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posted 29 Jul 2014, 19:42 by Benjamin Nolan

The new Catholic Education Office Sydney Anti-Bullying Policy has just been released. Please click on the Anti-Bullying link to view this wonderful new comprehensive document. It is an excellent resources for parents to help assist their child address the complex topic of bullying and strategies of where to seek assistance if ever required. 

Click here for the Catholic Education Office Sydney Anti-Bullying Brochure 

3Gold's Assembly Date Change

posted 11 Jun 2014, 02:45 by Benjamin Nolan

Due to the Anti-Bullying performance by the "The Power of One" group this Friday (13th June, 2014) , 3Gold's class assembly needs to be rescheduled. The revised date is Wednesday 18th June, 2014 (Week 8) starting promptly at 2.40pm. Apologises for the inconvenience.

Changes to Physical Education lessons Wk 7

posted 8 Jun 2014, 22:42 by Benjamin Nolan

Changes to Physical Education lessons for this week only. Please see below your child's new PE time (with Mrs Di Cecco) for this week only. Please ensure your child/ren are dressed in their sports clothing on their new sports day. 

  • Tuesday - Year 3 (new day), Year 2 (new day) and Year 6
  • Wednesday - Kindergarten (normal day)
  • Thursday - Year 4 (new day) , Year 1 (new day) and Year 5

Whatever alternate day your child normally wears sports uniform for sport with their class teacher (other than with Mrs Di Cecco), please ensure your child wears the correct uniform on this day. 

Music and Health lessons will be also changed to match the same day of their new PE lesson.

Apologises for the inconvenience caused. 

St Mary's Athletics Carnival

posted 5 Jun 2014, 15:04 by Benjamin Nolan

The St Mary's Athletics Carnival has been postponed due to the closure of Goddard Park. Parents and students will be notified of new carnival date upon approval from the City of Canada Bay Council. 

Parent Teacher Interviews

posted 14 May 2014, 21:46 by   [ updated 14 May 2014, 21:48 ]

This year, the booking of Parent Teacher Interview times will be different. Beginning Week 9 Term 2 (beginning Monday 23rd
online portal called School Interviews Online.  

Parent-teacher interviews are the cornerstone of the relationship between parents and teachers, and directly affect educational outcomes. The easier it is to book interviews, the more parents will attend - and School Interviews makes bookings much easier. 

Our school in the past organised parent-teacher interviews by: 
  1. Teachers creating a timetable 
  2. Student taking a booking form home 
  3. Parents select appropriate time 
  4. Return booking sheet 
  5. Teachers piece together a weekly schedule for Parent Teacher Interviews after meeting with other teachers, keeping in mind siblings. 
There are many concerns with this method especially if your child loses the form, is absent for a period of time or if there are two or more students from the same family, trying to facilitate interview times on the same day, around the same time is practically impossible with a school the size of St Mary’s. 

Better for our school 

School Interviews Online transforms this process by using the internet to let parents make the bookings 

  • Parents choose the teachers and times that they want, removing any chance of timetable conflicts. They'll be delighted to be able to book everything in a couple of minutes, instead of having to hassle their children over several days. 
  • Parents get an emailed confirmation of their interviews, and can confirm, cancel or re-schedule on the internet at any time - which also reduces calls to the school office. 
  • Teachers will be glad to have one less chore to squeeze into their teaching time. 
  • The school support staff can set up an interview evening in minutes, without printing a single sheet. The reduced number of phone calls about interviews can be handled efficiently from the office, so they won't need to run around the school looking for teachers.

School Choir

posted 14 May 2014, 21:37 by   [ updated 14 May 2014, 21:39 ]

Is your child interested in singing AND would like to join the School Choir?

If YES, the School Choir rehearses every Thursday in the Library Annex at Recess from 11.10am – 11.40am. 

Your child will have the opportunity of performing at school liturgies, school functions and at venues in the local community. 

I look forward to meeting new faces at our next rehearsal on Thursday, 8 May 2014. 

Miss Ciaglia (Choir Director)

Dates for the Diary:

posted 14 May 2014, 21:35 by   [ updated 14 May 2014, 21:40 ]

Confirmation Parent and Candidates Preparation Session: 7.30pm Wednesday 7th May 
Candidate Preparation Masses: 9.30am Sunday 25th May and Sunday 1st June 
Sacrament of Confirmation: 6.00pm Saturday 7th June, Sunday 8th June at 11am 
Mother’s Day Mass: Friday 9th May 10am 
Our Lady Help of Christians Mass: Friday 23rd May 10am

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