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04dec(dec 4)10:40 am(dec 4)10:40 amMini Vinnies Samarinda Lodge Visit10:40 am - 11:30 am

10dec(dec 10)9:00 am(dec 10)9:00 amBike Ed9:00 am - 1:00 pm

10dec(dec 10)12:50 pm(dec 10)12:50 pmWhole School Orientation12:50 pm - 3:00 pm

11dec(dec 11)9:00 am(dec 11)9:00 amBike Ed9:00 am - 1:00 am

11dec(dec 11)5:00 pm(dec 11)5:00 pmSausage Sizzle & Carols on the Green5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

12dec(dec 12)9:00 am(dec 12)9:00 amBike Ed9:00 am - 1:00 am

12dec(dec 12)12:00 pm(dec 12)12:00 pmMusical Theatre Performance12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

12dec(dec 12)1:00 pm(dec 12)1:00 pmHands on Music Concert1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

12dec(dec 12)7:30 pm(dec 12)7:30 pmSAC Dinner7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

13dec(dec 13)9:00 am(dec 13)9:00 amYear 6 Big Day Out9:00 am - 3:00 pm

14dec(dec 14)10:00 am(dec 14)10:00 amEnd of Year Mass10:00 am - 11:00 am

14dec(dec 14)11:00 am(dec 14)11:00 amParent Helpers Morning Tea11:00 am - 11:40 am

14dec(dec 14)12:00 pm(dec 14)12:00 pmBike Ed Long Ride12:00 pm - 1:50 pm

14dec(dec 14)2:40 pm(dec 14)2:40 pmAssembly2:40 pm - 3:10 pm

18decalldayLast Day of Term 4(All Day: tuesday)

18dec(dec 18)2:50 pm(dec 18)2:50 pmYear 6 Leaving Ceremony2:50 pm - 3:30 pm

18dec(dec 18)6:00 pm(dec 18)6:00 pmGraduation Mass6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

18dec(dec 18)7:00 pm(dec 18)7:00 pmYear 6 Graduation Dinner7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Term Dates 2019

Staff Induction Day:

Tuesday 29th January & Wednesday 30th January

Student Testing Days:

Thursday 31st January & Friday 1st February

Term 1:

Monday 4th February – Friday 5th April

Please note that Preps have Wednesday off as a rest day all of Term 1.

Term 2:

Tuesday 23rd April – Friday 28th June

Term 3:

Monday 15th July – Friday 20th September

Term 4:

Monday 7th October – Tuesday 17th December

***Some of the above dates are subject to change***

Parent Handbook

The St Michael’s Parent Handbook has been compiled to provide parents with information regarding daily organisational procedures at the school and to enhance communication between parents and the school. Please keep this handbook as a helpful reference.

Uniform

The St Michael’s Uniform Shop is run by parent volunteers.
Uniform can be ordered through our Online Uniform Shop (link below) and will be delivered to your child’s class via the office basket.
Alternatively, the Uniform Shop is open on the first Monday of every month.

For all uniform enquiries, please email uniformshop@smashburton.catholic.edu.au.

Parents’ and Friends’ Auxiliary

The Parents’ and Friends’ Auxiliary (PFA) is a committee that performs two vital roles at St Michael’s: (1) coordination of fundraising, and (2) organising social events.

Fundraising

It is only through fundraising that we are able to maintain and improve many of the amenities and resources the children use on a daily basis. With the support of the parent community, the PFA has facilitated essential projects such as technology upgrades, air conditioning in classrooms, purchasing and maintaining maths and literacy resources, and upgrading playground facilities.

Social Events

Social events organised by the PFA are designed to draw the St Michael’s community together. They provide valuable opportunities to share a drink, have a chat, laugh, form friendships, and to belong.

How to Become Involved

The PFA Committee is elected at an Annual General Meeting held in Term 4. All parents, including new Prep parents, receive notification of the meeting and a nomination form for the following committee positions:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • General Committee
  • Class Coordinator
  • Class Representatives (two from each class)

The PFA meets on the first Wednesday of each month. From time to time, sub-committees are formed to focus on specific events or fundraising efforts. Notification of activities and meetings will be published in the school newsletter. All parents/caregivers are encouraged to consider participating in this vital part of the school community.

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School Advisory Council

The School Advisory Council (SAC) provides parents/caregivers with the opportunity to participate in decision-making processes regarding educational policy and curriculum, and matters of finance and resources within the school. The SAC advises and supports the Parish Priest and Principal in fulfilling their responsibility and exercising their authority in regards to the management and future direction of St Michael’s.

The SAC consists of members from the following groups:

  • Ex Officio (Parish Priest and Principal)
  • Chairperson
  • Deputy Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Staff Representative (Deputy Principal)
  • School Representatives (one from each year level)

The SAC meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Requests for nominations will be published in the school newsletter early in Term 4.

School Enhancement

‘School Enhancement’ is the term given to the working bees at St Michael’s. Each family is encouraged to participate in school enhancement sessions to maintain and develop the school facilities and grounds. These sessions are also a terrific way to network and make connections with other families.

Families who attend two or more sessions are exempt from paying the annual $200 school enhancement fee. Some families have indicated that they are happy to attend the enhancement sessions without claiming the $200 rebate. Please advise the school office if this if your preference.

Enhancement sessions are held six times a year, either on a Friday evening at 5:00 – 7:00pm or a Saturday morning at 9:00 – 11:00am. To register for a session, please visit www.schoolinterviews.com.au and use code MA4ZT. Bookings will remain open throughout the year.

In 2019, School Enhancement sessions will take place on:

  • Friday 22nd February at 5:00 – 7:00pm
  • Saturday 4th May at 9:00 – 11:00am
  • Saturday 27th July at 9:00 – 11:00am
  • Saturday 7th September at 9:00 – 11:00am
  • Friday 25th October at 5:00 – 7:00pm
  • Friday 29th November 5:00 – 7:00pm

Out of School Hours Care

The St Michael’s Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) program is run by Extend Australia. Extend runs supervised care for students Monday to Friday, 7:00 – 8:30am and 3:30 – 6:00pm. Our program meets the National Accreditation Standards for OSHC.

To make a booking, please visit the Parent Portal at www.extend.com.au. To cancel a booking, please call customer service at Extend on 1300 366 437 or alternatively, call the Service Phone on 0430 301 135.

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