- A Message from our Principal
- St Mary's Prays
- St Mary's Congratulates
- Year 6 Parents - Important Message
- Kinder Enrolment 2021
- Happy Birthday
- Staff Changes Week 9 - Term 2
- Outstanding Notes
- Building Update
- Lost and Found
- NCCD Information
- School Cross Country - On Again!
- Year 5/6 Biannual Canberra Excursion
- P & F News
- Can you help with the canteen?
- Community Notices
- Cancer Council Eat for Health
Dear Parents and Carers
The teachers of St Mary's have recently engaged with the National Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) requirements. Part of these requirements is an interview between teachers and parents for students who have been identified as NCCD. I have been asked by the NCCD to share some information regarding this process.
Students need different types of help at school. Some students need a little help sometimes (minor adjustments) but other students need a lot of help nearly all the time (extensive adjustments). The type of help and support that a school provides is also very different depending on the needs of the student.
The national data collection helps governments and schools plan for the needs of students with additional needs. The aim of the data collection is to make sure that students with additional needs have access to same quality education as the others in their class.
If you would like more information please see the flowchart in the NCCD article later in the newsletter.
Our renovations are progressing nicely and we have included some pictures of the changes to the upstairs classrooms.
|Finn Brown||Charlotte Carne||Ted Glasgow|
|Archie Maslin||Charlie Murdoch||Stella Murrells|
|Sam Tulloch||Rose Walker||Marlee Wendt|
ZOOM MEETING - YEAR 6 STUDENTS ATTENDING ST FRANCIS NEXT YEAR
Mr James Sullivan, the Year 7 Coordinator at St Francis De Sales Regional College Leeton, will be holding a Zoom meeting on Monday which will incorporate a Google Presentation about the College and about coming into Year 7 next year. It will allow prospective students the chance to ask any questions that they may have.
At St Mary's we are facilitating our Year 6 students to participate in this meeting if they are enrolled at St Francis or interested in enrolling.
Please submit this form if you would like your Year 6 child to participate in this meeting. Remember if your child is already enrolled it is recommended your child attend this meeting, and if you are thinking of St Francis your child can also attend.
There is no need to complete this form if your child will not attend.
Mr Sullivan has also created a Year 7 2021 Facebook page if you would like to join it. If you search 'St Francis de Sales, Leeton Year 7 2021' you will find it. This should be a good source of information for you and your child.
We are welcoming new enrolments for the 2021 school year. We appreciate that this is a significant decision for parents and know that new families will need time to consider all available options.
Please enrol online at our website with the link below or call at the school office for a paper form. https://smwms.nsw.edu.au/enrolment
If you require further information please ring and make an appointment.
- Year 6 Students attending or interested in attending St Francis in 2021 - Year 6 - please return the electronic permission note to the school before Monday if you would like your child to attend the St Francis Zoom meeting facilitated by Mrs Scott.
With the cooler weather there is already a large number of unmarked jumpers in the lost property area. Please label your child's clothing so the items can be returned to their owners.
Could you please have your children check the lost property or you are most welcome to visit the school and check yourself.
Our school cross country will be held on Tuesday 30 June 2020.
Please note there is no Western Region or Archdiocesan Cross Country this year.
Students in Years 3 to 6, plus Year 2 students who turn 8 in 2020 will compete on a course at school.
UPDATE: Kinder and Year 1 and Year 2 students who are 7 in 2020 will participate in a modified cross country after the primary cross country.
Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions parents will not be able to attend and watch as in previous years.
No permission note will be required as the students are competing on the school grounds. Please contact the school if you do not wish your child to participate.
|School Cross Country Information||
Race 1 - 8 & 9 years 2000 metres
Race 1 - 10 year 2000 metres
Race 3 - 11 year 3000 meters
Race 4 - 12 year 3000 meters
Children may wear house colours on that day.
The dates proposed were Term 4, Week 1 Wednesday 14th October to Friday 16th October, 2020. Most of the itinerary was finalised and we had secured cabin accommodation at the Alivio Tourist Park which was a bonus. Costing had not been finalised but we were looking between $250 - $300 maximum. At the moment overnight school excursions are still banned but we are hoping that by Term 4 the ban may be lifted and the students can still attend the excursion.
Please mark these dates on your calendar and hopefully the excursion will be on. We will keep you informed as we know more.
Information for Volunteers
Volunteers are requested to start their shift at midday. The pie ovens will be turned on by the office at 11am to pre-heat.
Please sign-in at the office.
Hand sanitising is an ongoing requirement.
At the end of each day, as is normal practice, volunteers are required to count the daily cash takings, and place in coin bags.
At close benches must be wiped down and floors washed.
CANTEEN SPECIAL ORDER DAY
LAST DAY OF TERM 2
On Friday 3 July the canteen will sell Special Order lunches.
The special lunch will be a hot dog for $3 with optional garlic bread at 50 cents for 2 pieces.
Multiple hot dogs can be ordered just indicate on the order bag.
Please complete a brown lunch bag with your child's name, class, order and money and return to the school office by Friday 26th June.
The normal menu will not be available for lunch orders. If you do not order the special lunch please make sure you send lunch with your child/ren. Remember the canteen is not open for counter sales.
Drinks and snacks can still be ordered but MUST be ordered on the lunch order bag for distribution at lunch time.
Canteen Modified Menu for Term 2
The modified menu for Term 2 is on our SZApp.