Welcome to St Mary of the Cross - Windsor




 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


 Enrolment Information



Enrolmentshttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/EnrolmentsEnrolments<p style="text-align:justify;">​​​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> <div>All enrolment application forms and associated information can be obtained through the links below.</div> <h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2">Preparatory Year</h2> <ul><li><p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">Applications f<img width="901" height="598" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="SMOTC-amanda-crocetti-photography-portrait-photography-007-LR.jpg" src="/Enrolments/PublishingImages/SMOTC-amanda-crocetti-photography-portrait-photography-007-LR.jpg" style="margin:5px 15px;width:349px;height:233px;" />or enrolment in the Prep Year at St Mary of the Cross can be made up to two years before the anticipated enrolment.    </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 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">Criteria for Enrolment</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 2011 to 30 June 2012</strong></td> <td align="center" class="ms-rteTableOddCol-bcetablethree" valign="middle"><strong>2017</strong></td> <td align="center" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-bcetablethree" valign="middle"><strong>2018</strong></td></tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-bcetablethree"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-bcetablethree" valign="top"><strong>1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013</strong></td> <td align="center" class="ms-rteTableOddCol-bcetablethree" valign="middle"><strong>2018</strong></td> <td align="center" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-bcetablethree" valign="middle"><strong>2019</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></tbody></table> <div> </div> <h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2">Years 1 to 6</h2> <ul><li><p class="ms-rteElement-P">Applications for enrolment are given out on request. </p></li> <li><p class="ms-rteElement-P">A family interview, along with the child, will be held with a member of the administration team. </p></li> <li><p class="ms-rteElement-P">Originals of birth, baptismal and immunisation certificates need to be sighted and copies of recent school reports or letters from previous school need to be provided.  </p></li> <li><p class="ms-rteElement-P">Confirmation of enrolment will be by letter. </p></li></ul> <h1 class="ms-rteElement-H1">Application for Enrolment Kit (Prep to Year 6)</h1> <div>The Application for Enrolment Kit contains an <strong>Application for Enrolment Form</strong> as well as an <strong>accompanying Application for Enrolment Notes Booklet.</strong></div> <div> </div> <div>The Form and Notes Booklet are available, via the links below, in both an electronic and print version.</div> <div> </div> <div style="text-align:center;"> </div> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3">Electronic Version:</h3> <div>The electronic version of the documents can be downloaded, saved to your own computer and the Application for Enrolment Form completed electronically.  Please note that a complete Application for Enrolment Form is required for each student that you wish to enrol.</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Hint:</strong>  If applying for enrolment for more than 1 student, save one completed version of the form multiple times and change the relevant particular details for each additional student.</div> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3">Print Version:</h3> <div>The print version, whilst available electronically, is designed to be downloaded, printed and the Application for Enrolment Form filled in by hand.  Please note that a complete Application for Enrolment Form is required for each student that you wish to enrol.</div> <div> </div> <div><em>A copy of the print version of the Application for Enrolment Kit is also available via the school office.</em></div> <h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2">Enrolment Form - Printed Version</h2> <div><a href="/Enrolments/Documents/enrolmentform.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Download Enrolment Application Form</a></div> <div> </div> <div><a href="/Enrolments/Documents/enrolmentformnotes.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Download Enrolment Notes Booklet</a></div> <div> </div> <h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2">Enrolment Form - Electronic Version</h2> <div><a href="/Enrolments/Documents/enrolmentformelec.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Download Enrolment Application Form</a></div> <div> </div> <div><a href="/Enrolments/Documents/enrolmentformnoteselec.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Download Enrolment Notes Booklet</a></div>

 A small school with a big heart....

 News and Events



ANZAC Dayhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/ANZAC-Day.aspxANZAC Day<p style="text-align:justify;">​On Monday 23rd April I will attend the ANZAC Commemoration Service for students in ANZAC Square with Ms Parry and the Year 5/6 students. This is always a moving event and one which allows our senior students to experience and better understand the messages of ANZAC day. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>In the morning and the evening, we will remember them</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>We will remember them </em><br><em>In life’s comings and goings, we will remember them</em><br><em>We will remember them </em><br><em>In the tears and the memories, we will remember them</em><br><em> We will remember them</em><br><em> In the stories and the letters, we will remember them</em><br><em> We will remember them In the photos and the tributes</em><br><em> we will remember them</em><br><em> We will remember them In the silence and the stillness</em><br><em> we will remember them </em><br><em>We will remember them. Lest we forget. </em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em></em> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><img alt="anzacday.jpg" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/anzacday.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></em> </p>
P&F News - Disco http://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Parent-Information-Evening.aspxP&F News - Disco <p style="text-align:justify;">The inclement weather last term meant that we had to postpone our school disco. Please ensure you have your dancing shoes ready for our Disco on Friday 11th May, 5.30 – 7pm. </p>
School Improvement Planhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/School-Improvement-Plan.aspxSchool Improvement Plan<p>Each year as a school, with support from Brisbane Catholic Education we produce an Improvement Plan that articulates strategies, goals, actions and targets for the year.</p><p>In 2018 we have identified the explicit intention of improving student reading and performance in writing. Teachers will be using specific success criteria to analyse student writing and reading and collating these results to see student growth across terms and the year. Some of our early results will be discussed in parent teacher meetings in term 2.</p><p>Another area of improvement is opportunities for teacher collaboration and planning across all year levels. This allows teachers time to work as a team to analyse student learning data and respond with strategies and plans that allow all students to grow. This collaboration includes planning, professional development and having experts from Brisbane Catholic Education and consultants work in our school.</p><p>Our Master Plan continues to evolve as we aim to enhance the learning environment for our students. With the unpredictable weather hindering our efforts we have finally been able to complete the painting of the office. The roof has also started to go up in our Early Years area. This will allow for far more flexibility in this learning space in all weather conditions.</p><p><img alt="goalsandpriorities.jpg" src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/School-Improvement-Plan/goalsandpriorities.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​</p>

 Upcoming Events



Sausage Sizzlehttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=736Sausage Sizzle20/04/2018 12:00:00 AM
ANZAC Ceremony Years 5/6http://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=737ANZAC Ceremony Years 5/623/04/2018 12:00:00 AM
Assemblyhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=738Assembly23/04/2018 12:00:00 AM
Assemblyhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=729Assembly23/04/2018 4:30:00 AM
ANZAC DAYhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=662ANZAC DAY25/04/2018 12:00:00 AM
ANZAC Day - Public Holidayhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=739ANZAC Day - Public Holiday25/04/2018 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