St Mary's Bulletin

Term 1 - Week 3 (16th February, 2024)

A leper came to him begging him, and kneeling he said to him, ‘If you choose, you can make me clean.’ Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I do choose. Be made clean!’ ( Mark 1:40)


The St Mary's Community would like to congratulate Miss Rylee Della Bosca on her engagement to Sam De Lacy . We wish you all the very best for your future together.



School Fee invoices were emailed out to parents/guardians on Monday the 12th of February.  Attached to the invoice was a Payment Plan Option form.  Please complete and return to the office by Friday the 23rd of February.  

If you hold a current Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card please bring this to the office and the discount will be applied to your fees.

If you are experiencing difficulties meeting your fee commitments, please make an appointment with the Principal to discuss this.

Any other questions/queries in regards to the fees, please contact Lorraine in the office.

Faction Polo Shirts

I understand this will be good news for many…we LOVE good news!

Pre-Primary will wear their coloured faction polos, along with the rest of the school, on Fridays.

Swimming Lessons

Our first week of swimming lessons has been progressing well, helped along with some nice weather!!

Ash Wednesday

A special thank you to Father Andrew for being so flexible and making the necessary adjustments to administer The Ashes to all St Mary’s students and staff on Ash Wednesday.

Hockey Clinic

Thank you to our amazing P.E. teacher Mrs Crees for organising a Hockey Clinic with a player from the Aquinas Hockey Club yesterday. The children has a great day and had a fabulous time fine tuning their hockey skills.

P&F Meeting

Many thanks go to the wonderful group of parents who attended our P&F meeting Monday night. The work you do for the school and our children cannot be underestimated. Thank you for your continued involvement and energy.

Welcome Back Function & Beginning of Year Mass

Last Friday was a wonderful, warm night and a perfect way to welcome in the school year and spend time together as a community. Thank you to Mrs Riethmuller for organising the BBQ and serving, along with Mrs O’Malley and Mrs Grant.

On Friday we also commemorated being back at school with our Beginning of Year Mass. Thanks once again to Father for celebrating our Beginning Mass. Congratulations to all new staff, our new student leaders and our SAC and P&F members in attendance, who were all commissioned at the Mass.

Other News & Important Dates

P&F Update

On Monday night the FIRST P & F meeting for 2024 was held, it was lovely to see many new faces in attendance and discuss some exciting things for this year!

Discussions were held around the Treasurer position - unfortunately this position is still VACANT and MUST BE FILLED! Majority of this role is just a liaising role with the School Finance Officer Lorraine. All payments, invoicing, banking, following up of money is completed by the School, there are only 3 more meetings to attend for the year as the P & F are required to meet ONLY Once per term unless extra meetings are required.

Duties include:

* Assisting the P & F Executive Committee

* Liasing with Lorraine

* Reading the reports prepared by Lorraine at the P & F meetings

For further information on this role or take up the position please let Chesney Maloney know, she can be contacted on 0449 018 751.

Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your Children’s School, meet new parents and simply make a difference. 

Footy Tipping Payment Link

P&F Hair Ribbons Fundraiser

Are you child’s hair accessories starting to look a bit worst for wear? Or are you having trouble finding the St Mary’s colours?? Take a look at the link below or scan the QR code for School Ponytails to see what is available. Don’t think just School, do you need colours for Football, Netball, Hockey, Basketball etc…..take a browse as for every order placed the St Mary’s P & F receive a portion back!! Tell your friends, family, next door neighbour - anyone you know that needs to update their hair accessories! Thank you for your support. P.S Orders can be placed at anytime throughout the year and are sent direct to you!

Community Notices

St Mary's School Merredin

P&F Uniform Shop

Open Wednesday: 8:30 am - 9:10 am

Online Orders:

St Mary's Parish Merredin

Mass Times: Saturday 6.30pm and Sunday 10.30am