St Andrew's Primary Marayong Newsletter

Term 1 Issue 4 - 18th March 2021

From the Principal - Yvette Baird

As a Principal I am very blessed and humbled to be surrounded by so many gifted, loving and faith filled people.  Each day is filled with the love of Jesus and ways that I can show his love to others and how others show his love to me.  On Friday,  of last week, a very large group of children joined together to pray the Rosary as part of our Rosary club.  Our senior students organise this prayer experience every week under the guidance of Mrs. Hyson.  We had a very special prayer experience as we all congregated together in our Church to pray to Mary our Mother.  It was the 100 anniversary of the Legion of Mary.  Her statue was a beautiful figure of unconditional love she has for her son Jesus and all of us who pray to her, for her and through her. 

Harmony Week

This week is Harmony week, however to us at St. Andrew’s, Harmony week is a daily event.  This week however is a global event joining our differences together into one peaceful and respectful community.  The children were given many opportunities to listen to stories about the many different communities that add to the richness of our world and our life. 

On Friday the children are invited to wear their traditional dress or colours that represent their family's heritage and culture.  Children can also wear the colour orange that has become a big part of the Harmony Week tradition.  Let us always remember that we are made in the image of God.  

Changes to school processes 

Last Friday a letter went home to our families outlining  some changes to our current restrictions.  I thank you for your support in continuing to keep our school and community safe. The Christmas break proved that it does not take much for a COVID cluster to spread.  

Easter Raffle

An enormous thank you to the P&F committee for organising our Easter Raffle.  If you would like additional raffle tickets please either download them or collect them from the office.  There will be four very generous baskets to be won.  The draw will be held on Monday morning assembly  in the last week of the school term. 

Cyber Safety

We are all aware of the hidden dangers associated with the internet and the predators that search the net for innocent children.  It is our responsibility to educate our children of these dangers and empower them to be proactive in safety and responsible practices.  In week 10, our Stage 2 and 3 children will be in session with Sergeant John Bolard to continue to build their understanding of safe and responsible ITC use.  A letter will go home to families in Week 9 with the information. 

School Disco fundraiser

Our P&F will be hosting our Term 1 grade disco.  A letter went home last Friday with the details.  

Children are invited to wear casual clothes on this day. Please remember to wear sensible shoes.

Cross Country Trials

Mr Paynter has been very busy training the children for the cross country trials scheduled for Friday the 26th of March. Only children interested in the event will be invited to trial.  We wish our students good luck and happy running.

Whole School Assembly

Last week we celebrated our whole school assembly, congratulating the many children identified this term for their dedication to learning and for living the Gospel values of Jesus. 

Photos of the event have been added to our Website gallery. 

Our next whole school awards will be Friday of week 9.  A decision is still pending regarding parent attendance.  THE MAIN ISSUE IS MAINTAINING THE 1.5 METRE RULE FOR PARENTS  IN A VERY LIMITED SPACE.  These events are always very well attended and space is very tight once the children and teachers are in the hall.  

Student Uniforms- wearing our uniform with pride

I ask parents to please be mindful of your children attending school in the correct uniform every day. Variation or additions to the school uniform is not allowed unless an explanation is given.  I thank you for your attendance to this issue. 

Student Attendance

This week many letters went home to parents reminding them of the importance of students attending school every day unless they are unwell.  Many of our children are already well below the expected rate of 90 %.  If you require help in this matter, please contact Mrs Van Der Burg 

(Assistant Principal) 

Term 1 Calendar

Student of the Week Term 1 Week 6 & 7

Kindergarten Students

Week 6Week 7
  • Adrijana V
  • Jasper A
  • Eva P
  • Veronica P
  • Immanuel L
  • Katelyn P
  • Victor D
  • Roman T

Year 1 Students

Week 6Week 7
  • Ryan Batra
  • Skyla H
  • Wade F
  • Apalang D
  • Ava A
  • Amelia L
  • Rose T
  • Margaret B

Year 2 Students

Week 6Week 7
  • Gabrial A
  • Elijah P
  • Aashi H
  • Jansen P
  • Fala U
  • Atoosa N
  • Ayra C
  • Kanav P

Year 3 Students

Week 6Week 7
  • Name Withheld
  • Athieei J
  • Julian R
  • Anaya B
  • Nouriel N
  • Aarushi S

Year 4 Students

Week 6Week 7
  • Agastya P
  • Lauren H
  • Jamia Z
  • Jasmine T
  • Enoch L
  • Chris T

Year 5 Students

Week 6Week 7
  • Jack P
  • Saumya P
  • Jarryd P
  • Mellisa E
  • Lyrell P
  • Tahira A

Year 6 Students

Week 6Week 7
  • Toby N
  • Solomon E
  • Himaja K
  • Aurelle H
  • Name Withheld
  • Seeya K

This Week's News Update

Uniform Shop

All Winter uniforms are now available on the QKR app.  Please place your order now to make sure you avoid disappointment and your child has a uniform for term 2.

Please note: 

We are happy to exchange if sizes are incorrect.   All exchanges need to be emailed to

Uniform sizing: - If you need to try on uniforms we have all sizes at the school to try on,  you will need to sign in before trying on uniforms.  we request you do this either before or after school time. 

Parents and Friends

The Parents and Friends Association is a fantastic way to get involved in your child’s school whilst building friendships along the way.  We understand that not everyone can attend every meeting or help at every event, but many hands make light work so even if you can only volunteer for an hour here and there every bit helps!

If anyone would like to get involved or have any ideas they would like to share with the P+F please don’t hesitate to approach any of the P+F members you may see around the school or you can contact us at  


The P+F first fundraising event for the year is the Easter raffle.  Raffle tickets are attached to the newsletter and hard copies are available from the school office.  Raffle tickets are $1 each and need to be returned to the office in an envelope with the tickets and money in them by Thursday 25 March.  Please make sure all raffle tickets have name, phone number, students name and class on them so the prizes make their way home to the winners!

The raffle will be drawn at the Monday morning assembly on Monday 29 March.  


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