Padbury CPS Newsletter
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Newsletter #8 - 26th May 2023
Be welcoming, friendly and inclusive in all you say and do
PADBURY CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL ONLINE
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
ENROL YOUR CHILD NOW
Due to our excellent reputation in the wider community, we are currently experiencing high enrolments.
If you have a little one at home that has not yet commenced at PCPS, I urge you to submit an application immediately to the school.
Some of our families have missed out on a position as they forgot to submit their enrolment form.
Admin staff are not aware if you have younger ones at home so an enrolment form is essential.
Even if your child is only a few months old, please submit an application form now.
This coming Sunday we celebrate Pentecost. The word Pentecost is Greek and it means "50th day." Fifty days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers and the beginning of their earthly ministry to make disciples of all nations.
The symbols of Pentecost are the flame, wind and the dove, which represents the Holy Spirit.
Please keep the Year Six children in your prayers as they prepare to receive the sacrament of Confirmation this weekend at Our Lady of the Mission Church.
The children recently prepared with the reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and their Retreat Day where they were able to spend time reflecting the sacrament they are about to receive.
Many thanks to Mrs Barry and Mr Darby for preparing the children so thoroughly in the lead up to Confirmation.
Family Mass - Save the date
All PCPS families are invited to celebrate a special family Mass at Our Lady of the Mission on Sunday, June 11 at 11.00am. At this Mass the families from Padbury CPS will be participating in all parts of the Mass along with the parish community.
We are keen for parents as well as children to participate in the Mass. Some of the areas you can help in include - Altar serving; reading; lighting candles; singing with the choir; guitar playing; cooking and serving sausages, tea and coffee. Keep an eye out on how to register to help. Big thanks to Liz De Haas and Severine Gibson for coordinating this special mass.
Please select from the following how you would like to volunteer. Please click HERE for volunteering.
Year Six Grandparent Morning
The Year Six children hosted a very special morning for their grandparents last week.
We had over 120 grandparents come along and view the amazing work our Yr 6 children have been completing in class on family artefacts, family crests and history suitcases.
The grandparents enjoyed a delicious morning tea and were entertained by our talented senior students.
It was such a special morning.
Be a Voice for Generations.
Child Safe Framework
Padbury Catholic Primary School is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all students is our highest priority.
We are committed to child safety, supporting a child safe culture and always keeping the best interests of the child first.
We are guided by the Catholic Education Western Australia Child Safe Framework which supports a child safe culture, healthy and respectful relationships and collective responsibility in our school community, based on the latest research and recognised best practices.
For further information please refer to the Child Safe Framework https://childsafe.cewa.edu.au
All of our classroom teachers from PK-6 teach from the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC). This curriculum is taught age appropriately every year by the classroom teacher who receive KS:CPC training. The teachers send home letters regarding when they are commencing their units and what will be taught. Through this curriculum the children learn they have a right to:
be treated with respect and to be protected from harm
be asked for their opinions about things that affect their lives and to be listened to
feel and be safe in their interactions with adults and other children and young people
understand as early as possible what is meant by 'feeling and being safe'
Our awesome mums preparing sausage sizzle lunch orders
Volunteer needed for Sausage Sizzle
Huge thanks to Sheree Merry who has been co ordinating our Sausage Sizzles for a number of years now, and most recently with Ann Sargent. Unfortunately due to work commitments Sheree will be unable to continue.
Ann will still be co ordinating however she would really appreciate if there is someone who could volunteer to help her.
Please contact Mrs Ellen at the office if you are able to assist Ann.
A big Thank You
A big 'Thank you' to Dan Sorgiovanni, Ben Tome, Cuong Nguyen and Nick Lynch for installing the P&F shed behind the Library. Thanks also go to the Gaglioti family for their very generous contribution of the concrete slab through their company Total Concrete.
A big 'Thank You' also to the Ienco family for the donation of the fruit for the mother's day breakfast.
Padbury Catholic is blessed to have so many generous family in our community.
Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Margaret Williamson
If a family would like to place a note in the Pastoral Care section of the newsletter in relation to a birth or death, or if a family would like the whole school community to pray for any special intentions e.g. a family member who is ill, please send a message to let your child’s class teacher or Mrs Ellen at the front office know or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Advisory Council would like to thank those families who have paid their school fees or are up to date with their payment plans.
Reminder statements have been emailed to the families who have not made payments or who have not organised or updated a payment plan. You are asked to contact Finance Officer Mrs Maureen Lloyd URGENTLY on 9404 4000 or email email@example.com
There are a number of methods in which families at the school can pay their school fees. These include credit card, EFTPOS, cash, cheque, direct debit and internet banking. Please contact Mrs Lloyd at the school office for further details.
If you have not received your School Fees for some reason please call the office.
Please note that we rely on school fees to ensure continuity of staff, educational programmes and resources for your children throughout the year. paying bulk school fees at the end of the year is not possible.
As per the school fee policy, the Advisory Council Finance Committee may take action to recover any unpaid fees through a debt collection agency which may in turn affect your future credit ratings.
Mrs Maureen Lloyd
FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS
Term 2 Dates
Pupil Free Days
Tuesday 6 June
Safety - Carparks - Parking
PARENTS information below is for you. Please also ensure you let grandparents, babysitters etc. know (or whoever is picking up your child) where they are and aren't allowed to park.
DRIVE SLOWLY IN THE CARPARK
DO NOT PARK IN THE STAFF CARPARK
DO NOT DOUBLE PARK IN THE CARPARK
DO NOT WALK YOUR CHILDREN THROUGH THE CARPARK
DO NOT PARK IN THE KISS & RIDE - IT IS KISS AND DROP OFF ONLY
DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR CAR AT KISS & RIDE - IT IS KISS AND DROP OFF ONLY
DO NOT PARK IN THE P&F DESIGNATED CAR BAY UNLESS YOUR NUMBER PLATE IS LISTED
Rangers at Kiss 'n' Drive
Safety - Carparks - Parking
For the safety of our children and to ensure easy flow of traffic, we implore parents to please follow the school parking rules.
Ms Mac Callisto & Mr Peter O'Mara
Important message from City of Joondalup
Parking is not permitted on residential verges unless approval has been given by the resident.
It has come to the City’s attention that parents are parking on nearby residential verges.
Continued parking makes it difficult for residents to beautify and maintain their verges to a standard they would like.
Residents can request the City to undertake education and enforcement action if a vehicle is on the verge without their permission. This action may result in the vehicle being infringed.
Art and Drama
Starwarts is on its way to Padbury!
On Friday 9th June, some of the cast of the musical Starwarts will be performing a small snippet of the production to prepare the school for the musical in July. That afternoon the tickets will go on sale to all members of the community.
To celebrate the opening of ticket sales, we are encouraging all children to dress in “Space Wear” on Friday 9th June. This can be Star Wars themed clothing or space clothes. Please remember these clothes should be suitable for play and the school day.
May The Sauce Be With You
Mrs Tamara Bastow and Mrs Britt Ewen
National Reconciliation Week 2023
National Reconciliation Week 2023
This year's theme, “Be a voice for generations”, calls on Australians to honour the work of generations past who fought for justice in Australia and to work together today to tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation for the generations to come.
Next week we celebrate our country's journey towards reconciliation by exploring a time-line of our shared history. Junior Primary students will learn of our shared history by viewing posters created by Year Six students. Middle and Upper Primary students will listen to a podcast of our story, narrated by Year 6 students.
FREE DRESS DAY
All students are invited to bring a gold coin and dress in the colours of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags (red, yellow, black, green or blue) on Wednesday 31 May. The money will be donated to Caritas First Nations Programs.
Here is a link to information about these programs:
Help First Australians | Caritas Australia
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Australia and of the land on which we live and work. We acknowledge the Elders, past and present, and younger generations as the emerging leaders of the future. This land is and will always belong to our First Australians people.
Garden Beds Information
The Environmental Committee has been working hard planting our winter greens. The latest planting consisted of broccoli, spinach, cos lettuce and silver beet. We also now have a beautiful birdbath positioned in the centre of one of our beds. Let’s hope the birds come to rest and drink. Our sub-committee continue to ensure our plants are watered daily. Soon we will be able to pick herbs and veggies.
Mrs Rosalba Bottega
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
GLORY BE CAFÉ IS BACK
Glory be Café is back up and running every Sunday after 8.00am Mass and after the 9.30am Mass on every first and last Sundays of the month. All are welcome.
If you can assist with set up and serving roster, please contact the parish office or Alma and Jackie on 0414 061 237 / 0405 049 668.
Sundays 9.30am Mass, Parish Meeting room, OLM Church.
We invite and encourage all children aged from 4 – 8 years old to join the children's liturgy.
Children will return to church during the Offertory of the Mass.
Children under 4 can attend if accompanied by a supervising adult.
Contact: Renee 0425 698 735 or Renee 0413 225 560
Triple P Positive Parenting Program
Triple P is now available for free to families online and is also the first online parenting program proven to work. Triple P can help you:
· Raise happy, confident, capable kids
· Build and maintain a close, loving relationship with your child
· Understand more about child development to make parenting more enjoyable and easier
· Encourage positive behaviour
· Prevent and manage misbehaviour effectively, in a way that supports children’s emotional wellbeing
· Have rules and routines everyone respects and follows
· Feel less stressed and calmer
· Feel more able to handle various parenting situations, knowing you’re doing the best for your kids.
To find out which online course may be right for you, please see:
For parents/carers of young children (under 12 years) Online program, research-backed | Positive parenting strategies
For parents/carers of anxious kids (from age 6+) Online parenting course - help kids overcome anxiety
For parents-to-be and new parents Online program for new parents | A positive start for baby, and you
For parents and caregivers of pre-teens and teens (10-16 years) Online program for parents of 10-16 yr-olds | Proven strategies
More information is available at https://www.triplep-parenting.net.au/au/about-triple-p/help-your-child-cope-with-challenges/
How Do You Get Head Lice
Head lice are spread by head-to-head contact with another person who has head lice. This kind of contact includes doing group work at school, playing, or hugging.
Head lice can run from one head to another in seconds. Head lice cannot fly, jump or swim, but they can sometimes swing from one hair to another.
Brushes and combs are unlikely to transfer head lice or their eggs, as these are very hard to detach from the hair shaft.
Head lice are not spread through bed linen, clothing or head gear (hats and helmets) as they do not leave the scalp unless they are moving to another scalp, or unless they are dead or dying.
What are the signs and symptoms
Your scalp may itch as your skin reacts to the saliva of the head lice. This itchiness can take weeks to develop. If you have had head lice before, your skin may become less sensitive and there may be little or no itch.
You may also be able to see head lice crawling in your hair, although they can be difficult to spot as they move quickly.
What do they look like?
- Adult lice are usually dark brown and about 2 to 3 mm long.
- Hatchlings (young lice) are often a lighter brown colour and about 1 to 2 mm long.
- Eggs will be attached to the hair shaft. They can be very tiny and hard to see, especially newly-laid eggs close to the scalp. They are grey-white and about the size of a grain of salt.
How can I check for head lice
Unless you can easily see the head lice, the speed at which they can move makes checking dry hair unreliable.
To check hair for head lice:
- Carefully comb plenty of hair conditioner through dry hair. The conditioner slows the head lice down so they can be trapped in the comb.
- Comb hair again in sections using a metal fine-tooth ‘nit comb’ (available from most pharmacies).
- Wipe the waste from the comb on a white paper towel. Look for head lice and eggs using a magnifying glass in strong light, such as sunlight.
- Use a magnifying glass in strong light to examine hair close to the scalp, especially behind the ears and at the back of the neck.
Distract children while you check for head lice by offering them a favourite video or game, a book, or a head massage.
What can be mistaken for head lice?
Other objects in the hair can be mistaken for head lice or eggs. These include sand, dandruff, flakes of hair spray, ants, aphids, or other small insects.
What if I find head lice
- Check to see if anyone else living in your house has head lice – use the hair conditioner method described above.
- Choose the treatment method that best suits you and your family and follow the instructions carefully.
- Inform your school, child care centre, playgroup, neighbours and relatives so that other children and adults who have been in close contact can be checked.
- When the treatment is completed and all head lice and eggs have been removed, continue to check hair weekly for further outbreaks.
Stay home from school
Under the School Education Act 1999, if your child has head lice, the principal may keep him or her away from school until treatment has started.
Your child may return to school when all live head lice have been removed. There is no need to stay away from school if there are only a few remaining eggs, but you must continue treatment over the following 10 days to ensure that all eggs and hatchlings have been removed.
How can I prevent further outbreaks
- Check hair regularly for head lice and eggs. Early treatment of head lice can prevent it spreading further to close contacts.
- Tie long hair back.
- Hair gel or mousse may help keep stray hair strands from coming in contact with other heads.
- Avoid sharing combs or brushes.
- If you have recently had head lice, leave brushes and combs in hot water for 10 minutes after use to kill any trapped head lice or eggs. Clean them with an old toothbrush to help remove any waste.
- Remind your child to avoid head-to-head contact with other children, for example when working at the computer with others, playing or hugging.
- The content of the sessions is tailored to meet the needs and interests of the children and incorporates a range of different sports and games.
- These clubs provide out of school hours activities to enrich the school programme
- In a safe and friendly environment, children can increase their level of physical activity and learn new skills.
CSPWA Notice of AGM
The Catholic School Parents WA Annual General Meeting will take place in 4 weeks on Thursday the 15th June 2023. We are now in the process of setting the agenda and so we are now calling for agenda items. Please forward any items to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 1st June. We also invite members from schools who are financially affiliated with CSPWA to consider nominating to Council at the AGM. In addition to contributing to the work of council at state and local level, Council members have the opportunity to represent CSPWA on national, state and Catholic education sector committees and working parties according to their experience. If this is something you might be interested in or if you would like to find out more, please contact Siobhan Allen, Executive Director CSPWA on 0409 025 683.
Padbury Catholic is a double-stream Primary School in Padbury Western Australia.