A Word from Our Principal Renae
As we begin this new school year, we gather as a community of believers, a family of your children. We thank you for the renewal of the past months and our safe delivery to this new place – Mary Queen of Heaven. Bless our children, may they be happy, curious and kind. Bless our staff, may they always put children first and create a space of safety and delight. Bless our parents as they partner with us in their child’s education. We thank you for the promise of the days ahead and for the blessing of your accompaniment. Be with us this year.
Mary, Queen of Heaven Pray for us.
Welcome to the Mary Queen of Heaven school community. A place of learning & wonder where we will live into our school values of love, courage, respect and humility. Mary Queen of Heaven has been a work in progress and thanks to the wonderful support and patience shown by our families, we are ready to share with you all, grow with you all and learn together.
We will communicate with you as best we can to ensure clarity and transparency. Our main forms of communication will be Skoolbag for messages and important information, Seesaw for learning related communication and the ICON parent portal where you will be able to access and change your personal information, school reports, fee statements etc. More information on the ICON portal will come, please ensure you have downloaded the Skoolbag and Seesaw Apps and set notifications to ‘on’.
Before and After school protocols are really important as they help keep our children safe and prepare them for learning. In the mornings we ask all families to drop their children off at the gates where you will be welcomed by a friendly staff member. In the afternoons, families are welcome to come and wait outside for the children to be dismissed. At these times of the day, the adventure playground, sandpit and ball games are discouraged as we don’t have adequate supervision for these areas. Please help us by reminding your children to remain off these areas before and after school.
Our school lunch order program, supplied by Lunchmums begins on 16th February. Please ensure you have downloaded the School Connect App or follow all of the instructions by contacting www.lunchmums.com.au or email@example.com or 0425 703 021.
Our capacity to process cash, credit or EFTPOS school fees is now functioning. Please make contact with Teresa in the office in person or by phone to pay your fees. We thank all of our families for supporting us with this.
We are lucky enough to offer an onsite School Psychologist every Wednesday. Maria Sulaiman has been working with children in schools for a number of years. If you feel your child would benefit from this service, please make contact with your child’s teacher.
At various times throughout the school term we will hold closures for staff professional learning. You will be notified of these dates and BIG Childcare will offer holiday programs to assist with childcare.
Parent teacher interviews will be held at the end of term 1 and 3 with formal written reports in term 2 and 4. This is designed to ensure that communication about your child’s learning is evenly spaced throughout the school year. Seesaw will also be utilised as a means of sharing the learning journey of your child with you in the form of ‘on time’ reporting.
School Photos will be taken by Advance Life Photography on Tuesday 28th March. You will be reminded about this date and we require all students to be in full Summer uniform with their jumper or jacket with them.
Parent Support Group (PSG’s) are meetings designed to address the plans, actions and strategies for students with additional needs. These will be held in week 7. Parents will be encouraged to book these using www.schoolinterviews.com.au and all PSG’s will be online meetings.
Thursday 2nd March is National ‘Be Kind’ Day. On this day we are going to celebrate kindness by dressing up as anything beginning with ‘B’ to remind us to ‘B’ kind. We will collect a Gold Coin Donation on this day to support our brothers and sisters in Syria and Turkey earthquake relief.