Faction Athletics Carnival
Congratulations to all of our competitors at the Faction Carnival on Wednesday. Although it wasn’t an overly sunny day everyone had a great time and shared in the joys that an athletics carnival brings. I have received much positive feedback about the event and I must also reluctantly congratulate, once again, the parents Leader Ball team for their magnificent win. Many thanks is extended to all parents who volunteered to help during the day and also to the Year 5 parents who ensured there was plenty of food for our bellies, it is greatly appreciated. Also a big thanks to Mrs Criddle, Mrs Riethmuller and all staff for organising, preparing and training the students.
Winner Mackillop 48
Runner Up St Josephs 46
Third Salvatorians 44
Overall Faction Athletics Winners
Winner Mackillop 694 ½
Runner Up St Josephs 637
Third Salvatorians 581 ½
Father's Day Breakfast
On Wednesday morning we celebrated Father’s Day by having a breakfast. It was a great morning enjoyed by all who attended. A very big thank you to all the staff who cooked the breakfast, all the Fathers’ who attended and to the students who came along to share the morning with their Dad’s. We would like to wish all the Dad’s a very happy Father’s Day on Sunday.
Athletics Carnival Cancelled
It has been a hard decision and one that we didn’t want to make but unfortunately due to the weather forecast our Athletics Carnival will be cancelled tomorrow. The decision took into account health and safety of the children firstly and then the enjoyment factor for parents and students. It is a pity the carnival was not scheduled for today - we can’t change the weather. I was going to make the decision tomorrow morning, however it was important the decision was made today to enable those working parents to re-schedule their work commitments and also the catering of the lunches could be postponed.
The carnival will now be next Wednesday 7 September – forecast is looking good. I again apologize for any inconvenience this decision has caused to families and I thank you for your support and understanding.
P & F Fundraisers
Our wonderful P&F have two fabulous fundraisers currently underway. The Year 1 class have produced and are selling their cookbook and it has a fabulous collection of recipes from the children and families of St Mary’s School. These are available from the front office for $15 and would make a wonderful Father’s Day present.
The Year 2 class are selling raffle tickets for a framed Nick Natanui jumper valued at $799 as first prize and an X-box as second prize. Tickets are $5 available from the front office. Everyone is encourage to help sell the tickets and if you would like a book, please see the front office.
On Wednesday we celebrated Book Week. This year’s theme was Australia: Story Country. The parade of all the students in their fabulous costumes was very entertaining. We have some very creative students and parents. The multi aged activities were a huge success with all the students having the opportunity to listen and enjoy the special book week books. It was fabulous to have the students from The China Southern Flying School share their culture with us and the children thoroughly enjoyed having the stories read to them in the students’ native language. A huge thank you to Mrs Discenza for all her work organising the day and all the activities and to the Library Monitors for their efforts on the day.
The students from years 4 to 6 are lucky to be participating in an extended skills cricket program from the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA). They will complete a four week program run for two weeks by a representative of the WACA and for two weeks by Mrs Criddle. This is in preparation for the upcoming T20 Blast Carnival which will be held in early Term four.
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