St Mary's Newsletter

Term 2 - Week 8 (19 June, 2020)

Principal's Message

Dear St Mary's School Community

Matthew 10: 26-33

In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples just how much they are loved by God.  Jesus is asking us to trust in god through our life.  Even when we have difficulties, he is with us through it all and is there to comfort and help us.

LifeLink Day

St Mary’s School celebrated Life Link Day on Monday with everyone being asked to wear their favourite scarf and beanie for a gold coin donation (it was certainly the right weather for them).  We raised $186.80.  This year’s LifeLink project was for each school to prepare a video which focussed on LifeLink agencies.  The video can be found on the St Mary’s website or you can click below to watch it.  Thank you to Miss Walsh for putting the video together - she did a fabulous job!  Thank you to Mrs O’Malley for coordinating the day with the help of the Liturgical Ministry.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  This is one of the most widely practiced and well-known devotions in the Roman Catholic Church.  It takes the physical heart of Jesus as representation of His Divine love for humanity.  The devotion especially emphasizes the unmitigated love, compassion, and long-suffering of the heart of Christ towards humanity.  The feast is always celebrated 19 days after Pentecost Sunday and always falls on a Friday.

Container Deposit Scheme

St Mary’s has applied for and been granted a $2000 grant to set up a donation point for this scheme. Collection and recycling cannot begin until 1st October 2020.  Thank you to Mrs McCormack for all her hard work to enable us to secure the grant.

Cross Country

The sun shone through the clouds for a great morning of long distance running.  The students all showed perseverance, resilience and competitiveness but most importantly they showed sportsmanship and leadership.  They are all to be congratulated for their efforts!  Thank you so much to all the parents that joined us for the morning to cheer their children on.  A big thank you to the staff and in particular, Mrs Criddle for her organisation of the event.  


Given the unprecedented year we have had thus far and the disruption to teaching and learning that has occurred assemblies throughout Semester Two will be to acknowledge the wonderful work of the students only.  There will be no item.  The assembly at the end of this term will not take place.  This is a decision that the school has not taken lightly – staff have discussed this at length.  Assemblies will take place as per the Term Three and Term Four calendar but the main focus will be the acknowledging of the work of our students through certificates, etc.  To organise an assembly takes time which impacts on teaching and learning and as a staff we feel that the teaching and learning of the students has been severely impacted enough this year.  While we appreciate that families may be disappointed with this decision - we hope that you understand that it has been made with the best interest of our wonderful students in mind.  Parents and extended family will be invited to the assemblies as would be normal practice, to celebrate the work of our students.

Health Alert

The onset of the cooler weather has seen many children away (with illness) at St Mary's over the last week or so.  However, some parents are still choosing to send sick children to school.  To reduce spreading germs and to help our community be as healthy as possible it is important to keep children at home if they are unwell or still recovering from illness.  Parents are asked to seek medical advice if their child exhibits symptoms of COVID19.  If children come to school unwell or show signs of being unwell while at school - parents will be called and asked to collect them.

God Bless and have a lovely weekend with your families,

Ms Adriana Coniglio


Religious News

Life Link Day - 15th June

Thank you to everyone who supported our Life Link fundraiser. Together, we raised $186.80 for the Life Link Organisation, by wearing our favourite scarves and beanies for the day. 

Life Link supports many different organisations within our Archdiocese of Perth. The Year 3-6 classes spent time researching different organisations. Here is some of the information they found: 

The Feast of the Sacred Heart - 19th June

Did you know?

The Feast of the Sacred Heart is a holy day in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar, and is celebrated 19 days after Pentecost. As Pentecost is always celebrated on Sunday, the Feast of the Sacred Heart always falls on a Friday.

“Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus, I love You so much and I give You my heart.  Help me to love God.  Help me to love my neighbor as a child of God.  Help me to love myself as a child of God.  AMEN.”

Mrs Zoe O'Malley

Acting Assistant Principal

Class News

Pre Kindy RE Corner

We have been learning about God through song in Pre Kindy. The children have enjoyed singing and doing the actions to songs such as ‘My God is so Big’ and ‘Jesus is the Boss’.

Year Three Class News


This term we have been picking up where we left off in Term One, continuing our learning about Beat and Rhythms!

Pre-primary - As well as learning songs, we have been learning about beat. We have been using our bodies and instruments to play along to the beat in songs. We have been learning the names of lots of our instruments.
Year One - This term we watched  ‘Peter and the Wolf’. We have been learning about the instruments that are played for each of the characters and how they are played. We are also getting very clever at playing our rhythm patterns!
Year Two - We watched ‘ Peter and the Wolf’ and learned the names of the instruments that portray each of the characters. We have learned some new rhythm patterns to play and made up some cool dance moves to go along with them!
Year Three - This term we have been learning about time signatures and listening to the difference between 4/4 and  3 / 4. We have done this by listening, moving and playing along to the music. We learned a song called the “Rhymer’s waltz’ which had a tricky rhythm pattern to play along to, I was very proud of how hard everyone tried!
Year Four and Five - This term we are learning about Blues music. We are learning about the instruments, famous artists and the Rhythm patterns that capture the ‘Blues’ style. We also had a look at “old” (I explained it’s not THAT old!!) style video game music and we used our Ipads to have a go at creating a video game soundtrack ourselves. This was a favourite with many!
Year Five and Six - As with the Year 4/5 class, we have been learning all about the Blues style of music. Prior to this, we learned about singing and beatboxing, and the differences between the two. We used a website called Incredibox to experiment and learn about singing and beatboxing, as well as creating some cool tunes. This has been very popular!

Learning Cooperative Social Skills: Week Seven- "Staying on task/Following directions"

Pre-Primary:     Fimi Okeowo

Year One:    Ella Bullock

Year Two:    Greta Gethin

Year Three:    Tayla Montgomery

Year Four/Five:    Lilly Townrow

Year Five/Six:    Olivia Geier

Other News & Important Dates

Let Us Pray

A Prayer For Charity

God of mercy and compassion, we praise you for your goodness. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Fill us with the spirit of loving service as we recognise in those we meet the face of Jesus your Son. Through the generous work of our LifeLink welfare agencies, may burdens be lifted from the shoulders of your people, and may they feel the warmth of your kindness and love. We ask this through Christ our Lord


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