St Elizabeth's News


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Rebecca Clarke | Principal

Dear parents and caregivers,

I hope everyone had a lovely, long weekend despite the weather. It was definitely a very wet start to the week and thankfully the school held up nicely with all the rain!

On Thursday we held our first Cross Country Carnival which was brilliant. The weather was kind to us with only a couple of showers of rain, although, it didn’t disrupt the enthusiasm of our students. To say I was proud of our students is an understatement. The sportsmanship, cheering and positive attitude of our students was inspirational with all of them completing the course! A very big thank you to our amazing Physical Education teacher, Mrs Clarkson, for all her hard work that went into the organisation of this event. Additionally, to my wonderful staff for arriving early to help set up and be actively involved in the morning. Finally, thank you to our parent volunteers for braving the weather and assisting our students around the course. This was another example of the great community that we are lucky to be part of!

Servite Day will be celebrated next Thursday, June 15. This year we will be teaming up with the St Anthony of Padua Parish and the local St Vinnies to take part in the Winter Food Appeal 'Meal in a Can'. Instead of bringing a gold coin donation we will be asking each child a can of soup that will be donated towards this great cause ... the aim is to donate 180 cans of soup to St Vinnies!

Next term, the school will be participating in the Quality Catholic Education School Review and my Principal Review. The Quality Catholic Education School Review (QCESR) provides an opportunity for a panel of educators, external to the school, to affirm, challenge and report on the improvement journey at the school and the Principal’s leadership. The QCESR focuses on the school improvement context and the Principal leadership context, measuring the effectiveness of a Principal’s leadership and engagement with self-review, the impact of a school’s engagement with self-review, and the future directions for the improvement of student outcomes that the school has identified. The QCESR Panel will be visiting our school from Wednesday, August 23 until Friday, August 25, 2023. As part of the process, they will be meeting with the Principal, Leadership Team, a selection of staff, a selection of students, Parish Priest and nominees from the Catholic School Advisory Council and P&F group. At the conclusion of the QCESR Panel visit, a two-part report will be completed. The first section comments on the school improvement processes and strategic direction and will be written and forwarded to school leadership. The second section comments on a Principal’s leadership and professional growth and development. It will be written and forwarded to the Principal and CEWA Executive Director. Thank you in advance for supporting this review.

Finally, please save the date for the St Anthony of Padua Parish, Wanneroo will be celebrating their 91st Annual Festival and Procession which will be held on Sunday, June 18. St Elizabeth’s community will join with St Anthony’s School and the parish to form a celebratory procession starting at 2pm. It would be lovely to have a large sea of red as a strong representation of our school community in the procession.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

God bless

Rebecca Clarke


Save the date: St Anthony of Padua Parish, Wanneroo Annual Festival and Procession

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Award Recipients

Next Awards Assembly Week 10
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Important Dates

Wednesday 14 June

  • P&F Meeting @ 5:30pm in Staffroom
  • SAC Meeting @ 7pm in Staffroom

Thursday 15 June

  • Servite Day - Assembly @ 8:45am

Sunday 18 June

  • St Anthony of Padua Parish Celebrations
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WA Day - Monday, 5 June

WA Day takes place on the first Monday in June each year. It is a day to celebrate all Western Australians, recognising our Aboriginal history, early European settlers and the many from all over the world who have made, and continue to make, Western Australia their home. It’s a day for each of us to reflect and celebrate all the great things about our people, our lifestyle, our culture and our potential.

What is the history of WA Day?

  • Prior to 2012, June 1 was known as Foundation Day, which marked the day when the first European settlers, under the command of Captain James Stirling RN, Lieutenant Governor, arrived from Britain to settle the Swan River Colony.
  • In April 2012 Foundation Day was formally changed to WA Day following bipartisan political support in the Western Australian Parliament.
  • The legislation emphasised that the new ‘State Day’ was to be inclusive of all people no matter how long they have called themselves Western Australians.

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Archbishop’s LifeLink Day Launch 2023

On Wednesday, 7 June Isabella, Ruby, Jessica and Sophia from Year Six were invited to Newman College to represent our school for the official opening of LifeLink Day 2023. LifeLink Day provides a wonderful opportunity for students attending Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Perth to join to show their support for the Church’s social service agencies – agencies which on behalf of us all, reach out to provide practical care and direct assistance to thousands of people in need each year.

Archbishop Timothy Costello SDB reminded us of the many thousands of Western Australian families and individuals each year who depend on our LifeLink agencies being there for them at their time of need.

Thank you to Sue Curtis for leading the students in the, LifeLink Agency Collage activity. All schools’ artworks will be displayed at St Mary’s Cathedral from the 8th August this year.

For more information on LifeLink please click link below.

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Irene McCormack Catholic College Visit

On Wednesday, 7 June we were privileged to have Deputy Principals’, Andrew Billingsley and Chelsea Sidaway and the Head of Year Seven, Kieran Parkes from Irene McCormack visit our students in years four to six. The information session focussed on transitions to high school as well as showcasing the academic and extracurricular activities that are on offer at the college such as; Australian Rules Football, Soccer, Basketball, Dance, Cheer Leading, Performing and Visual Arts, Music, intra and inter school Swimming Athletics and Cross Country.

If you are interested in enrolling your child at Irene McCormack or wish for further information please contact the college via their website

Mid Year Reports

This year CEWA have made some changes to the school reports to align with SCSA requirements. The Semester 1 Report will now be named the Mid-Year Report, showing student progress mid-year against the end of year targets. The Mid-Year Reports will be available to parents on Thursday, 29 June.

Parents will be able to access their child’s report through our Parent SEQTA portal (SEQTA Engage). Those parents who do not have older siblings and who have not previously accessed SEQTA Engage or who are new to the school this year, will receive a ‘Welcome’ email which will give step by step instructions on how to set up your account and login. This email will be sent in the coming week. Please note that this email may end up in your ‘Junk/spam’ folder.

If you have any issues with setting up your Parent Engage account please contact the office.

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Sick Students

There has been an increase in students attending school unwell in recent weeks and whilst some are reporting testing positive to COVID, there are also a significant number presenting with other illnesses. It is important that if your child has any symptoms or is feeling unwell, that they stay home, rest and recover. We still have a supply of RAT kits available. If you would like any, please collect these from the office.

Year 6 Project - seeking expertise in cooking Asian dishes

As Term 2 comes to a close, the Year 6 class is looking to celebrate the rich diversity of our school community. We have been studying the continent of Asia this term for Geography and in Week 10 we are looking to combine our learning with a “Taste of Asia” food festival for our class. We will be highlighting the many culinary delights of Asian cuisine. To make this authentic, I am looking for any parents or families that may have expertise in cooking Asian dishes and with time in Week 10 during the day to come in and help us. Whether you are skilled in Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Korean, Thai or Vietnamese or any other Asian cuisine, your participation would help make a significant difference! If you do have the time or any questions, please send me an email at

Thank you!
Chris Rebeiro

Year 6 Teacher

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Book Club Information

All book club orders need to be finalised by Friday 16th June. We appreciate all scholastic orders as they help our school to earn reward points so that we may purchase additional education resources for our students. A big thank you to those families who have supported us in the past catalogues.

Kind Regards

Mrs Alli Burgess

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Lunch Orders now available TUESDAY and THURSDAY

A reminder that lunch order days are now Tuesday and Thursday for PrePrimary - Year 6 students! Please use the link on website to order and make sure you are selecting the correct date for your order! Thank you
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Nominate a volunteer!

We are kickstarting Volunteers Week with opening our nominations for the 2023 Awards of Excellence in Building Positive Catholic School Communities. Nominations close end of Term 2, so get nominating now!

CSPWA 2023 Photo Competition

CSPWA Photo entries close 30th June 2023! Simply send your P&F photos to and go in the running for three amazing prizes. For more information visit -
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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!

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Attention all space explorers!

Blast off into outer space this Winter School Holidays with Junior Engineers’ new out-of-this-world Coding & Robotics Camps for Kids 5 to 13 years old!

Receive a $25 discount by using the code NEWBIE25. The code expires Sunday 4 June.

Book now to secure your place and learn their new space themed curriculum!


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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.

Liturgical Dates

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Sacramental Dates


Candidate Commitment Mass

Saturday 25th March 6.00pm

Sunday 26th March 7.30am

Sunday 26th March 9.00am

Parent/Child Workshop

Tuesday 16th May 5.00pm

Candidate Retreat

Friday 19th May


Saturday 27th May 6.00pm

Sunday 28th May 11.00am

Saturday 10th June 6.00pm

Certificate Weekend

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

Parent/Child Workshop

Tuesday 8th August 5.00pm

Candidate Retreat

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

Certificate Weekend

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September


Commitment Mass

Saturday 16th September 6.00pm

Sunday 17th September 7.30am

Sunday 17th September 9.00am

Sunday 17th September 6.00pm

Parent Workshop

Wednesday 25th October 5.00pm

Candidate Retreat

Friday 3rd November


Tuesday 7th November 5.00pm

Wednesday 8th November 5.00pm

Thursday 9th November 5.00pm

Certificate Weekend

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November

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