St Elizabeth's News
NEWSLETTER | TERM 4 | WEEK 4 | 3 NOVEMBER 2023
As Catholics, we begin November by remembering all those who have died. The first two days of November are recognised as All Saints Day and All Souls Day. All Saints' Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who are recognised as saints. It should not be confused with All Souls' Day, which is observed on November 2, and is dedicated to those who have died and not yet reached heaven.
At the beginning of this week our Year Six students joined St Luke’s Catholic Primary School to participate in the ‘Hello High School’ workshop run by Claire Eaton. The workshop was designed to help students understand their emotions and develop strategies that can be used to help as they transition to secondary school.
This week all our students from Year One to Six were treated to some fabulous physical education activities designed and facilitated by the students from SEDA College. It was an energetic day, and all the students thoroughly enjoyed the lessons. Thank you to Mrs Clarkson for organising this and to Mr Steven from SEDA College for coordinating the day.
Yesterday, as a school community we dedicated the day to Vincent House Day. Dressing in yellow, celebrating the life of St Vincent de Paul and honouring the charity work that he started so many years ago was just the start of our day. Mr Will Turner, President of St Vinnies Wanneroo, spoke to the students about the history or St Vincent de Paul and the wonderful work that St Vinnies does throughout our community. He also congratulated our students on the amazing contributions they have made throughout the year that have helped those less fortunate. Thank you to our Vincent House Staff for organising a great day!
Please keep our Year Three students in your thoughts and prayer as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation next week.
Wishing everyone a lovely weekend.
Annual School Community Meeting
The Annual School Community General Meeting will be held on Monday, November 20 at 6pm in the Library. This meeting is open to everyone in our School Community and I encourage you to come along and listen to both the P&F Executive and the School Advisory Council as they will present their annual reports for 2023. I will also be doing a presentation of our new School Improvement Plan that we have been working hard on throughout the year. The election of new members onto the School Advisory Council or P&F Executive will be held at this meeting.
The School Advisory Council is a sounding board to the Principal to help with the present and future operation of the school. Please note it is not involved in the day-to-day operations or school finances. There will be one position available on the School Advisory Council for 2023. People interested in being elected to the Council, the following selection criteria will need to be considered:
- A keenness to promote quality Catholic schooling
- Possession of special skills that will be an asset to the Council
- A deep interest in the welfare of all students and staff
- A desire to give service to the St Elizabeth’s Catholic School community
- An ability to work cooperatively and constructively with all other members of the Council
Due to CEWA becoming incorporated, both the School Advisory Council and the P&F operate under their own specific ‘Terms of Reference’.
For 2024 there will be one (1) position open for election for the School Advisory Council. If you would like to nominate for the position, please complete the nomination below. Along with this nomination, please provide a detailed outline of your reasons for your nomination.
Due to the new CEWA P&F Terms of Reference, only the positions of Chair, Deputy Chair and Treasurer will be open for election. All members of our school community are welcome to join the P&F Committee as a General Member ... no nomination required … and I strongly encourage you to do so as it will only benefit our students.
If you wish to nominate for either the School Advisory Council or the P&F Executive positions all nominations need to be received by close of business on Wednesday, November 15.
7th-9th November - 5:00pm Year 3 Sacrament of Reconciliation
Thursday, 9 November - 8:45am Remembrance Day Assembly (Year 5) - All welcome
Monday 13 Nov - 9.00am - 10.30am Kindy 2024 parent information session and orientation
Tuesday 14 Nov - 9.00am - 10.30am Pre Kindy 2024 parent information session and orientation
Thursday 16 Nov - 8:45am St Elizabeth's Feast Day Mass- all welcome
Dear Parents and Guardians
Today, our Year three students attended their Reconciliation Retreat Day at St Anthony's Parish. The day was full of learning and fun with their St Anthony's friends. Mario from 24:7 Ministry ran the interactive workshop. Good luck to all of our students receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation next week.
As we approach the busy season, it is important to take some time out as parents for self care. I have attached some useful tip sheets to help.
Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe!
UNIFORM SHOP CLEARANCE
Polo Shirts, Shorts and Culottes $10.00
Tracksuit Pant and Tracksuit Tops $15.00
These may be ordered using the online order form ONLY please and will be sent home on the regular uniform shop day - Thursday. All other items remain at the same cost as listed.
No size 6 or 8 polo shirts unfortunately.
Our uniform next year updates and changes mean our existing uniform may be still worn for 2024 or may be worn on 'sports' days next year too for year 1-6.
More details on the new uniforms coming soon!
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.
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