St Peter's Primary School

Friday 3 March 2023

Most loving Heart of Jesus, bring me health in body and spirit that I may serve You

with all my strength.

Touch gently this life which You have created, now and forever.

Amen.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians


CONGRATULATIONS – Congratulations to Miss Liana Lenzo and her fiancé, Julian for the upcoming wedding this Saturday 4 March. They are looking forward to celebrating their big Italian wedding! Miss Lenzo will be returning as Mrs Locantro on Monday 13 March.

I am excited to announce that Mrs Cassandra Visser and Mrs Alison Perrin are both pregnant. Mrs Perrin will be commencing her maternity leave early Term Two, while
Mrs Visser will begin her maternity leave towards the end of Term Two. We wish both of them all the best during this exciting time and are looking forward to baby cuddles when they come back to visit.
Also taking leave during Term Two is Mr Jack Uchanski. Mr Uchanski got married over the summer holidays and is looking forward to celebrating an extended honeymoon during Term Two. I wish Mr Uchanski a restful break and look forward to his return to St Peter’s in Semester Two.

On Wednesday 22 February 2023, St Peter’s Primary School was identified in The West Australian newspaper as one of the Top 3 Schools in our area for bringing out the best in our students. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) identified us as a high performing school, highlighting our outstanding academic performance in recent years. I would like to congratulate the dedicated staff and amazing students at our school. Please see below to read the entire newspaper article.
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YEAR 6 LEADERS – Thank you to our Year 6 leaders for running their first Assembly today. Our Year 6 students have had a busy week, running our Open Day tours on Wednesday, as well as leading their first Assembly. The students have displayed remarkable leadership and public speaking skills, by being well-prepared and speaking clearly and confidently. I look forward to our Year 6 students leading future events! Last week while the Year 6 students were on Excursion, we had our Year 5 students step into the role. The Year 5 students did an amazing job and certainly displayed outstanding public speaking skills!
PARKING – We are having issues with cars being parked in No Parking Zones and in the middle of our Drop Off and Pick Up Zone on Salisbury Street.
Please remember that there is NO parent parking in the Staff Car Parks on Wood Street or Salisbury Street. We have two pick-up and drop-off zones – Wood Street and Salisbury Street. Please see the NO STANDING zones below for each street.

Please also remember that there is NO PARKING allowed on our neighbours’ verge. The rangers have been visiting St Peter’s regularly and this week have issued a few fines. Please check the signage before parking.
We ask that parents pass this information onto grandparents and any other family members who may be assisting with pick up and drop off.
Our Pre Primary students may be dropped off and picked up at Salisbury Street only and our Year 6 student leaders walk the Pre Primary students down to the Early Childhood area. As a goodwill gesture, the Leadership Team will continue to provide Duty of Care from 8am in the Undercover area for Pre Primary to Year Six students. Please do NOT drop your children off to school prior to 8am, as there is no supervision.


NAPLAN – NAPLAN testing for Years 3 and 5 will be held in from Wednesday 15 March to Friday 23 March 2023. NAPLAN tests assess student knowledge and skills in Writing, Reading, Conventions of Language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy. Teachers will be working with the students to ensure they are familiar with the test format, to reduce any anxiety. We aim for our students to not feel any increased pressure, and we always encourage students to “just try your best.”


PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS – In Week 9, commencing Monday 27 March, we will have Parent -Teacher Interviews. These interviews are a great opportunity to speak with your child’s teacher about how they have settled into the 2023 school year and how they are progressing in their learning. Please be mindful that interviews are scheduled for 15 minutes, so please be punctual. If you need more time with a particular teacher, please arrange a separate time for a longer meeting. Parents will be notified when the online booking system opens.


I wish all our families an enjoyable long weekend! We look forward to seeing you all back at school on Tuesday 7 March!


Courtney Caputi
Principal

Gallery of Photos

Assistant Principal RE News

FACTION DAY – This Wednesday, we celebrated our first stand-alone Faction Day, celebrating the faction, Dominic. There was a yellow buzz in the air as the students participated in learning about St Dominic, the founder of the Dominican Order. A massive thank you to the Year Six Teachers for all their hard work behind the scenes to coordinate such a wonderful day with support of the Year Six Leaders. Our Year Six students did an outstanding job leading the whole school through the lunch time activities. They were well set-up, organised and delivered fun for all. Please see the gallery for photos.


BRIEF HISTORY OF ST DOMINIC – St Dominic de Guzman, the founder of the Dominican Order, was a man of remarkable character and broadness of vision. He had the deepest compassion for every sort of human suffering, and he saw the need to use all the resources of human learning in the service of Christ. The first of the Dominican Sisters to arrive in WA was in 1899, settling in Greenough, just outside of Geraldton. In 1940, Fr McBride wrote a letter to the archbishop notifying him of the parishioner’s desire to open a school in the area. They sent four of the Dominican Sisters to St Peter the Apostle who open the school in 1941 with 26 students.
We look forward to celebrating our next Faction next term!

Matt Nettleton
Assistant Principal – Religious Education

Merit Certificates Week 4

PPB Max Kotlarczyk / Eliza Exeter

PPM Jaxon Hayward / Ellie Daly

PPW Kaavya Dangal / Santiago Cristancho Charry


1B Edward Toop / Joanne Zhou

1M Edwina Peyton / Oliver Sherborne

1W Dean Moraly / Jasper Eastman


2B Elle Swords / Oscar Campbell

2M Isla Bartlett

2W Eason Zhang / Evie Dragojevich


3B Digby Blair / Cristina Friel

3M Noah Maltese / Zara Simeons

3W Juliana Joyce / Benjamin Yang


4B Archer Campbell / Myra Sharma

4M Archer Andreotta-Adis / Ariana Phan

4W Harry Maldenis / Layla Drabarek


5B Mia Camilleri / Evie Brook

5M Aria Todd / Aidan Keyt

5W Raffaello Batacchi / Keira Freitag


6B Excursion

6M Excursion

6W Excursion

Merit Certificates Week 5

PPB Angelica Goedsir / Thomas Tselepis

PPM Tom McCullough / Lincoln Poh

PPW Lola Donaldson / Ella Mallozzi


1B Grace Hoskins / Dacre Hooper

1M Juliette Restifo / Archie Thomson

1W Evelyn Qian / Dean Moraly / Jessie Cao


2B Aaron Hayes / Julian Salvia

2M Olivier Doyle / Isabella Grove / Eva Montini

2W Logan Tartaglia / Odetta Marsh


3B Poppy Cummings / Kallan Bennett

3M Juliette Besson / Henry Wilkins

3W Blake Nguyen / Elijah Armstrong


4B Emma Truong / Lucy Tran

4M Kenneth Jose / Nyla Sunderland

4W Zeus Samonte / Adya Jha


5B Isla Swords / Rhiannon O’Shea

5M Sunny Needs / Alice Pang

5W Jesse Italiano / Adriana Morris


6B Sage Earnshaw / Riccardo Fazari / Jessica Wang

6M Tristen Le / Philip Marinucci / Shamilyz Cheong

6W Zara Warner / Jesse McGuire / Summer Robinson

2023 Dates

Term One – Wednesday 1 February – Thursday 6 April

Term Two – Monday 24 April – Friday 30 June

Term Three – Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September

Term Four – Monday 9 October – Friday 8 December

Pupil Free Days

Monday 6 March – Public Holiday

Thursday 6 April

Friday 7 April – Good Friday

Monday 24 April

Tuesday 25 April – Anzac Day

Monday 5 June – Public Holiday

Friday 22 September

Friday 3 November

Monday 6 November – Catholic Day

Wanted

The Kindy classes are working to set up a Picture Book Comprehension Program. The program requires us to have multiple copies of popular picture books that you may have at home and would like to donate. If you have any of these book titles and would like to donate them to Kindy, please bring them to a Kindy classroom or to the Front Office. Please click the link to see the list – Comprehension Program 4 year olds
Thank you for your support.

Kindy Team

The Fathering Project

ST PETER’S MOVIE UNDER THE STARS

The St Peter’s Father Figures Committee invite you to the St Peter’s Movies Under the Stars Outdoor Cinema Event!

Join us for a night of entertainment under the stars. We will be showing a classic family movie in a beautiful outdoor setting. All you have to do is bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and your favourite snacks, and get ready for a night to remember. Popcorn and soft drinks will be available to purchase on the night. BYO refreshments and favourite sweet/savoury snacks.

Date: Friday 31 March 2023
Time: Gate opens 6:30pm for a 7pm Screening
Location: St Peter’s Primary School Oval (Gated Entrance from Wood St)
Cost: $5 per person

All families are welcome. Purchase your ticket through the TryBooking link: https://www.trybooking.com/CGDJU

We can’t wait to see you there!

Please show your event ticket/s on the night to the smiling St Peters Dad’s team at the Wood St gate entry from 6:30pm.

Regards
St Peter’s Fathering Figures Committee

Basketball News

Winter Basketball Registration – We have 9 teams currently representing St Peter’s Basketball in Summer 2022/23. If you would like to play for St Peter’s in the upcoming winter season of competitions, please register using the following link: https://forms.gle/CjMxk1659bB8NLrF9
Registrations will close on Friday 24 March 2023.
The Basketball Committee is also looking for volunteers to join them. Please email spbasketballteams@gmail.com if you are interested

Parish News

Calling all St Peter’s students that have completed their First Holy Communion, you are invited to join the Altar Serving Ministry at our Parish Church. Only one hour once a month (even less the more that sign up!) is required to help support St Peter’s the Apostle Parish and get to have your chance to participate at Mass in a different way.
A training session will be held Tuesday 21 March from 4pm in the Church, followed by a sausage sizzle.
To rsvp, email Renee Bennett renee.bennett@encanta.com.au
We hope to see you there!

CSPWA News

Welcome to the latest edition of our Schoolzine eNewsletter!
Visit the link below to view your newsletter:
https://cspwa.schoolzineplus.com/news?nid=45

P&F News

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High School News

Chisholm Catholic College Year 7 2024 Scholarship Applications

Chisholm Catholic College is now accepting applications from current Year 6 students for Academic and Music Scholarships.
Please visit the Chisholm Catholic College website to register your child by Friday 10th March 2023.
Families will be contacted regarding the Academic Scholarship Testing that is schedulded to take place
on Saturday 25th March 2023.
For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Anne Balmer, Enrolments Officer on 9208 2516.

Community News

  • ATHENA CALISTHENICS CLUB – Calisthenics is perfect for all ages to build confidence. For more details, call Brooke on 0422 487 930 or email info@athenacalisthenicsclub.com



  • MATHS EXPO – The expo is targeted at families in the aim to provide support to parents and students with mathematics learning at home by showcasing interactive resources. It will be a fun, interactive day with lots of opportunity to see a variety of resources that make learning fun, and there are prizes to be won on the day! Join us – Sunday 12 March at 10am at Stirling Community Centre, Karrinyup.