Padbury CPS Newsletter
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Newsletter #3 - 10th March 2023
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PADBURY CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL ONLINE
As Bushfire season approaches in the Summer months, a copy of our Bushfire Plan can be found here on our website - https://www.padcath.wa.edu.au/formsandprocedures
SCHOOL COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Please check the PCPS community calendar for upcoming and future dates as the calendar is regularly updated https://www.padcath.wa.edu.au/community-calendar
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
You will have received email communication regarding Parent-Teacher interviews that are coming up for classes in weeks 7, 8 & 9. These interviews are a great opportunity to speak with your child’s teacher and see how your child has settled in this year and how they are progressing. I encourage all parents to sign up for a meeting time.
The PCPS 3-6 Swimming Carnival is being held on Thursday of next week. Mr Hignett will be emailing all 3-6 parents with information regarding the carnival, and all event lists and programs will be uploaded on our school website early next week.
I thank Mr Hignett for all his hard work in preparing for this event and all staff and parents who have volunteered to help. It will be a fabulous fun day!
Pre Kindy 2023
Our Pre-Kindy (3-Year-Old) is going super strong once again this year with Tuesday and Wednesday sessions this term (very limited vacancies) and Thursday sessions commencing in Term 2 (limited vacancies). Please contact the office and speak with Mrs Ellen to enrol your little one into our exciting PK programme.
Click on the following link for further information - https://www.padcath.wa.edu.au/early-childhood
If you have friends or neighbours who have children who are 3 years old , please talk to them about our exciting Pre-Kindy programme and encourage them to enrol.
PK & K 2024, 2025 and Beyond
Enrolments are now taking place for Pre Kindy 2024 & 2025 and Kindergarten 2025. Don’t forget to enrol siblings!
Please note that Kindy 2024 is full.
Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Margaret Williamson
FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS
Parent / Teacher Interviews
An email was sent out on Wednesday to parents of Kindy - Year 6 children with all the information about booking parent interviews in Week 7, 8 and 9. Please visit https://www.schoolinterviews.com.au/code/cyv68 to make your booking or use the QR code.
School photos are Monday, 13 March and Tuesday 14 March. Please see the timetable below. Ordering photos is done online using the 'photos form' sent home with your child on Tuesday, 7 March. For spare copies, please Amanda in the front office.
Kindy / Pre-Primary: Students to wear their blue school polo. If they do not have one, that is okay.
Year 1 - Year 6: Students are to wear their summer academic uniform (no sport)
8:00am - 9:20am | Family Photos (A-P)
9:20am - 9:55am | Kindy Gecko
9:55am - 10:20am | PPO
10:55am - 11:20am | 1O
11:20am - 11:45am | 1W
11:45am - 12:10pm | 4O
12:10pm - 12:35pm | 4W
1:25pm - 1:55pm | 5O
1:55pm - 2:20pm | 5W
8:00am - 9:20am | Family Photos (Q-Z)
9:30am - 9:55am | Kindy Wallaby
9:55am - 10:20am | PPW
10:55am - 11:20am | 2O
11:20am - 11:45am | 2W
11:45am - 12:10pm | 3O
12:10pm - 12:35pm | 3W
1:25pm - 2:30pm | 6O & 6W
Numero Club is starting at Padbury Catholic Primary School!
Mrs Bubnich has kindly offered to teach students and facilitate games between children.
Numero Club will run from 7:45am - 8:20am on Wednesday mornings in Year 4W, starting next week.
Students from Year 3 to Year 6 are welcome to participate. Unfortunately, siblings of those playing cannot be supervised at this time of the morning.
For those who are new to Numero, please see the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9Ml6zzNi0E
Before School Procedure
When students in Year 1 to Year 6 arrive in the morning, they are to place their bag at the classroom and move to the amphitheatre steps until the bell goes at 8:30am. Parents who stay and wait with their children are also asked to wait in the amphitheatre to support us with student supervision at this time of the morning. Thanks in advance for your support.
After School Procedures
Children may be collected from the Kiss and Ride which is supervised by staff until 3:20pm, after which, any child left is taken to the office and Mrs Ellen will phone parents to collect.
Parents may also collect children directly from the classroom however, parents must ensure they are at the classroom door by 3pm. If you normally collect from the classroom and your child is not collected at 3pm, they will be asked to go to the Kiss and Ride where they will be supervised until 3:20pm. You can walk to the Kiss and Ride shelter to collect your child from there.
Children are not to be waiting to be collected from any other area in the school. For example, children cannot wait for parents on the oval, on the playground etc. Staff will send your child to the Kiss and Ride area if they find them waiting in another area.
Children are not to be playing on the playground after school unless they are being supervised by their own parent.
Children who are walking or riding home are to leave the school when the bell goes at 3pm. Please remind your child.
Ms Mac Callisto and Mr Peter O'Mara
We are excited to share with you the latest news from our Year 6 Extension group. Our students have been hard at work building solar cars and experimenting with different ways to capture maximum solar energy to propel their vehicles.
Their efforts are aimed at securing a spot in a solar car challenge with neighbouring Perth schools. This exciting competition will test their knowledge and skills in mechanics, energy and innovation.
Each week our students are presented with a new challenge designed to help them understand the mechanics of the car, what they can manipulate and how to best build a car that can capture solar energy efficiently and travel straight along a 20-metre track.
The students have been thoroughly engaged in this project, using a variety of materials and tools to build their cars. They have learned about the different types of solar cells, how to calculate the efficiency of their designs, and how to optimize the placement of their solar panels.
We are extremely proud of our Year 6 Extension group and the progress they have made in this exciting project. We believe that this experience will help them develop critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork skills, which will benefit them in their future studies and careers.
Mrs Rosalba Bottega
Seasons for Growth
This year we will be offering the Seasons for Growth program at Padbury Catholic.
Seasons for Growth is a peer support program designed especially for children who are experiencing painful transitions, such as a parent separation, divorce, death or a parent working away (FIFO). This program can also benefit children who have moved from other countries, states or schools.
If you feel this program may be of benefit to your child please complete the attached form and return it by March 28. I will then make contact with you to discuss the suitability of the program for your child.
Why is school attendance so important?
Why is school attendance so important?
· Learning is a building process, and it is important not to miss any of the steps
· Consistency builds success in learning
· More school equals more opportunities for social-emotional learning and more opportunities for building self-worth
· Students become more comfortable and increase their risk-taking in learning when they are regularly at school
Mrs Ali Fisher
Padbury Catholic Business Directory
We are thrilled to be running our Padbury Catholic Primary School Business Directory.
The directory features businesses run by families within our Padbury Catholic School community. Please support our families via the link on a webpage: https://www.padcath.wa.edu.au/businessdirectory
A huge thank you for all of the families who registered their businesses to kick off our first directory.
The money raised as part of this launch will help with ongoing events and activities run by the P&F Committee.
If you would like your business featured in the directory so that PCPS families can use your services, please contact Megann Hunt – email@example.com.
Mrs Megann Hunt
P&F Vice President
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
Padbury Catholic Netball Club
Netball registration for the PCNC have now opened. If you are interested in registering your child please ensure you join the PCNC facebook page for updates and register with 'Play HQ' using one of ;the following links:
Year 2-5 players (set/go) - https://www.playhq.com/netball-australia/register/5c029c
Year 6 players only (Juniors) - https://www.playhq.com/netball-australia/register/62b285
Registration closes Monday 13th March 2023
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries and if nominating for the role of Coach, Assistant Coach or Team Manager. Each team will require these roles to play in the competition. PCNC will pay for any Volunteer Coaches to complete the WDNA Beginners Coach course which is required in order to coach a team at WDNA
I implore anyone who would like to step into the role of President to email me as without a President future seasons will be in jeopardy.
Mrs Sheree Merry
Padbury Catholic is a double-stream Primary School in Padbury Western Australia.