cube. The Rubik's cube was invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik, a Hungarian architect, who wanted a working model to help explain three-dimensional geometry. But now it has become so much more than that. It has featured in films like The Pursuit for Happyness, singers like Justin Beiber can solve it and the world record is, believe it or not, an astounding 3.47 seconds! Learning the Rubik cube started out about teaching students about algorithms (following a set of rules) but it became so much more than that. Other areas of a student’s learning also addressed are:

Growth Mindset

Develops focus & concentration skills

Persistence – learn from your mistakes

Feel you’ve achieved something special

Improves short and long term memory skills

Picture the steps in your mind

Fun

Form of meditation

Use 2D images to represent 3D scenarios

Clarity of language

Great party trick

Grows your brain!

It also allows wonderful opportunities for the students to become the teacher, either to their peers (below left) or teachers (below right; with Jacob teaching Mr Blackadder).

If you already have a cube at home you can following the tutorials created by Mr Bament and his students at:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGj5i3BuGxhj6vzw8ACwj2mHl6NRCTtqlOr you can buy one from places like Woolworths or K-Mart for less than $20.Or students can come to MW3 any recess or lunchtime to hone their skills. For students who were already able to solve the cube, or learn to solve it, we’ve had timed races (record so far has been set by Kabir with 50seconds) and students have been challenged with other cubes like the Mirror Cube, 2x2, Void Cube, 4x4 and many more. Mr John Bament

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Science

Year 7 & 9 students sitting the BIG Science Competition on Tuesday morning.

Big Science Competition

Some of our Middle School students are sitting for theBig Science Competition this week! We wish themluck.

YEAR 7 – 7 studentsConnor 7.3Anne 7.3Amy 7.3Ben 7.3Phoebe 7.3 William 7.4

YEAR 8 – 26 studentsGerry 8.1 Bhumi 8.1 Anand 8.1 Hugo 8.1 Joshua 8.2 Jett 8.2 Seinnah 8.2 George 8.2 Isaac 8.2Joshua 8.2Zoe 8.2Kalliopi 8.2Mackenzie 8.2Brandon 8.2Julian 8.2Danielle 8.2Samantha 8.2 Archie 8.5Jerin 8.5Nicholas 8.5Tim Saji 8.5Charlotte 8.5Chelsea 8.5Ashleigh 8.5Sofia 8.5

YEAR 9 – 14 studentsJeslyn 9.2 Juliane 9.2 George 9.2 Ryan 9.2Geliane 9.2Jacob 9.2 Athanasia 9.3 Riley 9.3 Meena 9.3 Kierra 9.3 Robert 9.3 Damien 9.3 Savio 9.3 Rayn 9.4

What is the Big Science Competition?

The Big Science Competition is an easy way to challenge studentsfrom years 7 to 10 and track their performance against state ornational averages. It’s a 50 minute, multiple choice competition testing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, not just factual recall, so youcan find out what’s really going on inside their heads. Questionsare set in real-life, contemporary contexts, making them relatable(and interesting).

Thank you to Mr Rivas for organising the event!

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Library

News from the Library The 26th May is National Sorry Day. On 26 May 1998, the first National Sorry Daywas held to commemorate the landmarkBringing them Home report and remember thegrief, suffering and injustice experienced by thestolen generations. In the library we are paying tribute to our FirstNations people with displays and activities.

Students at Work

Chess Challenge

Maths Whizzers

Our Year 7's have done some beautiful work in ReligiousEducation, recreating some amazing dioramas signifyingJesus' journey through Holy Week and on to Easter Sunday.The quality of their work was very worthy of display in thelibrary for all to see.

Magazines

We have a selection of magazines available in the library for students to read and photocopy. The articles are current and a great research starting point. Time, New Scientist and Choice are among those available.

Follow the link to access library resources OCC Library and Resource Centrehttps://oloughlinkarama.softlinkhosting.com.au/oliver/home/browse/list Anne Lahy Teacher Librarian

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Parent TV

Our school has recently signed up to a trial of Parent TV, whichwe are very excited about. Parent TV is an on demand videostreaming website for parents, delivering the help they needfrom trusted experts anytime of the day or night. Expertsinclude a paediatrician, occupational therapist, psychiatrist,psychologist, accredited practising dietitian, autism consultant,behaviour therapist, sleep consultant, technology expert, socialworker, health and wellness expert and counsellor with newexperts coming on every month.

During the trial, I will be sending specific links to videos ontopics of interest. If you have any questions, interests and/orfeedback regarding this resource, please email myself [email protected] or Mr Stephen [email protected]

For more information about Parent TV please check out thesetwo introductory clips:

https://parenttv.com/public-videos/welcome-to-parenttv/

https://parenttv.com/public-videos/maggie-dent-explaining-parenttv/  

Here are a few new ones to look through:

KAREN YOUNG: THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN – THE IMPORTANTCHANGES PARENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUTThe adolescent brain is going through extreme changes.Understanding this and being responsive to it will help parentsmaintain a connection with their teen. https://parenttv.com/institute/oloughlin-catholic-college-2/videos/the-adolescent-brain-the-important-changes-parents-need-to-know-about/ RACHEL DOHERTY: WHAT’S WITH THE TWEEN/TEENATTITUDE?The tween attitude is all about defining themselves, but thatdoesn’t mean parents can’t put some limits in place to make lifemore livable. https://parenttv.com/institute/oloughlin-catholic-college-2/videos/whats-with-the-tween-teen-attitude/ DR JODIE LOWINGER: THE IMPACT OF MIND AND BODYCONNECTION IN HELPING WITH ANXIETYWhat role does sleep, diet and exercise play in childhood anxietyand why is important to be aware of the mind and bodyconnection? https://parenttv.com/institute/oloughlin-catholic-college-2/videos/the-impact-of-mind-and-body-connection-in-helping-with-anxiety/ KIDS HELPLINE: CHECKING IN ON YOUR CHILD’S EMOTIONALWELLBEINGThere are many things that can impact on a child’s emotionalwellbeing. One thing, in particular, is actually the emotionalwellbeing of their friends. In this video, Brooke discusses how tocheck in on what is going on in your child’s head when they arehelping a friend through a hard time. https://parenttv.com/institute/oloughlin-catholic-college-2/videos/checking-in-on-your-childs-emotional-wellbeing/ DR. VANESSA LAPOINTE: DISCIPLINE WITHOUT DAMAGEDOESN’T MEAN WITHOUT LIMITS, BOUNDARIES OR GROWINGUPOften times when people hear that children shouldn’t be givenconsequences or put in time out, but rather understoodempathically and championed developmentally, they get worried!Usually the worry is that this means it is going to be Disneyland-party time parenting with kids who rule the roost. Here Dr.Vanessa shares how this is definitely not the case, thatcompassionate parenting is full of rules and boundaries, and justhow to go about it all so you can strike the balance of being bothfirm and kind. https://parenttv.com/institute/oloughlin-catholic-college-2/videos/discipline-without-damage-doesnt-mean-without-limits-boundaries-or-growing-up/

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Front Office

We are currently conducting a Contact Details Audit. We would like to ensure your Contact Details are all up to date. Please could you Notify the Front Office via email to [email protected] if you have changed your;

AddressesPhone NumbersEmailsEmergency Contacts

Email [email protected]

Back to School Vouchers have been extended until June 25, 2020. Any and all camp deposits will be applied to school fees. If you would like to discuss a refund, please contact the College by May 29th. Please ensure that the appropriate reference is used when doing payments online and via transfer. If you need your family reference, please contact Finance.

FINANCE NEWS

SPORTING VOUCHERS

Supporting Territory Families: 2019-20 Urban SportVouchers Extended to the 6th of May 2020The Urban Sport Voucher Scheme helps families with thecost of organised sport, recreation and cultural activitiesand due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Territory LaborGovernment is extending the redemption date for the2019-20 Sport and Learn to Swim Vouchers to 12 June2020.The vouchers are available to every child enrolled inschool from preschool to year 12, including home-schooled children. Families with children enrolled in urban schools areentitled to a $100 sport voucher each semester to helpwith the cost of their child participating in a chosen sport,active recreation or cultural activity. For those parents or carers yet to request a 2019-20voucher, you can still do so up until 31 May 2020, notingthat the voucher needs to be redeemed by the new date of12 June 2020.Information for Parents and CarersIf you haven’t done so already, you can request your 2019-20 Financial Year Sport and Learn to Swim Vouchers by 31May 2020 at http://www.sportvoucher.nt.gov.au/apply.(This includes the 2019 semester two voucher and thelatest 2020 semester one voucher).

COLLECTION OF STUDENTS Just a reminder that if your son or daughter has an appointment duringschool hours, please notify the office via email [email protected]. Please ensure students are aware of the appointment. Where possible, please collect students at recess (10:45 am – 11:05 am)or lunchtime (1:20pm – 2:00pm) - this is to try and minimise interruptionsto classes.

CONTACT DETAILS

SCHOOL PHOTOSSchool photos will now be taking place on August 20-21. If photo pack orders have not yet been placed online or envelopesreturned to the Front Office, there are envelopes available forcollection for students from Carley in Student Reception. Dates for sibling photos have not yet been established.