St Anthony's School News
Term 4: 8th December 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.
Message from the Principal
This Christmas, give us the grace to imitate Jesus, to become people who live as he showed us. Bless us that we might be your beloved sons and daughters, peacemakers, people who love one another and love our neighbours. Bless us that we might be a new Christmas people, who, like Mary and Joseph, welcome Christ into the world, see Christ in the poor, serve Christ in the world's children and bring Christ's Christmas gift of peace on earth to fruition in our lives and work.
This Christmas, God of Peace, bless us again, that we might live with a new, mature faith, that we might become peacemakers on Earth, that we might be instruments of your Christmas gift of peace in the world.
How quickly another year has gone past. Children finish school this Friday but staff will be at school next week. Very soon we will be celebrating Christmas. May you all have a joy-filled Christmas and may all your Christmas wishes come true. Have a holy, happy and safe Christmas and January holiday in the company of family and friends.
May the Lord bless you; may the Lord keep you;
may the Lord bestow upon you his peace this Christmas.
CHRISTMAS MASSES IN ST ANTHONY’S PARISH
Saturday, 24th Dec - Christmas Eve outdoor family mass 6.30pm carols from 6pm
City of Wanneroo Amphitheatre - bring chairs and rugs
Midnight Mass - 12am in the Church - carols from 11.30pm
Christmas Day Sunday - 7.30am, 9am and 6pm in the church
Advent Reconciliation - Frs Peter and Leonard will be available for reconciliation in the church on Wednesday, 14th December between 6pm and 8pm. Come along at a time that suits you.
A Christmas Message from Dr Debra Sayce, Executive Director, Catholic Education WA
2nd December 2022
Dear colleagues, parents and friends of Catholic education
Catholic schools have long been cornerstones of the communities we serve across Western Australia, providing opportunities for every student to discover their God-given potential.
Looking back on the 2022 school year, we can again be proud of the great impact our efforts are having on the lives of students as well as the broader communities we serve.
Despite the challenges our school communities faced after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted early in the year, it was the welcoming spirit at the heart of our communities, the expertise, and dedication of staff, and our shared Gospel values that will be recalled as a hallmark of the year now past.
I am grateful for the perseverance of our teachers, students and parents who have continued to adapt to new ways of teaching and learning. I also thank our school leadership teams and all staff in our offices and schools for ensuring our schools remained constant in their mission to be inclusive and outstanding learning environments.
Considering the financial pressures many WA families find themselves in, providing an affordable Catholic education to all who seek one has continued to be of paramount importance. As we reflect on this, we are reminded that our calling is to support every student to prepare for an ever-changing world. This remains central to the remarkable achievements and progress in our schools this year and I acknowledge all in our community for your commitment to this mission.
In this season of Advent, and as we prepare for the joyous celebration of Christmas, may you and your loved ones receive the blessings of peace, joy, hope and love. For those spending time with loved ones from out of state or overseas this will be a particularly special Christmas after a period of being apart. With the familiar sounds of friends and family gathered together, we are reminded of the timeless blessing of the good news of the coming of Jesus Christ.
I wish you all a blessed Christmas and I look forward to welcoming you back in the new year as we continue our mission to deliver Christ-centred and child-focused education in WA.
Dr Debra Sayce
Faith In Action
During the third and fourth weeks of Advent, we focus on the themes of joy and love.
In the third week, we celebrate the joy of the coming of the Christ child and the anticipation of His birth. This is a time to reflect on the hope and joy that He brings into our lives. We can also take time to spread joy to others through acts of kindness and generosity.
In the fourth week, we focus on the love of God and how it is manifested through the birth of Jesus. This is a time to remember the great love that God has for us and to show love to others in practical ways. We can also take time to reflect on how we can embody the love of God in our own lives.
As we enter the final weeks of Advent, let us continue to focus on joy and love, preparing our hearts and minds for the celebration of Christ's birth.
Sacramental Dates 2023
Staff Commissioning Mass & Breakfast. 19th February 9.00am Mass
Candidate Commitment Mass: Saturday 25th March 6pm
Sunday 26th March 7.30am
Sunday 26th March 9.00am
Sunday 26th March 6.00pm
Parent/Child Workshop Tuesday 16th May 5.00pm
Candidate Retreat Friday 19th May
Sacrament Saturday 27th May 6pm TBC
Sunday 28th March 11am TBC
Saturday 10th June 6.00pm TBC
Sunday 11th June 11.00am TBC
First Holy Communion:
Candidate Commitment Mass: Saturday 24th June 6.00pm
Sunday 25th June 7.30am
Sunday 25th June 9.00am
Sunday 25th June 6.00pm
Parent/Child Workshop: Tuesday 8th August 5.00pm
Retreat: Friday 11th August
Sacrament: Saturday 19th August 6.00pm
Sunday 20th August 9.00am
Sunday 20th August 6.00pm
Saturday 26th August 6.00pm
Sunday 27th August 9.00am
Sunday 27th August 6.00pm
Commitment Mass: Saturday 25th March 6.00pm
Sunday 26th March 7.30am
Sunday 26th March 9.00am
Sunday 26th March 6.00pm
Workshop: Wednesday 25th October 5.00pm
Retreat: Friday 3rd November
Sacrament: Tuesday 7th November 5.00pm
Wednesday 8th November 5.00pm
Thursday 9th November 5.00pm
For all children that have a medical condition with a current action plan, your child will bring home a letter today or tomorrow, to prepare for the new school year, 2023. Could you please attend to this over the summer holidays and return the forms on the first day of school next year, Wednesday 1st February 2023. It is a requirement of the school that the plans are updated annually.
If your child’s medication remains in date, it will be passed on to your child’s next year level teacher. If you have received notification that your child’s required medication has expired, please supply the school with in-date medication, on the first day of school.
ALL medications need to be brought into the school office by parents/carers and not placed in your child’s bag. All medication is recorded for safety purposes.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Thank you for your continued support this year and I wish you all, a beautiful Christmas spent with family and friends.
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.
If you are new to using SEQTA Engage you will receive an email to set up a new log in account. This email will expire within 7 days so please, action this as soon as possible. If you have not received your sign-up email or have any issues, please contact the school.
Last Thursday the Year 6 students and some selected Year 5s attended the annual summer carnival. Students participated in the cricket, tennis and indoor beach volleyball. The day was very well organised and the WACA, Tennis WA and the Beach Volleyball Association helped during the day. Special thank you to the following Year 9 boys; Blair, Ziggy and Isaac who umpired the cricket blast games at Kingsway.
Throughout the year, selected students take part in the Art Extension Program. They are given a project to work on to create artworks for the school. We have had three groups this year. Our first project was to create Noongar Seasons Canvases which are displayed in the Art Room. Our second project was to create Dreamtime Story Artworks which are displayed in the Library. Our current project is a 're-vamp' of the cow statue in the Kindy/Pre-Primary playground. We have decided to re-name the cow 'Betsy Butters'. We have been working hard to transform and complete 'Betsy'
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.
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.
2023 Uniform Shop Holiday Open Hours
Monday 30th January:
Collection of Year 1 and online orders only 8.00am-10.00am
Open for the general school community 12.00pm-2.00pm
Cut off date for uniform orders made over the holiday period is 23rd January.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or you can ring the school and speak to me on Wednesdays between 9.00-10.00am.
Uniform Shop Coordinator
Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays. VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations. They are a great school holiday activity and they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.Enrol at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim