Padbury CPS Newsletter
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Newsletter #15 - 23 September 2022
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FROM THE PRINCIPAL
I can't believe we are here again - at the end of another school term! The last few weeks have been filled with a large number of exciting events, which has been a wonderful way to finish a great term!
Congratulations to our Year 4 students who made their First Holy Communion 2 weekends ago. Both Masses were a beautiful celebration of the Sacrament and our Year 4 students looked wonderful all dressed up for the occasion. They are to be commended for their respectful nature throughout the Sacrament. Thank you to Mrs Quaid, Ms Bubnich, Mrs Babac, Fr Cyp, Fr Francis and Brigid Fredriks (OLM Sacramental Coordinator) for preparing the students so wonderfully.
Last week was a busy week on the sporting calendar at PCPS. Our Jumps and Throws Carnivals were held on Monday and Wednesday for Years 3-6 students, and then of course on Friday we held our big whole school Athletics Carnival, which was a roaring success as always.
Congratulations to Padbury for winning the shield for 2022. Full results from the Carnival can be found further in the Newsletter.
My sincere thanks to all of the students, staff and parents helpers on the day, as the carnival simply could not run without your help and support.
Interschool Athletics Carnivals were held this week and Padbury did extremely well over the 2-day Carnival. In the end PCPS finished 4th - a fantastic result. Congratulations to all of our athletes who competed so brilliantly in their events.
I'd like to say a huge thank you to Mr Hignett for his preparation and coordination of the Athletics Carnivals, and training of our Interschool teams. There is a great deal of work involved behind the scenes with carnivals and Mr Hignett always runs the smoothest carnivals thanks to his passion, enthusiasm and dedication to his role!
As always, EduDance was a HUGE hit amongst students, teachers and parents in 2022! Our two concerts held last week were jam-picked with spectators and our students from PP-Year 6 were simply amazing as they danced and entertained us with what they have been learning in their lessons this term. Congratulations and well done to all of our dancers, and thank you in particular to Ms Cappriotti for her smooth coordination of EduDance in 2022!
Mercy Week was a fantastic week of celebrating our Mercy values as a school. On Monday the Year 5's ran a cake stall which was hugely popular, and classes participated in buddy activities linked to our Mercy Values. In the afternoon we had a Mercy Liturgy to finish the first day of Mercy Week.
Today was one of the highlights of the school year for students, with the Mercy Fete Day! Our Year 6's ran some outstanding stalls and activities for students, which they prepared in class as part of an integrated project linked with Technologies, English and Humanities. Our PCPS students LOVED engaging in the huge range of stalls and had an absolute ball today! Well done and thank you to our Year 6's and their teachers for running an amazing day for our students - the stall were simply AMAZING! We raised over $3,500 for Mercy charities - thank you to our wonderful community for your generosity!
All money raised from Mercy week will go to Mercy charities.
Performing Arts Congratulations
Congratulations to our Year 6 Drama group who received an Outstanding Certificate and subsequently won the Shield in the Primary Drama and Mime Section of the Performing Arts Festival. Mrs Bastow and two representatives from the Year 6 Drama group (Lily and Finn) attended the Performing Arts Concert last Monday night to receive the shield. This group performed for the school on Monday afternoon to showcase their act. Well done to all of these students and a big thank you to their teachers Mrs Bastow and Mrs Barry, who worked with the group at lunch times to rehearse. This is the second Shield in a row PCPS has won in a Drama category after our win for the Musical last year. The arts are well and truly thriving at Padbury Catholic!
Uniform Shop Update
The Uniform Committee, in conjunction with the PCPS Advisory Council, have been reviewing the Uniform Shop and exploring what other schools are doing in this space. As part of CEWA's move to an incorporated entity (CEWA Ltd.), there are some changes that have had to occur in the background of all schools.
The Uniform Committee and Advisory Council have endorsed a move to have an external company run the PCPS Uniform Shop, commencing form the start of Term 4 this year. The Company, Jenny Franklin Enterprises, is a well-respected uniform supplier who run a large number of Uniform shops throughout Perth. JFE will be responsible for the running and supply of the PCPS Uniform Shop. The shop will remain in the same location.
There will be no big changes to how the Uniform Shop runs - days and times it is open will remain the same for the remainder of the year. There will be no changes to the current styles and designs of uniform, nor the quality. JFE will be the sole supplier contracted to service the uniform shop at Padbury Catholic however all decisions regarding uniform styles, design and any additions or policy changes remain under the control of the PCPS Leadership Team.
Jenny Franklin Enterprises also have a shop in Osborne Park, where they will hold a small amount of school stock should you be in the area and wish to try/purchase uniforms from there. A full online shop and service available with 24 hour access will be available with a link on the school website. Parents and caregivers will be issued with a school specific code once online ordering is up and running. The online shop can also be accessed through the JFE website www.jfe.net.au using the Padbury Catholic PS code.
As we transition to Jenny Franklin running our Uniform Shop, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kylie Giles, who has managed our Uniform Shop so wonderfully over many years. Thank you Kylie for your professionalism and work in running the uniform shop - always service with a smile! It is truly appreciated by the entire community. Thank you also to the countless number of parents who have helped out in the uniform shop over recent years, it is much appreciated.
Mrs Holness will be taking Long Service Leave for the entirety of Term Four. We wish Mrs Holness a very well-deserved restful and relaxing break from school and look forward to seeing her back at school at the start of the 2023 school year. Mrs Holly Allen will be teaching 3H in Term Four and we warmly welcome Holly to the PCPS community.
We will be farewelling Miss Rebecca Vester today, as term, 3 concludes. Miss Vester has been appointed as Year 2 teacher at Loreto Nedlands, commencing the beginning of Term 4 and into 2023. Miss Vester has been at Padbury Catholic for 3 years and has been a wonderful member of the PCPS Staff and community. Id' like to thank Rebecca for her enthusiasm, dedication and teaching expertise over her time at PCPS. Rebecca has been an outstanding teacher for us, and contributed in so many ways around our school, including helping Mr Hignett with Athletics training and carnivals. We congratulate Miss Vester on her new appointment and wish her every success for her teaching career in the future. Miss Georgia Ariti, one of our regular relief teachers, will be teaching in the 2V classroom in Term 4, and we welcome her to the PCPS community.
Mrs Wood has accepted a teaching position at St Simon Peter Catholic Primary School, commencing Term 1, 2023. Mrs Wood has been at PCPS for 9 years and in that time has shared her wonderful gifts and talents with so many of our PCPS students and staff. In recent years Mrs Wood has been in the role of Early Years Key Teacher, working alongside Mrs Hutcheson to further develop our wonderful Early Childhood programs and environments. Whilst saying farewell to Mrs Wood will be a loss for our community, this is a wonderful opportunity for Rachel to share her gifts with a new community, and continue her own professional development in a new school and amongst new staff, which is equally as important. I'd like to greatly thank Rachel for her energy, passion and enthusiasm for her students and our school over the past 9 years and wish her well as she continues her teaching career at St Simon Peter. We will farewell Mrs Wood at the end of this year.
Farewell Mrs Hutcheson
This afternoon at Our Mercy Awards Assembly we celebrated and farewelled Mrs Hutcheson, as today was her last day at PCPS. She begins her new Consultant role at CEWA at the beginning of Term 4.
I would like to take this opportunity to again say an ENORMOUS THANK YOU to Mrs Hutcheson for her passion, dedication, knowledge, skills, expertise and of course sense of humour, during her time at PCPS over the past three years. Loretta is an outstanding leader who has led numerous initiatives throughout her time at PCPS, most notably the development of our Early Childhood Area. Our Early Childhood program has not only grown, it has thrived under the leadership of Loretta, and on behalf of the entire PCPS community I sincerely thank her for everything she has given to our school community.
We wish Mrs Hutcheson every success in her new role at CEWA and we will miss her greatly!
As we enter the holiday period, I'd like to say a thank you to our PCPS community at the end of a busy, yet rewarding term:
Thank you to our students, who live out our PCPS values each and every day, trying their hardest in class and being great ambassadors for our school.
Thank you to our parent community, for your support and encouragement of our staff in caring for, and educating your children.
And thank you to our outstanding staff, who go above and beyond every single day to ensure our students are cared for and provided a high quality of education each day they step foot into PCPS.
Mrs Williamson now returns from Long Service Leave and will be back at school on Day 1 of Term 4.
I wish all PCPS families a restful and relaxing holiday break, and I look forward to seeing everyone back for the start of Term 4 on Monday 10th October.
Ryan von Bergheim
FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
I would like to say a sincere thank you to all of the beautiful PCPS families, for your trust, generosity and warmth during my time at this wonderful school. I consider myself so blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know so many of you, and especially your amazing children.
I will genuinely miss being a part of this incredibly vibrant staff and school community.
Thank you so much and may God’s blessings be with you and your families today and always.
Term 3 Sports Notices
Term Three sport concluded this week after another hard-fought Interschool Athletics Carnival. Padbury Catholic finished a respectable 4th place after two days of tough competition.
Peter Moyes were crowned champions in 2022, St Marks were 2nd and Whitfords Catholic were third. Thanks to Mr Randazzo, Mrs Bastow, Mr Marcello and Miss Vester who have assisted in preparing our students for the carnivals.
Annual Athletics Carnival September 16
Congratulations to Padbury Faction who were this year’s winning faction. Green faction managed to finally de-throne Gold Faction after years of dominance. It was a fantastic day with great sportsmanship and terrific efforts by all our athletes. Thanks to the teachers and parents who helped over the three days of competition.
The final scores were:
1st Padbury (green) 1926
2nd John Paul II (gold) 1760
3rd MacKillop (red) 1600
4th Mercy (blue) 1592
Congratulations to our individual athletes after the jumps and throws and individual events.
Next term our Year 5 and 6 students will have the opportunity to represent Padbury Catholic in basketball and cricket.
We will look forward to more sport opportunities in Term 4.
Thanks to our Growing Good Gardens Grant we now have new vegetables growing in our beds. We have also added some colour with our petunias and a few little guests have come to join us. We’ve welcomed our garden gnomes and our owls. We look forward to watching our gardens grow and munching on our produce.
All school fees must be finalised no later than 24 November unless other arrangements have been confirmed with the school. 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: Helen Hughes
SOCIAL WORKER'S CORNER
Your child and cyber bullying…..
Signs that suggest a child is the target of cyberbullying include:
- They appear sad, lonely, angry, worried or upset more than usual
- Unexpected changes in friendship groups or not wanting to be around people, even friends
- Changes in personality, becoming more withdrawn or anxious
- Changes in sleep patterns, eating or energy levels
- Becoming secretive about their mobile phone use or what they are doing online.
“The answer to cyberbullying isn’t confiscating devices but agreeing on reasonable daily use, privacy and parental controls, and when they should come to you for help and support. The threat of ‘device denial’, shame or other forms of punishment or judgment may deter children from confiding in trusted adults when things go wrong online.
Encourage your children to use devices in open areas of the home, rather than in the ‘privacy’ of their bedroom or bathroom. And appreciate that even though your child may not be on popular social media sites, cyberbullying can happen anywhere online, including via text, DM and private messaging services and gaming sites.
Mrs Ali Fisher
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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