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  • We value the uniqueness of each person
  • We engage students in positive and active learning
  • We uphold the philosophy of Equity and Excellence in Education
  • We promote respect and care for everyone in our community

Welcome to St Mary's Parish Primary School

St. Mary’s school is a place where, not only your child, but your whole family will be welcomed and valued as members of our community. At St. Mary’s we are acutely aware of the privilege it is to be invited into the educative process of your child. We recognize that your child is a special gift given to you, and now you are inviting and entrusting us to enter into a partnership with you, to guide and support their growth as a person along with their academic learning. Read more...

Principal's News

  • 28/08/14
    Dear Parents and Friends, Our annual Father’s Day Breakfast was held on Tuesday 2 September followed by the Parish Mass for those who were able to attend. It was a lovely occasion with lots of chatter and proud students spending time with their dads. There was also a delicious breakfast supplied and prepared by our Parents Association. This week the staff are spending a day at each level and in their specialist teaching roles planning for your child’s learning in Term 4. This is an opportunity to ensure that the curriculum is well organized, engaging and that there is opportunity for input from the students in their own learning through their Inquiry units and all other curriculum areas. CONFIRMATION FAMILY NIGHT Last night the Confirmation Family Night was held for those who are preparing for the Sacrament to be held in October. The words and messages of Pope Francis were used to promote discussion about the workings of the Holy Spirit in our world today and that we need to have faith, commitment and trust in God. Examples were also used from those who work in law enforcement to show the impact of our actions and how they can make a difference in the world around us. We need to live the Word of God and through the Sacrament of Confirmation we become more aware of this. We need the courage to care. WORKING BEE This Saturday 13 September we will have our final working bee for the term. There will be lots of activity as the MaD team will begin demolition of the old toilet block in the junior playground as well as other works around the school. During this time, the junior playground will have the Grimshaw Street end marked as ‘out of bounds’. BASKET SUPPER DANCE Next Tuesday 16 September, we will hold our annual Basket Supper Dance at Union Hall Latrobe University with the Yr. 5 and 6 students. This event is the culmination the Dance Program conducted by Dance Fever as one of our extra-curricular activities and is a wonderful opportunity for the students to display their dancing skills. This is always a great night and we look forward to sharing this event with you once again. SCHOOL COMMUNICATION I once again remind parents that you are asked to contact the school should you feel there is a matter that needs to be addressed. Please do not contact another parent in an endeavor to solve an issue between students. You may feel it that you can work such matters out with the other parent, but often this is not the case. You are also asked to maintain confidentiality when an issue arises. It is absolutely not appropriate to discuss another student or their parent with another party. ‘DROP OFF’ AND ‘PICK UP’ MATTERS Could parents please take note of the following reminders: • Drop off and pick up ONLY to be in the designated areas in the William Street car park or along the oval – otherwise please park your car in a parking bay before your child exits • When using the drop off zones, please have your child exit the car curbside, not onto the roadway • Please use the pedestrian crossings at the front of the administration building and in William Street car park • The gates at William Street will be opened at 3.30pm – cars are not to be lined up there waiting for them to open before that time • Please do not use the ‘top’ staff car park either before or after school These measures are for the safety of your child and all our children so we appreciate your cooperation in these matters. TERM FINISHES Students will finish at 1.45pm on Friday 19 September for the Term break. School will resume at 8.50am on Monday 6 October. We wish all our community members a safe and happy holiday. Liz Acting Principal
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