St Elizabeth's News


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Rebecca Clarke | Principal

Dear parents and caregivers,

It is hard to believe that Term One is coming to a close. The weeks have been extremely busy with lots of different school activities. Thank you to our wonderful staff for everything that they do throughout the term … it does not go unnoticed!

Our enthusiastic P&F committee held a fabulous Sundowner on Wednesday evening which was enjoyed by a large number of families. Thank you to Tara, Dawie and their team for organising this as another great ‘friendraising’ event. Also, to DJ Steve, thank you for always providing a fun and entertaining atmosphere!

Parent/teacher interviews started this week, and it was great to hear all the positive talk about connecting with parents. These opportunities are very important, and I encourage anyone who may not have booked an appointment yet, to do so. Parent/teacher interviews will continue next week.

Sunday is Palm Sunday, also known as Passion Sunday. In Christian tradition, this is the first day of Holy Week and commemorates Jesus’ triumphant arrival into Jerusalem, days before he was crucified. Palm Sunday is known as such because we will often receive palm fronds at Mass which are used to participate in the re-enactment of Jesus arrival into Jerusalem. In the Gospels, Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a young donkey, and to the lavish praise of the townspeople who threw clothes, palms or small branches, in front of him as a sign of homage. This was a customary practice for people of great respect. Please take the time over the weekend to reflect with your family on the significance of Palm Sunday as we head into Holy Week.

This term has seen an increase in families taking holidays during school time which ultimately disrupts the teaching and learning programs that our teachers have thoroughly planned. It also impacts the ongoing learning cycle for your child. If you are planning on taking time away, I strongly encourage you to do so during the school holidays and remind you that a formal written request seeking permission to withdraw you child from school, needs to be emailed to myself.

A reminder that if you are using Kiss and Drive for drop-off and pick-up, it is important that you remain in your car at all times.

I would like to wish Mrs Tanika Farmer all the best as she begins her maternity leave. Mr Patrick Harman will be taking over the Science specialist role for Term 2 and 3. Please make him feel welcome.

Finally, all the best to our Year 6 students and staff as they venture off to camp on Tuesday. I hope you have an amazing time and make some great memories!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Rebecca Clarke


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Award Recipients

Pre Primary - Adam & Pantelia

Year One - Suwilo & Lincoln

Year Two - Wilson, Mia & Serena

Year Three - Lucia, Ava and Ruby

Year Four - Logan, Melinda, Emmana and Dayton

Year Six - Lachlan, Georgia, Isabella and Jessica

A very big well done to you all!

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Just Landed! Leavers shirts and BIG smiles

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Important Dates

Weeks 9 & 10

  • Parent Teacher Interviews - book online
Thursday 6 April
  • Stations of the Cross - led by Year 6 at 11 am. Families welcome
  • End of Term 1
Wednesday 26 April
  • Term 2 begins
Thursday 27 April
  • Anzac Day Service at 8:45am - Families welcome
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Parent Survey - thank you

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to complete the Parent Survey. We will be reflecting on this data on our Fogarty planning days next week.

Faith in Action - Religious Education

Confirmation Commitment Masses

Congratulations to our Year 6 students who attended their commitment masses last weekend. It was great to see so many excited faces joining our church community and supported by their families.

Sixth Sunday of Lent

This Sunday marks the 6th Sunday of Lent. The readings remind us that God is always with us and always caring for us, no matter where we are or what the circumstance.

The first reading tells of how Peter and John went from Jerusalem to Samaria to pray with the people there and call down the Holy Spirit on them. The psalm is our response to God’s loving care for us.

The second reading tells us that Christ suffered for all of us, righteous and sinners alike. And in the gospel, Jesus tells us that he has not abandoned us. He has sent the Holy Spirit to be with us always. Teaching us to;

  • Trust in God
  • Reverence for human dignity and
  • Be Guided by the Holy Spirit

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross is a prayerful meditation that commemorates Jesus’ journey from being sentenced to death to being laid in the tomb. As Catholics this is performed each Friday during Lent.

Our Year 6 Students lead by Sue Curtis have been diligently rehearsing to lead the Stations of the Cross at St Elizabeth’s on Thursday, 6 April at 11:00am in the school hall. We would love to see as many families as possible join us.

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PTO – Parent Teacher Interviews

School interviews continue to take place this term for PP - Year 6 students. 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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Enter the School Code: 2yn3n

World Autism Awareness Week

As an inclusive school, we support all students with any special learning needs and celebrate them. This week is World Autism Week with a theme ‘Ignite Change’ and a focus on ‘Learn Together. Grow Together’ which aligns beautifully with our motto ‘Together we grow’.
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Tennis lessons commencing at St Elizabeth's

Wanneroo Tennis Club and Club Coach, Mike Roberts, are super excited to to offer our students in Years 1-6 after school Tennis Lessons!

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

Dear Parents & Guardians

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.
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Thank you for coming to the P&F Sundowner

It was lovely to see so many families at the P&F Sundowner - our community is growing and it's great to have these opportunities to get to know each other.

We also express our sincere thanks to all of the staff who were there to show their support to the P&F and the school community. They do so much for our kids and it’s really going above and beyond to attend these events (especially on top of parent teacher interviews!). The kids absolutely loved seeing their teachers there!
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P&F Easter Raffle - buy your tickets this week!

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 to learn more.
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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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Parent Planner

Please note change of time of Stations of the Cross Liturgy Week 10, Now 11:00am for PP - Year 5.

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.

Liturgical Dates

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

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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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Proposed Nature Playground Design