St. Mary's eNews

Term 2 Week 7



Wellbeing: Needing a little self-care?

Self-care is all about putting yourself and your needs first. It’s about knowing what serves you best and implementing that into your daily life.

Furthermore, self-care isn’t something you force yourself to do and it doesn’t involve doing things you don’t enjoy.

For example, a 5km a day run may be good for some people, but if the thought of it fills you with dread, then it definitely won’t serve you.

Self-care should leave you feeling refreshed, reenergised and with lower anxiety and stress levels than when you began.

Understanding what works for you personally is essential in creating a healthy life balance. 

Feeling like you need a little self-care at the moment?
Read on...

Maths: At home in lockdown

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. 


Things like cooking with a measurement focus or sports where we look at times are just a couple but the ideas are endless.

Click one or all of the links below to find out more.

7 Ways Parents can Help Their Kids with Maths 

Maths Is All Around You 

Maths At Home

Helping your kids learn maths at home doesn't have to be daunting

Introducing ~ Angela Hamilton Performing Arts

Hello Superstars! 

I’m Angela Hamilton and this is my seventh year being a teacher here at St. Mary’s!

I am the Performing Arts specialist teacher and I also organise and run the St. Mary’s School Choir.

I was born in Footscray and brought up in Sunshine, where my parents still live.  I am the baby of my family so apparently I’m the spoiled one. 

Although I’ve been a teacher for a very long time, I’ve also been a professional dancer, choreographer, Assistant Artistic Director for the National Children’s Dance Theatre and mum to two boys and two girls, (and two of them are teachers as well.) 

I love going on adventures and discovering new things, I can’t wait until we can all start doing this again. The children and families at St. Mary’s have been wonderful in making me smile and laugh and I am very happy being part of such a lovely community.

Great ideas for kids at home

With more time at home explore the list of fun and educational ideas for kids of all ages.  Curated from around the world, there is something for everyone.

  Activities are loosely grouped into age appropriate activities.
They include some virtual cultural experiences from around the globe - tours of museums, galleries, parks, zoos and streaming performances.

Click here to read more.

Joyful June: Action for Happiness

Even on difficult days, there are still things to be grateful for. And by noticing more of the good things, we can train our brains to be more resilient. So this month Action for Happiness are encouraging everyone to find and share the little joys in life.
The June calendar begins with deciding to look for what's good every day this month.  Click here to view and download a copy.

The Joyful June calendar is full of actions to help you find more joy, even though life isn't perfect. Please share with others too!

You can also use their app to receive the daily calendar actions and join a supportive community putting these into practice. 

Community News

Click on the links below to find more news from around our community. 

 For example...The Melbourne Young Writers' Studio are opening a pop-up studio in Semester Two at the Old Laverton School. They already have a studio in Fitzroy North and have been fostering a love of story and helping young writers to develop their skills with great success for a number of years now, and are now very excited to be bringing their innovative and inspiring programs to Hobsons Bay.
Click this link for more information - Young Writers Workshop

Church Bulletin 6th June

Tuning Into Kids ~ Free Online Course

Tuning in to KidsTM is an evidence-based parenting program to help parents build strong and healthy relationships with their kids.  The program equips parents with skills to build emotional intelligence in children by using emotion coaching.

Outcomes include improved parent confidence and positive changes in parent-child relationships.


Tuning in to KidsTM is a free program for parents and carers of primary school children, delivered by Hobsons Bay City Council, Hobsons Bay UP, and Communities That Care Hobsons Bay.


The program runs online (via zoom) from 26th July - 6th Sept, from 10am-12pm weekly (7 weeks).

To book visit: