Reflecting on the 2023 year, Principal Zoe Stewart said that St Mary's Primary School has enjoyed a fantastic year of success she attributes to the school's commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, and thanked the Laidley community for their support in 2023.
“The school has been out in the community in a big way this year, and we want to say thank you to Laidley locals."
“Thank you for our participation in the Laidley Spring Festival and for getting behind the school's Day for Emily Batten Awareness Day initiative in June.
“Our Little Learners playgroup families are enjoying the care and belonging we're known for as their infants thrive under the expert teaching of Miss Janella.
“The St Mary's team won at the Laidley Schools' Chess Tournament and teams participated in a variety of representative sport.
“School improvements saw the renovation of our Year 2 classrooms this year and we have an administration building refit taking place over the holidays.
"We look forward to an even better 2024," Principal Stewart added.
Acknowledgement of Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Eight teachers at St Mary's Catholic Primary School Laidley were acknowledged IN 2023 for a sweep excellence in teaching and learning awards in state and diocesan Catholic Education Commission and Brisbane Catholic Education Excellence Awards.
Unique Prep / Year 6 Buddy Program Means Smooth Transition for Families
St Mary's school runs a unique buddy program matching Prep students with a Year 6 buddy to support their transition to primary school.
This big brother big sister approach sees Prep students receive a welcome letter from their buddy, engaging in weekly activities together including reading, craft, and games in the playground. Prep students benefit from having a student role model building both social and emotional skills in the students.
2023 Sporting Successes
A remarkable five students received best and fairest medallions after the annual Laidley vs Gatton Challenge Cup games. The soccer team claimed the cup after a 'golden goal' in an extra time thriller. Netball saw a draw with a narrow defeat in the rugby league.
The St Mary's senior rugby union team claimed division champion at the Brisbane Catholic Education Rugby Union 7s tournament, and two students qualified as district representatives in the Metropolitan West athletics and softball teams.
There are limited places available in Prep and other year levels for 2024 (with waitlists in some year levels) with our Little Learners Playgroup welcoming enrolments as well.
To enquire about enrolment, please visit https://jta.link/smsl
©Brisbane Catholic Education, St Mary's Catholic Primary School (2023)