- A Message from our Principal
- St Mary's Prays
- St Mary's Congratulates
- St Mary's Says...
- Class Mass Times Term 1, 2022
- Staff Changes Week 4 - Term 1
- Getting to Know Your Child Interviews 2022
- Final Kinder Rest Day
- Happy Birthday
- Outstanding Notes
- Local Permission (Walking) Note
- 2022 Term 1 School Fees
- Student Address Collection 2022
- Around the school this week
- P & F News
- IMPORTANT DATES IN THE COMING WEEKS
- Getting to Know Your Child Interviews
- Kinder Day Off
- Western Region Swimming Carnival
- MacKillop Basketball Trials
- School Counsellor Visit
This week St Mary’s parents and teachers will be engaging in our "Get to Know Your Child" interviews. The purpose for the meetings is to allow parents to communicate specific details about their children to their respective teachers. Family routines, past successful experiences and any other important information is shared with the teachers to allow them to develop a full picture of their students and allow them to plan appropriate learning activities. The interviews will take place over the phone to the mobile number of the parent who booked. Please be aware teachers will be calling from an ‘unknown number’. At the end of term 2 St Mary’s will have another round of interviews allowing teachers to give feedback on student progress.
St Mary’s has been given an updated list of Covid-19 restrictions. The main change refers to whole school assemblies and gatherings. We are now permitted to hold school assemblies with the entire school for more than 10 minutes, while outside and grouped in cohorts. Unfortunately we cannot have parent’s onsite, so we will continue to stream the assembly via Teams. Our first run last Friday appeared to work well, with not only parents joining the live stream, but also some students who were away from the school. I will continue to update our community over the coming weeks as restrictions change.
The beginning for 2022 has seen a large number of our 5 and 6 students participate and make Canberra and Goulburn Archdiocesan teams. St Mary’s is also sending a competitive contingent of swimmers to the Western Region carnival this Thursday. Congratulations to all those students for your efforts so far and best of luck to those who have sporting events coming up in the future.
Introducing 1 Joy
“If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. ‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.’”
Let us pray
Lord Jesus, you are our salvation and our joy. We thank you for the new life and power that we have through your death and resurrection because we know that true joy can only come by your spirit working in us.
|Amelia-Rose Blampied||Hamish Braunberger||Max Brose|
|James Curry||James Dean||Jagger Lange|
|Asha McDonell||Zoe Otaegui||Zainkhan Pathan|
|Rose Player||Lucy Weir||Ivy Wilson|
Due to the reduced number of swimmers this year we did not award a third place.
Senior Girl Champion: Asha McDonell, Runner Up: Cate Curry
Intermediate Girl Champion: Eleanor Ramsay, Runner Up: Alexandra Patton
Junior Girl Champion: Edie Dean, Runner Up: Chloe Morton
Senior Boy Champion: Hugo Harper, Runner Up: Zack Gaynor
Intermediate Boy Champion: Hunter Connellan, Runner Up: James Dean
Junior Boys Joint Champion: George Weir & Billy Pettit, Runner Up: Riley Greenwood
McAuley was the overall winner of the carnival on 224 points, followed by MacKillop on 111 and Tennison Woods on 40.
Canberra Goulburn AFL Trials
Congratulations to Bodhi Cattle, Max Cuthbertson, Jimmy Dean, Toby Nielsen and Nate Sams who attended the AFL trials in Wollongong on Tuesday the 15th of February.
The boys all played very well and had a great day playing their favourite game. Four qualified for the Canberra Goulburn team and one selected as a reserve. A tremendous effort by the St Mary's group.
St Mary's would like to say get well soon to Mrs Manchur. Lauren had a fall on Friday and has broken her knee. All is well but we will have to wait until she has recovered from surgery and can walk on crutches before we see her back in our classrooms.
Opening School Mass
Planning has begun
Wednesday 2nd March @ 10 am
Ash Wednesday Liturgy
Students and teachers only
Wednesday 9th March @ 12 pm
Year 5/6 Class Mass
Wednesday 16th March @ 12 pm
Year 3/4 Class Mass
Wednesday 23rd March @ 12 pm
Kinder, Year 1, Year 2 Class Mass
Date and Day
Teacher on Leave or PD
Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd February
Mrs Meincke (Kinder InitialLit screening)
Mrs T Turner
Monday 21st to Wednesday 23rd February
Mr Nielsen will be on leave on Thursday & Friday.
Interviews will start this week from Monday to Thursday depending on the teachers schedule. Interviews will be held from 3.30pm via telephone call.
PLEASE NOTE the teachers will call parents and the call will come from a private number. Please be ready to take the call.
These interviews are held in Term 1 to enable parents to speak about their child's strengths and where they might require some help.
The booking form link was sent to all parents last Friday via text to their mobile phone number. If you did not recieve this text please contact the office so we can check our contact information.
Below is a link to the booking system if you have not booked an appointment and would like to do so. Use the email you input when you created a login to our SZ App.
- Medical Form (orange) - All Years - Please complete and return the form to the school office. A new form is required for each student every year. If you indicate your child has asthma, even if seasonal, an action plan from your doctor is required to be held at the school office along with a puffer and spacer labelled with your child's name.
- Walking Permission Note - All Years - Please complete the online form to give permission for your child - link is here.
At times during the school year your child/ren will participate in off premises cultural and sporting learning activities within walking distance of the school.
For example Book Week at the Bland Shire Library, performances at the S&C Club, training at the stadium or Perseverance Oval.
As part of St Mary's "duty of care" responsibility, risk assessment documents must be submitted to Catholic Education Office Canberra Goulburn for these events. As most of these excursions are low key, for a short duration and do not require monetary payment, parents are notified of the actual date, time and event via the newsletter.
This permission note covers your child/ren attending these events for the 2022 school year.
If at any time you do not wish your child to attend an event off premises, after specific notification, please contact the school.
Please click on this link Local Excursions (Walking) - Permission Note 2022 to complete the note.
Fee statements for Term 1 have been posted.
Thank you to those families who have payment plans in place.
Please call the school office if you would like to change a payment plan setup by the school.
The school has the ability to provide school fee support for families in genuine need. School fee payment records are strictly confidential and access is restricted to office staff and the school principal. Please contact Mr Nielsen if you wish to discuss this matter or any other issue.
The Australian Government Department of Eduaction, Skills and Employment (AGDESE) will collect student residential addresses for all non-goverment schools on 11 March 2022. The purpose of this collection is to help in calculating the needs-based funding arrangements for non-government schools.
Please note that student names will be 'de-indentified'.
The following links will help you understand the details of the collection.
Our award winners this week are included in the gallery below.
We also have some pictures of our first outdoor assembly which ran very well considering it was our the first effort.
The P&F held their AGM on Wednesay the 17th of February.
The new P&F Committee is now:
President - La'Shey Cattle
Vice President - Brodie Greenwood
Secretary - Tiarna Fair
Treasurer - Mickayla Sams
Canteen Manager - Lisa Sturgess
Board Representative - Kate Carey
Our next P&F Meeting is the 21st of March at 6.30pm
All executive positions are filled for the year, so you will not be given a role on the committee!
Don't be worried! We encourage parents to attend our meetings, we love new ideas and all input is welcome.
Our Principal attends these meetings and you have a chance to hear first hand what fund raising is planned for the school.
We would love to see you there.
22 Feb 2022 - 24 Feb 2022
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
23 Feb 2022
24 Feb 2022
25 Feb 2022