• 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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  • 23/10/14
    Dear Parents and Friends On Sunday, young people from our Parish will be confirmed by the Very Rev. Martin Ashe. Besides those presenting for Confirmation, there are some students who are not Catholic who will present for a Blessing. These celebrations will take place at 1.00pm and 3.00pm. Confirmation is an important sacrament and one that our young people enter into at a very appropriate time in their lives, as it is in this Sacrament that they make a commitment to live as followers of Christ..... to be people who live their faith in word and action. “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun” 2 Corinthians 5:17 We pray that those who are to be confirmed will be open to the Spirit of God given to them in this Sacrament. Congratulations to all Candidates on the manner in which they have prepared for this Sacrament and thank you to Amelia Morse, Sally Kerr, Fiona MacIsaac, Corey Missen and Damian Gilmore for all their work with the students and to all staff for their support. WORKING BEE Our next Working Bee will be held this Saturday 25 October and has been assigned to Yr. 5 families. It would be great to once again see a big turnout for this Working Bee as there are many tasks we wish to complete. CATHOLIC MISSION SOCKTOBER 31 OCTOBER As Christians, we are called to be people of Justice and Hope to others, therefore we will hold a fundraising day on Friday 31 October. In the World in which we currently live, there are many calls for us to reach out and share some of what we have with others. Mission Day is a great opportunity for our students to become aware of how a little help from each of us, can make a big difference to others. Our students are invited to dress in a “water” theme on Friday 31 October, and in doing so, donate a Gold Coin to support the work of Catholic Missions. It would be really meaningful if the students could donate their own money or perhaps they could do some tasks around the house and earn their contribution. Make this a start to building their sense of Social Justice PARISH FETE We look forward to our annual Parish Fete which will be held on Saturday 15 November. Students have been invited to participate in a colouring competition and the longest loom competition. We will also hold a “wacky hair” day on Friday 7 November and ask students to bring some chocolates which will be used as prizes on the “Chocolate Throw” competition on Fete Day. Support in distributing pamphlets advertising our Fete is being called for. Support to assist on the day would also be appreciated. Please contact the Office if you are available to assist. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Fete, enjoying a great community day. WORLD TEACHERS DAY The work and commitment of teachers will be celebrated on Friday 31 October. As Principal I am currently conducting Annual Review Meetings with all Staff and I am in awe of the professional practice and personal commitment to the education of our students that all staff exhibit. We are truly blessed to have staff of such a high calibre as we do at St. Mary’s. Join with me in saluting our staff – an email- a card- a word of thanks would mean the world to each of them. SCHOOL CLOSURE The school will be closed on Monday 3 November when Staff will be completing student Reports. Please note this is the day prior to the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday. AKUEI THANKYOU Rita and her children send their sincere thanks for the support given to them on the recent death of Rita’s husband and father to Emmanuele, Daniel, Daniella, Dominic, Josephen, David and Gloria. SPORTS CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to all students who competed at the Banyule Division Athletics on Wednesday 8 October. All students performed exceptionally well. Thank you to Maree Brick and Kellie Waldron who assisted with transporting some of the students. Students who came first or second at the Division Athletics then went on to represent St. Mary’s at the Northern Metropolitan Region Championships on 15 October, and again our students performed to a high standard. From this level of competition, the following students have moved on to the State Finals which is a major achievement. We wish then well as they compete against other students across the State. Principal Helen Anderson
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