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“O God, Who hast honoured this world by the birth of St. John the Baptist, grant that Thy faithful people may rejoice in the way of eternal salvation, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.” Amen
(The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist – June 24th)

Term 3 calendar

As this is the final newsletter for Term 2, we would like to wish everyone a well-deserved and safe holiday.  The final day of Term 2 is Thursday 27 June.  A reminder that Term 3 resumes for all students in Kindergarten to Year 6 on Monday 15 July.

MJR Award

Congratulations to Bryant Taylor (Year 2 Gold) who is this month’s MJR Award recipient.  He was nominated by members of the school community for: “Bryant is a kind, friendly and helpful member of our school community. He always greets those around him with a beaming smile and impeccable manners.  Bryant is a kind friend in the playground who always keeps an eye out for people needing someone to play with.  He is a wonderful example of a WESTIE. We are so lucky to have you as a member of our school, Bryant, and Year 2 is even luckier having you as a class member!”  Read more about Bryant’s reaction to winning the MJR Award.  The next MJR award will be presented at the Year 4B Assembly on Friday 26 August.

Pope's PJ Day Fundraiser for Catholic Mission

A fundraising event for Catholic Mission will be held at school on Tuesday 25 June.  Staff and students will be encouraged to wear their PJs to school for a gold coin donation.  There will be a $5 canteen voucher to win for the funkiest dressed upper and lower student on the day. Kindy children will wear their PJs on Wednesday 26 June and Pre-Kindergarten will wear theirs on Thursday 27 June.

Sacrament of Holy Communion

The Year 4, Sacrament of Holy Communion program will commence from the beginning of Term 3.  The Commitment Masses will be held on the weekend of 20/21 July.  The students will attend their sacramental retreat on Tuesday 23 July in the Parish Hall.  The Parent/Candidate Workshops will be held on the afternoons of Wednesday 31 July (4pm & 5.15pm), and Thursday 1 August (4pm).  A final rehearsal will be held for all candidates at 11am on Tuesday 13 August.  The Sacrament of Holy Communion will take place on Saturday 17 August commencing at 6.30pm.

NAIDOC Mass

This year’s NAIDOC Week falls during the school holidays (Sunday 7 – Sunday 14 July).  To acknowledge NAIDOC Week here at school, Year 4 Blue will be leading the NAIDOC Mass from 11am on Thursday 27 June.  The NAIDOC 2024 theme – Keep The Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud – recognises the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations culture – with fire a symbol of connection to Country, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Religious Education Assessment (REA)

The Year 3 & 5 students will participate in the annual Religious Education Assessment on Wednesday 31 July and Thursday 1 August.  The students will participate in an online practice test the week prior.

Performing Arts Opening Mass

Mrs. Finlay and several Year 6 students will join Mr Bienkowski in attending the Spirit of the Arts Mass to mark the commencement of this year’s Performing Arts Festival at St Mary’s Cathedral on Wednesday 17 July.  Tina Octot (Year 6 Blue), has been chosen to read at the Mass.  Several classes and students from various year levels will participate in the festival.

QuickCliq

Just a reminder to set up your QuickCliq accounts for Canteen Ordering.

Mrs Finlay has sent out a Seesaw message with instructions on how to set up your account and register your child/ren.

Please pop in to the office if you require assistance.

We look forward to your continued support in this new venture for our school.

Library Refurbishment

This week, the school library refurbishment was completed with new shelving installed.  The new shelving has allowed for greater flexibility and space within the library.  Mrs Wells and Mrs Kelly would appreciate any parent assistance to help reshelve the library books.  Please notify the front office or speak to either staff member if you are available to assist.

First Semester Reports

Classroom teachers are busily completing their First Semester reports which will be sent to families via SeeSaw on Wednesday 26 June.  This is an important part of the overall reporting cycle within the school, and I appreciate the amount of time and effort the teachers have put into completing these reports.

Student Absences

As it is a legal requirement, class teachers will be contacting parents/carers who have not formally resolved their child’s absences for this term.  Please ensure you complete and return any documentation provided by your child’s teacher, so their absences can be resolved.

Student Collection Procedures

In the interest of student safety and in line with CEWA’s child protection procedures, parents/carers are legally the only people allowed to collect their child from school unless Administration has been informed via an email or a phone call.  If parents/carers have to change their usual pick-up arrangements during or at the conclusion of the school day, the Office must be informed of this, along with the name of the person who will be collecting the child.  To ensure child safety, the Office may request to witness identification (e.g., driver’s license) from the person collecting the student.  If an individual attends school requesting to collect a child, and the Office has not been informed of this arrangement, the child will not be released until notification is given by the parent/carer.

Faction Cross Country

Congratulations to Walsh for winning this year’s Faction Cross Country Carnival.  A big thank you to Miss Aquino, the Year 6 Sports Councillors, and the Xavier staff for making the carnival an enjoyable occasion.  The results were:

1st – Walsh (298 points)

2nd – Corcoran (276 points)

3rd – Dominica (250 points)

4th – Harrison (227 points)

The Interschool Cross Country will be held on Thursday 25 July for those students in Years 4-6 who have made the team.

Jade Lewis Presentation

Last week Jade Lewis came out to discuss the ‘Just Say No’ Drug Prevention Program. Here are some student thoughts.

The Jade Lewis Presentation was very interesting, and I learned a lot about alcohol, vapes and cigarettes. I didn’t really know how bad they are for your body until now. – Amirah McCahon

The Jade Lewis talk about drugs and vapes was a good way to spread awareness about the danger of drugs and vapes. I can at least say, I do not think anyone at our school will be vaping and doing drugs any time soon. – Connor Toop

Year 4 Excursion to Perth Museum

On the 4th of June, the Year Four classes went to Perth Museum Boola Bardip. We enjoyed exploring the many galleries and discovering more about the natural world of Western Australia. The students had to try and find different objects and record facts about them to practise note taking for writing an Information Report.
Did you know that the museum is free for children? Becoming a member is easy and allows you entry for an entire year. It’s a great family outing, as there is way too much to explore in just one school day.

Year 5 Excursion to Scitech

On the 20 of June the year 5 classes went on an excursion to Scitech to learn about the Space and our Solar System. The students first visited the planetarium where they learnt about constellations, the milky way, and the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph system, which take photos of all the stars and galaxies in space. The students then participated in the Mystery Hunters Show which was all about making hypothesis to mysteries of the world, where students learnt about gravitational force and light reflecting and refracting.

4-Year-Old Kindy Interviews 2025

2025 Kindy interviews have now commenced and will continue being held until enrolments are full.  If your child is born between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021, you are invited to complete an enrolment application form and either email or drop it into the school office so an interview can be arranged.

Roadworks on Forrest Road

The school has been informed that there will be roadworks (tree pruning) happening along Forrest Road outside the school from Monday 24 June until Tuesday 25 June.  The roadworks will occur between 9am – 2.30pm.  A reminder that there will be a set 40km/hour speed limit during the allocated time period.

P&F News

A reminder that the next P&F Meeting will be held on Tuesday 13 August at 9.00am in the staffroom.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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