St Francis of Assisi News
Term 2 - Issue 10 30th June 2022
PUPIL FREE DAY MONDAY 18th JULY
TERM 3 BEGINS TUESDAY 19th JULY
Dear Parents & Caregivers,
We made it! In a term where we welcomed back our parents onsite and COVID heavily interrupted the teaching and learning program, our staff, children and parent community showed a great deal of resilience and grit.
LEAVING STUDENTS & STAFF
Tomorrow, we farewell a number of families and staff as they begin new adventures in other schools, parts of WA or even across Australia! Thank you for your contribution to our community and we wish you all well as you embark on your next journey:
Karlos (1B) & Addison (PPB) Mendoza
Macy Barnes (1B)
Imani Robinson (5W) & Bridgette Cooke (1B)
Koby Whitehead (5B)
Miss Abigail Murphy (KW)
Miss Nikeisha Vinciguerra (ATA)
Miss Carmen Mirto (2W)
Mrs Fiona McDonald (6W)
S1 REPORTS & REPORT INTERVIEWS
Thank you to the staff and parents for attending our parent interviews today. We hope the work that was put into the Semester One Academic reports were a good reflection of your child's learning. It was an opportunity to formally meet with staff to discuss your child, which builds on our parent/school partnership.
Our annual Wellbeing Week has been another resounding success! Children were reminded about the 5 Ways to Wellbeing:
Give to Others
Thank you to the Wellbeing Team, led by Mrs Liz Ward (PPB) for their coordination of this week's activities. Also, to Woolworths Butler for supplying the fruit for Tuesday. Another great partnership within our community.
INTERSCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
Congratulations to our Interschool Cross Country team for their outstanding performance at last Friday's carnival. There were some fantastic results, but most importantly, the children finished the race and had an enjoyable day in the sunshine. Thank you to Ms Hamilton for her support and coordination of the day.
INSTRUMENTAL TUITION FEEDBACK
After a full semester of instrumental tuition lessons, we received some formal feedback from the tutor, Jesse (and Ryan).
High Achievers: Kayla Rasheed, Tiarne Connell, Jessica Leahy, Genesis Limbo, Nirvana Dos Santos-Viljoen.
The music that has been worked on includes; Ode to Joy and Fur Elise for keyboard students, 12 Bar Blues and the 4-chord trick for guitar using different strumming patterns on chords G-D-Em-C. Drum students have been demonstrating their ability to read basic drum beats, paradiddles, and different rhythms. Congratulations to all the instrumentalists. We are hopeful of having some of them perform at the conclusion of Term 3, Grandparents Day!
As NAIDOC Week 2022 officially is celebrated during our school holidays, our Aboriginal Education Team have been busy preparing to celebrate in Term 3, Week 1. We have a number of activities for our children including performances from different groups. Our Week 1 will culminate in our NAIDOC week concert which Mr Cunniffe has been working diligently on with each class. Please see the flyer below for an outline of Week 1.
TERM 3 IMPORTANT DATES
Attached below is a list of Term 3 important events. Please familiarise yourself with the relevant dates. A reminder that the most accurate reflection of our school dates are found in the live calendar link below.
My sincere thanks to all our children and parents for your support and understanding as we have navigated this term. We realise there have been staffing disruptions to a number of classes and coupled with COVID, provided plenty of challenges for our community. The children have been amazing in the way they have adapted and continued trying their best. As a staff, we are very proud of the children and how they have conducted themselves over the term.
July is a big month for us sporting nuffies, with Wimbledon, the Wallabies and State of Origin all featuring prominently. Some great opportunities to unwind over the holiday break. Wishing all families and children a restful holiday period and we look forward to welcoming back the children on Tuesday, July 19th for Term 3.
Congratulations to Zara Dos Santos Viljoen who was awarded the Little Miss Pageant Premier Elite winner earlier this year in the category for 5-8 years old. As part of this pageant, Zara fundraised for the charity, Fostering Hope, who provide support to families and children in the foster care system. Well done, Zara.
Interschool Cross Country - Year 3-6
Congratulations to all the students who represented the school on Friday at the interschool cross country. There were 26 schools participating in the day and we had some wonderful results overall. Kamron Makawa in Year 3 came first in his race which was a tremendous achievement at his first ever interschool carnival. It was great to see the determination and enthusiasm from all the students during their races. Well done everyone.
Term 3 Before and After school Activities
Please see below the table for term 3 activities.
SCHOOL FEE INFORMATION
Just a general reminder to those families who haven't contributed anything towards school fees from the beginning of this year to please attend to this ASAP. Reminder statements will be sent out at the beginning of Term 3. If you are experiencing financial difficulty, please contact me ASAP on 9562 9500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All families on Health Care Card (HCC) need to provide the school with an updated card. If your card expires any time during this year and we do not receive your updated card, your school fees will be calculated pro-rata.
SFOA BREAKFAST CLUB (Supported by Bakers Delight Ocean Keys, Clarkson)
When: Every Tuesday/Thursday
Time: 8:00am - 8:20am
Come in and grab some toast with vegemite or jam and start your day right!
Happy Birthday to the following students who are celebrating a birthday over the next month:
Marcus Tangifua, Kindo Anikpi, Deng Baguoot, Jess Smith, Ace Scott, Eden Akera, Heath Coles, Alang Kiir, Theo Hancock, Joshua Russell, Maribelle George, Jae Ireland, Allegra Bello Quintero, Ashton Riley, Cooper Bennetts, Dhrish Vyas, Miller Corrigal-Locket, Amelia Willmers, Isaac Robinson, Blanche Odongo, Adonai Desta, Sadie Garrigan, Mackenzie Williams, Noah Rapi-Beddall, Sofia Hampson Villalobos, Matilda Vine-Inott, Zac Humski, Hunter McLean, Sophie Harwood, Mason Tedesco, Julia Pedrini, Zanthia Harper, Dayna Neill, Leandro Julien, Mali Solomon
We wish you all a wonderful day!!
CAMP AUSTRALIA NEWS
Please click on the flyer below to view the latest vacation care timetable.
Thursday 30 June - S1 Report Interviews 1:30pm - 6:00pm
Friday 1 July - Last day of Term 2 for students/P&F Community Lunch
Monday 4 July to Friday 15 July - School holidays
Monday 18 July - Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 19 July - Students return for Term 3
Monday: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Where: NEW LOCATION - Operating out of the demountable at the rear of the school!
Ph: (08) 9204 1701
Address: 1/85 Guthrie St, Osborne Park 6017
ST ANDREW'S CATHOLIC PARISH
Location: 53 Belleville Gardens, Clarkson WA, Australia
Phone: (08) 9407 7512
Please see the flyer below for the Parish 'Christmas In July Dinner Dance' on Saturday 23 July 2022.