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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


Message from the Principal – Newsletter 37

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Well done to all students on a busy and tiring week of swimming lessons. Thank you to the staff for the care shown to all students this week, particularly those who have been getting in the pool to assist the swimming teachers!

Thank you to Miss Katherine Riolo and the Year 6 parent committee for all their hard efforts in preparing the Year 6 Dinner Dance on Wednesday evening. The hall looked magical and it was a fantastic evening. Our thanks also go to the Year 5 parents who catered for the evening.

Car Park Safety

This is a busy and stressful time of the year for everyone, however, student safety must remain paramount right until the last day of the school year. Hence, no matter how busy or preoccupied we may be, we ask that parents continue to follow all school policies and procedures until the end of the year. Failure to do so is in breach of our school code of conduct. This is particularly important in terms of road safety and our pickup routine. We have had a number of complaints from parents, and rightly so, about those who are not following the rules and procedures which have been put in place to keep students safe.

Particular items of note include:

  • The small car park on James St is, essentially, out of bounds for everyone unless they are a member of staff or require disabled parking. Parents should not be using this driveway to turn around, stop or park in, even for short periods of time. Doing so is highly dangerous for students who may be crossing this driveway at drop off and pick up time. All parents should drive down to the roundabout to turn around.
  • Please do not cut the queue in the drive through and drive ahead of others to the parking bay closest to reception. This is dangerous for students, slows down the flow of traffic and is unfair to those who are patiently waiting their turn in the queue.
  • Please do not park across the road, particularly in the bus bay, and call students across the road.

The same rules apply to everyone and I implore all parents to work with us to keep students safe!

End of Year Events

A reminder of the following events being held in the last week of term:

Monday 9 December

  • Reports available on SEQTA
  • Awards night and musical 6pm on the basketball courts

Tuesday 10 December

  • Free sausage sizzle and icy pole provided by the P & F for lunch

Wednesday 11 December

  • Book sale

Thursday 12 December

  • Year 1 & 2 excursion

Friday 13 December

  • Students’ last day
  • 9am Graduation Mass (whole school)
  • 2pm Edudance concert (in the hall)


  • Vinnies Hamper Appeal – please continue to donate non-perishable foods items which can placed in the baskets situated in each classroom. Thank you to Mr Powles for co-ordinating
  • Book Sale – please continue to donate secondhand books for the book sale. Books are being collected by year 4. The book sale will held on Wednesday 11th December and books will be sold for $1. All funds raised will go to Wheelchairs for Kids and this is a great opportunity to pick up some new reading material for the school holidays. Thank you to Mr Caddy and the Year 4 class for co-ordinating.


Have a great weekend and we hope you all enjoy our end of year events next week!

Dr Siobhan Galos



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