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Dates to Remember

Term 2 Week 2

Thursday 4 May

  • Cross Country Training @ 7:45am Yrs. 3-6
  • Peter Pan Production at Corpus Christi @ 12:30pm for Yrs 5/6

Friday 5 May

  • Year 2 Assembly & Awards

Saturday 6 May

  • First Holy Communion Commitment Mass 6pm

Week 3

Tuesday 9 May

  • Cross Country Training @ 7:45am Yrs. 3-6
  • Kindy @ Manning Library 9:15-10:15am
  • Executive P & F Meeting @ 5:45pm
  • SAC Meeting @ 7pm

Wednesday 10 May

  • Confirmation Parent/Child Workshop @ 5:30pm

Thursday 11 May

  • Cross Country Training @ 7:45am Yrs. 3-6
  • Mother’s Day Stall @ 11:00am

Friday 12 May

  • Mother’s Day Mass @9am Lead by Yr 5

Week 4

Monday 15 May

  • PP Incursion West Oz Wildlife 11:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday 16 May

  • Cross Country Training @ 7:45am Yrs. 3-6

Thursday 18 May

  • SPX Cross Country Carnival  PP-Yr. 6 – Time TBA

Mary, help of those in need

 

Holy Mary,

help those in need,
give strength to the weak,
comfort the sorrowful,
pray for God’s people,
assist the clergy,
intercede for the religious.

Holy Mary,

may all who seek your help,
experience your unfailing protection.

Amen

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome back to Term 2! I hope you all had a lovely Easter and a nice break from school routines.

ANZAC Day Liturgy

We commenced our first day back to school with an ANZAC Day Liturgy and service. Instead of the students leading us in the Liturgy of the Word and prayers, our teachers led the way giving Witness to their faith. During the minute’s silence after the Last Post, our school community reflected on and silently prayed for all those, past and present, who were wounded or lost their lives whilst trying to restore peace in places of conflict. At the conclusion of our Liturgy, we acknowledged how blessed we are to live in a country such as Australia where all cultures live in peace and harmony.

Sacraments

This term our Year 4 students will be receiving the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time and our Year 6s will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. May we all keep our Year 4 and Year 6 students in our thoughts and prayers as they prepare for their sacraments and strive to strengthen their relationship with Jesus.

On Saturday 6th May, our Year 4 students will be attending the 6pm Mass at our parish, with their families, to pledge their commitment to follow Jesus and be disciples of Christ. It would be terrific if our wider school community could attend this Mass to show their support and demonstrate to our children that we are also a ‘faith’ community.

We look forward to seeing our Year 6 students and parents at the Confirmation Parent-Child Workshop next Wednesday at 5.30pm.

Mass

On Wednesday mornings, our Leadership team will continue to attend the 8am Mass at our parish. Last term it was so nice to have various staff members and families join us for Mass. If you have not yet come to a weekday Mass, I strongly encourage you to do so. Mass finishes by 8.25am, meaning students are still able to return to class on time. Starting our day being nourished by the Word of God and the Eucharist helps us to move through our day with a generosity of spirit and a feeling of hope and peace. We look forward to seeing you and your children at Mass on Wednesday mornings.

After School Robotics Club

Miss Fiona Dempsey and Miss Asha Sinclair have kindly offered to facilitate an after-school Robotics Club for Years 3-6 this term. The Robotics Club will run from Thursday 11th May (Week 3) to Thursday 15th June (Week 8) from 3.15-4.15pm. Numbers will be capped at 20. If your child is interested in being a part of our Robotics Club this term, please notify admin by Monday 8th May to secure their place.

Kiss and Drive

Thank you to all our parents who utilise the Kiss and Drive bays for adhering to the protocols in place. It is really important that vehicles do not bank up through the roundabout or wait on the verge as both negatively impact on the safety of our families and fellow road users. Drivers will be fined by the City of South Perth rangers if seen to be parked in the Kiss and Drive area or illegally waiting on the verge leading into Kiss and Drive.

Keyed Up Music – Guitar Lessons

Due to low numbers of students enrolled in after school guitar lessons, Keyed Up Music are considering cancelling the service at the end of this term. It would be a shame to see the lessons discontinue. If you have a child who would like to learn how to play the guitar, I strongly encourage you to enrol as soon as possible so your child does not miss out.

Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day

On Tuesday morning, before school, the leadership team took our remarkable Admin ladies Mrs Margaret Tatasciore and Mrs Marni Nichol out for breakfast. I’m sure I speak on behalf of our whole school community in thanking Margaret and Marni for always greeting parents, students and staff with a beautiful smile and ever so diligently and efficiently going about their business. When they were both out of action at the end of last term, our appreciation for them and all they do grew even stronger.

Congratulations – Baby News!

Without a doubt, news of Mrs Clare Keightley’s pregnancy will have trickled through our school by now. We are all incredibly happy for Mrs Keightley and her husband and cannot wait for the day that she walks into our school with her baby in her arms. The million-dollar question among our Year 1 students is ‘will it be a girl or a boy?’ Time will tell!

New Staff

We warmly welcome Miss Hayley Sherrington, our new Year 5 teacher, and Mrs Michelle Hartnett, our Year 3 Education Assistant. Both ladies have worked in our school previously and have therefore settled into their roles seamlessly.

Month of Mary

In our Church, the month of May is dedicated to our heavenly mother, Mary. Over the course of this month, our students will be reflecting on the significance of Mary in our Catholic faith, praying the Rosary and various other Marian prayers. At Monday Assembly, we will be praying the Rosary together as a school. Your children are welcome to bring along their Rosary beads or use one from their class set. On the 15th May, as part of our Monday Assembly, the school will crown our statue of Mary with flowers. It would be great if each child could bring a flower to school on that morning.  If you hear your child speak about ‘travelling Mary’, they will be referring to a smaller statue of Mary which will be travelling from class to class, hearing the heartfelt prayers of students and delivering their prayer intentions to God.

Wishing you a gentle end to the week!

God bless you,

Melissa Vranjes

Principal

School News

School Fees

Just a reminder, Term 2 school fees are due by the end of May. If you have any concerns regarding your fees, please make an appointment to speak with Melissa Vranjes.

Scholastic Book Club

Orders are to be place online by the 10th May through Book Club LOOP

Wonder Recycling Rewards

Just an update on our Wonder Recycling Rewards. This year they are only accepting bread bags, these can be any brand of bread. The pink boxes will be placed around our School this week. Thank you for participating. 😀

You can recycle any type of bread bag as part of the Wonder Recycling Rewards program! To clarify what we classify as a bread bag, read below.

The rule of thumb is that if it has contained bread of some sort and a soft plastic, then it’s a bread bag.  If it hasn’t contained bread, then it’s not a bread bag.

Regards the Sustainability Committee.

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