St Anthony's School News

Term 3: 21st July 2022

Acknowledgement of Country


St Anthony’s School acknowledges Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the traditional custodians of lands, waterways and skies across Australia.


We thank you for sharing and caring for the land we learn and play on.

We pay our respects to Elders, and we share our friendship and kindness.

Our Vision Statement


St Anthony's School community works collaboratively to teach and live the values of Christ. While respecting tradition, and to meet the demands of a rapidly changing society, it strives to educate our children to their full potential.

Message from the Principal

O God, protector of those who hope in you,

without whom nothing has firm foundation, nothing is holy,

bestow in abundance your mercy upon us

and grant that, with you as our ruler and guide,

we may use the good things that pass

in such a what as to hold fast even now

to those that ever endure. Amen.

Welcome Back

Welcome back to the second half of the school year. We hope and pray that there are fewer incidences of COVID than the number experienced in Semester 1 and that this semester is plain sailing to the end of the year.


While there is no mask mandate, students and adults are encouraged to wear a mask to reduce the possibility of infection/reinfection.

I would like to thank Mrs Crosthwaite and the Leadership Team for their excellent running of the school during my leave. Knowing the school could not have been in better hands, I was able to relax while away visiting family in Germany and in London.

Important Dates - Semester 2

  • Friday, September 23 - last day of Term 3 for students and staff

  • Tuesday, October 11 - first day of Term 4 for students
  • Friday, December 9 - end of Term 4 for students
  • Friday, December 16 - end of Term 4 for staff

  • Monday, August 1/2 - school photos
  • Tuesday, August 10 - Holy Communion Parent/Child Workshop
  • Friday, August 12 - Year 4 assembly and PADUA Awards
  • Friday, August 26 - NIPSSA spring carnival (Years 5 and 6)
  • August 15-19 - Science Week and Book Week
  • Friday, August 19 - Book Week dress-up and parade
  • Sat/Sun August 27/28 - Sacrament of First Holy Communion
  • Friday, Sept 2 - Father’s Day breakfast and mass
  • Friday, Sept 9 - School faction athletics carnival
  • Weeks 9/10, Sept 12-23 - swimming lessons
  • Week 10, Sept 19-22 - Year 6 Camp


As always, please refer to the live calendar on the school website for additional activities and any potential date changes.

Allergy Aware School Reminder

We would like to remind families that St Anthony's is an allergy aware school and we request that peanut butter, nutella and nuts are not included in your child’s lunch.


God Bless

Therese Bandy

Principal

St Anthony's Way Awards

Awarded at Monday's assembly:


Hayley Muir, Evelyn Mastai, Bodie Raye, Miranda Del Borrello, Cora Roche, Harper Lockley, Charlie Nolan, Alessandra Hay, Lilah Carlisle-Barrett, Esmae McComas, Ethan Geddes, Miriya Singh Sanghara, Cruze Rosser, Logan Whitfield, Evie Bergersen, Jordan Kuhn, Mahlie Delaney, Cormac Long, Elsie Hunter, Emily Kilgallon, Chase Dzienis, Frederick Stirling, Oskar Donnelly, Blake Sonter, McKenzie Sangrigoli, Alexandra Carbone, Liam Challis, Lydia Muni, Addison Dixon, Abigail Mann, Aoife McDonagh, Rory Robson, Linken Ryan, Joshua Walker, Lily Fountain, Hannah O’Connor, Lucas Tang


Bronze

Miller Kim, Lucas Payne


Silver

Eliza Berlingeri, Austin Briggs


Gold

Hannah Walker

SEQTA ENGAGE FOR STUDENT REPORTS

St Anthony’s School utilises the SEQTA Engage Parent Portal for parents to access student reports for students in Pre-Primary to Year 6 at the end of each semester. If you have not already done so, please log in to SEQTA Engage to ensure you are able to access your child's report.


To do this you need to go to the following site: https://stanthonys.coneqt-p.cathednet.wa.edu.au/ and use your current username and password. This link is also found on the homepage of the school website under Quick Links.


If you have remembered your username but have forgotten your password, please click on the "Forgot your Password?" link and an immediate email will be sent to you. The password reset link in the email will expire within one hour, so please action this immediately.


If you have forgotten both of these, then please contact the school and we can remind you of your username.


Reports will be available from Wednesday 29th June via the portal.


Thank you

Kate Gellé

Covid-19 Information and Updates

Kindergarten 2023

If you have a child that is due to commence Kindy in 2023 and have not yet lodged an application, please do so as soon as possible as there are only a few spots left. Forms can be obtained on our website, from the front office or click on the link below.

Faith in Action

Feast Day - 22nd July

“The way towards the peace and the balance is love… love and respect of everything. Knowing that there is a place for your neighbour, and there is a place for power, and there’s a place for trees and there’s a place for birds and plants. Once you start loving all these things, you leave them be. You respect them. Then there is balance.”

Sacramental Dates

  • Friday 22nd July – Whole School Mass
  • August Bishops Literacy Assessment
  • Wednesday 10th August - Sacrament of Holy Communion Parent/Child Workshop
  • Monday 15th August - Assumption of Mary Whole School Liturgy (PP-6) (Year 6 Hosting)
  • Tuesday 23rd August/Wednesday 24th August - Year 4 Reconciliation (Church) 9.45am TBC
  • Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August Sacrament of Holy Communion
  • Friday 2nd September - Fathers’ Day Mass/Breakfast
  • Saturday 17th/Sunday 18th September - Commitment Mass/Sacrament of Reconciliation


Go in Peace

Nicole Crosthwaite

Assistant Principal

Year 3 News

Welcome back to Term 3! We hope you have had a wonderful break. Last term me made some exciting purchases thanks to the P&F. We bought comfortable floor cushions with traditional Aboriginal designs, an outdoor floor mat, Lego and a class set of clip boards. We really appreciate the donation and the students are eager to make use of the purchases.


The Year 3 students became researchers last term and discovered facts about different animals and countries of their choice. Using their research skills they put together their own information reports.


In HASS we have been exploring the states and territories of Australia and their unique natural and human made landmarks. We also ventured outside of Australia and located on a map the neighbouring countries of Australia.


Each family is a unique community, with different traditions, languages, culture and history. In Religion we identified some of the special ways our families interact with each other and created our own family shields.


We are looking forward to another great term filled with learning and laughter.

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Baby News!




Many congratulations to the O'Keeffe family on the safe arrival of Hollie, a baby sister for Maximus and Samuel.

Library News

A huge thank you to the St Anthony’s School community for supporting this year's Scholastic Book Fair. We managed to raise a huge amount of sales amounting to $7,236.95 and of this the school will get a percentage to spend on library resources. Well done everyone a fantastic effort!


This term we will be celebrating everyone's favourite “Book Week”. The theme this year is “dreaming with eyes open” and the library will be promoting lots of information about the First Nations Dreamtime stories.


If your child has outstanding library loans please return to the library as soon as possible and make sure your child has the correct library bag available from the uniform shop.


The library is collecting the Coles and Woolworths collectables. Could any donations please be dropped to the library or the front office. Thank you!

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Medical News

Dear Parents/Carers,


I would like to remind you all again to keep any child home that is unwell. This is standard practise.


We have been sending home a large number of children that have either a runny nose, headache, sore throat, persistent cough or an upset stomach. While the child may not have COVID these are all symptoms of the virus, and I would strongly urge you have your child tested, with either a PCR test or a RATs test at home. If positive, then your child needs to isolate for 7 days.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Warmest wishes,

Aleisha Raby

School Nurse

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School Photos

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Keyed Up Music will be teaching keyboard and guitar lessons this term after school. Lessons start from $19.80 for a small group. If you are interested in your son/daughter learning either guitar or keyboard, please call Savanna on 0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form

Uniform Shop

Online Ordering (Preferred Method of Ordering)
Ordering online is our preferred method of purchase due to the current COVID climate. Please use the Quickcliq link below to set up an account. If you have already set up an online canteen account, please use the same login.

www.quickcliq.com.au

Ordering Via the Office

To view uniform prices or order uniforms via the school office, choose the relevant uniform order form below, print off and send in with the appropriate payment. The form can also be emailed directly to the uniform shop with credit card details.


Kindergarten Uniform Order
Summer Uniform Order
Winter Uniform Order

Email: uniform@stanthonyswann.wa.edu.au

Visiting the Uniform Shop

The uniform shop is open on Wednesday mormings between 8.00am and 9.00am.

All items will be accepted for exchange as long as:

  • They are still in their packaging and tags are still attached.
  • Items have not been washed or named.

When your order has been completed it will be sent home with your child.


If you have any uniform queries please feel free to email me at:
uniform@stanthonyswann.wa.edu.au or you can ring the school and speak to me on Wednesdays between 9.00-10.00am.

Many thanks
Gabrielle Murphy
Uniform Shop Coordinator

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The Committee for the Council for Catholic Women Perth warmly invites you to three talks by Dr Cristina Lledo Gomez at James Nestor Hall Catholic Education Office 60 Ruislip St West Leederville. Cristina is the Presentation Sisters Lecturer at BBI-The Australian Institute of Theological Education where she promotes women’s spiritualities, feminist theologies, and eco-theologies. Married with 2 children Cristina is proud of her Filipina heritage.


  • Friday 5 August: 5.30pm - 8.30pm (Light refreshments served 5.30pm - 6pm) Colonisation, Church and the Migrant Australian.
  • Saturday 6 August: 10am -12pm - Integral Ecology and Our Shared Existence (light lunch provided)
  • Saturday 6 August: 1pm-3pm - Reclaiming Mary: Empowered versus Patriarchal Motherhood.


RSVP Wednesday 3 August by email kerrymacfarlane2@hotmail.com or mobile 0400 886 835.

All welcome.

Please be aware that St Anthony's School utilises CCTV for security purposes.