St Andrew's Primary Marayong Newsletter

Term 1 Issue 5 - 1st April 2021

From the Principal - Yvette Baird

Holy Week 

Today is the last day of Term 1.  It is time for students and staff to renew after 10 weeks of very intense learning. Today is Holy Thursday.  It is a very significant time in our Liturgical calendar  where we reflect on the actions of Jesus before His Crucifixion and Resurrection.  Jesus spent time with his disciples in a last meal, preparing them for what will happen to him in the coming days.  Jesus humbly took the role of servant identifying His actions as both courageous and demonstrating selfless love.  This is a time for all to prepare ourselves, opening our hearts to the selfless love that Jesus shared with all of humanity.  How will we show this love today? 

The children reflected on this message today during a very special Liturgy. I wish to thank Mrs Whiticker for organising this reflection.  


A big thank you to our school community for your support of our Easter Raffle and our Grade Discos. 

The Easter Raffle raised - $1485.00

The Grade Discos raised - $2425.50 net, $647.50 expense

The money will go towards upgrades of our technology for student use.  

Return to school 

Children will return to school on Monday the 19th of April in full Winter Uniform including the tie.  

Please be mindful that all holiday haircuts and hair color are returned to normal by the start of the school term. 

Kindergarten Enrolments

In the last two weeks of school we have had over 50 Kindergarten applications. I ask that if you feel your child is school ready please lodge an application as early as you can.  Interviews have already commenced and we will be sending acceptance letters home by the middle of Term 2. 

Very Successful Open Days

The last two Thursdays have seen great interest in our school from the wider community. The leadership team have had over 10 tour groups walk through our great learning site.  Many of these families have already lodged applications for 2022. The feedback from families was very positive and they spoke very highly of the learning agenda and the engaging environment. 

Term 1 Calendar

Term 2 Calendar

Student of the Week Term 1 Week 8 & 9

Kindergarten Students

Week 8Week 9
  • Charlotte D
  • Name Withheld
  • Name Withheld
  • Elissa H
  • Lynn C
  • Imogen T
  • Lucy L
  • Theodore K

Year 1 Students

Week 8Week 9
  • Sophia D
  • Venisia K
  • Shenouda S
  • Eva B
  • Jaxon F
  • Alana N
  • Anjali J
  • Ava C

Year 2 Students

Week 8Week 9
  • Nathan H
  • Evelyn M
  • Aashi H
  • Lucia B
  • Antonio F
  • Sofia H
  • Yuvi S
  • Isaac I

Year 3 Students

Week 8Week 9
  • Kristen L
  • Adeena R
  • Irima M
  • Veer M
  • Harlie E
  • Shlock L

Year 4 Students

Week 8Week 9
  • Kyrollos E
  • Malaar K
  • Isabella C
  • Leah M
  • Vibu K
  • Rose N

Year 5 Students

Week 8Week 9
  • Martha A
  • Charlotte S
  • Nayana D
  • Curtis
  • Jessica A
  • Mahli-Rose B

Year 6 Students

Week 8Week 9
  • Jayden F
  • Zeniyah F
  • Dion A
  • Jasmine C
  • Siana S
  • Marley C

This Week's News Update


Lost property - we have a large amount of lost property,  please check the table under the COLA for any item your child may have lost. 

Parent Helpers - BCSC Volunteers

Building Child Safe Communities - Volunteer Undertaking

Dear Parents/Carers 

In Catholic Education Diocese Parramatta (CEDP), we see parents and carers as partners in your child's learning journey. Parents and carers are encouraged to become involved in our schools in many important ways such as supporting classroom learning, being part of advisory groups, mentoring programs, coaching sporting teams and supporting other extra-curricular activities, canteen support and other kinds of help.

 A range of checks and undertakings are required for people who work for or provide services to CEDP. These checks reduce potential risk and form part of our strategy to build child safe communities.

 CEDP has launched a new Building Child Safe Communities form and online training module that all volunteers are required to complete. 

The purpose of this training is to inform you of the standards of behaviour and other requirements that must be adhered to when volunteering for CEDP.

The undertaking should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and the training module      approximately 10 minutes. Once the form and training modules are submitted, an automated email will be sent to you within two business days to confirm the status of your submission.

The undertaking form will expire within two years or when your Working With Children Check expires (if applicable), whichever is sooner. At that time you will need to complete the undertaking form and training module again. You will receive an automatic reminder email when this occurs. 

Further information on the new online form and training module can be found at and clicking on about us/building child safe communities. Within the form you will also find help sheets and a video tutorial to assist you. 

Thank you in advance for your support.

Community Information

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