St Elizabeth's News


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Emma Fernandez| Acting Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians

Another busy week of learning and fun here at St Elizabeth's. I would like to congratulate all of our students for their outstanding behaviour so far this term. I love watching the kindness and care shown in and out of the classroom. Well done to all of our amazing staff for their leadership and being, positive role models to our students.

It has been wonderful meeting our new Pre Kindy/Kindy families for their interviews for 2024/2025 over the past two weeks. A special time to meet all of you individually and was lovely to hear such positive feedback about our school.

I would like to make a special mention of two staff members this week. Mrs Kim Manov, for her support and leadership over the last two weeks. You are a Superstar and a lady of many talents! I would also like to sincerely thank Mr Chris Rebeiro, for stepping out of the classroom and into the admin role for two days a week, over the last two weeks. It has been wonderful to have another future leader to work with. Thank you both for continuing to shine!

On Wednesday, 26 July it was the Feast Day of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Mary, our Mother. 'It takes a village to raise a child' and right beside a child’s parents, are the grandparents. This week, please remember to give thanks for our special grandparents. It is wonderful to see so many grandparents around our school and at our assemblies. I thank all of our parents and grandparents who support their children and grandchildren in their education and well-being. We appreciate you!

We welcome Mr Hunter, (Year 1) Mr Fitzgibbons, (Year 3) Miss Collins (Year 6), back to St Elizabeth's this term to complete their final teaching practice. We are very fortunate to have three amazing prac students join our St Elizabeth's Team. We wish you all good luck over the next seven weeks.

To finish our week, we were blessed to have the Principal from Mater Dei; Mrs Annette Morey as well as her staff and students visit St Elizabeth's this morning. We were in awe of all the wonderful opportunities that Mater Dei have to offer. The students all thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you to Annette and her team for taking the time to visit us!

Lastly, on Monday, Mrs Clarkson and our talented Year Two students will be performing their dance at the Spirit of the Arts. We wish them all the best for their special day! Thank you Mrs Clarkson for the hours of preparation. You are phenomenal!

Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

In gratitude

Emma Fernandez

Acting Principal

**Principal Review Survey Reminder**

As you are aware our Principal, Rebecca Clarke is due to undertake a CEWA Principal Development 360 this term. Educator Impact have been engaged by CEWA to develop the CEWA Principal Development 360 which will provide your Principal with feedback on their leadership practice based on the Catholic School Principal Duties and Responsibilities. You are invited to participate in this process by completing an anonymous survey about your Principal's leadership practice.

The Survey closes on Wednesday, 2 August 2023, so please submit your feedback before this date.

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Congratulations to this weeks Merit and Christianity Award Recipients!

Pre Primary - Eli, Eva and Xavier

Year One - Emily, Evie and Isabelle

Year Two - Arthur, Chloe, Kunashe and Ryan

Year Three - Harper, Sebastian, Lucy and April

Year Four - Gurneet, Mikayla and Ryder

Year Five - Faith

Year Six - Ian and Sophia

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Important Dates

Monday, 31 July

  • Spirit of the Arts Performance (Year 2)
Wednesday, 2 August @ 8:45am
  • Year 3 & Year 5 RE Assessment
Wednesday, 2 August @ 2:10pm
  • Year 2 Liturgy (All Year 2 parents /grandparents welcome)
Thursday, 3 August - 9:00am -10:00am
  • Dance Concert - All parents/grandparents are welcome to join us in the hall.
Thursday, 10 August @ 8:45am
  • MacKillop Day Assembly (students can wear green)
  • All parents and grandparents are welcome
Thursday, 31 August - Father's Day/Father Figure Breakfast & Assembly
  • 7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast and a coffee
  • Father's Day Raffle with amazing prizes to be won
  • 8:45am Father's Day Assembly (Year 3)
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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 To make a payment over the phone with credit card please phone the office on 9303 7600.

Thank you!

Mel Dimond

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Tuesday - Tennis lessons continue

Mike Roberts Tennis Coaching

Offering classes St Elizabeth's on Tuesdays at 3pm

Starts 2nd week of school - Tuesday 25th of July

8 weeks cost $140

Class 3-345pm

To enrol message Mike on 0412572886

Sports X after school program on Thursdays

Sports X is a fabulous program that will be commencing in Term 3 at St Elizabeth's on a Thursday after school! Please see the link below to register!

Children can be collected after the session has finished, younger children will be collected from the classrooms should you wish.

Children can wear their uniform - no need to get changed.

If you have any queries, Zak is happy to help

Zak Gibbs

Area Manager | Sports X 0493 651022

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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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