- Message from the Principal
- St Mary's Prays
- St Mary's Congratulates
- St Mary's Says...
- Happy Birthday
- Class Mass Times Term 4, 2019
- NAPLAN Results 2019
- Staff Changes Week 1 - Term 4
- Publishing Party
- School Counsellor Visits Term 4
- Head Lice Warning
- Sports News
- P & F News
- Around the school this week
- IMPORTANT DATES IN THE COMING WEEK
- First Day of Term 4
- Western Region Choir Festival
- Kinder Orientation
- Publishing Party
- Community Notices
Term 3 has been another busy and successful term for St Mary’s. I would like to thank everyone for their contribution over the term to our wonderful school. I would like to wish everyone a safe and restful break over the next 2 weeks and look forward to a busy and rewarding term 4.
The much anticipated renovations are becoming closer to fruition. With a tentative date set of 21 October 2019 for the school to handover stage 1a of the site, we began preparation for this stage during the week.
Stage 1a will see the demolition and rebuild of the back stairwell and construction of a new toilet block off the current sports shed down stairs and off the old science lab storeroom upstairs. Both rooms have been cleared and their contents relocated for work to begin early next term.
|Tommy Anderson||Ashton Barber||Riley Bell|
|Bobby Bryant||Jogele-An Dignan||Jackson Downey|
|Kayla Edwards||Brydie Ford||Hugo Harper|
|Gemma Logg||Hamish McClintock||Mia Pettit|
|Hugh Ridley||Nate Sams||Hamwene Sichimwi|
|Maive Stewart||Abigail Sturgess||Daniel Tachie-Menson|
Ruby Reid, Molly Stokes, Ted Curry, Archer Crawford and Andrew Cumming
who celebrate their birthdays during the holidays and the first week of Term 4.
We hope you enjoy your special day.
The students in Year 3 and 5 will be given their NAPLAN results today.
NAPLAN has been designed to give schools and parents a snap shot of student’s progression in English and Mathematics.
As can be the case with some tests, NAPLAN results don’t always match classroom assessment data. It is important to understand that NAPLAN is one of many forms of data that the school and teachers use to establish an overall indication of the progression of students in English and Mathematics.
If you would like to discuss your child’s NAPLAN results further please make contact with your child’s class teacher.
Date and Day
Teacher on Leave or PD
Thursday 17 October
Western Region Choir Festival
5/6 classes and 3/4 classes will be combined
Please come and visit your child in their classroom so they can show you their fabulous writing. You will see the work that has been published as well as work in progress.
We welcome all parents and carers to this party.
Parents are invited to stay and eat lunch with their children after the Publishing Party.
Our school counsellor, Mrs Emma McRae, will be on leave during Term 4. Mrs Rachel Sheridan who is a very well respected school counsellor will be visiting our school in Term 4 as follows:
Thursday 24th October
Tuesday 5th November
Tuesday 19th November
Tuesday 3rd December
If you would like to make a confidential appointment for your child please contact the school office.
We have had a few reported cases of head lice in the school.
Could all parents please check their children’s hair and treat accordingly. It is really important to check your child's hair regularly as lice spread quickly.
Children with shoulder length hair should always tie their hair back.
Todd Woodbridge Tennis Wrap Up
Our Year 3/4 students Bodhi, Finn, Charlie, Will, Jackson, Ava, Adelde, Bella, Grace and Asha all played at the Jim Elphick Tennis Centre in Wagga last Thursday.
Coming up against 19 other schools and over 170 students, they were vying for champion school status and the chance to go onto the State Finals in Sydney.
Whilst they didn't come away with the win, all students participated with gusto and enthusiasm. They are to be commended on their sportsmanship.
Volunteers Required - Canteen Roster Term 4
The roster for Term 4 was in the canteen during Term 3 and parents had a chance to choose their day.
Below is the roster for Term 4 and the red boxes are days where we required a volunteer. This has also been posted on Facebook. Please let Robyn know via Facebook or call the office to volunteer.
Monday 14 October
Wednesday 16 October
Friday 18 October
Baking: Casey Loudon
Baking: Kate Dean
Jane Walker & Sarah Curry
Baking: Sarah Curry
Monday 21 October
Wednesday 23 October
Friday 25 October
Baking: Amanda Gaynor
Baking: Mickayla Sams
Linda Thomas & Susie Crawford
Baking: Susie Crawford
Assembly, Year 3/4 Bush Dancing and 100 Club
This week Harper McDonell was presented with a Medal of Excellence - one of 20 awarded across the state - as part of the NAIDOC Week colouring-in competition. Well done Harper, what a great achievement.
Kinder - Visit to Wyalong Museum and Science
Our Kinder students visited the Wyalong Museum on Thursday and had a lovely time looking at the displays and enjoying the hands on experience.
They also visited Little Wattle Childcare and gave a live performance and a puppet performance of their fairy tales. Our Kinder students did such a wonderful job and the staff and children at Little Wattle loved the visit.
We also have some pictures of our Kinder during Science where they were doing coding and trying to keep their Bee Bots under control.
Students from Kinder to Year 4 got to make their own 'compost cake' and learn how composting is formed and where we can put it.
Our new compost bins are now in use and our scrap paper and fruit scraps will help make rich compost to put on our school vege patch so the veggies have food to grow.
The year 6 students will be stewards and care for the compost bins.
Yoga, Science and Geography - Year 1 and 2
For the last four weeks of term our Year 1/2 classes have attended Yoga as their sport lesson. The emphasis for this Yoga was on balance, stretch and strength.
During Science the students were working on coding using the Bee Bots digital technology with Mrs Akehurst.
Also pictured are the Year 1/2 students with their geography projects on natural and built environments in Australia.
17 Oct 2019
18 Oct 2019
8:55 AM to 12:00 PM
18 Oct 2019
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
The junior competition is for children in Years 3 to Year 7.
The committee are hoping for enough players to separate the junior comp into 2 divisions.
Registration is $30 and must be done online.
Please check the West Wyalong Touch Football facebook page for the registration link.
Registrations close Wednesday 16th October.
There will also be a series of skills sessions from 31st October for 5 weeks.
This is open for all registered players and anyone else in Years 1 to 7 who would like to try it.