St Anne's School was founded by the Sisters of Mercy and officially opened 23 May 1925. Our school provides students from Prep to Year Six with a contemporary and well-balanced Catholic education in a family atmosphere. The school family consists of a caring and willing group of parents and students, together with a dedicated and experienced staff.
St Anne’s Catholic Primary School is located in the coastal town of Sarina, in the Rockhampton Diocese. The student population of the school remains relatively stable.
Parents believe that St Anne’s offers their children a quality educational curriculum in an environment of care and nurturing, support and respect. The school has a very strong sense of community ownership. Strong support exists between staff, students and parents with a very active and dedicated Parents and Friends Committee and School Board.
VAPING - THE DANGERS
Catholic School Parents Queensland warmly invite all Catholic School parents and carers to join a Zoom Webinar with Tony Parsons from National Drug Awareness. Tony will explain the dangers of children vaping. This is a FREE WEBINAR hosted by CSPQ to support our families in Catholic Schools. Click here for more info or register: https://www.eventcreate.com/e/vapingwebinar
DIGITAL ADDICTION TALK
On Tuesday, Year 5 and 6 students of St. Anne’s joined the year 5 and 6 students at Sarina State School to listen to a presentation by Brad Huddleston and Sergeant Nigel Dalton. The presenters talked about the symptoms of digital addiction, the effect too much dopamine can have on the brain, better study strategies, how to digitally 'detox' and how to keep yourself safe online. Please refer to our latest newsletter for more information.
READING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED From 8.20am-9.00am
One of our major curriculum goals in our School Improvement Plan for 2023 is to enhance the learning growth of our students in reading. One of the ways we can improve student progress in this space is to increase reading volume, and this is where we need your help!
We would like to set up a morning reading routine, where, on a rotational basis, students would come down to the library to listen to a story read by a grown up, and to read their home reading book, and then go back to class. Ideally, every morning would be wonderful, but I can work out the days once I know how many people are available to help.
To assist in this initiative, you would need to have completed the short online Volunteers Induction form, through the link Mr Oches sent out earlier in the year.
If you are available during this time, please let me know what days you are able to assist us. Grandparents are more than welcome, too!
BREAKFAST CLUB INITIATIVE
Matilda recently presented us with the most thoughtful idea, an idea that truly reflects the works of our Catholic Social Teachings. Matilda noticed that many students in the morning are either eating something from their lunchbox before school, or commenting that they haven't had time to have breakfast because the mornings are a rush. Matilda has come up with a plan. We would like to support Matilda in getting a free breakfast club up and running. Initially, we are seeking donations of cereal, UHT milk, paper cups and spoons. Our thinking at this stage, is that we will run Breakfast Club each Monday, beginning in Term 2, from 8am-8.20am. Any donations of the above items will be greatly appreciated. These can be given to the front office ladies.
ENROLMENTS FOR 2024
Enrolments for Prep are currently being taken for the 2024 school year. If you have a child due to commence Prep next year born between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019, please complete an online enrolment form available from the Enrolment section of this website. Interviews will commence in Term Two.
School Improvement Priorities for 2023