Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of St Mary’s School,

How do you choose a school for your child? What makes one school different to another? Parents when making these decisions consider a variety of factors e.g. location, friends, size of class and many more things but it really comes down to what you value the most.

Two very clear differences we have to the other schools in Mosgiel are that we are a Catholic school and we are a full primary school – that means our school goes to Year 8 where as the other primary schools in Mosgiel only go to Year 6.

As a Catholic School our Mercy values are a fundamental part of our school and the culture we foster at St Mary’s.

The Board of Trustees’ have created a certificate to recognise and celebrate our Mercy values of Respect, Care, Service, Compassion and Justice.
As a school we teach the children about these core values – what they look like, what they sound like and how we would see them in action.

We would ask that you as parents reinforce this learning at home.
 If you use the same vocabulary we use at school around our values they will take on even more meaning and understanding.

The certificates are going to be awarded at assemblies and singing times, and a cup is going to be awarded at the end of each term for the person who has received the most certificates. 
So please talk to your children about who won a certificate and why, and celebrate the achievements of those living the values.

Have a great week.
Lindsay Stevens

Acting Principal

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