FRIDAY 7 MAY 2021
From the Principal
What a blessing it was to be with so many families today to celebrate our mothers, step mothers, grandmothers, aunts, friends and special women in our lives who have loved and mothered us.
We know that each mother is, whether she knows it or not, one of the greatest, strongest and most lasting teachers her children will have. A mother is someone who dreams great dreams for you, but then she lets you chase the dreams you have for yourself, and loves you just the same.
A mother’s love is like God's love; God loves us not because we are lovable, but because it is God’s nature to love, and because we are God’s children – so do our mums.
Motherhood is a gift and a privilege – the most awesome responsibility a woman can have.
Today we came together to pray for our mothers and for all mothers, for those who could never mother, for those who long to mother, for those who have lost mothers and for mothers who have lost children. And today, we made a donation on behalf of our community to Breast Cancer Australia in memory of all those we have loved, will love and do love.
A special thanks to all the dads, grandads and fabulous staff team who pitched in to help make the morning a huge success.
With gratitude and abundant blessings,
School Closure Day
We have an upcoming school closure day on Friday 28 May. Please write this in your diary!
Mothers' Day Breakfast
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Mothers' Day Beakfast and Whole School Prayer this morning, we hope you enjoyed your morning here. Special thanks to the dads/grandads who helped prepare, cook and serve!
From the LOTE Room
Nǐ hǎo ma? Wǒ hěn hǎo xiè xiè. We have had some great revision time in the classroom’s ready for assessment in the following few lessons. The junior classes have added to their vocabulary with yǒu for have, méi yǒu for don’t have and wǒ for I. The middle students have extended their knowledge of items and describing their colour. Our seniors have been focusing on sports. Across the school, we have been learning to count from 1 to 10 with the correct hand signals.
This week was Labour Day celebration in China. They were celebrating their contribution to their country and the hard work they do. We have practiced our Hanzi character writing and discussed what each student would like to be when they are older. We have had many emergency officers and carers, teachers, tradies and more.
My awards this week are presented to Henry F and Riley C. Both students demonstrate eagerness to learn and drive to improve their language skills. They are an inspiration to their peers. Keep up the positivity, courage and willingness to participate in all aspects of the Chinese lesson.
Tai lǎo shī.
Upcoming Term 2 Dates
TUESDAY 11 MAY - FRIDAY 14 MAY
NAPLAN 2021 (Years 3 & 5)
MONDAY 17 MAY
2022 Foundation Information Session @ 5.30pm - MPR
TUESDAY 18 MAY
Marian College Information Evening @ 6.30pm - Marian College Gymnasium
WEDNESDAY 26 MAY
Black Ranges Winter Sports Carnival
FRIDAY 28 MAY
School Closure Day - NO LUNCH ORDERS THIS WEEK
MONDAY 14 JUNE
Queen's Birthday Public Holiday - no school
FRIDAY 18 JUNE
Marian College School Closure Day - NO LUNCH ORDERS THIS WEEK
FRIDAY 25 JUNE
Last Day of Term 2
Early finish at 2.15pm
To the following students celebrating their birthdays this week:
Samuel L, Oscar F, Charlotte N, Joshua H & Malachi R
St Mary's School Office Hours
MONDAY 8.30AM - 4.00PM
TUESDAY 8.30AM - 4.00PM
WEDNESDAY 8.30AM - 4.00PM
THURSDAY 8.30AM - 4.00PM
FRIDAY 9.00AM - 4.00PM
Marian College Year 7 2022 Information Evening
Grade 5 & 6 families are invited to attend - Tuesday 18 May @ 6.30pm
Marian College Gymnasium