Term 1, 2022 Week 3, School Newsletter
News from the Principal
We start the 2022 school year at St Patrick’s Primary School with high spirits and with much to celebrate.
We are delighted to see our new Foundation students, Lucy, Henry, Zavier, Olivia, Indy, Harry, Millicent, Jenna and Dermot settling into school life. We are also pleased to welcome Aidan (Year 5) and his parents Donna and Ryan, to our school. We will have a number of opportunities for parents to gather and to get to know these new members of our school community in coming weeks.
This year teachers will continue to focus on providing the best possible education for each child in their care. Teachers have worked hard over the past year to maximise learning in class and parents will notice a strong focus on developing complex questioning skills and providing feedback to students. Both of these areas have been identified as key elements of improving student learning outcomes nationally and internationally.
I look forward to working closely with parents, staff and children to ensure that our school continues to provide the best possible education for the children of St Patrick’s Gordon, whilst also being a school which is inclusive, supportive and a great place to belong. We appreciate any help you are able to provide in helping us meet this goal.
Have a great year everyone.
First Day Photos
Congratulations to Ollie Peoples
Last Saturday Ollie Peoples competed at Albert Park Melbourne, in the State Combined Athletics Championships.
He came out overall 11th from a field of 60 in 5 different events. Long jump, hurdles, discus, 100 metre run and 800 metre run.
He is currently ranked 5th in the state for 60 metre hurdles and this is his favourite event.
He will compete in Regionals in Ballarat in 3 weeks time and hopes to qualify fast enough times in hurdles, 100 and 200 metres to go on and represent Ballarat at the State Competitions for these events.
Ollie said he had a great day!
Congratulations Ollie on your amazing achievements and good luck in the upcoming events.
HOT LUNCHES AVAILABLE EVERY THURSDAY
Lunches for all school children are available from the Gordon Shop on a Thursday.
Please order and pay directly at the shop, on the Wednesday prior.
School Fee Payment Agreement Forms were sent home to all families last week. If you have
not yet returned your form please complete it and return to the school office by Friday 11th
February. This form is to be completed by all families on an annual basis.
Family Fee Assistance Scheme
In all Ballarat Diocesan Catholic Primary Schools, tuition fee discounts are available to
families eligible for a means tested Centrelink or Veteran Affairs concession card. The
scheme offers tuition fee discounts to both Catholic and non-Catholic families, to new and
current students. If you are eligible for the above concession card and require further
information regarding this scheme, please contact the school office for more information.
Camps Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)
Families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents are
eligible to apply. $125 per year is paid for eligible primary school students.Payments are made directly to the school and are tied to the student.
Families holding an eligible Centrelink Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card,
Veterans Affairs Gold Card on the first day of Term 1 or first day of Term 2 or be a
temporary foster parent will be eligible to apply.
Please find above link to Issue 1 of Scholastic Book Club. Please complete orders by Tuesday 22nd February.
Hard copies of Book Club are also available if required and order can be completed via the loop platform or via the school office.