St Elizabeth's News
NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 8 | 8 SEPTEMBER 2023
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!
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!
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
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
Book Fair Wish Lists
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.
2023 Scholastic Book Fair
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
Student withdrawal - one term's notice required
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To make a payment over the phone with credit card please phone the office on 9303 7600.
Congratulations to the Stewart Family on securing a carpark for Term Four!!
VAC Swim - School holiday lessons
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
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!
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.
Candidate Commitment Mass
Saturday 25th March 6.00pm
Sunday 26th March 7.30am
Sunday 26th March 9.00am
Tuesday 16th May 5.00pm
Friday 19th May
Saturday 27th May 6.00pm
Sunday 28th May 11.00am
Saturday 10th June 6.00pm
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
Tuesday 8th August 5.00pm
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
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September
Saturday 16th September 6.00pm
Sunday 17th September 7.30am
Sunday 17th September 9.00am
Sunday 17th September 6.00pm
Wednesday 25th October 5.00pm
Friday 3rd November
Tuesday 7th November 5.00pm
Wednesday 8th November 5.00pm
Thursday 9th November 5.00pm
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November