- MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
- CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
- SPECIALIST CLASSES
- SCHOOL ABSENCES
- POSITIVE QUOTE
- ST JOHNS FIRST AID SCHOOL PROGRAM
- LUCKY JARS
- ST PATRICKS DAY
- NATIONAL DAY AGAINST BULLYING
- Working With Children Check
- CODE OF CONDUCT
- CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY @ ST MARY'S
- BOOK CLUB
- SOCIAL MEDIA & YOUR SCHOOOL
- EASTER EGG DONATIONS & CASUAL CLOTHS DAY
- PARENTING IDEAS
- COMMUNITY NEWS
On Monday your child will have brought home a copy of the St Mary’s Code of Conduct for you to read, sign and return to school. The Code of Conduct is intended to promote child safety in our school environment and outlines acceptable and unacceptable adult/child relationships and behaviours. St Mary’s takes the safety of all our children very seriously and it is a requirement of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA), that all staff, parents and visitors sign the Code of Conduct on a yearly basis. It would be greatly appreciated if you could please return your signed Code of Conduct form to the front office as soon as possible.
On Monday, you will have also received information regarding the use of social media in relation to the school. The information contained in these sheets are relevant to the entire school community of St Mary’s. Please read the information carefully and familiarise yourself with the expectations surrounding the use of social media. It is imperative that you demonstrate respectful and responsible behaviours when communicating with and about our school or members of the school community.
Lucky Jars Casual Day
Thank you for your kind donations of Lucky Jars on Monday for our casual clothes day. The effort and thought that went into creating these jars was amazing! Your donations will help to raise much needed funds for our school at the St Mary’s Lucky Jar stall at the Yarram Easter Carnival.
Easter Raffle Casual Clothes Day
This Monday, 22nd March is another casual clothes day for all students at St Mary’s. All students are asked to bring in an Easter egg or Easter themed gift as a donation for our St Mary’s Easter raffle. This has always been a fantastic fundraiser for the school and your support is greatly appreciated.
AFL Football Clinic
Next Thursday, 25th March, all students at St Mary’s will be involved in a football clinic. The clinic, co-ordinated by AFL Victoria will give the students a taste of football in a safe and fun way. Students can wear a football jumper on the day (if they have one), or alternatively just their sports uniform.
Whole School Mass
On Thursday, 25th March, St Mary’s also has a whole school mass. The mass will be prepared by our Grade 2/3 students and will have a Holy Week Theme. It would be great to see lots of you at the mass to share in this celebration. Due to the football clinic being on the same day, mass will be at 11:30am.
Stations of the Cross/Easter Raffle/Assembly
On Thursday, 1st April (the last day of Term 1), the Grade 4/5/6 students will present the Stations of the Cross at 11:30am in the Mary MacKillop Hall. The Stations of the Cross depict Jesus’ final days on Earth. Following the Stations of the Cross, we will have a whole school assembly, where the Easter Raffle will be drawn. I invite all our St Mary’s families, parish and wider community to this event.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
TERM 1 2021
19th National Day Against Bullying- Wear a touch of ORANGE with your uniform
Icy Pole Friday
Casual Clothes day - please bring an Easter donation
Equine Learning Program - Year 6 Students
AFL Football Clinic @ 9.30am
Mass @ 11.30am
No lunch orders for Year 3-6 students
26th Yarram & District Athletic Sports @ YSC Year 3-6
No lunch orders for Year 3-6 students
Icy Pole Friday
School Nurse Visit for Foundation Students
Equine Learning Program - Year 6 Students
1st Stations of the Cross at 11:30am in the Mary MacKillop Hall, followed by School Assembly
Easter Raffle Drawn
April Last Day of Term 1
TERM 2 2021
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If your child is going to be away from school, I kindly ask that you contact the school via the school website, school app, by phone, email - email@example.com or in writing.
This is a legal requirement
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.
On Wednesday we had a vist with Sophie from the St Johns First Aid School Program. All the students learnt age appropriate First aid knowledge.
Senior students learning and practicing CPR steps.
Easter Saturday, 3rd April
12.00-5.00pm at the Yarram Recreation Reserve
To make this a success we need help from our St Mary's Community.
Please contact Heather at the Office if you are available to help on the day. We need two people on the stall at all time and volunteers to set up and pack up.
The Foundation, Year 1, 4 & 5 students enjoyed their St Patricks collage, printing and painting activity on Wednesday with Mrs Flynn and Mrs Benc.
A POT OF SHAMROCKS AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW
WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK
It is Diocesan and school policy that all parents volunteering to assist at St Mary's have a current Working With Children Check carried out.
How To Apply
You must start the process by completing the online application form.
This can be found at: www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au.
After filling out the online form, finalise your application at a participating Australia Post retail outlet, by presenting your Application summary, proof of identity documents and a recent passport quality photo.
Information on Safeguarding Children and Young People Code of Conduct was sent home with students on Monday.
If you did not receive the letter please contact the school office for a copy or sign the declaration below and return to the school Office.
The Safeguarding Children and Young People Code of Conduct forms one part of implementing the Victorian Child Safe Standards, set out in Ministerial Order No.870 and is required to be signed by all parents.
The new ministerial order impacts on all adults working, volunteering and visiting our school.
All parents and carers of children at St Mary’s, are asked to sign that they have read the attached documents and are aware of the expectations set out within it. This acknowledgement is to be returned to school.
Further details regarding our Child Protection and Safety Policy are available on our website.
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE-CODE OF CONDUCT
I/We_________________________________________, confirm I/we have been provided with a copy of Safeguarding Children and Young People-Code of Conduct.
A huge THANK YOU to all who contributed to Clean up our school Day last Friday. On a very hot day we all worked hard together and the results look fantastic. It was nice to stop and enjoy a sausage or two and a nice cold icypole when the work was finished.
Social Media has become a popular form of communication, both socially and to keep connected with the school. As a parent, you are your child’s first role model when it comes to online behaviour. It is imperative that you be a positive role model in this area by demonstrating respectful and responsible behaviours when communicating with and about our school.
Please find attached an advice sheet from the Department of Education and Training titled, Social Media and Your School. Despite this being a State Government initiative, the information contained in the sheets is relevant to the entire school community here at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School.
Please read the advice sheets carefully and familiarise yourself with the expectations surrounding social media and schools.
If you have any questions or concerns relating to the attached information, please feel free to contact myself or another member of staff to discuss your concerns.
Casual Clothes Day
(Easter Theme if you wish)
Monday 22nd March 2021
Please bring an Easter Egg to donate to the Easter Raffle in lieu for a gold coin.
Easter Raffle 2021.
Tickets have been sent home with children. They are $1 a ticket and there are 20 tickets in a booklet.
Please return all sold and unsold tickets to the office by
Monday, 29th March.
Raffle will be drawn at school on Thursday 1st April.
Thank you for your support!
About this Event
Join us for an afternoon of fun and rides!
A ticket purchase gives you entry to the event and allows you unlimited access to all of the rides*. Food stalls and other activities will be available for purchase inside the event. A barbeque will be put on by the Lions Club.
If you are not interested in riding any rides, a gold coin donation would be appreciated to enter the event area.
Rides: Music Trip, Slides, Dodgem Cars, Army Combat Obstacle Course, Jumping Castles, Teacup & Saucer, Mini Ferris Wheel, Petting Zoo
More to come!
*Height restrictions will apply to certain rides.
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