Padbury CPS Newsletter
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Newsletter #12 - 12 August 2022
Treat everyone fairly and equally
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
We were honoured to have Bishop Don Sproxton visit our school today and enjoy morning tea with the staff and a tour of the classrooms and school.
He was extremely impressed with the close relationship between the school and the parish and commented on the wonderful work of the Leadership Team. He was amazed at the great teaching and learning occurring in our school and commented on the children's lovely manners and behaviour.
This Sunday 14 August, 11.00am Bishop Don will celebrate a special mass for PCPS families and parishioners.
We have children, parents and staff involved with the mass - reading, offertory, collections and welcomers as well as a special Liturgical Dance performed by some of our senior students.
After mass there will be a delicious Chinese lunch for everyone to enjoy.
To represent our school and to demonstrate our school unity, families are asked to attend with students wearing the school uniform. Students who attend in their uniform will be able to wear free dress to school on Monday 15th August.
Father Cyprian warmly extends an invitation to all PCPS families to come along and attend the mass and join in the lunch afterwards.
Assumption of Mary
On 15 August we celebrate the Assumption of Mary. As a fitting reward for the life she dedicated so wonderfully to God, Mary, the mother of Jesus, was taken up to Heaven, body and soul, when she died. Father Francis will be celebrating mass at 2pm in our school hall on this day and all parents and families are invited to join us.
Edu dance is well and truly underway this term with the children thoroughly enjoying expressing themselves and unleashing their creativity through the medium of dance. We look forward to the concerts later in the term.
As part of the Extension Programme, preparation for the Tournament of the Minds competition has commenced. It is a great opportunity to solve authentic, open-ended challenges that foster creative, divergent thinking whilst developing collaborative enterprise, excellence and teamwork. A big thank you to Mrs Bottega for all her hard work with the children.
The Catholic Performing Arts Festival is underway with many children from our school showcasing their talents. Big thankyou to Mrs Twine our Music Teacher for co ordinating our entrants especially our school choir.
Enrol now - 2023, 2024, 2025
Enrolment interviews are now taking place for Pre Kindy and Kindergarten 2023, 2024, 2025.
If you have a child who is due for Pre Kindy or Kindy next year or the year after please ensure that your application has been received by the office.
If you have friends and neighbours with children in these age brackets, please encourage them to view our school website and submit an application.
The P&F Christmas in July Rock Quiz was held last week and the staff table come out as the winners! Congratulations!
Come along to the P&F meeting next Wednesday evening to find out more about what the PCPS P&F has planned for the rest of the year. The P&F are looking for good quality new/unworn clothing items for A Sustainable Fashion Event!
Please contact Simone for drop off points or more info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best wishes to Mrs Babac as she commences parental leave. We wish her well for the rest of her pregnancy and look forward to hearing the great news in a few weeks.
2023 Staffing Updates
The process for employing a new Assistant Principal (PK-2) commencing in 2023 has been concluded. I am pleased to announce that Ms Mac Callisto has been appointed to the position. Ms Callisto has extensive experience as an Assistant Principal and is a highly experienced Early Childhood leader and educator. We look forward to welcoming her to the PCPS Leadership Team next year.
Interviews have also been completed for some teaching positions for 2023. I am pleased to announce that Mrs Danielle Wardrope, Mr Lachie Darby and Miss Elizabeth Berettieri will be joining the PCPS Staff next year.
Long Service Leave
I will be taking some long service leave from 20 August until 9 October. Mr von Bergheim will be Acting Principal during my absence.
Have a great weekend.
Mrs Margaret Williamson
FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS
First Holy Communion Parent/Student Workshop next week
A reminder that the First Holy Communion Parent/Student Workshop is on next week - Tuesday 16th August. Year 4 students and one parent are required to attend this workshop.
This year it is being held in the PCPS Hall - commencing at 5:00pm sharp. We look forward to seeing you there.
Mercy Celebration Day Information
A reminder that morning supervision at Padbury CPS does not commence until 8.15am each morning (where students assemble in the amphitheatre). Children are not to be on the school site before 8:15am. OSH Club is open for any parents who need to drop children off earlier than 8.15am. Thank you for your cooperation.
After the HUGE success of our Aboriginal Peoples' Exhibition - Djooroobidiny - in 2020, this year we are again holding an exhibition highlighting the work that classes throughout PCPS have completed in embedding Aboriginal perspectives into the curriculum.
Earlier in the year, due to uncertainty with possible Covid restrictions, the decision was made to hold a virtual Djooroobidiny Exhibition in 2022,through a special website.
We invite you to spend some time exploring with your child our PCPS 2022 Djooroobidiny website, which showcases a huge amount of AMAZING work done by our students and their teachers. Enjoy!
We will be holding a Book Week Dress Up day for students next week on Wednesday 24th August. We encourage all students to come dressed up as a character from a book of their choice. We will hold a dress up parade at 9:00am on this day. We look forward to seeing plenty of creative costumes! This year's theme is 'Dreaming with eyes open.'
Rotary Public Speaking Competition
Jake Merry (Year 6) entered the Rotary Public Speaking Competition "The 4-Way Test of the things we think, say or do." Jake competed against students from Edgewater Primary School and gave a great speech about Water Safety. He won second prize! Congratulations Jake!!
The Garden Gurus would like to report that the Veggie Garden planted mid Term 2 is now producing. We have an array of lettuce, broccolini, radish, snow peas and our tomatoes, spinach and strawberries are coming along nicely.
It took a little bit of work to get it up and running. We cultivated the soil, added some soil conditioner, fertiliser, and some black marvel to ensure we had nice rich beds to grow our vegetables. We purchased seedlings and some blood and bone to keep the soil rich.
Planting the seedings was fun. We tried to keep our seedings in lines as we planted them and even had a go at organising our planting, keeping our broccoli and Brussel sprouts together, herbs together and lettuce varieties in one bed.
We take turn watering the plants and even have a chat with them as we’re walking by.
It’s very rewarding watching them grow. Hopefully we get to enjoy our produce very soon.
From The Padbury Garden Gurus.
Mrs Rosalba Botegga
Congratulations to our Garden Gurus who are the winners of a $1,000 grant courtesy of Life Ed and Yates. There were 530 entries across Australia and only 10 winners were chosen and they are listed below. https://fb.watch/eRB9JsyPNB/
National Cross Country Championships August 25 - 29
Congratulations to Elijah Griffiths (Year 6) and Scarlett Marr (Year 5) on being selected to compete at the upcoming National Cross-Country Championships. These students qualified to compete for Western Australia after racing earlier in the Year. The competition will take place in Adelaide with races to be held at Oakbank racecourse. Both students will compete in a 3km race and a relay event.
It is a great opportunity to represent their school and state and we wish them all the luck as they race against the best runners in the country.
I have also been selected to go as a coach/manager and I am looking forward to cheering on our two sensational athletes in Adelaide. 96 students from Western Australia are taking part in the championships.
Best of luck Elijah and Scarlett.
Mr John Hignett
Physical Education Teacher
Clean out your closets!
We are looking for good quality new or unworn clothing items for our P&F's next fundraiser: A Sustainable Fashion Event!
Please contact Simone for drop off points or more info: 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
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