St Elizabeth's News
NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 10 | 1 JULY 2022
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!
Enrolment - Invite friends to come and visit our school
LifeLink - PJ Day
SEQTA Engage - Semester One Reports
Semester 1 Reports are now live in SEQTA Engage
Link from our website to SEQTA Engage
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!
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.
CSPWA 2022 Awards of Excellence
Nomination forms are available via the link.
CSPWA End of Term 2 Newsletter
Premier's Reading Challenge - Festival of Words Event
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
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?
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