St Francis of Assisi News

Term 4 - Issue 19 10th December 2020

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Dear Parents & Caregivers,


I would like to extend our sincere thanks for the amazing generosity in supporting our Christmas Hamper Appeal for St Vincent de Paul. Your support in helping us to provide for local families in need has been incredible.


An enterprising group of students took it upon themselves to make and sell chatterboxes to raise money for charities. Special thanks go to the following children in Year 5 - Molly, Ruby, Cleveland, Tayla H, Tayla D, Isla R, Scarlett, Ethan, Ben, Catherine, William W and Jasmin from Year 4 - what an incredible effort. You have raised $33.05 which will go to supporting RSPCA WA and the Philippines. That is a LOT of 5c chatterboxes! Thank you for your generosity and spirit of service - St Francis would be so proud of you.


We really appreciate the unwavering support of our P&F team. Lead by Stephenie, Claire, Tammy and Heidi, they give the most precious gift - their time - over and over in support of our children, families and staff. We cannot thank you enough. This week alone, the P&F have provided morning tea for the Yr 6 Graduating students and their families, will cook a sausage sizzle for the whole school to enjoy tomorrow, AND they have supported Senora McDonald in providing a special treat for every child from Kindy to Yr 6 tomorrow - real Italian Gelato!!! Thank you so much for all you do.


On Wednesday we celebrated our final mass for the school year - a Mass of Thanksgiving. Giving thanks for all the good and gracious gifts we have received throughout the year - good health, friendship and family. Thank you to Father Dariusz and Father Marian for leading us in our spiritual growth this year, in masses and through the sacraments - your kindness, grace and guidance is just what we have needed. Thank you to Mr Tony Summers for serving as acolyte at our Mass, ably supported by Sinead and Sophia. Our altar servers - Sinead, Alijok, Summer and Sophia have served reverently this year, enhancing our special liturgical celebrations. Thanks must also go to Mr Mark Cunniffe and our wonderful choir, for the beautiful way they have lead us in song all year.


Congratulations to Miss Kaitlin Albrecht and Mr Tom Kinder on their engagement - such exciting news! We wish you a lifetime of happiness together. May God's blessings be upon you, now and always.


Just a reminder that tomorrow is the last day of term and all students from Kindy to Year 6 will take part in Funday activities in the morning. (Please read the information sheet below). Parents are invited to come into the school from 12:30pm for the Shared Lunch. Gelato will be available for purchase by parents during the shared lunch.

Parents wishing to take their children home after the shared lunch are asked to please sign out your child(ren) at the station outside the school office.


Please find below a letter for all parents who plan to travel interstate or overseas over the school holiday break. There is a process that involves providing details and letters on the understanding that parents are aware there may be a necessity to quarantine on arrival back in WA.


Thank you to those parents who have nominated as class reps for 2021. If you are still interested, please volunteer yourself by contacting the P&F via email:


The following families will sadly be leaving us at the end of this year, so we take the opportunity to say farewell and best wishes on the next part of their journey. It has been a pleasure having you as part of the SFOA community.

Jack Best (KW)

Timothy Douglas (1B)

Emmaline (4B) and Norah Curic (3B)

Alize Smith (5W)

Parker (KW) and Poppy Meachin (5B)

Sophie (3W) and Katie Lewis (5W)


The Uniform Shop is closed from today until the end of January 2021.

Pick up of Pre-Paid uniform items only will be available on Thursday 28th January from 9:00am - 11:00am. Orders can be placed through JFE, 9204 1701 or email over the school holiday break.

The Uniform Shop will open on 28th January from 12:30pm - 2:30pm for try-ons - it is compulsory that you book an appointment. You can book by clicking on:


Term 1: Mon 1st Feb - Thurs 1st Apr

Holiday break: Fri 2nd Apr - Sun 18th Apr

Term 2: Tue 20th Apr - Fri 2nd Jul

Holiday break: Sat 3rd Jul - Sun 18th Jul

Term 3: Tue 20th Jul - Fri 24th Sep

Holiday break: Sat 25th Jul - Sun Oct 10th

Term 4: Mon 11th Oct - Fri 10th Dec


Tuesday 2nd March (Term 1)

Monday 19th April (Term 2)

Monday 19th July (Term 3)

Friday 20th August (Term 3)

Monday 23rd August (Term 3)

All of these dates have been added to our live calendar below. We encourage you to bookmark this page on your favourites or sync this calendar with your personal device to ensure you are always up to date with the most accurate information on school dates and events for 2021.

Wishing everyone a blessed, safe and holy season of Christmas filled with family and friends. Please see the timetable for Christmas Mass Times at St Andrew's Parish, below. Enjoy the summer break and we look forward to seeing everyone return energised, excited, and ready to start a new school year in 2021.

God bless

Dee Campbell

Assistant Principal


Congratulations to the following Year 5 students who were voted as 2021 Faction Leaders:


Captains: Isla Whitehouse, William Willis

Vice Captains: Gabriella Burnett, Fred Martin


Captains: Summer Richardson, Jayden Nguyen

Vice Captains: Sophia Di Giovanni, Nofer Bestawrous


Captains: Izabela Hubkova, Jake Coorey

Vice Captains: Tayla Hicks, Johk Atuer


Captains: Catherine McAuley, Adam Viquez

Vice Captains: Eden Desta, Lachlan Clinton


Christmas Time Table

Parish Advent Reconciliation

Thursday, 10th December at 7.00pm

Christmas Masses

Christmas Eve - Thur, 24th Dec, at 7:00 pm - Family Mass (children may come dressed as shepherds, angels etc.)

Christmas Day - Fri, 25th Dec, at 0:00 Midnight, 7.30am, 9.30am & 5.30pm.

**Carols will be sung 30 minutes before 7:00 pm, Midnight and 9.30 am Mass. Please join us.


Happy Birthday to the following students who are celebrating a birthday over the holidays:

Axel Clohessy, Addison Thomas, Dau Bol, Parker Meachin, Jameel Atcha Koli, Ava Stankevicius, Brian Freitis Libardi, Elijah Mould, Zara Dos Santos-Viljoen, Meghna Rakesh, Darliah Windeatt, Kamron Makawa, Timothy Douglas, Harry Brown, Johann (Sebastian) Dippenaar, Jamie Leach, Aryan Virdi, Zachary Martin, Ella-Marie Anderson, Sebastian Schippers, Maria Clara Pires Gil, Emma Dippenaar, Liam O'Shea, Sean Viviers, Samantha Mould, Hudson Sibley, Charlotte Head, Peyton Stewart, Logan Hansord, Varsha Rakesh, Olivia Rebeiro, Lara Viquez, Sophie Kinsey, Ella Kingsley, Summer Jacobs, Adior Jok, Tj Cunningham, Estelle Cartwright, Ronan O'Reilly, Tyler Ford, Isla Annear, Kaetlyn Pollock, Ante Rados, Athiey Atuer, Ruby Glenn, William Willis, Tayla Hicks, Adam Viquez, Rosie Newall, Jaidyn Garmson, Grace O'Shea, Samuel Jordan, Summer Sladen, Preston Blatcher, Joe Mathew.

We wish you all a wonderful day!


Fri 11 Dec - End of Year fun day (am)/SFOA Community lunch/students finish term 4

Mon 1 February 2021 - Students (PP - Year 6) commence Term 1


Please see below the flyer to find out what is happening over the summer holidays at Camp Australia.