St Elizabeth's News

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 3 | 5 AUGUST 2022

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Rebecca Clarke | Principal

Dear parent and caregivers,


Thankfully, as I write this week’s newsletter the wind and rain has finally subsided, and the students are able to enjoy some outside play, although, I’m sure we haven’t seen the end of the winter weather.


On Tuesday, I had the absolute pleasure to attend the Catholic Performing Arts Festival ‘Spirits of the Arts’ at Mercy College to watch our Year 2 students perform in the Christian Dance section. Words cannot express how proud I was of the students and their performance, which they created themselves. The reverence and grace that shone through during their performance was wonderful. Thank you to Mrs Naomi Clarkson for guiding our students and allowing their voice to shine! Well done to everyone.


Well done to our Year 3 and 5 students on completing the Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessments BRLA) this week. This BRLA is a large-scaled, standardised assessment that consists of Religious Education tests developed and marked by CEWA. The purpose of the BRLA is to assess students learning of the Religious Education curriculum with the data used to inform future planning in this learning area.


It has come to my attention that there has been a number of comments made regarding the ‘Lego Robotics Club’ that is held after school and run by Mr Chris Rebeiro. At St Elizabeth’s, we are very good at early literacy intervention and the programs that we have introduced have been very successful. The time has come for us to investigate some extension programs and, therefore, we are trialling a ‘Lego Robotics Club’ for students in Year 3 to 6. Classroom teachers have invited selected students to participate in this program. These students display higher levels of critical and creative thinking, advanced problem-solving skills and work well both independently and within a small group activity. Running Club is available every morning for all students, weather permitted.


Finally, with the flu season in full swing, I would like to remind parents and caregivers that if your child is unwell, please consider the school community and keep them home until they are well enough to come back to school. Please email the school admin if your child will be away from school.


Wishing you all a lovely weekend.


God bless


Rebecca Clarke

Principal

Merit Awards

Next assembly on Friday, August 12 @ 8:45am

Important dates coming up

Monday 8 August - P & F Meeting 5:30pm

Tuesday 9 August to Thursday 12 August - Book Fair in the Library / 8am-9am and 2pm-3.30pm & Friday, 13 August Morning Only 8am-9am

Wednesday 10 August - Book Week Incursion -Story Quest K-Yr6

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

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2023 Returning Students

As you are aware our school is growing and we now have a waitlist for some years!

We kindly ask you to let us know if your situation is changing and you may not be returning either for Term 4 2022 or for the 2023 school year. We only require notification in writing from those families whom are not returning. Thank you

Survey by Catholic Education - How you feel about our school?

Our parents have been invited to participate in the School Registration Audit by providing your feedback on the school. This survey has been created by CEWA Ltd head office and your responses will not be fed back to the school, and you are not required to identify yourself if you do not wish to. Your participation in this process helps inform improvement, and allows our system the opportunity to provide better support to our students and communities.

Enrol for Pre-Kindy - it is FREE for families joining our Kindy 2024

Our school is very fortunate to be able to offer a Pre-Kindy program FREE OF CHARGE to families who enrol for our Kindy in 2024. Pre-Kindy is on Mondays. Children begin when they turn three years old. Places are limited, so get in touch soon! Contact Claire at the office: 9303 7600 or admin@stecps.wa.edu.au
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RATS Available to Families

The WA Government have allocated another round of free rapid antigen tests (RATs) for your child/children. You will receive an SMS from the school when we receive them and they are ready for collection. The same process as last time will apply.
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Principals' Appreciation Day

Primary Principals' Day is a day to recognise the work that principals do throughout Australia's primary schools. Our Lizzie's staff put on a special morning tea to thank Mrs Clarke for all she has done in such a short time here at our school, and the children also expressed their thanks and appreciation. Together we grow.
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Year 6 Camp - Parent Information Night

Thank you to all of our parents for taking time out of your busy schedules to attend the Year 6 Camp Meeting. Your support is greatly appreciated.

First Holy Communion Letter - Year 4 Parents/Guardians

Please see the letter attached from Father Peter with updated information for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion.

Online safety workshop at St Elizabeth's - Wed 24 August 6pm

Parents and friends are invited to the FREE workshop to gain up-to-date information about children's technology use and online safety. Register on the link below.
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Parent Handbook 2022

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Message from The Committee for the Council for Catholic Women Perth

Warmly invites you to 3 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. Cristina is inspired by Karl Rahner SJ and has lectured at Boston and Berkeley Universities USA. She is the author of The Church as Woman and Mother and has published many articles covering her stated interests. 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@gmail.com or mobile 0400 886 835. All welcome. Please feel free to attend any of the talks.

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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

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

Sacrament of Holy Communion - Saturday, 27 August and 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

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