St Elizabeth's News
NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 7 | 1 SEPTEMBER 2023
Dear parents and caregivers,
Welcome to Spring!! How blessed are we to have had such beautiful weather this week! The students have thoroughly enjoyed spending lots of time outside taking advantage of the weather!
The Sacrament of First Holy Communion is one of my favourite sacraments as it adds another layer for our students on their spiritual journey. The masses over the last two weekends were lovely and the students all looked reverent and holy. Thank you to Mrs Curtis for preparing the students so well.
On Thursday, we celebrated all our dad’s, grandparents and father figures with a wonderful breakfast and coffee morning on the grassed area outside the Library followed by a fabulous Year Three Father’s Day Assembly. I really enjoyed watching the dads and grandfathers talking, laughing and interacting with their children and hearing comments along the lines of ‘that was the great morning’ was magical. A big thank you to our hardworking P&F committee for organising the breakfast and coffee van.
Next Thursday is our Faction Athletics Carnival. There is nothing better than a colourful sports carnival with lots of cheering and participation. Please adhere to the guidelines for the carnival, outlined below. Thank you to Mrs Clarkson for organising this big event. The carnival will commence at 9am.
As the weather warms up, please make sure that you have labelled your child’s jumper so that it can returned to them if left on the oval or in the undercover area. A couple of jumpers have been misplaced, therefore, I ask that you check your child’s bag just in case these have accidentally gone home with the wrong person. There is some lost property in the office if you are missing any uniforms.
A reminder to all parents and caregivers to please use the Kiss and Drive for drop off and pick up and not parking on the verge outside the main entrance gates. The safety of our students is very important, and they should only be exiting cars in the Kiss and Drive area not onto the main road. If you are using the main entrance for, drop off and pick up, please ensure you are adhering to the road rules and parking arrangements.
Finally, wishing all our fathers, heavenly fathers, grandfathers and father figures a lovely Father’s Day for Sunday. I hope you are thoroughly spoilt by your family in every way!
Merit and Christianity Award Recipients
Year One - Te-Leigha, Feliks and Amelie
Year Two - Lucas and Paige
Year Three - Felicity, Seane and Audrey
Year Four - Edgar, Lachlan, Logan, Eleanor and Jordan
Year Five - Isabelle, Amelia, Joshua and Axel
Year Six - Xavier and Ruby
Keep up the great work!
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!
Tuesday 12 September - Friday 15 Sept
- Book Fair in the library - more details to come!
Wednesday 13 September
- Community Open Night and Food Trucks
- Book Fair
Thursday 14 September
- 8:45am General Awards Assembly - All welcome
Saturday 16 September
- Reconciliation Commitment Mass (Year 3)
Sunday 17 September
- Reconciliation Commitment Mass (Year 3)
Thursday, 21 September
- Loud Shirt Day - all students to wear their loud, bright and funky shirts
Prime Minister's Spelling Bee
Religious Education News
Congratulations to all the Year Four students on receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion at various masses over the weekend. May this special milestone deepen your faith and bring you abundant blessings throughout your journey of spiritual growth.
On Monday, 28 August we celebrated the feast of Saint Augustine, a Doctor of the Church and one of the most important theological writers of the 4th and 5th century. Saint Augustine has wrote many books and letters discussing various things and matters not only about faith but also about everyday affairs. We present to you five lessons that we can grab and ponder about from the life and works of Our Holy Father.
Eduction Assistant Appreciation Day
On Wednesday, 30 August we celebrated Eduction Assistant Appreciation Day with a special morning tea provided by the teaching staff, a hot coffee from Daily Grind Cafe and a special sweet gift from Rebecca Clarke. Thank you to all of our EA’s who go above and beyond everyday for our students and staff. We appreciate you! We hope you enjoyed your special day!
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.
2023 Scholastic Book Fair
It’s about books. It’s about your children. It’s about fun!
It’s our annual Scholastic Book Fair “Hats Off for Reading” — a special time for our entire school community, being held at St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary school.
Tuesday 11th September 8:00–9:30am, 2:30–3:30pm.
Wednesday 12th September 8:00–9:30am, 2:30–6:00pm.
Thursday 13th September 8:00–9:30am, 2:30–3:30pm.
Friday 14th September 8:00–9:30am.
Eftpos preferable, cash available. Parents must accompany children to the fair please.
Your purchases will go towards reward and we use these to purchase books for our school library. You may even like to purchase a book and donate it to our school library, we put a donation slip inside the book with your family name, so your child will know which book your family donated to our school.
The Book fair will be open at our Family Community Night on Wednesday 12th September until 6pm . Our book fair will be open for you to browse and maybe purchase some books or items so please come and take a look!
We encourage you to take time for this special event. Can’t wait to see you there!
Mrs Allison Burgess
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 email@example.com. To make a payment over the phone with credit card please phone the office on 9303 7600.
Sausage Sizzle Pre-Order Now
The P&F will be hosting the ever so popular Athletics Carnival Sausage Sizzle and Cake Stall again this year! Please use the click to order form to pre-order. Please note that priority will be given to pre-orders. Lunch orders from Locavora will not be available that day. The P&F are looking for donations and volunteers for the Cake Stall. Please note that only parents or caregivers are to purchase from the cake stall - no students allowed to purchase. More information to come next week.
Sign up to help the P & F stall at the Sports Carnival
So Simple to sign up and help a little or a lot!
1) Click this link above to see the options to help
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.
Note: SignUp does not share your email address with anyone.
If you have any queries please email the P & F
VAC Swim - School holiday lessons
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
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