Issue #7 10th May 2023
We wish all of the mums, grandmothers, mothers-to-be and mother-figures a happy Mother’s Day for Sunday. I am sure you will be spoilt!
Our Mother’s Day stall this morning was a huge success! With almost 1000 gifts purchased, there were many excited children. A huge thank you to Maria and the Parent Team for organising the stall and preparing the gifts.
Our Mother’s Day breakfast, liturgy and netball game are on this Friday. Thank you to the many parents who will give up their time to help cook, prepare and serve brekky to our mums. Particular thanks to Tenille, Corrine and Eileen on our PIP Team for organising the morning. Our liturgy has a revised start time of 10am (due to Parish Mass on until 9.45am) and we welcome everyone to join us. Immediately following the liturgy we will have our Year 6 vs Mums netball game, all mums are invited to bring along some joggers and join in.
All students have now been informed if they are in ‘Performance Group Green’ or ‘Performance Group Gold’ for our school concert. Performance Group Green will perform their two shows on Tuesday 5th September (an afternoon show and an evening show). Performance Group Gold will perform their two shows on Wednesday 6th September (an afternoon show and an evening show). The concert will be held at The Art House, Wyong. More details will be sent out in the coming weeks. Students will begin rehearsing their grade's item in the next few weeks. If you can offer any assistance, please let your child’s teacher know.
50th Anniversary Dinner – New Date!
Our 50th Anniversary dinner and dance that was set for later this month has been moved to Term 4. A new date will be sent out soon.
Kinder 2024 Enrolments
Our enrolment interviews began this week and will continue over the coming weeks. We have had a great response and positions are filling fast. If you have a child who is to begin Kinder next year (or know someone who does), please submit your enrolment form as soon as possible (before the end of May) to avoid disappointment.
The 25 year old time capsule is set to be opened! This term, we will be opening up the time capsule as a whole school. What treasures will be inside?! Parents are welcome to join us for this special occasion, we will confirm the date once a time has been set. Later in the year, we will create and seal our own capsule, to be opened in many years time.
First Eucharist Meeting
Please keep the children who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist in your prayers. Tomorrow afternoon is the first information session for this Sacrament.
Our school Feast Day activities will be on Friday 26th May. Mass will beheld in the morning, followed by activities for the children, a bbq lunch provided by our PIP Team and our annual Teacher vs Year 6 game. Parents, if you are able to assist with the bbq, we would appreciate any help. Please use the Team Helper Sign Up Link ‘Feast Day BBQ’ https://signup.com/go/frLfGiN
Year 2 and Year 4 Excursions
Our Year 2 students head to Tocal Homestead next week and Year 4 students head to The Rocks. Both excursions support the learning that is taking place this term in the children’s History Unit. Have a great time, girls and boys!
Our Winter Uniform is compulsory from next Monday 15th May. Please ensure children are in the correct uniform: the correct school shirt, pants or tunic, tie, socks/stockings and black leather shoes. Please also check that your children do not have necklaces on, only small earrings, natural hair colour only and hair tied back if below shoulder length (boys and girsl). Thank you for your support.
Soccer Gala Day
There has been a change of date for our Year 5/6 Gala Day. It was to be held on 2nd of June, it is now to be held on June 23rd.
As an important member of our Catholic Schools Broken Bay community, we would like to invite parents to take part in a survey that will help shape the culture of your child’s school. The survey will identify and check the alignment between our personal values, the values/behaviours currently experienced, and the values that you believe are most important for the development of our school system. There are no right or wrong answers. Conducted by external experts, Peak Performance International, the survey is anonymous, and the results will be aggregated and analysed. It takes about 10 minutes to finish and needs to be completed in one sitting. We also suggest you complete the survey on a laptop or tablet screen rather than a small mobile screen. The survey will be open until 12 May. Click here Catholic Schools Broken Bay Culture Survey to access the survey site.
Year 2 Sunday Mass
Thank you to all our families who attended our Sunday Family Mass. Our children read so well and we loved their singing and movements to "My Lighthouse".
Mother's Day Liturgy and Netball Game
This Friday at 10am Year 1 will lead our Mother's Day Liturgy. We would love to see as many mums, grandmothers and significant women at our liturgy. Our traditional netball game will be held after the liturgy. Any mums wanting to participate please bring or wear joggers.
Sacred Space - 2 Green and 2 Blue
Tomorrow at 2pm 2 Green and 2 Blue will lead Sacred Space. Please join us tomorrow for this.
First Eucharist Enrolment
Just a reminder, the parent session for First Eucharist is tomorrow at 3.30pm or 7pm. All parents are encouraged to attend. Classes will begin next week.
Mini Vinnies - Winter Appeal
We have begun to collect pre loved items that can be given to St Vincent DePaul for their annual Winter Appeal. If you have clothes or blankets that you no longer use and are still good quality please send them into school. These can be kept in the classroom and a Mini Vinnies representative will come and collect them.
Congratulations Elizabeth C - NSW All Schools 13yrs 50m Freestyle Champion
St Mary's Toukley is lucky enough to have a NSW Gold Medallist in its midst. Elizabeth moved from CCC to Broken Bay to Polding to NSW All Schools. Every time she swam she improved her time. She is the fastest primary school 13yrs 50m freestyle swimmer in NSW. What an achievement for a beautiful young lady!!!!
Congratulations Archie W - Polding Team for Hockey
St Mary's is so proud of Archie. Archie is only in Year 3 and had to play against boys up to 12years. Archie was told he would not be strong enough to compete against the best from Northern NSW Catholic schools. He gave it a go making the Possibles/Probables game. From there selectors were very impressed with what they saw and chose him to be a part of the Polding team to play in the NSW All Schools competition in Tamworth next month. Best wishes Archie!
Polding Rugby League Trials - Tamworth
Congratulations Abel N, Byron H, Sonny I (11yrs Broken Bay Team) and Koby D (Open Broken Bay Team). These boys were all selected last term to play as part of the Broken Bay Team in the Polding trials. These trials involved representative teams from Catholic Schools all over Northern NSW. Abel, Byron, Sonny and Koby travelled to Tamworth to train with the team and then play 5 games on Friday. The Open team won 2 games, drew 1 and lost 2. The 11yrs team won every game with many of their team selected for Polding. Coaches of the boys reported that they played solidly all day, tackled very well and worked hard for their team mates. Team work will take you far in life! What a great effort Boys!
2023 CCC Cross Country
Congratulations St Mary’s!! 4th Place Central Coast School! Last week at Regional Sports Precinct at Tuggerah we had a team of very keen Cross Country runners compete in the CCC Cross Country to become a part of the Broken Bay team. Tuggerah is absolutely beautiful and a great new venue for a run! Thanks Mrs MacMahon and our loud parent cheer squad for your support all day.
The following children competed for St Mary's 8yrs Girls - Eva W, Isla M, Ivie T, Frankie B, Charlotte O and Hannah B. 8yrs Boys - Leo C, Ollie B, Archie N, Ollie C, Avery W and Martial G. 9yrs Girls - Amelia D, Ruby B, Ondine R, Mia T and Amarli G. 9yrs Boys - Lennox K, Max A, Lachlan F, Archie W, Rawson B, Malaki B and Baylen M. 10yrs Girls - Sasha R, Phoebe N, Emmanuelle D, Evie C, Teyah H and Emily A. 10yrs Boys - Flynn B, Rhys M, Lachlan B, Isaac B, Lachlan M and Ashley L. 11yrs Girls - Ayla B, Nikkita C, Lillian D, Ayla C and Rhani L. 11yrs Boys - John M, Andy B, Archer G, Hunter H, Harry P and Henry H. 12yrs Girls - Taylah M, Isabella C, Coco T, Ma'Niyah J, Willow F and Kirrilee F. 12yrs Boys - Koby D, Euan B, Kingston K, Ben G, Noah W and Phoenix W.
We at St Mary's are so proud of the effort all of the kids put into their race. It was a loooong way!!!! Ivie T, Ruby B, Sasha R, Emmanuelle D, Tayla M, Leo C, Ollie B, Lennox K, Rawson B, Flynn B, Rhys M, Isaac B, Lachlan B, John M, Archer G, Hunter H and Koby D have now qualified to run at Fagan Park on Tuesday May 23rd in the Broken Bay Competition.