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.

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.

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


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:

Pre-Kindergarten (3+):

$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.

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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.

Staff Changes


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)

Education Assistants:

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)

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God Bless

Therese Bandy


Music News

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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.

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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 or have any issues, please contact the school.

Thank you

Kate Gellé

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Padua Awards

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

Science News

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.

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Allergy Aware School Reminder

We would like to remind families that St Anthony's is an allergy aware school and we request that peanut butter, nutella and nuts are not included in your child’s lunch.

God Bless

Therese Bandy


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:

  • Teasing
  • Name-calling
  • 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:

  • Hitting/kicking/pinching
  • Spitting
  • Tripping/pushing
  • 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!

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Student Wellbeing

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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


Visiting the Uniform Shop

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:

Year 1 Uniform Booking

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: or you can ring the school and speak to me on Wednesdays between 9.00-10.00am.

Many thanks
Gabrielle Murphy
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
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Please be aware that St Anthony's School utilises CCTV for security purposes.