From the Principal:
On Wednesday our Grade 3-6 classes watched the St Patrick College production of School of Rock at the Princess Theatre in Launceston. What a wonderful display of talented students from across Year 7-12 that were on stage, behind the stage and in the orchestra pit.
A significant number of students were able to utilise their interests and talents and were in charge of makeup, lighting, sound, prop management, music production, costuming design and the list goes on. The show’s themes of embracing your talents, taking a risk, sharing your talents and applauding one another’s uniqueness were on display but also a wonderful example to our young students of how important it is to be true to yourself. When you recognise your talents and those of others our lives can be so much richer for the diversity and recognition that comes from this. If you haven't done so - take the time to talk to your child about what they may have learnt from the show.
This week we have had a significant number of staff absent. Covid is currently having an impact and replacement staff is proving challenging. Please be assured that the learning of children is always a high priority and we are doing the best that we can in trying circumstances. On the positive side once all staff are back on deck we should have smooth sailing for the rest of the term, hopefully!
If a student is unwell (runny nose, sore throat etc) please test for covid. If positive, students must stay home until symptoms have cleared and they are well enough to return to school. We have plenty of RAT tests available for families - just notify the office and collect or ask for them to be sent home.
Learning Snap Shots:
Learning Snap Shots are replacing a significant part of our mid-year reporting. These snap-shots will give you an insight in to your child's progress at school. Information can be accessed through your child's See Saw account. Please contact if you require log-in details.
Soccer Gala Day:
Weather permitting, Grade 5/6 students will be participating in a Soccer Gala Day at Westbury Primary School on Friday 5th May. Please remember to wear sports uniform, bring football boots if you have a pair and take a packed lunch and drink bottle.
State Athletics Carnival:
Tess Leguis and Zaide Millwood will be representing Our Lady of Mercy at the State Primary School Athletics Carnival. This event is being held Friday 5th May. We wish them the very best of luck.
Just a reminder that there will be no canteen next Wednesday 11th May. Prep-Grade 6 will be competing in the Launceston Speech and Drama Competitions.
Orders that have come through this week for Grades 3-6 have been put back in for students to have on Wednesday 18th May.
St Brendan Shaw College Enrolment:
St Brendan Shaw College first round of enrolments and scholarship applications close Friday May 12th. Listed below is the link for scholarship information.
School Photo Day Tuesday 9th May:
Bike Safety Sessions:
This term our students will be engaging in a Bike Safety program again. A letter has been sent home detailing what will be happening during this program and also what children need to bring.
Mothers Day Stall:
Newstead Athletics Club:
The Newstead Athletics Club are pleased to advise that they will again be offering their school series cross country competition again in 2023. They would like to invite our students to participate.
Students are invited to represent the school in a fun, team based cross country running series. The events are open to all grades of primary, and secondary schools up to grade 12.