Dear families, We finally find ourselves at the end of a difficult term. I hope the next fortnight re-energises you all, especially with the introduction of new freedoms from today. The sunshine will certainly help lift our moods, I’m sure.
This weeks Community News has our Annual Report, a letter from Father Michael, as well as our Church Bulletin, a joint message from The Holy See, news from our local secondary school; Emmanuel College, and Cricket Club registration information!
October is Mental Health Awareness month and the Werribee Hospital Foundation are encouraging the community to get moving and look after their mental health by participating in 5KOKchallenge. Click for information on how to register!
My name is Alessandra Sottile and I teach Physical Education (PE) at St Marys. I have recently also started to teach in 1/2N. I am so thankful for the warm welcome I have had at St Marys!
As parents, we often put our needs at the bottom of a never-ending to-do list. But burnout creeps up when we stop checking in with ourselves. We say, “I’m fine!” until suddenly we’re not.
Self-care isn't selfish, it's essential. No-one's perfect. But so often we compare our insides to other people's outsides. This month we're encouraging everyone to be kinder to themselves (as well as others), especially when things go wrong.
Looking for fun and engaging activities you can do at home? Here’s a list of ideas from around the world to keep kids of all ages – and adults – entertained and engaged.
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.
Well done to all the children who have participated in the Premier's Reading Challenge so far! A reminder that the Challenge will be finishing on the 17th of September, so don't forget to squeeze in those last few books.
Click here to access our new Tuck shop menu. Due to increasing prices of food, our prices have also increased slightly.
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)