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About Ushttp://www.stmarksinala.qld.edu.au/about-usAbout Us<div><img width="321" height="479" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="IMG_3951 (Small).JPG" src="/about-us/PublishingImages/IMG_3951%20(Small).JPG" style="height:223px;width:148px;margin:5px;" />St Mark's is a vibrant Catholic Primary School learning community, within the St Mark’s Parish, that is steeped in the Mercy charism and engages children from many cultural backgrounds.  Our school vision, <em>Building Success Together</em>, is clear and our efforts unified to meet the needs of our children and have them reach their potential.  Our school has increased in size from 435 students in 2008 to 509 in 2014.  We have traditionally operated a double stream school from Prep to Year 6 with a regular multi-age class within the school and in 2014 a third class in Prep, Year 1 and 2.  We stand proudly behind our motto - "Clearly and Boldly".</div> <div><br></div> <div>St Mark’s School has a proud tradition of ministry to children and families from lower socio-economic groups. It is a designated National Partnership school for low socio-economic schools.  The injection of Commonwealth funding is an exciting prospect whereby the whole school community will benefit from up-skilled teachers, the best programmes and the resources to make it happen.  </div> <div> </div> <div><img width="720" height="479" class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="StMark's_051 (Small).JPG" src="/about-us/PublishingImages/StMark%27s_051%20(Small).JPG" style="height:186px;width:279px;margin:5px;" />St Mark’s School is also proud to welcome families from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds. (In 2012 the student population from an ESL background was 82%.  The breakup of cultural heritage being Vietnamese 54%, Pacific Islander 18%, Anglo Saxon 10%, African 7%, Filipino 4%, Indigenous 3%, Spanish 2% and other 2% ). We believe this adds to the richness of our school community and provides our students with outstanding opportunities to develop and practise tolerance and inclusion.  Our parents, too, value and are proud to acknowledge their cultural background.  An increased acknowledgement of the indigenous heritage amongst our community has led to funding to support planned programs and resources.</div> <div>The parent community at St Mark’s is supportive, committed to their children’s education (94% student attendance rate in 2013) and growing in their enthusiasm to be engaged in the life of the school. The teaching team is experienced, well qualified, and very dedicated to the students in their care but we are constantly aware that we are life-long learners so we have engaged many up-skilling initiatives.  The staff is structured into Learning Teams and Committees to address contemporary educational issues.</div> <div> </div> <div><img width="721" height="481" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="StMark's_104 (Small).JPG" src="/about-us/PublishingImages/APRE%20sacred%20space.JPG" style="height:190px;width:284px;margin:5px;" />Emerging from our history is a vibrant Catholic community where we strive to make Christ real each day for each person; where values are overt and based on the person of Jesus; where people live, learn and grow in harmony; where learning is valued and children are central to everything we do. A proactive move which we have made in this direction includes providing the APRE an extra-release day per week to work with the community on "Kids Matter", cultural and community based events as well as student protection initiatives.</div>

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St Mark's is Re-MARK-ablehttp://www.stmarksinala.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/St-Mark's-is-ReMARKable.aspxSt Mark's is Re-MARK-able<p>​What a <span class="ms-rteForeColor-6"><strong>Re-mark-able</strong></span> day our students and staff had on Friday 10 November, celebrating the amazing learning and teaching that has happened at St Mark's this year. Thank you to Brisbane Catholic Education's, Deputy Executive Director, Dr Doug Ashleigh, who celebrated with us and earned his re-Mark-able wings at St Mark's.</p><p> <img alt="Remarkable momentssmall.png" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Remarkable%20momentssmall.png" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-3" alt="RemarkableDrAshleighsmall.png" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/RemarkableDrAshleighsmall.png" style="margin:5px;" /> </p>
Login to Our New Parent Portalhttp://www.stmarksinala.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Our-Parent-Portal-is-Live.aspxLogin to Our New Parent Portal<p>​Parents of students can access our new Parent Portal by clicking the link below.  <br><a href="https://extranet.bne.catholic.edu.au/parent/stmarksinala" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><em>https://extranet.bne.catholic.edu.au/parent/stmarksinala</em></strong></a><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"> </strong></p><p> </p><ul><li>When you are presented with the login screen, select <strong>Brisbane Catholic Education</strong> </li></ul><p><img alt="Portallogin1.png" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Portallogin1.png" style="margin:5px;width:300px;" /> </p><ul><li>Then select <strong>Forgotten Password/Firstime Login</strong></li></ul><p><strong></strong> </p><p><strong></strong> <img alt="Portallogin2.png" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Portallogin2.png" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:505px;" /></p><ul dir="ltr"><li><div>Select the link under the <strong>Parents </strong>heading titled '<strong>choose your own password online'</strong></div></li></ul><p><strong></strong> <img alt="Portallogin3.png" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Portallogin3.png" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:425px;" /></p><ul><li>Enter the personal email address that you have provided to the school and click <strong>Next</strong></li></ul><p><strong><img alt="Portalogin4.png" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Portalogin4.png" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:155px;" /></strong> </p><ul><li>Check your email for a security code and enter the corresponding security code in the screen that follows and click <strong>Next</strong></li><li>Ensure that <strong>Password Reset</strong> option is selected and enter your desired password in both boxes before clicking <strong>Next</strong></li></ul>
St Mark's RRRoars!http://www.stmarksinala.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/St-Mark's-RRRoars!.aspxSt Mark's RRRoars!<p>​St Mark's students are a RRRoaring success!  At last week's assembly the new school rules and catch phrase were launched:  St Mark's is Rrroaring!!!  ​The new school rules are: <strong>Show Respect, Build positive Relationships, and Act Responsibly and safely.</strong> When St Mark's Rrroars, we follow these rules and make St Mark's great! We will be on the lookout for students who are rrroaring at St Mark's. Keep an eye out for the <strong>Markus Award </strong>coming home with your children for a job well done! Children who receive this award each week will be in the draw for an ice-block on Fridays and then in the major draw at the end of each term.  St Mark, the great evangelist and gospel writer and our school saint, had the lion as his symbol.  Each family will receive a copy of our school rules which we hope you use as a conversation starter!</p><p><img alt="st marks rrroaring_finalsmall.jpg" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/st%20marks%20rrroaring_finalsmall.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br> </p>
Virtue of the Week: Kindnesshttp://www.stmarksinala.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Virtue-of-the-Week.aspxVirtue of the Week: Kindness<h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">​​​​​What is kindness?</h3><p>Kindness is being concerned about the welfare of others.  Kindness is showing you care about anyone or anything that crosses your path, knowing that everything is a part of God's creation.  You can be kind to people, to animals, and to the environment.  Kindness means to care for others and the earth as much or more than you care about yourself.</p><div><div style="margin-bottom:1pt;"><h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">You are practising kindness when you...</h4></div></div><ul><li> Notice when someone or something needs care.</li><li>Think of things that would make others happy.</li><li>Remember your connection to all of God's creation.<br><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Kindnesssml.png" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Kindnesssml.png" style="margin:5px;" /><br><br></li></ul>

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