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>.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> The enrolment process has 5​ 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;">Payment of Enrolment Fee - <a href="https://www.bpoint.com.au/payments/stmaryofthecrossschool?BillerCode=1630813&Amount=50.00&Ref1=Enrolment%20Application%20Fee%20%284105-206---%29" target="_blank"><strong><em>click here​ to pay</em></strong></a><br></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 s​tage. 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> <a href="https://www.bpoint.com.au/payments/stmaryofthecrossschool?BillerCode=1630813&Amount=50.00&Ref1=Enrolment%20Application%20Fee%20%284105-206---%29" target="_blank" style="color:white;text-align:justify;padding:10px 15px;border-radius:3px;margin-right:5px;margin-left:5px;background-color:#2a8dd4;">Pay Enrolment Fee</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.<br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:20%;">​<br><a href="https://www.bpoint.com.au/payments/stmaryofthecrossschool?BillerCode=1630813&Amount=50.00&Ref1=Enrolment%20Application%20Fee%20%284105-206---%29" target="_blank" style="color:white;text-decoration-line:underline;text-align:justify;padding:10px 15px;border-radius:3px;margin-right:5px;margin-left:5px;background-color:#2a8dd4;">Pay Enrolment Fee</a><span style="text-align:justify;">​</span><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:50%;">​<strong><em>A fee of $50 is required with your online enrolment application and <br>pa​yable through Bpoint.  ​This fee is non-refundable​  </em></strong><br></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br><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

 

 

Principal's Reading Challengehttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Principal's-Reading-Challenge.aspxPrincipal's Reading Challenge<div style="text-align:justify;"><br></div><div style="text-align:justify;">Our challenge is progressing at a great pace, and we are observing great enthusiasm and dedication to reading for enjoyment. The ‘Challenge’ is now over the half-way mark, with our closing date of Wednesday 21st November approaching. Keep up the wonderful reading!​<br></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><br></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><ul><li><strong>Aim</strong>: The St Mary of the Cross Principal’s Reading Challenge aims to celebrate the reading culture at our school,  improve literacy and encourage our students to read for pleasure and learning.</li><li><strong>Participants</strong>: Prep to Year 6</li><li><strong>Dates:</strong> Wednesday 17th October to Wednesday 21st November</li><li><strong>Challenge:</strong> Prep to Year 2 students are encouraged to read 20 books in this period (one book each school day). Reading can include independent reading or shared reading with an adult or older student. Years 3 – 6 students are encouraged to read for 30 minutes each school day.</li><li><strong>Incentives</strong>: Each student will be given a bookmark which will be kept at school and marked by the teacher when a book is read or a time period has lapsed. At the conclusion of the four week period, a certificate will be given to each student who has completed the challenge. These students will also go into a draw for prizes.​<br><br></li></ul></div><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p>
Building Updatehttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Building-Update.aspxBuilding Update<p>​After a very hot week the students and staff have very much enjoyed the air-conditioned classrooms and the opportunity to attend swimming lessons. As the weather heats up it is also timely that two shade sails are in the process of being installed. The poles have been installed over the sandpit and outside the office across this week and the sails will be put in place in the next couple of weeks. The chook pen space is in the process of being tidied and turned into the a shaded, gathering and more visible travelling space between our school and after-school care. This will see the re-concreting of that space for a safer and more usable area and the creation of a small reflective garden with seating. As the design develops we will share our ideas for what this space looks like. The finalisation of our plans for our covered sporting area are almost complete and we look forward to sharing with you the significant upgrade that this project will bring our school. This will be inclusive of re-surfacing the surface, new retaining walls, provision of upgraded drainage, lighting, fencing, ramp and signage. ​<br><br></p>
Remarkable Moments Bus Tourhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Remarkable-Moments-Bus-Tour.aspxRemarkable Moments Bus Tour<div>Our ‘Remarkable Moments’ celebration is a system-wide celebration of learning.  Remarkable Moments acknowledges and celebrates the collective effort of students, teachers, parents and Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) office staff to grow the engagement, progress, achievement and wellbeing of every learner in literacy and numeracy.<br></div><div><br></div><div>This year we will have a special visit from BCE office staff who will see and hear about the wonderful learning and growth that has occurred this year at St Mary of the Cross. On Monday 29th October we will have the Remarkable Moments Bus Tour travel to our school to deliver a special picture book that celebrates this special occasion. During the visit we will have any opportunity to share some of our stories. We will have a whole school celebration for Remarkable Moments on Friday 9th November with a special excursion to the Brisbane Botanical Gardens at Mt Coot-tha. On this day we will have a shared picnic lunch and further opportunities to share of stories of growth over 2018.<br></div><div><br></div><div style="text-align:center;"><img src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Remarkable-Moments-Bus-Tour/remarkablemoments2018.JPG" alt="remarkablemoments2018.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:300px;" />​<br></div><p><br></p>

 Upcoming Events

 

 

Prep 2019 Transition Morninghttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=789Prep 2019 Transition Morning26/11/2018 11:00:00 PM
Arts Showcase - End of Year Celebrationhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=765Arts Showcase - End of Year Celebration28/11/2018 8:00:00 AM
Graduation Mass & Presentationhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=794Graduation Mass & Presentation3/12/2018 11:30:00 PM
Prep 2019 Transition Morninghttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=790Prep 2019 Transition Morning5/12/2018 11:00:00 PM
Last Day of Term 4 - school finishes at 12noonhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=795Last Day of Term 4 - school finishes at 12noon7/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
Term 4 endshttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=615Term 4 ends7/12/2018 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