St Elizabeth's News

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 4 | 12 AUGUST 2022

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Rebecca Clarke | Principal

Dear parent and caregivers,


This week started with the Feast of Mary MacKillop. Mary MacKillop Feast Day is held every August 8th, in honour of the revered Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop. She was the first Saint of Australia, and her influence in the country has spread far and wide. She is recognised for her commitment to the poor, helping those who needed it the most in any way she could.


Mater Dei College visited our school today showcasing the various opportunities that are on offer at the College. Mater Dei College is a co-educational Catholic College offering a supportive and enriching educational environment for students in Years 7-12, based on the pillars of Faith, Community, Service and Learning. As I have mentioned before, I would recommend a tour of the College if you were considering sending your child to Mater Dei for their secondary education. The Mater Dei Community Fair will be on Saturday September 17 and this year St Elizabeth will have stall to promote our school and our connection with Mater Dei. Please put this date in your diary!


The annual Book Fair took place this week and who doesn’t love reading a good book. The library was transformed into a magical display of books based on the theme ‘Paws for Books’ where Mrs Burgess hoped you would ‘Come, Stay, Read a Great Tale!’. The aim of the Book Fair was to provide our students access to more books. More books means more choice, which means our students get to read the books they want to read. The right book can ignite a passion for reading, expands the mind and nourishes the imagination. Thank you to Mrs Burgess and Mrs Dimond for organising such a fabulous event and to our school community for the great support!


I would like to wish all of our Year 6 students, Mr Rebeiro and Mrs Fernandez all the best as they venture off to camp on Wednesday. I am sure, despite the weather, they will have a fabulous time and create some wonderful memories!


Next Monday, we will be launching the names of the factions to our students and the school community. The students will also discover the faction that they have been allocated to! I am very excited!


I hope you all have a lovely weekend!


God bless


Rebecca Clarke

Principal

Award Recipients

Year One - Samuel and Jordan

Year Two - Lucia, Rachael, Grace and Isabella

Year Three - Mason, Edgar and Gurneet

Year Four - Oliver, Jaxon and Erika

Year Five/Six - Seth, Sienna and Jessica


A big 'Well Done' to you all!

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Important dates coming up

Wednesday, 17 August - 2:10pm - Year 4 Liturgy

Wednesday 17 August - Friday, 19 August -Year Six Camp!

Wednesday 24 August - 8:45am, Book Week Dress Up Parade

Wednesday 24 August - 6:00pm Parent Workshop: Parenting in a Digital World (book online below)

Friday 26 August - Pre-Primary Assembly

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Survey by Catholic Education - How you feel about our school?

Our parents have been invited to participate in the School Registration Audit by providing your feedback on the school. This survey has been created by CEWA Ltd head office and your responses will not be fed back to the school, and you are not required to identify yourself if you do not wish to. Your participation in this process helps inform improvement, and allows our system the opportunity to provide better support to our students and communities.

Enrol for Pre-Kindy - it is FREE for families joining our Kindy 2024

Our school is very fortunate to be able to offer a Pre-Kindy program FREE OF CHARGE to families who enrol for our Kindy in 2024. Pre-Kindy is on Mondays. Children begin when they turn three years old. Places are limited, so get in touch soon! Contact Claire at the office: 9303 7600 or admin@stecps.wa.edu.au
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RATS Available to Families

The WA Government have allocated another round of free rapid antigen tests (RATs) for your child/children. These are available now to collect in the office.
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Father's Day Breakfast

On Thursday 1, September from 7:30am, we will be celebrating our awesome Dad's or significant other by having a Father's Day Breakfast. Please come and join us for a sausage roll and coffee.


Please complete the link below for catering purposes by Friday, 25 August.

First Holy Communion Parent & Student Workshop

Thank you to our Year Four parents and students who attended the First Holy Communion Parent/Child Workshop on Wednesday night. A very fun and informative session lead by 24/7 Ministry and Father Peter. We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy lives to be a part of your child's faith journey.


Please see the letter attached from Father Peter with further information for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion.

Online Safety Workshop at St Elizabeth's - Wed 24 August 6pm

Parents and friends are invited to the FREE workshop to gain up-to-date information about children's technology use and online safety.


Please register on the link below.

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Parent Handbook 2022

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The Council for Catholic Women Perth

THURSDAY 8 September 5.30-8.30pm - Post Plenary Perceptions

The Council for Catholic Women Perth warmly invites you to hear Perth's women members share their experience of the second assembly of the Plenary Council.

There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion. All welcome.

Venue : James Nestor Hall ,Catholic Education Office 50 Ruislip St West Leederville

When: Thursday 8 September, 5.30pm - 8.30pm (Light refreshments served 5.30pm - 6pm)

RSVP by Tuesday 6 September to kerrymacfarlane2@gmail.com or mob 0400 886 835

Resilient Young Minds

Newman College has teamed up with zero2hero and invites you to come and join a leading panel to discuss the effects of anxiety and depression amongst young people. The night will be valuable opportunity for parents to learn the skills and tools needed to support their children.

Purchase your tickets here https://www.trybooking.com/BCPGB

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Sacramental Dates

Sacrament of Confirmation

Commitment Mass – Saturday, 30 April & Sunday, 1 May (New dates)

Parent/Child Workshop 5:00pm Wednesday, 25 May

Retreat Day - Friday, 10 June

Sacrament of Confirmation – Saturday, 11 June & Sunday, 12 June


Sacrament of Holy Communion

Commitment Mass - Saturday, 25 June and Sunday 26 June

Parent/Child Workshop - 5:00pm Wednesday, 10 August

Sacrament of Holy Communion - Saturday, 27 August and Sunday 28 August


Sacrament of Reconciliation

Commitment Mass - Saturday, 17 September & Sunday, 18 September

Parent/Child Workshop - 5:00pm Wednesday, 26 October

Sacrament of Reconciliation - 5:00pm Tuesday, 8 November & Wednesday, 9 November

Term Dates 2022

Term 1 Monday, 31 January to Friday, 8 April

School Holidays: Saturday, 9 April – Monday, 25 April


Term 2 Tuesday, 26 April to Friday, 1 July

School Holidays: Saturday, 2 July – Sunday, 17 July


Term 3 Tuesday, 19 July to Friday, 23 September

School Holidays: Saturday, 24 September to Sunday, 9 October


Term 4 Tuesday, 11 October to Friday, 9 December

School Holidays: Saturday, 10 December – Sunday, 29 Jan 2023 (TBC)

Student Free Dates

Term 1 Friday, 4 March

Term 2 Tuesday, 7 June

Term 3 Monday, 18 July and Friday, 23 September (new date)

Term 4 Monday, 10 October