- A Message from our Principal
- St Mary's Congratulates
- St Mary's Prays
- Parish Christmas Mass Times 2021
- St Mary's Says...
- Mufti Day Wednesday 15th December
- St Mary's Congratulates - ICAS Awards 2021
- Happy Birthday
- School Reports - Reminder
- Stationery Supplies 2022
- P & F News
- IMPORTANT DATES IN THE COMING WEEKS
- Year 6 Graduation Dinner
- Year 6 Graduation Mass
- End of Term 4
- First Day of School 2022
- Goodbye to our Year 6
- End of Year Blessing for Students
2021 has been another dynamic year at St Mary’s, maneuvering through the different forms of restrictions that have come our way. Unbelievably, the year began with little to no restrictions in place. Parents were free to come onto school grounds, attend school assemblies and not have to wear a mask. Our students could mix in any way they liked and we didn’t have to worry about the dreaded cohort mixing.
We are ending the year with the highest level of restrictions possible while students are still able to attend school. The conditions that we will be under for the start of 2022 are unknown at this point in time and an email will be sent to parents in the week leading to the return to school. It would be naïve to think we will return under no restrictions, however we all hope that some conditions may be lifted to begin the year.
I wish to thank parents who contacted me and discussed their child's need. Please note that any further requests for changes will be very difficult to grant. I invite you to tell your children their teacher's name and class members.
I would like to thank the staff at St Mary’s for meeting the challenges that we faced this year head on and for staying focused on the reason we are here, for the students of our school. To our wonderful teachers, the hard working office staff, the dependable exec staff and our ever reliable cleaner and groundsman. Thank you to all the tremendous people that make St Mary’s what it is. We wish Mrs Chloe Beach, Mrs Rebecca McPake and Mrs Sue Buttenshaw all the best for 2022 and beyond.
I hope you all enjoy a well deserved break over the festive season and we all look forward to a new year in 2022.
This year's Speech Day was another different event to normal years. We we were unable to invite our generous sponsors and special guests, and were limited in the total number of guests we could invite.
We hosted a special morning for our Year 6 students and parents and presented our major awards with the winners parents in attendance.
We would like to thank our sponsors, who supported our school even though they could not attend to present their generous awards on the day:
St Mary's Parish, Goldenfields Water, West Wyalong Lions Club, West Wyalong Rotary Club, West Wyalong Returned Services League, South West Slopes Credit Union, Commonwealth Bank, The Scott, Nicholson, Wungluck, Nowlan and Kennedy families.
Thank you to the West Wyalong Services & Citizens club for the use of the auditorium for rehearsals and performances.
Congratulations to our 2022 School Captains Cate Curry and Hugo Harper, shown here with our outgoing 2021 School Captains, Amelia Alchin (far left) and Charlie Murdoch (far right).
2022 School Captains – Cate Curry and Hugo Harper
Sisters of Mercy Award for Dux – Grace Kellahan
Graeme Wungluck Creative Arts Award – Ashley Thomas
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Award – Tommy Anderson
St Mary’s Parish Award – James Curry
Genevieve Nowlan Award for Christian Living – Frederik Bell
Nicholson Family Award – Edward Curry
Rotary Club Citizenship Award – Hugo Harper
Lions Club Community Service Award – Charles Murdoch
Scott Family Award – Riles Greenwood
RSL Most Improved Year 6 into Year 7 student – Sarah Pettit
Joyce Kennedy Memorial Scholarship – Amelia Alchin
Commonwealth Bank Sportsmanship Award – Indi Loudon
Sport Achievement Award Primary Girl – Asha McDonell
Sport Achievement Award Primary Boy – Bobby Bryant
House Competition Award - McAuley
YEAR 3/4 Awards:
Outstanding Academic Achievement across all KLAs Year 3 – Molly Stokes
Outstanding Academic Achievement across all KLAs Year 4 - Alexandra Patton
Trust Attitude and Effort Award – Abbie Blampied
Trust Classroom Contribution Award - Max Cuthbertson
Trust Excellent Application in all aspects of school life Award - Chloe Morton
Peace Citzenship Award - Amelia-Rose Blampied
Peace Classroom Contribution Award - Zahli Cattle
Peace Attitude and Effort Award - Hannah McDonell
YEAR 5/6 Awards:
Outstanding Academic Achievement across all KLAs Year 5 – Hugo Harper
Hope Committment and Academic Growth Award - Harry Morton
Hope Positive Attitude and Classroom Contribution Award - Hannah Campbell-Pike
Hope Ongoing Effort and Application Award - Cate Curry
Faith Citizenship Award - Eleanor Ramsay
Faith Consistent Effort and Positive Attitude Award - Ruby Glasgow
Faith Positive Classroom Contribution Award - Bodhi Cattle
Friday 24 December
Saturday 25 December
Saturday 25 December
Holy Family Vigil Mass Christmas Day
Sunday 26 December
Holy Family Sunday Mass
Rite II Reconciliation Dates:
15th December—West Wyalong @ 7pm
16th December—Lake Cargelligo @ 7pm
“Blessed” Advent Meditation Sessions:
Thursdays @ 10am—West Wyalong
Fridays @ 4pm—Lake Cargelligo
Indi Fair, Meila Fair, Lola Glasgow, Gemma Logg, Indianna Bales, Eddie Tulloch and Maive Stewart
who will celebrate their birthday before the end of the year.
We hope you enjoy your special day.
art smock, box tissues
Students in Years 1-6 require the following:
Scissors, glue sticks, erasers, pencil sharpeners, black lead pencils (HB), plastic ruler (narrow), coloured pencils and/or textas
Students in Years 5 & 6 only—biros – blue and red
Students in Kinder, Years 1 & 2 require a Library Bag.
Kinder students are provided with all stationery requirements by the school.
Back packs are available from the school office at a cost of $35.
P & F Christmas Raffle
St Mary's Parents & Friends would like to thank all those in the community who purchased tickets in their Christmas Raffle. The raffle will be drawn on Wednesday the 15th and winners will be advised via telephone.
P&F AGM 2022
The P&F AGM will be held on the 2nd of Februrary at 5pm. This will be followed by our first general meeting at 5.30pm.
We welcome new members and would love to see as many parents as possible at the meetings.
Stuck on You Labels
- Go to www.stuckonyou.com.au
- Place your order
- Enter our funraising code of STMARYSWESTWYALONG at the checkout.
Your support of our fundraising efforts is much appreciated.
CANTEEN SPECIAL ORDER DAY
LAST DAY OF TERM 4
On Wednesday the 15th of December the canteen will offer a special sausage sizzle lunch to all students. The cost is $2 per sausage and you can order more than one.
PLEASE USE QKR! TO ORDER THE SAUSAGE SIZZLE ON THE 15th OF DECEMBER.
All children will receive a FREE lucky dip icy pole regardless of whether they order the special lunch as a thank you to all our families for their support during the year.
The canteen is not open on this day, so if you do not order the special lunch please make sure you send lunch with your child/ren.
13 Dec 2021
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
14 Dec 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
01 Feb 2022