Around the Primary

Today we celebrated Mass in our beautiful chapel on the Feast Day of our only Australian saint, St Mary of the Cross (Mary MacKillop). The Year 3B students prepared a most reverent liturgy with fantastic singing and lovely readings and prayers.

At this celebration, Fr Wilson blessed the Year 6 leadership badges for Semester Two. All the Year 6 students now have new leadership roles for the remainder of the year and we look forward to seeing them sharing their leadership skills with others around the Primary school.

Congratulations to the 'EVENTS' Leaders:

Liam Battalis, Noah Brown, Mia Fracaro, Maddie Fry, Arabella Haythorpe, Enyeto Ingrilli, Indiana Keats, Lucy Lalor, James Langton, Ben Linsten, Sophie Male, Chelsea Morphett, Julian O'Rourke, Sam Peachy, Joe Pietrzak, Ethan Quinlivan, Patrick Robson. Frankie Rowsthorn, Mathieson Sicard, Matt Steinepreis, Matthew Toms and Oliver Woodland

Congratulations to the 'COMMUNITY' Leaders:

Hugo Barich, Zoe Broderick, Aerin Chai, Jasmin Collins, Rachel Jackson, Sullivan Jones, Jayden Kounis, Jordan Lummis, Phoebe Male, Sophie Manners, Chloe Margaria, Jessica Matera, Sophia Matthews, Matilda O'callaghan, Emilia Papini, Dylan Paull, Tiala Slatter, Joel Smith and Ashton Wee

Congratulations to the 'LITURGY' Leaders:

Amy Anderson-King, Indiana Bamford, Zach Bontempo, Breesha Bosanac, Shaila Miranda, Hamish Ryan and Ciaran Whelan

Congratulations to the 'HOUSE CAPTAINS':


As you aware, the celebration of John XXIII College Day is scheduled for next Friday 15th August. It is one of the special occasions during the year when the entire student body are involved in community celebrations. The day will begin with a Mass in the gym at 9am and this will be followed by a variety of fun and games, including a visit to the mini-fete. Children are required to wear their sports uniform and House shirt for the day. Let's pray for fine weather on the day and that a magnificent celebratory spirit will be present on John XXIII Day.

As part of our celebrations for Book Week 2014 we are hosting a Book Week parade in the gym on Friday 22nd August at 9am. The theme this year is 'Connect to Reading'. We would like the children to come dressed on the day as a book character they have connected with or a favourite character from a book. They also need to bring the book to school on the day. Parents are very welcome to come along and enjoy the parade too!

The costumes help to promote a lot of discussion about books and story throughout the day. Students have been brainstorming some possible book characters that would be suitable. Here are some suggestions to get you thinking.

Performing Arts Festival

A big congratulations and round of applause for those students who have so far represented our school in this year's Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival. Our Year 6 Drummers attended the Percussion section held at Trinity College on Thursday and received a wonderful report. Special thanks to Mrs Morell for preparing the students for this performance opportunity and to all the parents who went along to support the children - it certainly helps to see a friendly face or two out in the crowd. We wish our Primary Singers and Mrs Allen all the very best next week as they take part in this Festival and sing at St Benedict's Church. Applecross. They have been working very hard for this performance. We also wish all the children involved in individual performances every success with their performance.

Confirmation and Reconciliation

Congratulations to all the students who will be receiving their Confirmation this weekend at St Thomas Parish, Claremont or St Mary Star of the Sea Parish, Cottesloe. We hope and pray that the gifts of the Holy Spirit will help them to know God better and guide them to be committed to God and the service of others.
Congratulations to to Hugo Barich, Imogen Croudace, Enyeto Ingrilli, Benjamin Linsten, Jordan Lummis, Julian O'Rourke, Joseph Pietzak and Eliza Thompson, Amy Anderson-King, Noah Brown, Jack Court, Lucy Elliot, Jayden Kounis, Lucy Lalor, Francesca Rowsthorn, Matthew Steinepreis, Matthew Toms and Oliver Woodland.
Congratulations also to Sophie Arundell, James Brierley, Bryn Chapman, Sophie Defrancesco, Elizabeth Edwards, John Edwards, Nathan Flack, Amelia Gellard, Sarah Hackett, Charles Hodge, Augustus Kenny, Thomas King, Kate Scalise and Sandy Smith who will be celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time in the coming week.

Our Interschool Cross-Country team are now looking forward to the carnival next Thursday 14th August. We wish our runners well with this event. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary