• 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...

Principal's News

  • 28/08/14
    Dear Parents and Friends, Next week we celebrate the dads in our lives on Father’s Day. My dad was an amazing man who was a decorated war veteran and, in his work life, had a distinguished legal career. The thing that makes me most proud though, is that he was my father and he was proud of me. He was incredibly generous with his time and supportive in all of our family ‘ups’ and ‘downs’. He was also very funny and greatly loved by all his extended family and friends. We will be holding our annual Father’s Day Breakfast next Tuesday 2 September followed by the Parish Mass for those who are able to attend. We thank our Parents Association for their generous support in organizing and running the breakfast again this year. WORKING BEE Thank you all he families who attended the Working Bee on Saturday 16 August. There was much activity on the day and much achieved. Our next Working Bee is on Saturday 16 August. Your support and enthusiasm are always very much appreciated. SCHOOL ASSEMBLY School Assembly will be held at 2.40pm on Monday 1 September. All welcome VIETNAM VETERAN’S COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE On Saturday 16 August, Sascha Piscitelli and Lachlan Kearney attended the Commemorative Service held in Greensborough to commemorate the Vietnam War Veterans. On behalf of St. Mary’s school, they laid a wreath at the cenotaph. We thank both Lachlan and Sascha for participating in this community event and Ms. Stoove who accompanied the students. BASKET SUPPER DANCE On 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. Order form for tickets has been distributed. 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. SCHOOL ADVISORY BOARD REPORT The SAB have been working hard to ensure we continue our grounds improvements and are finalizing the plans for the next stage of works in the Junior Playground. The MaD team are also heavily involved and are keen to have volunteers to help out. There is more information later in the Candela. The SAB are also reviewing the Homework Policy and have finalized a review of the Behaviour Policy, in line with the expectations and directives of the Catholic Education Office, which will be uploaded to the website when complete. FIRST EUCHARIST Congratulations to the students who celebrated their First Eucharist last weekend and to those who are doing so this coming weekend. The celebrations have been prayerful and reverent. We again thank all those involved in preparing the children for the celebration of this Sacrament. TERM FINISHES Students will finish Friday 19 September for the Term break. School will resume at 8.50am on Monday 6 October. Liz Acting Principal
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