St Elizabeth's News
NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 10 | 6 APRIL 2023
Rebecca Clarke | Principal
Dear parents and caregivers,
Today, we concluded a very busy first term with a lovely, reflective Stations of the Cross. The Stations of the Cross, also called the Way of the Cross, are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man. The Year Four students took us through each station focussing on specific events of Jesus’ last day, beginning with Palm Sunday. At each station, the students recalled and reflected on a specific event from Christ's last day. Thank you to Mrs Curtis for preparing such a beautiful liturgy and to the Year Four students for guiding us through Jesus’ walk to Calvary.
Yesterday, I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon and evening with our Year Six Campers at Woodman Point Recreation Camp! This camp is an important part of the Year Six journey and a great opportunity for our students to foster lasting friendships and make life-long memories. Students participated in activities that enhanced their team building and leadership skills. Yet again, this group of your people impressed me with their outstanding behaviour and willingness to ‘have-a-go’ attitude at some challenging activities. A big thank you also to Mr Rebeiro, Mrs Fernandez and Miss Collins for organising such a wonderful experience for our students.
Thank you to our school community for supporting the fundraising and friendraising events that we have held this term, all of them were successful. The P&F have worked very hard behind the scenes, and I thank them all for it. I extend my gratitude to Margaret Quirk, MLA, for donating the main Easter Raffle prize and to Mrs Harris and Mrs Spencer who did a wonderful job selling the tickets before and after school. Congratulations to Grace (Year 3), Savannah (PP) and Harlow (Year 1).
To finish off a fantastic term, I would like to wish everyone a happy and Holy Easter and a relaxing holiday. For those that may be travelling around our beautiful state, please stay safe. I look forward to seeing everyone return for Term 2 on Wednesday April 26.
Uniform and Canteen services on our website
- Order uniform
- Submit lunch order
- Submit absentee
- Check term dates and times
- And more!
Tennis lessons commencing at St Elizabeth's
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
A message from Mater Dei College
Do you have a child currently in Year 5 that you wish to attend Mater Dei College in 2025? If you do, please complete the Application for Enrolment found on the College website and return it to the College with the supporting documentation if you haven't already applied.
Interviews are taking place now and offers of a place at the College will be made by the end of Semester 1.
The College currently has a waitlist for Year 7, 2024 and we anticipate that Year 7, 2025 is also likely to fill up fast. So don't miss out, apply now.
P & F Easter Raffle
We raised a huge $509.00. Thank you to our ticket sales dept - Melissa and Celeste. Thank you to Margaret Quirk MLA for your generous donation of the big hamper!
Huge congratulations to our raffle winners, Grace, Harlow and Savannah! :)
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 2 Parent Planner
Please note – due to circumstances these dates may occasionally change, please refer to the latest newsletter sent every Friday for the latest information – Thank you
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 3 February - Beginning of School Mass
Sunday 19 February - Staff Commitment Mass
Tuesday 21 February - Shrove Tuesday
Wednesday 22 February - Ash Wednesday Liturgy
Thursday 6 April 11:00am - Stations of the Cross Liturgy
Friday 7 April - Good Friday
Sunday 9 April - Easter Sunday
Candidate Commitment Mass
Saturday 25th March 6.00pm
Sunday 26th March 7.30am
Sunday 26th March 9.00am
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