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Dear Parents & Guardians



Welcome to School Year 2019

I hope all families had an enjoyable holiday break and are all ready to start a new school year. Staff have been working hard to prepare for your child’s arrival and I am sure you will find everything is in place for a smooth and productive start! Welcome to all returning families and to our new families who join the St Gerard’s school community in 2019.


We also welcome Miss Collova as Year 6 teacher, Mr Evans as Year 4/5 teacher and Mrs Wardrope who is Science teacher for Term 1.


SCHOOL FEES Down, Down, Down

Last year, I was very happy to inform families that this year’s school fees (K-6) would be drastically reduced and capped at $390 per year ($440 with P&F contribution). As a further bonus, back to school booklists, sports activities such as swimming lessons (Term 1) and gymnastics (Term 4), classroom outings and computer/iPad use, are all included at no extra cost! We are able to offer this support to all families enrolledat St Gerard’s due to a program rolled out by Catholic Education WA titled, ’Affordable Catholic Schools Project’. We are very fortunate to be just one of 6 schools across WA to take advantage of this fee reduction program. I trust that the low fees will be a great support to your family enabling your child/ren to get a quality Catholic education here at St Gerard’s Primary for the duration of their schooling!


Term Planner

The Term One Planner is attached to today’s newsletter. Please note the following:

Parent Information Night from 5.45 -8 pm on Wednesday 13th February. All parents are asked to come along and hear of the events, activities and learning that your child will experience this year at St Gerard’s. You will have a chance to meet your child’s teacher and have any questions answered. The night will start with a shared BBQ dinner at 6.00pm.

Pupil Free Day when students are not required to attend school because of professional development undertaken by all staff on Friday 1st March. Please note that Monday 4th March is also a public holiday (Labour Day).

Harmony Day when families bring a plate of food to share with other families to celebrate your cultural heritage on Wednesday 20th March.

Swimming Lessons for all students in Years 1-6 from Monday 1st April to Friday 12th April for two weeks.

Term One ends on Friday 12th April. Easter falls during the school holidays which are from Saturday 13th April to Tuesday 30th April (inclusive). Term Two commences on Wednesday 1st May.


Uniform Days

For children from years 1 to 6—sports uniform is to be worn on Mondays (blue sports top), Wednesdays (faction coloured top) and Fridays (blue sports top).

School Uniform is worn on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Kindy and Pre Primary children are to wear their faction coloured top on Wednesdays.


Homework Club

Students from Years 2-6 are invited to come along to Homework Club starting next Thursday, 14th February. Homework Club runs from 2.45-3.45pm in the school library. Mrs Vivante coordinates Homework Club with the help of volunteering young adults from Youth With A Mission. If your child attends Homework Club it is essential that your child is picked up at 3.45pm without exception.


Best wishes for the year ahead!



Mark Miloro


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