• We believe everyday holds the opportunity for exciting learning
  • 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...

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Principal's News

  • 16/08/18
    Dear Parents and Friends, St Mary’s is certainly fully alive at the moment. Last week there was real excitement when so many Grandparents and special friends joined our community for Mass, morning tea and then spent some special time visiting their grandchildren in the classrooms. We all appreciated the extra effort Grandparents made in getting here – some travelling quite a distance. Another reason for our excitement is that our 2018 School Performance “Who Do You Barrack For?” is fast approaching. After all their work in creating their act that reflects learning that has taken place over Semester One, the students have been putting their hearts into rehearsal. The excitement around the school is visible and contagious. The senior students are also waiting with much anticipation as they watch our new play equipment being installed. It is looking great already and will offer some different and challenging activities for our students to enjoy. TRIVIA NIGHT Through the dedicated work of our Parents’ Association, our annual fundraiser is coming together so beautifully and will provide us with a great opportunity to come together on a social occasion. St. Mary’s “Funky Trivia Night” will be held in our Hall on Saturday 8 September. Tickets are on sale for $25 per person. To book, go to www.trybooking.com/411024 There are some amazing prizes on offer, so come along and enjoy a night of fun and at the same time, support your child’s school. FATHERS DAY BREAKFAST We will celebrate Fathers/Grandfathers/Special Friends on Tuesday 28 August with Breakfast followed by Mass. Breakfast will be served between 7.00am – 8.30am and a special Mass will be celebrated for Fathers/Grandfathers/Special Friends and their children at 8.45am.Please note, Fr. Steve has moved the morning Mass to an earlier time so that fathers may be able to attend and then get to work at a reasonable time. Notices to indicate attendance have been sent home. Your prompt reply would be much appreciated. SCHOOL PERFORMANCE Some final reminders about the performance Permission forms to travel by bus to Loyola College for technical rehearsal are to be returned by tomorrow Audience members are encouraged to wear your footy colours Students are to arrive at 6.15pm and brought to the Stage Door Do not send food or drink with students At the end of the Performance, please wait until your child’s class is announced as being ready to be dismissed DVD or HD recording of the performance can be ordered at the following address: https://videoservicesmelbourne.com.au/st-marys-concert-2018 NEW ADDITION TO THE CANDELA I am thrilled that our Yr. 6 Communications Community Action Team have initiated “Student News” which will feature twice a Term in the Candela and will cover news and events from the various Levels across the school. The Prep Level are the first to be featured and I am sure you will enjoy reading what’s happening from the students’ perspective. Well done Communications Team. WORKING BEE Our next Working Bee will take place on Saturday 25 August and has been assigned to Yr. 2 families. There is much to do on our property, so we look forward to seeing you come along, even if only for a short time. Bring the family and enjoy some time with others. Morning tea and a bar/be/que lunch will be provided. SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SURVEY Survey forms have been distributed to a random selection of parents requesting that you complete the 2018 School Improvement Survey. The survey stays live until 24 August. It would be very much appreciated if those who have received the questionnaire details could complete such as your opinion is very much valued. DIAMOND VALLEY VIETNAM VETERANS COMMUNITY MEMORIAL SERVICE Last Saturday, 14 of our Year 5&6 students represented St Mary’s school at the Vietnam Veterans commemorative service. It was a wonderful event. Ned wore a miniature set of his Pa’s (who served in the war and is now living in Mildura) medals and Harry Ned’s brother wore their Pa’s dog tags. Our tribute was a handmade construction created by the children under Carmel Richie’s artistic direction. At our next assembly, the students will receive a certificate and a Vietnam Veterans badge in recognition of their participation. Kind Regards, Helen
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