St Elizabeth's News
NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 6 | 25 AUGUST 2023
Dear parents and caregivers,
Last week was a very busy one and this week was the same … Science Week, Official Opening of the Library and Undercover Area and Book Week! To say it has been exhausting is an understatement!
Last Thursday, we held a beautiful Official Blessing and Opening of the Library and Undercover Area. A number of special guests joined us including representatives from Federal and State Government, The Archdiocese of Perth, Catholic Education WA and the City of Wanneroo. It was a great opportunity to showcase our amazing school choir and for our Year Six students to host our guests and give them a tour of our wonderful facilities. A special mention to Linda Kruger, our official photographer for the occasion, on a providing us with some lovely photos capturing the morning. If you would like to read my thank you speech, please click on the link below.
Last Friday, staff participated in a professional learning day to continue working on our ‘Vision for Learning’. This session was based around student voice and what made learning enjoyable for all students from Pre-Primary to Year Six. Collating the data and comparing it to an educator's point of view was interesting and providing some great discussions. A final sessional will be held at the beginning of Term Four to conclude the process.
Monday was the beginning of Book Week with the theme ‘Read, Grow, Inspire’. As you might have gathered, if you attended the Book Week parade on Thursday, Book Week dress-up is one of my favourite days and I was thrilled to see most students dressing up as their favourite book character and taking part in the Book Week parade. Thank you to our staff and parents for allowing your imagination to flourish with the costumes you created. Also, thank you to Margaret Quirk, MLA Member for Landsdale, for donating some fantastic resources to our Library and to Hon Ayor Makur Chuot MLC Member for the North Metropolitan Region for attending the parade.
I would like to remind parents and caregivers to be mindful on what is being posted on social media. You should not be posting any images of any children other than your own on a personal social media account. I ask that if you have done this, please remove the post immediately.
Finally, another group of our Year Four students will be making their First Holy Communion over the weekend. I ask that you keep these students in your thoughts and prayers.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, 31 August - Father's Day/Father Figure Breakfast & Assembly
- 7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast and a coffee
- Father's Day Raffle with amazing prizes to be won
- 8:45am Father's Day Assembly (Year 3)
Wednesday, 6 September
- 2:10pm Kindy Liturgy - All Welcome
- 5:30pm P & F meeting
- 7:00pm School Advisory Council meeting
Thursday 7 September
- Athletics Carnival - Kindy to Year 6 and all welcome!
Thank you to Mr Harman for organising our STEM Challenge last week. There was a lot of competition in the hall over the paper plane throwing and a lot of fun was had by both staff and students.
This week all students from Kindergarten to Year Six were lucky enough to have a Scitech Incursion including, a visit from the Scitech Space Dome and workshop. Our Kindergarten to Year Three students were entertained by the ‘Day and Night Show’ and Space Dome while our Year Four to Six students enjoyed the ‘Solar System Show’ and Space Dome experience. It was wonderful to see the excitement and joy on all of the students faces as they entered the Space Dome.
A big thank you to Mr Harman for going above and beyond to organise our STEM Challenge last week and the Scitech Space Dome incursion for Science Week. Both experiences stir the curiosity and wonder and awe in our students.
Book Week 2023
Book Week Incursion
This week the students enjoyed the ‘Way too Cool’ live performance. Thank you to Mrs Burgess in the library for finding a great Book Week incursion for our students. Our students have a love of reading because of all the time and effort that Mrs Burgess places on purchasing books that continue to engage our students love of reading.
Book Week Parade
Yesterday we had our annual Book Week Parade. Thank you to Zane and Ian, two of our Year Six students for leading the parade and for the positive feedback throughout the parade. To our wonderful staff thank you for dressing up, to our students, we love seeing you in a variety of characters and to our parents, for your work and preparation behind the scenes.
QCESR Principal Review
I was informed last week that there was an administration error with the QCESR Principal Review on the data end. This means that the survey that you completed is no longer able to be used for the review process. I know it’s very frustrating and we apologise for any inconvenience. This means that a new link has been provided, and we ask that you please complete the survey again.
Student withdrawal - one term's notice required
This term's school fees instalments due
A reminder that if you are paying your school fees termly your instalment is now due.Please ensure your payments are up to date to avoid a lump sum at the end of the year. All school fees are to be paid in full by the 31 October 2023. If you have any queries please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. To make a payment over the phone with credit card please phone the office on 9303 7600.
Save the Date: P&F Father's Day Breakfast -Thur, 31 Aug @ 7:30am
We are selling tickets for $5 each (plus fees) & the prizes will be drawn at the Father's Day breakfast before school on Thursday 31 August 2023 using the https://www.trybooking.com/CKDHH tool. All Dads will automatically go into the draw to win (not dependent on whether they can attend the breakfast event in person) & any extra tickets are $5 each (plus fees).
Kirrily Macri from Harcourts Alliance has kindly sponsored the breakfast & donated the following generous prizes:
FIRST PRIZE: 1x Ozito cordless 3 piece tool set
SECOND PRIZE: 1x $200 JBHifi voucher
THIRD PRIZE: 1x Ryobi Home essentials kit
FOURTH PRIZE: 2x $100 BCF voucher
FIFTH PRIZE: 2x Dad cheese boards with bottle opener
Please RSVP and order raffle tickets by clicking the above link!
Sausage Sizzle Pre-Order Now
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