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Sacred Heart ‘Crazy Hair Day’ for Lifelink

On Friday 29th May, 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 $259 for LifeLink. Great work, Sacred Heart!

National Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week

Each year, National Reconciliation Week, its beginning marked by National Sorry Day on the 26th May, celebrates the rich culture and history of the First Australians. It is the ideal time for everyone to join the Reconciliation conversation and to think about how we can help turn around the disadvantage experienced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Sacred Heart recognises that on this journey, Australians are all in this together; every one of us has a role to play when it comes to Reconciliation, and in playing our part, we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures. Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2022, is:  Be Brave. Make Change. This theme urges the Reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

Our students and teachers marked this important week through prayer, storytelling, music, art, movement and various classroom activities.

Thank you to our Year Six students for leading our school in a very reverent Liturgy on National Sorry Day to mark the commencement of this important week.

National Young Leaders Day

The Year Six class were fortunate enough to visit the Perth Convention Centre for the 2022 National Young Leaders Day, on Wednesday the 1st June. This year’s presenters included Lachie Smart, Tim Gossage, Gemma Houghton, and Brant Garvey. These speakers gave all the students excellent leadership advice. One of the most inspiring presenters, Brant Garvey, a Paralympian, asked our boys and girls, “What could you do if you had no excuses?”

His presentation really impacted our Year Six Leaders. We had a wonderfully inspirational day. #NYLD

YSafe Article- From Our Sacred Heart YSafe Cyber Safety Hub

Excerpts from an article – Written by Online Safety Expert: Pauline Spence

ONLINE SAFETY ADVISOR with Ysafe cyber Safety

Last modified Jun 9, 2022 

Ever feel like you and your children aren’t on the same page when it comes to things like how much screen time is appropriate or what they’re allowed to access online? A tech agreement can help remove some of the ambiguity and set the tone for better digital practices for your family. To help, our online safety experts have created this guide to use as a reference, enabling you to develop a family tech agreement that will work best in your own home.

What is a tech agreement?

A tech agreement is a set of rules and expectations around a young person’s online behaviour while utilizing a tech device (whether owned or borrowed). The purpose of a tech agreement is to open the discussion about responsibilities and expectations regarding a child’s time spent online, which can often be challenging for parents and caregivers. Having these boundaries allows children the opportunity to exercise their own decision-making and judgment capabilities in a safe environment and encourages them to think critically about their online behaviour. Tech agreements also provide parents and carers a necessary and meaningful opportunity to implement real-world consequences, should things go wrong.

Why do experts recommend tech agreements?

Tech agreements are a fantastic way for parents and children to plan their technology use and outline expectations regarding online behaviour. They clearly highlight the risks that exist for children in the online world and open the lines of communication between children and parents, enabling them to deal with any issues that arise. A tech agreement also adds a sense of formality regarding a child’s access to the internet and digital devices and reiterates the consistent and positive behaviour expectations required to continue the privilege of connection to the online world. By focusing on what children can control and directing their attention to their own behaviour, parents can empower and support their children’s positive participation in a digital world, while keeping them safe online.

Sample tech agreements

Every child and family is different, so it’s important to adjust the dials on rules and expectations as appropriate for your situation. With that in mind, here are some guidelines that will help you implement suitable boundaries based on your child’s age and maturity level.

Ages 4 to 8

For children within this age group, it is good to start discussing the importance of rules and limitations in the online world, and how they can contribute to staying safe online. From this age, children begin to recognize rules and can understand basic concepts about how the Internet works to connect them to the world. Developmentally, this group is relatively trusting, so it’s essential that the tech agreement contains extremely clear boundaries regarding who they are allowed to interact with online, as well as limitations around what types of devices and apps (or platforms) can be accessed when, and for how long.

Ages 9 to 11

Children within this age group will start to become more immersed in the world of social media and gaming. Developmentally, they are highly influenced by their peers and will often begin to move away from strictly following their parents’ rules, placing a higher value on the opinions of their friends. This can open them up to online temptations such as signing up to social media or posting YouTube videos to copy what their friends are doing. Setting clear rules and boundaries for this age group is important to ensure children are fully aware of the expectations regarding their online behaviour, and the consequences should the rules be broken. This is also a great time for parents to begin discussing the risks and benefits of the digital world on a regular basis with their children.

Link to an Online Safety Quiz for Parents


Sport Notices

Sacred Heart Faction Cross Country

On Thursday May 26, the Year 3-6 students ran for their factions in the 2022 Sacred Heart Faction Cross Country Carnival. Congratulations to all students who participated in the event and gave their best effort. Long distance running requires endurance and will-power to push that extra mile. Our students showed great fortitude.

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 Luke Murdoch Miranda Maley
2nd Harrison Kingsbury Elizabeth Johnson
3rd Ariya Crampton Kaleesi Tinelli
4th Leonardo Machado-Stehlik Katie Ballantyne
5th Peter Gregory Winter Parr


Place Year 4 Boys Year 4 Girls
1st Hudson Jones + Nicholas Lunghitano Hope Selby
2nd   Anastasia Rimpas
3rd Rafael Wu Brielle Baptista
4th Leonardo Skinner Arielle Burns
5th Grayson Sullivan Jada Gaudet


Place Year 5 Boys Year 5 Girls
1st Leo Caceres Audrina Marchesi-Nemeth
2nd Jack Doggen Giselle Ottobrino
3rd Cristian Saraceni Chloii Tinelli
4th Miles Jeromson Sophia Conti
5th   Alycia Huang


Place Year 6 Boys Year 6 Girls
1st Ethan Kingsbury Lily Grondal
2nd James Roberts Megan Nguyen
3rd Matthew Campbell Jamillah Avedikian
4th Nate D’Costa Amelie Hogg
5th Denny Ransom Aila Machado-Stehlik


Place Year 6 Girls B
1st Grace Baltov


Interschool Cross Country Carnival

With a very quick turnaround for our students, the 2022 Interschool Cross Country Carnival was held on Monday, May 30. Selected students from Years 3-6 ran around the ovals of the UWA Sport Park. Congratulations to the Sacred Heart Interschool Cross Country Team. Your strength, resilience and perseverance were on full show during the day. We were also very proud of your outstanding maturity and behaviour.

Sacred Heart finished 6th in the Overall School Placings and 2nd in the Most Improved Category. A huge congratulations must go to Audrina Marchesi-Nemeth and Miranda Maley for placing first in their race. They are the best cross-country runners for their year and gender, in our Interschool Association. Congratulations to the following top 10 finishers: Audrina Marchesi-Nemeth, Miranda Maley, Luke Murdoch, Harrison Kingsbury, Jack Doggen, Leo Caceres and Hope Selby.

Thank you to the teachers who assisted on the day and cheered our students across the line. A very special mention must go to Erin Sullivan, for giving the final encouragement as the last Checkpoint Marshall.

Year 5 and 6 Winter Lightning Carnival

The Year Five and Year Six students will be participating in the 2022 Winter Lightning Carnival at Matthews Netball Centre and Wembley Sports Park on Thursday, June 23. Students have selected their sport (Netball, Soccer or AFL 9s) and have been getting game practice during Friday sport sessions. Good luck to our future sport stars.

Running Club

Commencing next week (Monday June 20th), Sacred Heart Primary School is starting a Running Club. This is a new morning fitness/running initiative to foster a love of running whilst improving children’s fitness, coordination, balance and flexibility.

Throughout Running Club, the students must count their laps and at the end of each session their laps will be recorded. The distances will be added each week and when a student has reached 5000m they will enter the 5km Club. The next challenge is to reach 10 000m where they will enter the 10km Club. Throughout the year, students can set regular goals to work towards.

The lower primary students have Physical Education on Monday so will be ready to go. The upper primary students may bring trainers to wear during the morning run but will be required to be in full winter school uniform for the school day.

I look forward to seeing everyone RUNNING!


Days: Monday (all year)
Time: 8:10-8:30am
Location: School Oval

Kick It Soccer Clinic

There is an exciting opportunity for more soccer practise and fun for our Kindergarten to Year 6 students. A Kick It Soccer Clinic will be running on the school oval on Monday afternoons, 3:15-4:00pm. This is a four-week clinic, June 20 and 27, July 25 and August 1. Please use the link to register and pay. Please see note below.

Thank you  to those parents who have registered for the upcoming Football West Clinic for Soccer skills,  on Monday afternoons here at Sacred Heart.

Parents are most welcome to collect their children from their classrooms at 3.00pm, and accompany them to the Oval for their Soccer activity- the children will be supervised during this time, by Football West staff. Parents are able to spectate from the seating in front of the Hall.

If you are unable to attend to collect your child at the conclusion of the school day, Miss Witkowski (our school’s Phys Ed specialist,  will accompany the Kindy, Pre Primary and Year One students to the oval.

Parents are asked to be prompt in collecting their children at 4.00pm sharp, at the conclusion of the Soccer Clinic via the Harold St gate.

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

Finance Notices


Current Fee Statements were emailed to all families/guardians/carers at the end of term 1. These serve as a receipt for payments already made, and as a record of fees outstanding for the remainder of the year.

If you have opted to pay your fees in 3 instalments, please note that the second instalment was due on the 4/6/2022. If you have not already done so, please could you ensure that your payment is made for your repayments to remain up to date. Should you have an existing direct debit arrangement in place, no further action is required.

Should you be experiencing financial difficulties or need to amend your current payment plan, please do not hesitate to contact Linda Robertson on 9253 2502 to discuss a more suitable repayment plan.

Health Care Card Fee Discount Scheme – To access the Health Care Card Assistance Scheme, an eligible means tested Centrelink card must be presented to our Administration Office and a HCC Fee Discount Scheme form completed. The card must be in the name of the parent /guardian who is responsible for payment of fees. Should a valid card not be presented upon expiry of an existing card, any previous discount applied will be reversed and the applicable fees and charges will be invoiced for your account in line with the expired card.

Mrs. Linda Robertson, Finance Officer, Tel 9253 2502, Email:

Sacred Heart Primary School


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