This week, I ask you to keep in your prayers Fr Michael and his family, whose mother passed away last Sunday. The funeral will be held on Monday at St Mary’s Williamstown at 11am.
This Monday we celebrate our Feast of St Mary Help of Christians. We will gather in the church in the morning from 9:15 for a liturgy, followed by an ice cream van and concert for the children. Parents are welcome to come and join us for prayer, but must sign in to the church’s QR code system.
I mentioned in last week’s message that I am currently considering options for outsourcing our Uniform Shop. I am so grateful for the parents who have run the Uniform Shop onsite for many years, most recently, Patrice and Katrina. As you can understand, family life is getting more and more busy and complex and it is getting increasingly difficult to find parents who can devote the time required to run the shop onsite. I would be interested to hear from any parents who have experience or knowledge of any uniform providers that we may be able to consider. If you can provide any information around suppliers or suggestions, please do so here. If you are able to volunteer some time into operating the Uniform shop, please let me know via the same form. Once we engage with a particular provider, I am hoping to obtain input around our existing uniform to determine if it is time to review our uniform items, materials, options etc.
As was announced at assembly, Junior students (Prep - 2) must be actively supervised on the playground by a parent/guardian in both the morning and afternoon. Please also communicate with your child that they are not to go onto the playground unless you or a carer are there actively supervising. We will continue to monitor this decision to ensure the safety of the children.
Enjoy your weekend,
Hi I am Katrina Chavarria
I started working at St Mary’s in 2019 as your Bursar, previously I was the Office Manager at Robina Scott Kindergarten for 7 years. So very happy to have moved onto a wonderful welcoming school community.
I grew up in Turners Beach on the North West Coast of Tasmania and moved over when I was 26.
My family consists of Cisco, Kyle (19) and Keely (15) plus Tobey our Kelpie cross.
I love to socialise with friends & family, love to have a chat (I think most of you who have gotten to know me know this) plus you will always get a smile...
Evie Carter for trying her hardest with her writing and creating beautiful art work.
Owen Collinson for being a kind student by always using fantastic manners.
Iris Callegria for approaching all tasks with a positive attitude and smile.
Mila Zuvela for her hard work during Writing, Reading and Maths.
Ashton Ramsay for having a positive attitude and displaying consistent effort during NAPLAN.
Chloe Matina for always being a happy and kind member of our class.
Grace Tucker for her excellent use of vocabulary in her snapshot recount writing.
Xavier Rietveld for your effort and excellent attitude to your work.
Mia Jesaulenko for writing an expressive snapshot about camp.
Thomas Hicks for his excellent responsible attitude to all his learning.
Admit: When you tell someone what you did.
Say sorry: Let them know that you felt badly about it.
Be forgiven: When you feel that the person is now all right.
Make up: When you know everything is all right between you.
St Mary’s, like other Victorian Catholic schools, receives additional funding from the government for students’ who require additional support so they can participate in schooling in a similar way to their peers.
This funding is obtained through the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) on students with a disability.
Please read this article which gives more details about the NCCD.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Learning Diversity Leader