St Elizabeth's News
NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 8 | 24 MARCH 2023
Rebecca Clarke | Principal
Dear parents and caregivers,
Harmony Week was celebrated this week. A big thank you to all the staff and students for making the effort to dress in their traditional clothing or simply wearing orange to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity and how all of our differences make Australia a great place to live. It is so lovely to be part of a multicultural community who love to celebrate their culture. The amazing Mrs Manov organised some wonderful activities for students to participate in, including asking the question like ‘how many languages can you speak?’ The answers gave a great insight into our student's knowledge and understanding of various cultures.
This Saturday, March 25 is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, when the Church celebrates Mary’s “yes” to the call of God. We celebrate the Virgin Mary’s humility, obedience and especially her courage to take on the role of motherhood.
Last Friday, our P&F organised their first ‘Dad’s Camp Out’. The excitement from the students about ‘sleeping over’ at the school was great to hear and many said it was the best night ever, although I’m not sure how much sleep was had! Thank you to Peter Jenkins and team for providing a fantastic ‘friendbuilding’ event!
After a very successful Swimming Carnival last week, Mrs Clarkson took a small group of swimmers to participated in the Interschool Swimming Carnival on Thursday. Our students joined with St John Paul II CPS to form a very competitive team that proudly represented their schools. To all our students, congratulations on achieving some wonderful results and representing our school with enthusiasm and great sportsmanship. Thank you to Mrs Clarkson and Mrs Dimond for organising and accompanying our students to this exciting event!
A reminder to all families that no students should be at school before 8:15am. If a student arrives earlier, they will need to be supervised outside the Admin building. Please do not wait outside the classroom doors. Additionally, I would also like to ask that all parents wait outside the Admin building, not at the top of the stairs, at the end of the day NO EARLIER than 2:40pm, this includes parking in the Kiss and Drive.
Please keep in your thoughts and prayers our Year 6 students who will be attending the Commitment Mass this weekend as part of their preparation for the Sacraments of Confirmation.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Friday 24 March
- P&F pizza orders by 12pm for Sundowner (see P&F section)
Saturday 25 March
- Confirmation Commitment Mass 6pm
Sunday 26 March
- Confirmation Commitment Mass 7.30am and 9am
Wednesday 29 March
- P&F Family Sundowner (see P&F section)
Thursday 30 March
- Awards Assembly by Year 1 at 8.45 am
- Parent survey closes - just 5 minutes and anonymous
- Parent Teacher Interviews - book online
Confirmation Commitment Masses
Just a reminder that the Confirmation Commitment Masses are this weekend. Students are welcome to attend any of the weekend masses. Please bring your orange Confirmation Commitment Card with you to mass on the weekend.
Catholic Education Leader's Forum 2023
Rebecca, Kim and I were at the Leaders’ Forum last Monday with all CEWA Leadership Teams from across the state. A large portion of this day was reflecting on the message of Pope Francis in his latest work “Go Forth: Toward a Community of Missionary Disciples.”
PTO – Parent Teacher Interviews
School interviews will be taking place this term for PP - Year 6 students during Weeks 9 and Week 10. This enables parents/guardians and teachers to discuss student progress and emphasise the partnership between home and school in developing each child to their full potential.
Meetings are for fifteen minutes only. To book your meeting, please book through PTO (Parent Teacher Online) website then use the code: 2yw3n
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Have your say! As part of our three-year journey with the Fogarty EDvance Team, we will start by asking our parent community to complete a survey, as part of our reflective practice and feedback data. I ask that you please take 5 minutes to complete the anonymous survey, as the more feedback we have, the more we can meet the needs of our school community. The survey will close next Thursday, 30 March.
TTFN Parent Survey Link
Year 3 and 5 NAPLAN
Protective Behaviours Program
All schools are mandated to provide a Protective Behaviours Program. The Program provided to all students across Catholic Education is known as “Keeping Safe.” The program provides age and developmentally appropriate strategies to help children and young people keep themselves safe. There are four components:
- Right to be safe
- Recognising and Reporting Abuse
- Protective Strategies
Meet our Year 4 Waste Warriors
Meet our new Year 4 Waste Warriors. We have seven teams that will be looking after our sustainability projects in 2023.
Tennis lessons commencing at St Elizabeth's
This term Mike is offering a introduction to tennis on Tuesday's after school in week 9 (Tue 28 march) and week 10 (Tues 4 April) for $35.00
Term Two Lessons
- Commencing week 2 for 8 weeks (week 2 - 9)
- Tuesday's after school 2:55pm - 3:40pm. 8 week
- Cost will be $140.00.
- All equipment is provided
- Parents are not required to attend, you will be required to collect their children immediately after the lesson, children attending camp australia/OSHC care on site will be able to attend, Mike can assist in taking them to Camp Australia.
To enrol or for further information, please contact Mike on 0412 572 886
A message from Mater Dei College
Do you have a child currently in Year 5 that you wish to attend Mater Dei College in 2025? If you do, please complete the Application for Enrolment found on the College website and return it to the College with the supporting documentation if you haven't already applied.
Interviews are taking place now and offers of a place at the College will be made by the end of Semester 1.
The College currently has a waitlist for Year 7, 2024 and we anticipate that Year 7, 2025 is also likely to fill up fast. So don't miss out, apply now.
Thanks so much for showing your support and registering for our end of term family sundowner! We have 80 people registered to attend already which is great.
Please note, we need to achieve a minimum pizza pre-order to be able to secure our pizza caterer for the night so please don't forget to make your pizza order as soon as you can: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pizza-slice-order-form-st-elizabeths-end-of-term-sundowner-tickets-559326619977
We need to finalise our order by midday Friday 24th March at the latest.
For those of you who have already placed your order - THANK YOU!
It's set to be a great night - we looking forward to seeing you there.
The P&F team
P&F Easter Raffle - buy your tickets!
The P&F will again be holding an Easter raffle this year as part of its fundraising efforts.
- Tickets will be on sale at the Sundowner next Wednesday 29th March, before school on Thursday 30th March and Friday 31st March. The year six students will also be selling the tickets during school hours!
- Tickets will be $1 each or 3 for $2 and CASH ONLY will be accepted.
- The prize will be drawn randomly on the last day of term (Thursday 6th April).
- The prize (pictured) has been kindly donated by Margaret Quirk MLA, Member for Landsdale and includes an annual family pass to all WA museums valued at $170! Visit https://visit.museum.wa.gov.au/ to learn more.
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 2 Parent Planner
Please note – due to circumstances these dates may occasionally change, please refer to the latest newsletter sent every Friday for the latest information – Thank you
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.
Friday 3 February - Beginning of School Mass
Sunday 19 February - Staff Commitment Mass
Tuesday 21 February - Shrove Tuesday
Wednesday 22 February - Ash Wednesday Liturgy
Thursday 6 April 11:00am - Stations of the Cross Liturgy
Friday 7 April - Good Friday
Sunday 9 April - Easter Sunday
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