St Mary's Bulletin

Term 2 - Week 11 (2 July, 2021)

Dear St Mary's School Community

Value in Focus: Forgiveness

We accept apologies and give others the opportunity to do the right thing and to have another chance.


NAIDOC Week 2021 will be held from Sunday 4 July to Sunday 11 July.  This is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the rich history, diverse cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.  NAIDOC Week 2021 invites us to embrace First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia's national heritage and equally respect the culture and values of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders. The NAIDOC 2021 theme – Heal Country! – calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.  Country that is more than a place and inherent to the identity of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders.  Country that Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders speak about like a person, sustaining our lives in every aspect - spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially, and culturally.

Parish Quiz Night

The St Mary’s Parish is organising a quiz night in the School Hall on Thursday, 12 August.  It would be fabulous if the school community could support this event.  Please save the date in your diary, organise your table and more information will follow.

School Photos - Specialty Groups

On photo day speciality group images (eg Library Monitors, Head Boy & Girl, Bus Monitors etc) were taken at school. These images can be viewed and purchased at a unique website, which is DIFFERENT to where you order the portraits and class photos online.

1. To place your Order online simply go to

2. Locate the Schools Name, then select the album titled St Mary's S Merredin Specialist Groups - 2021

3. You will then be required to enter a password to view the Album. The password for this NBJVMD21

4. Please ensure that you use your child’s name at the checkout

5. The images you are viewing are uncropped and will be cropped to fit to a 10x8 print (as per the first image in your gallery, a sample of layout & colour)

  • The online orders will be open until midnight on Monday 12th of July 2021 – for the Bulk Pricing Offer
  • The Bulk Pricing Offer is $20 per print and these will be delivered to the school BY CLASS GROUP
  • After the $20 pricing expires, the photos will remain available online, but the photos are now at a cost of $35 per image and delivered to a preferred address.

Winter Carnival

Well what a day, the sun was shining and the students were pumped. The children merged into their teams and headed off to their ovals, fields and pitches. With the help of Paul Reid (WA Football), parents and teachers and some very amazing high school students, we completed a full day of games and matches.

Thankyou to all the helpers on the day and to the excellent team spirit and sportsmanship displayed by the students.

Results are as follows;


1st - St Mary’s 1

2nd - Merredin College 1

3rd - St Mary’s 2


1st - Merredin College 1

2nd - St Mary’s 2

3rd - Merredin College 4

4th - Merredin College 2 & St Mary’s 1

5th - Merredin College 3


1st - St Mary’s 1

2nd -St Mary’s 2

3rd - Merredin College 1

4th - Merredin College 3

5th - Merredin College 2

The biggest thank you goes to Mrs Criddle who coordinated the very successful event!

Parent Helpers: Reading

We are seeking expressions of interest from parents who would like to help teachers with listening to children read before school.  If this is something that you would like to help with please email through your interest to Mrs Riethmuller at by Wednesday, 30 June.  Volunteers will be required to complete a short induction presentation prior to going on roster.

Thank you

As Term Two draws to a close, I just want to take this opportunity to thank all the parents for their support this term, to the staff for their tireless efforts in what has been an extra-long term and most importantly to our students who make coming to school a joy!

Term Three

We begin Term Three on Tuesday, 20 July.  The Monday is a Pupil Free Day and staff will be looking at school improvement processes on this day.

Happy Holidays

I wish all our families safe holidays!  If you are travelling to warmer places - please do so safely.  If you are staying close to home - enjoy lazy days and relaxing!  I look forward to seeing everyone back for what promises to be a busy second half of 2021!

Let Us Pray

We thank you Lord, for this term.

For the challenges, the successes, and the mistakes from which we have learnt.

Be with us as we spend our time with family and friends.

Give us strength and courage to do what is right: to be witnesses of our faith. Help us to be a practical Christian these holidays, to appreciate what others do for us, to give time and effort to help others.

To be peacemakers in our family.

Keep us safe in our activities; give us good rest and good fun.

Bring us back refreshed and ready for a new term.

We thank you for our classmates, teachers, parents and a community that cares for us.

May we always be conscious of you in our lives.


St Mary's School Merredin

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