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As of today the school has a new phone number to go with our new phone system. Please be aware the old number will divert for a period of time, however its good practice to use the new number.   The new school number is 9257 4600


Attention parents, please ignore the date on the permission slip for the Senior Choir performance at Perth Children’s Hospital. The correct date is Friday 6 September.
Thank you, Lynda O’Reilly 


A reminder as we start coming into the warmer months students are to being wearing hats in the playgound.

The School has a “NO HAT – NO PLAY IN THE SUN” Policy. Children will only be permitted to play in the sun if they are wearing a hat at all times throughout the year. The only hat permitted is a broad brim SunSmart style. Students need a hat for early morning fitness and sport lessons.


The permission forms for the PP-Year 3 swimming lessons will be coming home at the end of this week. Families that made a prepayment at the beginning of the year are reminded that the swimming lessons will be covered by that amount and to ensure you tick the “prepaid” box on the payment slip. If you have any queries, please call the office. 


Thank you to all the children and parents who bought from our Book Fair over the last few days. Thanks to your generosity we now have $900 commission to spend on books in our library.


The following students received honour certificates at our assembly on Tuesday; Amity, La’Vanya, Olivia, Luca, Kian, Ava, Olivia, Georgia, Molly, Silke, Evan, Harrison, Alex, Claire, Lachlan, Keeley, William, Bianca, Nathan, Emily, Felix, Ava, Tate, Lucas, Callum, Jack, and Milla. 


The Behaviour Tonics parent meeting will be held on Tuesday 3 September at 2:20pm to 3:00pm,  Please contact the office to RSVP. 


Every father’s parenting journey will be different, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer to its challenges. But Father’s Day is just around the corner, so this is a great time for some tried and trusted parenting tips to help you be the best dad you can be. I understand that in our society there are many families in different situations but these tips are  useful to all the dad’s, stepdad’s  Granddad’s, uncles, big brothers and any male playing a role in raising children….

1. Play to your strengths

Fathers often parent in a more active or action-oriented way than mums, so games, play time and physical activity become important parts of a man’s parenting repertoire. Your partner may not always appreciate your more active approach, particularly when they are left with revved up and excited kids to settle down

2. Lighten up – don’t take yourself too seriously

It’s easy to get caught up in your own importance, taking yourself and your work too seriously. For many men a bad day at work translates into poor or, at best, distracted experiences when they’re with their families. Consider putting a strategy in place, such as exercise, to help you leave work, and the bad moods it may engender, behind.

3. Find something in common with your child

It would be wonderful to say that you can always connect with your kids, but family life is never that straightforward. There’ll always be a child who we struggle to connect with, or a developmental stage during which the child feels alien to you. In these times it helps if you share a common interest (such as a love of sport or music) with them, so that you always have something that will bring you together, even though you may not always see eye to eye.

4. Go easy on your son sometimes

Many dads are tough on their boys and have expectations that go way beyond their son’s interest and abilities. Remember, it takes boys a little longer to mature. Resist the temptation to turn every game and every father-son activity into a lesson and avoid giving advice when your all your son wants is to be understood.

5. Enjoy the outdoors with your daughter

The biological nature of fatherhood causes most men to be very protective of their daughters. But that doesn’t mean you should put your daughter on a pedestal and treat her like a little princess. Expect a lot from her. Spend time with her, and get her outdoors as it will do wonders for her confidence and independence.

Thank you
Adrian Wilson
School Chaplain
The world’s number 1 Dad, I have the coffee mug to prove it 





On Wednesday 25 September we will be running a workshop for Cyber Safety hosted by WA Child Safety Services. The workshop will be run from 6:00pm to 8:30pm in either the Library or Keene UCA (pending numbers)

If you would like to be apart of this workshop please contact the office to RSVP. 


Give yourself a boost with some laughter

Laughter relaxes the mind and body, boosts immune functioning, triggers the release of endorphins (the happy hormone) and even promotes hearth hearth. So go on and make the effort to share a good joke with friends, do something silly, and spend time with people that make you laugh or watch an episode of your favourite comedy show. 

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