St Andrew's Primary Marayong

2019 Term 4 Week 4 - 7th November, 2019

From the Principal - Mrs Baird

Newsletter Week 4 2019

ACME Mushrooms Fundraising Campaign

I wish to thank our parents for supporting this fundraising initiative.  This campaign ends on Sunday so you still have plenty of time to order you mushroom kits online.  All monies raised will go towards the creation of a living garden to be used as part of our innovative learning design. 

I have already harvested my yummy oyster mushrooms and they are delicious. This is also a great way for children to experience how mushrooms grow in an environmentally sustainable way. 

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Dates for your diary

Christmas Pop Up Store- Wednesday the 26th and 27th of November

St Andrew’s Day Mass and morning tea- Friday the 29th of November 

Whole School Christmas Celebration Wednesday the 4th December 6-7pm

Are You leaving St Andrew’s ?

If you intend to leave St Andrew’s at the end of the year, could you  please inform the office in writing of your intentions. We have many families wishing to come to St Andrew’s in 2020. 

Kindergarten Enrolments 2020

We are still currently receiving applications for 2020 and mostly from families already at our school.  Parents I ask that you please fill out an application ASAP and submit it at the office. Late lodgement of applications may lead to your child being placed on a waiting list.  We are very over committed for next year.  

Swimming Trials

This year we will undertake our swimming trials for Diocesan Zone selection during school time. In previous years, these trials occurred after school with parents having to bring the children to the venue after hours.  I wish to thank Mr Paynter for his coordination of this event. I look forward to announcing our swimming squad in the near future. I commend the children who put themselves forward for selection. Well Done. 

Term 4 Calendar 2019

Student Of The Week Term 4 Week 2 & 3

Kindergarten Students

  • Samaira M
  • Phoebe A
  • Lucia B
  • Wisdom O
  • Elijah P
  • Sandra N
  • Taireese L
  • Natalia H

Year 1 Students

  • Obi U
  • Khan G
  • Skye C
  • Asoka L
  • Indie B
  • Marcella A
  • James C
  • Name Withheld

Year 2 Students

  • Mitchell F
  • Christian I
  • Cooper A
  • Jax M
  • Jacob L
  • Esha J

Year 3 Students

  • Kylie S
  • Chris M
  • Mahli-Rose B
  • Jesse D
  • Jamie H
  • Olivia F

Year 4 Students

  • Toby N
  • Michael K
  • Christian E
  • Reshampreet S
  • Mikaela H
  • Nathaniel W

Year 5 Students

  • Alexis B
  • Robson C
  • Daniel F
  • Kyle L
  • Tyra Smith
  • Tanisha A

Year 6 Students

  • Ben R
  • Nigel K
  • Mia G
  • Oscar S
  • Sophie K
  • Vesna K

Sacramental Program Dates for 2020

This Week's News Update

St Andrew's Santa Letterbox

Upcoming Events

2020 Parramatta Diocesan Team Sports Trials are OPEN

ALL 2020 Team Sport Trials are OPEN, however, the Summer Sports of BASKETBALL& TENNIS registrations close for these sports only on Monday 11th November as these trials will be held in November 2019.


All other sports trials will be held in Term One & Two in 2020.


Any Primary students enrolled in Year 5 and 6 in 2020 are invited to participate in the Parramatta Diocesan Team SportTrials. 


It is important to note that these trials are generally for those children who display an above-average ability and/or have representative experience in their chosen sport. While teams are open in age it is strongly recommended that only children of a representative standard in Years 5 & 6 in 2020 be invited to attend. 


Parramatta Diocesan trials will be held in the following sports: AFL, Basketball, Cricket, Hockey, Football, Hockey, Netball, Rugby League (11yrs & Opens), Rugby Union, Softball, Tennis & Touch football. The sports of Diving & Golf will be held at the MacKillop level.


To be eligible for selection for these trials an Online Team Registration Form must be completed that can be accessed below.


This online form is an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for the 2020 ParramattaDiocesan Primary Sport Team trials. Parents may complete this form to attend a selection trial. One form is to be completed per child, per individual sport. Each sport has its own criteria, therefore, it is imperative that the correct form is completed.


Please note that your online registration is an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST ONLY and MUST be approved by the child's school. In order for the child to attend the nominated trial or event, this may come down to the discretion of the school as to who is selected to attend the trial. In some sports, only 2 students per school can be nominated.  All fields and especially “RepresentativeExperience” MUST be completed. Under no circumstances will a child be eligible to trial if the Online Registration Form has not been completed and approved by the school by the closing date.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me by return email or on 0408 278 918.

Kind Regards,


Primary Sport Teaching Educator 

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta 

Aengus Kavanagh Centre

59 Railway Street, Mt Druitt 2770

PO Box 215 Rooty Hill NSW 2766

T 9407 7114

M 0408 278 918

I acknowledge the traditional owners of the Blue Mountains, the Darug and Gundungurra peoples; and pay my respects to their Elders, both past and present.

Registration Form for 2020 Team Sport Trials

Parents & Friends News Update

Parents and Friends

Christmas Hamper Raffle

The P&F are conducting the yearly Christmas Hamper Raffle. Please buy some tickets for your chance to win a great hamper or other prizes, with the ticket sale proceeds going towards technology resources for our school.

Christmas Raffle Ticket Sheets

The raffle will consist of a raffle ticket sheet consisting of 10 tickets. These ticket sheets will be going home soon. Tickets are $1 each. Return the tickets/sheet with money in an envelope by Friday 29th November 2019.

It is important that all the contact details are filled out correctly, most importantly the student’s name and class. This allows us to be able to contact the winners of the hampers more easily.

If you don’t receive a ticket sheet and would like one or would like extra copies, they can be obtained from the school office or from this newsletter.

Christmas Hamper Appeal Notice

This notice lists what students from each grade, apart from Year 6, can donate towards the hampers. All kindly donated items are to be returned by Friday 29th November 2019. A copy of the hamper appeal notice is included in this newsletter.

 The hampers and other prizes will be put together and the Raffle drawn, on Monday 2nd December 2019. If you are a lucky winner, the hampers or prizes will be available for collection at the school Christmas Celebration evening on Wednesday 4th December 2019, otherwise you will be contacted by the school office to collect it thereafter.

 If you can help to put the hampers together on Monday 2nd December 2019 at 9am and if you or anyone you know would like to donate a prize, please contact Maria on 0413 180 787 or Diana on 0412 922 317.

 Term 4 Disco                                                      

Theme: To be advised

When: Week 9

Stage 3- Yrs. 5 & 6 Tuesday 10th December

Stage 2 – Yrs. 3 & 4 Wednesday 11th December

Infants K-2 – Thursday 12th December

 Maria requires parent helpers to pack disco bags on Monday 9th December at 9am. Please contact Maria on 0413 180 787 if you can help.

 St Andrew's Feast Day Mass

The P&F will be hosting a morning tea for all parishioners following the St Andrew's Mass, at 9.15am on Friday 29th November 2019. Everyone is welcome.


Christmas Raffle Tickets

St Andrew's Primary Parents & Friends Association Christmas Hamper Raffle 2019

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.

 Tickets $1.00 EACH

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

 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 Pop-Up Store


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