Padbury CPS Newsletter

Issue #20 - 9 December 2021

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Compassion: Show you care for others in your words and actions


Padbury Catholic Primary School is an education community committed to following in the footsteps of Jesus, living our motto ‘Love One Another’ (John 13:34)


Our Vision is to educate the whole child, Inspiring Hearts and Minds, to become faith-filled, creative, life-long learners through meaningful and innovative experiences.


Our Vision comes to life through our core values which are inspired by the Gospels and our Mercy charism: Compassion; Service; Mercy; Justice; Dignity; Hospitality; Stewardship; Excellence



Please check the community calendar for upcoming and future dates as the calendar is regularly updated.


Dear Parents

Our Advent Prayers and Christmas sing-a-long on Monday morning was a combination of Christmas carols sung so beautifully by our choir and all the children and Mrs Woodall. Thank you to Mrs Cusack, our sensational Music teacher, for co-ordinating this event for the children to enjoy. It was a lovely way to start our week.

During this Advent season, it is so important to focus on the real meaning of Christmas and celebrate the birth of our Saviour in a meaningful way. I hope that you are able to go to mass during this Christmas season.

There will be a Christmas Eve outdoor family mass on the Our Lady of the Mission parish oval at 6.00pm. OLM Parish is looking for children to be involved in the Nativity Play, which is a feature of the Parish Christmas Eve Mass on the oval near the church.

Those children who feel they would like to do a reading, and/or play the parts of Mary, Joseph, herald, innkeepers, shepherds and angels are invited to a practice on SATURDAY 18TH DECEMBER AT 10am. Meet on the oval side of the church. Characters will be chosen from those present at the practice.

All children are welcome to join. Please contact Leanne Fragomeni 0424 584 460 or


We had our Thanksgiving Prayers and Farewell Assembly last Friday and it is a lovely way to conclude the year as a whole school, giving thanks to God for many blessings and reflecting on how we can give generously to those who may be finding things a little difficult in our local community. Thank you for your generosity over the last few weeks with all the different food items you brought in for St Vincent de Paul. You have certainly helped to make someone’s Christmas this year just that little more special.

Year Six

We celebrated our Year Six children in a special way with their Graduation Mass on Tuesday. At the Graduation Mass I spoke to the Year Six children about ‘Dreaming big and reaching for the stars. If you can dream it, you can achieve it but you have to believe it and you have to believe in yourself’. I wish all the Year Six students well in their future endeavours at their new school and may God bless them all as they set out on the next part of their journey.


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 took place last Friday where children moved up a year level for the morning and spent 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 at the beginning of the year with transitioning.

Classes 2022

Teachers have been working on class groupings for 2022. 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.

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, you should have met with your class teacher by last Monday 29 November as this was the cut off date. Parents should understand that requests for particular placement cannot be guaranteed. 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 email on Thursday 16 December.

Pre Kindy and Kindy 2022

Our Pre Kindy (3yr old) list is growing fast for 2022 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.

There are limited vacancies in other year levels in 2022 so if you know of anyone looking for a position, please recommend our beautiful school.

We are currently enrolling for Pre Kindy and Kindy 2022, 2023, 2024 and beyond so please get your application in for your child as soon as possible for siblings.

Mater Dei College, Edgewater Hawks AFL Football Academy Scholarship Winner

Last Monday Mrs Morey, Principal Mater Dei College in Edgewater and the Director of Football, Mr Williamson and one of the Physical Education teachers, Ms Tarnica Golisano, visited PCPS to announce the winner of the 2022 Mater Dei College Hawks AFL Football Academy Scholarship.

The Hawks AFL Football Academy was established 2018 at Mater Dei College, Edgewater with the aim of providing talented students with an opportunity to further develop their AFL footballing ability, with an emphasis on skill development, gameplay and strategies and tactics. As an elite programme, the academy also helps to develop students in a wholistic sense by emphasising the four pillars of Mater Dei which are faith, community, learning and service. Through this, the academy aims to grow students into role models and leaders of the future.

In order to gain an AFL scholarship at Mater Dei, applicants are placed through a series of AFL specific fitness tests, AFL skill tests, gameplay analysis, as well as an interview process. Each year there are a large number of high standard applications from a large number of schools in the local area. The scholarship winner not only has to exhibit a high standard of AFL skills, but also needs to exhibit great character traits, academic rigor, excellent leadership qualities, display a positive and open attitude, as well as showing the qualities of being a positive role model.

The Mater Dei Hawks scholarship winner for 2022 is Elizabeth Young (Year Six). She exhibits all of the qualities above and will be a fantastic addition to the Mater Dei Hawks Football Academy in 2022. There is no doubt that she will have a bright future ahead of her.

Congratulations Elizabeth! We are proud of you.

A few words of thanks

The end of the year is a time for reflection of the journey that we have taken together as a school community and the part that each and everyone one of us has played. It is a time to acknowledge this journey, celebrate all our great achievements as well as to look forward to what is to come in the year ahead.

Once again our school motto of “Love One Another” shone through each and every day at PCPS. In the words of Pope Francis “Love gives energy and fruitfulness to life and to the journey of faith” and this has certainly been the case at PCPS this year. Our work always centres upon ensuring that our Mercy Values of Justice, Dignity, Hospitality, Service, Excellence, Stewardship, Mercy and Compassion, have shone through in all that we do and is what is at the forefront of our Strategic Plan.

Our school is a community with Jesus at the heart as we strive to follow in Jesus’ footsteps each and every day. Our beautiful Padbury CPS children have worked extremely hard this year as always. The children have made me very proud on so many occasions, in all their achievements and in especially how they embody our wonderful community spirit and demonstrate their ‘love for one another’.

I am truly appreciative of the high level of involvement and unwavering support and encouragement from parents within our school community and I thank all parents for your time, effort and contributions, as our school would not be the same without your support.

Thank you to all of the wonderful staff at Padbury CPS – the professionalism and commitment, teamwork, dedication and patience that they show on a daily basis is outstanding. They have provided excellent educational opportunities for our children but more importantly they nurture them spiritually, socially, emotionally and physically and always have the children’s best interests at heart.

I wish Mrs Remigio all the best with the birth of her baby in January, we all look forward to hearing some exciting news! Mrs Remigio will be on parental leave for 18 months. Mrs Rosalba Bottega will be taking her place during her absence.

Our Finance Officer, Mrs Davis, will be enjoying a year off and we wish her a relaxing time. Mrs Maureen Lloyd will be replacing her during her absence.

Our Music Teacher, Mrs Cusack, will be on long service leave in Term 1 and teacher Mr Dias will be on long service leave for Term 1&2. I wish them both a well-deserved break.

We are so very fortunate to have a wonderful school community and I thank God for blessing us all at Padbury CPS. Keep safe over the holidays, especially if you are travelling and have a peaceful Christmas with your family. I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Mrs Margaret Williamson


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The Advisory Council (formerly known as School Board) would like to thank those families who have paid their school fees and are up to date. Should you have any outstanding fees, these are to be finalised immediately (unless payment arrangements have been made). 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. 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. Please see the Finance Officer, Mrs Denise Davis at the school office for further details.

Mercy Awards

Congraulations to our Mercy Value Award winners for term 4

  • Chase Wylie (PPM) - Compassion
  • Ben Lewis (PPW) - Compassion
  • Billie King (1B) - Dignity
  • Alison Hodges (1W) - Excellence
  • Emily Hartfiled (2PH) - Mercy
  • Zephyr Wylie (2V) - Compassion
  • Molly-Mae Davies (3H) - Excellence
  • Isla Pearce (3R) - Service
  • Matteo Barbieri (4W) - Hospitality
  • Anjali Gautam (4B) - Compassion
  • Macy Gallagher (5T) - Dignity
  • Sienna Grinceri (6B) - Excellence



2022 Kindy – Year 6 Booklists are now available on our school website -

Please note the order closing date is TOMORROW - Friday 10th December.

Semester 2 Reports

Reports will be available through SEQTA Engage tomorrow afternoon @ 3:30pm. This is for Pre-Primary to Year 6 families only.

A reminder that when accessing your child's reports this afternoon, you will have 2 reporting documents to read.

1. Formal academic report (as normal)

2. An Elaborations Document - These elaborations break down the Religious Education, English and Mathematics learning areas into a range of main outcomes under each of the different subject strands, and your child's progress against these outcomes is reported through a tick-box, indicating their level of achievement.

The picture with this Newsletter item shows that when you log in to SEQTA Engage, there are two documents to access Semester 2 Reports:

2021 Semester 2 and

2021 Semester 2 Elaborations


Please ensure you download and save your child's reports by 3:00pm THIS MONDAY 13th December. Our student management software needs to be rolled over into 2021 after this time and as such, Year 6 reports will be wiped from SEQTA Engage and no longer be available.

If you are new to the school (PP-6), please contact to receive a Welcome Email which will guide you to create an account (if you haven't been able to gain access already).

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Thankyou to our wonderful parents who responded so quickly to help install the PK shed in January, it is very much appreciated. Christophe will be in touch soon.

Lost Property - Final Call

Your last chance to go through lost property is this week.

There are a mountain of items in the lost property box, including good jumpers and jackets!

Lost property can be located in front of the GreenSpace in the amphitheatre.

Any items unclaimed by Friday afternoon will be donated to the uniform shop or given to St Vincent de Paul.

Thought for the week

It has been a fantastic year together at PCPS. We wish you and your families a happy and safe Christmas holiday break and look forward to seeing you all next year!

Mr vB & Mrs Hutcheson

Assistant Principals


Maths Extension Program

As part of the 2021 Maths Extension Program, the Year 5 and 6 students entered a Maths competition called The Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads. They completed five problem solving assessments as part of the competition. Our school’s highest scorer over the five assessments was James Ryan and he received a trophy for his achievement. All of the students who participated did incredibly well and received a certificate.

Mrs Ashleigh Remigio

Gifted & Talented Teacher


Last Orders & January Open TImes

Please see information below regarding the uniform shop:

  • Uniform collection prior to the start of 2022 school year for Flexischools orders will be Monday 24 January from 10-11am and Friday 28 January between 3-4pm at the shop
  • The shop will be open on Monday 24 January from 10-11am and Friday 28 January between 3-4pm for any people needing to try things on etc.

Kylie Giles

Uniform Shop Manageress


We say thankyou and farewell to Fiona our OSH Co ordinator who has recently taken on a promotional position. We thank Fiona for her time with us at PCPS ensuring that our children are well looked after before and after school. Best wishes for your future endeavour!


Parish Update

Parish & PCPS &WCPS combined Carols by Candlelight: December 9th at 6.00pm on the oval.

Mass Times

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 :


OSH Club

Holiday Program:

  1. Monday 20th - Thursday 23rd December 2021
  2. Monday 10th - Friday 28th January 2022 (note Wednesday 26th January is a Public Holiday and OSH will be closed)
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CSPWA Newletter Christmas Edition 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of our Schoolzine eNewsletter! Visit the link below to view your newsletter:

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Betterhealth Program

The WA Department of Health is funding the Better Health Program in the Perth metro region. It is a free, healthy lifestyle program for families, evidence-based and is developed and delivered by qualified health professionals to support families with making sustainable health changes. Children (and their families) are eligible to participate in the program if they are:

  • aged 7-13 years
  • above a healthy weight

If you would like further information about the program call 1300 822 953 or visit our website