St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

Margaret River

30 Wallcliffe Road
Margaret River WA 6285

P.O. Box 524
Margaret River WA 6285

Phone: (08) 9757 3544
Email: admin@stmcps.wa.edu.au

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

Margaret River

30 Wallcliffe Road
Margaret River WA 6285

P.O. Box 524
Margaret River WA 6285

Phone: (08) 9757 3544
Email: admin@stmcps.wa.edu.au

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Inspiring life-long learners who live their faith and contribute positively to our world

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Inspiring life-long learners who live their faith and contribute positively to our world

The Vine 2023 – Issue 29

The Vine 2023 – Issue 29

It was so wonderful to see the children dressing up as their favourite book character yesterday, to celebrate Book Week. I was super impressed with how many students (and teachers) got involved with this. Congratulations to Nathaniel Conder, Connor McIvor and Ila Yee Wilson for being selected as best dressed. A huge thank you to the parents for supporting your children with this. With the theme of ‘Read Grow Inspire, it is a good reminder for us of the importance of reading and using our imagination. Our Book Fair was a great success, and I thank both parents and students in supporting this. The sale of these books helps the school to purchase new books for our library.

The Vine 2023 – Issue 28

The Vine 2023 – Issue 28

As we get to the end of Term 3, we wish you and your children a well-deserved break, filled with quality family time. With the school holiday season comes a few perks that we know you’ll appreciate – no school lunches to prepare and no more washing or ironing of school uniforms for two weeks!

The Vine 2023 – Issue 27

The Vine 2023 – Issue 27

Thank you to all those parents and family members who came along to our Learning Journey afternoon. It was wonderful to see so much engagement between the children and their parents, explaining the learning that has been taking place over the term. We feel it is a great opportunity for parents to see their child’s work and for the children to really begin to take responsibility for their learning. I appreciate the work the teachers put into their rooms to ensure the children’s work was displayed so creatively.

The Vine 2023 – Issue 26

The Vine 2023 – Issue 26

Tomorrow afternoon we will be having a Colour Run followed by a Sundowner to celebrate Father’s Day. All dads/significant men/ grandads/uncles/older brothers/mums etc are encouraged to come along and run alongside the children and embrace the colour that is thrown upon them by the spectators. The children may change into light coloured clothes for this run, but I strongly encourage them to bring along a towel to use after so they can get changed back into their Sport’s uniform before going home, particularly those children catching busses. Children who remain in their school uniform will not be permitted to run. The Colour Run will commence at 2:15pm on the oval.

The Vine 2023 – Issue 25

The Vine 2023 – Issue 25

Our Year 5 students set off on their camp yesterday, where they will spend 3 days developing their leadership skills, experiencing new activities that may challenge them and learning about the local history of the Busselton/Margaret River area. They spent yesterday visiting the Busselton museum and visiting the Busselton Jetty and Underwater Observatory. A huge thank you to Mr McDonald for his organisation of this camp along with the assistance of the parent helpers, Mr Kris Innes, Mrs Rebecca Lutton, Mrs Natasha Schumann and Mrs Karen Twomey. We wish all our Year 5 students a wonderful time!

The Vine 2023 – Issue 24

The Vine 2023 – Issue 24

Today, our Year 4 students travelled to Augusta for a retreat to learn more about the Sacrament of Eucharist. They completed many different activities which helped strengthen their understanding of this special meal Jesus gave us, before they receive the Sacrament this Sunday 20th August at 10:00am. These children, with the help and support of their parents and teachers, have been preparing for some time now to make this commitment to Jesus and deepen their relationship and connection to Him.

The Vine 2023 – Issue 23

The Vine 2023 – Issue 23

On Tuesday morning, the school gathered to celebrate St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Feast Day. The Year 1 students led this liturgy and reminded the school about who St Mary MacKillop was and the important part she played in establishing Catholic education in Australia and the establishment of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (Josephites) – otherwise known as ‘The Brown Joeys’. The original Catholic school in Margaret River was established by the Josephites and was known as St Joseph Convent school. In 1993, it became what is now known as St Thomas More Catholic Primary School! St Mary MacKillop had a saying – ‘Never see a need without doing something about it’, which features in our school prayer. This certainly still stands true today, and something we continually try to reinforce with our students.

Well done to all the parents and students who helped lead this liturgy and to Miss Farano for her organization.

The Vine 2023 – Issue 22

The Vine 2023 – Issue 22

Yirra Yaakin Theatre company visited our school on Monday to perform a play for our Year 1-6 students. The play was set on Wadandi Boodja in the town of Woodichup Bilya (Margaret River) and followed the adventures of three friends who lost their language and had to learn about kindness, acceptance, friendship and communication. The play incorporated Noongar language – with our students already knowing many of the words! The students were really able to connect with this performance, with all the classes thoroughly enjoying it.

The Vine 2023 – Issue 21

The Vine 2023 – Issue 21

Welcome back to Term 3! Despite the weather, I hope everyone had a wonderful relaxing time during the school holidays, ready to come back refreshed and ready for a great term of learning. It was really lovely to see so many smiling faces on Tuesday as the children walked into the school grounds. We welcome two new families to our school – the Cowan family with Alice in Yr 4 and Lucy in Yr 2 and Jordan-Ucich family with Luna in PP. I am sure our school community will make you feel very welcome!

The Vine 2023 – Issue 20

The Vine 2023 – Issue 20

It was wonderful to see the way the children interacted in our Wellness Week and Feast Day celebrations last week. I hope this week was able to provide each child with an opportunity to reflect on their own wellness and take some steps to make improvements in this area or continue some great practices. A special thank you to the teachers for organising such fun and engaging activities for the children to participate in on Friday and to our Year 3 students for leading us in a reverent and reflective Mass to celebrate our Feast Day. I hope everyone enjoyed celebrating on this day.

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