St Elizabeth's News


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Lenten Reflection

Pray - is love for God

Fast - Is love for yourself

Give - is love for others

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Rebecca Clarke | Principal

Dear parents and caregivers,

I hope you all had a wonderful extra-long weekend and enjoyed some quality time with your families.


Last Friday the staff from St Elizabeth’s and St Luke’s joined together for a well-being day with keynote presenter, Dr Mike Newton from Thrive Organisational Wellness. Dr Newton is a consultant and clinical physiologist who specialises in lifestyle medicine and coaching for corporations and educational institutions, with an emphasis on wellbeing, nutrition, and metal health. Staff came away with a deeper understanding about the importance of healthy eating, diet and exercise and the role it plays on our mental health. All staff left the day with an Individual 12 Week Health and Wellness Plan.


We are already in our third week of Lent. On Wednesday our talented Year Four students shared their liturgy with us, with a focus on the Lenten season and prayer. Thank you to Sue Curtis for preparing our students so reverently and beautifully. Father Peter, thank you for leading us in the prayer service and making your homily so meaningful to our young students. It was wonderful to see so many parents and grandparents come along and support the Year Four students.

Jesus knew the importance of prayer and when Jesus’ disciples saw him praying, they asked him to teach them how to pray.

International Women's Day

On Wednesday we celebrated International Women’s Day by treating all staff to a hot beverage from the amazing, Warren at Expresso. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by so many strong, intelligent, talented, and caring women on staff. To our male staff, thank you for always supporting us and holding us up. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

School Improvement with Fogarty EDvance

On Thursday and Friday this week, the Leadership Team (Rebecca, Kim and I) together with our Middle Leader’s (Nadia and Chris (LSL) attended a two-day workshop with a focus on school improvement and the relationship between 6 core areas: Conditions for Learning, Curriculum and Teaching, Professional Development, Parents and Community Support, Leadership and Developing a Shared Moral Purpose.

As part of our three-year journey with the Fogarty EDvance Team, we will start by sending out a Parent and Community Survey next week, as part of our reflective practice and feedback data. I ask that you please take 5 minutes to complete the survey, as the more feedback we have the more we can meet the needs of our community.


We wish our Year 3 and Year 5 students all the best as they begin their Naplan Assessments next week. Please see attached letter to parents.

Parent Workshop Rescheduled

Lastly, unfortunately due to a role change our Parent Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, 15 March will be postponed until next term.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Emma Fernandez

Assistant Principal

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Award Recipients

Next Awards Assembly Thursday 30 March
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Important Dates

Wednesday 15 March - Naplan begins for Years 3 and 5

Thursday 16 March - Swimming Carnival Years 4-6

Friday 17 March - Dads' Campout (see P&F section)

Monday 20 March - Harmony Day - Wear orange or traditional dress

Saturday 25 March Commitment Mass 6pm

Sunday 26 March - Commitment Mass 7.30am and 9am

Wednesday 29 March - P & F Sundowner (see P&F section)

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NAPLAN for Year 3 and Year 5

Please see the information below regarding NAPLAN 2023 Testing Schedule. Students in Year 3 and 5 have had NAPLAN information sent home by their classroom teachers. NAPLAN (the National Assessment Program- Literacy and Numeracy) will take place in Week 7 commencing on Wednesday, 15 March.

In order to assist the students in preparing for this, they have participated in practise tests, in class before they sit the official NAPLAN test to familiarise them with the test layouts and conditions.

The table below outlines the days students will complete the NAPLAN tests:

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It is strongly encouraged that all students make every effort to attend school on the days NAPLAN is scheduled. However, if a child is absent due to sickness, ACARA (the Australian, Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority) permits schools to provide catch up sessions on specific days.

• Students will be permitted to complete two tests per day for any missed tests.

• Any incomplete tests after these dates, cannot be completed.

ACARA has a NAPLAN online public demonstration site.

This is available for parents, teachers, and students to view and interact with test items. The site also contains several resources that will continue to be updated.

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New St Elizabeth's P&F Email

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The St Elizabeth’s P&F are excited to present our first Dads & Children Camp Out event happening on Friday 17th March, 2023! Make sure you reserve your camp spot quickly as there are limited spaces available. Special shout out to Peter Jenkins for all of his efforts pulling together what sounds like is going to be a brilliant event! 🙌 Book below on EventBrite.
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CSPWA - Parent Induction Evening Invitation

Catholic School Parents Western Australia
Ph: 08 9338 9985

CSPWA Parent Induction Evening Invitation

Dear St Elizabeth's Catholic Primary School,

The Catholic School Parents WA P&F Induction evening will take place on Thursday 2nd March from 6pm, at St Peter's Primary School in Inglewood (103 Wood St).

The Induction evening will cover the new P&F Terms of Reference, updated Office Bearer role descriptions, including new duties for the P&F Treasurer, and information on how to access our P&F resources and online induction. An induction webinar will be available after the event for regional and remote schools.

The event is free but please register via this link for catering purposes Can you please forward this message to your P&F, and include the flyer in your next school newsletter?

P&F Induction Night 2023

Thank you, Siobhan, Jen and Nicole.

Siobhan Allen
Executive Director

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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

Friday February 3 - Beginning of School Mass

Sunday February 19 - Staff Commitment Mass

Tuesday February 21 - Shrove Tuesday

Wednesday February 22 - Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Wednesday April 6 - Stations of the Cross Liturgy

Friday April 7 - Good Friday

Sunday April 9 - 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

Sunday 26th March 6.00pm

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 25th March 6.00pm

Sunday 26th March 7.30am

Sunday 26th March 9.00am

Sunday 26th March 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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