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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APRE Newshttp://www.stmaryslaidley.qld.edu.au/news-events/Pages/APRE-News.aspxAPRE News<p><strong>​​PRAYER FOR RAIN</strong></p><p>God of compassion, we wait and watch for your gift of rain to water the soil and make the barren land come alive again. We wait and watch for the gift of salvation to free us from hatred, greed and fear so that we may live again as people of faith, hope and love. We make this prayer in the name of our Saviour who comes to be with us. Amen</p><p><strong>REFLECTION</strong></p><p>Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of the fire. – William Butler Yeats</p>
Japanese Classhttp://www.stmaryslaidley.qld.edu.au/news-events/Pages/Japanese-Language-Classes.aspxJapanese Class <p><strong>​​日本語 Class</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;">Konnichiwa! It has been test time over the last week in Japanese class. All the students were tested on their unit learning to date and they seemed to embrace the challenge quite well. There were definitely not as many nerves this time around, which was great to see. The Years 3 and 4 students sat their first ever speaking test in Japanese. They sat down one-on-one with me and introduced their family in Japanese. They needed to introduce themselves and then talk about their family tree that they had made the week before. They responded to questions asked in Japanese and listed the names and titles of some of their family members. For extra marks, some students recalled some knowledge learned in previous terms to add to their family descriptions. This was very impressive and proves that their Japanese learning and understanding is building nicely. The Years 5 (their test is tomorrow) and 6 students took part in a writing and listening exam. They listened to various scripts where they had to identify items in a schoolbag as well as who owned these various items. In addition to this, the students were asked to translate some key sentences learned throughout the unit into English, before ending the exam with a bit of a challenge. Using their Hiragana chart as stimulus, the students had to identify some schoolbag items again, but this time they were challenged to also write the words in Japanese. Some students remembered the patterns learned when studying the Hiragana chart, which held them in good stead for this part of their test. It is great to see the students have a go at the various challenges put to them. I look forward to marking all the exams over the next few weeks and returning them early in Term 4.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;">It has been another great term of Japanese learning. Thank you again to all the students who continue to show respect and passion for the Japanese language. I would also like to congratulate the Year 6 cohort for winning this term’s award for the ‘Most Engaged and Respectful’ class. I wish you all a great holiday and will see you again in Term 4.</p><p style="text-align:justify;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;">Word of the Week: <strong>haru = Spring</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;">Sayonara.</p><p style="text-align:justify;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;">Wilson Sensei.</p>
HPE Newshttp://www.stmaryslaidley.qld.edu.au/news-events/Pages/HPE-News.aspxHPE News<p style="text-align:justify;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;">​​Last Friday our Senior Netball and Soccer Teams competed in matches against OLGC in an enjoyable afternoon of sports in front of big crowds. In the Soccer, our team was soundly beaten 7-1 by a well drilled Gatton side. St. Mary's started strongly and after losing an early goal, fought back to draw equal 1-1 with a superb Abby W goal. At half-time the score was 2-1, however we lost our way in the second half, with Gatton respecting the ball and making more of their possession which resulted in a flurry of second half goals. St. Mary's never gave up, and Connal & Kahlia W worked tirelessly, especially in the midfield, and Bailey D had many top-notch touches and several tricky passes. Bailey was awarded the St. Mary's Player of the Match Medallion.</p><p style="text-align:justify;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;">In the Netball, Gatton also recorded a win, 16 goals to 8 in a keenly-fought contest. A big thanks to Mrs Adamski and Mrs Schultz who gave up their time to coach the team.</p><p style="text-align:justify;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;"><strong>Speed Soccer/Netball</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;">This Friday sees the keenly contested Speed Soccer and Netball Carnival take place at the Laidley Rec Grounds for all students in Years 3-6. <strong>Students are able to wear sports uniform on the day, and also a reminder that students also need water bottles and sunscreen</strong>. A canteen is also operating this year. Permission slips are required to be returned asap. The carnival commences at approximately 9:00am. Good Luck St. Mary's!</p>

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