St Mary's Bulletin

Term 2 - Week 6 (7 June, 2019)

From the Principal

Dear St Mary's School Community

Pentecost Sunday

On Sunday, we celebrate Pentecost Sunday in the Catholic Church.  The word ‘Pentecost’ means ‘fiftieth day’ in Greek.  It commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples as tongues of fire.  It also marks the end of the Easter season and is often called the birthday of the Church as it was from this event that the disciples went forward to spread the good news and establish the Church.


It is no coincidence that our Year Six and Year Five students are receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday. The effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is a special outpouring of the Spirit as granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost.  Please keep the following students in your prayers as they further their faith journey on Sunday:

Casey Alvaro               Laura Casella                          Baillie Dean                 Ellie Criddle

Jacob Barnett              Vincent McCormack               Mia Barnett                 Makayla Geier

Olumide Onikola       

Life-Link Day 2019

Our Life-Link Day on Wednesday was a huge success!  Thank you to Mrs Herbert and our Year Six leaders who led us in a lovely liturgy that explained the work of Life-Link but also made the connection to the image of the Good Shepherd – and our collective responsibility to reach out to those in need in our communities.  Thanks to all the students and staff who wore their pyjamas and got into the spirit of the day!  We raised $ 240.00 .

Code of Conduct

Conduct Statement 8: You support all members of the school community in making informed decisions about students.

For STAFF this includes but is not limited to:

Strong link between home and school with open communication and involving parents in learning, sharing intentions, etc

Informing and engaging parents about the education and well-being of their child

Sharing information learnt through SEQTA

Treating all parents equally and developing a positive relationship with them

Everyone has a voice, other staff and outside agencies can provide valuable information regarding individuals which should be encouraged and fostered

Communication through school program


For PARENTS this includes but is not limited to:

Open respectful communication with school regarding their child's needs and any concerns

Being proactive in their involvement, attend meetings and be open to suggestions about their child

Having a responsibility to be updated on the way information is distributed Skoolbag app etc


For STUDENTS this includes but is not limited to:

Understanding and following the values and rules of the school

  Respecting the rights of others


For VISITORS/VOLUNTEERS this includes but is not limited to:

Using them to enhance the program by using any special skills and talents

Respecting the school values and rights of others

End of Year Concert

The results of the survey are in – thank you to all the families who took the time to give feedback.  There was overwhelming support to trial the concerts being held on one night.  The date for that will be Wednesday, 4 December with a 5.30pm start time for the Kindy to Year Two concert.  Please add the date to your calendars.  Further information will be shared as the concert date draws closer.

Pastoral Care

We offer our condolences to Mrs Bianca Craine and her family as they mourn the loss of their mother and grandmother Elaine Glatz who passed away on Wednesday.  Mrs Craine has been in Perth with her family helping to care for and nurse her grandmother.


Mrs Treasa Morris has resigned from her position at St Mary’s School.   We wish Mrs Morris well and thank her for her contribution to our community.

God Bless and have a lovely weekend with your families. 

Ms Adriana Coniglio


Week Seven Events

We are still requiring parent helpers to fill our roster this term.  Please contact the office if you are able to volunteer your time.

Tuckshop Menu - Please have orders to the classroom by Friday


From The P&F

St Mary's Family Fun Fair - Stall Coordinators


Let Us Pray

Come Holy Spirit! 

Fill our hearts with your gifts

and kindle in them the fire of love. 


Community Notices

St Mary's School Merredin

P&F Uniform Shop

Open Tuesdays

8:30 am - 9:10 am

2:50 pm - 3:15 pm