St. Mary's Hampton Newsletter

28 February 2020
Issue Three
Principal's News
Out of School Hours Care
Student Wellbeing News
Bushfire Relief and Cross Country Run
Literacy and Maths News
Administration News
Religious Education News
Sports News
Junior School News
Sustainablility News
Parents and Friends Committee
Diary Dates
Secondary School News
St Mary's Primary School Hampton
(03) 9521 9335
59 Holyrood Street
Hampton, Victoria, 3188
AU

Principal's News

Dear Parents,

 

On Wednesday we held our whole school Ash Wednesday Liturgy, led beautifully by the Year Four students. Thanks go to Evelyn Whatmore, Lucy Levett and Elise Fisher for preparing the Year Fours in leading the liturgy.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent. Lent is a time to change, to become a better version of ourselves, and to become more like Jesus. The ashes we receive on Ash Wednesday remind us to make sacrifices so that we can live more humbly, be considerate and generous, and make 

positive contributions to the world around us. During the forty days of Lent, we are asked to follow Jesus on his journey where despite his suffering, he shows mercy and forgiveness to those who had sentenced him to his death. This powerful moment shows us the importance of both asking for forgiveness of God and showing forgiveness to others within our own lives. It is a time to reflect on the needs of others and the changes and choices we can make in our own lives, with love, hope, respect, generosity, openness and hospitality.

Year Five Camp

This week, our intrepid Year Five students have spent two nights at Forest Lodge Farm in central Gippsland, accompanied by Ms. Nicole Jones, Ms. Sarah Rigney, Mrs. Toni Nichols, Mrs. Cathy Hay and Mr. Stephen Athaide. School Camps are an important part of children's educational experience, during which they develop and nurture relationships, overcome challenges and develop life skills such as independence and teamwork. Our Year Six students will be heading off on their Canberra Camp for four nights on Monday 16th March.

Parent Seminar: 'Five Secrets to Building Confidence and Resilience'

Next Tuesday 3rd of March at 6:30pm, we will be holding an important Parent Night for all Prep parents; '5 Secrets to Building Confidence and Resilience'. This valuable seminar is also open to other parents with children across all year levels of the school who would like to attend. The seminar will assist parents in helping their child to form good thinking habits as we commence the new school year. 

Resilience is knowing how to stay calm, being able to stop yourself from getting extremely angry, down or worried when something bad happens. It also means being able to control one's own behaviour when you are upset so you can bounce back from difficulty. A vital element of teaching children to build resilience is teaching children that what they THINK affects the way they FEEL.  Usually it is not what happens that makes us feel negative emotions, it’s the perception and understanding around the situation that creates our feelings. Two children in the exact same situation can perceive a situation differently and therefore one crumbles and gets down and the other is able to control their emotions and bounce back from a minor setback. This is most often because of the child’s thinking skills and habits. The Five Secrets seminar will provide simple strategies that parents can use at home to help your child develop thinking and coping skills that will set them up for success not only for learning and friendships at school, but for life. 

This seminar is an important part of supporting Prep parents in helping their child flourish as they commence their schooling, as well as being of benefit to all parents across the school. We will be offering child minding in the Prep Rooms, with staff looking after children to enable parents to attend. The seminar will take place in the school hall. Please enter via the hall. Parents can RSVP their attendance and indicate that they wish to make use of the child minding as well, via the link: Book Here

 

Preps First Full Week at School

Congratulations to our incredible Prep students who have just completed their first full week of school! We cannot underestimate the full schedules of these young children, not just in Prep but across all year levels, and how much they absorb during these early years. This in itself, builds fatigue and requires some emotional regulation and understanding. Sometimes, for all children, emotional regulation is hard work. It is normal for children to sometimes "have a bad day". Often, children manage to 'hold it altogether' in the school setting, and then let it all go in the comfort and safety of home. Be assured that this is normal behaviour for children after investing so much mental energy during the school day!

Children need regular and adequate time to unwind, play and be "in flow" every day. During the school day, students at St. Mary's take regular, quick 'Brain Breaks', which helps improve concentration. Through our Social Emotional Learning lessons, the children, from an early age, learn about "growing our brains" but also looking after our mind and body.  Children can also be supported at home to develop healthy sleeping habits to help them manage the demands of the school day better.

There are simple things children can do in the hour leading up to going to bed, for example having a shower/bath, getting into PJs, reading, listening to music and  mindfulness breathing exercises. Other healthy bedtime habits include:

  • Prepare for following day:  Get everything ready for the following day before relaxation time at night.  This way we can ‘let go’ of thoughts about the next day and it helps us to be in the present moment.   

  • Create a Worry Box:  If worries tend to prevent children from sleeping easily, they can create a ‘worry box’ and have ‘worry time’ where they write all of their worries down, put them into their box each night until their mind is clear.  They don’t need to problem solve their worries, just write them down (or get help to write them) and place them in a box. This won’t increase worries, it will actually help them to think less about the things that are worrying them as writing things down clears the mind.  

  • Practice Mindfulness Meditation Exercises Daily: Mindfulness teaches us to be in the present moment and therefore promotes relaxation and lessens anxiety.  Practicing mindfulness each day also promotes a restful sleep. There are great apps such as Smiling 'Mind' for children. Avoid keeping iPads or computers in the bedroom to play the meditations, as these are too tempting to use after or during the meditation.

  • Regular Bed Times: Children (and adults) who go to bed the same time each night (including weekends) and wake up the same time each day put their bodies into a rhythm.  

  • Switch off screens: Try to switch off any screens at least an hour before bed time.  It takes at least 45 minutes for the mind to settle after being on any type of screen including TVs.  Keep all devices out of the bedroom at all times.

School Photos

School Photos will take place next Wednesday 4th March. Students need to wear their full summer uniform on the day. Students who have P.E. lessons on Wednesday still need to wear their full summer uniform, but need to bring a pair of runners in their bag for P.E.

Boys:

  • Short Sleeve Check Shirt

  • Short sleeve blue polo top

  • Shorts

  • Navy socks

  • Black leather school shoes

Girls:

  • Summer Dress OR 

  • Short sleeve Check Shirt

  • Short sleeve blue polo top

  • Navy shorts/skort

  • Navy socks

  • Black leather school shoes

Parents and Friends Class Reps

An enormous thank you to all the parents who have nominated for positions on the Parents and Friends Committee. Most individual event roles have now been filled, however we still need some volunteers for the following Class Rep roles:

Grade 1SA, Grade 2MM, Grade 2AM, Grade 3CW, Year 3KS, Grade 5JN, Grade 5RN, Grade 6ML & Grade 6MR

Class reps play a vital role in:

  • Coordinate an agreed fundraising activity for the year 

  • Welcome new families into year level

  • Organise opportunities for year level parent catch-ups 

  • Support communication of P&F matters to year level families

  • Organising an end of year gift to year level teachers

Please contact Melina Curry, our PnF Coordinator at pnfstmarys@smhampton.catholic.edu.au if you are able to volunteer for any of these positions.

Open Days

We will be holding  an Open Day for Prep 2021 enrolments next Tuesday 3rd March between 9:00am and 2:00pm, with further Open Days on Wednesday 25th March and Wednesday 22nd April

Word of mouth is the best way to publicise our wonderful school in the wider community. If you currently have a child at one of the local kinders, please help spread the word! 

Any current families who have a child you wish to enrol for next year, we ask you collect an enrolment form from the office as soon as possible so that we can confirm your place and also ascertain our available numbers for other enrolments next year. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the office.

 

School Closure Day

There will be a School Closure Day next Friday 6th March, for whole-staff professional learning.Our whole staff will be taking part in a School Improvement Project based on the new Intervention Framework provided by the Catholic Education Office.

The Intervention Framework is a multi tiered system of support based around the RTI (Response to Intervention) and Universal Design for Learning models. Our aim is to create collaborative structures to promote data driven thinking.

The staff will be involved in completing seven modules based around five principles. These being: Identification; Targeted Assessment; Data Analysis; and Learning & Teaching and Review. In essence:

  • Who is at risk?
  • Why are they at risk?
  • What are we doing?
  • Is it working?

Our work will enable us to concentrate on how to embed and sustain this Framework over time with an emphasis on:

  • Focus on student outcomes

  • Embedded in teacher practice - what is my impact?

  • Collaboration

  • Research/evidence informed and data driven practices

  • Integration into the culture and operation of the school

  • Greater individual and collective responsibility 

Whole School Assemblies

Assemblies are held fortnightly in the school hall, at 2:30pm on a Monday. Each assembly is hosted by a year level, who share learning highlights with the school community. Parents and other family members are most welcome to attend assembly. The remaining assemblies for the term are as follows:

  • Monday 2nd March - Year 4s presenting
  • Monday 16th March - Year 2s presenting

Out of School Hours Care

Recently the school undertook a tender process for the contract for our Out of School Hours Care provider, with the current contract with our current provider, OSHClub, due to expire at the end of Term One. This process involved members of our school Leadership Team and Education Advisory Board, who sat on an interview panel, as well as taking into account feedback from many parents over time in regards to the current provider’s service. The outcome of this process is that St Mary’s will be engaging a new provider for our Out of School Hours Care, ‘Their Care’, commencing at the beginning of Term Two.

 

In choosing a provider, the panel was highly conscious of investing in a partnership with a provider which we could have confidence would provide a student and family-focused service.

 

The decision of the tender panel was based on the following factors:

  • Providing a dynamic, supportive and collaborative service to children and families

  • A extensive transition process and ongoing close support for the program coordinator

  • A strong, grassroots management and communication structure

  • A freeze in parent fees at the current rate for two years

  • A 24 hour cancellation policy that is more favourable to families

  • A guaranteed school closure day service, without any cancellation due to low numbers

  • Accessibility and flexibility around late/last minute sign in, due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g. for parents unable to collect their child from school)

Their Care will be providing an information session for parents on Wednesday March 25th at 6:00pm in the school hall, as well as information provided to parents electronically after the information session about the program. Their Care and St Mary’s will be ensuring that the transition between providers will be clearly communicated and straightforward for parents. Before and After School Care hours will continue to be from 7:00am-8:30am and from 3:15pm-6:00pm. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

 

Student Wellbeing News

'Click Against Hate' Social Media Program

Next week, educators from the Anti-Defamation Commission will be visiting St Mary’s to present the social media program Click against Hate to our Year Six students. The Anti-Defamation Commission is an organisation dedicated to fighting hatred and to promoting tolerance, respect and multiculturalism. One way this is done is through their educational programs, run by trained educators. 

Click Against Hate teaches students how to be safe on-line, how to deal with cyber bullying, how to determine if a website is credible, as well as exploring such topics as invasion of privacy and racism. 

The Year Six students will be taught how to navigate the internet safely, how to deal with cyberbullying and how to be ‘upstanders’.

'Peaceful Kids' and 'Peaceful Parents' Programs

Each year St Mary’s offers the Peaceful Kids and Peaceful Parents programs. We will be hosting an information evening regarding the two programs on Wednesday March 18th at 7pm

‘Peaceful Kids’ is a Mindfulness and Positive Psychology based program to lessen anxiety and stress and increase resilience in children. The program has been created to fulfil a need in schools to offer all children a developmentally appropriate program that gives children the skills, practice and support to utilize coping strategies that lessen the symptoms of anxiety and stress. The program also involves parental involvement and commitment to supporting the strategies at home. The program runs for 8 weeks, for an hour during school time in similar age small groups.

‘Peaceful Parents’ is an equivalent Parent Program. This is a 4 week program that will be running during Term 2 beginning April 23rd at 7pm. Each session is approximately 2 hours and to participate you are required to attend all sessions. 

 

It is a requirement for a PARENT to attend the information session if you wish for your CHILD to participate in the Peaceful Kids program. 

Please RSVP for the INFORMATION SESSION via Caremonkey. 

We will be taking names for the Peaceful Parents program on the night and have limited spaces for each group. Please contact the office if you would like to participate in the Peaceful Parents program.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Peaceful Kids and Peaceful Parents Information Evening- March 18th 7pm. 

 

Peaceful Parents Round 1 2020- Session 1 April 23rd (4 sessions total)

Limited places

Five Secrets Seminar

 


Bushfire Relief and Cross Country Run


St Mary's Students Taking Action

On Tuesday 24th March we will be taking action as a school to support the Bushfires. To promote community spirit and solidarity we are asking students to bring in a T-shirt (preferably used) in their house colour - Nagle (Pink/Purple), Coakley (Navy Blue), O’Brien (Light Blue), Awburn (Green). Students will choose a design to place on their shirt that they can wear on the day. Shirts need to come to school with a name on the tag by Tuesday 10th of March in Week 7. Class teachers will collect in classrooms.

 

As a school we invite all family members to join us as we begin the day with a special liturgy. Students will participate in activities throughout the day aimed at raising awareness of climate change and the effects of the bushfires. They will look at;

  • writing letters to Parliament
  • making cards to the bushfire affected families
  • exploring Australian animals. 

After lunch, student in the middle and senior school (Years 3-4 and 5-6) will participate in the annual St Mary's Cross Country and the Junior School student (Prep-Year 2) will have a 'mini run' on the school grounds . 

 

We will be collecting donations for the Bushfire relief appeal on the day. Any donation, large or small, would be greatly appreciated. The SRC’s will be selecting Bushfire Relief charities of which our donations will go to.

 

Vanessa Gooden - Junior School Leader

Lucy Levett - Middle School Leader

Nicole Jones - Senior School Leader

Literacy and Maths News

Literacy and Numeracy Workshop

On Tuesday 10th March at 8:45am and again at 6:30pm, there will be a Literacy and Numeracy Parent Workshop for Prep parents, to provide parents with an understanding of what literacy and numeracy learning looks like at St Mary’s and how parents can support their child. Parents who would like to become a parent helper during the literacy block in the classroom will need to attend this workshop. To enable parents to attend, this workshop is being run twice, with a morning and evening session available. 

Information regarding the session has been sent out via Care Monkey, with parents asked to RSVP their attendance.

 

Kelly Moxon

Learning Diversity Leader

kmoxon@smhampton.catholic.edu.au

 

Administration News

School Fees

If you wish to make your fee payments via credit card, please complete the Payment Plan form that was sent home with the Fee Statement. Please return no later than by Friday 13th March, 2020.  (Forms are available from the office if you have misplaced it). If you are setting up your own regular payment via EFT please advise the Office so it can be noted.  If you are not setting up a payment plan for school fees, please make full payment by Friday 27th March, 2020.   

St. Mary's endeavours to make Catholic Education accessible to all. If you are experiencing financial hardship and have any difficulties in paying fees, we encourage you to contact the Wendy in the office to make a time to speak to Matt. Please be assured that such matters are treated with the strictest confidence. 

 

 

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

The fund available for families with valid means-tested concession card (e.g. Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card). To be eligible for financial assistance, parents must first complete a CSEF form, which was  attached to the fee statements, or can be collected from the Office. You are required to provide a copy of your current Health Care Card or Centre Link Pension Concession Card.

Religious Education News

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the season of Lent and is the first of the forty days of Lent leading up to Easter. Thank you to those who attended our Ash Wednesday Liturgy and a special thank you to the Year 4 students and teachers for leading us in prayer and song, alongside our choir conducted by Miss Mannion.  It was a wonderful way to come together as a community to reflect on giving alms, fasting and praying. As we continue on our Lenten journey may our fasting be hunger for justice; our alms, a making of peace; our prayer, the words of humble and grateful hearts.

 

 

Caritas Australia Project Compassion Appeal

This week also marked the beginning of the annual Caritas Australia Project Compassion Appeal. Donations to Project Compassion allow Caritas Australia, the Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development, to work with local communities around the world to alleviate poverty, hunger, oppression and injustice. The 2020 Theme is: Let’s Go Further, Together! 

The Social Justice team, made up of some enthusiastic Year 6 students, have visited classrooms, introducing the appeal and distributing the donation boxes and encouraging us to put our compassion into action this Lent through prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

Reconcilliation

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Reconciliation Preparation sessions. On Thursday 5th March at 2pm and 7pm we will hold our final Parent sessions. Please choose one of the two set times to attend.

Reconciliation Sacramental Mass: Parents and children attend 1 of the following. Please ensure you have selected one of the two dates below:

 

Saturday 14th March @ 11:00am

Saturday 21st March @ 11:00am

 

If you have any further questions regarding the Sacramental program, please contact our Pastoral Associate, Cynthia White via Hampton.Pastoral@cam.org.au

 

As our Reconciliation candidates continue on their journey of faith, we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

 

A Prayer for our Reconciliation Candidates 

Loving God,

help us to teach our children 

that you love us totally and unconditionally. 

Help us to encourage our children to grow in love 

and to learn how to say sorry, knowing that you always forgive. 

Give us the courage to pray with our children 

and to share our faith with them 

as we journey together. 

We ask this through Christ our Lord. 

Amen

Sports News

Interschool Tennis

Last Friday Xavier and Will from Grade Five (that is us!) competed in the District Interschool Tennis competition. It  was a great day! We played a round robin of 5 singles matches which took most of the day, we even had to play each other! We played on grass courts and most of our matches were against students that were in Grade Six.

 

It was an exciting day and a great opportunity to represent our school. It was a great experience, helping us to aspire to hopefully one day be amazing players! We are very grateful to have Miss Fisher give us the opportunity of playing in the competition. We hope we get to represent our school again next year!

Interschool Swimming

Well done to our interschool swimming team who competed at Oakleigh Rec on Monday. St Mary’s finished third overall which is a fabulous result!

Members of the swimming team: Eve A, Holly H, Oliver L, Angus O, Spencer R, Ellie S, Nicholas A, Harry E, Abby J, Leni J, Jacob K, Daniel P, Alice D, Kiran E, Bryce G, Michaela K, Evie L, Maggie L, Leonardo P, Flynn S, Olive D, James J, Olivia M, Eliza B, Alex C, Tara F, Jaxen G, Caitlyn H, Sunny K, Joseph S, Elizabeth A, Jayana I, Keira K and Helena V.

 

Further congratulations to the following students who have progressed to the next stage and will represent Dendy District at the Beachside Competition: 

 

Girls 4x50m Medley Relay: Elizabeth A, Eliza B, Caitlyn H and Evie L

12/13yr Girls 50m Freestyle: Caitlyn H

9/10yr Girls 50m Backstroke: Holly H

11yr Boys 50m Backstroke: James J

9/10yr Girls 50m Butterfly: Leni J

9/10yr Boys 50m Freestyle Relay: Angus O, Jacob K, Spencer R, Harry E

9/10yr Girls 50m Freestyle Relay: Eve A, Holly H, Abby J, Leni J

Hockey Clinics

Last Friday students in Grades 3 - 5 took part in a Hockey Clinic run by Bayside Hockey Club. Students took part in some drills and played traditional games with a hockey twist - like Hocktapus! Each student was given a flyer with details of the club which they can contact if they would like to find out more about playing in the future!

Sport Dates - please note the following dates for Term 1 Sport

 

TERM 1

Date

Event

Venue

Year Levels

Friday 6th March

Beachside Swimming

Oakleigh Swimming Pool

Qualifying students

Tuesday 24th March

SMH Cross Country

Foreshore

All Grade 3-6 students

TERM 2

Date

Event

Venue

Year Levels

Friday Sport (weekly)

Football or Netball

Home and Away games

5 and 6

Friday 15th May

Interschool Cross Country

Bald Hill

Qualifying students from Grades 3-6

Thur 18th June

Netball LP

Duncan Mackinnon

Selected 5 and 6 students

Fri 19th June

Football LP

TBC

Selected 5 and 6 students

Wed 24th June

Soccer LP

TBC

Selected 5 and 6 students

Junior School News

Well done Preps on your first full week at school this week. Miss W and Miss Walker were so proud of how the Preps have settled into school and especially attending their first liturgy on Wednesday.

 

On Tuesday we celebrated Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday where we start the lenten season. 40 days before Easter. The Juniors celebrated together by eating pancakes. Before eating the pancakes in class students talked and wrote about pancakes.

 

Year Ones used describing words in writing to describe their perfect pancakes:

 

My dream pancake is with butter and I sprinkle sugar on it then after that I eat another pancake with maple syrup.

Tom

 

My favourite pancakes are fluffy. I like jam and maple syrup on my pancakes. I love to put sprinkles on my pancakes. I love pancakes. They are sticky. My fingers get sticky because it is sticky.

Charlotte

 

My perfect pancakes are plain pancakes. I like fluffy and thick pancakes.

Josh

 

I like my pancakes fluffy with berries and maple syrup. Also with some chocolate and sprinkles. And thin is my favourite type of pancakes. BUT NO BUTTER!

May

 

My perfect pancake has nutella, sugar and ice cream.

Luca

 

My pancake has maple syrup dripping down the pancake with strawberries and a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on the top. 

Logan

 

My perfect pancake has yummy strawberries and grapes. It also has white sugar, sometimes I like to roll it up and other times I like to cut it up and sometimes I make smiley faces too and sometimes I like to have ice cream.

Isla

 

My perfect pancake has delicious ripe strawberries and golden maple syrup dripping down the pancake stack. A big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and lots of fruits too.

Henrietta

 

I like chocolate on my pancakes. I like my pancakes thin and circles.

Remy

 

 

We are collecting any board games such as Jenga, Connect Four, blocks or any games that would be useful for the junior school would be greatly appreciated to be donated.

 

Vanessa Gooden

Junior School Leader

vgooden@smhampton.catholic.edu.au

Sustainablility News

Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia Day is on this Sunday 1st March. Clean Up Australia inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment. It’ll be great for everyone to recognise this day and keep our beautiful environment clean. As a school we will clean up Friday afternoon in our playground. 

 #CleanUpAustralia  #StepUpToCleanUp

 

Donations Needed

 

Office Works

If you are wanting to recycle other things from home, Officeworks has a great range of recycling and drop off boxes for you to place your items in. Mentone and Highett Officeworks are the closest to school. So don’t bin it, bring it back to Officeworks!

 

 

Community Garden

 

Parents and Friends Committee

Parents and Friends Committee Meeting

Our next Parents and Friends Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th March at 2pm in the school office meeting room.

Easter Raffle

Our Easter raffle will start in March and will be organised by the Prep Class Reps. Donation for the Easter raffle hampers would be greatly appreciated. All donations can be dropped off in the reception area. Raffle tickets will be on sale after school from 3:15 - 3:30 until the raffle is drawn before the end of term.

Battle of the Boots

DADS FOOTY IS BACK

 

Starts Saturday 14th March, 4-5pm

Castlefield Reserve, Hampton

(Then continues every Saturday afternoon)

 

No experience is necessary!

Come along for a bit of exercise, a kick and a chat

 

Training is not a commitment to play in the Battle of the Boots,

It’s a way to meet a whole bunch of new St Mary's Dads - you won’t regret it!

 

If you’ve been thinking about it, make 2020 the year you finally do it!

Contact Sean sbrady@getbiz.com.au if you would like more information

Diary Dates

Term One Dates

 

Monday 2nd March

Year 5/6 Netball Clinics 8:45am

Assembly- Year Four Presenting

Tuesday 3rd March

Open Day

Prep Parent Seminar - Five Secrets to Confidence and Resilience 6:30pm

Wednesday 4th March

School Photos

Thursday 5th March

Reconciliation Parent Sessions 2pm & 7pm

Friday 6th March

School Closure Day

Monday 9th March

Labour Day Holiday

Tuesday 10th March

Prep Literacy and Numeracy Workshop 8:45am & 6:30pm

Saturday 14th March

Sacrament of Reconciliation (11am)

Monday 16th March

Year Six Canberra Camp (four nights)

Assembly- Year Two Presenting

Saturday 24th March

Sacrament of Reconciliation (11am)

Tuesday 24th March

St Mary's Cross Country & Bushfire Awareness Day

Wednesday 25th March

Open Day

Thursday 26 March

Easter Raffle

Friday 27th March

Holy Week Liturgy

End of Term One (1:00pm Finish)

2020 Term Dates

 

The Parent Calendar for the 2020 school year can be found on our school website www.smhampton.catholic.edu.au, under the 'Community' drop down menu on the homepage.

 

Term Two: Tuesday 14th April- Friday 26th June

Term Three: Monday 13th July- Friday 18th September

Term Four: Monday 5th October- Wednesday 16th December

Secondary School News

Star of The Sea

The online application portal for Year 7 2022 will open on Thursday 13 February, as will the opportunity to book into one of the eight tours we will conduct over a range of dates from March to August 2020.

 

Your families can access the portal via: www.starmelb.catholic.edu.au   

  • There is an enrolment icon on the front page and a large notice will be placed on the lower right of the landing page.  
  • The enrolment icon will always be on the home page for visitors to our website, the notices area on the lower right will change from time to time.

 

Please encourage your families to read the enrolment pages of the website carefully, in particular:

  • Enrolment Criteria for Year 7 entry
  • Enrolment Policy
  • Key Dates

The application to enrol web portal will close on Friday 21 August 2020 - it will have been open for 6 months.  All applications will be reviewed after the close of the portal according to the Year 7 enrolment criteria on our website.

 

If there are any questions or concerns, please direct your families to registrar@starmellb.catholic.edu.au or to call the College on 9595 9595 and ask for the Registrar.

 

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