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Term 2 Week 8

Thursday 16 June

  • Netball Training Yrs. 5/6 @ 7:50am

Friday 17 June

  • Choir – 8.15am in Library
  • ASCS MHL Carnival Yrs. 5/6 @ Morris Buzacott Reserve 8:45am – 1:30pm

Term 2 Week 9

Monday 20 June

  • Skills for Life Incursion Yr. 6 @ 8:45am
  • Fathering Project Dads event @ 6:30pm

Tuesday 21 June

  • Football Training Yrs. 5/6 @ 7:50am
  • AFL Clinic Yr. 4 @ 11am Yrs.5/6 12pm
  • SEDA Netball Clinics

Wednesday 22 June

  • Kindy Sci-Tech Incursion 9am-11am
  • Year 1 excursion to Kalamunda History Museum 9am-1:30pm

Thursday 23 June

  • Netball Training Yrs. 5/6 @ 7:50am
  • AFL Clinic Yr. 4 @ 9am & Yrs. 5/6 @ 9:50am

Friday 24 June

  • Choir – 8.15am in Library
  • Year 4 Assembly & Awards
  • Jump Rope Event @ 12:40pm
  • Yrs. 3-6 Quiz & Game Night @ 4:45pm-7:30pm

Term 2 Week 10

Monday 27 June

  • Camp Meeting 3:15-4:00pm

Tuesday 28 June

  • Football Training Yrs. 5/6 @ 7:50am
  • AFL Clinics Yr. 4 @ 11am & Yr. 5/6 12pm

Thursday 30 June

  • Netball Training Yrs. 5/6 @ 7:50am
  • AFL Clinics Yr. 4 @ 9am & Yr. 5/6 @ 9:50am
  • Sausage Sizzle

Friday 1 July

  • Choir – 8.15am in Library
  • Pre-Primary NAIDOC Liturgy, Assembly & Awards
  • Dress up day
  • End Of Term


We believe that you are here among us,
as you promised you would be when we gather in your name.

With a trust that goes far deeper than our limited capacity to imagine,
you have handed over to your Church responsibility to carry out your works
and wishes in our world.

We ask you now to walk beside us on our journey,
to fill our minds, memories, and imaginations with honesty, hope and vision.

Help us to see our lives and work within your Church with strong creative clarity,
so that we may become, more effectively, light, salt, and inspiration
for all who search for faith and meaning in our world.


A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Although it feels like a lifetime ago already, I hope you enjoyed your long weekend -particularly the beautiful sunny weather we were blessed with.


Congratulations to our Year 6 students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday night. The weekend before Confirmation, our Church celebrated Pentecost Sunday. The Pentecost story is a wonderful depiction of the many gifts granted to us by the Holy Spirit; these very gifts strengthened the disciples to be the light of Christ to all they encountered and to live their lives to the full. The weekend directly after Confirmation, we celebrated the feast of the Holy Trinity. It is somewhat fitting that our Year 6s received the Sacrament of Confirmation between these two significant celebrations. With the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit as their guide and protector I am confident that each of our Year 6 students will live out their call to discipleship throughout their lives and be blessed with the peace, love and joy that being in relationship with Jesus brings.

Thank you to Fr Patrick for celebrating this special Mass, Lionel for altar serving, to our Year 6 students who conducted themselves ever so reverently, Mr Hughes and Mrs Murphy our Year 6 teachers for preparing the students so well and to all our staff who gave up their time to support and witness our Confirmation candidates making their profession of faith and commitment to serving Christ. A special thank you also to our parents, for allowing us to share the faith journey of their children.


Under the guidance of our Assistant Principal Clare Thomson, student representatives from each class gathered to share what their class members feel are the strengths of our school and what improvements students would like to see made. This process is incredibly empowering for our students, not only giving them a voice in the goings on of our school, but also building their leadership capacity, problem solving and public speaking/listening skills.

Our students identified the following as some of our school’s strengths:

  • We have really nice teachers
  • Our school work is fun and interesting
  • We love Music with Mr Dabbs
  • The focus on values at Monday Assemblies helps us grow and be our best selves
  • Students are good at listening and caring for each other
  • Our school is clean
  • We have a welcoming school
  • We can play before school instead of having to sit on the benches (Yr 3-6)
  • We have lots of different equipment

Below are the improvements our students would like to see:

  • More ideas and fundraisers to support people in need
  • Expand our ‘secret garden’ materials e.g. fairies, dress ups, bed sheets to build cubbies/teepees.
  • Wet weather box – we have Lego but some Uno card sets and board games would be good for recess and lunch when it is raining.
  • Resume after school clubs like robotics.

As I am sure you will agree, our students identified some great causes for celebration and ways to enhance our school. If you happen to have some board games, dress up items and bed-sheets that you no longer use I am sure our students would be happy to make use of them during their play times. Next Semester, we endeavour to resume our Robotics Club. Instead of a Drama Club, we may introduce an ‘Arts Club’. More details will follow shortly.


On Friday 3rd June, our staff gathered together at the Mary MacKillop Centre for a faith focused PD centred on ‘Prayer’. The day was designed around staff survey data and hit the mark in every way imaginable. Sr Maree and Sr Maura facilitated the day, educating us on the link between St Pius X and the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. They provided opportunities for staff to engage in various forms of prayer and connect with Christ, culminating in a powerful Spirit filled Taize prayer session in the chapel. It was the perfect way to end the week and helped staff transition from a busy week into a slower paced long weekend.

For those of you who might be interested in expanding your prayer practices, Sister Maree and Sr Maura shared an exceptional App that you can download for free on your phones. It is called ‘Pray as You Go’. Each day has a different prayer, complete with Gospel reflections and music, which bring you to a great feeling of calm and peace.


Our incredible P&F are busily preparing our Year 3-6 ‘Quiz & Games Night’ which will take place here at SPX on Friday 24th June between 4.45-7.30pm. It will be a fun filled evening and we hope to see as many of our Year 3-6 students there. To assist our P&F in their preparations, it would be wonderful if parents could purchase tickets for their children via QuickCliq sooner than later. Ticket sales close on Monday 20th June.


Mrs Linda Matthews will be taking leave next term. She will be replaced by Mr Caleb Cooper who is a familiar face here at St Pius X. We wish Mrs Matthews well during her leave and warmly welcome Mr Cooper.

Thank you for taking the time to read our school newsletter.

God bless,

Melissa Vranjes

School News

Fathering Project – Dads Night

A call out to all our dads:

Please join our St Pius X dads for a quiet Monday night at Varsity, Karawara, 20th June from 6:30pm. Bring your best fathering tip/advice.  Winner gets a drink as voted by your peers.  Book in the leave pass now, and we’ll finalise numbers on the weekend.

School Performance Data 2021

St Pius X Catholic Primary School Performance Data for 2021 is now available on our website.  Please click here to view.

Students Leaving St Pius X 

If you are intending to leave St Pius X School at the end of 2022, can you please let the school know as soon as possible by emailing

A full term’s notice is required to be given to the school.

Keyed Up Music Lessons

Keyed Up Music will be teaching keyboard and guitar lessons in Term 3 after school. Lessons start from $19.80 for a small group. If you are interested in your son / daughter learning either the guitar or keyboard, please call Savanna on 0479 171 424 or enrol at

Tall Tree Outside School Care – Vacation Care

If you are requiring vacation care for the July holidays, please click here to view Tall Tree Vacation Care July holidays program and booking form. Tall Tree are open from 7am to 6pm and the cost of vacation care is charged at the rate of $86 per child per day, before CCS. This cost includes breakfast, morning tea, a freshly cooked lunch, afternoon tea and all incursions, excursions, transport and activities run at OSHC.

Wonder Recycling Rewards

Our school is taking part in the Wonder Recycling Rewards campaign for the remainder of this term and Term 3. Help us collect bread bags so we can earn points to redeem on new RHSports equipment. For more information, please see details below.

Year 3-6 Quiz & Game Night

Friday 24th June – Come dressed in your Craziest Outfit and join your team to compete in quizzes and “Minute to Win It” games! Prizes for best dressed and winning teams will be awarded.  Snacks, Dinner & Drinks will be provided. Purchase via Quickcliq NOW. Sales close Monday 20th June.

Year 3-6 Quiz & Game Night

Sausage sizzle will be available to purchase for lunch at the canteen on Thursday 30th of June.  Bring $2 on the day.

Year 3 Art

Sport News

Modcrosse Clinics

Over the past few weeks, Year 4-6 students have participated in clinics with Modcrosse WA coaches. It’s been great to have some extra coaching in addition to our sport sessions!

ASCS Winter Sport Carnival Year 5 & 6

Due to the inclement weather forecasted for Friday, the Association has made the decision to cancel the ASCS Winter Carnival.

Jump Rope Event Year 1-6

In a culmination of the fabulous skipping skills the students have been practicing all term, we will be holding an afternoon of skipping fun and games for Year 1-6 students next Friday 24 June. All students are asked to wear their sport uniform on the day.

Linda Matthews
Physical Education Teacher

Minecraft Club