St Elizabeth's News
NEWSLETTER | TERM 4 | WEEK 3 | 27 OCTOBER 2023
It is very hard to believe that we are in Term Four already … where has the year gone! I hope everyone has enjoyed a smooth start to the term. I would like to extend a very big thank you to Mrs Emma Fernandez for taking on the role of Acting Principal over the past two weeks, allowing me to enjoy some long service leave with my family. Also, to all the staff for supporting her during this time. While I had a wonderful holiday, I was excited to get back to school and hear all about the fabulous Early Years Ride-a-thon and the Interschool Athletics Carnival. Two amazing events that were loved by the students. Thank you to the staff involved for organising them.
This week we stopped and celebrated our teaching staff with World Teacher’s Day with a delicious morning tea provided by our wonderful Education Assistants. We are so blessed to have such dedicated teachers working at our school. Teachers are the unsung heroes who shape the minds of future generations, imparting knowledge, wisdom and life lessons that extend far beyond the classroom. Our teachers are committed, resilient and passionate about teaching and they inspire me every day! To our teachers, thank you for your ongoing support, encouragement and belief in the potential of every student.
Thursday was our annual Grandparents Day and what a turn out we had! It was so nice to welcome all our Grandparents to our school. Celebrating our Grandparents is a joyous occasion at St Elizabeth’s. Our Year Four students entertained us with a wonderful item and song about Grandparents and just how great they are! I thoroughly enjoyed celebrating and meeting the wonderful individuals that hold such a very special place in our students’ hearts. Some of our Grandparents travelled distances to attend this day with everyone walking away very happy and thrilled to be invited into the classrooms. A big thank you is also extended to Mrs Didlock, Mrs Dimond, Mrs Martino and Mrs Burgess for organising a delicious morning tea for our Grandparents to enjoy. Our Grandparents Day was definitely a success!
Finally, just a reminder to please adhere to the City of Wanneroo parking rules around the school grounds. Parking on the footpath is strictly prohibited.
Wishing everyone a lovely weekend.
Wednesday, 1 November - 5:00pm P&F Meeting & 7:00pm SAC Meeting
Thursday, 2 November - 8:45am Vincent House Day Assembly (Wear Yellow)
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)
Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians
Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to attend the Parish Priest and Leader's Network Meeting at St Anthony's School. This network was established four years ago as a collaborative effort between St Anthony's CPS, St Elizabeth's CPS, and our parish, driven by a shared recognition of the importance of connecting our schools and parishes. The primary objective was to foster an alignment in Sacramental programs and practices, ensuring a cohesive and spiritually enriching experience for our community.
On Wednesday evening, our Year 3 parents and students participated in a Reconciliation Workshop. The interactive session was facilitated by Mario from 24:7 Youth Ministry. The workshop provided a hands-on and engaging approach to help both students and parents deepen their understanding of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Through meaningful discussions, activities, and reflection, everyone in attendance had the opportunity to connect as a parish community.
Our St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Collection will begin on Thursday, 2 November.
We ask that each class bring in items on Vincent Day for the hampers, which will be donated to St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal.
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.
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