St Jerome's Newsletter

Week 1 - Term 4 (Thursday 14 October 2021)

There is virtue in work, and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither. Alan Cohen.

Dear Parents

Welcome back to the final Term for 2021. Things are moving fast and that’s the way Term 4 rolls, so keep your calendar handy and you won’t miss a thing. I have a few things to mention for this edition of the weekly Newsletter, let’s begin with swimming lessons for 2022.

In Term 2, from 20 June to 1 July, our PP and Year 1 classes will travel to the State Swim Facility in East Fremantle for their lessons. Our Year 2 to Year 6 students will complete their lessons at Coogee Beach in Term 4, from 21 November to 2 December 2022.

We tried very hard to secure St Jerome’s a position in the 2022 swim programme, but have been advised that with a program of this size and complexity, it is not always possible to meet all requests, and unfortunately, on this occasion we have had to accept lessons outside of our nominated preferences. The good news is that schools who are allocated a less desirable preference in 2022, will be prioritised for lesson delivery on their preferred dates in 2023. That said, the timing of the year for each group and the venue available will work in our favour. My sincere thanks to Mrs Kalat for her planning with Swim 2022. Taryn worked vey hard to make sure St Jerome’s was on the list, and her efforts were rewarded.

There are often staffing changes which occur during Term 4, and I have pleasure in announcing four such changes. The good news is in each person’s success, not that they are leaving us.

  • Mrs Kathryn Alp has been appointed ongoing Assistant Principal for Orana Catholic Primary;
  • Mrs Sandra Capelinha has decided to retire out of St Jerome’s, after many years of faithful service;
  • Mrs Marisa Cipriano has been appointed Art Specialist for Mother Teresa Catholic College;
  • Mrs Jo Roper is also retiring from St Jerome’s as our Learning Diversity Coordinator.

Kathryn, Sandra, Marisa and Jo, are, and have been outstanding educators for the community of St Jerome’s. The number of children, staff and parents who have been blessed by these women are considerable. They will be missed, but we congratulate each of them for the new and exciting challenges which lie ahead for them.

The Lord be with you.


Is your child not returning to St Jerome's in 2022?

We would like to remind parents that if your child is not returning to St Jerome's in 2022 to please go to the link provided and complete the appropriate form.

Thank you for your assistance.

Robyn Hunt

Lost Property

As of this term, all items of lost property will be distributed by the Student Councillors on a Friday after lunch.

Any item not labelled will be handed to the Uniform Shop to be resold as second hand.

Parents and students will no longer be allowed to come to the office to check the Lost Property box.

Please ensure that your child’s jacket, hat and any other items of clothing they may remove during a day are clearly labelled e.g. Tom Smith 4B.

The clearer the labelling, the easier it is for the item to be returned to the owner!

We have also asked children not to bring items they find around the school to the office, as the owner generally returns to collect the item when the break is over.

Many thanks for your support.

Book Week 2021

Due to a bad weather forecast we will be postponing Book Week. The Book Week parade will now be held on TUESDAY 26TH of OCTOBER at 9am.

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Scene of the Rhyme!

The Drama Company presents their production of SCENE OF THE RYHME!

Join us in the Parish Hall at 3.30pm on MONDAY 25TH of OCTOBER for a fantastical, fairytale performance. Entry is by gold coin donation.

Transition Meetings

Transition Meetings for students with special needs will be held on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd November in the Meeting Room. Invitations will be sent out soon.

With thanks Joanna

Learning Diversity Coordinator

We would love to hear from you.

We do appreciate hearing from you after every planned event at St Jerome's School. We are keen to know what was successful, and any suggestions you may have for us to consider. This Google form will remain available to gather your opinion.

Vanessa, Carol and Chris

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Ex Pupils of St Jerome's

Four excited St Jerome’s Past Pupils, who were all recently commissioned as Student Leaders at Iona Presentation College for 2022.

L-R: Amber McCormack, Olivia Muir. Alexa Bevalacqua, Layla Montefiore

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Italian Day - Thursday 25 November

The Languages Learning Area is mandated part of the WA Curriculum. Learning another language allows people the opportunity to engage with and participate in the linguistic and cultural diversity of our interconnected world.

Italian is one of the many community languages spoken in Australia, and the second language that is currently being taught at our school. It is the second language which has been taught at St Jerome’s for many years.

The school is very excited to be having an Italian Day in Term Four on Thursday 25th November. It will be an extension and also a celebration of the Languages programme that is currently being taught at St Jerome’s. It will be a fun day of cultural and educational experiences. Children will also have the opportunity to showcase their learning in Italian in various ways to the school community.

More information about the Italian Day will be sent out next term.

The Languages Learning Area Team

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Book Club – Issue 7 (2021)

Book club orders must be finalised online

By Friday 29th October

Any orders placed after this date will incur a delivery fee and be delivered to your home.

Please use LOOP on scholastic website.

No cash payments or paper orders taken

Catalogues for this issue have been handed out to classrooms.

Gospel Mark 10:35-45

The Son of Man came to give his life as a ransom for many.

James and John, the sons of Zebedee, approached Jesus. ‘Master,’ they said to him ‘we want you to do us a favour.’ He said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ They said to him, ‘Allow us to sit one at your right hand and the other at your left in your glory.’ ‘You do not know what you are asking’ Jesus said to them. ‘Can you drink the cup that I must drink, or be baptised with the baptism with which I must be baptised?’ They replied, ‘We can.’ Jesus said to them, ‘The cup that I must drink you shall drink, and with the baptism with which I must be baptised you shall be baptised, but as for seats at my right hand or my left, these are not mine to grant; they belong to those to whom they have been allotted.’

When the other ten heard this they began to feel indignant with James and John, so Jesus called them to him and said to them, ‘You know that among the pagans their so-called rulers lord it over them, and their great men make their authority felt. This is not to happen among you. No; anyone who wants to become great among you must be your servant, and anyone who wants to be first among you must be slave to all. For the Son of Man himself did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’

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Bogan Bingo Night

Tickets are now on sale for the St Jerome's P&F 90's Bogan bingo night on Saturday 23rd October at Emmanuel College

Get out your mullets, dust off your flannelette shirts and get ready for a night to remember..

So grab your friends and book a table… $30 pp or book a table of 10 and get a discount!

Follow our facebook event to get updates

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Ice Skating Fundraiser (one year expiry tickets)

Purchase a $21 ticket for the St Jerome’s P&F fundraiser! Part proceeds from every ticket purchased goes to the P&F and every ticket receives a discount 2 for $35 voucher to use at a later date. All tickets are valid for any general timetabled session and are valid for one year from date of purchase.

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Some quick bits …

No paragraphs, no homilies, just the facts, here goes ….

  • The School Office is unattended after 3.30pm. OSHClub can care for any child after this time for late pick ups.
  • Children should not be arriving on school grounds earlier than 8.15am unless involved in a supervised school activity.
  • Book Week Parade/Dress up Day - Tuesday 26 October
  • John XXIII Day - Friday 29 October
  • Pupil Free Day - Monday 8 November
  • Grandparent's Day - Friday 19 November. Mass @ 9.00am
  • AGM -Wed 24 November @ 7.00pm
  • Italian Day - Thursday 25 November
  • Visual Arts -Wine & Cheese Night -Tuesday 30 November, 5.30pm to 7.00pm
  • Carols by Candlelight - Friday 3 December
  • Yr 6 Graduation Mass -Tuesday 7th December at 6:00pm
  • Last day of T4 -Friday 10 December - End of Year.

Parish of St Jerome's

Parish Priest: Fr Vijay D’Souza CRS


Phone: 9418 1229

Secretary : Website: