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A SPECIAL REPORT: Surviving Christmas

Many people see Christmas as a wonderful time of celebration and an opportunity to spend time with family and friends. However, there are some that view it as a time of stress and hardship. This may be due to a combination of things: financial pressures, relationship issues and, quite often, loneliness, making it a very challenging time.

Often the true meaning of Christmas can be lost due to commercial exploitation, but there are a number of things you can do to create a magical Christmas, without the financial burden. Creating or maintaining traditions can contribute to a sense of comfort and belonging.

Unfortunately for some, there is also an ugly side to Christmas. Support organisations often report an increase in the number of calls from people seeking help due to their inability to cope during this time. If you, or a loved one, is finding that it is all too much, then it is important to reach out to a trusted friend, family member or medical professional.

In this Special Report, parents and care givers will be presented with a number of ideas on how to achieve a stress-free Christmas and where to seek help should you need it.

We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, we welcome your feedback.

If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the school for further information or seek medical or professional help.

Here is the link to your special report:




St Michael's Catholic Primary School - Advice regarding New Payment Methods available


Dear Parents & Carers 


St Michael's Catholic Primary School is currently transitioning to a new finance system.  The change will include new ways in which you can make payments to the school, including Bpay, CompassPay and EFTPOS.  Current direct debit options will still be available for a limited time. Our current school bank account will be closing and therefore we will be asking parents to make payments to the school via one of these new functionalities.


Soon you will receive your new Fee Statement and included on the Statement will be your new Bpay payment details.  You can easily set up regular payments from your bank account to the new school Bpay account.


You can also make payments for School Fees and Events via the Compass App.  Please contact the School if you require assistance with the App.


Our School now also has EFTPOS facilities available.  This means you will be able to make payments or purchases over the counter at the School rather than relying on cash. Should you have any questions or require assistance please do not hesitate to contact the school on telephone 02 6785 1757 or visit the office.