St Anthony's School News

Term 3: 1st September 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

God, giver of all life, human and divine,

bless the fathers and male carers of our children.

Help them in their role as the first teachers

of their children in the ways of life and faith.

May they be the best of teachers,

bearing witness by what they say and do.

We make this prayer through Christ Jesus,

Our Lord.

Amen.


We wish all the fathers, grandfathers and male carers in our community a very happy Father’s Day this Sunday.


Congratulations to our Year 4 students who received the Body and Blood of Christ for the first time last weekend. Seeing the smiles on their faces as they returned to their pews was a joy to behold. May they continue to receive the precious gift of Jesus on both weekends and school masses

Complaints and Disputes


Catholic Education WA’s Disputes and Complaints Policy makes it clear that all issues of complaint or dispute must be addressed in the first instance at the school level. Voicing anger or frustration over school issues on Facebook, Instagram or other social media platforms, does not give the school the opportunity hear your concerns and discuss ways to resolve the issue, nor does it support our Catholic Ethos and our core PADUA Values. In some circumstances, such communication may place the author at risk of committing a libellous offence.


Therese Bandy

Principal

Important Dates - Semester 2

  • Friday, September 23 - last day of Term 3 for students and staff

  • Tuesday, October 11 - first day of Term 4 for students
  • Friday, December 9 - end of Term 4 for students
  • Friday, December 16 - end of Term 4 for staff

  • Friday, Sept 2 - Father’s Day breakfast and mass
  • Friday, Sept 9 - School faction athletics carnival
  • Weeks 9/10, Sept 12-23 - swimming lessons
  • Week 10, Sept 20-23 - Year 6 Camp


As always, please refer to the live calendar on the school website for additional activities and any potential date changes.

School Fees

A reminder statement was sent through email on Tuesday 29th August 2022. ALL fees need to be finalised by Friday 16th September 2022, unless you have an arrangement with the school. Please check to make sure that no payments have been missed. If you are experiencing financial difficulty please make an appointment with Mrs Therese Bandy to discuss your situation.


Regards

Donna Geddes

Finance Officer

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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

Principal

St Anthony's Way Awards

Awarded at Monday's Assembly

Year 3

Siena Hicks, Amelia Hicks, Lennon Power, Lacey Arends, Oliver Jones, Portia Paglia, Nevaeh Cooper, Talitha Datta, Emily Kilgallon, Oliver Wenman, Lacey Chinnery


Silver Award

Shane Long

Playgroup

Thank you to all of the families who joined us today for Father's Day activities, story and songs. Our spaces are set up to accommodate children from birth to 4 years. We have a large space available for babies which includes play mats, baby toys, books and puzzles. Please continue to enter via the Community Centre gate. We look forward to welcoming any new families next week and seeing you all again for more fun!

St Anthony’s Playgroup: Birth to 4 years
Thursday Mornings: 8:45am to 10:30am
Please enter via the Community Centre gate in the church carpark
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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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Value of the Week - Accepting and Respecting Each Other Equally

  1. Listen without our judgement: be like Jesus and not judge people
  2. Support everyone in our community
  3. Show kindness to everyone
  4. Be polite and use our manners with our friends, teachers and everyone in our St Anthony's Community
  5. Treat people for what is in their heart and not for what they look like.

First Holy Communion

We congratulate our Year 4 students on receiving the Body and Blood of Christ for the first time. May you always know the peace of Jesus, the light of his love, and the joy of his life within you.
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Sacramental Dates

Friday 2nd September - Fathers’ Day Mass/Breakfast

Saturday/Sunday - First Communion Certificate weekend

Saturday 17th/Sunday 18th September - Commitment Mass/Sacrament of Reconciliation

Year 6 News

Last week the Year 6 students (and some Year 5s) went out for the Spring Sport Carnival. We participated in basketball, touch rugby and badminton. Great sportsmanship was on display at all sports and we had a great time!


We can’t wait for the Faction Sports Carnival next week.

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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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Keyed Up Music will be teaching keyboard and guitar lessons this term after school. Lessons start from $19.80 for a small group. If you are interested in your son/daughter learning either guitar or keyboard, please call Savanna on 0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form

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

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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 education.wa.edu.au/vacswim

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