St Michael’s School
St Michael’s School
Assistant Principal News
Please make a note of these in your calendars;
Monday 16 November– Board and P & F AGM
Wednesday 18 November– Year 4 Mass
Wednesday 2 December– Year 6 Dinner Dance
Monday 7 December– Awards Night and EduDance Concert
Monday 7 December– Reports available
Friday 11 December– Last day for students
On Wednesday, the Year 5 and 6 classes joined returned soldiers and members of the Bassendean community to attend the Remembrance Day ceremony held by the Bassendean R.S.L.. The ceremony highlighted the role our servicemen played in ensuring our prosperity and freedom as a nation. Katie from Year 6 beautifully read a poem titled ‘Faded Suits of Green’ by Rebecca Morton while Ava and Nathan laid a wreath on behalf of the school. Thank you to Mr Coughlan for working with the Bassendean R.S.L. and organising our participation.
Around the rest of the school, paper poppies could be found on the students’ shirts along with activities in the classroom teaching the children the importance of the day.
Vinnies Christmas Appeal
Thank you, families, for the wonderful donations being brought in. These donations will go a long way to help bring joy to families at Christmas. The Year 5 and 6 class started gathering donations and making up the boxes today. Each box needs to contain all the items to be complete. To help complete our sets we are looking for the following products:
- Long life custard
- Longlife juice
- Tomato sauce
- Christmas Bon Bons
Can you please keep this in mind when planning your donations. Thank you once again for your generosity.
Over the last two weeks, the students from Years 2-6 have been completing PAT (Progressive Achievement Test) Assessments. These assessments allow us to monitor growth across the cohorts and as a school. And in the absence of NAPLAN this year, will be used by staff to analyse our areas of strength and growth in reading and Mathematics.
This week, the nation is celebrating NAIDOC Week. Usually held in July, it was moved to November due to COVID-19 to ensure that people would be able to gather to celebrate the history and culture of the first nations’ people. As a school, we celebrated NAIDOC during its traditional time in July with a school Mass and the classes rotated through activities. This week, classes have again enjoyed a variety of activities. Miss G-C and the Pre-primary students have enjoyed hands on activities using playdough.