Padbury Newsletter

Issue #8 - 30 May 2019

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30 May 2019 - Kindy Farmyard on Wheels Incursion / Boy Choir Years 4, 5 and 6 @ 8:15am / Winter Inter School Sport @ 1pm

31 May 2019 - Sausage Sizzle Day / National Sorry Day Year 5 Assembly @ 2:30pm


3 June 2019 - Western Australia Day Public Holiday

4 June 2019 - Reconciliation for Year 6 Students @ 11am

5 June 2019 - Girl and Boy Choir Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 @ 8:15am / Waste Free Wednesday

6 June 2019 - Boy Choir @ 8:15am / Winter Inter School Sport @ 1pm

7 June 2019 - No Assembly

8 June 2019 - Confirmation Mass @ 6:15pm

9 June 2019 - Pentecost Sunday / Confirmation Mass @ 10:45am, 5:30pm

10 June 2019 - Guitar Club Years 4, 5 and 6 @ 8:20am

11 June 2019 - Year 2 Liturgy @ 11:15am

12 June 2019 - Girl and Boy Choir @ 8:15am / School Cross Country / Waste Free Wednesday

13 June 2019 - Boy Choir Years 4, 5 and 6 @ 8:15am

14 June 2019 - Sausage Sizzle Day / Prayer Assembly Year 4 @ 2:30pm


Dear Parents

It is wonderful to be back after my Long Service Leave, thank you for the warm welcome back.

I would like to thank Mr Ryan von Bergheim for taking on the role of Acting Principal during my absence and from all accounts I hear that he did an outstanding job. Thank you also to Ms Megan Woodall for taking on the role of Acting Assistant Principal and for ably assisting Mr vB.

The Sacramental Programme for the parish is well underway. Please keep the Year Three, Four and Six children in your prayers as they enter into this very special spiritual journey of receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation during the year.

Please keep the Year Six children in your prayers as they are in the final stages of preparation to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. On Tuesday this week, the Year Six children took part in an uplifting Confirmation Retreat Day where they were able to spend time reflecting the sacrament they are about to receive, forming a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit who is nurturing their hearts. On the 8th June at 6:15pm and 9th June at 10:45am and 5:30pm, the children will receive the sacrament at Our Lady of the Missions Church. All school families are most welcome to attend these masses and join in with the sacramental celebrations in the parish.

This week is National Reconciliation Week and it is an opportunity for us all to recognise the positive contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have on our past and present lives in Australia. It is also a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort. The theme this year is ‘Grounded in Truth Walk Together with Courage’. On Friday our Year Five students will be focussing on National Sorry Day for the theme of their assembly. Please come and join us.

Our P&F are as busy as ever. This week the children will be able to enjoy a nice warm sausage sizzle for the lunch again. Thankyou so much to Sheree Merry and Cindy Aquino for all their hard work in co ordinating these delicious days and to their team of helpers. Please ensure that you get your children’s orders in on time to ensure smooth running of the winter lunch days.

The Extraordinary Father League has a footy night on the June 7th at 5.30pm in the school hall. Thanks to Simon Pearce and his band of helpers who organise these wonderful events for the fathers in our school community. Please see the P&F section for further details.

Padbury CPS is a school of choice in the area and as such we want to tell everyone about our amazing school community. Did you know that since the beginning of this year we run school tours twice a term and encourage prospective families to come a take a look at what we have to offer? If you know of anyone looking to start school or someone who wishes to change school, please encourage them to visit our school website and book into one of these school tours.

Enjoy the long weekend coming up with your family and friends. I hope you get to do something together and enjoy this beautiful sunshine that God has provided for us.

Kindest regards

Mrs Margaret Williamson




New Prayer Room

On Tuesday of last week our Year 1 classes held their Tuesday Liturgy with Fr Cyp in our new Prayer Room - the first time it has been used. The Year 1's led a beautiful Liturgy and enjoyed celebrating this event in this new special room.

Reach Out With Love - Winter Wooly Appeal

Mrs Megan Woodall is again coordinating our Reach Out With Love Appeal for 2019, please see flyer below. Your support is much needed, and appreciated.
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NAPLAN is now complete, and as mentioned in the previous newsletter, Padbury experienced no major technical difficulties during the testing period. As such, no students were required to re-sit the online tests, as was the case in other schools around the country. Smooth sailing here at Padbury Catholic. I thank the students for their efforts over the week, and the teachers for preparing the students for the new online assessments. Parents will be notified when results are available.

Thought for the Week

Have a wonderful fortnight ahead.

Mr Ryan von Bergheim

Assistant Principal


We encourage you and your family to join us so you can see our facilities first-hand and experience the wonderful school community of which Padbury Catholic Primary School is most proud.

The next school tour for prospective families is on Thursday, 20 June at 9.30am.

To register your attendance, please phone the school on (08) 9404 4000 or register online at



Kindy has been a hive of activity this week as we welcomed Farmer Mick and his Farmyard on Wheels to our school. For the past 5 weeks we have been discovering the world of farm animals and how important they are in our community to support us with produce. Our children have been immersed in a wide selection of fiction and non- fiction texts which helped them learn about the wonderful world of animals and how they all part of God’s creation. We spent some time exploring questions we could ask Farmer Mick about his farm and what are the challenging parts of the job. We also created a class book to get some answers! We have combined this with a look at sounds and how they are used to make words and sentences. Along the way we discovered that Mrs Williamson also had a few questions herself and came to ask us for some help! One of the Gingerbread Men she was baking to share with the teachers for morning tea had gone missing and she could not find it! You will never guess what? We found him and then lost him again! As the story goes … you can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbread Man!

Ms Natasa Bebich

Kindy Teacher


The Australian Girls Choir has played a role in the growth and development of girls across the country for 35 years. We provide an experience that goes far beyond the stage. Free trial classes will be offered in June for girls in Kindergarten to Grade 4. Call 08 6365 2100 for further information.

Mrs Sylvia Grigoroff-Cusack

Music Teacher

Accessing Reports

It is important that you please check your login for SEQTA Engage as early as possible so that you will be able to access your child's report at the end of this term. To do this go to the following site: and use your current username and password credentials. If you have remembered your username but have forgotten your password, please click on the “Forgot your password” link and an immediate email will be sent to you. The email will expire within one hour, so please action this immediately. If you have forgotten both of these, please contact and we can remind you of your username.

Tammy Hunter

IT Support


Uniform Shop

The uniform shop is closed on Friday, 31 May 2019, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 and Friday, 14 June 2019. Orders will continue to be delivered as normal.

Woolworths Earn & Learn

Let's get collecting for our school. Stickers or completed sheets can be placed in the collection box inside the school office or in the box outside Woolworths Whitfords. This promotion finishes on the 25 June 2019.

Protective Behaviours Parent Workshop

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Extraordinary Father's League


Richmond vs Geelong on the big screen

June 7th 5.30pm

School Hall

Cost: $10 includes Pizza and snacks

BYO drinks

Tickets will be available on shortly. Keep a look out on the PNF and EFL facebook pages for when it goes live!!!


Mass Times

Our Lady of The Mission - Whitford Parish

270 Camberwarra Drive, Craigie WA 6025

Telephone: 9307 2776 Fax: 9402 4319


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)



Congratulations to Flynn and Kayley, from Year 5, who competed in National Tryouts for Cross Country. They loved competing, with Flynn placing 13th out of 24 boys and Kayley placing 20th out of 37 girls. Great effort!

Congratulations to Luke Stojanovic, from Year 5, who won gold in team division and silver in individual division during his karate tournament last weekend. A fantastic effort!