God our Father, Today, you give us the joy of celebrating the solemnity of the apostles Peter and Paul. Through them, your Church first received the faith. Keep us true to their teaching. Amen.
Saints Peter and Paul – June 29
As this is the final newsletter for Term 2, we would like to wish everyone a well-deserved and safe holiday. A reminder that Term 3 resumes for all students in Pre-Primary to Year 6 on Tuesday 18th July. Monday 17th July is a Pupil Free Day.
Congratulations to Eva Varghese (Year 3 Blue) who is this month’s MJR Award recipient. She was nominated by members of the school community for: “Eva is always a helpful, considerate, and diligent student who regularly includes and supports her peers. She displays impeccable manners and makes Jesus real every day through her positive interactions with students, staff, and parents. Eva is a wonderful example of a WESTIE by consistently greeting people with a polite hello and a smile upon her face. Congratulations on your award Eva!” Read more about Eva’s reaction to winning the MJR Award. The next MJR award will be presented at the Year PPG Assembly on Friday 4th August.
Sacrament of Holy Communion (Year 4)
The Year 4 Sacrament of Holy Communion program will commence from the beginning of Term 3. The Parent/Candidate Workshops will be held on the afternoons of Wednesday 26 July (4pm & 5.30pm), and Thursday 27 July (4pm). The Commitment Masses will be held on the weekend of 29/30 July. The students will attend their sacramental retreat on Thursday 3 August in the Parish Hall. A final rehearsal will be held for all candidates at 11am on Monday 21st August. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will take place on Sunday 27 August commencing at 9.30am.
LifeLink Pyjama Day Fundraising Event
Thank you to everyone who came to school last Friday dressed in their pyjamas in support of LifeLink. The school raised $460.15 – Super Effort!!!
Religious Education Assessment (REA)
The Year 3 & 5 students will participate in the annual Religious Education Assessment on Wednesday 2 August (Year 5) and Thursday 3 August (Year 3). In the week prior, the students will participate in online practice tests.
NAIDOC Mass and Assembly
Thank you to the Year 4 Blue class for leading the school in this year’s NAIDOC Mass and to Ms Middleton and our Aboriginal students for organising our NAIDOC Assembly this afternoon. The assembly acknowledged this year’s NAIDOC theme – For Our Elders.
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.
First Semester Reports
All parents should have now received via SeeSaw their child/ren’s Semester 1 reports. If you have not, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a message via SeeSaw to your child’s class teacher.
Faction Cross Country Carnival
Congratulations to Walsh for winning this year’s Faction Cross Country Carnival. A big thank you to Miss Aquino, the Year 6 Sports Councillors, Xavier Staff, and the P&F for making this morning an enjoyable occasion. The results were:
1st – Walsh (305 points)
2nd – Dominica (293 points)
3rd – Harrison (212 points)
4th – Corcoran (199 points)
The Interschool Cross Country will be held on Thursday 27 July for those students in Years 4-6 who have made the team.
Performing Arts Festival
Mrs. Konle 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 Thursday 20 July. Mrs Konle will also be escorting Lucas and Andrea from Year 6 to enter the Bible Reading event at the CEWA chapel on Friday 21 July. Several classes and students from various year levels will participate over the course of this event.
Kindy/Pre-Primary & Year 1/2 Playground Construction
As you may have noticed, the construction of the new Kindy/Pre-Primary and Year 1/2 playgrounds have commenced this week. Can all parents and carers be mindful of the construction works and of the areas that have been cordoned off. To ensure safety and compliance, no child or adult is allowed in the construction areas.
Principal for the Afternoon
Two students from Year 3 Blue earned the right to be principal for the afternoon due to an accumulation of class Dojo points.
l was the principal of the afternoon. I had so much fun, and it was the best day ever. l loved it when l got to call my mum, it was a blast! l had so much fun, but the best bit was having a milo in the office.
On Wednesday, I was the principal for the afternoon. I went into Mr Bienkowski’s office we had a milo and a lot of fun.
Jinkx, our beautiful Wellbeing Dog and Ms Martin, have returned from their long service leave. All of the children (and teachers) are delighted to have them both back. Jinkx has been supporting some of our children with their writing. She certainly gets excellent results with her work!
Early Years Farm Incursion
On Tuesday and Thursday of Week 10, Farm on Wheels came to visit Mum’s & Bub’s, Three-Year Old Kindy and both Pre-Primary classes.
They got to see a variety of animals including, chickens, goats, sheep, ducks, geese and a miniature horse. They learnt all about each animal and what they do on the farm. They also had the opportunity to hold 3-week old baby chicks, as well as feed lambs and kids (baby goats) some milk.
Afterwards, Farmer Mick let the children all pat the animals, as they roamed around freely. All the children had a wonderful experience with all the farm animals.
Car Park Safety
It has been brought to the school’s attention that there are a number of cars that are regularly exceeding the designated 8km speed limit when entering/exiting the school/parish carpark. It is not always possible to police cars entering and exiting the school, so 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.