- St Mary's Prays
- Reminder - 5/6 Confirmation Enrolment
- School Sacrament Dates 2022
- St Mary's Congratulates
- Happy Birthday
- St Mary's Says...
- Staff Changes Week 3 - Term 3
- Student Pickup and Drop Off in the Church Carpark - In/Out direction
- Zoomobile Visit 2022 - Rescheduled
- School Photo Day - Thursday 11th of August
- ICAS Assessments 2022 - Confirmed Sitting Dates
- NCCD Information
- Pupil Free Planning Days - Term 3
- P & F News
- Around the School this Week
- Live Life Well @ School
- Community Notices
- IMPORTANT DATES IN THE COMING WEEKS
- 5/6 Confirmation Parent / Child Meeting
- School Counsellor Visit - Via Zoom
- Quiz Worx
The Transfiguration - Matthew 17
After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.
Peter said to Jesus, 'Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.'
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, 'This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!'
When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. But Jesus came and touched them. 'Get up,' he said. 'Don’t be afraid.' When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.
As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, 'Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.'
The disciples asked him, 'Why then do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?'
Jesus replied, 'To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.' Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.
may I see Your glory and the glory that You have bestowed upon my own soul. May my eyes forever remain fixed on that grace. May I see You and Your glory especially in difficult times. Jesus, I trust in You.
St Mary’s Parish Sacramental Program, 2022
The Sacrament of Confirmation for Year 5/6 students will be held this year and the following are important dates for your diary:
|Tuesday 2nd August||Confirmation Enrolment Session - All eligible students from Year 5 and 6. St Mary's Church at 5pm.|
Sunday 4th September
9.30am @ St Mary’s Church
Sacrament of Confirmation Commitment Mass
To be confirmed
|Confirmation Retreat Day|
Sunday 11th September
11.00am @ St Mary’s Church
|Sacrament of Confirmation Mass|
Any enquiries, please contact Fr Dominic or Mrs Jacqui Cuthbertson (REC) at St Mary’s School, 02 69723003 or email: email@example.com
|Alex Crerar||Evie Cuthbertson||Pippa Cuthbertson|
|Maisie Maslin||Toby Nielsen||Hugh Ridley|
|Leo Stephens||Mike Uiva|
A defibrillator is a device that uses electricity to re-start the heart or shock it back into its correct rhythm.
It is used when someone has a sudden cardiac arrest. This is when the heart suddenly stops pumping.
The defibrillator analyses the heart rhythm and decides whether an electric shock is needed.
Each year, more than 30,000 Australians suffer a cardiac arrest. If it happens outside a hospital, their chances of surviving are less than 1 in 10.
Giving the person immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an AED early on can greatly increase their chances of survival.
Date and Day
Teacher on Leave or PD
Tuesday 2nd of August
Mrs Nielsen & Mrs Harland
(attending High Impact Teaching training)
Mrs M O'Brien
Homework is not compulsory at St Mary’s, however it may be requested at any time by parents to support the values of individual homes.
Occasionally teachers may also set a specific task to be completed at home to support learning in the classroom.
Students in years K-2 participate in using the InitialLit home-reader diary which tracks home-reading as well as tricky word practice. Students in years 3-6 are encouraged to read independently at home.
- Enter via Church Lane (off Court Street)
- Exit through the church gates into Church Street.
TARONGA ZOOMOBILE VISIT
The Taronga Zoomoible visit to St Mary's on Monday the 21st of March was postponed.
The visit will go ahead in Term 3 on Monday the 15th of August.
This service provides a hands on, engaging learning experience for the students. Students will have the opportunity to meet fascinating native animals and learn about roles of wildlife in the environment and their unique features that help them survive.
On the COMPASS APP please complete the permission form to allow your child to attend and also pay the small cost of $6 for each child.
NOTE: There are a number of parents who gave permission and paid previously. You should have received a text to advise that you will not have an option to complete the process on Compass.
Order your school photos now!
School Photography day is this Thursday 11th August
On photo day children must wear their winter uniform, this means:
- A neat and clean school shirt with a tie
- A clean and neat school jumper
- blue trousers with blue socks or winter skirt with tights and polished black shoes for girls, no boots with a skirt
- grey trousers with grey socks for boys and polished black shoes.
St Mary's War Memorial School
ONLINE ORDER CODE: 6G9 B9C 7GD
*Sibling photographs must be ordered either online or by order envelope prior to the day of photography. A photograph will not be taken without an order. Sibling photographs only apply to children enrolled at the school.
For students who have been nominated to take the ICAS tests this year the confirmed test dates for 2022 are:
- Writing - Monday 8 August
- Digital Technologies - Friday 12 August
- English - Monday 19 August
- Science - Monday 22 August
- Spelling Bee - Friday 26 August
- Mathematics - Monday 29 August
The ICAS test window for each test is open for one week, the week starts on a Monday. If your child does not attend school for either of the two Friday tests they will not be able to sit the test on another day. Please take note of the test days.
Please note that the test days could be subject to change at late notice.
The following information was sent to parents via email last week:
Please find attached here a letter from the Director of Catholic Education, Ross Fox, about two planning days in Term 3. At St Mary’s we believe the days will be best utilised spread across the term. We will use one on Monday 1st August and the other on Friday 23rd September. Both days will be used to maximise planning time to ensure St Mary’s continues to provide the high level of education it has become accustomed for.
The planning days are pupil free and if you have any concerns with organising alternative supervision for you child on these days please contact the school.
Tea Towel Update
Canteen Roster Term 3
We require more volunteers for the roster for this term.
We really appreciate the help our parents give us so that the canteen can be kept open for our children.
Please contact Lisa Sturgess on 040428 385 836 if you can volunteer. The current roster is on our school APP and also on our website, feel free to check the available dates and volunteer your time.
02 Aug 2022
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
A parent and child information session for Year 5/6 Confirmation will be held on Tuesday the 2nd of August at 5pm in the church.
05 Aug 2022
Today our students will attend a performance by Quiz Worx in the school hall.
Quiz Worx shares the Good News of Jesus with primary aged children in creative, fun and engaging ways. They perform live shows with puppetry, music, art & stories at schools, churches, outreach events, afternoon kids clubs and Holiday Kids’ Clubs all over Australia.