This week Grade 3 and 4 set off to Forest Edge camp, in Neerim.  It was a beautiful setting, with lots of wide open spaces and streams to explore, discover, have fun or just chill out! We were lucky enough to have fabulous weather, and really enjoyed our surroundings. Our activities included: Bush Hut building: We built a Hut using only our natural surroundings, (tree branches, bark, etc) then we had to… Read More

The teachers of St. Mary’s are an amazing team. They are keepers of knowledge. Guardians of emotions. Selfless nurturers of the human spirit. Architects of confidence. Life rafts for when the going gets rough, as it invariably does. They are a source of trust, reliability and hope. Some days are filled with joyful triumph. Other days they struggle to push through. But our teachers love what they do; they have to. They keep… Read More

The annual St. Mary’s Talent show was held again late last term.  Congratulations to everyone who took part.  Well done to the hosts, and to the performers who all were outstanding.

St. Mary’s Book Week celebrations kicked off on Tuesday with the annual LSEY (Linking School and Early Years) Book Day Street Celebrations.  The Street Walk by our Junior Students was filled with Super Heroes, Cinderellas, Goblins, Witches, a Duck, and even a White Rabbit! Hastings main street came alive with Shop fronts being decorated with themes from books, and shop traders generously donating their shop spaces to accommodate St. Mary’s and other… Read More

Grade 5/6 students went off to camp with a little apprehension, and not nearly enough beanies and warm socks! They came back seasoned warriors, with a tough ‘can-do’ attitude! Challenge?… Accepted! What an awesome time! We went canoeing in the rain, building huts in the mist, Team Challenges and Initiatives where we had to work as a team and come together to get across our obstacles (obstacles like really wet, cold ponds!)…. Read More

What a great turn out for St Mary’s Family Day on Friday 19th May.  Lots of family members came and joined in our classroom activities, our Whole School Mass, where we participated in the celebrations together with the children and we topped the morning off with a relaxed picnic morning tea. ‘Family Week encourages students and parents to reflect on their own families and the vital role family plays in enriching and supporting… Read More

We are always happy to show off our school to families considering joining our wonderful community. Call the office on 5979 1959 to make an appointment. The best time to see our school is during a school day so you can see what it’s like to belong and learn at St. Mary’s.  

Students, parents and teachers participate in the annual Western Port Festival Parade in Hastings every year. This year the theme celebrated the work of superheroes in our community. It was a great opportunity to thank the people in professions like the defence forces, emergency services, teachers and even mums and dads.

The annual House Swimming Carnival is a highly anticipated event held for all students in year three to six. We can’t all be part fish, so the emphasis is on having a go and celebrating stamina, persistence and good sportsmanship. This year, the event was held at Crib Point Swimming Pool. With glorious weather on our side and a fantastic turn out of supporting parents, the children swam their little hearts out and… Read More

Welcome to the 2017 St. Mary’s School Year. We hope you have a great first term. Coming up this term, Mindful Mondays, Senior Swimming Carnival, Sporting Schools – Tee Ball Clinics, St. Kilda Football Club visit, Westernport Festival & Parade, St. Mary’s Welcome Night and Bush Dance and Young Leadership Day,  just to mention a few!