St Elizabeth's News

NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 5 | 27 MAY 2022

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Rebecca Clarke | Principal

Dear parent and caregivers,

The week started very wet but concluded with some magnificent weather. It was lovely to see the students enjoy the sunshine during recess and lunchtime. As we approach the half-way point of the term, once again I thank you for all your support as we continue to navigate through the disruptions of Covid.

Today’s assembly was hosted by the Year 5/6 class, and they presented a wonderful item based on growth mindset, the advantages of positive thinking and never giving up! In the world we live in today it is a great reminder and a fabulous message for our younger students. Thank you to Mr Rebeiro for preparing the students so well!

One of our School Improvement focuses this year was to establish Faction colours, names and symbols. I was very excited to share with our students today at assembly that as a staff we have selected our four faction colours and linked one of our values to each colour. Our new faction colours and values are as follows;

  • Gold – Charity
  • Green – Compassion
  • Orange – Humility
  • Blue – Service

Now it is over to our school community to name our Factions. I invite all members of our school community … staff, students, parents, caregivers, grandparents … to offer suggestions. The names can be based on Saints names associated with St Elizabeth or the local community, local flora and/or fauna, local Aboriginal names for the area … the list is endless. All suggestions need to be submitted via the following link by Week 9, Friday June 24. I am really looking forward to seeing what names are suggested.

The Year 4 students enjoyed a wonderful morning at the Fremantle Prison on Thursday and returned with lots of interesting facts and stories. A big thank you to Mrs Curtis, Mrs Tie and Ms Hill for organising such a fabulous experience.

Congratulations to Mrs Curtis for successfully obtaining a WasteSorted Schools grant for St Elizabeth’s from the WA State Government. The grant will enable our students to further develop sound waste avoidance knowledge, skills and values. As a school we are committed to sustainability and encouraging sustainable behaviours and this grant allows us to instil positive environmental values and attitudes in our students and the wider school community.

Thank you to Mrs Justine O’Malley for conducting our first ‘Keeping Safe Parent Workshop’ on Monday and holding a successful ‘Year 5 Boy’s Puberty Workshop’ on Thursday night. The positive feedback from these events is always encouraging to hear. A reminder that there will be a FIFO Family Dinner and Workshop on Thursday June 9 starting at 5pm.

With the weather getting cooler, I would like to remind everyone that all students are expected to wear the correct school uniform, including the school jumper and black shoes. I have asked teachers to remind students about this and would appreciate your support. If you have any concerns or queries regarding the uniforms, please direct them to myself or Emma Fernandez.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

God bless

Rebecca Clarke


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Important dates coming up

Monday, 6 June - WA Day (Public Holiday)

Tuesday, 7 June - Catholic Day (School Closed)

Thursday, 9 June - FIFO Family Dinner and Workshop (RSVP)

Friday, 10 June - Year 2 Assembly (Year 2 and Award Recipient parents only)

Friday, 10 June - Confirmation Students Retreat Day

Saturday, 11 June - Sacrement of Confirmation

Sunday, 12 June - Sacrement of Confirmation

Wednesday, 29 June - Open Classrooms (3 - 4pm)

Merit and Christianity Award Recipients

PrePrimary - Elizabella, Estelle and April

Year One - Lillian and Lucas

Year Two - Manuela, April, Liam & Charlotte

Year Three - Dayton, Christopher, Maddison and Aoife

Year Five & Six - Ruby and Nico

Well done everyone!

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Allergy Aware Reminder

At the beginning of the year, we transitioned to an ‘Allergy Aware School’. It has come to our attention that some students are still bringing nuts or nut-based spreads to school. Could you please check your child's snacks to ensure they are 'nut free'.

Carpark Etiquette

Just a reminder about our carpark to keep everyone safe. If you are using the Kiss and Drive service you must turn left into the carpark and drive through the staff park. Some cars are coming straight down and we have had a few close calls this week. If you are parking and walking you have two options; park outside the school and walk in the front gates or drive in and turn right into the parent/visitor carpark.

Outside the School Entrance Gate Safety - just a reminder that basic, road rules apply. Please do not drive on the brick paving/curbing to get into the school gate. Cars park in one line and when the the gates open, the cars proceed in the entrance gate. This is to ensure the safety of our parents but, also our duty of care and safety to our students and staff.

Online Uniform Orders

A reminder that we have moved to an Online Order Only for the Uniform Shop. All orders will need to be sent to by 9:00am each Thursday and will be packed and sent home on Friday.

Please see the school website to download the form and follow ordering and payment instructions.

Year 6 Confirmation Student and Parent Workshop

Congratulations to our year six students and their parent/guardian for attending the Confirmation Workshop on Wednesday night at St Anthony's of Padua. We were lead by Father Peter and Mario from 24:7 Ministry and we thank our parents and students for their participation and attendance.

We pray for our year six Confirmation students over the next few weeks as they continue to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. Over the next five weeks all teachers in Kindy-Year 6 have a focus on Reconciliation which, will be show cased in our open afternoon on Wednesday, 29 June.

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Containers for Change

This year St. Elizabeth’s will be raising money through the Containers for Change initiative. Last year we raised over $100 that went to charity. This year we have moved away from collecting the recycling containers at school and have created an account directly with Containers for Change. If you have extra containers that you would like to donate, please use the barcode or QR code below when depositing your containers, this will help us to raise even more money for charity!

Thank you

Mr Rebeiro!

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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, 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, 9 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, 23 September (new date)

Term 4 Monday, 10 October