St Elizabeth's News


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Rebecca Clarke | Principal

Dear parents and caregivers,

What a week to start swimming lessons! It has certainly tested the resilience of students, staff and I am sure many parents!

Thank you to those Mrs Manov and the families that came and represented St Elizabeth’s at the St Anthony of Padua Festival and parade. It was lovely to see our school leading the way this year behind the St Anthony of Padua statue.

I had the honour of attending and participating in the Kindergarten Liturgy on Thursday. It was a beautiful liturgy based on the importance of friendship. It was lovely to see a large group of parents attend and then stay to complete an activity with the children. Thank you to Father Peter for joining us and to Mrs Mackie, Mrs Drozdz, Mrs Hardie and Mrs Serraino for organising the liturgy.

Today, an excited group of selected students from Year Four to Six competed in the Interschool Cross Country event at Hillary’s. This is a wonderful event for our students to participate in and I know that they will represent our school with enthusiasm and pride. Well done to all our students as many of them ran their personal best times. Thank you to Mrs Clarkson and Mr Reberio for organising this event for our students.

Mid-Year Reports have been finalised and will be made available on SEQTA Engage to parents on Thursday, June 29. Please see the information below in the Assistant Principal’s section highlighting some important information for all parents in Pre-Primary to Year Six regarding understanding the Mid-Year Reports.

Below you will find the Parent Planner for Semester Two. Please note that some things may change throughout the semester, therefore, please continue to read the newsletter and Seesaw for any updates.

Please keep our Sacrament of Eucharist candidates in your thoughts and prayers as they commitment themselves this weekend to receiving the sacrament next term.

A reminder that Term Two will finish on Friday, June 30 with students returning to school for Term Three on Monday, July 17.

Finally, I would like to wish Miss Baxter all the best as she ventures off on some well-deserved long service leave for the rest of the term.

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend.

God bless

Rebecca Clarke


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Award Recipients

Next Awards Assembly Week 10
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Important Dates

Monday 19 - Friday 30 June

  • Swimming lessons continue

Thursday 29 June

  • General Assembly - NAIDOC Week

Friday 30 June

  • Term 2 ends
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Commitment Mass - Holy Communion

Our students making their First Holy Communion next term, will be attending a mass over the weekend to show their commitment to the sacrament. Please keep all of our students in your payers this weekend!

Please bring your commitment cards with you to mass.

Mass Times

Saturday 6:00pm

Sunday 7:30am 9:00am and 6:00pm

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Mid-Year Reports

Over the last two weeks Mrs Clarke and I have been busily reading all student Mid-Year Reports in preparation for these to be released to you next Thursday.

It is highly evident that since the beginning of the year, students have been working hard in class to apply the feedback provided by teachers to continue to grow in their learning. All of your children need to be congratulated on their growth this semester. Below is some information to assist you to understand your child’s report.

We hope this information assists you to understand the reporting process at St Elizabeth's CPS. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask your child’s teacher.

Understanding Your Child’s Report

Parents will receive two formal academic reports this year: The report you receive in July is called a 'Mid-year Report.' In December you will receive the 'End of Year Report.'

July – Mid-Year Report

This report provides parents with a ‘snapshot in time’ of how their child is progressing in relation to the end of year Achievement Standard for each learning area for their year level. The grade provided is taking into account the curriculum which has been taught and assessed to that point in time.

December – End of Year Report

This report provides parents with an overview of how their child has progressed, across the entire year, in relation to the end of year Achievement Standard for each learning area for their year level. The grade provided is taking into account the curriculum which has been taught and assessed across the entire year, not just Semester Two.

Understanding the Grading System

Is a ‘C’ grade good?

Yes, you should celebrate C grades as this indicates that your child has progressed to the desired level of understanding for his/her year level.

Is a ‘C’ grade just a pass like it used to be?

No, a C grade today, is the expected Achievement Standard for each year level and each Learning Area.

Does an ‘A’ or ‘B’ grade mean my child is working a year or two above their current grade?

No, an ‘A’ or ‘B’ grade means that your child is responding to the content taught to a deeper level. They may be thinking more critically about the content, which is a wonderful skill to demonstrate.

How are final grades determined?

Teachers collect numerous samples of work and assessments to determine the final grade. The grade is determined with the use of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s (SCSA) Judging Standards. For more information on this go to

Parents will be able to access their child’s report through our Parent SEQTA portal (SEQTA Engage). Those parents who do not have older siblings and who have not previously accessed SEQTA Engage or who are new to the school this year, will receive a ‘Welcome’ email which will give step by step instructions on how to set up your account and login. This email will be sent in the coming week. Please note that this email may end up in your ‘Junk/spam’ folder.

If you have any issues with setting up your Parent Engage account please contact the office.

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Well done Erin on your first place win at the McAleer open championship in Melbourne. We are so happy for you! The McAleer Open Championship brings together over 300 performers and their families from all over Australia and New Zealand and is considered as one of the premium Irish Dance Competitions in Australia.

Swimming Lessons and Lunch Orders - Group 1 Year 1, Year 2 & Year 4

Group 1 Swimming Lessons - Yr1, Yr2 & Yr4 in Week 9 & 10. Unfortunately due to the timing of the lessons and the lunch order delivery time there will be no lunch orders for this group please please. Please bring packed lunch as per normal and do not forget your bathers!

Thank you

Lost Property

We have a growing pile of lost property, please see the table at the front admin office if you are missing items!

Please remember to label all items, it makes reuniting of items with owners so much easier! Thank you

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Lunch Orders now available TUESDAY and THURSDAY

A reminder that lunch order days are now Tuesday and Thursday for PrePrimary - Year 6 students! Please use the link on website to order and make sure you are selecting the correct date for your order! Thank you
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Please click on button below to complete the P&F Skills Survey

Do you have a special skill, trade or hobby that might benefit our children? The P&F are keen to establish a data base of all of our skilled family members in our school community. Please complete the survey below.

Nominate a volunteer!

We are kickstarting Volunteers Week with opening our nominations for the 2023 Awards of Excellence in Building Positive Catholic School Communities. Nominations close end of Term 2, so get nominating now!

CSPWA 2023 Photo Competition

CSPWA Photo entries close 30th June 2023! Simply send your P&F photos to and go in the running for three amazing prizes. For more information visit -
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For Sale - 85" Adjustable Tripod Projector Screen $250

For Sale - Motorised Projector Screen 92" - $450

Brand new, in sealed box

Please see the JBHIFI website for details and original price

Please contact Admin if interested

Containers for Change

This year the Year 6 students are raising money through the Containers for Change initiative to donate to LifeLink. If you and your family have spare cans or bottles that you would like to contribute to our school collection, please scan this barcode when you are returning your containers, every container counts!

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Attention all space explorers!

Blast off into outer space this Winter School Holidays with Junior Engineers’ new out-of-this-world Coding & Robotics Camps for Kids 5 to 13 years old!

Receive a $25 discount by using the code NEWBIE25. The code expires Sunday 4 June.

Book now to secure your place and learn their new space themed curriculum!


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Term Dates 2023

Term 1 Start Date Wednesday 1 February

Term 1 End Date Thursday 6 April

Term 2 Start Date Wednesday 26 April
Term 2 End Date Friday 30 June

Term 3 Start Date Monday 17 July
Term 3 End Date Friday 22 September

Term 4 Start Date Tuesday 10 October

Term 4 End Date Friday 8 December

Student Free Dates 2023

Friday 3 March

Monday 24 April
Friday 18 August
Monday 21 August

Monday, 9 October

Please note, these dates are subject to change. If these dates for Professional Learning do require amending, parents will be notified well in advance.

Liturgical Dates

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Sacramental Dates


Candidate Commitment Mass

Saturday 25th March 6.00pm

Sunday 26th March 7.30am

Sunday 26th March 9.00am

Parent/Child Workshop

Tuesday 16th May 5.00pm

Candidate Retreat

Friday 19th May


Saturday 27th May 6.00pm

Sunday 28th May 11.00am

Saturday 10th June 6.00pm

Certificate Weekend

Sunday 11th June

First Holy Communion

Candidate Commitment Mass

Saturday 24th June 6.00pm

Sunday 25th June 7.30am

Sunday 25th June 9.00am

Sunday 25th June 6.00pm

Parent/Child Workshop

Tuesday 8th August 5.00pm

Candidate Retreat

Friday 11th August


Saturday 19th August 6.00pm

Sunday 20th August 9.00am

Sunday 20th August 6.00pm

Saturday 26th August 6.00pm

Sunday 27th August 9.00am

Sunday 27th August 6.00pm

Certificate Weekend

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September


Commitment Mass

Saturday 16th September 6.00pm

Sunday 17th September 7.30am

Sunday 17th September 9.00am

Sunday 17th September 6.00pm

Parent Workshop

Wednesday 25th October 5.00pm

Candidate Retreat

Friday 3rd November


Tuesday 7th November 5.00pm

Wednesday 8th November 5.00pm

Thursday 9th November 5.00pm

Certificate Weekend

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November

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