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Take a look at this weeks Community News! We have a message from Emmanuel College, the Church bulletin, and tutoring information from Now We're Talking.

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Introducing ~

Hello! My name is Belinda and I’ve joined the St.Mary’s Learning Support team.     I never imagined I’d end up living in Melbourne and working in a Primary school when I moved away from my home town of Orange in regional NSW (about 25 years ago now!)

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Red Day for Child Safety ~ Friday 29th October

Lexi and Jack, our student wellbeing leaders, have been busy organising activties for Red Day for Child Safety which will be held on Friday 29th October.    Students are asked to wear a splash of RED on the day, whether it's to school (with their uniform) or to their online class meetings. 

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Students: Wearing Masks

As you would know it is a requirement that students in Year 3 to 6 wear masks when indoors on school premises, unless a medical exemption applies.    We understand that some children may feel uncomfortable and anxious about doing this so we have sourced this short story that can be read with them. 

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Wellbeing: Are you being Sunsmart?

Just a reminder that hats must be worn through until the end of April.  Hats should be school legionnaire style or broad brimmed in keeping with our sun smart policy.  Please ensure that your children have the correct hat to wear.....NO HAT, NO PLAY.

Uniform Shop Orders

As parents are still unable to come onsite for prolonged visits, our uniform shop will be open for online orders only.    You can place an order by emailing the order form to stmarysaltonauniforms@gmail.com   Orders will be sent home with your child.

Tuck Shop

A reminder that the Tuckshop is open everyday but only for lunch orders. Lunch orders should be placed in the class tub as children enter the classroom.    No over the counter purchases can be made at this stage.  Click here to access our Tuck shop menu.

Optimistic October

Action for Happiness has procuded their calendar for October.  It focuses on being Optimistic.  The Optimistic October calendar is full of ideas to help you set meaningful goals and find new perspectives on challenges you're facing.

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Wellbeing: Back to the Classroom

While many will thrive on the return to school, we know that some students might need extra support returning to the classroom after lockdown.     In this article, Penny Van Bergen and Erin Mackenzie offer five tips for parents to help their children adjust.  It's a great read.

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October - the month of Mary

The month of October is a powerful time to pray to Mary, the mother of Jesus.Mary… who said “Yes” to God.Mary… who visited Elizabeth.Mary… who was with Jesus as he grew up in Nazareth.Mary… who journeyed with Jesus and celebrated his life with her own.

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Library News: Click and Collect

A reminder that we are running Click and Collect for our library until all children are back onsite.     Please email Milly at library@smaltona.catholic.edu.au with your child's name and any book/topic requests. Up to two books can be borrowed per child at a time.

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Good Advice

Mila has some great advice for our Community...  Thanks for the great reminders Mila.

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Scholastic Book Club ~ Digital Issue

A message from Scholastic....Welcome to Term 4 and a special Home Edition of Book Club!  Please look out for your physical catalogues for a BUMPER CHRISTMAS ISSUE 7 arriving once your school reopens.

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Child Safety Policy: Student Version

Our Journey...We understand that it is important to ensure and guarantee children’s safety within the community and the school. We also think it is important  that all students know about Child Safety.  So in 2019 the JSC discussed who needs to be kept safe and how we can do that and we decided...

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NUDE FOOD

In an effort to reduce rubbish at school and maintain our good hygiene practices, our Nude Food initiative will remain in place.  Families are encouraged to send food to school in re-useable containers and students are required to take home any wrappings that they bring to school.

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School Prayer

This is our School Prayer created by Mrs Chodowski, her Year 5/6 class and the JSC in 2018. It is included at the beginning of our school assemblies, said within classroom prayer times and at school masses.  

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CHILD SAFETY

At St. Mary's we are committed to maintaining a culture of child safety. We implement strategies which demonstrate this through everyday life at the school, guided by the documents listed in the 'Read More' section. Our Child Safety Officer is Margaret Masseni (DP & Wellbeing Leader)  

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Catholic Education Guide

To assist your decision making in relation to your child's education for 2022 and beyond, please find below a link to the 136 page March 2021 edition of the Catholic Education Guide.    CLICK HERE

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nForma Parent Portal

Click this link to access the nForma Parent Portal.
From here you can access your child/rens school reports.

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Camp Australia

 

Information about Camp Australia's before and after school program at St Mary's.

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