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Wellbeing: Community Week

Community Week was a huge success....we beat the rain on Wednesday for our Sports Day, the school was a sea of RED for Child Safety day and there were some of the best crazy hair to be seen today! Have a read of the news about these events from the classes as well as a few extra bits and pieces. Prep - This week has been a very busy and enjoyable week.  We all loved Sports Day! We had lots of fun participating in different activities and cheering for our teams. Thank you to Mr. Lappin for organising a fun Sports Day and to the teachers and seniors for helping on the day. Congratulations to the Yellow team & well done to every other team for doing a great job.

Year 1/2 - We loved our Community Week! How great it was to work with our class on Sports Day and cheer each other on as we worked through sports rotations. Thank you to Mr Lappin and all other teachers and senior helpers who helped organise the day. Congratulations YELLOW TEAM for winning this years Sports Day! 

On Red Day we enjoyed talking about the importance of child safety and thinking about 5 people we feel safe talking to. Lots of us included our friends, teachers, siblings and adults at home. 


Our Funky Friday was also such a blast!! So many of us sported crazy hair and we had fun wearing our casual clothes. Thank you to Mrs Masseni for organising a fantastic and memorable day for us after such a hard slog of remote learning. We are so lucky to be able to grow and learn at St Mary’s! 

Year 3/4 - 
We all loved Community Week this week, particularly the great Sports Day activities Mr. Lappin organised for us.

We have collected some great information about our chosen animal and we are now beginning to create the ideal environment for them. We are also planning an information report about our chosen animal during Writing.

We are continuing to work on confidence and self esteem in Circle Time and Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Religion.

Year 5/6 - 

We loved our Community Week and thanks to our school leaders, teachers and students for organising and being involved in this fun week. The Year 5/6s enjoyed their sports’ activities on Wednesday. They also helped out with the junior events. Congratulations to all the House team leaders. All teams were exemplary in their conduct and involvement on the day. WELL DONE  ‘YELLOW’ team on the win! 

The Year 6’s are continuing to work on their Yearbooks. The Year 5s are now editing scripts for another Readers’ Theatre production. They will revise and plan their new plays for a ‘new’ audience, the Year 6s!  

In Reading, (BTN) the students watched several video clips about current event stories. They demonstrated their comprehension through answering questions about what they saw and heard. The stories included; History of the U.N., Mt Resilience AR App, Covid Normal, Spotting Deep Fake Videos & Fiver for a Farmer.


Education In Faith: Remembering the Fallen

It has been 102 years since the guns fell silent over the Western Front after the Germans called for an armistice following over four years of continuous warfare culminating in a final four months of continual losses. 

This coming Wednesday, the 11th day of the 11th month we will remember them. Our 3/4 students will lead the school in a special service for Remembrance Day. 

In the years since that Armistice, Australia has been called upon to serve in many wars, conflicts, peacekeeping missions and humanitarian operations. Over this time more than two million men and women have served in the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Airforce, tragically more than 102,000 of these brave Australians never made it home.

At this service, we will play The Last Post symbolising the duty of these dead is over and they can now Rest In Peace. During the minute’s silence, we will be asked to pause and reflect on the service and sacrifice of all those who have and continue to serve in defence of our great nation and of freedom and democracy.

They grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, now the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun

And in the morning

We will remember them.

Lest we forget.


Yours in Faith


Matthew Taylor

Religious Education Leader

Welcome to the World....

...Allegra Leone.

  Born 31st October weighing 3.36kg and measuring 51.5cm long.

Mum and dad doing well.

Action for Happiness: New Ways November

Action for Happiness has launched their November calendar ~ New Ways November.

Covid is restricting our lives, but we can find new ways to keep making progress. Trying out new things can actually boost our well-being. When we open up to new ideas, it helps us stay curious and engaged. It can also bring a sense of accomplishment and help to boost our self-confidence and resilience. There are so many ways to learn new things and this month we're encouraging everyone to find new and creative ways to overcome our frustrating situations.

Click here to access the calendar

Click here to sign up to receive their calendar each month via email

Aussie of the Month ~ October

Congratulations to our October Aussie of the Month students....Stella, Leila and Shiloh.
 Click here to find out why they are so wonderful!




When you’re cautious, you try to stay away from problems or something dangerous.

Synonyms: careful, wary, guarded

I came up to the spider cautiously because I wasn’t sure if it was a Redback spider.

I needed to be cautious crossing the road because there was a lot of traffic.

Community News

News from around the community...Parish, Secondary schools, Hobsons Bay council and Camp Australia.
    Take a peek...there might be something for you.

There's new information about the Hobsons Bay Music Academy who are running music lessons for children from a young age.

Church Bulletin 13th December
Williamstown Magic Basketball
Camp Australia - Summer Holiday Club
Hobsons Bay Music Academy
Hobsons Bay Netball Club
Creative Music for Schools

St Mary's College - Enrolments
Dear Family and Friends of St Mary’s College
Our final newsletter for 2020 is now available:
Just a reminder – to continue to receive our newsletters after this year, please subscribe:

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas!
Warmest regards  Jenny Knox ~ Director of Innovation & College Develpment


Mount St. Joseph Girls' College Community
The latest edition of the Synergy newsletter is now available to view or download. Dear Members of the Mount St. Joseph Girls' College Community,

Please Click here to read

We hope you enjoy this updated edition and we thank all staff and students for their contributions.

Mount St. Joseph Girls' College
133 Maidstone Street
Altona, Victoria  3018

Camp Australia

Camp Australia brings to you The BIG Art & Expression Competition – where your child can display their creative talents and win BIG prizes. The competition is open to all registered Camp Australia families and, if you’re not registered, registration is free! Register free at and find out more about the competition at

There will also be 3 prizes for the top 3 schools; 1st prize $3,000 art grant, 2nd prize $2,000 art grant, 3rd prize $1,000 art grant. 


Walk / Ride to School Day

Our next Walk / Ride to School day will be on Thursday 19th November.

 Come to school in an active way and earn points for your house team. 

  Remember to see the house captains on the netball court to get your name written on the house team charts.