Newsletter Week 10 – Term 1 2023


Message from the Principal

Welcome to the end of Term 1, that has certainly managed to sneak up on us.

Crazy Sock Day was a great success on Wednesday as well as Hot Cross Buns and Easter Raffle from the P&F, so the end of term has well and truly crammed as much as possible into this last week.

Thank you to all the parents who have had meetings with teachers over this past week.  We trust that this has been an informative experience for you to understand your child’s start to the 2023 school year.   Appreciation is extended to our teachers who have invested much time to prepare and meet with as many parents as possible this week.   For those parents who have not been able to see the classroom teacher, for any reason, we encourage you to make contact and arrange a time early Term 2 to have this meeting. For those families who could not meet their teacher because the teacher was absent, you will be advised as soon as a new date has been scheduled.

This week we have acknowledged Holy Week with readings each day after recess to allow us time to reflect on the events of the last week of Jesus’ earthly life.  Today, being known as Maundy Thursday, was the day Jesus had the Last Supper with the Apostles and from which we get the basis for communion.

The Good Shepherd Parish will be holding Stations of The Cross on the school oval tomorrow from 10am.   This is a very popular event in the most important week of the church calendar and all families are invited to attend.  An Easter Vigil Mass will be held on Holy Saturday at 7pm and Easter Sunday Masses at 8am, 9.30am and 5pm.

Easter is the beginning of the school holidays for our students, and we wish all families safe and enjoyable down time away from the school routine.

Reminder here that Term 2 commences after ANZAC Day and we look forward to welcoming you all back on Wednesday 27th April.

Wishing you all a happy and Holy Easter and relaxing days ahead over the holiday break.


Lisa Deans

We praise you this Easter season. Change our lives, change our hearts to be messengers of Easter joy and hope.

We make this prayer through Jesus Christ, our risen Lord forever.  Amen

Dates to Remember


Term 1 

Last day for students

Thursday 6th April

Public Holiday - Good Friday

Friday 7th April:


Term 2

Public Holiday - Anzac day 

Tuesday 25th April

Term 2 Commences 

Wednesday 26th April

CPSSA Swimming Carnival

Thursday 4th May

Public Holiday - WA Day

Monday 5th June 

Pupil Free Day 

Tuesday 6th June


Please click HERE to view the School Calendar located on our Website.

Year 6 Senior Leaders

This week is week 9. There are many things happening this week including, the Easter raffle, crazy sock day and the end of term Many Gifts One Spirit award. On the 5th of April, is Crazy Sock Day. The students will have to bring a gold coin donation so that they can attend school with crazy multicoloured socks.

This year, the person of the week has been changed to the Many Gifts One Spirit award. There will be one junior student and one senior student selected for the award, who have consistently been demonstrating the school values.

This week is also the Easter raffle. If students want to participate in the raffle, they will have to bring in a gold coin donation and some easter gifts for their class baskets.

Sadly, our time as senior leader is over in one week. It was a pleasure being term one senior leaders and it was very fun. We wish the best of luck for the term two senior leaders, and we hope they have the same amount of fun that we did.

Hailey and Darryl 


2023 Walk for Women's Cancer

On 29th April, we are walking 42kms in the New Town Toyota 2023 Walk for Women's Cancer in support of Miss Naylor's best friend Katie and everyone else we love who has had their lives touched by cancer.
All proceeds go to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Together, we are working towards better treatments and ultimately a cure for breast and ovarian cancer
If you are able, we would really appreciate your donations.
Thank you,
Miss Pesce, Mrs Dilena and Miss Naylor

Kids Newspaper





Past student Paige Albiuno has just signed an ongoing contract with Paris Disney to continue her dancing career.  Congratulations and Best Wishes to Paige for her ongoing career


Thank you to the families that have made payment on their 2023 school fees.

If you have not completed a direct debit authorisation form:

Option 01 Full annual payment was due on 14 March 2023

Option 02 Two instalments - The first instalment was due 7 March 2023

IMPORTANT - Some families are yet to return their Payment Option Advice Form which was due FRIDAY 24 February 2023.

Please complete and return the Payment Option Form via email at or direct to the office.

Health Care Card Fee Discount Scheme – Parents who have a current Family Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card are eligible to apply for a discount on tuition fees. To apply for this scheme please download the HCC form from the website and present an up-to-date concession and form to the front office.

Parents who are experiencing financial hardship are asked to make an appointment to meet with the Principal. Any arrangements agreed to are strictly confidential and must be renewed at the beginning of each school year.

If you have any queries regarding your school fees or the payment schedule, please contact the Finance Officer Mrs Adelina Kusabs


Containers For Change


We are collecting containers!!

We will be educating our students to recycle their containers purchased at our canteen. You are also able to assist by bringing in containers or using the code below at containers for change recycling centres.


It's easy to save your 10¢ containers from landfill so they can live another life — just check for the 10¢ mark!

Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel, and liquid paperboard drink containers that are 150ml to 3L are accepted.

This includes:

• Most single-serve water and fizzy drink containers up to and including 3L.

• Most single-serve alcohol containers, like beer bottles and pre-mixed spirits.

• Flavoured milk containers that are 150ml to 999ml.

• Coconut water, pure fruit, or vegetable juice containers that are 150ml to 999ml.

Make sure you take off the lids — we recycle those too, just separately.



Many Gifts, One Spirit Award

Congratulations to our most recent Many Gifts, One Spirit Award recipients in acknowledgement of showing the school value of RESPECT during Term 1, 2023:

 Wilson 2B

Wilson is an absolute delight to have in the classroom. Everyday I am blown away with how polite and well mannered he is. His manners are impeccable which shows tremendous respect to not only his teachers but to his peers as well. I have noticed on many occasions in class how kind and courteous he is to his peers. Wilson you are a joy to teach and an even bigger joy to have at our school. We are proud of you.

 Lucas 6B 

Lucas is a a deserving recipient for the Many Gifts One spirt award because he consistently shows respect towards students in the school no matter their age. If he sees someone alone or being left out, he always tries to help to the best of his ability. He consistently looks out for his friends and ensures they treat each other kindly and respectfully. Lucas consistently shows respect to the staff as he always listens to instructions and displays whole body listening  during lessons. He is always happy to help staff with jobs and a lot of the time he doesn't need to be asked, he volunteers even during recess or lunch time. Lucas is an asset to our Good Shepherd School and is a positive role model. 

Merits Award

Congratulations to our most recent Merit Certificate winners:

PPB Praise

PPB Sienna

PPW Finley

PPW Jaxon

1B Isabelle

1B Jazmine

1W Jax

1W Emma

2B Romeo

2B Sophie 

2W Jennifer

2W Percy

3B Ceasar

3B Charlotte

3W Sohan 

3W Frederick

4B Josaphat

4B Alvia

4W Emily

4W Jake

5B Elena

5B Kayshaun

5W Ivory

5W Charlotte

5W Jake

6B Keturah

6B Amilia

6B Olivia

6W Ruby

6W Nathan



Faction Points

Points Total Term 1 2023

FOLEY      533

MAALI       763

FRANCIS     536

NOONAN   589

P&F Page


This week has seen the P&F provide all of our students with a hot cross bun each.  We hope everyone loved their delicious treat!  Thanks to our parent help Clare and the year 6’s for helping deliver the buns.

This week we have also held our Easter Raffle, each class has had up to 4 winners.  Congratulations to our winners! Big thanks to all the families who supported the raffle with donations.  There was lots of chocolate alternatives such as crafts donated and it was much appreciated.



Friday 24 March saw the annual Ride to School day.  It was great to see all the students out and about.

As part of the morning, the P&F supplied the students with some fresh fruit to fill them up after their ride.

The P&F would like to give a massive shout out to all the teachers who helped that morning in cutting up fruit.  Without their assistance, we would have been unable to continue.

We understand everyone is busy, but without the additional support of volunteers to run events both small and large, the P&F will be unable to continue to hold them. We appreciate all the help we can get.  




Holly Vecchio (President)
0424 529 329

Sara Andacic (Vice President)
0407 699 746


Facebook: Click the icon to join the P&F Facebook group


Tuesday 2 May 2023

Hall Meeting room at 7.00pm


The following have celebrated a birthday recently/ will celebrate. We wish them a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


Jaxon PPB

Narayani 1W

Tristan 2W

Joshua 2W

Lincoln 4B

Janav KB

Nicholas 6B

Zyon KW

Tejj 3W


Michael 5B

Aiden 5B

Zara 2W

Charlie 4B

Charlotte 5B

Myra 1W

Mark PPW

Jujhar 1B

Mrs Stillisano




Quick Cliq is our online canteen ordering system that enables caregivers to order and pay for their child's recess or lunch orders online.

Click on the Quick Cliq logo above to sign in to your account.

Click HERE to sign up for your new user account.

A couple of things to note:

  • The cut-off time for ordering for the same day is 8:30 am, any orders received after this time online will be processed for the next canteen day
  • You can order in advance (up to four weeks)
  • The canteen will remain open in the morning for those who would like to order at the canteen counter before school
  • The canteen will still be open for extra purchases for recess and lunch items (for example ice creams)


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