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Year 4 Eucharist Parent Workshop and Student Retreat

On the evening of Wednesday 10 May, the Year Four students and their parents came together to gain a deeper insight and understanding of the Sacrament of the Eucharist.  Students and their parents were taken through the different parts of the mass.  They listened to stories from the Bible and reflected on what they learnt about Jesus from each story.  Parents were able to write and share with their children a special prayer thanking God for the gifts that their child brings into their lives.  We looked at the special meal of the Last Supper and how receiving Eucharist helps us to take God’s love and strength out into the world.  Students even got to practice how they would receive Holy Communion on their special day.

The next day, the students came together during the day to participate in their First Eucharist Retreat Day.  After some time for prayer and reflection in the chapel, students read a personal letter from Jesus to them before writing Him a reply.  We were grateful to be joined by Father Mark, who gave the students the opportunity to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and also spoke to them about the importance of the Sacrament that they were preparing to receive.  Students used the symbols of bread and wine to create some reflective decorations and enjoyed the hands-on experience of making their own unleavened bread.  This bread was used to reenact The Last Supper, which gave the students an opportunity to truly understand the depth of Jesus’ gifts of His Body and Blood through the sharing of the bread and the wine.  The students thoroughly enjoyed the experiences of the day and were given the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Sacrament of Eucharist.


Sacrament of First Eucharist

Last Sunday, many of our Year 4 students celebrated the Sacrament of First Eucharist. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Ms Byrne-King and Mrs Adair who have prepared the students for this special sacrament. We ask that you continue to pray for the Year 4 students as they continue in their faith development.


Year 4 and Year 5 Excursion to Fremantle Prison

On Monday 22nd May, the Year Four and Five classes travelled to Fremantle Prison to explore early colonial or convict history. The tour gave students the opportunity to learn about important people, ideas and events in Western Australia’s rich history. They also learnt about how convicts spent their days behind bars, toured the Solitary Confinement cells, learnt about punishment and heard the escape stories of Moondyne Joe. Following our tour, the students enjoyed a delicious lunch at Kailis Bros. All students are to be commended on their behaviour throughout the day. They certainly represented Sacred Heart in the best possible way.


National Sorry Day

Each year National Reconciliation Week, its beginning marked by National Sorry Day, 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 2023, is:  Be a Voice for Generations. 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 6 students and Mrs Saraceni for leading our school in a very reverent Liturgy on National Sorry Day to mark this important week.


School Photo Day

School photos are taking place on Wednesday 14th June. Information for ordering school photos has now been sent home with your child. Please remember that full school uniform, including the red jumper and tie, must be worn on this day (Years 1-6). Kindy and Pre-Primary students must wear their full school tracksuits.  Please note: Family photos will be offered during school photo day. A Family Order Envelope is required. These will be distributed by the photographers on the day to your child to take home to you following the photograph being taken, and orders can then be placed online or returned.

Note: Pre-Kindy students will need to come in for the Pre-Kindergarten photo at 8.45 am on Wednesday (one parent allowed to accompany our Pre-Kindy students for the photo, entry via the Mary St Pedestrian Gate).


Spotlight on Swimming Achievement

Congratulations to our Year 5 student, Arielle Burns, for her recent qualification and participation in the State Swimming Championships. Arielle finished 6th in the State for the 9-year-old 50m breaststroke (1 second of her PB) and also 6th in the State for the 9-year-old 100m Breaststroke (almost 9 seconds off her PB).  She also did a PB in the 50m freestyle and came 21st. Well done Arielle, for striving for excellence and demonstrating perseverance and hard work to achieve these outstanding results. The SHPSH community is very proud of you!

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


Faction Cross Country Carnival

On Tuesday, May 16, the Year Three to Six students ran for their factions in the 2023 Sacred Heart Faction Cross Country Carnival. The weather was so beautiful; students 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. A special mention must go to Giuseppe Canu who ran with many of our students.

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

Place Faction Points
1st Hewitt 160
2nd Henley 146
3rd Taylor 126
4th Lee 86

Place Year 3 Boys Year 3 Girls
1st Christopher Selby Sophie Doggen
2nd Alessio Vinci Charlotte Caceres
3rd Thomas de Groot Emily Tran
4th Daniel Tiquis Anthea Robert
5th Dante Wu Matisse Muriale

Place Year 4 Boys Year 4 Girls
1st Harrison Kingsbury Miranda Maley
2nd Ekansh Ramlochun Elizabeth Johnson
3rd Oliver Iwaniw Winter Parr
4th   Pippa Campbell
5th   Isabelle Nakpil

Place Year 5 Boys Year 5 Girls
1st Hudson Jones Hope Selby
2nd Nicholas Lunghitano Brielle Baptista
3rd Grayson Sullivan Kaitlyn Tran
4th Thomas Canu Jada Gaudet
5th Leonardo Skinner Arielle Burns

Place Year 6 Boys Year 6 Girls
1st Leo Caceres Audrina Marchesi-Nemeth
2nd Jack Doggen Chloii Tinelli
3rd Cristian Saraceni Giselle Ottobrino
4th Miles Jeromson Sophia Conti
5th Daniel Versaci Luciana Penuela Lopez

Interschool Cross Country Carnival

Good luck to the Sacred Heart students in Years Three to Six who have been selected to run in the Interschool Cross Country Carnival. The Carnival is being held on Monday, May 29, at Gwelup Lake Reserve. Remember, 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 Henderson Park on Friday, June 22. Students have selected their sport (Netball, Soccer or AFL 9s) and will be getting game practice in their Friday sports sessions.


Fee Statements were emailed to all parents/guardians/ carers at the start of 2023 and at the end of Term 1 2023.   These statements are a reminder of fees outstanding as well as a receipt for all monies received to date.  Should you have an existing direct debit in place, no further action is required on your behalf.  If you have opted to pay your fees in 3 instalments, please note that the second instalment is due on 3/6/2023.

Should you be experiencing financial difficulties or need to amend your current payment plan, please do not hesitate to contact Linda Robertson at 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 an HCC Fee Discount Scheme form completed. The card must be in the name of the parent /guardian who is responsible for the 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. The HCC Fee Discount cannot be applied to students in Pre-Kindergarten.

Mrs Linda Robertson (Finance Officer)


Sacred Heart Primary School


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

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