St Mary's Newsletter

Term 2 - Week 6 (5 June, 2020)

Principal's Message

Dear St Mary's School Community

John 3: 16-18

On Sunday we celebrate Trinity Sunday.  In the Gospel, Jesus says: “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its saviour.”  The simple and profound truth at the heart of Trinity Sunday is that “God is Love”.  God is three persons in a relationship of perfect unity.  In our individualistic society, the Trinity calls us to ask not, “Who am I?” but rather “Whose am I?  To whom do I belong?”  Through our relationships of love, we discover God.

Corpus Christi

The feast of Corpus Christi celebrates the Eucharist as the body of Christ. It proclaims the truth of the transubstantiation of bread and wine into the actual body of Christ during Mass.  The feast is celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday – in 2020 on Thursday, June 11.

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P & F Meeting

Our next P & F Meeting is scheduled for Monday night at 7.30pm in the Library.  Please come along to support the P & F in all the great work they do for the St Mary's community.

Long Service Leave

I will be taking some Long Service Leave from Wednesday, 10 June until Friday, 12 June.  Mrs O’Malley will be responsible for the school in my absence.

God Bless and have a lovely weekend with your families,

Ms Adriana Coniglio


Religious News

Corpus Christi - Thursday, 11th June

The feast of Corpus Christi is a remembrance of Holy Thursday, when Christ instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper. It is a feast that honours the Body and Blood of Christ and promotes adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharist is so important to us as Catholics, as each time we participate in this Sacrament, we invite Christ into our hearts so we can live and act as he did. 

LifeLink Day - Monday, 15th June

LifeLink is a Catholic organisation we help to raise funds every year. The LifeLink organisation was established by the Archdiocese of Perth in 1994 to provide for the ongoing financial and promotional support of agencies established or assisted by the Church.

On Monday, 15th June, St Mary’s School will be participating in a fundraiser for LifeLink. Students can wear their favourite scarf and beanie on this day, for a gold coin donation. 

Mrs Zoe O'Malley

Acting Assistant Principal

Class News

Kindy RE Corner

This term in RE We have been discussing the importance of family, how family members show love and enjoy shared experiences. It has been interesting to think about the experiences Jesus’ family had together and ponder questions like did Jesus help with the chores around the house, what did he do together with his mother Mary and what games did he play because we know he did not have tv to watch or ipads to play on.

Every morning we began the day in prayer and ask God to give us a safe and fun day. We thank God for our families and school and ask him to help us make good choices and show kindness to one another. We are thankful that if we believe in Jesus we can be part of God’s big family.

'Some, however, did receive him and believed in him; so he gave them the right to become God's children.'

Year Four/Five Class News

In Year Four/Five over the past five weeks we have been focusing on poetry. We have read many poems (our favourite was The Bush Christening) and have worked hard to construct our own. The Year Four students have completed limericks, shape poems and acrostic poems and are currently working on finishing their own free verse poems. Year Fives have completed limericks, shape poems and acrostic poems and are now working on completing odes. 

Performing Arts

Great to be back to normal class room life and teaching students face to face again.

This term we are still focusing on the Drama component of Performing Arts.

  • Pre-Primary to Year Two have been looking at dramatising Australian stories written by Australian Authors. Lots of acting out the story, looking at Australian cultures and animals and working on confidence and loud voices.
  • Year Three and Four have been focusing on puppet making and dramatising stories using different types of puppets they create and also using ready made puppets.
  • Year Five and Six have been spending almost all term so far developing their own characters, from their appearance, to their likes and dislikes, to how they sound.

We have been working on devising small plays using these characters and are currently working on making a Human Comic Strip.

Having lots of fun learning building confidence.

Learning Cooperative Social Skills: Week Five - "Asking for help"

Pre-Primary:    Sanjo Onikola

Year One:    Alena Madaffari

Year Two:    Wilson Mason

Year Three:    Ruby Garwood

Year Four/Five:    Nash Garrett

Year Five/Six:    Darrius Sutherland

Other News & Important Dates


Bookclub catalogues have been sent home for Issue 4.

Orders need to be placed by 12th June.

NCCD Parent Fact Sheet

Let Us Pray

God, we praise you:  Father all powerful, Christ our Lord and saviour, Spirit of Love.  You call us to share in your life and love; one God, three persons.


Community Notices

Merredin and Districts Junior Football Association

Below is the link to the 'Expression of Interest Form' for Junior Football.