- St Mary's Prays
- St Mary's Congratulates
- St Mary's Says...
- Class Mass Times Term 2, 2021
- Feast Day Celebrations
- Readers - Mary Help of Christians Mass
- Outstanding Notes
- School Assembly Time Survey
- School Reports
- Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week 2021
- School Athletics Carnival Information 2021
- P & F News
- Around the school this week
- IMPORTANT DATES IN THE COMING WEEK
- Archdiocesan Cross Country
- Feast Day Mass - Whole School
- Mortimer Shield Year 5/6
- Activity Day - St Mary's Help of Christians
- MacKillop Touch Trials
- CG Rugby Trials
Pentecost – The Birthday of the Church
‘Come, Holy Spirit’, or its Latin, Vene Sancte Spiritus, has become the basis of countless prayers and hymns over many hundreds of years.
To this day, it remains a powerful invocation that can be used in prayer or meditation. Three simple words convey a wealth of meaning.
The invitation for the Spirit to ‘Come’ indicates recognition of the need for the Spirit’s intervention and openness to accept the guidance that the Spirit brings.
It is a powerful, simple prayer that can be used at the outset of any significant undertaking or whenever you find yourself in need of inspiration.
|Wednesday the 26th of May at 12pm||
Whole School Mass
Mary Help of Christians Mass
|Thursday 10th of June @ 12pm||Class Mass Year 1/2|
|Wednesday 16th of June @ 12pm||Class Mass Kinder and Year 5/6|
On Wednesday we celebrate our Feast Day at the St Mary's Help of Christians Mass. All parents and carers are most welcome to join us at this Mass at midday.
On Friday the students will participate in a Feast Day Activity afternoon and may wear mufti clothes.
Students will be required to have a hat and wear closed in shoes such as runners.
The following students have been chosen to read at our Mary Help of Christians Mass on Wednesday the 26th of May at 12pm:
Welcome - Harry Morton
First Reading - Grace Kellahan
Response - Cate Curry
Second Reading - Layla Player
Prayers of the Faithful - Ashton Barber, Montana Crouch, Max Cuthbertson, Caitlin Parker, Molly Stokes
Altar Servers - Bodhi Cattle and Hugo Harper
If your child is not available on this day please contact Mrs Daniher or the school office so a replacement can be arranged.
In 2021 we moved our Friday ‘What Ever You Do, Do Well’ award assembly to 1.50pm in the afternoon.
The purpose behind this move was to ensure prime educational time in the morning was utilised for learning. With some assemblies going for close to 30 minutes the school felt that an afternoon assembly would have less impact on student learning than the morning assembly.
We do realise that this time is potentially more challenging for parents to attend the assembly. Taking all this into account we would like to give you the chance to have your say.
Please follow the link below to participate in the St Mary’s School Assembly Time survey. THIS SURVEY CLOSES ON FRIDAY 4TH OF JUNE.
Reporting - Semester 1 2021
Our teaching team has begun the process of creating each child’s Semester 1 2021 report.
In Semester 1:
For Kindergarten students:
- Achievement in each subject will be reported using a four-point scale (Well Above Expectations, Above Expectations, Meeting Expectations and Working Towards Expectations).
For Year 1 to Year 6 students:
- Academic grades for each subject using a five-point scale from A-E will be reported using the NSW Common Grade Scale.
For all students:
- Strand Achievement will be reported in English, Mathematics, Human Society and its Environment, PDHPE and Creative Arts using a five-point scale (Excellent, High, Sound, Basic, Elementary).
- Engagement with Learning statements, which are taken directly from the Australian Curriculum, will provide specific information about your child’s Critical and Creative Thinking, and Personal and Social Responsibility, using a three-point scale (Beginning, Developing, Consistently).
- Individual student comments will not be used in the Semester 1 Reports.
Dialogue is an important feature of reporting. The Semester Report in this format encourages parent engagement and conversation about student learning. We want the report to be the entry point for parent-teacher interviews where we can engage in genuine conversation about your child’s strengths, challenges, effort and areas for growth.
You are encouraged to book a parent-teacher interview in Week 10, the booking link will be sent out via text in Week 9.
The new approach to Academic Reporting is a developing process. Further work will be undertaken in the coming months to determine how progress and achievement is best reported based on what we know to be important information about a student’s learning and progress.
Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2021, More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.
2021 marks twenty years of Reconciliation Australia and almost three decades of Australia’s formal reconciliation process.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Arrangements for St Mary's athletics carnival on Tuesday 1st of June 2021
Students in Kinder and Year 1 will have recess at school at 11am and then walk to McAlister Oval to participate in races and games. Students are able to be picked up from the ground but those who are not being picked up by parents at the ground will be escorted back to St Mary's in time for the afternoon bell and buses.
Students from Year 2 to Year 6 have advised the school they will either get off buses at the public school stop (there will be a teacher on duty there), be dropped at the Oval by parents or come to school as normal and walk to the Oval accompanied by a teacher. The afternoon dismissal will work in reverse with students not going home with parents being accompanied to the public school bus stop or back to St Mary's after the carnival.
Children should wear house coloured t-shirs and their sports clothes.
Thank you to those parents who have indicated they are able to assist on the day in the field.
Champion trophies and ribbons will be presented to students at assembly on Friday 4th of June.
1500m Event - Nominations Required
Order of Events
The 1500m will be run on Monday the 31st of May directly after lunch at 1:50pm. All other events will be run at the carnival.
The P&F need volunteers to work in the canteen during the carnival. One hour of your time will be much appreciated by our canteen organisers. Please let Lisa Sturgess know via Facebook or call the school office so you can be added to the roster. We appreciate the support of our parents!
PLEASE PREORDER VIA QKR!
There will be limited extras on the day, but your child is not guaranteed to get what they want if you do not PREORDER the main lunch items/drinks via QKR! by FRIDAY 28th MAY.
|Chicken & Salad Roll||$5|
|Ham & Salad Roll||$5|
|Bacon & Egg Roll||$5|
|Chicken & Gravy Roll||$5|
|Cup of Noodles||$2.50|
Available on the day
|Chips - Honey Soy & Sea Salt||$1|
|Tea / Coffee||$2|
Our award winners last week.
The Very Hungry Catperpillar
Our Kinder, Year 1 and Year 2 students travelled to Wagga with Mrs Meincke, Mrs McPake, Miss Parker & Mrs Brewer on Friday the 21st of May to watch a combination of Eric Carle stories - Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear Brown Bear and The Very Busy Spider.
The children really enjoyed the show and the play in the park at Temora.
Simultaneous Story Time and Book Fair
Another successful St Mary's Book Fair was held on Wednesday. Parents joined with their children for a shared reading of Give Me Some Space by Phil Bunting and then browsed the books in the hall. The Book Fair sold over $2700 worth of books.
Thanks to the support of our students and parents, each class teacher was able to choose $120 worth of books for their classroom library.
Thanks to Mrs Neilsen for helping to set up and pack up the Book Fair and to Mrs Gaynor and Mrs Buttenshaw for helping with the book sales.
Mrs Daniher runs a Book Fair raffle for each class and the winners get to choose a $10 book from the selection on sale. The lucky winners were:
Annabelle Brose, Harriet Bell, Billy Pettit, Zahli Cattle, Jess Hardie, Bobby Bryant and Nate Pursehouse.
Outdoor Learning Space
Our outdoor learning space is currently in construction, and below are pictures which show the current progress. It is very exciting to see it change each week.
25 May 2021
For the children who qualified at the Western Region cross country to compete for the Canberra Goulburn team at Stromlo in the ACT.
26 May 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
27 May 2021
28 May 2021
28 May 2021
31 May 2021