- A Message from our Assistant Principal
- St Mary's Prays
- St Mary's Congratulates
- Year 6 Graduation Mass
- School Reports
- Classroom Christmas Parties
- P & F News
- Parish Christmas Mass Times 2020
- QKR! Information
- Around the school this week
- Swimming Carnival Entries 2021
- Stationery Supplies 2021
- IMPORTANT DATES IN THE COMING WEEK
- Year 6 Graduation Mass
- Classroom Christmas Parties
- Last Day of School for 2020
- First Day of School 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
What an incredibly jam packed Week 9 we have had with lots of celebration! Our school motto is : ’Plant the seed, nurture the growth and celebrate the harvest’ and our focus over this last week has been celebrating the harvest in more ways than one! We have been celebrating learning and sporting achievements, school excursions for all classes, class performances and our Year 6 Graduation Dinner, just to name a few. Although the week has been extremely busy, it has been a reflection on what an amazing school community we have here at St Mary’s.
There will still be more celebrations next week as you can see outlined in this weeks newsletter and we will send our final newsletter out on Wednesday 16th of December.
Our 2021 Class teachers and class lists will also be finalised early next week.
Students will also receive their school reports on Monday which will celebrate their hard work and give them goals to set for next year.
We give thanks for so much to celebrate including the bumper harvest for our hardworking farming families who have endured significant hardship with drought in previous years.
Have an enjoyable weekend and see you all back here for our final week of school for 2020!
Teach us to be gentle and patient with ourselves.
Make us receptive to your timing in others.
Help us see the long view when we are caught in the frustration of waiting.
Taken from www.cccb.ca
This year's Speech Day looked very different to a normal year, because we were unable to invite our generous sponsors and special guests, and of course our wonderful families.
We were able to host a special morning for our Year 6 students and parents and present our major awards with the winners parents in attendance.
We would like to thank our sponsors, who supported our school even though they could not attend to present their generous awards on the day:
St Mary's Parish, Goldenfields Water, West Wyalong Lions Club, West Wyalong Rotary Club, West Wyalong Returned Services League, South West Slopes Credit Union, Commonwealth Bank, The Scott, Nicholson, Wungluck, Nowlan and Kennedy families.
Thank you to the West Wyalong Services & Citizens club for the use of the auditorium for rehearsals and performances.
Congratulations to our 2021 School Captains Amelia Alchin and Charlie Murdoch, shown here with our outgoing 2020 School Captains, Sam Koop (far right) and Scarlett Connellan (second left).
2021 School Captains – Amelia Alchin and Charles Murdoch
Sisters of Mercy Award for Dux – Jogele-An Dignan
Graeme Wungluck Creative Arts Award – Layla Player
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Award – Andrew Cumming
St Mary’s Parish Award – Maci Coburn
Genevieve Nowlan Award for Christian Living – Hugo Harper
Nicholson Family Award – Scarlett Connellan
Rotary Club Citizenship Award – Samuel Koop
Lions Club Community Service Award – Chelsea Nielsen
Scott Family Award – Zack Gaynor / Marley Loudon
RSL Most Improved Year 6 into Year 7 student – Kayla Edwards
Joyce Kennedy Memorial Scholarship – Liam Gaynor
Commonwealth Bank Sportsmanship Award – Ashley Thomas
Sport Achievement Award Primary Girl – Claudia Murdoch
Sport Achievement Award Primary Boy – Seaton Crouch
House Competition Award - McAuley
YEAR 3/4 Awards:
Outstanding Academic Achievement across all KLAs Year 3 – Max Cuthbertson / Montana Crouch
Outstanding Academic Achievement across all KLAs Year 4 - Ava McClintock
Trust Positive Classroom Relationships Award – Catherine Curry
Trust Improvement across all KLA's - Frederick Bell
Trust Consistent Effort Award - Ruby Reid
Peace Citzenship Award - Henry Walker
Peace Classroom Contribution Award - Alexandra Patton
Peace Attitude and Effort Award - Ashton Barber
Mercy Citzenship Award - Hunter Connellan
Mercy Christian Attitude Award - Elizabeth Sturgess
Mercy Attitude and Effort Award - Eleanor Ramsay
YEAR 5/6 Awards:
Outstanding Academic Achievement across all KLAs Year 5 – Grace Kellahan
Hope Improvement Award - Charles Murdoch
Hope Improvement Award - Brydie Ford
Hope Outstanding Attitude and Effort Award - Amelia Alchin
Faith Citizenship Award - Hamish McClintock
Faith Creativity Award - Jackson Downey
Faith Improvement Award - Lachlan Foster
Year 6 parents who have completed the attendance form are welcome to attend.
The following students will have a part in the Mass:
Sam Koop and Jogele-An Dignan
|Prayers of the Faithful||Kayla Edwards, Keelan Glasgow, Brydie Ford, Oliver Brown, Hamish Blampied|
Seaton and Montana Crouch
Scarlett and Hunter Connellan
Flynn and Bobby Bryant
Edward and Finn Brown
Chelsea and Toby Nielsen
Claudia and Charlie Murdoch
Andrew, Oliver and Harry Cumming
Liam and Zack Gaynor
Liam, Hamish and Ava McClintock
Sam and Edward Tulloch
All Kinder students
Reports will be sent home with students on Monday the 14th of December. Reports for absent students will be posted.
Reports are an official written document for parents and it is up to their discretion as to how much of that report they share with their child.
P & F Christmas Raffle
St Mary's Parents & Friends would like to thank all those in the community who purchased tickets in their Christmas Raffle. Your support is appreciated.
The winners were:
1st prize - $500 Shop Local Voucher - Emily Patton
2nd prize - $250 Shop Local Voucher - Kate Maslin
3rd prize - Lawn Coring Treatment kindly donated by Brower McIntyre - Nicole Logg
4th prize - 1/2 dozen bottles of Summer wine kindly donated by Clare Parker - Allirah Stewart
5th prize- Cheesecake kindly donated by Lisa Sturgess - Anna Bell
Monday 14 December
Wednesday 16 December
Baking: Clare Parker
Lisa Sturgess & Anna Bell
Baking: Lisa Sturgess
Online Ordering and Payments
3/4 Griffith Excursion
Our 3/4 students participated in their school excursion to Griffith for the day on Tuesday. They started at the Griffith Pioneer Museum where they engaged in history talks, participated in an old fashioned school lesson, old fashioned games such as sack races and a train ride. From here they finished their excursion with indoor ten pin bowling.
A fantastic day was had by all! A big thank you to Mrs Akehurst, Mrs Harland and Miss Parker for their organisation of the day and supervision.
Year 6 Graduation Dinner
On Tuesday we celebrated our Year 6 Farewell dinner with Teachers, Parents and Students at the S & C Club.
It was a very special night to acknowledge these wonderful students and their journey over the last 7 years at St Mary’s.
The students were presented with their Yr 6 ‘muck up ‘ class photo and the students gifted the parents with their life stories. A fun night was had by all!
Next Tuesday we will finalise our Yr 6 farewells with a Graduation Mass.
A big thank you to the two Year 5/6 teachers Mrs Cuthbertson and Mrs McGee for their nurturing this year.
art smock, box tissues
Students in Years 1-6 require the following:
Scissors, glue sticks, erasers, pencil sharpeners, black lead pencils (HB), plastic ruler (narrow), coloured pencils and/or textas
Students in Years 5 & 6 only—biros – blue and red
Students in Kinder, Years 1 & 2 require a Library Bag.
Kindergarten students are provided with all stationery requirements by the school
Back packs are available from the school office at a cost of $50.
15 Dec 2020
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
16 Dec 2020