St Peter's Primary School
Friday 4 August 2023
Lord, lift me up for Your blessings today.
I pray that you will anoint me with strengthand self care today, tomorrow, and always.
I pray that You will grace me with patience and wisdom.
I pray that You will encourage me throughout the day
to take the correct steps to walk proudly, and behave well.
Message from the Principal
WHOLE SCHOOL MASS - Our first whole school Mass for the term was celebrated last
Friday 28 July and prepared by the Year 3 students and teachers. As a school community, we gathered together for the first time with Father Israel. It was a lovely Mass to begin our school term, focusing on Unity and Community. Father Israel’s homily explained to the children beautifully about the importance of relationships and friendships, and the value of face-to-face interaction, not just online through social media.
We invite all families to join us for our next whole school Mass at 9am on Tuesday 15 August, prepared by Year Two. The Feast of the Assumption is one of the most important feast days of the year and a Holy Day of Obligation on the official Roman Catholic Church calendar. The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ. This holy day marks the occasion of the Virgin Mary's bodily ascent to heaven at the end of her life.
PAUL LITHERLAND - On Thursday 10 August, our school will have the pleasure of hosting Paul Litherland, for both a student and parent presentation. Paul is a renowned cyber-safety speaker and owner of Surf Online Safe. He will be presenting one parent session, to be held on Thursday 10 August at 6pm (Term Three, Week Four) in the Library.
Paul will share his experiences as a WA Police Officer in the Technology Crime Investigation Unit and speak about the need for students and parents to remember the impact of their digital footprint, maintain levels of privacy when using apps and apply methods to remain safe in an online environment.
Paul’s parent presentations will cover a wide range of topics and will last between 1 to 1.5 hours depending on questions.
Subjects covered may include:
– Cyber Bullying – Legislation surrounding this and how it is affecting our children.
– Digital Citizenship – Where our children are going online, the Apps they are using and the information they are sharing.
– Online Footprint – How easy it is to find children online and what they can do to minimise their risk.
– Social Networking & Networking in general – How the systems work and how to overcome their reach.
– Online Gaming and Website Use – Risks and uses.
– Tips & Tricks – How to keep an eye on your children through software and hardware. Easy instructions on what we can do to keep them safe.
Paul is very much in demand and has been presenting to children and parents at many schools over the years.
Please visit the following website which includes a bio for Paul and further information on Surf Online Safe - www.surfonlinesafe.com.au
Please RSVP by clicking the link https://bit.ly/3OEOnhu
YEARBOOK - We are excited to be in the process of creating our 2023 St Peter’s Primary School Yearbook with 3P Photography. This year the St Peter’s Primary School Yearbook was not included in your family school fees, as per previous years.
Our Yearbook will be the same structure as the past, including our school photos, class pages, and a variety of photos and details from specialists and other school events held throughout the year.
All families are able to purchase a copy of their Yearbook from the link below. You are welcome to purchase multiple copies of the 2023 Yearbook you would like one for each of your children.
Please note, that you will need to order and pay for your Yearbook now, and that the Yearbook will be distributed to families towards the end of Term Four, to ensure that we can include as many events as possible in the Yearbook before it goes to print. Families will have until
Friday 22nd September to make a purchase. Please click on the below link to purcahse a Yearbook.
NAPLAN -Today our students in Year Three and Five will be bringing home their NAPAN results. In your child’s envelope you will find their individual student report, as well as an information brochure for parents. These results will also be available via SEQTA on Monday.
If you have any questions regarding NAPLAN or your child’s results, please contact the classroom teacher.
I would like to congratulate all our Year Three and Five students for their hard work and outstanding effort over the four NAPLAN assessments. They should all be very proud of their results!
INTERSCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY & STATE CROSS COUNTRY - On Tuesday 25 July,
St Peter’s Primary School competed in the Interschool Cross Country Carnival at UWA Park. We achieved an exceptional result, coming fourth overall! On Thursday 3 August, St Peter’s Primary School also participated in the State Cross Country competition at UWA park. It is a tremendous honour to be able to represent our school at these events and I would like to thank and congratulate all students for representing St Peter’s with pride, displaying great sportsmanship and competitive spirit.
For a detailed outlie of our results, please refer to the Sports section of the newsletter.
Thank you to Miss Eliza Hardie and other St Peter’s staff members for your presence at both events to support and encourage our students.
INTERSCHOOL SPELLING BEE - On Friday 11 August, amazing spelling students from
Year 3-6 will represent St Peter’s at the Regional Interschool Spelling Bee held at Trinity College. The children were selected to participate in the interschool competition by winning an onsite school competition, where they were required to spell words with a varying degree of difficulty.
I am looking forward to another fun and busy term!
Assistant Principal RE News
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - Last weekend, our Year Four students participated in the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. It was a wonderful celebration for the students who received the Body of Christ for the first time. Jesus instituted the Eucharistic meal of thanksgiving at the Last Supper. Some of these elements are evident in a simple family meal. Each time we gather as a faith community to celebrate the Mass, we commemorate the Last Supper. During the consecration, the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ (transubstantiation). This reminds us that Jesus died for us and gives us spiritual strength to live our lives as Catholics.
Congratulations to all our extraordinary athletes who recently competed in the cross-country carnivals! Over the past two weeks, our students have showcased their talent at both the Interschool CPSSA Competition and the State Champion Schools Cross Country Carnival. Despite contending with challenging weather conditions, our determined students showcased their dedication, securing an impressive 4th place overall out of 16 schools in the highly competitive Interschool CPSSA Competition. Their resilience and sportsmanship were evident in every stride they took. Furthermore, at the State Championships, our students competed with enthusiasm and determination against an astounding 94 different schools.
A special mention goes to our exceptional athlete, Madeleine Epton whose outstanding performance secured her an impressive 10th place in her race and an exclusive invitation to join the prestigious State Team – a fantastic achievement to be celebrated!
We extend our gratitude to all the supportive parents and family members who spared no effort to stand by our athletes on both exhilarating days. Your encouragement and presence undoubtedly played a pivotal role in motivating our students to perform at their best.
Physical Education Teacher
Merit Certificates Week 2 - 28/07/23
PPB Ella Bush / Luca Fazari
PPM Marquez Elias-Perez / Emilia Whale
PPW Cillian Hayes / Charlotte Wong
1B Sana Aleksoski / Rocco Pellizzari
1M Audrey LeBron
1W Raphael Rubin / Alena Li
2B Xavier Persse / Olivia Sun
2M Lyla Tran / Elodie Maye
2W Eden Hoang / Aoife Clinton
3B Sage Pelosi / Isla Thomas
3M Suraya Reid / Samuel Bellombra-Sims
3W James Lydon / Angelina Ryan
4B Ethan Doss / Bethany Peyton / Ishaan Jain
4M Zane Ieraci / Ayla Butler
4W Ryan Pang / Holly Ellis
5B Luke Armstrong
5M Teacher Absent
5W Stirling Grove
6B Hugo Godfrey / Ivy Day
6M Alexis Sharpe / Matilda Miller
6W Lucas Campbell
Person of the Week - 28/07/23
In the Bible, Jesus told us to love God and love our neighbour. Your actions show that you follow these teachings. You respect everyone and happily pair up with your peers when a partner is needed. You show others that they are valued by listening to them and genuinely taking an interest in what they have to say. You demonstrate unity when you look after others and selflessly help your classmates and teachers without being asked.
Amelia, we looked up the meaning of your name. It was no surprise to find that your name is perfectly suited to girls who approach life with a desire to do their best. Amelia means "industrious" or "hardworking" - both describe your attitude to your schoolwork and learning. You are enthusiastic, always ‘’have-a-go’’ and keep trying to improve your work.
Amelia, you show all our school’s TRUE values and really are a very worthy recipient of this award.
Congratulations on being named St Peter’s Junior Person of the Week!
ADYA JHA - FOUR WHITE - Congratulations on receiving this week's Senior Person of the Week award! Your journey at St Peter's has been nothing short of inspiring, whilst captivating the admiration of everyone in our classroom. Your boundless enthusiasm for every aspect of the school day is contagious, spreading a positive energy that uplifts the entire learning environment.
Your relentless dedication and hard work towards all academic tasks are nothing short of remarkable. Your ability to take initiative and autonomously pursue excellence is a rare quality, one that many strive for throughout a lifetime.
In the words of Roald Dahl, "Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Your exceptional commitment to learning and personal growth exemplifies the magic of education and sets you apart as a shining example for your peers.
Keep shining brightly and continue to inspire others on this incredible journey of knowledge and self-discovery.
Merit Certificates Week 3 - 04/08/23
PPB Frederick Tang / Charlie Montini
PPM Jasper Hughes / Liam Winchester / Luna Evans
PPW Asher Lee / Marco Kule
1B Paris Phillips / Lucia Villar
1M Benjamin Vettoor / Ariana Scida
1W Aiden Fonseca-Trenorden / Melisa Romero
2B William Jury / Oliver Boronovskis
2M Harry Armstrong / Finn Morrison
2W Selina Gooding / Marnie Sunderland
3B Nina Marevic / Daiwik Agrawal
3M Raffaele Lionetti / Wesley Pastina
3W Grace Ingate / Kai Evans
4B Aidan Clinton / Whole Class
4M Sage Dickson / Ashton Barrett
4W Adriano Scida / Lucas Menaglio
5B Luke Ruehland / Allegra Wong
5M Alesha Tran / Amanda Penaloza
5W Maximillian Wittek
6B Sasha Rosovsky / Violet Coufos
6M Ellie Ryan / Matthew Bradbrook
6W Suri Le / Ruby Tyers
Person of the Week - 04/08/23
AOIBHINN HEFFERNAN - PRE PRIMARY WHITE - Aoibhinn, from the moment you started Pre Primary, you have continually demonstrated the TRUE values in all that you do. When deciding who was deserving of the Junior Person of the Week award, you were the first person who came to mind. You can always be trusted to follow the school rules and to make sensible choices, inside and outside of the classroom. You never shy away from a challenge and always give 100% effort in all that you do.
Aoibhinn, you treat your classmates with kindness and respect, displaying compassion and understanding to those around you. You have a wonderful sense of humour and your bubbly personality fills our classroom with endless joy. You brighten the classroom everyday with your cheeky smile and contagious laugh. You love sharing a joke with your teachers and friends and have mastered the skill of knowing when it is time to listen and learn and when it is time for fun.
Aoibhinn, your enthusiasm to learn, willingness to attempt all activities, independence and confidence are great qualities to have and are going to set you up for a very bright future.
We are so lucky to have you in PPW and you should be very proud of your achievements and effort so far. It is an absolute pleasure to award you as the Junior Person of the Week.
Well done, Aoibhinn!
JUSTIN CHO - FIVE MAROON - A hero is defined as a person who is admired or idealised for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Justin, it's time we recognise your exceptional heroism, remarkable compassion and unwavering selflessness which have positively impacted your peers. We've watched you sacrifice your time to help others and expect nothing in return. Your dedication to making a difference has inspired and uplifted those around you. Whether it be lending a helping hand to classmates, showing empathy towards those facing challenges, or standing up for what is right, you have displayed outstanding character and integrity.
Justin, we can always rely on you to put a smile on our dial. You have cheered people up and made everyone chuckle. You have a witty sense of humour that doubles as resilience. For every bump in the road that you face, you have something else to laugh about. There is nothing better than being able to laugh at your own mistakes and learn from them.
Justin, your confident and joyous attitude has created a sense of unity and teamwork amongst your classmates. This is why you have earnt this well-deserved Senior Person of the Week Congratulations!
Year Fives, can our hero get a Yeah Boi?
Book Fair 2023
Screen Time Help
- POSITIVE PARTNERSHIPS - Free 1 Day Autism Workshop for Parents and Carers in Ballajura - for more information, please click here - https://bit.ly/45aiIKl
- SERVITE COLLEGE - Open Day will be held on Thursday 7 September. Register online at servite.wa.edu.au/open-day
- AUSSIE HOOPS BASKETBALL - invite you to come and join them! For more information, please contact Jess Ellis on 0447 299 306.
- JOEY SOCCER - Joey Soccer is a fun and non-competitive program that runs for children in Kindy to Year 3. It is less about soccer and more about developing friendships, social skills and exercise. For more information, please visit www.joeysoccer.com.au
- AUSTRALIAN SPORTS CAMP - 3 day school holiday sports camps! - For more information, please call 1300 914 368 or email email@example.com
- DREAM OF SUNSHINE SPONSORSHIP - KC Events will be hosting a Dream of Sunshine Gala Ball at the Hyatt Hotel, Perth on 4th November. KC Events is championing this event to help raise awareness for bowel cancer. All proceeds from this incredible night will be donated directly to Bowel Cancer Australia in support of the great work they do. Please click here for more details - https://bit.ly/3Q3E1sw