St Mary's Newsletter

Term 2 - Week 4 (14 May, 2021)

Dear St Mary's School Community

Value in Focus: Trust

Trust:  We rely on each other to do the right thing.

Gospel: Mark 16: 15-20

In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus gave his followers an important last message: “Go throughout the whole world and preach the gospel.”  A lot of people think that this call to mission is only for religious brothers, sisters and priests.  But Jesus calls us all to be missionaries.  He wants all his followers to share his message of love with others.

Children’s Liturgy

This Sunday at the 10.30am Mass we will be having Children’s Liturgy.  Miss Wells and Mrs Grant will be leading this.  All are welcome to attend.

Wellbeing Week

Next week is Wellbeing Week at St Mary’s School.  Wellbeing can be defined as ‘The state of being comfortable, healthy & happy. A good condition of existence; a state of health, happiness and prosperity’.  A healthy state of wellbeing enables young people to successfully overcome difficulties and achieve their true potential. Feelings of wellbeing are fundamental to our overall health. Next week students and staff will be encouraged to be mindful, connect, reduce stress, socialise, reflect and improve their wellbeing.

National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Story Time will take place next Wednesday, 19 May.  The book this year is “Give Me Some Space” by Phillip Bunting.  This year the story will be read from the International Space Station and all classes (Kindy to Year Six) will be tuning in at 11.00am to hear the story being read.


The wearing of the St Mary’s School uniform contributes to the pride we have in our school community, it sets our students apart and contributes to the high expectations we place on our students.  THANK YOU to all the St Mary’s families for ensuring that their children are coming to school every day in the correct uniform.  We have had a focus on uniforms over the last week or so and I am so proud of all the students for their attention to detail with their uniform – from wearing the correct socks, appropriate jewellery and headwear to ensuring that collars are on the outside of their jumpers.  Well done St Mary’s!

It might be timely to remind families to ensure that all clothing is labelled (especially jumpers and jackets) as we come into these cooler mornings that merge into warm days.

Bush Play

Now that we are moving into the cooler weather we will be able to recommence Bush Play.  This will begin next week.  Bush Play enables the children to engage in free, creative play using nature as a catalyst for their ideas and games.


We have assembly scheduled for next Friday, 21 May at 8.50am in the Undercover Area.  This will be led by the Year Six class and all are welcome to attend.

Pastoral Care

We offer our condolences to the Elliott family (William – Year 5 and Nicholas – Year 3) on the loss of their mother and grandmother, Jill Elliott who passed away recently and to the Carr family (Matilda – Year 4 and Mason – PK) on the loss of their grandfather and great grandfather Frank Henriks.

May perpetual light shine on both Jill and Frank and may they Rest in Peace.

God Bless and have a lovely weekend with your families,

Ms Adriana Coniglio


Religious News

Mother's Day Mass and Morning Tea

Thank you to all Mothers and Mother-figures who attended our Mother’s Day Mass and Morning Tea. It was wonderful to see so many of our special people enjoy gathering together. We hope you enjoyed your day. 

Children’s Liturgy

Children’s Liturgy is on this Sunday, 16th May at 10.30am at Sunday Mass. It would be wonderful to see as many students as possible attend to support our Parish.

LifeLink Day

LifeLink Day will be held on Wednesday, 2nd June. We will be fundraising for LifeLink Agencies who work to help the needy throughout the state. For a gold coin donation, students can dress up in their pyjamas. Please give your gold coin donation to your class teacher. 

Mary Help of Christians Mass

The Year 3/4 class will be presenting our whole school Mass for Mary Help of Christians on Monday, 24th May at 9.00am in the Church. All parents and families are welcome and invited to attend.

Kind regards,

Mrs Zoe O'Malley

Assistant Principal

Class News

Kindy Class News

Last week In Kindy we made our mum’s feel extra special by celebrating Mother’s Day with a ‘Spa-tacular’ afternoon. During the afternoon we set up a range of activities to pamper our mums these included: beading, nail polish station, photobooth, massage station, painting, bubbles, colouring and yummy treats that we all enjoyed making and eating.

We finished the afternoon with a fabulous performance from all of the Kindy children singing our mums a special song. 

Year Two RE Corner

In Year Two we have been learning all about prayer. We have talked about when we can pray, where we can pray, who we can pray to and what we can pray for.

We have learnt about prayers of thanks, prayers for others and prayers for forgiveness and even started writing our own.

Mia - I like to pray God for the people who are sick and don’t have much.

Royce - I like to say a prayer of thanks to God for my Mum and Dad.

Celia - I like to say thank you to God for making my life great!

Toby - I like to pray for those who I love.

Van- I like to pray to Mary and Jesus for giving us life.

Andrew - I like to pray to the Lord to look after the people who don’t have money.

Emmett - I like to pray for the elderly so they can have eternal life.


This term is proving to be a super busy one with lots of great sporting opportunities for our students.

We have our Cross Country in Week Six and we have all been practicing and training hard so we can last the distance.

We then have the Interschool Cross Country at the end of Week Nine held at Bruce Rock. We make this team by looking at the results from our own school carnival and the top three girls and boys from junior, intermediate and senior divisions are selected to attend.

In Week Ten we have the Wheatbelt Netball Carnival held at the Merredin Rec Centre where we can mix with students from other schools across the Wheatbelt.

Finally in Week Eleven we will hold our Winter Carnival against Merredin College and play Football, Soccer and Hockey.

With so much going on we are focusing on fundamental skills of the above sports and working our way into modified games.

Good luck to all the students over the coming weeks.

Other News & Important Dates

2021 Footy Tipping Update

The last couple of weeks have shown that it only takes one good tipping week when the average scores are down, to climb quickly up the leaderboard!

Our two top tippers EDMW and Matty_J_ are both hanging in there with 52 points but there are a few nipping at their heels.

Round 7 sponsored by Wheatbelt Uniforms Signs & Safety was won by MegAndo

Round 8 sponsored by Two Dogs Home Hardware Merredin was won by morgzandrach

Happy tipping everyone!

Let Us Pray

Lord Jesus,

give us the courage to go out into the world and share your love with everyone we meet.


Community Notices

Thank you to our Footy Tipping Sponsors