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Mothers' Day Apology

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you so much to all of our families that joined us for breakfast this morning. It was lovely to welcome you beyond the gates and be able to celebrate our mothers and mother figures today.

 We are sincerely sorry for the issues around the hot beverage orders. We have learnt a lot from this morning and will work to ensure there are no repeats of this error.

If you ordered a hot beverage and did not receive it, there are two options:

  1. Email the front office and request that your payment be deducted from your child’s school fees.
  2. Alternatively, we will donate any other payments to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. If you would like to take up this option, you do not need to contact us.


Again, we apologise for this error.

We look forward to the next part of our Mothers’ Day celebrations with our liturgy, led by Year 2, beginning at 12:00pm today. Here is the link again for those joining us via Zoom:

Beth Lehmensich
Religious Education Coordinator

Health Alert - Kindergarten

We have been informed of a confirmed case of Hand, Foot and Mouth in Kindergarten.
Hand, Foot and Mouth is a common children's virus causing sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet.
The condition is spread by direct contact with saliva or mucus.
Symptoms include fever, sore throat, feeling unwell, irritability and loss of appetite.
The virus usually clears up on its own within 10 days. Pain medication may help to relieve symptoms.

Short-term: resolves within days to weeks
Usually self-treatable
Spreads easily
Requires a medical diagnosis

ELC - school photos ready to order

The ELC school photos are uploaded and ready to view and order! 

All package and portrait orders can be made online from the Smashing Panda Photography website.  Please check your emails for instructions on accessing the password protected client portal.  

Orders are due by Saturday 22 May (late fees will apply after this date).

Please feel free to ask the ELC Team or contact Paul (photographer) directly if you have any questions.  

Happy viewing, The ELC Team.

ELC - Mothers Day Breakfast

The ELC team and children look forward to our Mums, Grandmothers and Mother Figures joining us tomorrow morning between 8:30am-9:30am for a continenetial breakfast. 


Mothers' Day Breakfast and Liturgy - TOMORROW!

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are very excited to be celebrating our beautiful mothers and mother figures tomorrow!

While we are able to have you join us on the school grounds (not a drive thru breakfast as we did last year) there are still some COVID related procedures we need to adhere to.

All adults (anyone over 16 years) are required to check in using the Check in CBR app. If you don't have the app, there will be devices available for you to still check in.

We still require families to socially distance. We will try to support this with seating, but ask that you maintain the required 2 square metres currently in place for social distancing.


At the primary school, our staff will be madly working the BBQ with our team from Al CaChino's Cappuccinos making delicious hot beverages.

Due to the number of hot drinks ordered, there WILL BE DELAYS ON HOT DRINKS. We ask that you please be patient with us as we are doing our best to ensure everyone is able to join us tomorrow.

Our breakfast will be on the asphalt with food and drink collection points on the multipurpose courts. We will have announcements to assist if needed to avoid queueing.


For our ELC families, a beautiful breakfast spread will be on offer at the centre. If you have ordered hot drinks, they will be brought down to the ELC for you.

LITURGY (Led by Year 2):

Our beautiful Year 2 students have been preparing a lovely liturgy to celebrate our beautiful mothers and mother figures. As we are unable to have our mothers join us in the hall, this liturgy will be made available virtually via Zoom at 12:00pm. Please note, this is not recorded and will only be available to watch live at 12:00pm.

The link for the liturgy is:

We ask that all participants ensure that they are muted for the duration of the liturgy.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning and pray that the weather allows for us to enjoy some time together as a community.

Beth Lehmensich
Religious Education Coordinator

Cross Country Parent Helpers List TODAY

Please see the below list for parent helpers and station you are required at today.  If you could please arrive at the school at 11.30am to sign in and make your way to your station.  

Any questions please contact myself Angas Qunatrill on 02 6231 4022

See attached picture of where each station is here: 2021_Cross_Country_Stations.pdf

Cross Country courses: 2021_Cross_Country_Map.pdf

Cross Country Helpers – Thursday 6th May 2021


Jack Adamson

Warm Up

Sarah Stephens

First Aid



Heather Naylor

Bradman House

Michael Hanna

Fraser House

Angie Kisiel

Gilmore House


Paterson House

Jo Dufelmeier

Station 1 (4-7yrs)

Maria Rosaria (Parent Helper)

Station 2 (4-7yrs)

Bethany OLoughlin (Parent Helper)

Station 3 (4-7yrs)

Claire Cusack (Parent Helper

Station 4 (4-7yrs)

Cath Rollinson (Parent Helper)

Station 2

Leanne Golding (Parent Helper)

Station 3

Kylie Hayes (Parent Helper)

Station 4

Majorie Delle (Parent Helper)

Station 5

Angela Bartkoviak

Station 6

Ashlee Moffitt (Parent Helper)

Station 7

Jon Liddle

Station 8

Ben McDevitt

Station 9

James Lester (Parent Helper)

Station 10

Patricia Manley (Parent Helper)

Station 11

Martin Rutten (Parent Helper)

Station 12

Jessica Campbell (Parent Helper)

Station 13

Danielle Smith

Place Marshall

Larelle Jago (Parent Helper)

Place Marshall

Josie Rutten (Parent Helper)


Jenny S


Rachel Esler (Parent Helper)

Junior Helper 1

Laura Stankovic

Junior Helper 2


Junior Helper 3

Brett Robinson (Parent helper)

Junior Helper 4

Angela da Silva (Parent Helper)

Bike Rider





Michael and Bernadette Whitfield


ELC - Cross Country

ELC Cross Country 

The Preschool children will all be partcipating in the Cross Country at approximately 12:30pm today.  They will run around the Wanniassa Playing Fields Oval (public oval at the back of the school) and families are welcome to come and watch! Please ensure you sign in on arrival at the oval (using the check in cbr app) and maintain social distancing.

The ELC staff will be bringing the children to the oval at 12:10pm and returning after their 'race'.  Please meet us at the oval if you plan to attend.

Warm regards, The ELC team.  

Naplan 2021

Dear Year 3 and Year 5 Parents & Carers,

NAPLAN testing begins next week.  NAPLAN will be completed online, apart from the Year 3 Writing task which will be paper-based. All other testing will be submitted online. Teachers have been working hard to ensure that the students are well prepared and can perform at their best.

Please ensure that your child is well rested and has a balanced breakfast. The children may have a snack and their water bottle with them during the test.  A cut up apple, strawberries, sultanas or similar foods that are not messy would be a good option.

Please ensure that your child is at school on time as this avoids undue worry on the days of the testing. If children are sick on a day of the testing we will be providing a makeup day.

NAPLAN is only a snapshot of your child’s capabilities on one day.  The following testing schedule allows us to complete the testing in a timely manner and have some catch up days for children who were absent. Testing will be conducted in the mornings.

Tuesday       11 May      Writing (Year 3 pencil and paper) (Year 5 Typing)
                                       Reading (Year 3 and Year 5 online)

Wednesday  12 May     Conventions of Language

Thursday      11 May     Numeracy

The children will not be having homework this week.

If you have any questions about the tests please contact your child’s teacher or myself on 62314022.

Thank you for your ongoing support. 

Michael Bradley

NAPLAN Coordinator

Lowes/Saavy Schoolwear 2 day Sale


P & F Meeting TONIGHT 05/05/2021 8pm

Welcome to Term 2!

St Anthony's Parents and Friends would like to invite you to Term 2's First P&F meeting on Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 at 08:00 PM AEST.

The meeting details are as follows:

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Meeting ID: 841 2049 5055

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