St Andrew's Primary Marayong Newsletter

2019 Term 3 Week 8: Thursday 12th September 2019

Message from the Principal - Mrs Yvette Baird

We Welcome Mrs Reshma  Kerai to our St Andrew’s Family.

On Monday  the 16th of September, we welcome our new Senior Finance Officer, Mrs Reshma Kerai to our staff. Mrs Kerai currently works for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and is very familiar with school expectations, policy and procedures of our Diocese. 

I wish to sincerely thank Mrs Anne King who has been caretaker of the Finance role this year.  Mrs King has done an outstanding job as Senior Finance Officer and will return to her original role as Senior Admin officer on Monday. 

Discos - another successful fundraiser for Term 3

I wish to thank the P&F for organising our Term 3 fundraiser especially the many parents who gave up their time so generously to pack the gift bags. It was wonderful to see both 

Enrolments   for 2020

We are at the business end of Kindergarten enrolments for 2020. If any parishioners or families of our school still need to enrol their child, I ask you to please lodge your application ASAP.  We have been overwhelmed with  many applications for 2020.  

NAPLAN 2019 

This week our NAPLAN results were released and our results were very strong across the testing domains.  Our students have performed well above the CEC benchmark. Congratulations to our students and teachers. 

Artist in Residence

Over the past few weeks our children have been working closely with our Artist in Residence Ms Margaret  Lopez. Each grade are working on exciting projects that will be displayed around our school grounds. We are very lucky to have an opportunity to work with Margaret and I thank CEDP for funding this project.  

Bathurst Excursion

Our Year 5 students visited the area of Bathurst on Friday to experience life on the gold fields as part of their HSIE studies.  The children were amazed by what they experienced and some were even able to strike it rich during their gold panning experience. It was a long, cold, windy day, but that did not dampen the spirits of our children.  A big thank you to the teachers for organising a great excursion, and to our families for supporting the event.  

Staff Spirituality Day-  Date for your diary

First day of next term, Monday the 14th of October will be a pupil free day.  The children will return to school on Tuesday the 15th of October following the Term 3 student vacation. 

The staff will be involved in a day of spiritual renewal and theological studies.  

Change over from Winter to Summer uniform

It is very hard to predict the weather at the moment. Over  the next few weeks I will leave it up to parents to decide what uniform to send your child in.  Please note it is either full winter uniform or full summer uniform, I ask that parents do not combine the two. 

Students return in Term 4 in full summer uniform.


I wish to thank the parents for supporting our haircut policy.  During the holiday period, many students choose haircuts that are not supported by the school.  I ask that on return to school all haircuts follow our school policy. 

Attendance Meetings Term 3

This term Ms McDonald and myself met with many parents to discuss the  attendance rate of the children. Student attendance is a priority of the Diocese and of our school. 

If children are sick they need to stay at home until they are well enough to attend school. On their return they need to have a note explaining their absence. 

Can I also request that parents arrive at school on time.  Many students are arriving well after the bell. Some as late as an hour every day. This really disrupts the learning of your child and also the flow of the lesson as teachers need to stop what they are doing to explain the learning that was missed. 

I thank you in advance for attending to these issues. 

Student Of The Week Term 3 Week 6 & 7

Kindergarten Students

  • Scarlett M
  • Isabelle Z
  • Liam O
  • Levi V
  • Cooper R
  • Isabella F
  • Kush R
  • Camille C

Year 1 Students

  • Brianna C
  • Renae M
  • Vannah V
  • Harrison B
  • Katherine J
  • Dominic R
  • Liam B
  • Naiya B

Year 2 Students

  • Vibu K
  • Corban W
  • Dean F
  • Cali M
  • Padraig K
  • Chris TK

Year 3 Students

  • Kevin V
  • Linda L
  • Marcus D
  • Melissa E
  • Charlie C
  • Timothy M

Year 4 Students

  • Keshav S
  • Nicholas I
  • Dion A
  • Annastasia R
  • Sabrina D
  • Gabriella C

Year 5 Students

  • Emmanuel E
  • Issac A
  • Saviour Y
  • Harmanpreet S
  • Sebastian V
  • Akol A

Year 6 Students

  • Daniel B
  • Angelina K
  • Aditya R
  • Cateleen P
  • Alexandra M
  • Freby J

News Update

Change of Date - Whole School Assembly - Year 2 Presenting

The date for our whole School Assembly on Friday 13th September has been changed to Friday 27th September at 2pm.  Our Year 2 students will be presenting.

Upcoming Events

Staff Spirituality Day- Date for your diary

First day of next term, Monday the 14th of October will be a pupil free day.  The children will return to school on Tuesday the 15th of October following the Term 3 student vacation. 

The staff will be involved in a day of spiritual renewal and theological studies.  

Infants Athletics Carnival

When: Week 9 - Friday 20th September

Where: Our school oval.

There will be a sausage sizzle provided by the P & F.

Please refer to the sausage sizzle order form below. 

For more information on the Child Protection Modules (required for parent helpers) please  

click here

2019 Fundraiser

During Week 7 SAPS held our annual fundraiser. This year it was a NINJA WARRIOR FITNESS CHALLENGE COURSE! Students had the opportunity throughout the week  to complete various fitness challenges with their class group and  are now A ST ANDREWS NINJA WARRIOR!

The money raised will go towards TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES for the School 

There are a number of prizes up for grabs! 

For each $10 RAISED, students will receive a ticket to go into the draw a chance to win


PLUS: The highest fundraiser from each class receives an invite to the VIP PIZZA PARTY in Week 10

Please return the sponsorship form with money to your class teacher or the front office by

WEEK 9 – FRIDAY 20TH September, 2019 

CLICK HERE for Prizes 

Ninja Warrior Challenge 2019

"Last week at St Andrew's Primary, we had an amazing and exciting Ninja Warrior Challenge. All teachers and children absolutely loved it. We would like to show our appreciation to our Year 6 Sports Captains for helping all children to participate in the challenge. They did an amazing job!!

We would also like to thank the Ninja Warrior committee of teachers for all their hard work."

By Edgar T 5B

Please click here to download your Ninja Warrior Sponsorship Forms.

St Andrew’s Little BIG Shots

St Andrew’s, Little Big Shots performance showcase will be held in Term 4, Week 2 [Friday the 25th of October]. 

If you would like to try out for this year’s Little Big Shots, start practising soon. Remember to collect an audition form from your teacher.We would love to see creative, interesting and entertaining acts, so get your thinking caps on as to what you may like to perform or present.

Need to Know

School Opal Card & Rural/Regional School Travel

The School Opal card gives eligible students free or discounted travel between home and school using metro, train, bus, ferry and light rail services you nominate in your application,

Please click here for need to know about the School Opal card. 

Please click here for Rural and Regional School travel

School Fees Term 3 2019

Term Three 2019 school fees are now overdue. If you have paid thank you.

Please contact Lesley at the school office (02) 88696700 if you have not paid and need to discuss further.

Please note that a term's notice in writing must be given to the Principal if you plan to leave St Andrew's or a full term's fees will be payable.

P&F News

Parents And Friends

THANK YOU to Pauline Sultana and Nikki Anderson for organising the Father's Day Stall. A big thank you also goes to the parent helpers who helped sell the gifts on either or both days. We hope all the Fathers enjoyed their special day with their families. We raised $1200 after expenses.

Thank you to those parents who helped pack disco bags last week. It was much appreciated.

Parent Helpers required for Friday 20th September- Infants Athletic Carnival

We are in need of parent helpers on Friday 20th September who are able to prepare the sausage sandwiches/drinks on the day for about half an hour to one hour at Midday. If you can help or have any general inquiries, please contact Maria Webb on 0413 180 787

Click here for Child Protection Modules:

The Entertainment Book Fundraiser - FINAL WEEKS!!

This year the P&F is conducting this fundraiser again for those who wish to obtain or renew their membership for 2019-2020. The digital membership will be available to be purchased, downloaded and be used on 4 devices. The Sydney Greater West Book and the Sydney and Surrounds Book are now combined to make the Sydney Book, giving you even greater value for money. Cost is $70 and can be purchased now. Details are in the flyer included in this newsletter.

The book or digital version can be ordered and purchased online. When ordering online, it can either be available for pickup or be sent home with your child, otherwise you can have it delivered at a cost of $12.

You can go the The Entertainment Book website for a sneek peek and more details. 

A sample of the Sydney Book is available at the school office if you wish to view it. If you have any questions, please contact Maria on 0413180787 or Nicole on 0420996008.

If you wish to purchase a book for digital version, go to

We will be selling The Entertainment Book until the end of Term 3 so don’t miss out.


Australian Girls Choir

Representatives from the Australian Girls Choir will be visiting us on Tuesday 24th September to hold an assessment workshop for any interested girl in Kindergarten to Year 6.  Only children who have returned a permission form will be permitted to attend. A flyer containing the permission form is attached and a hard copy was sent home with girls on Friday.

Australian Childhood Anxiety Treatment Study

For more information please click here.

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