- A Message from our Principal
- St Mary's Prays
- St Mary's Congratulates
- St Mary's Says...
- Class Mass Times Term 4, 2021
- Water Bottles for students
- Perpetual Trophies
- Kinder Orientation Dates 2021
- School Photo Day - Late Orders
- End of Year Events 2021
- Staff Changes Week 4 - Term 4
- School Fees Term 4
- Happy Birthday
- School Intensive Swimming Program
- School Banking - Closure
- School Bus Travel 2022
- Around the school this week
- IMPORTANT DATES IN THE COMING WEEKS
- ICAS - Maths
- School Counsellor Visit
- Class Mass - Year 1 Joy and Year 2 Mercy
- ICAS - Spelling Bee
Dear Parents and Carers,
It is with great delight that I announce the Religious Education Coordinator role has been filled for 2022 and beyond. I would like to congratulate Mrs Jacqui Cuthbertson on being the successful candidate for the position. Jacqui brings great enthusiasm and commitment to the role and I look forward to having her on the leadership team. I would also like to thank Mrs Louise Daniher for fulfilling the role while the position was advertised. Lou has done a magnificent job and she is leaving Religious Education in a wonderful position for Jacqui to lead next year.
I would also like to welcome Mrs Sinead Turner to St Mary's. We are very pleased to have Sinead on the Learning Support team and know her passion and energy will be an asset. Sinead will be working with us until the end of the year.
As we enter week 4 we are beginning to work on end of year events and procedures and more information will be communicated soon about this.
Thank you for your continued support with the COVID-19 restrictions we are working under at the moment. Please remember if you need to enter the school grounds you need to wear a mask (even outside) and check in at the front office. I have no indication of restriction levels changing for November at this point in time.
It is with a great sadness that we advise Mrs Speedy's father passed away on the weekend. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to Emma. Please join me in praying for Emma and her family as they go through this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jackson Downey and his family who recently lost a loved one.
Please keep Mrs Scott and her family in your prayers as her father in law passed away recently.
|Frederik Bell||Alex Crerar||Riley Greenwood|
|Charlie Hague||Rose Hague||Archie Maslin|
|Hannah McDonell||Louis Morton||Ciara O'Meley|
|Billy Pettit||Elizabeth Sturgess||Marlee Wendt|
Term 4, 2021 Class and Whole School Mass Timetable
Unfortunately due to the current COVID restrictions we are unable to have parents, grandparents and carers attend the church.
Thursday 28 October
Year 1 & 2 Class Mass @ 12pm
Wednesday 10 November
Kinder, Year 5 & 6 Mass @ 12pm
Please remember to send your child to school with a water bottle especially now the weather is warming up.
Students are not permitted to use the bubbler due to the COVID-19 restrictions currently still in place.
Friday 12 November - 8.55am to Midday
Friday 19 November - 8.55am to 11.30am - followed by a parent session on "Everything you need to know about Kinder 2022"
Friday 26 November - 8.55am to 3.20pm
Friday 3 December - 8.55am to 3.20pm
Children should wear comfortable clothes and a hat. They will need a piece of fruit, recess and a drink for the two half days. On the full days they will need their lunch as well.
Please drop your children at the Parish Centre from 8:45am. Mrs Meincke will be there to greet your children. As per our current COVID regulations please wear your mask and leave the church carpark immediately after dropoff.
You have 7 days to order your school photos without additional fees.
School photos have now been taken. Group and portrait photographs can be purchased by following the link below for 7 days from the day photos are taken, after which late fees/additional charges will be incurred.
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Year 5/6 Excursion
Friday 3 December
Year 5 School Captain Speeches and Voting
Wednesday 8 December
St Mary's Church, Time TBA
Thursday 9 December
West Wyalong S&C Club 9.30am
Times and parent attendance will be confirmed soon.
Reports go home to parents
Friday 10 December
Year 6 Graduation Dinner
Monday 13 December
West Wyalong S&C Club 6.30pm
Year 6 Graduation Mass
Tuesday 14 December
St Mary's Church at midday
Final School Day
Wednesday 15 December
First Day of School for students in 2022
|Tuesday 1st February|
Fee statements for Term 4 have been posted.
Thank you to those families who have payment plans in place.
Those who have set up their own BPAY or direct debit payments are asked to also check their statement and alter or suspend your payments as required. Payment plans through the school's Catholic Development Fund can be altered here at the office. You will be contacted if we think you need to change your payment amount.
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.
Planning is underway for St Mary’s Intensive Swimming Program. All students are encouraged to participate in this program. Swimming is very much a part of the Australian lifestyle and a high level of swimming ability and knowledge and skill in water safety is not only highly desirable but could be life saving.
The program will run over five days, from Thursday the 18th of November to Wednesday the 24th of November. The program will meet the needs of the K – 6 PDHPE Syllabus and is under the control of L&R Group from the Holland Park Swim Centre and their qualified instructors. Class teachers will attend to supervise. The primary aim is to develop each child’s swimming ability. The program will offer the following skill levels:
|WATER LEARNER||Water Learner encourages children to become independent in the water. We introduce the fundamentals of water safety and continue to develop water confidence. The core focus is to get the child to stay afloat and start achieving short distances of propulsion.|
|WATER BASIC||This level introduces swimming skills. At this level, children will learn kicking, breathing, streamline, body position and arm rotation, the core swimming skills needed to ensure your child has the correct techniques for their on-going development.|
|WATER SKILLS||Children are now displaying correct freestyle techniques. We start to advance the distances of swimming to 15 metres. Backstroke is also introduced along with more advanced skills and drills to refine the child’s stroke and to continue water confidence.|
Squad training has various levels. Re-enforcing the core swimming skills over a longer distances of 25m.
The 50m squads focuses on fine tuning all four strokes along with further development of dives, introduction of turns, starts and finishes.
There is also a concentration on developing fitness and fun in all squads.
The students will be placed in groups depending on their level of ability as advised by parents, and in consultation with Angus. Students will be assessed on the first day to make sure they are in the correct group.
Students not attending the program will be supervised at school and set appropriate literacy learning activities.
THIS YEAR THE SWIMMING LESSONS WILL BE AT NO COST TO ALL STUDENTS.
St Mary's would like thank the hardworking P&F and our school community, who have supported fundraisers over the past year, this has allowed the P&F to donate the full amount of the swimming lessons to our families.
Please complete the following form to indicate the swimming level of your child/ren:Intensive Swim Lessons - Permission Note
The NSW Government has announced a ban on banks delivering programs in their schools because of a report from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
Unfortunately due to this ruling the Commonwealth Bank Dollarmites school banking program will be closed at St Mary's. This will take effect from the end of Term 4.
If your child intends to use the free bus travel scheme, either in town for Years K to 2 or from a rural location for Years K to 6, please plan ahead and apply before the end of Term 4 via the School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS). In rural areas it is recommended parents also contact their local bus operator to discuss their travel needs.
If you have received an expiry notice from Transport for NSW you should update the details before the end of Term 4 to ensure that St Mary's can endorse the application and entitlements remain valid.
Please contact the school if you have any questions.
Mrs Daniher has continued to help create some wonderful sock puppets with our students to support Socktober.
Thank you to the wonderful parents who donated to the Socktober Australian Catholic Missions initiative to raise funds for global poverty. Currently St Mary's has raised $601. The fundraising campaign will close at the end of October - to donate please click on this link.
25 Oct 2021
28 Oct 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM