Dear Parents and Carers
Once again, I’d like to thank each of you for your continued support of our school.
I know I speak for all staff when I say we are excited to welcome students back to school next week and to have classrooms buzzing with learning once again.
The wellbeing of our students, staff and school community is important to us.
We will still have our student hygiene procedures in place and our cleaner has a detailed cleaning and disinfecting routine in the classrooms and common areas such as the lunch area. In line with social distancing protocols we will not resume face to face assemblies or school Mass until advised it is safe to do so and we encourage parents to adhere to social distancing guidelines in our school grounds.
In line with this we would like to remind parents that they should say goodbye to their children on the grass area near the new school office. Due to social distancing restrictions placed on schools, parents must not take their child to their classroom to drop bags and should not enter a classroom. This will also apply each afternoon.
We must all remain vigilant in maintaining health and hygiene protocols in the weeks and months ahead. If your child is unwell, it is important that they remain at home and follow the government advice.
Parents are most welcome to come to the office and we can assist you to see a teacher if required.
Be assured that access to the school and classrooms will return to our pre COVID-19 arrangements as soon as possible.
The current environment of COVID-19 is constantly changing and I will keep you informed of any updates as soon I receive them.
Thank you, once again, for your on-going support.
Over the last few weeks we have done an amazing job as a school to function so effectively with numerous changes to our normal routines. Let’s take this time to engage in a meditative prayer.
Follow the link to participate in your own time: https://www.sjyarrajunction.catholic.edu.au/upschool/the-nature-of-sound-a-guided-meditation/
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GIRLS WINTER SKIRT
We are now able to take winter skirt orders.
The skirts will cost $40 each or if you would like a side pocket with a zip, to hold money or tissues, the skirt will cost $50.
You will need to take two measurements:
* a waist measurement
* the length from the waist to the knee.
Please then phone, or email using this link, your order to St Mary's School office leaving your name, your child's name, the measurements, if you would a zip pocket and how many skirts you would like to order.
We will let you know when the skirt is ready for pickup. We would prefer a cash payment for the skirt and this can be sent to the office.
Summer uniform, or winter uniform without ties can be worn next week. Ties are compulsory from June 1. Ties are available from the school office at a cost of $16.
Our school uniform is always to be worn with pride. It is our brand and reflects the quality of our school.
Parents are asked to consider the following:
- Scarves and beanies are only to be worn when a student is dressed in full winter uniform and not to be worn inside. The items need to be navy blue.
- Tights worn with skorts are not a part of the summer or winter uniform.
- The lightweight jackets do not replace the fleece jumper. They can be worn in addition to the jumper when playing outside.
- Jumpers must be in good condition and replaced if the zipper is broken.
- The top button on shirts needs to be done up when a tie is worn. The buttonhole may need to be enlarged or a larger size shirt may be required.
- Singlets and T-Shirts worn under shirts need to be tucked in or at a length where they are not visible below the shirt hem.
- Shoes should be polished regularly.
- Ripped and very well worn and faded pants, shirts and hats needs to be replaced.
- Socks should be navy for girls and grey for boys.
- Canberra Goulburn representative jumpers are not school uniform and therefore should not to be worn at school.
Thank you for your efforts in keeping our students looking neat and tidy.
Although students will be returning to school from next week, the canteen will not be operating until further notice. We wish to ensure our volunteers feel safe in the school environment, and hope it won't be too long before we can offer your child some treats and hot food.
Information for parents regarding payment of fees
St Mary’s and Catholic Education is committed to providing financial assistance to support families who have lost their economic livelihood as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The position of Catholic education is that no child will be denied a Catholic education because of financial circumstances.
Initial support to assist all families includes:
- Fee statements for Term 2 will be delayed to week 5 of Term 2.
Where families are experiencing financial stress due to job loss, being stood down, reduction in work hours, business downturn or closure resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The following is available through a confidential discussion with the school:
- Suspension of follow up activity on outstanding fees at the end of Term 1 until 31 July 2020.
- Full or partial fee remission or deferral. You are asked to indicate the level of assistance you feel you need at this time by completing a one-page fee assistance form (COVID-19 Fee Assistance Request Form) found here. Your level of fee support will be confirmed as soon as possible.
- Families may apply for immediate deferral of Term 2 fee payments by completing the COVID-19 Fee Request to Defer Fees form, also found here.
Families whose employment situation has not been affected by COVID-19 can support the school by continuing to pay school fees as they fall due. This will support our school to continue providing quality learning in a connected community that nurtures and cares for each other.
Financial assistance continues to be available for those families experiencing hardship not related to COVID-19, particularly those experiencing the effects of the bushfire season and the ongoing drought. Families are encouraged to contact me for assistance and more information.
Your family is an important part of our school community. Your financial circumstances will not compromise the place of your children at our school. If you are experiencing any difficulties the school confidentially ensure your child is not disadvantaged at this time.
The building works are moving along. Our student toilet block has been demolished opening up the back of the school. The new two storey toilet block is getting bigger and closer to completion.
Today we had a PJ day both at school and at home. We have some lovely pictures of the children and teachers who enjoyed putting on their PJ's and going to school.
St Anne's Temora
Virtual Information Evening
You are invited to join our Principal Mr Grant Haigh and our Leadership Team for a unique Online Information Evening!
Learn about what St Anne's Central School has to offer your child in Year 7, 2021. This event is an opportunity to learn more about the exceptional educational, well-being and co-curricular programs offered at St Anne's Central School Temora.
Please click on this link which will take to you to our Facebook Page with details and booking information.
Please note there are two meeings, one at 6.30pm for Kinder 2021 and then at 7.00pm for Year 7, 2021.