Principal’s Blog 3 November 2022

Italian Assembly

On Wednesday the school hosted the ‘Italian Assembly’. This has traditionally been a very big event for the school and this year’s assembly was no different. All the students across the school were amazing in the way they presented and participated in their class assembly items and were very entertaining for all of the parents, friends and special guests who were able to view the assembly.


A lot of time and effort went into preparing for the ‘Italian Assembly’ and thanks goes to all of the staff and students for the way they practiced and rehearsed for the event. We also thank all of the families for assisting in ensuring the students were dressed correctly and prepared for the assembly. A special mention to Signora Bava, for her passionate and dedicated efforts in planning, practicing and preparing all of the students for the assembly and for ensuring every student in the school played some part.


To support the day, the students were able to participate in some of the life and culture of Italy, by playing bocci and soccer and also being able to view Ducati and Vespa motorcycles and Colnago bicycles. This was an amazing day for everyone involved!

School Mass

This Sunday 6 November, we have a school Mass, beginning at 8:30am, in the St Damien’s Parish. All students and families are welcome to come along and join us in this celebration.

Busy Bee

This Sunday 6 November, we have a school busy bee, beginning at 9:30am. We have a lot of work to do around the school and we are seeking help from parents to come along and assist for the morning. If you are able to help for an hour or two, please come along in your gardening clothes.


There will be some pruning, digging and raking to be done as part of the busy bee, so if you are able to assist and bring along rakes, shovels, wheel barrows and blower vacs, that would be great.

Inter School Swimming Carnival

Best of luck to the students competing in the Inter School Swimming Carnival next Tuesday 8 November, at the MARC. We hope all participating students swim their very best and enjoy the experience.

ACER Testing

Over the past fortnight, all students in the school from Year 1 to 6 have been participating in the school’s ACER Progressive Achievement (PAT) assessments testing program, for literacy and numeracy. The PAT assessments are designed to support our school in collecting meaningful information about students’ abilities in a literacy and numeracy and to give us good information about what academic growth has been achieved over the year by the students.


Results from the PAT assessments are used to inform the end of year outcomes for students as well as assist the school and teachers in planning meaningful and effective future curriculum programs to support the students’ needs and abilities. As a school we certainly value the information the PAT assessments provide in ensuring continual growth is achieved across the school, particularly in Literacy and Numeracy.

All Saints Day

On Tuesday 1 November, we celebrated a whole school Mass for our years 4 to 6 and a liturgy for our students in Kindy to Year 3, to celebrate ‘All Saints Day’. We thank Fr Christian for celebrating the Mass and liturgy with us and Mr Hazebroek for all of his work in preparing and planning the Mass and liturgy.

Year 5 Camp

Today our Year 5 students head to Fairbridge Campsite for their school camp. They are all getting very excited and ready to enjoy a couple of days of fun and adventure. We thank the teachers for their efforts in organising the camp and we look to sharing more about the success of the camp in next week’s newsletter.

Beach Sports

The school’s Friday afternoon Beach Sports program continues this week, on Friday 4 November, with our Pre Primary, Year 2 and 4 classes going to the beach. We hope the participating classes have a great time.

Principal Awards

This week some students have been sent to my office to receive a Principal’s Award for completing some exceptional work. I congratulate Noah Dowding and Blaze Coleman from Year 6 Blue, for their fantastic work in Mathematics. Well done and keep up the great work!

God Bless,


Daniel Gooch