St Elizabeth's News
NEWSLETTER | TERM 4 | WEEK 2 | 20 OCTOBER 2023
Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians
It is hard to believe how quickly the term is going. This term promises some exciting events for students and their families, so please keep an eye on the calendar, seesaw messages and the newsletter, to ensure you have the information you need for a fun and exciting term.
On Wednesday, 18 October we had our Year Three Liturgy with the theme of Penance.The prayer service led by Fr. Leonard, was a deeply meaningful and spiritual experience for our young students. With his gentle guidance and wise words, Fr. Leonard helped our children understand the importance of seeking forgiveness and reconciliation in their lives. As he spoke to them about the significance of penance and the opportunity for a fresh start, the students were engaged and attentive, gaining a greater understanding of the values of compassion and forgiveness. Thank you to our Year Three staff, students and parents for attending.
Today, some of our Year 4-6 students attended the Interschool Athletics Carnival. It was a resounding success, and we thank our dedicated staff who made it all possible. A big thank you to Mrs Clarkson and Mr Rebeiro for their tireless efforts in training and preparing our students for this event. Their commitment to developing our young athletes and instilling in them, the values of discipline and sportsmanship is truly commendable. We also extend our appreciation to Miss Collins, Mr Fitzgibbons and Mr Hunter, who provided invaluable support on the day of the carnival. It's through the collective efforts of these staff that our students were able to shine on the interschool, athletics stage.
Well done to our Kindy and Pre Primary classes for raising an amazing $3708 in their Bike-a-thon last week. The money raised will go towards play equipment in the Early Years Area.
Wishing all of our staff, students and families a wonderful weekend.
Wednesday, 25th October - 8:15am - 2:30pm Mater Dei Year 6 Orientation Day (Year 7 2024 students only)
Wednesday, 25th October - 9:15am - 10:00pm Mater Dei Year 7 2924 Parent's Morning Tea (optional)
Wednesday, 25th October - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Mater Dei Parent Information Evening (Year 7 2024 only)
Wednesday, 25 October - 5:00pm Reconciliation Parent/Child Workshop (Year 3)
Thursday, 26 October - 8:45am Grandparent's Day Year 4 Assembly and Morning Tea (all welcome)
Wednesday, 1 November - 5:00pm P&F Meeting & 7:00pm SAC Meeting
Thursday, 2 November - 8:45am Vincent House Day Assembly
Friday, 3rd November - Year 3 Reconciliation Retreat Day
7th-9th November - 5:00pm Year 3 Sacrament of Reconciliation
Friday, 9 November - 8:45am Remembrance Day Assembly (Year 5)
Vincent Day - Wear Yellow
Thursday, 2 November - 8:45am Vincent Assembly
St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Collection
We ask that each class bring in the following items on Vincent Day for the hampers which will be donated to St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal
Kindy- Christmas snacks-lollies, pretzels, chips, chocolates
Pre Primary-sweet biscuits, crackers
Year 1- long life custard, jelly, tinned fruit
Year 2 - Christmas desserts- fruit mince pies, pudding etc.
Year 3 - pasta, pasta sauce, tinned meat (spam, tuna), rice
Year 4 - tinned goods- vegetables, tomatoes, corn, beetroot, baked beans, spaghetti,
Year 5 - long life juices, soft drinks
Year 6 - Christmas crackers, disposable cups/plates, serviettes (table wear)
2023 Reminder School Fee Statement
Good Afternoon Parents/caregivers
An adjusted reminder fee statement was sent out Wednesday, 20 September 2023 via email. Please ensure your account is paid in full by Tuesday, 31 October 2023.
If you are experiencing any difficulties in paying your fees please contact the office to make an appointment with our Principal, Rebecca Clarke.
SPORTS X - After School Club Thursday!
FREE TRIAL - Sports X is happy to announce we are offering the first week of our PTS (multi-sports) program at St Elizabeth Catholic Primary School as a free trial!
To enrol please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your place.
Hair Bow Fundraiser
ORDERS EXTENDED!!!! Last Orders by Friday 27th October
We have teamed up with a small local business, "Addicted to Bows", who make gorgeous hair accessories in our school colours.
To help with our ongoing fundraising efforts, we will receive a donation of at least 30% for each direct order.
Not only will this donation help our school with future projects, but we hope it will also encourage students to uphold our uniform policy and wear the school colours with pride.
To assist you with your purchasing, samples of the hair bows and hair ties will be available for viewing in the front office from the beginning of term 4.
All orders need to be submitted by 5pm WST Friday 27th October and bows will be delivered to school for distribution from Friday 17th November 2023.
Thank you for your continued support.
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!
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.
Candidate Commitment Mass
Saturday 25th March 6.00pm
Sunday 26th March 7.30am
Sunday 26th March 9.00am
Tuesday 16th May 5.00pm
Friday 19th May
Saturday 27th May 6.00pm
Sunday 28th May 11.00am
Saturday 10th June 6.00pm
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
Tuesday 8th August 5.00pm
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
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September
Saturday 16th September 6.00pm
Sunday 17th September 7.30am
Sunday 17th September 9.00am
Sunday 17th September 6.00pm
Wednesday 25th October 5.00pm
Friday 3rd November
Tuesday 7th November 5.00pm
Wednesday 8th November 5.00pm
Thursday 9th November 5.00pm
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November