- A Message from our Principal
- St Mary's Prays
- St Mary's Congratulates
- Sacrament of Confirmation Program
- Class Mass Times, Terms 3 & 4
- Staff Changes Week 7 - Term 3
- Scholastic Bookclub
- Happy Birthday
- School Uniform Change
- COVID-19 School Policy - Reminder
- ICAS Assessments 2020
- Women's Reflection Day
- School Photo Day 2020
- Around the school this week
- P & F News
- Community Notices
- IMPORTANT DATES IN THE COMING WEEK
- ICAS - Spelling Bee
- ICAS - Mathematics
- Confirmation Retreat Year 5 & 6
- Confirmation Commitment Mass Year 5 & 6
Dear Parents and Carers
I would like to thank you all for adhering to the COVID-19 restrictions in regards to testing your children and supplying results to the school. We appreciate your support of the measures we have to enforce.
The 1st of September is spring and while our students look magnificent in their ties, I think all will appreciate a break from the morning tie routine. Today is our last day of ties for 2020. Children can wear summer or winter uniform from next Monday until the end of term depending on what they feel comfortable in due to the weather.
There are a few building works photos later in the newsletter. Progress has been amazing. The students are going to like the new windows as they are larger and allow more light into the classrooms. We are expecting to begin moving into the new rooms, both upstairs and downstairs, on Monday the 21st of September. The next stage of the upgrade is the new offices, sick bay and teachers staff room which will be in the current Kinder and 1/2 rooms and this is expected to begin in the holidays.
Our Father who lays above us in heaven,
Watching his world be filled with peace and kindness,
Please cleanse us from the evil sprit
God will never get angry at us not matter what we do wrong.
Help us through our times of struggles,
Give us what we need to survive our journey of life,
and admit us in to heaven, as we have all done good,
Written by Grace Kellahan, 5/6 Faith
|Andrew Cumming||Archie Maslin||Harry Morton|
|Stella Murrells||Caitlin Parker||Gigi Patton|
|Larna Pilon||Hamwene Sichimwi||Molly Stokes|
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
|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.
Teacher on Leave or PD
Monday 31st August
Tuesday 1st September
Mrs K Harris
Mrs Scott will be on leave on Friday the 4th of September.
In line with this from next week students may wear either the school summer or winter uniform, depending on the weather, until the end of Term 3.
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.
|Spelling Bee||Monday 31 August|
|Mathematics||Tuesday 1 September|
All women are invited to participate in an Archdiocesan Women’s Reflection Afternoon which will be livestreamed to all corners of the Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese this Saturday 29th August from 2.00pm to 4:30pm.
Gather with friends at home to hear inspiring talks and participate in short guided prayer experiences. Register for free at www.bit.ly/WomensReflectionAfternoon More info at https://www.catholicvoice.org.au/event/womens-reflection-afternoon/
Enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring/text Lara on 0429 192 869
This event is hosted by the Archdiocesan Women’s Taskforce https://womenstaskforceacg.org/
Clara Geoghegan is the Executive Secretary to the Bishops’ Commission for Evangelisation, Laity & Ministry. Clara has lectured in Church History and Spirituality at Catholic Theological College (Melbourne).
Brigid Cooney Official Delegate from the Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn to the Plenary Council of Australia Brigid is a 21-year-old native Canberran. Since working on the Youth Mission Team in 2017 and 2018, Brigid has been studying a double degree in History (ANU) & Teaching (ACU) and hopes to make a difference to young people by teaching history and religious education.
As well as these inspiring talks, the Women’s Reflection Afternoon will be punctuated by short guided prayer experiences lead by the following groups:
- Winniefred Rebello, Women Alive (Indian, Pakistani & Sri Lankan Catholic women’s prayer group)
- Anne Hartwell, Mothers Prayers
- Bronnie Schlager, Call to Connect
- Karen Doyle, Sisterhood National Catholic Women’s Movement
- Vikki McDonough, Christian Meditation
Register for free at www.bit.ly/WomensReflectionAfternoon
Enquiries text Lara 0429 192 869 or email email@example.com
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.
Maths Professional Development
Over the last two day’s all our staff at St Mary’s have been working with Leonie Anstey from Elevated Learning who is our maths consultant employed by Catholic Education in our Canberra /Goulburn Archdiocese.
Leonie presented a whole day Maths workshop online on Thursday and Friday and we were fortunate to be able to use our students for demonstration classes on both days. Some of the students were a bit awestruck with being on camera but they worked through really well.
Today all the 5/6 students worked with Mrs Haworth and Mrs Cuthbertson to put into play what these teachers learnt yesterday. They delivered inquiry based, differentiated Maths on Chance and Data using manipulatives, great games , higher order thinking and integrating other stands of maths.
The teachers are very grateful for the opportunity to continue to work Leonie to build teacher capacity in teaching Maths and improve student outcomes.
- Wednesday 9th September
- Friday 11th September
- Mondaay 14th September
- Wednesday 16th September
- Friday 18th September
- Wednesday 23rd September
Thank you to all our voluteers, we could not operate without you.
Cookie Dough Fundraiser
Cookie Delivery Date
The cookie dough fundraiser has been a great success. We hope you all ordered your prizes.
Delivery to the school will be on Tuesday the 15th of September and orders will be available at the canteen from 11.30am to 4pm on that day.
Please organise to pick up your cookie dough during these times however you maybe able to make alternate arrangements closer to the date.
We thank you for helping make our Billy G’s Fundraiser a huge success!
Fathers Day Stall
Fathers Day is on Sunday 6th of September.
We will be holding our Fathers Day stall at school on Friday the 4th of September.
Children will be able to purchase gifts for dad in the range of $5 to $10.
Be prepared to be asked for some money!
Monday 31 August
Wednesday 2 September
Friday 4 September
Baking: Amanda Gaynor
Baking: Sarah Cumming
Sarah Curry & Melissa Westaway
Baking: Carlie Ferguson
Monday 7 September
Wednesday 9 September
Friday 11 September
Baking: Pam Stokes
VOLUNTEERS (2) REQUIRED
31 Aug 2020
01 Sep 2020
02 Sep 2020