- A Message from our Assistant Principal
- St Mary's Prays
- St Mary's Congratulates
- Sacrament of Confirmation Program
- Class Mass Times, Terms 3 & 4
- Happy Birthday
- Term 3 School Fees
- Staff Changes Week 5 - Term 3
- School Photo Day 2020
- ICAS Assessments 2020
- School Satisfaction Survey
- Around the school this week
- IMPORTANT DATES IN THE COMING WEEK
- ICAS - Science
The last two weeks I have been moving around all the classrooms supporting students with Maths. It’s been wonderful to acknowledge the engagement of our students in lessons and to witness their learning, risk taking and critical thinking skills .
The ICAS testing begins next week with Science on Thursday. It spans over 3 weeks. Please refer to the newsletter for the dates of the other ICAS tests such as Digital Tech, English, Maths & Spelling.
At this stage the school photos are going ahead on 21st October, 2020 but like everything in this climate we will wait to see what restrictions are upon us at that time.
Parents should have received a school parent survey to complete online. This survey is distributed across our Archdiocese and is a valuable tool for us as a school to evaluate our current practices and drive improvement. The survey is due on Wednesday 19th August. I encourage parents to complete this survey so we can continue to ensure St Mary’s is the best school it can be.
Tomorrow the Catholic Church celebrates a Holy day of Obligation which is the Assumption of Mary. This Holy day marks the occasion of the Virgin Mary’s bodily ascent to heaven at the end of her life. Following the atrocities of WWII and the Holocaust, our world needed a radical shift in its valuing of the dignity of all human persons. On the 1st November, 1950 Pope Pius XII affirmed:
The Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin, Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.
This affirmation of the dignity and destiny of the human person was a timely reminder that no material gain, no social engineering and no political ideology should outweigh our respect for the dignity of every human being and humanity as a whole. In recognising Mary’s Assumption we are acknowledging much about God’s relationship with us as human beings. We are also acknowledging Mary’s faithfulness to God’s mission.
We look forward to Mr Nielsen returning on Tuesday. Wishing everyone a restful weekend.
Prayer for the Assumption of Mary
Father in heaven,
all creation rightly gives you praise,
for all life and all holiness come from you.
In the plan of your wisdom
she who bore the Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness
and join in her hymn of endless love and praise.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
|Harry Cumming||Edward Curry||Hunter Ferguson|
|Samuel Koop||Gemma Logg||Kirby Logg|
|Marley Loudon||Alan McCoullough||William McDonell|
Sunday 30 August @ 11 am
Sacrament of Confirmation Commitment Mass
St Mary's Church
Wednesday 2 September @ 9 am
Confirmation Retreat Day
St Mary's School
Sunday 13 September @ 11 am
Sacrament of Confirmation Mass
St Mary's Church
|5/6 Faith||Wednesday 12 August 12.30pm|
|5/6 Hope||Wednesday 26 August 12.30pm|
|3/4 Trust||Wednesday 9 September 12.30pm|
|3/4 Peace||Wednesday 23 September 12.30pm|
|3/4 Mercy||Wednesday 4 November 12.30pm|
|1/2 Joy||Thursday 12 November 12.30pm|
|Kinder||Wednesday 18 November 12.30pm|
As with limitations on gatherings at the moment, numbers are limited to 100 people in the Church. We invite parents, grandparents and carers to attend these Masses while observing any guidelines currently in place.
Fee statements for Term 3 have been posted.
The school has the ability to provide school fee support for families in genuine need, and the CEO are offering fee relief for COVID-19 income loss. Confidential information is available at the school office.
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.
Teacher on Leave or PD
Wednesday 19th August
Mrs N Taylor
Thursday 20th and Friday 21st August
Mrs C O'Brien
Mrs V Reichstien
Mr Nielsen will be on leave on Monday. Mrs Scott will be in the office if you need to contact the school during this time.
St Mary's War Memorial School
School Photography Date: 21 October 2020
ONLINE ORDER CODE: 6G9 B9C 7GD
School photography day is coming up very soon. Group and portrait photographs can be purchased by following the link above or by using an order envelope which is available from the school office.
- School photos purchased online DO NOT require envelopes returned to school*
- Don’t forget to order your sibling photos now
- Late fees/additional charges will be applied for purchases after photo day
- Photos will be returned to your school for distribution approximately six weeks after photos are taken
- Past years’ photographs are available at school’s advancedlife & your advancedyou photo sites (follow the link above)
*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.
advancedlife would like to express our appreciation to St Mary's War Memorial School for placing your trust in us. Please remember we offer a 100% money back guarantee on our products to ensure your peace of mind. We would also love to receive your feedback or resolve any issues you may experience as fast as possible, to ensure your satisfaction. If you have any questions, comments or feedback relating to your advancedlife experience please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have nomiated your child to sit the ICAS tests this year please note the test dates below. The testing started this week and all nominated children will be taken from class with the minimum disruption to complete the test.
|English||Monday 24 August|
|Digital Technologies||Tuesday 25 August|
|Mathematics||Monday 31 August|
|Spelling Bee||Tuesday 1 September|
An annual satisfaction survey of parents, students and staff is being conducted on behalf of all Catholic schools in the Diocese this term. The surveys are designed to gather feedback from parents, staff and students about our school and will be used to inform school improvement. Responses are confidential and individuals cannot be identified.
The surveys have been sent via email to all parents. If you did not receive an email with a link to the survey, you can access and complete the survey at the below link.
SURVEY IS DUE WEDNESDAY 19TH OCTOBER
If you do not receive the email please contact the school office so we can update your email address on the school system.