We have all had a fabulous week at St Mary’s. It is amazing how a little bit of sun and warm weather puts a spring in your step.
In the classroom, the students have been working hard to complete a variety of activities and assessments. These work samples and assessments provide evidence to demonstrate what each child has achieved, the progress they have made and what skills they need to continue to develop.
Parent/Teacher Interviews will be held this Wednesday, 25th November. These interviews are a great opportunity to build a strong parent and school partnership, which supports student learning. If you would like to meet with your child’s teacher but have not made an appointment yet, please do so ASAP.
School Advisory Committee
On Tuesday night we had our final School Advisory Committee meeting for 2020. As a committee, we have met twice a term throughout the year, with the role of the committee being to act as an advisory body to the principal. I would like to thank all the parents who have attended the committee meetings throughout the year for their support and commitment to our school.
Foundation Transition Days/Parent Information Session
Next Tuesday, 24th November we have our final Foundation Transition Day. At 11:30am on this day, we also look forward to welcoming the parents for an information session.
Grade 6 Graduation Mass
The Grade 6 Graduation Mass will be on Thursday, 10th December at 9:30am, outside the church. Due to COVID restrictions, only the Grade 6 students, some staff and their parents are able to attend. At the mass, the Grade 6 award recipients will be presented with their awards and those families that are leaving the school will be farewelled.
Grade 6 Graduation Ceremony
The Grade 6 Graduation Ceremony will also be held on Thursday, 10th December. This ceremony will be held in the school hall and will involve lunch, a slideshow presentation and student speeches about their time at St Mary’s. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, parents are unable to attend, however we are looking into ways that we can record or live stream the event, so that parents can be part of the day.
Excursion for Grade 6
We are currently in the process of organising a Grade 6 excursion to celebrate their time at St Mary’s. The date that we have set aside is, Friday, 11th December. We are still waiting on approval from DOSCEL for this excursion, however you will receive more information regarding this excursion soon.
School Colour Run
The St Mary’s School Colour Run is on Friday, 4th December at 2:00pm. Due to COVID restrictions, only students and staff are able to attend. Students are to wear their sports shorts with a white (or light coloured) t-shirt. Throughout the Colour Run, students may get wet and covered in coloured chalk so students may benefit from bringing an old towel to dry off and clean themselves up. This is a fundraising event for our school, however there is no pressure on families to donate large amounts of money. Every little donation helps, so ask your close friends and family if they can help out. As mentioned in the letter that went out earlier, fundraising can only be done through cash donations or bank transfer and not online. All funds raised need to be brought to school by Friday, 11th December.
Planning for 2021
Planning for 2021 is well underway. Information regarding 2021 will be provided to all families in the coming weeks.
Friday 4th December -Fun Friday Colour Run
Thursday 10th December - End of Year Mass for whole school at 9.30am at St Mary's Church. All family and friends are invited to attend.
Graduation Lunch for Year 6 students only at St Mary's School
Friday 11th December- Year 6 Graduation Fun Day
Friday 18th December - Last Day of Term 4, 1.00pm finish
Wednesday 27th January - Uniform shop open 9.00am - 3.30pm
Thurday 28th January - First day for students for 2021
Parent Teacher Interview (phone or Video)
Don't forget to book your Parent Teacher Interviews before Wednesday. Contact Heather at the school office if you would like her to book one on your behalf.
Teachers will be holding parent/teacher interviews either by phone or video call on Wednesday 25th November 2.00pm - 7.00pm. Students are not required to be part of the Parent/Teacher Interviews.
To make a booking please go to
- go to www.schoolinterviews.com.au and enter the event code vnt7f.
- or click on this link: https://www.schoolinterviews.com.au/code?code=vnt7f
Enter the information required
- Parents Name
- Phone Number
- Preferred Interview Method - enter (Phone OR Video)
- number of students
- Students Full Name
- Choose Junior or Senior Teachers
- Choose the time(s) you want.
Interviews are strictly 10 minutes only. To allow for technical issues it is vital that parents keep to this schedule and end their appointments in a timely manner. If you think you will need more time, please discuss this with your teacher at the appointment.
If you have selected a video appointment, PLEASE KEEP THE EMAIL SOMEWHERE SAFE. You will need to return to the email on the day of your appointment.
3 minutes before your appointment time, click on the VIDEO LINK (next to your appointment time) and follow the onscreen instructions.
If you have selected a phone appointment, please check that the phone number you have provided is correct.
5 minutes before your appointment is due to start, please have your phone nearby. The teacher will call you and may be calling from a number without any caller ID (Silent number).
If you have any further enquiries, please contact the school office on 5182 5659
Reminder to families that school fees are now due unless period payments are in place.
Please contact Heather at the school office if you have any questions in regards to school fees.
If you are unable to attend the information session or you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 51825659.
Please make sure that your child/children brings a drink bottle to school everyday as drink fountains are not allowed to be used. We do have St. Mary's drink bottles are available for $5.00 each
Parents are legally required to notify the school of any absence during the school year. This notification may be done via the school website, school app, by phone, email - firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing. When there is an unexplained absence, parents will be contacted by phone and if parents are unable to be contacted, student emergency contacts will be phoned.
Christmas Raffle 2020.
Thank you to everyone for the fantastic donations and for returning your bought tickets.
There is still time for donations of goods and to purchase tickets.
Tickets will be $1.00 each with booklets of $20.
We ask that all tickets, sold or unsold be returned to the school by Friday 4th December.
The raffle will be drawn on Tuesday 8th December during the day.
Thank you for your support!
Thank you to everyone who purchased from Scholastic Book Club this year. All orders earnt rewards for our school, which we then purchase books recommended by the students from Scholastics.
Issue 8 is the last one for 2020 and is due Monday 30th November 2020