Newsletter Week 8- Term 4, 2023

Prayer

Principal Message

Advent

Advent is a time in which we prepare for the birth of Jesus at Christmas. The word Advent comes from the Latin “advenio” which translates as “to come to” and refers to the coming of Christ in celebration of his birth at Christmas. At Christmas time we receive gifts but it is the gift of giving that brings more joy.

Reports

Reports will be available at this stage from Thursday afternoon next week. There have been some changes to comments on reports. There is no longer a religion comment and all other areas have more concise comments. When discussing and sharing these with your child, celebrate some strengths and growth and also identify an area of focus for 2024. Please acknowledge the effort your child has put into each area not focusing on simply the grade. A reminder that reports are all available through https://gsl.engage.cewa.edu.au/

Bushfire Risk Area

Good Shepherd Catholic School is in a bushfire risk area. As part of our commitment to safety, the school has a clearly defined bushfire plan. This includes lockdown and evacuation procedures. The school also follows a maintenance plan where guttering and downpipes are cleared regularly.

School Fees

The 2024 school fee schedule is now available at https://www.gsl.wa.edu.au/school-fees-and-charges/. Please note that the 2024 school fees have had a 0% increase.

Keeping Your Child Safe Online During the Holidays

As we approach the holiday season, it's essential to ensure our children's safety extends beyond physical spaces into the digital realm. With the increased screen time during breaks, it's a great opportunity to reinforce healthy online habits and keep our young ones safe while exploring the vast world of the internet.

Here are some tips to help guide your child's online activities during this holiday period:

  1. Open Communication Channels: Encourage open conversations about online safety. Discuss potential online risks, cyberbullying, and the importance of privacy. Let them know they can come to you with any concerns or if they encounter something uncomfortable online.
  2. Set Clear Boundaries and Rules: Establish guidelines for screen time usage and the type of content they can access. Consider setting parental controls and using age-appropriate filters on devices to limit exposure to inappropriate material.
  3. Explore Together: Engage in their online activities. Explore educational websites, apps, and games together. This not only allows you to monitor their interactions but also encourages healthy online exploration.
  4. Educate About Personal Information: Teach your child never to share personal information online, such as their address, phone number, or school details. Remind them that not everyone online is trustworthy.
  5. Monitor Social Media and Online Presence: If your child uses social media platforms, regularly check their profiles and privacy settings. Ensure they understand the importance of not accepting friend requests or engaging with strangers.
  6. Encourage Digital Wellness: Promote breaks from screens and balance between online and offline activities. Encourage hobbies, outdoor play, and family time away from devices.
  7. Stay Informed and Updated: Keep yourself informed about the latest trends and threats in online safety. Consider attending workshops or seeking resources to stay updated on best practices.

 

 

God Bless

Nic Gaglia

Principal

 

Fee Schedule 2024

Senior Leaders Message

On Wednesday, the Year 6’s had their Graduation Dinner Dance and will be soon be going to their last excursion to Adventure World. They will also be doing their Graduation Mass where they will be given their certificates and awards. All classes have started completing some Christmas activities and are excited for the Christmas concert tonight. Merry Christmas everyone!

Keturah and Chimdindu

Kids Newspaper

CEWA Primary School Inter-School Chess Tournament 2023

Congratulations to our amazing top 4 chess champions for 2023.

Gio 2B, Alan 4W, Jeevith 4W, Paul 5B, represented Good Shepherd Catholic School Lockridge in the CEWA Primary School Inter-School Chess Tournament during Term 4.

The tournament occurred over 3 different rounds during the term allowing students to build their skills in between each session.

This is an annual online tournament which started this year for our students and aims to provide an opportunity to learn, play and extend their chess skills with Catholic Primary Schools in WA.

They had a wonderful time and what a great experience!!!

Looking forward to the 2024 Chess Tournament.

RSPCA Youth Award

How Much Money I Raised to Give to the RSPCA

During Genius Hour this year, I wanted to learn ‘How Much Money Can I Raise to Give to the RSPCA’? I did this because I’m passionate about every single animal in the world! In order for me to give money to the RSPCA I needed to set up a fundraiser which I did, I had raffles and a door prize with friends and family. I raised $435 at my fundraiser and $573 on my website. I also collected pet collars, pet food, clean towels! I was awarded an award from RSPCA for all of my fundraising efforts.

Catholic School Parents Western Australia

 

 

Dear Good Shepherd Catholic School (lockridge),

Welcome to the latest edition of our CSPWA eNewsletter!

Visit the link below to view your newsletter:https://cspwa.schoolzineplus.com/news?nid=49

Regards,Siobhan AllenExecutive Director

Dates to Remember

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Term 4

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.

Birthdays

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

Birthday

Austin 5W

Elyse KW

Leah KW

Silva 1B

Siane 6W

Aiden 2W

Oliver 3B

Aaliyah 3W

Chloe 4B

Caoimhe 4B

Aidan 3B

Annalise PPB

Mrs Dalzell

 

Canteen

 

 

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)

Uniform Shop

HOLIDAY TRADING 

The uniform shop will be opened on Monday 22nd January 2024 from 10am to 12 noon for last minute purchases.

Kindy T shirts and Graduation shirts will be distributed to Classes on arrival.

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:  https://www.gsl.wa.edu.au/booklists/

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 www.campion.com.au - 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 https://www.gsl.wa.edu.au/enrolment/ or by phoning the School Office on 62789500. Applications close: 8th December 2023

 

Vinnies Christmas Appeal

Chisholm Catholic College Carols by Candlelight

Camp Australia

Camp Australia is looking in to the viability of a full day holiday Rocketeers program here at Good Shepherd Catholic School. If this is something that would be of benefit, please take a few minutes to complete this survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QLX7KMV

 

Bayswater Waves

Gridkids Program 2023

Centre for Faith Enrichment

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.