St Anthony's School News
Term 3: 18th August 2022
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.
Message from the Principal
St. Christopher's Prayer for Strength
Science Week and Book Week
As I walk around classrooms, I can see classes focussing on our dual celebration of Science Week and Book Week.
My thanks to Angela Walker for preparing fantastic activities, including making kaleidoscopes to observations of the natural world using magnifying glasses. The Library has some fantastic displays of Book Week resources and a colouring in competition for the children.
Do not forget: Friday is dress-up for Book Week. The theme Dreaming with Eyes Open leaves plenty of scope for creative minds.
Assistant Principal Appointment
It is with great pleasure that I announce an addition to the Leadership Team of St Anthony’s. Mr Michael Barns has been appointed as Assistant Principal, taking over from Dee Johnston who was appointed Principal of Orana at the end of 2021.
Michael is currently a member of the extended Leadership Team at Whitford Catholic Primary School. He will take up the position from the commencement of the new school year 2023.
CSPA 2022 Parent Survey on Student Wellbeing and Learning
Have your say on what matters regarding the wellbeing and learning of your child. For example, has COVID or your partnership with the school affected your child’s wellbeing and learning? If you are a parent or carer with a child in a Catholic school, Catholic Schools Parents Australia (CSPA) would love to hear from you.
Click on the survey link and share your feedback to assist CSPA in reporting to the Federal Government and Catholic education. you. Click on the survey link and share your feedback to assist CSPA in reporting to the Federal Government and Catholic education. Your feedback will remain anonymous. The survey closes on August 31.
Important Dates - Semester 2
- Friday, September 23 - last day of Term 3 for students and staff
- Tuesday, October 11 - first day of Term 4 for students
- Friday, December 9 - end of Term 4 for students
- Friday, December 16 - end of Term 4 for staff
- Friday, August 26 - NIPSSA spring carnival (Years 5 and 6)
- August 15-19 - Science Week and Book Week
- Friday, August 19 - Book Week dress-up and parade
- Sat/Sun August 27/28 - Sacrament of First Holy Communion
- Friday, Sept 2 - Father’s Day breakfast and mass
- Friday, Sept 9 - School faction athletics carnival
- Weeks 9/10, Sept 12-23 - swimming lessons
- Week 10, Sept 20-23 - Year 6 Camp
As always, please refer to the live calendar on the school website for additional activities and any potential date changes.
St Anthony's Way Awards
Awarded at Monday's assembly
Cormac Long, Xavier Jean-Louis, Zac Carbone, Esmae D’Silva, Emilia Carey, Evanna Makkar, Lucy O’Connor, Selena Nguyen, Cillian Coughlan, Kenzee Wright,
Abby Muni, Isla Bergersen, Ethan Ojogwu, Amelia Challis, Belle Foppoli, Sahara Samardali, Jasmine Darnell, Sebastian Rigali, Aleyah Payne
Chloe Dunn, Kevin Dang, Ivy Pawlowski, Jacob Marshall, Nina Berlingeri,
Daisy Robson, Makayla Carr, Rom Chhetri, Malav Patel, Sienna Punter, Lily Cornell, Elaine Mathews, Alice Doonan, Madison Sweeney, Ava Yeoh, Sophie Langullah
Siena Lippi, Oscar Hodges, Tyler Simon, Lucas Miraudo, Isla McComas, Ethan Poliran, James Ryder, Shaun Reindl, Louis Dunne
Corey Ryan, Yuvreet Gill, Chloe Allen, Zahli Bryan, Tameeka Passeretto, Cadence Paglia
Awards from last week
Liam Dwyer, James Coda, Daisy Eleftheriou, Kai Sweeney, Mealamu Edwards, Kate Gempesaw
Daisy Robson, Liam Fortuin, Noah Franulovich
Chase Dzienis, Mitchell Swyny, Lucas Tang, Gelila Awoke
‘Pause Rewind Play’ Loose Parts Incursion
Over the last two days, we have had Jonny from ‘Pause Rewind Play ‘visit our early childhood classes at St Anthony’s. The incursion gave the children the opportunity to engage in play to explore, invent and create using loose parts in the outdoor environment. It was so wonderful to see the children using their creativity and being given the freedom to use the loose parts in any way they imagine!
“When children interact with loose parts, they enter a world of “what if” that promotes the type of thinking that leads to problem solving and theoretical reasoning. Loose parts enhance children’s ability to think imaginatively and see solutions, and they bring a sense of adventure and excitement to children’s play”.
(Dale and Beloglovsky)
Covid-19 Information and Updates
If you have a child that is due to commence Kindy in 2023 and have not yet lodged an application, please do so as soon as possible as there are only a few spots left. Forms can be obtained on our website, from the front office or click on the link below.
Faith in Action
Assumption of Mary – Monday 15th August
“Look upwards because, thanks to Mary’s assumption: “Heaven is open” and we need no longer be afraid. Mary is an icon of wisdom, strength, courage, and joyful hope. Her unconditional “yes” to God encourages all of us to say “yes” to God’s call today.” Pope Francis 2015
Value of the Week: Embrace Diversity and Difference
As a St. Anthony's community, we value diversity and strive to help everyone, regardless of their background, interests, needs, or skills.
Prayer of Inclusion
Lord, give us new strength so that we can build places of belonging: To create a community for all to share their gifts, to know that each of us is loved, To help us to see the light of Christ in all that we serve. Let us remember that each of us is loved, each of us is willed and each of us is necessary. Amen
Wednesday 24th August / Thursday – Year 4 Reconciliation 9.45am TBC
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Friday 2nd September – Fathers’ Day Mass/Breakfast
Saturday 17th/ Sunday 18th September– Commitment Mass /Sacrament of Reconciliation
August Bishops Literacy AssessmentTuesday 23rd August/Wednesday 24th August - Year 4 Reconciliation (Church) 9.45am TBC
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August - Sacrament of Holy Communion
Friday 2nd September - Fathers’ Day Mass/Breakfast
Saturday 17th/Sunday 18th September - Commitment Mass/Sacrament of Reconciliation
LEGO COMPETITION YEARS 4, 5 and 6
The Library has been having an exciting time with the Years 4, 5 and 6 Lego Competition,” Design A Creature”. It was wonderful to see the students working collaboratively and combining their great ideas together. Well done to all who participated.
BOOK WEEK 2022
This week we will be celebrating “Dreaming with Eyes Open” the theme for CBCA Book Week 2022. Book Week is a time to promote reading and Australian authors and illustrators. Our exciting Book Week parade of costumes highlighting a character from a book is this Friday, 19th August at 9.00am. Students will be seated in the undercover area and parade under the verandahs around Quad 1. White tents will be in place in Quad 1 for parents to stand under and watch the Parade. Looking forward to seeing all the amazing costumes and thank you all for your support with this wonderful event.
FROM THE LIBRARY
On photo day speciality group images (eg netball, faction captains) were taken at school.
These images can be viewed and purchased at a unique website, which is DIFFERENT to where parents order the portraits and class photos online.
1. To place your order online simply go to https://mspphotography.shootproof.com/
2. Locate our school's name, then select the album titled St Anthony's School Wanneroo Specialist Groups - 2022
3. You will then be required to enter a password to view the album. The password for this POSJEN22
4. Please ensure that you use your child’s name at the checkout
5. The images you are viewing are uncropped and will be cropped to fit to a 10x8 print (as per the first image in your gallery, a sample of layout & colour)
- The online orders will be open until midnight on 18/08/2022 – for the Bulk Pricing Offer
- The Bulk Pricing Offer is $20 per print and these will be delivered to the school BY CLASS GROUP
- After the $20 pricing expires, the photos will remain available online, but the photos are now at a cost of $35 per image and delivered to a preferred address.
Year 5 News
What a busy term we have had!
We’ve spent this term working hard and learning so many new things, that our brains are starting to hurt.
In our classrooms, we have welcomed Miss Crellin and Mrs B. They have been working and helping us and we are very happy to have them in our classes. In Health we are learning about our bodies and how they work. STEM has been amazing this term and we have learnt how to code use Lego Robotics. Our fabulous creations have been posted on Seesaw. It is Book Week and we have been very busy reviewing a book of choice and illustrating the front cover (see our Seesaw posts).
The remainder of the term will keep us busy with the Book Week parade, NIPSSA carnival, athletics carnival and swimming lessons. We’re exhausted thinking about it!
This week is National Science Week!
This year’s theme is Glass – more than meets the eye!
We have been celebrating during our science lessons by using magnifiers to search for detail in natural things and making teleidoscopes (years 2-6 made their own to bring home). There are also some great glass themed activities you could do at home, visit the website below for details.
I would like to remind you all again to keep any child home that is unwell. This is standard practise.
We have been sending home a large number of children that have either a runny nose, headache, sore throat, persistent cough or an upset stomach. While the child may not have COVID these are all symptoms of the virus, and I would strongly urge you have your child tested, with either a PCR test or a RATs test at home. If positive, then your child needs to isolate for 7 days.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Keyed Up Music will be teaching keyboard and guitar lessons this term after school. Lessons start from $19.80 for a small group. If you are interested in your son/daughter learning either guitar or keyboard, please call Savanna on 0479 171 424 or enrol at www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolment-form
Online Ordering (Preferred Method of Ordering)
Ordering online is our preferred method of purchase due to the current COVID climate. 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.
The uniform shop is open on Wednesday mormings between 8.00am and 9.00am.
All items will be accepted for exchange as long as:
- They are still in their packaging and tags are still attached.
- Items have not been washed or named.
When your order has been completed it will be sent home with your child.
If you have any uniform queries please feel free to email me at:
email@example.com or you can ring the school and speak to me on Wednesdays between 9.00-10.00am.
Uniform Shop Coordinator
Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays. VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations. They are a great school holiday activity and they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.
Enrol at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim