St Elizabeth's News

NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 4 | 25 FEBRUARY 2022

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Rebecca Clarke | Principal

Dear parent and caregivers,


This week the weather has been a little kinder and students have enjoyed the outdoor areas during recess and lunch while staff enjoyed the cooler conditions.


A big thank you to our families for being so understanding and adapting so well to the new Covid protocols of no parents on the school grounds for drop off and pick up. As you would have seen all staff are out on duty in the mornings and afternoons and the students have made a smooth transition to this new procedure. A reminder that the school gates and the Kiss and Drive open at 8:15am. Students should not be at school before this time unless they are attending Camp Australia. All students will be dismissed at the normal time of 2:50pm. Please continue to be in contact with your child’s classroom teacher if you have any concerns or queries.


As Covid positive cases increase I would like to remind you that if you or a family member living in your house has received a positive covid test result or been classed as a close contact and required to isolate, please inform myself as soon as possible via email (rebecca.clarke@cewa.edu.au). If a positive case is detected within our school community, you will receive a notification via SMS or email from myself or Emma Fernandez, Assistant Principal.


This week our Year 3 to 6 students had a go at wearing their masks to school on “Wear a Mask Wednesday’. Our wonderful teachers organised a number of activities that the students could participate in while wearing masks. This was a great opportunity for students to practice correct mask wearing procedures and also explore the challenges that they might face. While masks are not yet mandated, I do encourage students to continue to bring a mask to school and practice wearing it throughout the day.


Two weeks ago, the school underwent a Ventilation Audit through CEWA. The report has been received and all learning areas have been given the all-clear with approved and acceptable ventilation. We will continue to monitor the ventilation in all rooms with doors and windows open and air-conditioning running throughout the day.


Finally, I ask that you keep the Irene McCormack Catholic College community in your thoughts and prayers as they mourn the tragic loss of one of their students during the week.


I wish everyone a lovely weekend!


God bless

Rebecca Clarke

Principal

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Important dates coming up

Friday, 4 March - Staff Professional Development Day - School Closed

Monday, 7 March - Public Holiday - School Closed

School fees: return your payment plan

Thank you to our families who have returned their payment options form already. Much appreciated! If you have not done so already, please return your payment options form to me as soon as possible. You can scan and email to the below address.


All our families must have a payment arrangement in place to ensure the fees are paid in full by the end of October 2022. If you require a copy to be sent home please do not hesitate to contact me at melissa.dimond@cewa.edu.au


If you hold a valid Health Care Card or Pension Card please scan and email the front of the card using the above email address so that I can apply your discount.


Should you be having any financial difficulty please ring the office to make an appointment with Rebecca.

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Project Compassion, Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

Project Compassion Launch

Project Compassion will be launched next Tuesday. The Year 4 - 6 students will tune in online to watch the offical launch. Just a reminder that Project Compassion boxes are due back to school on Thursday, 31 March.


Shrove Tuesday

To celebrate the launch and Shrove (Pancake) Tuesday the students will be supplied with pikelets. These would be distributed in a safe manner with gloves / tongs etc. We are asking students to make a gold coin donation (straight into the class Project Compassion box) for the pikelets.


Ash Wednesday

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions the whole school Ash Wednesday Mass cannot take place this year. The Year 5/6 Class will celebrate with the Ash Wednesday Liturgy with Father Peter. Once Father Peter has blessed the ashes the Leadership team will go around and distribute them to the other classes.


Pupil Free Day

A reminder that next Friday, 4 March is a Pupil Free Day. We hope that you enjoy the extra family time with your beautiful children.

March Munch - the vegetable challenge

Crunch&Sip is quick break during the morning learning block, where students eat a small number of vegetables and/or fruit. Throughout March, students at St Elizabeth's, will be encouraged to bring only vegetables for their Crunch & Sip.


Although most primary school kids in WA are doing a great job of eating enough fruit, only 1 in 6 eat enough vegetables. Choosing vegetables for Crunch&Sip is a great way for kids to increase their overall vegetable intake and get one step closer to meeting the healthy eating guidelines.

Each week, during March, the class that has the largest number of students eating vegetables will win a prize.


To further promote healthy eating, please see the attached suggestions to make a healthy swap in your child's lunchbox.


Take a look at these Healthy Swap Suggestions!

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Seeking Parent Class Rep volunteers

As we grow together and build community, we are seeking to expand our Parent Class Rep network. This may be one or two parents per class who volunteer to be a Class Rep, with a focus on welcoming new families, arranging opportunities to families to connect and helping to keep parents informed. If you are interested, please let the P&F know by emailing the office on admin@stecps.wa.edu.au

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P&F - Sockable Fundraiser

Join in the fun of socks! Attached is the order forms for the P&F Sockable Fundraiser. The fundraiser commences today and concludes on the17th March. To order you simply scan the QR code on the attached order forms and pay online. Unfortunately, we cannot accept cash for this event.


To support the P&F we will have a Crazy Sock Day at school on Thursday, 7 April. To participate on the day, please send your child with a gold coin donation. All proceeds will go to Project Compassion.
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St Anthony's Netball Club - Seeking Players!

St Anthony’s Wanneroo Netball Club is looking for expressions of interest for players to join our club for the 2022 winter season at the Wanneroo Districts Netball Association (WDNA). We would like to extend an invite not only to the students of St Anthony’s but also to participants who live locally and attend other schools around our area.

St Anthony’s Wanneroo Netball Club has officially been running as a registered club for two years, however, it has been participating in WDNA competitions for many years prior to this as a school-based club.

We encourage all who may be interested in joining a team to consider contacting us. In particular, we are looking for players for our Year 4 team (players born between July 2012 and June 2013).

We are all about learning the game of netball in a fun and safe environment and all abilities are welcome.

Prices for registration:

Year 2 & Year 3 $247

Year 4 & 5 $256

Year 6 $280

Please email the club your expressions of interest and any questions you may have.

Regards,

Sarina Berlingeri

Secretary

St Anthony’s Wanneroo Netball Club

Email stanthonyswannetclub@gmail.com

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Sacramental Dates

Sacrament of Confirmation

Commitment Mass – Saturday, 2 April & Sunday, 3 April

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