Newsletter Week 2 – Term 4 2022

School Prayer

Message from the Principal


Outstanding Professional Service Award

Congratulations to our wonderful Library Technician Mrs Helen Tomazin who received the Professional Teaching Council of Western Australia outstanding professional service award. Helen is not only an amazing Library Technician at Good Shepherd but also is the WA School Library association treasurer and co-editor of ic3 a professional journal for school library staff. We thank Helen for her wonderful contributions in encouraging readers at Good Shepherd.



As you are aware there is no longer a mandated isolation period for testing COVID 19 Positive. However, as with all other illness, students are not to come to school if they are sick or have any symptoms. If a child tests positive parents are asked to notify the health department and complete the COVID form on the school website:


2023 Class allocations

As the end of the school year is rapidly approaching, this is an opportune time to remind parents of the process we use when allocating classes for the next school year. This process aims to establish classes where the children have a couple of friends they get along with and where there is an even distribution of gender and learning abilities.


The children are asked to name a number of close friends they would like to have in their class in the following year. Students are then distributed to classes based on a number of characteristics including their achievements in literacy and numeracy, social and behavioural aspects, special needs, friendships and any other considerations that might apply.


This process is taken very seriously and is time consuming for the staff. We do our best to ensure that children are distributed in class groups for the best learning environment possible.  Changes to the allocated classes do not occur as a norm. Where a parent is told by the child they have no friends we would like you to consider this from a child’s point of view because as we know, their best friend this week may be different from when they completed the survey in preparation for the class splits.


Classes Allocations for 2023 will be communicated to parents in early January.


Car Park

I would like to extend my thanks to parents for their patience when using the carpark for pick up and drop off. A reminder that when you are dropping off or picking up to move as far forward as you can in the drop off pick up zone. Please make sure your child is quickly exiting the car in the morning as it can cause traffic issue when cars are not moving quickly.



As you know this year we have had a focus on the school value RESPECT. At the Monday morning students assembly, I spoke to students about manners. I thanked them firstly for how polite and courteous I have found them. I explained that at Good Shepherd we expect that they say “please” and “thankyou” and that when someone is listening they use whole body listening which means they face the person and look at them when they are talking. We also spoke about manners such as saying “excuse me” and waiting if they need to interrupt someone when they are talking.


Healthy Eating

We all know that healthy eating ensures that we have a healthy body. Resent research also places the importance of how eating well assists with our mental health. Encouraging our children to have a healthy diet allows them to grow into healthy people. As parents we are continuously having to help our children make the right choices. I know with my own children we allowed them to have treats but limited these items. You may be interested in the article below which outlines the effect of junk food on mental health.



Congratulations to Jess Farano who has been appointed as a teacher to St. Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Margaret River. I wish her all the best in this new adventure. Congratulations as well go to Lauren Weiner and Romina Chapman who have announced that they are pregnant. We wish them both all the best.


World Teachers Day

The 28th October is “World teachers day” where we recognise the great efforts of all staff who work in schools. As you know we are very fortunate to have an amazing staff who go above and beyond to ensure each child receives an excellent education. On this day we encourage students to wear a hat to show their support of the theme “Hats off to teachers.”

Nic Gaglia


Message from the Year 6 Senior Leaders

Thank you teachers for voting for us. We are very honoured to be selected for this prestigious role. On Tuesday, Pope Francis invited us to join One Million Children in Praying the Rosary. Next week on Friday we have the colour run, make sure you bring a white shirt or a light-coloured shirt and have fun. Every Friday during lunch the year 6’s with help of Mr B and Mr Hunter we’ve organised a soccer tournament.  From Ethan, Lucas and Raoul.

Sushi Special


The Canteen will be running a Sushi Special on Wednesday 2nd November.

The items mentioned below will be available for lunch only. Each pack comes with 4 pieces of sushi for a cost of $5.00.

To assist with catering students must pre-order their lunch by completing the online canteen order in Quick Cliq by 3 pm Thursday 27th October.

Katsu chicken
Teriyaki Chicken
Vegetable - (Gluten Free)

To order log into your account at and select the date of the event and then the special event menu which will have all your sushi options available.

The normal canteen menu will still be available for ordering on the day.

P&F Page


Colour Run is back for 2022!

Save the date and get some sponsors!

When: Friday 28 October 2022

Where: School Oval  From 2pm

Don’t be afraid to get
Sponsorship forms should have been sent home, otherwise they are available on the P&F Facebook page. Prizes to be won for the highest money raised individually and also class prize!



Reminder the next P&F meeting will be held Wednesday 16th November at 7 pm in the Hall Meeting Room.

We would love to see you there!

Checkout Facebook for a copy of the Agenda or email




On Sunday 5 October, the P&F arranged the Parish Morning Tea for the parishioners after 9.30am mass.  Thank you to all the donations of food, we put together over 150 plates of delicious snacks along with lots of cups of tea and coffee.

These events help strengthen our relationship with the Good Shepherd Church.  Thank you also to the Parish for welcoming us so warmly.


Holly Vecchio (President)
0424 529 329

Sara Andacic (Vice President)
0407 699 746


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

Faction Points

Faction Points


Maali House 986
Francis House  950
Noonan House 844
Foley House 725


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


Mateo 2B
Samuel 3W
Charlie KW
Annika KW
Jason 1W
Amali PPB
Jazmine PPB
Chance 5B
Isabel 5W
Teliah 5W
Aiden KB
Megan 1W
Evie 2B
Tony 4W
Hadi 5W
Sebastian 2W
Braeden 6W
Isabella 2B
Samarth 3B
Paul 4B
Nathan 5W
William 3W
Chris 3W
Finley KW
Bella 5W
Addison 2W
Levi 6W
Milicia PPB

Dennis 1B
Sophie 1B
Lawrence PPB
Christina 5B
Catherine 6W
Olivia PPW
Cillian 4W
Dayne KB
Gio 1B
Alessio PPW
Nniqiles 1B
Oliver 2W
Angela 3W
Janika 5B
Blake 4W
Zac 1W
Steven 4B
Stirling 2B
Georgia 3B
Mrs Jenkins
Mrs Mahoney
Mr Hunter
Mrs Aden
Mrs Weiner
Mrs Lord
Mrs Deans
Mrs Hill

Dates to Remember


Year 6 Dance Lessons
Every Thursday 13th October - 8th December  1.00 -3.00 pm

Year 6 Incursion
Tuesday 25th October - 11.10 am - 12.10 pm

Year 5 & 6 Growth & Development Workshop
Wednesday 26th October - 9/20 am - 12.40 pm

PPW Assembly
Friday 28th October - 9.00 am

Colour Run
Friday 28th October - 2.00 pm

RAC Intellibus Excursion - (Academic Extension and Year 5+6 SWD)
Wednesday 2nd November 8.50 - 2.45 pm

Sushi Day
Wednesday 2nd November

Outdoor Classroom Day
Thursday 3rd November

PPB Assembly
Friday 4th November - 9.00 am

Pupil Free Day
Monday 7th November

Annual General Meeting

Monday 21st November 2022

Year 6 Graduation Dance 
Monday 28th November - 6.00 pm

Christmas Carols 
Wednesday 30th November - 6.30 pm

Graduation Mass 
Monday 5th December 6.30 pm

End of Term 4
Friday 9th December

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


Annual General Meeting


School Advisory Council and Parents’ & Friends’ AGM 

The Annual General Meeting of the School Advisory Council and the Parents’ and Friends’ Association will be held on Monday 21st November 2022 commencing at 6:00pm.


Students Not Attending in 2023


If your child will not be attending Good Shepherd Catholic School in 2023 you are asked to please notify the school office in writing as soon as possible.


Enrolments - Kindergarten 2024


Children born between  1st July 2019 and 30th June 2020 are eligible for Kindergarten 2024.

Kindergarten enrolments are now being accepted at the School Office.

Application forms can be obtained via the school website HERE or by phoning the School Office on 6278 9500.

Applications close Tuesday 28th Februay 2023



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)

Recess orders will be accepted from all students in Kindy to Year 6.  We ask parents to write their order on an envelope and place the correct money to avoid handling change.  The Canteen Menu is available on our Website:

Please note:  The Canteen has a new menu and prices.  This new menu will be effective from Term 4, 2022

Snipit of canteen menu from term 4 2022

Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop

The following items are out of stock at the uniform shop:

Rugby shorts  -  Size 2

Jumpers  - Size 2  and 6

As soon as we receive stock a message will be sent to families via sms or newsletter.

Please also note that in addition to the above items ZIP JACKETS of all sizes are out of stock and will not be available in the near future.

Children in PrePrimary to Year 6 are allowed to wear Jumpers instead of the Jackets

Uniform Shop Trading Hours
Tuesday 8:15am – 9:15am
Friday 2:15pm – 3:15pm

Vinnies Car Boot Sale

Mercedes College

A College for every girl in the heart of your city!

We have limited places available in Year 7 for 2023.  Interest welcome in other year levels for 2023.

If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes College, please visit our website at to request a prospectus, to enrol online or to book a tour of our campus. Please contact our Enrolments Officer, Mrs Nicole Kirk on 9323 1323 if you require further information.


Midvale Hub - Free Parenting Services Term 4

Midvale Hub Parenting Service Perth North East is a free service to parents/carers of children who reside in the local government areas of Mundaring, Swan, Bassendean & Bayswater.
Click on the titles below to find out more:

Circle of Security Parenting
Maylands Public Library

Tuning in to Kids
Parkerville Baptiste Church

Anxiety and Your Child
(online platform delivery)

Engaging Adolescence
(online platform delivery)

Emotion Coaching Your Child
(online platform delivery)

Protective Behaviours Parent Workshop
(online platform delivery)

Supporting Your Child's Emotional Development
(online platform delivery)

Let's Talk Mindfulness & Self-Care
Brockman Community House Beechboro

Tuning in to Kids 
Brockman Community House Beechboro

Emotion Coaching Your Child
(online platform delivery)

Circle of Security Parenting (abbreviated) for Parent's and Babies 4-5 months
Ellenbrook Community Library

Centre for Faith Enrcihment

WA Young Salesians Summer Camp

WA Young Salesian - Summer Camp
9-13 January 2023

Are you between 11½-15 yrs or starting Year 7 in 2023?
Come and join us for this 5 day fun filled camp at
Nanga Bush Camp, Dwellingup. From only $260 ($52 a day)
Contact your Parish Priest, visit the website or contact Graham Maher on 0418 979 600 for more info or to pick up a form.
Early Bird Pricing closes Friday 18 November.

Register now at:

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.