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St Michael's School


4 James St
Bassendean WA 6054
PO Box 428
Bassendean WA 6934
08 6278 9888
Absentee Line - 6278 9802

St Michael's School


Assistant Principal News

Term 3 Calendar and Change of Dates

Please find a copy of the Term 3 Calendar on the Connected App. We have had a change of some important dates next term. Please note in your calendars that Year 5/6 camp will be on 3 – 6 September and our School Athletics Carnival will be held on 11th September. Our apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause. Other important Term 3 & 4 dates are:

 9th August – Year 3 BRLA
9th August – P & F Disco
28th August – School Photos
30th  August – Fathers’ Day Morning
16th Sept – Book Parade
17th Sept – Open Night
16 – 19th Sept – Book Fair
20th Sept – Interschool Athletics
14th October – Student Free Day
21 – 25th October – Wellness Week
7th November – Kindy (2020) Orientation
4th December – Year 6 Dinner Dance
9th December – Concert Night (TBC)
13th December – Graduation Mass and Students Last Day

Accessing Reports

Reports were made available on Monday. The site can be found at this address or by clicking the link on our school home page. Please ensure you are able to log in. If you cannot remember your password, there is a reset password feature. For those who cannot remember the email they used to log in, please contact the office.

School Photos

Our school photos will be on Wednesday 28th August in Term 3.  The individual photo forms have been sent home. With students away ill, they may have missed the handout. Please email your class teacher if your child has not brought it home. Family photo forms can be collected in Term 3. 

Grandparent’s Mass and Morning Tea

Thank you to all those who were able to attend the Mass and morning tea. The role of grandparents in our school community is visible during school drop-off and pick-up and then there is all the things they do away from school to help the students and families. It is amazing that we have so many grandparents who attended St Michael’s and children who are 3rd generation students of our school. Thank you to Mrs Welch, Mrs Richards, Mrs Gallagher and Miss Riolo for organising the morning.

Term 3 Mass

Our first Mass next term will be in Week 2 on Wednesday 31st July. We invite the school community to join the students to celebrate the Year 6 Mass. The next Mass will be the Year 5 Mass in Week 4.

Firefighter visit

On Monday, the Pre-primary and Year 3 classes were visited by the local fire brigade and firetruck. The students learned about creating Home Safety Fire Plans and how the firefighters use specialised equipment to combat fires and attend to accidents. Special thanks to St Michael’s parent, Mr Brad Roberts, for providing this learning opportunity for students.

Year 5 “Sew a Softie”

Our Year 5 class engaged in the “Sew a Softie” initiative for their first Art project this year as part of the February ‘Global Kids Sewing Party’. This project aims to raise children’s awareness of the community by getting them to sew a softie and give it away.

The very talented Year 5’s took on the challenge of creating a Noongar animal softie, learning more about our local Noongar culture and some useful sewing tips along the way! The beautiful assortment of soft toys was then sent with an accompanying letter to the remote Aboriginal school of Birlirr Ngawiyiwu, Ringer Soak in the northeast Kimberley. The children were delighted to receive their gifts and were able to send a letter of thanks back to our children. A lovely display of kindness, skill and generosity from our Year 5 class! Well done!

Thank you to Mrs Helen Shanahan for co-ordinating.

NAIDOC Week Activities

This week we have been learning about and acknowledging the Aboriginal culture through various in-class activities and by working together to colour in a whole school NAIDOC display. Some of our classwork is now on display in reception.

Assistant Principals
Jemima Saunders and Ryan Powles


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