- School Update on COVID-19
- St Mary's Prays
- St Mary's Congratulates
- NAPLAN 2020 - Year 3 & 5
- Class Mass Times Term 1, 2020
- Project Compassion 2020
- Staff Changes Week 9 - Term 1
- Happy Birthday
- School Banking - Closed until further notice
- School Cross Country
- P & F News
- Don't Forget - Stay Vigilant
- Around the school this week
- IMPORTANT DATES IN THE COMING WEEK
- School Cross Country
- MacKillop Swimming Trials
- NRL Visit
- Responsible Pet Ownership
- Community Notices
Dear Parents and Carers
During this time of fluid, everchanging scenarios in relation to COVID-19 we have some updated information to share:
- the canteen can operate as normal as long as we maintain strict hygiene practices.
- visitors are allowed into the school to assist students with ancillary learning experiences.
- The school is currently exploring remote learning applications and procedures if needed in the future.
As information comes to hand it will be relayed promptly to parents and the school will continue to make the appropriate adjustments as instructed by our Catholic Education Office, Department of Health and Government.
To assist our families, Archbishop Christopher Prowse, the Archbishop of Canberra Goulburn, has sent the following prayer in relation to COVID-19 which addresses the anxiety we are feeling not only in our nation but worldwide. This is also a prayer of hope and protection.
If you have any concerns or queries, I am always available.
We praise and thank you for your loving presence, especially in the Lent/Easter Season.
We offer heartfelt thanks, dear Lord, particularly for our recent rains.
Once again, we come to you in our need. AS your children we are in need of your healing and protection.
Just as we have been recovering from our dangerous bushfire summer, we have now been thrown into a fearful coronavirus (COVID-19) autumn.
We are tired and frightened. We feel a sense of panic and future uncertainty on a global scale.
Be with us now, Loving Master. Without you all is nothing – only empty hearts and total reliance on our own feeble resources.
But with your “there is mercy and fullness of Redemption” (Psalm 130/7). With you there is “the loving mercy of the heart of our God (who) will give light to those who sit in darkness, those who dwell in the shadow of death, and guide our feet into the way of peace” (Luke 1/79).
It seems that so many public gatherings are now postponed or cancelled. There is virus death, the sick and the anxious. We are spending more time on our own, or with family and friends.
We pray for the sick and those looking after them. Help us to offer practical help to those who struggle.
Let us use these times, O Lord, for your greater glory, especially during Lent and Easter. Let us pray more, and truly listen to you more in loving silence, stillness and simplicity.
Almighty Father, you always journey with us in life’s challenges. Help us to meet you often in the scriptures and our sacraments. Increase in us faith, hope and trust.
Protect us from this coronavirus. Remove it from our common home. Heal those who are sick and dying.
Mary, Help of Christians, as always we fly to you in our need. Be close to us and point out your Son, Jesus, to us in this pandemic. St Therese of Lisieux and her parents, Saints Louis and Zelie Martin, pray for us.
We make this and all our prayers through Jesus, Our Lord and Saviour, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever,
|Shanna Ambrose||Maci Coburn||Jackson Downey|
|Ruby Glasgow||Grace Kellahan||Asha McDonell|
|Marcus Murrells||Alexandra Patton||Georgina Patton|
|Lilly Robertson||Ashley Thomas||Marlee Wendt|
The decision to not proceed with NAPLAN in 2020 has been taken to assist school leaders, teachers and support staff to focus on the wellbeing of students and continuity of education, including potential online and remote learning in the given climate of COVID-19.
CARITAS PROJECT COMPASSION 2020
Notice from CommBank School Banking
The health, safety and wellbeing of our communities and our people is our first priority. Due to the rapidly developing situation with coronavirus, School Banking has been temporarily paused from 20 March 2020 until the start of Term 2. Please don’t bring your deposit book with your weekly banking into school and we will notify you when banking will recommence.
Canteen Roster Volunteers
One volunteer is needed for Wednesday the 8th of April (we have one already)
Please let us know if you can help via our Facebook page or you can call the school office.
Easter Raffle Information
Tickets will be sold for a special raffle for our students on Thursday 9th April. Tickets will be 50c with a limit of $5. We will put a reminder in the newsletter the week before so the children don't forget.
Monday 23 March
Wednesday 25 March
Friday 27 March
Baking: Jodie McDonell
Baking: Fiona Hague
Baking: Sherie Loudon
Monday 30 March
Wednesday 1 April
|Friday 3 April|
Baking: Salina Byrne
Baking: Erin Pettit
Anna McCoullough & Lisa Sturgess
Baking: Laura Reid
24 Mar 2020
8:55 AM to 12:00 PM
25 Mar 2020
26 Mar 2020
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
27 Mar 2020
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM