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>

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 News and Events



Newsletters 2018http://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Newsletters-2018.aspxNewsletters 2018<div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 74440184-2c2e-4fa5-8fa2-9173835f4f17" id="div_74440184-2c2e-4fa5-8fa2-9173835f4f17" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_74440184-2c2e-4fa5-8fa2-9173835f4f17" unselectable="on" style="display:none;"></div></div><p>​​​<br></p>
Library Newshttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Library-News.aspxLibrary News<p style="text-align:justify;">What a wonderful start to 2018 in the library! The students at St Mary of the Cross have participated in lessons and borrowed enthusiastically. A very warm welcome to our new Prep students and families, as well as our new and returning students and families in other year levels. It probably comes as no surprise that engaging in, and promoting high-quality literature is a priority at St Mary of the Cross. Reading regularly, and for extended periods of time is something which is valued at our school. Each class participates in ‘Stamina Reading’ which helps students focus and read independently. This year, library lessons and borrowing occur on different days. On Tuesdays, your child will participate in a library lesson, focusing on comprehension strategies as part of our whole-school goal.  This week we have focused on ‘Making Connections’.  On Wednesdays, your child will come to the library to borrow books. We encourage students to read both FICTION and NON-FICTION books.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>CYBER SMART </strong><br>Be Cyber Smart continues to be the message we are sharing across the year levels. To assist your child to be Cyber Smart you might like to consider discussing some family rules around device usage. A discussion with your child around what meets your family’s needs is an essential dialogue. Common Sense Media has many tips for parents on the topic. The following link provides an example of family media agreements which might assist you in beginning the discussion at home. <br><a href="https://www.commonsensemedia.org/sites/default/files/uploads/connecting_families/family_media_agreements_k-12.pdf">https://www.commonsensemedia.org/sites/default/files/uploads/connecting_families/family_media_agreements_k-12.pdf</a> </p>
Ash Wednesdayhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Ash-Wednesday.aspxAsh Wednesday<p style="text-align:justify;">​<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/ashwedscross.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px 15px;width:205px;" />Ash Wednesday, 14th February, begins the season of Lent and the journey towards Easter. We are encouraged to take time to remember who we are as followers of Jesus and who we are in the core of our being! In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it is so easy to forget or ignore the voice of God in our hearts. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the words of Henri Nouwen: "We need a way of living in the Spirit by which all we are and all we do becomes a form of reminding. This is what is meant by a prayerful life - a life in which nothing is done, said, or understood independently of God." The pace of life in our modern world can often seem bewildering and lead to a feeling of alienation and of being lost and adrift in a sea of continual change. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">We are invited during this time of Lent, to open ourselves to the presence of God in our lives and to know that no matter what, "God is available, is a silence in the midst of chaos and a promise at the centre of the tumult." (Joan Chittister) </p><p style="text-align:justify;">We will have a liturgy next Wednesday afternoon 14th February from 2:30 to 3pm in the library for Ash Wednesday. Families and friends of St Mary of the Cross School are most welcome to attend.</p>

 Upcoming Events



Student Protection Training (Volunteers)http://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=684Student Protection Training (Volunteers)18/02/2018 10:45:00 PM
Student Protection Training 8.45amhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=689Student Protection Training 8.45am19/02/2018 12:00:00 AM
Prep Vision Screenhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=690Prep Vision Screen19/02/2018 12:00:00 AM
Student Protection Training 2.30pmhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=691Student Protection Training 2.30pm20/02/2018 12:00:00 AM
Student Protection Training (Volunteers)http://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=683Student Protection Training (Volunteers)20/02/2018 4:30:00 AM
Community Association Mtg - ALL WELCOMEhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=694Community Association Mtg - ALL WELCOME20/02/2018 8:00:00 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