Dear Parents and Community Members,
Confirmation Prayer for our students
Each moment of your life,
may you feel the Lord’s embrace.
May you sense his guiding presence
in each challenge that you face.
May His peace and light be with you
and may you realise how deeply
loved and precious you are
within His eyes.
Congratulations to our ‘newly Confirmed’ students: Stella, Yulana, Drew, Cody, Elena, Cara, Sofia, Katherine, Jasmine, Sebastion, Cameron, Lachlan, Pia, Louella, Raya, Siobhan, Devon and Jacob. Unfortunately Toby was unwell and unable to be at either Mass over the weekend. We pray that God will continue to guide and bless you in your lives, as you take this important step in your faith journey. See photos in gallery.
Last Thursday was a Holy Day of Obligation to recognise the Assumption of Mary into Heaven. Students from Years 4 to 6 attended Mass with parishioners.
On Friday 9 August, activities to celebrate the Science learning area were held for all classes. It was a fantastic day as we participated in an array of Science based activities including Waste Wise activities, making rockets, surface tension, magnets, pinwheels, colour wheels, oil spills, making ‘grabbers’, hovercrafts, engineering, hands-on exploration activities and lots of other wondering and discovery. Thanks to all our helpers from Waste Wise; Mrs McKenzie, Mrs Mutyara, Logan and Ian from BCC; and our trusty parent helpers who come along every year (Vicki and Gemma). Thanks to all the teachers, especially Mrs Heelan for her organisation of a day filled with exciting learning opportunities. See photos in the gallery.
On Thursday we have our Book Week Assembly. This year, the theme is ‘Reading is my Superpower.’ We look forward to seeing the creativity of our students displayed in their choice of book character costumes. There will be a costume parade at Assembly on Thursday morning, all are welcome to attend.
Our School Choir will be singing at the Ladies Fashion Parade next Tuesday 27 August at 9.45am at the Dardanup Hall. Please make sure all Choir members are dressed in formal winter uniform on this day. A note has been sent home to parents regarding this performance opportunity.
Music Showcase at Assembly
Next week, Thursday 29 August, students from Kindy, Pre-primary, Year 3 and Year 6 will be showcasing some of their music skills that they have been working on during class time. Parents are welcome to attend at 8.50am.
Next meeting is Tuesday 3 September at 6.30pm.
We would like to have a raffle for Father’s Day and are currently seeking donations for raffle prizes.
We are also seeking donations of eggs for the Father’s Day breakfast.
If you are able to donate something please contact the office. The Father’s Day breakfast will be held on Friday 30 August at 7.30am. A note will be coming home with students today to return to indicate attendance and give us an idea for catering purposes.
School Board Meeting
Next meeting will be on Tuesday 17 September at 5.30pm.
Sports Carnival and Swimming Dates for your Diary
Please note that our school Sports Carnival will be held on Friday 18 October, the first Friday of Term 4, and our Interschool Carnival will be held on Friday 8 November, three weeks later. Swimming lessons commence Monday 11 November and conclude Friday 22 November (Weeks 5 & 6, Term 4).
Protecting God’s Children
The week following Child Protection Week (1– 8 September), Barbara Blayney, Perth Archdiocese Safeguarding Office, has kindly offered to conduct a Protecting God’s Children Workshop for Parents in our Diocese. The workshop will be held Thursday 12 September at 6.30pm in the Bunbury Parish Hall. The attached flyer provides further details regarding RSVP and registration. Please note that this workshop is not suitable for children to attend.
Enrolment for Three year old Kindergarten for next year
If you have a child who is turning 3 between now and the end of the year, or before the 30 June next year, they are able to be in our Pre-Kindergarten class for next year. Please contact the office for an enrolment form, or spread the word to family and friends. Please note that enrolment in our three year old program is independent of our regular Kindergarten program.
Planning is well underway for the celebrations in February next year. Memorial brick order forms are due at the end of this term. Tickets for the Gala Night on Friday 14 February will be on sale next term. Construction of the memorial garden will commence next term as well. Stay tuned for further updates.
Quiz Night Thanks
A HUGE thank you to all our supporters for our Centenary Celebration Fundraiser Quiz Night last week. It was a fantastic night and we couldn’t have hoped for a better turn-out. Special thanks to the ‘Bar Boys’ (Bernard, Mark and Matthew), our P&F, our staff, parent helpers and all who donated prizes or sponsored tables. Thanks to all the parents and community members who donated items to make up quiz prizes and raffle prizes. Thanks to everyone who came along and had a great time. Congratulations Luke Vine for the work you did to put together the quiz.
Please support our sponsors (see attached list) as we really appreciate their contribution.
If you would like to purchase girls shorts to wear as part of the summer uniform, please place an order no later than Friday 30 August. We will be placing a bulk order to be ready for Term 4. Please note that these items are not kept in stock and must be ordered. There are samples in the uniform shop to try on for sizing, if needed.
We have a blackboard that has been removed from a classroom and is now in the undercover area, if anyone would like it. It measures 3.6m x 1.23m.
Parish Soup/Casserole Night
After Mass this Saturday night, 24 August, there will be a Soup/Casserole Night in the School Staff Room.
Bring something to share and join in after Mass. Everyone is welcome.
Pupil Free Day
Please note this Friday is a Pupil Free Day. Students do not attend school on this day.
Have a wonderful week
Mrs Angela Hegney