Recent News

Principal's Message 23rd July 2021

Dear families, I pray you are all managing to find your own ways of getting through this extended lockdown.

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Walk/Ride to School Day

Fingers crossed our next Walk/Ride to School day will be on Friday 30th July.  Come along in an active way and join in the fun.   Add your name to the House team lists on the netball court to get points for your team.  Who will be the Most Active House team and Class? How will you get to school?

Supporting Social and Emotional Wellbeing

COVID 19 continues to shape who we can see and what we can do - at home, at school, at work and at play. Noone really knows yet what impact, if any, will be on children. Snap lockdowns can put pressure on relationships when stuck at home together.  Here are some tips that might help

Keeping Safe Online

Join the eSafety Commissioner’s expert education and training team for two  FREE live webinars as part of their Parent Series.

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Community News

Take a look at this weeks Community News. As well as our Church Bulletin we also have news from our local secondary school Emmanuel College.

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A letter from the PM!

Isabelle C from 5/6KC wrote a letter to the Prime Minister regarding action on climate change. Have a read...she makes some great points. Scott thought she did too as he sent her a reply! Well done Isabelle. We are proud of you.

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Grandparent's Day

St Mary's Grandparent's Day celebration may be postponed but Pope Francis declared earlier this year, World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly an annual event. Pope Francis said that the day will be marked each year around the feast of Sts Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.

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Learning and Teaching: Tips For Maths at Home

As we find ourselves yet again in the throws of another lockdown, it is timely that we consider the ways in which Maths can be learnt at home.  There are so many opportunities to explore mathematical concepts within our own home that teaches students the importance of real life maths.   

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Literacy: Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge

We are pleased with the number of students who have signed up for the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge. Milly has been busy handing out certificates to students who are tracking their reading progress. The challenge runs until the end of Term 3.   

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Creative Music ~ Term 3

Creative Music is now taking bookings for their Term 3 program.  

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Get Active Victoria

Round 2 of the Get Active Kids Voucher Program is NOW OPEN!Do your children love sport and getting active? You may be eligible for up to $200 to put towards the cost associated with your child’s sport and active recreation activities.

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Jump Back Up July

The July Action for Happiness calendar is up and running.This month's theme is all about resilience and understanding how we can build skills that will help us to bounce back.  

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Fun and Fitness

Fun & Fitness is held every Wednesday morning from 8 - 8.30am on the basketball court.  Sessions are run by Mrs Masseni and are open to all children from Prep - Year 6.  If it's overly windy or raining, sessions will be run in the hall.   

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Tuck Shop

Click here to access our new Tuck shop menu.  Due to increasing prices of food, our prices have also increased slightly.  

Camp Australia

Are you needing care for your child outside of usual school hours?   Camp Australia provides this service at St. Mary's.    Click here if you would like to find out more.

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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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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Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop opening hours have changed. The uniform shop is now open on Tuesday's from 9.00 - 9.45 am. Katrina Krol will look after your uniform needs. You can place an order by emailing the order form to stmarysaltonauniforms@gmail.com Orders will be sent home with your child.

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.