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Most Holy Virgin Mary, Help of Christians, how sweet it is to come to your feet imploring your perpetual help.
If earthly mothers cease not to remember their children, how can you, the most loving of all mothers forget me?
Grant then to me, I implore you, your perpetual help in all my necessities, in every sorrow and especially in all my temptations.
I ask for your unceasing help for all who are now suffering.
Help the weak, cure the sick, convert sinners.
Grant through your intercession, many vocations to the religious life.
Obtain for us, O Mary, Help of Christians, that having invoked you on earth we may love and eternally thank you in heaven.
Amen
(Our Lady, Help of Christians – May 24th)

There will be a Pupil Free Day for all students in Kindergarten to Year 6 held on Monday 3 June in acknowledgement of WA Day.

Term 2 calendar

MJR Award

Congratulations to Melody De Guzman (Year 1 Gold Educational Assistant) who is this month’s MJR Award recipient.  She was nominated by members of the school community for: “Displaying true MJR qualities that assist in servicing our school community. Melody always greets everyone with a smile and is a helpful member of our community. She goes above and beyond in assisting those in need and is a wonderful example of a WESTIE.  Congratulations on your award Melody!”  Read more about Melody’s reaction to winning the MJR Award.  The last MJR Award for Term 2 will be announced at the PPG Assembly on Friday 21 June.

Click here to read Melody's interview

Opal Aged Care Visit

Mrs Konle, Mrs Finlay and ten Year 6 choir students, will be visiting Opal Aged Care on Wednesday 29 May to perform several songs for the residents.  The students are very excited to be representing the school.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

A final rehearsal will be held for all candidates on Tuesday 4 June at 4pm.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place on Thursday 6 June commencing at 6.30pm.

LifeLink Day Launch

The Year 6 Discipleship Council, Mrs Konle and Mrs Finlay will be attending the LifeLink Day launch at Newman College on Wednesday 5 June.  They will get to hear from the various LifeLink agencies and how they assist those less fortunate.

Before School Reminder

A reminder that all students, upon arrival at school at 8.15am, are required to wait inside the supervised Undercover Area until the 8.30am bell.  If parents/carers are onsite at this time, your child/ren can stay in your care and are not required to wait in the Undercover Area.  It is your responsibility as parents/carers to ensure your child/ren are not playing on the junior oval, trampolines or running around the waiting area.  We please kindly ask that all parents/carers adhere to this request between 8.15am-8.30am.

National Simultaneous Story Time

School Photos

This year’s school photos will be held on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 June.  A schedule outlining when classes will be having their photo taken will be made available to parents closer to the date.  All sibling photo orders must be paid in advance as no payments will be taken on the day. An individual note with your child’s ID number will be coming home today or Monday. This is what you will use to order online. Please take the time to click on the button to read important information from Kapture photography.

4-Year-Old Kindy Interviews 2025

2025 Kindy interviews have now commenced and will continue being held through to the end of Week 8.  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.

Year 6 Interschool Sports

The Year 6 students played their final round of the Interschool Sports competition. against Sacred Heart today.  If any of our teams qualify for the Grand Final of their respective sport, the final will be played on Friday 7 June at a venue to be confirmed.  Congratulations to all our teams and the staff for their efforts over the past 4 weeks.

A Message from our Social Worker
Mrs Amy Gerick

Strategies to help your child when they have a tantrum 
Trace Moroney has written a book called My Calm Me Down Book to help manage big feelings for your child. We are not born with social skills but we are taught them. Children under three years old do not have sophisticated language or vocabulary skills to express themselves. This means that tantrums are created from feelings of frustration and an inability to communicate. By the ages of 4-5 a child is able to have a greater understanding of what starts their feelings storm. By the ages of 7 to 9 tantrums should have significantly reduced. It is developmentally normal for children to throw tantrums. A child’s tantrum is not a reflection on you or your parenting however your response to the tantrum is.
  • Your child will copy how you manage stress. Try to model calm and respectful behaviour (this can be difficult when you are feeling upset or angry). It is okay to tell your child you need 5 minutes to yourself to calm down. Let them know where you will be so they don’t feel abandoned.
  • If you reward your child by “giving in” to the tantrum, you are teaching them that throwing a tantrum is an acceptable way to communicate.
  • Often a child can feel disconnected (for various reasons) and a tantrum is a way of trying to reconnect with you. Try to keep your child’s connection cup filled to prevent a tantrum.
  • Each time your child has a tantrum, consider it an opportunity for you to engage with them and help regulate their emotions. Over time your child will be able to self-regulate as their social and emotional literacy increases.
  • Psychological abuse, including humiliating your child or physical abuse is NEVER OK. If this is something you experienced as a child, please be active in creating change in your family by learning new coping and response skills.
  • Your interactions with your child whether positive or negative affects the way their brains grow and develop.
  • Remember to praise your child when you observe them trying to manage their big emotions.
  • With your child, agree on appropriate calming techniques to use in public. Practice this technique at home so that those big feelings come up when you are out, you can call on your prearranged response.

P&F News

A reminder that the next P&F Meeting will be held on Tuesday 11 June at 9.00am in the staffroom.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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Community News

A message from Sister Lisette from Schoenstatt Shrine…

For the upcoming Corpus Christi procession on Sunday 2 June at the 9.30am Mass, Sr Lisette has requested that any Xavier children in attendance to please wear white to Mass that day. She has also put out a request for rose petals to be brought to Church that day if you have a rose garden at home.

Click here for the Parish Bulletin