Newsletter Week 8 – Term 2, 2024


Principal Message

What a busy last 3 weeks we have planned at Good Shepherd. Today we had a beautiful Liturgy hosted by PPB. They shared the message that they are children of God and when they need help, they can ask God, their parents and friends for help. The parents/guardians and grandparents then went to visit their classroom. Liturgies at Good Shepherd have been a wonderful new initiative which has seen younger children participate in an age-appropriate service.

Staff Professional Development Days

Regional Faith Day

Staff participated in a regional faith day on Friday 31st May. It was a wonderful experience for staff to connect with other primary schools in the Eastern Region. Father Elio Capra shared the importance of sharing scripture stories, and he demonstrated how staff can use art to teach scripture stories.

Berry Street Professional Devlopment

On Tuesday all staff were involved in the first day of Berry Street training. This is a 4 day Professional Development that staff will take part in over the next 2 years. The Berry Street Education Model (BSEM) equips schools with practical, classroom-based strategies to increase the engagement of all students, including those with complex, unmet learning needs. The teachers enjoyed learning new brain breaks and will slowly implement new strategies.

Year 4 Holy Communion

Next week on Thursday year 4 classes will participate in a full day retreat to help prepare them for their first Holy Communion.  They will celebrate their First Holy Communion on Saturday 22nd June at 1:30pm.

Greatest Shave and Starlight foundation (wear purple on the 14th June)

Next week Good Shepherd will host the World's Greatest Shave. Fifteen students and two brave teachers will be participating in the event which will take place in the hall at 9:00am on Friday 14th June. The money raised will go to the Leukaemia Foundation.

All students are invited to wear purple for a gold coin donation to raise awareness about childhood cancer. Funds for wearing purple will be donated to the Starlight Foundation.
Students can either bring a gold coin on the day or parents/carers can donate via the Trybooking link for each event.


God Bless

Nic Gaglia

Seniors Leader Message

Hello students and families,
Last week we had the Indigenous Carnival where the students participated in either AFL, soccer or netball. Even though we got soaked from the rain, all the students had fun and showed great sportsmanship. It was great getting to meet some of the students from the other schools and having a community lunch with them. The Greatest Shave is coming up on June 14th. All participants are excited and ready for a shave or a trim! It is not too late to donate!
Mariah and Ethan.

World's Greatest Shave

The World's Greatest Shave at Good Shepherd will be taking place next week Friday in the hall. We are very fortunate that Felicity Renner and Linda Tompsitt, who is a People Living with Blood Cancer Co-Ordinator, will be joining us. While the 18 student participants and two teachers are getting shaved or trimmed, Linda will have a quick presentation to the school regarding her role and how the World's Greatest Shave helps those going through a diagnosis.It's not too late to donate! Any donation – big or small – will make a real, tangible difference. For those who would like to donate, please click HERE

Kids Newspaper


Premier Reading Challenge


Just a courtesy reminder if you haven’t registered, to please register for “The Premier’s Reading Challenge”.

Students in Kindy to Year 6 are all welcome to participate and register.

If you signed a form allowing me to register, I have registered for you and logged in books. You don’t need to register as it is all arranged.

If you haven’t signed a form and you would like me to register for you, please let your class teacher, myself the front office and I can arrange to register and log in your books for you.

You will find more information HERE and you can register your child/children and log in their books.

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. There is a major prize at the end of this challenge with the most registrations in a school.

The Challenge started in 2022 and we are very proud to have won best school award in 2022 and 2023.

Please see me if you need assistance in registering.

Books to log in include library books, take home readers, reading a book 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. The students love participating in this challenge with so much enthusiasm and community spirit.

Please register HERE using this link and go to “support” for sign in details 

When registering please use your child’s name (Student Name) and using the link Good Shepherd Catholic School Lockridge.

Thank you so much for all your support in reading.


Helen Tomazin




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

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.

Faction Points

Term 2

P & F

Cyber Safety and Digital Awareness Parent Seminar - June 19th 6.15pm

Parenting in the digital age can be complex and challenging. Whilst there are many benefits for our children being online, there are also risks. As the trusted adults in our children’s lives we can support them to maximise the benefits and minimise the risks. Come join us for our cyber safety workshop.

You will leave this workshop with conversation starters, practical strategies and resource recommendations to support you.

Next P&F Meeting

The next meeting will be held on June 11th at 7pm in the school meeting hall. If you would like to join via TEAMS link, please email the P&F for the link.


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!


Hyat 3B

Ezra 3W

Lily KB

Josh 5W

Akachukwu KB

Liam 5W

Avery KW

Samuel 6W

Ethan 2B

Margarette 4B

Jamie 1W

Emma 2B

Ashton 2W

Lauren 5W

Alvia 5B

Thiyanah 2W

Martin 6B

Alex 2B

Mrs Beros

Mrs Butler

Mrs Kelly

Mrs Tomazin




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)

City of Swan

Ellenbrook Arts - Kids Art Classes

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.