St Anne's news: Thursday 22 April 2021

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

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Greg's Message

Dear Parents and Friends of St Anne’s
I hope that all families enjoyed their Easter holidays. Having spoken to many students over the last few days, I’ve been able to ascertain that the children enjoyed their break, but are now looking forward to reconnecting with their friends and teachers.

At Tuesday's assembly we will have an Anzac memorial service.

School photos
School photos took place yesterday and the students and staff all “looked the part.”  Your children will have taken home the order form instructions today.

School fees
Just a reminder to all families school fees our now due.  Please see the office if you require direct debit forms.

Year 6 Jersey
Dante G has lost his year 6 jumper. Please return to the office if found.


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School Photos

School Photos 2021 – St Anne’s Primary School

Annual school photos have been taken by Arthur Reed Photos.
To view the images of your child and order photos, you will need to first register online.

  • 1. Go to  and enter the 2021 image code for your child (from their personalized flyer)
  • 2. Tap on ‘Add another child’ to enter the image codes of any siblings
  • 3. Fill in your email and mobile details and then review all details before confirming your registration.

That’s it! When 2021 photos are ready, you will be notified by email and SMS.

Even if you registered last year, it’s important that you do it again each year using your child’s new image code to link their photos for the current year with your contact details.
To ensure you are ordering school photos for the current year, please wait for notifications that 2021 images are online before placing orders.

In the webshop you can view photos and customize your photo package; Choose ANY layout, ANY image and purchase multiple digital image downloads.

All photo orders will be sent directly to the address you provide when ordering.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW to be notified when 2021 school photos can be viewed and ordered.

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Learning and Teaching

The St. Anne’s 2021 Times Table Challenge!

Research has shown that when students have a sound knowledge of times tables, they are more likely
to perform higher-order mathematical processes efficiently. Repeated systematic practice for these basic facts is a building block for future mathematical learning. This is by no means the only or most important thing to learn for early mathematicians, however studies show that developing muscle memory is the key to making the retrieval of basic times tables facts fluent for students.

Next Monday, the 26th of April, students from Year 2 to year 6 will be bringing home a ‘Times Table Challenge’ booklet. These booklets will remain at home, and students will be expected to complete one page out of the booklet each night. This will continue for 6 weeks. Students can also be encouraged to use online games/activities or card/dice games as suggested below for further motivation. At school, students will be assessed this week in speed and accuracy, and this assessment will be repeated at the end of the 6 week blitz. Students will also be continuing to practice these skills in maths lessons at school each day.

Games for the family

  • Dice games
  • Roll 2 dice and multiply (best with 10 sided dice but use whatever you have). For a challenge make this timed.
  • Roll one die and focus on multiplying it by one number.
  • Card games
  • Like ‘Snap’ each player takes turns to place a card down. Select a number to multiply by, and call out the answer. Whoever gets the answer correct keeps the cards.
  • Speed drills: choose a number to multiply by and time for one minute how many times you can get a correct answer. Try to increase the number of correct answers each time.
  • Online games and activities
  • Timestables
  • Topmarks
  • Mathmammoth

Thank you for your support and we look forward to sharing some positive results with you soon!

Sarah Parker
Learning and Teaching Leader

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Supporting Parents of children with anxiety

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Physical Education

This term courtesy of a grant from Sporting Schools, all of our students will be involved in a series of
soccer clinics. These four sessions will be held on the following Mondays:
April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17. ALL students are to wear their sports uniform on these Mondays.

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Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair will be at school from Thursday 6th until Tuesday 11th May. 

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Mother's Day Dinner


F/1WM Parent Drinks - Friday 23rd April at Therese & Tony Taouk's

Mother's Day Dinner - Thursday 6th May at Dawson, please RSVP via by Sunday 2nd May.

Mother's Day Stall - Friday 7th May

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Religious Education

2021 Sacramental Program - St Anne’s students

Year 4:

Sat May 1: 5pm Eucharist commitment mass
Thu May 6: Reflection day
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 May 23: Year 6 Confirmation commitment mass 10:30am (candidates and families)
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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Hawthorn Basketball Association

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Term 2, 2021


  • Fri 23: Foundation/1 parent drinks
  • Mon 26: soccer clinics
  • Wed 28: Parents and Friends 7:30pm
  • MAY
  • Sat 1: Eucharist commitment mass (year 4) 5pm
  • Mon 3: soccer clinics
  • Wed 5: School Advisory Council 7:30pm
  • Thu 6: Eucharist reflection day (year 4)
  • Fri 7: Mothers Day stall
  • Sun 9: Mothers Day
  • Mon 10: soccer clinics
  • Sat 15: First Eucharist 5pm
  • Sun 16: First Eucharist 10:30am
  • Mon 17: soccer clinics
  • Wed 19: Parents and Friends 7:30pm
  • Sun 23: Confirmation commitment mass (year 6) 10:30am

  • Wed 2: Parish Pastoral Council 7:30pm
  • Fri 11: Feast of Sacred Heart
  • Mon 14: Queen’s birthday holiday
  • Wed 16: Parents and Friends 7:30pm
  • Thu 17: Science Discovery Dome (whole school: twilight)
  • Wed 23: School advisory Council 7:30pm
  • Fri 25: End of term 2, 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 

Photos in the Skoolbag app

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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