Thursday 4 March 2021
TERM 1 WEEK 6
It’s hump week (middle of the term) and our school community is in full swing!
I would like to thank the families who participated in parent-teacher interviews and Student Support Group (SSGs) meetings. We desire to work collaboratively and in partnership with all of our families in order to best support the needs of our students. Teachers truly valued this opportunity knowing that strong partnerships between home and school have a major impact on student learning.
I am very much looking forward to getting my hands dirty during our scheduled working bee on Saturday 13th March between 9am-1pm. We will be focussing on tidying up the front of our school and the main yard. Our little people deserve to run around and play in a yard that is safe, tidy and looking fabulous. It would be great if you could join me and our staff team to help give our school a bit of a spruce up.
Our new and improved school website should be available to view by the end of Term 1. I congratulate Jess Praag who is working diligently to update all relevant information. Here is a sneak peek at our school prospectus which will be available to new families interested in our School St Mary's Prospectus
This week, as we move between seasons, I have reflected on the insights of Michael Michael Luenig. For me this prayer is particularly relevant as I continue my Lenten journey toward Easter.
DR SEUSS DAY - MIDDLE LEARNING COMMUNITY
Dr Seuss Day was on the 2nd March. MLC had fun reading through some of his most well known books and completing some activities. They had to complete a rhyme about what they would do with the Cat in a Hat, as well as creating Thing 1 & Thing 2 with their handprints.
IMPORTANT TERM 1 DATES
Foundation Students will be here each Wednesday for the remainder of term
MONDAY 8 MARCH
Labour Day Public Holiday - no school
SATURDAY 13 MARCH
Working Bee from 9am - 1pm
Register your availablity here: https://forms.gle/sQzhFi3W23Bzsrxa7
BBQ LUNCH, ZOOPER DOOPERS & BEER WILL BE SUPPLIED AFTERWARDS!
FRIDAY 19 MARCH
School Photo Day
THURSDAY 25 MARCH
Athletics Carnival @ Alexandra Oval
THURSDAY 1 APRIL
Last Day Term 1 - early finish at 2.15pm
SACRAMENT PROGRAM - ARARAT PARISH
POSITION VACANT - GROUNDS & MAINTENANCE
EASTER RAFFLE & HOT CROSS BUN DRIVE
This week, students would have brought home with them raffle tickets and a hot cross bun order form from Baker's Delight. We are asking famlies to donate an item if possible for the Easter Raffle. Please see attached letter for more information:
ST MARY'S OFFICE HOURS
MONDAY 8.30AM - 4.00PM
TUESDAY 8.30AM - 4.00PM
WEDNESDAY 8.30AM - 4.00PM
THURSDAY 8.30AM - 4.00PM
FRIDAY 9.00AM - 4.00PM
We have some second hand uniforms for sale at the school. This money goes to the Community Team, purchasing resources for the school.
POLO TOPS $1
BOYS GREY SHORTS $2
BOYS GREY PANTS $4
SPORTS SHORTS $2
GIRLS NAVY SHORTS $2
GIRLS NAVY SKORTS $2
GIRLS NAVY PANTS $4
SUMMER DRESS $4
GIRLS WINTER PINAFORES - AS MARKED
SCHOOL JUMPERS $10