St Mary's Bulletin

Term 3 - Week 3 (9 August, 2019)

From the Principal

Dear St Mary's School Community

Children’s Liturgy

Children’s Liturgy will be held this Sunday at the 10.30am Mass.  All students and their families are welcome to attend.

Feast of the Assumption

On the 15th of August (Thursday), the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Assumption.  This is a holy day of obligation within the Church as we acknowledge how special Mary is to the Catholic Church.  Due to her purity and her devotion to God, Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven.  The children will all attend Mass at 9.00am led by Year Five. All are welcome to attend.

Leaders Forum

Mrs Riethmuller and I joined other system leaders on Monday, 29 July at the Leaders Forum.  Topics covered on the day include:  the Plenary Council 2020, System Policies and Projects and future governance of CEWA.  Bishop Donald Sproxton announced that as of 2020, the Bishops of WA have decided to make CEWA an incorporated body.

-  The Bishops’ decision follows the unanimous recommendation from an independent advisory committee, as well as consultation with Catholic education systems in other Dioceses across Australia.  

-  The sustainability of the Catholic education system was pivotal to the decision making process, as was the need to ensure that a change in governance would have minimal impact on the operations of Catholic schools.

-  This incorporation will ensure that Catholic Education Western Australia continues to operate as a system of schools that meets the needs of our changing educational landscape and provides all students with equitable access to the best learning and formation environments.

CPPA Conference

At the Catholic Primary Principals Conference system leadership teams were challenged by Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa on the science of leading and learning.  Aaron Tait and Dave Faulkner from Education Changemakers challenged leaders to lead innovation and change in schools while maintaining a positive school culture and well-being.

Student Code of Conduct

A group of students from Year Thee to Year Six spent Term Two working on a Student Code of Conduct.  The Code of Conduct aims to promote and maintain healthy and respectful relationships amongst the students.  The Code was launched on Monday morning at Assembly by our Head Boy, John McGinniss and Head Girl, Ellie Criddle.  I would like to thank the following students who were involved in composing the Code of Conduct:

Year Three:  Skye Wilson and Archie Gethin, Year Four:  Abbey Smith and Ava Downsborough, Year Five:  Casey Alvaro, Zoe Olarenju, Darrius Sutherland and Charlie Atkinson, Year Six:  John McGinniss, Ellie Criddle, Laura Casella, Tom Carlson, Arabella Sutherland and Olumide Onikola.  I have attached a copy of the Student Code of Conduct for your information.

Water Fountains

Have you seen the new water fountain in the Undercover Area?  This is one of two water fountains that have been purchased by the P&F for the school.  The second one, which is yet to be installed, will be going in the Early Years area.  The students have been most impressed with the new trough and in particular, the ease with which they can fill their water bottles.  Thank you once again to the P&F for all their hard work!

Family Friday

Today we had our first Family Friday - it was lovely to see so many mums, dads and grandparents coming in to spend time in their childrens classrooms participating in lots of fun learning activities!  If you weren't able to make it this week - Family Friday will take place every Friday in Term Three (unless there is a whole school event on).


We welcome Ms Natasha Hardy who will be completing her teaching practicum in Year Three for the next two weeks.  Please make her feel welcome.

God Bless and have a lovely weekend with your families. 

Ms Adriana Coniglio


Upcoming Events

Parent Helpers

Thank you to those parents/caregivers that have volunteered their time to enable our Tuckshop to run. 

If you are unable to attend your shift, please organise to swap with someone else on the roster.

Please note that non parents (grandparents and other caregivers) are more than welcome in our tuckshop however will be required to provide a current Working With Children Check.  If you have not done so already can you please provide a copy to the office when you sign in for your shift.

Tuckshop Menu - Please have orders to the classroom by Friday


Let us Pray

Prayer through St. Mary MacKillop

Bountiful and loving God,

You have filled the heart of

Mary Mackillop with compassionate love for

those who are in need at the margins of our society.

Deepen that love within us that we embrace

the mystery of the Cross which leads us

through death to life.

We ask this in the Spirit of Jesus

who having broken the bonds of 

death leads us to everlasting life.


St Mary's School Merredin

P&F Uniform Shop

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