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A Prayer for Lighting the Advent Wreath

The liturgical year begins with Advent, a word derived from Latin that means “coming.” During Advent we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ. The Advent Season for this liturgical year will begin on Sunday 28th November. Below is an Advent Prayer for you to share with your children and family.

Blessed are you, O Lord our God, king of the universe.

You sent your Son to be the Light of the world and to

spread his light of love to all.

As we light the candles of this wreath

May its growing brightness remind us of the approaching nearness of your Son

So that the day of His coming may find us prepared and filled with joy.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Vinnies Christmas Appeal Reminder

The Pastoral Care Council are organising a Christmas Appeal for Vinnies. 2021 has been a hard year for many people and there are many families in our local community that need support. Students will be able to bring in donations until this coming Tuesday, 30th November. Thank you for your support.

Booklists 2022

By now, all parents will have received electronic information regarding the ordering of the Kindy to Year 6 Booklists. Ordering booklists is done online, following the instructions provided to parents. Please note: ordering booklists by the 3rd December will attract ‘free delivery’. Orders can still be placed past this ‘return date’ but will incur a delivery fee.

Please complete your booklist order online at  using “37CG” as your code.

Governor’s School STEM Award Ceremony 2021

Sacred Heart Primary School was one of six state finalists recognised at the 2021 Governor’s STEM Award at Government House on Monday 15th November.

Mrs McGuire, Mrs Perlini and Year 6 student, Jessica Boyes, attended the ceremony.

To be recognised as a state finalist is a wonderful achievement for all the work done here at Sacred Heart by the staff, students and our wider community. We certainly are at the forefront of where the future lies and in providing that 21st Century learning for our students.

Comments attributed to the Hon. Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia: 

“I would like to congratulate all of the winners, runners-up and finalists in this year’s Governor’s School STEM Awards.

“The school leadership teams recognised as part of this year’s awards have developed strong STEM education initiatives, which engage students and support outcomes critical to Western Australia’s technological future.

“These awards are a fantastic celebration and acknowledgement of excellent STEM education leadership and achievements in Western Australia, and it was a pleasure hosting this year’s awards ceremony.”

Hot Weather Reminder

As the weather is heating up, we would like to remind parents to ensure that their children apply sunscreen in the mornings before they come to school. It is school policy that students wear their Sacred Heart Hat when they are outside. Students without a hat will be asked to sit undercover during break times if they do not have a hat. Please provide your child with a Sacred Heart, wide-brimmed hat, so the children can play happily and be protected. Hydrating- Active children may become dehydrated more easily than adults, so it is important to replace fluids regularly throughout the school day. Having a water bottle at school allows the students to access it during class.

Concert and Awards Night Reminder

It is fast approaching the end of the 2021 school year, and that most special of times, Christmas. We have been preparing an amazing end of year Concert that narrates the story of Jesus’ birth and showcases the students’ skills.

The concert, “Broadway Spectacular”, will involve each class (Years Kindergarten-Year 6) performing a dance item. Each year group will show how they’re able to respond to music through movement! The Year One students will be leading the narration and drama of the Nativity. (Pre-Kindy students will not be performing at the Concert, however, together with their families, they are most welcome to attend the evening). Information regarding costumes/props has previously been communicated to parents via SEESAW.

This year’s Concert will take place on Friday 3rd December 2021 on the School Oval. The gates on Harold St only will open at 6.15 pm enabling families to have already eaten a substantial meal at home, prior to arriving. Families will be able to position themselves in the area designated for parents. All families will be limited to a space that is the size of a picnic blanket. Travel rugs/ blankets are encouraged, but those parents who bring along chairs will be requested to sit at the very back of the Oval parent area. Children are asked to arrive at their classrooms by 6.20 pm to prepare for their performance. All students will remain with their class teachers for the duration of the evening but will need a warm jacket or cardigan. Parents are asked to please be seated promptly by 6.30pm. We anticipate an 8.30 pm conclusion.

At the end of the evening, we ask all parents to collect their seated children, from their teachers.

Work Sample Folders and iMaths Tracker Books

Please note that Work Sample Folders (Kindy – Year 6) and iMaths Tracker Books (Years 1-6) will be going home on Monday 29th November. These items do not need to be returned to school. Please be aware that these work samples provide a snapshot of your child’s work and are an opportunity for you to praise your children with positive affirmations for their effort and identify areas for improvement.

Save the Date

Our 2022 Parent Information Sessions for each class are due to take place on Thursday, 3rd February 2022, in the evening.

Tips for Parents – Children Online- Cyber Safety

Written by Cyber Expert: Teodora Pavkovic

Our model of setting up a cyber safe home involves three key steps. We call this the ABC model, involving safe access, clear boundaries and communication. By following the model, parents can create a digital environment that not only protects kids online but helps them thrive. Below, we have outlined the goal for each step, and practical suggestions on how to achieve them.

Control Access

Before giving your child access to a device, it is absolutely essential that the device is set up to be safe for the child’s use. Think of it this way- you wouldn’t give your child access to a car without brakes and a seatbelt, why would you give them a device without filtering and privacy settings? Setting up a device with safeguards is an essential step in creating a cyber safe home. Controlling access allows parents to control what kids have access to, and when they have access to it, always ensuring that access is safe.

Set Boundaries

Setting boundaries is about establishing clear rules and expectations about how kids are using their device. This is vital in helping guide children and teens to develop positive digital behaviours. Without rules, children and teenagers are left to their own devices (pun intended) on deciding what they should do online, and when they should do it. Boundaries are essential not only for supporting kids’ wellbeing, but for helping parents teach their children between right and wrong. Reinforcing those boundaries when kids don’t follow them is also just as (if not more) important than the boundaries themselves. Expect rule-breaking, it will happen. But correcting behaviours and reinforcing rules will pay off in the long run.

Openly Communicate

Teaching kids about cyber safety is central to helping kids thrive in the digital world. Research has highlighted that children and teenagers predominately learn about cyber safety either from their friends or from Google. Information from a healthy, responsible adult is the only antidote to this. Cyber safety should be a regular talking point in every household in order to protect kids online.

For more information, please go to the link sent through SEQTA to the Ysafe Sacred Heart Cyber Safety Hub.

Contact Renee Byrne-King at for more information.

Kindergarten 2023

Ms Renée Byrne-King and Mrs Carolyn Perlini (Assistant Principals)

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