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St Anne's School was founded by the Sisters of Mercy and officially opened 23 May 1925. Our school provides students from Prep to Year Six with a contemporary and well-balanced Catholic education in a family atmosphere. The school family consists of a caring and willing group of parents and students, together with a dedicated and experienced staff.

St Anne’s Catholic Primary School is located in the coastal town of Sarina, in the Rockhampton Diocese.  The student population of the school remains relatively stable.

Parents believe that St Anne’s offers their children a quality educational curriculum in an environment of care and nurturing, support and respect. The school has a very strong sense of community ownership. Strong support exists between staff, students and parents with a very active and dedicated Parents and Friends Committee and School Board.

Community News

This week we celebrated Catholic Education Week.  The theme is Sharing the Journey. This is a photo of all the posters each class made with the theme Sharing the Journey. Come into the office and have a look at the beautiful work our students have done on these posters.

Mass was celebrated on Thursday and the liturgy was prepared by our Year 5 students. Thank you to Year 5 and to Mrs Goodman and Mrs Eames for their preparation. Children were then able to have lunch on the lawn which was a great success.

Both students and staff have been involved in random acts of kindness. Kindness is free to give and also can be a wonderful way to brighten someone’s day. The staff found this little treat in their pigeon holes this week. I love chocolate so I am grateful for this lovely act of kindness. I am sure I can think of a way to pass it on. How about you getting involved in performing random acts of kindness with your family? This would be a great way to start a ripple effect where the lesson is making the world a better place.

At the beginning of this term some students gathered to begin our St Anne’s School Choir.  At present we have around 25 students who come to practice.  Our aim is to learn to sing several different types of songs and to enjoy ourselves as much as possible.  We hope to perform at assembly and in the community and to compete at the Mackay Eisteddfod in October however the Eisteddfod songs are suitable only for years 3-6.

The singing sessions happen at first lunch play every Tuesday (and occasionally on other days) in the Music room. All students are most welcome to come and join in as we learn and sing songs for all age groups.

Applications are now invited from suitably qualified and enthusiastic persons for the position of Term Time Library Coordinator (15 HPW), days are negotiable with a preference for Monday, Tuesday and one other day. Previous experience will be an advantage.

The successful applicant will have appropriate experience and an understanding of and a commitment to the ethos of Catholic Education. A Working With Children Check (WWCC) and eligibility for a Suitability Notice will also be required. To apply for this position, please pick up a package from the front office and return it with a letter of application and current resume in an envelope to The Principal. Applications close Monday 7 August 2017.

Casual positions exist for a School Crossing Supervisor & a Relief School Crossing Supervisor at St Anne’s School.

School Crossing Supervisor may be required to work five days per week in all weather conditions. The hours of work for School Crossing Supervisors are 1 hour a day and usually comprise of 40 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the afternoon. Pay rate of $28.89 per hour.

The successful applicants will be dependent on:

  • The suitable outcome of a health assessment carried out by a GP of your choice according to the guidelines in the “Notes for Medical Practitioner” on the School Crossing Supervisor Scheme – Health Assessment Form; (this is paid by the Department)
  • A Positive Blue Card Notice (This is also paid by the Department and means you do not need to have a blue card to apply for the position)

If you are interested in either position, please collect an application form from the School Office or contact Karen Cantoni (Road Safety officer) on 49 518331. The School Crossing Supervisors Application & the Relief School Crossing Supervisors Application is to be returned to School for the Principal’s recommendation.

The preparation for and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will begin next term, tentative dates appear below. This sacrament of Reconciliation is for children who are in Year 3.

There will be Parent/Guardian Information session after Mass at St Michael’s Church on Oct 8th. Mass is at 9:00 am.
3 Workshops for Reconciliation will follow this information session. St Michael’s workshops will be after Mass on the following Sundays: Oct 22, 29th and Nov 5th. Workshops will be approximately 1 hour in duration.

Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation will then be at St. Michael’s 15th Nov. (a time is yet to be confirmed)
A formal letter will go out within the next couple of weeks.

Enrolments for Prep for 2018 are now being taken. If you have a child due to commence Prep next year (born between 1 July 2012 and 31 July 2013), please complete an application for enrolment form available from the office. Enrolments for Years 1 - 6 are also currently being taken for 2018. When returning the enrolment form, please ensure that there is a copy of your child's birth certificate, baptismal certificate and immunisation records. It is essential that we have our current families accounted for so that we know the number of places available for new families. We need to sight the original birth certificate or have a certified copy please.

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