Welcome to St Mary of the Cross - Windsor

 

 

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 Principal's Welcome

 

 

Message from the Principalhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/School Profile/Pages/Message-from-the-Principal.aspxMessage from the Principal<p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">St Mary of the Cross Catholic Parish School is administered by the Brisbane Catholic Education Office on behalf of the Archbishop of Brisbane. Building on the work of the leaders of this school since 1929 this fine school is a privilege and honour.</p> <div> </div> <div>As a community of faith within the Archdiocese of Brisbane, St Mary of the Cross is committed to an educational ministry that embraces and promotes lifelong faith learning. </div> <div> </div> <div> As a Catholic School:</div> <div> </div> <ul><li>we are a multicultural, inclusive school not a private school</li> <li>we celebrate difference and promote friendship and peace</li> <li>we nurture a personal spirituality</li> <li>we encourage and celebrate a love of learning</li> <li>we recognize, value and access all available resources for the continued development of the learning environment;</li> <li>we empower children to be individual, self-confident and considerate.</li> <li>we offer specialist lessons from Prep to Year Six in Spanish, PE, Music, Visual Arts, Drama, Library and yoga. </li> <li>we have an outstanding before, after and vacation care program who exceeded ratings in all seven of the National Quality Standards</li> <li>we offer air conditioning and excellent access to technology across all year levels. </li></ul> <div> </div> <div>If you share these values, beliefs and opportunities we invite you to apply for enrolment.</div> <div> </div> <div>Please contact me if you would like more information about our wonderful school. </div> <div> </div> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><strong>Mr Matthew Beacroft</strong></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">Principal </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p> <div> </div>

 Specialist Lessons

​On offer at St Mary of the Cross are the following specialist lessons:
•   Spanish
•   Integrated Arts
•   Music Program
•   HPE
•   Library Lessons

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 Enrolment Information

 

 

Enrolmentshttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/EnrolmentsEnrolments<h1>​​​About this online application for enrolment<br></h1><div class="ng-scope" style="text-align:left;color:#555555;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;"><p style="text-align:justify;"> Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at St Mary of the Cross, Windsor, a systemic school within <a href="http://www.bne.catholic.edu.au/" target="_blank" style="color:#004b88;text-decoration:none;box-sizing:border-box;">Brisbane Catholic Education</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> The enrolment process has 4 stages:</p><ol style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:10px;box-sizing:border-box;"><li style="box-sizing:border-box;"> Submission online of this completed application for enrolment at St Mary of the Cross.<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"></li><li style="box-sizing:border-box;"> Your form will be processed by the school's administration.</li><li style="box-sizing:border-box;"> You will be contacted by the school regarding next steps in the application, which will include an enrolment interview with either St Mary of the Cross School Principal or Assistant Principal. <br style="box-sizing:border-box;"></li><li style="box-sizing:border-box;"> Prior to, or at this enrolment interview, you will be required to submit to the school administration, verification of information listed within the application.</li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;"> This online form can be saved at any stage. Your email address will be used to allow you to return to your form. If returning to an application, you will be sent a link to your incomplete application. If not submitted after 30 days, the form will no longer be available.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> Should you need help in completing the application please seek assistance from the school office.</p></div><p style="text-align:justify;"> <a href="https://public.bne.catholic.edu.au/enrolmentspublic?schoolId=206#/enrolment-clean/create?opening=true" style="padding:10px 15px;border-radius:3px;color:white;margin-right:5px;margin-left:5px;background-color:#2a8dd4;">Open Saved Form</a><a href="https://public.bne.catholic.edu.au/enrolmentspublic?schoolId=206#/enrolment-clean/notice" style="padding:10px 15px;border-radius:3px;color:white;margin-right:5px;margin-left:5px;background-color:#2a8dd4;">Create New Form</a><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> ​​</p><p>The Enrolment Application Form is to be printed and returned with original documentation where applicable. The electronic version of the form can be completed electronically before printing.<br></p><p>All enrolment application forms and associated information can be obtained through the links ​​below.</p><p><strong><em>A fee of $50 is required with your online enrolment application and payable through Bpoint.  <br>​This fee is non-refundable​</em></strong><br></p><h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2">Preparatory Year</h2><ul><li><p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;"> <img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="180206_SMOTC-010SMALL.jpg" src="/Enrolments/SiteAssets/Pages/default/180206_SMOTC-010SMALL.jpg" style="margin:5px 15px;width:350px;height:234px;" />Applications for enrolment in the Prep Year at St Mary of the Cross can be made up to two years before the anticipated enrolment.    <br></p></li><li><p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">Family interviews, along with the child, are held with the Principal during Term 2 and 3 of the year prior to eligibility for attending. </p></li><li><p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">Places will be offered (in writing) during June/July. An enrolment fee is ​required to confirm this placement. (This fee is deducted from your fees in the first term of the year.)  </p></li><li><p class="ms-rteElement-P">Orientation days will be held for all new Prep Year children during Term 4.</p></li></ul><h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2">Enrolments (Prep to Year 6)<br></h2><div>Children enrolling for Prep Year must turn 5 by 30 June in the year they will complete the Prep Year.  The table below is a guide to when the children are eligible to enrol in the preparatory year at St Mary of the Cross School.</div><div> </div><table width="642" class="ms-rteTable-bcetablethree"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-bcetablethree"><td width="33%" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-bcetablethree" valign="top"> <strong>Children Born</strong></td><td width="33%" align="center" class="ms-rteTableOddCol-bcetablethree" valign="top"> <strong>Eligible for Prep in</strong></td><td width="34%" align="center" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-bcetablethree" valign="top"> <strong>Eligible for Year 1 in</strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-bcetablethree"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-bcetablethree" valign="top"> <strong>1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014</strong></td><td align="center" class="ms-rteTableOddCol-bcetablethree" valign="middle"> <strong>2019</strong></td><td align="center" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-bcetablethree" valign="middle"> <strong>2020</strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-bcetablethree"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-bcetablethree" valign="top"> <strong>1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015</strong></td><td align="center" class="ms-rteTableOddCol-bcetablethree" valign="middle"> <strong>2020</strong></td><td align="center" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-bcetablethree" valign="middle"> <strong>2021</strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-bcetablethree"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-bcetablethree" valign="top" rowspan="1">​<span style="text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:700;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016</span><br></td><td align="center" class="ms-rteTableOddCol-bcetablethree" valign="middle" rowspan="1">​<strong>2021</strong><br></td><td align="center" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-bcetablethree" valign="middle" rowspan="1"> <strong>​2022</strong><br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-bcetablethree"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-bcetablethree" valign="top" rowspan="1"> <strong>​</strong><span style="text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;"><strong>1 July 2016 to 30 J</strong></span><span style="text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;"><strong>une 2017</strong></span><br></td><td align="center" class="ms-rteTableOddCol-bcetablethree" valign="middle" rowspan="1"> <strong>​2022</strong><br></td><td align="center" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-bcetablethree" valign="middle" rowspan="1"> <strong>​​2023</strong><br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableFooterRow-bcetablethree"><td class="ms-rteTableFooterEvenCol-bcetablethree" valign="top" rowspan="1">​<strong>​</strong><span style="text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;"><strong style="box-sizing:border-box;">1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018​</strong></span><br></td><td align="center" class="ms-rteTableFooterOddCol-bcetablethree" valign="middle" rowspan="1"> <strong>2023​</strong></td><td align="center" class="ms-rteTableFooterEvenCol-bcetablethree" valign="middle" rowspan="1"> <strong>​2024</strong><br></td></tr></tbody></table> ​ ​<br>

 A small school with a big heart....

 News and Events

 

 

School and Parish Masshttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/School-and-Parish-Mass.aspxSchool and Parish Mass<p style="text-align:justify;">​On Wednesday 19th September we will celebrate our final Mass for term 3 with our school and Parish. Our celebration will commence 9a.m. in Holy Rosary Church. We extend an invitation to all families and friends for this special occasion in the celebration of ‘Eucharist’. </p>
Screen Timehttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Movie-Night.aspxScreen Time<p style="text-align:justify;">​With holidays fast approaching being active and outside is very important for all children. Below is some excerpts of a great article written by Dr Nicole White who works at GP4kids at Kedron about the importance of monitoring screen time at all times but especially over the holidays. The link attached will give you access to the full article but it is great advice. <a href="https://www.gp4kids.com.au/blog-1/a-fortnight-of-fortnite-or-not">https://www.gp4kids.com.au/blog-1/a-fortnight-of-fortnite-or-not</a> . Being outside can sometimes be hijacked by the love of technology. Accessing technology is certainly an integral part of all schools and workplaces now and moving forward, but unlimited and unsupervised screen time can cause problems now and into the future. Below are some recommendations from paediatric groups about the amount of screen time children should be accessing. </p><ul><li><div style="text-align:justify;">Less than 18 months – none at all </div></li><li><div style="text-align:justify;">18 months – 2 years – minimal screen time and only used in an interactive fashion with adults watching a tv show together, video chatting to overseas relatives </div></li><li><div style="text-align:justify;">2 years and over – maximum of two hours per day with parental supervision </div></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">Of course doing anything in excess is a risk and excessive screen use is linked to eye strain, headaches and fatigue as well as neck pain. There is also the growing problem of child inactivity and not achieving enough active play across the day. From a mental health point of view there are serious risks. The World Health Organisation now recognises "gaming disorder" as a medical diagnosis. This is due to the interaction with devices providing constant stimulus to the brain and giving us no rest. It is essential that our children have an opportunity to get bored – this encourages them to pursue other activities like playing outside, gardening, playing sport, board games or most importantly reading. The importance of supervision and ensuring devices are not in bedrooms is also integral to success of screen time and allows a more accurate timing of how long children are on devices. </p>
Footy Colours Dayhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Footy-Colours-Day.aspxFooty Colours Day<p style="text-align:justify;">​Friday 21st September - Show your True Colours! No matter which code you follow, show your true colours on the last day of Term 3. Wear your favourite footy colours for a gold coin donation. All proceeds will got to the Fight Cancer Foundation. Every dollar raised helps kids with Cancer continue with their education. </p>

 Upcoming Events

 

 

Bunnings BBQ Staffordhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=783Bunnings BBQ Stafford29/09/2018 12:00:00 AM
QUEENS BDAYhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=665QUEENS BDAY1/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
Term 4 beginshttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=614Term 4 begins8/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
First Day of Term 4http://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=784First Day of Term 48/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
Principal's Reading Challengehttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=786Principal's Reading Challenge17/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
CTJ Day - Student Free Dayhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=770CTJ Day - Student Free Day22/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

 Regular Events

Wednesdays ​Hymn Practice with Mrs McCourt
Wednesdays Assembly 2.30 - 3.00pm
Fridays ​2.30pm ​Assembly in Library
​1st Friday ​Parent Morning Tea with Sr Anne