Dear families, I hope you are all doing well. It’s been great to see some normality continue to return to St Mary’s with lots of excursions happening throughout the week.
Next Friday 20th May is Walk (or Ride) Safely to School Day. Come along in an active and safe way to earn house points for your team. Meet the House Captains on the netball court to let them know how you traveled to school. We are also looking for the Most Active Class. Join in the fun!
I grew up in the area going to Catholic Primary, Secondary School (St Paul’s) and University. I have taught over several decades at five different Catholic Schools as a junior, middle and senior classroom teacher, specialist PE and ICT teacher and a variety of other roles in between.
Are you keen to note upcoming school events such as school holidays, school closure days, excursions etc so that you can plan ahead? Then this is information you need to read!
As a CyberSaftey Partner School we have access to some great resources including the newsletter bytes that we will send out to you on occasions. This week you will be able to read about the importance of "Starting the chat".
On Thursday the 12th of May, the students in Year 3/4 were lucky enough to catch the train into the city to visit the Melbourne Sea Life Aquarium. They went there to explore marine animals and learn all about life cycles and food webs to inform their learning in Integrated Studies this term.
What a wonderful thing it has been to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation at St Mary's once more. Over the past two weeks many of our Year 3s along with some Year 4s, 5s and even 6s have all sat down with Fr. Michael for what we once called the Sacrament of Penance.
For this weeks Community News we have Mrs. Sims' Garden Club Info, our Church Bulletin, news from Emmanuel College, Music Lesson information, Foster Carers Information, as well as Soccer Academy registration and a School Readiness Session.
Interested in joining the Parents and Friends Team? Please take some time to read about our two upcoming meetings for more information.
Each week we update the CLASSES tab on the home page. Click on each class level tab to see what's happening around the school.
As I welcome you to another school year, I would like to introduce you to one of our key priorities this year: To strengthen the Catholic identity of St Mary’s as an active and prayerful, contemporary faith community.
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)