A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

May I start by thanking everyone for their wonderful efforts this term? It has been such a busy and productive ten weeks and as I walked around this morning, there was a definite ‘buzz’ of excitement in the air.  Excitement that holidays are almost upon us and excitement that this week is the production of “Museum Madness”.

Please read the few important points about production:

  • There will be no dress rehearsals.  The first time students will change into costumes will be Wednesday (cast 1) or Thursday (cast 2).  It is important that all students are at school for these rehearsals (health permitting of course). 

  • Performance days are: Cast 1 (3/4 G & R) on Wednesday and Cast 2 (3/4 M & F) on Thursday.

  • Performances are at 12 noon and then back at school by 5:45 for a 6pm start.  The show will be finished at 8:00 pm.  All students must be picked up from inside the hall.

  • Students do not wear their costumes to school for the matinee performances. They will be given time to change into their costume before the show.  A reminder that students will wear socks on stage and so they need to have a pair of named thongs or other non bulky footwear that they can slip out of before entering the hall (boys in Stomp are permitted to enter the hall with their shoes).

  • Special hairstyles can be worn to school on performance days.  There is to be no make-up worn (unless specified for a character).

  • No student will be changing in the toilets during the show and so students requiring a costume change will need to layer their costume and keep any additional pieces needed in a named plastic bag at the side of the stage.

  • And finally a reminder that whilst this is a chance to gather as a community, people who are standing around outside the hall talking during the performance will be asked to move on.  As a matter of respect to all of our students we ask that audience members remain for the duration of the show (unless health issues arise). Older siblings will need to be seated inside the hall (with a ticket).

  • The courts will be open for additional parking and we remind everyone that in keeping with government regulations, there is no smoking anywhere on the school grounds.

  • ‘Chookas’ everyone, we look forward to presenting a terrific show!

Congratulations to the district athletics students who competed last Monday.  Glowing reports of sportsmanship and beautiful behaviour were fed back to the school from several sources!  Good luck to the thirteen students who are going through to division competition after the holidays.

Congratulations to Emmerson on her award at the Yarra Hills Community Art Show! We are all very proud of your achievement!

Thank you to the families who assisted at working bee on Saturday: Manger, Griffiths, Sterling-Cox, Holt, Skinner and Glennie families.  We really appreciate your efforts!

Best Chance OSHC will hold a September School Holiday Program at St Mary’s. An expression of interest form is in today’s newsletter.  Please fill out the form and return to the office if you are interested.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Kiara S and Samuel S (3/4) and their family, on the loss of their great grandmother, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

There will be tuckshop this Friday, on the last day of school, so put those orders in online at CDF Pay.

Before we all head off on holidays, please remember that school finishes at 2:30pm this Friday.

Term Four resumes on Monday 8th October at 8.45am.

Congratulations to our students of the week for last week:

PB: Ella O                   PR: Emilio N 

1/2P:                           1/2C: Noah S               1/2H: Tyler S                          1/2F: Lila H

3/4F: Mika C               3/4M:  Jordan V          3/4G:  Chloe D                       3/4R:  Tommy P

5/6P: Flynt C               5/6B: Jessica H           5/6F: Paige P/Patrick O          5/6C:  Shalina T/Morgan F

Thank you everyone for a wonderful term!

With my prayers and best wishes for the coming holidays,

Angela Glennie, Principal