Newsletter Week 6- Term 4, 2023


Principal Message

Remembrance Day

Last Saturday marked Remembrance Day, a solemn occasion where we honour the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month when peace emerged on the Western Front, signifying the end of World War I in 1918. Throughout the past century, this moment has been embraced worldwide as a time to commemorate the service and sacrifices of those who served in all conflicts. On this day, we remember the lives given in service to our country, those who returned injured, and those currently serving.

Executive Director Transition at Catholic Education WA

We received news from the Bishops of Western Australia regarding the conclusion of Dr. Debra Sayce's tenure as the Executive Director of Catholic Education WA on December 31, 2023. Dr. Sayce will be assuming the role of inaugural Head of Mission Enhancement and Outreach for the Archdiocesan Agencies in the Archdiocese of Perth. The Bishops have appointed Mr. Wayne Bull, the current Deputy Executive Director, to take on the role of Executive Director for 2024.

NFL National Competition

Ten of our Tear 6 students have proudly represented WA in a national competition hosted in Queensland. Even though we did not come away as overall winners I was very proud of each child. Not only did they do a wonderful job representing our school, but they were exceptional WA ambassadors.

 Premier’s Reading Challenge Achievements

Congratulations to all students for triumphing in The Premier’s Reading Challenge in the 401 to 600 student category. A special commendation goes to our exceptional Library Technician, Mrs. Tomazin, who clinched the inaugural Challenge Champion of Champions title!

BWA Summer Slam Northam Cup Victory

Our remarkable year 6 girls' basketball team has secured the title of BWA Summer Slam Northam Cup champions! Defeating mixed teams from the wheatbelt in every game, they've now earned an invitation to the Champions Cup!

Harmony Day Celebrations

Commencing with drumming, the Harmony Day celebration was a fantastic way to immerse the children in the spirit of the day. It was heart warming to witness numerous kids wear traditional attire, and we were especially delighted to have several parents joining in to share their cultural heritage. Thank you to all those parents who supported this day.

Obstacle-a-thon Event

What an amazing day we had for the Obstacle-a-thon. All our students conquered the challenging course throughout the school. It was wonderful to see many parents volunteering on the day. Without the efforts of the P&F and parents volunteers we wouldn’t be able to run these events. Your ongoing support is much appreciated.

Staffing 2024

2024 will see a few changes firstly we farewell Cara Dilena who has been at Good Shepherd for the past 10 Years, Cara will be spending quality time with her children while working closer to home we wish her all the best. Amy Naylor has a long relationship with Good Shepherd attending as a student and then returning as a teacher. In 2024 Amy will be moving to Albany to work at St Joseph’s, we wish her well on this new adventure. Danae Florias has only worked for a short time at Good Shepherd but we wish her the best of luck in her future endeavours in education.

The following staff will be taking leave; Katrina Jenkins will be going on Maternity leave, Fran Atkinson will be taking long service leave and will return Term 4 and Kirsten Pesce will be taking leave for the duration of 2024 returning January 2025 her replacement will be confirmed shortly.

Welcome back to Renae Butler, Shannon Nash and Connie Mezzatesta. We also welcome Kym Zagar, Neil Hamilton Browne and Samantha Cherubino to our staff for 2024.


Principal: Mr Nic Gaglia 

Assistant Principal: Mrs Lisa Deans  

                                      Mrs Katie Smith-Webb 

                                      Mrs Renae Butler 


Administration: Mrs Adelina Kusabs     -    Finance Officer 

                              Mrs Siobhan Darge   -     Finance Assistant 

                              Mrs Jenny Lazzaroni  -     Administration Officer 

                              Mrs Caroline Hiss       -     Administration Assistant 


Kindy Blue Teacher: Mrs Ebonie Mackenzie  

Education Assistants: Mrs Leanne Barns & Mrs Melissa Vidovich  


Kindy White Teacher: Mrs Stefania Musbah  

Education Assistants: Mrs Jenny Lord & Mrs Melissa Vidovich  


PPB Teacher: Ms Jill Pearce & Iolanda Jennings             

Education Assistant: Mrs Bell Simeoni                                                             

PPW Teachers: Mrs Kym Zagar 

Education Assistant: Mrs Susanna Ammendolea 


Year 1B Teacher: Mrs Luisa Panaia & Samantha Cherubino             

Education Assistant: Mrs Wendy Pedulla 


Year 1W Teacher: Miss Emily Paterniti  

Education Assistant: Mrs Caroline Hiss                                         


Year 2B Teachers: Mrs Sarah Andrew  

Year 2W Teachers: Mrs Tara Ryan  & Mrs Gabrielle Causerano 

Education Assistant: Mrs Caren Mahoney 


Year 3B Teachers: TBC 

Year 3W Teacher: Mrs Elisa Mitchell  

Education Assistant: Mrs Carmel Bova 


Year 4B Teachers: Mrs Chris Caridi 

Year 4W Teacher: Mrs Rebecca Morrell   

Education Assistant: Mrs Connie Mezzatesta 


Year 5B Teachers: Mrs Krystel Barlow  

Year 5W Teachers: Miss Davina Sankar  

Education Assistant: Mrs Janet Klaver  


Year 6B Teacher: Mr Neil Hamilton Browne 

Year 6W Teachers: Mrs Kate Purnell             

Education Assistant: Mrs Siobhan Darge 


Music Teacher: Mrs Vanessa Reedman                

Literacy Support: Ms Helen Lornie  

Library Technician: Mrs Helen Tomazin                

Gifted & Talented: Mrs Siobhan Kelly 

Science Teacher: Mrs Siobhan Kelly                     

Phys Ed Teacher: Mr Oliver Blatchford 

HASS Teacher & GECKOS Coordinator : Mrs Rebecca Michaelson 


Coordinators : 

Numeracy:       TBA                                                     

Literacy: Ms Helen Lornie   

ICT: Mrs Iolanda Jennings                    

Special Needs & EAL/D: Mrs Lisa Manifold 

ECE : Mrs Luisa Panaia                          

Aboriginal Co: Mrs Rebecca Michaelson 


SWD EA’s:                                      

Mrs Tracy Mellican 

Mrs Caren Mahoney 

Mrs Susan Beros 

Mrs Italia Vaccaro  

Ms Shannon Nash 

Mrs Vikki Stillisano 

Miss Allanah Dedman 

Mrs Katrina Dalzell 

Mrs Helen Millard           (Nurse) 

Mrs Tara Guerriero         (Nurse) 


Groundsman: Mr Vince Bentley  

Canteen: Mrs Debbie Aden 

                   Mrs Michelle Naughtin 

Uniform Shop: Mrs Debbie Aden             

Social / Chaplaincy Worker : Ms Ann Cutler  


God Bless


Nic Gaglia



Senior Leaders Message

On Monday a few of our year 6’s flew to Brisbane to represent WA in NFL flag football. Well done to everyone who participated! On Friday (today) the year 5’s participated in the summer carnival; the games are cricket, tennis and frisbee. Don’t forget to bring your assigned food for the St Vinnie’s food collection!

Keturah and Chimdindu

Term 4 Student Leaders

Kids Newspaper




Pleased note all Library and Lexile books need to be returned to the library by Week 7 for stocktake.

Also thank you so much to all the students and parents who embraced the Premier’s Reading Challenge this year. I am very proud of our students who participated in this challenge. Congratulations, we won again!!!!!

What a positive impact this challenge has achieved. Did you know all our students who participated in this Premier’s Reading Challenge read over 11,000 books during the 4-month challenge.

Looking forward to the 2024 Premier’s Reading Challenge.

Thank you so much for all your support throughout the year.

It is greatly appreciated.

Helen Tomazin

Library Technician

Exiting Parents / Volunteers Afternoon Tea

On Thursday 30 November at 2.15pm there will be a Devonshire tea held in the School Hall for the many volunteers who have supported the school during the year.  We would also like to invite those parents who are leaving the school at the end of the year, as their children move to other schools.  To assist with catering please RSVP your attendance by Friday 24 November via the forms link here:

Dates to Remember


Term 4

Liturgy - 1W
Friday 24th November

Special Sushi Day
Tuesday 28th November

Year 6 Dinner Dance 
Wednesday 29th November

Christmas Concert
Friday 1st December

Graduation Mass
Monday 4th December

Mass & Assembly- Year 6
Friday 8th December

Last day of Term 4
Friday 8th December


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

Merit Awards

Congratulations to our most recent Merit Certificate winners:    

Newsletter Week 8 - Term 3, 2023

PPB Patience, Isaac

PPW Quincey, Vianca, Charlee

1B Xavier, Ella, Derrick

1W Vasudeva, Charlie, Destiny

2B Zac, George

2W Conall, Eva, William

3B Oliver, Juliano, Annabelle, Aleisha

3W Angelina, Jayden, Saoirse 

4B Annabelle G, Alvia

4W Chloe, Bryson

5B Chikanyima, Jared, Ava

5W Jack, Austin, Havana

6B Isabella, Hadi, Aliyah

6W Jiro, Kehara, Rudraksh

Many Gifts, One Spirit Award

Congratulations to our most recent Many Gifts, One Spirit Award recipients in acknowledgement of showing the school value of Diversity during Term 4, 2023:


Sophie is very deserving of this award because Sophie is an all-round kind student. I have many wonderful things I could say about Sophie and if I did we would be here for hours, but in particular about Diversity, she is always accepting of others. She celebrates her friends' achievements, cheers them on and most recently for Harmony Day was very complimentary to her peers culture and their wonderful cultural dress. On many occasions I heard her say how beautiful or awesome her peers looked. Well done Sophie. I am a very proud teacher.  


Good Shepherd’s commitment to diversity is not just about recognising multicultural backgrounds; it’s about embracing the unique qualities, abilities, and gifts that each of us bring to our school. William embodies this spirit wholeheartedly. His ability to accept everyone is inspiring. He has fostered a sense of belonging. William’s actions speak volumes about his character whether it’s through his advocacy for cultural awareness, his support for individuals or simply the kindness he extends to all, William’s impact on those he has met, is immeasurable. 


Faction Points

Points Total Term 4 2023

FOLEY      1897

MAALI      1730

FRANCIS    1637

NOONAN    1647

P&F Page

P&F for 2024

The P&F would like to introduce the new P&F Committee and Executive for 2024:-

Holly Vecchio              Chair
Melissa Bonatto          Vice Chair
Claire Burrow              Secretary

Aimee Iaccuso            Committee Member
Nicole Sadler              Committee Member
Julia Kluver                 Committee Member
Jobin Job                    Committee Member
Brionney Banks          Committee Member
Shilpa Bhat                 Committee Member
Amritpal Masuta          Committee Member

We are looking forward to another amazing P&F year!





This year alone the P&F have purchased and contributed towards the following :-

  • Playground markings
  • Indigenous interschool jerseys
  • Rugs for Year 1 and Year 2
  • Keyboard for the Music department
  • Year 6 Furniture
  • Year 6 Graduation (Grad Koalas, Grad Dinner and prizes)
  • Sandwhich Press for canteen

Along with the above we have held so many events including:-

  • Sundowner
  • Easter raffle
  • Mothers day morning /gifts
  • Hosted Auskick BBQ
  • BBQ for Interschool carnival
  • Movie Night 2023
  • Anniversay TeaTowels and Lapel pins
  • Father’s day afternoon/gifts
  • Book Fair 2023
  • Obstacle-a-Thon 2023
  • Parish Morning Tea
  • Bunnings Sausage sizzle

And lastly we are looking forward to the Christmas Concert where we are able to use the profits from the sale of candles and the food trucks attending to provide a donation to Wheelchair for Kids.


Monies are now due for the Obstacle-a-Thon! There is still time to return your monies. We Can’t wait to see who the winners are!!



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. We wish them a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


Rocco PPB

Chimdindu 6W

Celine KB

Arrabella PPB

Tasha 1B

Uchechi PPW

Cruze 6B

Isabelle 1B

George 2B

Mrs Barlow

Mrs Patterni




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)

Booklists 2024

Back to School Supplies List - Sylvania High School


Booklists for students 2024 have been sent home with your child.  A copy is also available via the school website here:

The booklist is available through Campion as per the same process as last year. Parents will have several options to purchase and receive their Booklist prior to attending school on the first day, being Wednesday 31 January 2024.  Simply tick the items you wish to purchase on the lists provided. Please note there are specific textbooks for year levels that must be purchased for 2024 as itemised on your booklists.

Options for ordering are:

  1. Online Order Options - Using school Code 4H2R
  • School Pick UpYou can place your order online by 15 December 2023 and then pick up your package from the Undercover Area on Monday 22 January 2024 between the hours of 11:00 am until 12:00 pm.
  • Delivery OptionsOrder online by the 15 December 2023 and delivery to your home or business FREE of charge. Orders placed after 15 December 2023 may incur a fee.
  1. While You Wait Collection ServiceCollection can be arranged at Malaga and Willetton stores, please see the booklist for details

For further information please ensure you read carefully the information on the booklist provided for your child. If you haveany further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Students Not Attending in 2024


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If your child will not be attending Good Shepherd Catholic School in 2024 you are asked to please notify the school office in writing as soon as possible.

2025 Kindy Enrolments


2022 Kindergarten Enrolments


Children born between 1st July 2020 and 30th June 2021 are eligible for kindergarten 2025.  Kindergarten enrolments are now being accepted at the school office.   

Application forms can be obtained via the school website or by phoning the School Office on 62789500. Applications close: 8th December 2023


Vinnies Christmas Appeal

Chisholm Catholic College Carols by Candlelight

La Salle College Carols by Candlelight

SPOTS WA - Speech Pathology

Gridkids Program 2023

North Dianella Netball Club

Centre for Faith Enrichment


Facebook & Instragram

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