St Andrew's Primary Marayong Newsletter

Term 4 Week 4 - 5th November, 2020

From the Principal - Yvette Baird

All Souls Day

This year our students and teachers actively participated in a class reflection liturgy of the word to mark this very important day in our liturgical calendar.  The children opened their hearts to hear the word of God, share prayers and listen to the messages of the Lord in music and  song.  As part of the liturgy the  children were able to remember a loved one  and  celebrate  the  life they now have in Heaven.  The  children scribed  the name of a special person  on individual crosses. These crosses  are now placed in the administration building for all our community to reflect on those who have  gone  before us and  pray  for their continued happiness and love, embraced in the protection of our Lord. 


Our exciting Math-a-thon week will begin in a few days time.  This is a very exciting initiative and fundraiser for our children and community.  Not only will the children consolidate important skills in Mathematics, they will also raise money to continue building our technology used for enhancing the learning agenda at St. Andrew’s.  I  wish to thank the parent community for your continued support. 

P&F Meeting

Last week the P&F executive and myself met via a Zoom conference to discuss the events planning for the remainder of  this term.  The team have been working very hard to organise a Christmas raffle and Christmas pop up store for our children and community.  The raffle prizes are plentiful and the range of Christmas goods will definitely excite our children as they shop for that special present for their loved ones. 

Further information will be sent home regarding both exciting events.  I  wish to publicly thank the P&F for all their good works and dedication in building our great faith, learning community. 

Transition for our newest Community members 

Today, our newest community members participated in our transition program.  The children were so excited to be at big school and participate in activities with our wonderful teachers.  The program will continue over the next 2 Thursdays.

Orientation Day

All our new kindergarten children will participate in our orientation program on 3rd of December  commencing  at 9am.  I am looking forward to meeting our new families and children on this  day.  

Student Of The Week Term 4 Week 2 & 3

Kindergarten Students

  • Ivan V
  • Mason B
  • Nevaeh C
  • Ella G
  • Manea B
  • Lance M
  • Corey C
  • Gabriele H

Year 1 Students

  • Pinry W
  • Angel S
  • Isaac I
  • Elijah P
  • Harry A
  • Isaiah W

Year 2 Students

  • Lauren G
  • Liam B
  • Jana D
  • Tanav M
  • Vannah V
  • Ruby F

Year 3 Students

  • Pearl P
  • Cienna C
  • Zachariah M

  • Alexa F
  • Gabriella S
  • Isaiah B

Year 4 Students

  • Hudson M
  • Alexis C
  • Timothy M
  • Curtis O
  • Alonzo F
  • Jayden T

Year 5 Students

  • Mechaela T
  • Nathaniel P
  • Seeya K
  • Fynn C
  • Gabrielle C
  • Olivia S

Year 6 Students

  • Jacob P
  • Rex C
  • Deng M D
  • Ava L
  • Ella M
  • Ryan P

Term 4 Calendar

This Week's News Update

Year 6 Rewards Day Important Information

Year 6 has an excursion taking place this Term.  A note will be sent home with all the information early next week. Parents, please take note that since all excursion fees were reversed on the school fees statement,  CEDP have re-billed this excursion charge and mailed out statements to Year 6 families. If you need to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact Reshma Kerai on 02 8869 6700.

Math a thon

This year we will be holding a Math-a-thon fundraiser.    This is a great way to continue to build competency in Mathematics in a fun and engaging way while raising money for much needed iPads and laptops for student use.  I thank you in advance for supporting this initiative. The Math-a-thon  will begin in Week 5. 

Parent Helpers - BCSC Volunteers

Building Child Safe Communities - Volunteer Undertaking

Dear Parents/Carers 

In Catholic Education Diocese Parramatta (CEDP), we see parents and carers as partners in your child's learning journey. Parents and carers are encouraged to become involved in our schools in many important ways such as supporting classroom learning, being part of advisory groups, mentoring programs, coaching sporting teams and supporting other extra-curricular activities, canteen support and other kinds of help.

 A range of checks and undertakings are required for people who work for or provide services to CEDP. These checks reduce potential risk and form part of our strategy to build child safe communities.

 CEDP has launched a new Building Child Safe Communities form and online training module that all volunteers are required to complete. 

The purpose of this training is to inform you of the standards of behaviour and other requirements that must be adhered to when volunteering for CEDP.

The undertaking should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and the training module      approximately 10 minutes. Once the form and training modules are submitted, an automated email will be sent to you within two business days to confirm the status of your submission.

The undertaking form will expire within two years or when your Working With Children Check expires (if applicable), whichever is sooner. At that time you will need to complete the undertaking form and training module again. You will receive an automatic reminder email when this occurs. 

Further information on the new online form and training module can be found at and clicking on about us/building child safe communities. Within the form you will also find help sheets and a video tutorial to assist you. 

Thank you in advance for your support.

Parents & Friends News Update

School Fundraising

Enrolments are now open for Year 7 2022

St Andrews College is about creating dynamic learning environments that challenge and nurture students to be companions for each other and people of compassion, confidence, competence, creativity, conscience and with the conviction of faith to transform our world. In addition, our focus at St Andrews College is to develop each student holistically using the SPIRE Framework. Linking with our SPIRE Framework is a philosophy relating to the development of the whole person. St Andrews College is proud to be a member of the Positive Education Schools Association. Our membership allows us access to resources for our wellbeing and learning initiatives that are developed upon evidence-based research.

 St Andrews College has a strong tradition of mentoring students so they grow into young people ready to embrace a world that is very different to the one we see today.

 St Andrews College is a learning environment focused on insightful thinking to ensure that our students are academically and vocationally prepared to embrace their future world.

Parents of Year 5 students who wish to enrol their child for Year 7 at St Andrews College are invited to submit an application form before the end of Term 4 2020. Enrolment Application Forms can be downloaded from the College website or alternatively, contact the College direct on 9626 4000.

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