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From the Principal

Dear Parents, Staff and Students

National Reconciliation Week – Wear it Yellow on Monday 27 May

This week, from May 27 to June 3, we observe National Reconciliation Week, a significant event that encourages us to reflect on our shared history and the journey towards reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians. This year’s theme, “Now More than Ever” is a reminder to all of us that we take this opportunity to learn, grow, and walk together towards reconciliation.”

It is important that our school supports the education of our students to continue the process of reconciliation in this country. In recognition of this, students are encouraged to wear yellow accessories with their school uniform on Monday 27th May.

Dear God,

As we journey through National Reconciliation Week, we pray for the courage to listen, to learn, and to grow together.

 Help us to understand the stories and experiences of Australia’s First Peoples.

May we work towards a future where all Australians are treated with dignity and respect, and where we can walk together in harmony and unity.

We pray for the wisdom and grace to make a positive difference in our school community and beyond, and to be agents of reconciliation and hope.

Amen.

Baptism Congratulations

Congratulations to Elizabeth on her recent Baptism! This special occasion marks an important milestone in her spiritual journey, and we are delighted to welcome Elizabeth to the family of the Church. Elizabeth’s commitment to her faith is commendable, and we are so proud of her for taking this significant step. We wish her all the best as she continues to grow and deepen her faith, and we look forward to supporting her on her spiritual path. Well done, Elizabeth!

Year 4 First Holy Communion Preparation

As our Year 4 students prepare to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on June 9, we ask for your prayers and support. The students will participate in their First Communion Retreat next Thursday, facilitated by the team from 24:7 Youth Ministry. On Wednesday the students will receive Reconciliation, in preparation for making their First Communion. Please join us in praying for our students as they prepare to receive Jesus in this sacred sacrament. May they be filled with joy, peace, and a deep understanding of God’s love for them. We also pray for their families and teachers, that they may be a source of strength and encouragement as they grow in their faith.

Pupil Free Days

Parents are reminded that we have 2 pupil free days coming up.  We will be pupil free on Friday 31 May and Tuesday 4 June.  Don’t forget that Monday 3 June is a Public Holiday for WA Day!

Staff will be participating in a faith day retreat with staff from regional schools on Friday 31 May.  On 4 June we commence our Berry Street Education Model training, with a cluster of Catholic Schools.  The Berry Street Model helps educators to build safe, healthy and engaging classrooms for our students. We are looking forward to commencing our Berry Street journey.

National Simultaneous Story Time

On Wednesday, our school participated in National Simultaneous Storytime, an annual event where schools across Australia read the same book at the same time. This year’s story was “Bowerbird Blues” by Aura Parker, a delightful story about the power of acceptance, love, and connections.  This event promotes literacy, a love of reading, and a sense of community among students and schools nationwide.

Extend OSHC for Pupil Free Days

Matthew Gibney Extend will be offering care for interested families on the two pupil free days this term. Care will be offered for students from Kindy to Year 6 on Friday 31 May and Tuesday 4.  All families are welcome to enrol.  Details about the care service is available in the flier attached within this newsletter.

Next Week

We wish the Year 4 class all the best as they begin First Communion preparations in Week 7.  We hope the retreat is an enjoyable and reflective experience.

Don’t forget to wear yellow accessories for national Reconciliation Week on Monday.

I hope the students enjoy the day off on Friday 31 May.

How lovely are these cooler mornings? The children will be needing their winter jumpers and tracksuit jackets to keep warm.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Warm regards.

Therese Hussey

Principal

School News

Book Club News

Issue 4 of the Scholastic Book Club catalogue was sent home with students earlier this week. The cut off for orders will be Friday 31st May.

Please order online through the Loop website.

LOOP Website

Important Dates for Term 2

Pupil Free Day: Friday 31st May.

Public Holiday (WA Day): Monday 3rd June.

Pupil Free Day: Tuesday 4th June

Good News

Pre Primary have enjoyed their free painting using their imagination and creativity!

Counsellor's Corner

My Child Is Telling Lies!

This week a parent asked me for support because they’ve noticed their child is increasingly telling lies.

Usually lying hides something else that is going on for your child, and it’s time to become a DETECTIVE to find out what could be driving this behaviour.

Below is a handout with 18 tips to help you get to the bottom of why your child may be lying, and how you can support them to change the habit.

18 Helpful Tips

RE News

MJR News Week 6

This fortnight, our focus has been on the Gospel story of Jesus raising the widow’s son from the dead.

As he drew near to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her.  When the Lord saw her, he was moved with pity for her and said to her, “Do not weep.”    He stepped forward and touched the coffin; at this the bearers halted, and he said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!”                                                                                                                                   

                                                            Luke 7:11-17

When Jesus saw the widow, His heart went out to her. He had compassion for her. Jesus understood what the widow was going through.   Many times, when something bad happens, when we feel alone, helpless and very sad, we think nobody understands. We wonder where God is. But the truth is:   He is there, He understands, and He is filled with love and compassion for us.

As followers of Jesus, we are called to have compassion for others, to reach out and show understanding, care and forgiveness.  With compassion, we are all connected and hard times are much easier, because others show they care.

Community News

Now taking enrolments at La Salle College

La Salle College is now taking enrolments for students starting Year 7 in 2026 and 2027.

We believe that education extends beyond the classroom, encouraging our students to live out their
faith and values in the service of others, whilst making a positive impact on the world in which they
live. Through our teaching and learning, we aim to transform tomorrow’s hearts, minds and lives in
all that we do.

At La Salle College we offer a wide range of learning programs and academic pathways, as well as
opportunities in a multitude of areas such as skill-based and work-based learning, music, arts, sport
and extracurricular activities and clubs. Our wonderful facilities and generous outdoor spaces, which
includes Science Labs, Aquatic Centre with a 10-lane swimming pool, Performing Arts Centre with
orchestra pit, Chapel, Trade and Skills Centre and a double court Sports Centre, provide an
innovative and modern learning environment that inspires our students to be the best they can be.

With limited places available for Year 7 2026 and 2027, we encourage you to make an enquiry today or join us on a student led tour of the College

Term 2 and 3 Tour Dates:
• Monday 13 May at 4:30pm
• Tuesday 23 July at 4:30pm
• Tuesday 27 August at 4:30pm

Bookings can be made via the La Salle College website www.lasalle.wa.edu.au/book-a-tour/

If you would like to know more about our enrolments process please visit our website www.lasalle.wa.edu.au/enrolment or contact our College Enrolments team:
• Email lasalle@lasalle.wa.edu.au
• Phone 9449 0601