St Andrew's Primary Marayong Newsletter

2019 Term 4 Week 6 Newsletter

Message from the Principal - Mrs Baird

The last few weeks have seen every one in NSW and Queensland in a heightened state of alert due to the fires that have raged across many areas.  All CEDP schools are closely monitoring the situation and at St Andrew’s we have enforced our extreme weather plan over the many poor quality air days.  If your child suffers from a respiratory condition, please inform the office of any additional medical care that your child may require in these difficult times. 

On occasions, Asthma plans need to be revised to accommodate the severe changes to air quality. Please seek medical advice if you are concerned about your child’s health.  

Please keep in your prayers the many firefighters who risk their lives everyday to protect us. May the Holy Spirit keep them safe. 

Basketball Gala Day

This event was scheduled to take place last week but was postponed due to extreme weather conditions that occurred on the day. A new date has been set however, this date clashes with our own events.  The school has made the decision to pull out of this event.  

Swimming Trials

This year a decision was made to hold this event during school time and have students wishing to trial for the squad bused to the swimming venue.  The trials were very successful and I have received very positive feedback from parents about the new arrangements. In the past, parents were required to transport the children to the venue after school hours to trial for the Zone squad.   With the positive response to holding this event during the day, next year we will endeavor to keep it the same. 

A sincere thanks to Mr Paynter for coordinating this event and to Mrs Burke and Mr Haynes for running the trials.  I also wish to thank the many parents who supported the children and were fantastic time-keepers on the day. 

Sports and Co Curricular Photo Day

Today saw the last day for our 2019 photos.  Our photos will be sent home in the coming weeks. 

Whole School Assembly

All Parents and friends are invited to our whole school assembly on Friday starting at 2.15pm.  Year 6 will be showcasing their learning. 

St Andrew’s Day Mass

Please join us on Friday the 26th of November for our St Andrew’s Day Mass. This is always a very special time for our school community.  There will be a light morning tea following Mass hosted by the Parents and Friends Committee

Term 4 Parent Calendar

Student Of The Week Term 4 Week 4 & 5

Kindergarten Students

  • Jasjit P
  • Ady D
  • Luis I
  • Natalia H
  • Arya P
  • Sandra N
  • Alice T
  • Name Withheld

Year 1 Students

  • Tanav M
  • Nathan K
  • Jacob D
  • Lucas C
  • Ivy M
  • Jasmine L
  • Kristen L
  • Phoebe R

Year 2 Students

  • Jax M
  • Name withheld
  • Isabella C
  • Ella M
  • Uriel L
  • Jessreet K

Year 3 Students

  • Crystal S
  • Jarryd P
  • Kasandra R
  • Rhea D
  • Aleena L
  • Saumya P

Year 4 Students

  • Keshav S
  • Chrysostom B
  • Ashton P
  • Hannah H
  • Cohen H
  • Abbigayle D

Year 5 Students

  • Japraj K
  • Jeramie C
  • Achan M
  • Danielle L
  • Nikola F
  • Krish T

Year 6 Students

  • Taylor S
  • Luke S
  • Seth W
  • Stiffen B
  • Arianna B
  • Mackenzie J

Parent Helpers' Morning Tea

Parents & Friends News Update

Christmas Hamper Raffle


To end the year in the festive spirit, the Parents and Friends Association are planning a Christmas raffle to be drawn on Monday 2nd December 2019. Prizes can be collected from the school hall at the Christmas Celebration evening on  Wednesday 4th December 2019.


We hope to be able to make loads of Christmas hampers for prizes that will surely appeal to everyone. This is the part where we need your help. We are asking if each family could bring at least one item to donate for the Christmas Hampers. We need to ask that you ensure all items donated are new, unused and unopened otherwise we cannot use them. Please have any donations returned by Friday 29th November 2019.



For those who receive raffle tickets, attached are the raffle ticket sheets. Please return tickets and money in an envelope to your child’s teacher by Friday 29th November 2019. If you didn’t receive a ticket sheet or require additional ticket sheets, please obtain them from the school office or school newsletter.

Ø  Tickets $1.00 EACH

Ø  Put the buyer’s name, phone number, student’s name and class on each ticket

Ø  Prizes:  Various Christmas Hampers



To make your selections easier EACH GRADE HAS BEEN GIVEN A CHRISTMAS THEME as follows: -


KINDER: Christmas Party Goods

Eg: Christmas paper plates, bowls, serving platters, paper serviettes, plastic cutlery,

Christmas cd’s, Christmas crackers etc


YEAR 1: Christmas Decorations

Eg: Tree Decorations, Table decorations, Lights, Wall hanging decorations, etc.


YEAR 2: Christmas Cards, Ribbons and Wrapping

Eg: Gift tags, Gift wrap, Gift Boxes, Baskets, Christmas gift tape, Christmas cards etc.


YEAR 3: Christmas Sweets and Nibbles

Eg: Christmas lollies, Candy Canes, chocolates, biscuits, shortbread, party nibbles etc.


YEAR 4: Christmas Cakes and Puddings

Eg: Fruit Cakes, Christmas Puddings, Fruit Mince Tarts, Long life custards etc.


YEAR 5: Christmas Table Wear and Kitchen Linen

Eg: Tablecloths, Napkins, Napkin Rings, Table runners, Christmas candles, Tea towels, Aprons, Ham bags etc.


YEAR 6: Year 6 are not required to participate as they are donating in class for the school.


If you own a business and would like to donate goods or services, the P&F would be more than happy to use these for the raffle also. Kindly leave any donations in the office, marked P&F. Please also attach a business card.


The P & F committee would like to thank you in advance for your kind donations. 

Christmas Raffle Sheet

Christmas Pop- Up Store


Community Christmas Carols at St Andrew's College

St Andrew's Primary School Marayong

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