St Elizabeth's News
NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 7 | 17 MARCH 2023
Rebecca Clarke | Principal
Dear parents and caregivers,
Happy St Patrick’s Day! To all our families with an Irish connection, including my own, I hope you have a lovely day!
It was lovely to return to school this week after a few days off and I would like to thank Mrs Emma Fernandez and the Admin team for keeping everything running smoothly.
A BIG congratulations to Mrs Clarkson on a wonderful Interhouse Swimming Carnival on Thursday. This was the first Swimming Carnival for St Elizabeth’s and the enjoyment and sportsmanship, along with some healthy competition, and ‘have-a-go' attitude by our Year 4 to 6 students was an honour to witness and I was proud of each and every one of them. Congratulations to our Champion and Runner-up boys and girls for each year level. Well done to Servite for winning the overall carnival and to Assisi for taking home the Sportsmanship trophy. Thank you must go to our staff who, as always, go above and beyond to make these events a success and also to our parents, both helpers on the morning, and those cheering in the stands. Our students are already talking about next year's carnival!
A reminder to all families that no students should be at school before 8:15am. If a student arrives earlier, they will need to be supervised by a parent or caregiver outside the Admin building. Please do not wait outside the classroom doors. Additionally, I would also like to ask that all parents wait outside the Admin building, not at the top of the stairs, at the end of the day NO EARLIER than 2:45pm until the bell goes at 2:50pm. Thank you in advance.
Please remember if your child is unwell, do not send them to school. As Covid-19 is still present in our community, it is vital that we all work together and keep our whole school community safe and well.
Good luck to all our dad’s or father figures as they embark on the ‘Dad’s Camp Out’ tonight. I hope you all have a fabulous sleep over at the school! Thank you to the P&F for organising this great community building event.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Monday 20 March - Harmony Day - Wear orange or traditional dress
Saturday 25 March Confirmation Commitment Mass 6pm
Sunday 26 March - Confirmation Commitment Mass 7.30am and 9am
Wednesday 29 March - P & F Family Sundowner (see P&F section)
Thursday 30 March 8:45am - Awards Assembly hosted by Year 1
Confirmation Commitment Masses next weekend
Just a reminder that the Confirmation Commitment Masses are next weekend. Students are welcome to attend any of the weekend masses.
Therapists on site
The school has received a high volume of requests for therapists to deliver therapy programs to students onsite. Whilst we understand that therapists cannot accommodate every child before and after school, we need to give careful consideration in allowing therapists to deliver therapy on site and during school hours as your child remains our duty of care and we have a requirement to teach the curriculum.
In accordance with the Privacy Act, our teachers are unable to pass on details of your child or their education to the therapists. Teachers will provide this information to you as the parent and therapists can access this information from you. Any new requests for therapy to be held during the school day, should be sent directly to the Principal via email@example.com
Book Club Information
All book club orders need to be finalized by Friday 17th March. We appreciate all scholastic orders as they help our school to earn reward points so that we may purchase additional education resources for our students. A big thank you to those families who have supported us in the past catalogues.
Mrs Alli Burgess
TENNIS LESSONS COMMENCING AT ST ELIZABETH'S
This term Mike is offering a introduction to tennis on Tuesday's after school in week 9 (Tue 28 march) and week 10 (Tues 4 April) for $35.00
Term Two Lessons
Commencing week 2 for 8 weeks (week 2 - 9)
Tuesday's after school 2:55pm - 3:40pm. 8 week
cost will be $140.00.
All equipment is provided
Parents are not required to attend, you will be required to collect their children immediately after the lesson, children attending camp australia/OSHC care on site will be able to attend, Mike can assist in taking them to Camp Australia.
To enrol or for further information, please contact Mike on 0412 572 886
Thanks so much for showing your support and registering for our end of term family sundowner! We have 80 people registered to attend already which is great.
Please note, we need to achieve a minimum pizza pre-order to be able to secure our pizza caterer for the night so please don't forget to make your pizza order as soon as you can: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pizza-slice-order-form-st-elizabeths-end-of-term-sundowner-tickets-559326619977
We need to finalise our order by midday Friday 24th March at the latest.
For those of you who have already placed your order - THANK YOU!
It's set to be a great night - we looking forward to seeing you there.
The P&F team
CSPWA - Parent Induction Evening Invitation
Catholic School Parents Western Australia
Ph: 08 9338 9985
CSPWA Parent Induction Evening Invitation
Dear St Elizabeth's Catholic Primary School,
The Catholic School Parents WA P&F Induction evening will take place on Thursday 2nd March from 6pm, at St Peter's Primary School in Inglewood (103 Wood St).
The Induction evening will cover the new P&F Terms of Reference, updated Office Bearer role descriptions, including new duties for the P&F Treasurer, and information on how to access our P&F resources and online induction. An induction webinar will be available after the event for regional and remote schools.
The event is free but please register via this link for catering purposes https://events.humanitix.com/parent-induction-night. Can you please forward this message to your P&F, and include the flyer in your next school newsletter?
Thank you, Siobhan, Jen and Nicole.
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!
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.
Friday February 3 - Beginning of School Mass
Sunday February 19 - Staff Commitment Mass
Tuesday February 21 - Shrove Tuesday
Wednesday February 22 - Ash Wednesday Liturgy
Wednesday April 6 - Stations of the Cross Liturgy
Friday April 7 - Good Friday
Sunday April 9 - Easter Sunday
Candidate Commitment Mass
Saturday 25th March 6.00pm
Sunday 26th March 7.30am
Sunday 26th March 9.00am
Sunday 26th March 6.00pm
Tuesday 16th May 5.00pm
Friday 19th May
Saturday 27th May 6.00pm
Sunday 28th May 11.00am
Saturday 10th June 6.00pm
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
Tuesday 8th August 5.00pm
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
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September
Saturday 16th September 6.00pm
Sunday 17th September 7.30am
Sunday 17th September 9.00am
Sunday 17th September 6.00pm
Wednesday 25th October 5.00pm
Friday 3rd November
Tuesday 7th November 5.00pm
Wednesday 8th November 5.00pm
Thursday 9th November 5.00pm
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November