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Congratulations to our Week 3 Award Winners:

K/1: Jai & Norah

2/3: Bradley, Aliyana, Matty, Carter & Lexi

L/C: Thomas & Jayden

4: Bretsen & Tayven

5/6: Alexis, Shyliqua, Marty, Jacob & Ariana

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Year 2/3 working in groups to create some mural's for Art. These mural are rainforest landscapes and are based around the book 'Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea'. The purpose behind creating these artworks is to focus on children’s composition and performance using appropriate tone, colours and dynamic control for expressive purposes.

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Mother's Day activities in the 2/3 room 

Year 5/6 have been writing reports on what family means to them. They start by brain storming ideas then converting these ideas into a Google Doc

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Lilly, Sofia, Anna and Aaliyah are showing the emotions asscoiated with the 'Zones of Regulation Charts' that they use in class. Students can communicate how they are feeling by saying the Zone they are feeling they are in. For emample 'Red Zone' as shown by Aaliyah is that she is feeling angry. She can then discuss with staff about being in the red zone, such as why and what we can do to move out of the red zone.
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Students in Year 4 have been creating 'Farms' with Polymer play. This is a fun interative way of learning about area and zones.
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Regent, Bretsen & Tayven being a great team making a 100 piece Solar System puzzle 
K/1 planted some Snake Bean seeds in plastic cups and placed them on the windowsill to grow. Sudents cared for the seedlings for 5 weeks and learnt about the growing process. At the end of the 5 weeks students took their bean plants home to plant in their own gardens.
Mother’s Day craft the students made for their mums
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On Friday 5th April our students walked to Hennessey Tape Oval for our School Cross Counrty. Conratulations to Thomas, Djanaambi, Regent, Sage, Sonny & Archie for making it through to Zone Cross Country.

On Wednesday 15th some of our students attended the Zone Cross Country at Kempsey. We are proud of our students for representing our school at this event.

Congratulations to Sonny who came 3rd place in his race and has made it through to Diocese Cross Country.

To kick off Catholic Schools Week, St Mary's held an early open afternoon on the 3rd April and welcomed our Families & Community into our school. 

On this afternoon we had the opening of our Yarning Circle and School Farm which was led by our Year 6 leaders.

Afterwards families were able to explore the classrooms and learning spaces. Our students were more than happy to show their families around.

On Friday 10th May we welcomed all the special women in our students lives to come for a Mother's Day Afternoon. It was great to hear so many laughs and happy faces. Thankyou to all our our wonderful mothers and carers in our students lives!

Some of our stage 3 students visit Bowraville Community Preschool every Friday to read and spend time with their new little friends. The preschooler's also enjoy spending time with the 'big kids'.

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The 5th - 12th of May was National Road Safety Week which coincided with National Walk to School Day on the 10th May. Road Safety Week and Walk to School Day gives us the opportunity to encourage students to walk and commute safely to school. It also allows for families and schools to have conversations about road safety not only as a pedestrian but also road safety while traveling in a car.
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On Friday 10th May St Mary's held a Community Breakfast. It was wonderful to have our Families and Community come and share breakfast with us.

All of our families recieved $50 vouchers last Friday as part of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) program. This program is to help students purchase additional school equipment/clothing.

A big thankyou to Katie Heather from Jaanymili Bawrrungga for organising these vouchers for our students.

Anna is our Leader of Inclusion. Anna's role is to support Students and Staff at St Mary's to ensure learning is catered for everybody.

Photo: Miss Anna & Anna

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In lunch club with Aunty Brenda students colured in while listening to Aunty Brenda read the book 'How the Kangaroos Got Their Tails'

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The Macksville show was held on the 12th & 13th April. Our students had a display set up in the pavillion. They worked hard on the items they put into the display and it looked great! Our school cow stood out the front.

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On Thursday 25th April our Staff and Students attended the ANZAC day commemorations in the Bowraville township. 

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.

Marty was a flag bearer, Aaliyah & Peyton laid the wreath and Archie read the poem 'Soul of Australia'.

DATE DAY EVENT
22/05/2024 Wednesday Soccer Gala Day
27/05/2024 Monday National Reconciliation Week
28/05/2024 Tuesday Tuning into Kids Workshop @3pm - 4.30pm
30/05/2024 Thursday SCHOOL CLOSED for Proclaim (Mandated Spirituality Day)
04/06/2024 Tuesday Tuning into Kids Workshop @3pm - 4.30pm
07/06/2024 Friday Athletics Carnival
07/06/2024 Friday St Mary's Feast Day Prayer Morning Service @St Mary's
11/06/2024 Tuesday Tuning into Kids Workshop @3pm - 4.30pm
12/06/2024 Wednesday Rugby Gala Day
24/06/2024 Monday Chess Tournamnent (Stage 3) BDC Coffs Harbour
25/06/2024 Tuesday First Holy Communion Parent infomation night @5.30pm St Patrick's Church
01/07/2024 Monday NAIDOC Week
04/07/2024 Thursday STUDENTS LAST DAY OF TERM 2
23/07/2024 Tuesday FIRST DAY BACK STUDENTS TERM 3
26/07/2024 Wednesday Zone Athletics Carnival