Welcome to St Mary's Moruya!
Welcome to the website of St Mary's Primary School, Moruya. St Mary's is a Catholic co-educational Primary School within the Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn, located on the beautiful South Coast of New South Wales. The school caters for 210 students from Kindergarten to Year 6. The school has a proud history of service to the Moruya district dating back 160 years. The Catholic community of the Archdiocese challenges its schools and teachers to share with parents the sacred responsibility for the educational, spiritual and emotional development of the young people in its care. I am proud of the unique educational environment we offer at St Mary's and our personal approach with each family is central to our mission. I invite you to come and visit the school and experience for yourself the warmth and vibrance of the St Mary's community. The staff are highly dedicated and professional educators who demonstrate personal integrity through the Christian climate they create, as individuals and as a community. In their vocation as Catholic educators, they have the interest of the students at heart and will endeavour to ensure the maximum is done in the development of each child. Our mission is to ensure a truly Catholic learning community where the integration of faith and life is central to the culture and identity of the school, at every level. Our commitment is to engage students in life long learning to develop skills of communication, independence and collaborative learning and problem solving. Regular communication between school and home and shared decision-making in your child's education is valued and encouraged at St Mary's. As you involve yourself in the school you will have the opportunity to meet new friends and be supported in your very sacred role as parents.
I look forward with enthusiasm to your association with St Mary's and know that you will be delighted by the rich learning environment on which St Mary's prides itself. It will be my pleasure to welcome you personally to our beautiful school.
What parents say ...
"I find that whenever I enter St Mary's to collect my son the staff are always friendly and go out of their way to say hello to me. I am appreciative of this and feel my child is in a safe, happy and positive environment". (Dana Lotze)
"The staff work so well with each other, the children and families to create a caring and very friendly community. Every staff member knows my child's name!" (Jenny Hogg)
Term 4 Dates for 2013
Term 1 Dates for 2014
8 October (Tuesday) Term 4 Starts – Staff Development Day
9 October (Wednesday) Students Return for Term 4
18 December (Wednesday) Term 4 Ends for All Students
27 January (Monday) Australia Day Public Holiday (from 26 January)
28 January (Tuesday) Term 1 Starts - Staff Planning Day
29 January (Wednesday) Students Return for Term 1
11 April (Friday) Term 1 Ends
14 (Mon) – 25 (Fri) April Term Break
18 April (Friday) Good Friday
21 April (Monday) Easter Monday Public Holiday
25 April (Friday) Anzac Day Public Holiday