Dates to Remember
Term 4 Week 4
Thursday 3 November
- Year 6 UWA Excursion 9am-2:30pm
- 4 Year Old Kindy 2023 Information Session 5pm-6pm
Friday 4 November
- Year 1 Assembly & Awards
- Fathering Project – Dads & Kids Camp Out 5:30pm
Term 4 Week 5
Tuesday 8 November
- EduDance PP-Yr 6
- School Advisory Council Meeting 7pm (6.30pm dinner)
Thursday 10 November
- Becoming a Man, Becoming a Women – Year 6 @ 6pm
Friday 11 November
- Pre-Primary Excursion to Clontarf College
- Kindy 2023 Induction Morning 9-10:30am
- Remembrance Day 11am – Lead by Year 3
Term 4 Week 6
Tuesday 15 November
- EduDance PP-Year 6
- ACM – P & F and School Advisory Council @ 7pm
Wednesday 16 November
- Student Council Meeting 11am
Thursday 17 November
- SPX Swimming Carnival Yrs. 3-6 AquaLife Victoria Park 11am-2pm
Friday 18 November
- Year 5 Assembly & Awards
- PP – Year 6 Colour Run @ 1:30pm
thank you for the example of the Saints.
We desire to join in their company,
worshiping You forever in Heaven.
Please help us to follow in their footsteps,
and in Yours, Jesus Christ.
Please help us to conform ourselves to Your image,
seeking Your will in all things, as the Saints did.
A Message from the Principal
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
We are fast approaching the middle of Term 4 and no doubt your personal lives reflect school life in that they are busier than usual. During this increasingly busy period where great demands are placed upon your time and capacity to fulfil numerous, and sometimes competing roles, I hope that you find a few minutes throughout your days to pause, breathe and ground yourselves. As mentioned in the previous newsletter, taking a moment to give thanks to God for the small things that bring us joy and fulfilment, and calling upon the Holy Spirit for guidance, will greatly assist us to fulfil our obligations with zest and energy.
This week is a special one in our Church calendar. We celebrate All Saints Day and All Souls Day. May we seek inspiration from the abundance of Saints who, despite enduring challenging times, always sowed hope and brought the light of Christ into the lives of the people they served. During the month of November, we remember and pray for the souls of our faithful departed, that they may be united with Christ in Heaven and rest in eternal peace.
Inter-school Athletics Carnival
Congratulations to all our Year 3-6 students who represented our school in the Interschool Athletics Carnival. Each student put in a stellar effort in the various events they participated in and showed great camaraderie and enthusiasm throughout the day. The big question on everyone’s mind going into the carnival was ‘can St Pius X bring home the shield for the third consecutive year?’ My goodness, they come close. We are incredibly proud of our team for coming a close second. In our eyes, in the areas of teamwork, sustained effort, conduct and overall performance, you did bring home the shield.
A special mention and congratulations must go to Hudson Hayes, in Year 4, who walked away from the day as ‘Champion Boy’. Seeing you come off the bus with a sea of blue ribbons and a medal around your neck was quite a sight! How you make running, at the speed and pace you do, look so easy I will never know. Well done, Hudson! Thank you also to Mrs Matthews, Mr Cooper, Mr Hughes, Mr Telfer and Mrs Poggioli for all your work in preparing the students and ensuring the carnival ran smoothly.
Year 2 Assembly
Thank you to our Year 2s for sharing the wealth of knowledge you acquired, during your Geography lessons, about rainforests. You spoke so clearly and reminded us of how important rainforests and trees are. We loved your dance and song that you shared at the end which beautifully summarised the key messages you delivered. Your costumes were amazing, and you were an absolute delight to watch and listen to. Thank you to Ms Christian and Miss Punch for preparing the students so beautifully and enabling them to contribute their individual gifts and talents during the planning process and final performance. Grace, I still cannot believe you choreographed that dance!!
World Teachers Day
Last Friday we celebrated World Teachers Day / Teacher Appreciation Day. Thank you to our wonderful P&F for providing our teachers with a well-deserved coffee and platter of treats for morning tea. We are very blessed to have such dedicated and passionate teachers here at St Pius X. Thank you to each of our staff for all that you do, day in day out, seen and unseen, to ensure our students have the best educational opportunities possible and are supported to flourish socially, emotionally, academically, spiritually and physically. You are the best!
Congratulations to our Year 3 students who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday. We pray that you will continue to strengthen your relationship with Jesus and strive to practice kindness, forgiveness and good decision making each day. Thank you to Fr Patrick, our parents, and Miss Tickner for ensuring the Year 3s were adequately prepared to receive First Reconciliation.
Year 6 UWA excursion
This Thursday, our Year 6 students will be venturing off to University of Western Australia to participate in a fun day of experiments in Environmental and Earth Sciences. Thank you to Oisin’s mum, Deirdre, for organising this wonderful opportunity for our Year 6s.
This Friday night our school oval will be covered in a sea of tents as our dads and kids camp out overnight. Our students are very much excited by the prospect of spending the night at school with their dad and fellow peers. They are looking forward to the fun activities in store for them and experiencing the strong community spirit that exists here at St Pius X.
Annual Community Meeting
The St Pius X ACM will be held on the 15th November at 7pm in the school Library. Please lock this date into your diaries and come along to support our P&F and School Advisory Council who have worked tirelessly over the year to deliver the best educational opportunities and community building activities for our students and families. We will celebrate the contributions and achievements of our school community with light refreshments at the end of the ACM.
All school fees are now due. Please attend to these as soon as possible.
Swimming Lessons 2023
Swimming Lessons at AquaLife in Victoria Park have been re-booked for Term 1 2023, Weeks 3-4, for our Year 3-6 students. Please ensure you complete and return the enrolment form to school by 9th December. Click here for a copy of the enrolment form.
Book Lists 2023
Booklist requirements have been sent home for children in Years 1-6 for 2023. Follow the instructions provided on these lists when ordering these. Orders need to be placed online or dropped off to the office by the 7th December.
Kindy and Pre-Primary classes for 2023 do not have a booklists as they will be charged a levy as per this year.
ASCS Athletics Carnival
Congratulations to our wonderful interschool athletics squad on an impressive show of talent and sportsmanship at the carnival last Friday. A great result for St Pius X finishing in 2nd place overall. A special congratulations to Hudson who received the title of Year 4 Champion Boy!
Thank you to our wonderful students who attended morning training sessions in the lead up to the carnival- well done to you all!
Physical Education Teacher
P & F News
Did you hear the exciting news? We are hosting a Colour Splatacular School Run 4 Fun ON Friday 18th November for our PP to Yr 6 students.
Fundraising is now open (NO CASH). Students have received their sponsorship booklet and can now create their online profile at www.australianfundraising.com.au.
The P&F will also supply lunch on the day. Happy Fundraising!!!