Newsletter Week 2 – Term 3, 2023

Prayer

Principal Message


Welcome Back

Welcome back to all our wonderful families, I hope you had a restful and joyful break filled with fantastic moments. As we start a new term, we are thrilled to have each and every one of you back with us, ready to dive into exciting learning adventures together. At Good Shepherd, we firmly believe in our school values of respect, community, excellence and diversity. As we gather again in our classrooms, we aspire to nurture the unique talents and potential of every child, encouraging them to flourish both academically and spiritually. As parents, you play an essential role in your child's education, and we are grateful for your unwavering support. Together, we can create a strong and nurturing community where every child can thrive.

 Reconciliation

We are delighted to extend our warmest congratulations our Year 3 students who celebrated a significant milestone in their faith journey - the Sacrament of First Reconciliation. As they take this step, our students are guided by the teachings of Jesus Christ to seek forgiveness, mercy, and reconciliation. The sacrament, also known as Confession, is a sacred moment when they acknowledge their mistakes, express genuine contrition, and receive absolution, experiencing the boundless compassion of God. First Reconciliation serves as an invitation to the young hearts to foster a deeper connection with their faith and community. It instils in them a sense of responsibility, accountability, and humility, promoting a loving relationship with God and others.

Uniform

A reminder for students to wear the correct uniform. One of the main issues is the shoes students are wearing. Please see below the correct shoes:

  • With the School Uniform black sandals or black leather lace
  • With the Sports Uniform white joggers

 

Creating a safe ONLINE environment for children

We all know the pressures parent face when it comes to providing a safe gaming environment. Please see following simple tips:

  • Locate an open area of your home or form them to access online, not a bedroom.
  • Activate parental controls and safety features on the device or in the app or browser.
  • Help your child to protect their privacy online — get them to use a screen name that does not reveal their real name.
  • Agree on strategies to help them to switch off, like a timer that signals game time is nearly over, with consequences for not switching off.
  • Talk regularly with your child about their online interests and who they play with online.

For more tips go to https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents

 Catholic Performing Arts Festival

The Catholic Performing Arts Festival runs from the 21 July to 1 September. This year, Year 5 Choir will be performing in the Sacred Choral and Primary Choral categories.  Junior Choir is performing in the Primary Choral category as well. Senior band is performing in the Concert Band category. We have students performing solo’s and duets on piano, woodwind, brass, cello, guitar and percussion. We wish the absolute best of luck to all our students, Mrs Reedman and our many music tutors.

 Interschool cross country.

Well done all our year 3, 4, 5 and 6 students who were selected to participate in the interschool cross country competition. There were 16 schools involved and I would like to highlight how well behaved Good Shepherd students were. A big thankyou to Vince our groundsman who assisted with setting up and packing away. Thank you as well to Mrs Morrell and Mrs Darge for supervising the students. 

 NAPLAN

Year 3 and 5 students will be bring home a  hard copy of their NAPLAN results. NAPLAN is a national literacy and numeracy assessment that students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sit each year. It is the only national assessment all Australian students have the opportunity to undertake. NAPLAN assesses the literacy and numeracy skills that students are learning through the school curriculum and allows parents/carers to see how their child is progressing against national standards and over time. NAPLAN is just one aspect of Good Shepherds assessment and reporting process. It doesn’t replace ongoing assessments made by teachers about student performance, but it can provide teachers with additional information about students’ educational progress.

 

God Bless

 

Nic Gaglia

Principal

 

Term 3 Senior Leaders

Congratulations Madison and Taneka our Term 3 Senior Leaders.

Senior Leader Message

What an awesome start to Term 3! We recently had The World’s Greatest Shave and raised $11,015, With 13 wonderful Year 6’s that got their hair shaved or cut, to support those in need and for the Leukemia Foundation. On the last day of Term 2 we had our 2023 Talent Quest and Thousands of Talents were shown which blew the judges away! Recently Mr Gaglia announced the Term 3 and 4 Faction captains, Vice Captains and our Term 3 Senior Leaders which will be amazing leaders for Term 3 and 4.

In Week 2, we Recently had the Year 3’s Reconciliation, The Music Captains were also announced congratulations to Darryl and Irin for getting selected, also on Tuesday Our Interschool Cross Country Runners went to UWA Sports Park where our Wonderful Interschool Cross Country Runners did an amazing job Representing Good Shepherd and showing amazing Sportsmanship throughout the entire day.

Dates to Remember

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Term 3

Book Fair @ 7.45-9am & 2.30 - 4pm

Wednesday 2nd August & Thursday 3rd August

School Sport WA Cross Country

Thursday 3rd August

Naidoc Week

Monday 7th August - Friday 11th august

Book Week - Dress Up Day 

Wednesday 23rd August

Confirmation Workshops @4.30pm & 6pm

Wednesday 30th August

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

Kids Newspaper

     

     

Book Week 2023

SAVE THE DATE

Book Week 2023

      Our Wonderful Good Shepherd Dress Up Day for Book Week will be celebrated on

WEDNESDAY 23rd AUGUST WEEK 6 TERM 3

 

  • Please save this date and let our beautiful students know about this wonderful event celebrating reading and dressing up in their favourite book character. Also please let students know there is no need to hire costumes.  We love the handmade costumes!!!
  • Also please register your students for the Premier’s Reading Challenge. We have over 300 excited students registered who have a chance to win a wonderful prize each week when logging in their books. We would love Good Shepherd to win the major prize again in 2023 and this will benefit all the students with this major prize win. If you are having trouble registering, please let me know and I can register your children. Kindy to Year 6 are all welcome to register.

             https://www.premiersreadingchallenge.wa.edu.au/students

When you register, please use the tab: Good Shepherd Catholic School Lockridge

         There are WA Tourism prizes drawn every Friday and the main prize drawn on September 8th . This is when the challenge ends.

  • Students need to log in their books and have read at least 12 books to be in the major draw. Books include take home readers, library books, audio books, local public Library books and even books being read to your child by yourself at home or by me during Storytime that is held every Tuesday morning in the library 8.15am. Please join me every Tuesday morning in the library to listen to our latest and wonderful picture and chapter books.

What a wonderful build up to Book Week to excite the students and promote positive relationships to reading.

If you have any queries, please come and see Helen Tomazin

in the library.

Helen Tomazin

Library Technician

Merit Awards

Newsletter Week 10 - Term 1 2023

Congratulations to our most recent Merit Certificate winners:

PPB Manveer & Emmett

PPW Oliver & Sonal

1B Olivia & Silva

1W Lawrence, Allegra & Amali

2B Christian & Mia

2W Megan & Liam

3B Asher & Alicia

3W Austin & Max

4B Sehajpreet, Zayven & Suryansh

4W Alan & Samarth

5B Charlotte & Isabelle

5W Ivy & Beau

6B Teliah & Rudrayan

6W Orlando, Madison & Grace

Faction Points

Points Total Term 2 2023

FOLEY       302

MAALI       250

FRANCIS     185

NOONAN    223

Star Class

 

A big congratulations to Good Shepherd’s Star Class which has been awarded and well earned by 5W. Congratulations to all the students for their efforts and well done to Miss Sankar.

P&F Page

SAVE THE DATE!


Father’s day is coming!  This year the P&F would like to invite our school dads and father figures to join us on Friday 1 September for a sausage sizzle and hangout.  More details to follow!!

 

PARISH MORNING TEA


Each year the school joins with the Good Shepherd Parish to provide a morning tea.  This will be held Sunday 6 August 2023 following the 9.30am mass.   If you are able to assist in setting up or donating a plate of food to share, please reach out and let us know.

BOOK FAIR IS COMING!


The Bookfair is coming to Good Shepherd! Keep some time free on 2 and 3rd August 2023 to attend the bookfair and celebrate our love of reading! Don’t forget any fundraiser from the purchase of the books go towards to the 2024 Lexile program.  Keep an eye out for our exciting new competition where you could win vouchers to spend!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED


With the bookfair only a week away, the P&F are seeking volunteers to help out at each session.  Click the link to check out the sessions on offer, and offer your time. https://signup.com/go/YTDafTH otherwise, let us know gsl.pnf@gmail.com or text Holly 0424 529 329

 

 

CONTACT US


Holly Vecchio (President)
0424 529 329

Sara Andacic (Vice President)
0407 699 746

Email: gsl.pnf@gmail.com

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

Birthdays

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

Birthday

Charlee PPW

Josh 4B

Sebastian KB

William 2W

Ethan 3B

Kyra 6B

Eamonn 6W

Zayven 4B

Abbey 5W

Arianna KW

Shanaya 2W

Lachlan 1B

Ava 1W

Saisha 3W

Ruby 6W

 

 

Sadie KW

Leo PPW

Valentina 3W

Katelyn 4W

Sonal PPW

Derric 6W

Annabelle 4B

Kim 5B

Sienna PPB

Lochlan KB

Danidza 3W

Mr Gaglia

Mrs Manifold

Mrs Naughtin

Mrs Andrew

 

Canteen

 

 

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)

Centre for Faith Enrichment

MathsOnline

Camp Australia

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.

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