Student of the Week

Week 1, Term 2 Student Award Winners

Prep POskar Oskar, you are like Pete Persistence… you never give up! Thank you for trying so hard in all you do. We are proud of you!
Prep PPeachie For a great start to Term 2. Thank you for the enthusiasm and joy you bring to our classroom and for being a wonderful friend to everyone. Keep working hard Peachie! 
Prep RRika For always showing a positive attitude towards learning each day. You come in with a smile and we love hearing your jokes everyday. You are a ray of sunshine Rika!
Prep RNathan For starting the term on a positive note. Thank you for following instructions, trying your best and doing it all with a smile.  Keep up the great work Nathan!
1BRory For the sensational sentences in your writing this week. Your work is always a pleasure to read! 
1BOlive For always being a respectful and courteous. Your caring nature makes you a wonderful friend to all the year one students. 
1SBenz For being a subtraction super star. You worked quickly and accurately through your number problems.
1STyler For being a wonderful role model for our class. You are always organised, respectful and on task. Well done Tyler!
2ALindsey For being an enthusiastic and focused learner this term.  I can see how much you are trying and it is wonderful to see.  Keep up the great work Lindsey!
2AGwen For being an attentive listener, who is focused and able to work independently.  Thank you for brightening everyone's day!
2LHalle Halle you have been trying so hard to get through work this week and should be proud of your efforts, especially with your writing and sound work. Keep setting goals and remember the power of 'yet'!
2LAmelia Amelia, your teacher absolutely loves it when you share your great ideas and thoughts. Our discussions become ‘next level’ interesting.
3CIsla For demonstrating improved effort and focus in the classroom this week. Keep up the fantastic work Isla! Your teacher is proud of you.
3CEvie Your remarkable determination and persistence in tackling every task are truly admirable. Your dedication sets a shining example for everyone around you. Keep it up Evie!
3PKheiruz For working independently on his math online activities at home and in the classroom. Well done Kheiruz! 
3PChet For starting term 2 with a positive attitude. You have been working well to stay focused and engaged during class activities. Well done Chet! 
4CRuby For your conscientious approach you show to your school work. It is wonderful to see the way you tackle each and every day.
4CEmerson For the persistence you have shown this term in navigating tricky math problems. It is wonderful to see you applying different methods to solve problems. 
4RSaylah For the thoughtfulness and consideration you've showed your classmates this week. You are a great role model for other students Saylah.
4RSonny For putting 100% effort into your attitude and work in class this week. What a great start to term two Sonny!
5CAliyah For your hard work in writing this week. I was super impressed by historical paragraph! Well done. 
5CJayce For you hard work in Mathematics this week. Your attention to detail ensured you found all the factors and multiples for given numbers. Keep up the great work. 
5MHannah For the enthusiasm you show for extension tasks in maths. You are inspiring others to be brave enough to have a go at challenges. Well done Hannah!
5MJai For being a super responsible and reliable carer of the class fish. You have taught us all so much about looking after them Jai. Thank you. 
6TChiara For the outstanding effort and pride you demonstrate in both your learning and bookwork. You are a great role model in 6T Chiara!
6TMax For being proactive and commencing all learning tasks promptly. You consistently apply 100% effort which has been very pleasing to see. Keep it up Max!
6VIsabelle RoseFor excellent application to your work, particularly during literacy rotations. You have begun the term with a mature and responsible attitude, making positive choices and being a great role model to your peers. 
6VReginald For being a well-mannered and respectful student, always working to the best of your ability and staying focused on the task at hand. Keep up the great work!
SportsBlake DFor displaying fantastic confidence and leadership skills when helping with the P-2 fun run yesterday. You provided encouraging words and support as you ran the races with every P-2 student. Keep up the great work.
SportsAlex W
SportsParker A
SportsFlynn P
DramaYear 1BFor creating the most wonderful drawings inspired by music and our emotions. Well Done!
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Mother's Day Stall

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St Mary's Centenary Shirt

Congratulations Georgie Duncan and Gavin Guo for creating the artwork selected in our Centenary Shirt competition.

We are now offering the opportunity for students, parents and parishioners to purchase a Centenary Shirt (please see design and sizing guide below).

Shirt orders are open now by clicking here. Orders close this Friday, 26th April and delivery will be in late June.

The cost of the polo is $31.90 and you are able to select “collect from store” to avoid shipping costs. Alternatively you are able to select shipping to have the item/s posted to you.

Students will then be able to wear the Centenary shirt every Friday for the remainder of 2024.

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P & F News - Mother's Morning

St Mary’s P&F would like to invite all mums, stepmums, grandmothers and any other special woman in your child’s life to attend a Mother’s Day Morning starting with an 8am Mass at St Mary’s Church on Tuesday 7th May.

Please RSVP via the following link by Thursday 2nd May.

https://forms.gle/KV4PJcMaGHRMdBcB7

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Prep 2025 Enrolments

Do you have a Prep student beginning in 2025?

Thank you to those families who have already submitted their enrolment application online. We encourage both existing and new families who have a child starting Prep in 2025 to lodge their enrolment application as soon as possible. Applications are to be made via our online enrolment application available on our website www.smmrok.catholic.edu.au/enrol-now

Applications close on the 3rd May, with interviews commencing on the 17th May.

Please contact the school office for further information or any assistance required.

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From our Principal - Mr Wes Rose

ANZAC Day Service 24th April
I invite parents and friends to attend our ANZAC Day Liturgy, held in the Hall from 8:45am.  I thank Year 4C for leading us in this prayerful service.  We also warmly welcome Mr Ken Higgins OAM, RSL sub-branch President, who will speak to the assembly following the liturgy.

ANZAC Day Civic March
Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.  To commemorate this special national day, I invite all staff and students to participate in the ANZAC Day civic march next Thursday 25th April. 

Students are to dress in their formal school uniform and assemble in the Canelands carpark (Matsuura Drive) from 8:00am.  Either drop your child off in the allocated drop-off area or park in the upper-level car parking (P1) or and walk your child to the ground-level car park.  Look for the St Mary’s flag and staff members.  The march will start at 8:35am and will proceed down Victoria and Wellington Streets.  Following the march, students can be collected in the usual place, near the roundabout on Alfred and Macalister Streets (between the MECC and Central SS).  For more information, please see the relevant maps that show assembly, the parade route and dispersal.

Enhancing Catholic Schools (ECSI) Survey

Thank you to the families who have submitted their ECSI survey certificates. Responses close this Friday 26th April. Please note that we will draw the parent raffle on Monday 29th April, so be sure to submit your completed certificate to be in the running!

HOW TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY

  1. Go to www.ecsi.site/au/user/
  2. Enter the ECSI Website password: Ghj654
  3. Click on "new user" and enter our school’s survey access code cC7uQg so that your input will be linked to our school.
  4. The ECSI survey should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
  5. Upon completion, print the certificate of successful participation and return to our school office.

For further information, please refer to the letter that was emailed to you.  I thank you for your assistance with this important initiative and ask that you take the time to submit a response.

Centenary Cookbook – Recipes Needed!
This August, we are celebrating our school’s centenary and as a part of the festivities, we are publishing a St Mary’s cookbook that will display some favourite family favourites.  Cookbooks will be available for purchase during our centenary celebrations. As part of this project, we ask interested families and staff to submit a recipe of your choice.  Recipes must be submitted (in a word document) via email including these details: 

  • Recipe Title
  • Submitted by (include your names and grade in 2024)
  • Recipe description, special memories you may have of this dish or of St Mary’s. (2-4 sentences.)
  • Ingredients
  • Method

We ask that you also include up to 3 digital photos of the recipe, your family or both and we will use as needed.  Submissions need to be received via email by 15th May.  Please note that we may receive duplicates of certain recipes, and in this case, you may be emailed to submit another recipe.  Also, whilst we will try to include every recipe submitted, we are restricted as to the number of pages we can fit in the book.

Also, if your family or business would like to sponsor the production of this cookbook, your name and business logo will be acknowledged within the opening pages. To submit your recipes or for more information, please email smm_centenary@rok.catholic.edu.au

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Reflection - Week 2

Today we were inspired by the presentation from John Coutis. The story of his life was honest, entertaining and moving as he recounted the beginning of his life when his parents were told he would not survive, years of torment at school, through to his current reality which is a joyous, extraordinary life on the stage. John has met and inspired leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Richard Branson and many more.

His capacity to meet challenges with determination, wit and humour provided many learning opportunities for us all.

John’s account of dealing with adversity and sometimes catastrophe, reminded me of the Catastrophe Scale we use in conjunction with our You Can Do It! program. The scale can help us gain perspective about an incident; we can put the event in proportion rather than catastrophize and decrease our ability to respond effectively.

He also spoke about the importance of moving beyond our comfort zones, making choices and taking responsibility for our actions. He gave advice on the importance of setting goals and always remembering “You cannot control what others do, you can only control how you respond”.

and

When you think you have it bad, there is always someone who has it worse.

When you think you are the best, there is always someone who is better.

Terri Leotta
Deputy Principal

https://www.twinkl.com.au/

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Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

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Quote of the Week

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” 

- Albert Einstein

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Youth Mass & Children's Liturgy

PLEASE JOIN US!

St Mary's School will join with St Patrick's College to celebrate our Youth Mass this Saturday 27th April, St Mary's Church at 5pm. Children's Liturgy will also be held.  

Mass will be followed by a pizza outside the church. Everyone is most welcome to attend.

We look forward to seeing you there. 

Terri Leotta
Assistant Principal: Religious Education

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P & F Pie Drive Collection

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Free Dress Day

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Yuwi Banner

St Mary’s has a new Yuwi Banner thanks to Northern Queensland Primary Health Network. The banner will be proudly displayed and rotated in several locations within our school in accordance with our Reconciliation Action Plan and to promote First Nations culture and history. Pictured are

Karin Barron, Executive Director Health System Integration and Innovation from NQPHN and Karlie Tatchell, Senior Regional Indigenous Education Liaison Officer for Catholic Education Diocese of Rockhampton. 

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Sport News

Mackay District Cross Country

Congratulations to Rylie Hanson, Nina Lucas, Flynn Pearce and Annaliese Miles for their selection in the Mackay District Cross Country team. They will compete in May at the Capricornia trials in Rockhampton. Good luck.

St Mary's Junior Fun Run

Well done to the Prep-Year 2 students who participated in the St Mary’s Junior Fun Run and obstacle course last Thursday. Students had a great time running in the mini cross country cheered on by a large crowd of parents and friends. We were lucky to finish the races just as the rain started tumbling down. All classes had an excellent time completing the obstacle course later in the day once the rain cleared.

Well done to our place getters for each year level.

Prep boys – George Coles, Tane Breayley, Byron Ford
Prep girls – Rosa Nyenuh, Scarlette Grech, Skylar John Pula
Year 1 boys – Andrew Taylor, Ivor Smith, Flynn Dodds
Year 1 girls – Stella Goodwin, Charlotte McNamara, Georgia Busch
Year 2 boys – Lochlan Mordue, Declan DePaoli, Louis Connors
Year 2 girls – Emilie Ford, Livie Jurd, Amelia Brake

Simone Sibley
HPE Teacher

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St Mary's Battlers

Yesterday we saw our St Mary’s Battlers come together for the first time this year, in a training run at school.  The boys were motivated, skillful and keen to begin the season together in preparation for the big dance - Challenge Cup, Yeppoon 2024.  Before heading to Yeppoon later this year, the Battlers will compete in the Wednesday afternoon local John Paap Shield.  We take on Emmanuel at the Abbot Park fields tomorrow afternoon at 3:50pm in a match which is sure to entertain.  We invite parents and supporters to come along and cheer the boys on in their first match of the 2024 season.  

Belinda Battaia
Team Manager

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From the Office - Finance Dept

Dear Parents

Please note that school fees were issued on the 18th April 2024 and are due for payment by Thursday 2nd May 2024. If you have not yet received your invoice, please check your junk mail folder.

If you have previously entered into a payment arrangement you do not need to do anything, please treat this invoice as statement.

If you have any questions in relation to school fees, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Kathy Parrish
Finance Officer

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Community News

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P & F Pie Drive Collection

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Prep 2025 Enrolments

Do you have a Prep student beginning in 2025?

Thank you to those families who have already submitted their enrolment application online. We encourage both existing and new families who have a child starting Prep in 2025 to lodge their enrolment application as soon as possible. Applications are to be made via our online enrolment application available on our website www.smmrok.catholic.edu.au/enrol-now

Applications close on the 3rd May, with interviews commencing on the 17th May.

Please contact the school office for further information or any assistance required.

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St Mary's Centenary Shirt

Congratulations Georgie Duncan and Gavin Guo for creating the artwork selected in our Centenary Shirt competition.

We are now offering the opportunity for students, parents and parishioners to purchase a Centenary Shirt (please see design and sizing guide below).

Shirt orders are open now by clicking here. Orders close on the 26th April (next Friday) and delivery will be in late June.

The cost of the polo is $31.90 and you are able to select “collect from store” to avoid shipping costs. Alternatively you are able to select shipping to have the item/s posted to you.

Students will then be able to wear the Centenary shirt every Friday for the remainder of 2024.

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From our Principal - Mr Wes Rose

Staff News

  • Congratulations to Mrs Renee Aslette, who upon successful completion of her university degree, has now received her Qld teachers registration. On behalf of the school community, I congratulate Renee on achieving this and wish her well as she ‘officially’ commences her teaching career at St Mary’s school in Year 2A.
  • Please note that I will be absent from school this Thursday. I am travelling to Clermont for the funeral of Dustin Lonergan, a past student of mine who was tragically killed following a motorbike accident over the Easter holiday, aged just 14.  In my absence, Mrs Leotta will be acting Principal.

ANZAC Day Parade

Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.  To commemorate this special national day, I invite all staff and students to participate in the ANZAC Day civic march next Thursday 25th April. 

Students are to dress in their formal school uniform and assemble in the Canelands carpark (Matsuura Drive) from 8:00am.  Either drop your child off in the allocated drop-off area or park in the upper-level car parking (P1) or and walk your child to the ground-level car park.  Look for the St Mary’s flag and staff members.  The march will start at 8:35am and will proceed down Victoria and Wellington Streets.  Following the march, students can be collected in the usual place, near the roundabout on Alfred and Macalister Streets (between the MECC and Central SS).  For more information, please click on the links below to see the relevant maps that show assembly, the parade route and dispersal.

Enhancing Catholic Schools (ECSI) Survey

Thank you to the families who have so far submitted their ECSI survey certificates.

Responses close Friday 26th April.

As we want as many parents as possible to participate, we have several incentives, including;

  • A class party for the highest percentage (per capita) of completed surveys. (see the graph below for the class survey numbers. Year 2A currently lead the race!)
  • A raffle that parents enter once they have completed the survey;
    • 1st Prize $200 school fee discount
    • 2nd Prize $100 school fee discount
    • 3rd Prize $50 gift card

Please note, upon completion of the survey, you will need to print the certificate of completion and hand it in to the office to be eligible for the incentives.  We will draw the parent raffle on Monday 29th April, so be sure to submit your completed certificate to be in the running!

HOW TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY

  1. Go to www.ecsi.site/au/user/
  2. Enter the ECSI Website password: Ghj654
  3. Click on "new user" and enter our school’s survey access code cC7uQg so that your input will be linked to our school.
  4. The ECSI survey should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
  5. Upon completion, print the certificate of successful participation and return to our school office.

For further information, please refer to the letter that was emailed to you.  I thank you for your assistance with this important initiative and ask that you take the time to submit a response.

Centenary Cookbook – Recipes Needed!
This August, we are celebrating our school’s centenary and as a part of the festivities, we are publishing a St Mary’s cookbook that will display some favourite family favourites.  Cookbooks will be available for purchase during our centenary celebrations. As part of this project, we ask interested families and staff to submit a recipe of your choice.  Recipes must be submitted (in a word document) via email including these details: 

  • Recipe Title
  • Submitted by (include your names and grade in 2024)
  • Recipe description, special memories you may have of this dish or of St Mary’s. (2-4 sentences.)
  • Ingredients
  • Method

We ask that you also include up to 3 digital photos of the recipe, your family or both and we will use as needed.  Submissions need to be received via email by 15th May.  Please note that we may receive duplicates of certain recipes, and in this case, you may be emailed to submit another recipe.  Also, whilst we will try to include every recipe submitted, we are restricted as to the number of pages we can fit in the book.

Also, if your family or business would like to sponsor the production of this cookbook, your name and business logo will be acknowledged within the opening pages. To submit your recipes or for more information, please email smm_centenary@rok.catholic.edu.au

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