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June 29 Newsletter

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Week 10 Reminders

Dear Parents and Carers,

Just a couple of reminders for our final week of Term 2.

The Stage Two (Year Three and Year Four) Showcase of Learning will be presented to our parents and friends in the Old Hall on Friday 1 July at 12.15pm. Please note the newsletter originally had this listed as 12.30pm, sorry to create confusion about this.

I would like to thank you for your support in keeping your unwell children at home. At the moment there are a lot of contagious illnesses in our region. In order to maintain the health of our staff and students, we request that you continue to be stringent with this.

As you would be aware there is a planned combined Teacher's Federation Union and Independent Education Union Industrial Action day on Thursday 30 June.  St Mary's will only have minimal staff available for supervision on that day. If you require supervision for your child, please contact the School Office (48321592) by tomorrow, at the latest.

Sarah Lowe

School Operating with Minimal Supervision Thursday 30 June

School Operating with Minimal Supervision Thursday 30 June

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing to provide an update regarding the combined Protected Industrial Action that is occurring on Thursday 30 June.  

St Mary's will be operating with minimal supervision on Thursday.  Normal classes will not be able to run. Given that we will only have a small number of staff onsite, I am requesting that you make alternative arrangements for your children. If you are unable to arrange alternative supervision please contact the office by Tuesday afternoon. In the event that too many students need to attend school and our duty of care cannot be met by the number of staff available, I may have to recommend to the Director that the school closes for Thursday 30 June. If this is the case, I will let you know this by Tuesday afternoon.

Kind regards,

Mrs. Sarah Lowe


School Photo Ordering information

Dear Parents and Carers, 

St Mary's Primary School School Photography Date: 26/07/2022

School photography day is coming up soon. Group and portrait photographs can be purchased by following the link below or by returning the order envelope with your payment to our photographer on school photo day.

advancedlife now offers Latitude Pay! To take advantage of LatitudePay and split the cost of your order into 10 small easy payments, simply order your school photos online as usual, set up a Latitude Pay account in just a few clicks and pay no interest or fees when you pay according to your payment schedule; it’s that easy.

3 easy ways to purchase:

  1. LatitudePay – Click on the link below, set up an account during the online order process and split your payments across 10 weeks with no interest or fees, if you pay on time
  2. Visa, MasterCard or PayPal
  3. Cash – complete the envelope supplied and return it to our photographer on photo day

And enter online order code: AN3 WE9 3JZ

School photography information:

  • Online orders - do not require an envelope returned to your school
  • Sibling Photos - Don’t forget to pre-order your sibling photos online up to 24 hours before photo day. We provide your school with a list of sibling orders right up to the day of photography, so no one misses out. If you miss the online order deadline, you can submit a completed sibling order envelope first thing in the morning of the day of photography, so your school is aware you want the photo taken and can bring your children together in time for it. Sibling photographs only apply to children enrolled at your school. Please note not all schools offer sibling photos
  • Late fees - a late fee will be applied to each package purchased after photo day due to the additional cost of producing these packages separately
  • Package delivery - photographic packages will be returned to your school for distribution approximately six weeks after photos are taken
  • Previous Years’ photos - Past years’ photographs including sports, co-curricular and representative groups are also available to order under the “previous years or group photo” tabs at your school’s advancedorder site when you click on the “Order School Photos Here” button above. You can also order past packages, portrait images and gifts from your child’s unique, individual and secure advancedyou image archive site using the unique 9 digit image code found on packages you have ordered in the past

advancedlife would like to express our appreciation to St Mary's Primary School for placing your trust in us. Please remember we offer a 100% money back guarantee on our products to ensure your peace of mind. We would also love to receive your feedback or resolve any issues you may experience as fast as possible, to ensure your satisfaction. If you have any questions, comments or feedback relating to your advancedlife experience please contact us at:

June 23 Newsletter

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June 16 Newsletter

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Term 2 School Fee Account Payment Reminder


Dear Parents and Carers,

Please ensure your Term 2 School Fee account is paid as soon as possible, if you do not have a periodical payment already in place.  There are quite a number of accounts which have balances outstanding.

If you would like to know more information about payment options available, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this.

Kind regards,

Belinda Tarlinton

Office Manager

Reminder: Pupil Free Day Tomorrow


June 9 Newsletter

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Athletics Carnival

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have been notified by the Upper Lachlan Shire Council that Todkill Oval is closed this week due to the wet and snowy weather and therefore, once again, our Athletics Carnival has to be postponed. We have made the decision to hold our carnival in Term 4, so that the children can benefit from the experience and families can enjoy being part of this fun day. Event ribbons and age champion points will be awarded at this carnival, as per usual.

To select a team to represent St Mary's at the Northern Region Athletics carnival next Friday 17 June, the Year 2 to Year 6 teachers will take their class to the Bottom Oval, during breaks in the weather, to participate in 100m, 200m, 800m running events and shot put, long jump and discus field events. We ask that students wear their sports uniform on Thursday 9 June and we recommended that you pack a spare pair of dry shoes on this day. Kindergarten and Year One students are also invited to wear their sports uniform on this day.  Students may also be asked to bring their joggers to school on Tuesday if their teacher requires more time to complete the trials.

If your child is successful in qualifying for the Northern Region Carnival you will receive a note with the relevant details.

We thank you for your patience and understanding in regard to this matter; the weather has certainly been against us.

Sarah Lowe