St Elizabeth's News

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 1 | 22 JULY 2022

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Rebecca Clarke | Principal

Dear parent and caregivers,


It was lovely to see so many smiling, happy faces on Tuesday morning! As many have noticed, our groundsman, Mr Bright, was busy over the holidays removing overgrown garden beds and replacing the mulch. While it may look a bit bare at the moment, we have plans for these garden beds … stay tuned!


On Monday, staff participated in our Faith Formation Professional Learning Day. The day focussed on Prayer, the fact that prayer is at the heart of our faith traditions and how we can use prayer in our personal and professional lives. It was a lovely way to begin a busy term, encouraging everyone to be still and simply enjoy the reflective silence.


The Year 4 to 6 students and staff joined Father Peter, the St Anthony's Parishioners and the students from St Anthony’s School today for the beginning of term Mass. Mass was celebrated by Bishop Donald Sproxton. We also had the pleasure of welcoming Bishop Don to our school for a tour of the wonderful facilities we have and to meet our students.


Student Leadership is an important aspect of being in Year 6. While all our Year 6 students are leaders, they have chosen two students to be our 2022 School Captains. I would like to congratulate Ashton Charlesworth and Matilda Button-Sykes as they take on their roles for Semester Two.


As Covid-19 is still in our community, please ensure that you follow the correct protocols. While masks are not mandated, it is strongly encouraged that students and parents wear them if they cannot physical distance from others. Hand sanitising as you enter the school office or classroom is a necessity and must be adhered to. Additionally, if your child is unwell please keep them home and monitor them. Protecting our school community is our main objective.


Finally, please keep the Pye Family in your thoughts and prayers as they sadly lost their father and grandfather this week. Mr Pye was a familiar face around the school and will be deeply missed by all staff and students.


Wishing you all a lovely weekend.


God bless


Rebecca Clarke

Principal

UPDATED 2022 Parent Handbook

Important dates coming up

Friday 22 July - Beginning of Term 3 Mass Year 4-6 St Anthony's Parish

Friday 29 July - General Assembly

Tuesday 9 August to Friday 12 August - Book Fair in the Library / 8am-9am and 2pm-3.30pm

Wednesday 10 August - Book Week Incursion -Story Quest K-Yr6

Merit and Christianity Award Recipients

No awards this week!
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Enrol for Pre-Kindy - it is FREE for families joining our Kindy 2024

Our school is very fortunate to be able to offer a Pre-Kindy program FREE OF CHARGE to families who enrol for our Kindy in 2024. Pre-Kindy is on Mondays. Children begin when they turn three years old. Places are limited, so get in touch soon! Contact Claire at the office: 9303 7600 or admin@stecps.wa.edu.au
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Year 6 Camp - Complete consent and medical forms

Chris and I are very excited to be taking our Year Six students to camp at Woodman Point this term. Please complete the consent and medical forms by Monday, 25 July.


Parent Camp Meeting: Wednesday, 3 August (5:15pm - 6:00pm in the library)

Camp Dates: Wednesday, 17 August - Friday, 19 August

Thursday Lunch Orders - Volunteers needed!

We are most grateful to Karen and Eliana - Our volunteer lunch order coordinators for the last few years, the children very much enjoy this on a Thursday, we are sure you will agree!

We are now seeking additional regular voluteers to assist with this task please, this will be ongoing and into next year. If you have availability to drop the lunch order's to a local supplier (Wangara) on a thursday or to collect and deliver to the school on a thursday lunchtime, please email through to admin! Thank you

2022 School Photographs


3+ Kindy - Monday, 1 August 2022

Kindy to Year 6 - Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Sibling Photographs - Wednesday, 3 August 2022


Your childs 'shootkey' will be sent home next week. Each child has their own individual code for ordering. I suggest ordering ahead of time as late orders after the due date incurs a $30 fee. Photographs cannot be previewed however MSP have produced beautiful photos for us since 2014.


Please ensure you have checked your child's uniform and if new pieces are required please email Admin to place your order.

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Scholastic Book Fair

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Book Week Incursion - Wednesday 10 August

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Message from The Committee for the Council for Catholic Women Perth

Warmly invites you to 3 talks by Dr Cristina Lledo Gomez at James Nestor Hall Catholic Education Office 60 Ruislip St West Leederville. Cristina is the Presentation Sisters Lecturer at BBI-The Australian Institute of Theological Education where she promotes women’s spiritualities, feminist theologies and eco-theologies. Cristina is inspired by Karl Rahner SJ and has lectured at Boston and Berkeley Universities USA. She is the author of The Church as Woman and Mother and has published many articles covering her stated interests. Married with 2 children Cristina is proud of her Filipina heritage.

Friday 5 August: 5.30pm - 8.30pm (Light refreshments served 5.30pm - 6pm) Colonisation, Church and the Migrant Australian.

Saturday 6 August: 10am -12pm -Integral Ecology and Our Shared Existence (light lunch provided) Saturday 6 August: 1pm - 3pm - Reclaiming Mary: Empowered versus Patriarchal Motherhood. RSVP Wednesday 3 August by email kerrymacfarlane2@gmail.com or mobile 0400 886 835. All welcome. Please feel free to attend any of the talks.

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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, 25 June and Sunday 26 June (Updated)

Parent/Child Workshop - 5:00pm Wednesday, 10 August

Sacrament of Holy Communion - Saturday, 27 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