St Benedict’s School

Kindergarten to Year 6, Applecross WA

Important Dates

  • 23 November

    Buddy Week

  • 25 November

    Piano Excursion

  • 25 November

    2021 Leadership Speeches

  • 23 November

    Buddy Week

  • 30 November

    KB Christmas Concert

  • 02 December

    Transition to 2020 classes

  • 03 December

    Edudance

  • 03 December

    Concert & Presentation Night

  • 05 December

    Graduation Dinner

  • 07 December

    KW Christmas Concert

  • 08 December

    Nativity Ass {PP) & Morning Tea for Parent Helpers

From the Principal – Term 3, Week 10

Dear Parents and Guardians

I would like to thank our students, staff and parents for another outstanding term.  I have been very proud of our students and their achievements throughout the term. I pray that our families and school communities have a safe and enjoyable school holiday break and look forward to welcoming our community back to school on Tuesday 13th October.

School Canteen

After several years, we farewell our current canteen operator, Simone Mayne operating Delight Bite.  Simone has provided an exceptional Canteen Service and on behalf of our school community I would like to sincerely thank Simone for her service to our school.  After the school advertisement, we were able to appoint our new Canteen Manager.  Commencing Term 4, Brooke McCamey will be operating the canteen on Friday’s and we look forward to the next era of our exciting canteen opportunities.

School Fees

I would like to thank you for the contribution you make to your child’s education and our school community through the fees you pay. Decisions around school fees always consider accessibility and affordability, to ensure that all families who seek a Catholic education for their child can access one. Any fee increases at St Benedict’s, like other Catholic schools, are made within limits set by our governing body, the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA), with affordability in mind. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the current recession, CECWA decided in their September meeting that Catholic schools would not increase fees for 2021. Therefore, I am pleased to announce that there will be a 0% fee increase for 2021.

Capital

Our School Capital Development Plan will now be progressing with our proposal being submitted in December.  With positive approval, we will be able to proceed to the Systems Funding Application round in May 2021.  As we firm up our master plan, I will share these drawing with the school community along with a proposed timeline.  These are very exciting times as it will address some of the current issues such as drop off/pick up and assembly spaces. I look forward to this development and sharing this as things unfold.

 

 

Yours sincerely
Steve Miranda

School News

Year 6 Curriculum News

The Year 6 students have been very busy around the school, as well as in the classroom. This week the students (in partnership with their parents) arranged and ran a bake sale stall and lolly guessing game, in order to raise funds for their much-anticipated end of year Graduation Dinner. They were successfully supported by the wonderful St Benedict’s school community. The Year Six students also planted, and assisted the kindergarten students in planting, plants in the nature playground. This was guided by two wonderful representatives from our champion charity Trillion Trees.

 

The Year 6 students have been very busy around the school, as well as in the classroom. This week the students (in partnership with their parents) arranged and ran a bake sale stall and lolly guessing game, in order to raise funds for their much-anticipated end of year Graduation Dinner. They were successfully supported by the wonderful St Benedict’s school community. The Year Six students also planted, and assisted the kindergarten students in planting, plants in the nature playground. This was guided by two wonderful representatives from our champion charity Trillion Trees.

 

Year 3 White Religion News

In Year Three White, we have been preparing for our first Reconciliation by learning about sin, forgiveness and the rules God gave us to live by (the Ten Commandments). This week, we have begun writing scripts for a video explaining what the Ten Commandments are, why we have these rules, and examples of following and breaking the Commandments. We are looking forward to publishing our videos very soon!

 

Book Week – ‘Curious Creatures, Wild Minds

Book week is fast approaching and will be celebrated 19th – 23rd October.  This year the theme is ‘Curious Creatures, Wild Minds’.

The main events are:

  1. STORYTELLING SESSION for Year 6: Monday 19th October
  2. DRESS UP DAY: Tuesday 20th October
    – everyone is invited to dress up as a character from a book
    – details about the location, time and who is able to attend will be sent out soon
  1. BOOK FAIR: 20th – 23rd October
    – details coming soon

Thank you
Mrs Noonan

 

P & F News

St Benedict’s School Fundraiser

Casa La Pasta Order Form

www.casalapasta.com.au

St Benedict’s P&F will be running a cool fundraiser to round out the term. Order forms will come home with your oldest child on Monday. Please support a great school-parent small business and try these new & exciting pastas!

Order forms are due back to class by 15th October with correct cash enclosed.

Any questions please contact Sonia Farano – sonia@casalapasta.com.au

Community News

 

Triple P Positive Parenting Program

You are invited to attend a Group Triple P. Triple P teaches positive, practical and effective ways to manage common issues which most parents will face.

Parents will learn effective parenting strategies such as ways to encourage behaviour you like, how to promote your child’s development and how to prevent or manage common child behaviour problems.

The next FREE 8-week Group is held:

When: Starting Tue 13 Oct 2020
Location: Harvest Lakes Comm. Centre
RSVP: Bookings are essential, and places are limited.

To book online or find other available programs
visit our website
www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/parentgroups

Unable to book online?
Please call 1300 749 869

 

 

 

 

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