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From the Principal – Term 3, Week 8

Sep 10, 2020

Dear Parents, Friends, Students and Staff

This weekend is a very special one in the lives of our Year Four students, and their families, as they will be receiving the Sacrament of First Eucharist at a special Mass at St Francis of Assisi Parish on Sunday. After many hours of preparation, I am confident that the students are well prepared, both spiritually and with the knowledge they have acquired about the Eucharist and the Mass.  The students will be welcomed to share fully in the Mass as they receive Jesus in this most holy and reverent of Sacraments.  I congratulate the Year Four students for their diligence towards this time of preparation and wish them well as they take this next step on their spiritual journey as members of the Church.  Sincerest thanks to Mrs Brescacin and Mrs Keddie for their work in preparing the children.  I extend thanks to Mrs Aldred and the special Communion Choir for giving up their time to make the day as special as possible for the Year Four Communicants.  Finally, thank you to the parents for preparing the children so beautifully for their First Holy Communion and for the interest and involvement you have had with your child as they prepared for this special day.


Lord Jesus Christ, in the Sacrament of
the Eucharist You gave us your limitless love.

Thank You for giving our children the
opportunity to experience this love
in receiving the Sacrament for the first time.
May your Eucharist presence keep them
ever free from sin, fortified in faith,
pervaded by love for God and neighbour,
and fruitful in virtue, that they may
continue to receive You and grow in union with You throughout their lives.



The Sacrament of Confirmation for the Year Six students has been uncertain since the commencement of the COVID pandemic.  However, we are delighted that the Archbishop has now given permission for the schools and parishes to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated by Emeritus Archbishop Hickey at St Francis of Assisi Parish on Thursday 5th November commencing at 6.00pm.  Thank you to Miss Zurzolo and Mrs Keddie for organising the Confirmation Parent and Child Workshop earlier this week.  The workshop was a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to interact and discuss the Sacrament of Confirmation together.

We should never take for granted just how fortunate we are to be living in Western Australia.  The effects of the COVID pandemic have been relatively minor compared with Australians living in other parts of the country.  We need to continue to be vigilant and mindful of our protocols, especially in relation to hygiene, to ensure the continuing safety of all in our community.  Students continue to be expected to practice good hand washing. Hand sanitiser is available in each classroom and surfaces are cleaned on a daily basis.  Students must drink from their drink bottles and avoid drinking directly from the fountains.  Parent assistance is required in making sure the children have their drink bottles at school each day. We continue to space chairs at school events and will continue to be mindful about visitor numbers for larger events planned for Term Four.  Please continue to avoid coming into the classroom corridors before and after school.  Space is limited and visits to the classrooms are at the invitation of the teacher.

A huge thank you to Mrs Shannon Hewitt, staff, volunteer parents and students for a wonderful Athletics Carnival last week.  The carnival atmosphere was buzzing with enthusiasm and there were many wonderful achievements on the day. 

Congratulations to Mrs Hewitt and her husband who have recently announced that they are expecting a baby early in 2021.  Our best wishes to Shannon and Kyle during this exciting time.

I look forward to welcoming parents to the special Parents and Friends Meeting next Tuesday afternoon at 1.45pm.  We also look forward to the Year Two Prayer Liturgy next Wednesday morning commencing at 9.00am.

Best wishes for the week ahead.

Therese Hussey