Dates to Remember
Term 3 Week 10
Friday 22 September
- Pre-Primary Assembly & Awards @ 8:45am
- End of Term 3:05pm
Term 4 Week 1
Monday 9 October
- Professional Development Day for Staff. No school for PP-Yr.6
- Pre-Kindy to attend school today
Tuesday 10 October
- School commences for Kindy – Year 6
- Edu-Dance commences
- Executive P & F Meeting @ 5:45pm
- SAC Meeting @ 7pm
Thursday 12 October
- First Reconciliation Parent/Child Workshop @ 5:30pm in Parish Hall
Friday 13 October
- Gifted and Talented Testing – Yr.3
Sunday 15 October
- WA Bike Month – SPX bike adventure 2pm-4pm
Term 4 Week 2
Monday 16 October
- 3 Year Old Kindy and Year 6 Graduation Photo
- Year 4 Excursion to Fremantle Arts Centre & Maritime Museum
Tuesday 17 October
Thursday 19 October
- Australian Girls Choir Workshop 2:30pm
Friday 20 October
- ASCS Athletics Carnival Yrs. 3-6
Dear Lord Jesus,
We praise you and give you glory
for the wonderful things you do for us;
for life and health,
for friends and family,
for this splendid day.
A Message from the Principal
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
I am not quite sure how, but here we are in the last week of Term 3. It has been an exceptionally busy yet uplifting and rewarding school term filled with many wonderful opportunities and fun filled school events. Needless to say, our students, staff and parent community are ready for a well-deserved break from school routines. Thank you to our whole school community for all that you do to make St Pius X such a vibrant, connected and flourishing school. I wish everyone a restful school holidays and look forward to journeying together in what is set to be an exciting Term 4!
Last Tuesday our Year 3 students attended their Reconciliation Retreat at the Schoenstatt Shrine in Mount Richon. Through the guidance of Sister Lisette, the students came to develop a deeper understanding of the abundant love and mercy that Jesus has for us. The star attraction of the day, however, were the cute, fluffy lambs they got to take home with them. Their little lambs will hopefully forever serve as a reminder of the Parable of the Lost Sheep, symbolising God’s infinite love, forgiveness, guidance, and protection.
Thanks be to God, the weather forecast for today’s Athletics Carnival is in stark contrast to last Wednesday’s. Unfortunately, due to the change in date, I will not be able to attend as I will be at the CPPA Conference. Natasha, our Assistant Principal, will welcome and address our students and school community at the commencement of the carnival and will then come and join me for the conference for the day. Whilst we are saddened we will not be able to be a part of the carnival in person, we will certainly be there in spirit cheering our students on. In partnership with our parent volunteers, our staff will ensure the carnival runs smoothly and is a fun filled day for all. I can’t wait to hear how the day unfolds and trust that our students will exhibit our SEARCH values and the charisms of St Pius X (humility, charity and perseverance) in abundance.
Quality Catholic Education Awards
If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to support our school’s joint application with Clontarf Aboriginal College by clicking on the link below and voting for us.
Year 5/6 Wellbeing Day
On Thursday Our Lady of Fatima’s Year 5 & 6 students joined our Year 5s and 6s for their highly anticipated ‘Wellbeing Day’. Over the course of the year, the students have been connecting with one another online and finally had the opportunity to meet one another face to face. Shannon, from the CEWA Wellbeing Team, joined us and assisted the teachers to facilitate a range of activities centred on character strengths and leadership. There was an enormous amount of energy and excitement as the students put their character strengths to use and created their personal shield which highlighted their top five strengths. The students came away with a shared understanding of wellbeing: ‘feeling good, functioning well and doing good for others’. They learnt that when we invest in ourselves and lean into our inherit character strengths, we are able to flourish and positively contribute to the development of others. Thank you to Mrs Gregory and Miss Cohen for collaborating with Shannon, Miss Moore and Mrs Wright to make the ‘Wellbeing Day’ such a hit for our students.
Bricks 4 Kidz – Term 4
BRICKS 4 KIDZ will be running after school classes at St Pius X Catholic Primary School in Term 4, 2023, every MONDAY starting 16 Oct 2023 to 4 Dec 2023.
If you would like your child to participate please click on the link below to register.
Grandparents Day Mass
It was such a privilege to have our grandparents on site on Friday morning. Our students loved greeting their grandparents as they arrived and took great delight in sharing with them their learning environment and samples of work. The warmth and love that emanated from our students and grandparents was a sight to behold and an absolute joy to be a part of.
Our Year 3s did a marvellous job leading us through the readings and prayers of the faithful at Mass. Their tribute to their grandparents certainly pulled on the heartstrings and served as a reminder of the pivotal role grandparents play in the development of our children’s sense of self and family. Many of our children cited they loved their grandparents cooking so it was lovely to repay the favour by putting on a yummy morning tea for them.
Thank you to our amazing P&F and parents for coordinating and contributing to a fabulous grandparent’s morning tea. Thank you also to the beautiful St Pius X Grandparents. We thoroughly enjoyed being graced with your presence on Friday.
Wishing everyone in our school community a peaceful and joy filled end to the week and a relaxing school holidays.
WA Bike Month - SPX Bike Adventure
St Pius X-Bike adventure
The St Pius X, Dad’s group are promoting Bike Week, by organising a free Sunday afternoon of bike activities at our local cycle track.
When: Sun, 15 Oct 2023 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: George Burnett Cycle Track – Gillion Street, Karawara.
We’ll have an adventure bike course, bike challenges, games, safety checks and prizes!
Bring your bike and your whole family!! Challenge your teacher to join us! Tickets are free and a light afternoon tea will be provided for those that RSVP.
To book your spot, scan the QR code or register by clicking here
If you can help set up on the day or with any organisation prior please get in touch with Mike (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 0417 922 843
Check out what's been happening in our Classrooms!
Kensington Fire Station Visits St Pius
On Monday 18 September the Pre-Kindy Children had Kensington Fire Station visit. We were lucky to have the big fire truck and the little truck. We were shown all the gear that is on the fire truck and what the firemen need when they must go fight a fire or rescue people or animals. There were twelve fire hoses on the fire truck with a very big ladder. The little truck went onto the grass and everyone got to spray the water and pretend they were fighting a fire. It was a very fun and exciting morning!
Thank you to Mr Bailey and his team at Kensington Fire Station for visiting us at St Pius X.
Congratulations to Aveline Long, in Year 2, for coming second in the lower primary category of the City of South Perth Young Writers Awards. I had the pleasure of reading her well written and well-developed story, “The Owl and the Fox”. We are so proud of your achievements, Aveline, and look forward to publicly acknowledging you at our upcoming Assembly on Friday. If you wish to read Aveline’s story, seek out the City of South Perth’s Young Writers publication which is on display in our Library.