Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of St Mary’s School,
Often I ask people, in fact sometimes I plead, to let me know of people who are potentially likely to enrol
at our school. The reason for this is to enable the strategic management of our classes to ensure that
each and every child learns in the best teaching and learning environment available.
We are a school that is blessed with a growing roll; we will have nearly a third more new entrant enrolments at the end of the year than is our average. I have a large number of people on our waiting list for
open enrolments as far down the track as 2016, although some places do exist in certain enrolment windows.
Unfortunately the model by which schools are staffed is one that requires a lot of prediction and
estimation—so the more hard facts that you have access to, the more accurate that your assessments
are. So if you know of any people who are thinking of enrolling at St Mary’s especially for next year
where we already have a large number of enrolments, then please have them contact me as soon as
Sunday was a great day for our school with a lovely Mass during which a number of our pupils received
their first Holy Communion. This was followed by a morning tea to celebrate this occasion.
Congratulations to all of those who made their first communion and a huge thank you to all of those who
helped to make this day a success: the kind parents who supplied food for the morning tea, the great
group of people who organised the morning tea function, the talented choir but especially to Father
Michael and Mrs Mary Dillon, thank you. A day like Sunday highlights the old Irish saying “Ni neartt go cur le cheile”, there’s strength in unity.
Have a great week.
Mike Brosnahan, Principal

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