Dear Parents

School Sports Carnival

I would like to thank a number of people involved in ensuring that yesterday's sports carnival was a success. Firstly I would like to acknowledge the work of Miss Kate Mavric who organized yesterday's carnival and the many hours of planning and preparation involved in putting together such a programme. Thank you to the staff in general for their work; to the many parents who attended and supported throughout the day; to those parents who volunteered their time in helping on the day and; to the children for their attitude and the way that they conducted themselves throughout the day.

Listed are the results from the day:

MacKillop (Blue) Faction - 885 points

Salvado (Red) Faction - 783.5 points

Francis (Gold) Faction - 768.5 points

Ward (Green) Faction - 646 points.

The following students achieved these awards:

Year 3 Girls - Champion Grace Foster; 2nd Rebecca Benstead; 3rd Gabriella Candeloro

Year 3 Boys - Champion Brayden Atwell; 2ndJoshua Taylor; 3rd Tapiwa Knight

Year 4 Girls - Champion Shakira Goltman; 2nd Carina Colgan; 3rd Sofia Mena

Year 4 Boys - Champion Zach Pivac; Equal 2nd Brian Caffrey and Kyran Okello

Year 5 Girls - Champion Denae Civich; 2nd Jade Harding; 3rd Carly Pizzuto

Year 5 Boys - Champion Kyran Taylor; 2nd Harvey Drennan; 3rd Daniel Spence

Year 6 Girls - Champion Ava Werch; 2nd Olivia Notaro; 3rd Alexa D'Souza

Year 6 Boys - Champion Bailey Carrol; Equal 2nd Jeremy Breggar and Alek Grosse

UWA Study: (printed as received)

Remember when you believed in anything and everything?

Researchers from the University of Western Australia are investigating children's tendencies to being tricked, fooled and misled by their peers. We are looking to see how this develops in children, and when children outgrow this.

We are looking for parents of Kindergarten - Year 6 children (especially 10 and 11 year olds) across Australia to complete an online survey (15 - 20 minutes). Participants will go into a draw to win one of 10 $50 gift certificates to Coles/Myers. To participate go to the website.

Or for more information please contact Rebecca Seward at (08) 6488 4652 or

Whole School Mass

There will be a whole school Mass in the school hall on Tuesday 28 October 2014 at 11 am to celebrate the Feast of Sts Simon and Jude. All are welcome.

Dyslexia Empowerment Week 19-25 October

This week is dyslexia empowerment week. Please click here for further information.

2015 Dates

In the next week or so it is intended to publish all known 2015 dates for the school and Out of School Hours Care Centre providing plenty of notification and time for parents to plan their attendance at specific events. I can inform parents of the following at this point in time;

Out of School Hours Care Centre (OSHC) will operate their vacation care program from Monday 15 December to Tuesday 23 December 2015 (last day of operation) before recommencing in 2015 on Tuesday 6 January to Friday 30 December inclusive.

Our licensing of the Centre includes kindergarten children. However children in the Kindergarten 2015 year level are not able to attend OSHC until the students return to school (week beginning Monday 2 February) on Kindergarten days (T,W Th) and then only once they are 4 years of age.


This Friday there is a whole school assembly with honour certificates for students in the senior classes. All welcome

David Barns