Confidence is vitally important to a child’s future happiness, health, and success. Confident children are better equipped to deal with peer pressure, responsibility, frustrations, challenges, and both positive and negative emotions. And what is the KEY factor in developing a child’s confidence?
School ends for Term 3 at 2.30 pm on Friday 20th September. We would like to wish you a restful and happy holiday and look forward to seeing all your smiling faces at 8.45 am on Monday 7th October ready to start Term 4.
Recently you received a letter regarding the CEMSIS survey. A couple of parents questioned how to select our school as it wasn't coming up. Once you arrive at the log in page, you need to type - St Mary's School (Altona). Please include the brackets to make the name appear.
Friday 20th September is a FREE DRESS DAY for students. No coin donation necessary. We'd like to say thank you for all the support you've given this term...Footy Fun Day, Social Justice Stalls, Bush Dance, Bunnings BBQ and Cake Stall....and so much more!
Bookings have now closed. IF you wish to make an appointment to see you child's teacher you will need to email them or speak to them in person.Interviews are on Monday 16th September from 3.15 - 5pm.
Scholastic Book Fair is coming back to St. Mary's next term. At our first assembly we are hoping to have a childrens' book special guest. There will be opportunities that first week for children to browse the Book Fair with their class teacher to see the great reading for sale.
Congratulations to our AUGUST Aussies! Click here to see why they were named Aussie of the Month.
CHERISH Type of Word: Verb (you can do it) Past Tense: Cherished Meaning: To treasure something that is dear to you Use in a sentence: I will always cherish the scarf that my grandma knitted for me.
Our next Walk / Ride to School Day will be on Wednesday 18th September. Come along in an active way and join in the fun. Students should see the house captains on the netball court to have their name put on the house team charts. We are looking for the Most Active House Team.
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 the JSC discussed who needs to be kept safe and how we can do that and we decided...
Sweeney's Real Estate has recently become one of our sponsors. Thanks Sweeneys.
Late last term our school participated in the National Schools Improvement Tool (NSIT) School Review. We were very pleased with the findings and have started using the information with staff to guide our planning for the next four years and specifically our Annual Action Plan for 2020.