St Cecilia's Catholic Primary School

Port Hedland

35 Sutherland Street 
PORT HEDLAND WA 6721 
Tel:  (08) 9174 7000 
Email: admin@stcecilia.wa.edu.au

 

St Cecilia's

Catholic Primary School

Port Hedland

 

Correspondence

Missed any school correspondence? We’ll always have the most recent school news and letters available on this page for you to download.

Memories of Christmas Past

Carols on the Lawn
6:30 pm Wednesday 9th December

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Alert: Chickenpox in Children in Hedland

There have been twenty confirmed cases of chickenpox in Hedland in September and October 2020. The age range of cases is 5 to 14 years (so both primary and secondary school children) with an average age of 9 years. Perth has also had a rise in cases over the past month. Some other children and adolescents have had had suspected chicken pox, but it was not confirmed by a swab test with a doctor. There are many rashes that affect children and young adults from different causes, so it’s important to test to check what it is.

 

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Alert: Chickenpox Outbreak in children in South Hedland

If a parent/guardian notices a fever, runny nose, or cough, or a rash in their child, then they should keep them out of school or daycare. Chicken pox is most infectious in the two days before the rash and the 5 days after the rash. Other children in the household must be kept at home if early symptoms develop.

 

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0% fee increase for 2021

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the current recession, CECWA decided in their September meeting that Catholic schools would not increase fees for 2021. Many families have been and may continue to be affected financially by the events of this year and the state of the economy, and this decision seeks to provide some certainty and support during a challenging time.

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Phase 3 School Operations Guidelines – Effective 8 June 2020

In line with the latest State Government and Department of Health advice, current Term Two arrangements have been reviewed and the following will apply from Monday 8 June 2020:

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Safe Bus Travel - Code of Conduct

I am sure that we all agree appropriate conduct is essential on buses. Misbehaviour is a distraction to the driver that endangers the safety of passengers and other road users. Children need to know the “Code of Conduct” for bus travel and accept the consequences of any breaches to these rules. (A copy of the code is attached)

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2021 Changes

Please note the following changes at St Cecilia’s for 2021.

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Proposed Parent Workshop - Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum

On Thursday, 5 November 2020, Justine O’Malley (CEWA Child Safe Consultant) will be facilitating a repeat of the parent workshop on the ”Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum” (KSCPC).

 

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Alert: Chickenpox in young people in Hedland

There have been three confirmed case of chickenpox in Hedland in the past month.  Some other children and adolescents have had had a rash, but it was not confirmed by a swab test with a doctor. There are many rashes that affect children and young adults from different causes, so it’s important to test.

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Statement to Parents/Caregivers

I am writing to advise of a matter involving a number of WA schools that have attracted public and media attention.

While the matter does not involve our school, it is likely to raise concerns for some in our school community and it is important to provide reassurance to you as a parent or caregiver.

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Faction Sports Carnival 2020

As we all know, restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 have resulted in the postponement of a number of events, including school events such as sport carnivals. So that our students do not miss out on our Annual Faction Athletics Carnival, we have decided to run our carnival during Week 10, our final week of Term Two.

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Kindergarten & Pre-Primary New Polo Shirt Pre-Orders

We have a new uniform item for the Kindergarten and Pre-Primary students to wear.

This is a Unisex Polo shirt as pictured below. We have chosen this new design as it features a collar to provide greater sun protection for our younger students.

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EdConnect Pilbara Mentors Christmas Choir performance

Dear families and students of our 2020 St Cecilia’s Christmas Choir,
We have been invited to perform our Christmas item at a special event next Thursday evening, 12th November. This is a celebration of the ‘EdConnect’ mentoring program, supported by the Roy Hill Community Foundation of which our school, among several, is a special part.
If your child is able to come as per the details below, please complete the reply form below so we know exactly who is coming along for this brief but lovely opportunity. If you might complete the form over the weekend and return it to school TUESDAY 10th, this will help with positioning our choristers (who number 50 at the moment!) This is not a compulsory event; rather, a delightful chance to engage with the wider community. 

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Cross Country Run

St Cecilia’s annual school Cross Country Run will be held on Friday 25 September commencing at 8:45am.

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Online Grooming Investigation – Communication

You may have seen media coverage over the weekend regarding a Western Australia Police investigation that has uncovered a series of online grooming offences against young people in the wider community.

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Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum

At St Cecilia’s Catholic Primary school we are implementing the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC) which is an evidence-based child safety curriculum that teaches children to recognise abuse, tell a trusted adult, understand what is appropriate and inappropriate touching and ways of keeping themselves safe. The KS:CPC fits primarily within the Health and Physical Education learning area of the Australian Curriculum but is also taught across multiple learning areas.

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Semester One 2020 Reports

Due to COVID-19 and the disruption caused to learning and teaching in Semester One, the modification to this year’s Semester One report are outlined below. The modifications to the reports have been approved by SCSA (School Curriculum and Standards Authority) and CEWA (Catholic Education of Western Australia) and are consistent with other Catholic schools in Western Australia. Please note that students who commenced at the school in Term Two, will not be issued with a report this semester.

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