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



P&F Newshttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Parent-Information-Evening.aspxP&F News<p style="text-align:justify;">We look forward to parents, friends and most importantly students joining us for our first disco for the year. The disco is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with students from across the school on a LED dance floor. This disco will be held in Baratta Stadium on Thursday 22nd March from 5:30 to 7pm​. <span style="font:400 13px/20.8px arial,sans-serif;text-align:justify;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">The disco will be hosted by DJ Steve and have the students dancing on an LED </span><span style="font:400 13px/20.8px arial,sans-serif;text-align:justify;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">dance floor for an exciting hour and a half. There will be limited snacks and drinks available on the </span><span style="font:400 13px/20.8px arial,sans-serif;text-align:justify;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">night.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">A sheet asking for parent helpers for thirty minutes to sell these refreshments will be distributed next week.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br> </p>
Mapleton School Camphttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Mapleton-School-Camp.aspxMapleton School Camp<p style="text-align:justify;">Last week I was on camp with the older students for three days at Mapleton. Thank you very much to  the staff for their time and expertise. Thank you to the students who were a credit to the school with the way they engaged and behaved across the week. Here is a link to a brief summary for you to watch of the archery, canoeing, orienteering, bush skills, swimming and night activities the students got up to across the three days. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r0KiPHSGKQ">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r0KiPHSGKQ</a>. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">All of these activities are challenging, as well as fun, but the aim is about building the skills of confidence, organisation, getting along, persistence and I think most importantly resilience. Our social and emotional curriculum which include the use of Programme Achieve defines Resilience “As the ability to cope and ‘bounce back’ after encountering negative events, difficult situations or adversity and to return to almost the same level of emotional wellbeing. It is also the capacity to respond adaptively to difficult circumstances and still thrive. Young people who encounter difficult or challenging situations can learn from them and become stronger. Young people will always need the personal skills and attitudes to help them to bounce back.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Everyone encounters everyday challenges such as making mistakes, falling out with a friend, moving to a new school or losing in a sports competition. Many young people will also face more serious challenges such as adapting to a step-family, the illness or death of a family member, or being bullied.  Resilience helps young people to navigate through life and is an important aspect of adolescent development. When young people are resilient they are able to cope reasonably well with difficult situations and things that go wrong and then ‘bounce back’. As a school we work hard on teaching these skills to children but your support is invaluable in this. Working with your children to increase independence in every-day tasks, trying new foods and activities, setting them weekly jobs or chores and outside activities that require collaboration and teamwork like scouts, music practice or involvement in sporting teams all help this skill development.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><img alt="camp2018.jpg" src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Mapleton-School-Camp/camp2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:638px;" />​</p>
Prep Enrolmentshttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Prep-Enrolments.aspxPrep Enrolments<p>We are now taking applications for enrolments from all our school families and the wider community for Prep 2019. A child born from 1st July 2013 to 30th June, 2014 will be eligible for the Prep 2019. Preference for enrolment will be given to siblings of children already attending St Mary of the Cross school provided that enrolment procedures are completed.​</p><p><a href="/Enrolments/Pages/default.aspx">Click here for more information.....</a>​<br></p>

 Upcoming Events



Deleted: Homework Clubhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=719Deleted: Homework Club21/03/2018 5:00:00 AM
Disco Partyhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=715Disco Party22/03/2018 7:30:00 AM
Disco Partyhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=695Disco Party22/03/2018 7:30:00 AM
SPAGHETTI BOWL FRIDAYhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=704SPAGHETTI BOWL FRIDAY23/03/2018 12:00:00 AM
Deleted: Sausage Sizzlehttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=705Deleted: Sausage Sizzle23/03/2018 12:00:00 AM
Easter Bonnet Parade http://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=709Easter Bonnet Parade 28/03/2018 4:30:00 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