Number 22 1 AUGUST 2012
Yr 5 11am—2.30pm
KB & KW Scitech
Regional Cross Country
9am Mawson Park
Dear parents, children and friends
At our recent Principal Conference we listened to some inspirational speakers, one of whom was Michelle
Scott, The Commissioner for Children and Young People. Ms Scott instigated the ‘Thinker in Residence”
program in 2011 whereby an international thinker of repute is employed to challenge our thinking and
awareness of childhood issues. In 2011, Paul Collard, from the UK, was employed and in 2012 Dr Stuart
Shanker, an expert in self- regulation, from Ontario, was selected as the ‘thinker’.
One and a half million is spent on child health in Canada. His topic this year was “How can we, as adults ,
monitor our behaviours, emotions and moods”. This topic was related to the needs of the children in our
Shanker’s thinking forums were filmed and are available on the website.
Year 5 Mass
Feast of Mary MacKillop
Yr 1 Performing Arts
5pm and 7pm
Yr 6 Christian Drama
Yr 5R Prayer Assembly
We really do need to do MORE in the area of supporting our young. With a 30% increase in the birth
growth here in Perth within the last decade we need more agencies to support all aspects of the early
years. We also need to educate people, that young children are not little adults, but developing individuals
across a range of domains; the cognitive and intellectual, the physical, the social emotional, the spiritual
and the creative- just to name a few. Here at our school we aim to provide a range of experiences to
support the development of the whole child.
Bishop Don Sproxton’s Visit- It was an honour, last Friday, to have Bishop Don visit our school. He was
extremely impressed by the performance of the Year One boy and girl choir and the welcome he received
from our students, staff and parents. Bishop Don visited our Year Five and Six students and enjoyed a
conversation with both classes. We were very excited, when Bishop Don mentioned that he would be
delighted to be invited to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2013. Father Joseph and I will ensure
we follow up on the invitation!
Year 5 Mass
Assumption of the
Blessed Virgin Mary
Board Meeting 6.30pm
Performing Arts Festival- This term, the Catholic Education of WA celebrates the Arts through the
Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival. The festival began with a Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral last
Thursday. I was delighted to attend this special service with Prea Cunningham, MayHa Chau, Elyssa Hunt
and Tiana Gilbert from Year Six. We met our new Archbishop and enjoyed a morning tea with students
and principals from Catholic schools across WA.
Welcome- This week we welcome Emily Charlton to Kindy and Liam Tonev to Year One. We are delighted
to have both families at our school and look forward to them being a part of our great community.
O’Leary Road, Padbury WA 6025
Telephone (08) 9307 5155 Facsimile (08) 307 7533
Email:[email protected] Website: www.padcath.wa.edu.au
Cross Country- This Friday, our students will compete in the Regional Cross Country at Mawson Park. I wish all our students the best of luck. I
know they are well prepared and will give their personal best and represent our school with pride. Our wonderful P&F will be working hard at the
Sausage Sizzle. Thank you to everyone involved. The money raised will benefit all the children in our wonderful school. I look forward to cheering
the team on and hope to see you there.
Joint Interagency Truancy Reduction Initiative—Beginning this term, all government and non-government schools are working together, with
the State Government and the police, to help reduce truancy from school and increase safety in our communities.
What does this mean for Padbury Catholic Primary School?
The initiative states, that any children located by police, during school hours, outside school grounds, who are unaccompanied by an adult and
do not have a leave pass, will be returned to their enrolled school.
This does not affect children accompanied by their parents who may be attending appointments, such as a doctor or dentist .
If your child is collected by police and returned to school, a staff member from the school will call to inform you and will send a Parental
Information Slip to you. Parents will be given the location where their child was found and the details of the police officer who returned them.
There will be a police contact number for parents if there are any concerns. This initiative will assist schools and police in reducing truancy and
ensuring that all children are safe and adequately cared for. Should you require a leave pass for your child, one can be obtained from the
Ciao and keep smiling
ON THE RADAR AT PADBURY
TERM THREE SCHOOL FEE ACCOUNTS
Term Three School Fee Accounts have been sent home today. This account is the FINAL account for the year,
unless families have a weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment plan in place. We would appreciate ALL fee accounts
to be finalised by the end of Term 3, 28th September. If you have any concerns with regards to your school fees,
please contact Mrs Hutcheson or Mrs Davis.
This exhibition of children’s artwork, from Kindy to Year Six, will be held in our very own art gallery (the converted
Just like other gallery openings, the children’s original artwork will be framed, mounted and labelled allowing parents
to browse and view the mini-masterpieces. Our aim is to make this event one of the highlights of the school year and
one in which the children will be happy and proud to participate.
14th August from 2pm to 7pm.
All artwork will be available for sale for only $20 each
The school art gallery will be open on Tuesday
All artwork can be purchased via the Art Insight representatives at the gallery.
accept a cash payment. Your child’s picture will be available for sale so you
presented professionally. These can make lovely presents for grandparents
Although pictures purchased cannot be removed from the exhibition on the
distributed with the children on Thursday 16th August.
Please remember, they can only
can purchase a lasting memento
or other members of the family.
day, they will be packaged and
The Art Exhibition will remain on view to the public until the end of the school day on Wednesday 15th August. We
look forward to this being an enjoyable experience for everybody.
Swimming lessons for all students will commence this term. Students in Years One and Two will commence their
lessons on Monday 20th August. Students in Years Three to Six will commence their lessons on Monday 17th
Notices for Year One and Two went home last week. Please return your signed forms as soon as possible to the
class teachers or Mr Hignett. Remember that:
Students will wear their sports uniforms each day during swimming lessons.
They will need to bring each day:
Towel, goggles, thongs, windcheater and dry underwear.;
3rd August 2012
Beau Devlin Bijoux
LAP VOLUNTEERS MEETING
All LAP volunteers are invited to attend a meeting in the Enrichment Room on Tuesday 7th August at 2.15pm.
DAFFODIL DAY—24th August
A note has been given today where orders for daffodils can be made in advance. Daffodils cost $7 per
bunch. Cheques must be made payable to The Cancer Council. 4W will be selling Dougal gardening
bears and volleyballs as well as other Daffodil Day merchandise as soon as it is delivered to the
school. Merchandise will be available from the school office or 4W (room 7) from 8:30am till 3:30pm.
Please see Stephanie Wilson if you have any Daffodil Day enquiries or would like extra order forms for
daffodils. Thank you.
WHEELCHAIR FOR KIDS
We have a large wheelie bin situated near Mr DeLuca’s shed for the collection of aluminium cans to raise much
needed funds for Brother Olly Picket and his wonderful team in making special wheelchairs. This is a great cause and
your support is very much appreciated. If at all possible, the bin will hold many more cans if they are squashed down.
Ask your kids to do this, they will love it!
DONATIONS FOR BALI
Madison Hughes (3SL) and Sophie (2S) are going to Bali in September and would love to collect toys for the Kindy
and pre primary schools in Bali. Any donations would be very much appreciated by the children. Please just drop any
donations to the classrooms or contact Laura on 0417998155.
2012 ROLAND LEACH POETRY COMPETITION
This competition, run by The City of Nedlands, closes on 14 September. Information, including terms and conditions,
can be found at [email protected]
PADBURY CATHOLIC CITY TO SURF TEAM
Come and register and join our City to Surf team.
Log onto the Perth website http://
Once you have logged onto the website click on the register
link. It will ask you if you would like to join a team. Do a
search for Padbury Catholic School. There is no password, so all you will need to do is fill in your details and pay the
registration. The cost is $37.00 for adults and $22.00 per student if you are doing the 4km run or walk.
Currently our school team has a total of 25 people. Our team is growing and we need your support to make a
massive Padbury Catholic team.
John Hignett- Physical Education
SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
Regional Cross Country Sausage Sizzle will be held at Mawson Park this Friday, 3rd August. Padbury Catholic are
again hosting a sausage sizzle for the event. The following roster has been made, however if you are able to assist
on the day please let Katie Bristow- Stagg know, 0412307483. We still need help from around 11.30. If your name
t on the roster but you intend to help please also let me know . Thanks so much for those who have offered to
Your chance to visit a Prime Ministers home
The National Trust of Australia (WA) invites you to learn more about the life of wartime Prime Minister John Curtin and his
family. One of only three homes of former Australian Prime Ministers open to the public, Curtin Family Home was lived in by
members of the family for over 75 years.
Curtin Family Home Open Day
Sunday August 5th 11am - 4pm
Entry by donation
24 Jarrad St, Cottesloe
Please be aware there is no parking available at Curtin Family Home. Follow parking signs on the day.
The Reading Hour on the 25th of August
Sharing a book with your child for 10 minutes a day, an hour a week is our aim for The Reading Hour on the 25 August 2012. We know
it’s not always possible for parents to share a book at bedtime with their children, but if you can manage 10 minutes most nights, your
child will have the best chance of becoming a good reader, with all the social and educational benefits that brings. Most of our brain
development happens between birth and three years of age, so it’s not enough to assume that your children will learn to read when they
get to school. Parents need to share stories and rhymes right from day one – and a good way of finding out more is to join story times,
rhyme times, baby bounce and toddler sessions at your local library. http://www.thereadinghour.org.au/
Book Week 2012 - Champions Read
August 18 – 24
This year we will be dressing up as something from the Wild West, or just the West. This also includes
anything that comes from Western Australia, so come as Moondyne Joe, a miner, a black swan, a kangaroo
paw, a West Coast Eagle or a Fremantle Docker supporter.
The short list for Book Week can be found on the Children'
s Book Council'
PARISH WEEKLY NEWS
WEEKEND MASS TIMES
Helping Hands - Youth Group for Yr 5 & 6 Students
Starts back this Friday 3rd August in the Parish Hall at 5pm. Further details from Gayani 0406 910 229.
New Parishioner Welcoming Mass - Saturday 4th August 4th at 6:30pm
Followed by dinner provided in the main hall. If you are new to our parish, please fill in a census card and tick the box to
indicate you are a new parish.
Annual Dinner Dance (Last Chance) - Friday 10th August at 7pm
The Parish Dinner Dance will be held at Hillarys Yacht Club, cost is $50 per person, tickets may be purchased after
weekend Masses from the Information Desk or weekdays from the Parish Office. DJ, Buffet meal, drinks at club prices.
Enquiries Pauline 9401 8815.
St. Vincent de Paul Society - Reading Material
A series of Catholic social justice booklets are now available in the reading rack at the rear of the adoration chapel. You are
most welcome to borrow them to learn more about the Catholic perspective on social justice issues.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER:
You are invited to attend a weekend for married couples. Take time out of your busy schedule, to invest in your
most precious asset . . . Your Marriage! This is a unique opportunity to recharge your relationship batteries,
refocus on each other. If you’d like to make your marriage even more special than it already is, contact:
0424 220 625 - Joe & Margaret or Email: [email protected] Information:
Website – www.wwme.org.au
2012 Weekend Date:
2nd – 4th November (Swan Valley)