Padbury CPS Newsletter
Issue #1 - ???? 2022
Newsletter #18 -18 November 2022
Show respect to everyone - we are all made in the image of God
Some events coming up
Thanksgiving Prayers and Farewell Assembly Friday 2 December at 2pm. Parents are most welcome to join us.
Advent Prayers and Carol sing-a-long 7 December at 9am. Children are invited to come dressed in Christmas theme/colours on this day. Parents are most welcome to join us.
Carols by Candlelight Thursday 1st December 5.20pm - 7.30pm at Our Lady of the Mission Parish on the oval right near the church.
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
PCPS Family Mass
What a beautiful family mass we celebrated together on the 13 November. It was wonderful to see so many families participating and joining in the liturgy and then staying behind afterwards to enjoy a sausage sizzle with one another and parishioners.
Huge thanks to Simone Harding, Severine Gibson and Liz De Haas for heading up the Faith Team this year and for their organisation and planning for this special liturgy.
Carols By Candlelight
Book this date in your diary now -
Carols by Candlelight on Thursday 1st December 5.20pm - 7.30pm.
Padbury Catholic Primary School and Whitford Catholic Primary School will be holding Carols by Candlelight in conjunction with Our Lady of the Missions Parish on the oval right near the church.
All children from PCPS are invited to attend with their families and enjoy carol singing and a byo picnic or buy a Sausage Sizzle on the night.
Kindy, Pre-primary, Yr 1 &Yr 2 and our Yr 3-6 Choir will be performing on the night and will need to be in attendance.
Please keep an eye out on Seesaw for further details from your class teacher and Mrs Twine.
Mrs Twine our Music teacher is planning to have a concert for the Year 4-6 students who are learning an instrument at school.
Parents and grandparents are invited to attend the Instrumental Concert on Wednesday 23 November, 2.00-3.00pm in the school hall.
Instrumental students in Year 1-3 will have the opportunity to perform for their class during their Music lesson in the same week.
The Studio Collection
This week we launched of our inaugural Art Exhibition – The Studio Collection in our school hall.
I would like to thank Mrs Bastow, our Art/Drama teacher, on the wonderfully creative work she undertakes with our children.
At PCPS we encourage Student Voice. Each child from PP-Yr6 chose a piece of artwork to display in the exhibition. We also had a Student Choice Award where the children voted on their favourite piece. The winner is Yr 6 student, Olivia Pham, who created a wonderfull piece of artwork which will be displayed in the office in the coming weeks. Olivia was presented her award and gift pack at assembly today. Well done Olivia!
Pre Kindy and Kindy 2023
The following dates and times are for the Parent Meetings and Student Orientation sessions to be held in the next few weeks:
Pre-Kindy 2023 Parent Meeting and Orientation
29 November 9.30-10.15am
in the Pre-Kindy area
Kindergarten 2023 Orientation
Kindy Gecko 21 November 1.30pm-2.15pm
Kindy Wallaby 22 November 1.30pm- 2.15pm
Our Pre-Kindy (Three-Year-Old) 2023 programme on Tuesday is full however we are currently taking enrolments for Thursday and possibly running another day on Wednesday depending upon interest.
Please contact Mrs Ellen at the office ASAP if you are interested in enrolling your 3yr old. Information can be found on our website - https://www.padcath.wa.edu.au/pre-kindy and fee information can be located at https://www.padcath.wa.edu.au/fees
There are very limited vacancies for PP-Yr6 for 2023.
If you know of anyone looking for a position, please recommend our beautiful school.
PK & K 2023 and Beyond
We welcome our beautiful 2023 Kindy children and parents to PCPS next week as they experience Orientation Day and our 2023 PK the following week.
Our Pre Kindy (3yr old) list is growing fast for 2023 so if you would like to secure a place for your child please contact Mrs Ellen at the school office to enrol your child. If you have friends or neighbours with children who would be ready for Pre Kindy, please encourage them to enrol.
We are currently enrolling for Pre Kindy and Kindy 2023, 2024, 2025 and beyond so please get your application in for your child as soon as possible.
Change in School Start Time 2023
Every 5 Years all school are required to undertake an intensive School Registration Audit, mandated by the government.
I am very pleased to announce that PCPS passed this rigorous assessment with flying colour colours.
Only one item needs adjusting and that is our school hours. Commencing 2023, our school start time will be 8.40am instead of 8.45am. So please adjust your alarm clocks in the new year!
Annual Community Meeting
SCHOOL FEES 2023
There is great news regarding PCPS school fees for the 2023 academic year, just in time to brighten your family’s Christmas.
PCPS has been approved to keep our school fees the same, despite rising inflation which is impacting all of us. This is made possible as a result of changes to the overall funding for Catholic schools in Western Australia.
As a result, and in consultation with Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA), the PCPS Advisory Council has endorsed the decision that school fees are to remain the same for 2023.
Catholic Education in WA provides an affordable school choice for more WA families than ever, and our school remains committed to providing the high quality, Christ-centred and child-focused education that our families have come to expect.
I hope families will welcome this news as indicative of our school’s commitment to meeting your family’s needs. We are strongly committed to delivering the highest quality education alongside our other programmes in 2023 and beyond.
2022 School Fees Due Now
The Advisory Council would like to thank those families who have paid their school fees and are up to date. Should you have any outstanding fees, please pay these by 24 November unless other arrangements have been confirmed with the school.
There are a number of methods in which families at the school can pay their school fees. These include credit card, EFTPOS, cash, cheque, direct debit and internet banking.
As per the school fee policy, the Advisory Council Finance Committee may take action to recover any unpaid fees through a debt collection agency which may in turn affect your future credit ratings.
If you need to discuss your fee payments or wish to check on your amount outstanding please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include subject line Attention: Admin Officer Helen Hughes
Class Groupings 2023
Teachers will soon be looking at class groupings for 2023.
Many factors are considered when selecting class placements for students and each child’s best interests are the main priority when these decisions are made. Class placements are a team decision made in consultation with both the year level teachers. Teachers spend a lot of time and give great consideration to the placement of children and I believe that their professionalism should be respected. Consideration for placement is made using the following criteria: Gender; Pastoral/Social/Emotional; Special Needs e.g. special education, twins, etc; Academic ability; Relationships etc.
Every effort is made to place children where it is felt they will have the greatest opportunity to succeed. All teachers at PCPS are very professional and of an excellent standard and children will receive a high quality of education no matter which class they are placed with.
If your child has special pastoral needs which may need consideration, please ensure that you have made a time to meet with your child’s class teacher before Monday 28 November.
Parents should understand that requests may be considered however it does not mean that they necessarily come to fruition. The final decision remains with the class teachers and Leadership Team who have the overall picture in mind for the cohort as a whole.
Requesting a certain teacher is not a consideration.
Once class groupings are finalised they will not be changed so please do not contact the teachers, Leadership Team or the office after the cut-off date nor once you receive details about your child’s class.
It is good for families to know placements for the following year so that they are able to arrange for children to get together over the holidays if they wish. Parents will be notified of their child’s teacher via SEQTA on Friday 16 December.
At PCPS we have a thorough handover procedure between the staff for the end of the year and also a transition programme for all classes which has been highly beneficial. This will take place on 2 December.
Children will move up a year level for the morning and spend some time with year level teachers. The Pre-primary classes will have additional parts to their transition programme to ensure that the children have been well prepared for the move to the ‘big part of the school’. Mrs Fisher, our social worker, will also be on hand to assist, not only at the beginning of the year but also during the year, with transitioning.
Staffing 2023 update
Congratulations to Mrs Megan Woodall who has been successful in gaining an Assistant Principal role at St Francis Jordan in Currambine from 2023. Mrs Woodall has been at PCPS for 12 years as a classroom teacher and having recently completed her Masters, she is now ready to take on a leadership position. We wish her all the best in her new school.
Therefore there has been a recent change to the staffing since the ACM on Wednesday night and Mrs Helen Bubnich will be teaching Year 4 in 2023.
Have a lovely weekend with your families enjoying this rain before the hot weather sets in!
Mrs Margaret Williamson
FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
2023 Sacramental Dates
Please see below for 2023 Sacramental Dates. Should any of these change, parents will be notified.
Preparing for Semester 2 Reports - Important!
Semester 2 Reports for Kindy-Year 6 students will be uploaded to SEQTA Engage in Week 9 on Friday 9th December @ 3:30pm.
It is important that you please check your login for SEQTA Engage as early as possible so that you will be able to access your child's report at the end of this term. To do this go to the following site: https://padbury.coneqt-p.cathednet.wa.edu.au/ and use your current username and password credentials.
If you have remembered your username but have forgotten your password, please click on the “Forgot your password” link and an immediate email will be sent to you. The email will expire within one hour, so please action this immediately. If you have forgotten both of these, please contact email@example.com and we can remind you of your username.
If you have any issues in accessing SEQTA Engage, or if you do not yet have a SEQTA Engage account as you are new to Padbury Catholic this Semester, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can assist.
We ask that you check you can access your account by the beginning of Week 9.
2023 Kindy – Year 6 Booklists are now available on our school website - https://www.padcath.wa.edu.au/booklists.
Please note the order closing date is Friday 9th December. Teachers will send home any remaining resources for students by Friday 2nd December so you can take stock and consider what is required from the booklist for 2023.
The children from Kindy to Year 2 classes and the Choir are getting really excited now about performing their Christmas Carols.
Kindy and Pre-Primary children can wear their PCPS shirt, if they have one, and decorate it with Christmas trimmings. Children in Years 1, 2 and the Choir should wear their sport uniform and faction top and decorate themselves with small Christmas accessories eg antlers, tinsel, Santa hat etc.
Gates open at 5.00pm so families can enjoy a sausage sizzle or bring along a picnic and enjoy some entertainment that will begin at 5.20pm. At 5.40pm the children will meet their teachers and sit in their places ready for the show to begin at 6.00pm
The Kindy children will make a lovely start to the evening’s entertainment and there will also be some carols for everyone to join in and sing.
Further information on the flyer in the newsletter and on Seesaw.
Students from Years 3-6 who are learning an instrument at school have been invited to perform in an Instrumental Concert on Wednesday 23rd November at 2.00pm in the Hall. Parents and Grandparents are invited to attend the concert.
There is a million reasons to love garlic. It’s so useful in the kitchen, as well as in the garden. The Pre Primary students planted cloves last term. They have been waiting patiently watering, adding worm team and weeding the garden bed. This week it was time to see if it was ready to harvest. To our surprise we have plenty of garlic. We made garlic bread which was very tasty!
Social Worker's Corner
As you will be aware from the previous school Newsletter at the end of last term, PCPS Uniform Shop has now been outsourced to Jenny Franklin Enterprises.
School uniform orders may now be placed online by following the process below:
- Visit the website www.jfe.net.au.
- Click on “orders”
- Enter the Padbury code which is, 3812
- Press SUBMIT
- This will then bring up only the Padbury uniforms
The school uniform shop hours are Wednesday 2.45pm-3.15pm and Friday 8.30am-9am.
Uniform orders may also be collected from Jenny Franklin Enterprises (JFE) in Osborne Park:
Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm and Friday 8am-1.30pm.
Online Order Delivery Timing - JFE will deliver all online orders to the school - they will be available for collection every Friday. The cut-off time for online orders to make the above delivery date is 12pm Wednesday to allow for collection on Friday.
Padbury Catholic Business Directory Launched
We are thrilled to launch our inaugural Padbury Catholic Primary School Business Directory.
The directory features businesses run by families within our Padbury Catholic School community. Please support our families via the link on a webpage: https://www.padcath.wa.edu.au/businessdirectory
A huge thank you for all of the families who registered their businesses to kick off our first directory.
The money raised as part of this launch will help with ongoing events and activities run by the P&F Committee.
If you would like your business featured in the directory, please contact Megann Hunt – email@example.com.
Children Liturgy Volunteers Wanted
Our Lady of the Missions is looking for parents to be Children Liturgy volunteers to help out a couple of times per year.
Children’s Liturgy enables children aged from 4 – 8 years old to reach a better understanding of the Gospel Reading each Sunday.
Children are taken into the meeting room at the start of the 9:30am Mass and they return to church at the Offertory of the Mass. If this is something that interests you, please contact co ordinator, Mandy 0439 959 317 Mandy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Cleaning Ministry
Church Cleaning Ministry: We need your help! Please consider joining the Parish cleaning team. With enough people volunteering you will only be rostered once a term. For more information please contact the Parish office on 9307 2776 or email@example.com. Thank you and God Bless
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 : www.olm.myparish.net.au