From the Principal:
Dear Parents and Carers,
Re: Reporting for 2023
This year's reports, as you are aware, will be different. As part of this, Our Lady of Mercy students will host a Learning Expo together with their teachers to showcase the work they have been doing at school. This is an opportunity for parents to visit children in their classes, to explore what they have been learning, and to touch base with their teachers to see how their child/ren are progressing at school. The Learning Expo will take place on Thursday 29th June, 2:30 - 3:30pm. Please save the date.
The Mid-Year reports will be sent out to parents on Friday 30th June. We are expecting that these reports, together with the Learning Expo and Learning Snapshots on Seesaw, will provide very specific and detailed information on how your child is progressing at school.
Optional parent teacher conferences will be held in the last week of school for those parents who still require further information and want to speak with a teacher/s further.
PBS Morning tea:
The following students were chosen to have morning tea with Mary and Michelle - Astryd, Alex, Darcy, Abbi, Angus, Benji and Millie. These students have been making good choices throughout the term. They have been displaying our school values of Courage, Compassion and Respect towards their peers. Well done.
We Love Country:
In response to our learning about acknowledging and caring for country, the Grade 3/4 students created some images inspired by the book, 'We Love Country', by Leanne Pelikan, Kylie Dickson and Nicole Smith.
Simon Wood G3/4 Teacher
This past few weeks we have been going down to the Meander Valley Performing Arts Centre to learn how to play Table Tennis. We have learnt lots of tricks and tips during these sessions.
Our champions and runners-up from 3-6 were:
Grade 3/4 girls - Rosie Scott, Tahlia Atkins
Grade 3/4 boys - Archer Adams, Oliver Brunner
Grade 5/6 girls - Tess Leguis, Annabel Gunton
Grade 5/6 boys - Virgil Quiapo, Zaide Arnold
Thanks so much to the Port Sorell Table Tennis Community for running this program for us.
Written by Astryd Johnston
We had a full house at Curious Kids this morning! So lovely to see some new families attending today. Don't forget these sessions run on
Deloraine: Mondays 9:30-11:00am
Thursday from 9:30-11:00am
Westbury: Mondays 1:00-2:30pm
Vinnies Winter Relief Appeal:
Our Lady of Mercy will travel to Westbury Primary School this week to participate in football and netball. Games start at 12:30pm. All parents/carers are welcome to attend.
ADHD Parent Seminar 20/6/23:
Please see information below if you are interested in attending this event.
Tania Cavanagh Parent Seminar:
This event is to be held at St Brendan-Shaw College, Tuesday 4th July at 7:00pm. It is open to anyone in the community and is designed to give current information on the effects of drugs and alcohol on the human body. Please see the website for more information.
School Holiday Tennis:
Hello, Pip Martin here,
Super excited to share with you that the next 2 days of School Holiday Tennis fun are Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th July at the Devonport Tennis Club.
I love these 2 days as it gets our children outside being active, learning new skills, making new friends and having fun.
This is open from ages 5 to 18 for all skills levels. New players are most welcome.
Philippa (Pip) Martin
Head Tennis Coach
Tasmanian Tennis Academy
Sailing World Championships - Ireland:
Former Our Lady of Mercy student Caitlin Clippingdale is representing Australia at the World Championship Sailing Competition in Ireland. If you would like to make a donation to help Caitlin and her sailing partner, Rose, get to Ireland, please see the information below.