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ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Kindy Assembly

In Kindy this term, we have been learning about animals of the world with a focus on Australian animals, land animals and ocean/river animals. Our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) project for this term encompassed our focus on animals, with the children identifying that litter at Hyde Park would make the animals that live or visit there feel unsafe. To solve this problem, the children decided that they would make something out of recycled materials to make the animals feel safe again. Each child planned, created, and implemented their solution, following the Kindy STEM Design Process. Our assembly reflected our learning this term with children’s final STEM designs on display.

 

UWA STEM Excursion

On Wednesday, our Year Five students participated in a hands-on STEM Workshop to better understand Einstein’s universe, light, particle detection and the scientific method at UWA. Whilst there, the students were also lucky enough to visit Winthrop Hall to explore the interactive exhibition that celebrates the centenary of the Wallal Eclipse Expedition – the iconic event that proved Einstein’s theory of relativity. The students had a wonderful day of learning, and were commended for the excellent way they represented our school.

 

Year 4 and Year 5 Fremantle Excursion

On Monday, 19th September the Year 4 & 5 classes travelled to the WA Shipwreck Museum in Fremantle.

The students participated in Strangers on the Shore; they relived the experience of the Swan River Colony’s first European settlers. Then learnt about the challenges that new colonial arrivals faced, during and after their journey to the Swan River. They then considered the survival, priorities, and planning, the first European settlers needed to make. Students re-enacted experiences onboard the ship, as the first Europeans made their way to their new home, and then built a makeshift shelter on the shores of Garden Island when they first arrive. Finally, the students reflected on the impact the first Europeans arrival had on the local environment as well as, the Aboriginal people, who have lived here for thousands of years.

 

Friendship Day

The Sacred Heart students, and their soft cuddly friends from home, participated in our annual Friendship Day on Wednesday the 14th of September. The day started with a URStrong Assembly, led by our Year Six Friend-o-Leaders. The Year Six students demonstrated the differences between ‘Friendship Fires’ and ‘Mean on Purpose’ through roleplaying scenarios. They explained the process of moving through the Friend-o-Cycle and showed us how to respond to mean on-purpose behaviour. After the Friendship Assembly, students worked with their buddies to explore good friendships through different activities. These included games, colouring-in, friendship Y-charts, friendship ninja headbands and quality time with our friendship buddies. The students had a wonderful day of friendship where they could consolidate their Friendship 101 learning from the URStrong program.

 

Interschool Debating Competition

Sacred Heart entered two Year Six Debating teams in the 2022 Interschool Debating Competition at the City of Vincent on Thursday 15th September. Both teams performed exceptionally well, winning all their debates. The Western Australian Debating League (WATL) adjudicators scored all debates on three areas: Manner, Method, and Matter. In all the debates, Sacred Heart made an impact in the Matter area of their debates, winning the competition. Sacred Heart Team 1 won the overall competition on points, and Sacred Heart Team 2 came a very close second. Well done to all the Year Six students for assisting the teams in preparing for the debating competition. Mrs Adair and Ms Byrne-King are proud of the Year Six class and the representatives who attended the competition. Congratulations on being the Debating School Champions!

Year 3 – Ekansh

Year 4- Arielle

Year 5 – Chloii

Year 6 – Jamillah

 

Term 4 Start Date and Uniform Reminder

Please note that the commencement date for Term 4 is: Tuesday 11th October. Monday is a Pupil-Free Day (staff required to attend).  Students in Years 1-6 will be required to wear their Summer Uniform for Term 4 on their non-sport days. On the first day back for Term 4 (Tuesday 11th October), the Years 3-6 students will wear their Sports uniform, as this is their Physical Education lesson day. Whilst, the Years 1-2 students are to wear the Summer uniform on this first day back.

 

Term Break

We hope that all the families have a wonderful break together and spend some time re-energising and enjoying the sunshine. We wish you a safe and happy holiday break and look forward to seeing you all in Term 4, when school commences on Tuesday 11th October.  Thank you for your ongoing support.

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

Technology Advice – Screen Time

What’s the risk?

Screen time is a major concern for most parents. Balancing children’s connected lives while avoiding the dreaded tech tantrums that come with device removal can be a minefield. If you’ve ever encountered a similar situation with your own children, you’re certainly not alone! A recent report found that 66% of parents believe parenting is more difficult than it was 20 years ago, with most suggesting technology as the reason.

So how much is too much? The bad news: there is no definitive answer. The good news: there is no definitive answer! However, the one thing most agree on is that not all screen time is created equal. The World Health Organisation’s most recent guidelines state that children aged under two shouldn’t have screen time at all, two to four-year-olds should aim for less than an hour a day, and those aged between five and 17 should only be spending a maximum of two hours per day on their screens. It’s important to note that the report’s recommendations apply to recreational screen time (gaming, watching television, or messaging friends) and don’t account for the screen time requirements for education, such as homework or apps that promote learning.

Accordingly, it’s also useful to consider the passive versus the interactive nature of what our children do online, rather than just counting the minutes or hours. A passive activity is one where information flow is directed one way (towards your child!), whereas an interactive activity is where information is more like a conversation with two or more contributing parties. As is the case with real-life activities, children are more likely to learn if their online experiences encourage them to be active, creative participants.

Listen to the Experts and follow the link below for more information.

YSafe Screen-free boredom

 

Sport

Sacred Heart Faction Athletics Carnival

On Friday, September 16, the Year 1-6 students participated in the Sacred Heart Faction Athletics Carnival. Students had great fun running, balancing, hurdling and dribbling for their faction. Congratulations to Hewitt, who was the winning faction on the day and Henley, for taking out the Spirit award. 

Thank you to the staff and parent volunteers who made the event run so smoothly.

Congratulations to all our students for their skill and enthusiasm, especially to our Champion and Runner Up Boys and Girls.

 

Year 3

Girl

Boy

Champion

Miranda Maley

Luke Murdoch

 

Runner Up

Kaleesi Tinelli

Harrison Kingsbury

 

Year 4

 

 

Champion

Hope Selby

Nicholas Lunghitano

 

Runner Up

Brielle Baptista

 

Hudson Jones

 

Year 5

 

 

Champion

Audrina Marchesi-Nemeth

 

Leo Caceres

 

Runner Up

Chloii Tinelli

 

Jack Doggen

 

Year 6

 

 

Champion

Lily Grondal

 

James Roberts

 

Runner Up

Megan Nguyen

 

Nate D’Costa

 

 

Interschool Athletics Carnival

The 2022 Interschool Athletics Carnival was held on Tuesday, September 20. Congratulations to all members of our Interschool Athletics Team; including our competing students, reserves, staff, parent helpers, families and student helpers. It was a great pleasure to witness the positive way our children competed against other schools, supported each other, cheered for all competitors, and assisted with the running of the carnival.

Sacred Heart finished in eighth place overall. For the Overall Girls trophy, we finished fifth. For the Overall Boys trophy, we finished eighth. We placed fifth in the Most Improved category.

Well done Sacred Heart!

Sacred Heart Interschool Athletics Team

Year 3

 

Miranda Maley

Kaleesi Tinelli

Elizabeth Johnson

Isabelle Nakpil

Pippa Campbell

Miranda Quach

Katie Ballantyne

Ilaria Carnevali

Luke Murdoch

Leonardo Machado-Stehlik

Ariya Crampton

Ekansh Ramlochun

Harrison Kingsbury

Peter Gregory

Oliver Iwaniw

Year 4

 

Hope Selby

Brielle Baptista

Anastasia Rimpas

Zara Priolo

Kaitlin Tran

Arielle Burns

Asha Hope

Evie Miles

Nicholas Lunghitano

Hudson Jones

Rafael Wu

Leonardo Skinner

Grayson Sullivan

 

 

 

Year 5

 

Audrina Marchesi-Nemeth

Chloii Tinelli

Sophia Conti

Giselle Ottobrino

Saoirse O’Connell

Poppy O’Sullivan

Alycia Huang

Miles Jeromson

Leo Caceres

Cristian Saraceni

Jack Doggen

 

Year 6

 

Lily Grondal

Aila Machado-Stehlik

Megan Nguyen

Jamillah Avedikian

Amelie Hogg

Lily Van Niekerk

James Roberts

Nate D’Costa

Matthew Campbell

Pranith Pravin

Deakin Bui

Denny Ransom

 

Social Worker

What a splendid celebration last Wednesday for Friendship Day.  Many thanks to Year 6 for leading the day with an informative and entertaining assembly, after which, guided Sacred Heart students throughout the day in Kind-on-Purpose activities.

As we draw to the close of Term 3, may I wish students and families rest, relaxation and time together when and where possible. In the spirit of the culture of kindness we build at Sacred Heart, it is a time to extend respect, safety and dignity throughout our World.

It is the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Peace Day, observed each year on the 21st September.  Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences to contribute to building a culture of peace.

This year’s theme – End Racism – Build Peace

https://internationaldayofpeace.org

And in keeping with a Sacred Heart, on the 29th September, it is World Heart Day.  This is an opportunity for everyone to stop and consider how best to use hearts for humanity, for nature and for you.

https://world-heart-federation.org/world-heart-day/about-whd/world-heart-day-2022/

I look forward to supporting students, families and staff in Term 4.

Ms Hilary Campos

 

Finance

If you opted to pay your fees in 3 instalments, please note that the third and final instalment was due on the 4/9/2022. If you have a direct debit in place, no further action is required on your part. If no direct debit is in place, please ensure the last payment is made by 30/09/2022.

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.

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