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ST MARY'S COLLEGE NEWSLETTER TERM 4, ISSUE 1

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

It is so hard to believe that we are once more in Term 4 and looking to begin our planning for 2021. We have had some beautiful celebrations in the last few weeks and our community has really enjoyed these. With our Year 12 Graduation and Presentation Nights there was a real feeling of accomplishment that was poignant this year more than others. It has been a tough time for all not just here at St Mary’s and it was wonderful to take some time to acknowledge the hard work of students and teachers during these tough times. It certainly lays the foundation for gratitude and appreciation for our student’s families and staff in the most extraordinary of times.

Our Year 12’s have now embarked on their next adventure with many completing their WACE examinations currently. We hold them in our prayers and wish them all well wherever life takes them.

We have also been enjoying welcoming new students to St Mary’s College for 2021 with our new Kindy Orientation Days and continuing our Year 6 transition to secondary. We are still taking enrolments particularly for Kindy and Year 7 so please spread the word.

STUDENT REPRESENATIVE COUNCIL

Please enjoy this weeks SRC video with a few exciting announcements!

Gabby Somma - Teacher at Primary

BREAKFAST CLUB
Keryn Moase - Assistant Principal of Primary
YEAR 2

Last Thursday Year 2 had a big day out and about in Broome. We have been learning all about old and new technology in Digital Technologies as well as all about Broome's history in HASS. 2S and 2M ventured out to the Broome Museum where we went on a treasure hunt through the museum to find different types of technology and we could not believe how things like phones and washing machines had changed. We also explored Town Beach Park and did a part of the Jetty to Jetty walk where we learnt about female divers and the old Town Beach jetty. We enjoyed a play on the new Town Beach playground, and some yummy fish and chips for lunch. Year 2 had a play at the water park to end our day with a cool down. A huge thanks to all of our parent volunteers, teachers assistants and Miss Jen who came along on the day to support us in our learning. We were all so respectful, responsible and kind.

Shannon O'Connor - Primary Teacher
YEAR 4

On Wednesday in Year 4 we were lucky enough to have some visitors to talk to us about rules and laws relating to our Humanities, Civics and Citizenship unit of work. Marco Puertollano came in to talk to us about Bardi culture. We loved hearing the stories about all of his adventures. We also had Lindsay and Breanna from Legal Aid come in and talk about how we need to follow the law and what can happen if we don’t do the right thing. We learnt lots of important things that are going to help us develop our inquiry unit of work on rules and laws. We are so grateful for our guest speakers!

Miss Hannah & Mr John Year 4 Teachers
ALL SOULS DAY AT PRIMARY

On Monday students from Pre-Primary to Yr 6 visited the Broome cemetery to remember the souls of those who have gone before us. The students were extremely respectful, prayed, spread flowers and some even shared stories of loved ones who have passed. This is an important tradition that we value in our school. It was wonderful to see more of our community present at the Parish Mass held in the cemetery later that

Keryn Moase - Assistant Principal of Primary
YEAR 7 SOCIAL

Last night we had our Year 7 social, a neon party. The night started with face and body painting by our Year 9 volunteers. This was then followed by pizza and soft drink. Once the paint was dry it was party time. The Performing Arts dance studios was transformed into an amazing dance space, that had black lights, disco balls, lasers, moving displays, great music and limbo! Chuck in 500 glow sticks and it was truely a night to remember! A massive thank you to Ms Vicki and Mr Justin, they both created an amazing dance space. Along with the space Mr Justin was recording the whole thing through every recording device you can think off! Thank you to Ms Tegan, Ms Dianne, Ms Betty, Mr Micheal and Mr Gus for putting their hands up and coming to help out through out the night. It was truely an amazing night that student and staff enjoyed!!

Sarah Gardner - Deputy Principal Pastoral Care
YEAR 12 GRADUATION

BALL

ASSEMBLEY

MASS

DINNER

PRESENTATION NIGHT
DANCE

Information on our Finalist event for our Dance on Film see media release below.

Vicki Thompson - Head of Learning - The Arts and Technologies
YOUTH MASS
Diana Jans - Head of Learning Area - Learning Support Secondary
NAIDOC
Stolen Generation Office - Broome
BROOME LIONESS CLUB

We wish to extend our appreciation to the Broome Lioness Club who have generously donated $1,000 to the school, which will be used to continue to support the cost of the Breakfast Club on each campus - thank you Broome Lioness Club from the students of St Mary’s College!

Amy Hyett - Business Manager
BROOME SHIRE COUNCIL - CHRISTMAS CAROLS
Rebekah Richardson - Community Projects Officer , Shire of Broome