Padbury CPS Newsletter

Issue #12 - 6 August 2021


Padbury Catholic Primary School is an education community committed to following in the footsteps of Jesus, living our motto ‘Love One Another’ (John 13:34)


Our Vision is to educate the whole child, Inspiring Hearts and Minds, to become faith-filled, creative, life-long learners through meaningful and innovative experiences.


Our Vision comes to life through our core values which are inspired by the Gospels and our Mercy charism: Compassion; Service; Mercy; Justice; Dignity; Hospitality; Stewardship; Excellence



Please check the community calendar for upcoming and future dates as the calendar is regularly updated.


Dear Parents

Please keep the Year Four children in your prayers as they prepare for the Sacrament of the Eucharist which will be celebrated on the 21 and 22 August.

Mary Mackillop is Australia’s first saint. She believed everyone, no matter how rich or poor should have the chance to learn. Mary was canonised a saint and as we celebrate her feast day on 8 August, let us remember some of the words she lived by:

Find happiness in making others happy

On 15 August we celebrate the Assumption of Mary. As a fitting reward for the life she dedicated so wonderfully to God, Mary, the mother of Jesus, was taken up to Heaven, body and soul, when she died. There will be masses at Our Lady of the Mission church on the weekend to attend with your family.

Our Year One classes have been learning about the Mercy Value of Compassion. Year 1W children had a discussion about what they could do to help others and they decided to bring in their own pocket money to donate to St Vincent de Paul for “the poor people”. After we found a stray, neglected rabbit in our school, Year 1B children wrote me a big letter and wanted to bring in their own pocket money to donate to Romeo Rabbit Rescue. It is terrific to see the children reflecting on the world around them and seeing how they can help.

The children are loving the new Ninja Warrior Playground. We had our official opening this week!

Part of this project was funded by a grant of $25, 250 received by small school grants election commitment by Caitlin Collins MLA member for Hillarys. Thankyou so much.

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I love going into the classrooms to see what the children are working on. I have been having a bit of fun with Year 4B recently!

In 4B we have being reading the book ‘The Witches’ by Roald Dahl. We have learnt how to recognise a witch by these clues:

They wear pointy shoes and dress look like ordinary women. They have blue spit.

Their pupils change colours. They wear gloves every day, even in the summer!

Witches have huge nostrils to smell out kids. They also wear wigs to cover their bald heads.

While we were reading this chapter, we had a surprise visitor that looked extra suspicious.

Mrs Williamson came in looking very strange. She had gloves on, pointy black shoes and a tissue covered in blue spit! We were warned in the book that witches could be your classroom teacher, but we never thought it could be our Principal! We will be keeping an eye on her!

We have loved reading the book so much, some of us even brought in our own book to read along with Mrs Babac. We enjoy reading the book as a class because it’s funny, entertaining, and even a tad scary! We would recommend reading this book if you are 8 or older. We can’t wait to see how the book finishes.

Written by: Josie Owen, Alessia Schrader and Ava Walker

Pictures by: Katie Schenk, Oscar Lyons and Emma and Lucy Zani

I hope to see you all at the PCPS inaugural Musical Production of The Amazing Adventures of Super Stan next week. The Year 5/6 children are super excited to be performing for your entertainment and on our brand new stage!

I also look forward to seeing you at the P&F Ladies Market on the 20 August!

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Margaret Williamson




First Holy Communion

Thank you to our Year 4 parents who attended the Sacramental Parent-Student workshops during this week. First Communion is in a few weeks, so please keep our Year 4 classes in your prayers.


P&F Car Bay Raffle

Congratulations to the McNamara family who are the inaugural winners of the Exclusive Car Bay! Each week for Term 3, the McNamara family will have exclusive access to this car bay, which is located in a prime location in the top car park, between the hours of 7.30am and 9.30am in the mornings, and 2.00pm and 3.30pm in the afternoons and for all special events at the school (Assemblies, Sport Day etc).” We ask all families to please respect the new car bay rules, and please avoid parking in this spot during these set times. A new sign will be erected in this car bay in the coming weeks.

Thank you – and good luck to everyone for the Term 4 raffle!

Book Week 2021

We will be holding a Book Week Dress Up day for students and staff in Week 6 - Wednesday 25th August. We encourage all students to come dressed up as a character from a book of their choice. We will hold a dress up parade at 9:00am on this day. We look forward to seeing plenty of creative costumes!! This year's theme is 'Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.'
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Thought for the Week

Have a wonderful fortnight ahead!

Mr Ryan von Bergheim & Mrs Loretta Hutcheson

Assistant Principals



Our Musical performance are finally here! Next week we perform 4 shows - 1 Matinee for local schools, and 3 night performances for our community.

Firstly, we thank you so much for your support of our Musical. The Musical was a complete sell-out and we had to release extra tickets to meet demand! An amazing response! The cast and crew thank you!

Please read on for some important information about the performances which you need to know…


Entry to the Musical will be from the side double door entrances of the Hall (1/2 Playground area).


Parking will be available in the top carpark (staff bays are also available for use), on O’Leary Road, as well as in the carparks alongside the oval and behind the Senior block/Library. Please fill up these parking bays first. Once these bays are full, the oval will then be open. The entrance to the oval can be found by turning right just after the new playground at the bottom of the oval. Please follow the directions of Mr Hignett who will be guiding these cars into their parking spots on certain parts of the oval.


We ask that you please print your tickets, or have them open and ready on your phone, as our Year 5 stage crew will welcome you at the door and scan you in. We also ask that you are seated by 6:25pm as the Musical will commence at 6:30pm sharp.


The school has installed a new, higher and wider stage to improve audience visibility for events held in the hall in the future. The audience will be seated all on the same flat level in the Hall. This same-level seating will mean that it may be difficult for children to see. As such (as noted when you purchased children’s tickets online), we strongly recommend that you bring along large cushions/booster seats (or similar) to bring your child up to a level of viewing similar to an adult in order to help them see.


As our Musical is based around a superhero, we are encouraging children attending in the audience to dress up as a superhero if they would like to join in the fun!


There will be a 20 minute intermission in the middle of the Musical. There will be snacks and drinks available for purchase (priced between 50cents - $3) so if you wish to purchase these we ask you bring along some cash (coins preferable) to make these purchases (No EFTPOS facilities will be available). There will be some fun treats, especially for the students!!

The entire cast and crew look forward to seeing you for our performances of The Amazing Adventures of Superstan! Enjoy the show!


School Veggie Gardens

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Choir News....Save the Date

Our school choir from Years 4, 5 and 6 is participating in the One Big Voice Festival, held at RAC Arena on Friday, August 20, commencing at 12:30pm. Parents, carers, grandparents and friends are invited to attend this festival. Ticket sales will be purchased through RAC Arena Ticketek.

Please regularly check Seesaw for further information regarding ticket sales and where our choir is placed for best tickets.

Mrs Cusak

Music Teacher



Congratulations to Elijah Griffiths for being selected in the School Sport Australia Championships Cross Country State Team and to Vienna Matera for being selected in the School Sport Australia Championships AFL 12 Yrs and Under Girls State Team.

State representation is an honour and often represents a significant stepping stone in the ultimate achievement of senior and national selection.

Census Privacy Notice

Please read the below PDF


Extension Programme

This semester, we will be developing skills through the area of STEM, with particular focus on Engineering. The students will have multiple opportunities to use the engineering design process to solve challenges. Next term, the students will have the opportunity to display their ability through a mini challenge that they set for themselves.

We have just completed Spaghetti and Tape bridges, in which the students were tasked to design and construct a sturdy bridge. The students devised judging criteria for determining the success of the bridges, in addition to meeting the set minimum criteria.

Mrs Remigio

Extension Teacher


AGENCY: Involving children in decision making

Agency in schools refers to children having some choice and being involved in some decisions which impact their learning. At Padbury Catholic, our Early Years teaching staff recognise children’s agency by providing children with opportunities to make choices and decisions around their own learning.

Curriculum planning contributes to each child’s learning in relation to their identity, connection with community, wellbeing, confidence as learners and effectiveness as communicators.

100 days of school!

This week our Pre-Primary students celebrated our 100th day at school. They dressed up like they were 100 years old, participated in a 100 cup challenge, created a crown, counted and sorted 100 objects, wrote about what we want to do before we turn one hundred and completed a set of one hundred exercises. We all had lots of fun!

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CSPWA July 29 Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of our Schoolzine eNewsletter! Visit the link below to view your newsletter:

From CEWA for Census Night

The Australian census on 10 August 2021 will provide a snapshot of who Australians are and what is important to us.

The census is a key tool that government uses to determine how organisations, schools, church ministries and community groups are prioritised, funded and empowered to best operate in our State.

If your faith is important to you or if you identify with Christian values, please use your voice in the Australian census when asked your religion.

This is an important opportunity to demonstrate the significance of faith-based families in our West Australian community and will support endeavours to secure equitable access to opportunities and resources


Parish Update

2021-22 RCIA Program: This program starts on 22nd August and runs every Thursday in the parish centre at 7.30pm. Those interested to contact parish office or contact the coordinator, Ann Cunneen on 0410 616 517

Adult Faith Formation: The parish is running a four-week course entitled ‘Created in the image of God; an introduction to Christian Anthropology’ The course runs for four Wednesdays at 7.30pm in the parish centre starting on 28th July ending on August 18th.

Parish & PCPA & WCPS schools combined Carols by candlelight: December 9th at 6.00pm on the parish oval.

Mass Times

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 :


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