Newsletter Week 8 – Term 2, 2023


Message from the Principal

First Holy Communion

On the weekend many of our Year 4 students celebrated their First Holy Communion. First Holy Communion is a time when our students are invited to share in the Eucharistic. This is the part of the mass where the bread and wine become the body and blood of Jesus. It was wonderful to see all the students dressed up with beaming smiles on their faces. We are grateful to our dedicated teachers and parents who have lovingly guided our students. It was especially uplifting to hear our amazing choir make the day even more special.


Cross Country

On Wednesday the weather was certainly on our side. All went very well with students giving 100% and cheering on all their friends. Cross country is a great event that all students are able to participate in and is a great way to stay fit. A big thankyou to Mr B and all our staff and parents who helped make  it such a great day.  

Staff Professional Development

Staff attended Bilya Koort Boodja Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge located in the Shire of Northam on the foreshore of the Avon River. Staff engaged in cultural and language activities leaning more about the language and culture of the Nyoongar people.



Indigenous Carnival

Students from Good Shepherd, St Michaels and St Bridget’s competed in Footy, Soccer and Netball games.  The GSL students wore their brand new interschool sports jerseys which were donated by our fantastic P&F who also provided sausages for all three schools. Apart from a bit of rain the day went very well. Well done to Mr B who organised and coordinated the entire event.

Seesaw Communication

Seesaw is a great source of communication between school and home. A reminder that if you are using it to communicate with staff that it may not be checked during the school day and it may take 24hrs to get a response. Therefore, please do not use it to pass on urgent messages. If you need to contact your child to let them know things such as who is picking them up, please contact the front office.

Holidays during Term Time

If you are taking your child out of school for an extended period of time for a holiday, please fill out the Absentee Form on the School website As stated in the School Education Act (1999,) it is expected all students should attend school for each day that it is open for instruction unless unwell and/or physically incapable of attending. While families are not encouraged to take time off during school time this is sometimes unavoidable. There are no expectations for teachers to provide a program of work for students while on holiday during term time.

 Sick Children

There are plenty of winter illnesses that are currently affecting our students and staff. These infectious diseases transfer very quickly and both students and teachers are susceptible. You can help by keeping your children at home if they are unwell or symptomatic (including runny noses and coughs). Please do not send your child to school unwell as sick children will be sent home.

God bless


Nic Gaglia


Dates to Remember


Term 2

CPSSA Winter Carnival 

Wednesday 222nd June 

Reconciliation Workshops

Tuesday 27th June @ 4.30pm & 5.45pm

Sushi Day 

Wednesday 28th June

World's Greatest Shave 

Thursday 29th June

Last Day of Term 2

Friday 30th June

Pupil Free Day 

Monday 17th July

Term 3 Commences

Tuesday 18th July

Year 3 Sacrament of Reconciliation

Friday 21st July

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

Year 6 Senior Leaders

Last week our year six students participated in the Indigenous sport carnival in Midland they played in three sports Soccer, Footy and Netball we hope everyone enjoyed the carnival. Speaking of carnivals our year sixes again are going to the winter sport carnival on the 22 of June and will be playing in the same sports with the same team but playing against more schools, don’t be late because the bus leaves at 9:00 a.m. Also guess what? There is even more sports.

On Wednesday we had Cross Country our year 3 to 6 students all ran laps around the school with each year’s laps slowly increasing. Congratulations to Maali for once again winning the overall shield. Well done to all who participated, and a huge congrats to our winners and runners-up.

We hope you have a lovely weekend. Not long till school holidays.

This is for the teachers!!!

Year 4 Sacrament of Eucharist

The Sacrament of First Holy Communion for the Year 4 children took place on Saturday 10 June 2023. Congratulations to all our children who made their First Holy Communion today. God bless you all on your very special day 🙏The children were amazing and we are just so proud of each and every one of you! We are grateful to their parents, catechists and teachers who together worked hard to prepare them for this very special day on their journey of faith! May the love of Jesus forever remain close to you as you receive Him in the Eucharist!Thank you to Father Al and Father Paul for leading us in such a prayerful and peaceful ceremony.Special thanks to the school choir who sang beautifully for this occasion.And a very sincere thank you to everyone who contributed in any way ,to make the day such a memorable one!! 💕


Faction Cross Country


Well done to all our students in years 3-6 for their wonderful efforts at the Faction Cross Country Carnival! The weather cleared up perfectly for the afternoon and our students were able to demonstrate all their hard work and training. Congratulations to our medal winners on the day and to Maali faction for winning their sixth year in a row! Huge thanks to all our staff and parents for their help on the day.

Kids Newspaper


Book Club


Premier's Reading Challenge

We have 230 excited students who have registered for the Premier’s Reading Challenge and logging in their books each week.

These students are in the weekly prize draw for many wonderful prizes including tourism, technology, author workshops, book packs and much more.

Good Shepherd won the best school award last year 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.

What a wonderful literacy engagement program to encourage students to read and build positive relationships to reading.

Please register your child/ children using this link and go to “support” for sign in details

If you are not sure how to register, please let me know and I will register your child and log in their books for you, so they are in the draw for a weekly prize.    The students are so excited to be a part of this reading challenge.                                                                                                                                                           

Please note this challenge ends September 8th so please register ASAP to be a part of this reading journey.

Thank you so much.                                                                                                                                                                 

Helen Tomazin                                                                                                                                                                        

Library Technician         

Merit Awards

Newsletter Week 10 - Term 1 2023

Congratulations to our most recent Merit Certificate winners:

PPB Ashrika & Roman

PPW James & Aela

1B Ophelia & Henry

1W Ethan & Luciana

2B Elijah & Pia

2W Zara & Ifeanyi

3B Sebastian & Oliver

3W Andy, Vance & Varun

4B Jonty & Samuel

4W Jeevith & Summer

5B Massimo, Arielle & Kim

5W Romeo & Christopher

6B  Sofia, Isabel & Regan 

6W Lewis & Eamon



Faction Points

Points Total Term 2 2023

FOLEY       684

MAALI       679

FRANCIS     479

NOONAN    493

Star Class


A big congratulations to Good Shepherd’s Star Class which has been awarded and well earned by 4W. Congratulations to all the students for their efforts and well done to Mrs Morrell.

P&F Page


Click HERE to book

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.
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Next Meeting

Tuesday 25 July 2023 Hall Meeting room at 7.00pm Hope to see you there!





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!


Hailey 6B

Thiyanah 1W

Martin 5B

Alex 1W

Milena 4W

Elena 5B

Scarlett 5W

Jian PPW

Mzoe 5B

Isabelle 5B

Elizabeth PPB

Oliver PPW

Destiny 1W

Havana 5W

Xavier 6W

Isabella KB

Alex 3W

Zaneya 6W

Mrs Kelly

Mrs Tomazin

Mrs Casaurano


Uniform Shop





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.

World's Greatest Shave


With no screening programs available and no means of prevention through lifestyle changes, blood cancer is Australia's hidden cancer crisis. Every day, 53 Aussies are diagnosed with blood cancer, and 16 will lose their life. We can't delay taking action together. That's why we have decided to take part in the Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave. We will be raising crucial funds that help give those facing blood cancer all the support and information they need, while driving breakthrough research projects discovering better ways to diagnose and treat blood cancer. You have the power to help me make an extraordinary difference. Big or small, every donation counts. Will you help by sponsoring us?

Please click HERE to sponsor Good Shepherd 2023



iPads for Sale

Dear Parents and Guardians

iPads for Sale (7th Generation)

We have a limited number of 5th, 6th and 7th -generation iPads available for purchase. These iPads were previously used by our students and are being offered at the price of $150.

To express your interest in purchasing one of these iPads, please send an email to Please include your name and contact information in the email.

All names will be recorded. I there is a surplus of interest, successful purchasers' names will be randomly selected via an online generator. If you are selected, you will be notified via email on Monday, 26th June.

Please make sure to check your inbox on that day. The iPads will need to be collected on Wednesday, 28th June from 7am – 4:30pm. The collection point will be the school hall area. Please note that payment must be made in cash and all sales are final, and there will be no returns.

Each iPad will come with a cover and a charger included.

To register your interest and secure your chance of purchasing an iPad, please email Iolanda at Remember, iPad numbers are limited, and you will receive an email if you are successfully chosen to purchase an iPad on Wednesday, 28th June.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

 Katie Smith-Webb

Centre for Faith Enrichment

Blanket Collection

Kids Marngrook NAIDOC Round

Soccer School Parent Info

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