Week 3, Term 2, 2021 Newsletter
News from the Principal
Dear Parents and Families,
On behalf of the staff and students I hope that all mothers have a happy Mother’s Day on Sunday. We thank you for being you and helping us to be the people that we are. We hope that you enjoy the Mother’s Day Liturgy, afternoon tea and activities on Friday at our school.
Special thanks to the Parents who have co-ordinated our Mother’s Day Stall for this Thursday. The children are always very excited with their purchases and I’m sure the Mum’s will enjoy a lovely day on Sunday, with their family around them.
Last week child /parent/ teacher interviews were conducted. These meetings allowed staff to discuss children’s progress and to set goals in learning areas for the term. Parents remain the primary educators of their children and we must work together if we are to achieve the best for each child.
I congratulate Zoe, Sophie, Charli and Sienna on competing in the Cross Country Competition at Bostock Reservoir last Friday.
The girls were very competitive running 3 kilometres around Bostock Reservoir and I am once again impressed by the athletic prowress our students continue to display.
Sophie Sawicki came fifth in the open section and first in the Girls section. Sienna Muir came sixth in the open section and second in the Girls section and Zoe and Charli came 10th and 11th, respectively in the open section and third and fourth in the Girls section.
A big thank you to our volunteer bus driver, Chris Sawicki for transporting the girls to and from Bostock Reservoir.
On Friday, the girls in the senior class room will be representing us in the Catholic Schools Lightening Premiership netball competition. Good luck girls and thank you to our netball coaches.
On Tuesday 17th August there will be a School Closure Day, as staff will be attending a writing PD in Ballarat.
I wish all Mums, Grandmas a wonderful day on Sunday. I hope you are totally spoilt on your special day.
Enjoy your week,
Mother's Day Celebrations at St Patrick's
On Thursday 6th May, the Parents and Friends will be holding a Mother's Day stall for the school children. The cost of each gift is $5.00 and the children will choose and bring home a wrapped gift to give to you on Mother's Day. There are limited Grandma gifts also.
On Friday, 7th May, we invite Mums, Grandmothers and significant others to join with us, so we can thank you for all that you do.
From 1:30 pm onwards, there will be pampering and activities offered by your child/children. A light afternoon will be served to our visitors. This will be followed by a Mother's Day Liturgy at 3 pm.
Congratulations to Charli Busuttil, Beatrix Flint, Lotte Seter and Ollie Peoples on receiving student awards at our first assembly in Term 2.
Charli received the Principal Award, Beatrix and Lotte received Resilience Awards and Ollie received a Responsibility Award.
They are very worthy recipients and great role models within our school.
HOT FRIDAY LUNCHES
Children are able to bring a lunch for heating on Fridays in Term 2.
The lunches are to be wrapped in disposable heat proof packaging and labelled with your child's name. The lunches are heated in a pie warmer and distributed by the Parents and Friends at lunch time.
Icy Poles are also available for all children to buy for 50 cents.
Pastoral Care Worker
Vivian Lunt is the Pastoral Care Worker at our school.
Viv is a qualified and a very professional and caring Pastoral Care Worker employed at our school every Thursday.
Vivian works with individual children on request, class groups and parents and families as required. All interactions remain strictly confidential.
If any family would like to access this service, either for themselves personally or their child, please contact the school office for an appointment with Vivian.
Scholastic Book Club
Scholastic Book Club catalogues were sent home last week. The below link will also take you to the catalogue. Book club orders are due by the 12th May.
Orders can be processed online via the parent loop or via cash at the school office.
NAPLAN for Year 3 & Year 5 Students
We wish our children in Years 3 and 5 the very best during their NAPLAN NEXT week. The NAPLAN assessments measure our student’s performance on a range of basic skills and can provide a very useful perspective for teachers and parents of the children’s progress. It is important that we remember that at St Patrick’s NAPLAN is included as one aspect of the school’s assessment and reporting process and does not replace the extensive, ongoing assessments made by teachers about each student’s performance in all areas of learning beyond literacy and numeracy.