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Dear Parents and Carers,
I recently read that the most successful people in the world read more than 60 books a year. Although I hesitate to define myself, or anyone else, by that statement there is certainly some truth in it. The skill of reading is a powerful tool.
Last week, teaching staff welcomed Kaye Lowe into their classrooms and her input into our literacy practice was perfectly timed for the beginning of the year.
Classroom teachers listen to every student read, every week, and sometimes even more than once. I myself, read with several students when visiting classrooms and delight in their book choices and the strategies they use to decode meaning. I use Kaye's quick tips for helping children when reading which are:
· read it together,
· take turns at reading a sentence/paragraph, and,
· for the beginner reader, use echo reading, which is when the learner repeats each sentence.
If you are ever in doubt about reading with your child please feel free to contact your child’s classroom teacher for support, Anne Saunderson our LNAP contact person or myself. We are more than happy to assist.
Have a great week.
Morning Drop off
Please be advised that this year we are kicking into our learning quickly at 9:00am and so we are no longer having morning assemblies. Students need to be at school by 9:00am for roll call and then Maths lessons will begin. Students arriving after 9:00am need to be signed in by parents/carers. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
As we are at the middle of Term 1 already, a reminder that school fees need to be paid regularly and must be paid by Week 6 (as per our Fees Policy) of each term. If you are paying by weekly Direct Debit you do not have to pay by Week 6.
Payments can be made weekly, fortnightly, monthly or in one bulk payment.
Thank you for your assistance with this matter.
St Mary's are offering families a chance to order a reusable lunch bag to use for school lunch orders. These bags are a much more hygienic alternative to a paper bag. There are also other products available for anyone interested.
PRODUCT 1: Lunch Wallet - A reusable lunch order bag
RRP $10.50 each
The Lunch Wallet is specifically designed to replace paper lunch bags when ordering from the canteen. It holds more food than paper bags and its sturdy flat base makes them easy to pack and stack.
Made from non woven polypropylene (like green shopping bags) it is durable and easy to clean, simply remove base and wipe clean with a damp cloth.
The hygienic zippered pocket is to separate money from contact with food and clearly display the childs order and a transparent pocket displays name & class. When not in use, the lunch wallet folds down into a convenient wallet and fastened closed with a velcro strap.
We now have 8 binding colours to choose from. Our latest addition to the range is the orange allergy alert lunch wallet. This lunch wallet is specifically for kids with allergies as it has a unique allergy alert symbol printed on the bag.
PRODUCT 2: The Insulated All Rounder - An insulated reusable lunch order bag or everyday cooler bag
RRP $12.50 each
Like the Lunch Wallet, the Insulated All Rounder has been designed to replace paper lunch bags when ordering from the canteen but this cleverly doubles as an everyday lunch cooler bag aswell.
The insulated PEVA lining keeps food and drinks hot and/or cold and the large zipper pocket separates money from contact with food. It also has a transparent pocket to display name and class details. We have 3 binding colours to choose from.
OTHER PRODUCTS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASING:
PRODUCT 3: The Snazzy Library Bag
RRP $10.00 each
Made from polyester fabric with a soft waterproof polyester lining, our Snazzy Drawstring Library Bags close with a double drawstring which means the bag can be carried over the shoulder or just like a back pack.
The Snazzy Drawstring Library Bags are a popular choice for schools due to the bags’ many practical aspects and appealing fresh designs.
The many uses include:
A library bag and/or sports bag.
A waterproof swim bag for swimming lessons, swim carnivals or days at the beach.
A light weight excursion bag- great alternative to plastic bags or bulky backpacks.
Available in black and 4 colourful patterns.
PRODUCT 4: Hardshell Pencil Case
RRP $12.50 each
Our hardshell pencil cases are made with inner mesh compartments, pen slots and elastic straps. The mesh pockets are perfect for storing your pencils or textas, the large pencil holders fit large or multiple pens or pencils and the elastic strapping is perfect for storing your geometry set.
Available in 4 bright colours.
PRODUCT 5: Neoprene Pencil Cases
RRP $10.00 each
Our neoprene pencil cases are a great size. They have 2 zippered pockets to seperate your school supplies.
Available in 2 different prints.
PRODUCT 6: 18 Coloured Pencils
RRP $6.00 each
Stickybeaks coloured pencils come in a box of 18. The stylish look of black pencil with gold writing and coloured tip ends make them very appealing to look at. Placement of a white strip down the side of the pencil to write the childs name and class make them a great addition to all pencil cases.
ORDERS AND MONEY DUE BACK TO SCHOOL BY FRIDAY 22ND MARCH.
Please click on the link below for the order form or see the office if you would like a hard copy.
There will be a Children's Mass on Sunday 17th March - St Patrick's Day, come dressed in green.
Children are invited to participate with parishoners to celebrate Mass.
Please let the office know if your child/ren are attending so they can be given a special job.
Why do we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? In Christian traditions, the 40 days before Easter are known as Lent, and they mark the time that Jesus spent fasting in the desert. ... And on Shrove Tuesday eggs, butter and stocks of fat would be used up. Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins).
St Mary's will celebrate Shrove Tuesday on 5th March at recess. Please advise if you do not wish your child to participate.
Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer.
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Lenten fast and is the day after Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake Day.
St Mary's will have an Ash Wednesday Mass on Wednesday 6th March at 12:00pm.
Please remember the school uniform policy
Shoulder length hair must be tied up and NO finger nail polish. Black school shoes to be worn everyday except on sport uniform days.
Thank you for your support with this policy.