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Principal News Term 3, Week 10

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Week Ten, our final week of Term Three – this week has provided us with some warm Spring sunshine and a busy finish to what has been a busy and very productive Term Three! It has been confirmed for our school community, that Sacred Heart Primary is a Polling Place for the upcoming Referendum on Saturday 14th October, and many families have taken up the request of the P and F to support the Cake stall- thank you everyone!

Christ-Centred Leadership

Leadership that is inclusive, flexible, and responsive

Our Interschool Athletics Carnival this week demonstrated excellent sportsmanship and effort on Tuesday of this week- Thank you to Mr Geoff Mason for his earlier preparations of our children, and to all parents who have continued in these past weeks with training and practice- we rightly anticipated positive results, and we were very proud of our boys and girls and their performances at the 2023 Interschool Athletics Carnival.

Greater details and photos accompany today’s Newsletter-Congratulations to all on such a super occasion and wonderful results again this year!

This morning’s wonderful Assembly saw many of the boys and girls acknowledged for their attention to effort and their Learning Area accomplishments. 

Gathering on the School Oval after lunch today, was in order for the 2023 Student event, planned so meticulously by our Parents and Friends Association, the 2023 Colour Fun Run! We await all the wonderful photos of today’s events! Congratulations to everyone on such a successful venture! 

As I, together with Mrs Perlini , continue to be engaged in the Our Lady of the Missions Pilgrimage,  we are retracing the footsteps of our Foundress, Sr Euphrasie Barbier in France and England, with other school leaders from OLM Schools.  Ms Renee Byrne-King remains committed to ensuring all continues to run smoothly here at Sacred Heart.

A Catholic Pastoral Community

The promotion of positive relationships with our students/staff/parents

Code of Conduct (A model for healthy relationships in our School Community).

In previous Newsletters, we have looked at earlier statements in the Sacred Heart Primary School Code of Conduct.  The Code is applicable to all members of our school community including, staff, students, parents, guardians, carers, visitors and volunteers. This week we highlight specific behaviours that will meet Statement Seven of the Code of Conduct, which is that:-
  ‘You give impartial, honest and accurate information about the education, safety and well-being of students.
  This means that we seek information from parents, colleagues and experts or find information in documents and policies, when making decisions or giving advice.
 Examples of a breach of this statement would include but are not limited to:

  • Staff –A staff member not taking the roll properly.
  • Students-A student not alerting staff and seeking help when required, particularly when dealing with difficult situations.
  • Parents-A parent not providing information about a child’s learning difficulties, giftedness social/emotional, medical needs or any other information, important to being able to support the education and care of the child.

Accessible, Affordable and Sustainable Catholic Schooling

Taking responsibility for the quality of our work

The Sacred Heart School Advisory Council meets for the October Meeting next term.  Preparations over the coming holiday period will focus on the 2024 School Budget and the setting of 2024 Tuition and other School Fees. 

Parents are reminded of the need to address all outstanding 2023 School Fees. Those families who opted for a three payments per year plan should have now made their final payment. Details of these outstanding fees have been sent. Please correspond about financial matters to our School Bursar, Mrs Linda Robertson by email address or by phone at 92532502.

Parents have previously been asked to confirm plans for not continuing enrolment at Sacred Heart Primary School in Highgate for the 2024 School Year and indicate this in writing.  Thank you to the majority of families who have responded to the survey as requested. There are however, a number of outstanding responses that are still needed.  As this information is to assist with administrative plans for waiting for enrolments and staffing levels, you were required to confirm this information to the School Office by last Friday 15th September. Failure to provide a term’s notice in writing of a withdrawal will incur an additional term’s fees.

A Catholic School of Excellence

An effective community developing students as whole Christian persons

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In closing, can I thank everyone for their wonderful efforts to ensure a successful and happy term here at Sacred Heart! The Term Four Parent Planner is on the school website. Please access this in order to see our term progress smoothly. 

I hope the October Spring holidays provide all with the very deserved and much needed rest, and some wonderful family times together.   It is my hope for plenty of sunshine and an enthusiastic return to school on Monday 9th October in Full Summer uniform, ready for another term of solid learning and consolidation.  In the event that Summer Uniform items are not available, families are reminded that there is a two week period of transition.

Many thanks and God Bless

Mrs Tanya McGuire

Sacred Heart Primary School


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

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