St Elizabeth's News

NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 10 | 8 APRIL 2022

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Rebecca Clarke | Principal

Dear parent and caregivers,


Firstly, can I say a big thank you to all my wonderful staff. This term has certainly given us a few challenges but as a group we have worked through them and come out the other end a strong, united team!


This Sunday is Palm Sunday, also known as Passion Sunday. In Christian tradition, this is the first day of Holy Week and commemorates Jesus’ triumphant arrival into Jerusalem, days before he was crucified. Palm Sunday is known as such because we will often receive palm fronds at Mass which are used to participate in the re-enactment of Jesus arrival into Jerusalem. In the Gospels, Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a young donkey, and to the lavish praise of the townspeople who threw clothes, palms or small branches, in front of him as a sign of homage. This was a customary practice for people of great respect. Please take the time over the weekend to reflect with your family on the significance of Palm Sunday as we head into Holy Week.


Thursday saw our inaugural Staff versus Students Cricket Game. While the result was not overly clear the game was a friendly and high-spirited one. We have some very talented sports people who shone throughout the game. Personally, Mrs Martino was the leader of the teachers, batting superbly, and it was wonderful to see out Kindy and Pre-Primary students venture down to the oval to cheer everyone on! Thank you to all the staff and students for joining in and having fun.


Thank you to our school community for supporting the fundraising events that we have held this term, all of them were very successful. The P&F have worked very hard behind the scenes, and I thank them all for it. I extend my gratitude to Margaret Quirk, MLA, for donating the two Easter Raffle prizes. Our Year 6 students and Mrs Wilson-Harris did a wonderful job selling the tickets before, during and after school. The Colour Run was a magnificent way to conclude the term and the students thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you to Mr Ayres and Mr van der Walt for making this happen!


A reminder to everyone that if your child tests positive to Covid your first responsibility is to notify the positive result via the Healthy WA website (https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/ratregister). Once you have done this, please enter the information on the CEWA Self-Reporting Portal for Covid-19.


Finally, a big congratulations to Mrs Tanika Farmer and her husband Kurt on the birth of baby number two, Winston. Sending them all our love and best wishes.


To finish off a fantastic term, I would like to wish everyone a happy and Holy Easter and a relaxing holiday. For those that may be travelling around our beautiful state, please stay safe. I look forward to seeing everyone return for Term 2.


God bless


Rebecca Clarke

Principal

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Important dates coming up

Monday, 25 April - Anzac Day (Public Holiday - no school)

Tuesday, 26 April - Students Return to School - Anzac Service 9:00am at the Flags

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Crazy Sock Day raised $248.00 for Project Compassion!

Was wonderful to see so many colourful socks on Thursday! Proudly supporting Project Compassion.Thank you everyone

Anzac Service - 9am Tuesday 26 April by Year 5/6

Parent and families are welcome to attend; however, please ensure masks are worn at all times and all are social distancing on the footpath in front of the Flagpoles.

Support Project Compassion

We are now in the third week of Lent with the Project Compassion story of Janice, a Wagilak woman and traditional dancer who tells her family’s stories through movements handed down over generations.


Like many remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, Janice’s faces a range of challenges – low employment and education, financial hardship, poorer health and lower life expectancy.


With your help, Caritas Australia supports Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation, which operates a centre for traditional and contemporary Aboriginal arts and culture, providing employment and generating income for local communities.


Janice believes that Djilpin Arts’ work is essential to create opportunities for young people to stay on-country, to share intergenerational knowledge between elders and the younger generation - to promote healing, and to keep culture alive.

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P&F Colour Fun Run

Thank you for your amazing support for our fundraising Colour Fun Run! This was a great community event and a fun way for the children to finish off Term 1.
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Sacramental Dates

Sacrament of Confirmation

Commitment Mass – Saturday, 30 April & Sunday, 1 May (New dates)

Parent/Child Workshop 5:00pm Wednesday, 25 May

Retreat Day - Friday, 10 June

Sacrament of Confirmation – Saturday, 11 June & Sunday, 12 June


Sacrament of Holy Communion

Commitment Mass - Saturday, 18 June & Sunday, 19 June

Parent/Child Workshop - 5:00pm Wednesday, 10 August

Sacrament of Holy Communion - Saturday, 27 August & Sunday 28 August


Sacrament of Reconciliation

Commitment Mass - Saturday, 17 September & Sunday, 18 September

Parent/Child Workshop - 5:00pm Wednesday, 26 October

Sacrament of Reconciliation - 5:00pm Tuesday, 8 November & Wednesday, 9 November

Term Dates 2022

Term 1 Monday, 31 January to Friday, 8 April

School Holidays: Saturday, 9 April – Monday, 25 April


Term 2 Tuesday, 26 April to Friday, 1 July

School Holidays: Saturday, 2 July – Sunday, 17 July


Term 3 Tuesday, 19 July to Friday, 23 September

School Holidays: Saturday, 24 September to Sunday, 9 October


Term 4 Tuesday, 11 October to Friday, 9 December

School Holidays: Saturday, 10 December – Sunday, 29 Jan 2023 (TBC)

Student Free Dates

**Please note there have been some date changes to the Student Free Days


Term 1 Friday, 4 March

Term 2 Tuesday, 7 June

Term 3 Monday, 18 July and Friday, 19 August

Term 4 Monday, 10 October