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LifeLink Day

On Wednesday 7th June, Archbishop Costelloe invited our Year Six students to join him at Newman College for the official launch of LifeLink Day for 2023. Unfortunately, Archbishop Costelloe had Covid. However, he was still able to deliver his important message to us all via Zoom. LifeLink Day provides a wonderful opportunity for all students attending Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Perth to join together to show their support for the Church’s social service agencies – agencies which, on behalf of us all, reach out to provide practical care and direct assistance to thousands of people in need each year. Many thousands of Western Australian families and individuals each year depend on our LifeLink agencies being there for them in their time of need.

Additionally, our Year 6 students were requested to undertake a very special leadership role at this event as ‘Official Launch Representatives’. They were required to greet and welcome special guests and representatives from the other participating schools and agencies in the Archdiocese. The launch was followed by a delicious morning tea that was enjoyed by all. Well done, Year Sixes, for representing the school so well!


Sacred Heart’s LifeLink Fundraising – Crazy Hair Day

On Thursday, our students and staff came to school with hairstyles to school to support LifeLink Day. As a school, we raised a total of $208! A big thank you to the Year 6 Pastoral Care Council for organising this fundraiser. Well done, SHPSH, for supporting this important day! There were some super crazy dos!


Sacred Heart Feast Day

Next Friday, 16th June, the staff and students will celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We will gather for Mass at the Sacred Heart Church at 9.00 am. Throughout the day, our Kindy to Year 6 students will participate in Buddy Feast Day activities in their classrooms. In the next Newsletter, we will provide you with the wonderful results from our activities.  


School Photo Day: 14th June

A reminder: School photos will take place Wednesday, 14th June. Information for ordering school photos has been sent home with your child. Please remember that the correct Winter school uniform, including the red jumper, tie, and lace-up school shoes, must be worn on Photo Day.


Uniform Reminders

A few Uniform reminders as we prepare for School Photos next Wednesday, 14th June.

  • Years 1-6 – Red Jumpers to be worn in the school photo, with school shirt to be buttoned up at the neck and school tie worn neatly.
  • Correct coloured hair ties and bows – red hair ties/bows with formal school uniform.
  • Polished School Shoes – the formal school uniform – black lace-up shoes (ie., No Mary Jane/buckle-up shoes or black sneakers on formal uniform days)
  • Skivvys/long tops are not permitted to be worn under school tops for extra warmth – Singlets, which cannot be seen, can continue to be worn.
  • Coloured nail polish is not permitted at school- please remove all nail polish before coming to school.
  • Below shoulder-length hair – needs to be tied up.

Our staff will be conducting uniform checks and may send home uniform slips as required. Please continue to encourage your child to take pride in their personal appearance ie., hair neatly combed or brushed, and school shirts are worn tucked in for the commencement of the school day.


Technologies Tips for Parents- Common Sense Website

You don’t have to be an expert on texting, Instagram, Minecraft — or whatever else your kids are into — to have The Talk. Start by reading up on what’s going on in your kids’ world (for younger kids and older kids). Ask them to show you what they like online and why. Make sure to listen. Then, express a few basic expectations, with the understanding that this isn’t a one-and-done kind of chat.

Good luck (you’ll be fine)!

Here are the 5 basics to cover during The Talk:

Be kind. Try to instil a sense of empathy in your kids. Remember: there’s someone else on the other side of the screen. 

Younger kids: Treat others like you want to be treated and always follow a website’s rules for behaviour. Ask: How do you see other kids behaving online? What are some nice things you’ve seen other kids do? 

Older kids: Post constructive comments and avoid getting into flame wars with trolls. Ask: What kind of positive behaviour do you see online?

Keep private things private. Talk about what’s OK for kids to share online and what’s not.

Younger kids: Get kids to think about safety without scaring them. Don’t share your name, address, school, age, etc. Ask: Why don’t we want strangers to know certain things about us or our family?

Older kids: Don’t broadcast your location, send photos to strangers, or share passwords with friends. Ask: What kind of information can be unsafe to share, and what’s fair game?

Don’t believe everything you see. Just because it’s online doesn’t make it true. Not everybody is who they say they are. 

Younger kids: Teach kids to be detectives. Ask: How can you tell whether something is true online? What are some signs that something might not be true?

Older kids: Use reputable sources. Learn to recognise red flags. Ask: How can you tell what a reliable source of information is? What are some signs that something’s a scam?

Don’t overshare. Think before you post. Use privacy settings.

Younger kids: Help kids understand what sharing something online means. Ask: Who can see what you’re doing or saying online?

Older kids: Encourage kids to pause before they act. Ask: What are some questions you can ask yourself before you share something online? Have you ever regretted something you’ve posted or said online?

Stand up for others. If someone’s getting bullied or picked on, speak up, report it, or reach out.

Younger kids: Make sure kids know they can come to you for help. Teach them how to flag misbehaviour or. Ask: What would you do if you saw someone being mean online or in a game?

Older kids: Give kids tools to use in a crisis. Ask: If someone was being mean to you online, what would you want your friends to do? Do you know how to flag or report bullying on a social network or in a multiplayer game?

For more information on the Common Sense Website- Common Sense Website

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


On Monday, May 29, selected students from Year Three to Year Six represented Sacred Heart Primary School in the 2023 Interschool Cross Country Carnival at the new venue, Lake Gwellup Reserve. Congratulations to our Sacred Heart Interschool Cross Country Team! All students had a fantastic run and helped Sacred Heart Primary School progress from 6th place in 2022 to 4th place in 2023! Your strength, resilience and perseverance were on full show during the day. Sacred Heart Primary School also finished 2nd in the Most Improved category, 2nd in the Overall Girls category and 6th in the Overall Boys category.

A huge congratulations must go to Audrina Marchesi-Nemeth and Alessio Vinci 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, Alessio Vinci, Christopher Selby, Hope Selby, Brielle Baptista, Sophie Doggen, Miranda Maley, Leo Caceres, Harrison Kingsbury, Elizabeth Johnson, Charlotte Caceres and Ekansh Ramlochun.

Thank you to the teachers who assisted on the day and cheered our students across the line. A very special thank you must go to Giuseppe Canu, the last Checkpoint Marshall who gave all students a final encouragement for a finish line sprint.





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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 Thursday, June 22. Students have selected their sport (Netball or Soccer) and have been getting game practice during Friday sports sessions. Good luck to our future sports stars!



Sacred Heart Primary School


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

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