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What's Happening in Term 2 Week 9

Monday 10th June

Swimming Lessons – PP-Year 2

Tuesday 11th June

Wednesday 12th June

Kindy Green

Thursday 13th June

Friday 14th June

8.30am Merit Assembly & Hymn Singing

West Coast Fever Cup

Sunday 16th June

Message From the Principal

Dear Families,

We had another week full of learning, events, and activities. This week I had the pleasure of Year 5 students and Kindy visit the office so share their great work, our junior classes have been going to swimming lessons, our Year 4 students attended a Retreat Day and the senior students represented St Paul’s at the Winter Carnival.

Miss Connell had another busy week. Working with the other PE, they organised a wonderful Winter Carnival at Bulgarra. Our teams continued to represent St Paul’s with pride, demonstrating teamwork, sportsmanship and having a go. Congratulations to our Girls Soccer and Tennis Teams on being the Champions. Our Boys Soccer and Girls League Tag were close but went down in the final. We give thanks to the parents who took on a team or officiated for the day and appreciate the support of the parents who were able to come down and cheer the students.

This weekend, we invite our St Paul’s community to mass on Sunday morning to support our students celebrating First Eucharist. In their final preparations, Mrs Bennett, Miss Howard, Miss Kempton, and Miss Ukich (prac teacher) took the Year 4 class and additional Sacramental Candidates to St Paul’s Parish on Thursday morning for a Retreat Day. Student celebrating First Eucharist were able to practice receiving the host and complete Reconciliation with Father Tai. Our prayers are with the candidates through this special time and look forward to gathering as a community to celebrate with them.

Bishop Michael has called for a Diocesan Synod to be held in Geraldton in August. The Synod will comprise of representatives from Catholic schools, parishes, heath services and other Catholic organisations. What’s that?? It is an opportunity to hear ideas from all over the diocese about what can be done to help open up the church to people. On Thursday afternoon, a group of St Paul’s and St Luke’s staff joined together for our Synodal Listening Session. The notes from the discussion will be sent to the committee. The committee will collate the notes from the all the listening sessions around the diocese and pull out the main ideas which will be discussed at the Synod in August held in Geraldton. At the conclusion, the Synodal Committee will have agreed actions for parishes and communities around the Geraldton Diocese. We are fortunate to have a courageous Bishop who is open to ideas from the people and looking for new ways to reach people.

Karratha has been hit by a wave of illness with reports of COVID and flu in the community. One thing we’ve learnt about COVID is that it is most contagious in the onset. If your child has been in contact with someone who has COVID and then become ill, please keep them home. This will help stop the spread. We are continuing to promote good hygiene and ensure there is handwash in classes.

Over the last couple of months, Handy Hands have completed works to clear weeds and fertilise the oval. The works have our oval looking a wonderful shade of green and improving the grass cover. Prompt Fencing have completed the installation of a shade sail outside of 2R. This will help keep the room comfortable in the summer sun during Terms 1 and 4. A big thank you to KBSS for the community works. They completed maintenance on the school trailer and have brought it back looking like new! We are continuing to beautify areas of the school so if there are any artistic parents who are interested in helping with some mural type paintings around the school, please get in touch.

How often do you read? And what kind of texts do you read? Like a lot of things, children pick up their attitudes and interests from watching adults. The Premiers Reading Challenge is a great opportunity for parents to read books with their children and share their love of reading. And this is for all age groups. Parents should continue to read with and read to established readers. You can mix it up as well- You can read the text together, listen to the children read or read the book to the children. That time together will help to enhance the experience and foster a love of reading that they will be thankful for in years to come. How many books can you read together for the challenge?

Have a splendid weekend!

 

Ryan Powles

Principal

Winter Carnival

On Wednesday 5th June St Paul’s Primary School competed in the West Pilbara Winter Carnival, a lightening carnival for primary schools in our area. We competed in Soccer, T-Ball, Tag Touch and Tennis. We had a very successful day winning Girls Soccer and the overall winner for Boys and Girls Tennis!

 

All of the other St Paul’s teams fought hard and had strong finishes too, with our Girls Tag Touch and Boys Soccer both narrowly going down in their respective grand finals. The Mixed T-Ball and Boys Tag Touch teams both made semi-final appearances to round out a successful day for St Paul’s.

 

Thank you to all the year 4-6 teachers who helped prepare our students throughout this term in senior sport and those who coached and managed teams on the day also. It was also great to see so many parents come down to support and help coach teams also, your support is much appreciated!

Miss Rose Connell

Physical Education Specialist

Deadly Doors

Check out our Deadly Doors for Reconciliation Week!

P&F News

The Colour Run has been postponed to later in the year. Once a date is set, more information will be sent out.

ICAS Competitions

We know our students are amazing, so we’re giving them the opportunity to showcase and celebrate their talents in the world-renowned ICAS competitions this year.

What is ICAS?
ICAS is an online academic competition that gives students the opportunity to challenge their higher order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing, Spelling Bee, and Digital Technologies.

Every student who participates is celebrated and recognised with a printed certificate in each subject area, and an online results report to track development each year. Top performers are eligible for one of the highly coveted ICAS medals.

Our school access code is: MRC798

Your parent page link is: https://shop.icasassessments.com/pages/pps

First Eucharist

We keep our Year Four students in our prayers as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist on Sunday.

All families are welcome to attend our celebration at 9am on Sunday June 9th, at St Paul’s Church.

The Premier's Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge runs from the 6th of May to the 6th of September. The idea is that you try to read as many books as you can!

It’s a competition right across the state and there’s some great prizes – including a Nintendo Switch.

So, everyone get on board with the Premier’s Reading Challenge for 2024. Get to your books!

What is Happening in Term 2 Week 10

Monday 17th June

Tuesday 18th June

Wednesday 19th June

Kindy Red

Confirmation Information Night – 6.15pm

Thursday 20th June

Friday 21st June

9am – Year 5 Assembly & MJR

Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd June

Confirmation Commitment Mass

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