Thursday, 8 September 2016

Dear Parents and Friends,

Congratulations to our Year 3 and 5 students for their excellence in the 2016 NAPLAN testing. Both Year 3 and Year 5 students achieved significantly above the state average in at least four of the five NAPLAN Assessment areas. St Mary's has been congratulated on their achievements by Sydney Catholic Schools in a recent news bulletin from the Director. Well done students!

School Building Update
During the next school holidays Year 2, 3 and 4 classes will be moved across into the demountable accommodation ready for the building project. It is anticipated that the builder will be on site early Term 4 and a notice will be posted when an exact date is confirmed. A timeline for construction will also be advised.

Learning Celebrations
We invite all parents to see St Mary's Classes In Action this coming Monday September 12th commencing after assembly.

At St Mary's we believe that the students will be happiest and thrive when families and teachers are working together in a strong partnership. We welcome and encourage open and positive communication and involvement with parents as we foster confident, caring and independent lifelong learners.

As you move around the classes you will see our teachers who apply the best of theory and practice from a variety of curriculum frameworks to provide rich learning tasks and effective learning outcomes for students. Technology supports the learning program via networked computers, iPads and Chromebook laptops and interactive whiteboards and televisions in each classroom.

Classrooms are exciting and welcoming creating an inspiring and challenging learning environment.
Children are always curious, enthusiastic and keen to learn at St Mary's.
We look forward to welcoming you this Monday.

Best wishes,