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Oh God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may be faith behold the King in his beauty. Amen.
(The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ – August 6)

Welcome back to Term 3!  I trust you all had an enjoyable and relaxing break with your children.

Welcome to Mrs MacGregor who will be teaching Library/History while Mrs Wells is on Long Service Leave and to Mr Gonzalez who will be teaching Year 5 Gold for the first 5 weeks of Term 3.  The school is also fortunate to have the following students who will be completing their practicum during the term:  Vanessa Gallucci (PPG), Vanessa Vitanza (Year 5B) and Jaymie-Lee Deuter (Year 3B).

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the way in which the school community has come together this week in the wake of the sad loss of Layla Lupica, one of our students.  It is difficult to put into words how devastated we all are at this point in time.  I ask you to please keep in your thoughts and prayers Sasha, Steven, Marlee, and their extended family as they mourn the passing of Layla.  Please also keep in your prayers the staff and students of Year 4 and Year 2 during this difficult time.

At this time the family are overwhelmed with gifts, flowers and food and appreciate all of the love and support they are receiving. If you wish to offer your support to the family, please contact Sam at the office, either in person, via a phone call, or email her at and she will provide you with further information.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.  May their soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

Travis Bienkowski (Principal)

We are so unbelievably grateful, thankful and overwhelmed with the love and support for our family during this time. There are just no words but, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

Steve, Sasha and Marlee Lupica

Sacrament of Holy Communion (Year 4)

The Year 4 Sacrament of Holy Communion program commenced this week with the Parent/Candidate Workshops being held on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.  This weekend the Commitment Masses will be held for all students intending on receiving their First Holy Communion this term.  Next week, all Year 4 students will attend the sacramental retreat on Thursday 3 August in the Parish Hall.    A final rehearsal will be held for all candidates at 11am on Monday 21 August.  The Sacrament of Holy Communion will take place on Sunday 27 August commencing at 9.30am.

Religious Education Assessment (REA)

Next week, all Year 3 & 5 students will participate in the annual Religious Education Assessment.  The Year 5 test will be held on Wednesday 2 August and the Year 3 test will be held on Thursday 3 August.  This week, all Year 3 & 5 students participated in an online practice test.

Make Jesus Real Award

The next MJR award will be presented at the Pre-Primary Gold Assembly on Friday 4 August.

4-Year-Old Kindy Interviews 2024

The 2024 Kindy enrolment interviews are continuing to be held with Leadership.  The interview process has been a wonderful opportunity for us to meet families, their child and to answer any questions they may have about the school or the 4-Year-Old Kindy program.

Carpark Safety Reminder

In the last newsletter, there was a notice regarding vehicles exceeding the 8km speed limit when entering/exiting the front and back carparks.  With the return to school, we please ask, in the interest of everyone’s safety, that people please adhere to the designated speed limit and slow down when entering and exiting the school.

Interschool Cross Country Carnival

Congratulations to all the students who represented the school at yesterday’s Interschool Cross Country Carnival held at Tomato Lake. The students did themselves and the school proud both on and off the track with their sportsmanship and behaviour.  Thank you to Miss Aquino for all the hard work she put into organising and preparing the team in readiness for the carnival.  Thank you to the staff and parents who assisted on the day.  Congratulations to Jaydon Anthony who won Champion Boy for Year 6.

Performing Arts Festival

The Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools has now commenced.  Last week, Lucas Sills-Ohlsen (Year 6 Gold) and Andrea Palayoor (Year 6 Blue) recited Bible Readings.  In Week 5, the Choir will perform “Allelujah” at St Benedict’s Parish and Sabrina Kigida (Year 6 Blue), will perform a Primary Vocal Solo to the song “You Raise Me Up.”  In Week 6, the Xavier Dance Troupe will perform “The Derby” at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre.  We would like to congratulate and wish everyone involved during the festival, the absolute best.

Year 1/2 New Playground

The construction of the Year 1 & 2 Playground has now concluded.  The students got their first opportunity to play on the equipment last Thursday (see the pictures).  A HUGE thank you to the P&F for their financial support in assisting the school in providing this awesome playground for the students.

100 Days of Pre-Primary

Yesterday, Pre-Primary achieved a big milestone – 100 days of school, signifying halfway through the school year.

Each class had been counting from the beginning of the year and the anticipation and excitement continued to build until we finally reached 100.

Our 100th day was full of fun activities. It started off with marvelling at the wonderful, creative dress ups that each child had on and taking a few photos. Then between the two classrooms the children participated in a range of activities that included decorating biscuits with the number 100 out of lollies, building a large tower out of blocks or plastic cups and a fitness challenge in 100 seconds.

We had so much fun on Thursday and now we are counting down to see how many days are left of Pre-Primary.

Kindy/Pre-Primary Playground Construction

As you would have noticed, the Kindy/Pre-Primary playground refurbishment has now commenced.  Can all parents and carers be mindful of the construction works and of the area that has been cordoned off.  To ensure safety and compliance, no child or adult is allowed in the construction area.

Jeans for Genes Day

Next Friday all staff and students are encouraged to wear jeans to school to help raise funds for Jeans for Genes Day. One in twenty kids faces a birth defect or genetic disease, like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and life-threatening metabolic disorders. That’s 12 kids born every minute worldwide. Help us find treatments and cures by making a gold coin donation.

P&F News

A reminder that the next P&F Meeting will be held in the staffroom on TUESDAY 1 AUGUST commencing at 9:00am.

We look forward to seeing you there.