St Anthony's School News

Term 2: 9th June 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.

Our Vision Statement



St Anthony's School community works collaboratively to teach and live the values of Christ. While respecting tradition, and to meet the demands of a rapidly changing society, it strives to educate our children to their full potential.

Message from the Principal

CONFIRMATION PRAYER


Spirit of God, grant me: The gift of wisdom To see the world through your eyes,

The gift of counsel to make difficult decisions,

The gifts of knowledge and understanding to use my mind to know you and to love you,

The gift of fortitude to have the courage to live in the faith

Despite the difficulties and disappointments,

The gift of piety to be able to express my special love and commitment to you,

And the right kind of awesome fear that makes me pause to wonder and revere God’s Love.


Amen


Dear Parents and Carers,


Over the last week, we have thankfully seen a steep decline in our COVID numbers. I congratulate all families on the way they have responded to the outbreak. All the students have returned to school, continued from where they left off and were well supported by their peers. Once again, if your child has any symptoms of COVID, please do not send them to school, test as soon as possible and, if positive, report to the Health Department. Also, please use the school's online portal situated on our website. This allows us to keep track of who has had COVID and when they will be away from school.


Congratulations to all our cross-country runners last Wednesday. It was amazing to see so many parents and family members come and see the students run. The students did an exceptional job in all year groups, with everyone doing their personal best. Well done to Servite for winning the carnival overall. A big thank you to Mrs Francis for having everything running so well on the day and to the parent helpers, staff, ECU, and Notre Dame students who were on the course, ensuring the students followed the right paths. The top six runners from Years 2 to 6 will represent our school at the NIPSSA Interschool Carnival on 24th June. We wish them the best of luck.


Last Thursday our Year 5 and 6 students participated in the NIPSSA Winter Carnival. The students competed against other Catholic schools in our region in netball, soccer and football. Students are to be commended on demonstrating their team spirit, fairness and being united.


Yesterday students wore their beanies and scarves to raise money for LifeLink. Emeritus Archbishop Hickey established the LifeLink Foundation in 1998. The Foundation will provide LifeLink agencies with a guaranteed level of funding and help them continue a tradition of caring for people in need within the Western Australian Community. These agencies include Catholic Ministry for People Who Are Deaf or Hearing Impaired, Centacare Employment and Training, Centrecare Inc, Emmaus Community, Identitywa, Daydawn Advocacy Centre, Samaritan Projects, The Shopfront and Catholic Outreach. Last year, LifeLink funded agencies reached out to help over 37,000 Western Australian families and individuals in need. The money raised will go to this very worthwhile cause. Supporting this allows us to develop our school values of Faith in Action, Embracing Diversity and Appreciating and Respecting Each Person Equally.


St Anthony's Day in the Parish is fast approaching. The 90th annual procession will take place on 19th June and includes a mass at 11am and a procession at 2pm. Activities, including stalls, will occur on the school grounds between the two events. Students who represent the school and participate in the procession in their school uniform will be able to wear free dress at school on Monday, 20th June. This will be an excellent opportunity to demonstrate pride in our school, and our parish and I would strongly encourage all families to attend.


On Wednesday, 22nd June at 5.30 pm, we will be holding our annual Family Night on the school grounds. This night is an opportunity for all family members to visit the classrooms and see the fabulous work the students have been doing this term and throughout St Anthony’s School year. The P&F will be hosting a sausage sizzle in the undercover area. The students, staff and I look forward to seeing you there.


This weekend, many of our Year 6 students are receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Thank you to Fr Peter, Fr Leonard, parents, catechists, and teachers for preparing these students. Masses will occur on Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 11am. It would be great to see community members there to support these students.


God Bless

Nicole Crosthwaite

Short-Term Principal

Events to Remember

IMPORTANT TERM 2 DATES


  • Friday 10th June - Confirmation Retreat
  • Saturday 11th June - Year 6 Confirmation 6.00pm
  • Sunday 12th June - Year 6 Confirmation 11.00am
  • Monday 13th June - St Anthony's Day/Feast Day
  • Tuesday 14th June - School Advisory Council Meeting 7.00pm
  • Friday 17th June - Year 5 Assembly/Padua Awards
  • Wednesday 22nd June - Family Night 5.00pm
  • Friday 1st July - last day of Term 2 for staff and students

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.

Reports will be available from Wednesday 29th June via the portal.


Thank you

Kate Gellé

Covid-19 Information and Updates

Kindergarten 2023

If you have a child that is due to commence Kindy in 2023 and have not yet lodged an application, please do so as soon as possible. Forms can be obtained on our website, from the front office or click on the link below.

3+ Semester 2

We will now be running a second 3+ day on a Thursday in Semester 2. This is a full day program and runs from 9:00am – 2:30pm. If your child is turning 3 from the start of July 2022 or is already 3 and you are interested in more details, please contact Gill in the front office on 9303 7500.


LEARNING THROUGH PLAY, HAVING FUN EACH DAY!”


Our primary focus for the 3+ Program is creating a smooth transition from home to the school environment and ensuring your child feels safe and happy in our care.


Our program is based on The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and aims to encourage children to form new friendships and develop their emotional, social, physical and cognitive skills in preparation for kindergarten.


Activities include singing and dancing, stories and a range of sensory, play based and craft activities. Outdoor play and snack time provide opportunities for socialisation and belonging. The children are encouraged to make their own choices, foster independence and express their creativity as much as possible.

Faith in Action

We continue to focus on the spirit of Jesus that is in us all. The spirit of Jesus is something that we can feel in our hearts and see-through other people. If we have the spirit of Jesus in our hearts, then we are:

Kind

Cheerful

Giving

Compassionate

Friendly

Forgiving

Welcoming

Encouraging and thankful

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Confirmation Weekend

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CONFIRMATION RETREAT - All Year 6s to attend - Friday 10th June at the Parish Hall.

Lunch is provided for students and this is a free dress day. Students go to class as per normal in the morning.


CONFIRMATION WEEKEND - Saturday 11th June at 6 pm and Sunday 12th June at 11am.

The Celebrant for the Confirmation Masses is the Vicar General, Fr Peter Whitely.


CONFIRMATION CERTIFICATE WEEKEND - Saturday 18th June at 6 pm and Sunday 19th June at 7.30am, 9am or 6pm.


Fr Peter or Fr Leonard will present the candidates with a gift from the parish and their certificate. A form will be sent out in the next couple of weeks for you to indicate which mass you will be attending. This will be passed on to the parish. You can attend any of these masses.

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On the 25th and 26th June our Year 4 students will attend one of the four masses to show their commitment to making their First Holy Communion. A commitment card will go home with the students at the end of Week 8.

Sacramental Dates

Nb: Due to COVID restrictions/regulations these dates and times are subject to change.
10th June Year 6 Confirmation Retreat
11th and 12th June Confirmation
25th and 26th June Year 4 Holy Communion Commitment Mass (compulsory)
10th August Holy Communion Parent/Child Workshop 5pm (compulsory)
27th and 28th Holy Communion Weekend
17th and 18th September Year 3 Reconciliation Commitment Masses (compulsory)
26th October Reconciliation Parent/Child Workshop (compulsory)

8th and 9th Sacrament of Reconciliation 5pm


Go in Peace

Caroline Clinch

Short-term Assistant Principal

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Student Wellbeing

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Beanie & Scarf Day




$391.80 was raised by the students on Wednesday for Lifelink. Everyone looked very cosy and colourful!

Medical News

Dear Parents/Carers,


I would like to remind you all again to keep any child home that is unwell. This is standard practise.


We have been sending home a large number of children that have either a runny nose, headache, sore throat, persistent cough or an upset stomach. While the child may not have COVID these are all symptoms of the virus, and I would strongly urge you have your child tested, with either a PCR test or a RATs test at home. If positive, then your child needs to isolate for 7 days.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Warmest wishes,

Aleisha Raby

School Nurse

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We need one volunteer per day to assist in the canteen.

Monday to Friday from 11am – 12.30pm.


If you are free please contact the office.

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School Photos

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School Photos will be taken on:


Monday 1st August 2022

Tuesday 2nd August 2022


Family Photos will be taken each morning before school:
• Envelopes can be obtained from the office.
• Family envelopes and payments should be handed to the photographers on photo day.
• Family photos cannot be ordered online.


The expiry date for online ordering is the Monday 8th August. Any orders received after this date will incur a $30.00 archive fee.

Year 1 News




All the students did amazingly well at the cross country achieving some super-fast times.






They all did themselves proud with the speed and distance.


In Art we participated in an activity entitled 'Through the Round Window' based on a series of books by Jeanie Baker. The students imagined a scene they could see through the window and went on to create that as a collage scene. What fantastic results!!





In Religion we have been discussing the sacrament of Confirmation. We have learnt about the Holy Spirit and how it can work in our lives.





It has been a delight to see the children become more confident with our tricky word spelling.

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Grip Leadership Conference

Liliana McCarthy & Olivia Andrews

Last Tuesday on the 31st of May the Saint Anthony’s Student Council went on a little adventure to a leadership conference at the Convention Centre, in the city. We all had a great time sharing ideas and collaborating with other students from different schools. We learnt about how to be better leaders and include everyone’s ideas. We were learning about initiative and that it’s okay to say ‘No’, and we were taught to always be honest. It was a lot of fun walking around to exchange answers and ideas with different schools from around Perth. We hope to do something like this again, because it was really fun and we got a lot of information out of it.

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Eczema Support Australia has recently released a new video series with Dr Justin Coulson on Practical Parenting for Eczema Families. The video resource provides an insight into the daily challenges faced by families with eczema. It also provides strategies to help develop positive coping mechanisms and reduce feelings of isolation for the family unit.


This resource could be useful for educators of children with eczema or provided to parents of children with eczema.


Please click on the link to view the video series.


Additionally, Eczema Support Australia have developed new Eczema Information Sheets on caring for Eczema. These resources can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the link. Please contact the undersigned for further information or questions regarding these resources.

St Anthony's New Uniforms 2023

As of 2023, in collaboration with the School Advisory Council, St Anthony's School has decided to introduce a new uniform for students entering Year 1 in 2023. We envisage that by 2025 every student will be in the new uniforms.


Much of the work to update and streamline our school uniform was done in 2019/20, but implementation was deferred due to COVID. In acknowledging rising costs for parents, the students will wear the new uniform all year round. Long pants in Terms 2 and 3 will be optional for boys and girls.


These uniforms will be on display in the office and the quad for the remainder of the term.

Uniform Shop

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.

www.quickcliq.com.au

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.


Kindergarten Uniform Order
Summer Uniform Order
Winter Uniform Order

Email: uniform@stanthonyswann.wa.edu.au


Visiting the Uniform Shop


The uniform shop is open on Wednesday mormings between 8.00am and 9.00am.

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:
uniform@stanthonyswann.wa.edu.au or you can ring the school and speak to me on Wednesdays between 9.00-10.00am.

Many thanks
Gabrielle Murphy
Uniform Shop Coordinator

Please be aware that St Anthony's School utilises CCTV for security purposes.