St Mary's Bulletin

Term 3 - Week 1 (24 July, 2020)

From the Principal

Dear St Mary's School Community

Welcome Back

Welcome Back to Term Three!  I enjoyed hearing all the children’s stories about their holiday adventures and experiences.  They are all certainly looking refreshed and ready for a big term of learning!

Sacramental Program 2020

The 2020 Sacramental Program will recommence this weekend and next with Commitment Masses for those children who are receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist this year.  We keep those children, their families and teachers and Fr Andrew in our prayers.

PD Days

The staff participated in Professional Development with St Joseph’s Southern Cross to end Term Two and begin Term Three.  The PD at the end of Term Two was about assessment and feedback in the classroom in relation to the Literacy Collective.  The PD on Monday was faith-based and presented by Sr Maree and Sr Moira – they explored the history of our two schools and the charism of St Mary McKillop of the Cross.  Sr Maree and Sr Moira spent the day at St Mary’s School on Wednesday meeting the children and sharing with them the story of Mary McKillop and the value of Christian meditation.

Change to Calendar

Due to COVID19 restrictions in the Church, the Year 5/6 Mass to celebrate the Feast Day of St Mary Mackillop of the Cross on Friday, 7 August, has been changed to a whole school liturgy beginning at 10.00am in the Undercover Area.  All parents are welcome to join us – the 2m2 rule will apply for adults and seating on the lawn will reflect this.

School Photos Information

Our School Photos will be taken on Thursday 6th August 2020.

Class Photos/Portraits: Every Student will have their photo taken, whether they are purchasing photos or not.

  • The school has chosen to use the online ordering system. Your child will be given an online ordering instruction slip and a unique student shootkey.
  • Log onto and follow the prompts to place your order.
  • If you lose your shootkey the school reception will have a copy to quote back to you.
  • The expiry date for online ordering is the 12.08.2020. Any orders received after this date will incur a $30.00 archive fee. You can email your order request through to or call our office on 08 9240 8000.

Family Photos: 

  • Envelopes can be obtained from Administration.
  • Family photos are taken each morning before school.
  • Please ensure that your family envelope and payment are handed to the Photographers on photo day.
  • If you do not have the correct money we will provide any change needed when photos are delivered to school.
  • Family photos cannot be ordered online.
  • Once school has received photos, family photos will remain at reception for parents to collect.

Please Note:  Individuals and Family Photos are not available to view online.

Collgar Community Fund

Congratulations to Mrs McDonald for securing a Collgar Community Fund Application for $250.00 to use towards the Bush-Play Regeneration project.  Mrs McDonald and the Year 5/6 class will be using the funds to plant trees in the Bush Play area so that the space can be used for future St Mary’s School students.


Congratulations to Mrs McCormack who has secured a grant from the Container Deposit Scheme to purchase bins to do some more recycling within the school.  She has also been liaising with a company called Greenbatch who do a similar type of recycling. 

These are all exciting projects linked to our school’s focus on Sustainability.  Thank you to Mrs McCormack and Mrs McDonald for their hard work to secure these grants and for the follow up work and commitment to the associated projects.


Welcome to Miss Jessica Wells who will be completing her teaching practice in Year Two for the term.  We also welcome Layla Ryan (Year 4) who started at St Mary’s School this term and welcome the Gbadamosi family, Nathaniel started Three Year Old Kindy this week.

P&F Dinner

Thank you to the P&F for organising such a lovely ‘thank you’ dinner at the end of last term for all the staff in gratitude of everyone’s efforts during the remote learning period.  The three-course meal was delicious and the staff felt totally spoilt.  A special thanks to Mrs Demarte who did the cooking!

Book Club

Book Club Brochures have been sent home with students and orders are due by Friday 31st July.

Apologies for the delay on receiving the Term One and Two Book Club orders. Your understanding and continued support is greatly appreciated.


Congratulations to Miss Meredith Kinsella on her engagement to Mr David Roberts over the holidays.  We wish Meredith and David all the very best on this wonderful occasion.

God Bless and have a lovely weekend with your families, 

Ms Adriana Coniglio


Let us Pray

Lord Jesus,

Your love is a treasure of great value.

Help us to give ourselves freely to you.