Term 3 Key Dates
|Monday 26 July||
CogLearn Staff Professional Learning
|Wednesday 28 July||
Year 2 Art Focus Day
School Board Meeting 6pm
|Tuesday 3 August||
P&F Executive Meeting 7pm
|Wednesday 4 August||
Cricket Cup - Years 3-6- TBC
Kinder Art Focus Day
|Monday 9 August||
Parent Workshop with Sharyn Lynch 3.15pm - 4.45pm
|Wednesday 11 August||
Year 5 Art Focus Day
|Friday 13 August||
Stage One Showcase of Learning (TBC)
|Tuesday 17 August||
Year 4 Art Focus Day
|Friday 13/30/27 August||
The School Explorers Sessions 2pm - 3pm
|Monday 23 August||
CogLearn Staff Professional Learning
|Tuesday 24 August||
Year 1 Art Focus Day
|Tuesday 31 August||
Year 6 Art Focus Day
|Friday 3 August||
Footy Colours Mufti Day
Father's Day Stall
|Saturday 4 September||
St Mary's P&F Garden Expo and Plant Fair
|Wednesday 8 September||
St Mary's Feast Day
|Friday 17 September||
Grandparents and Special Friends Day (TBC)
Last day of Term 3
As you will be aware there was a positive COVID-19 case reported from the Coles Express Big Merino in Goulburn on Friday 16 July 2021. If you were at this venue between 11:50am to 12pm then you should get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days.
Fortunately, this case has not affected our School which continues to operate as normal.
Please be assured that St Mary's Primary School remains a safe place for students and staff during this time. Please continue to follow COVID Safe Practices.
Stay at Home
The stay at home rules also apply to anyone who visited
- Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas on or after Monday 21 June 2021
- the Blayney, Cabonne and Orange local government areas on or after Saturday 17 July 2021.
You must not enter these areas unless you have a reasonable excuse.
If you do visit these areas while the stay at home rules are in place, you must
- follow the stay at home rules when you return home for 14 days after you were in the area
- stay home unless you have a reasonable excuse.
A copy of a negative test is required when:
- The person has returned from a declared area of concern.
- If a person has experienced COVID and/or flu-like symptoms and a COVID test is necessary.
We simply need to sight this test; a copy does not need to be filed.
Anyone who has been in a declared area of concern in Victoria returning to NSW must immediately travel to their residence, self isolate for 14 days, and get tested for COVID-19. Upon a negative result, they may leave isolation. They must not attend their workplace and students must no attend school. The individual must retain a copy of their negative result. Travellers to NSW from any other part of Victoria are not required to self-isolate, stay at home or get tested.
If a child is sick at school, the parents or carers must pick them up.
We remind visitors on site must be wearing a mask. We understand NSW Police are conducting spot checks on schools to check compliance with this requirement.
Thank you again for your consistent and thorough support.
I would like to extend a very warm welcome to Will (Year 3) and Evie (Year 1) Waldron. Will and Evie have commenced this week after recently moving from Bellingen. We wish them, along with their parents, Renee and Alex, and younger siblings, a happy and fruitful association with the St Mary's School Community.
On behalf of the whole school community, I would like to congratulate Ashlee, Ben and Claire Picker on the safe arrival of Isabelle Ruby on Wednesday 14 July!
Both mum and baby are doing well. We look forward to meeting Isabelle!
Our CatholicCare provider, Sharyn Lynch, will continue at St Mary's each Monday this term.
Counselling sessions are a wonderful chance for you or your child/ren to be able to discuss concerns or worries and to gain strategies to assist with the management of these.
If you would like to make an appointment please use the referral portal via https://catholiccare.force.com/housing/s/school-referral-form
If restrictions allow, on Monday 9 August at 3.15pm, Sharyn will be running a parent workshop on Emotional Regulation. All parents are welcome to attend. Care will be provided for your children for the duration of the session.
Please note, due to the current NSW restrictions AdvancedLife have rescheduled their visit to Monday 11 October.
Census Collection Notice
The Term 3 fees were distributed by email statements yesterday. Please check your inbox (or junk/spam) to ensure you have received yours. If you did not, please let Belinda know.
There are many options available for payment of your fees, please speak to Belinda.
Term 3 School Value- Compassion
This term St Mary’s will focus on living our school value of COMPASSION.
Compassion is much more than just feeling sorry for another person or group of people.
The mercy value of compassion is about feeling AND ACTION. It is about loving and caring for your family and friends, and about showing kindness to people who are feeling sad or upset to help them feel better. The mercy value of compassion is about feeling that you can make a difference and setting out to do this as best you can.
Jesus is the perfect model of compassion. He showed God’s unconditional love for all humankind by always reaching out with concern, care and kindness. Out of compassion for all of humanity, he gave the ultimate sacrifice; he was crucified to free us from sin and restore our relationship with God.
How can you model Jesus’ compassion in your everyday life?
At school we are reflecting on the following Scripture passages to lead us to be more compassionate members of our community…
Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
Colossians 3:12-14 “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
1 Thessalonians 5:15 “Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.”
Save the Date
- Crookwell Cricket Cup (TBC- COVID Dependant)
Wednesday, August 4
Years 3-6 (Compulsory all students to attend)
- Boorowa Touch Football
Friday, October 15
Years 2-6 (Compulsory all students to attend)
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Hockeyroos
Emily Chalker will begin her third Olympic campaign on Sunday, playing as a ‘super striker’ for the Hockeyroos. Good luck Emily in your quest for Gold!
Tennis- 2021 Todd Woodbridge Cup- Hume Tennis, Yass. FINAL REMINDER
“The Todd Woodbridge Cup is a primary school competition for stage 2 (years 3 and 4) students that uses modified equipment, numeric scoring and mixed gender teams.
The competition commences with school zone events followed by regional playoffs (term 3) and finally a state final that is held at Sydney Olympic Park each year (term 4).
The Todd Woodbridge Cup is not just about selecting the best students, but encouraging participation, providing a positive experience playing tennis, growing friendships and giving students the opportunity to represent their school in a team environment. For the majority of students, this may be their first experience representing their school.”
We have 4 students who have expressed their EOI and will form a St Mary’s team. More details to come at a later date.
Please be advised that the Archdiocese athletics has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Once they have a new date, we will advise.
Please make sure that students are registered online in the meantime. Team members are:
Cancelled events in Term 3
In line with the Premier’s announcement regarding the extension of COVID-19 restrictions for Greater Sydney, the NSWCPS Golf Tournament on Monday 26 July @ Blackheath has been cancelled for 2021
I am wanting to create a display in the Library around the Children’s Book Week theme “Old Worlds New Worlds Other Words”. If any families have a book character costume, I am wondering if I may borrow it for the display. It would be greatly appreciated. Please send to the office or Library.
Term 3 P&F Meeting
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no general P&F meeting this term, instead an executive meeting will be held only.
We would like to invite any new or existing families to join us for a shift volunteering in our school tuckshop this year.
If you are able to assist please fill out the eform here: Tuckshop Helpers
PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO OVER THE COUNTER CASH SALES FOR HOT FOOD OFF THE MAIN MENU, THESE MUST BE ORDERED.
Over the counter cash sales of cold packaged items like chips, yoghurt frogs, frozen yoghurts, etc, are available.
The Student of the Weeks Award recipients this week are...
Kinder - Henry Butler and Bridie McCormack
Year 1 - Beau Knight, Luca Morning and Evie Waldron
Year 2 - Logan Anderson and Imogen Hewitt
Year 3 - Henry Galland, Gabby Price and William Waldron
Year 4 – Chloe Bensley and Lachlan Pascoe
Year 5 - Briana Blowes and Rorey Hearne
Year 6 - Lucy Gamble and Kiowa Morning
School Spirit Awards
Cooper Sims for showing kindness to others
Elisha Marcelino for being welcoming and inclusive
Eli Cooper for showing service to others
Performing Arts Award
Aylish Parsons for her enthusiastic and meaningful contributions to discussion and class work.
Japanese Class Award
Year 4 for excellent work for "Tokyo 2020" Olympic listening activity
Well done to Patrick Walsh on winning the school Chess Club tournament!
Awards are presented at our Friday morning Assembly in the Old Hall at 9.05am. Please remember unfortunately we cannot have visitor attendance due to current COVID-19 restrictions.
St Mary's will be offering for students to participate in the ICAS assessments again this year.
Below are the subjects that will be on offer. These will be conducted online only and during class time.
If you would like your child to participate, please contact Belinda so she can send you the information needed for you to purchase the tests online.
For Parish and Sacramental matters please forward your enquiries to Goulburn Parish Secretary, Sharon Cashman, via email or call into the Parish Office at the Old Convent Building on Thursdays only.
Phone: 48321 633
Address: 55 Wade Street (the Old Convent Building)