Ms Walker

Lord, I will turn, turn my face towards you.

I will lay before you the desert areas I hide

And turn to soak in your refreshing words of life.


I will cast aside the barren, selfish pursuits

And turn to rest in the tranquil warmth of your love.


I will draw back from the harsh pull of media

And turn to bathe in the gentle power of your Spirit.


Lord, today I turn my face towards you.


I will turn to soak in your words of life,

To rest in the warmth of your love,

And to bathe in the power of your Spirit.


Catholic Education Week

The theme for Catholic Education Week this year is ‘Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy,’ the theme of the Australian Church’s 2018 Year of Youth.


Catholic Education Week is an opportunity for all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne to celebrate their Catholic identity, the pivotal role they play within their local community and the strength of the sector. In the Year of Youth it is also an opportunity to celebrate the young people we serve and listen to their voice.


 Events included the Mass for Schools in St Patrick's Cathedral, last Friday 16 March at 10am, with Archbishop Denis Hart principal celebrant.


Following the Mass, a concert was held in the Treasury Gardens for primary students along with a Young Speakers Colloquium for senior secondary students.


The school Captains, Peter, Thanh, Alyssa, Peraveen, Jenny Fenton and myself attended this amazing day. It was such a great opportunity to see so many young people from so many different Catholic schools celebrate their faith together.

On Friday the 16th  March , our 4 school captains, Ms Walker and Ms Fenton travelled to the city to represent St. Elizabeth’s for the St. Patrick’s day  Mass by carrying in our school flag. I think it was an amazing experience to be part of. After the mass there were activities organized by the high school students such as tug of war and ball games. Overall I enjoyed the trip. Written by Alyssa

OzChild is a not-for-profit agency that provides support services for families. One of their programs, ‘Shine assist’ connects families and schools with medical practitioners to address the emotional well-being of students.

If a student is experiencing difficulties such as bullying, depression, attention deficit disorder or social interactions then support can be given at school.  


What is required

  • A referral from a general practitioner or paediatrician (You will need to make a double booking appointment) Please tick the box for group sessions.
  • Permission forms for OzChild to work with your child


Once the school has four or more students with this completed paperwork, Stefanie can begin her sessions at school.


I would encourage parents to take up this opportunity and if you are not sure, please come and talk to me.


Please contact me if you would like the forms.


A little bit about the psychologist:

Stefanie Gill-Renouf


Stefanie Gill-Renouf is a registered psychologist who works with children, adolescents and their families.


Stefanie has experience working with a wide range of presenting mental illnesses including: social anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, eating disorders and subclinical difficulties (i.e. procrastination, self-esteem concerns, anger, stress and time management, perfectionism). Further, Stefanie has extensive experience with working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disabilities.


Stefanie Gill-Renouf has had experience working with children, adolescents and adults in hospital, clinic and university settings.


Stefanie Gill-Renouf is passionate about working with children and adolescents and believes in the importance of early intervention. Stefanie brings with her a welcoming, kind and bubbly personality. She has a strong ability to build rapport with her clients and is client-centered in her approach.



Stations of the Cross

As the season of Lent draws to a close next week, you are warmly invited to join your child in praying and viewing the Stations of the Cross.

Each grade has interpreted a station through art, and these will be displayed in the Level 3 link next Tuesday 27th March and Wednesday 28th March.


Viewing times are:


9:55                 5/6GY

11:35               5/6CK

12:35               5/6KD

2:15pm            5/6MP      



9:00          1/2CH & 1/2S

9:55          FBK & FJC

11:35        1/2DB

12:35        3/4SO & 3/4NS

2:15          3/4MD & 3/4RM


Please feel free to come in at any of these times as it is a wonderful way to remember the journey Jesus took before his death.


Holy Week


It all happens between Palm Sunday and Holy Saturday. One man, determined to change the world, stands with honour and integrity as others humiliate and insult him. He chooses non-violence while others beat and torture him. With his last breath, he forgives instead of curses.


Walk with this man this week. On Thursday watch him kneel and wash feet. Think about how he has served you and where you can serve others in his name. On Friday watch him stand with dignity against the forces of violence and oppression. Think about his sacrifice and ask for his strength to stand peacefully but forcefully for all those who are crucified by rejection, poverty, or oppression in our schools, cities, and world. On Saturday listen to all the


readings at Mass. They tell of God’s repeated attempts, since the beginning of time, to save us. Give your life anew to that God and ask how you can help save God’s world.


All you need to know about your life unfolds in the life of one man who decided two thousand years ago to change the world.

(Taken from Catholic weekly parables)


Project Compassion

Thank you to all the families who have been collecting money for Project Compassion.  

You may bring the money to school next week and I will pass it onto the church or alternatively, you could drop it in yourself if you are attending Mass next weekend.


Junior Wellbeing Expo

As a conclusion to our Inquiry/Religious Education Topic - 'Healthy Minds, Healthy Body', our Year 1/2 students prepared and presented a Wellness Expo.  Students from Foundation through to Year 5/6, enjoyed various stations set up to encourage healthy bodies and healthy minds.  These stations included meditation and prayer, mandalas, puzzles, Lego and quiet reading to skipping, soccer, healthy fruit salad, dancing and fun games.  Student’s engagement was outstanding, as was the parent’s attendance on the day.  A great day thoroughly enjoyed by all!

 junior expo

Minnie Vinnies

Our team is made up of Kristina, Paris, Marli, Ganjwok, Roger and Nyankeer.  


We had the pleasure of attending the Opening Ceremony at Nazareth College last week.


We listened to the presenters from Minnie Vinnies and collaborated with other schools.


The symbol of the hands shows firstly the hands of Jesus, the hands of the poor holding a food bowl and then our hands helping.  

Our work will be to help the homeless and we would like to have a ‘Tops and Tails’ drive early next term.  This means collecting beanies and socks to help out for the winter to come. 


More information about this next term.

 minnie vinnies

Harmony Day

We celebrated Harmony day yesterday and the theme is ‘We all belong’


Children came dressed in tradtional costume or wore the colour orange which is the universal colour for harmony.


They participated in buddy activities to unpack the meaning of harmony in our school and broader community.

 Harmony Day

Prayers in pyjamas

This is a lovely beginning into your child’s religious education with us at St. E’s.

Prayers in pjs

Finally I would like to wish each and every one of you a happy and holy Easter