Padbury CPS Newsletter

Issue #14 - 3 September 2021


Dignity: Show respect to everyone - we are all made in the image of God


Padbury Catholic Primary School is an education community committed to following in the footsteps of Jesus, living our motto ‘Love One Another’ (John 13:34)


Our Vision is to educate the whole child, Inspiring Hearts and Minds, to become faith-filled, creative, life-long learners through meaningful and innovative experiences.


Our Vision comes to life through our core values which are inspired by the Gospels and our Mercy charism: Compassion; Service; Mercy; Justice; Dignity; Hospitality; Stewardship; Excellence



Please check the community calendar for upcoming and future dates as the calendar is regularly updated.


Dear Parents

Next Wednesday 8 September we celebrate the birthday of Mary, Mother of Jesus. In class, the children will be praying the Hail Mary or a decade of the Rosary as a special gift to Our Lady.

Mary, Mother of God, Pray For Us.

Mercy Values

Our Mercy Values Banners have finally arrived and they are in the hall and look sensational. Each class and work area has mini versions so that wherever we are in the school, we can easily see them and peak to the children about them. Our Mercy Values wall, on the outside of the admin building, has also been completed. It is in a prominent place for all in our school community and visitors to our school to see.

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Athletics Carnival

Next week we have a busy sporting start with Jumps and Throws taking place on Monday and Wednesday and we look forward to a sensational school Athletics Carnival on Friday. Fingers crossed for sunny weather! I would like to thank Mr Hignett for all his preparatory work as so much goes on behind the scenes which we often do not see. We look forward to parents and grandparents being able to join us on the day and cheering the children on. Please note maintain appropriate COVID protocols and maintain a safe distance as well as hand hygiene.

Pre Kindy and Kindy

Tuesday Pre Kindy for 2022 is completely full so we are now taking enrolments for Thursday PK for 2022! Be quick or you may miss out!

We are currently enrolling for Kindy 2022 and 2023 so if you have a sibling due for Kindy, please ensure you have your enrolment lodged at the front office asap. We recommend getting applications in for siblings for Pre Kindy and Kindy for future years even if your child is less than 3yrs old so that we can ensure your spot is secured.


Huge thanks to Jessica Johnson from the P&F and her team of helpers in organising our recent Ladies Market. It was a fabulous evening with so many enticing stalls! Big thanks to Marie Lewis and Erin Otten from the P&F for co ordinating the Father’s Day Breakfast. They had a lot of helpers who made the morning special for the dads and grand dads at PCPS. Have a Happy Father’s Day on Sunday!

Mrs Margaret Williamson





To celebrate the completion of our BRAND NEW PIRATE SHIP playground, we are having a 'Pirate Dress Up Day' on Monday 13th September! You may have realised that our Pirate ship is a little different - it has been SHIPWRECKED! We encourage all of our PCPS students to get in the spirit of this celebration by dressing up as a pirate on this day! What an exciting day for our school!
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Top Carpark in the Morning

A reminder that we ask parents NOT TO TURN RIGHT into the top carpark on O'Leary Road in the mornings when dropping children off at school. Turning right can often cause a traffic jam behind, with cars banked up to Gibson Avenue.

We ask that if you wish to drive into the top admin carpark, you do so by driving to the end of O'Leary Road, turning at the cul-de-sac and then driving along O'Leary Road again and turning LEFT into this carpark.

We appreciate your cooperation for the smoothest, most efficient and SAFEST morning drop-off system for our community.

Thought for the Week

Have a wonderful fortnight ahead!

Mr Ryan von Bergheim & Mrs Loretta Hutcheson

Assistant Principals

EduDance Update

Our first concert will be on Tuesday, 14th of September (Week 9) and will include PPW, 1W, 2V, 3H, 4B, 5T and 6B

Our second concert will be on Thursday, 23rd of September (Week 10) and will include PPM, 1B, 2PH, 3R, 4W, 5D and 6WvB

All concerts will commence at 2:20pm in the school hall. Your class teacher will have more information in the coming weeks about costumes, so please keep an eye out for this.

Athletics Carnival information 2021

The school athletics carnival will be held this year on Friday 10th September. We are hoping it will be a sunny day so we can get through all of our activities.

All adults attending are asked to scan the SafeWA QR Codes located around the oval upon arrival at the Carnival.

The day will begin at 9:00am so we expect all children to be at school by 8:30am.

The day will start with the faction team march, followed by the school prayer and national anthem. Please be assembled on the school oval before 9:00am if you are coming to watch the events.

We ask that parents remain in the roped areas and stay away from the student faction bays.

Lunchtime will be approximately 12:00pm depending on how the events are going. Children will be invited to join their parents for lunch after they have received their sausage sizzles from their class teachers.

There will be a toddler race during the lunch break for any super keen younger children.

A schedule of events will be sent home with the children on Tuesday next week, and this will also be posted on the school website for you to follow your children’s activities.

Pre-Primary Students

The Pre-Primary have been practising hard for their first sports carnival and are getting extremely excited.

The students will participate in a 50m race and several novelty games. Whilst the Pre-Primary students have been allocated factions it is not compulsory for them to wear their faction colours. The Pre- Primary students will be allocated teams within their class to participate in the novelty events.

The Pre- Primary activities will take place on the Northern part of the oval so if you are keen to see your child that is the best place to sit.

The Pre- Primary students will participate in the march in and then their activities. After they have finished their events, they will return to the classroom.

Interschool Athletics

Students from 3-6 will be selected to participate in the Interschool Athletics Carnival based on their performances at our school carnival.

The Interschool Jumps, Throws and middle distance will be held at St Marks School – Tuesday 21st September.

The Interschool Athletics carnival will be held at the State Athletics Centre (Claremont) on Wednesday 22nd of September.

Jumps, Throws & Middle-Distance Events

The jumps, throws and middle-distance races will be held on Monday the 6th of September for Year 5 & 6 and Wednesday 8th September for Year 3 & 4.

Both days will commence with the 800m races. Students who have qualified for these events will participate. This is not a compulsory event. All students in Year 3 – 6 will participate in the jumping and throwing events.

Parent Help

If you can assist on the jumps and throws day, please let me know as soon as possible so I can give you a role at long jump, javelin or shot put.

John Hignett

Sport Teacher

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Congratulations to the cast and crew of our 2021 Musical Production of The Amazing Adventures of Superstan, who received the highest mark possible - OUTSTANDING - from the two performing arts adjudicators who attended our friday night performance. This mark is very difficult to achieve - well done on this tremendous result!

People's Choice Vote

Our 2020 Aboriginal People's Exhbition - Djooroobidiny - has been entered into the 2021 CEWA QCE (Quality Catholic Education) Awards. A panel of judges determines the winner in a range of 5 categories. There is also a People's Choice Award, based on a popular vote. If you can spare 20 seconds, we would appreciate you clicking on this link to vote for our entry! Thank you!


Performing Arts

This year the Catholic Performing Arts Festival entries included streamed and live performances at various venues. Students are given a report provided by an external adjudicator and sometimes awarded an extra certificate 🎭

Certificate of extra encouragement award for a performance.
Certificate of Excellence.
Outstanding Award...highest certificate given.

Congratulations to all our students for sharing their amazing talents in the Piano, Violin, Guitar, Vocal, Drum, Christian Dance and Speech/ Drama Sections. This year Padbury also had its first exciting entry in the Musicals Section under the Directors Mr Ryan Von Bergheim and Mrs Tamara Bastow.

🎭Merit Certificate awarded to Tessa Rogers for her Vocal Solo entry, Reflections.
🎭Merit Certificate awarded to Vittoria Schrader for her Bass Guitar entry, What A Wonderful World.
🎭Certificate of Excellence awarded to the Year 6 Stick Ministry for their entry in the Christian Dance using sticks to the music Arise My Love.
🎭Outstanding Certificate awarded to the cast and crew in The Amazing Adventures of Super Stan. For all of us who saw this show, I’m sure you’ll agree the talent was truly outstanding!

Thank you again to all our amazing, talented and dedicated students for sharing your many talents and time to achieve your best.

One Big Voice🎶

On 20th August Mrs Tardrew and myself had the pleasure of taking 41 students to the One Big Voice Concert at the RAC Perth Arena. They learnt ten songs and sang with many other school choirs... they are in the photo below!

Congratulations to Sierra Daniel, Olivia Cunningham and Cailyn Sheppard for being chosen to sing on stage as part of a vocal group.

Congratulations to Holly Gannon who bravely and competently introduced two songs to such a large audience.

Finally, congratulations to the Padbury School Choir for your outstanding singing, dedication and behaviour.

Mrs Sylvia Grigoroff-Cusack

Music Teacher

Choir News🎵

Tuesdays....8:15 in the hall...Students from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are all welcome to come and sing. Please note there will be no choir during the last week of term.


Tournament of Minds 2021

Tournament of Minds is a creative and collaborative competition that allows students from Years 4 to 6 to demonstrate their knowledge and task commitment. By doing Tournament of Minds, we made many friends and developed a lot of social skills. On Saturday 28th of August, we went to ECU to participate in two challenges, Spontaneous and Long Term. The Spontaneous Challenge was a quick thinking and creative challenge where we had to think outside the box and come to a creative conclusion, that we then presented to the judges. We were judged on our teamwork and our creative solution to the problem. For the Long Term Challenge, we had to design and present a ten minute play that gradually shows our creative answer to the challenge that we were given. We spent six weeks working on our Long Term Challenge and also trained for our Spontaneous. We all had a lot of fun throughout the weeks.

By the TOM Team

and Mrs Remigio


This Week's Focus: Kids on Social Media

If you are interested in helping your children navigate social media safely and responsibly, this podcast (a joint collaboration between the CyberSafety Lady and Claire Orange (clinical psychologist) may be interesting for you. In this episode Claire Orange and the Cyber Safety Lady discuss Tweens on social media and how Claire's amazing app DiGii can help children get prepared for the real world of social media when they are ready.

Mr vB


Screen Time Challenges

Screen time challenges…..

Is screen time a challenge in your family? These five simple tips will help you to restore the balance and will provide your children with the skills to manage in todays wired world.

  1. Be a role model – your children will do as you do. They gravitate towards the behaviour modeled by their parents so set a good example and limit your screen time first.
  2. Set a timetable – explain why excessive screen time is harmful and agree on a timetable for use with your children
  3. Encourage other activities – share the importance of staying active – provide opportunities and again role model the desired behaviour
  4. Be involved in their lives – play games with your children, read to them, cook together, actively listen to them. Your children will feel more secure and connected to you when you spend quality time with them.
  5. Value family time – make screen free family time a priority. Disconnect with the rest of the world and reconnect with each other.

Mrs Ali Fisher

Social Worker

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Parish Update

Mini JAM & JAM - 29th October

Mini JAM (Years 1-3) 4:00 to 5:00pm

JAM (Years 4-6) 6:00 to7:00pm

2021-22 RCIA Program: This program starts on 22nd August and runs every Thursday in the parish centre at 7.30pm. Those interested to contact parish office or contact the coordinator, Ann Cunneen on 0410 616 517

Parish & schools combined Carols by candlelight: We are still keen to go ahead with this event on December 9th at 6.00pm on the oval and still in discussions. Please provide us any ideas you may have to make it more meaningful. Arrangements/discussions subject to Covid-19 restrictions.

Mass Times

All Masses are held in the Church

Saturday - 8:30am; 6:30pm

Sunday - 8:00am; 9:30am; 11:00am; 5:45pm

Monday to Friday - 7:00am; 9:00am

24:7 Youth Group

For all youth in Years 6 to 12

1st and 3rd Friday @ Parish Hall, 7pm

Call Luke 0401822932 for more information.

Rev Fr Cyprian M Shikokoti - PP

Our Lady of the Mission, Parish Website :


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