- Principal's Message
- From The REC
- Year 2/3/4 - Little Bits STEM
- Week 1 Awards
- WASTE NO MORE BY WEEK 4
- Tennis for Sport
- Radio News
- Cake Raffle
- Home Cooking
- Athletics Carnival
- Term 2 Uniform
- Mother's Day Raffle
- Winter Warmer Wednesday
- Winter Warmer
- Live Life Well at School
- Class Excursions 2019
- Kindergarten 2020
- Tissues Please
- Dates To Remember
- For Sale
- Community Events
- Thank You
- Thought Of The Week
It is Catholic Schools' Week and the theme, ‘Engaging Faith, Minds and Community’ highlights the faith based nature of Catholic schools while emphasising our inclusiveness-that all are welcome. As part of a Catholic community our schools are called to celebrate diversity, inspire minds and help shape the young people to serve those most in need. We celebrate Mass together as a school community this Thursday 9 May at 10am, followed by morning tea. We hope to see you there. I, unfortunately, regret that I have to put in my apologies as I will be attending a principal’s meeting in Young.
This week we were to also to celebrate Catholic School’s Week with St Joseph’s Adelong by combining our Athletics Carnival on Wednesday. Due to the weather forecast this is now postponed to Thursday 23 May. I am hoping that our email alert system is getting notices to you quickly, avoiding any confusion.
On a final note Catholic Schools' Week is also begins our enrolment period for 2020. This year we are having an information evening Thursday 16 May starting at 6:00pm. All parents of prospective students for 2020 are invited to attend and have a look around our school setting in order to start the conversation for their child.
Have a lovely week everyone,
Our theme for Catholic Schools week 2019,
'Engaging Faith, Minds andCommunity'
"Send Out Your Lght and Your Truth, Let Them Lead Me"
best describes the Catholic school experience. It illustrates our holistic approach to educating children to become adults who personify Catholic values and serve their communities.
Faith - placing Christ at the Centre.
Minds - insiring achievement and the fulfilment of each child's potential.
Community - to become valuable, caring members of the school and extended community.
Join us for Mass at 10.00am Thursday 9th May. An invitation is extended for Morning Tea with the children after Mass.
Students are prompted to find solutions to real world problems through applying engineering, physics, art, and design thinking in guided activities then progressing to open challenges through hands on learning.
STEM is an approach to learning and development that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Through STEM, students develop key skills including:
- problem solving
- critical analysis
- independent thinking
- communication digital literacy.
Miss Buckmaster and 2/3/4 are on a mission to implement a new recycling system for St Mary's.
Our current recycling practices are mediocre and we are ready to make a change.
Students will be educated over the coming weeks of the new system in the hope for complete implementation by Week 4.
We hope that parents will be on board with our new recycling practices and help us help the environment by significantly reducing our current waste production.
Tennis lessons start this Friday 10th May. This will be part of the students sport program. There will be no cost for lessons as this will be paid for through the Sporting Schools Grant for Term 2. If your child has their own racquet they are more than welcome to bring it to lessons.
BECAUSE OF PREDICTED COLD WEATHER our athletics carnival at the Batlow oval has been postponed to our back up date of THURSDAY 23rd May.
ALL OTHER DETAILS REMAIN THE SAME FOR THE 23RD.
Students are asked to wear sports uniform, joggers, a hat, plenty of water , morning tea and lunch unless ordered last term.
IF YOU DID NOT PAY DIRECTLY INTO THE ACC WHEN ORDERING LUNCHES PLEASE SEND IN MONEY FOR LUNCH ORDERS TO THE OFFICE BY WEDNESDAY MORNING.
A canteen will run on the day with fruit, assorted biscuits and cake for sale.
As the cooler weather starts to creep in parents are reminded that students are to wear FULL winter uniform.
This includes BLACK shoes for both girls and boys except on Monday & Friday which is sports uniform & joggers.
The uniform shop usually has all uniform supplies required and some seconds. Please see Tracee Thursday or Friday.
Hats do NOT have to be worn in Term 2.
Our Mother's Day raffle will be drawn this Friday and not last Friday as previously advertised.
Thank you to Kristy Willems and Carol Flannagan for selling tickets at the RSL Club last Friday night.
Tickets can still be sent in until this Thursday.
Buy a ticket to win one of three great prizes to pamper Mum, Nan or a special friend.
As the Athletics Carnival has been postponed Winter Warmers will be available TOMORROW. Mac and Cheese for $3.50 for one serve or $6.00 for two. Hot chocholate for $1.50. Orders in by 9.00am please.
Excursions are an opportunity to extend learning beyond the classroom and are generally a highlight of the school year for all involved.
- Thursday 16 May… Kindergarten/Year 1 Boggy Creek and Sugarpine Walk… $20
- MONEY DUE & NOTES TO BE SUBMITTED BY THIS FRIDAY 10TH MAY
- November 11/12…Year 2/3/4…….Borambola One Night Excursion $180
- EXPRESSION OF INTEREST NOTE TO BE SUBMITTED BY THIS FRIDAY 10TH MAY
- September 24/25……..Year 5/6 …......Beechworth………. $180
- DEPOSIT OF $50 TO BE PAID & NOTE TO BE SUBMITTED BY THIS FRIDAY 10TH MAY
Please note : The Year 2/3/4 excursion is an overnight excursion and therefore we are only seeking parents expression of interest at this point in time. No money is to be forwarded to school at this stage. Confirmation will be early in Term 2 after expressions of interest have been received from all parents.
Please be aware that bus costs are subsidised by school context funding in order to reduce overall costs.
Medical consent notes will be forwarded to parents closer to the overnight excursions.
We are aware that some families may have more than one child in Years 2-6 and therefore encourage parents to consider a payment plan and arrange direct debit payments to our school account. BSB 062-786 ACC 000010032
Information evening on Thursday 16th May at 6.00pm for parents or carers with a child starting Kindergarten in 2020.
Please inform any family in the Community who have a child starting Kindergarten in 2020.
Western Region Cross Country - 17th May
Athletics Carnival - 23rd May
NAPLAN Years 3 & 5 - 14th, 15th & 16th May
Life Education Van - 24th May
Western Region Athletics Cootamundra - 28th June
Term 2 ends - Friday 5th July
Trivia Night - Saturday 7th September
Piano / Keyboard Lessons
Individual lessons lessons will be available during school hours at St Mary's in Term 2 for students in Year 2-6.
Vanessa Hall a qualified experienced teacher will be teaching lessons.
Parents are to pay lesson fees directly to Vanessa and for further enquiries contact her on 0448609479.