St Elizabeth's News

NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 9 | 1 APRIL 2022

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Rebecca Clarke | Principal

Dear parent and caregivers,


This week we welcomed back a number of our students and staff as we continue to deal with Covid-19 at school.


A reminder to all parents, if your child is unwell, please do not send them to school and complete the online Absentee form via the website. If your child receives a Covid positive PCR/RAT please complete the Self-Reporting Form for Students and Staff and email myself or Emma Fernandez of the positive result. This notification will be considered the explained absences for your child. Thank you to those that have done this already, it helps immensely with the paperwork!


Parent/teacher interviews started this week, and it was great to hear all the positive talk about re-connecting with parents. These opportunities are very important, and I encourage anyone who may not have booked an appointment yet, to do so. Parent/teacher interviews will continue next week.


Next week is going to be a busy one to finish off Term 1. Thursday will be ‘Crazy Sock Day’ with a friendly Staff v’s Students Cricket game at lunchtime. The P&F have organised an Easter Raffle with tickets on sale from Monday to Thursday. The raffle will be drawn on Thursday straight after lunch. A big thank you to Margaret Quirk MLA for her donation of the Easter Raffle. To conclude the term the P&F Colour Run will be held on Friday. I am looking forward to seeing a sea of colour explode over the oval.


Enjoy the final week of school!


God bless


Rebecca Clarke

Principal

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Important dates coming up

Friday, 1 April - P&F Hot Cross Bun - ORDERS CLOSE TODAY!

Thursday, 7 April - Crazy Sock Day for Project Compassion

Friday, 8 April - P&F Colour Run

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Enrolment - invite new families to join our school

We have positions available in both Kindy and other years. As we grow together, we ask you to invite new families to visit our school and possibly join us. We are very happy to show new families around the school. Contact the office for further details.
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Project Compassion - Crazy Sock Day next Thursday

Wear your crazy socks to school and bring a gold coin donation for Project Compassion.

PTO - Parent Teacher Online Interviews

School interviews will be taking place this term for PP, Year 1, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 during Week 9 (Monday, 28 March to Wednesday, 30 March) and Week 10 (Monday, 4 April to Wednesday, 6 April). Due to current COVID restrictions, all interviews will take place over the phone.


Meetings are for fifteen minutes only. To book your meeting, please book through PTO (Parent Teacher Online) website then use the code: 2yw3n


Using a desktop computer?

https://bookings.parentteacheronline.com.au/?school=2yw3n


Using a mobile device?

Download the PTO Mobile App

Enter School Code: 2yw3n

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Support Project Compassion

We are now in the third week of Lent with the Project Compassion story of Janice, a Wagilak woman and traditional dancer who tells her family’s stories through movements handed down over generations.


Like many remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, Janice’s faces a range of challenges – low employment and education, financial hardship, poorer health and lower life expectancy.


With your help, Caritas Australia supports Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation, which operates a centre for traditional and contemporary Aboriginal arts and culture, providing employment and generating income for local communities.


Janice believes that Djilpin Arts’ work is essential to create opportunities for young people to stay on-country, to share intergenerational knowledge between elders and the younger generation - to promote healing, and to keep culture alive.

Last weekend: collect vouchers from West Australian

Remember to collect vouchers from Saturdays West Australian on 2 April 2. Every voucher counts!
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Sockable Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who purchased crazy socks in our Sockable fundraiser! We sold 149 pairs of socks raising $199 towards our new nature playground!

P & F Hot Cross Bun Fundraiser - ORDERS CLOSE TODAY!

Thank you for your orders so far. Orders close TODAY!


Payments to be made by bank Transfer only to:

BSB 086-006

ACCT 246897524

Please remember to use your Family Name as the reference on your transfer.


Your order will go home with your child on Thursday, 7 April - Ready for your Good Friday breakfast! Please complete the order form and bring to the office or email to admin to place your order! (no cash payment please) Thank you

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P&F Meeting on Monday for Colour Fun Run

Help to organise the P&F Colour Fun Run! All parents welcome at the meeting on Monday, 5.30 pm at Dome Wanneroo. Please RSVP to school admin for numbers. Thank you!
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P&F Colour Run Fundraiser - Next Friday!

We're getting excited!


Please hop online and register your child with an online fundraising account to reside money for our new nature play areas!

https://australianfundraising.com.au


All students will need to wear a white t-shirt, old shoes and shorts as the items will be stained with the colour. Please pack spare clothes for students to change into after the Colour Run.


We are seeking 5 parent volunteers for the day please email admin to register your interest (must be double vaccinated with proof required).


Remember to complete and return the form below to the Administration Office if you DO NOT consent for your child/s to participate in the Colour Explosion™ School Fun Run.

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P&F Easter Raffle - tickets on sale!

Support our Easter fundraiser, with tickets just 50 cents, or 3 for $1. Prize draw is after lunch on Thursday.
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Sacramental Dates

Sacrament of Confirmation

Commitment Mass – Saturday, 30 April & Sunday, 1 May (New dates)

Parent/Child Workshop 5:00pm Wednesday, 25 May

Retreat Day - Friday, 10 June

Sacrament of Confirmation – Saturday, 11 June & Sunday, 12 June


Sacrament of Holy Communion

Commitment Mass - Saturday, 18 June & Sunday, 19 June

Parent/Child Workshop - 5:00pm Wednesday, 10 August

Sacrament of Holy Communion - Saturday, 27 August & Sunday 28 August


Sacrament of Reconciliation

Commitment Mass - Saturday, 17 September & Sunday, 18 September

Parent/Child Workshop - 5:00pm Wednesday, 26 October

Sacrament of Reconciliation - 5:00pm Tuesday, 8 November & Wednesday, 9 November

Term Dates 2022

Term 1 Monday, 31 January to Friday, 8 April

School Holidays: Saturday, 9 April – Monday, 25 April


Term 2 Tuesday, 26 April to Friday, 1 July

School Holidays: Saturday, 2 July – Sunday, 17 July


Term 3 Tuesday, 19 July to Friday, 23 September

School Holidays: Saturday, 24 September to Sunday, 9 October


Term 4 Tuesday, 11 October to Friday, 9 December

School Holidays: Saturday, 10 December – Sunday, 29 Jan 2023 (TBC)

Student Free Dates

**Please note there have been some date changes to the Student Free Days


Term 1 Friday, 4 March

Term 2 Tuesday, 7 June

Term 3 Monday, 18 July and Friday, 19 August

Term 4 Monday, 10 October