- St Mary's Prays
- St Mary's Congratulates
- St Mary's Says...
- Project Compassion 2020
- Class Mass Times Term 1, 2020
- School Communication - Reminder
- Renovation Update
- Staff Changes Week 6 - Term 1
- Outstanding Notes
- School Counsellor Visit
- Happy Birthday
- School Bus Travel in Town
- Archdiocesan Representative Sport 2020
- P & F News
- Around the school this week
- IMPORTANT DATES IN THE COMING WEEK
- Archdiocese Swimming - Narooma
- School Counsellor Visit
- 3/4 Stage Mass
- Cancer Council Eat for Health
- Community Notices
Lord, I will follow you.
Guide me to follow you.
I will listen to you.
And believe in your words.
I will not listen to mean words.
An will encourage others to hear your words.
I will strive to share your message.
And live those messages in my everyday life.
Guide me to follow you.
|Hamish Blampied||Finn Brown||Bobby Bryant|
|Adalia Chantrill||Scarlett Connellan||Cate Curry|
|William McDonell||Charlie Murdoch||Stella Murrells|
|Toby Nielsen||Hamwene Sichimwi||Tennessee Williams|
Congratulations to Flynn Bryant, Claudia Murdoch and Sam Tulloch who competed in Wollongong today at the MacKillop Basketball trials.
Our students all played and competed to the best of their abilities. Congratulations to Claudia for making the possibles and probables team, only 16 picked from 50 girls, however she just missed out on the MacKillop side.
This was a great achievement for all of the students involved. Well done!
CARITAS PROJECT COMPASSION 2020
Your eldest child will have brought home a Project Compassion box for your family.
Project Compassion fundraising has been a foundation of Social Justice awareness in the archdiocese for many years. Project Compassion is run by Caritas Australia and is the single largest fundraising initiative of Caritas and is their largest source of income.
At St Mary’s we are promoting the theme, Let's Go Further, Together. As a school we will be setting fundraising targets and celebrating the class with the most money raised during Lent. Your children will learn about who Project Compassion is for, why we are fundraising and how their giving can help.
As Pope Francis said, “The future does have a name… and its name is hope.”
Some ways that you and your family could make a difference could be:
- Giving up weekly canteen money;
- Going without takeaway during Lent;
- Giving the loose change found around the home; and
- Giving pocket money.
Together we have the power to build a movement and create lasting change for our global community. We can help break the cycle of poverty and injustice by taking the next steps from charity to justice – to Go Further Together.
The Project Compassion boxes will be collected in Week One, Term Two.
Shirley, 36, is an indigenous Manide woman living in a remote province of the Philippines. She is a mother of four and the sole breadwinner of the family, as her husband is sick. But Shirley was struggling to support the whole family and keep her children in school. With Caritas Australia’s support, Shirley trained to become an indigenous health worker and a leader in her community. She has learned to supplement her income and is able to feed her family. The program has also helped Shirley’s children with school fees, uniforms and supplies.
Wednesday 4th March @ 12.30pm
3/4 Stage Mass
Wednesday 11th March @ 12.30pm
K, Yr 1, Yr 2
Wednesday 18th March @ 12.30pm
5/6 Stage Mass
Tuesday 7th April @ 2.20pm
Whole School Passion Play
Please remember the school website is available for all to use. Our website address https://smwms.nsw.edu.au/
Everything available on the SZApp is also on our website plus much more.
If you have trouble with the SZApp at any time don't forget you can go to our website and see newsletters, the canteen menu, school policies, links to student web sites and a variety of other information.
The renovation project is in full swing and lots of progress is being made.
Stage 1A (demolish stairwell and build new toilet block) is slightly behind schedule, however the team has begun Stage 2 (upstairs classrooms) of the project and the work completed in this area puts the overall project on time, if not slightly ahead of schedule.
The four pictures show, the footings for the new two storey toilet block ready to be poured, the demolition of the upstairs classrooms that illustrate how the classrooms will be lengthened to utilize the space in the hallway and the removal of the old windows and frames ready for the new windows to go in.
Our students and staff have been very patient with the noise of the works and now that most of the demolition upstairs is completed this will become less of factor in the coming weeks.
The excitement levels of the school community will increase as things begin to go into the building rather than coming out. Stay tuned for more updates towards the end of term.
Date and Day
Teacher on Leave or PD
|Tuesday 3rd March||Mrs Tulloch||Support||Ms Josie Parker|
|Mrs Wendy Connellan will be in the office on Monday.|
|Mr Nielsen will be attending the Western Region Principals retreat on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.|
- Zoomobile - All Years - If you have not already done so please complete the electronic permission form found here. Please send $6 per child to the school office.
- Candy Stripe Fair - Kinder, Year 1 & 2 - If you have not already done so please complete the electronic permission form found here.
- Local Excurstion (Walking) Permission Note - All Years - Please complete the electronic permission note found here for all your children.
Mrs Emma McRae our counsellor will be visiting our school next week on Wednesday the 4th of March.
If you would like to make a confidential appointment for your child please contact the office.
We have received the following information from Kelly's coaches for our parents who may need bus transport around West Wyalong:
Just a reminder that children up to Year 3 are able to travel on the school town bus for free.
Our town bus travels all around the township of West Wyalong and it connects with Wrights bus to travel to and from Wyalong (Toppy) School.
You can apply for the free travel on line. The application form can be found at transportnsw.info/school-students.
Please contact Kelly's Coaches for times, pickup and drop off points around town.
We can also assist in the online application if you don't have time to complete it.
Kelly's Coaches - Office: 6972 0555 - Peter: 0427 723 947
REPRESENTATIVE TEAM SPORT
If your Year 5/6 child has the ability to compete at a representative level in the following sports - Cricket, Basketball, Tennis, Netball, Rugby League, Football (Soccer), Hockey, Softball, Touch Football and Rugby Union - you are able to nominate them for the Archdiocesan trials.
Please note that the Archdicocesan representative sport trials are highly competitve and there is an expection that children nominating for these trials have extensive experience in the sport and currently compete at a high level.
The nomination and payment is now done on-line. Please click on the links below for the sports website and for instructions. Once you have nominated your child, approval to participate will come from Mr Nielsen. Please contact the school office if you are unsure.
Additionally online registration for Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn carnivals such as Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics will be available on-line. If you qualify at Western Region for the Archdiocesan event then the school will notify you so you can do an on-line entry.
Canteen Menu - Updated pricing and menu
Please read our new canteen menu. There have been some price changes and some items changed. This will begin from Monday 2nd March.
Changes to note:
- We are now serving chicken tenders instead of sliced chicken meat.
- There is now a plain chicken tender option for non-spice lovers, but the sweet chilli tender is still available - just specify on the lunch bag.
- Vegetarian options of a salad roll or wrap have been added as well as vegetable noodle cups.
- A chocolate billabong ice cream option has been added.
- Party pies have gone up in price individually but there is now an option of 4 for $5.
- Heating up / toasting food from home on Monday & Wednesday is still available but the cost has risen to 50c.
Thank you for your understanding of price rises and your continued support of our canteen.
Canteen Roster Volunteers
We are still looking for volunteers for the following days:
- one volunteer to help Catherine Koop on Friday 6th of March.
- two volunteers for Friday 13th of April.
- two volunteers for Friday 27th of April.
- two volunteers Wednesday the 8th of April. Wednesday the 8th of April is a special lunch order day of hot dogs so it is an easier preparation day!
Please let us know if you can help via our Facebook page or you can call the school office.
Monday 2 March
Wednesday 4 March
Friday 6 March
Baking: Anna Bell
Baking: Kate Dean
Lisa Sturgess & Jane Walker
Baking: Lisa Sturgess
Monday 9 March
Wednesday 11 March
|Friday 13 March|
Baking: Kate Carey
Baking: Tracey Robertson
VACANT - VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED
Opening School Mass
This week we held our Opening School Mass where our Year 6 school leaders received their school badges.
Prior to our Opening School Mass we had open classrooms to allow our parents and carers to visit their child's classroom and gain some insight into the classroom activities and practices.
Ash Wednesday Mass
02 Mar 2020
04 Mar 2020
If you would like a confidential appointment with the counsellor please contact the school office.
04 Mar 2020
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM