2022 Term 2 Week 2
Dear Parents and Carers
The results of the survey will help us plan services to families in our school community
The allocated staff development (pupil free days) for this year are as follows.
Day 1: Friday 8 April Day 2: Tuesday 26 April
Day 3: Monday 18 July Day 4: Monday 10 October
The 2022 school year ends on Friday 16 December 2022.
Information about enrolment for new and existing parents is on our website. If you are intending to enrol a child in Kindergarten next year you can start your online enrolment process here.
School Fees update
- Statements are automatically sent via email at the end of each month.
- The preferred payment of fees is via BPAY, EFTPOS or Compass.
- BPAY: Please ensure you are using the current number. Contact the school office via email if you wish to check the number.
- EFTPOS: cards may be used in the school office
- COMPASS: open the app, click the cog wheel and open 'tools'. Your current outstanding balance will be on the screen.
Just a reminder that the Kiss and Drop Zone is currently signed as a one minute parking zone. This means that you cannot park your car in the kiss and drop zone for an extended period. The students arrive at Kiss and Drop at 3pm and are supervised in this zone until 3.20pm. Please consider arriving closer to 3pm for collection.
The Kiss and Drop is designed for you to stay in your car while your child enters the car. If your child cannot open the car door and secure their own seatbelt, you need to park your car and walk to the gate to collect your child. The Kiss and Drop Zone does not function effectively and becomes congested if there are any hold ups or delays.
The school does not request the presence of the Grafton Police to manage traffic at the front of the school. However, there is a regular police presence on Turf Street monitoring the safety of the school zone. Please ensure that you adhere to all traffic signs in the area to avoid fines.
Please check out our school Safe Travel webpage that details all the processes for travel to and from school.
Parking in Hoof Street
There are a small number of parking spaces near the Sunrise Shop (corner of Hoof and Turf Streets) for use by their customers. To assist this small business we suggest parking away from the corner.
School Cross Country
After many attempts throughout Term 1 we were unable to hold our Cross Country Carnival at Junction Hill due to the wet weather. We finally had a couple of dry days last week and we were able to hold our carnival here at school.
Results are as Follows
Kindergarten Girls 1 - Everly Smith, 2 - Grace Dewberry, 3 - Etta Blackman
Kindergarten Boys 1 - Navrin Robertson, 2 - Archer Allen, 3 - Taj Bancroft
7 Years Boys 1 - Darcy Allen, 2 - Nash Ryder, 3 - Cooper Hearfield
7 Years Girls 1 - Alice Cornish, 2 - Catalina Venari, 3 - Tiarn Nipperess
8/9 Years Girls 1 - Maeve Thompson, 2 -Stevie Rizzo, 3 - Addison Peppernell
8/9 Years Boys 1 - Braxn Nipperess, 2 - Jack Cornish, 3 - Harry Whyte
10 Years Girls 1 - Emily Archer, 2 - Harlow Callaghan, 3 - Evelyn Hartley
10 Years Boys 1 - Serge Lobsey, 2 - Hudson Lewis, 3 - Huy Nguyen
11 Years Girls 1 - Sabrina Golding, 2-Sophie Sutherland, 3 - Solina Dorbecker Bendle
11 Years Boys 1 - Oliver Gallaher, 2 - Callum Cameron, 3 - Chace Harris
12 Years Girls 1 - Charlotte Hottes, 2 - Elie Wills, 3 - Mabel Muler
12 Years Boys 1 - Zaden Nipperess, 2 - Theo Davey, 3 - Wyn Brown
These were our place getters but we were able to nominate 5 students for Zone Cross Country so we had 38 students represent us at the Clarence Zone Cross Country.
Bathurst Winter Sports Trials
Six students from St Mary’s travelled to Bathust for the Polding Winter Sports Trials in Hockey last week. Georgia Skeels, Olivia Peppernell, Stella Skeels, Max Lobsey, Oliver Inskipp and Jamieson Allen. All our students played exceptionally during the trials and had some pleasing results. Oliver Inskipp and Max lobsey were both successful in being selected to represent the Polding Team at the NSW State Championships in Tamworth. Max was so impressive he was named as Vice Captain of the team. Well done to all our school sports representatives.
Zone Cross Country
St Marys sent a squad of 38 students to the Clarence Zone Cross Country Carnival at the Grafton Race Course on Wednesday. Fantastic planning and thinking outside the square was the reason we used the race course as our venue. So impressive was the venue, the Diocesan Cross Country Carnival will be held there as well on May 24. All of our students were wonderful representatives of our school and participated with enthusiasm. Congratulations to Max Lobsey(3rd) and Sabrina Golding(4th) who qualified to represent the Clarence Zone at the Diocesan Cross Country Carnival.
Yours in Sport
Learning and Teaching