Keeping Safe – Curriculum – Parent Information Session on 1 March 2018

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Keeping Safe is a child protection curriculum we are implementing at St Maria Goretti’s Catholic School from Kindergarten to Year 6.  It guides children from a young age about healthy relationships, bullying, cyber safety, how to recognise abuse and understand ways of keeping themselves safe.  We would like to welcome you to our parent information session to be held in … Read More

Mercedes College Interviewing for Year 7 2020

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Early in 2018, Mercedes College will commence interviewing Year 5 students who are due to start Year 7 in 2020.  If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes College and have not yet requested a Prospectus, please contact Mrs Julie Lamb on 9323 1340 as soon as possible.  Further information about the enrolment process is available on our website … Read More

10th Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generation by the Australian Government, a special moment in our country’s history.  We remember with pride that on the 13 February 2008, the Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, said ‘Sorry’ for the wrongs that have been inflicted on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander … Read More

St Maria Goretti’s Catholic School Out of School Hours Care

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Dear Families, Welcome back to 2018! The children have been picking tomatoes from our fairy garden, they tasted so good! We will be making some sauce with all the tomatoes next week! For Waitangi Day we celebrated by learning about the New Zealand culture, we did lots of art activities around this and are in the process of making a … Read More

OSHC at St Maria Goretti’s Catholic School

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Last week at OSHC we had a very sporty fun week!  The children got creative and made nature crafts, this involved the children collecting leaves, flowers, sand, rocks etc. The children created pictures on their paper and then used the coloured spray bottles to cover their paper. This left a cool effect on the paper. The children went crazy with … Read More

Coding Club – Week 7 – Term 3

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Week 7 of Coding Club involved the students finishing this term’s main project, a M&M sorter. The M&M sorters are capable of scanning the colour of an object and communicating this information to a latch connected to a medium motor, moving in different directions depending on the colour detected. The M&M sorter consisted of a conveyor belt, a latch and … Read More

City of Belmont Safe4Kids September 2017

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The City of Belmont is once again hosting Protective Behaviour Education Workshops in partnership with Holly-ann Martin from Safe4Kids. Protective Behaviours is a personal safety program teaching empowerment, communication, self-esteem, resilience, social skills and other life skills to children from birth to 12 years.   Once again these workshops are free! All details are available on the attached document.   … Read More

Coding Club Week 6

Marion PasiniCommunity News, General News, Learning Information, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

During Week 6 of Coding Club, the students completed their coding by colour sensors and began to put the final touches on this Term’s project – a robotic M&M sorter. In order to finish programming the colour sensor, the students used the ‘loop’, ‘switch’ and ‘wait’ functions. The final testing process taught the students a valuable lesson about the troubleshooting … Read More

Parent Information Word Work Session – Thursday 31 August 2017

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Parent Information Word Work Session There will be an information session for parents to explain the how and why of teaching Word Work as a strategy for improving spelling at St Maria Goretti’s Catholic School. The session will be presented by Mrs Christine Hayes – Learning Support/Students with Special Needs Coordinator. Date: Thursday, 31 August 2017 Time:  9.00-10.00 Venue:  School Staff … Read More