We also say goodbye to some much loved staff members;
- Mr Hugh Sapkin, moving on to new adventures travelling overseas
- Ms Nicola Broeren who is taking on an exciting new teaching position at St Gabriel’s, Traralgon
- Mrs Kayla Dobric who is due to give birth next year to a new little bub and will be taking Maternity leave and
- Mr Zac Cantrill is beginning his teaching career at Kurnai College, Churchill.
Mrs Nicole Skinner will be taking a year off to relax and and explore new opportunities and Mrs Krystyna Machen will be on long service leave next year. Enjoy!
As the year draws to a close, I take this opportunity to thank you all for the amazing support you have been to our school community in so many ways. It has been wonderful to have been able to gather and celebrate many exciting events this year and we are grateful for the way the community has come together. We have had a very successful year and we are thankful for our staff who have been so dedicated and committed to ensuring every child has been given the opportunity and support to reach their potential.
We are sad to be saying goodbye to several of our much loved and highly valued staff. These staff members are all leaving us for exciting journeys ahead and, while we celebrate these opportunities for them, we are sad that they are leaving us. We thank them for all they have brought to our school community and, particularly to the children in our care.
We are saying a temporary farewell to Kayla Dobric as she is leaving us to add a new little member to her family, with a baby due in early January. We wish Kayla and her family all the very best and look forward to her return at some stage in the future.
We are saying goodbye to Nicola Broeren as she leaves us to take on her first teaching position at St Gabriel’s Traralgon. We wish Nicola all the very best with her new position next year and her upcoming Wedding in April 2023.
We are also saying goodbye to Hugh Sapkin who leaves us to commence a stint of travelling. We wish Hugh all the very best with his travels and look forward to hearing all about his adventures.
We have just learned that Zac Cantrill will also be leaving St Mary’s as he has will be commencing his first teaching position at Kurnai College in the new year. We wish Zac all the very best for his new teaching role.
While we are sad to be saying goodbye to such wonderful members of our staff, we are excited to welcome several new staff members to St Mary’s. We welcome Georgie Di Savia as our new Foundation teacher. We also welcome Christine Ruiter and Lachie Ware as our new Year 5/6 teachers. We also welcome two new ESOs, Jasmyn Selmes and Cassie Shields. We look forward to getting to know these new staff members and welcoming them into our St Mary’s community.
This year has certainly taught us that life is full of surprises! We have learned over recent years to accept change and challenge with positivity. We look forward with anticipation to the potential that life brings as we embrace new learning, new adventures and endless possibilities. We are excited for what next year will bring and are thankful for the blessings each of us has been given this year.
On behalf of the St Mary’s staff I wish you all a very special Christmas with those you love and we look forward to 2023 when we come back together for another exciting year.
From the Craft Group
A big thank you to all the parents who supported our Christmas stall in any way. The children all enjoyed their “shopping” experience and together we made $1,570. A wonderful effort.
St. Mary’s Craft Group
From the students
A very big thank you to our amazing craft group. They work hard all year to make items for our Mother's Day, Father's Day, Fete and Christmas Stalls and we sincerley thank them for it.
Please use the link below to our Parent Access Module (PAM) to record your child's absence;
Parishes In Partnership - Bulletin
December 24 (Saturday)
5pm – Christmas Vigil Mass at St Mary’s, Newborough
7pm – Christmas Vigil Mass at St Kieran’s, Moe (Carols 20 minutes prior)
December 25 (Sunday)
12am – Midnight Christmas Mass at St Mary’s, Newborough, (Carols 20 minutes prior)
10am – Christmas Mass at St Kieran’s, Moe
5pm – Christmas Mass at St Kieran’s, Moe
The Catholic Parish of Moe/Newborough is seeking a self-managed reliable cleaner to join their team.
This casual position is based at the Parish Office in Moe and will be responsible for cleaning the Parish House weekly, and both churches in Moe and Newborough on alternative weeks. The role is 6 hours per week during normal office hours.
Tasks and Responsibility:
Clean Parish House and Parish Churches by performing routine cleaning duties such as dusting, vacuuming, mopping etc.
Other Relevant Requirements:
Working with Children Check, Police Check (new Check required), Valid Driver License
Applications are to be sent to email@example.com Please submit a cover letter along with a current resume. If you would like a detailed position description, contact the Parish Office on 5127 1057
News from our Sponsor child, Amrula.
Doxa Youth Foundation - Free School Holiday Camps
Catholic Mission - Crazy Sock & Hair Day
In October we held a Crazy Hair and Sock Day, we raised $274.00 for Catholic Mission. These funds help support families in countries like Ethiopia, Myanman, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka etc. Thank you letter attached.
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Orders placed in January can be picked up on Friday 27th January.
- Friday 9th - Foundation Excursion Newborough Post Office
- Monday 12th - Foundation Excursion Caroling and Inflatable World
- Tuesday 12th - Foundation Nativity Play 9.00am in the Church
- Tuesday 13th - Foundation Transition 11am to 1pm
- Wednesday 14th - Year 6 Day out
- Thursday 15th - End of year Mass 9.00am and Grade 6 Graduation Dinner
- Friday 16th - Last day term 4, 3.15pm Finish
- Friday 27th - Uniform shop open to pick up orders (time to be advised)
- Monday 30th - First day for students