Should a student
be absent from school on any particular day, we suggest that parents contact
the school to advise of the absence as a safety precaution or through the
Report Student Absence link Parent Portal. Longer student absence from
school must be confirmed in writing, explaining the circumstances to the class
teacher. Extended or repeated absence will be reported to Administration, who
will require that the reason for the absence is supported by a certificate from
a medical practitioner. Early departures must be arranged through the class
teacher and children are to be collected from Student Reception where they are
signed out by a parent / guardian. Absence for family holidays must be taken
when they become due. Students in most cases, must and should accompany the
rest of the family, but we see it as impractical to set formal written
activities for a pupil during such a period, and, accordingly, this will not be
done. As a general rule, we encourage these students to maintain a journal of
administration team comprises the Principal, Mr. Greg Casey, Assistant
Principals Administration, Mrs. Tina O'Keefe and Mr Tony Barron, Acting
Assistant Principal Religious Education, Mrs Maree Wright and Primary
Learning Leader Deborah Cronin and Early Years Leader Deb McKean-Nunan.
Primary School and Marymount College Advisory Council is a body made up of the
Primary and College Principals, Burleigh Parish Priest, staff members and
Parents and Friends presidents from each school and parish representatives. The
Advisory Council deals with policy and decision making in regard to financial
and master plan issues including fee structures, building projects and
at 2:55 pm each day unless parents are otherwise notified. Teachers are
required to accompany their class to the Frank Shine Walk and supervise their
departure. Bike riders are to proceed directly to the bike racks, put on their
helmet, and walk their bikes off the school property before riding home.
Students who are to catch buses are to walk to the bus stop, where supervision
will be provided until 3:30pm. Students who are to go home by car are to walk
to either to the school car park where they are to sit and wait until
their car arrives in the drive through pick up zone. Supervision is provided at
the top of Sunlight Drive until 3:30pm. Students who walk home proceed home
directly via their regular route. Students not collected from collection areas
by 3:30 pm are to be taken to Student Reception.
viewed as an ongoing process and takes the form of observations, anecdotal and
running records, classroom and outdoor activities and may be formal or
informal. Reporting to parents of academic and social development occurs each
Semester with a term one interview, end of Semester written report. Regular
contact between teachers and parents is encouraged as the relaying of pertinent
information that supports student learning is vital. Open communication between
teachers and parents is encouraged. To ensure that teachers are available to
discuss student progress, please make an appointment.
purposes, the school year is divided into two semesters January to June and
July to December. At the end of Term 1, it is expected that parents of children
in Years Prep to 6 attend a Parent/Teacher meeting at which their child's
progress is discussed. At the end of each semester, each child’s report will be
placed on the Parent Portal. At all times it is essential that parents feel
free to discuss any aspect of their child's growth - initially with the child's
teacher and then with a member of the Leadership Team if required. Appointments
can be made at any time by contacting the office, teacher, or school secretary
to arrange a mutually agreeable time for all parties concerned.
currently seven major awards presented at the end of the school year. These
- Student of the Year (Male and
The Student of the Year Award recognises the Year 6 student who
participates in all areas of school life to a high standard. This award is
reserved for Year 6 students only and is determined by the
Year 6 teaching staff and administration.
- The Pat Dolan Bursary
The Pat Dolan Award recognises the student who clearly demonstrates a
genuine friendship and concern for fellow students and particularly by
assisting and encouraging them in their school life. Pat supported
Marymount for many years, especially during the establishment of the
school. Much of what we enjoy now is testament to the efforts of Pat and
his crew. This award is reserved for Year 6 students only and is
determined through nominations and voting by the staff.
- The Charlie Clarke Aussie
The Charlie Clarke Aussie All Rounder Award recognises the student in our
school who demonstrates a real love of life in their interactions with
others. Charlie was a staff member who was friendly, mischievous and fun
loving with just a touch of rogue. Charlie died suddenly during his first
year of teaching at Marymount yet left quite an impression on those who
knew him. This award is reserved for Year 6 students only and is
determined through nominations and voting by the staff.
- The Simon Hogan Music Award
Simon Hogan attended Marymount Primary School for six years until 2001
when he lost his courageous battle with Leukaemia. Simon was an energetic
student, popular with his classmates and loved especially rugby league and
music. In fact, music was a great companion for Simon, especially during
his treatment in hospital. He loved music of all styles and this Music
Excellence Award is named in Simon’s memory.
- Sportsperson of the Year
The Sportsperson of the Year Award recognises the student who achieves
highest honours across disciplines. The award is determined by Paul Hill
(PE Teacher) and the Leadership Team.
- Sports Encouragement Award
The Sports Encouragement Award recognises the student who demonstrates
determination and commitment across disciplines. The award is determined
by Paul Hill (PE Teacher) and the Leadership Team.
- School Leaders
All our Year 6 students are recognised as leaders and the final year
of Primary School is considered a year of service to the community. School
Leaders are recognised by their badges.
available every Tuesday morning. Banking books are to be sent to
the Student Reception by 9:00 am.
riding bikes to and from school are required by law to wear a protective
helmet. Bikes are to be placed in the racks provided near the Year 6 classrooms
and the pool. It is the responsibility of each student to secure his/her bike
to prevent theft. Bikes are not to be ridden in the school grounds, rather
students should walk beside their bikes when in the school grounds. The bike
rack area is out of bounds to all students during school hours.
Class Teachers in
upper grades are encouraged to “buddy up” with another class in the lower
school. This is a good means of helping the new students to quickly settle into
their new school, and it is an excellent way of bringing out the leadership
qualities of the older children. It is hoped that the teachers concerned
arrange for regular contact between buddies. This is important and the teachers
involved should plan regular events where the students can be together. There is
much to be gained for both the older and younger child through such things as
regular story reading, art and craft activities and play.
School is serviced by Koala Coaches (5535 2711) and Surfside Buslines (5552
2700). All enquiries and reports regarding the bus service are to be directed
to the respective bus company. The Queensland Government have produced a Code
of Conduct for School Bus Travel available at the school office or via the
internet on www.transport.qld.gov.au