St Elizabeth's News


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Rebecca Clarke | Principal

Dear parent and caregivers,

Thank you for another wonderful week, even though it has been a bit warm, and for your understanding towards the ongoing Covid-19 protocols.

As mentioned in last week's newsletter, you would have received an email outlining our Remote Learning Plan, in the event that we need to go down this path. Please be reassured that as a school we are dedicated to supporting all families through this process. I do ask that if you or a family member living in your house has received a positive covid test result or been classed as a close contact and required to isolate, please inform myself as soon as possible. If a positive case is detected within our school community, you will receive a notification via SMS or email from myself or Emma Fernandez, Assistant Principal.

While volunteers, at the moment, are unable to be at school there will be a time when these restrictions lift. As a school we are committed to ensuring St Elizabeth’s is a COVID-19 safe space. The Department of Health has provided clear directions regarding the requirements to keep students, staff members and our community safe. A reminder about the vaccination requirements is as follows;

Parents and caregivers are required to provide vaccination evidence (single dose vaccinated from 1 January 2022 and double dose vaccinated from 31 January 2022) or exemption when:

  • volunteering at the school more than once a week (this includes volunteering at the school canteen, library duty or an in-class program)

  • working in an unpaid capacity at the school more than once a week

Parents and carergivers are not required to be vaccinated when:

  • dropping off or picking up their child from school

  • volunteering at school on an ad hoc basis

  • attending an event such as an assembly or parent teacher interview

  • entering the school after hours.

It’s wonderful to see so many students enjoying our morning fitness on the school oval. Some are taking it very seriously and challenging themselves, while others are enjoying the social aspect of walking and talking. It is a known fact that movement is a great strategy to use with students before formal learning begins in class.

On Wednesday, I was honoured to join Mrs Curtis and her Year 4 students to celebrate the opening school Mass for 2022. I was impressed by the student's reverence during Mass.

Finally, if you know of any families who may be interested in joining our Early Years classes and be part of our wonderful school community, please ask them to contact the Admin Office and come for a tour!

I wish everyone a lovely weekend!

God bless

Rebecca Clarke


Important dates coming up

Friday, 25 February - Year 3 Assembly

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School Drop Off and Kiss and Drive

It is such a wonderful way to start my day seeing all of our families and students smiling faces. Just a gentle reminder to everyone about our carpark, so that it remains safe for our students and families.

If you are using the Kiss and Drive service - as you enter the school carpark could you please turn left and drive through the staff carpark to go to the Kiss and Drive.

If you are parking and walking your child into class - could you please enter the carpark and turn right into the parent carpark.

Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe in our school.

Learning through fun activities

We engage the children in learning through fun and varied activities. Our Kindies are learning through play, while our seniors enjoy a hands-on approach to maths.
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School fees: return your payment plan

The 2022 Annual School Fee statements will be sent out via email Friday, 11 February. It is part of our School Fee Policy that all families are on a payment plan to ensure fees are paid at the end of October 2022. If you were on a payment arrangement for last years fees you will still need to complete a new form.

Please complete and return your Payment Option Form to Mel Dimond

If you hold a valid Health Care Card or Pension Card please scan and email the front of the card using the above email address so that I can apply your discount.

Should you be having any financial difficulty please ring the office to make an appointment with Rebecca.

Thank you


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Seeking Parent Class Rep volunteers

As we grow together and build community, we are seeking to expand our Parent Class Rep network. This may be one or two parents per class who volunteer to be a Class Rep, with a focus on welcoming new families, arranging opportunities to families to connect and helping to keep parents informed. If you are interested, please let the P&F know by emailing the office on

P&F - Sockable Fundraiser

Join in the fun of socks! Attached is the order forms for the P&F Sockable Fundraiser. The fundraiser commences today and concludes on the17th March. To order you simply scan the QR code on the attached order forms and pay online. Unfortunately, we cannot accept cash for this event.

To support the P&F we will have a Crazy Sock Day at school on Thursday, 7 April. To participate on the day, please send your child with a gold coin donation. All proceeds will go to Project Compassion.
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Sacramental Dates

Sacrament of Confirmation

Commitment Mass – Saturday, 2 April & Sunday, 3 April

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, 18 June & Sunday, 19 June

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

Sacrament of Holy Communion - Saturday, 27 August & 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, 16 December

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

Student Free Dates

**Please note there have been some date changes to the Student Free Days

Term 1 Friday, 4 March

Term 2 Tuesday, 7 June

Term 3 Monday, 18 July and Friday, 19 August

Term 4 Monday, 10 October