News from around the school

NEW - Indigenous Education

 

This week Tina Thompson, our Koori Support Worker, has been in the Prep, One and Two classrooms to teach our children our Acknowledgement of Country. The children have learnt about the importance of the fire pit to share stories, songs and traditions. The Prep children presented Acknowledgement of Country with actions at the Prep Welcome Night last Wednesday and they did a wonderful job. All the children have loved having Tina in their classrooms.

 

NEW - Anniversary of National Apology Day

 

On Friday, the 12th of February, our new Yr 6 FIRE carriers and our Indigenous families were invited to attend the Anniversary of the National Apology day breakfast in the Marian Centre. The official date was on Saturday the 13th of February. We payed our respects to all those of the Stolen generation on this day. Mr Butts shared some videos and a Yorta Yorta nation song, “Bura Fera”, sometimes called Ngarra Burra Ferra - a hymn that was translated into the Yorta Yorta language.

Thanks to all those who attended.

 

NEW - Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday falls on the Tuesday before the beginning of Lent – Lent is a period of around six weeks leading up to Easter. During Lent, Christians give up luxuries to remember when Jesus went into the desert for 40 days to fast and pray. 

 

Pancakes are associated with Shrove Tuesday, the day preceding Lent, because they are a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent.

Students & staff onsite enjoyed preparing & cooking pancakes and choosing their own toppings. 

 

Amended - 2021 After School Program - Term 1

After school program is Government funded Program run by St. Mary’s School through Sporting Schools Program. The program runs for 1 hour after school. The children are provided with a drink and fruit. The program will be offered for 7 weeks.

Each session starts at 3.45 and finishes at 4.45 p.m. The program is supervised at all times and an outside person runs the program. Each session can only take 25 children.

This term we are offering the following: 

Vacancies exist in both activities.  These will be Multi Games with Brodie Humphrey from Active At School; this will be held in the Marian Centre or Oval depending on the weather. 

WEDNESDAYS - Now starting on 24th February for 6 WEEKS to 31st March

THURSDAYS - Now starting 25th February for 6 WEEKS to 1st April

 

The children will meet Maree outside the Marian Centre straight after school and have fruit and a drink. 

Please return the form attached to the office before Tuesday 23rd February.

 

Secondhand School Uniforms

Have your student/s grown out of their school uniforms?

The Office is looking for good-quality second-hand donations to on-sell for a $5 donation to the school.

We appreciate any you can offer and maybe someone has the size you're now looking for.

We do have a selection of summer items available.

Please ensure your students jumpers and hats are named, if they are found we can return them to your students classroom.

Computers for Sale

If you are in the market for a computer, check out our preloved MacBook Airs.

 

MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017)

Storage 128 GB

Processor 1.8 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5

Memory 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3

Graphics Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB

Display: 13.3-inch (1440 x 900)

$500

We are selling 2017 Macbook Airs. 

Computers are available now.

 

NEW - Help Needed - Bingo

Parish Bingo will be back up and running pending COVID restrictions.  Over the years the Parish have contributed approximately $12000,00 per year to the school for various capital projects around the school grounds.

The Parish are calling on our school families & community to support the Bingo committee in continuing to run Bingo on a weekly basis and raise extra funds for both the Parish and the school. The 8 week roster is in need of a number of people to fill spots, If you are able to help in any way please contact Tom Dumaresq 58254836, Emma DiFede 0416857026, Bev Ryan 58252597 or Maree Williams 58252584 or fill in the return slip in the attached flyer.

Please find attached a flyer which includes further information and tasks where help is required.   

Many Thanks

Monsignor Peter Jeffery, Anthony Butts & Tom Dumaresq