There are a range of special events at St Elizabeth’s School. Some of these events include:
This is for our incoming Prep Students and their families. It is held in mid-November. On this day, parents attend a meeting and learn about a range of topics surrounding their child’s schooling. For example:
A range of speakers contribute to this presentation. Even our Year 7 students have information to offer on topics such as camps and buddies. Parents also take away a comprehensive information pack.
While the parent meeting takes place, children are placed in their classrooms for the following year and have the opportunity to meet their teacher, Prep Assistant and peers.
A shared morning tea with parents, incoming Prep children and relevant staff then takes place.
On this day, parents have the opportunity to purchase uniforms.
We celebrate the rite of passage from Year 7 to secondary school with a special liturgy. This is prepared by the APRE, class teachers and students. A presentation of awards follows this event. Parents are welcome to organise a supper if they wish. Parents of Year 6 students may be invited to assist with this event.
For the past few years, a wonderful group of Mums have gathered together weekly for several months in the lead-up to Mothers’ Day. They purchase gifts, make gifts, wrap them and price them for the children to purchase for Mothers’ Day.
Younger students are accompanied by their buddies when visiting the Mothers’ Day stall. They are certainly well looked after. It is a great opportunity for children to make choices and use coins and notes to purchase items.
Following the Mothers’ Day Stall is a Mothers’ Day liturgy that is prepared by the APRE. Sometimes guest speakers are invited to talk about motherhood.
Fathers’ enjoy a special breakfast a few days prior to Fathers’ Day. This is a Dads and kids event. No mums are allowed unless they have a job cooking! It is a great time for Dads to bond with their children in a school setting and to meet other fathers. We usually have a few prizes to give away to our dads at this event.
Very Important Person’s Day (VIP Day) was formerly known as Grandparents’ Day. The name change was a deliberate attempt to ensure that children who do not have grandparents (or whose grandparents are unable to attend) fully realise that they can bring their parents along to this event.
The day begins with a liturgy and some entertainment from our children (e.g., the school band). Sometimes guest speakers are invited to tell some tales on topics such as school in the olden days and what it’s like to be a grandparent. After this, grandparents are invited into the children’s classrooms.
When the bell rings for morning tea, grandparents and parents are invited to a shared morning tea in the lunch shed. All parents in attendance are asked to bring a plate to share so we usually have an incredible amount of yummy food to share. Our Year 7 students act as hosts at the morning tea and we always have some hardworking staff and parents working in the tuckshop.
As a school we recognise ANZAC Day during a school liturgy a day or two before the event. Sometimes guest speakers are invited to join us. On ANZAC Day, students and families are encouraged to gather together at Ekibin Memorial Park for an ANZAC Day service. Our school leaders and principal lay a wreath on this occasion.
The Awesome Evening of The Arts is an evening where we can showcase all children’s talent in the area of Visual Arts. It is also an occasion where there is an opportunity to hear our Music students perform.
A School Concert is held at the end of the year. Sometimes it may take the form of a carols evening and at other times year levels might address a particular theme (e.g., Christmas Around the World). The venue for this event may change from year to year.
Discos are held in Term 1 and Term 4. The Term 1 Disco is considered a family disco where children from Prep – Year 7 dance during the same time slot. In Term 4, separate times are allocated to children in Prep to Year 2 and Years 3-7.
The School Fete is our biggest fundraiser of the year. It takes place on the last Sunday in July. The involvement from parents at this event is amazing. Our true community spirit shines on this day.
Over the past few years, St Elizabeth’s has run a very successful art and craft show. This is usually held at the Mary Mac Centre, Annerley. The existence of this show is dependent on a very dedicated group of parents who are willing to convene this event. It is a huge undertaking.