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!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A reminder that we are running Click and Collect for our library until all children are back onsite. Please email Milly at email@example.com with your child's name and any book/topic requests. Up to two books can be borrowed per child at a time.
Mila has some great advice for our Community... Thanks for the great reminders Mila.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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)