Welcome to St Mary's Primary School Laidley



As a Catholic school we at St Mary’s acknowledge Christ as the central focus of our community.http://www.stmaryslaidley.qld.edu.au/about-us/Community/Pages/default.aspx, http://schoolauthoring16.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools/stmaryslaidley/about-us/Community/Pages/default.aspxAs a Catholic school we at St Mary’s acknowledge Christ as the central focus of our community.



Principal's Welcomehttp://www.stmaryslaidley.qld.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx, Principal's WelcomePrincipal's WelcomeHere at St. Mary's we endeavour to create a caring atmosphere inspired by the Gospel values and teaching of Christ as set out in our Mission Statement.
Enrolmenthttp://www.stmaryslaidley.qld.edu.au/enrolments/Pages/default.aspx, EnrolmentEnrolmentSt Mary’s Primary School caters for all students from Prep to Year 6. St Mary’s Learning Community welcomes all who wish to join and acknowledge our Christian values and traditions.
Contact Ushttp://www.stmaryslaidley.qld.edu.au/contact-us/Pages/default.aspx, Contact UsContact UsThe School Office is open Monday to Friday: 8.00am - 3.30pm. Phone (07) 5465 1240. Fax (07) 5465 2505.

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Dates To Rememberhttp://www.stmaryslaidley.qld.edu.au/news-events/Pages/Dates-To-Remember.aspxDates To Remember <p><strong>16 July</strong> - Term 3 begins for Staff and students</p><p><strong>19 July</strong> - Year 5 Excursion</p><p><strong>22 July</strong> - Parish/School Mass, Laidley 9am</p><p><strong>2 - 11 Aug</strong> - Japanese Students visiting</p><p><strong>3 Aug</strong> - Grandparents Day</p><p><strong>8 Aug</strong> - Confirmation 6.30pm St Mary's Church, Gatton</p><p><strong>13 Aug</strong> - Show holiday - SCHOOL CLOSED</p><p><strong>20 - 24 Aug</strong> - Book Week</p><p><strong>25 Aug</strong> - School/Parish Fete 10 am - 3pm</p><p><strong>31 Aug</strong> - Father's Day Mass</p><p><strong>7 Sept</strong> - St Mary's Feast Day</p><p><strong>8 Sept</strong> - Laidley Spring Festival Parade</p><p><strong>21 Sept</strong> - Last Day of Term 3</p>
Library Newshttp://www.stmaryslaidley.qld.edu.au/news-events/Pages/Library-News.aspxLibrary News<div><div><div><p style="text-align:justify;">A reminder about library borrowing times:</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>TUESDAY</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>-</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>2WK, 2H, 3K, 3W, 4N, 4FT, 6H</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>WEDNESDAY</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>-</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>5M, 5P, 1D, 1W, Prep M, Prep S, 6WS</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">All students need to bring a named library bag, which is large enough to hold a big book and which can be closed (such as a drawstring or zip). It is also preferable if the library bag is waterproof so the books can be well protected.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The library is also open after school on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday until 3.45pm and parents and their children can come along and read some books, do some puzzles, play a game etc.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Parents are very welcome to borrow books from the Parent section in our library. There are books on a range of topics of interest to families and children's education as well as a fiction section.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p> <div style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;text-align:justify;"><div><span> </span></div> <p> </p> <p><br><br><br><br><br><br> </p> <div><span style="font-size:10pt;"> </span></div></div> <div><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><div> </div></span></div></div></div></div>
Japanese Classhttp://www.stmaryslaidley.qld.edu.au/news-events/Pages/Japanese-Language-Classes.aspxJapanese Class <p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Nihongo Class</strong></span></p><p>Konnichiwa! I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate every single student for their outstanding Japanese chanting at last week's Sports Day. They should all be very proud of how they embraced this challenge and performed on the big day. The Year 6 leaders of our school led with great passion and vigour and the rest of the students followed accordingly. Of course, this would not have been possible without the generous help of Riki Garibaldi. I know for a fact that Riki and her Japanese family and friends were moved by the respect shown for such an important Japanese ritual. It was also extremely pleasing to see and hear how well received it was within our schooling community. It looks like it will become an annual event on the Sports Day schedule, which is very exciting for our students. During the last week of school our students will be partaking in a 'chopstick challenge'. We will learn how to use chopsticks, as well as the rules and rituals that are observed when eating with chopsticks. The Year 6 students have already had a go at using chopsticks and found it very challenging. The highlight of the lesson, which can be seen in the photos, was undoubtedly trying to transfer popcorn and jellybeans from one dish to another using only chopsticks. We eventually found a winning team, but not without some spills and thrills along the way. The Year 3, 4 and 5 students get their turn on Thursday. No doubt there will be more entertaining photos to come. Also, please don't forget assembly this Friday where the most respectful and engaging Japanese class of the term will be announced. Who will it be this time? I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and we will catch up again in Japanese classes in Term 3.</p><p>Word of the Week: ohashi = chopsticks</p><p>Sayonara.</p><p>Wilson Sensei.</p>

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