- Attendance Matters
- St Mary's Prays
- Feast of the Assumption Mass - Attendance and Readers
- School Sacrament Dates 2022
- Colour Explosion Run Fundraising
- St Mary's Says...
- Happy Birthday
- Outstanding Notes
- School Photo Day - Thursday 11th of August
- Trent Barrett Shield - Year 3/4
- ICAS Assessments 2022 - Confirmed Sitting Dates
- Student Pickup and Drop Off in the Church Carpark - In/Out direction
- P & F News
- Live Life Well @ School
- Community Notices
- IMPORTANT DATES IN THE COMING WEEKS
- ICAS - Writing
- School Counsellor Visit - Via Zoom
- School Photo Day
- ICAS - Digital Technologies
- Whole School Mass - Feast of the Assumption
- Taronga Zoomobile Visit
At St Mary's we highly value student attendance.
During the recent Smooth Moves Early Learning conference in West Wyalong the following attendance map was presented. This map illustrates the importance of why students need to come to school when they can.
Incredibly, if a student only misses one day per fortnight during their 13 years of schooling they will miss over 1 and a half years worth of face to face teaching. During this time of a pandemic it is vital that students come to school whenever it is physically possible.
The significance of face to face learning has never been greater.
Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop
Feast Day 8 August
Monday August 8 marks the 113th anniversary of the death of Mary MacKillop and the first Feast Day of Australia’s first Saint.
Her Feast Day, which was declared a Solemnity by the Vatican at the request of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference earlier this year, is also a time to contemplate her remarkable life, her sense of social justice and her enormous contribution to education and as a champion of the poor, vulnerable and marginalised.
Let us Pray
God of the prophets you gifted Mary MacKillop with vision and courage.
In her we see one who was not afraid to speak fearlessly your gospel of love.
We pray for the sensitivity and imagination to read the signs of our times, and to articulate new possibilities for our own day.
Like Mary, may we learn to confront all that is oppressive and unjust, and empower others towards true freedom and integrity.
Spirit of wisdom, be with us as we face new horizons.
Unfortunately due to the current Canberra Goulburn COVID restrictions the school is operating within we cannot have parents at our Feast of the Assumption Mass.
The following students have been chosen to read at the mass at 10am on Monday August 15th. If your child is not available please contact Mrs Cuthberson or the school office so a replacement can be arranged.
First Reading - Ruby Glasgow
Response - Asha McDonell
Prayers of the Faithfull - Ciara O'Meley, Pippa Cuthbertson, Hugh Ridley, Riley Greenwood, Freddie Bell
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
Thank you so much for supporting our school, especially through fundraising. This term, we are hosting a Colour Explosion School Fun Run to help us fundraise for our playground. To achieve our goal, we need to raise $10 000 as a school community.
When is the Colour Explosion School Fun Run? We will be hosting our Colour Explosion School Fun Run on 22/9/22 (the last day of term), between 9 and 3. Make sure students bring a WHITE shirt to wear during the Fun Run. They will be covered in non-toxic, biodegradable colour powder from head to toe!
Is the powder safe? The non-toxic colour powder is made of high-quality corn starch and permitted food colours, so it’s safe for skin and eyes. Students with asthma are advised to be careful in their decision to participate.
How does my child fundraise? Fundraising for our playground is easy – simply follow the instructions outlined in your child’s sponsorship booklet. Your child can accept donations online by creating a cybersafe fundraising profile at www.australianfundraising.com.au . You can also collect cash donations with your sponsorship booklet. Please return your donations before 16/9/22.
How do I order my child’s incentive prizes? You can order your child’s prizes online between 8/8/22 and 16/9/22. Or, complete the back page of your sponsorship booklet when you return your cash donations. Order one prize based on the total amount of dollars raised, or mix and match smaller prizes.
Share in $200,000 worth of extra prize credit! Achieve bigger prizes by helping your child earn bonus credit on their online profile. By creating an avatar, sharing your page with friends and reaching milestone donations, you can share in $200,000 of extra prize credit!
Monstar Madness. There are heaps of prizes you can win when you fun-raise with Monty! Create your fundraising page in the next 7 days, and you will receive a Holographic Monty Sticker! Check out your sponsorship booklet for more awesome Monty prizes up for grabs, like a Monty Plush toy, a bag tag or a high-bounce handball!
Win a $10,000 JB Hi-Fi Shopping Spree. Do you think you can top our school’s leader board? The highest fundraising student in our school will go into the draw to win a $10,000 JB Hi-Fi Shopping Spree, including your choice of televisions, laptops, phones, home accessories and more! Start fundraising at www.australianfundraising.com.au for your chance to win.
Fund-Razor of the Year Award. Do you think you can top the national leader board? Australia’s highest fundraising student in Australia will win a Razor Prize Pack, worth $3,000!
Thanks in advance for your support, and happy fundraising!
Acting Assistant Principal
St Mary’s West Wyalong
- Zoomobile Visit - All Years - There are a number of outstanding permission notes and payments in all classes. Please complete the online permission form and payment in Compass for your children.
School Photography day is this Thursday 11th August
Thursday is sport day for Kinder to Year 4 however due to school photos all children should come to school dressed in their full winter school uniform NOT sport uniform.
Year 3/4 have special arrangements to bring a change of sport clothes. Kinder will do sport on Wednesday in their sports uniform and Year 1/2 will do sport on Thursday but as it is dance they are fine in their winter school uniform.
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.
Our Year 3/4 students will compete in Junee at the gala day. Students will be supplied with uniforms and a bus will be arranged at a cost of $20.
Unfortunately the organisers, Country Rugby League, have had to change the arranged date of the 18th of August but have not chosen a new date.
As soon as we are advised of the new date a COMPASS form for parent consent and payment will be sent out which will include detailed information on the gala day.
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.
- Enter via Church Lane (off Court Street)
- Exit through the church gates into Church Street.
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.
08 Aug 2022
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
12 Aug 2022
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
15 Aug 2022
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
15 Aug 2022
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM