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



National Simultaneous Storytimehttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/National-Simultaneous-Storytime.aspxNational Simultaneous Storytime<p><strong>Wednesday 23rd May</strong><br>This year, St Mary of the Cross will participate in National Simultaneous Storytime. Each year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. Now in its 18th year, National Simultaneous Story Time is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy. This year’s book, ‘Hickory Dickory Dash’ is written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood. These two talented people have teamed up in the past to write ‘The Cow Tripped Over the Moon’. As luck would have it, this book is the basis of our school play and musical performance organised by Mrs Veling. We look forward to sharing Tony Wilson’s book this year and hearing if we can help reach one million readers on May 23rd!​</p><p><img alt="NatSimultaneousStoryTime.jpg" src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/National-Simultaneous-Storytime/NatSimultaneousStoryTime.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:638px;" /><br><br></p>
The Artshttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/The-Arts.aspxThe Arts<p>This year in Art, Music and Drama we have been focusing on the book, “The Cow Tripped Over the Moon,” by Tony Wilson. The students of St Mary of the Cross, from Prep to Year Six, have created a play around the book with musical performances, dance and film. They have been working very hard on learning their songs, lines and dances. The details of the performance are attached and we would love for you to come along and see what we have been learning in our Arts lesson. As you know with a performance we need costumes. We have kept this very simple for you. All your child needs to wear is black pants or leggings and a black top. This can be long sleeved if the weather is cooler. The students have created their own character masks in our lessons that they will wear as well. We thank Mrs Veling for her expertise in preparing the students.</p><p><img alt="CowTrippedOver.jpg" src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/The-Arts/CowTrippedOver.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:638px;" />​</p>
Fall into Fashion 1st Junehttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Fall-into-Fashion-Fundraising-Evening.aspxFall into Fashion 1st June<p>​​Please find attached your invitation to the St Mary of the Cross 'FALL INTO FASHION' Event. <br>Follow the <a href="http://www.trybooking.com/375965">www.trybooking.com/375965</a>  link for full event details and to secure your ticket/s.<br> <br>Gather a group of friends and join us for what will be a fabulous evening of FASHION + STYLE + FUN!<br> <br>All funds raised from the event will assist in building our technology and STEAM resources for the students at STMOC.<br> <br><em>We thank you in advance for your support.</em></p><p><a href="/news-and-events/Documents/FallintoFashionPoster.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Fall into Fashion Poster</a></p>

 Upcoming Events



Confirmationhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=672Confirmation27/05/2018 1:00:00 AM
School Fashion Nighthttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=728School Fashion Night1/06/2018 9:00:00 AM
Winter Appealhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=756Winter Appeal6/06/2018 12:00:00 AM
Deleted: Homework Clubhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=735Deleted: Homework Club6/06/2018 5:00:00 AM
Cancer Fund Biggest Morning TEahttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=757Cancer Fund Biggest Morning TEa13/06/2018 12:00:00 AM
Cow Tripped over the Moon Performancehttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=753Cow Tripped over the Moon Performance14/06/2018 4:00:00 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