Almost another year of learning has passed for our students and staff. You may be surprised to see the inclusion of staff as learners. Across the range of staff working at St Philomena’s School, all members have participated in professional learning to support their work.




Next week, thirteen (13) Year 9 and 10 ambassadors from St Philomena’s School, along with two staff members, will be attending the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) in Perth. The pilgrims will be gathered together with  thousands of other faith filled young people from across Australia. This will be an opportunity to connect with and reflect on how the Gospel messages are alive and relevant in their daily lives.


There will be another newsletter, our final publication, next week in Week 9. Please view the calendar  of events for the final two weeks of 2019 and those early relevant dates for 2020.

Upcoming End of Year Events

Wednesday 11 December

Year 6 Final Assembly


Friday 13 December

9:15am Farewell Mass and Graduation Yr6 & Yr10

11am Prizegiving Ceremony

Monday 16 December

Yr10 Graduation Dinner 


Wednesday 18 December 

Term 4 Concludes K-10

Planning for 2020 

Our 2020 planning needs information from our parent community.  OTHER THAN students in Year 6 and Year 10, if you know that your child/children will not be returning to St Philomena’s in 2020, please complete the form below. We appreciate your early notification.

Early Term 1 Dates  2020

Thursday 6 February

Term 1 Commences for all Students

Kindergarten to start at 10am 


Friday 7 February 

Yr 3 -10 Swimming carnival


Friday 14 February

Opening School Mass and Prefect Induction

Uniform Shop

 Opening Hours 2020


Monday 3 February 8:30am - 4pm

Tuesday 4 February 8:30am - 4pm

Wednesday 5 February 8:30am - 4pm

Thursday 6 February 8:30am - 4pm


The Uniform Shop will commence normal operating hours starting Term 1 Week 2

2020 Term Dates

Term 1

Thursday 6 February - Thursday 9 April

Term 2

Tuesday 28 April - Friday 3 July

Term 3

Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September

Term 4

Monday 12 October - Wednesday 16 December