From the Deputy Principal:
World Youth Day 2023
WYD is the gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal Church and an intense moment of evangelization for the youth world.
On Saturday, 22nd July, the Catholic Education Tasmania World Youth Day (WYD) group gathered at the Salesian Don Bosco Chapel in Melbourne for a celebration of Mass and, following a commissioning ceremony, left home soil for their twenty-three-day pilgrimage. In the company of Archbishop Julian, the pilgrims have had a busy itinerary in Rome and are now in Lisbon for the week-long WYD celebrations. They will then be on retreat in Fatima before returning to Tasmania on August 12.
Please keep them in your prayers as they continue their faith pilgrimage as part of World Youth Day.
Below is a photo of the group in front of St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City.
Can you spot one of our own staff members? Prize for the first student who comes to me with an answer!
If you or anyone you know has a child turning 5 in 2024 don't forget to call in and see Jayne or Maree at the school office to get your enrolment pack or, we can send one home.
Deloraine Golden Oldies:
Barry Westwood popped in this morning from the Deloraine Golden Oldies Group. They were kind enough to donate 2 large tins of Milo to our Breakfast Club. Such a lovely gesture from a local community group. Doantions to our Breakfast Club are always greatly appreciated!
Children's University Activities:
On Monday 31st August Claire and Jesse from the Children’s University (CU) in Launceston came to OLM to for a lunchtime learning session with our CU children. They had the opportunity to make different types of paper planes and learn how the design will affect the aerodynamics of their plane.
Trivia: In 2012 a new world record paper plane distance was set. Can you believe that it was almost 70 metres!
The Salvation Army:
At the end of Term 2 Tess Leguis organised a fundraiser as part of International Donut Day. Students were able purchase donuts, with all money raised going to the Salvation Army in Launceston. As a school community we donated approximately $200.
An awesome effort to everyone who purchased donuts, and a massive thank you to Tess and her mum, Sharon, for organising this for our school community.
Come and celebrate Catholic Education Week. Our Lady of Mercy will be hosting a family breakfast on Tuesday morning, 8th August. There will be egg and bacon muffins and a coffee van on site. We look forward to seeing everyone!!
Learning from around the classrooms:
National Science Week:
National Science week commences 12th August. Theme: INNOVATION; POWERING FUTURE INDUSTRIES.
Children's Book Week is not far away so get your creative caps on!! The theme for this year is READ, INSPIRE, GROW. Our Book Week Parade will be held on Wednesday 23rd August at 9:30am.
While we love seeing the children dress-up, we do not wish this to be and expensive exercise for families.
St Brendan Shaw College Production:
Friday Sport OLOM vs Cressy at Cressy: Friday 4th August.
Catholic Education Week commences: Monday 7th August.
Family Breakfast: Tuesday 8th August, 8:00am onwards.
Catholic Education Week Mass: Grade 5/6, Wednesday 9th August at St Thomas Moore's.
National Science Week: Monday 12th August.
Children's Book Week Dress Up Parade: Wednesday 23rd August, 9:30am.