Newsletter Week 6 – Term 2, 2024


Principal Message

Sick Children

As we enter the colder months, colds and flu become more prevalent. We continue to promote good hygiene practices at school and appreciate your support in reminding your children to: Regularly and thoroughly clean their hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

  • Cover their mouth and nose with a bent elbow or tissue when they cough or sneeze.
  • The symptoms of colds can be similar to those of COVID-19, which can range from mild to severe.

Please keep your children at home if they are feeling unwell. Thank you for your support.

Early Childhood Works

I have some very exciting news to share! In December this year, right after school finishes, we will begin a fantastic building project for our Kindy and Pre-Primary classes.

Here's what will happen:

  • All the rooms will get a big makeover
  • The roof will be replaced.
  • The PPB classroom will become bigger and will have its own toilets.
  • A second Kindy room will be added next to the current one.
  • The entire outdoor area will be developed into a great new space.

In 2025, our Pre-Primary classes will move to the hall, which will be split into two rooms, one for PPB and the other for PPW. Our Kindergarten classes will move to the computer lab and the foyer. The children will continue to receive the same level of education and resources, as all equipment will be relocated to the temporary rooms. The Kindergarten and primary students will also have their own playtimes, during which they will use the junior primary nature playground.

We hope to have everything finished by October 2025. It's going to be an amazing transformation, and we can't wait to see it all come together!


While we spend an extended amount of time at school promoting a love of reading, the most powerful way to create lifelong readers starts at home. Sharing a book with your child allows you to share adventures and experiences. 

When reading to your child or listening to them read it is important to bring the characters to life.  You can talk about the different characters, the illustrations and the events so that the story starts to come alive. If you are feeling extra adventurous try different voices or encourage your child to. It is important that your child knows you are engaged in their reading, so let them see it on your face.

Sharing a book with your child not only improves their reading skills, vocabulary, and knowledge but also allows you to share experiences in the safe world of the book. Reading gives you the opportunity to engage with your child through discussion and questions.

Remember, it is true, the more you read the better you get!

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 Friday 31st May, with students returning on Wednesday 5tth June. I hope all families enjoy the extended long weekend break.


God Bless


Nic Gaglia


Seniors Leader Message

Hello students and families,
This week we have been training and getting ready for cross country and the Indigenous Sports carnival. The Year 6’ s have just completed their soccer tournament against each other and the eventual winners were from 6W. The participants for the World’s Greatest Shave, on the fourteenth of June, are getting excited and continue to look for donations so that we can reach our target. We also congratulate Year Three students who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. That’s all this week!
Mariah & Ethan.


World's Greatest Shave

There are only three weeks to go before the World's Greatest Shave at Good Shepherd. Fifteen students and two brave teachers will be participating in the event which will take place in the hall at 9:00am on Friday 14 June. Any donation – big or small – will make a real, tangible difference. For those who would like to donate, please click HERE or please us the following link 

Look out for the next newsletter which will include the other participants for the shave!

Premier Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is in its third week. Students in Kindy to Year 6 can participate and register. We have almost 300 students registered, which is an amazing achievement for 3 weeks since the launch. Thank you so much for all your support.

There is a special early prize this year if we register before the 31st of May.

We can be in the draw to win a visit from DEWEY DEX, the Premier’s Reading Challenge mascot, who will be performing “DEWEY THE MUSICAL” a fun interactive show about how reading can take you anywhere. The students are so excited and would love to meet him. Let’s get the whole school registered to be in the draw.

The Premier’s Reading Challenge started in 2022. Good Shepherd is very proud to have won the best school award 2022 and 2023 for our registrations and logging in books and would love to win again as this will benefit our students as the whole school will win a major prize at the end of this challenge and wonderful recognition of the students’ achievements in reading.

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. Books to log in include library books, take home readers, reading a story 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.

Please register by clicking HERE and go to “support” for sign in details

Please register using your child’s name (Student Name)


Mrs. Tomazin is happy to register your child and log in their books.

I have registered over 50 families already and am happy to assist anyone finding it hard to register.

Please advise your class teacher, front office, or come and see Mrs. Tomazin in the library.

You will find more information HERE 

Let’s do this again Good Shepherd and register our students. 

Thank you so much.

Helen Tomazin

Library Technician.


Book Club

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.


Tae Kwon Do


Before school every Friday BE THERE!

Our Sensory Motor Program will include Tae Kwon Do this term with Debbie Collins a highly qualified 3rdDan Black Belt Instructor (see information below).

Debbie will also run free sessions for any year 3 – 6 students who would like to attend on Friday mornings in the undercover area before school at 8 – 8.30am on these dates 17th and 24th May and on the 7th and 14th June.


Dates to Remember


Term 2

31st May - Pupil free Day

3rd June - WA Day Public Holiday

4th June - Pupil Free Day

12th June - Faction Cross Country

13th June - Communion Retreat

17th June to 28th June - Swimming Lesson

18th June - Eucharist Workshop @ 4.30pm & 5.45pm

22nd June - Holy Communion @ 1.30pm

28th June - End of Term


Term 3

16th July - Term 3 Commences

26th August - Pupil Free Day

20th September - End of Term


Term 4

8th October - Term 4 Commences

4th November - Pupil Free Day

6th December - End of Term


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

Merit Awards

Congratulations to our most recent Merit Certificate winners:     

PPB Isabella, Shivang & Maizy

PPW Kaylyn & Remi

1B Emmett & Sonal

1W Aela & Aiden

2B Aldrin & Ava

2W Thiyanah, Henry & Amelia

3B Brayden, Benjamin & Harvey

3W Qeshaun & Jennifer

4B Danidza, Max & Bridget

4W Juliana & Andy

5B Machk & Chelsea

5W Olivia, Samuel, Josh & Milena

6B Kalyn & Taj

6W Thomas, Grace & Jack 

Star Class

A big congratulations to Good Shepherd’s Star Class which has been awarded and well earned by 6W . Congratulations to all the students for their efforts and well done to Mrs Purnell.

Faction Points

Term 2

P & F

Parents Night Coin-Chella

Thank you to all the parents involved in organising and registering for our parents night, we just didn't have the numbers this year. But here’s to next year!

Next P&F Meeting

The next meeting will be held on June 11th at 7pm in the school meeting hall.


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!


Isaac 5B

Ivy 6B

Ryan 1W

Emilia KB

Kaylyn 1B

Xavier 2B

Ifeanyi 3B

Mason 6B

Syd 4B

Shaurya 5W


Avitaj 3B

Domenica 6W

Patricia 2B

Mrs Panaia





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)

Kora Childcare

The Servite Sisters  run a childcare centre in Bayswater for over 40 years. This childcare service is mainly for disadvantaged families, migrant and refugee families from 7.30 am -5.30 pm for three days a week (Monday - Wednesday). We have vacancies now to enrol the needed families.

La Salle College

Aus Kick

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.