Each month one student from each level of the school – Junior, Middle & Senior - is selected to receive the Aussie of the Month Award.
The Award acknowledges outstanding performance in such areas as: Behaviour, Work Effort or Social Interaction with others.
A photograph of the students is displayed in the school foyer and a certificate and badge is presented to them at the School Assembly.
Ryder is a kind and friendly student, who always tries his best during class activities. During the period of remote learning, Ryder has shown great resilience and always turns up to Zoom meets with a smile on his face. He has continued to work hard and tackle new challenges with a positive attitude and growth mindset. Keep up the great work Ryder!
Isabella Meddis is a bright and bubbly member of her class. She has transferred her positive attitude towards school and learning to remote learning as she is always one of the first to join her meetings and eager to participate and socialise with her friends and teacher. Isabella is also a kind and considerate student who checks in on her peers and is always willing to help anyone who needs it. She takes a lot of pride in all that she does, ensuring that all the work that she submits is completed to the best of her ability and she is not afraid to reach out and ask for help when needed. Isabella often goes above and beyond in her work always completing any challenges or extra tasks that are sent. Thank you Isabella for always being such a positive and enthusiastic member of our class.
Aidan has shown himself to be a reliable, helpful and resilient class member over this year. He is always one of the first children present in meetings, always comes with a smile and something to lighten the mood. He is an excellent listener and has shown during remote learning that he is a careful reader which has allowed him to offer helpful suggestions and advice to his peers, often before his teachers have had time to address that concern. He encourages others and listens to and acts on feedback in a respectful manner on a consistent basis. Aidan you have shown all the traits of a resilient and reliable remote learner and for that we congratulate you!
Max is a reliable and friendly student. He consistently applies himself in all that he does and actively seeks to challenge his own learning. Max sets an exceptional example for others in our class and school community with his behaviour both in the classroom and during online meetings. He often encourages those around him and shows a willingness to help others to achieve their goals. Max, your positive choices do not go unnoticed. Keep up the great work!
Isabelle M is a quiet achiever that puts 100% effort in everything she does. She is self motivated to learn, always tries her hardest and attempts all tasks with a great attitude.
Isabelle has demonstrated that she can take on extra challenges and has shown persistence and positivity when taking them on. She also has a caring and compassionate nature and she communicates with others in a polite and considerate manner.
Well done, Isabelle, on your achievements so far this year. Keep up the fabulous work!
Isabelle N is a responsible and hard working student, who applies herself to all tasks. She is a friendly and caring classmate, who has grown in confidence and aptitude. Isabelle has developed an excellent attitude to online learning and has consistently presented her work promptly and to a high standard. Through her Wellbeing Leadership, Isabelle has displayed a conscientious and mature approach towards her role. She shows respect and is supportive of others. She is a focused worker, who doesn’t give up on a task, even when it is challenging. Her exemplary behaviour makes Isabelle a positive role model to her peers.
Max is a friendly and caring member of the class. He has a positive attitude to all his work and always puts 100% effort into everything.
Max follows our school rules inside the classroom and out in the yard. He is a caring friend who considers the feelings of others and always acts in a kind manner.
Max has shown real persistence during remote learning, always posting with a smile.
He is respectful and uses his manners and he has the true St Mary’s spirit.
Keep it up Max
Ethan has flourished during remote learning. He comes to all scheduled meets, ready and prepared to learn. He follows the online expectations and gives his support to his classmates. Ethan takes on all the challenges presented to him and puts forth his best effort for each and every task, asking questions if needed. He raises his hand often to answer questions and takes on feedback given to him. Your smile and friendly nature brightens our mornings, thanks Ethan!
Aidan is exceptionally motivated to complete his learning tasks to a high standard. He can be particularly proud of his effort and application in Mathematics. Aidan is an organised and considerate class member who often offers his help to others without being asked. Aidan should be immensely proud of how he is applying himself to remote learning and of the active and helpful role he takes on in our Google Classroom. Congratulations Aidan.
Alyssa always works to the best of her ability. This was clearly demonstrated during remote learning where she uploaded many samples of work daily that included recorded reflections. Alyssa has made a wonderful start to school life and should be very proud of her efforts.
Andy is an enthusiastic and responsible member of our class who shows care and consideration for his classmates. In class Andy shows persistence when working through all tasks and is always willing to help those in need. He is respectful, follows directions and follows the school rules. Andy is well mannered and caring towards his peers and teacher. In class Andy is a hard worker who takes pride in all of his work. Andy shows kindness and consideration towards his friends out on the yard as well as in class. He comes in with a positive attitude every day with a smile on his face. His bubbly personality is a real asset to our class community.
Xavier has expanded his horizons and adapted so well to change this year. He has shown the real development of a positive mindset and has continued to become more and more engaged with and confident in his learning. Xavier has improved his willingness to ask questions and work proactively. He has had to learn many new ways of working and change many regular routines, often more than once, and has done so without complaint and increasingly, with a smile on his face.
Xavier, your work ethic at school is outstanding, we are all proud of you and you should be equally proud of yourself.
Congratulations and well done!
Iris shows great dedication and effort when completing tasks. She has a clear love of learning and will always go above and beyond the expectations. Iris has demonstrated that she can take on extra challenges and has shown persistence and a positive attitude when taking them on. Iris also has a caring and fun nature. She is always willing to be of assistance in the classroom and even working remotely, she showed this by including her little sister in some of the tasks and teaching her a few things.
Well done Iris on your achievements so far in your first year of school. Keep up the amazing work!
Adam has worked hard and shown great resilience during our time of online learning. He has produced some great work and created an amazing feast for his family in response to our Last Supper activity. Adam is a true friend to everyone in our class and his closest friends know they can always rely on him.
Lila is a responsible member of the 5/6CT classroom. She consistently sets an example for others, by demonstrating integrity and responsibility. Lila has a positive mindset and makes a consistent effort with all her learning. She displays a high level of commitment to all subject areas. She always works meticulously and strives hard to achieve her best.
Lila has been a focused worker within remote learning and has endeavoured to excel in all areas of the curriculum. She has a mature approach to all set online tasks and she genuinely applies herself to reveal her deep love of learning. Lila is a kind and gentle friend to all and works cooperatively with her peers. She has a quiet and caring nature and she communicates with others in a polite and considerate manner.
Gracie is a responsible and caring member of our classroom and school community. She comes to school each day with a smile, ready to learn. Gracie shows her love of learning as she consistently works hard on all tasks and willingly shares her ideas. She is always willing to help both her peers and teachers. She supports her classmates in a caring manner or a joke to make them laugh. Well done, Gracie! Keep up the great work.
Isabella is a polite and courteous member of our class. She enters the class each day in a positive manner and displays a supportive attitude towards her peers both in the classroom and on the yard. Isabella works diligently to tackle challenging tasks with a ‘can-do’ attitude displaying a high level of persistence and resilience in her learning. She has worked exceptionally well during a challenging time and consistently strives to achieve her best. Well done Isabella! You are an asset to our school community!
Lachlan is super organised with his remote learning. He asks questions, works independently and strives at all times to complete his tasks. Lachlan demonstrates a positive mindset to his learning and shows a willingness to help others. He is polite when using all forms of communication and is on time to class meetings, participating in the activities. He is often heard giving those around him positive feedback and is a valued member of our class. Well done Lachlan.
Daniel is a polite, kind and vibrant member of our class and school community. He comes to school each day with a smile and always makes positive learning choices. Daniel is a great role model who shows persistence and resilience in his learning. He approaches all that he does with an enthusiastic attitude. Daniel, you should be extremely proud of how much you have grown at St. Mary’s!
Ashley shows compassion, care and respect for all students and teachers she encounters. She enters the classroom each day with a smile and a ‘hello’ ready to learn. Ashley’s inquisitive nature and desire to participate in all class discussion is an admirable quality. Her commitment to follow in Jesus’ footsteps has become more apparent as we move through the season of Lent. Well done Ashley!
Mia epitomises the charism of Mary MacKillop in her actions here at St Mary’s. She approaches her days with calm and full of hope, never seeing a need without doing something about it. She shows patience in herself when she sees she has erred only to absorb the lesson and come back stronger next time, demonstrating eagerness in her desires but patience in their accomplishment. Mia regularly shows happiness in making others happy and for her, no duty is too little to be done well. She is generous, kind, courageous and an asset to our St Mary’s school community!
Congratulations to our February Aussie of the Month students
Anya is a polite, caring and hard-working student. She always endeavours to do her best both in the classroom and out on the yard. Anya is a great role model who shows that she follows our school rules. Her kind and caring nature toward her peers is one of her greatest assets. She is always friendly and tries hard to make her classmates welcomed and included. Anya shows the true St Mary’s spirit.
Lina is a kind and generous friend who shows respect to everyone in our class and school community. She is a great role model for everyone around her particularly younger students. She is such an asset to our class. Well done Lina!
Sunniva comes to school with a friendly smile, a positive mindset and a confident attitude. She is a Social Justice Leader and is super organised. Sunniva always strives to give her best effort and further her learning in all areas. She goes about her activities in a productive and reliable manner and consistently presents her work to a high standard. Sunniva applies herself to lessons and displays a love of learning. She is happy to assist and work cooperatively with others and she is an excellent role model for the students of St Mary’s.
Daniel has shown maturity and leadership within the classroom this year. He consistently applies himself in all he does and strives to produce the best possible work. Daniel is a valued member of our class as he always demonstrates integrity and kindness in his interactions with others. Congratulations Daniel!
Samuel is able to work co-operatively and respectfully with all members of Grade 5/6. He has a polite and friendly nature and it is wonderful to see his personality and sense of humour shining through. Samuel has not only 'grown' in many centimetres since Prep, but he has increased in confidence and always persists in giving everything a red hot go. He is a responsible, hard working student who applies himself to all tasks. He perseveres with challenges and takes time to think things through.
Thank-you Samuel for setting an excellent example of behaviour and cooperation at St Mary’s.
Harry is a friendly and caring member of our classroom and school community. He comes to school each day with a smile, and his attempt to make positive learning choices does not go unnoticed. Harry’s love of learning is shown as he tackles all tasks with a positive attitude. Harry demonstrates great initiative as he is always willing to step in and help his classmates and Miss G without being asked. Harry, you should be extremely proud of how hard you have worked this year, keep kicking goals!
Zara is a responsible and caring student who is always willing to help both peers and teachers. She is self-motivated to learn and consistently tries her very best in class. Zara is accepting of a challenge and works tirelessly to overcome any barriers with a positive can-do attitude. She engages in conversation and contributes to class discussions in a positive manner and is respectful to those around her. She consistently demonstrates kindness and empathy towards her peers and has a friendly and caring nature. Well done, Zara! Keep up the great work.
Summer is an independent student who uses her initiative to further her studies and work for the benefit of her school community. Summer is a Yellow House Captain and regularly gives up her lunchtimes and works out of school hours, planning and executing ideas to engage her peers and improve her team. Summer is a clear communicator who is comfortable discussing her ideas, questions and her learning with her peers and teachers. She has a strong social conscience and sense of justice and engages with issues of inequality and injustice as a part of her studies in Integrated Studies and Religion. Summer is an asset to her class, her team and her school and is very deserving of this award.
Chloe is a kind and caring member of our class. Her warm and bright smile greets you every morning and it is sure to put a smile on your face too. Chloe is always first to take the initiative and offer help to anyone who may need it, including the teachers. Chloe applies herself to all tasks, taking the time to ensure it is her best work every time. She is a reliable and inclusive friend and a responsible, hard-working student. Thank you Chloe for being such an amazing student!
Chloe is a reliable and diligent class member of 1/2T. She consistently applies herself in all that she does and strives to be her best every day. She is kind and well mannered in her interactions with others, including both students and teachers. Chloe has a great sense of humour and a can-do attitude. She is never afraid to ask questions or challenge her own learning. Chloe is always willing to lend a hand in the classroom and will consistently approach things with a positive outlook. She has a very bright future ahead of her. Well done Chloe.
Segolene has a kind and giving nature. She is thoughtful and caring towards others, particularly when they are distressed. She works hard on all activities, shares her knowledge with the class and asks great questions. Well done Segolene!
Samantha demonstrates a high level of organisation in her approach to tasks. She applies herself with a creative mindset to inquiry learning and thinks deeply about her ideas and reasoning within her responses. Samantha is always ready to step up to a new challenge and works cooperatively with others. She has shown she is able to take the lead within peer groups and encourage others to be involved. Congratulations Samantha, a superb effort!
Isabelle always comes to school with a positive attitude, a friendly smile and is super organised. She strives to give her best efforts in all learning tasks and displays beautiful book work. Isabelle quietly goes about her activities in a productive and reliable manner, and is happy to assist and work cooperatively with others. Isabelle applies a growth mindset to her learning and is always on the lookout to fill someone else’s bucket with kind words and compliments. Well done Isabelle!
Claudia is a kind and caring member of our classroom and school community.
She comes to school each day with a smile, ready to learn. Claudia has a love of learning and consistently works hard with all tasks. She is always willing to help others and has the qualities of a great friend. She supports her classmates with a caring word or gesture.
Claudia , you should be extremely proud of how hard you have worked this year and what you achieved. You are a great role model for our school. Keep up all the great things you are doing.
Katie has a quiet and unassuming nature and a willingness to give everything a go. This year Katie has grown in confidence and maturity. She has a positive approach to all set tasks and makes a diligent commitment to all areas of her learning. Katie takes greater risks with her written work and perseveres when completing challenging tasks. She is an attentive and fair team member who consistently demonstrates integrity and respect in the way she interacts with others. Congratulations Katie, you are a kind, giving and gentle young lady.
Bryanna has consistently applied herself to everything she has done this year. She is always willing to volunteer her time and talents for others and is a role model for her peers. Bryanna takes every opportunity to engage in the life of the school and values the opportunities St. Mary’s affords her. She embodies our vision of a caring Catholic community and lives this in her interactions both within the school but also in the community, showing caring, commitment and humour on the sporting field.
Dante has demonstrated enthusiasm and dedication towards all areas of school since day 1. He is always ready to learn and willing to give anything a try Dante's friendly and caring nature means he is always looking out for his classmates and providing positive comments to brighten someone's day!
Keep up the wonderful work Dante, you should feel very proud of all your efforts!
Aaliyah is a friendly, welcoming and courteous member of 3/4 K. She is always willing to provide assistance and strives to do her very best in all she undertakes. She is a positive role-model and thoughtfully encourages those around her. Aaliyah displays a positive mindset and can always be counted on to do the right thing. Well done Aaliyah!
Shiloh is a kind and thoughtful member of 3/4HT. She is always willing to support or assist any of us in any given situation. Shiloh is always prepared to give everything a go and always strives to do her best with any activity.
Penelope is a caring and helpful member of the class, who always tries her best in everything she does. Penelope has worked hard to become more confident with speaking in front of the class. Well done Penelope!
Michael has worked exceptionally hard this year to be a committed, active and helpful class member. He has shown a high level of organisation, enthusiasm, sportsmanship and clarity when working to fulfill his roles as Footy Team Captain and House Captain. Within the classroom Michael has applied himself to learning, making the most of opportunities that arise and listening to and acting on feedback from his peers and the teacher. His joyful sense of humour always brings a smile to others. Michael truly deserves this award for his positive approach to school life and his high level of commitment to personal improvement in the classroom. Congratulations Michael on all you have achieved so far in Grade Six.
Ethan is a reliable and conscientious class member. He consistently applies himself in all he does and strives to produce the best possible work. Ethan often encourages those around him and displays the quality of kindness in his interactions with both students and teachers. His quiet endeavours and thoughtful nature make him a wonderful student to teach!
Shannon approaches her school experience with a can-do attitude and a sense of humour. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Shannon and she juggles her leadership role and classroom expectations with aplomb. She is kind and compassionate with both her classmates and the wider school population. She is an excellent role model to the students of St Mary’s.
Sophie is an exceptional member of 3/4 K. She challenges herself in her learning and will consistently approach things with a positive outlook. Sophie carefully considers those around her and is always willing to lend a hand. She displays a high level of initiative and independent thinking. Keep up the great work Sophie.
Amelie (3/4HT) always strives to do her best at whatever she is attempting. She loves a challenge and approaches everything with a smile and a positive attitude. Amelie has a great sense of humour and brightens up our class with her infectious laugh.
Keely (5/6H) consistently displays a high level of independent thinking and decision making. She is always more than willing to work collaboratively with her peers and share her skills. Keely approaches school life with a positive attitude and always has a smile. Congratulations Keely.
Keria (1/2G) always enters the classroom with a smile on her face and is ready to learn. She is a kind, caring class member who is always willing to help others. Keira is a hardworking student that always has a go. Keep up the great work Keira.
James is a positive member of the classroom environment. He has an excellent approach to learning tasks and applies himself diligently to all activities. James has developed a good and responsible attitude to his work and his effort in Mathematics is produced to a high standard and very thorough.
He is a responsible worker who enjoys sharing his knowledge with his peers.
James is a friendly student and an excellent team player. He is a conscientious learner and a willing classroom helper. We are all proud of you James. Well done!
Thomas is a kind and considerate student in our classroom who walks in smiling each day. He works hard during all tasks, always giving his absolute best. The way Thomas shows respect and care towards others is to be commended. Thomas is a great role model who follows our school rules. He has a wonderful, positive growth mindset which he demonstrates in everything he does. He is a fantastic friend and an absolute joy to teach.
Tiana brightens up our class each day with her positive attitude and enthusiasm to learn. She always works to the best of her ability and has developed a growth mindset to help her persist in challenging tasks. Tiana is helpful to everyone in the classroom and a very co-operative team player in group activities. Keep up the great work Tiana!