- A Message from our Principal
- St Mary's Prays
- St Mary's Congratulates
- St Mary's Says...
- Class Mass Times Term 2, 2021
- Staff Changes Week 9 - Term 2
- Happy Birthday
- Athletics Carnival Results 2021
- School Satisfaction Survey 2021
- Girls Winter Skirts 2021
- Parent Teacher Interviews
- P & F News
- Around the school this week
- IMPORTANT DATES IN THE COMING WEEK
- MacKillop Cross Country
- Class Mass - Year 1 Joy and Year 2 Mercy
- Western Region Athletics - CANCELLED
- Todd Woodbridge Tennis Day
St Mary’s has continued to live out our new Vision and Mission statements.
St Mary’s War Memorial School is a vibrant and inclusive Catholic School community, inspiring minds, enriching hearts and celebrating achievements.
In partnership with families, we are committed to educating children who are:
Loving one another as Jesus showed us.
Christian stewards with an understanding and appreciation of earth, themselves, culture and social diversity.
Authentic and spirited in their faith, learning and actions.
Adaptable, engaged and confident in their learning and interactions with each other.
Creative problem solvers who collaborate with others to become responsible learners.
During the last 2 weeks of our Making Jesus Real (MJR) sessions we have focused on 'Respectful' and 'Courageous'.
During each morning assembly, members of the school community are invited to share a 'St Mary’s shout out' of examples of students living out our mission statement. Examples of compassion, respect, courage, resilience and commitment. The students have shown a keen eye identifying examples of our mission statement and sharing them with the rest of the school.
Year 5/6 Hope
As you are aware it has been a difficult task replacing Mrs Cuthbertson while she took time off to bring her beautiful baby boy Jude into the world. For Term 2 we had a host of internal teachers take on extra days and responsibilities to ensure learning was not interrupted in 5/6 Hope. All involved have done a marvellous job and our students have not missed a beat.
Moving forward, it is with great excitement that I announce that Miss Bree Madden will take over the role of classroom teacher for 5/6 Hope for the rest of the year. Miss Madden is currently on placement finishing her teaching degree requirements. She has already spent 2 days at St Mary’s. One as a casual day and the other as an orientation day becoming familiar with our policies and procedures. Miss Madden also sneakily spent an hour with the class in a support role to Mrs Speedy and familiarising herself with the students and classroom routines.
On behalf of the entire school community I would like to welcome Bree into our wonderful little school.
Parent School Survey
I would like to remind you all to participate in the school survey that was launched in last week’s newsletter. Your contribution in this survey is extremely valuable to the school and the data collect will help shape future directions the school will take. A link to the survey can be found further on in this week’s publication.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent Teacher interviews will be held in the last week of term. Your participation in these interviews is extremely important for your child's learning and I encourage you to make a booking on the morning of Monday the 21st of June when you receive the link via text.
Mr Phillip Nielsen
The Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
In the Gospel, Jesus is telling us about the special gift he gives us in the Eucharist. In the Eucharist, the bread and the wine become the Body and Blood of Christ. When we share in the Eucharist, Jesus is present to us, and through our communion we will share eternal life.
Let us pray :
God most holy, you invite us to celebrate the paschal banquet. Hear our prayers that our lives may proclaim your new covenant of love, one with Christ around your table. We ask this in Jesus’ name.
|Amelia Alchin||Abbie Blampied||Amelia-Rose Blampied|
|Indi Fair||Melia Fair||Molly Gaynor|
|Indi Loudon||Marley Loudon||Emily McCoullough|
|Lilly Robertson||Maive Stewart||Ashley Thomas|
Tenison Woods 218
(House Captain of McAuley, Ted Curry, is shown with the athletics plaque for the winning house)
|Nell Ramsay||Bella Alchin||Chloe Morton & Lexi Patton|
|Asha McDonell||Cate Curry||n/a|
|Amelia Alchin||Layla Player||Ashley Thomas|
|Nate Sams||Oliver Cumming||Nixon Loudon|
|Bobby Bryant||Jay Player||Toby Nielsen|
(not in picture)
|Ted Curry||Jackson Downey|
Congratulations to four of our students who broke records at the carnival:
Asha McDonell - Congratulations to Asha who jumped 1.27m in the Intermediate Girls High Jump to beat the record of 1.24m previously held by Julia O'Shea.
Oliver Cumming - Congratulations to Oliver who ran the Junior Boys 1500m in 6:28.37 to beat the record first set in 2019.
Lexi Patton - Congratulations to Lexi who ran the Junior Girls 1500m in 7:04.13 to beat the record first set in 2019.
Nell Ramsay - Congratulations to Nell who threw 21.4m in the Junior Girls Discus to beat the record of 17.6m set in 1998 by Meghan Worner.
Congratulations to the following children who qualified and will be attending the Western Region Athletics in Tumut this Friday the 11th of June:
Amelia Alchin, Bella Alchin, Indi Bales, Abbie Blampied, Amelia-Rose Blampied, Bobby Bryant, Jasper Campbell-Pike, Bodhi Cattle, Oliver Cumming, Cate Curry, Ted Curry, Jimmy Curry, Max Cuthbertson, Edith Dean, Jimmy Dean, Jackson Downey, Ruby Glasgow, Jagger Lange, Nixon Loudon, Asha McDonell, Hannah McDonell, Will McDonell, Chloe Morton, Harry Morton, Toby Nielsen, Lexi Patton, Billy Pettit, Jay Player, Layla Player, Nate Pursehouse, Nell Ramsay, Nate Sams, Ashley Thomas and Marlee Wendt.
St Mary's has been allocated the Girls Long Jump to run for the day. We will allocate the parents of the girls participating in the Long Jump to help our teacher at the pit during their child's event. We will also be seeking volunteers to assist on the day.
During the next two weeks, closing Friday the 11th of June, we are inviting students, teachers and parents to provide feedback on their experience of our school using an online survey. The surveys are an important part of our whole school evaluation and planning process.
We would like to invite you as parents/carers to complete the Tell Them From Me (TTFM) Partners in Learning survey. As we value the role of parents and carers within our school community we would greatly appreciate your feedback. The information you provide will be used to maintain our commitment to working together in partnership to further improve student learning and wellbeing at St Mary’s War Memorial School.
The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. You are able to access the parent survey on your computer or mobile device by using the URL below:
During the next two weeks, students in years 4, 5 and 6 will be given the opportunity and time to participate in this survey during regular school hours.
Students’ names cannot be linked to their responses which allows it to be completely anonymous. Results will show all student scores combined together – it is not possible to single out individual students in the results.
The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. The survey measures include such topics as emotional and social well-being, physical health, and behaviours and attitudes linked to student success. The survey also allows students to give their thoughts and feedback in open-ended question responses.
Participation in the survey is entirely voluntary. Your child will not take part if either you or your child do not wish to.
If you do not want your child to take part in the survey, please complete the complete this form as soon as possible.
If you would like more information, please contact Mr Nielsen.
Our Parents & Friends have been able to source winter skirts for our students from The Uniform Company. Thank you to Brodie Greenwood for taking the time to source quotes and samples which was a very time consuming job.
The school has placed an order and are hoping to have skirts for sale by the end of the month. A selection of sizes, ranging from size 4 to 14, will be available from the school office for $40.
We will let you know when the skirts are available.
Reports will be sent home on Friday the 18th of June.
- creating your children (you can do all the children first),
- select one child at a time and choose their teacher,
- choose a booking time,
- review your booking.
- click next and choose to book again if necessary (ie.more than one child)
Monday 7 June
Wednesday 9 June
Friday 11 June
BAKING: Sherie Loudon
BAKING: Jodie McDonell
BAKING: Kate Carey
Monday 14 June
Wednedsay 16 June
Friday 18 June
CLOSED - Public Holiday
BAKING: Sarah Curry
Jacqui Cuthbertson & Brodie Greenwood
BAKING: Jacqui Cuthbertson
08 Jun 2021
Only children who qualified at the Archdiocesan Cross Country compete today at Eastern Creek in Sydney.
10 Jun 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
14 Jul 2021