St Elizabeth's News


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Dear parents and caregivers,

It is hard to believe that we only have two weeks left of Term Three … where has the time gone!!

Yesterday, we were absolutely spoiled with some magnificent weather for our Athletics Carnival, and we sent home lots of tired students and staff! Congratulations to our students for the fantastic competitive spirit and overwhelming sportsmanship that was evident throughout the day. This year some extra events were held during the week, such as turbo javelin, jumps and long-distance running and allowed us to announce champion boys and girls for students in Year Four to Six. Days like this do not happen with someone planning, setting up and leading the way … thank you to Mrs Clarkson for doing such an outstanding job at this and creating wonderful memories for our students. To our hardworking P&F, well done on a very successful sausage sizzle and cake stall and to all the families that supported them by providing yummy treats to sell or purchasing them for morning tea! To Mr Steve D’Costa, thank you for creating the fun atmosphere with the music selection and to our talented announcer, Mrs Curtis, for keeping us all informed on the day! Finally, to my dedicated staff for starting the day early to get everything organised and set up … thank you … you are simply the best!

Next week is Book Fair and Community Open Night. I’m looking forward to welcoming all our families into school to celebrate the wonderful learning that is taking place at St Elizabeth’s. Classrooms will be open from 3 – 5pm and food vans will operate from around 5pm until 7pm.

This term we have been truly blessed to have three wonderful 4th Year Inservice Teachers from Murdoch University join our staff and today we farewell them. They have all been a fantastic addition to our school community and will be missed by both staff and students. I wish them all the best as they embark on what I believe is a great vocation.

Finally, please save the date for the Community Christmas Concert which will be held on Wednesday, November 29 starting at 5pm.

Wishing you all a great weekend!

God bless

Rebecca Clarke


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Athletics Faction Carnival Winners

Congratulations to all the students for an amazing Athletics Carnival. Thank you for your sportsmanship and positive attitude throughout the carnival. Well done to our Year Four to Six Champion and Runner-up Champion boys and girls.

Year 6 Champion Boy - Ian

Year 6 Runner-Up Boy - Lachlan

Year 6 Champion Girl - Isabella

Year 6 Runner-Up Girl - Sophia

Year 5 Champion Boy - Axel

Year 5 Runner-Up Boy - Austin

Year 5 Champion Girl - Muku

Year 5 Runner-Up Girl - Isabelle

Year 4 Champion Boy - Mason A

Year 4 Runner-Up Boy - Oliver

Year 4 Champion Girl - Aoife

Year 4 Runner-Up Girl - Emmana

The overall shields were awarded to;

Sportspersonship Award - Assisi

Athletics Faction Award - Servite

The Interschool Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday, October 20 for selected students. A parent information letter has been sent home today with these students and after school training begins next week. Well done to those students who have been selected to represent St Elizabeth’s!

Mrs Clarkson

PE Teacher

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Merit and Christianity Award Recipients

Next Awards Assembly will be held on Thursday, September 14 at 8:45am
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Important Dates

Tuesday 12 September - Friday 15 Sept

  • Book Fair in the library

Wednesday 13 September

  • Community Open Night and Food Trucks
  • Book Fair

Thursday 14 September

  • 8:45am General Awards Assembly - All welcome

Saturday 16 September

  • Reconciliation Commitment Mass (Year 3)

Sunday 17 September

  • Reconciliation Commitment Mass (Year 3)

Thursday, 21 September

  • Loud Shirt Day - all students to wear their loud, bright and funky shirts
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Year Three Scarecrow Project

The Year Three's have been extra busy this week building their Scarecrows. This was a part of our Technologies unit this term, where students learnt about different foods and where they come from. We investigated different labels on foods, how foods were processed, and compared healthy and unhealthy foods. As part of our learning, in small groups, students designed their own scarecrows, using recyclable materials. Their scarecrows needed to showcase the diversity of agriculture within Australia.

One scarecrow will be lucky enough to go on an adventure to the Perth Royal Show and represent our school community. But we need your help! On Community Open Night, Wednesday 13th September, the scarecrows will be on display along the veranda, in the garden beds near the Year Three classroom. Each scarecrow will have a number and their name clearly displayed. We will have a little post box on a table beside them with some paper for you to clearly write the number and name of the scarecrow you choose to represent our school. The winning scarecrow will be announced to students and the wider community by the end of the week. Please come past Year Three on Wednesday night and vote for the scarecrow you think should have that lucky experience of heading to the Perth Royal Show.

Mrs Nadia Golding & Mr Kent Fitzgibbons

Year Three Teacher

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Book Fair Wish Lists

Hello families.

On Tuesday during the day your child will be browsing through our book fair and writing on a wish list slip, what they would like to wish for!

Your child has been informed that this is just a wish, parents do not have to purchase the chosen items listed, however, this can be helpful if parents are unable to attend make our book fair. You can order online details are on all book fair flyers coming home!

Your child may also to bring their completed wish list slip when you visit the fair.

We look forward to seeing you all next week.

Mrs Burgess

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2023 Scholastic Book Fair

Dear Parents,

It’s about books. It’s about your children. It’s about fun!

It’s our annual Scholastic Book Fair “Hats Off for Reading” — a special time for our entire school community, being held at St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary school.

Tuesday 11th September 8:00–9:30am, 2:30–3:30pm.

Wednesday 12th September 8:00–9:30am, 2:30–6:00pm.

Thursday 13th September 8:00–9:30am, 2:30–3:30pm.

Friday 14th September 8:00–9:30am.

Eftpos preferable, cash available. Parents must accompany children to the fair please.

Your purchases will go towards reward and we use these to purchase books for our school library. You may even like to purchase a book and donate it to our school library, we put a donation slip inside the book with your family name, so your child will know which book your family donated to our school.

The Book fair will be open at our Family Community Night on Wednesday 12th September until 6pm . Our book fair will be open for you to browse and maybe purchase some books or items so please come and take a look!

We encourage you to take time for this special event. Can’t wait to see you there!


Mrs Allison Burgess

School Librarian

Student withdrawal - one term's notice required

To help us with our planning for next year, please complete the 2024 intentions if you will not returning to St Elizabeth's in 2024. Please remember one full school term notice is required as per our enrolment policy.
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This term's school fees instalments due

A reminder that if you are paying your school fees termly your instalment is now due.Please ensure your payments are up to date to avoid a lump sum at the end of the year. All school fees are to be paid in full by the 31 October 2023. If you have any queries please email me on To make a payment over the phone with credit card please phone the office on 9303 7600.

Thank you!

Mel Dimond

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A very big thank you for supporting the P&F Sausage Sizzle, Cake Stall and Carpark Raffle. All together the P&F raised over $2500 that will go towards a new mud kitchen in the main playground.

Congratulations to the Stewart Family on securing a carpark for Term Four!!

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CSPWA Term 3 Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of our Schoolzine eNewsletter!

Visit the link below to view your newsletter:

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VAC Swim - School holiday lessons

Primary school

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

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Containers for Change

This year the Year 6 students are raising money through the Containers for Change initiative to donate to LifeLink. If you and your family have spare cans or bottles that you would like to contribute to our school collection, please scan this barcode when you are returning your containers, every container counts!

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Term Dates 2023

Term 1 Start Date Wednesday 1 February

Term 1 End Date Thursday 6 April

Term 2 Start Date Wednesday 26 April
Term 2 End Date Friday 30 June

Term 3 Start Date Monday 17 July
Term 3 End Date Friday 22 September

Term 4 Start Date Tuesday 10 October

Term 4 End Date Friday 8 December

Student Free Dates 2023

Friday 3 March

Monday 24 April
Friday 18 August
Monday 21 August

Monday, 9 October

Please note, these dates are subject to change. If these dates for Professional Learning do require amending, parents will be notified well in advance.

Liturgical Dates

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Sacramental Dates


Candidate Commitment Mass

Saturday 25th March 6.00pm

Sunday 26th March 7.30am

Sunday 26th March 9.00am

Parent/Child Workshop

Tuesday 16th May 5.00pm

Candidate Retreat

Friday 19th May


Saturday 27th May 6.00pm

Sunday 28th May 11.00am

Saturday 10th June 6.00pm

Certificate Weekend

Sunday 11th June

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

Candidate Retreat

Friday 11th August


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

Certificate Weekend

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September


Commitment Mass

Saturday 16th September 6.00pm

Sunday 17th September 7.30am

Sunday 17th September 9.00am

Sunday 17th September 6.00pm

Parent Workshop

Wednesday 25th October 5.00pm

Candidate Retreat

Friday 3rd November


Tuesday 7th November 5.00pm

Wednesday 8th November 5.00pm

Thursday 9th November 5.00pm

Certificate Weekend

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November

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