School Hours & Term Dates
8:30am to 4:30pm
9:00am to 3:30pm
Lunch: 11:00am to 12:00 noon
Recess: 2:00pm to 2:30pm
2019 School Terms
Term 1: 30 January to 5 April
Term 2: 23 April to 28 June
Term 3: 15 July to 20 September
Term 4: 7 OCtober to 18 December
2020 School Terms
Term 1: 29 January to 27 March
Term 2: 14 April to 26 June
Term 3: 13 July to 18 September
Term 4: 5 October to 18 Decmber
School fees and levies are set at the end of each school year for the following twelve month period.
Detailed information will be available late in Term 4.
The school offers multiple payment options including Direct Debit, Direct Transfer, cash or cheque, and we also have an EFTPOS machine at the front office.
The following is a breakdown of the areas the Annual Student Fee will be utilized in 2018.
- Student Requisites/Stationery & Materials
- Religious Education Resources
- Student Welfare : Special Needs/Special Abilities
- Intervention Programs
- Literacy Resources
- Numeracy Resources
- Integrated Curriculum Resources
- Art Program Requisites
- Music/Performing Arts/Culture Program Requisites
- Physical Education & Sports Equipment
- Library/Resource Centre Resources
- Learning Technologies
It is expected that:
- Every student will wear the correct uniform at all times
- Any uniform variations will be negotiated with the principal
- Every article of clothing to be named
- Uniform is to be neat and tidy; Shoes to be clean
- Students should take good care and have pride in their uniform
- Cover up clothes to be worn if children are playing on ovals when the oval is muddy.
Please note that parents will be contacted in relation to incorrect uniform
- Blue school dress
- Blue School TShirt and School Navy Blue Dress Shorts
- Blue School Navy Jumper
- White Socks
- Black Shoes
- School Plaid Quilt Dress/Skirt
- Blue Long Sleeve School TShirt or White Skivvy
- Blue Navy School Pants
- Blue Navy School Jumper
- White Socks
- Black Shoes
- Blue TShirt and Grey Shorts
- Blue Navy Jumper
- Grey Socks
- Black Shoes
- School Long Sleeve TShirt
- Grey Pants
- School Navy Blue Jumper
- Grey Socks
- Black Shoes
School hats are compulsory item of our school uniform during Terms 1 and 4 and must be worn during all recess, lunch and outdoor activities during these summer months. School hats are available through the office.
The only jewellery permitted is a wristband and one pair of gold or silver studs or sleepers for pierced ear lobes.
Long hair is to be tied back. A plain black or navy hair tie, scrunchie or ribbons may be worn. Hair should always be neat and tidy. Shaving the head is not permitted. Unnatural hair colouring is not permitted.
Students wear a long sleeved, knee length art smock during art and craft activities.
We seem to accrue a mass of lost property every term. Please make sure your childs clothing is clearing marked. At the end of term, we will sell all unclaimed lost property as second hand goods.
Every Monday morning at 9:00 the school stands for the National Anthem and teachers will notifiy the students of any upcoming events for the week they need to know about.
Every second Thursday, the school gathers for their main assembly in the Mercy Centre at 2:45pm. Each fortnight the assembly is run and conducted by a different class level. The students will prepare something special for their assembly and will speak in front of the school about their themed day.
We encourage parents to come along and watch your child/ren on their designated assembly days, they love seeing you in the crowd and they do a wonderful job at speaking and displaying their talents.
Lunch orders are available through the Qkr! App and available for Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Please download the app to your device and register your details.
Our Breakfast Club allows children who may have missed breakfast before arriving at school to refuel before hitting class. Studies show, and the experts insist, breakfast is vital to kickstart your metabolism, give us energy, and boost our concentration, so if fuelling kids before school helps our students concentrate throughout the day, we’re happy to help.
Breakfast is held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 8:50am.
Breakfast consists of milk, milo or a glass of juice, toast with jam or vegemite as well as fresh fruit – There is also a gluten and dairy free option.
Mansfield Fresh are kindly donating our fruit, and donations of jam, vegemite, UHT Milk, tins of milo and bottles of juice are welcomed by our school families. All donations can be left at the office. We also welcome cash donations for butter and bread.
To keep up to date with our latest notifications, please download the free Skoolbag App to your device and register your details.
St Marys Primary School has teamed up the Skoolbag App to help make our communication more accessible to our families. For more information on the app, please visit https://moqproducts.com.au/skoolbag/
To access our schools’ internal forms, like Excursion/Camps authorisation forms or Change of Details forms, please download the free CareMonkey App to your device and register your details.
St Marys Primary School has teamed up the CareMonkey App to help us reduce the use of paper in our community and to bring a quick and easy solution to parents for providing important information regarding their child. For more information on the app, please visit https://www.caremonkey.com/
To make a purchase for lunch orders, you will need to download, install and create a profile for your child/ren. Qrk! allows you to save time when ordering and paying for lunch orders.
For more information you can visit https://qkr.mastercard.com/
Parents & Friends
The Parents & Friends committee provide assistance to helping with our fundraising efforts and social events.
The financial assistance provided by our Parents and Friends has helped our school in many ways;
- Funding for Shade Sails over playing equipment
- Funding for new sports equipment
- Funding for new playing equipment for next year
Without the efforts of our helpers and donations throughout the year, we simply couldn’t provide these features and benefits for the students without raising fees to cover the costs. Thank you for everyone involved and we encourage you to join in and help out when you can.
WWCC – Working With Children Check
The care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people is a central and fundamental responsibility of Catholic education. St. Mary’s Primary School is committed to strengthened practice for the protection of children in line with the Victorian Government child safety reforms.
We welcome parents and carers to join in with helping and assisting throughout the school where and when possible. This may be within the class or helping our excursion and camps. For parents and carers to help out, they must hold a current Working With Children Check (WWCC).
The WWCC is FREE for Volunteers and you can apply online.
For Victorian residents you can apply online here: APPLY ONLINE
SunSmart UV Radar
Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes wrinkles and skin and eye damage, ultimately leading to skin cancer.
UV cannot be seen or felt. It is not like the sun’s light which we see, or the sun’s warmth (infrared radiation) which we feel. Our senses cannot detect UV so it can be damaging without us knowing. There is a huge variation in UV levels across Australia. The UV level is affected by a number of factors including the time of day, time of year, cloud cover, altitude, proximity to the equator, scattering and reflection.