Students in Years 4, 5, and 6 take part in annual class
camps. The venues and dates of these camps are advertised well in advance and
participation in these activities is considered essential for all students. The
Year 6 group have for the past years visited Sydney and Canberra. The cost
of all these camps and trips is included in the excursion levy component of the
school fee schedule.
The study of chess helps promote logical thinking,
creativity and numerical skills and has been recognised as a valuable
educational tool. It is held on a Monday and Wednesday lunch time with Mrs
Introductory Parent—Teacher Evening
This is scheduled in the first few weeks
of Term 1. It is most important that all parents be encouraged to
attend. We stagger the sessions to allow all parents to visit the respective
teachers. It would be reasonable for each session to last 30-45 minutes.
Parents may miss parts of sessions, but will be able to get to some of all
sessions. The timetable is sent out as follows:
Prep & Year 1
Year 2 & 3
Year 4 & 5
Parent—Teacher Report Interviews
Parents are asked to come up to the school for a formal
parent—teacher interview at the end of Term 1. This allows both parties the
opportunity to discuss strengths and weaknesses in each child’s performance.
Note that no second formal interview time is scheduled but is available at the
end of Term 4 if requested.
There are regular opportunities for children to enter
competitions run by a variety of organisations. Contact Mrs Debbie Cronin for
The Marymount Primary Crest takes its inspiration from St
Francis of Assisi (1182-1226).
The Crest incorporates the Franciscan symbol of the crossed
arms of Christ and St Francis. Both hands bear wounds to remind us that for St
Francis, the most important thing in life was to follow Christ as closely as
possible, so closely in fact that he seemed to be transformed into an image of
Christ with the Stigmata.
The centre of the Crest is dominated by a cross, the symbol
of Christianity, surrounded by rays of light. The cross is a reminder of
salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus which has become a
central reality in our lives as Christians. Christ the light shows us how to
find meaning in our lives. Surrounding these symbols are clouds covering two
mountain tops – Mt Calvary, where the death of Jesus bought our salvation and
Mt Alvernia, where Francis shared the passion of Jesus through the Stigmata,
the five wounds of Christ. The clouds symbolise the realities of Heaven, the
new life which is ours as we live out the struggles and difficulties of life
supported by the strength of Christ.
The motto, “Deus Meus et Omnia” translates to My God and My
All. This reminds us that no matter what we strive for, there is little we can
achieve without God’s help and guidance.
other than English is an integral part of the Year 1-6 curriculum. Through
an embedded approach across all curriculum areas, students are given the
opportunity to develop an understanding and awareness of other cultures.
French is the official language at Marymount Primary. Students in Years 4,
5, and 6 are involved in this program.
There is a basic principle which the school must observe in
the exercise of its "in loco parentis" responsibilities with respect
to every child enrolled. This principle states that the school: "should
owe its allegiance to and take instructions from the parent, parents or
guardians who enrol the child at the school." In the event of a change in
family situation, the school carries out the instructions of the custody order
determined by the court.
The school’s mission emphasises the importance of the
development of the whole person and further, as a Catholic school, our aim is
to develop responsible citizens who consciously attempt to live the gospel
values in their encounters with others. In a truly supportive Catholic school
environment, then, the frequency and severity of behavioural problems should be
significantly diminished. Such an environment ensures that all students have a
right to a socially just education and are able to achieve their full
potential. This is our goal.
In order to achieve this ideal, we must build a school which
is characterised by:
ethos centred on the person of Jesus and the values exemplified in the
curriculum that caters for all learners.
clearly stated and consistent school wide Behaviour Management plan which
encourages students to make choices and accept responsibility for their
non-discriminatory organisation and administration process.
emphasis on the development of high quality interpersonal relationships.
opportunities for the monitoring and review of school wide practices,
plans and procedures.
high level of co-operation, collaboration and consistency amongst staff,
parents and students to achieve improved behaviour for both group and
School Discos are held in the Doyle Centre a number of times
during the year. Dates and times are published in the newsletter in the weeks
leading up to the disco. Attendance is strictly for students of Marymount
Primary School only.
Marymount Primary is part of the Burleigh Heads Catholic
Parish and seeks to encourage living out of the Catholic tradition and the education
of students in the Catholic faith. As a community, we are enriched by the
participation and experiences of families from other Christian traditions. Our
Religious Education curriculum promotes ecumenism by educating students about
the Catholic Church tradition, doctrine and practices. Differences between
Catholic and other Christian traditions are explored and respected.