30 Munday Road, High Wycombe WA 6057 Phone: 6216 8400                      NEWSLETTER No. 37
                Email:    Website:                    27th November 2019

                  For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your
                 love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering
                                                  you in my prayers.

Dear Parents, Friends and Students                              9:05am and it will be held in the undercover area.
This weekend sees the Church begin its preparation for          Our end of year concert will take place on Friday 6th
the coming of Jesus at Christmas with the Season of             December. The concert will begin at 6:00pm and held in
Advent. This is a time of preparation as we contemplate         the undercover area. Families are invited to enjoy their
the birth of Jesus and the effect of this birth on the world,   evening meal here on the school grounds. The gates will
the effect that we still experience today. The colour of the    open at 4:45pm. The P&F are organising a meal option
season is purple, a colour of reconciliation. We will not       and this has been sent home for you to consider. As
experience the full season at school however, we will           usual, we will require help to put up the stage. If you are
invite the children to reflect on their own behaviours and      available after school on Monday 2nd December, we
actions to see if they are reflecting the love of God to all    would appreciate your assistance.
that they meet each day. This is a time of expectation in       Our Mass of Thanksgiving and Farewell to our Year 6
the Church and so we all wait, with expectation, for the        students will take place on Thursday 12th December.
coming of Jesus at Christmas.                                   This is a very special Mass with the whole school
Our next assembly will take place on Friday 29th                community invited to gather together to thank God for the
November. The Year 2 class will host this assembly. All         many blessings he has given us throughout the year. We
parents and members of our community are invited to             will be recognising the prize winners from Year 6 along
attend. It will begin at 9:05am and it will be held in the      with the passing of leadership onto our Year 5 students.
undercover area.                                                It would be fantastic if we could fill out the undercover
                                                                area for this Mass. It will begin at 9:05am. Following the
In order to ensure a smooth transition, Mrs Therese             Mass, there will be a special morning tea that all parents
Hussey will be at our school on Monday December 2nd.            and members of our community are invited to attend.
Mrs Hussey will be working with Mrs Scriven and me in
order for her to develop an understanding of how things         Reports will be made available to parents on Wednesday
work at our school. Mrs Hussey will also meet the               11th December. In order to receive your child’s reports,
children and the staff. I am sure the rest of our               all families need to have access to our Parent Portal.
community will help to make her feel welcome if they see        Information has been sent home twice from the school
her throughout the day.                                         office with instructions on how to reconnect with the
                                                                portal. Families who have failed to do this will not be able
As the school year comes rapidly to a close, we start to        to access their reports and there may be a significant
experience a lot of ‘finals’. Our Year 6 students will          delay before this is rectified. The last reminder was sent
present their final assembly as primary school students         home last Monday. Please make certain you follow the
on Friday 6th December. This is always one of the more          instructions so that no family is frustrated.
‘looked forward’ to assemblies in the school year. All
parents and members of our community are invited to             On Tuesday the Kindy parents for 2020 participated in
come along and join with us. The assembly will begin at         their Parent Information Session. Many of these families


     Imogen               Lochlan                Lily                Dylan               Hunter                Ciara

                               Year Two’s have been making some radiant Reindeers!
are new families to our school. It was great to have the               Assistant Principal’s News
opportunity to talk to them as a collective and I hope they
                                                              WOOLWORTHS EARN AND LEARN
enjoy their time at our school. Next Tuesday, our pre-
                                                              Thank you very much to all the families who collected
kindy families will have their information session. Pre-
                                                              tokens for the Woolworths Earn and Learn program, and
kindy has been re-introduced into our school and we have
                                                              to Natasha Alleway for co-ordinating this for us. We were
been very happy with the response. Thank you to Mrs
                                                              very excited to receive our order for some new shared
Powell for the work she has carried out to give these
                                                              Maths resources.
families a very thorough introduction into school life.
Thank you to the parents who came along to the Annual
General Community Meeting on Wednesday evening.
The new P&F Executive for 2020 is as follows:
President: Jodie Capobianco
Vice President: Sharna Zinella
Secretary: Esther Robertson
Treasurer: Natasha Alleway
The members of the School Board from the parent
community for 2020 are as follows:
Gavin Hogg
Mike Feltham
Suraj Karki                                                   PAPUA NEW GUINEA STATIONERY COLLECTION
Narelle Gielingh                                              Following Mark Powell’s visit to Papua New Guinea
Kylie Gray-Schultz                                            earlier this term, we heard how students and teachers at
Jaime Smith                                                   their schools lack basic equipment, such as items of
Katie Pillera                                                 stationery.
Paul Kaciuba                                                  As a school, we will be collecting any unwanted stationery
George Coldham (P&F Representative)                           items at the end of this term. You are most welcome to
Clare Arnold (Parish Representative)                          send new or used items from home as well. Collection
                                                              boxes will be set up near the Year 5 and 6 classrooms. A
I would like to thank all these people for their generosity
                                                              flyer with the details and a permission slip will accompany
and I am sure they will be a great support to Mrs Hussey
                                                              the newsletter this week.
next year.
                                                              Have a great week.
Enjoy the week ahead.
                                                              Di Scriven
                                                              Assistant Principal Admin

Mark Powell
Fri 29th Nov       Year 2 Assembly
Fri 29th Nov       PP ‘Keeping Cool’ Water Fun Day            All families should have re-setup their SEQTA parent
Sun 1st Dec        1st Sunday of Advent                       portal log in, using the information letter sent home
Mon 2nd Dec        Kindy - Yr 2 Transition                    and emailed last Thursday 21st November. A SEQTA
Tues 3rd Dec       Pre-Kindy 2020 meet & greet play            welcome link was also emailed to you on that day.
                   date 2.30 - 3.00pm                         You will need to log in to this parent portal to access
Wed 4th Dec        Year 4 Mass                                  your child/s Semester 2 reports. The link sent last
Fri 6th Dec        Year 6 Assembly                            Thursday will expire today! If you need a new link to
Fri 6th Dec        Kindy - Yr 6 End of Year Concert            be sent, please contact the Admin Office. However,
                   6.00 - 7.30pm                              please be aware that this can’t always been done on
Sun 8th Dec        2nd Sunday of Advent                       the day of the request, due to the volume of work at
Thurs 12th Dec     Graduation Thanksgiving Mass                      this time of the year. Thank you for your
                   9.05am                                                          understanding.
Thurs 12th Dec     Kindy Mini Concert & Farewell
                   2.30pm                                            SENT HOME MONDAY 25th NOVEMBER
Fri 13th Dec       Year 6 Excursion
                                                              ★     2020 Book Lists (Kindy - Year 5)
Fri 13th Dec       END OF TERM 4 FOR STUDENTS
                                                                              SENT HOME TODAY
Mon 3rd Feb        STUDENTS RETURN TERM 1 2020
                                                              ★     Papua New Guinea stationary donations flyer
End of Year
                                                      Edu Dance Concert
                                                           Friday, 6th December 2019
                                                                 Kindy to Year 6
                                                           Come along for a great
                                                          start to the festive season!
                                                        Bring a rug! Bring a picnic or place
                                                        a hamburger dinner order through
                                                                      the P&F!
               Jollettes State Gymnastics
                                                                Gates open 4.45pm
           Ciara Healy 1st overall 8 year old
                                                          Concert begins 6.00pm sharp,
          division, Amelia Hughes 3rd overall
          9 year old division, Matilda Tormey
                                                               finishing by 7.30pm.
             3rd overall 11year old division.
          All gymnasts participated on Bars,
                Beam, Trampet & Floor.
                     Congratulations!                Thanksgiving & Farewell Mass
               CANTEEN ROSTER                   You are all warmly invited and encouraged to join
                          Kylie G & Kristie T     us for our Thanksgiving and Farewell Mass on
Fri 29th Nov
                          CAN YOU HELP          Thursday, 12th December at 9.05 a.m. at Matthew
Tues 3rd Dec              CAN YOU HELP           Gibney Catholic Primary School undercover area.
                                                                 Please join our school community
Fri 6th Dec             Debra K & Charlene M
                                                                   on this very special occasion.

                                                 CANTEEN END OF TERM SPECIAL
                                                     Homemade meatballs with pasta and sauce
                                                        Friday 6th December $5.00.
                                                Please return form with correct money in a
                                                   lunch bag by Tuesday 3rd December.
28th November 2019
Dear Parent
As mentioned by Mark Powell in our school newsletter and at our last P & F
meeting, the schools in Papua New Guinea are extremely under-resourced
and students, as well as teachers, do not have basic equipment such as
As a school, we will be collecting any unwanted stationery items at the end
of the term and these will be sent across to the schools in Papua New
Guinea early next year.
If you are happy for your child to put their used textas, colour pencils,
erasers, sharpeners, rulers, pencils, pens, etc. into a collection box on the
last day of school, please indicate this on the reply slip below.
If you would like to send in any additional items of stationery, new or used,
please feel free to do so anytime between now and the end of the term.
Collection boxes will be placed on a table outside the Year 5 & 6 area.
Thank you for your support.
Diane Scriven
Assistant Principal

I hereby give my permission for my child to donate their used stationery
items on the last day of school this term. (Friday 13th December 2019)

Student Name: _______________________________________________

Year Level: __________________________________________________

Parent Signature: _____________________________________________
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