YSafe Parent work Shop
Protecting children in their digital worlds is an ever-evolving task for Australian families. Now more than ever parents are looking for guidance in how to manage screen time and navigate the world of games and social media.
We are therefore pleased to help our parent community by offering a crucial and engaging education session with ySafe, Australia’s leading provider of cyber safety education. This practical, strategy-rich session will cover the most important points that all families need to know about online safety, covering key information about social media and gaming, screen time recommendations and step-by-step instructions on how to set up a cyber safe home for kids of all ages.
If you’ve ever struggled with getting your kids off their games and into bed, worried about the content of the games that they are playing or felt concerned that your child was spending too much time in the digital world, this workshop is for you!
Sacred Heart Parents, please register for this event by following the link provided.
This is an important school event for all parents to attend.
Hope to see you there!
Sacrament of Confirmation
On Sunday, the Year Six students, parents and parish celebrated as the candidates received the Holy Spirit through the Sacrament of Confirmation. The candidates proudly renewed their baptismal promises in a beautifully reverent ceremony. Thank you to Father Mark Payton as the celebrant, and to the class teachers and Mrs McGuire for preparing the candidates, leading up to their special day. Congratulations to the Confirmation candidates in their next stage of their faith journey.
Sacrament of Confirmation Retreat
The Year Six Confirmation candidates attended a faith retreat last Tuesday before their Mass on Sunday. The candidates travelled to St Mary’s Cathedral in town to participate in several activities giving them the opportunity to become closer to God before they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. At midday the students attended mass with the parish community, followed by lunch in the beautiful gardens of the cathedral. A wonderful reverent and spiritual time was had by all the candidates.
Wow!! The “Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds’ Book Week 2021 did not disappoint. Everyone really got into the spirit of Book Week this year. Our week started with our infamous Book Week Parade. The students, teachers and parents enjoyed watching the students parade around the oval on a beautiful sunny morning. After the parade, the students joined their buddies to share their character costumes and books. Fun times were had by all. On Wednesday, the buddies met once again to enjoy some planned buddy activities. During the week, two book boxes navigated their way around all the classrooms where the students explored some of the CBCA Shortlisted Books. All the students received a CBCA Bookmark to help them continue their reading. Lastly, we finished Book Week with a Book Fair on Friday afternoon, thanks to Beaufort St Books. Thank you to all the parents, students, and teachers for your wonderful enthusiasm in celebrating the “Need to Read.”
National Science Week
Well done to all of the Sacred Heart students on your participation and engagement in National Science Week. From bee models to bee baths to bee pollinator models to beeswax wraps to bee hotels to planting a bee friendly garden… We were definitely ‘as busy as a bee!’. The activities were designed to teach students about bees and their importance in supporting the growth of trees, flowers, and other plants, which serve as food and shelter for creatures large and small. Thank you to all the students who submitted entries to the SHPSH Bee Friendly competition to save our bees. The entries were un-bee-lievable! Thank you also to the colony of bees (staff) who were reunited with Mrs Bee-lini (Perlini) on Friday. You all looked bee-utiful!
On Monday the 16th of August, to celebrate National Science Week, the classes from Year Three to Six went on an excursion to Scitech. We visited the Planetarium, where we explored our cosmic neighbour, the Moon, through the eyes of a virtual reality games designer. In addition, the Year Threes and Fours we were inspired at the Earth Matters exhibition, with the innovations and solutions that will help us adapt our way of living for a more sustainable future. The Year Fives and Sixes also watch The Perfect Storm science show, where we discovered what variables you need for the perfect firestorm. Lastly, we explored the creative, inspiring, and interactive general exhibits.
As part of our National Science Week activities, our Pre-Primary to Year 2 students enjoyed a Robotics Incursion by Scitech. The workshop engaged students to build their foundation skills in coding such as creating basic algorithms and debugging. Students worked collaboratively to complete a set of challenges, from unplugged coding activities to manipulating Bee-Bot robots through a maze.
SHPSH Bee Friendly Project Winners
BEEEEautiful effort from all the Bee Competition participants. It was wonderful to see so many entries in sending such a positive message on how important Bees are to our food production. We received posters, videos, bee houses, puzzles, board games, brochures, 3D models and poems. Thank you for all your creativity. It was difficult to judge from such amazing work. Please enjoy the winning entries.
And the winners are …
Kindy – Paris
Pre-Primary – George
Year One – Maisy
Year Two – Elizabeth and Miranda M
Year Three – Grayson S
Year Four – Alycia, Audrina and Giselle
Year Five – Tony and Denny
Year Six – Jessica
Interschool Spelling Bee
Big congratulations to our 8 representatives from Sacred Heart for their amazing efforts at today’s Years 3 to 6 Interschool Spelling Bee. Sacred Heart placed 1st and Runner-Up in the Year 3 competition. Well done to Leonardo and Ivy! Thank you to this year’s host, Trinity College.
Congratulations to all students who participated in the Sacred Heart Field Day on Tuesday. Students jumped for the sky and threw for their faction. A special congratulations must go to our four record breakers: Atlas Schapper, Jessica Boyes, Audrina Marchesi-Nemeth and Arielle Dragojevich. Atlas is the new record holder for the Year 6 Boys Turbo Javelin with a throw of 21.14m. Jessica is the new record holder for the Year 5 Girls Long Jump with a jump of 3.94m. Audrina Marchesi-Nemeth is the new record holder for Year 4 Girls Long Throw with a throw of 22.78m. Arielle Dragojevich is the new record holder for the Year 3 Girls Long Throw with a throw of 20.14m.
Thank you to all the staff members who helped run the events and the parents who cheered on the children. Let’s hope for another beautiful day next Tuesday, for the Sacred Heart Faction Athletics Carnival.
|Turbo Javelin||Long Jump|
|1st||Ethan Kingsbury||Zya Ollandezos||James Roberts||Lily Grondal|
|2nd||Pranith Pravin||Amelie Hogg||Ethan Kingsbury||Zya Ollandezos|
|3rd||James Roberts||Lily Grondal||Denny Ransom||Aila Machado-Stehlik|
|4th||Alex Barrow||Georgia King||Deakin Bui||Amelie Hogg|
|Turbo Javelin||Long Jump|
|1st||*Atlas Schapper||Lucia Jonescu||Atlas Schapper||*Jessica Boyes|
|2nd||Hunter Dragojevich||Jessica Boyes||Seth Burata||Lucia Jonescu|
|3rd||Seth Burata||Amelie Conti||Zane Padiyar||Anais Baptista|
|4th||Zane Padiyar||Anais Baptista||Orlando Wu||Angelia Horne|
Social Worker Notice
URSTRONG’s whole-school friendship strategy has improved the social climate in schools around the world, connecting over a million kids, parents, and teachers with a common language of friendship. We are proud to be a URSTRONG School and are committed to empowering your children with friendship skills.
You are invited to take advantage of free parent membership with access to hundreds of resources – including an 8 session video series. This will allow you to learn the same language & strategies being taught in the classroom through the Friendology 101 curriculum. We hope that, as a URSTRONG Family, you will reinforce the important messages of empowerment, self-compassion, & kindness at home.
We believe that empowering our students with these skills will create a culture of kindness at our school and we hope that, together, we can support your children to have healthy, feel-good friendships.
We are preparing for our Friendship Day on Wednesday 8th September. Watch this space with more details to follow over the coming weeks.
Ms Hilary Campos
School Social Worker
Glow Crazy Disco
Early Bird tickets are now on sale for the SHPSH Glow Crazy Disco on Friday 17th September.
Buy your tickets online at https://www.trybooking.com/BROPR. Please note that the early bird pricing ends August 17thand all funds raised will go back into providing resources for our children. This year, we also have the option of further supporting your P&F by making a cash donation directly when purchasing tickets.
The disco promises to be the best yet with a wonderful selection of donated door prizes from local businesses – Chi Cho, Gusto Leederville, Chu Bakery & Lollipops. Prizes donated include gift vouchers, family entry passes, toys and two lots of double passes to the ballet.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Ms Renée Byrne-King and Mrs Carolyn Perlini (Assistant Principals)