Dear Parents and Students

With the holidays just around the corner, there is a lighthearted feeling around the school, as there is talk of what the girls will be doing in the next two weeks. I wish you all a wonderful time together, and hopefully, a relaxing one too.

Year 5s

Cannes, Sundance, Tropfest, St Mary’s Year 5s - all have one thing in common – a sensational Short Film Festival!

Tuesday night saw the culmination of a solid 12 weeks work by our talented Year 5 students to write and produce 12 fantastic 5 to 7 minute long films. Every one of the girls was directly involved in every element – script writing, planning, costumes, acting, recording, editing and promoting their films.  The biggest success of the project was the girls’ skill development in working as a collaborative group.

The red-carpet experience was a sight to behold, with cameras flashing, parents cheering, and anticipation building. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the night, and was thrilled with the final results.

 Now for 2018!

A big thank-you to Mr Murdoch and Mrs Lewis for their great work with the girls.

Year 6 St Mary’s Got Talent

On Tuesday afternoon Mrs Rachel Newman hosted an event where Year 6 students were given the opportunity to showcase their talents to all students in the Junior School.

Participants wowed the audience with a myriad of musical items as well as dancing, roller skating, singing, playing instruments and monologues. What a successful event it was and so much fun for all.

Marble Bar

Mrs Jo Pengelley, along with four St Mary’s girls -  Alyssa May, Macy Ireland, Faerlie Mackintosh and Olivia Jackson, all from Year 10 - spent last week in the Marble Bar School and community, along with boys from Christ Church Grammar School. The days were spent working alongside the students and in the afternoons, opening up the recreation centre for activities while also enjoying the remote outback environment. Thank you to all involved.

IGSSA Athletics

We were very pleased with the performance of our IGSSA Athletics team, maintaining fourth place in what was a close and competitive day. Special congratulations to Leah Richards (Year 10) who broke the hurdles record for her age group, the athletics team and their leader, Michelle Seymour, and to Mrs Helen Garnett and our Physical Education staff. Well done to all.

Speech Night 2017

This year Speech Night will be held on Friday 1 December in the grounds of St Mary’s. Our guest night speaker will be Brittany Cover (Moxham 2005) who was Young Western Australian of the Year in 2012.

Speech Night will be starting 30 minutes earlier than usual, at 7.00pm, so please mark this new time in your diary.

All Senior School girls are required to attend Speech Night, and we hope that they will do so with their parents. Further details will come out in NewsLink next term.

With every best wish

Mrs Lynne Thomson