Padbury Newsletter

Issue #6 - 2 May 2019

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3 May 2019 - ANZAC Day Assembly Year 3 @ 2:15pm

6 May 2019 - Guitar Club Years 4, 5 and 6 @ 8:20am / Kindy Connect @ 6:30pm

8 May 2019 - Girl and Boy Choir Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 @ 8:15am / Kindy Geckos Mother's Day Afternoon Tea @ 2pm / Board Meeting @ 5:30pm / P&F Meeting @ 7pm

9 May 2019 - Boy Choir 8:15am / Kindy Wallabies Mother's Day Afternoon Tea @ 2pm

10 May 2019 - Mother's Day Assembly Year 1 @ 9am

12 May 2019 - Mother's Day

13 May 2019 - Guitar Club Years 4, 5 and 6 @ 8:20am / Confirmation Parent Workshop @ 7pm

14 May 2019 - Pre-Primary Priest Visit @ 11am / Confirmation Parent Workshop @ 7pm

15 May 2019 - Girl and Boy Choir @ 8:15am / Confirmation Parent Workshop @ 7pm

16 May 2019 - Boy Choir 8:15am / Pre-Primary AWCHWA Hospital Incursion / Winter Inter School Sport @ 1pm

17 May 2019 - Merit Award Assembly @ 2:30pm


Dear Parents,

Welcome back to Term Two at Padbury Catholic! I hope you and your families managed to enjoy a happy and relaxing holiday break. We certainly were blessed with some beautiful weather in the second week - a nice way to end the holiday period. I hope your children managed to take the time to recharge, ready for what is shaping up to be a fantastic term of learning!

Term One ended with several wonderful events that I would like to make note of:

Firstly, in Week Nine of last term, the Dads and Daughter's Hair Salon was an outstanding success, with a huge turnout, and it was great to see all those dads practising their hair skills on their daughters! I definitely saw some hairdressing experts in action! This was a fantastic initiative as part of the Padbury Extraordinary Father's League and I would like to thank Simon Pearce for his coordination of this event, as well as Vicki Kay for her hairdressing expertise.

In Week Ten of last term we had a day of Prayer and Reflection as part of our preparations for Easter. This day involved several whole school events, as well as individual class activities. I would like to share with you a video of the Shadow Dance, performed by some of our Year 6's, as part of a school reflection on the Agony in the Garden. It was a very moving performance and beautiful to watch. Another example of the great talents our students possess at Padbury.

Term Two is always a big Term, and this year is no exception. In the first two weeks alone we have our Year 3 students leading us in an ANZAC Assembly at 2:15pm this Friday, Kindy Mother's Day Afternoon Tea, Mother's Day Assembly, and Board and P&F Meetings. This term also sees the Sacrament of Confirmation for our Year Sixes, as well as Winter Sports, and Cross Country training and events, not to mention school reports!

Another event this term is NAPLAN Testing, which is just around the corner in Week Three. As previously mentioned, our Year 3 and 5 students will be completing the assessments online (on iPads) this year (excluding the Year 3 Writing Test). NAPLAN provides parents and schools with an understanding of how individual students are performing at the time of the tests. The tests are just one aspect of our school’s assessment and reporting process; they do not replace ongoing assessments made by teachers about student performance. More information can be found further in the newsletter.

As Term Two begins, it is timely to remind the school community that as students arrive at school in the morning, they should head straight to their classroom area and be seated outside their classroom, chatting with their friends, until the classroom door opens at 8:30am each morning. This week teachers have reminded their classes about this, and we have a teacher on duty from 8:15-8:30am each morning who will be walking around the classrooms to ensure students are following this school rule and staying safe before the school day begins. Can I please ask for your cooperation with this matter, by reminding your children to be seated outside their classrooms upon their arrival at school. A reminder that supervision by the duty teacher begins at 8:15am, so we encourage students to arrive at school after this time.

Mother's Day is nearly upon us, and I encourage all mothers to join us at school next Friday, 10th May for the annual Mother's Day Breakfast, starting at 7:30am in the Hall, followed by a special Mother's Day Assembly at 9:00am. A flyer, with more details, can be found below in the P&F Section of this newsletter. My thanks to the P&F for coordinating this wonderful event and the Year 1 students for preparing the Mother's Day Assembly. I wish all Padbury mothers and grandmothers a Happy Mother's Day, and hope you are spoilt by your children this year.

A reminder that during Term Two and Three full school winter uniform must be worn.

I have enjoyed speaking with our kids throughout the week to find out about their holiday break, and look forward to seeing the wonderful things they will do this term as part of the amazing teaching and learning programs that are offered at Padbury Catholic.

Have a fantastic term ahead!

Mr Ryan von Bergheim

Acting Principal



Project Compassion

Congratulations and thank you to Joseph Cangelosi from Year 2, who set up a Lemonade stand last term in order to raise money for Project Compassion. Joseph raised $124.65 for this wonderful cause! Well done Joseph - our school motto of 'Love One Another' in action!
A reminder to send any Project Compassion money to the school office by tomorrow so that it can be counted and sent to Caritas. Thank you for your efforts in raising money for this important cause.

Stations of the Cross

It was lovely to see a few of our Padbury children involved in the Stations of the Cross at OLM this Easter. The stations were beautifully acted out and provided a very meaningful reflection during this special time on the Catholic Calendar. Well done to these students - you represented our school beautifully.

Confirmation Parent Workshops

Confirmation workshops will be held on the 13th, 14th & 15th May, with two choices of times: 5:00-6:00pm, or 6:30-7:30pm each night. Parents are asked to attend one of these sessions. Year 6 teachers will be emailing out further details shortly.



Week 3 NAPLAN Schedule - Years 3 & 5

Tuesday 14th May - Writing

Wednesday 15th May - Reading

Thursday 16th May - Language Conventions

Friday 17th May - Numeracy

If you have any further queries, please speak with your classroom teacher.

Kiss and Ride - O'Leary Road

A reminder that the whole of O'Leary Road along the school oval is a 'Kiss and Ride' area. Please do not park along this space during afternoon pick-up times. Thank you for your cooperation.

Disabled Parking Bays

Please keep our Disabled Parking Bays free for those parents of students with special needs. Although it can often be difficult to find a park during drop-off and pick-up times, it is important that these bays are only used for students with disabilities who require easy access to the school. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this matter.


Waste Free Wednesdays - this Term!

Every Wednesday we are running Waste Free day at school.

Our waste free lunch program educates students about where our waste ends up and how we as individuals, can reduce the amount of waste we generate and send to landfill. Waste free lunches encourage the first step in the waste hierarchy - AVOIDING waste.

Choosing products that have less packaging, results in less waste that you have to dispose of.

It not only makes good environmental sense, but it makes good economic sense too. Waste free lunches are often cheaper and in most cases a lot healthier too!

Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival

The Festival gives your child the opportunity to perform in front of an audience and receive a report from an adjudicator. Students in years 4, 5 and 6 can enter any of the sections listed below. However, students in years 1-6 may enter the Bible Reading section.

It is your responsibility to take your child on the performance day to the appropriate venue.

Please check the dates below to make sure your child is available within the given time frame.

Bible Reading...26 July

Piano...29-31 July, 1-2 August

Woodwind ...14,15 August

Brass ....14,15 August

Percussion...22,23 August

Strings...30 August

Guitar...22,23 August

Electric Guitar...2 September

Bass Guitar...2 September

Vocal Solo...12,13 August

Speech and Drama...3 September

Closing Date....Thursday, 9 May. Music, Item Name and $17 entry fee needs to be handed in to Mrs Cusack. Venue admission... Adults $4. Children school age not performing $3. Under school age, no charge.

P&F News

Mother's Day Breakfast

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Uniform Shop

The uniform shop will not be open the morning of the Mother's Day Breakfast. Flexischool online deliveries will be made as normal.

School Disco

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Mass Times

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)

Counting Ministry

Our Lady of the Mission Parish is looking for people to join the Counting Ministry. If you would like to get involved in a parish ministry like this, please contact the parish office on 9307 2776. You will be rostered on approximately every 10 weeks and will be part of a team.

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Please find below two documents from the NCEC (National Catholic Education Commission) and Catholic School Parents Australia detailing school funding, for your information.