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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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This year we will celebrate our school Nativity Liturgy on Monday, 2nd December at 6pm. All children will have a part in the liturgy. We hope it will be a lovely way to help celebrate the end of the school year. All are welcome. Children are encouraged to wear Christmas clothes (a Christmas t-shirt, red/green/white/gold clothes etc). Please ensure your children wear enclosed shoes for when moving on and off the choir rises.
LOCAL FARMERS' CHRISTMAS CHEER
If you would like a way to support local farmers and add some Christmas cheer the local St Vincent de Paul Conference is running its own reverse advent calendar where items will be collected to be distributed to local farmers.. Click here to download the calendar
BACK TO SCHOOL
The school office will close on Friday, 13th December 2019 and re-open on Monday, 20th January 2020. Office hours are between 9.00am and 3.00pm.
Classes resume for 2020 on Tuesday 28th January
HOLIDAYS - TIME FOR A GOOD BOOK
As the 2019 school days drift quickly away and holidays loom large on the horizon, students and teachers look forward to the less hectic daily routine holidays allow. This summer break is beneficial for children to rest and recharge their batteries giving them the time to rekindle forgotten hobbies, start new art projects, listen to music, draw pictures stirred up from the depths of their imagination, create amazing Lego constructions, colour-in, cook and just take time to enjoy a slower paced family life.
It’s not surprising that reading may not be a priority for some children, but parents should subtly make it one. Summer reading is critical to a child’s ability to not only retain information learned throughout the year, but also to grow their reading fluency, vocabulary and increase comprehension skills. Literary experts believe that it is necessary for children to read on a daily basis even on the holidays. Reading is akin to playing sport or a musical instrument, if you don’t regularly practice you become ‘rusty’.
The key to getting your kids hooked on reading is to make it fun and show them that you love reading too. Here are some ideas you could try:
- Find a great book and read it to your child. If your child is young, they love to hear the same story many times. If your child is older they also love to share a good novel with you.
- Visit the library for new books or let your child choose a few new books.
- Download audio books to listen to before bed.
- Encourage your child to write their own books to share with the family.
- Let them read menus, comics, travel catalogues, magazines etc.
- Reward your child for reading. Make a family reading challenge and record the book titles read.
- Read a book then watch the movie with your child.
- Google E-reading apps.
- Practice sight words with younger students and look for them in other reading material.
- Most importantly HAVE FUN READING
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