Dates to Remember
Term 1 Week 10
Thursday 7 April
- Parent / Teacher Interviews – phone call/online
- Holy Week
Friday 8 April
- Parent / Teacher Interviews – phone call/online
- Year 5 Assembly & Awards
- Holy Week
- End of Term
Term 2 Week 1
Tuesday 26 April
- School Commences
- ANZAC Day Liturgy
Thursday 27 April
- Cross Country Training Yrs. 3-6 @ 7:50am
Saturday 30 April
- Confirmation Commitment Mass @ 6pm
“…how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify your conscience from dead works to serve the living God” [Hebrews 9:14]
You sent your only Son Jesus Christ to save us from our sin,
show us how we can honour You and bring glory to Your name,
by walking in the way of Jesus.
Give us grace and mercy as we try and fail,
guidance when we’re not sure which way to go,
and wisdom to trust You in all things.
Your love brings light and life to all who seek it.
May we seek You evermore as we walk with You
through this Holy Week and beyond.
A Message from the Principal
Stations of the Cross
Over the past few weeks, classes have been reflecting upon the Easter story. This week, each year level is engaging in age-appropriate prayer reflections for the Stations of the Cross. Right the way from Kindergarten to Year 6 our students have shown great empathy for the suffering Jesus endured for the forgiveness of our sins, and have expressed great joy in the resurrection of Christ.
This Friday, from 2.30pm, our Year 6s will be visiting each class to draw the Easter Raffle. Thank you to all our parents for donating the Easter Eggs and an even bigger thank you to the P&F for organising the raffle; I know you spent countless hours organising the eggs and wrapping up the individual prizes. Good luck to all our students!!
P&F – Treasurer needed
Our P&F is still in search of a Treasurer. If you are able to take on this role, please contact the Office via email email@example.com. Although the name sounds daunting, the role of the Treasurer is a straightforward one and does not require a huge investment of time – approximately 1.5 hours a month / 15-20 minutes per week. It is a great opportunity to meet new parents and contribute to the life of the school.
Roles of the Treasurer include:
- Make payments on behalf of the P&F and record all financial transactions in the accounting system
- Present monthly profit/loss reports and balance sheet to the P&F Committee each month (at the P&F Committee Meeting held twice per term)
- Present a list of payments from the previous month to the P&F Committee at each meeting
- Provide a list of outstanding payments to be made to the P&F Committee at each meeting
- Banking: Cash collection from the school office.
- Liaise with Event Co-Ordinators for necessary upcoming floats and reimbursements
COVID Self-Reporting Portal
Thank you for using the Self-Reporting application to notify the school if your child has tested positive to COVID or is a household contact / close contact. It enables us to respond to individual situations in a timely manner and plan accordingly. Over the course of the holidays, it would be great if families could continue to self-report as this will assist in our preparations and response plans when students return to school.
Please also remember to register via the WA Health RAT Register.
The Chief Health Officer will continue to review the landscape over the coming weeks and school operating guidelines may be subject to change depending on caseload environments.
At present, it is anticipated that the following changes will unfold in Term 2:
- Single year group assemblies will be held – parents will be permitted to attend their children’s assembly provided they are COVID negative, wear masks and physically distance
- School excursions may continue with adherence to venue capacity limits and adherence to relevant requirements; camps continue to be banned
- Choir will recommence – capped at 32 students; to be held outdoors where possible and physical distancing to be enforced
- Parents will be allowed on school sites for:
- outside school pick up/ drop off
- face to face parent- teacher meetings
- attending year group assemblies
- volunteering outside of classrooms (canteen/ uniform shop)
- infrequent special events (Mother’s Day stall)
- Parents are allowed to spectate at indoor/ outdoor sporting events, performances, and other interschool events
- Gatherings of parents can occur (e.g., P&F and School Advisory Council Meetings) with mask wearing and adequate social distancing
- Parents are still precluded from visiting classrooms during class time
Choir will re-commence in it’s usual format next term. Lessons will commence at 8.15am and run until 8.45am on Fridays. In accordance with the guidelines, choir will take place in the undercover area so students may adequately socially distance. Mr Dabbs, our music teacher, will provide those students who indicated they were interested in continuing with Choir with a permission slip this Friday. These are to be returned in the first week of Term 2.
I truly hope you managed to find some time and space for reflection during Lent; that you have deepened your connection with Christ and felt His immense love and mercy. As we enter into Holy Week, I encourage you to reflect on Christs last days on earth and join yourself to His suffering and rejoice in His resurrection. As a family, give thanks to Christ and celebrate the new life we have in Him; as a result of Christ’s death and resurrection, we are freed from the shackles of the secular world and are able to experience true joy, freedom, love and mercy, especially when we unite in God’s quest to serve one another.
I wish each and every one of our beautiful families a blessed and peaceful Easter. May you feel the presence of Christ in a special way and experience true peace and happiness.
Fees for Term 1 are now due. If you haven’t yet paid your fees can you please attend to these as soon as you can. If you are having difficulty with payment please make a time to see Melissa Vranjes.
Term 1 concludes on Friday 8th April and school will resume on Tuesday 26th April for staff and students.
Lindi would like to thank our wonderful volunteers who gave up their time to help in the canteen this term. Your help was much appreciated.
Lindi has a roster pinned up outside the canteen if you would like to put your name down to volunteer a little of your time on a Friday in Term 2. Time slots are 8:30am-10:30am or 11:30am-1:30pm. Thank you in advance.
Please click here for the new menu for Term 2
Marshall’s Tennis Academy- Term 2 Lessons
Please click here Marshalls Tennis Academy to register for Term 2 Tennis Lessons at St Pius X commencing Week 2.
3 Year Old Kindy
If you know of anyone who may be interested in enrolling their child in 3 Year Old Kindy, here at St Pius X, can you please encourage them to notify the Office. Provided we have sufficient numbers, we will offer the 3 Year Old Kindy program in Semester Two.
Year 3-6 Cross Country Training
Well done to the many students who have attended before school training full of energy and enthusiasm! Sessions will continue next term in preparation for the Cross Country Carnival and I encourage students to attend as many sessions as possible.
Training is Tuesday & Thursdau mornings, 7.50am in the undercover area. Please see the school Term Calendar for Term 2 training dates.
Cross Country distances:
Year 1 & 2 500m
Year 3 & 4 1km
Year 5 & 6 1.5km
Year 6 Stewardship Committee
The Year 6 Stewardship Committee sold icy poles at lunch time to raise money for the P&F. The fundraiser was very well supported by the SPX students as we sold out of icy poles! The Year 6’s really enjoyed running the stall and interacting with their fellow students across all year levels at lunch time.
Ellie Pike and Cameron Richardson
P & F Notices
Once again, the SPX community have out done themselves. A HUGE thankyou to all of you for your Easter Egg donations and Raffle ticket purchases this year.
We are very pleased to have raised $1,003 for the Conductive Education Charity of Western Australia. We are looking forward to presenting the proceeds raised in the coming weeks.
We have some AMAZING hampers that will be raffled off this Thursday (Kindy) and Friday (PP – Yr6). Good Luck Everyone!!!
Mothers Day Stall – Term 2
This year’s Mother’s Day Stall will be held on Thursday 5th May, where each child will have the option to choose a gift for their mother or special mother figure in their lives.
Quickcliq is NOW OPEN to purchase gifts and will close on Monday 2nd May. Best to order this week to save the rush in the first week back next term.
Thanks again for your support and we look forward to having some fabulous events planned for Term 2.
The City of South Perth will celebrate WA Youth Week by hosting a range of fun free activities from 8-16 April 2022.
The theme for 2022 is ‘Courage to Change’ – a call to action, empowering young people to form their own opinions, shape decision making and enact change.