Padbury CPS Newsletter
Issue #1 - ???? 2022
Newsletter #13 - 25 August 2022
Show respect to everyone - we are all made in the image of God
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
I'm sure you would all agree that it has been so nice to see the sunshine again as we entered Week 6 at PCPS! Students and staff continue to work hard in their classrooms, and as we enter the back half of Term 3 there are a number of exciting events coming up - arguably a couple of the most popular events of the year!
This week we celebrated Book Week at PCPS. The theme this year was Dreaming with Eyes Open. Yesterday morning we held our dress up parade and our students and staff look amazing in their Book Week costumes. There was a wonderful excitement in the air as each class showed off their costumes on the stage. The teachers also put on a dramatised version of the story 'Wombat Stew' for the entire school to watch, which was great fun! Thank you to those teachers, and especially to Mrs Bastow and Mrs Eccles for organising - the students absolutely loved it! We were lucky to have Ms Caitlin Collins MLA - Member for Hillarys - in attendance. She spoke to the students and was blown away by the effort everyone had put into their costumes, and the fun and energy inside the Hall. What a fantastic morning!
On Friday of last week we had an incursion for our Pre-Primary to Year 6 students. As part of our focus on developing the Mercy Charism of the school, we had a dramatised performance detailing the life of Catherine McAuley, founder of the Mercy Sisters. The play was entertaining and informative, sharing Catherine's life in an interesting, engaging and funny way with our students. This was a wonderful lead-in to Mercy Week, which is only a few short weeks away!
Year 6 Camp
Year 6 camp was meant to be held in Term 1, Week 2 of this year however had to be postponed at the last minute because of Covid, due to Government measures brought in on the weekend before. We managed to reschedule and so the Year 6 students are off to Woodman Point on Tuesday of Week 8 for 3 nights of camp fun! Mrs Barry, Mrs Woodall, Mr Hignett and myself will be with the students during these four days. Please keep us in your prayers - particularly for a sunny week spent right on the coast! In advance I thank these teachers for giving up their time away from their own families in order to ensure our 6's have a wonderful experience!
As Father's Day approaches, the P&F are in preparations for our PCPS Father's Day event, being held on Friday 2nd September. Lan Nguyen is coordinating this event and is searching for a few more volunteers. If you are able to help, please contact Lan ASAP - Langa_13@hotmail.com
The flyer advertising the event is posted below. After the breakfast classrooms will be open 8:30-8:45am for dads/grandads to look around. Our Pre-Primary students will then share their assembly with us at 9am in the Hall.
We look forward to seeing as many father figures as possible for a delicious BBQ breakfast!
Djooroobidiny Award Entry
As you will be aware from previous Newsletters, this year we held our Djooroobidiny (Go Along Happily) Exhibition online. This is an outstanding initiative within the school, coordinated by Mrs Deb Barry. This initiative was entered into this year's CEWA QCE (Quality Catholic Education) Awards. A panel decides winners across several categories, and there is also a 'People's Choice Award'. We would appreciate if you could take 30 seconds to vote for our entry - https://awards.cewa.edu.au/nomination/djooroobidiny-2022/
Good luck to Mrs Barry, and all of the staff and students right throughout the school who all contributed to this online exhibition! If you haven't looked at the website yet, I encourage you to do so - https://djooroobidiny.weebly.com/
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.
Exciting Upcoming Events
As we continue into the back half of Term 3, there are some very exciting events coming up before the end of Term:
- Performing Arts is in full swing and we have a number of students and groups performing. We wish each performer/musician the best of luck at the festival.
- Our Jumps and Throws and Athletics Carnivals are coming up, which are always fun days for our students.
- EduDance practises are reaching their final sessions and the concerts are shaping up to be one of the highlights of the PCPS year!
- Mercy Week is always one of the highlights of the year for our students and this year will be no exception. Please see the flyer further in the Newsletter for more info.
For all important dates please check the community calendar: https://www.padcath.wa.edu.au/community-calendar
Pupil Free Day
A reminder that tomorrow is a Pupil Free Day for students. Staff will be at school continuing our Mathematics professional development, as well as working on our School Improvement Plan.
Have a great (long) weekend with your families!
Ryan von Bergheim
Condolences to the Swadling family (Lila Yr 5) on the loss of their mother/grandmother recently. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
Condolences to the Owen family (Josie Yr 5) on the loss of their mother/grandmother recently. Sending prayers your way during this difficult time.
FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Reach out with Love - Wheelchairs for Kids
Next week on Monday and Tuesday we will be joined by some of the team from Wheelchairs for Kids who will be leading us through our Wheelathon activities to raise money and help this worthy cause.
Students from Preprimary to Year 2 will hear about the special work done by Wheelchairs for Kids and will have a chance to try out one of the wheelchairs on our school oval.
The students from Years 3-6 have been collecting sponsors in preparation for their Wheelathon course over these two days. They will work with a small team of other students to complete as many laps as they can over a twenty minute period.
All students are encouraged to wear their sports uniform on their Wheelathon day next week. (Monday- PP, Yr 1, Year 5 and 6, Tuesday- Year 2, 3 and 4).
Please visit their website for more information - https://wheelchairsforkids.org/
Please send money raised in to school by Friday of next week. Thank you for supporting our Reach out with Love opportunity for this year.
- Mrs Megan Woodall
Reach out with Love Coordinator
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.
How to make Reading fun at home!
State Cross Country Results- Padbury Catholic 2nd!
On Friday August 12th students from Padbury Catholic entered the State Championships for cross country running. Padbury Catholic competed in the gruelling 2km and 2.5km courses. There are awards for different age groups and genders given to successful schools. There were approximately 210 schools in attendance and over 2700 students from around WA. Padbury Catholic finished 2nd in the school team’s category which is a fantastic achievement. I am incredibly proud of our runners who have displayed great persistence and resilience in training, managing injuries and sickness to compete for their school.
Congratulations to Elijah Griffiths who finished 5h (Year 6), Scarlett Marr 4th (Year5) and Milan Aloi 10th (Year 4). All races had approximately 300 competitors. What a huge effort!
Thank you to Miss Vester who has helped at the numerous training sessions before and after school. We really appreciate your help.
Good luck to Elijah and Scarlett who will represent Western Australia at the National Championships in Adelaide this weekend.
Mr John HIgnett
PCPS BUSINESS DIRECTORY
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.
Belated Mother's Day donation announcement
Apologies for the delayed announcement.
We have made the Mother's Day donation to the Patricia Giles Centre for Non-Violence.
This amazing local organisation not only helps woman and children with crisis accommodation but also provides personalised and holistic support for women leaving family and domestic violence, with an aim to break the cycle of violence.
It is so fantastic that such a well established organisation exists in our comunity, as they provide more than a bandaid fix and aim to make long lasting real change.
We hope that this donation also reminds our Padbury Catholic comunity to continue to promote healthy and respectful behaviours in all of our relationships, so that our kids can grow to enjoy great friendships, work productivly with coworkers and have loving families of their own.
The Patricia Giles Centre for Non-Violence have advised us that the funds we have donated will go towards sporting and playground equipment that will help provide activities for children and allow some time for therapeutic care for Mums in crisis care. They have also wished all the Mums and Mother figures in our community a wonderful Mother's Day.
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
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 email@example.com. 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
A parents job.......
So often parents will say “it is my job to believe my child” or “it is my job to stand up for my child”. Yes… as parents we do need to believe and stand up for our children but only when we are absolutely sure their version of events is 100% accurate. We can rarely be this sure.
More often than not, our job as parents is to listen to our children. We then need to help them interpret what is happening in their world and help them understand it. Then we need to help them manage their world.
This is way more powerful and way more useful than simply believing them. This prepares them with skills to manage in the real world. It gives them the skills to manage when you won’t be there.
For example Johnny comes home and says Benny wouldn’t let him play ball at lunch. A believing and standing up for my child response sees the parent email the teacher to complain about Benny, maybe even asking that they be separated the following year. Benny is probably of the birthday list as well or Johnny has been told you are not to play with Benny anymore. This doesn’t teach Johnny about communication or problem solving. This de skills him and reinforces that he can’t solve problems. It also reinforces that problems need to be moved on.
A more useful approach is to help Johnny interpret what was happening when Benny said he couldn’t play. Did he say this to just Johnny or others as well? Was there a huge line waiting for a turn in the game. Had Johnny said or done something to Benny that may have made him say this? Was Benny being a good friend or a not so good friend? What type of people do we want to play with? Was he perhaps having a bad day, remember we saw him crying before school? And MOST IMPORTANTLY….what did you do to fix this problem? Did you find someone else to play with that was being nicer? Did you ask a teacher for help? You can try again tomorrow with Benny. Hopefully he will be being a better friend by then.
This teaches your child that that there will be ups and downs in life. There are lots of reasons for these ups and downs and it isn’t always about them. There is always the opportunity to rebuild and there are always alternatives that may be better suited to them. Your child has learnt some vital life skills. Your child has become more resilient and boosted their self esteem.
Mrs Alison FIsher
Coordinator: Katherine Miller
This term my goal has been to continue to build on my relationships with school staff and
parents. I have noticed many of the parents have begun to acknowledge me by name and
vice versa. The school staff have continued to be kind and considerate and OSHClub have
started supplying the staff with weekly milk and biscuits etc to further strengthen the
relationship with the school.
Qualified Educator: Stacey Grigh
Stacey has continued to fill in as Coordinator for one afternoon a week contributing to
consistency and further building on developed relationships with the children and parents.
Stacey’s strength is positively running group activities and has seen many opportunities for
the children to develop the social and communication skills necessary for working well In a
Assistant: Cody Allen.
Cody has officially taken over Pams position as permanent assistant this term. Having been
in the background for several years he is well known and loved by all. Cody is often seen
engaging in outdoor play with the children as well as currently holding the Chess Champion
title in Chess Club.
Council for Catholic Women Perth
The Council for Catholic Women Perth warmly invites you to hear Perth's women members share their experience of the second assembly of the Plenary Council.
There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion. All welcome.
Venue : James Nestor Hall ,Catholic Education Office 50 Ruislip St West Leederville
When: Thursday 8 September, 5.30pm - 8.30pm (Light refreshments served 5.30pm - 6pm)
RSVP by Tuesday 6 September to firstname.lastname@example.org or mob 0400 886 835