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Dates to Remember

Term 4 Week 6

Thursday 16 November

  • Basketball Clinic

Friday 17 November

  • Year 2 Assembly & Awards
  • Year 3 Excursion to Whiteman Park 9am-2pm

Term 4 Week 7

Tuesday 21 November

  • Edu-Dance
  • Basketball Clinic

Wednesday 22 November

  • Crazy Hair/Sock Day – Normal Uniform – Gold Coin Donation

Thursday 23 November

  • Basketball Clinic
  • Year 2 Excursion to Peninsular Farm 9:15 am-2 pm

Friday 24 November

  • Year 4 Assembly & Awards

Term 4 Week 8

Tuesday 28 November

  • Edu-Dance

Wednesday 29 November

  • NO CANTEEN TODAY

Thursday 30 November

  • Keyed Up Music Recital @ 2:30pm

Friday 1 December

  • NO CANTEEN TODAY
  • EOY Concert 6pm

Prayer

I want to see all things from your perspective, Lord, including the hope to which you have called us. To see with eyes of hope means that I will be able to discern your heart and hand at work everywhere. Things are not as they appear to the natural eye. You are working in all things all the time, for your glory and our good. Amen.

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The year is quickly drawing to a close on us, with only three more weeks of school remaining. As with the past few weeks, the coming weeks are set to be fun filled and busy. Remember to keep an eye on the important dates coming up!

Becoming a Man / Woman Parent-Child Workshop

Last Thursday our Year 6 students, together with their parents, attended an informative workshop about puberty. Our students displayed great maturity during the session and walked away with a wealth of knowledge regarding the changes their bodies are currently undergoing and the reason for them. I am sure the car drive home was filled with rich discussion around the content covered.

Remembrance Day Liturgy

Congratulations to our Year 3 students for leading us in a prayerful Remembrance Day Liturgy on Friday. All our students demonstrated such a high degree of reverence and respect that one could have heard a pin drop. May we continue to keep all those who lost their lives whilst trying to restore peace in our thought and prayers.

Annual Community Meeting (ACM)

Thank you to the parents who attended our ACM last night. The ACM is a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon the school year and celebrate the combined efforts and achievements of our school community. At the conclusion of the ACM, staffing for 2024 was announced and new staff members introduced.  For those who were not able to attend, a copy of the reports shared by the P&F and SAC will be made available on our school website shortly.

School Fees for 2024

Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) has announced that the fees parents pay at St Pius X School for 2024 have now been published on our website.  Please click here to view.

Farewell to Mrs DeLuca

At the end of this week, Mrs DeLuca will be leaving us to go on Long Service Leave. Following her leave, she will be undertaking a new role in a new school. We are incredibly grateful to Mrs DeLuca for all her contributions over the past two and a half years, particularly her efforts in establishing a strong partnership with Clontarf Aboriginal College. We will also miss Mrs DeLuca’s creative ideas for our Book Week displays, staff dress-ups and end of year dances. We wish Mrs DeLuca a restful and enjoyable LSL and every blessing as she commences a new chapter at St Hilda’s.

God bless,

Melissa Vranjes
Principal

Kindy/Pre-Primary Playground

Over the January school holidays, the new Pre-Primary / Kindy playground will be installed. The cost of the playground, $70 565, has been jointly funded by the P&F and school. I am sure you will agree, the new playground will be a welcome addition to our early childhood play space. Thank you to our School Advisory Council, P&F and early childhood teachers for your input and support in ensuring the design is conducive to our children’s needs and value for money was achieved.

P & F Parents Breakfast

How nice was it to see our undercover area buzzing with families enjoying breakfast and conversations with one another on Friday morning? Thank you to all the parents for attending and supporting our P&F in maintaining a strong sense of community in our school.

A special thank you to our P&F Executive Committee who were here at 6.30am preparing the food. The newly discovered leak in the barbeque gas line did not dampen their spirits nor prevent them from having the bacon and eggs cooked and ready on time; they aptly sourced frying pans to get cooking whilst awaiting help on the barbeque front. Thank you to all involved in the preparation of the food; many hands make light work and without parent support, events like this just can’t happen.

Thank you also to our Year 5/6 leaders for getting to school extra early to help out at the food stalls. Your willingness to serve and live out our SEARCH values is a joy to witness.

MacKillop Club - First Lego League Competition

On Friday, our MAC club students competed in The First Lego League Competition held at Woodvale Secondary College against 22 other schools, mostly secondary colleges.

As part of the competition, students were required to work as a team to code their EV3 Robots to perform certain tasks and navigate the obstacle course provided. Students were judged on robot performance, robot design, innovation project and core values (discovery, innovation, impact, inclusion, and teamwork).

After months of planning, constructing, coding, designing and creating, our team- The Robomasters- accomplished great things on the day. Their presentation to a panel of judges was both entertaining and informative and their ability to respond to judges questions was impressive! We are extremely proud of the way our MacKillop Club students embraced the challenges the tasks entailed and harnessed one another’s strengths to successfully problem solve and achieve the objectives.

As a result of their commitment, cooperation, and strong work ethic our team came away with two trophies: the Coach Award and Core Values Award. Congratulations to our MacK Club students and thank you to Mrs Matthews for preparing our students so well.

Congratulations Robomasters!

End Of Year Concert

The highly anticipated Pre-Primary-year 6 Concert will be held on Friday 1st December commencing at 6pm.

The programme of events for the evening are as follows:

5:15pm:     Drama students arrive and see Mrs Carrick
5:40pm:    Gates open – Cloister Avenue & Ley Street
5:45pm:    PP-Year 6 students need to be in their classrooms ready to prepare for the evening’s events
6:00pm:   Concert commences

  • Nativity Play and Christmas Carols
  • 10 minute interval (students reman with their teachers)
  • EduDance

7:30pm:    Concert Concludes
8:30pm:    Concert Pack up
8:45pm:    School gates will be closed and locked at this time

Please be reminded this is an alcohol-free event.

BRICKS 4 KIDZ - TERM 1 2024

BRICKS 4 KIDZ will be running After School Classes at St Pius X Catholic Primary School in Term 1, 2024. Every MONDAY starting 5 Feb 2024 to 25 Mar 2024 (except 4 Mar 2024 – public holiday).

To enrol please click on the link below.

https://www.bricks4kidz.com.au/perth-karrinyup/st-pius-x-catholic-primary-school/

Look at what has been happening in our classrooms!

PP dramatic play

Kindy - Pirate ship

Ahoy, Mateys! Check out Kindy’s awesome new pirate ship for indoor adventures and imaginative play

Year 5 preparing for their Speaking and Listening Assessment

Year 1 attending a basketball clinic during their sports lesson.

Student Achievements: - Mia Davies - Year 6

Congratulations to Mia Davies who not only represented Western Australia in the Under 12s Girls State Team, but also captained her team. Mia’s team came away with a silver medal which is an impressive achievement. I think we may just have our next Matilda’s star right here at St Pius X! We look forward to keeping updated on your achievements as you venture off to high school, Mia.

A word from Mia

This was my second year representing WA in the U12 Girls State Team. It was a real honour to be chosen to captain the side this year.

The trials started in July; there were around 80 girls trialling and the trials took place over four weekends. Once the squad was chosen, we began training straight away for the Nationals. We trained for around 3 months getting ready to compete against the other states.

Our team travelled to Melbourne from the 14-21st October to compete in the National State School Competition.  The competition was great and the quality of football really high. We played against, NSW, QLD, VIC, SA, ACT and NT.