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<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;"><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 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><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 J</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;font-weight:700;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">une 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 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;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;">une 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> <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

 

 

Book Weekhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Book-Week.aspxBook Week<p>We are pleased to announce the date for our Book Week celebration is Wednesday 5th September. Each year across Australia, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week.</p><p>The theme this year is ‘Find your treasure’, and each week we will be re-reading Australian books from the short-listed titles to find the treasure within. This week, we read I’m Australian too! by Mem Fox and Ronojoy Ghosh. We reflected on the many cultures represented in Australia, and focused on ‘treasuring’ our first inhabitants, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.</p><p>Next week, we will re-read Rodney loses it! by Michael Gerard Bauer and Chrissie Krebs, and reflect on the special items or object that we ‘treasure’.</p><p><img alt="BookWeek2018.jpg" src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Book-Week/BookWeek2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></p>
Catholic Education Weekhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Catholic-Education-Week.aspxCatholic Education Week<p>Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland from 29th July to 4th August. This is an annual event held to promote the ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that occur each day in our schools. The theme this year is ‘Discovering New Horizons’, aligning with the theme of the Year of Youth.</p><p>Part of our celebration for Catholic Education Week this year will include a prayer assembly on Monday in week 4. We look forward to continuing to celebrate our learning across the next few weeks with our school athletics carnival, assemblies and different events happening across the term.<br><br></p><p><img alt="CEW2018.jpg" src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Catholic-Education-Week/CEW2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:638px;" />​</p>
NAIDOC Weekhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/NAIDOC-Week.aspxNAIDOC Week<p>We concluded our learning last term with our whole school visit to Ngutana-Lui - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies Centre. Part of the reason for our visit was to celebrate NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We certainly learnt a lot during our visit including the meaning and importance of dance, music, art, use of different plants and my favourite was boomerang throwing.</p><p>We continue our NAIDOC week celebrations and acknowledgments next week. On Monday at 2:30pm in our library we will have a liturgy. All family and friends are most welcome to attend this special liturgy. Aunty Maud will speak to us during this time and share some activities that we will do during the week.</p><p>We will conclude our celebrations on Wednesday afternoon with a performance by Wadjiny with artist Troy Allen. Troy has shared his unique skills and knowledge for over 25 years. He uses song, music and didgeridoo, dance, artefacts, examples of ancient rock and cave paintings and fire making demonstrations to tell the stories of his people.</p><p><img alt="naidocweek2018.jpg" src="/news-and-events/SiteAssets/Pages/NAIDOC-Week/naidocweek2018.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:638px;" />​</p>

 Upcoming Events

 

 

School Athletics Carnival http://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=726School Athletics Carnival 24/07/2018 10:30:00 PM
Catholic Education Weekhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=762Catholic Education Week30/07/2018 12:00:00 AM
School Mass - Mary MacKillop Feast Dayhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=763School Mass - Mary MacKillop Feast Day7/08/2018 11:00:00 PM
Mary MacKillop - our feastdayhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=693Mary MacKillop - our feastday8/08/2018 12:00:00 AM
EKKA SHOW DAYhttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=664EKKA SHOW DAY15/08/2018 12:00:00 AM
Senior Citizens Morning TEahttp://www.stmaryofthecross.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=696Senior Citizens Morning TEa21/08/2018 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