St Elizabeth's News

NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 10 | 1 JULY 2022

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Rebecca Clarke | Principal

Dear parent and caregivers,


As a school we certainly know how to finish off a term!! What a week we have had … NAIDOC Week Whole School Mass and Showcase, Open Classrooms, Pyjama Day for LifeLink, Dance Assembly and Semester Reports!


At the beginning of the year, our school motto of ‘Together we grow’ was my focus and I truly feel that we are definitely living up to this motto. It is great to see additional families join our wonderful school community, students participating in Interschool Sporting opportunities and the classrooms coming alive with lots of learning. The atmosphere around the school is inviting and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all your children, seeing them smile every morning and hearing their laughter during recess and lunch.


Thank you to our fabulous staff for all the great opportunities that they have given our students throughout the term. The staff have gone above and beyond with the challenges that I have set them, and I thank them for their dedication to our school. This culminated in an amazing Open Afternoon that was very well supported by our parents, grandparents and carers.


I would like to inform the school community that Mrs Justine O’Malley has decided to resign from her teaching position as Health Specialist to take on a new adventure lecturing at university. She will, however, continue in her role as Social Worker at St Elizabeth’s, working on a Wednesday and Friday.


Please make sure that you have noted all the important dates for Term 3. This was sent out via Seesaw and can also be found below. Hopefully, none of these events will be cancelled or postponed!


Finally, thank you for a great semester! Thank you for the ongoing support you have shown myself and the staff at St Elizabeth’s. I wish you all a safe and relaxing holiday and look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, July 19.


Have a wonderful break!


God bless


Rebecca Clarke

Principal

Important dates coming up

Monday 18 July - Non school Day for students (staff professional development)

Friday 22 July - Beginning of Term 3 Mass Year 4-6 St Anthony's Parish

Friday 29 July - General Assembly

Merit and Christianity Award Recipients

No awards this week!
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Enrolment - Invite friends to come and visit our school

We invite you to help us grow our enrolments. Invite friends and family to book a visit and see all that is on offer at St Elizabeth's - we would love to show them around! Just contact Claire at the office.
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LifeLink - PJ Day

Thank you and congratulations to all of our staff and students for wearing their pyjamas today. We saw so many cute PJ's and happy faces getting out of cars and walking in to school today. We raised $215.60 for LifeLink. Well done!

SEQTA Engage - Semester One Reports

Semester 1 Reports are now live in SEQTA Engage


Link from our website to SEQTA Engage

https://stelizabethhocking.coneqt-p.cathednet.wa.edu.au


All parents/guardians in PP to Year 6 would have received a welcome email from SEQTA Engage today. Please make sure you have logged in to SEQTA Engage ready for you child's school report in four weeks time.


If you have changed your email address, could you please email admin asap so that they can update your details in our system. If you have forgotten your password please click the 'forgot password' button.

Some great writing to share!

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2022 School Photographs - save the date!


3+ Kindy - Monday, 1 August 2022

Kindy to Year 6 - Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Sibling Photographs - Wednesday, 3 August 2022


Your childs 'shootkey' will be sent home next week. Each child has their own individual code for ordering. I suggest ordering ahead of time as late orders after the due date incurs a $30 fee. Photographs cannot be previewed however MSP have produced beautiful photos for us since 2014.

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CSPWA 2022 Awards of Excellence

Get your nominations in for the CSPWA 2022 Awards of Excellence. The awards celebrate those within our school communities who demonstrate positive outcomes for students, families, and the wider school community. There are four award categories Parent, Parent Group, Parish, and Principal. Our 5th award is The Agnes Weymouth Award and is for any member/ team of the Catholic school, who consistently contributes to building a positive school community.


Nomination forms are available via the link.


https://csp.wa.edu.au/CSPWA-awards-of-excellence

CSPWA End of Term 2 Newsletter

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Premier's Reading Challenge - Festival of Words Event

From Monday 11 to Friday 15 July 2022, the Premier’s Reading Challenge will host a range of free sessions and activities across the City of Perth.


As part of this, CEWA will be hosting the Festival of Words Autocue Pop Up at the State Library in the Perth Cultural Centre. This will run daily between 11.00am and 1.00pm.


CEWA are very excited to offer students from all segments of the education sector, including public, Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia (AISWA) and CEWA schools, an opportunity to experience the Autocue. This is an experimental exercise for all students to practice reading and presentation skills. It is also a preliminary warm up for CEWA students with Rick Ardon in the CEWA Premier’s Autocue Reading Challenge which is being scheduled for a few weeks’ time.


The Department of Education will ticket the event to ensure the two hours are filled with engaged participants. Parents are encouraged to secure a timeslot through the Department of Education Festival of Words online ticketing facility


https://www.premiersreadingchallenge.wa.edu.au/festival-of-words


The Festival of Words will be a fantastic mix of immersive story times, with hands-on activities including the Autocue Challenge hosted by CEWA, Zine workshops, a Bananagram Alley and a TikTok challenge for older students.

Do you want your children to be involved in Science?

Do your children want to be involved in science? There are a range of different research studies available for children to participate in during the school holidays at UWA. Email saba.siddique@research.uwa.edu.au if you have any questions to register your interest below.
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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, 25 June and Sunday 26 June (Updated)

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

Sacrament of Holy Communion - Saturday, 27 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, 23 September (new date)

Term 4 Monday, 10 October