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Dates to Remember

Term 1 Week 8

Friday 25 March

  • Fathering Project – Dads Only

Week 9

Tuesday 29 March

  • Cross Country Training Yrs. 3-6 @ 7:50am

Thursday 31 March 

  • Cross Country Training Yrs. 3-6 @ 7:50am
  • Zooper Dooper Fundraiser – from 12:30pm

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are well and truly on the homeward stretch to Easter and the school holidays.

Interim Parent-Teacher Meetings

In the coming two weeks our teachers will be conducting phone meetings with parents to discuss the progress of their children. I am sure you will find these meetings to be incredibly beneficial and insightful. Please keep an eye out for your child’s interim report which will be sent home with the students on Monday 28th March.

Lent

It is hard to believe we are already in the third week of Lent. In and amongst the busyness of life, I hope you have been able to make time to engage in prayer and converse with Christ each day; that you have intentionally enacted acts of kindness and charity; and perhaps even fasted.

During this period of Lent, I have made a concerted effort to read and reflect upon scripture, and to pause and listen to God’s voice in the depths of my heart. It never ceases to amaze me how much peace, love and joy emanates from coming to know Jesus better through the scriptures and prayer.

I recently read Fr Rob Galea’s book, ‘Breakthrough’. In his autobiography, Fr Rob shares the ACTSSS model of prayer which I would like, in turn, to share with you:

Adoration: three minutes adoring God for who He is

Confession: three minutes confessing your sins and your need for Him to walk with you every moment of every day

Thanksgiving: three minutes expressing gratitude for what God has done for you in your life

Supplication: three minutes praying for the needs of others

Silence: three minutes in absolute silence listening to God speak in your heart

Scripture: the last three minutes reading a passage from the Bible

I invite you to give this prayer model a go yourselves in the lead up to Holy Week and beyond. If you too would like to come to know Jesus better through the scriptures but are unsure of where to start or are short in time, you might like to listen to the ‘Catholic Influencers Podcast’ on your way to or from work. I am currently listening to Season 2. In this particular season, Fr Rob and his Victorian co-hosts read a passage of scripture, unpack the context in which it was written and assist listeners to make meaning of it and understand its applications in our lives. I can’t attest to the other seasons as I am only mid- way through Season 2 and have not listened to any of the other seasons as yet.

Wishing you every blessing,

Melissa Vranjes

Principal

School News

St Pius X Kindergarten 2024

We are currently processing enrolments for Kindy 2024.  If you have a child turning 4 years of age before 30th June 2024, please ensure we have an enrolment form on file. If not, complete one as soon as possible and send it to the office.  Interviews will take place in May/June 2022. Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 9416 5600.

P & F – SPX Footy Tipping Competition

Welcome back to the SPX AFL Footy Tipping for 2022!

Footy Tipping Entry Fee will be $20.00 per person this year and can be paid using the Quickcliq  system, which will open over the next couple of days.

Sport News

Cricket Carnival

Last Friday our Year 5 and 6 students competed in the ASCS cricket carnival at Tompkins Park. It was ideal weather for a day of cricket and the students showed us some great skills whilst enjoying the day with their friends.

The cumulative results for the day, ended with our girls finishing in 2nd place whilst our boys finished 4th.

Years 3-6 Cross Country Training

Cross country training commences next week, Tuesday and Thursday mornings until the end of term. Students should meet in the undercover area at school at 7.50am where they will be accompanied by staff to James Miller Reserve. We will return to school around 8.30am. Please refer to the Term 2 calendar for training dates next term.

UWA Physical Literacy Parent information sheet: The Importance of Physical Activity for our children.

Parent physical literacy information sheet (primary school)

Yours in Sport,

Linda Matthews

Physical Education

Easter Raffle

Fundraising

Keyed Up Music