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Project Compassion’s Feature Stories for Week 3 and 4

Project Compassion 2021 feature people who help us learn about how their lives have changed through your support of Caritas Australia’s development programs. Following are the Feature Stories for Weeks 3 and 4.

Oliva from Tanzania – Week 3

Twenty-two-year-old Oliva lives in Tanzania.

She didn’t have the opportunity to go to school growing up – and was embarrassed that she couldn’t read, write or count. Now, as an adult, Oliva runs a kiosk and works as a farm labourer – but her business was losing money because she couldn’t add up.

Then Oliva enrolled in Caritas Australia-supported literacy and numeracy classes. She also set up a classroom at home to teach her neighbours, for free, because they were too shy to attend larger classes.

Oliva has now graduated, as have some of her students. Attendance at her classes is growing, her kiosk is thriving and she can help her children with their homework

Arsad from Indonesia – Week 4

Arsad is an Indonesian farmer, who had no toilet in his home, which forced his family to walk a long way to the forest. Arsad’s family was often sick because of poor hygeine.

With the support of Caritas Australia he took part in hygiene, sanitation and financial management training. He decided to fund the building of a toilet in his house and facilitated others in his neighbourhood to save up for toilets.

Now, Arsad and his family are healthier and have reduced their medical expenses. Arsad has inspired his neighbourhood to ‘Be More’.

Harmony Week

Sacred Heart Primary School celebrated Harmony Week this week; a time to celebrate multiculturalism in Australia. Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.

Harmony Prayer
God, you show us how you want us to live.
You are love in perfect unity.
Help us to build harmony and peace in our world,
by placing you at the centre of our lives.
Help us to build unity by modelling your unity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 iMaths Tracker Books (Week 9, Term 1) and Work Sample Folders (Week 8, Term 2)

On the last day of Term One, the Year 1 to Year 6 students will be bringing home their iMaths Tracker Books. Please take time to peruse your child’s book and see how they have been progressing throughout Term One. Please return your child’s iMaths Tracker Book in Week 1, Term 2.

Work Sample Folders will go home next term in Week 8. The Work Sample Folders will be a culmination of work from Term One and Term Two. These Work Sample Folders will go home again in Term 4.

School Photo Day Reminder

Please be aware that our school photos for this year will take place in Week 1 of Term 2, on Wednesday 21st April. Information for ordering school photos will be sent home shortly with your child. Please remember that full school uniform, including the red jumper and tie, must be worn on this day.

School Drive-Through Safety

At the beginning and end of the school day students may be excited or distracted and may not concentrate on road safety. Given their young age, students may also be unable to predict or identify dangers and tend to act impulsively. We ask that parents dropping off and picking up their children to please carefully supervise them and discuss the importance of road awareness.  We encourage parents to talk with their children about safe behaviour on the footpath – it is not a safe place to play or run. We ask you to please include discussion on the dangers of vehicles that may be entering or exiting school driveways and teach them how to stop and check for vehicles before crossing.

Up until at least 10 years old, it is necessary to supervise your child very closely, holding their hand when crossing the road.

  • on the footpath leaving the school grounds
  • in the car park and;
  • when crossing the road.

Talk with your children about Stop, Look, Listen and Think every time they cross the road leaving school.

STOP ! one step back from the kerb.
LOOK ! for traffic to your right, left and right again.
LISTEN ! for the sounds of approaching traffic.
THINK ! whether it is safe to cross.

We thank you for your support with the above as we continue to keep our students’ safety a priority, especially at this extremely busy time of the day.

Uniform Shop

Parents are reminded the Uniform Shop is no longer located on the school grounds.

All uniform purchases/enquiries are to be directed to Mrs Vilma Spence on

9271 4479. The Winter Uniform Order form is available on the school website.

Second hand uniforms are located on the school grounds and can be purchased via the school office.


Mrs Carolyn Perlini and Mrs Nerissa Angwin (Assistant Principals)

Finance Notices

A reminder to all parents/carers/guardians to please return your payment commitment form if you have not already done so.  This is particularly important as it enables us to accurately budget and provide resources for our students.

For Health Care Card Recipients:  Should your Health Care Card be due to expire, please present an up to date copy to the Administration team.  Failure to provide an up to date card upon expiry will result in additional School Fees and Charges being applied.

Mrs Linda Robertson
Finance Officer

Sport Notices

Year 5 & 6 Summer Lightning Carnival

Next Friday, March 26, students in Year 5 & 6 will be either serving aces or smashing 6s in the Interschool Summer Lightning Carnival. Students have selected either tennis or cricket and will be versing other schools in our Catholic Primary School Association, at Abbett Park Reserve. Best wishes to our future tennis and cricket stars.

Faction Swimming Carnival

What a beautiful day it was to jump into the pool and swim a few laps for your faction. Congratulations to all the Year Three to Six students who swam and cheered during the Sacred Heart Swimming Carnival. Thank you very much to the teachers and parent helpers who made the day run so smoothly and the families who supported the children. A particular congratulations must go to the individual champions in each year level and to Taylor Gold, the winning faction. It was a very exciting finish!

1st Taylor 780
2nd Hewitt 735
3rd Lee 519
4th Henley 517


  Champion Runner up
Year 6 Jessica Boyes Anais Baptista
Hunter Dragojevich Atlas Schapper
Year 5 Amelie Hogg Lily Grondal
Denny Ransom Ethan Kingsbury
Year 4 Audrina Marchesi-Nemeth Giselle Ottobrino
Daniel Versaci Leo Caceres
Year 3 Brielle Baptista Arielle Dragojevich
Seth Cass Leonardo Skinner


Interschool Swimming Carnival

The Interschool Swimming Carnival will be held on Thursday April 1, 2021 at HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont. Students from Year 3-6 will be notified of their selection into the Sacred Heart Interschool Swimming Team. Selected students will be presented with a Sacred Heart swim cap and bathers. The Interschool Team is expected to attend Monday before school training sessions at Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre, from 7:15am to 8:00am. Good luck to our swimmers!

Gymnastic Incursion

The Pre-Primary to Year 2 students have been given a wonderful opportunity of practising their gymnastic skills with Jordy, a coach from Highflyers Trampoline & Gymnastics Academy. The students are rolling, jumping, flipping and twisting their way through the Physical Education classes.

Miss Kate Witkowski
Physical Education Specialist

Social Worker Notices

Harmony Week is a time to recognise our diversity as a nation and to celebrate this through activities of inclusion.  The United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination falls within this week on 21st March.  Browse the menu on the website below and enjoy discovering ways to share Harmony Week with your children and family.

Harmony week – Everyone belongs

Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. View events

Ms Hilary Campos
School Social Worker

P&F Notices 


The first P&F for 2021 will be held on Wednesday 31st March at 6:30pm and we would love to see as many of you there as possible.

We are still looking for parent representatives for the following years: PK, 2, 3 and 4 – if you think you can spare some time to this, please let me know. Thank you to all the parents who have already volunteered for this role in 2021.

Thanks again to Anita Pavic for her sterling job as Treasurer over the last few years! Unfortunately, her term finished last year, so we are on the lookout for a new Treasurer. The P&F guidelines state: The Treasurer accounts for and reports on the finances of the P&F. The Treasurer needs to be a person of trust and responsibility. 


  • Must keep accurate financial records of all receipts and expenditure; 
  • Must issue receipts for all money received; 
  • Pay all accounts as authorised; 
  • Bank all money regularly; 
  • Present a monthly financial report – keep the P&F informed
  • Arrange for an audited financial report for the Annual General Meeting; 
  • Arrange for the monthly Bank Statement and reconcile deposits and cheque books with the statements. 

If you think this could be you, please get in touch.

Again, if you would like to have a say in how SHPSH is shaped and help make our little school a great one for our kids, please get involved.


Lindsay Fletcher-Hammond
P&F President (0405 178 737)

Sacred Heart Primary School


40 Mary Street, Highgate WA 6003
(08) 9328 8817