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.
Ryan is a very positive, respectful and happy individual. He always has a smile on his face and a kind word for every person he speaks to. He is always eager to participate in all classroom discussions and support other students when sharing. Ryan has shown growth in all areas of his learning, in particular with his reading. Ryan’s positive and friendly manner makes him a perfect Aussie of the month recipient. Congratulations Ryan!
Jamie is a thoughtful member of the 3/4S family. He always shows his kind and caring nature by helping those around him. Jamie demonstrates persistence and courage when working and he willingly takes on advice and additional responsibilities. His manners shine through each day and his amazing smile lights up our day. He is considerate, follows our school rules and shows respect towards others. Jamie shows a true St Mary’s spirit. Keep it up Jamie.
Gisella is a responsible member of the 5/6KC classroom. She comes to school (both online & face-to-face learning), with a positive mindset and a confident, can-do attitude. Gisella is a St. Mary’s Social Justice Leader, who displays a mature approach towards her role and is super organised.
She has developed an excellent attitude to the challenges of online learning. She has consistently presented her work promptly and to a high standard. Gisella works hard to effectively manage her time and to complete tasks in a timely manner. She applies herself to all remote learning lessons and demonstrates confidence and maturity when sharing her ideas within small groups, taking on board feedback.
Gisella is a conscientious and independent student who has worked hard to embrace all new learning experiences within the school environment. I am sure she will continue to take an active and constant role in her own learning and development. Keep up the great work Gisella.
Adelaide is an enthusiastic, vibrant and kind-hearted student. She comes to school each day with a beaming smile full of positivity and is an excellent role model both in the classroom and during remote learning. She shows admirable care and empathy towards students and teachers of the school community and is admired and respected by her peers. She shows initiative and has a persistent and dedicated attitude towards learning. Adelaide works hard in class tasks to meet her learning goals and takes pride and care in the presentation of her work. Her creativity and passion are some of her greatest strengths. Adelaide, your vibrance and enthusiasm towards learning does not go unnoticed. It is a pleasure to be your teacher. Keep up the fabulous work!
Laughlin is a friendly, respectful and helpful member of 3/4A. He brightens our classroom with a happy smile. Laughlin is considerate of the feelings and needs of those around him and will make the effort to assist them voluntarily. He is always ready to learn and listens respectfully. Laughlin is a hard worker in the classroom and always tries his best. Well done Laughlin. Keep up the wonderful efforts and achievements.
Trinity has displayed an enormous growth in responsibility throughout this year, taking the role of senior school student and leader seriously, setting an example of how to behave and learn, to others in our class and level. She has been courteous and respectful of others, allowing her calm assuredness to shine through as a person on whom you can depend and trust. This has been especially evident throughout the remote learning periods, where Trinity has been a shining example of taking responsibility for yourself and your learning. She attends all class and group meetings punctually, participating in activities and discussions, completes all tasks to a level expected of her and assists others in understanding tasks and expectations where possible. I can not commend Trinity any more highly to be awarded the Aussie of the Month, with her can do and will do attitude!
Alyssa has a kind and caring nature and is always willing to support her peers both in the classroom and the yard. She always comes to school with a positive attitude, a friendly smile and enjoys sharing a laugh. Alyssa strives to give her best efforts in all learning tasks and takes pride in her work. She quietly goes about her activities in a productive and reliable manner, and works cooperatively with others. Keep up the fantastic work Alyssa!
Denise comes to school with a positive attitude and ready to engage in her learning. She has demonstrated a lot of growth this year and is always willing to give new things a try. I am extremely impressed with the level of effort that Denise puts into her work and extra responsibilities. Denise’s kind and considerate nature means that she is always looking out for her peers, willing to help anyone. She is a valuable asset to 3/4B and the St. Mary’s community. Keep it up Denise!
Fernando is a kind, friendly and creative member of our class who demonstrates tremendous maturity and responsibility within our class. Fernando’s artistic passion and talents are widely well known within our class and the greater school community, his excellent work ethic and the effort he applies to all of his work is less known. It is clear for all to see the evidence of this fabulous attitude and pride you apply to all of your school work and not just your Art! Fernando continues to set an excellent example for others to follow, by always willing to help others and demonstrates excellent resilience when challenged by learning obstacles. Keep up the excellent work Fernando!
Thomas has shown a tremendous amount of growth in his ability to challenge himself with his learning this year. He participates in whole class activities, asking questions that enhance his understanding of the skills being taught. Thomas displays confidence when working independently and articulates his thinking, explaining strategies used to solve problems. I am proud of his determination and hope to see a continued dedication this semester. A fantastic effort Thomas!
Toby has the ability to work cooperatively and cheerfully with all his peers. He has developed a responsible attitude in the classroom, setting an excellent example of good behaviour. Toby’s positive attitude to school life was especially visible during remote learning. He has a polite and friendly nature and has increased his confidence within the school environment. It is wonderful to see his personality and sense of humour shine through. This year, Toby has proved himself to be a responsible class JSC representative. His proactive approach to thinking about and improving, not only our school but also his local area, stood out with a traffic management proposal that he took to Hobsons Bay Council. Toby is an inspirational inventor who enjoys building and making things that solve a problem. He perseveres with challenges and takes time to think things through. Toby has a great imagination and during remote learning, he impressed us all with some of his brilliant creations.
What a tremendous future you have ahead of you Toby. Be daring, be different and dream big! You carry all of that creative power inside of you.
In her first year of school, Ella has shown great enthusiasm towards all her learning. She is a responsible and respectful individual who is always the first to volunteer and support others where she can. She participates in all classroom discussions and works confidently in small groups or independantly. Ella’s friendly and positive attitude makes her a joy to be around and an ideal Aussie of the month recipient. Congratulations Ella.
Dario is a caring member of our class. He shows kindness and respect to everyone and he always follows our school rules. Dario is motivated and shows persistence when working. He listens to others and is always a willing helper. Dario comes in with a smile ready for the day and is a great friend to all his classmates. He is a true role model in our school.
Daniel is a hard working and diligent student with a caring nature. He comes to school each day with a positive attitude and friendly smile. He is organised and ready to approach each task, always giving his best. Daniel shows great pride in all his work. He is a helpful student assisting his classmates when needed and shows a love of learning. He always follows our school rules and shows true St Mary’s spirit. Daniel is to be commended for all his hard work and caring nature in and out of the classroom.
Helen has become a valued member of 1/ 2 N. She is always willing to help others and ensure that everyone is ok. Helen always tries her best to complete all tasks set for her and when she finishes her work she will always endeavour to help others. She always displays a positive attitude and applies a growth mindset to everything she does. Furthermore she encourages those around her to be more resilient. We feel really lucky to have her as part of our classroom. Well Done Helen.
Juliet is a friendly and helpful member of 3/4A. She is a remarkable student who demonstrates thoughtfulness towards others and an enthusiastic class member who is willing to assist both staff and students without being asked. Juliet is a dedicated worker and puts great effort into all key learning areas. She is respectful and well-mannered at all times and shows deep levels of empathy and kindness. Juliet is a treasured and valued member of St Mary’s. Congratulations Juliet.
Eilidh is an enthusiastic and responsible member of our class who shows care and consideration for her classmates. In class, Eilidh shows persistence when working through all tasks and is always willing to help those in need. She is respectful, follows directions and follows the school rules. Eilidh is well mannered and caring towards her peers and teacher. In class Eilidh is a hard worker who takes pride in all of her work. Eilidh arrives at school each day with a big smile, positive attitude and is ready to learn. Eilidh’s bright bubbly personality is a real asset to our class community.
Emily started school with a positive and enthusiastic attitude. She is kind and thoughtful towards all her classmates and is always keen to make new friends. Emily applies herself diligently to all activities and works happily with any partner. Emily is such an asset to our class and a great example to all around her.
Tia is a kind and caring member of 3/4B who is considerate of all those around her. She comes to class everyday with a positive attitude and eager to learn and play. Tia is an extremely supportive student who regularly checks in with her peers and teacher. She demonstrates her love of learning as she consistently works hard on all her tasks and she willingly shares her thoughts and ideas. Tia also regularly goes out of her way to take on extra responsibilities in her class. Keep up the enthusiastic attitude!
Zoe has overcome many personal challenges this term. She has come to school ready and willing to participate in all activities and challenge their learning to her point of need. Zoe demonstrates an understanding of the school rules and is an excellent role model both in and out of the classroom. Her quiet and calm presence is welcomed in the classroom, this easy going nature makes her a wonderful contributor to small group and partner activities. Zoe has been able to reflect on her learning progress, set achievable goals and work toward completing them to the best of her ability. A level 5 effort overall! Well done Zoe.
Joshua is a responsible, honest and well-mannered student. He shows admirable care and empathy towards his peers and educators and gives so selflessly. His generosity and charism are that of Mary Mackillop, showing happiness in making others happy. Joshua works hard in class tasks to meet his learning goals and is always willing to ‘have a go’ to challenge his learning. He is admired and respected by his peers and demonstrates great teamwork skills in group tasks. It is a pleasure to teach Joshua and it has been fantastic to see his confidence and personality flourish over the years. Congratulations Josh, you are an asset to our St Mary’s community.
Esther comes to school each day with a positive attitude and friendly smile. She is organised and ready to approach each task, always giving her best. Esther demonstrates a willingness to help her classmates and teachers. Esther applies a growth mindset and is willing to try new tasks. Well done Esther! Keep up the great work.
Isaiah is polite, friendly and has an inquisitive nature.
He has developed a responsible attitude in the classroom and is always thoughtful and appreciative of others. He has a high level of interest and participation in all class activities. Isaiah strives hard and makes a consistent effort with all his work. He takes time to think things through and enjoys persevering with challenges. He uses his resourcing and reasoning skills to contribute valuable ideas to classroom discussions.
Isaiah is a kind and considerate friend. He is a popular class member showing respect and being supportive of others.
We are thankful for his happy and enthusiastic attitude to life! It’s wonderful to see his personality and sense of humour shining through.
Keep smiling Isaiah!
Ronan is a hard working and diligent student. He shows great pride in all his work as well as a caring nature.
Ronan is a helpful student to all his classmates and he continuously shows a love of learning. He enjoys a challenge and uses a growth mindset when working through these. Ronan always follows our school rules and shows true St Mary’s spirit. He is to be commended for all his hard work and caring nature in and out of the classroom.
Jeremy is a competent and perceptive student. He is helpful, cooperative and fully participates in all class activities, listening and following directions well. Jeremy actively engages in his own learning progress. He has developed sound skills in maths and readily takes on all math challenges. Jeremy was a confident online learner, consistently demonstrating an understanding of how to use online platforms during the teaching and learning process. As a St Mary’s School Captain, Jeremy has set an example of excellence in leadership, behaviour and cooperation. He takes his position seriously and has developed into a confident and articulate communicator.
Well done Jeremy.
Cooper has transitioned back into the school learning environment with ease. He has put a significant amount of effort into all set tasks, taking his time to complete his work neatly, in detail and to the best of his ability. This was evident in Cooper being one of the first students to receive his L’s for his pen licence this term. Cooper takes other’s wellbeing into consideration and helps fellow classmates with tasks. He has shown his flexibility when working with various learning buddies during group activities. Well done to a great start in Term 4 Cooper Thomas!
Milania is an extremely helpful and cooperative student.She comes to school with a positive outlook, shows initiative and seeks new challenges. Milaina is a dedicated worker and puts great effort into all key learning areas. She has an extremely kind nature and an even kinder heart. She is empathetic towards others and is a compassionate friend. Milania will always offer a helping hand to those in need. She is a treasured and valued member of Prep.
Leila has shown amazing resilience and dedication to her learning during remote learning. When at school she is a kind and generous friend who happily organises recess and lunchtime games where all her classmates are included and welcomed in. Her bubbly personality is a real asset to our class
Shiloh is a thoughtful and considerate student who shows generosity and kindness towards all of her peers. She has embraced the return to school transition and shown compassion and care by comforting and including others at playtime. Shiloh demonstrates persistence and organisation in all of her work and enthusiastically takes on challenges to extend her learning. She listens carefully to feedback which she uses to improve her work and strives to achieve her personal and learning goals. Shiloh has set a phenomenal example for her peers in Prep and has made her teacher very proud. Congratulations Shiloh!
Stella is a motivated student who always strives to do her best. She is exceptionally well organised for learning, working successfully to timeframes. Stella is always helpful to her peers and teacher and brings a positive and upbeat approach to everything she does. Congratulations Stella, you are a true asset to our classroom.
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.