Padbury CPS Newsletter
Issue #1 - ???? 2022
Newsletter #10 - 1 July 2022
Be thoughtful, warm and respectful in all you do and say
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
PCPS Family Mass
Our PCPS Family Mass last weekend was so beautiful.
It was wonderful to see so many families and staff and parishioners celebrating the liturgy together and heart-warming to see the future leaders of the Church, our children, taking on roles such as readers, altar servers, welcomers and collectors alongside many parents.
Huge thanks to Family Mass Co ordinator Simone Harding and her assistant Severine Gibson as well as all parents, children and staff who were able to play a role in the mass.
Social Justice PJ Day
The children and staff looked like they just rolled out of bed today as they enjoyed our PCPS Social Justice Mission Fundraising PJ Day!
The Yr 6 Spiritual ministry came up with the idea to raise money for Lifelink who will distribute the donations to those less fortunate in our community.
Thankyou to everyone for your gold coin donations.
Enrol now - 2023, 2024, 2025
Enrolment interviews are now taking place for Pre Kindy and Kindergarten 2023, 2024, 2025.
If you have a child who is due for Pre Kindy or Kindy next year or the year after please ensure that your application has been received by the office.
If you have friends and neighbours with children in these age brackets, please encourage them to view our school website and submit an application.
First semester reports were sent electronically on Wednesday.
The children have been working extremely hard and parents, I know you will be super proud of their achievements throughout the first half of the year.
Please do not hesitate to see your classroom teacher should you have any difficulties interpreting the report.
The P&F are planning Christmas in July Rock Quiz on 29 July at the Woodvale Tavern. Keep an eye out for further details. It promises to be an evening of fun with prizes and giveaways but most of all a chance to catch up socially with one another.
Big thanks to Interschool Cross Country Sausage Sizzle Co ordinator Susan Kadak and her band of helpers. When I went to see the children compete, there were such long lines at the tent! Our Sausage Sizzle Team were kept busy from the time they arrived until they left and did a roaring trade!
LOOK WHAT YOU CAN FIND ON THE PCPS WEBSITE
SCHOOL PERFORMANCE DATA - https://www.padcath.wa.edu.au/school-performance-data
Each year, schools are required to report school performance data on aspects of their operations from the previous year.
You will find in this data, PCPS NAPLAN performance. You will find that in both Year levels, in all subject areas, PCPS Mean is higher than the national mean.
Please go to www.myschool.edu.au and follow the links to the NAPLAN results where you can also compare to other schools.
CHILD SAFE FRAMEWORK - https://www.padcath.wa.edu.au/childsafeframework
Child safety continues to be a key priority for all Catholic schools.
The CEWA Child Safe Framework encourages and supports every member of our PCPS community to make good decisions that always keep the best interests of the child first.
PROTECTIVE BEHAVIOUR PROGRAMME - KEEPING SAFE CHILD SAFETY CURRICULUM– https://www.padcath.wa.edu.au/keepingsafe
As part of the Child Safe Framework, PCPS implements the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum from Pre-kindergarten to Year Six.
The programme is integrated into the curriculum and is presented in a developmentally, age-appropriate manner and delivered within the teachings of our Catholic identity.
STUDENT MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES- https://www.padcath.wa.edu.au/_files/ugd/8592a2_3fe6f84485a94ee38753fd3951d7140b.pdf
PCPS endeavours to ensure all children accept responsibility for their education and behaviour, understanding that attitudes and behaviours have a natural consequence.
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT - https://www.padcath.wa.edu.au/_files/ugd/8592a2_365fc3be014a46b9a27e2e976abea850.pdf
At the beginning of this year our Social Worker, Mrs Fisher, worked with a group of Yr 6 students to produce the PCPS Student Code of Conduct. The children were representatives of all the children within our school community and have done a phenomenal job in producing this living document.
All class teachers have reviewed this Student Code of Conduct with their class and discussed it in conjunction with the PCPS Student Management Guidelines classes have taken on board, and the Student Complaint Process.
STUDENT COMPLAINT PROCESS - https://www.padcath.wa.edu.au/_files/ugd/8592a2_d80f12c78b2348eca3287038482a7769.pdf
PCPS recognises the right of an individual student to feel free to voice a concern.
Staff will endeavour to investigate, address and if required, resolve that concern in an open and fair manner.
If a student has a concern that they would like addressed, they are encouraged to follow the guidelines which are discussed with them by the class teacher.
PCPS CODE OF CONDUCT - https://www.padcath.wa.edu.au/_files/ugd/8592a2_cad84a6a559846588999dd460b13ed33.pdf
The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to describe minimum standards of conduct in all behaviour and decision making to ensure the safety and well-being of students.
Breaches of the Code must be notified to the Principal and/or Leadership Team.
Policies, Guidelines, Procedures
PCPS has a number of policies and guidelines and procedures, such as the ones in the sections above, which enhance student safety and well being for our children.
In addition we have our Social Worker, Mrs Fisher, who is a wonderful resource for our students, families and teachers.
We are also fortunate to have our School Psychologist, Mrs Bryant and CEWA Student Learning Needs Consultant Mrs Buck, who also provide us with great assistance and expertise in regards to student safety and well being.
COMPLAINTS HANDLING PROCESS - https://www.padcath.wa.edu.au/policies
PCPS follows the CEWA Dispute and Complaint Resolution Policy.
PCPS has a user friendly Complaints Handling Process.
Parents are welcome to discuss concerns of any kind, at any time.
It is more efficient, considerate and convenient to both parents and teachers if an appointment is made, so that full attention can be given to the issue at hand.
Parents are asked to direct all classroom queries to the classroom teacher first.
Parents may then wish to discuss further concerns with one of the Assistant Principal PK-2 or Assistant Principal Yr 3-6.
Should there still be further concerns after meeting with one of the Assistant Principals, then parents may discuss concerns with the Principal.
FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS
Student Mobile Phones & Smart Watches Procedure
As more and more students start wearing Smart Watches (Apple Watch, Fit Bit, or similar), it is important to remind parents of the procedures for students who choose to wear these devices, or bring mobile phones to school. Our Student Mobile Phones and Smart Watches Procedure is on our website, so if your child is bringing any of these to school, please ensure you have read this document with your child so you are aware of the correct procedure - https://www.padcath.wa.edu.au/formsandprocedures
As Smart Watches become more prevalent, it is important that students and parents are aware of the below:
- Students who wear Smart Watches(or similar) with internet and phone call/ messaging/ communication capabilities are able to wear the devices to school, but as soon as they enter school grounds, they are not permitted to use the watch to call, message, communicate or record in any way.
- Inappropriate use of a Smart Watch (or similar) in school hours will result in the device being confiscated and given to the school office. Parents will be contacted and will need to collect the device from the Office.
International Mud Day
On the 29th June, Kindy and Pre Primary students participated in a fun, mud-filled experience!
They collected natural items from our school gardens to create some incredible mud creations.
Research suggests that playing with mud strengthens the immune system and triggers the release of serotonin - a chemical that helps to regulate mood.
Mud can literally make kids happy!
Lots of fun was had by all!
Bishops' Religious Literacy Assessment (BRLA)
Next term Years 3 and 5 students will participate in the BRLA on Thursday 4th August (Week 3). Year 3 and 5 parents will have received information regarding this.
Background Information on the BRLA.
At the request of the Western Australian Bishops Year 3, Year 5 and Year 9 students in Catholic schools across Western Australia take part in The Bishops' Religious Literacy Assessment (BRLA) each year. The assessment is online.
The BRLA is a large-scale, standardised assessment that consists of Religious Education (RE) tests developed and marked by the Office of Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA). The purpose of the BRLA is to measure student learning of the content in the RE curriculum. Formal school and student reports are produced by the Office and will become available to schools in Term Four.
The BRLA provides a ‘point in time’ snapshot of student performance in RE. Students’ knowledge and understanding of the content of the RE curriculum is assessed using a combination of multiple choice, short and extended response items. Students’ faith is not assessed. The use of the BRLA complements the school-based assessment programs in RE.
EDU-DANCE IS BACK!
During Term 3, all students from PP-Year 6 will participate in weekly Edu-Dance lessons.
Please find the lesson timetable below.
All students will need to wear their sport uniform on their allocated Edu-Dance day.
Please also take note of our concert days at the end of the term. All “red” classes will perform in the first concert and all “blue” classes will perform in the second concert. Thse are also listed on the Community Calendar.
More information about concert times and costumes will come out later in Term 3.
Mrs Capriotti EduDance Coordinator
PCPS Podcast - Week 10
Our third PCPS Podcast is NOW LIVE! Join Anthony and Fraser as they discuss the past few weeks at PCPS.
Don't forget to follow us on Spotify!
100 Days at School Celebrations
Our 100th day at school is fast approaching! We have been busy counting down each day this year. Next term on Thursday of Week 2, 28th July, Pre Primary to Year 2 will be celebrating our 100 days at school. We will be dressing up as 100 year olds and participating in activities across the learning areas with a focus on 100. Keep an eye out for photos of our special day.
100 Day Co ordinator
Term two sport news
It has been another huge term in Sport. We started the term with all our Interschool Winter sport activities. After training for a few weeks our Year 5 and 6 students played netball, AFL, soccer and tag rugby against St Luke CPS. We had lots of fun competing and meeting new friends from another school.
On June 10 we participated in our annual Lightning carnival. Seven schools competed in the competition. Thank you to the parents who assisted with coaching and managing teams. All teams had success during the day. The boys footy team won all seven games winning the shield for 2022. Thanks to our senior teachers for all their enthusiasm to help run this program.
Annual School Cross Country - June 14th
Congratulations to Padbury Faction who were this year’s winning faction. Padbury Faction won their first Cross Country shield in seven years. The scores were:
1st Padbury (green)
2nd MacKillop (red)
3rd John Paul II (gold)
4th Mercy (blue)
Congratulations to our amazing runners at the cross country carnival. The champion runner from each year level is listed below.
Regional Cross Country - June 24th, 2022
On Friday 24th June Padbury Catholic competed at the Regional NIPSSA cross country. 24 schools participated from the Northern corridor and from other local catholic and independent schools. Over 1300 students competed at Mawson Park. It was again an intense competition as our students ran distances of 750m in Year 2 up to 2.5km in Year 5 and 6. I am very proud of our amazing athletes and their commitment to training before and after school.
Peter Moyes were the winners again this year. Padbury CPS finished a respectable 6th. Next term we will send a team to compete at the State Cross Country championships at Mcgillvray Oval on August 12th.
Next term two of our elite runners will represent Western Australia at the National Cross Country championships in Adelaide. Congratulations to Elijah Griffiths (Year 6) and Scarlett Marr (Year 5) who I am sure are very excited to be participating.
This term we have had over 300 students attend the Tuesday morning Running Club. Thank you to the teachers who have helped mark and record laps. It is always so great to see so many keen participants every Thursday. This term our winning year group was Year 3H. Congratulations and enjoy the icy poles you will receive in week 1 next term.
Running Club will continue at 8:00am for all students in Term 3 every Thursday morning.
We will look forward to more sport opportunities in Term 3.
Physical Education Teacher
Performing Arts Festival
Try Booking Tickets go on sale MONDAY 4 JULY
Try Booking ticket links for all sections of the 2022 Performing Arts Festival is now on the Spirit of the Arts website, under the “Performing Arts Festival” tab
However, ticket sales open on 4 July but the links are ready.
- Please note tickets for Dance at Perth Convention Exhibition Centre will be available on Mon 18 July (P1/P2)
- String Ensembles at Trinity College – tickets not available due to room capacity and large instruments (F3/F4/F11)
Seating has been accommodated for all performers, teachers and accompanists with the balance seats released for general public. Please remind parents to book early to avoid disappointment.
We hope you enjoy the wonderful work of our students in Catholic Schools.
Instrumental Music Lessons
I am really excited that the Instrumental Program being offered at Padbury CPS is being expanded from Term 3. Lessons are currently available for Piano, Guitar and Violin and from next term, Voice and Drums will also be offered. Research has shown the importance of music in a child’s development and Dr Anita Collins explains these benefits in this TED Ed video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0JKCYZ8hng&t=5s
If you are interested in your child commencing lessons, please complete the application form and return it to the office by the end of the term. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Twine.
A brief outline of the tutors is included below.
Drums - Lombardi School of Music
Christian Lombardi is a professional Drummer/Percussionist, Songwriter and Educator with over 13 years of performance experience. He has also been the drummer/percussionist in the Royal Australian Navy Band WA since February 2021. Christian completed a Bachelor Degree of Performing Arts at WAAPA with Distinction and is skilled in a range of musical styles. He is currently teaching in a number of primary and secondary schools and has experience leading ensembles, bands and intensive drumming clinics in Australia, inspiring beginner, intermediate and advanced drummers to hone their skills to become great musicians
Voice - Rhys Wood Music
Rhys Wood is a singer, songwriter, musician and educator who has been teaching people of all ages to sing for over 20 years and performing professionally for over 30 years. He is a WAMI award winning singer/songwriter with a passion for helping the students to find the music that’s inside us all. Whatever style you are interested in, however high or low you can sing, music has a spot for you and Rhys can help you find it.
Piano, Guitar - Violin Sports
Drew Woolley studied classical piano throughout his childhood and went on to pursue music composition at the University of Western Australia. He attained a high distinction for his final graduation recital. Drew has been an avid guitarist since his teen years and has skills in finger picking, vast chordal/inversion knowledge, tab reading, learning by ear, and most patterns/trends in guitar-based genres right through to classical performance. Drew is a keen tutor that likes to emphasise the importance of aural skills, learning by ear as well as traditional notation, adapting the content and style to suit the student, as well as well-rounded musicianship.
Violin - Violin Sports
Richard Price is the owner of Violin Sports and has been teaching the violin for over 25 years. He studied with some of the great masters in Europe and has performed as Soloist, Concertmaster and First Violinist with orchestras in Europe and Australia. He has developed a very successful method of teaching violin that amalgamates excellent traditional methods with a more modern approach including jazz, popular and folk music, as well as some concepts of sports training. Violins are available for hire through Violin Sports.
Clean out your closets!
We are looking for good quality new or unworn clothing items for our P&F's next fundraiser: A Sustainable Fashion Event!
Please contact Simone for drop off points or more info: email@example.com.
Christmas in July Quiz Night
Children Liturgy Volunteers Wanted
Our Lady of the Missions is looking for parents to be Children Liturgy volunteers to help out a couple of times per year. Children’s Liturgy enables children aged from 4 – 8 years old to reach a better understanding of the Gospel Reading each Sunday. Children are taken into the meeting room at the start of the 9:30am Mass and they return to church at the Offertory of the Mass. If this is something that interests you, please contact co ordinator, Mandy 0439 959 317 Mandy:firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Lady of the Mission, Whitford Parish RCIA
Are you a non-Catholic and or know a family member, friend or colleague who is not and want to know more? Are you baptised Catholic who's not completed Sacraments of initiation; that is Holy Communion and Confirmation?
Whitford Parish is about to launch its 2022-23 Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Program. An information evening is scheduled for Thursday, 21st July 2022 at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. You are most welcome to come and hear what RCIA entails.
Please share this info widely with your family, friends and colleagues. If interested, RCIA sessions run every Thursday at 7.30pm in the parish centre during school term with flexibility of take-away material.
For more information, contact:
Fr Cyp on 0450 464 678 / Cyprian.Shikokoti@perthcatholic.org.au
Parish RCIA coordinator Mr Tom Loreck on 0417 997 254 / email@example.com
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
City of Joondalup
The City of Joondalup is excited to welcome Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company to the Redmond Theatre, Prendiville Performing Arts Centre for Bilya Kaatijin. Bilya Kaatijin (which means “Fresh Water Knowledge” in Noongar) is the fourth and final story in Yirra Yaakin’s Kaatijin series. Journeying through global Dreaming stories the show teaches its audiences about the importance of acknowledging and understanding other cultures, the power of empathy and connection and the impacts of climate change to land and water in our communities.
Saturday 2 July: 10.00am and 12.00pm
Age Group: Years K – 6 (all welcome)
n support of NAIDOC week, the City will run a month long program of events. For more information visit https://bit.ly/3NmFXsg