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Welcome to St Mary's Catholic Primary School Warwick, one of Warwick's finest primary schools. Under the umbrella of the Toowoomba Diocesan Catholic Education Office, we are a Parish School, part of the St Mary's Parish, Warwick. Our Parish Priest, Fr Franco Filipetto, supports the pastoral role of the school.
The school offers a professional and dedicated staff who endeavour to deliver a curriculum which is both exciting and innovative. We have a very real commitment to the basics of literacy and numeracy. We complement this by also addressing other key areas of learning to provide a wonderful all-round education for the children in our care.
St Mary's School is proud of its history of providing high quality education in an environment of the Catholic tradition. Our school is committed to meeting the challenges of education today and in the future in order to provide students with the skills necessary to progress further along the life-long journey of education and learning.
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YEAR OF MERCY – PARENTING IDEAS BY MICHAEL GROSE: “How
to Raise a Child to be a Giver”.
Pope Francis has designated 2016 as the Year of Mercy. Please find attached to this week's newsletter parenting tips on “How to raise a child to be a giver”. As we venture into this Year of Mercy as a
school community, following the mantra of Catherine McAuley (foundress of the Sisters of
Mercy), “Using Jesus as our Compass”, the strategies suggested by Michael Grose may help
families encourage children to be “givers”.
SCHOOL LEADERSHIP MASS
Our 2016 Opening School Mass will be held in St Mary’s Church this Friday, 5th
February commencing at 9.00am.
At this Mass all Year 6 students will be presented with their School Leaders badges.
Year 6 students are required to wear their formal school uniform. Parents and
extended families are very warmly invited to share this special occasion with the
|ST MARY'S INAUGURAL RACE DAY
Saturday 20th February
Allman Park Racecourse
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PARENT INFORMATION NIGHTS
Year Level Parent Information Evenings are important opportunities to meet your child's teacher and to clarify expectations for the year. During this session information is shared about curriculum, homework, rules and teacher communication. There is also an opportunity for parents to ask questions. We look forward to seeing you at these important meetings as we work together as a community to further your child's Catholic Education.
This year's format will be a little different. In 2015, we introduced a general information session for all parents that covered information that had a "whole school" focus. We felt it important that all families received the same information and then year level teachers gave information more specific to the particular year level. It is expected that all parents will attend the whole group session and participate in the respective year level information session. However, the revised timetable (below) will allow opportunities for parents to only attend one session of the "All Parents….." session either at the lower or the upper campuses. If you are unsure of the expectations for these meetings, please contact your child/children's teacher.
Lower Campus – Tuesday 9th February
5.30pm – 6.00pm Years 2 and 3 Parents in Year 2 and 3 classrooms
6.00pm – 6.30pm All Parents of Prep to Year 3 children in Prep L classroom
6.30pm – 7.00pm Prep and Year 1 Parents in Prep and Year 1 classrooms
Upper Campus – Thursday 11th February
5.30pm – 6.00pm Year 4 Parents in Year 4 classrooms
6.00pm – 6.30pm All Parents of Year 4 to Year 6 children in MacKillop Centre
6.30pm – 7.00pm Years 5 and 6 Parents in Year 5 and 6 classrooms
P & F NEWS
Dates to remember:
- Monthly P&F meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
- First meeting for 2016: Thursday, 18th February. This is the AGM.
- Term One: Inaugural St Mary's Race Day, Warwick Turf Club, Saturday, 20th February 2016.
- Term Two: Movie Night – Date and movie to be advised.
- Term Three: Trivia Night – Friday, 2nd September 2016.
"Just One Thing" Policy - If each family chose just one fundraising or P&F activity to help out with over the year it would make an enormous difference.
If there are any items you would like added to the agenda please let us know via the P&F email address or come along to the meeting, all contributions are most welcome. If you are unable to attend, but would like to contribute your thoughts please let us know via our email address- SMWPandF@twb.catholic.edu.au
If you would like to receive P&F information via email please send us an email to the above address so we can add your email address to the list.