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

 

 

Trivia Nighthttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Trivia-Night.aspxTrivia Night<div style="text-align:justify;">​Our most anticipated school event, the St Mary of the Cross Trivia Night is only 1 week away and tickets are now on SALE! Follow the below link to purchase your tickets today, do not delay!<a href="https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=423745&"> https://www.trybooking.com/YCVX </a><br></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><br></div><div style="text-align:justify;">This event is open to anyone and everyone but more importantly it is a great way to meet new people in a fun filled environment. With six tables sold already it is a reminder that you can get 4, 6 or 8 seats in your grouping. Friends, work colleagues and neighbours are very welcome to attend on your table. With the Flintstones and Retro Tennis themes already taken, we are looking forward to seeing what everyone attending can come up with! If you are stuck for ideas pick a movie, sport, music band or a decade and let your imagination run wild. A reminder to bring plenty of gold coins to participate in some fun games and raffles. The bar has a great selection of drinks for purchase and has cash and eftpos facilities available. This event is BYO food only for your table.<br></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><br></div>
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;">​We are delighted to announce the launch of the Principal’s Reading Challenge next Wednesday 17th October. Local author Christine Bongers and Local Government Councillor Andrew Wines will read to the students at 10am as part of the launch.<br></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><br></div><div style="text-align:justify;">Aim: The St Mary of the Cross Principal’s Reading Challenge aims to celebrate the reading culture at our school, </div><div style="text-align:justify;">improve literacy and encourage our students to read for pleasure and learning.<br></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><br></div><div style="text-align:justify;">Participants: Prep to Year 6<br></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><br></div><div style="text-align:justify;">Dates: Wednesday 17th October to Wednesday 21st November<br></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><br></div><div style="text-align:justify;">Challenge: 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.<br></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><br></div><div style="text-align:justify;">Incentives: 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></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><br></div><div style="text-align:justify;">Opening Event: Wednesday 17th October – Christine Bongers and Cr Andrew Wines</div><div style="text-align:justify;">Closing Event: Tuesday 27th November<br></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><br></div><div style="text-align:justify;">A selection of books from the library will be made available to each class. Students may also read books from home in consultation with their class teacher.<br></div><div style="text-align:justify;"><br></div><div style="text-align:justify;">Students Need School Libraries</div><div style="text-align:justify;">We are fortunate at St Mary of the Cross to have a school library that is supported by the community and our school leadership team. Sadly, some schools are lacking this vital resource. The ‘Students Need School Libraries’ campaign will be launched next Tuesday 16th October. The mission of this organisation is to ensure student access to high quality school library services. School libraries, and the qualified staff that run them are vital for ensuring that all students develop a love of reading, and are equipped with the research and literacy skills they need throughout their life. For more information and to show your support click on this link:</div><div style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://studentsneedschoollibraries.org.au/">https://studentsneedschoollibraries.org.au/ ​</a>  <br></div><div style="text-align:justify;">​<br></div><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p>
School Facebook Pagehttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/School-Facebook-Page.aspxSchool Facebook Page<div style="text-align:justify;">​​<img width="180" height="179" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="likebutton.png" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/likebutton.png" style="margin:5px;width:118px;height:118px;" />Parents are able to access the page by searching @StMaryOfTheCross. Please make sure you like the page so you receive updates and information. We ask that you use this page with respect and consideration of the school community. Our page is closely monitored to ensure that comments are moderated. Only St Mary of the Cross staff will be able to post on the page and moderate pictures and comments. Please search for our page to see the many enjoyable things happening in our school.</div> <div style="text-align:justify;"> </div>

 Upcoming Events

 

 

World Teachers Dayhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=785World Teachers Day26/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
Mini Vinnies at Windsor Aged CAre Prayerhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=744Mini Vinnies at Windsor Aged CAre Prayer7/11/2018 12:30:00 AM
Prep Orientation Dayhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=788Prep Orientation Day14/11/2018 11:00:00 PM
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 & Music - End of Year Celebrationhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=765Arts & Music - End of Year Celebration28/11/2018 7:00:00 AM
Prep 2019 Transition Morninghttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=790Prep 2019 Transition Morning5/12/2018 11:00:00 PM

 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