St Anne's news: Thursday 24 June 2021

Welcome to the St Anne's newsletter. Here's everything that's happening around our community this week.

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As you walk beside me, Lord,
lead me to recognise you
in all those you place into my life
this day.

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Greg's Message

Dear Parents and Friends of St Anne’s
Once again our school community responded superbly to the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal. Three large boxes and 6 bags of clothing were donated; as well as 5 large boxes of food, 2 large boxes of toiletries and one bag of toiletries. The items will greatly assist families in need. Thank you everyone for your wonderful support. By now all parents and students would have received the semester one student reports. The reports provide an accurate gauge of student progress and I thank the teachers for their significant efforts in formulating them. As term two draws to a close I’d like to thank the staff for their tireless work this semester. Congratulations to all students for the growth you have made. Special thanks to the families for their support of their loved ones and the school. Term two highlights include:

  • school photo day
  • open days
  • cross country
  • interschool sport
  • First Eucharist celebrations
  • Confirmation commitment mass
  • Mothers day stall
  • excellent learning and teaching
  • excellent remote learning and teaching

Sarah Parker (4/5PM) and Tara Smith (5/6SB) will be taking some well deserved Long Service Leave. Sarah will be on leave for the first 6 weeks of term 3, returning to work on Monday 23 August. During Sarah’s absence Miss Erin Greenwood will be teaching 4/5PM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Una Manicle will continue to teach 4/5PM on Thursday and Fridays. Tara will be taking 4 weeks Long Service Leave returning to work on Monday 9 August. During Tara’s absence, Lisa Browne will be teaching 5/6SB full time.  

End of term
Term 2 finishes on Friday June 25. Students will be dismissed at 1pm on this day. Term 3 begins on Monday, 12 July at 8:55am.

Discovery Dome
Our Discovery Dome twilight session for students and parents has been rescheduled to Thursday 29 July. Further details to follow. 

Interschool sport
Year 4, 5 and 6 Inter School sport has been postponed until term 3. We still have two winter sport matches remaining. These games have been tentatively set down for July 16 and 23.

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St Anne's Primary School 90th Anniversary Cookbook

St Anne's Primary School 90th Anniversary Cookbook - Recipe Submissions
2021 marks the 90th Anniversary of St Anne's Primary School which was opened in February 1931 by the Josephite Sisters.

As part of this celebration we are putting together a cookbook of family favourite recipes, with contributions from the St Anne's Community, to celebrate 90 years of St Anne's.

If you have a favourite recipe, please send through the list of Ingredients, Method and any special notes or tips, along with a photo of the finished product to or drop a copy in to the School Office. Please include your name and year of attendance at St Anne's (whether past, present or future! student, parent or teacher).

We would also love some photos and stories of St Anne’s over the years to include in the recipe book, so please share this post with your neighbours, friends and family.

We look forward to receiving your delicious recipes and memories of St Anne’s over the last 90 years.

St Anne’s Cookbook Committee

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Science and Space Expo


Congratulations to all the students in Years 4/5/6 for a fantastic space expo.  The expo was the culmination of all the great work the 4/5/6's had learnt this semester on space and the universe.

The younger students enjoyed visiting the expo and listening to the various presentations. Well done senior teachers and students.

Casper P Science project

I made a rocket and then got my lego from home and made a launchpad for it.

I got a platform and put the rocket on it and found out how high it needed to be and built it up. I made the nose holder and two other grabers on the side and put some detail on it.

The launchpad that I already made for it broke so I had to make a sturdier one and it works really well!!!

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Student Wellbeing

As part our continued professional development at St. Anne’s, we take part in the School Improvement Learning Collaborative (SILC), with other schools from the eastern region. This has been facilitated by Dr. Lyn Sharratt, who is a highly accomplished practitioner, researcher, author, and presenter. Lyn is Canadian, and works all over the world with schools to support them in improving student outcomes through effective teaching and learning.

As a school, we have been part of this learning collaborative for 3 years, and have since implemented some very successful changes, as evidenced by assessment data we continuously collect. In our most recent meeting with Lyn and other schools in our region in May 2021, we were very proud to hear her announce that the work we are doing at St. Anne’s has been a model that she has taken all over the world! Here is a snippet of what she said about us:

‘I just want you to know that your slide (which demonstrates how we use data, student intervention, evidence based teaching practices) has gone all over the globe with me. I’ve used this slide and I’ve said, ‘Look at how everything sits together.’ ‘So everybody goes, “Oh wow! Oh look at that!” So you need to know that that’s the exact slide I use.’
Lyn Sharratt

We continue to put the learning outcomes of our students first, and it has been rewarding to be acknowledged for the work we do by Dr. Lynn Sharratt.

Sarah Parker
Learning and Teaching Leader

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Term 3, 2021


Mon 12: Staff and students return to school
Wed 21: Parents and Friends
Thu 29: Discovery Dome - whole school - 4:30pm-7:30pm
Fri 30: Year 3,4,5,6 athletics trials

Sun 1: Working bee 2pm-4pm
Thu 12: Confirmation reflection day
Sun 15: Year 6 Confirmation 2pm
Wed 18: School Advisory Council 7:30pm
Wed 25: Parents and Friends 7:30pm

Wed 1: Parish Pastoral Council 7:30pm
Thu 2: School concert
Sun 5: Fathers Day
Mon 6: District athletics
Mon 13: School 90th birthday week
Wed 15: Parents and Friends
Fri 17: End of term 3, 1pm dismissal

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Enrolments, uniform and school fees

School Fees 2021

Direct Debit form please download here.

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Skoolbag app

The St. Anne’s Skoolbag app is a great way to keep up to date with everything that is going on at school.  We regularly send out alerts as a reminder to a current notice that needs attention.  It also has links to the newsletter and the school calendar. 

You can download it for free from the IOS Store 

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If you need the password to access photos in the Skoolbag app, please contact reception.



School hours

  • Monday        8.55am - 3:25pm
  • Tuesday       8.50am - 3.25pm
  • Wednesday  8.55 am - 3:25pm
  • Thursday     8.55am - 3:25pm
  • Friday          8.55am - 3:25pm

General information

School assembly is Tuesdays at 9am - parents welcome

Sushi orders Tuesdays

Lunch orders Wednesdays

Icypole orders Wednesdays

Tennis lessions, Piano Lessons and Guitar lessons are available - please contact the office to find out more.

If your child is absent. Please let us know via the Skoolbag app. 



Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)

Kew East Primary School Out of School Hours Care can be contacted on           
Ph: 03 98596052



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