Hello Parents and Carers,
This term is promising to be a brighter one for our students as COVID restrictions ease permitting some extra curriculum activities.
Firstly, this Thursday 29 October, we welcome to St Mary’s a presenter from African Drumming to lead each class in a drumming circle. We have been anticipating this event for some time as we purchased the African drums at the end of 2019. Staff will participate in a ‘drumming training session’ on Wednesday evening as part of a professional development session. It is so wonderful to have music and instruments in our school.
Also coming up this term is an excursion to the National Zoo in Canberra on Friday 20 November. It will be an early start with a coach leaving the school at 7:00am and returning by 6:00pm. All students from K-6 are invited to attend with all costs (bus fare and entry) covered by a generous donation from Catholic Care in response to the bushfire crisis last January. Notes will go home shortly seeking signed parental permission.
School photos were taken last week and the students looked superb in full summer uniform. Thank you for attending to that request especially in regard to black school shoes. We expect the photos back well before the end of term. School photographs are usually held in the first term of the year and we have booked the photographer for 24 March next year.
As the end of year approaches parents may wish to be aware of the following dates:
- Awards Evening Wednesday 9 December @ 6pm (To be confirmed pending COVID restrictions easing further)
- Thanksgiving and Yr 6 Graduation Mass Thursday 10 December @10am (Year 6 parents are able to attend with current COVID guidelines)
- End of Year Pool Party Friday 11 December
Have a lovely week everyone,
All Soul’s Day 2 November
November is traditionally the month when we remember our deceased relatives and friends. We have sent out some envelopes to each family with hearts stapled to them today; can you write any family members' or close friends names who have passed away on them and have them back to the school no later than Friday October 30.
Please feel free to colour in the hearts to add to the display. Please cut out the hearts and place in the envelope provided.
This is an optional activity.They will be displayed in the school entrance during November.
Also a big thank you to Nace Salmon, Ethan Brown and Caleb Brown for helping out with Sunday Liturgy last weekend. The three boys represented our school reverently and took our school symbols to the altar. We have the opportunity for children to present the liturgy scheduled for one Sunday every term. Please know that all families and children are welcome.
GEM AWARDS - WEEK 2
Our school Book Fair will run from Wednesday 4th November to the 11th.
Students will be bringing home a Wish List for their parents to view and decide if they would like to make a purchase. Photos of the available books will be posted on facebook with their price.
Because of COVID restrictions parents will have to book a time to come in and view the books.
Mrs Murray will be available on Wednesday 4th and Friday 11th from 3.00 - 5.00pm.
Please click on the link below to book your time to have a look and purchase from the Book Fair.
This Thursday 29 October, we welcome to St Mary’s a presenter from African Drumming to lead each class in a drumming circle. We have been anticipating this event for some time as we purchased the African drums at the end of 2019. Staff will participate in a ‘drumming training session’ on Wednesday evening as part of a professional development session.