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Open Classrooms

A friendly reminder that Open Classroom Bookings are essential when visiting the classrooms, next week. Bookings close Friday 8th September at 5.00 pm.

Please use the link below to book a viewing time for the Open Classroom on School Interviews.

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What to expect in an Open Classroom session

An Open Classroom is a planned visit to the classroom where students are encouraged to celebrate their learning with their parents, by viewing and interacting with workbooks, files, displayed pieces of work, computer work, and educational games.  It is a time for parents to view and discuss the learning that has occurred during the term with their child.

The Open Classroom aims to allow your child to critically reflect upon, evaluate and discuss his/her learning. It is important that students be able to explain to parents the tasks they have accomplished, what they have learnt, and how they might need to improve or change some aspects of their learning. In order for this to occur, numbers in classrooms are strictly limited and must be booked.

An Open Classroom is a time of positive interaction.  The role of the teacher during the Open Classroom is to clarify any questions you may have.  The Open Classroom is led by the student, not the teacher.  If you have an issue you would like to discuss privately with the teacher, it is recommended that you make an appointment to meet at another time.

Thank you for your continued support.


Family STEM Competition for National Science Week Results

The Family STEM Competition for National Week proved to be very popular amongst our Sacred Heart families. The submissions were of a very high quality. Congratulations to the Holloway Family who were crowned ‘SHPSH’s Innovative Family for National Science Week 2023’! Thank you to all of the other families for their time, creativity and contributions. We hope you enjoyed working together as a family for this competition.


Happy Father’s Day

We hope that all of our Sacred Heart fathers and father-figures enjoyed last Sunday. We thank our P and F for providing a wonderful breakfast last Friday.


Pre-Primary Bunnings Father’s Day Incursion

The Pre-Primary class had a wonderful morning with their dads. To start the morning off the children played quoits, created animals and buildings using LEGO and also competed in an egg and spoon race. Then children worked with their dads to build and paint a tools holder and key chains. We really appreciated all the wonderful resources Bunnings shared with us.


Year 3 Zoo Excursion

On Tuesday 5th September the Year 3 students went on a class excursion to Perth Zoo. In small groups, students were involved in an educational experience that explored the similarities and differences of the vertebrate classes, with some of the most interesting and exciting animals from across the globe. Students had the opportunity to explore the zoo and complete their booklet which focused on selecting one African mammal, an animal from Asia and an Australian reptile. It was a great day and the students had lots of fun.


School Photos

Photos have been sent home with students this week.

Any queries please contact Photo Hendriks Customer Service directly on 9361 3206.


Ex-student news

Congratulations to our ex-student, Kassandra Avedikian, in Year 10 at Mercedes College, who was awarded Runner-Up at the recent 2023 FameLab Academy Finals. This competition aims to develop students’ skills and confidence in communicating science, increase students’ understanding of the value and relevance of science in everyday life and raise awareness of the breadth of STEM careers available to young people. Congratulations, Kassandra, we are very proud of you!

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


On Tuesday, 29, August, students in Years 1 to 6 had the opportunity to participate in the faction Athletics Carnival for 2023. It was a fantastic day, with students all doing their best in the events to earn as many points as possible for their faction. Congratulations to Hewitt, who finished with 695 points to claim the championship for 2023, with Henley finishing on 662, Taylor with 616 and Lee with 471.

The individual champions for Years 3 to 6 are as follows;

Year 3

Champion Girl – Sophie on 69 points

Runner Up Girl – Maisy on 50 points

Champion Boy – Alessio on 67 points

Runner Up Boy – Christopher on 59 points

Year 4

Champion Girl – Kalessi on 60 points

Runner Up Girl – Elizabeth on 54 points

Champion Boy – Harrison on 60 points

Runner Up Boy – Ekansh on 54 points

Year 5

Champion Girl – Hope on 65 points

Runner Up Girl – Brielle on 63 points

Champion Boy – Nicholas on 72 points

Runner Up Boy – Rafael on 42 points

Year 6

Champion Girl – Audrina on 75 points

Runner Up Girl – Chloii on 60 points

Champion Boy – Leo on 75 points

Runner Up Boy – Cristian – 50 on points

I’d like to say a big thank you to all the staff and parents who helped in the successful running of the Carnival on the day and an even bigger thank you to Mr Moore and Mr Watson who helped me pack for the event in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Well done to all participants who did their best to earn their faction.

Mr Geoff Mason (Physical Education Teacher)



Please ensure all payment obligations are up to date and in line with your commitments agreed to earlier in the year.  Should you have opted to pay your fees in 3 instalments, please note that your 3rd and final instalment is now due.  If you have a direct debit in place, no further action is required on your part.

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.  Health Care Discount is unable to be applied to Pre-Kindergarten fees and charges.

Linda Robertson
Finance Officer


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Sacred Heart Primary School


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

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