St Elizabeth's News
NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 5 | 19 AUGUST 2022
Rebecca Clarke | Principal
Dear parents and caregivers,
This week had a number of memorable moments for our school. Introducing our School Factions to students was one of the highlights from this week! The overwhelming excitement of the students and staff was heart-warming. Bring on our School Faction Carnival.
The Feast of the Assumption of Mary took place on Monday, August 15. Our Year 4 to 6 students joined students from St Anthony’s attending mass at St Anthony of Padua. The Feast of the Assumption of Mary has been celebrated since the early centuries of the Church. It is our faith that the Assumption signals the end of Mary’s earthly life and marks her return to heaven to be reunited with Jesus. While the bodies of both Jesus and Mary are now in heaven, there is a difference between the Assumption and the Resurrection. Where Jesus arose from the tomb and ascended into heaven by his own power, Mary’s body was taken up to heaven by the power of her Son.
On Wednesday, I farewelled a very exciting group of Year 6 students and teachers as they ventured off for a fun filled three-day camp at Woodman Point Recreational Camp. This camp is an important part of the Year 6 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. After spending the day with the group on Thursday, and as a newcomer to the St Elizabeth’s school community, I was very impressed with our Year 6 class and I would like to thank the students for their outstanding behaviour and willingness to ‘have-a-go’ attitude at some challenging activities. A big thank you also to Mr Rebeiro and Mrs Fernandez for organising such a wonderful experience for our students.
I have noticed over the last few weeks that a number of students are arriving before 8:15am in the mornings. Please remember that the duty of care for all students begins at 8:15am when doors open. Additionally, some parents and guardians are using the front gate as a 'kiss and drive' option instead of the actual supervised 'Kiss and Drive' that we provide. The safety of our students is always our priority, therefore, I ask that parents make good choices when dropping off or picking up their child.
Book Week is one of my favourite weeks in the year. I cannot wait to see the imagination on display on Wednesday for our Book Parade.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!
Important dates coming up
Wednesday 24 August - 8:45am, Book Week Dress Up Parade
Wednesday 24 August - 6:00pm Parent Workshop: Parenting in a Digital World (book online below)
Friday 26 August - Pre-Primary Assembly
Saturday 27 August - Holy Communion
Sunday 28 August - Holy Communion
Wednesday 31 August - 2:10pm Year 2 Liturgy
Thursday 1 Sept - Father's day Breakfast - See RSVP below
Fantastic Book Fair
Total sales from our book fair last week was $4,812, which means our school could spend $1,680 on purchasing new books for the library. A big thank you also to those families who donated books.
A special big sincere thank you to all our generous families who attended and donated books to our Library at our Book Fair this year. Your kind “Charity” will now enrich our students with their education. We are so thankful.
Our Scholastic Fair winners of the colouring in competition are;
- Isla (Pre-Primary)
- Tyler (Year 1)
- Joel (Year 2)
- Ella (Year 3)
- Joshua (Year 4)
- Georgia (Year 5) Leah (Year 6).
Our Lolly Jar winner was Erin from Kindy.
Congratulations to our winners!
We truly appreciate all those parents who have given up their time to cover books for our library. You all are fantastic role models for your children.
Survey by Catholic Education - How you feel about our school?
Our parents have been invited to participate in the School Registration Audit by providing your feedback on the school. This survey has been created by CEWA Ltd head office and your responses will not be fed back to the school, and you are not required to identify yourself if you do not wish to. Your participation in this process helps inform improvement, and allows our system the opportunity to provide better support to our students and communities.
Enrol for Pre-Kindy - it is FREE for families joining our Kindy 2024
RATS Available to Families
Online Safety Workshop at St Elizabeth's - Wed 24 August 6pm
Please register on the link below.
Sustainability Hub - Making our school great!!
Recycling at St Elizabeth’s
We have a number of recycling projects going at our school and we encourage our families and community to join us in our efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle and to minimise the amount of waste from going into landfill.
Our recycling projects include:
1. Batteries – Please bring to front office (so far we have collected 1139 batteries)
2. Soft plastics – Go to Woolworths
3. Aluminium cans and bottles– part of the cash deposit scheme – Year 5/6
4. Plastic stationery items – old whiteboard markers, textas, wind-up crayons – part of Teracycle (Year 4 room)
5. Plastic bread tags – Please bring to front office
6. Plastic bottle tops (washed) – Please bring to front office (we have collected 1898 bottle tops)
7. Oral hygiene products – Empty toothpaste tubes (front office)
‘Worm Wizz’ For Sale at Assemblies and Admin
We have been able to collect some amazing ‘worm wizz’ which is great for the garden. Please keep a look as we will have some bottles available at assemblies or front office. A gold coin donation will give you a bottle of ‘nature’s nutrients’ that your garden and plants will love.
Volunteers Needed – Soft Plastics
We are looking for some wonderful helpers to assist us with dropping off our soft plastic collections to any Woolworths store. The bags of soft plastic for collection will be located outside the front office, hanging on a hook. If you are on your way to do some shopping at Woolworths, simply pick up any soft plastic collected and drop them off at the store. We appreciate you help!
Father's Day Breakfast
Please complete the link below for catering purposes by Friday, 25 August.
Catholic School Parents Australia Survey- we need to hear from you!
As you may have seen in our recent newsletter, and on our Facebook page, Catholic School Parents Australia (CSPA) is conducting a survey to capture parent perspectives on issues of concern that impact their children’s health, wellbeing and learning, to help inform future federal government policy and the Catholic education community. Has your child’s wellbeing or learning been impacted by the pandemic, your home-school partnership or simply by where you live? I urge you to take the time to complete the survey, especially if you feel that the past couple of years have been difficult for your family. If we keep silent on these things it is likely the presumption will be that we are all okay.
The survey can be accessed via: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2022CSPAParentSurvey and closes at the end of August. Your feedback will remain anonymous, but will assist CSPA in reporting to the Federal Government and Catholic education.
Resilient Young Minds
Purchase your tickets here https://www.trybooking.com/BCPGB
The Council for Catholic Women Perth
THURSDAY 8 September 5.30-8.30pm - Post Plenary Perceptions
The Council for Catholic Women Perth warmly invites you to hear Perth's women members share their experience of the second assembly of the Plenary Council.
There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion. All welcome.
Venue : James Nestor Hall ,Catholic Education Office 50 Ruislip St West Leederville
When: Thursday 8 September, 5.30pm - 8.30pm (Light refreshments served 5.30pm - 6pm)
RSVP by Tuesday 6 September to email@example.com or mob 0400 886 835
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, 25 June and Sunday 26 June
Parent/Child Workshop - 5:00pm Wednesday, 10 August
Sacrament of Holy Communion - Saturday, 27 August and 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
Term 1 Friday, 4 March
Term 2 Tuesday, 7 June
Term 3 Monday, 18 July and Friday, 23 September (new date)
Term 4 Monday, 10 October