Thursday, 6 September 2018

Term 3 Week 5 2018

It was delightful to see the very generous spirit of the St Mary’s Community come alive last Friday in our Fiver for a Farmer event. It raised a total of $2,340.00. Congratulations to all!  The raised funds will go to the communities in Outback NSW through a donation to the Catholic Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes.  Once again, a big thank you to the Year 2 classes and the SRC for their initiative.

Our Year 3 students recently wrote to some of our NSW farmers and this week we received a very welcoming letter in response. (below).

Dear St Mary's North Sydney School,

Today we received two beautiful letters from kids at your school and some groceries in regards to the drought we are currently experiencing.

A big shout out to Issy and Bradley your letters certainly made our day. They were very well written and very heartfelt.  On behalf of my family, we would like to thank you and your families and school for your thoughtfulness, and generosity.

We love living and working in the country. We own a farm in Niangala which is near Tamworth. We farm cows, sheep and wool. We currently are feeding our animals and caring for them around the clock. They are also having lambs and calves, which according to our two little girls 5 & 3 are sooooo cute. Having such beautiful people thinking about us means the world to us.

Thank you for your prayers of rain. Let's hope it is not too far away.

Again from my family to yours, thank you very much for your support.

From your farm friends,
Scott, Karen, Katie and Lucy Rizzi
Niangala NSW

Next Friday August 31, we celebrate the very important Father’s Day breakfast, liturgy and stall so we look forward to seeing as many of our Dads as possible join in the special events.

The Book Week activities were very successful in motivating our students to love reading and writing their own stories. A special thanks is given to Orlando from our Year 6 class for his creative storytelling activities that provided that extra stimulation. Well done Orlando!  Please see our blog for photos from  this and other recent events:

Our Year 3 Parents are working very hard through their BNO preparations to support our new Library so we hope that all families will attend this social event on Saturday September 22.

This is a reminder to all parents who will be enrolling their sons and daughters into Marist Catholic College in Year 7 2021, that enrolments will NOW take place during Term 4 of 2018. Please note this change of date. 

An update of the plans for the K-12 precinct will be provided at next week’s Parents and Friends meeting on Wednesday August 29 at 7.00 pm. We hope that you are able to attend.  For all Precinct updates, please visit:

I wish you a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.
Beverly Coffey