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St Mary's College Newsletter term 2, 2020 - issue 4

Mrs Carol Bell
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

The last two weeks have seen further easing of restrictions allowing more of school life to get underway. Last week we held our first P&F meeting to occur for this year. We were delighted to see so many parents come along and contribute to the discussion for the distribution of funds raised by the P&F for special projects in the College. Every year the P&F fundraisers and then calls for submissions from staff for projects that fall outside of the College budget. This year there were a large variety of applications and the P&F donated $30,000 to the College to fund these projects. Here are the specific details of how the P&F funds were distributed across the College.

  • Contribution to School Bus (carry over from 2018) > $7,000
  • Water Fountain at Primary Oval/Basketball Court area > $5,000
  • Secondary Learning SUpport Resources > $1,440
  • Secondary Digital Technology Resources > $1,328
  • Primary Cultural Space > $6,000
  • College Shades > $3,000
  • Home Economics Equipment > $754
  • Kindy Literacy Resources > $1,100
  • Primary Maker Space Resources > $3,000
  • Primary Outdoor & PBIS Games > $1,378

I would like to thank all the staff for their applications and passion for their special projects and a very sincere thank you to the P&F for all their work in raising funds throughout 2019. In particular, I would like to thank all the Parents who volunteered at our events and the 2019 committee- Sascha Wood, Rose Mitchell, Jude Millard and Katrina Comito for doing such an amazing job leading our P&F.

Our 2019 committee have very generously offered to continue to help and mentor any new parents wishing to take up roles on the committee for 2020. We welcome Kristy Beckingham to the role of Secretary and Jude Millard will continue as Treasurer. We are currently looking for a President and Vice President. If you are interested, please see one of our P&F committee from 2019 or any of the College leadership team.

We would also like to introduce parent class/year representatives across the College. Some parents have already volunteered for this role, but we need more. If you would like to get involved in the College, help parents in your class/year group to connect socially and help the P&F organise events that benefit the College in building community relationships and fundraising please let us know. All you need to do is speak with your class teacher on primary or email Anthea Demin - Principal's PA at anthea.demin@cewa.edu.au or see any of the College Leadership team to register your interest.

We are hoping to hold a P&F class/year group representative coffee and cake morning tea for those interested or who want to find out more in Week 10, so stay tuned for that.

The P&F is an essential and valued component of College life, it’s a great way to connect and make new friends as well as get to know the College Leadership team, contribute to our parent voice and discover all that happens at St. Mary’s College. We actively want to encourage our parents to get involved and work with us to continue to grow and develop our fantastic community. Our next P&F meeting will occur on Wednesday July 22nd at 6.30pm, Primary Staff Lounge. Hope to see you all there.

Parent & Friends Meeting
OUR MOB PLAYGROUP

Our Mob Playgroup has recommenced!

Please call us on 9194 9560 if you are interested in finding out more about the Playgroup. Session times are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays from 8.00am to 11.00am.

Nurse Jazaylee - Doctors and Nurses Pretend Play at Our Mob Playgroup.

Charli with her Aboriginal Flag painted hand!!

Merrilee Lands - Our Mob Facilitator

SRC REPORT

The Student Representative Council report from last week announcing the Icon of Mary Art winners from Primary Campus Feast Day.

ICON OF MARY ART COMPETITION - 2020

As part of the Primary Campus Feast Day celebrations, the students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 were encouraged to take part in the ‘Icon Of Mary’ art competition. The students were required to complete a piece of art depicting a picture of Mary. A winner was selected from each classroom.

The winners were:

  1. PPF - AMELIA WILSON
  2. PPP - EDWARD MCKENZIE
  3. IC - HANNORAH TYNDALL
  4. 1L - BASIA GARSTONE
  5. 2M - LAUREN TOOHEY
  6. 2S - AZALEA BROWN
  7. 3N - ANJANIQUE BULLEN
  8. 3Z - AILEE HUGHES
  9. 4H - RAZAK BIN SWANI
  10. 4J - TORI PUERTOLLANO
  11. 5JH - KALEB CRISPIN
  12. 5JR - FRANCES ANSTEY
  13. 6P - CLEO HUTCHINSON
  14. 6G - ALEXANDRA YUEN
Josie Mazzulla - Primary Art Teacher
MISS CARLA - YEAR ONE C

1C took completed a scavenger hunt whilst learning about teen numbers. We integrated Maths and Digital Technologies, using a QR scanner to load a Number problem for us to solve. We worked in partners to record our responses, and remembered to be kind, respectful and responsible to each other and our equipment. We loved taking our learning outdoors!

Carla Cunningham - Teacher Year One
SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING SCHOOL PHOTO DAY AT PRIMARY
Keryn Moase - Assistant Principal, Primary
PRIMARY CROSS COUNTRY
Janenell Kennedy - Assistant Principal, Primary
ONLINE LITERACY & NUMERACY ASSESSMENT

All families of students who are in Year 9 have been sent a letter outlining the sitting of the OLNA testing for Year 9s to replace NAPLAN, in August of this Year. If you have not received this letter via email, you or your child can pick one up from reception until the end of Term. If students can pass OLNA this year it means they will not have to sit it in Years 10 - 12, which will help relieve a lot of stress in the senior years.

Lea Wilson Deputy Principal - Curriculum

LUNCHTIME COMPUTER CLUB AT SECONDARY

Leila Dahlstrom just finished the largest 3D Print our school has ever done in our Lunchtime Computer Club. She is standing next to our 3D Printer which is printing out our Year 8’s Chess pieces which has almost finished.

Justin Cudmore - IT Teacher
YEAR 9 VISUAL ARTS

Visual Art students had a special visitor today, Ms Jody Loaring from NRT. Ms Jody discussed her work as a practicing artist and showcased some of her beautiful sculptures. Year 9 have been steadily completing their still life paintings. They will commence sculptures in Weeks 9-10.

Marie Little - Visual Arts Teacher
YEAR 9 SOCIAL NIGHT
Sarah Gardner - Deputy Principal of Pastoral Care
YEAR 10 CAREERS INFORMATION SESSIONS

This week the Career information session was organised and presented by Year 11 and 12 students. Stations were set up for each Learning Area. The Year 10s were able to speak to Year 11 and 12 students about the different courses they were enrolled in at St Mary’s College, which included ATAR, non-ATAR , Vet, Certificate Courses and Traineeships. Many questions were asked and answered. This was a great new initiative set by our senior students and an effective and informative way to assist the Year 10s with their subject selections which will be happening soon. This was also a timely event leading up to next week’s Year 10 Careers parent/students information session, being held on Wednesday 24th June starting at 5pm in the Secondary General Learning Area Classrooms 2 & 3. Thank you to the Year 11 and 12s for running this event and we look forward to viewing all of the Year 10 subject selections soon. We look forward to seeing all the Year 10 parents with their son/daughter next week!

Amanda Davies - Learning Extension & Follow the Dream Coordinator
YEAR 10 MATHS CLASS

On Friday 12th June, the Year 10 Maths class, below, playing the cray fishing game.

Lea Wilson Deputy Principal - Curriculum
FOOD TECHNOLOGY

It has been a busy term in the Food Science and Technology area for all the year groups with some amazing meals being created. Congratulations to all the students on their hard work and persistence when cooking in such as busy kitchen. We have made some really exciting recipes such as laksa paste and chicken laksa, blueberry muffins and pancakes, some 'eggscellent' breakfast dishes, fantastic sausage rolls, lemon meringue pies, protein balls and fruit platters for the Secondary staff morning tea, and even mini oreo cheesecakes! A big shout out to the SMC Master Chefs of Term 2, 2020!

Year 7
Year 10
Year 11 & 12

Paula Bray - Food & Technology Teacher

SECONDARY CROSS COUNTRY

When: Week 10 Tuesday 30th June 2020

Format for the day:

P2 – Yr 11/12 P3 – Yr 10 P4 – YR 9 P5 – Yr 8 P6 – Yr 7

  • Sports or House uniform to be worn on the day
  • Hats are encouraged to be worn
  • All students to participate (unless if sick or injured)
  • College expectations for the whole event

Steven Gregory - HOLA Physical Education Teacher

YEAR 8 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Our Year 8’s have been recently completing a Touch football Unit during which they were awesome participants! The students played and learned well in how to role model sportsmanship with each other.

Tegan Butler - Sports Teacher

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRAINING & CARE

Our students are very lucky to have numerous opportunities to enhance their learning with many offerings outside St Mary’s. Last week a group of Year 10 and 11 girls were very fortunate to start work on their Certificate II in Leadership with Goolarri. The girls had loads of fun and learnt how to operate camera equipment as well as looking at their organisational skills. They can’t wait to go back for the next block session. Some of our Year 11 students are undertaking TAFE courses in very diverse areas from Retail Beauty to Hospitality, Automotive and Aquaculture, to name a few. Some of our Year 11 Aquaculture students had a great time handling some awesome barra!

Diane Popovich - Head of Learning Area, VET
S.I.M (SPECIALIST INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)
Singing: Pictured are some of the students who have started singing lessons as part of the Specialist Instrumental Music Program. This is a new and exciting program which offers secondary students the opportunity to undertake solo lessons in their chosen instrument. We are so thrilled to welcome two new tutors to the program for Term three. Elwood Gray will be teaching Guitar and Bass and Hayden Kuhtze will teach Piano.

Elwood has been playing the guitar, mandolin and bass for as long memory permits. Between playing shows across the country, Elwood has built up a strong reputation as a quality guitar teacher. Adept in most genres, Elwood specializes in teaching his students how to improvise in the key of their favourite styles.

Hayden is a professional pianist with a career spanning 15 years. Studying with some of the greatest musical educators in piano and music in New Zealand where he is from, from both Classical Concert Pianists and award winning Jazz Musicians. With a robust background in both classical and popular/jazz music, he is able to demonstrate and teach a wide range of abilities and skills necessary in becoming a proficient musician in any genre or direction.

Numbers are limited. For more information on how to enrol into S.I.M or join a wait list please email Tania.Mckenna@cewa.edu.au or contact Secondary College reception on 9194 9504.

Elwood Gray Guitar and Bass Guitar Tutor & Hayden Kuhtze Piano Tutor

Tania Mckenna - Music Specialist Coordinator

REMINDER CHURCH IS BACK TO NORMAL TIMES
Fr Alexis - Parish Priest
BROOME LITTLE ATHLETICS
DYSLEXIA & IRLEN CLINIC INFORMATION SESSION
Jo Starke - Dyslexia & Irene Clinic WA