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Science Week

posted 11 Aug 2019, 17:20 by Anne-Marie Stephenson   [ updated 11 Aug 2019, 17:23 ]

Students were really excited to participate in the visit from Fizzics Education for Destination Moon and Beyond incursion. Great demonstrations related to lunar exploration had everyone involved and buzzing with great questions.

eSmart Bootcamps

posted 26 Jun 2019, 02:31 by Anne-Marie Stephenson

At Villa Maria, we are very proud to call ourselves an eSmart school where being safe, smart and responsible when online, is an integral part of our school community. This week we kicked off our biannual eSmart Bootcamps where teachers deliver cybersmart content to their classes. They are supported by a group of Year 6 students - our eSmarties - who assist younger students in creating multimodal responses to the cybersmart learning they have experienced. 

Junior Band Performance

posted 26 Jun 2019, 02:20 by Anne-Marie Stephenson

Drizzling rain didn't dampened our Junior Band from putting on a wonderful performance at Tuesday morning assembly. Many of the musicians have only commenced playing their instrument this year and parents, students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed listening the music they created. Well Done Junior Band!

Feast of Pentecost Liturgy

posted 12 Jun 2019, 17:41 by Anne-Marie Stephenson   [ updated 12 Jun 2019, 17:45 ]

On Thursday, Year 5W led the school community in a prayerful reflection of The Feast of Pentecost. Through music, movement, storytelling and prayer we were reminded of the significance of this very special time in the Bible when the disciples and other Christians received the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Year 6 Kick Start new STEM project

posted 7 Jun 2019, 01:28 by Anne-Marie Stephenson

As Year 6 move into the design phase of their STEM project, they visited their Kindergarten Buddies this week to gain some insight from these mini experts. The project involves designing a new playground which would meet the needs of our local playgroup. By surveying their Buddies they were able to get firsthand information about what the little ones would like. We look forward to seeing their designs and models in weeks to come.  

Year 6 Confirmation Retreat Day

posted 30 May 2019, 18:01 by Anne-Marie Stephenson   [ updated 12 Jun 2019, 17:43 ]

Our Year 6 students spent a wonderful day with Father Kevin on Friday 31 May at the Parish Confirmation Retreat Day and were joined by many other children from the parish. The day was facilitated by Rosalia and Sheridan, Parish Sacramental Coordinators, and guest speakers from the Catholic Mission and St Joseph's College students who spoke of their recent trip to the Phillipines. 

These boys and girls will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 2 June at St Mary's Cathedral.

National Reconciliation Day Liturgy

posted 30 May 2019, 17:59 by Anne-Marie Stephenson   [ updated 31 May 2019, 19:44 ]

On Thursday 30 May Year 4B presented a Prayer Liturgy at Morning Assembly to commemorate National Reconciliation Day. We welcomed an indigenous group of dancers who are students at St Joseph'sCollege and were deeply moved by their storytelling. 

Parent Volunteer Workshop

posted 11 Mar 2019, 02:16 by Anne-Marie Stephenson

For parents and other members of our community interested in volunteering at Villa Maria, we invite you to attend a workshop on Tuesday 12 March in Year 2 classroom. It will commence at 9am and will run for approximately 15 minutes. 
All volunteers, new and returning, are required to attend one of these workshops. We gratefully appreciate the gift of your time and expertise.

Back to School

posted 21 Dec 2018, 12:21 by Michelle Virgona   [ updated 21 Dec 2018, 12:21 ]

Important dates for the beginning of Term 1 2019:

  • Office open Tuesday 29th January
  • Years 1 -6 begin Wednesday 30th January
  • Kinder begin Thursday 31st January

Merry Christmas

posted 21 Dec 2018, 12:19 by Michelle Virgona

Thank you all staff, parents and children for your amazing support during the year. There have been challenges throughout but i has been due to the care and concern of each other that we have been able to overcome them. 2018 has been an exceptional year for the school community and we should all be proud of our achievements in many areas.

Congratulations and thank you to the staff for their total commitment and dedication of the children in their care. They are such a professional and hard working group of teachers who give so much to the school community everyday.

Merry Christmas and may this time be an opportunity for families to celebrate together the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ.

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