Newsletter Week 4 – Term 4 2022


Message from the Principal

All Souls and All Saints Day
The 1st November was the feast of All Saints whereby we honour all of our saints and the great inspiration they are for us all. On the 2nd November was the feast of All Souls whereby we pray for all those who have passed away and hold their memories close to our hearts.


Christmas Carols
I know families and students are very excited for our upcoming Christmas Carols on Wednesday 30th November at 6.30pm. From what I have heard it is a truly amazing event where the whole community comes together to celebrate the gifts our children have as we prepare for the coming of Jesus on Christmas Day.


Pupil Free Day
A reminder that Monday 7th November is a Pupil Free Day.


Premier’s Reading Challenge
Congratulations to all our students who participated in the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Mrs Tomazin and I attended Parliament house where we accepted the award for best school participation. Good Shepherd had over 200 students participate, who combined, read thousands of books.


Colour Run
What an amazing day we had for our colour run. The students had a great time, but I think some parents and staff had an even better time. Thank you very much to the P&F for organising this exciting event.


Parking for People with Disability
Please be aware that there are clearly marked parking bays for people with disability. These bays ensure that people with disability have the same opportunities as other people to access the school. Can I please ask that you keep these bays clear.


Assembly Zoom link
Now that there are no COVID restrictions we will no longer be streaming assemblies via ZOOM.

God Bless
Nic Gaglia

Person of the Week


to our most recent Person of the Week recipients

Lawrence - PPB

Lawrence is a kind and compassionate member of our school community who is always thoughtful in his actions. He enters the classroom with a polite greeting and smile every morning. Lawrence speaks respectfully to everyone and is happy to help whenever needed. He can often be found cleaning up and packing away after others have made a mess. Lawrence exhibits the values of Jesus through his honesty and trustworthiness. He is caring and inclusive of those around him and treats everyone with respect, kindness, and compassion. We are so lucky to have Lawrence at Good Shepherd.

Ruby Sharman - 5B

Ruby is a polite and respectful member of 5B. She always comes into class with a friendly disposition and enthusiasm to start the day. Ruby works well with peers both in class and in the playground, she is a good friend to everyone and is always willing to lend a helping hand. She is a wonderful example of the ‘Spirit of Jesus’ each day by the positive way she interacts with staff and students. Ruby can be relied upon to demonstrate the correct behaviour in all situations, she has a lovely kind heart. A truly worthy recipient of this award, congratulations Ruby. 

Kids Newspaper - By Kate, Ivy and Mariah


P&F Page



The P&F would like to thank all the children, teachers and volunteers that made the Colour Run a successful event last Friday. Also, a reminder if you haven’t already, please return your Sponsorship Forms and Monies back ASAP.



Do you or your family have or know anyone in the Food Truck Business? If you do and they would like to be at the Christmas Concert this year, please forward the details to

A reminder that candles will also be available to be purchased for $2 at the Christmas Concert, don’t forget your coins to purchase a candle on the night. Profits from the candles will be donated to Wheelchairs for Kids.



The P&F are calling for anyone interested in becoming a Committee Member to nominate for 2023. Being a member of the Committee is not a difficult task and allows you to help the School Community run the fabulous events we host throughout the year. If you wish to nominate please complete the form supplied in the email from the School by Wednesday 16th November.




Reminder the next P&F meeting will be held Tuesday 18 October 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



Holly Vecchio (President)
0424 529 329

Sara Andacic (Vice President)
0407 699 746


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

Merit Awards

Merit Award

Congratulations to our most recent Merit Certificate winners:

PPB Abigail, Laila, Johan & Patricia
PPW Bor, Jeremy & Derrick
1B Eva, Gurshaan, Joshua & Kayden
1W Daksh, Zac, Aiden & Ariana
2B Keira, Oliver, Jayden & Aleisha
2W Alyssa, Aidan, Japeshwar & Sebastian
3B Josh, Thomas, Emily, Georgia, Wesley & Charlie
3W Chloe, Vihaan, Chris, Rain & Suryansh
4B Marissa, Steven, Martin, Aimmerance & Samuel
4W Emme, Kate, Janelle, Mzoe & Ava
5B Chimdindu, Madison, Rudy, Saanvi, Zion & Nicholas
5W Aliyah, Leila, Nathan, Christian, Keturah & Veer
6B Jean, William, Charlotte, Sienna, Mwamba & Elyssa Pierre
6W Antonino, Catherine, Ethan, Wilson, Braeden, Fasika & Myka

Reading Recovery    Stephanie C & Joshua O

Star Class

A big congratulations to Good Shepherd’s most recent Star Classes which have been awarded and well earned by 4B & 3B.  Congratulations to all the students for their efforts and well done to Mrs Neal & Mrs Causerano, Mrs Pesce & Mrs Hill.

State Fencing Competition Achievement

Congratulations to Elijah, who competed in the State U11 Epee Fencing competition Sunday 23 October.  Elijah was ranked 2nd after poules. He worked his way through to the semi-finals and then to the gold medal match, where he won silver! This is his second state fencing medal for the year!  Congratulations Elijah!

Faction Points

Maali House 1076
Francis House  990
Noonan House 904
Foley House 751


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


Malakai 1B
Aryan 3W
Darryl 5B
Samara 6B
Ethan 6B
William 5B
Wesley 2B
Marabella 2W
Bryson 3B
Ezekiel 6W
Regan 5W
Taj 4B

Ava 4W
Eva 5W
Larah 1B
Kehara 5B
Quincey KB
Luciana PPW
Emily 2B
Annabelle 2B
Shriya 6W
Rocco KW
Alexander KW
Mrs Pearce

Dates to Remember


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

Pupil Free Day
Monday 7th November

Kindy 2023 Parent Information Night
Tuesday 8th November - 6.00 pm

4W Mass
Friday 11th November - 11.15 am

Year 6 Camp
Mondy 14th November - Wednesday 16th November

Kindy Blue - Farmyard Incursion
Wednesday 16th November - 10.30 am

4B Assembly
Friday 18th November - 9.00 am

Kindy White - Farmyard Incursion
Friday 18th November - 10.30 am

Annual General Meeting
Monday 21st November

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.


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 February 2023




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

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.



Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays. VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations. They are a great school holiday activity and they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.  Enrol at

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:

Cirlce 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

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.