- School Report Information from our Principal
- St Mary's Prays
- St Mary's Congratulates
- St Mary's Says...
- Parent Teacher Interviews
- Class Mass Times Term 2, 2019
- Staff Changes Week 9 - Term 2
- School Counsellor Visit
- Pupil Free Days - Term 3
- Happy Birthday
- Year 5/6 - Hitler's Daughter Excursion
- Soup-er Hero Day - Friday 5 July
- Athletics Carnival Results 2019
- Sport News
- P & F News
- Around the school this week
- Live Life Well @ School
- Community Notices
- Forbes Eisteddfod - Choir members only
- School Counsellor Visit
- Class Mass - 1/2 Joy
- P & F Meeting
- Western Region Athletics
- P&F Cake Stall @ Bust the Dust
St Mary’s Semester 1 Reports will go home next Wednesday 26 June. When the A to E reporting format entered our system, over 15 years ago, there was a substantial amount of information provided to the parent community. I thought it was time to provide this information to our current parent community. The following information comes directly from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
An important point to clarify is the NSW Syllabus’ have been structured into 4 stages: Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten), Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2), Stage 2 (Years 3 & 4) and Stage 3 (Years 5 & 6). This means that students are exposed to different elements of the same outcome for 2 years and thus will be reported on these outcomes for this period.
The A to E grading scale lets teachers report student academic achievements at any point in time using clear standards. The grade scale matrix is provided at the end of each report and each grade has a specific statement to indicate what a student requires to have displayed in order to gain that level of grade. There is not a set number of A to E grades that teachers are required to distribute over their class, for example it is possible that every student receives the same grade.
Teachers will make a professional on-balance judgement to decide which grade best matches the standards their students have achieved, based on assessment information they have collected. An on-balance judgement does not just focus on a single piece of work. Teachers will weigh up the assessment information they have collected for a student up to that point in time. This information will come from both formal assessment activities and informal observations and will be built up over time and in different situations.
NESA provides work samples and other information to help teachers determine the standards associated with each grade. In making their judgements about the work samples, the teachers carefully consider the grade descriptions from the common grade scale and picture the types of knowledge, skills and understandings in the subject area that students at each of the grade levels typically demonstrate at the end of the relevant year.
How does the report system show progress during a stage? If a student receives the same grade for two consecutive reports they have made progress. For example, if a student receives a Grade C in the middle of the year and again at the end of the year they will be making progress. Between the two reporting periods the student will have learned new knowledge and skills of a more advanced nature. In order to receive a Grade C on the second occasion the student has a sound knowledge and understanding of the main areas of content in relation to this new and more challenging material.
I hope this information helps to clarify our reporting system. If you require further information please don’t hesitate to contact the school.
|Amelia-Rose Blampied||Bodhi Cattle||Scarlett Connellan|
|Seaton Crouch||Lachlan Foster||Hamish McClintock|
|Harper McDonell||Hugh Ridley||Nate Sams|
Reports will be sent home on Wednesday 26th of June.
- creating your children (you can do all the children first),
- select one child at a time and choose their teacher,
- choose a booking time,
- review your booking.
- click next and choose to book again if necessary (ie.more than one child)
Please note that at the start of Term 3 we have two pupil free days due to teachers professional development days.
This means students will not be at school on Monday 22 July and Tuesday 23 July.
Students will start Term 3 on Wednesday 24 July.
Students in Year 5 and 6 will travel to Wagga Civic Theatre on Tuesday 30th July to watch a performance of Hitler's Daughter.
The bus will leave the front of the school at 7.45am sharp and return in time for afternoon buses.
Students should wear school uniform and bring recess, fruit, lunch, water bottle and a hat.
This excursion will cost $14 per child and this should be sent into the school office before Friday 28 June. The cost of transport is covered by St Mary's School.
Please click on the following link to give permission for your child to attend.
Tenison Woods 250
(House Captain of McAuley, Ellie McDonell, is shown with the athletics plaque for the winning house)
|Asha McDonell||Amelia Alchin & Bella Alchin - Joint Second|
|Claudia Murdoch||Kayla Edwards||Brydie Ford|
|Mia Pettit||Olivia Mangelsdorf||Chelsea Thomas|
Edward Curry & Bobby Bryant - Joint Winners
|Keelan Glasgow||Sam Tulloch||Oliver Brown|
|Logan Pettit||Woody Ambrose||Cruze Loudon|
Todd Woodbridge Cup Report
Last Friday our Year 3 and 4 students attended the Todd Woodbridge Cup at the local West Wyalong tennis courts.
This was an absolutely amazing day with all students participating and show casing the tennis skills that they had been practising during sport.
We had the opportunity to compete against Ungarie Central School and Toppy Public School, where our students displayed wonderful sportsmanship.
The day was action packed and filled with much fun.
P & F Meeting
Thursday 27 June at 7pm in the school library.
All parents and carers are most welcome.
Bland’s Bust the Dust
More information will be provided on the P & F Facebook page this week.
Special Lunch - Friday 5 June
We are having a special lunch order on the last day of term, Friday 5 July.
The special lunch is soup, either chicken or pumpkin, with garlic or a bread roll. Your child will choose the soup type on the day. Cost will be $2 a cup and 50c for the bread.
There is no need for a lunch order bag before the day, just send your child to school that day with money for the soup / bread. They can have more than one cup of soup.
The normal menu will not be available for lunch orders. If you do not order the special lunch please make sure you send lunch with your child/ren.
Recess, lunch time treats and drinks will still be sold.
Monday 24 June
|Wednesday 26 June||Friday 28 June|
Baking: Tracey McCubben
Susie Crawford & Sarah Bales
Baking: Susie Crawford
Melissa Westaway & Sarah Cumming
Baking: Melissa Westawy
Monday 1 July
Wednesday 2 July
Friday 5 July
Baking: Carli Ferguson
Gina Morton & Anna Bell
Baking: Gina Morton
Sarah Cumming & Annabelle Brown
24 Jun 2019
The school choir will perform at the Forbes Eisteddfod on Monday 24 June at the Forbes Town Hall.
The school will perform at the 11am session (approximate time only).
Parents and carers are welcome to attend.
26 Jun 2019
If you would like a confidential appointment with the counsellor please contact the school office.
27 Jun 2019
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
27 Jun 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Our P&F meet in the school library tonight at 7pm.
All parents and carers are welcome to attend.
28 Jun 2019
Students who qualified at the Western Region Athletics carnival travel to Cootamundra today to compete at the Archdisocesan Athletics Carnival.