Around the Primary

Dear Parents

This week our Year 3 and 5 students participated in the Bishop's Religious Literacy Assessments. These assessments provide an indication on how students are progressing in relation to their religious education knowledge. This assessment does not assess students' faith formation. We hope the students did their best and results will be sent home later in the year.

As part of the Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival our Year Six African Drummers will be performing at Trinity College on Monday 6th August and our Primary Dance Troupe will be performing at the Perth Convention Centre on Wednesday 15th August. We wish them all well and trust that they have an enjoyable experience. I would like to thank Mrs Morell and Ms Bott for their work in preparing the students for these events.

Since the beginning of this term, we have noticed an increasing number of students who are arriving at school late. All families are reminded that school begins for students at 8:45am.Classroom doors are open by 8.35am each day. It is extremely disruptive for teachers to have students coming to class well after the bell. We are fully aware that there are circumstances that prevent students from always being at school on time however, this should be the exception. We look forward to all families cooperating in this area.

Our Year 3s warming up with the Haka

The Olympics are a wonderful time for lots of people from lots of different countries to come together to celebrate their talents. In a similiar way, our Cross Country training sessions are a wonderful time for lots of students from various classes to come together to train and to prepare for our Cross Country Carnival on 23rd August. All students from Years 3-6 will be involved in this carnival and are very welcome to come along to training session on Tuesday or Thursday mornings at 7.30am. Please save the Carnival date on your calendar.

This week we welcomed back past students, Peter Rogers and Amy Rosario as part of a Social Justice Project for their Bachelor of Medicine course at the University of Notre Dame. Angelo's Village was transformed into a hospital and then Peter and Amy went to work treating many sick teddy bears. They shared useful information with the Year One students and the students from the Mary Ward Centre about the importance of good hygiene and certainly allayed any fears the children may have had about visiting the doctor. We now have many young children striving to join the medical profession.

On Tuesday it was the Feast of St Ignatius and this marked the beginning of Founders' Time at the College. Over the next two weeks the students will be learning more about our three Founders, namely St Ignatius, Mary Ward and Pope John XXIII. Special thanks to Ms Rattenbury and Year 5B for preparing today's lovely Mass. At Mass today we were all reminded to be like St Ignatius and to find God in everyone, in every place and in everything. Next week our focus will be on Mary Ward.

Kind regards

Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

Sunday 5th August
Ruth Bott's Dance Troupe Rehearsal at 2pm
Monday 6th August
Year 5 WAMSE testingYear 6 Drummers performing at Trinity College
Tuesday 7th August
Cross Country Training at 7.30am
Thursday 9th August
Cross Country Training at 7.30am
Friday 10th August
Assembly at 9am - Prepared by 3G

Our Teddy Bear Hospital was a huge success!