Assistant Principals’ News

2019 Issue 11

School Times
Just a reminder of our school times listed as follows:


Classes Open (children need to be at school)
School Day Begins
End of School Day

It is important that parents are aware of the starting time of 8.45am. Children are expected to be at school by this time ready for the day to commence. All lessons will commence at 8.45am.  Classrooms will open at 8.30am each morning.

In the afternoon, teachers will supervise the departure of students at the school carpark until 3.20pm. Any child remaining at school after this time will be required to report to the school office and stay there until they are collected. Please note that the office closes at 4.00pm. Thank you for co-operation in this matter.

Staff are unavailable for meetings on Tuesday afternoons due to a whole school Staff Meeting and Wednesday mornings as they attend morning prayer.

Merit Certificates presented at Assembly Friday 2 August
PPW   Isabella Condello, Jaylen Easley, Marcus Erceg, Liliana Pelle
PPB    Joseph Nyugen, Zoey Barker, William Rodrigues, Cristian Barbas, Addison Fruvall
1W    Miles Brisbane, Alexandria Mercuri, Jacob Ross, Aidan Joseph, Anderson Xiong
1B     Joshua Grant, Noah Speciale, Bridgett Lampropoulos, Bao Luong
2W    Leo Astone, Chiara Dimasi, Nicolas Lucano, Laila Tartaglia, Jessiah Vesco
2B     Christian Clarke, Claudia Spiccia, Adrian Dawe,  Maria Pugliese, Mia Uong
3W    Aidan Antulov, Tessa Kolarikal, Vu Nguyen, Mack Wilson
3B     Andres Rapy, Gerard Nguyen-Le, Taryn Henderson, Eva Autunno
4W    Adrian Dimasi, Luka Prokscha, Massimo Iannetta, Angela Rodrigues, Sophie Tran
4B     Marco Boni, Shanat Krkeen, Armanii Papa, Tayla Pham, Mevin Thomas
5W    Joanna Chung, Jett Levings, Maddison Giglia, Jon Karl Osea
5B     Christian Bellesini, Antonella Mammone, Vanessa Au, Jasmine Penwald
6B     Matilda Meade, Alissa Miranda, Lia Mathew, Ashlen Pandamanukum, Madeline Autunno
6W    Chloe Firns, Eva Lombardi, Zac Jacobsen, Marcus Pereira, Emma Cosa

School Photos
Our School Photos will be taken on: Monday 5th of August 2019, Tuesday 6 August 2019.

All children in Years One to Six are required to wear their Full School Winter Uniform including the school jumper.

Class Photos/Portraits:

  • Every Student will have their photo taken, whether they are purchasing photos or not.
  • The school has chosen to use the online ordering system. Your child will be given an online ordering instruction slip and a unique student shootkey. Log onto and follow the prompts to place your order.
  • If you lose your shootkey the school reception will have a copy to quote back to you.
  • The expiry date for online ordering is the 12.08.2019. Any orders received after this date will incur a $30.00 archive fee. You can email your order request through to or call our office on 08 9240 8000

Family Photos:

  • Envelopes can be obtained from Administration.
  • Family photos are taken each morning before school.
  • Please ensure that your family envelope and payment are handed to the Photographers on photo day.
  • If you do not have the correct money we will provide any change needed when photos are delivered to school.
  • Family photos cannot be ordered online.

Special/Sports Group Photos:

  • If your child is in a Special/Sports photo you will receive a link and password to the online gallery after photo day. You can then view and order if required. Photos will be delivered with the school’s bulk order.

Please Note: Class Groups, Individuals and Family Photos are not available to view online

Infant Jesus Day
Infant Jesus Day will be held this term on Friday 23 August (Week Five). We invite all parents to attend Infant Jesus Day beginning in the hall with a whole school Mass at 9am. More information on this day will follow. For catering purposes please see below.

Lunch: A sausage sizzle lunch will be provided to all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, guardians and any other family members who wish to attend. If you would like to have a sausage sizzle on the day, please fill in the below form with the number of additional ‘sausage sizzles’ your family will require (Children in the school have already been catered for).

Please fill in the details below by Friday 17 August.
Click on this link 

Mathematics Information
Helping students understand and apply Mathematics knowledge and skills is a collective responsibility of parents, teachers and principals. Students need to learn Mathematics in a way that will serve them throughout their lives. Understanding Mathematics can provide our students with many job and career opportunities. This is why students need to know why Mathematics works the way it does, how to use it with confidence and competence when solving problems.

One Half Equals One Half – Or Does It?

  • With your child, gather several similarly shaped objects, such as a piece of paper, a towel, a placemat, a picture frame, a mirror, a magazine and a book.
  • Ask your child to show you one half of each object, perhaps by using a string to mark the halfway point. This is also an opportunity for your child to see that fractional portions must be of equal size.
  • Compare one half of a towel with one quarter of a blanket. Ask, “Is one half always larger than one quarter?” Use other materials to extend the conversation to a variety of situations, such as portions on different-sized plates or space in different-sized rooms.

The next Mathematics Challenge will be posted in the newsletter next week and drawn at the Monday Morning Assembly

Year 1-2 Question
Brendan arrived at the train station 15 minutes before his train departed. If Brendan arrived at 10:45 am, what time did his train depart?

Year 3-4 Question
Rob used number cards to make a four-digit number.
His number was 1054.
He added 100 more to his number.
What was his new number?

Year 5-6 Question
A group of 7 friends went out for breakfast at the local café. They each decided to split the bill equally and left a 15% tip. If each friend paid $43.20 how much was the bill before the 15% tip?

Please add your answers to the boxes in the Library.  

Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension continues  to be a focus and some of the following strategies could be used when reading at home.

Early Childhood – Making A Guess (Predicting):
Before reading:

  • Look at the front cover and title of the book
  • Ask questions such as; What do you think the story will be about? Who might the characters in the story be?

During reading:

  • Stop throughout the story and ask your child what they think might happen next? Also ask, what gives them that idea?
  • We ask children these questions as they’re reading help them learn to monitor their understanding of the story while thinking ahead to the next part

After reading:

  • Once finished reading the story, reflect on your predictions, were they correct?
  • If your child is able to make good and fairly accurate predictions while reading, chances are they have comprehended the story well

Junior Primary – Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences
Sometimes things in a story – or life are not clearly told to the reader. When you have to figure this out by yourself, you are drawing a conclusion or making an inference.

Everyday we infer. We figure things out without being told what is happening. We hear a rumble of thunder and know that a storm is approaching.

Drawing conclusions when reading is using what we know in our head and what we have read in the story to figure out what will happen next.

Making inferences when reading is using what we already know in our head and using clues from the text to figure out what will happen next.

This is one of the trickiest things for kids to do, as they must make connections between what they already know and apply it to a new situation. Often they need to be shown the explicit links, and asked leading questions before they will reach the answer. This is one of those skills that can be applied to movies, songs, and even real life!

Upper Primary – Distinguishing between Fact and Opinion
A fact is – ‘a thing that is known or proved to be true.’

An opinion is – ‘a view or judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.’

Why are they important..?

At Home:
If looking at a newspaper article, search for opinion pieces, perhaps in the letters to the editor, to see the difference in language used in an informative text when compared to an opinion piece.

What statements can be proved in the text?


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