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Dates to Remember

Week 6

Thursday 7 March

  • ASCS Interschool Swimming Carnival Fremantle Leisure Centre 8:30am-12:30pm

Friday 8 March

  • Year 1 Assembly and Awards

Week 7

Wednesday 13 March

  • NAPLAN Yr. 3 & 5

Thursday 14 March

  • NAPLAN Yr. 3 & 5
  • Yr. 5 & 6 Camp 2024 – Parent Information Meeting 3:15pm

Friday 15 March

  • NAPLAN Yr. 3 & 5
  • Year 6 Assembly & Awards

Lenten Passion Prayer
Dear Lord Jesus,
by Your Passion and Resurrection
You brought life to the world.
But the glory of the Resurrection
came only after the sufferings of the Passion.
You laid down Your life willingly
and gave up everything for us.
Your body was broken and fastened to a Cross,
Your clothing became the prize of soldiers,
your blood ebbed slowly but surely away,
and Your Mother was entrusted to the beloved disciple.
Stretched out on the Cross,
deprived of all earthly possessions and human aid,
You cried out to Your Father that the end had come.
You had accomplished the work given You,
and You committed into His hands,
as a perfect gift,
the little life that remained to You.
Lord, teach me to accept all afflictions
after the example You have given.
Let me place my death in Yours
and my weakness in Your abandonment,
Take hold of me with Your love,
that same love that knew no limits,
and let me offer myself to the Father
with You so that I may rise with You to eternal life.

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend and had a gentle start to the week.

Swimming Carnival

Our swimming carnival was an incredibly uplifting day with all students putting in a stellar effort and displaying incredible sportsmanship. Having our Year 6s lead their factions from the bus to the grassed area, chanting their rally songs, generated a buzz of energy and excitement which continued through the entire day. It was wonderful to see our students cheering their faction and teammates on from beginning to end.

Thank you to all the parents who attended and volunteered in different capacities. The presence and involvement of our parents makes events such as these have a warm community feel and ensures they progress smoothly.

Congratulations to MacKillop on being the winning faction and to our students who achieved the champion girl/boy awards. There were a couple of ties which reflects the high calibre of swimming skills on display.

Year 3:
Champion Girl: Alessia Webster

Year 4:
Champion Girl: Penelope Wilson-Ward
Champion Girl: Mila Ferroa
Champion Boy: William Kelly

Year 5:
Champion Girl: Ashlyn Kelly
Champion Girl: Eloise Foster
Champion Boy: Finn Fulwood

Year 6:
Champion Girl: Riley Kirkwood
Champion Boy: Xavier Jugov-Janiec

A special thank you to Mr Cooper for all his work in preparing for and facilitating our school swimming carnival. Thank you also to Mrs Gregory for doing an exceptional job on the microphone, sharing jokes, announcing races, places and encouraging cheering.

Clean Up Australia Day

Last Thursday, our students celebrated Clean Up Australia Day. Our Kindy-Year 1 students scoured our school grounds, searching for and picking up pieces of litter. Our Year 2-3 students explored the outer boundary of our school and the Parish area, picking up and disposing of rubbish. Meanwhile, our Year 4-6 students ventured out to James Miller Reserve, conducting a thorough clean up of the public space many of our families enjoy and use on a regular basis. The eagerness of our students to engage in this act of service and their delight in seeing the difference their efforts made to the environment was a joy to observe. May we all continue to not only clean up after ourselves but clean up after others so that our surrounds may be clean and safe for all to use, including our native animals.

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Keep an eye out for correspondence from your child’s class teacher regarding the upcoming parent-teacher interviews. These will be taking place in Weeks 8-9 and provide a wonderful opportunity for teachers to share how your child is progressing to date.


Our Year 3 and Year 5 students will be sitting the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assessments in Week 7.

NAPLAN assesses the literacy and numeracy skills that students are learning through the school curriculum and allows parents/carers to see how their child is progressing against national standards.

NAPLAN is just one aspect of a school’s assessment and reporting process. It does not replace ongoing assessments made by teachers about student performance, but it can provide teachers with additional information about students’ educational progress.

NAPLAN also provides schools, education authorities and governments with information about how education programs are working and whether young Australians are achieving important educational outcomes in literacy and numeracy.

The NAPLAN assessments will be conducted online, using the student iPads. Please ensure your child’s device is fully charged and packed each day ready for use throughout the week.

St Pius X Kindergarten 2026

We are currently processing enrolments for Kindy 2026.  If you have a child turning 4 years of age by 30th June 2026, please ensure we have an enrolment form on file. If not, complete one as soon as possible and send it to the office.  Interviews have been scheduled to take place in May 2024. Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 9416 5600.

As we continue to journey through this Lenten season, I hope you find pockets of time each day to reflect on God’s presence in your lives, to give thanks for the blessings you have received, to take solace in the fact that you are not alone in your struggles and afflictions; that God is right there with you, strengthening you, comforting you and guiding you every step of the way. Trust in the Lord and feel His love wash over you.

God bless,

Melissa Vranjes

Look what's been happening in Kindy

We have had a wonderful start to term one in kindy at St. Pius X.

We have been learning to count the syllables in words and have begun our literacy program using fairy tales.

In numeracy we have been working with shape and colours. We also used the characters from ‘The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff’ to have a go at sequencing sizes.

A definite highlight has been watching the children explore, take appropriate risks and have fun on our new junior primary playground. The children especially love the slide and climbing bridges.

Mrs Kucan

The Fathering Project

School Disco Photo Gallery

P & F

P & F Event-Bogan Bingo

Scholastic - Issue 2