A huge thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Awards Day and Thanksgiving Mass last week. Both occasions were a wonderful celebration for St Mary’s students and families. We have held our Awards Day during the dayfor the past couple of years. Thank you to those who replied to the survey sent out via Schoolzine of your preference for a day or night End of Year Awards for 2020. We will advise of the outcome next year.
Sadly, our school enrolment numbers have taken a ‘little dip’ which is the ebb and flow for all small schools, as families leave for a variety of reasons. I would like to thank the Tadrous, Jones and Irwin family for their time and contribution to our school. We will farewell the Kingfamily early next year as they set off on their travelling adventure.
In happier news, I would like to announce that Ms Maddison Crozier from Tumbarumba, will be joining us in 2020. One more teaching appointment is yet to be finalised.
Class teachers for next year are:
· Kinder/1 Ms Amy Buckmaster
· Year 2/3 To be appointed
· Year 4/5/6 Ms Maddison Crozier
Ms Collinswill be teaching Indonesianand also joining Ms Saundersonin coordinating our Literacy and Numeracy programs in 2020. Ms Murray will continue as our Librarian.
In other news, St Mary’s will be taking part in an outreach programfrom Royal Far West in Sydney to deliver Allied Health support via video conference. This will commence in Term 1, Week 3 for some students inSpeech Therapy and Occupational Therapy.Parents of the students involved for Semester One 2020 have already been contacted. If you would like further information please let me know.
A gentle reminder to all parents that our KK Gift Giving is scheduled for tomorrowmorning and every child is asked to bring a gift to the value of $10.Please let us know if you would like some assistance.
I would like to wish all families a festive and holy Christmas and a happy New Year. It has been a wonderful year for learning and personal growth for students, teachers and also myself, as we recognise we are all learners. Thank you once again for letting us share in your child’s journey with St Mary’s.
Students in Years 1 to 6 return to school Wednesday 29 Januaryand Kindergarten students return Thursday 30 January. Further details will be emailed to parents early in January, but please see requirements attached to this Newsletter. I look forward to seeing our students’ cheerful faces after a restful and fun filled summer holiday.
A reminder to all families that are not paying by direct debit or regular instalment, all school fees for 2019 should be paid by TOMORROW. Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated. Please see Jannine or Trish if you would like to discuss this further.