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MJR focus for the week


Why is it important to see the good in others? Well in this day and age we all live busy, ‘thank you next’ lifestyles. Whether we interact with people face to face, at work or socially, on the phone or through email. We bounce off each other getting what we need and moving on. How often do we stop and take a moment to really think about the words or actions of the people we interact with. What’s inside other people? Especially the good qualities.

Principal's Message

Welcome back to another term. Everyone has hit the ground running in a positive way, making the most of their opportunities in this wonderful environment.

Spirit of Jesus

Aria Evans has shown the Spirit of Jesus with a wonderful gesture. Aria recently started fundraising for kids with cancer, and she wanted to encourage people to donate. Aria promised to cut her hair (that she had been growing since Year 4) so that a wig could be made for a child with cancer. Spirit of Jesus Aria!


As we learn to live with COVID-19, regular testing is an effective strategy to keep our schools and communities safe. In Term 3, 2022, an additional allocation of rapid antigen tests (RATs) is being provided to schools to support the continuity of teaching and learning and school operations.

All students will be allocated an additional 20 RATs. Students who are asymptomatic close contacts are allowed to continue to attend school, provided:

  • their daily RAT result is negative;
  • they remain asymptomatic;
  • they wear a mask (Year 7 and above).

A letter will go out with procedures on collection once the RATs have arrived.

Have a blessed and relaxing weekend.

Mauricio Da Silva


Lego Club

We are very excited to be introducing a Lego Club to add to lunchtime activities. A huge congratulations to Tristan in Yr 5 for this great initiative and for persevering with all the hard work that makes great ideas a reality. Tristan now has a Lego Club Team to assist him.

Thank you to the P&F for supporting the Lego Club and to all those who donated Lego, with a special thanks to the McCaskie family who organised a donation from Bunnings. Lego Club will be held at lunchtimes on the verandah outside the Multi-Purpose Room.

The Lego Team will take some giant Lego down to Pre-Primary and Yr 1 some lunchtimes so younger children can also join in the fun.

P&F Retro Musical Bingo

NAIDOC Week Celebrations

During NAIDOC Week celebrations at Star of the Sea, the Year 4, 5 and 6 students participated in a poster design competition. The students had to create a new poster that incorporated the 2022 theme, ‘Get up! Stand up! Show up!. Our winners had their very own designs printed on to water bottles.


  • Lulu McGennisken 4W
  • Kiana Smith 4W
  • Charli Davison 5W
  • Rua Kaika 5W
  • Elayna Jackson 6W
  • Brielle Dredge 6G

Parenting Workshops

The Great Moscow Circus

Kolbe Catholic College - Grease The Musical

Things are getting very exciting at Kolbe as our performance of ‘Grease: School Edition’ is now only two weeks away. To celebrate we would love to award one  Star of the Sea family with free tickets to our show!

Any students wishing to enter the competition are invited to complete the word search, write their name and class name/number on the sheet and pop it into the entry box in the office. The ‘winner’ who will be awarded four tickets to our performance on either Tuesday 9th August or Wednesday 10th August (their choice).

Grease – School Edition – Mandurah Performing Arts and Events Centre (

Scout Scarf Day

Important Dates

1st August

  • Year 4 Camp Quality Puppet Show

2nd August

  • Running Club 7:45am
  • Catholic Performing Arts Christian Dance 11:am-1:30pm

4th August

  • Running Club 7:45am

5th August

  • Assembly 8:50am-6G
  • Catholic Performing Arts Recorder Ensemble 9:30am-10:30am

9th August

  • Running Club 7:45am
  • Gardening Club 3pm

10th August

  • Catholic Performing Arts String Ensemble 9:30am-10:30am

11th August

  • Running Club 7:45am
  • Inter-School League tag Carnival- Lark Hill Sports Complex

12th August

  • Assembly 8:50am-1G

16th August

  • Running Club 7:45am

17th August

  • SOTS Cross Country PP- Year 6

Out of School Hours Care News

Welcome to Term 3!

We hope you all had an amazing Vacation Care period like we did over at SOTS OSHC.

The children enjoyed making memories with their friends while doing a variety of fun and interactive activities. From visiting the cinemas to watch Lightyear and Minions – The Rise of Gru, to learning about robotics and coding with EDGYX, as well as all things science with SciTech and a lesson in Soccer and Zumba from Cube Sports. We squeezed these and so many more amazing activities into the two-week holiday period.

Our favourite day though was Christmas in July, the air was full of festivity with Christmas cookie baking, a massive Christmas lunch prepared by our amazing cook Bec and her educator helpers, a visit from ELC to share our Christmas lunch with, and even presents delivered to the educators to hand out to all our ELC and OSHC children, the day was full of memories, laughter, and smiles.

We have welcomed the term back with a bang, or rather a knock from the Ikea delivery man for a more accurate description.

Yes, our new furniture has FINALLY arrived, and we have been excitedly getting to work with building and childproofing everything so that our OSHC room can be reopened, and the children can enjoy all our new furniture and activities.

This means we have spent more time in our outside area, on the oval, and in the halls playing games together and exploring our playground. As of week, 2 the children will be back in the OSHC room with our new setup and layout, we have amazing activities planned to include a range of ball skill practice, plenty of arts and crafts, science experiments, outside play, and cooking sessions.

We will also be collecting non-perishable food items and personal sanitary items in the lead-up to Homelessness Awareness Week which happens from the 1st to the 7th of August. Please if you have any canned or packet foods in your cupboard you don’t like and/or won’t eat, as well as items such as soap bars, razors, shampoos, etc please consider bringing them to OSHC when dropping your child off so that we can pass them on to people in need.

We cannot wait to get to work learning new things as a team in our OSHC room and we hope the children will love it as much as we already do!

From the team at SOTS OSHC.

Early Learning Centre Care News

Welcome to Term 3!

While the ‘big school’, like we call it in the ELC, was on holiday, the ELC continued with our exciting learning through our thrilling activities. We occasionally joined the OSHC during some of the incursions such as dodgeball. Our highlight was our Christmas in July lunch. The Centres had a joint Christmas lunch before a well-deserved rest time.

This term, the ELC has opened the second room for Thursday and Friday only. This is to cater for the demand in our community as well as to extend our services to the current families who want additional days for Thursday and Friday.

This term we are continuing to take enrolments for the 3-year-old pre-kindy at the ELC. Enrolments for 2023 are now open and families are encouraged to enrol as soon as possible. This can now be done using the Xplor app using this link; –


Hello! Fr. Pier here.

I pray you are well.

Every year we have parents of our Catholic schools students who choose to revive or explore their Catholic journey.

In the past we offered the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), which helps to understand the contents of our faith.

Something was missing: a space where people could deepen their personal relationship with Jesus and our community.

This space is essential: with a living relationship with Jesus, the Catholic journey is a joy. Without it, it is a chore.

People will gauge with their leaders when they are ready to move towards RCIA, which is more like headspace.

This year we started from this space of experience, which we called Gateway.

We have just started.

If you wish to deepen your journey or start it altogether, you are welcome – come with your personal story.

  • What: Gateway. We share a meal, some insight, our experiences, and prayer.
  • When: on Tuesdays at 6.30 pm
  • Where: the presbytery, on the left of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes.
  • Contact: For catering purposes, it would be great if you let us know.

I hope to see you there!

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Mass Times


7:30am, 9:30am & 6:00pm

Monday – Saturday



8:00am – 9:00am Holy Hour


8:00am Intercessory Rosary

6:00pm (Vigil)


Running Club

Gardening Club

Defence Drop In For Parents

When: Tuesday and Thursday 7:45am (Starting 26th July 2022)

Where: Star of the Sea Oval (just turn up)

Who:  Students (all year levels)

What to wear: Running attire

Please note: All students must be changed into appropriate full school uniform (either formal or sports depending upon their timetable) before school starts.

Come along for a fun morning of walking and jogging.

When: Fortnightly Tuesday’s 3-4pm

Term 3: 26th July, 9th August, 23rd August, 6th September, 20th September.

Where: The Garden Centre

Who: Students (Year 1-6)

Please note: Pick up is from the front of the school at 4pm

When: Friday’s from 8:10am – 8:40am

Where: The Multi Purpose Room (Opposite the hall/uniform shop)

Who: Defence parents and students

Please note: Bring the kids and have a coffee.