St Anthony's School News
Term 1: 2nd March 2023
Week 7 - Thursday 16th March 2023
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.
Medical and Contact Information
For the health and wellbeing of our students, please ensure we are immediately informed of any changes in medical conditions and emergency contact details. Please promptly fill in a new medical form (link below) for any changes in health and give to the school office. Updated action plans for anaphylaxis, asthma and allergies are required to be completed by your family doctor each year. Please include a photo of your child on action plans.
In line with our school policy, all medications are to be brought into and collected from the school office. No students are to handle medications or keep medication in their school bags.
Message from the Principal
Term 1 parent interviews have begun this week. These are 10 minute catch-ups and one important way teachers and parents can discuss how their child has adjusted to the return to school and settled into a new classroom. If you have not made an appointment to see your child’s teacher, we encourage you to do so as we look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress to date.
If you feel the need for a longer than 10 minutes catch-up, please message your child’s teacher to make an alternative arrangement.
Pupil Free Days
A reminder that school will be closed on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31 as staff attend a two-day in-service training them in Mental Health First Aid.
In the process of interviewing prospective parents and children, I speak about two procedures available on our website for them to read. While they are not new, I encourage you take the time to refresh your memory and read our Complaints and Disputes Procedure and our Code of Conduct.
If you have a child who is due to begin Kindy in 2024, please ensure your application has been received by the school office. Interviews are conducted when applications are received.
If your child is three years of age or turning three shortly, you are able to register for our Three Year Old Program. Our Tuesday class is full; however, we have now opened up a Thursday session commencing Term 2.
Faith In Action
We pray that all people will have just access to the necessities of life, especially water.
May we, in our support for Project Compassion this Lent, do all we can to become a source of hope for those who thirst.
Third Week of Lent
The third Sunday of Lent provides an opportunity to think about spiritual hunger and thirst — and to be reminded that God will provide all we need.
CONFIRMATION COMMITMENT MASS
25th March 6pm
26th March 7.30am, 9am and 6pm
All students receiving the sacrament are to attend one of the above masses and hand in the Sacramental card.
The St Anthony's Way
As parents, we empower our children
As parents, we all want our children to succeed and thrive in their education. However, sometimes we can fall into the trap of trying to control every aspect of our children's education, from their choice of classes to their study habits. While our intentions may be good, this approach can be detrimental to our children's success in the long run.
Instead, we need to focus on empowering our children in their education. Empowering our children means giving them the tools and resources they need to take ownership of their own learning and make decisions for themselves.
Below are some reasons why empowering our children in education is so important:
1. It fosters independence
2. It builds confidence
3. It encourages creativity
4. It improves academic performance
So, how can we empower our children in their education? Here are some tips:
1. Encourage your child to set goals
2. Give them choices about their education and extracurricular activities
3. Support their interests
4. Celebrate their successes
St Anthony's Way Awards
To be awarded at Assembly on Monday 20th March
Mehtab Singh, Jeremiah Ryder, Tasheni Kawesha, Elijah Trajkoski, Hudson Outman, Eva McConville, Aithan Mathews
Tharundi Udawaththa, Lucy O’Connor, Harper Lockley
James Yeoh, Ava Augustin, Teddy Dilworth, Noah Franulovich, Isla Bergersen, Japnaam Dhaliwal
Imogen Isbister, Eliza Berlingeri, Kobe Peters
Lucas Payne, Ethan Poliran, Harriet Smith
Emerson Briggs, Frederick Stirling
Vision for Learning - Snapshots of our Early Childhood Charter
Come and enjoy the fun at St Anthony's Playgroup at St Anthony's School Wanneroo!
Our aim at St Anthony’s Playgroup is to help parents and children have fun together in a space where they can relax, form connections and let their child build their curiosity. By participating in new experiences, children will develop social skills and foster an enjoyment of learning more about their world.
St Anthony’s Playgroup is provided at no cost to families and by St Anthony’s School Wanneroo to give back to our local community. Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack to eat at the end of the session.
When: Thursdays between 8:45 am-10:30 am
Where: St Anthony’s School Wanneroo
Terms 1 &4: St Anthony’s Community Centre
Terms 2&3: St Anthony’s School Library
Please enter via Church Carpark, Community Centre gate
Coeliac Awareness Week
It is currently Coeliac Awareness Week in Australia, which runs from 13th to 20th March. The aim of this week is to raise awareness about coeliac disease and the fact that it often goes undiagnosed.
Coeliac Australia is responsible for organising the Awareness Week, and this year they are highlighting the importance of testing and diagnosing coeliac disease in children. It is important to increase awareness about this condition as it can have a significant impact on a child's health and wellbeing if left undiagnosed and untreated. By increasing testing and diagnosis rates, we can help ensure that children with coeliac disease are identified and receive the appropriate medical care and support they need.
As a school, we also want to show our support and understanding to the students and families in our St Anthony's community who live with coeliac disease every day. We understand the challenges that come with managing this condition, and we want to ensure that all students and families feel supported and included. By raising awareness about coeliac disease and promoting testing and diagnosis, we hope to create a more informed and inclusive school community.
Year 3 News
Term 1 in Year 3 has been a busy one!
In Writing, we have focused on revising both Narratives and Persuasive Writing. The students have been working on adding more detail to their writing and building on the foundations they have already learnt. We have discovered that we are very good at arguing our point of view in Year 3.
In Maths we have looked at the place value of numbers and have explored writing numbers in expanded notation. The students have looked at what each part of a number represents and have broken the number up into parts. We have also explored different strategies we can use to add and subtract bigger numbers.
In Health we have had a focus on emotions. We have explored how all types of emotions are normal and that different emotions have different triggers and indicators.
In HASS we have learnt about our Wanneroo community and the changes that have taken place in Perth over the years. The students analysed images of Perth from the past and compared them to now and couldn’t believe how our city had changed. They are going to be presenting their findings as news reporters at the end of the term.
During Religious Education we learnt that Baptism is a sacrament people celebrate to become members of the Church. We also explored ways baptised people are guided by God’s family. We looked at some of the special ways our families interact with each other and ways in which we can build connections with others.
Congratulations to the Year 4, 5 and 6s who took part in our recent Inter-House Swimming Carnival. It was really pleasing to see so many children participate in the swimming races and novelty events and give their personal best with some students stepping out of their comfort zone and give it a go! Well done to you all!
It was the perfect day to be in the pool, as the temperature made it to the high 30’s. Thank you to all the staff and parents who assisted to make the day such a success.
Congratulations to McAuley House, who took out Champion House and the Unity Shield.
1st – McAuley
2nd – Mercy
3rd – Peregrine
4th – Servite
Well done to our Champion and Runner Up Swimmers for 2023.
Champion Girl – Finley Jepp
Champion Boy – Evan Alderson
Runner Up Girl – Nina Berlingeri
Runner Up Boy – Chase Dzienis
Champion Girl – Lily Cornell
Champion Boy – Austin Briggs
Runner Up Girl – Sophie Langullah
Runner Up Boy – Jacob Gempesaw
Champion Girl – Holly Dimond
Champion Boy – Drew Berlingeri
Runner Up Girl – Addison Dixon
Runner Up Boy – Tiernan McAuliffe
Good luck to the 32 students who have made our Inter-School Team, who will represent St Anthony’s at HBF Arena on Thursday 23rd March against other Catholic schools in the NIPPSA region.
Surf Online Safe Special Event
We are very pleased to welcome Paul Litherland to St Anthony’s next week for a special event. For close to 20 years, Paul has been working at the coalface of online crime. Since 2008, he has worked specifically with juvenile victims and their families, and has used those experiences to develop highly informative presentations regarding the risks of the online world.
Since leaving the Western Australia Police in 2014, Paul has grown to become one of the nations most recognised and highly awarded educators in the fields of Cyber Safety and Internet Awareness, culminating in him being named the 2022 WA Australian of the Year.
Today, Paul works with over 850 schools and organisations across the country, with the demand for his services continuing to rise. He has been presenting at many of his schools for 10 years and has grown to become a very respected and valued member of those school communities.
For more information on Paul Litherland, please visit www.surfonlinesafe.com.au
For specific information about the event and to register for a free ticket please use the following link.
Supervision will be provided in a classroom if parents need to bring children along.
20th-24th March - What is Harmony Week?
Harmony Week is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community. Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and we should celebrate this and work to maintain it.
The message of Harmony Week is everyone belongs.
It is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.
On Tuesday 21st March, will be celebrating Harmony Week with a special dress day. Students are invited to wear their national dress or an orange shirt (no singlets) and/or accessory and are expected to wear their black sports shorts, with their black sports shoes to celebrate the diversity of our school.
The Year 2s will be conducting a special assembly to mark Harmony Week.
'Kaya' – hello!
16th March is Close the Gap Day.
It's all about improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and eliminating the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Aussies. For almost 15 years Close the Gap has been working to remove the life expectancy gap in Australia because Indigenous Aussies are more likely to die at a younger age than non-Indigenous Aussies. The movement aims to fix the problem by providing Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People with better access to things like healthcare, work and education.
Online Ordering (Preferred Method of Ordering)
Ordering online is our preferred method of purchase. 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.
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.
Uniform Shop Opening Hours
If you wish to visit the uniform shop, it is open every Wednesday between 8.00am-9.00am.
If you have any uniform queries please feel free to email me at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or you can ring the school and speak to me on Wednesdays between 9.00-10.00am.
Uniform Shop Coordinator