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What's Happening in Term 1 Week 9

Monday 25th March

Easter Raffle Draw

Tuesday 26th March

10am Evacuation Drill

Wednesday 27th March

Thursday 28th March

9:00am Stations of the Cross

Friday 29th March

Good Friday Public Holiday

Message From the Principal

Dear Parents and School Community,

Another week has quickly passed but it was full of fun events with Harmony Day, the Dockers Cup and a merit assembly.

Our school is fortunate to have students and families from different countries and cultures which enriches our classrooms. The students enjoy learning about different family traditions and customs and Harmony Day is a great opportunity for students to share their stories in the class and with their buddies. You can read more about Harmony Day further down. Well done to our Year 5 and 6 students who participated in the Docker’s Cup today. We are proud of your efforts, sportsmanship and manners in representing our school. Congratulations to all our merit award winners this week and a shout out to Harry in 4R for the MJR Award. This special award acknowledges someone in our school community who is consistently demonstrating the spirit of Jesus. He had multiple nominations for the way that he lifts people around him through encouragement and inclusion. Congratulations Harry.

Last weekend was an enjoyable evening at the St Pat’s Quiz Night. Thank you once again to our small but mighty P&F executive team for their organisation and a big thank you to all those who were able to come down and assist with the set up and pack away, along with those who had found sponsors and sold tickets in the lead up to the event. Also thank you to the sponsors and lucky auction winners for helping the school raise funds for the new playgrounds.

We have recently welcomed Georgia Martin-Popham to St Paul’s to complete her Social Work prac placement. Georgia will be at St Paul’s until June providing pastoral support for students and classes. You can find out more about Georgia and the role of a Social Worker further in the memo.

It is good to see footy is back and even better that Sydney has had a great start to this season. With basketball finishing this week, good luck to all our students and parents who are playing in the final!

Ryan Powles


Social Work Placement- Georgia

Hello! My name is Georgia, and I am a third-year social work student from Perth. I will be based at St. Paul’s for the next term while I learn the role of a school social worker. My placement role is in collaboration with the WA Centre for Rural Health. This position brings a unique opportunity for both myself and St Paul’s Primary to learn more about social work.

In light of World Social Work Day on 19 March, I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce myself to the St. Paul’s Primary School Community and share some facts about the role of a school social worker:

A school social workers’ role is to enhance a child’s engagement at school by collaborating with the student, family and staff to achieve success. Success is not just about academics, but also wellbeing and happiness. We work to ensure successful learning outcomes, relieve distress, and remove barriers to learning. We engage in whole school, class, and small group work to create a safe and inclusive community. Our role extends to supporting all members of the school community (staff, parents, and students) through problem-solving services and holistic solutions. For example, capacity building, school wide education and initiatives on topics such as emotional regulation, prevention strategies, healthy relationships, and conflict resolution.

You can find the official definition of a school social work here

World Social Work Day: World Social Work Day raises awareness about humanitarian issues facing individuals and communities. This year’s theme for World Social Work day is ‘Buen Vivir: Shared Future for Transformative Change’. The theme highlights the need for community-led approaches to social work, incorporating Indigenous knowledge and nature.

This week I have enjoyed getting to know the students and seeing what a kind community St Paul’s Primary School is. You may see some content from me pop up in the newsletter in future with some resources related to what we are doing in school that week.

Kind regards,


Make Jesus Real Award

A big congratulations to Harry for receiving our MJR award this term. Harry is always willing to welcome others into his games and shows excellent sportsmanship. In class, he is there to coach and encourage his classmates to do their best. Thank you for bringing the Spirit of Jesus into our school Harry!

Ride 2 School Day

Today was National Ride 2 School Day!

Across the country, over 350,000 students joined together to ride, walk, scoot or skate to school. School-aged children are encouraged to get 60 minutes of exercise a day, and walking or riding to school is a great way to work towards this. It also has a positive effect on our environment by reducing our carbon footprint.

What a great start to our Friday!

Project Compassion

Thank you to all of our families for your generous donations throughout this Lenten period. We are currently on track to exceed last year’s amount of $1000!

We ask that all Project Compassion boxes be returned this week, with the class fundraising the highest amount earning a free dress day.

Harmony Day

Thursday March 21st was national Harmony Day! This was a day to celebrate all of the different cultures that are a part of Australia. It was also an opportunity to pay tribute to the First Australians.

At St Paul’s, students wore something to represent their culture, or they wore orange as a symbol of open communication and respect.  Classes participated  in buddy activities and had meaningful conversations around what the meaning of harmony.

2024 Parent Calendar & Pupil Free Days

Please click on the following link to view the 2024 Parent Calendar: Term 1 2024 Parent Calendar
Website Calendar

Confirmed Pupil Free Days for 2024

Term 2

Monday 15th April – Friday 28th June

Thursday 25 April ANZAC Day

Thursday 30 May and Friday 31 May Staff Professional Development

Monday 3 June WA Day (5 day weekend)

Term 3

 Tuesday 16th July – Friday 20th September

Monday 15 July Staff Professional Development

Monday 5 August FeNaCl

Friday 30 August Catholic Day

Term 4

 Monday 7th October – Friday 6th December

Monday 4 November Staff Professional Development

Upcoming Events

What is Happening in Term 2 Week 1

Monday 15th April

Students back to school

Tuesday 16th April

Wednesday 17th April

Thursday 18th April

Friday 19th April

8:30am Merit Assembly

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