St Anthony's School News
Term 1: 2nd March 2023
Week 5 - Thursday 2nd 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.
Message from the Principal
Lord, during this Lenten Season,
nourish me with Your Word of life
and make me one
with You in love and prayer.
and keep me faithful to the Gospel of Christ.
Give me the grace to rise above my human weakness.
Give me new life by Your Sacraments, especially the Mass. Amen
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 are taking applications to hold an additional day on Thursdays.
Faith In Action
First Week of Lent
(Week beginning Monday 27th February)
We begin our annual Lenten Project Compassion journey by learning about Laxmi, a 16-year-old girl living in Jajarkot, a remote district in Nepal where almost half of the population live below the poverty line. Tragedy struck when Laxmi was 10 years old and her father passed away. Her father worked hard to pay for his children's education and, after losing him, Laxmi was at risk of falling further into extreme poverty.
With the support of our partner Caritas Nepal, Laxmi joined a child's club at her school where she was encouraged to resume her education. Through the child’s club, Laxmi developed the skills and confidence to become a leader, advocating for clean water taps at her school.
Laxmi is now excelling in her studies and working towards her dream of becoming a civil engineer. She continues to be involved in the child's club, serving as an advisor and mentoring the next generation of young leaders at her old school.
Watch a short film about Laxmi’s story here.
Please support Project Compassion: www.caritas.org.au/project-compassion.
Photo: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia
The St Anthony's Way
As parents, we are supportive of the school
As we near the midway point of the term, I want to emphasise the importance of your support for your child's education at St Anthony's School. Parental involvement positively impacts your child's academic performance, attitude towards school and social development.
There are several ways you can support St Anthony's School and your child's education, including attending the upcoming parent-teacher meetings, volunteering in the classroom, encouraging good study habits and staying informed and engaged.
We understand that every child is unique, with different learning styles, strengths and needs. Our teachers work tirelessly to create a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment that enables every child to thrive. However, we recognise that parents are the primary educators of their children, and their support is critical in reinforcing what their children learn at school.
At St Anthony's School, we value your partnership and appreciate your continued involvement. Thank you for your support.
St Anthony's Way Awards
To be awarded at Assembly on Monday 13th March
Daniel Timis, Tessa Muni, Braxton Mayle
Elsie Hunter, Jaden Labang, Cormac Long, Jordan Kuhn, Cora Roche
Saanvi Krishna, Kayla Weston
Lucas Foxcroft, Shane Long, Evan Alderson
William Van, Lucas Payne, Lydia Muni, Abigale Mann, Skie Choongo Marko Chokolich
Sienna Hicks, Jacob Foxcroft
Vision for Learning - Snapshots of our Early Childhood Charter
If you are interest in your child attending tennis lessons at St Anthony's School please contact Mike.
6 weeks x 45mins
Cost is $105 - racket hire is included
Pre-Primary to Year 6
To book or for further information call or text Mike Roberts: 0412 572886
Year 2 News
Year 2 students recently had the opportunity to embark on an exciting excursion to the Wanneroo Museum to learn about the rich history of the area. As they arrived at the museum, they were greeted by friendly staff members. The students were able to explore various exhibits, artifacts and displays that showcased the region's past, including the Indigenous heritage, early settlement, and the evolution of the town over time. The children were fully engaged and enthusiastic about learning as they participated in interactive activities. The excursion was a memorable and educational experience that allowed the Year 2 students to gain a deeper appreciation for the local community's history and culture.
This week we have been focusing on the PADUA value of being united. We have discussed what being united looks like, sounds like and feels like at St Anthony's School. We have tried hard to include others when playing. We have helped our classmates and used encouraging words. We have worked together to keep our classroom and school tidy.
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!
Noongar is the official language of the Aboriginal people of the south-west of Western Australia. The language groups have some common words that will be featured here each week.
wanju – welcome
djurapin – happy
kaartdijin – knowledge, learn
Let’s celebrate and learn about our local Noongar culture.
Information sourced from https://www.noongarculture.org.au/language/
Upper School Science
Science at home is a great way to help your child explore some of the concepts they are learning at school.
Below is a fun activity you can easily do with materials you probably already have in the home.
4 teaspoons of sugar
20 teaspoons of water
1. Stir the sugar into the water until it dissolves (disappears).
2. Add a few drops of food dye.
3. Leave the bowl in a sunny spot for a few days. What happens?
Did you know?
With the sun's heat, the water will evaporate from the bowl, leaving the sugar and dye behind.
Woolworths Lego Bricks
We will be collecting the Woolworths Lego bricks for prizes and for the library.
Please send in any spares you may have to the library or the office.
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.
Kindergarten Uniform Order
Summer Uniform Order
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