St Elizabeth's News


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Dear parents and caregivers,

At the beginning of the term, I said to staff that Term Three is one of our busiest terms and it did not disappoint! Thank you to all the staff for all the extra things that you do to make our school a place that students want to come to!

Last Saturday, I attended the Telethon Speech and Hearing ‘Power of Speech’ event. This event celebrates the courage and inspirational outcomes possible for our students with hearing loss, as they presented their public speaking skills in front of a live audience. Each of our five TSH students spent time writing and practicing their speeches with our Teacher of the Deaf, Mr Tomlinson and Education Assistant, Mrs Chansaw throughout the term. A big congratulations to Klay, Will, Jordan, Ethan and Eleanor on presenting some great speeches … I was immensely proud of all of them. Each student will present their speech to the whole school next Thursday at assembly as we celebrate Deaf Awareness Week & International Week of Sign Language next week. Thank you to our TSH team for making this event a reality for our students.

While the Community Open Night wasn’t exactly as we planned, I was thrilled by the number of visitors to the classrooms on Wednesday afternoon. Despite the terrible weather, families braved the elements and came to look at the amazing classroom displays. It was a wonderful opportunity for students to showcase their classroom and for families to visit other year levels to celebrate learning. Thank you to our great staff for the fabulous classroom displays which were vibrant and engaging. Outside the admin, the new uniforms were displayed and the buzz from the students was very encouraging. More information about the availability of the new uniforms and the transition period will be made available at the beginning of next term.

The 2023 Book Fair was a roaring success!! This would not have been possible if not for our inspiration Librarian, Mrs Burgess. The theme this year ‘Hats off to Reading’, was well and truly bought to life with Mrs Burgess wearing various hats throughout the week. Thank you, Mrs Burgess, hats off to you!

At the beginning of this week, St Elizabeth’s underwent the Quality Catholic Education School Review and my Principal’s Review. Thank you to everyone who completed the online survey, first and second time! The process was an affirming one and the feedback provided will definitely ensure that St Elizabeth’s keeps on growing and improving.

A gentle reminder that Facebook is not the platform to air any grievances about the school, students or staff. Please come and see me to talk through any concerns or issues, the door is always open.

Next week is our final week for Term Three. There are a number of staff taking some well-deserved long service leave and I wish them safe travels. A reminder that students return to school for Term Four on Tuesday, October 10.

Wishing you all a great weekend!

God bless

Rebecca Clarke


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Merit and Christianity Award Recipients

Pre-Primary - April, Ava, Sienna, Poppie and Patrick

Year One - Joshua, Ruby, Silas and Mason

Year Two - Jordan, Klay and Dhyaan

Year Three - Malia, Naomi and Ashlyn

Year Four - Mason and Zamanuel

Year Five - Nicholas and Gloria

Year Six - Jessica and Lachlan

Well done to you all!

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Important Dates

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

Friday, 22 September

  • Last day of term

Tuesday, 10 October

  • Term Four Commences! - Check the term planner for any updates!
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Term 4 - Save the Date

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Place your People' Choice vote for one of our St Elizabeth's entries

The Quality Catholic Education (QCE) Awards celebrate the remarkable efforts and dedication of Catholic school communities, staff and students across our state, identifying, commending and showcasing the very best of Catholic education in Western Australia.

St Elizabeth's has submitted two entries:

  1. Sacred Space - Catholic Identity entry
  2. Qsign Games - Community entry

The awards only allow for one vote to be placed. We look forward to your support!

Place you vote for our school: Sacred Space

Quality Catholic Education – People’s Choice Award

VOTE FOR: St Elizabeth’s entry for ‘Sacred Space’ in Religious Education category

‘Be still and know that I am God’ (Psalm 46:10). The simplicity of being still can bring us closer to God. The St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School sacred space has embraced the opportunity to be quiet and still with God, in His creation. The space celebrates our natural bush setting. Designated pathways were created using fallen logs from the property and the purpose of the space was defined by a simple, wooden cross. The sacred space supports personal faith formation and classroom learning. Children can reflect in the space during breaks and families can access the space for personal reflection or community prayer.

OR Place your vote for our school: Qsign Game

VOTE FOR: St Elizabeth’s entry for ‘Qsign Game Day’ in RELEGIOUS EDUACTION category

Quality Catholic Education – People’s Choice Award

The 20 key words of the ‘Qsign Project’ provide basic communication of an individual’s health and safety needs and supports family interactions. This has relevance for all but especially for those in aged care.The Year Five and Six students at St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School, learnt the project signs and created games to teach them. A group of clients from aged care and other retirees, attended a morning of learning, followed by a shared morning tea. The ‘Qsign Games Day’ is now an annual event, providing interaction with the elderly and engaging students to support the dignity and quality of life of the participants.

Thank you for supporting our Book Fair

Thank you to all the families who visited the Library and supported Book Fair. The Book Fair Colouring Competition Winners won a $20 voucher to spend at the fair - well done! Thank you Mrs Burgess for making the Book Fair so enjoyable - we appreciate all that you do.

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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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Tennis Coaching at St Elizabeth's TERM 4

Term 4 2023

Tuesday afternoons 3pm

45min class

8 Weeks (Starting Week 2 - Week 9)

Cost $145

Come along and Join in Mr Tennis' classes and learn some new skills

Contact Mike on 0412572886 if you have any questions

SPORTS X - After School Club Thursday!

Book now for Term 4!
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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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