On 15th March we particpated in the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. Children wore a splash of ORANGE with their uniform to show support. At the assembly before lunch the children read their ideas about TAKING ACTION EVERY DAY and making St. Mary's a bully free school.
On Tuesday 12th March, we had the Cybersafety Project come to school to run presentations with all of our students from Prep – Year 6, our staff and also a workshop for the 5/6 students and their parents. The Year 3 - 6 student sessions focussed on the internet being a SEE, WE, ME world.
Friday 22nd March is National Ride to School Day! It's also our next Walk / Ride to School day and we will be running our Walking School Buses.We have a 3rd bus starting up this week. You can meet it at the corner of Bayveiw St and Civic Pde at 8.20am. Details have been sent via Care Monkey.
Signe Whitson, a child and adolescent therapist and author, has a timely message for parents and educators “there is a real need to draw a distinction between behavior that is rude, behavior that is mean and behavior that is characteristic of bullying.” Click here to read more
Rizza Nguyen (Jackson - Year 1/2S) is participating in the “Walk for Autism” fundraiser this year to help raise awareness for ASD. Whether you make a donation or not that is obviously up to you but PLEASE do yourself a favour and read Rizza’s story. CLICK HERE to read Rizza’s story
The Kits4Kids project is a joint initiative with the captains and social justice leaders from Emmanuel College. Support our project by donating stationary - writing pencils, pens, textas, coloured pencils, rulers and exercise books as well as reading books still in good condition.
Enrolment for Prep 2020 is now open.School tours and information sessions will be held on Tuesday 2nd April 2019. Sessions begin at 9.05 am, 11.35 am & 7.30 pm. Enrolment forms may be collected from the School Office or accessed from our website - ENROL tab.
FUN AND FITNESS will resume on WEDNESDAY 6th March. WHEN? Every Wednesday morning 8 – 8.30 am WHERE? School basketball court WHO? Prep – Year 6 students, parents and siblings all welcome to attend WHAT? Participate in loads of fun games and activities
Congratulations to our FEBRUARY Aussies! Click here to see why they were named Aussie of the Month.
Please ensure that your child is wearing the correct school uniform. If your child is unable to wear the correct uniform on a particular day, please inform their class teacher by sending a note or an email. Please note that tracksuit pants should only be worn on PE and Sport days.
Our Year 5/6 students along with the JSC worked together with Mrs Olive Chodowski to create a school prayer. It is included at the beginning of our school assemblies, said within classroom prayer times and at school masses.
Just a reminder that hats must be worn through until the end of April. Hats should be school legionnaire style or broad brimmed in keeping with our sun smart policy. Please ensure that you children have the correct hat to wear.....NO HAT, NO PLAY.