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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

  • 11/05/17
    Dear Parents and Friends, Next Sunday we celebrate Mothers’ Day. In all cultures, mothers are valued as very special people and so important to the wellbeing and positive growth of their children. The job of a mother is not an easy one – but one that all mothers cherish, even during those days when things can get tough and everything seems to go wrong. However, on such days, a mother only needs to see her child’s face, and the light seems to shine once again. Being St. Mary’s, we have Mary the mother of Jesus as our model. She too experienced the trials of motherhood, especially when she stood at the foot of the Cross. As teachers at St. Mary’s, we see the commitment and love our mums give to their children – they are truly blessed to have you as their Mum. As we celebrate Mothers’ Day, I congratulate all mothers on their never ending commitment to their children and the support you give to them as they grow into the people we wish them to be. Happy Mothers’ Day A Mother’s Prayer I said a Mother’s Day prayer for you to thank the Lord above for blessing me with a lifetime of your tenderhearted love. I thanked God for the caring you’ve shown me through the years, for the closeness we’ve enjoyed in time of laughter and of tears. And so, I thank you from the heart for all you’ve done for me and I bless the Lord for giving me the best mother there could be! WORKING BEE Thank you to all families who came along to our Working Bee on Saturday. Yr. 3 families have kept up the momentum of a great attendance. Your support and generosity of the giving of your time and commitment to our school is very much appreciated. Some major tasks were accomplished – moving of furniture, repairs, gardening, installation of drainage around the MLC, clearing of blocked drains, mulching etc. The most exciting tasks for our students were the installation of the Basketball rings and the Goal Posts. On behalf of the students, I thank each of you for the enormous effort given and the amazing achievements on the day. A big thank you to MaD members for another successful Working Bee. APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT 2018 Enrolments for Prep 2018 close on June 9. I ask that current families who wish to enroll their child for Prep 2018, do so now so that we have an indication of how many places are available for new families. The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998 – one year after the tabling of the report Bringing them Home, May 1997. The report was the result of an inquiry by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission into the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. We will acknowledge Sorry day when we gather as a community at the Parish Mass at 9.15am on Friday 26 May. LONG WALK Yr. 6 students will join with students from St. Damian’s and Loyola College on a Long Walk on 30 May in recognition of Reconciliation Week. Loyola students will be bussed to St. Mary’s and then walk to Loyola College and meet up with students from St. Damian’s. Once at Loyola, there will be a Welcome to the Country ceremony by Wurundjeri elder, Ina Hunter followed by a talk from John Baxter, a Stolen Generation member. Kindest Regards Helen Principal
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