Newsletter Week 9 – Term 4, 2023

Prayer

Principal Message

Christmas Concert

We had an absolutely wonderful time at our school Christmas Concert last week! It was amazing to feel the true Christmas spirit. A huge thank you goes out to Mrs. Reedman and Mr. Coleman for their incredible efforts in preparing our students for this special event. This year we were very fortunate to have our superb parent band accompany the students throughout the evening they were truly amazing!

I also want to extend my gratitude to all the staff who pitched in to set up, tidy, and help organize the students—these events shine because of your support. A special shout-out to our incredible P&F for bringing in the delicious food vans that added even more warmth to our Christmas celebrations! Thank you all for making this evening a magical celebration of the Christmas spirit!

Year 6 Graduation

Congratulations to our Year 6 students and their families on their Graduation. It's been truly inspiring to see the tremendous growth in all our Year 6 students. Here's to wishing them the very best as they embark on their high school adventure!

Christmas Wishes

I'm grateful to both our dedicated staff and supportive families for their continuous efforts in shaping our school into the wonderful place it is today. At Good Shepherd, one of the aspects I deeply admire is our commitment to nurturing the diverse talents and gifts our students possess through our varied program. Our aim is to empower every child to reach their academic heights while prioritizing their spiritual, social, and emotional growth. As the festive season approaches, I extend warm wishes for a joyful Christmas and hope you all can relish some precious family moments together.

God Bless

Nic Gaglia

Principal

 

Music Scholarship and Music Specialist Program Placement Recipients

Chisholm Catholic College

Kyra 6B on clarinet

Mater Dei College

Michael 6B on trombone

Kiara College

Siane 6W for voice

La Salle College

Teliah 6B on flute

Darryl 6W on percussion

Jiro 6W on saxophone

Chimdindu 6W on clarinet

Valerie 6W on trumpet

Eamonn 6W on trumpet

 

Kayshaun 5B has auditioned and being accepted in the WA Youth Orchestra (WAYO Sinfonietta 2024) on cello. We offer him all the best on this new journey in music!

Premier’s Reading Challenge Prize

This morning we were awarded our Premier’s Reading Challenge Prize with WA author/ illustrator Sean E Avery who presented our students with an amazing session that included Storytime from his book “Frank’s Red Hat”.

Sean illustrated a character from his “Friendly Bee” series as well as being treated to an illustration session where students were able to draw with Sean. The students loved drawing Frank the Penguin.

Sean has kindly donated a wonderful signed and illustrated Frank’s Red Hat poster as well as a Friendly Bee signed illustration for our library.

What an inspiring, engaging, and entertaining session and a great message of not giving up and always giving it a go.

Thank you to everyone for all your support in the Premier’s Reading Challenge.

Please note Certificates for this challenge will be issued to year 6 only today due to a delay in the mailing house and the remainder will be issued in 2024.

Keep up the reading and have a wonderful holiday break.

Thank you so much.

Helen Tomazin

Library Technician

 

 

Dates to Remember

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Term 1

31st January - Term 1 Commences

4th March - Public Holiday

18th March - End of Term

 

Term 2

15th April - Term 2 Commences

26th April - Public Holiday

31st May - Pupil free Day

3rd June - Public Holiday

4th June - Pupil Free Day

28th June - End of Term

 

Term 3

16th July T- erm 3 Commences

26th August - Pupil Free Day

20th September - End of Term

 

Term 4

8th October - Term 4 Commences

6th December - End of Term

 

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

Evie 1B

Pia 2B

Noah 4W

Olivia 5B

Edie 1B

Leo 2B

Valentina 6W

Aria KB

Mrs Bartucciotto

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

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

 

Centre for Faith Enrichment

Midvale Hub Parenting Service

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.

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