Padbury Newsletter

Issue #16 - 17 October 2019

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18 October 2019 - Icy Pole Day / Year 5 Electoral Commission Incursion @ 9am / Year 5 Sleepover @ 5pm

22 October 2019 - Year 3 Reconciliation @ 7pm

23 October 2019 - Waste Free Wednesday / Board Meeting @ 5:15pm / P&F Meeting @ 7pm

25 October 2019 - Basketball Carnival / Merit Award Assembly @ 2:30pm

29 October 2019 - Year 2 Liturgy @ 11:15am

30 October 2019 - Waste Free Wednesday

31 October 2019 - School Tour @ 9:30am / All Souls and All Saints Mass @ 2pm


1 November 2019 - Prayer Assembly Year 5 @ 2:30pm

4 November 2019 - Pupil Free Day

5 November 2019 - Catholic Day - Pupil and Staff Free Day

6 November 2019 - Waste Free Wednesday

8 November 2019 - Kindy Gecko 2020 Parent Session @ 10am / Kindy Wallaby 2020 @ 1pm / Merit Award Assembly @ 2:30pm


Dear Parents

Welcome back from school holidays. We had some beautiful weather over the break so I hope that you were all able to enjoy lots of time outside with your family and friends. The children have returned in their summer uniforms and they look so fresh. This term we have many important events and school activities planned. Please check the school calendar and continue to read the newsletter on a fortnightly basis for further information.

Our Lady of the Mission Parish Council warmly invites you to its 45th Anniversary this Saturday, 19 October. The festivities will include multicultural food fair, games and entertainment held on the oval near the church from 2:00-5.30pm. Our school will be combining with Whitfords CPS to sing a few songs for the celebrations. Our children are also going to do something very creative. Mrs Cusack has been preparing children to do Bucket Drumming to Guy Sebastian’s ‘Like a Drum!' Thank you to Mrs Cusack for all hep preparatory work with the children.

Mass follows in the church at 6:00 pm, led by the Most Rev. Timothy Costelloe, Catholic Archbishop of Perth. As part of the Mass the parish is offering 45 candles symbolising 45 years of our faith journey as a parish community. The 45 parishioners offering the candles in this Mass represent a cross section of our parish reflecting its history and diversity. I am very honoured to have been asked to participate as one of the 45 parishioners offering the candles.

I encourage you to come and join in the celebrations on the weekend.

I am pleased to share with you the news of the appointment of Rev Fr Francis Quoc Tran as the new Assistant Priest at Our Lady of the Mission parish. Please make Father Francis welcome in our school community as he comes to visit and celebrate liturgies with us.

Please keep the Year Three children in your prayers as they celebrate the Sacrament of Penance next Tuesday evening at 7pm at Our Lady of the Missions Church. Making their first Reconciliation is so special as the children are drawn closer to Jesus as they ask him to help them to make the right choices in their daily lives and understand that saying sorry and showing forgiveness is such an important part of starting afresh in our relationships with others.

Please join us on 31 October for our All Souls and All Saints Mass which will be held at 2pm in our hall.

The Year Five classes have enjoyed a week of leadership events with a leadership retreat day on Wednesday with the 24/7 Youth Ministry and elections for 2020 Year 6 Councillors this coming Friday with the Electoral Education Centre. The children then conclude their week with a Leadership Liturgy and Sleepover this coming Friday. Big thank you to Ms Wilson, Mr Dias, Mrs Prince and Mr von Bergheim for giving up their Friday night to share this special event with the children. The Year Five children are displaying some great leadership skills and I look forward to them in their various roles next year.

Congratulations to Ms Remiggio and her team for becoming finalists in the one-minute Film Competition with the production of Brother Trouble. Well done! Please vote for PCPS finalists - Winners will be announced at the 2019 SAE ATOM Awards in November.

Our School Faction Carnival was held last term and we were very lucky with the weather. Congratulations to all factions for their wonderful participation and effort. Thank you to Mr Hignett for all his hard work. So much preparation goes on behind the scenes which we do not see. Thank you to all the staff who assisted in undertaking various roles to ensure that the carnival ran so smoothly. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came along to support the children and cheer them on. It was great to see you all there.

I would like to say a big thank you to our Year Six Councillors as they demonstrated the Mercy Value of Service by assisting staff and organising children from all year levels for their events. I am very proud of the way in which they demonstrated great leadership and showed great responsibility.

Thank you to all the children of Padbury CPS as they displayed outstanding sportsmanship once again. The winning faction was John Paul II. Well done! Congratulations to Mercy for winning the Principal’s Trophy for sportsmanship, cheering, following instructions and keeping their bays neat and tidy. Our School Carnival is one in which all children participate and have fun however the Interschool Carnival is one in which only selected children compete and this is based upon individual skills and times recorded during the year.

Congratulations to all competitors who took part in the Interschool Athletics Carnival with Padbury CPS coming a very proud third. Well done!

Big thanks to the P&F for organising the Sausage Sizzle for the carnival day, it was a big hit. The Coloured Hairspray & Zinc stall was also a great success. It created so much excitement amongst the children and generated a fabulous community spirit. Sid the Seagull was also present, showing off his dance moves! Thank you to Marnie for organising the event and for all the Year 5 helpers. Approximately $400 was raised which will go towards Sun smart items at our school.

Staffing 2020 update: Mrs Renita Humphries will be leaving Padbury CPS at the end of the year and will be taking up a position at St Luke’s in Woodvale. Mrs Humphries has been at Padbury CPS for 3 years in the role of classroom teacher and will be missed by many. We will farewell her at the end of the year.

Have a lovely weekend with your families and see you on Saturday at the Parish celebrations.

Mrs Margaret Williamson




Welcome back to Term 4! I hope you all managed to have a relaxing and enjoyable break with your families. Term 4 is always a busy, yet very quick term. Let's take our time to enjoy the remaining weeks of the 2020 school year. Have a wonderful term ahead!

Reconciliation - Important Dates

Our Year 3 students will make their First Reconciliation on Tuesday evening of next week. They have been well-prepared by our Year 3 teachers and we wish them well for this important Sacrament. Please keep these students in your prayers.


Earn & Learn - Thank you!

This week we received our Woolworths Earn and Learn Rewards, which consisted mainly of Science equipment to be used throughout the whole school, as well as some new sandpit toys and other small bits and pieces. Once again, a big THANK YOU to the PCPS community for getting behind this initiative, particularly to Kari Stott for coordinating.

Carpark Re-surfaced

You may have noticed that the top carpark has been re-surfaced over the school holidays. There will be no line markings for roughly 3 more weeks as the surface needs time to 'set' before line markings are done. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time. I'm sure the new surface is much nicer to drive on!

Thought for the Week

Have a wonderful fortnight ahead and enjoy the holiday break!

Ryan von Bergheim

Assistant Principal


Term 4 Icy Pole Dates

Icy pole days are returning for Term 4, every second Friday starting from Week One (dates will be on the Community calendar).We would love some new volunteers to assist with the roster, if you’re available on Friday afternoons from 12.50-1.50pm please email Annette Harvey (

Gluten free, Peters lemonade icy poles will be available. All ice poles will be $1.20.


Save the Date

Parish Dance 25th of October at 7pm, Whitford Catholic Primary School Hall. Online tickets AVAILABLE NOW! Paper ticket sales soon!

Monthly Healing Mass: On Saturday, 26th October at 8.30am in the Church

Sick family member or Parishioner: Are any of your family members or fellow parishioners not well? Please advise Fr Cyprian through the parish office so he can arrange to visit them if required. Thank you for taking care of one another.

Glory Be Café: Don’t forget we are open for a cup of tea and a slice of cake after the 8.00am. Please pop down for a chat and get to know other parishioners.

OLM 45th Anniversary

Our Parish will have a special celebration of forty-five years of faith this Saturday, 19th October from 2.30pm on the Oval, concluding with Mass at 6.00pm in the church led by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe. You are all invited to this special event of our Parish. Please invite your family, friends and fellow parishioners to come along.

Mass Times

Our Lady of The Mission Whitford Parish

270 Camberwarra Drive, Craigie WA 6025

Phone: 9307 2776 I Fax: 9402 4319


Website :

Weekend Masses

Saturday – 8.30am; 6.30pm
Sunday – 8.00am; 9.30am; 11.00am; 5.45pm

Weekday Masses

Monday – 7.00am & 9.00am (Chapel)
Tuesday – 7.00am & 9.00am (Chapel)
Wednesday – 7.00am (Chapel); 9.00am (Church)
Thursday – 7.00am & 9.00am (Chapel)
Friday – 7.00am (Chapel); 9.00am (Church)


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