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

 

 

Book Weekhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Book-Week.aspxBook Week<p></p><p>Our Book Week Celebration Day is fast approaching! Please mark your calendars for WEDNESDAY 5th September, when we will be celebrating BOOK WEEK - 'Find Your Treasure'</p><p>Here is an update on what’s planned for the day:</p><ul><li>8:30am Indigenous Literacy Café. Your gold coin donation will go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.<br></li><li>9:30am Dress-up Parade. Come as your favourite book character, or dress as part of the theme ‘Find Your Treasure’.<br></li><li>11:40am Storytelling with Meg Philp. Meg will inspire students with stories laden with little treasures!</li></ul><p>Final information on our Book Week Celebration Day will be in our next newsletter.<br>We hope to see you on WEDNESDAY 5th SEPTEMBER.</p><p><img alt="BookWeek2018.jpg" src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Book-Week/BookWeek2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></p>
Fathers' Day Stall Fundraiser for Drought Appealhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Fathers'-Day-Stall-Fundraiser-for-Drought-Appeal.aspxFathers' Day Stall Fundraiser for Drought Appeal<p>Our Mini Vinnies will be conducting the Fathers’ Day stall on Wednesday 29 August. All funds will be given to the ‘Fiver for a Farmer’ appeal to help drought affected people. Encourage your children to do something extra around the house or do without a treat to have money for this stall. Gifts will range from $1 to $5.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="drought2.jpg" src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Fathers%27-Day-Stall-Fundraiser-for-Drought-Appeal/drought2.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​</p>
BCE Excellence Awardshttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/BCE-Excellence-Awards.aspxBCE Excellence Awards<p>All of the teaching and support staff at St Mary of the Cross are dedicated, enthusiastic and collaborative. Last week two of our staff were recognised for their excellence in learning and teaching at the Brisbane Catholic Education 2018 excellence awards. Congratulations to Mrs Vanessa Wick and Mrs Caitlin Warren for their nominations. A special mention to Mrs Warren who received a commendation on the night. St Mary of the Cross is blessed to have such wonderful staff members across the whole school.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="congratulations.jpg" src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/BCE-Excellence-Awards/congratulations.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:250px;height:256px;" />​</p>

 Upcoming Events

 

 

Senior Citizens Morning TEahttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=696Senior Citizens Morning TEa21/08/2018 11:00:00 PM
Prep Grandparents Dayhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=634Prep Grandparents Day22/08/2018 12:00:00 AM
Prep Farm Excursionhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=775Prep Farm Excursion23/08/2018 12:00:00 AM
Woolworths Excursion 1/2 and 5/6http://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=776Woolworths Excursion 1/2 and 5/627/08/2018 12:00:00 AM
Darling Point Fun Run - selected studentshttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=760Darling Point Fun Run - selected students29/08/2018 12:00:00 AM
Fathers Day Stallhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=772Fathers Day Stall29/08/2018 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