Term 3 Key Dates
|Wednesday 4 August||
Kinder Art Focus Day
P&F Executive Meeting 2pm
Cricket Cup - Years 3-6- POSTPONED
|Friday 6 August||
St Mary's Mini Olympics - Green and Gold Day
|Monday 9 August||
Parent Workshop with Sharyn Lynch 3.15pm - 4.45pm
POSTPONED until Monday 6 September
|Wednesday 11 August||
Year 5 Art Focus Day
|Friday 13 August||
Stage One Showcase of Learning
POSTPONED until Friday 17 September
|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 September||
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 - Postponed
Last day of Term 3
• Recording and encouraging attendance
• Exemptions and extended leave, and
• Responding to absenteeism.
It applies to all Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (CECG) Primary and Secondary schools in NSW and the ACT.
2.1 Under ACT and NSW law, students must attend the school they are enrolled in for the times required by that school unless the student’s absence is approved by the Principal or their delegate.
2.2 Any student departing school early must be signed out by a parent/guardian or receive a leave pass from the school.
2.3 A leave pass may be issued by the school if the student’s departure is pre-approved in writing by a parent.
2.4 Parents/carers must ensure children of mandatory school age are enrolled in school or an approved alternative education program.
2.5 Parents/carers must ensure that enrolled students attend every day of school, and every activity or event the school requires the student to attend, during the required times. This is known as the ‘full-time participation’ requirement.
2.6 Parents/carers must provide an explanation to the school for any absence, ideally on or before the day of absence, and no more than five school days after the absence occurs. Parents/carers may be liable under the ACT or NSW Education Acts if students fail to attend school without a reasonable excuse.
2.7 Parents/carers must notify the school of planned absences of up to 25 school days in a 12-month period (including 25 part days) in writing, including the reason for the absence.
2.8 Planned absences of more than 25 days in a 12-month period, other than sick leave, have additional requirements and parents/carers must apply in advance for extended leave or exemption.
2.9 Parents/carers should understand that schools are required to record any absence as an unapproved or unjustified absence unless they receive and accept a reasonable explanation before the attendance register is finalised.
2.10 Principals must ensure a daily attendance register is kept in line with this policy for all enrolled students for each day the school is open including school events like sporting carnivals.
2.11 Principals must ensure the school has an effective process for managing late arrivals and early departures to/from the school and recording the time of arrival and departure.
2.12 Principals must make the attendance register available to any authorised person when requested during school hours. Principals may be required to provide additional information about unsatisfactory attendance of compulsory school-age children upon request by State officials.
absences over a year), although I do understand this could be a challenge given our current restrictions.
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
Due to the ongoing restrictions, the decision has been made to move Sharyn's parent workshop on Emotional Regulation to Monday 6 September.
Crookwell Cricket Cup
St Mary’s has had to withdraw from the Crookwell Cricket Cup scheduled for Wednesday August, 4 under the current COVID advice from Catholic Education. We are hoping that this event may be held later on in the year.
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Hockeyroos Update
Well, our very own Emily Chalker has certainly made her presence felt at the Tokyo Olympics.
Game 1 saw the Hockeyroos take on China, winning 3/1, Emily scoring a goal!
Game 2, the Hockeyroos were up against China, and had a comprehensive 6/0 win, Emily scoring 2 goals.
The students have LOVED being able to watch Emily’s games! Keep up the fabulous work Emily, we are so proud!
Save the Date
- Boorowa Touch Football
Friday, October 15
Years 2-6 (Compulsory all students to attend)
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
Below is a link to an article published on the CSNSW Sport website regarding our CSNSW Olympians.Very impressive and of course includes our very own Emily Chalker.
School Value- Compassion
Students and staff at St Mary’s are continuing to reflect on how we can make our world a better place through living the value of COMPASSION. We are working to show God’s compassion by first being on the lookout for those who are in need and then by trying to do something about it.
Some ways we can act with compassion are:-
- Asking others who appear to be in trouble if they need help
- Listening attentively to someone’s problems
- Trying to understand another’s problems
- Comforting others who seem sad or troubled
- Forgiving someone who has done the wrong thing
- Reaching out in friendship to others who are alone
- treating others with kindness
Year 6 shared and Fr Alex shared in a Prayer Celebration today. The focus was on following in Jesus’ footsteps and being compassionate and just leaders.
The Student of the Weeks Award recipients this week are...
Kinder - Fraser McIntosh and Jack Strode
Year 1 - Rory Bensley, Samantha Fraser and Max Strode
Year 2 - Ned Mallinson and Owen Moorby
Year 3 - Alice Frost, Sienna Gann and Sophie Kilborn
Year 4 – Mia Butler and Lachlan Kilborn
Year 5 - Caitlyn Hogan and Finn McCormack
Year 6 - Charlie Cramp and Nate Kemp
School Spirit Awards
Digby Price for showing compassion to others
Andrew Lawson for being compassionate and inclusive
Japanese Class Award
Year 3 for great attitude towards learning new words
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)
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.
Term Three Roster
The Term Three roster is below. If you are unable to do your allocated date or there is a day which you are able to help, please let Daria know.