Padbury Newsletter

Issue #9 - 13 June 2019

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

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

18 June 2019- Running Club @ 8am

19 June 2019 - Girl and Boy Choir Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 @ 8:15am / Waste Free Wednesday / Board Meeting @ 5:30pm / P&F Meeting @ 7pm

20 June 2019 - Winter Woolly dress up day / Boy Choir Years 4, 5 and 6 @ 8:15am / School Tour @ 9:30am

21 June 2019 - Inter school Cross Country / Merit Award Assembly @ 2:30pm

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

25 June 2019 - Running Club @ 8am / Year 2W Buckingham House Excursion / Protective Behaviours Parent Workshop @ 6pm

26 June 2019 - Girl and Boy Choir Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 @ 8:15am / Kindy West OZ Wildlife Incursion / Waste Free Wednesday

27 June 2019 - Boy Choir Years 4, 5 and 6 @ 8:15am / Year 2D Buckingham House Excursion / Kindy West OZ Wildlife Incursion

28 June 2019 - Sausage Sizzle Day / Merit Award Assembly @ 2:30pm

29 June 2019 - Eucharist Commitment Mass @ 6:30pm

30 June 2019 - Eucharist Commitment Mass @ 9:30am


Dear Parents

Congratulations to our Year Six children as they received the Sacrament of Confirmation last weekend. The sacrament was beautifully celebrated by Father Cyprian, with the children supported by their families, friends, Padbury CPS staff and parishioners. Thank you to Mrs Sarah La Galia, Mr Matt Nettleton and Mr Mark Randazzo for preparing the children so thoroughly in the lead up to Confirmation and supporting Parish Sacramental Co-ordinator, Mrs Patricia Starkie. Confirmation is such a special sacrament to receive as the Holy Spirit strengthens and renews our faith in Jesus Christ and deepens our relationship with God. As the children move on to high school next year the Holy Spirit will be with them to guide them and strengthen them through some of the challenges they may face.

Our Reach Out With Love project is a wonderful opportunity for us all to reflect upon and be thankful for all that we have in our lives and to think about those who are less fortunate in our community. So please remember to send in some winter woollies – pyjamas, socks, beanies or blankets to support the St Vincent de Paul appeal. Your gifts of love will be very much appreciated by those who are in need.

Padbury Cares co-ordinator Marnie Cooper continues to work hard behind the scenes with Ruth Tan and the Leadership Team to ensure that families within our own school community, who are in need, are being looked after. Thankyou so much Marnie and Ruth. Padbury Cares is a group of parent volunteers, who provide assistance to families in our school community during a time of need (either short or long term) due to illness, bereavement, family crisis, birth of a newborn or any type of change.

If you can offer assistance in any way throughout 2019 we would love to hear from you. Please head to our school website. Some examples of help that we offer are:

Providing a simple family meal that is delivered to the school office; transport of children to and from school; ironing, cleaning, shopping, baking, gardening, dog walking etc. Generally, we would ask people to help once a semester. Many hands make light work and your help really does make a difference.

If you are in need of some assistance or know of someone who requires some assistance, please contact Marnie or one of the Leadership Team. This is a very confidential pastoral care programme and no details are shared.

​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 Kerry Kostov at the front office know or send an email to

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

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

On 25 June from 6.00-8.00pm, the PCPS P&F have organized for Ms Justine O’Malley to come to our school to educate parents further in regards to our protective behaviors programme. Special thank you to Nat Bullen, Kate Allen and Catherine Parker from the PCPS P&F Faith and Education portfolio, for working with the Leadership Team to bring this to fruition. Please put this date in your diary and come along for the evening, it is free.

We have such a an active and dedicated P&F at PCPS and our EFL (Extraordinary Fathers League) enjoyed a Footy Night last Friday evening. Big thanks to Simon Pearce for organizing the evening and to everyone who came along to enjoy the camaraderie .

I missed the last disco as I was still on leave, however I heard great reports at the last P&F Meeting that the children had a blast! Special thanks to Tara Pellicano and Lauren Giuffre for organizing the event and making it such a great hit for the children.

The Sausage Sizzles are certainly very popular in winter. Our next one is this Friday, 14 June. Every fortnight we have our dedicated organizers Sheree Merry, Cindy Aquino and Jessica Johnson working hard to ensure the children are fed a nice hot lunch. We really appreciate your efforts ladies.

It was a bit wet and cold however the children braved the elements and competed in our school Cross Country carnival on Wednesday. Big thank you to Mr John Hignett for training the children for this event and to the children for their dedication to coming to training each week. Special thanks to the following teachers who assisted Mr Hignett with training this year - Mr Matt Nettleton and Mr Mark Randazzo.

It was wonderful to see the children enjoy the day and have lots of fun and participate to the best of their ability. I was also very proud of our children supporting and encouraging each other, such a great display of sportsmanship. Our Year Six students assisted in many ways on the day but I was particularly touched by the way they were wonderful role models to our younger students and also how they encouraged and ran alongside some of our younger children who were struggling towards the end. We had so many parents and grandparents who came to watch and cheer, such a wonderful community spirit in the air. Special thanks to all the parents who took on a job to help out as you made the day run so smoothly and we could not have done it without you.

Margaret Williamson




Project Compassion

A HUGE thank you to the Padbury community as we raised $1,376.55 for Caritas Project Compassion! This money will go to a very worthwhile cause. Thank you for your generosity!

Reach Out With Love

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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Please see the information below, from Tammy Hunter, regarding access to SEQTA Engage, to ensure you are able to access your child's report when it is released at the end of this term.


A reminder that all areas marked with yellow lines in the carpark are NO PARKING zones. Please do not park in these spaces as it is dangerous. Thank you for your cooperation.

Thought for the Week

Have a wonderful fortnight ahead!

Ryan von Bergheim

Assistant Principal


Pre Kindy

In Pre Kindy this term our focus has been on colours. We have a special colour each week which we experience and explore through play, arts and crafts and sensory experiences.

Megan Finlay

Pre Kindy Teacher


The Kindy children have been in full flight trying to catch the Gingerbread Man who has fled the storybook as we continue our inquiry based learning and devise a plan to bring him back.

Team work was the focus as both classes spent time writing to each other and asking for support to build a trap leading in and out of the classroom.

We became aware of how team work supports our learning and brings many rich learning experiences. These experiences included counting, sorting and making gingerbread man cookies. The commencement of our miniature world design and the integration of our Oral Language Program has extended to include inviting sentence starters in our story retells.

We look forward to keeping you posted as we continue our search for the missing Gingerbread Man.

The Kindy Team

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

Lost Property

Have you been looking for any of these items? They are in the Lost Property boxes in the amphitheatre area. There are also several uniform items which do not have a name (or the name belongs to ex-students), some of them almost new!

Please collect your items by the end of Week Nine (28 June) or they will be given to Saint Vincent De Pauls.

School Cross Country

Cross country captains of the winning blue faction team with shield. Congratulations!!
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Protective Behaviours Parent Workshop

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School Disco

I’d just like to say a huge thanks to all our parent and year 6 helpers at week 4's crazy hair disco we couldn’t run as smoothly without you all.

We had a whopping 251 kids through the door it was a massive success and the kids had loads of fun! We were super impressed with the crazy hair dos well done! We hope to see you all next term for our final disco of 2019 with our rocking DJ Andy and dancers!

Tara and Lauren
Disco Team

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From top right:

Saoirse 3BR, Harry S PPP, Inaya 4B, Katie 2W, Emily PPH.


Parish Jam and Mini-Jam

Fun, Friends, Faith, Food, Music.

We are very excited about the next J.A.M and Mini-J.A.M sessions to be held at OLM on Saturday, 29 June at OLM.

This session will be run by 24/7 Youth Ministry and everyone is welcome!

Please contact the Church Office with any dietary requirements.

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Mass Times

Our Lady Of the Mission Church

Address: 256 Camberwarra Drive, Craigie WA 6025


Phone: (08) 9307 2776

Weekend Masses

Saturday – 8.30am; 6.30pm
Sunday – 8.00am; 9.30am; 11.00am; 5.45pm

Weekday Masses

Monday – 7.00am & 9.00am (Chapel)
Tuseday – 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)



Administration Officer – Catholic School Parents WA

If you're passionate about helping parents and parent communities in Catholic schools, and if you would enjoy a varied and challenging role, then this may be the job for you!

The position is for 15 hours per week, during school terms only. The full advert and job description can be found on our website Applications close 5pm on Friday 14 June 2019.

Initial enquiries and applications can be directed to Siobhan Allen (Executive Director) on

0409 025 683 or email