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Dear Parents & Guardians


Faction Sports Carnival

The School Athletics Sports carnival will take place on Friday 20th September at Robertsbridge Reserve in Nollamara. The change of day was to ensure a nicer day as rain has been forecast leading up to the original date. Mrs Goode has sent home a permission note with information for all families. All lunches ordered from Subway must be in to the School Office by tomorrow (Thursday) at the latest. If you’re able to come along and support the runners and team games you are most welcome to come and cheer the students on.


Open Night

There was an excellent turn out of families attending the recent Open

Night, Art Show & Book Fair. 

Congratulations to the students on presenting their work for display

and to St Gerard’s staff for preparing the classrooms and displays.

The Book Fair is always a great attraction. Thank you to families

who purchased books and other items which will ensure sales

will provide a return to the Library.


Edale Way Pick-Up

In an effort to help the congestion clear from Edale Way at pick-up

time students have been told to head straight to the pick up area

after the school bell has sounded. If students are not at the

pick-up area in a reasonable time, parents who are at the head

of the queue will be asked to go around the block and rejoin the

queue. If students are punctual there won’t be a problem so please

instruct your child to move quickly to the Edale Way pick-up area

at the end of each school day. Thank you for your assistance!


School Choir

Congratulations to the St Gerard's Superstars on their singing at the Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival on the 30th August. All their practice and rehearsing paid off and they did a fine job. Thank you to Mrs von Bergheim for preparing the school choir for their public performance. 


Thank you—Carpet Court Osborne Park

Kindy staff would like to thank Mr John Peacock from Carpet Court Osborne Park for the very generous donation of a large piece of carpet that will provide Kindy with 2 new mats. He has also donated the cost of binding both of those mats as well as the binding for 2 smaller mats. His generosity is very much appreciated.


Indigenous Art

Mrs Laurence and Miss Collova have worked with groups of

students to create two wall mosaics of a rainbow serpent

and a goanna. The rainbow serpent is already in position

with the goanna to follow soon! The art work will add a

nice feature to our School. Well done to all involved!


Waste Wise Initiative

St Gerard’s is the first school in the City of Stirling to take delivery of a new 660-litre co-mingled recycling bin as part of a new commercial waste collection service. Co-mingled recycling bins divert substantially more materials away from landfill and provide opportunities to create new products from discarded items, which ultimately benefits the environment.

We also have subscribed to a fruit waste bin and recycling bin for cardboard, paper, plastic bottles and metal. Miss Carly Vartesi, Yr 1 teacher, has eagerly sought opportunities for St Gerard’s to create a better environmental footprint and teach students how they can contribute to an environmentally friendly world.


Upcoming School Events

The end of term continues to provide opportunities for all

students to participate in a range of activities:

  • Students in Pre Primary to Year 6 will participate in the School Faction Carnival on Friday 20th; 
  • The Year Threes will receive the Sacrament of Penance on Tuesday 24th September;
  • Mercy Day Fete & Free Dress Fundraiser for all students on Thursday 26th September to support AusSudan.


Last Day of Term

The last day of Term 3 is Friday 27th September. Students return on

Monday 14th October. Thank you to all families for your support during

Term Three. Safe holidays everyone!


Best wishes!

Mark Miloro


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