Notice Board

To be eligible for the fund of $125.00 per child, a parent or legal guardian of a student attending a registered Government or non-government Victorian primary or secondary school must be an eligible beneficiary within the meaning of the State Concessions Act 2004, that is -
a) be a holder of a Veterans Affairs Gold Card,  OR
b) be an eligible Centrelink Health Care Card (HCC)holder,OR
c) be a Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) holder,  OR
d) be a temporary foster parent

NO NUTS AT ST MARY’S

We have children attending our school with severe (life threatening) peanut allergies.

As always, we are concerned for the safety of our children, and ask everyone to avoid bringing any items that may contain peanuts to school, as the smallest amount of peanut or proteins of peanuts on benches, etc., can affect an allergic child.  Whilst we can appreciate that there may be children who just love to have their Nutella and Peanut butter sandwiches or bars alternatives must be given.

Fair Funding Video (click here)

School funding policy is a complicated area.  The quality of education available to your children, the breadth of learning opportunities they’ll receive, the amount of fees you’ll be expected to pay, the special services and teacher training available to your school all comes down to funding.  Right now all of this is under a cloud, thanks to the Turnbull government’s proposed education changes.  The video and pages contained in the above link will explain what’s on the table, what it means for you, where Catholic education believes it should be changed and how you and your school community can work for an outcome that will ensure the best results and opportunities for your family.

Ref: Catholic Education Melbourne/Funding