SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM 2015 - Parish of Ss John & Paul Willetton

Sacrament of Confirmation

The Commitment Masses for the Year 6 children who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation in August will be held on Saturday 23 May (6.30 pm Mass) and Sunday 24 May (9.00 am and 10.30 am Mass). All parents and children are expected to attend one of the Masses, immediately after which you are required to select the date on which you would like your child to receive the Sacrament (either Saturday 22 August at the 6.30 pm Mass or Sunday 23 August at the 10.30 am Mass).

Sacrament of First Holy Communion

Parent/Child Workshops relating to the Sacrament of First Holy Communion will be held on Thursday 4 June at the Parish Centre at 5.30 pm and 7.00 pm. All Year 4 children, plus at least one parent, are expected to attend one of the workshops. No booking is necessary - please attend whichever session is most convenient.

Should you have any queries, please call Una Henderson on 0414 955253.


Monday 25 May - Bec Patterson, Rachel Newby
Wednesday 27 May - Rachael Heron, Allison Crugnale
Thursday 28 May - Rick Berwick, Allison Pivac, Sahani De Silva

Kindy & Pre Primary Speech and Language Screenings

Talk the Talk Speech Pathology is a private practice which will soon provide speech therapy services at your school.

Our team offers speech and language screening assessments in the kindergarten classes and Pre Primary classes. In 2015, these will be offered in Weeks 8,9 and 10 of Term 2 ie the weeks beginning 9/6/15 and 16/6/16 and 23/6/2015 (PP Only). Information sheets and consent forms will be sent home via your child's class teacher closer to the time.

A Kindy assessment costs $40 and takes approximately 15 minutes. The assessment will screen your child's:
Speech sound development and speech clarity
Word and sentence use
Understanding of questions and instructions commonly used in the Kindy classroom
Fluency of speech (stuttering) 

A Pre Primary screen costs $50. The assessment will screen your child's:
sentence structure
speech sound development and phonological awareness.
A short written report will be provided following the assessment.

Further information about Talk the Talk Speech Pathology can be obtained from our website .We wish you and your child a great term in kindy! From the Team at Talk the Talk Speech Pathology


Entertainment Books 2015/2016

Thank you to those people who have already purchased their Entertainment Books. Please note that digital memberships can only be purchased online. You can order the Book by filling in the form on the note that came home, or use this link. Books will be available to be picked up from this Monday (11/5) from the School Office.

If you have any queries, please contact Lisa Foster on 0419 012 512 or

Orana's Biggest Morning Tea

Orana is asking for your help in raising vital funds for Cancer Council, through Australia's Biggest Morning Tea.

You can attend and donate in person
On: 29/05/2015 at 9:30am - $5.00
At: Orana Catholic Primary School Hall

Or you can make a tax-deductible donation online, even before the Morning Tea date listed above. Simply go to their online fundraising page.

Once you've donated, you will receive a tax deductible receipt via email. Your donation will help fund Cancer Council's research, prevention and support services. So raise your cup and together let's do all we can to beat cancer. We thank you for your support.

If you have any queries please contact Paola Mena on 0424 450 526

Parents & Friends Federation of WA

With the Parents and Friends Federation of WA AGM / Mini Conference fast approaching on Wednesday 27 May, we would like to take the opportunity to remind parents in schools that are affiliated with PFFWA that you are eligible to nominate for the Federation Council.

PFFWA Council are keen to recruit two to three new Council Members this year and are particularly interested in hearing from parents with experience in the following areas:

Post school pathways
Vocational Education & Training (VET)
Students with Disabilities

However as always we are keen to hear from committed and enthusiastic parents who have skills or experience that may contribute to the ongoing work of the Federation.

To find out more about this opportunity please email or call the office on 9271 5909 for an information pack or a chat.

Fundraising and Friendraising

This is the theme of this year's AGM and mini conference, being held at St Peter's Catholic Primary School, 103 Wood Street, Inglewood on Wednesday 27 May 2015 from 5pm-8.30pm.

We have Mandy Weidmann, CEO, The Fundraising Directory coming from Queensland to speak to us on how creative fundraising builds strong communities. The Fundraising Directory book will be complimentary for each parent who attends the evening.

We also have Allan Blagaich, CEO, School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA), coming to outline the changes to the curriculum from pre-primary to year 12. Allan is a wonderfully engaging speaker and is very happy to answer any questions you may have. We promise to squeeze the formalities of the AGM between our two guest speakers.

Light supper and drinks will be provided and there is plenty of on-site parking available. For more information and to register please go to the following link. Registration is free for parents of affiliated schools, however everyone is welcome to attend. Please register for catering purposes by Friday 22 May.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Remembering Sr Irene McCormack

Dear friends

Some of you who have requested a little reminder and for others just a little hello to you all. For those who are able to make the Prayer evening, I look forward to seeing you. God bless, Sr Maree.

This Sunday 17 May 2015
Meditative Prayer in the Style of Taize
7 pm - 8 pm at St Joseph's Convent Chapel, 16 York Street, South Perth.
Theme: Remembering Sr Irene McCormack and 4 companions killed in Peru and the people of Nepal
Chapel door open 6:30pm
Bring a friend and a torch
Enquiries: Sr Maree Riddler (Mob: 0414 683 926)

Winter Cartooning Camp

We are having our Winter Cartooning Camp in Perth in the June/July school holidays.

Short Day 9.30am - 3.30pm; Cost $35
Long Day 8am - 6pm; Cost $40
Night Camp 6pm - 9pm; Cost $15 (Tuesday & Thursday evenings)

Monday 13 July to Friday 17 July

Perth WA - Attadale Scout Group, 21A Lalor Road, Attadale.

Please forward the brochure to any interested friends and families. Visit our website.

An Evening with Maggie Dent Real Kids in an Unreal World

Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Where: Riverton Baptist Community Church, 38 Modillion Avenue North, Shelley WA 6148
Cost: $30.00pp

For tickets and more information, visit our website.

Mecedes Reunion

The Mercedes Ex-Students Association would like to place a notice in your next newsletter permitting space.

With the weather being the reason for the cancellation of the Mercedes All class reunion on Sunday 17 May 2015, nothing dampened these girls from the Class of 1976 who decided to make the most of the opportunity to catch-up, some not having seen each other for 39 years with drinks and lunch at the Grosvenor Hotel.

Memories shared and lots of laughter was had, leading to a decision that the Class of 1976 was a great group and we would love more to reconnect to share in the fun.

Plans have commenced for a 40-year reunion of the Class of 1976 to be held in 2016.

We are wanting to hear from all from the Class of 1976 (and those who may have left in 1974 who would have graduated in 1976).

Please contact Viv 0422171978 or email or"

Kind Regards,