St Anthony's School News

Term 2: 26th May 2022

Acknowledgement of Country

St Anthony’s School acknowledges Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the traditional custodians of lands, waterways and skies across Australia.

We thank you for sharing and caring for the land we learn and play on.

We pay our respects to Elders, and we share our friendship and kindness.

Our Vision Statement

St Anthony's School community works collaboratively to teach and live the values of Christ. While respecting tradition, and to meet the demands of a rapidly changing society, it strives to educate our children to their full potential.

Year Two Assembly

Message from the Principal

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Please keep in mind and pray for our Year 6 students as they begin final preparations for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on 11th and 12th June.

Next week, I am on leave for the remainder of the term. Mrs Crosthwaite will be stepping in as Principal and Mrs Clinch will be taking on some Assistant Principal tasks along with teaching 5G three days a week. I thank Mrs Crosthwaite and Mrs Clinch for stepping up. I know St Anthony’s will be in good hands.


We still have a number of children testing positive to COVID. Thank you to the parents who have informed the school and registered their child’s PCR/RAT on the CEWA portal:

COVID-19 Self Reporting Form (

Please remember that you must also register on the WA Health website:


Just a reminder that our school cross country will be held next Wednesday, 1st June. Not all children are strong runners however, all children will be expected to participate in the cross country to the best of their ability.

Parents are welcome to attend and support their children. Please check messages from Nicki Francis for the times each year level is participating.

God Bless

Therese Bandy


Events to Remember


  • Monday 23rd & Friday 27th May - school photos
  • Monday 6th June - WA Day public holiday
  • Tuesday 7th June - pupil free day
  • Friday 1st July - last day of Term 2 for staff and students


St Anthony’s School utilises the SEQTA Engage Parent Portal for parents to access student reports for students in Pre-Primary to Year 6 at the end of each semester. If you have not already done so, please log in to SEQTA Engage to ensure you are able to access your child's report.

To do this you need to go to the following site: and use your current username and password. This link is also found on the homepage of the school website under Quick Links.

If you have remembered your username but have forgotten your password, please click on the "Forgot your Password?" link and an immediate email will be sent to you. The password reset link in the email will expire within one hour, so please action this immediately.

If you have forgotten both of these, then please contact the school and we can remind you of your username.

If you are new to using SEQTA Engage you will receive an email to set up a new log in account. This email will expire within 7 days so please, action this as soon as possible. If you have not received your sign-up email by next week or have any issues, please contact the school.

Reports will be available from Wednesday 29th June via the portal.

Thank you

Kate Gellé

Covid-19 Information and Updates

Kindergarten 2023

If you have a child that is due to commence Kindy in 2023 and have not yet lodged an application, please do so as soon as possible. Forms can be obtained on our website, from the front office or click on the link below.

St Anthony's Way Awards

Awarded on Monday

Odell Davies, Isabelle Grenda, Amiya English, Aria Funes, Dylan Patel, Belle Foppoli, Daisy Eleftheriou, Taj Peters, Abby Muni, Amelia Challis, Oliver Wenman, Caitlyn Davis, Ava Roost, McKinlie Lockley, Kenzo Edwards, Jacob Gempesaw, Xavier Gray, Elaine Mathews, Tiza Choongo, Thomas Kilgallon, Tameeka Passeretto

Bronze Awards

Japnaam Dhaliwal, Franklin Nightingale, Thea Quinn, Tiza Choongo

Silver Awards

Sienna Punter

3+ Semester 2

We will now be running a second 3+ day on a Thursday in Semester 2. This is a full day program and runs from 9:00am – 2:30pm. If your child is turning 3 from the start of July 2022 or is already 3 and you are interested in more details, please contact Gill in the front office on 9303 7500.


Our primary focus for the 3+ Program is creating a smooth transition from home to the school environment and ensuring your child feels safe and happy in our care.

Our program is based on The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and aims to encourage children to form new friendships and develop their emotional, social, physical and cognitive skills in preparation for kindergarten.

Activities include singing and dancing, stories and a range of sensory, play based and craft activities. Outdoor play and snack time provide opportunities for socialisation and belonging. The children are encouraged to make their own choices, foster independence and express their creativity as much as possible.


Thank you to all of the families who joined us today. Our spaces are set up to accommodate children from birth to 4 years. We have a large space available for babies which includes play mats, baby toys, books and puzzles. If wet weather is forecast, Playgroup will be held in the school library. Please continue to enter via the Community Centre gate. We look forward to welcoming any new families next week and seeing you all again for more fun!

St Anthony’s Playgroup: Birth to 4 years
Thursday Mornings: 8:45am to 10:30am
Please enter via the Community Centre gate in the church carpark
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Faith in Action

This week we have been looking at the spirit of Jesus that is in us all. The spirit of Jesus is something that we can feel in our hearts and see-through other people. If we have the spirit of Jesus in our hearts, then we are:








Encouraging and thankful

We look at these staff and students and we see the ‘Spirit of Jesus.’

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Sacramental Dates

Nb: Due to COVID restrictions/regulations these dates and times are subject to change.
10th June Year 6 Confirmation Retreat
11th and 12th June Confirmation
25th and 26th June Year 4 Holy Communion Commitment Mass (compulsory)
10th August Holy Communion Parent/Child Workshop 5pm (compulsory)
27th and 28th Holy Communion Weekend
17th and 18th September Year 3 Reconciliation Commitment Masses (compulsory)
26th October Reconciliation Parent/Child Workshop (compulsory)
8th and 9th Sacrament of Reconciliation 5pm
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CONFIRMATION RETREAT - All Year 6s to attend - Friday 10th June at the Parish Hall

Lunch is provided for students and this is a free dress day. Students go to class as per normal in the morning.

CONFIRMATION WEEKEND - Saturday 11th June at 6 pm and Sunday 12th June at 11am.

The Celebrant for the Confirmation Masses is the Vicar General, Fr Peter Whitely.

CONFIRMATION CERTIFICATE WEEKEND - Saturday 18th June at 6 pm and Sunday 19th June at 7.30am, 9am or 6pm.

Fr Peter or Fr Leonard will present the candidates with a gift from the parish and their certificate. A form will be sent out in the next couple of weeks for you to indicate which mass you will be attending. This will be passed on to the parish. You can attend any of these masses.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Jeanette on 9405 1110.

Go in peace

Nicole Crosthwaite

Assistant Principal

Student Spotlight

Over the last few weeks Aaleyah Chater in 6 Blue has been performing as part of the West Australian Ballet in their production of Alice in Wonderland. The selection process was very competitive and it has been an excellent experience for her participating in such a professional environment. She has also had a lot of fun!

She is now counting down to the Dance World Cup in Europe!

Medical News

Dear Parents/Carers,

I would like to remind you all again to keep any child home that is unwell. This is standard practise.

We have been sending home a large number of children that have either a runny nose, headache, sore throat, persistent cough or an upset stomach. While the child may not have COVID these are all symptoms of the virus, and I would strongly urge you have your child tested, with either a PCR test or a RATs test at home. If positive, then your child needs to isolate for 7 days.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Warmest wishes,

Aleisha Raby

School Nurse

School Photos

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School Photos will be taken on:

Monday 1st August 2022

Tuesday 2nd August 2022

Family Photos will be taken each morning before school:
• Envelopes can be obtained from the office.
• Family envelopes and payments should be handed to the photographers on photo day.
• Family photos cannot be ordered online.

National Simultaneous Storytime

Today the Pre-Primary children walked over to the Wanneroo Library to celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime 2022. They listened to three stories, including this year’s NSS story “Family Tree” by Josh Pyke & Ronojoy Ghosh. The children also joined in with songs and actions for each story and got their very own tree to plant at home. We were very proud of all Pre-Primary children and how well they represented our school in our local community.

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Kindy News

Wow! This term is really flying by! We have been working very hard in Kindy, learning about lots of fun and interesting things.

In Mathematics, our focus has been on learning shapes and numbers to ten. We have completed many craft activities and played many games that help us to read, write and order numbers. We also sing and dance to jazzy songs that help us remember these important concepts.

The Kindy literacy program this term has us learning many clever things, such as segmenting words, identifying the initial sounds in words, blending and some letter sounds awareness. These are all taught with the help of many exciting books that lead us to extending our vocabulary and discovering facts about interesting topics. These are carried on to our Integrated program, where we continue to explore these topics through art and play experiences.

In Religious Education, we have spent time discussing the importance of our mothers and the special lady chosen by God to be Jesus’ mother, Mary. We were also introduced to the Making Jesus Real philosophy that encourages us to live like Jesus and be kind and loving to others.

We are looking forward to making many more discoveries this term!

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Vision for Learning - Snapshots of our Early Childhood Charter

"Children learn through a variety of structured and unstructured play experiences, in safe and welcoming learning environments".

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St Anthony's New Uniforms 2023

As of 2023, in collaboration with the School Advisory Council, St Anthony's School has decided to introduce a new uniform for students entering Year 1 in 2023. We envisage that by 2025 every student will be in the new uniforms.

Much of the work to update and streamline our school uniform was done in 2019/20, but implementation was deferred due to COVID. In acknowledging rising costs for parents, the students will wear the new uniform all year round. Long pants in Terms 2 and 3 will be optional for boys and girls.

These uniforms will be on display in the office and the quad for the remainder of the term.

Uniform Shop

Online Ordering (Preferred Method of Ordering)
Ordering online is our preferred method of purchase due to the current COVID climate. Please use the Quickcliq link below to set up an account. If you have already set up an online canteen account, please use the same login.

Ordering Via the Office

To view uniform prices or order uniforms via the school office, choose the relevant uniform order form below, print off and send in with the appropriate payment. The form can also be emailed directly to the uniform shop with credit card details.

Kindergarten Uniform Order
Summer Uniform Order
Winter Uniform Order


Visiting the Uniform Shop

The uniform shop is open on Wednesday mormings between 8.00am and 9.00am.

All items will be accepted for exchange as long as:

  • They are still in their packaging and tags are still attached.
  • Items have not been washed or named.

When your order has been completed it will be sent home with your child.

If you have any uniform queries please feel free to email me at: or you can ring the school and speak to me on Wednesdays between 9.00-10.00am.

Many thanks
Gabrielle Murphy
Uniform Shop Coordinator

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Please be aware that St Anthony's School utilises CCTV for security purposes.