St Francis of Assisi News
Term 3 Issue 33 24h August
PUPIL FREE DAY - FRIDAY 25th AUG
PUPIL FREE DAY - MONDAY 28th AUG
NOONGAR SEASON OF DJILBA (AUG-SEP)
Dear Parents & Caregivers,
A reminder to all parents that tomorrow, Friday 25th August is s PUPIL FREE DAY and Monday 28th August is also a PUPIL FREE DAY. On both days there will be no staff on site. Tomorrow, staff will be undertaking some professional learning in the wellness space and team building, while on Monday, our school is taking our annual Catholic Day. This is a day provided for each school in recognition of the additional commitments required when working in a Catholic School. This year, we have coordinated our pupil free days to align with IMCC, therefore both schools have pupil free days making tomorrow the start of a 4-day weekend for families.
Over the past fortnight, we welcomed two new students and their families, Noah (1B) and Elizabeth (3W) Stanisic. They have joined our community at a very busy time with a lot happening but we hope they have felt welcomed and embraced and look forward to their journey here at St Francis.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our staff and families for the number of events and experiences that have been coordinated for our children over the last couple of weeks. To say our school calendar is full is an understatement. I wanted to acknowledge a number of staff for their efforts.
Monday 14th Aug - Kolbe Feast Day (Ms Campbell)
Tuesday 15th Aug - Assumption of Mary Mass (Mrs Hunt, Ms Selyer, Ms Hamilton)
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 15/16/17th Aug - National Science Week Incursions and the student-led science experiments (Mrs Coker)
Thursday 17th Aug - Sacrament of Confirmation (Mrs Freeman, Mr Gorman, Ms Campbell and ALL staff for their support and attendance)
Friday 18th Aug - BookWeek Incursion (Mrs Howell)
Friday 18th Aug - Year 4 One Big Voice Choir Performance (Mr Cunniffe, Mrs Hunt, Ms Selyer)
Monday 21st Aug - BookWeek Incursion (Mrs Howell)
Monday 21st Aug - Performing Arts Choir Year 3-6 (Mr Cunniffe)
Tuesday 22nd Aug - BookWeek Incursion (Mrs Howell)
Wednesday 23rd Aug - BookWeek Parade (ALL our staff for getting dressed up and the wonderful parents for the costumes they organised for the kids!)
The above is in addition to the regular teaching and learning programs taking place in the classrooms. I am very appreciative, and believe we are extremely fortunate to have such an engaged staff willing to provide these experiences for our children. This goes above and beyond the role of a classroom educator and enables our children to be part of a vibrant learning community filled with varied experiences!
P&F SECOND HAND BOOK SALE & BOOK WEEK PARADE
Thank you to the P&F for coordinating the Second Hand Book Sale to kick off Book Week this year. It was great to see so many children purchasing books and being engaged with reading. This wouldn't have been possible without the donations from all parents and the parent volunteers pricing, organising and running the stall. Special thanks to Rose Canzirri, Meg Goldie, Emma Stratfold, Grace Santos-Swift, Danielle Hayman and Tanya Levantard.
The Book Week author incursions and Book Week Parade ensured we celebrated this year's theme of Read, Inspire, Grow in a significant way and was a fantastic celebration of reading. Thank you also to parents for rushing around sorting out costumes for your children. They looked amazing!
FATHER'S DAY BREAKFAST
A reminder to parents that our Father's Day Breakfast will take place next Friday 1st September. There will be a breakfast sausage sizzle, coffee and tea. Parents were sent a link to RSVP their attendance via SeeSaw. The link is also below to enable us to cater effectively for the event:
YEAR 6 CONFIRMATION
Last Thursday, we shared in our Year 6 children receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Thank you to Father Darek and Father Marian as the co-celebrants of the occasion. It was a reverent and enriching mass and we congratulate all children now considered full adult members of the Catholic Church. Thank you also to the wonderful parents who supported the sacrament by allowing their children to be part of the choir.
Well the Matilda's couldn't quite get over the line, but it was an unbelievable four weeks from our women's national football team. My attention now shifts to the Boomers and the FIBA World Cup and also the run to the AFL Finals. Yes - my life is dictated by the significance of sporting events in Australia and around the world!
Enjoy your four-day weekend and we will see you back on Tuesday.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Congratulations to all the children who received the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation last Thursday night. Special thanks go out to Fr Darek & Fr Marian & Mr Tony Summers, parents, sponsors, Yr 6 staff, Mr C and the choir, and all family and staff who supported the Confirmation Candidates on their journey to full initiation in the Catholic Church.
Special mention goes to Sofia Villalobos Hampson who supported her classmates by altar serving on the night.
CONGRATULATIONS & WELCOME!!!
Congratulations to Eleanor, Paige and Jacob Hansen who were baptised last Sunday! Welcome to the Catholic Church. May God guide you and protect you each and every day.
ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI MASS & MISSION FETE
Our St Francis day of celebration is fast approaching! We will come together as a school community to celebrate the Feast of St Francis on Friday 13 October. It would be wonderful to have a FAMILY bring forward the gifts (bread & wine) at Mass - please contact me on SEESAW if your family would like to take part.
Parents please keep your eyes open later this term for notes from class teachers.
“True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.”
St Francis of Assisi
Assistant Principal RE
As Ms Campbell alluded to above, three of our children, Eleanor (5W), Paige (3B) and Jacob (PPW) Hansen were welcomed into God's family through Baptism over the weekend. It is a special time for the family and we congratulate them on receiving the first of the Sacraments. We hope it was a joyful celebration and appreciate them sharing the moment with our community.
SCHOOL FEE INFORMATION
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact me on 089562 9528 or email@example.com
All families on Centrelink Health Care Card (HCC) need to provide the school with their current card to continue receiving the discount for 2023. If your card has expired, please bring in your new card to the school office ASAP.
Our sports carnival is fast approaching and will take place over 2 days in Week 9, Wednesday 13th September for Years 3-6 Jumps and Throws day and Friday 15th September PP-Year 6 will enjoy teams games and sprints with a guest appearance by our Kindy children. This is one of the most rewarding days on the school calendar, it is a chance to support our children competing and doing their best, facing and overcoming their fears and anxieties, and congratulating them on their efforts, regardless of the result. We look forward to enjoying the sunshine, watching the smiles and being a part of a great community day. We hope to see you there. Further information regarding the days will be sent home next week.
Year 6 Interschool Spring Carnival
Next Friday 1st September, our Year 6 children will compete in either Basketball, League Tag or Badminton across various locations and against 7 other schools. This is a great opportunity to try something new and have fun with friends. Please read the note that has been sent out with the requirements for your child on this day. We still require a coach for 2 of our league teams, if you can help on this day, please let me know.
Thank you all for your book donations. The P & F raised just over $900 and we were also able to donate some books to the Library.
The Father’s Day stall is next week, so don’t forget to get all your Quickcliq orders in by this Monday at 8am.
Thank you to the following companies who have supported the P & F and donated prizes for the Father’s Day raffle. Some lucky Dads and guardians will be going home with some awesome prizes.
- Bunnings Clarkson
- On the Border
- The Cornerstone
- Complete Prospecting
- Wolfe Recruitment
- Bullseye Clinic
We have the Cake Stall on Wednesday 6th September, with the Year 3 and 4’s to bring in cakes. A note will be sent home next week with further information.
Our new parent-only event will be on Friday 20th October, so save the date for a Paint & Sip night. More details to follow.
Our next P & F meeting is Tuesday 29th August at 8:30am
Happy Birthday to the following students who are celebrating their birthday over the next two weeks:
Anahi Brennan-Fernandez, Ethan Gismondi, Lucas Gismondi, Anastasia Schippers, Cooper Benton, Dakota Radosevich, Gabriel Smith, Simon Sokiri, Alfie McSheffrey, Hunter Marais, Edward Atuer, Myriam Hakim, Jaxon Canzirri, Alicia Ridley, Genesis Peter Limbo, Javier Villamor, Elana Pearce, Brianna Grantham.
We wish you all a wonderful day!!
Friday 25 August - Pupil Free Day (no school for students)
Monday 28 August - Pupil Free Day (no school for students)
Tuesday 29 August - P&F Meeting (8:45am)
Wednesday 30 August - Kindy Fathers' Day Boot Camp/P&F Fathers' Day Stall
Thursday 31 August - Crazy Sock Day
Friday 1 September - Fathers Day Breakfast/Year 2 Performance Assembly (8:45am)/Year 6 Spring Carnival
Sunday 3 September - Fathers Day
Monday 4 September - Dental screening for PP, Yr 3 & Yr 6/Yr 5 excursion to AQWA
Tuesday 5 September - Kindy Scitech incursion
Wednesday 6 September - P&F cake stall
Friday 8 September - Grandparents Day/Performing Arts performance/School Disco
Tuesday 12 September - PP excursion to WA Museum
Wednesday 13 September - SFOA Jumps & Throws Day (Yr 3-6)/P&F Pizza lunch
Thursday 14 September - R U OK Day
Friday 15 September - SFOA Sports Carnival / P&F Subway lunch
** Please note the uniform shop is not open next Monday 28th August due to Pupil Free Day
The uniform shop is open on Monday afternoons from 2.30pm to 3.00pm during school term.
Uniform can also be ordered online: firstname.lastname@example.org (school code: 2147)
Where: Operating out of the demountable at the rear of the school!
Ph: (08) 9204 1701
Address: 1/85 Guthrie St, Osborne Park 6017