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St Mary's Primary

Rushworth

Phone: (03) 5856 1347
Fax: (03) 5856 1851

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Caring for the whole child

Programs

Positive Behaviour Implemention Support (PBIS)

PBIS is research-based, school-wide systems approach to improve school climate and create safer and more effective schools.

Our PBIS core values are:

  • Care for Self
  • Care for Others
  • Care for Education
  • Care for the Environment

Sporting Schools 
Sporting Schools is Australia's largest school-based sports participation programme to help children foster a lifelong interest in sport. Each Monday and Wednesday afternoon at 3.30pm approximately 20 students stay at school to participate in Sporting Schools activities. These activities are conducted by trained coaches and supervised by another adult. The children enjoy a healthy snack after school and then enjoy the afternoon's fun.

Community Partnerships

Gardening Club

Tennis
St Mary's provides a weekly tennis clinic sponsored by Tennis for Kids. Mr Norm Cahill takes private tennis lessons for students from grade 1 onwards.

Caritas Fundraising Project Compassion
Thank you for supporting Caritas Australia's Project Compassion appeal. Your generosity will work for the freedom of people living in poverty, challenge unjust structures, and empower people to work for a sustainable way of life. If you are wondering how you could continue to make a difference in the struggle against poverty, visit www.bemore.org.au and take up the challenge to BE More!

Curriculum

Religious Education                                            "I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly" Jn 10:10

The Source of Life Religious Education Curriculum is structured around seven organising strands in the primary school and eight organizing strands in the secondary school. These run through the six levels of schooling across Years P-12. In June 2005 Bishop Joseph Grech promulgated the Religious Education Curriculum.

Sacraments:

Preparation for the Sacraments is parish-based.  Children prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation late in Grade 3 and the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist are in Grade 4.  Parents lead their children through the Diocesan Steps In Faith Sacramental Preparation booklets and receive the sacrament as a Parish group. 

Aboriginal Perspectives:                                                                                                                                                                

We acknowledge the Taungaurang people as the original and ongoing custodians of this land. We commit ourselves to actively work alongside Aboriginal people for reconciliation and justice.                                                                                          

Social Justice:                                                                                                                                                                                  

At St Mary’s we are committed to educating our students in social justice issues.  All students are active in fundraising for St Viincent de Paul, Caritas and Catholic Missions. Our grade 6 students are part of Mini Vinnies.

"Aspire not to have more but to be more." 
- Archbishop Oscar Romero             

Kinship with the Earth:                                                                                                                                                             

Kinship with the Earth is a curriculum framework that supports schools of the Sandhurst diocese to engage in sustainability practice grounded in a scriptural understanding of Stewardship. Kinship with the Earth is aligned to the National Environmental Education Statement through ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic.                                              

Victoria Curriculum 

  • The Victorian Curriculum F–10 sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship.
  • Curriculum will be planned around the eight Learning areas: English, Mathematics, The Arts, Health and Physical Education, The Humanities, Science and Technologies. This will also include the four Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical, Intercultural and Personal and Social.
  • Teachers will determine the Scope and Sequence for each Learning Area and Capability on Planning day each year to align with school and community events.
  • Teachers review the Scope and Sequence for each Learn Area and Capability at the end of each term, to ensure that the Victorian Curriculum is covered.
  • Students are assessed against relevant Victorian Curriculum with subsequent learning experiences reflecting each student’s needs