- Message from the Principal
- Mrs Taylor & Mrs McDonald in West Wyalong
- Principal Awards - CONGRATULATIONS
- What's on at STA
- Year 5 Blue News
- Fete News - Thank you
- Fete News - Collections
- Kindergarten - Class Party
- Year 5 Green - Class Party
- Library News
- Birthdays - March
- White Token Celebration
- Project Compassion Fundraiser
- School Community Council (SCC) News - UNIFORM SALE!!!
- ICAS School Competitions
- Enrolment for 2024
- News from the Counsellor
- Webinar - Anxiety & Resilience
- Parent Resource - Caring Kids
- Parentline ACT - Services available
- Apply Now! Future of Education Equity Fund
- Sacramental Program 2023
- STA Parish Information
- All Stars Sports
- Holidays - Cricket Camp
- Holiday Happenings - Kippax Uniting Church
Wow, what an amazing fete! It was so wonderful to see so many people from not just our own school community, but from the broader local community too. Many experienced hands said it was one of the busiest fetes they had seen for a long time, despite the rain. Our final tally is still being finalised and initial figures look promising. A big thank you must go to the fete committee, School Community Council, helpers and volunteers and to the St Thomas Aquinas staff who gave all their time to support this community event.
Today, I am writing this Principal’s Message from St Mary’s War Memorial School in West Wyalong. Mrs Angela McDonald and I are here to support St Mary’s with their implementation of Initalit. Many of you may know that Mrs McDonald is known as a bit of an expert in Initalit and has supported many teachers implementing this program across the Archdiocese. Teachers usually come to see her at school, but today she has generously come to West Wyalong so all of the infant teachers and the school’s leadership team can watch her in action.
I would like to wish the students attending the Regional swimming carnival today well and thank Mrs Megan Thomas and Mrs Katrina McIntosh for attending with them.
Take care and God bless
Yours in Faith
|9||Thur 30/03||Year 6 - Try Dara Day|
|10||Tues 04/04||Year 5 Green - Class Party|
|10||Wed 05/04||Athletics Carnival|
|10||Wed 05/04||Uniform Shop Open - see below for further details|
|10||Thur 06/04||Kindergarten Class Party|
|10||Thur 06/04||White Token Lunch|
|10||Thur 06/04||Prinicpal Awards|
|10||Thur 06/04||Last day of Term 1|
|Term 2||Mon 24/04||Pupil Free Day|
|Term 2||Tues 25/04||Public Holiday|
|Term 2||Wed 26/04||Term 2 begins for all students|
|Term 2||Thur 27/04||Year 1 Constable Kenny visit|
|Term 2||Thur 27/04||Year 4 Constable Kenny Visit|
|Term 2||Fri 28/04||Year 6 - SFX EXPO|
|Term 2||Tues 09/05||ELC & School Open Day for 2024 Enrolments|
|Term 2||Wed 10/05||ELC & School Open Day for 2024 Enrolments|
|Term 2||Tues 13/06||ELC Photos|
|Term 2||Wed 14/06||School Photos|
|Term 2||Thur 15/06||ELC Photos|
Kindergarten Blue & Green will be celebrating 50 Black Tokens with a Class Party on Thursday 6th April 2023. Students are welcome to come in sun smart free dress and will enjoy ice creams during the class party.
Zeke F, Molly W-S, Saul G, Triumph O, Levi W, Sofia A, Isaac R, Aseem H, Jayson T, Aarav S, Aryan S, Krystof M, Samuel A, Ellie H, Layne M, Cameron C, Amboz B, Zara B, Chelsea R, Ashlyn T, Kupakwashe M, Sofia A, Archie W, Maxie M
Congratulations to all our white token recipients. It is so wonderful to see so many students striving to achieve a white token and displaying kindness, gratitude, respect and responsibility.
The White Token lunch will be held on Thursday 6th APril 2023. Please note that RSVP's MUST be returned by Monday 3rd April 2023 for catering purposes.
If you have any concerns please do not heistate to contact the front office.
Please contact the SCC via email: email@example.com
ICAS will return to STA this year. We encourage you to consider entering your child in ICAS. This fantastic assessment program allows students to challenge themselves and be recognised for their academic efforts. The assessment is now fully online and sitting dates will commence in Term 3. Learn more by visiting icasassessments.com.
Parent ordering closes on 31 July 2023
What is ICAS?
ICAS is an online academic competition that is designed to assess students’ higher order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing, Spelling Bee and Digital Technologies.
Each assessment celebrates students’ accomplishments by providing opportunities for recognition and development. Every student who participates will receive a printed certificate and an online results report. Top performers will be eligible for medals.
We encourage you to consider entering your child into ICAS this year.
Learn more about ICAS here.
How to participate in ICAS
If you wish for your child to participate in ICAS this year, please:
- read about ICAS subjects and prices here
- read the terms and conditions here:
- go to Parent Portal to purchase tests here:
- enter our school’s access code – EWU442
- enter your child’s details, select the tests you would like to purchase, then proceed to payment.
Please note that the ICAS tests shown for selection are at the school’s discretion.
After payment is made via the Parent Payment System, you will receive an order confirmation email, please keep this for your records.
ICAS Results and Certificates
We will notify you of the date(s) that we run ICAS at the school and when your child’s ICAS results are ready. Once we have received your child’s ICAS certificate, we will send it home with your child. The back of the certificate shows ICAS results and the login details, “TAP ID and Pin”, that you and your child need to enter the Results Portal
Privacy Collection Statement
The following information is a privacy notification about how your child’s data is kept private and secure.
Janison is aware of our responsibility to protect the identity of, and all information relating to, children, and students in general, from disclosure and consequently Janison does not:
- collect any personal information or data of children other than as required for the purposes of completion of the assessment, test or exam;
- transfer any personal information or data obtained during the delivery of assessments, tests or exams conducted in Australia to any jurisdiction outside of Australia other than with the specific consent of the person, or his or her parent or guardian;
- transfer any personal information or data obtained during the delivery of assessments, tests or exams conducted in other international regions out of the child’s jurisdiction other than with the specific consent of the person, or his or her parent or guardian;
- share any personal information or data relating to children or students with any third parties (other than a third party whose services are necessary for servicing our products, g. print/distribution companies, medal engraving, etc.) except with the specific consent of the person, or his or her parent or guardian;
- use any personal information or data relating to children or students for marketing purposes.
Janison may retain personal information and data relevant to a child for their future purposes or for research purposes by Janison for the duration of the school life cycle of the child. However, if you or your child at any time wish to have their personal information or data removed from our systems, they or you may opt out by simply contacting our Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are proud to offer ICAS and look forward to some fantastic results later in the year.
Please do not hesitate to contact your Classroom Teacher if you have any questions.
The ACT Government’s Future of Education Equity Fund for the 2023 school year is now open.
The Future of Education Equity Fund provides a one-off, annual payment to low-income families living in the ACT to help cover the costs of education expenses such as school uniforms, school excursions, sport equipment and activities and music lessons.
The following payments are available to those who meet the eligibility criteria:
- $750 high school and year 11 and 12 students
- $450 primary school students
- $400 preschool students attending a preschool attached to an ACT public school.
Applications can be made online and close 3 November 2023.
Information about the Equity Fund is available, and a link to the application form is available on the Education Directorate Website at: https://www.education.act.gov.au/support-for-our-students/financial-and-resource-assistance-for-families
We ask that you share this information with your school communities. The following text and graphic will help you do this.
Apply now for the Future of Education Equity Fund 2023
Apply now for the Future of Education Equity Fund for the 2023 school year. Eligible low-income ACT families can receive one-off payments for financial assistance to help cover the costs of their children’s educational expenses such as sport equipment and activities, music lessons, school uniforms and excursions.
The Fund is open to eligible students enrolled in preschools (attached to a school) through to Year 12 in the ACT. Further information and the online application form is available here.
Remember the 2023 registration forms for Sacramental Candidates in Year 4 and Year 6 are due back by the 24th March. Notes can be returned to the school or presbytery along with the $50 cash registration fee per family. If you have any question, you can contact Mrs Skye McPadden (email@example.com), Miss Ella Barry (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Fr Gerard McCormack directly through the parish email email@example.com or by phone (02) 6258 1563.
|Parish Priest||Father Gerard McCormack|
|Parish Secretary||Aurora Lukass|
|Telephone||02 6258 1563|
|Address||23 Lhotsky Street
CHARNWOOD ACT 2615
|Monday to Friday||9:30am|
|Thursday - School Mass||9:30am - one grade each week|
Children's liturgy is held during the school term. All families are welcome to attend.
|Weekend Dates||6pm Saturday
|We encourage anyone who wants to help with the Children's Liturgy to contact Helene Axelby on 0415 179 470 or Skye McPadden via firstname.lastname@example.org|