School information

St Mary’s 2024 Term Dates 


Term Dates School Closure Dates 

Term 2

15th April - 28th June26th April

Term 3

15th July - 20th SeptemberTBA

Term 4 

7th October - 20th December

(Last day for students 18th December)

1st November

4th November

19th December

20th December


Closure Days 


St Mary’s, under Catholic Education Sandhurst has been allocated nine closure days for a school year. St Mary’s school closure days allow us professional learning and collaboration time to work towards achieving school improvement goals for our community and stakeholders. St Mary’s will provide families with six weeks notice of school closure dates to allow adequate time for alternate arrangements for your child(ren). Our current and known dates for 2024 are above. 


Have your personal details change?  

  • Moved house, phone number, email address
  • Photo permission 
  • Medical information 
  • Family custody arrangements


If any families have had any changes to their personal details or would like  to inform the school of any change please send the updated information to the school, please place it in writing and email to 

Please explicitly include your child’s full name and grade to ensure accuracy of our records. 




Families please be reminded of our uniform expectations. It is expected that all children enrolled at St Mary’s wear the uniform in its entirety. The uniform has been designed for comfort, weather, cost and flexibility. Please find all of St Mary’s uniform needs at Hip Pocket Echuca. 


A reminder that all children are expected to wear white socks and complete black school shoes. If your child is wearing a sports shoe, it needs to be black in its entirety. Alternate running / sport shoes of varied colours can be worn on sport days. 


Please find linked our uniform price list and items. 


St Mary’s current and only uniform supplier is Hip Pocket Echuca! 


173 Pakenham St, Echuca VIC 3564

(03) 5480 1027



Assembly Dates 2024


St Mary’s will have three assemblies per term, one falling on the last day of each term to coincide with our Terrific Kid assembly. Please find the following dates for the year; 



Date & Time 

Assembly Host 



Week 6 - Monday 20th May @ 2:10pm

Year 5

Graduate Outcomes Assembly

Week 11 - Friday 28th June @ 12:30pm 

Year 2 

Terrific Kid Assembly



Week 3 - Monday 29th July @ 2:10pm 

Year 6 

Graduate Outcomes Assembly

Week 6 - Monday 19th August @ 2:10pm 


Graduate Outcomes Assembly

Week 10 - Friday 20th September @ 12:30pm

Year 3

Terrific Kid Assembly



Week 3 - Monday 21st October @ 2:10pm 

School Leaders

Graduate Outcomes Assembly

Week 6 - Monday 11th November @ 2:10pm 


Terrific Kid Assembly

Week 11 - Wednesdays 18th December @ 12:30pm 


Terrific Kid Assembly

St Mary’s assemblies are held in the Brigidine Centre 


St Mary’s 2024 Canteen Menu 


This year St Mary’s community can order canteen from Foodie Fit on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Orders are online and can be made via family accounts on QuickCliq - 


Please find attached our current 2024 canteen menu; 


Daily Start & End Times 


St Mary’s school day for staff and learners is 8:30am. Please allow family morning routines to accommodate this. Classrooms and playgrounds are supervised from 8:30am. Our learners arrive at this time, unpack their items for the day and play in the yard until the music plays at 8:45am, signalling it is time to go inside. 

Families whose children walk, ride and scoot, please set a leaving time for your child to arrive as close to 8:30am as possible. 

Only bus travellers who arrive between 8:20am - 8:30am and are expected to gather in the Bridgine Centre until teachers commence the day at 8:30am. 

At the conclusion of the day, our bell dismisses our learners at 3:05pm. Our gates are unlocked at 3:00pm each day for parents who collect their children from various places in the yard. 

Families are to pre-arrange a collection point with their child. St Mary’s teachers are on active supervision until 3:25pm. Any learners at school past this time will be sent to the office for follow up communication with families. 



St Mary’s Communication

St Mary’s recognises that effective communication is crucial to successful

partnerships with our families. We are committed to having constant and regular

communication and an openness to share both our successes and challenges. We encourage our families to also stay in constant communication with their child’s teachers sharing what is going well and what might be improved.


In all first instances families are to go to their child’s classroom teacher. Your child’s classroom teacher interacts with your child daily, observes their social and emotional wellbeing and will be informed of any concerns or incidents that may have occurred during the school day. St Mary’s has a multitude of communication platforms which serve to keep our community well informed.


Modes of Communication


1:1 Meetings

  • Parents are welcome & encouraged to contact the school office or teacher to arrange mutually suitable times for meetings.
  • All meetings with families will be held in meeting rooms and sign in at the front office is required.
  • In prearranged circumstances and with the consent of staff and families, meetings may be held online.
  • Face to face meetings are preferred to discuss any concerns, issues & changes to an individual’s information.
  • Minutes of meetings will be taken and provided to all parties in attendance. 


  • Parents are welcome to email teachers for minor communication and operational content.
  • All teachers will provide their school email addresses at regular times throughout the year.
  • Emails are checked and responded to within 48 hours, Monday - Friday.
  • St Mary’s staff will actively use emails between the hours of 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday during the school terms.
  • Emails with inappropriate and defamatory content may not reach our staff inboxes due to filters and may not receive a response.

Parent Code of Conduct

  • All parents on enrolment at St Mary’s are expected to commit, adhere and sign St Mary’s Parent Code of Conduct 
  • Please familiarise yourselves with our Code of Conduct regularly