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Farewell Mrs Leone & Ms Kirkwood

Today we farewell Nancy Leone (Prep L) and Jane Kirkwood (Year 3/4K). Both of these wonderful ladies leave us to start a new adventure in life as they become mothers for the first time in the coming months.  We know that you will join us in wishing them all the very best. 

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Education In Faith:

We have now reached the end of our third term and we stand in awe of the efforts of our teachers, students, staff and families over this challenging time. We wish everyone in the St Mary’s community a safe and restful holiday with family. 

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Our School's App Has Been Upgraded

We’re excited to announce that our school communication app called Updat-ed has been upgraded. The app has moved to a more robust, futureproof platform and will present some new features. To get access to the new Updat-ed app, please follow the instructions.

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Resources for Parents: Growing Friendships

This week I received an email from a parent who had come across a resource that she had found most useful when helping her child in during this period of remote learning and she felt it was worth sharing. She wrote...

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Click on the links to access a range of information & activities across our community, including news & information from the parish and local secondary schools as well as, this week, links to information about emotion management programs, Creative Music and free employment themed workshops.

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Aussie of the Month ~ September

Congratulations to Ryder, Isabella and Aidan who were awarded our Aussie of the Month awards for September. Click here to see their smiling faces and to find out why they got their awards.

St Mary's Spoonville is growing!

Have you seen our new Spoonville members?  It's been wonderful to see students popping in to 'plant' their spoon in our garden.  It's not too late to add yourself to the garden. Watch Jamison's video to find out what to do. We hope to see you at school soon.

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Drench - it means to make something completely wet Verb Synonyms: drown, flood, saturate, soak I was drenched after running through the rain. Sam planned to drench me when we had our water balloon fight. How would you use the word?

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Early Dismissal on Friday 18th September

A reminder that Friday 18th September will be the final day of Term 3.  School will finish at 1pm.  Students learning onsite will need to be collected at that time.  We hope you have a good holiday and look forward to resuming Term 4 with you on Monday 5th October.

2021 Prep Enrolments

ENROLMENTS FOR PREP 2021 ARE NOW OPEN.  Due to current Victorian Government restrictions, tours are unable to take place.  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL OFFICE ON 9398 4842.  Enrolment Forms can be accessed from our website or be collected from the school office.

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Catholic Care will begin providing counselling services to support the wellbeing of the children attending St. Mary’s Primary School, Altona. Our new counsellor is Rishika Sangeeta. Rishika will be available on Thursday each week, from next Thursday 30th July.

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In an effort to reduce rubbish at school and maintain our good hygiene practices, our Nude Food initiative will remain in place indefinitely.  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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Our School App Has Been Upgraded

Our school's app, called Updat-ed, has been upgraded. To download the app just visit the App Store for iPhones or Google Play for Android’s (or click on the image below). Search for Updat-ed and from the menu, select our school. We’ll receive your registration request and will need to approve you before your app is up and running.



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