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Padbury Catholic School
O’Leary Road, Padbury WA 6025 Telephone (08) 9307 5155 Facsimile (08) 9307 7533
Email:[email protected] Website: www.padcath.wa.edu.au
18th August 2010
On Monday and Tuesday all teachers and education
assistants attended the 2010 Primary Curriculum
Conference at the Perth Convention and Exhibition
The Monday’s keynote speaker was Vic Zbar who spoke
on ‘How our best performing schools came out on top.’
He also spoke on getting the pre-conditions for school
improvement in place. Fundamental to continued school
improvement is to develop a strong, united and cohesive
leadership team, consisting not just of the administration
team but of key teacher leaders. Two aspects of goal
setting were particularly useful. The first was to set
The second goal setting mantra was TINA:
There were 86 different sessions offered over the very full
programme. Some of these related to the coming
Australian Curriculum whilst other were about specific
topics such as Guided Reading, 3D Mind Maps, Chance
and Data, Visual Literacy, Bring Back the Fun, Classroom
Emotional Climate and Is paper folding mind bending or
building? This last one certainly didn’t increase my self
Newsletter Number 24
CATHOLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AT THIS
You would be aware from recent newsletters that the
National Catholic Education Commission has been very
proactive informing parents of the importance of the
Federal government’s impending review of school
funding. This review has the potential to significantly
influence future levels of funding for Catholic Schools.
I believe it would be most inappropriate for me to
suggest to parents how they should vote in the
However, as parents
endeavouring to provide a Catholic education for your
children, I believe you should be aware of the funding
policies of the major parties, all of which have the
potential to shape future funding levels of Catholic
Schools. There are many important issues in the
election but this issue has the potential to significantly
and directly affect the families in our school community.
In short, the party’s stances are as follows:
Australian Labor Party
To extend the current funding arrangements with
indexation until 2013, and future arrangements beyond
that be determined following the findings of the
independent review in 2011.
To continue current funding arrangement to Catholic
Schools and systems in real terms from 2013 onwards.
To end present Commonwealth funding arrangement
for recurrent funding by the end of 2010, and return
funding levels to Catholic schools to 2003/2004 levels.
This would result in an immediate reduction of
$427 million per year to the Catholic education
It was particularly pleasing to realise that Padbury Catholic
Primary School is implementing so many of the essential
Further information regarding each party’s position can
elements needed to ensure continued school improvement be found on the school’s website.
in a wide range of subject areas. We are very grateful to
the School Board for allowing the entire staff to experience
this very worthwhile professional development opportunity.
God of all nations,
You call us to be people of
justice and faith. Hear the
prayers that we put before
you today as we continue
to learn of the effects of
the recent floods in
We pray for and remember the 1,600 people in Pakistan
who have lost their lives in the recent floods and for
their families and friends who continue to mourn their
Lord hear us.
We pray for the 14 million people whose homes,
bridges, schools, water facilities and farmland have
been destroyed by the floods. May they receive the
practical support and assistance to rebuild their lives,
families and communities.
Lord hear us.
We pray for all the people who are providing life-saving
emergency aid and assistance to those in need. May
their commitment be strengthened as they witness the
courage and compassion of those they serve.
Lord hear us.
We pray for the people who have been evacuated in the
knowledge that the flood waters and heavy rains are
approaching. May they find safety and support in their
place of refuge.
Lord hear us.
We pray for ourselves, that we may be strengthened in
solidarity with those in
Pakistan. May we
continue to provide
generous prayerful and
practical support for the
people of Pakistan as they
begin to rebuild their
lives and communities.
Lord hear us.
Daffodil Day merchandise is being sold
before school, at lunch time and after
school from 4W and the school office. All
daffodil orders are due before Monday
23rd August to ensure you receive your flowers on
Friday 27th August.
UNIFORM SHOP NEWS
A BIG thank you to Daryl and Grace Cook for
donating and installing a large mirror in the Uniform
Congratulations to the 43 Padbury Students who did their
best in the Writing Competition. Special mention to:
Credit – Alicia O’Shea
Distinction – Catherine Allen
Credit- Joshua O’Mara, Lochlan George
Credit- Masen Rimmer, Aiden Simpson
Distinction – Jorja Artaud, Ciara McGinley-Pitkin
Credit – Amy George, Roisin Nash.
Distinction – Michaela McGurdy
Great work kids! If you would like a copy of the test please
don’t hesitate to let me know on a Thursday or Friday or
let me know through the note file.
Padbury Catholic had 54 children enter the Spelling
Competition this year! They all did their best.
Congratulations to all those who had a go! You will all
receive a participation certificate. Special mention should
be made of the following results:
Credit – Catherine Allen, Michaela Barry, Emma Bourke.
Distinction – Matthew Darley, Clayton Stitt, Mitchell
Credit -Alex Carr, Beau Devlin-Bijoux, Lochie George,
Tara Prentice, Campbell Williams.
Distinction – Charlotte Waters.
HIGH DISTINCTION – Natasha Gill!! (WOW!!) Top 1% in
Credit- Brayden Rodda, Anielle Pollard, Madoc Plane,
Luke Kuppens, Nadia Fazio, Rhianna Dehne.
Distinction –Indira Fernandes, Masen Rimmer.
Credit- Nathan Nguyen.
Distinction – Nicholas De Lucia.
BUY MY DUCK COMPETITION
As mentioned earlier in the term the Year 6 Extension
students produced animations for this Consumer Ed
Competition. The entries were of such a high standard in
the Year 6-7 category that the competition organisers
decided, for the first time in 5 years, to recognise the 3
Runners Up with a Highly Commendable Certificate and a
cheque for $20 each. Padbury Catholic students were
awarded these prizes! Congratulations to Amy George,
Ciara McGinley and Jorja Artaud - a brilliant job!
A number of families are enjoying the benefits of
The Pre-Primary uniforms try-on’s commence next
receiving this newsletter via email. If you would like
Monday, 23rd August. Please ensure you have made to receive the newsletter electronically please call the
an appointment on the sheet that is located outside
school office on 9307 5155.
the PPN classroom.
DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!!!
DR IAN LILLICO WILL BE AT:
Our Lady of the Mission Parish Hall
Camberwarra Drive, Craigie
7 – 9 pm
Wednesday 25 August 2010
We will be celebrating Book Week with a Book Week
Assembly on Wednesday August 25th.
This year we are going into Space! Here are a few
more costume ideas. - Satellite, telescope, astronaut,
Superman, alien, meteor, Flash Gordon, ET (Extra
terrestrials), Buck Rogers, asteroid, constellation,
lunar module, Milky Way, Yip Yip Monsters (from
Sesame Street), NASA, Orion, Sputnik, UFO, Galileo,
Hale-Bopp Comet, Halley’s Comet, Martian.
It is not too late to register for this wonderful opportunity to
attend this seminar.
Dr Lillico will talk about children from the
age of birth to 14 years. He will cover
many issues affecting children’s outlooks
on life and areas of behaviour
management, bullying, literacy, special
needs, relationships, homework etc. This
seminar is a positive look at how special
our children are.
s Book Council Book Week Short List for
2010 is listed below. The Winner and Honour Book/s
Please complete the registration form and forward the $10
payment into the school office by Monday 23rd August.
will be announced on Friday 20 August 2010.
Book of the Year - Younger Reader Short List 2010
Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool
Running with the Horses
MCINTOSH, Fiona The Whisperer
MURPHY, Sally, Illus.POTTER, Heather Pearl Verses the World
Tensy Farlow and the Home for
HAVE YOU YOUR
Available from school office
The book is sold for $65.
(Intended for independent younger readers.)
Book of the Year - Early Childhood Short List 2010
The Wrong Book
BOOTH, Christina Kip
DUBOSARSKY, Ursula, Illus. JOYNER,
Andrew The Terrible Plop
GLEESON, Libby, Illus. BLACKWOOD, Freya
Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House
SHANAHAN, Lisa, Illus. QUAY, Emma
Bear & Chook by the Sea
THOMPSON, Colin, Illus. DAVIS, Sarah Fearless
Book of the Year - Picture Book Short List 2010
COOL, Rebecca, Text: MILLARD, Glenda Isabella’s Garden
DANALIS, Stella, Text: DANALIS, John
Schumann the Shoeman
HARVEY, Roland To the Top End: Our Trip Across Australia
Mr Chicken Goes to Paris
Fox and Fine Feathers
ROGERS, Gregory The Hero of Little Street
Book of the Year - Eve Pownall Award Short List 2010
Prehistoric Giants: The Megafauna of
Australia: M is for Mates: Animals in Wartime from Ajax to
Australian Backyard Explorer PATRICK,
Tanya, Illus: HUTCHESON, Nicholas
Polar Eyes: A Journey to Antarctica
REEDER, Stephanie Owen Lost! A True Tale from the Bush
YALATA & OAK COMMUNITIES with MATTINGLEY, Christobel
Maralinga: The Anangu Story—Intended for an audience
ranging from birth to 18 years.
(Some books may be for mature readers).
DATES TO REMEMBER
Board Meeting 7pm
P & F Quiz Night 7pm
Year 3 Mass 9am
Sacrament of Confirmation Workshops
5pm or 7pm
P & F Meeting 7.30pm
Book week Assembly
Dress-up day—Space Theme
Ian Lillico—OLM 7—9pm
Year 3 Assembly
DO YOU HAVE ANY TOY
DINOSAURS THAT YOU WOULD
LIKE TO DONATE?
IF YOU HAVE, THE CHILDREN
IN PPN WOULD BE VERY
H E R E ! !!
The tables are fully booked and the prizes are sorted.
What an exciting night it will be!
7pm (doors open)
Table list at Function Room door.
Jon Lewis ‘The Quiz Master” will run the evening (lots of fun and games)
(PLEASE NO BYO) Bar Available (very reasonable prices).
Please join in the spirit of the night and DO NOT USE MOBILE PHONES
Don’t forget your wallets (Auction items and Raffle items galore)!
(Please help at the end of the night, by clearing your table of rubbish (bags will be provided).
PARISH WEEKLY NEWS—
WEEKEND MASS TIMES
New Altar Servers
Children who have just received the Sacrament of Holy
Communion are now eligible to be altar servers. Father
Joseph will have a training day this Saturday 21st August
from 10—12pm at the church followed by lunch at
McDonalds. Existing altar servers who would like to assist
Father Joseph in this training session are very welcome.
Parish Dinner Dance & Fr Joe’s 40th Birthday: Friday
12th November at Hillary’s Yacht Club. Tickets on sale late
August. Mark it in your diary.
Our Lady's Birthday Mass: Please join us to celebrate
Our Lady’s Birthday on Saturday, 4th September at Our
Lady of the Mission Catholic Church, 270 Camberwarra
Drive, Craigie Holy Mass at 8:30 am, followed by morning
tea in the parish centre. Please bring flowers for Our Lady,
and a plate for morning tea. For further information
please contact Clare Ph: 0419 159 158.
Communion Thanks: Special thanks to the members of the
choir who sang so beautifully at Sunday’s First Holy Communion Mass. Your voices were exceptional. Thanks to Mrs
Lopez and Mrs Cusack for their guidance. Mr De Luca and
our three altar servers gave generously of their time too. Mrs
Cable worked her usual magic on the computer also. Thanks
to all staff for their attendance and help. We are blessed to
have such a supportive faith community. God Bless. Stephanie Wilson, Catherine Nguyen and the First Communicants.
Friday 27th August
SODA Sunlounge North Beach
RSVP on the list outside the classroom
Tuesday 7th September
Primo Cucina Hillarys
RSVP on the list outside the classroom.
3 YEAR OLD PRE-KINDY PROGRAMME
Whitford Catholic Primary School is currently
running a Three Year Old/Pre-Kindergarten
Programme. Parents wishing to enrol their children
in this programme for 2011 are asked to advise the
school before the end of 3rd Term. Children need to
have attained the age of three to qualify for
enrolment. Enrolment forms are available on our
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