ST PAUL'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
NEWSLETTER - WEEK 1, TERM 4, 2022
Christ has no body now but yours.
No hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world.
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good.
Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.
— St. Teresa of Ávila
Lord, grant that I may always allow myself to be guided by You,
always follow Your plans,
and perfectly accomplish Your Holy Will.
Grant that in all things, great and small,
today and all the days of my life,
I may do whatever You require of me.
Help me respond to the slightest prompting of Your Grace,
so that I may be Your trustworthy instrument for Your honour.
May Your Will be done in time and in eternity by me,
in me, and through me.
Welcome back to Term 4! I hope everyone had an enjoyable break and got to recharge, ready for what is set to be a busy term. I personally enjoyed a little bit of time away camping with my family. It was a great way to have some family time out in nature, exploring parts of the amazing country we live in and relaxing on our camp chairs! We are so lucky to live in WA!
We are now ready for a fantastic term to end the year. I’ve included some information below to let you know about a couple of things that have happened or are coming up so please take the time to have a read.
Last term, along with our Registration Audit, St Paul’s had a system review known as the Quality Catholic Education School Review. A panel of four conducted the review and gathered information from numerous data sources across staff, parents and students. The process was very affirming for our school and I’d like to start sharing some of the feedback from the report that we received.
At St Paul’s, we are incredibly blessed to have an amazingly skilled, professional and dedicated staff and this came through clearly from the data that the panel collected throughout the review. Below are some comments about our staff taken from the panel’s report:
‘At St Paul’s Primary School, it is evident that there is an extremely high level of dedication and commitment by the staff to the academic, cultural, faith and pastoral development of students. Co-curricular opportunities are made readily available to the student body, enhancing student interest and participation across a breadth of activities.’
‘The degree of active involvement of all staff to the school community is commendable and exceedingly reflective of CEWA’s vision of Christ-centred and child-focused inclusive learning environments.’
‘A high priority is given to building and maintaining positive and caring relationships between staff and students at the school. Throughout the consultations, the students spoke strongly of their positive relationships with others as influencing their sense of safety.’
‘The students stated that the staff made them feel comfortable and safe – they were caring, nice, helpful and approachable. Feeling comfortable with the school staff meant the students felt happy at school, were able to voice their opinions and are able to discuss their concerns or ask for help.’
The process of appointing a new Assistant Principal at St Paul’s for 2023 has now concluded. I am pleased to announce that Mrs Hayley Sheppard has been appointed to this position. Mrs Sheppard is a highly experienced educator who has taken on various leadership roles in the past. We look forward to welcoming her to the St Paul’s school community and Leadership team next year.
I am also pleased to inform you that I have been appointed Principal of St Paul's Primary School for 2023 while Yvonne is on leave. I look forward to this opportunity to continue to work with our community as Principal into next year.
Some important dates for this term have been included on the calendar at the end of this newsletter. Please note, we have several masses and class prayers coming up this term. Parents are most welcome to attend! Our first whole school Mass for the term is on Thursday 20 October at 9:15am at the church.
Our P&F are holding a disco this week on Friday (14 October). The first session for Pre-Kindy to Year 2 runs from 4:30pm to 6:00pm and the Years 3 to 6 session runs from 6:30pm-8:30pm. If you haven't done so already, please book your tickets as soon as possible at this link. It promises to be a fun evening and a great way to get everyone together. Please note, students attending the first session will require adult supervision.
School Fees - Final Payment Reminder
Thank you to all families who have already settled their accounts in full. This is a gentle reminder that the final school fee settlement date was 7th OCTOBER 2022. We kindly request families who still have outstanding fees to please settle their account as soon as possible. If you need a copy of your school fee statement, please email email@example.com. Parents are requested to be diligent with respect to their commitment to pay school fees. We are confident that all parents appreciate the necessity of maintaining a healthy cash flow to ensure the school's ongoing operation, as it is our children who benefit.
If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact our finance office on 08 9462 6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org