St Anne's news: Thursday 4 March 2021

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Father, into your hands I place my successes. Into your hands I also place my failures, and I pray that, through your Spirit, I may face the challenges of life with courage and determination. Help me to think anew and see things more broadly than in terms of “success” and “failure”. Lead me always to trust and place myself confidently in your hands. Amen.

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Greg's Message

Dear Parents and Friends of St Anne’s

This year staff has decided to adopt the following quote from St Mary MacKillop:

“We must teach more by example than by word.” Certainly as educators our words are very important, but this quote challenges us to be role models; it challenges us to demonstrate by our actions that we care for, and believe, in all the students in our school. St Mary MacKillop’s words challenge us as parents too - we must aim to set an appropriate example for our children; to be “there” for them.

The Green Team received their badges at assembly on Tuesday. The Green Team consists of year 4 and 5 students who are passionate about looking after our school environment and beyond our school. Green team has made a fabulous start to the year, cleaning up our sandpit area and shovelling new, fresh sand into the pits.

A reminder that the students will be enjoying a long, long weekend, with school closed on Monday (Labour Day) and Tuesday as staff undertake first aid training. Don’t forget Year 1-6 parents about tonight’s parent information night.

Twilight Sports

Our whole school twilight sports will be held on Friday 19 March from 5pm until around 7pm. Traditionally we hold the twilight sports at Genazzano, but Genezzano aren’t allowing schools to utilise their grounds this term. We have been in discussions with the council regarding using one of the local parks; we are still awaiting a final response from them. The “back up” plan is to hold the twilight sports at school. I’ll let you know when the venue has been confirmed.

Parent Information night

A reminder about our upcoming parent information nights to be held on Thursday March 4th

  • Years 1-3 at 7-7.45pm 
  • Years 4-6 at 7.45-8.30pm

School Closure Day

There will be a School closure day on Tuesday 9th March for staff to undertake First Aid training.

Skoolbag App

If you haven’t done so already please download the Skoolbag app on your phone. This will enable you to keep up to date with what is happening at our school. Link



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Interschool Sport

Round three of Friday interschool sport is being played this Friday at 9:30am. Cricket and t-ball will be played at Willsmere Park and volleyball at St Anne’s. Families welcome to come along.

Physical Education

The whole school volleyball program has begun and will continue on March 15, 22 and 29. On these days all students are to wear their school sports uniform.

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Religious Education

Last Tuesday at assembly our Faith and Social Justice leaders - Zaine, Jude and Marcus spoke about our social justice focus this term. It is Project Compassion run by Caritas for the six weeks of Lent.

Project Compassion is one of Australia’s longest running appeals, now in its 56th year, and the iconic donation boxes are a fixture in parishes and schools across the country.

Through Project Compassion, Australians have raised millions of dollars for marginalized communities worldwide.

At a time of such upheaval and challenge across the globe, possibly the greatest world-wide challenges since the inception of Project Compassion, Caritas Australia encourages all Australians to ‘Be More’ this year to help vulnerable communities.

“Project Compassion gives us the opportunity to show compassion for the poor in a special way, not just through material giving, but through spiritual giving,” said Bishop Terry Brady, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney.

“We encourage all Australians to support their sisters and brothers across the world this Project Compassion, so that we can continue to work with communities during these challenging times to strengthen resilience and build a stronger, more equal future for all,” said Kirsty Robertson, CEO of Caritas Australia.

Project Compassion boxes are in all classrooms; if you’d like to have a box at home please contact the office. Thank you for your support.

“The theme ‘Be More’ is inspired by the words of St Oscar

2021 Sacramental Program - St Anne’s students

Year 4:

Sat May 1: 5pm Eucharist commitment mass
Sat May 15: 5pm: First Eucharist (Communion) or
Sun May 16: 10:30am: First Eucharist (Communion)

Year 6 (and a few 2020 Year 6) students
Sat  May 22, 5pm: Confirmation commitment mass
Sun Aug 15: 2pm: Sacrament of Confirmation (St Patrick’s Cathedral)

Years 3 and 4

This Sacrament will be celebrated on Thursday 7 October at 7pm

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Parish News


This programme is for Grade 3 children or above who intend to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation later this year, and First Communion in 2022, at any of the four affiliated churches. This introductory catechesis needs to be completed before beginning the sacramental programme. The programme will run for the Saturdays of 1, 8, 15 and 22 May, at 5.00pm and then participating in 6.00pm Mass at St Bede’s.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME Students in Grade 6 or above who are not in any of the affiliated parish primary schools can now enrol for the Confirmation programme. Catechesis will take place on Mondays at 4pm beginning on 12 July. There will also be a full day retreat with the affiliated parish primary schools on a date to be finalised. Confirmation will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday 15 August at 2.00pm for candidates from the affiliated parishes. Enrolment forms for both programmes are now available from the parish offices at St Bede’s and St Bridget’s or on the parish website and must be returned by 26 March 2021

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Easter Fundraiser

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Term 1, 2021




  • Thu 4 : Parent Information night, Years 1-6
  • Fri 5: 4,5,6 Interschool sport (at Willsmere Park and St Anne’s) 9:30am
  • Mon 8: Labour Day holiday
  • Tues 9: Student Free Day
  • Fri 12: 4,5,6 Interschool sport (at Willsmere Park and St Anne’s) 9:30am
  • Sun 14: working bee 2pm-4pm
  • Mon 15 Whole school Volleyball clinic
  • Wed 17: Open day 9:15am-11am
  • Fri 19: 4,5,6 Interschool sport (at Willsmere Park and St Anne’s) 9:30am
  • Whole school Twilight sports 5pm
  • Mon 22: Whole school Volleyball clinic
  • Wed 24: Parish Education Board 7:30pm
  • Thu 25: Open day 9:15am-11am
  • Fri 26:  4,5,6 interschool sport (at Willsmere Park and St Anne’s) 9:30am


  • Fri 1: End of term 1, 1pm dismissal


  • Mon 19: Students, staff return

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Community News

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Enrolments, uniform and school fees

School Fees 2021

Direct Debit form please download here.

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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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