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Assistant Principals’ and School News

Sacred Heart ‘Crazy Hair Day’ for Lifelink

Last Friday, the staff and students of Sacred Heart participated in a ‘Crazy Hair Day’ to raise funds for LifeLink.  We were not only impressed by the range of crazy hair styles on the day, but also with the enthusiasm and generosity shown by the school community.  Together, we raised a total of $252.85 for LifeLink. Great work, Sacred Heart!


LifeLink Day

Next Wednesday the Year 6 Pastoral Care Council, together with Mrs Perlini and Mrs McGuire, will attend the LifeLink Launch Day at Newman College. LifeLink provides support and funding to agencies that care for the community, like Shopfront who provide food for those in need and Identity WA who help those with disabilities. On Wednesday, representatives from the schools across the Archdiocese of Perth will gather together to think of people in need.


National Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week

The Year Six class lead the Sacred Heart community in a Sorry Day, Reconciliation Liturgy. The students demonstrated excellent leadership and reverence, allowing all the students to participate in recognising such a special and significant day and week.

This National Sorry Day, let us all reflect on the need for genuine reconciliation – not just in word, but in deed and in action. Genuine reconciliation requires acknowledgement of the harm done by those enacting past policies, and those who did not act out against these policies, so that healing can reach the whole community. Today, and every day moving forward, we are invited to take action to make reconciliation a priority in order to heal relationships and build a future of compassion and respect with Aboriginal people.

As we gather, we acknowledge the land on which we meet, recognise and respect the ongoing relationship and spiritual connection in which this land has always been held and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians of this land.


Sacraments’ Enrolment Mass Weekend (29th and 30th May)

A reminder that candidates and parents participating in the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation are asked to attend either Saturday or Sunday Mass this weekend to enrol in the Sacramental Program for 2021. Please direct any enquiries to Fr Mark at


Eucharist Parent and Candidate Workshop

A reminder that the Sacrament of Eucharist Parent and Candidate Workshop is next Tuesday 1st June, starting at 6.30pm. This is a special time for you to share with your child, so we ask that siblings do not attend the workshop. Thank you for your understanding of this matter. We look forward to seeing you there.


Pupil-Free Days: Term 2 Reminder

A reminder that Friday June 4th (Catholicity Day), Monday 7th June (Public Holiday) and Tuesday 8th June (Staff Professional Development Day) are all pupil-free days. The school is closed on the above dates. Term 2 concludes for staff and students on Friday 2nd July.


National Young Leaders Day

The Year Six class attended the National Young Leaders Day on the 18th May. The students were fortunate to hear several speakers discuss their experiences about Leadership. Josh Pyke, musician and author told students to “Trust Your Instincts and own your mistakes. Remember to Reassess, Regroup and build confidence.” Paul Steel, the Assistant Commissioner of the WA Police, made a positive impression on the students, telling them, “a leader should never underestimate the impact they have on others!” Tracy Vo, a journalist and news reader told the students that “resilience is so important and respect your supporters.” The last speaker was Trent Cooper, the Fremantle Dockers AFLW coach, who said, ‘if you want to be a leader you have to want to help others and make a difference.” All speakers made an impact on the students and their leadership goals.


A reminder to keep unwell children at home

As Winter has now arrived, we feel that it is a good time to review school procedures in regards to children who are unwell at school. If your child is unwell, it is often most appropriate to keep him/her home from school. A child who is unwell will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other children and staff.

Please do not send your child to school if he/she is unwell, such as:

  1. A fever in the past 24 hours
  2. Vomiting in the past 24 hours
  3. Diarrhoea in the past 24 hours
  4. A bad cold, with a very runny nose or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night.
  5. Head lice – live bugs or nits (lice eggs)
  6. A rash
  7. Pinkeye

If your child becomes unwell at school and the teacher or school feels the child is too sick to benefit from school or is contagious to other children, you will be called to come and take him/her home from school. If your daytime or emergency phone numbers change during the year, please notify the school immediately. Following these procedures are meant to serve the best interests of all the children and staff in our school. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the School Office.



STEM Club Incursion by Woodside

Our after-school STEM Club students were fortunate to attend an incursion facilitated by Woodside on Monday. The ‘Reservoir Sandwich’ incursion provided the students with an opportunity to “make a reservoir” using bread slices, vegemite and sprinkles. The students then swapped their reservoir with another group, and became their own Exploration Company, by trying to find the best spots to “drill” into the sandwich to find the oil (vegemite). The students had a wonderful time learning about oil reservoirs by participating in this very engaging STEM activity. Thanks to our parent helpers for their assistance and Mrs Saraceni for organising the incursion.

STEM Riddle for the Family

Riddles challenge a child to think outside the box and to think beyond the obvious information to the less obvious in order to explain a situation. Can you solve this STEM riddle?  A young boy lives on the 10th floor of a 10-story apartment building. Each morning he rides the elevator down from the 10th floor to the first floor and goes to school. When he comes home from school, he gets on the elevator, rides to the 5th floor and then walks the final five sets of stairs to the 10th floor. Why?

ANSWER: He is only tall enough to reach the button for the 5th floor. The higher-numbered buttons are out of his reach.


Design a toy that has one or more moving parts.

Email your STEM at Home Project photos to Mrs Perlini:

Mrs Carolyn Perlini and Mrs Nerissa Angwin (Assistant Principals)

Sport Notices

Faction Cross Country Carnival

On Monday May 17, the Year 3-6 students ran for their factions in the Sacred Heart Faction Cross Country Carnival. The weather was so beautiful; student had a clear path to run on and spectators had a beautiful vantage point to see the students putting in their maximum effort. Thank you to all staff, parents, and student helpers for providing supervision and assistance on the day.

Congratulations to Hewitt, the winning faction. Well done to our Champion Boys and Girls, and place getters from each year group.

Place Year 3 Boys Year 3 Girls
1st Seth Cass Brielle Baptista
2nd Nicholas Lunghitano Hope Selby
3rd Conor Sarris Anastasia Rimpas
4th Hudson Jones Kaitlyn Tran & Arielle Dragojevich
5th Rafael Wu


Place Year 4 Boys Year 4 Girls
1st Jack Doggen Audrina Marchesi-Nemeth
2nd Leo Caceres India McIntyre
3rd Cristian Saraceni Saoirse O’Connell
4th Miles Jeromson Giselle Ottobrino
5th Daniel Versaci Poppy O’Sullivan


Place Year 5 Boys Year 5 Girls
1st Ethan Kingsbury Zya Ollandezos
2nd James Roberts Megan Nguyen
3rd Matthew Campbell Jamillah Avedikian
4th Ethan Mungate Aila Machado-Stehlik
5th Deakin Bui Lily Van Niekerk


Place Year 6 Boys Year 6 Girls
1st Atlas Schapper Anais Baptista
2nd Seth Burata Jessica Boyes
3rd Zane Padiyar Lucia Jonescu
4th Hunter Dragojevich Amelie Conti
5th Orlando Wu Angelia Horne


Interschool Cross Country Carnival

Good luck to the Sacred Heart Year 3-6 students who have been selected to run in the interschool Cross Country Carnival. The Carnival is being held on Monday May 31, at Dianella Reserve.

Just keep running!

Year 5 and 6 Winter Lightning Carnival

The Year 5 and 6 students will be participating in the Winter Lightning Carnival at Matthews Netball Centre and Wembley Sports Park on Friday, June 18. Students have selected their sport (Netball, Soccer or AFL 9s) and have been getting game practise in their Friday sport sessions.

Soccer Incursion

Thank you to Perth Glory Community coaches who have completed games and soccer activities with our Pre-Primary to Year 6 students. Students have dribbled their way from nest to nest, have defended their area, have protected their soccer ball, have passed to their teammates, have moved into space, and have scored goals. We have some future soccer stars at Sacred Heart Primary School.

Miss Kate Witkowski
Physical Education Specialist


Social Worker News

Words for Wellness

Linking our learning at school with home life

This term in our Keeping Safe Curriculum, from Kindy – Year 6 we are exploring Focus Area 2 – Relationships.  The first topic being Rights and Responsibilities, in which we are learning about needs and wants, fair and unfair and for the older students, finding out about the United Nations Convention on the rights of the Child

 and the WA Commissioner for Children and Young People.

Alongside this we are understanding that we also have responsibilities in relationship with each other.  You may find the link below helpful if you are wanting some ideas and tips on setting Family Rules.  This is from an Australian parenting website called Raising Children and is supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.


Sacred Heart Primary School


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