St Anthony's School News
Term 4: 24th November 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.
Message from the Principal
This Sunday marks the First Sunday of Advent – a time of preparation for celebrating the birth of Christ. Preparations for Christmas often involve putting up decorations, purchasing gifts, and making food. But these are not the only things we need to do to prepare for the coming of Christ. We need to prepare our hearts also.
The gospel tells us that we must think ahead. Eating and celebrating and being with families are not bad things. But if our hearts are not turned toward God, then we have missed the point.
So as we prepare our homes and our hearts for Christmas, we must remember that Christ is in our midst. He is in the child who doesn’t have any Christmas presents. He is in the homeless man who has nowhere to go for Christmas. So to prepare for Christ, we need to make preparations for him in all of the places where we will encounter him during this holy season of preparation and celebration.
As we head into the final weeks of school for students please remember the following important school events:
Thursday, 1st December - Carols on the Green - 6pm
Friday, 2nd December - End of Year whole school mass - 9am
Tuesday, 6th December - Year 6 surfing
Wednesday, 7th December - Reports go live
Thursday, 8th December - Year 6 Graduation Mass - 6pm
Friday, 9th December - All Students' final day
Friday, 9th December - Year 6 Graduation Excursion
SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL and P&F AGMs
Thank you to all those who took time out of their busy schedules to attend Tuesday night’s AGMs. These are an important part of both groups reporting back to the community about the activities undertaken during the year.
I would like to thank the members of the Advisory Council for their guidance throughout the year. I especially acknowledge Claire Swyny and Anthony Augustin who have served the Council faithfully all year; Sarah Brandis who has represented the P&F on the Council and Jenny Rae as the Parish representative. I also commend Cameron Gerryn who stepped down from the Council mid-year having contributed many years of service.
Congratulations to Megan Walker and Simon O’Leary who were elected unopposed to the 2023 School Advisory Council.
Important fees information from the Advisory Council report on the 2023 Budget includes:
$65 per session for the 2023 school year (with a possibility of introducing a second session in Semester 2 again if there is sufficient demand).
Kindergarten to Year 6:
To continue our support of the school community, there will be no increase to fees in 2023.
To the P&F Executive: Katie Chinnery, Sarah Brandis, Melissa Hicks and Leah Bennett, and the many class representatives who formed working groups to assist with P&F activities and fundraising, thank you for the many hours of hard work you have put into ensuring each event went off smoothly and for the fun activities you planned for the children.
Congratulations to Sarah Brandis (Chairperson), Tracey Maas (Secretary) and Leah Bennett (Treasurer) who were elected unopposed to the P&F Executive for 2023. I look forward to another fun year working with you.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful staff of St Anthony’s as you have all continued to provide energy, enthusiasm, can-do attitudes and dedication to the tasks given - embodying all the PADUA Values and demonstrating how we live the St Anthony’s Way.
Ben Wynne - 12 month appointment to SCSA
James Stevens – Iona Presentation College
Ida McQueen - Francis Jordan Catholic School
Belinda Boardman - Midland TAFE
Stephen McKinnon; Rose D’Alessio and Frances Reed
Part time: Craig Dalglish
Staffing placements for 2023:
Principal - Therese Bandy
Assistant Principals - Nicole Crosthwaite and Michael Barns
Finance Officer - Donna Geddes
Admin Officer - Gill Gauntlett
Year 6 - Kate Gellé and Caroline Clinch/Michael Barns (1 day)
Year 5 - Emma Coad & TBC
Year 4 - Marie-Anne Bond and Lexy Crombie/Michael Barns (1 day)
Year 3 - Chelsea Leber and Tash Dzienis (3 days)/Carolyn Oliver (2 days)
Year 2 - Jo Huttner and Janine Maitland/Nicole Crosthwaite (1 day)
Year 1 - Karen Bakewell and Kianee Zscherpel
Pre-Primary - Antonietta Hastie and Lauren Allan
Kindy - Tania King and Karen Cadd
Pre-Kindy (3+) - Nicole Crosthwaite
Visual Arts - Tash Luca
Science - Angela Walker/Craig Dalglish
Sport/PE - Nicki Francis
Music - Julia Aylmore
Italian - Tash Luca
School Nurse - Aleisha Raby
Social Worker - Ann Peart
Library Tech - Darlene Moynihan
Grounds/Maintenance - Greg Matta
Canteen - Lina Musca/Renny Mcarthur (Term 2)
Liz Rogers, Mel Edelman, Kelly Lippi, Sian Williams, Melissa Cook, Lea Hardie, Kelly Lippi, Carmel South, Gina Walters, Bev Berlingeri, Karen Shenton, Carley Bunce, Renny Mcarthur (playgroup – Term 1)
With Christmas fast approaching we have started learning our songs for Carols on the Green, which is 6pm on Thursday 1st of December at the Wanneroo City Council Amphitheatre.
SEQTA ENGAGE FOR STUDENT REPORTS
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: https://stanthonys.coneqt-p.cathednet.wa.edu.au/ 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 or have any issues, please contact the school.
Awards are presented Friday's Assembly
Jesse Jepp, Eva McConville, Hazel Atkinson, Isabel Berlingeri, Lilah Dzienis, Jaxon Tedesco, Mac Owens, Elsie Hunter, Teddy Dilworth, Skyla Rigali, Aria Funes, Dylan Patel, Kevin Dang, Lily Oliver, Shane Long, Eliza Berlingeri, Estella Verlade, Sacha Murphy, Liam Fortuin, Alice Doonan., Johanna Li, Lucas Reindl, William Van, Aoife McDonagh, Selina Aslan, Zoya Khapra, Lola Bunce, Yuvreet Gill
This term in science we have focused on biological science. We have had great fun growing mould and yeast (it was a bit smelly). We explored how plants and animals grow and change and observed features of animals and their needs. Caterpillars have even visited Year 2. It is a great time of year to get out in nature and explore our local flora and fauna.
Bullying is Never Okay
Bullying is a real problem in all schools across Australia. It happens across all ages groups, and it is a problem that impacts 27% of students between the ages of 8 and 14, in Australian schools. Bullying can happen at school, at home or online. It is never okay, and it is not a normal part of growing up.
What is Bullying?
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behaviour among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behaviour is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.
There are three types of bullying:
1. Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean things. Verbal bullying includes:
- Inappropriate comments
- Threatening to cause harm
2. Social bullying involves hurting someone's reputation or relationships. Social bullying includes:
- Leaving someone out on purpose
- Telling other children not to be friends with someone
- Spreading rumours about someone
- Embarrassing someone in public
3. Physical bullying involves hurting a person's body or possessions. Physical bullying includes:
- Taking or breaking someone’s things
- Making mean or rude hand gestures
Over the next few weeks will be focusing on the issue of bullying and how we can make sure that we stomp out any bullying in our school. Bullying is NEVER okay!
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.
For the last two weeks of this term the uniform shop will be open as follows:
Monday 28th November - Year 1 appointments only.
Tuesday 29th November - Year 1 appointments only.
Wednesday 30th November - Year 1 appointments only.
The link for making an appointment for a 2023 Year 1 uniform is:
For all other orders next week, please order online only.
Monday 5th December - uniform shop open for all parents from 8.00am to 9.00am
Wednesday 7th December - uniform shop open for all parents from 8.00am to 9.00am
2023 Uniform Shop Holiday Open Hours
Monday 30th January:
Collection of Year 1 and online orders only 8.00am-10.00am
Open for the general school community 12.00pm-2.00pm
Cut off date for uniform orders made over the holiday period is 23rd January.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or you can ring the school and speak to me on Wednesdays between 9.00-10.00am.
Uniform Shop Coordinator
Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays. VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations. They are a great school holiday activity and they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.Enrol at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim