St Elizabeth's News


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Rebecca Clarke | Principal

Dear parents and caregivers,

The start of the school year has been a great one. All of the students from Pre-Kindy to Year Six have settled in so well and the transition to a new year has been very smooth.

Thank you to all the parents who took time out of their busy schedules to attend the Parent Information Sessions on Monday night. It was lovely to welcome back our existing families and welcome new ones to our school community. This year we introduced the ‘Welcome to Parents’ before the classroom sessions which proved to be a successful move as it allowed me to go through general school information, such as our focus for the year of ‘RESPECT’, Student Code of Conduct and how we are empowering students to use the QR code to report any unwanted behaviour and finally uniform expectations for the year. The Parent Information Sessions followed, led by the classroom teachers were great and well supported by families. Thank you to my staff for providing this wonderful opportunity for our families.

The beginning of the school year is a timely reminder to all about parking around the school grounds. Please be mindful of nearby residents’ driveways when parking in the streets and follow the rules outlined by the City of Wanneroo. I would also like to encourage parents of students in Year Three to Six to use the Kiss and Drive option for pickup to allow our families in the Early Years a chance to park in the carpark and collect their child from the classroom.

As the weekend comes around, I would ask our school community to keep the people affected by the devastating earthquake in Turkey-Syria in your thoughts and prayers.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

God Bless

Rebecca Clarke


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Important Dates

Thu 16 Feb - 8:45am - General Assembly - all welcome

Sun 19 Feb - 9:00am Staff beginning of the year commissioning mass - St Anthony's Church - all welcome

Wed 22 Feb - Year 6 Camp Meeting at 5:00pm in the library.

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New Website - New Families Page

Our new website has a page just for families. You can complete tasks such as:

  1. Submit absentee form online (our preferred method for absentees)
  2. Submit lunch orders (Thursdays)
  3. Order uniform
  4. Read the newsletter (all copies for the year can be found here)
  5. Access your child's reports (goes to SEQTA Engage)
  6. Online calendar coming soon!
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Camp Meeting - Year 6

The Year 6 Camp meeting will be on Wednesday, 22 February at 5:00pm in the library. We ask that at least one parent, please attend this meeting as all information regarding the campsite and activities will be discussed.

IEP Meetings (Individual Education Plans)

If your child is on an IEP, the case meetings will commence on Monday, 27 February to Friday, 10 March. The classroom teacher will be in contact with you to arrange a suitable time to meet, closer to the date.

All year groups are currently completing 3-4 weeks of school based assessments that will provide valuable insight into teaching programs and individual programs.

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St Anthony of Padua Church - Weekly Mass Times

Dear Parishioners

Tuesday - Thursday 8.30am

Friday 9.00am

Saturday 6:00pm

Sunday 7:30am, 9:00am and 6:00pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction

Every Wednesday and Thursday Morning 9.00am to 10.00am

Adoration of the Blessed SacramentEvery Saturday Afternoon 4.30pm to 5.30pm

​Reconciliation Times

Saturday Morning - 10:00am to 10:30am

Saturday Afternoon - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Fr Peter and Father Lennard

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Annual School Fee Statement

Your 2023 School Fee Statement will be sent out next week. You will be emailed your statement with instructions on setting up a payment plan. It is essential families are on a payment plan to ensure fees are paid by 31 October 2023.

You will notice on our Fee Schedule 2023 (which is located on our website) that we have added a Withdrawal of Student claus;

It is a condition of enrolment that one full term’s notice should be given in writing to the Principal by the parent/guardian, prior to the withdrawal of a student. In default of such notice, one quarter of the annual tuition fee will be payable.

Any queries please do not hesitate to contact me at

Mel Dimond

2023 Uniform Orders

All orders will be processed and sent home on a Thursday in your child's school bag. Payments can be made by Eftpos only. If you have any queries please email

The link is on the Families page of our website.

New lunch order menu and system

Lunch Orders - available for PrePrimary to Year 6

Please ensure you select your childs year when ordering

Please click on the links below for the instructions and menu and how to create an order and pay. The link is on the Families page of our website.

Time to enrol younger siblings for Kindy 2024

Visit the enrolment page on our new website for the information and forms you require. Don't hesitate to contact Claire Didlock at the office if you have any questions.
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New P&F President - Tara Colyer-Long

Hi, I’m Tara Colyer-Long and I’m honoured to be taking on my new role as P&F President. I have two daughters who attend St Elizabeths – Lucy in Year 4 and Grace in Year 3.

As a marketing and communications professional, I’m hoping my skills and experience can help St Elizabeth’s P&F efforts go from strength to strength. To kick things off, we are organising a coffee cart to be on site on all school assembly days because coffee, coffee, coffee!

I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge outgoing President, Belinda Stewart, who has been carrying the load for so many years and has been so pivotal in building our school community. You’ve done an amazing job and have left some big shoes to fill. We sincerely hope you will still be involved in the P&F in some shape or form!

Our first meeting for 2023 is at 5.30pm on Wednesday 22 February and we would LOVE to see you there! All parents are welcome to help shape our community and this first meeting will pave the way to setting an activity planner for the year – so we all know what’s happening, can plan for it and know how to contribute.

I can’t do this all on my own so let’s work together to share the love and spread the load!

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Catholic School Parents WA

Catholic School Parents WA has recently developed two brochures you might find useful to have available at any upcoming welcoming and/or orientation events. The first is a welcoming resource for parents and gives an overview of school gospel values, feast days and sacraments.
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CSPWA - Parent Induction Evening Invitation

Catholic School Parents Western Australia
Ph: 08 9338 9985

CSPWA Parent Induction Evening Invitation

Dear St Elizabeth's Catholic Primary School,

The Catholic School Parents WA P&F Induction evening will take place on Thursday 2nd March from 6pm, at St Peter's Primary School in Inglewood (103 Wood St).

The Induction evening will cover the new P&F Terms of Reference, updated Office Bearer role descriptions, including new duties for the P&F Treasurer, and information on how to access our P&F resources and online induction. An induction webinar will be available after the event for regional and remote schools.

The event is free but please register via this link for catering purposes Can you please forward this message to your P&F, and include the flyer in your next school newsletter?

P&F Induction Night 2023

Thank you, Siobhan, Jen and Nicole.

Siobhan Allen
Executive Director

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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.

Liturgical Dates

Friday February 3 - Beginning of School Mass

Sunday February 19 - Staff Commitment Mass

Tuesday February 21 - Shrove Tuesday

Wednesday February 22 - Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Wednesday April 6 - Stations of the Cross Liturgy

Friday April 7 - Good Friday

Sunday April 9 - Easter Sunday

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Sacramental Dates


Candidate Commitment Mass

Saturday 25th March 6.00pm

Sunday 26th March 7.30am

Sunday 26th March 9.00am

Sunday 26th March 6.00pm

Parent/Child Workshop

Tuesday 16th May 5.00pm

Candidate Retreat

Friday 19th May


Saturday 27th May 6.00pm

Sunday 28th May 11.00am

Saturday 10th June 6.00pm

Certificate Weekend

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

Parent/Child Workshop

Tuesday 8th August 5.00pm

Candidate Retreat

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

Certificate Weekend

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September


Commitment Mass

Saturday 25th March 6.00pm

Sunday 26th March 7.30am

Sunday 26th March 9.00am

Sunday 26th March 6.00pm

Parent Workshop

Wednesday 25th October 5.00pm

Candidate Retreat

Friday 3rd November


Tuesday 7th November 5.00pm

Wednesday 8th November 5.00pm

Thursday 9th November 5.00pm

Certificate Weekend

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November