Newsletter Week 10 – Term 2, 2024


Principal Message

Lifelink Launch

A few weeks ago, Mrs Millard, myself and our two student leaders, Mariah and Ethan, were very fortunate to attend the Launch of LifeLink. The LifeLink organisation was established by the Archdiocese of Perth in 1994 to provide for the ongoing financial support of agencies established or assisted by the Church to assist those most vulnerable in our community. These agencies include: Identitywa, The Shopfront, Centrecare Inc, Catholic Ministry for People who are deaf or Hearing Impaired, Catholic Outreach, Emmanuel Centre, Daydawn Advocacy Centre, Emmaus Community, Centacare Employment and Training, and Samaritan Projects. 

Cross country

What a perfect day we had for our annual cross-country event. I was extremely pleased to witness the great efforts all students put into completing the long track. A special thank you to all our helpers who made the day run smoothly. A special thank you to Mr B for all his wonderful preparation and hard work on the day.


Reports will be available at this stage from Thursday afternoon next week. When discussing and sharing these with your child, celebrate some strengths and growth and identify an area of focus for Semester 2. Please acknowledge the effort your child has put into each area, not focusing on the grade alone. A reminder that reports are all available through SEQTA or click HERE 

Staffing update

I would like to inform our community that Ann Cutler has decided to retire. Ann has been at Good Shepherd Catholic School for 10 years and has worked in Catholic schools for over 20 Years. In her time at Good Shepherd, she has had such a positive effect on the lives of many staff, students and families. We wish Ann all the best. Ann has kindly agreed to stay on for the first part of next term to ensure a smooth handover.

We have successfully appointed a new Social Worker who will begin at the start of next Term. Please make Kaushalya(Kash) Raghwani feel welcome.

As you may have noticed Kate Purnell, our Year 6 teacher, is due soon with her first child. We have appointed Misty Waters as a year 6 teacher to cover Kate while she is on maternity leave. We wish Kate all the best and look forward to meeting her new addition to her family.

First Holy Communion

This Saturday many of our Year 4 students will be making their First Communion. This celebration is a significant milestone in the life of a young Catholic, marking the first time they receive the Eucharist. It is a wonderful occasion, please keep them in your prayers.


Nic Gaglia


World's Greatest Shave

A big thank you to all those who donated and supported the World's Greatest Shave at Good Shepherd. We exceeded our target and have currently raised $16 000.10. A very big thank to the 18 students who participated in the shave - we are all very proud of your fundraising achievements and the commitment and zest you have shown over the past 12 weeks.

Premier Reading Challenge


Just a courtesy reminder if you haven’t registered, to please register for “The Premier’s Reading Challenge”. We have over 400 students registered who have received the beautiful shiny DEWEY sticker and bookmark. Please register to receive these wonderful promotional gifts and be in the draw for weekly prizes.

Students in Kindy to Year 6 are all welcome to participate and register and there are prizes drawn each week until the challenge ends in September.

If you signed a form allowing me to register, I have registered for you and logged in books. You don’t need to register as it is all arranged.

If you haven’t signed a form and you would like me to register for you, please let your class teacher, myself the front office and I can arrange to register and log in your books and issue the DEWEY Stickers and Bookmarks once registered.

You will find more information HERE and you can register your child/children and log in their books.

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is a 4-month journey starting 6th May and ending 6 September. Students need to have read 12 or more books and will receive a very special certificate when the challenge ends in September. There is a major prize at the end of this challenge with the most registrations in a school.

The Challenge started in 2022 and we are very proud to have won best school award in 2022 and 2023.

Please see me if you need assistance in registering.

Books to log in include library books, take home readers, reading a book to your child, public library books, books at home, comics, short stories, magazines, lyrics and much more. Books read by me at Storytime also count. When students log in their books, they are in the draw for a weekly prize including books, kindles, vouchers and much more. What a wonderful literacy engagement program to encourage students to read and build positive relationships to reading. The students love participating in this challenge with so much enthusiasm and community spirit.

Please click HERE register using this link and go to “support” for sign in details.

When registering please use your child’s name (Student Name) and using the link Good Shepherd Catholic School Lockridge.

Thank you so much for all your support in reading and the Premier’s Reading Challenge.

Helen Tomazin

Library Technician

Book Week



   Good Shepherd will celebrate “Book Week Dress Up Day”


Please let our beautiful students know about this wonderful event celebrating reading and dressing up in their favourite book character.

The students and staff are always excited on this day when we all dress up fostering our love of reading.

 It’s all about fun and celebrating reading and books.

If you need some inspiration, please click HERE .There are some websites with some simple handmade book week costume ideas or come and see Mrs Tomazin in the library.

Looking forward to this day when we are all dressed up in our favourite book character.

                                                     It’s always a fun day and full of community spirit as we all dress up to celebrate our love of reading and books.    

                                                                                                                              Thank you so much                                                                                                                               

    Helen Tomazin

    Library Technician

Swan Libraries

Free reading Packs for Kindergarten Students from Swan Libraries

Swan Libraries’ staff visited our school this week to bring every kindergarten student their very own green Better Beginnings Book Pack.  Good Shepherd Primary School families may remember receiving a yellow Better Beginnings pack from your child health nurse when your child was a baby?  Today your kindergarten child has received a Better Beginnings green reading pack from Beechboro Public Library.  This free pack includes a beautiful book and fun activities that you and your child can do together.



There’s information from your local library, too, about joining (it’s free!) and the wide range of books, digital magazines, audiobooks and streaming movies that you and your children can borrow.  The libraries run free activities for babies and toddlers, and primary school aged children throughout the year, even during the school holidays.  By joining the library, you’re helping your children develop good reading and study habits which will see them well into their future studies.

Becoming a member is easy.  Visit Beechboro Public Library, conveniently located at 332 Benara Road, Beechboro WA 6063 and bring some identification which shows your name and current address or click HERE  to join and immediately be able to use the library’s digital resources.  The libraries are on Facebook too, visit @SwanLibraries or @SwanLibraryCommunity.



Spots WA

SPOTS WA is a mobile therapy service offering individualised support to the students at Good Shepherd Catholic School, in speech pathology and occupational therapy. We work closely with clients, families, and schools to enhance the child's function and engagement in daily life. SPOTS WA specialises in Speech Pathology, focusing on speech, receptive and expressive language, social skills, and literacy difficulties, and Occupational Therapy, addressing motor skills, emotional regulation, social skills, and more. We are proud to provide Autism specific therapy services, which include collaborating with the child’s family and other key stakeholders such as the school staff. SPOTS WA accepts Plan Managed or Self-Managed NDIS plans, Medicare plans and private insurance. 

Contact SPOTS or see Lisa Manifold if you have any questions.


Dates to Remember


Term 2

17th June to 28th June - Swimming Lesson

22nd June - First Holy Communion @ 1.30pm

28th June - End of Term


Term 3

16th July - Term 3 Commences

5th August to 8th August - P&F Book Fair

21st August - Book Week Dress up Day

26th August - Pupil Free Day

11th September - Music Night

20th September - End of Term


Term 4

8th October - Term 4 Commences

4th November - Pupil Free Day

5th November - Yr6 Confirmation Workshop 4.30p & 6pm

6th December - End of Term


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

Faction Points

Term 2

P & F

Next P&F Meeting

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 23 July at 7pm in the school hall meeting hall.  If you would like to joing via TEAMS, please email the P&F for the link.

All are Welcome!

Please join us, we always welcome new ideas for future events!


Holly Vecchio (President)
0424 529 329

Melissa Bonatto(Vice President)


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


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


Milena 5W

John KW

Elena 6B

Scarlett 6B

Jian 1B

Mzoe 6W

Isabelle 6B

Elisabeth 1B

Oliver 1W

Havana 6B

Harry KB

Isabella PPB


Aurelia 5W

Eliza 5W

Thomas 6W

Harry 1B

David 1B

Ariana 3W

Manny 1W

Mia 4B

Amelia 2W

Johan 2W

Emily 4W

Mrs Casaurano

Mrs Mellican




The school canteen is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Students from Kindy – Year 6 are able to order from the canteen( Kindy and Pre Primary Can order lunch only). Please click on this link to view the CANTEEN MENU

The canteen runs with the help of volunteers.  For information on assisting in the canteen please click HERE


Term 1 2024


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)

Catholic School Parents Western Australia

Welcome to the latest edition of our Schoolzine eNewsletter!

Please click HERE or visit the link below to view your newsletter:

Siobhan Allen
Executive Director

Department of Education


ANCOP Car Boot Sale


"Car Boot Sale for ANCOP" on July 21, 2024 (Sunday) held on the Good Shepherd Catholic School Oval ANCOP stands for 'Answering the Cry of the Poor'. It is a global network dedicated to helping those who are poor to live with dignity and hope. For more information about the ANCOP programs, please click HERE to visit CFC ANCOP Australia website.

All Abilities Footy Clinic

Facebook & Instragram

Good Shepherd Lockridge has its own Facebook and Instagram Page. Please like our page and follow us as we begin to use this social forum to update you on information and current events happening within our wonderful school.

Click on the icons to view our Instagram/ Facebook pages.