Newsletter Week 4 – Term 2, 2023


Message from the Principal


Mother’s day

We hope all the mums had a marvellous Mother's Day and that your children showed extra love and care! We had an absolutely fantastic time on Friday during our Mother's Day morning tea. It was great to see lots of mums able to make the event. We hope you enjoyed the gifts students purchased. We want to give a big shout-out to the P&F for their outstanding efforts in organizing this special day and running the Mother’s Day stall.

40th Celebration

With 2023 being the schools 40th birthday going back to the 80’s last Wednesday was a great thrill for students and teachers. Classes enjoyed playing 80’s games with their buddy class. Thank you to parents for the great work you did dressing your kids up. It was easy for me to dress up as I just grabbed a leather jacket I brought in the late 80’s!!

Sibling Application

A reminder to parents who have younger children not attending school to please ensure you have completed an application. It is better to have it in early than to miss out on a position. Application forms are available on the school website or can be picked up from the office.

Extra-Long Weekend Approaching

A reminder to parents that the school will have additional closure days attached to the June long weekend, in a couple of weeks’ time. The school will also be closed on Tuesday 2 June, with students returning on Wednesday 7 June. I hope all families enjoy the extended long weekend break.


God Bless


Nic Gaglia


Dates to Remember


Term 2

Eucharist Workshops at 4.30pm & 5.45pm

Tuesday 23rd May

Sorry Day

Friday 26th May

National Reconciliation Week

Tuesday 30th May

Cheeseburger Day

Thursday 1st June

Indigenous Sports 

Friday 2nd June

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.

Eagles Rock My School

Eagles Rock My School came to visit us on 9th May and 17th May. It is a two part programme. The first part was an incursion for kindy-year 3 students on 9th of May in the hall. 

Rick the Rock taught our junior primary students how to make healthy choices, show respect and achieve your best. It was fun and educational. 

The second part of Eagles Rock my school was a footy clinc with 3 West Coast Eagles players on the oval with our sensory students. Callium Jamieson, Luke Edwards and Greg Clark 

taught our students fundamental footy skills.



Year 6 Senior Leaders

From your Senior Leaders

If you happen to walk past our year 6 rooms, you may notice that we have new furniture. It has been purchased by the P&F, so we thank them for that. It is good getting used to a new style of classroom. When it is all finished, it will be amazing. Come and have a look for yourselves! This week, we were fortunate enough to have a visit from the SEDA cricket students who took us through some exercises. It was great fun. Thanks to Mr B for organising that.

Premier's Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge has commenced for 2023. This is a literacy engagement program launched in 2022 to encourage students to read more books and encourage enjoyment in reading.

We had over 200 excited students register last year, and we are very proud to have won best school award. Our award-winning certificate is displayed in our library with pride.

Please register your students for this exciting four-month journey.

If you are having trouble registering, please come and see me and I can register for you.


Kindy to Year 6 are all welcome to register using this link.

When you register, please enter your school, and use the tab:

Good Shepherd Catholic School Lockridge.

There are wonderful prizes drawn every week including technology, tourism, and author workshops. The main prize drawn on Friday 8th September 2023. This is when the challenge ends.

Students need to log in their books each week to be in the weekly draw and have read at least 12 books to be in the major draw. Books include take home readers, library books, audio books, public library books and even books being read to your child by yourself or by me during Storytime that is held every Tuesday morning in the library 8.15am.


Please note if you registered last year in 2022.

Log in as per last year and use the icon REGISTER NOW for the 2023 challenge.


If you have any queries, please come, and see me Helen Tomazin in the library.

Thank you.

Helen Tomazin

Library Technician

Kids Newspaper


Merit Awards

Newsletter Week 10 - Term 1 2023

Congratulations to our most recent Merit Certificate winners:

PPB Aiden & Annaliese

PPW Annabella & Emmett

1B  Johan & Laila

1W Abigail & Ashton

2B  Evelyn & Malakai

2W  Larah  & Qeshaun

3B Cohan, Mia & Sidney

3W Arjun & Bridget

4B Annabelle, Chris & Jasmine V

4W Katelyn & Mannat

5B Ivy & Steven

5W Esther & Scarlett

6B Irin, Hailey & William

6W Aliana & Chimdindu



Faction Points

Points Total Term 2 2023

FOLEY       297

MAALI       285

FRANCIS     283

NOONAN    266

Star Class


A big congratulations to Good Shepherd’s Star Class which has been awarded and well earned by 2W. Congratulations to all the students for their efforts and well done to Mrs Jenkins and Mrs Ryan

P&F Page


Well last Friday morning saw our school community celebrating all the wonderful mums in our lives.  Over 350 people joined us for our 2nd Mothers’ day morning.  So much fun was had and lots of yoghurt cups were devoured! Thankyou all for attending, and extra special thanks for our volunteers who gave up their time to come out.  Super shout out to the mums who arrived to celebrate and just jumped in to lend a hand! Special shout out to Mrs Caridi who had to declare to all that could hear that she kept scooping the exact yoghurt amount nearly every time! Good Job Mrs Caridi!!

Have you been considering an entertainment book membership?

Well now is the time! Sign up using the P&F fundraiser page and you can get an extra bonus just in time for Mothers’ Day.
Good Shepherd Catholic School Lockridge (

Check out the current Mothers’ Day special- still available

Welcome Back to Term 2

The P&F have some exciting activities planned for this term, including our upcoming celebration for Mother’s Day.  Keep an eye out on the newsletter and Facebook, more details coming soon!!




Holly Vecchio (President)
0424 529 329

Sara Andacic (Vice President)
0407 699 746


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


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


Michael 2B

Lewis 6W

Lucas 6W

Luke 3B

Massimo 5B

Michael 5W

Orlando 6W

Brayden 2W

Isaac 4W




Ivy 5B

Zachary KW

Ryan PPW

Kaylyn PPW

Xavier 1B

Sunday 6B

Ifeanyichukwu 2W

Akira 6B

Mrs Panaia




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)


Term 2 Canteen Roster has been emailed and is also available on our website.

Dear Parents

Due to an increase in the price of dairy and vegetables we have had to make some adjustments to the canteen pricing. Please refer to new canteen menu.

Canteen Menu 2023 (NEW PRICES)

Due to supply shortage from the manufacturer Gluten free Chicken nuggets and Chicken tender will not be available until further notice.

However, Hash browns are back, and Normal Chicken nuggets and Tenders will be available.


Uniform Shop


World's Greatest Shave


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Please click HERE to sponsor Good Shepherd 2023



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Centre for Faith Enrichment

Facebook & Instragram

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