A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to the new school year! It was wonderful to see all of your smiling faces this morning.  To assist with ‘easing back in’ we will have the courts available each morning this week for extra parking.  A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to all students who were super brave and used the bush-road for drop off, well done!

A few points to note as we begin the year:

  • All students are required to wear a school hat when outside during Tem One
  • ASSEMBLY TIME HAS CHANGED. Whole school Assembly is 2:30pm each Friday in the hall (it will also be available via google meet)
  • Tuckshop will resume On Wednesday of Week 3 (Feb 15th) with ordering opening on the 8th Feb
  • Child Safety Checklist for Parents. Please attend to the following if required:
  1. Update your child’s medical records if anything has changed (contact williams@smmountevelyn.catholic.edu.au)
  2. Complete ICT Contracts as soon as they come home and return to school (these allow your child to engage with IT for learning at school)
  3. Get back into the habit of checking school emails as these will be your best source of ‘keeping a track’ of the happenings at the school.

We have GOATS!  Thank you to the Peel family who have arranged our two adorable goats (aka lawn mowers) for us! The students and I are very excited to have them join St Mary’s. When you drive around the bush-road, you may be lucky enough to ‘spy’ them J

WELCOME! We have several new faces who have joined the St Mary’s Family this Term. Tomorrow we warmly welcome this year’s Prep Students, however we also welcome the following people:

  • Mrs Felicity Farrell (Year 1/2 F classroom teacher)
  • Xavier and his family (Year 1/2)
  • Paige and her family (Year 6)
  • Madison and her family (Year 6)

The dates we have advertised for Term 1 are correct at the time of printing however, we do expect to add further events to these dates as committees such as P & F start up again…so ‘dust off’ your diary and add these in as these are what we know so far!

Week 2: Year 6 Camp and Year 5 Bike Ed (Mon-Weds)

Week 3: Parent information night (onsite and via google meet)

  1. Year 3/4 Monday 13th Feb @ 5.00-6.00 in 4R classroom
  2. Year 5/6 Monday 13th Feb @ 6.00-7.00 in 5/6P classroom
  3. Prep Thursday 16th Feb @ 5.00-6.00 in Prep O classroom
  4. Year 1/2 Thursday 16th Feb @ 00-7.00 in 1/2D classroom

Week 4: Ash Wednesday Feb 22nd (Mass time to TBC)

Week 5: Sports day - Wednesday 1st March

Week 6: School Photos - Friday 10th March 

   Week 10: Parent/teacher interviews Monday 3rd April 1:30pm -6:00pm

Dates to be confirmed:

  • Grade 6 bomber jacket and leadership badge presentation
  • Planning days
  • PSG days
  • Naplan (begins week of March 15)
  • Whole School Picnic

Best wishes and blessings,


Principal, St Mary’s