St Elizabeth's News


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Dear parents and caregivers,

No one can say that Term Three was dull! It was certainly jammed packed with lots of great learning, fun experiences and wonderful community building events. Thank you to all our staff, students and parents for contributing to this crazy term!

Thank you to Mrs Manov and Mr Tomlinson for a fantastic week of recognising and celebrating Deaf Awareness and International Week of Sign Language. Q-Sign Games, Power of Speech presentations and talks around dealing with hearing loss were the many highlights of the week. Well done to the Year Five students on creating and playing great games for the elderly from Mercy Care.

I would like to inform the school community that Ms Nguyen will be taking leave in Term Four and I would like to welcome Mrs Megan Proud to our staff as her replacement. Please make her feel welcome.

To finish off a fantastic term, I would like to wish everyone a happy and relaxing holiday. For those that may be travelling around our beautiful state or overseas, please stay safe. I look forward to seeing everyone return for our final term of 2023. I will be taking Long Service Leave for the first two weeks of Term Four. Mrs Emma Fernandez will be Acting Principal while I am away.

Wishing you all a safe and relaxing holiday and remind you that Term Four begins on Tuesday, October 10.

God bless

Rebecca Clarke


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Important Dates

Tuesday, 10 October

  • Term Four Commences! - Check the term planner for any updates!
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Term 4 - Save the Date

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International Deaf Awareness Week and International Week of Sign Language

This week, we have celebrated International Deaf Awareness Week and International Week of Sign Language with daily events. All classes have increased their knowledge and awareness of those in our school and the wider community who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

As a school we ‘loudly’ celebrated ‘Loud Shirt Day’ Thank you to the Telethon Speech & Hearing team of Mr Tomlinson and Mrs Chan Saw who led our Loud Shirt Day talks and demonstrated specialised equipment so we could gain a better understanding of hearing and the ear. A special mention to the Year 2 class who tie dyed their own shirts to wear for the day.
We were gifted the opportunity to hear Eleanor, Ethan, Klay, Wilson and Jordan’s ‘Power of Speech’ speeches. The children shared informative and humorous stories about their lives and their favourite things. What a triumph!

The Year 5’s created games to teach invitees from Mercy Care and the key word signs of the Qsign Project.. Beti, St Elizabeth's, Auslan Mentor, shared her life story. She kindly finished her talk with a question-and-answer session where students gained personal insight into the life of a Deaf person.

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Place your People' Choice vote for one of our St Elizabeth's entries

The Quality Catholic Education (QCE) Awards celebrate the remarkable efforts and dedication of Catholic school communities, staff and students across our state, identifying, commending and showcasing the very best of Catholic education in Western Australia.

St Elizabeth's has submitted two entries:

  1. Sacred Space - Catholic Identity entry
  2. Qsign Games - Community entry

The awards only allow for one vote to be placed. We look forward to your support!

Place you vote for our school: Sacred Space

Quality Catholic Education – People’s Choice Award

VOTE FOR: St Elizabeth’s entry for ‘Sacred Space’ in Religious Education category

‘Be still and know that I am God’ (Psalm 46:10). The simplicity of being still can bring us closer to God. The St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School sacred space has embraced the opportunity to be quiet and still with God, in His creation. The space celebrates our natural bush setting. Designated pathways were created using fallen logs from the property and the purpose of the space was defined by a simple, wooden cross. The sacred space supports personal faith formation and classroom learning. Children can reflect in the space during breaks and families can access the space for personal reflection or community prayer.

OR Place your vote for our school: Qsign Game

VOTE FOR: St Elizabeth’s entry for ‘Qsign Game Day’ in RELEGIOUS EDUACTION category

Quality Catholic Education – People’s Choice Award

The 20 key words of the ‘Qsign Project’ provide basic communication of an individual’s health and safety needs and supports family interactions. This has relevance for all but especially for those in aged care.The Year Five and Six students at St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School, learnt the project signs and created games to teach them. A group of clients from aged care and other retirees, attended a morning of learning, followed by a shared morning tea. The ‘Qsign Games Day’ is now an annual event, providing interaction with the elderly and engaging students to support the dignity and quality of life of the participants.

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Recycling at St Elizabeth's

We have a number of recycling projects going at our school and we encourage our families and community to join us in our efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle and to minimise the amount of waste from going into landfill.

Our recycling projects include:

1. Batteries – Trolley at top of stairs

2. Aluminium cans and bottles– part of the cash deposit scheme

3. Plastic stationery items – Year 4 room

4. Plastic bread tags – Trolley at top of stairs

5. Plastic bottle tops (washed) – Trolley at top of stairs

6. Ring Pulls – Trolley at top of stairs (we have collected 9.5kg already)

7. Oral hygiene products – Trolley at top of stairs

Lachlan, Mikayla and Alyssa have been counting a lot of bottle caps and we want you to bring in more for us to count. So far, we have collected 7052 bottle caps. Please bring in your washed bottle caps today! - By the Bottle Captains

Worm Wizz’ For Sale

Worm Wizz is available for a gold coin donation. It is surprisingly great for your garden and plants. We freshly take care of our worms so your garden will be happy and healthy. We would like you to buy more wizz so we can buy more plants to help our school grow.

By the Wonderful Worms

Here at St Elizabeth’s, you can drop off your depleted batteries, the box is at the top of the stairs just outside the Year 2 classroom. So far, we have collected 3711 batteries.

By The Battery Boys

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2023 Reminder School Fee Statement

Good Afternoon Parents/caregivers

An adjusted reminder fee statement was sent out Wednesday, 20 September 2023 via email. Please ensure your account is paid in full by Tuesday, 31 October 2023.

If you are experiencing any difficulties in paying your fees please contact the office to make an appointment with our Principal, Rebecca Clarke.

Thank you

Melissa Dimond

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Tennis Coaching at St Elizabeth's TERM 4

Term 4 2023

Tuesday afternoons 3pm

45min class

8 Weeks (Starting Week 2 - Week 9)

Cost $145

Come along and Join in Mr Tennis' classes and learn some new skills

Contact Mike on 0412572886 if you have any questions

SPORTS X - After School Club Thursday!

Book now for Term 4!
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CSPWA Term 3 Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of our Schoolzine eNewsletter!

Visit the link below to view your newsletter:

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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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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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