St Anthony's School News

Term 4: 27th October 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.

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Message from the Principal

Next Tuesday, 1st November, along with celebrating the Melbourne Cup horse race, the Catholic Church remembers all the saints who have dedicated their lives to Jesus. Some, such as Mary of the Cross (Mary MacKillop) have been canonised while others have not. All people who have lived their lives in faith receive the reward of eternal life in heaven and are therefore considered saints.

Many Christians are named after saints. In some countries, the feast day of the saint a child is named after is more important than the child’s birthday. Saints are people who allow God’s spirit to work through them, and to fill them with love, so they can do ordinary things extraordinarily well.

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Covid Management Update

New COVID guidelines were signed off by the Chief Health Officer on the weekend of 16th/17th October. These guidelines now state:

  • Where a positive COVID test is returned, it is recommended that staff and students stay home until symptoms have resolved.
  • RAT results should still be registered via the WA Health and the CEWA COVID-19 Reporting Portal.
  • Isolation for close contacts is no longer mandated. They are encouraged to test daily for five days and only attend if the test is negative. Close contacts may choose to wear a mask. Close contacts should avoid high risk settings (hospitals, aged care facilities etc).
  • Schools are to continue strong ventilation practices and continue the use of disinfectant and detergent on high contact surfaces.

We strongly encourage parents to keep children who test positive to COVID at home until they are symptom free in an attempt to avoid the spread of COVID in classrooms.

School Advisory Council and P&F AGMs

This year’s School Advisory Council and Parents & Friends (P&F) AGMs will be held on Tuesday, 22nd November commencing 7pm in the Library. Please put the date and time in your diary so you can attend these important meetings. The P&F are running a ‘Lucky Door Prize’ with a free raffle ticket for each parent and community member who attends.

A Message from the School Advisory Council

For 2023-2025 we have between 2-4 positions available on the School Advisory Council. Therefore, we are seeking nominations from interested community members who have the desire and time to devote to Council meetings.

Criteria for membership of the Council shall be:-

  • A commitment and desire to promote Catholic education and give service to the Catholic School Community;
  • A commitment to the safety, well being and pastoral care of all students and staff;
  • An ability to work cooperatively and constructively with the Principal, school leadership team and all other members of the Advisory Council;
  • The possession of skills, competencies and experience that are reflective of, relevant and beneficial to the Catholic School Community; and
  • A sufficiency of time to devote to School Advisory Council duties.

The School Advisory Council has four meetings a year. These are held on Tuesday of the second week of the term. In addition, Council members attend the Community Annual General Meeting held in November each year.

If you are interested in nominating for membership to the Advisory Council, current Council members will be happy to discuss their role with you. A nomination form is available from the school office. Nominations close 3pm Friday, 18th November.

A Message from the School Parents & Friends Committee

The P&F is led by a volunteer group of parents, each of whom are elected to office bearer positions. These are the P&F Committee members.

At each AGM the P&F Committee stands aside. Therefore, we are seeking nominations from interested community members who have the desire and time to devote to P&F meetings and functions.

Conditions for membership of the P&F Committee are:-

  • A commitment and desire to promote Catholic education and to give service to the school;
  • A commitment to the safety, well being and pastoral care of all students and staff;
  • An ability to work cooperatively and constructively with the Principal, school leadership team, the School Advisory Council and other members of the P&F; and
  • A sufficiency of time to devote to School Advisory Council duties.

All parents of enrolled students at the school are considered general members of the P&F. Friends are persons connected to the school community who do not have children enrolled at the school and are considered associate members.

If you are interested in nominating for membership of the P&F Committee, current Committee members will be happy to discuss their role with you. A nomination form is available from the school office. Nominations for the P&F Committee close 3pm Friday, 18th November.

God bless

Therese Bandy


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St Anthony's Way Awards

Awards are presented at Monday's Assembly

Year 1

Cruze Rosser, Emilia Carey, Ethan Geddes Isabella Porcaro, Mia Chambers, Julia De Vera

Year 2

Mealamu Edwards, Abby Muni, Amiya English, Robyn Doherty, Kai Sweeney

Year 3

Lucas Foxcroft, Felicity Mann, Zac Dixon, Kevin Dang

Year 4

Flynn Baxter, Kate Van Den Ancker, Lilith Nyman-Stade, Alex Carbone

Year 5

Drew Berlingeri, Johanna Li, Jimmy Hicks, Isla Foppoli, Josie Walker, Shaun Reindl, Georgia Cozens, Lucas Miraudo

Year 6

Róghan McAuliffe (2)

Silver Awards

Evan Alderson, Kayla Weston

Gold Awards

Ella Augustin

Faith in Action

Value of the Week - Embrace Diversity and Difference

Diversity and difference means that people may be different in many ways, including race or ethnicity, age, disabilities, language, culture, appearance, or religion.

What does it look like to embrace diversity and difference?

  • Understand how culture influences people in terms of behaviour, beliefs, and values.
  • Be aware of your own culture and how it influences you.
  • Be considerate, sensitive and respectful of other cultural and other religious beliefs and practices.
  • Respect difference.
  • Avoid stereotyping.
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Grandparents' Mass/Morning Tea

Unconditional love is given by grandparents. Grandparents' unconditional love, like that of our parents, provides us a sense of security. These connections benefit both parties and can contribute to grandparents living longer and happier lives. The knowledge of family history, traditions, and culture is passed down with the help of grandparents. In our St. Anthony's Community, we wish to honour all grandparents for the support, love, and instruction they give.

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Friday 28th October - The Feast Day of St Jude and St Simon

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God Bless and go in peace,

Nicole Crosthwaite

P&F News

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Vision for Learning - Snapshots of our Early Childhood Charter

Families are the first educators of the child and children learn best when schools work in partnership with families.

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Sports News

Congratulations to the students who participated in the NIPSSA Interschool Athletics Carnival on Friday 21st October. We were blessed with great weather and a wonderful day all round. We are fortunate to have such a supportive and helpful community that enabled our students to give their personal best in all their events. Big thank you to Mrs Peters and Mrs Long for helping place judge on the finish line as well. For the first time, scores were recorded, and St Anthony's did extremely well placing 3rd out of the 8 schools, only one point behind 2nd place!

Top 5 Placings

St Simon Peter – 1112

Mercy College – 867

St Anthony’s – 866

St Francis of Assisi – 807

Liwara CPS - 769

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Athletics Carnival

Scitech Challenge Day

On 20th October, the Year 5 and Year 6 Inspire students took part in the Scitech Challenge Day. The day is designed to put students' critical thinking skills to the test and foster collegiality and teamwork between students. The students competed in challenges throughout the day against other Catholic schools. The challenges included a lab challenge, maths quest, theatre show, engineering challenge and astronomy challenge. The students learnt new skills and our Einstienettes team (Michelle, Chloe, Kaycee Year 6 and Kiera Year 5) came 1st the maths quest.

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Allergy Aware School Reminder

We would like to remind families that St Anthony's is an allergy aware school and we request that peanut butter, nutella and nuts are not included in your child’s lunch.

God Bless

Therese Bandy


Bullying is Never Okay

Bullying is a real problem in all schools across Australia. It happens across all ages groups, and it is a problem that impacts 27% of students between the ages of 8 and 14, in Australian schools. Bullying can happen at school, at home or online. It is never okay, and it is not a normal part of growing up.

What is Bullying?

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behaviour among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behaviour is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.

There are three types of bullying:

1. Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean things. Verbal bullying includes:

  • Teasing
  • Name-calling
  • Inappropriate comments
  • Threatening to cause harm

2. Social bullying involves hurting someone's reputation or relationships. Social bullying includes:

  • Leaving someone out on purpose
  • Telling other children not to be friends with someone
  • Spreading rumours about someone
  • Embarrassing someone in public

3. Physical bullying involves hurting a person's body or possessions. Physical bullying includes:

  • Hitting/kicking/pinching
  • Spitting
  • Tripping/pushing
  • Taking or breaking someone’s things
  • Making mean or rude hand gestures

Over the next few weeks will be focusing on the issue of bullying and how we can make sure that we stomp out any bullying in our school. Bullying is NEVER okay!

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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 as there are only a few spots left. Forms can be obtained on our website, from the front office or click on the link below.

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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.

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


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: or you can ring the school and speak to me on Wednesdays between 9.00-10.00am.

Many thanks
Gabrielle Murphy
Uniform Shop Coordinator

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