- PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
- FROM THE REC
- SUNDAY CHILDREN'S LEAD MASS
- STUDENT OF THE WEEK AWARDS
- SCHOOL PHOTOS
- FAMILY & SCHOOL COMMUNITY BARBEQUE
- RADIO NEWS
- CAKE RAFFLE
- HOME COOKING
- WATER BOTTLES
- WHITE CROSS DENTAL
- CHANGE OF MEAL TIMES REMINDER
- KINDER/YEAR 1/YEAR 2 MATHS
- NO NUTS
- LEARNING TOGETHER
- SCHOOL SHOES & SOCKS
- BATLOW SHOW
- PEER READING
- NO HAT, PLAY IN THE SHADE
- DAVID ENEVER CONCERT
- HEALTHY LUNCHBOX
- THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
I have been working with several small groups in Literacy and Numeracy over the past few weeks with Year 2 and Year 3 in particular. The new literacy tool we are implementing at St Mary’s is called InitiaLit and it emphasises phonemic awareness and developing skills in decoding unknown words. Teachers received training in InitiaLit at the end of last year and now the programme is being ‘rolled out’ across our archdiocese this year. We are very pleased with student responses and engagement already and look forward to sharing details with parents soon.
Parents are invited to come in for a barbecue on Friday 12 March after school. It is an initiative of our Community Council to support parent involvement especially now that Covid restrictions have eased. Parents are welcome to come in, take a look at our playground and new equipment and have a sausage sizzle whilst chatting to staff and other parents. Families may like to sit a while, so bring your picnic rug and simply enjoy our space as a family. We’ll even get out the cricket bat to have a game if weather permits. It will be a great way to start the weekend. Please RSVP via the link below to assist with catering.
On a final note I will be away this Wednesday to Friday at a Catholic Education Principal’s Conference and Retreat. This is an annual meeting of the 56 principals across our archdiocese and supportive of the current programs in education. In my absence Ms Hotham will be in charge.
Have a lovely week everyone.
Celebrating 200 years of Catholic Education in Australia
On Wednesday our Year 6 leaders and Ms Richards represented St Mary’s at St Christopher’s Cathedral in Canberra for a special Mass to celebrate 200 years of Catholic Education in Australia. Many other schools from our diocese also attended this special and holy celebration led by Archbishop Christopher Prowse.
Lent is a time to rediscover the meaning of life and prioritise what is important in how we live our lives. We try to simplify our lives, take time out to reflect and pray, and listen and respond to those in need. Prayer, fasting and almsgiving are concrete ways in which can demonstrate our relationship with God. In prayer we speak through language and action, and in fasting through abstinence, and in giving we reach out to others. Lent is a period of preparation for and renewal of baptism.
Melissa Hotham - Religious Education Coordinator
SUNDAY CHILDREN'S LEAD PARISH MASS
All student's and families are invited to join the Parish community at our first Sunday Children's lead Mass on Sunday 14th March at 8.30am.
After Mass all are welcome to join in a cuppa. Please bring a small plate of food to share.
Please let the office know if your child will be attending so they can be given a job to do.
St Mary's Community Council are holding a family barbeque get together on FRIDAY 12th March at 5pm.
Bring along your fold up chair and drinks (Non Alcoholic) and the barbeque will be provided.
(Backup date is Friday 19th March)
Please fill out the online form below and submit by MONDAY for catering NUMBERS.
WHITE CROSS DENTAL will visit on WEDNESDAY 17TH MARCH.
Please return your form that went home early in the term as soon as possible
if you would like to have your child seen on this day.
Contact the office if you require another form.
From this week until the end of term meal breaks will be:
LUNCH 1: 11.00am - 11.30am
(Sandwiches & lunch orders will be eaten)
LUNCH 2: 1.00pm -1.40pm
(Recess food will be eaten)
MONDAY & THURSDAY Lunch orders MUST be in to the
OFFICE or BAKERY by 9am
A reminder that PLAIN BLACK SHOES are to be worn Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday with GREY socks for BOYS and WHITE socks for GIRLS.
Monday & Friday JOGGERS are to be worn with WHITE socks for both BOYS & GIRLS.
Thank you for following our uniform policy.