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So many times we have the opportunity to help other people. This can be in small ways by giving someone a smile or speaking to people, not the heroics of a big gift. Takers always moan and want more and more. They can never be satisfied.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Caregivers

I am writing to let you know that the second free rapid antigen tests (RATs) package allocated for your child/children is ready for collection.

Each child receives an allocation of 20 RATs. This allocation supports the strategy to keep the school community COVID-19 safe. Use a RAT to test your child for COVID-19 if they have symptoms or are a household close contact. If your child is a close contact, they are required to attend school, as long as they receive a negative daily RAT result, remain asymptomatic, and wear a mask (Year 7 and above).

We will be handing out the RATs as follows:

  • Parents/caregivers can collect from outside the office 15th August – 19th August during school hours 2:45pm to 3:15pm.
  • Please bring a bag to put your RAT tests in as they are individual and not boxed together.

If your child has COVID-19 symptoms, they should stay home and be tested. Please continue to notify the school if your child tests positive for COVID-19 or if they are a household close contact via the CEWA Covid-19 Self-Report Form . For more information on testing and isolation requirements, go to the HealthyWA website.

Thank you for your continued efforts in keeping our school COVID-19 safe.

Kind regards


Mauricio Da Silva


P&F Retro Musical Bingo

Catholic Performing Arts Festival 2022

Congratulations to all the staff and students that have put in so much hard work and effort over the year to practice and perform at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival 2022.


Important Dates

15th August

  • Year 5 Whole School Mass- Feast of the Assumption

16th August

  • Running Club 7:45am

17th August

  • SOTS Cross Country PP- Year 6

18th August

  • Running Club 7:45am

19th August

  • Assembly – 3W
  • P&F Bingo 7pm

22nd August

  • Kindy-Year 6 Book Parade

23rd August

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

24th August

  • Book Fair

25th August

  • Running Club 7:45am
  • Book Fair
  • Catholic Performing Arts – Chorale

9th August

  • Book Fair
  • Assembly 8:50am – 5G
  • Catholic Performing Arts – Dance Troupe


  • Running Club 7:45am
  • 6G Confirmation Workshop 4pm
  • 6B Confirmation Workshop 5:30pm

Out of School Hours Care News

Welcome to week 3 already!

OSHC is very excited that we now have a furnished room. All the learning areas are now accessible and our children have been comfortably enjoying  the new spaces we have. We commend our children for the respect that they have shown to the environment since the new room was decked out. The new room set up has come at a great time of the year. With August being the Djilba season which is mainly a transitional time of the year characterised by very cold and clear days combined with warmer, rainy and windy day and occasional sunny days, the new room will allow our children in OSHC to transition from our outdoor areas to the OSHC room seamlessly with our hubs buzzing with activities and more enjoyable casual socialising.

With new season, comes new changes. OSHC now has a new exciting menu incorporating fresh seasonal ingredients. We are always on the look out for any suggestions from our families to continue this sense of belonging in the food we eat.

We would like to thank all the families that have continued to support us in our appeal for the Homelessness Awareness Week. We had great response and we still encourage our families who are able to donate non-perishable food items such as canned food or packet food, as well as personal goods such as soap bars, razors, shampoos, toothpaste etc to continue delivering them to OSHC.

The OSHC continues to run ‘Our Pantry’ which is located across from the office entrance. This is for our families to help themselves to any items that they may need. We understand that with the weather and the current food shortages and prices, it can be difficult to make ends meet. This is our way of showing the ‘Spirit of Jesus’.

With the current weather, we have been utilizing our indoor spaces with intentional programming and practices through our hubs. Some of the experiences we have had thus far include, construction, icy-pole making, baking, group games, dancing and a variety of crafts. Our highlights this week was the icy-pole making and the cloud-dough! We will be extending on these experiences in the coming weeks.

From the team at SOTS OSHC.

Early Learning Centre Care News

The last fortnight at the ELC we have been busy getting to know our new friends who joined us in the second room opened for only Thursday and Friday. Our new friends are now settled in and we look forward to our weekly joint excursions to the Library and other areas of the school.

As part of our collaboration with community ELC is sharing upcoming workshops aimed at wholesome health of the family. These workshops are aimed at carers and educators of children aged 0 to 18 years of age.

ELC is very excited to join the school community in celebrating book week from the 22nd to the 26th of August. Due to the varied attendance of children in our room, we have the pleasure of dressing up in our favourite book characters the WHOLE WEEK!!


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.