It is with great pride that I announce to our community the School leaders for 2021
School Captains and Student Leaders
Sports Captains and Vice Captains
I wish to thank all our Year 5 students for the great leadership they have shown this year. It was a very hard decision to select only 16 students as every student in Year 5 has exhibited leadership qualities in some way this year. A big thank you to the Year 5 teachers for facilitating the election process.
Just a reminder for families who have sold tickets to please begin sending them back to the school office ready for the 10th of December. The raffle will be drawn on Thursday the 10th.
Christmas Pop Up stall
There are only weeks left before our children will have an opportunity to buy a special gift for a loved one. All gifts are Five dollars. The stall will operate on the 10th and 11th of December, run by our wonderful office and executive staff.
St Andrew’s Staff for 2021
Executive Leadership Team
Principal Mrs Yvette Baird
Assistant Principal Ms Kim McDonald (on leave Terms 1 & 2)
Mrs Jacqueline Van Der Burg (Acting for Terms 1 & 2)
Religious Education Coordinator Mrs Karen Whitticker
Coordinators Ms Joanne Fuigaro Infants
Mrs Luisa Brewer Stage 2
Mrs Debbie Ross Stage 3
Mr Matt Haynes Learning ICT
Leaders Learning - Kindergarten
Miss Julie Figuero, Miss Justine Klafas, Mrs Livia Iafigliola, Miss Stephanie Loesch, and Mrs Melanie Hatcher
Leaders Learning- Year 1
Mr Jordan O'Keefe, Mrs Miriam Formosa, Miss Joanne Figuero, Miss Veronica Sultana, Miss Nicole Fitz, Miss Caitlin Gaffney and Mrs Caty Adler
Leaders Learning- Year 2
Mrs Meliessa Schrader, Mr Matthew Haynes, Mrs Nicole Leahy, Mrs Vanessa Lesar, Miss Jenny Khazan, Miss Sophie Barrett and Mrs Sueanne Aquilina
Leaders Learning- Year 3
Mrs Janine Spurtacz, Mrs Eva Delaney, Miss Jaala Dan, Mrs Luisa Brewer and Mrs Claudia DeCruz
Leaders Learning-Year 4
Mrs Wendy Herbert, Mrs Rebecca Borg, Mrs Karen Ciantar, Mr Matthew Reitano and Mrs Angelina Yalda
Leaders Learning- Year 5
Mrs Grace Tabone, Mrs Leandra Magno, Mrs Maree Burke, Miss Lauren Spencer-Salt and Mrs Debbie Ross
Leaders Learning- Year 6
Mrs Maria Hyson, Miss Jillian Villar, Mrs Judith McMurrich, Miss Liana Scarpin and Mr Graham Paynter
Mrs Vicki Taylor and Mrs Karen Whiticker
Mrs Karen Ciantar
Mr Graham Paynter
Mrs Jennifer Sharp and Mrs Skye Duncombe
Release from Face to Face Leaders in Learning
Mrs Nadeen, Mrs Editha Mendoza, Mrs Savitta Star and Mr Graham Paynter
Office team members
Mrs Anne King, Mrs Joyce Inglis, Mrs Debbie Muscat, Mrs Reshma Kerai and Mrs Lesley Camilleri
Mr Mario Spiteri and Mr Richard Ackroyd
What a year!!!! 2020 will be remembered for so many reasons
This year, we have been blessed in so many ways. Although we have faced many new challenges we have proven that together we can overcome adversity and still continue to grow and succeed.
As this is the last newsletter for the year I wish to begin by thanking my school executive team. I can not thank you enough for the support and endless work and decision making that has occurred this year and by working together as a very effective team we have made the learning and safety of all our community a priority and seen success in all areas of school life.
To the teachers and staff of St Andrew's. I am truly humbled by the way in which we have collaborated as a faith team to bring out the best in all we teach and interact with. You are all stars and I wish you a very relaxing time during the Christmas season. I look forward to another year to continue the great work of learning.
To our beautiful children. We are all here for you to ensure that you have opportunity, love and support to grow and flourish into the best citizens for our great world. You have worked hard and shown care to each other. Enjoy your break and see you in the new year.
It is with sadness that I say goodbye to our beautiful Year 6 students. You are amazing leaders in our world. I wish you the best as you begin your journey to your new schools Your schools do not know how great you are yet, but they will very soon. They are very lucky to have you as part of their community.
I would like to make mention of two very special people.
Firstly, Ms McDonald is one of the hardest working colleagues I have had the privilege to work alongside. Her dedication to the children is unsurpassed. Ms McDonald will be taking a very well deserved long holiday next year. Ms McDonald will return in Term 3. Enjoy, relax and be safe in all you do.
I am pleased to announce, Mrs Van De Burg will be Acting Assistant Principal in her absence. Mrs Van Der Burg is currently the Assistant Principal of St Monica’s Primary School at Richmond. She brings with her years of experience in the role and a very deep faith that she will share with our community. On behalf of the school I welcome Mrs Van Der Burg to St Andrew’s.
Secondly I would like to thank and acknowledge the close relationship we have with our St Andrew’s Parish. We are one faith community and work together every day to continue the mission of Our Lord Jesus. Monsignor Ron is an extraordinary, gifted spiritual leader and I am very blessed to have him as a confidant and a friend. I also wish to thank Fr Flor and Fr Luis. They are special members of our parish family and have been an outstanding support to our students and staff. I also wish to sincerely thank Joe and the parish staff for all they do to make our community thrive.
To our beautiful parents and carers, thank you so much for supporting us this year. It has been a year like no other and successful in its own right due to parents and school working together for a common goal, our children. Special thanks to the P&F committee for all their hard work this year. I encourage our families to join this committee as it is a fun and social way of meeting other members of our school community as well as helping out in many ways to continue to improve our learning and faith community.
Personally I wish God’s blessing on you all.
God bless and be safe
Dates for your calendar
Last day of the school Year Wednesday - 16th of December
First day of the new school year - Thursday 28th of January - Years 1-6
Thursday group 30th January 2021 - half day
Friday group 31st January 2021 - half day
First full day for all Kindergarten - Monday 1st Feburary 2020
All children return in Full Summer Uniform
Christmas message from the school
Wishing all our families a very safe and peaceful and Holy Christmas
God bless you all from the St Andrew’s staff