Gordon Parish Mass



LITURGIES /WEEKLY MASSES

Day & Time

1st Sunday

2nd Sunday

3rd Sunday

4th Sunday

5th Sunday

Saturday

 6pm* or 6.30pm

Dunnstown

Springbank

Dunnstown

Ballan*

Clarkes Hill

Springbank

Sunday

 8.45am or 9am*

Gordon*

Bungaree

Gordon*

Gordon*

Bungaree

Sunday 10.30am

Ballan

Ballan

Ballan

Ballan

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Playgroup

Playgroup is a fun and relaxed opportunity for children, parents, families and communities to come together for  play and social interaction.

It is an inviting and relaxing atmosphere and all families are welcome to join in, it is held from 9am until 10.30am every Monday in the school hall. Heaters are turned on, it will be warm and toasty, tea and coffee making facilities available and story time with our foundation teacher and students. 

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call the office on 5368 9495.



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Music lessons

We are now taking bookings for 2024 music lessons.  If you would like any information please contact Tim on 0450 904 464 and he can discuss with you. 

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News from the Principal

Dear Families,

Another week has passed us by and it has been as busy as ever. We will complete the week with celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation with  students and the Parish this Sunday. We keep Mabel, Michael and Charlotte in our prayers.

This week we have celeberated the joy of teaching with Miss Cate as her placement concludes and James Hutchinson-Everist who has spent the week with us as part ot his Year 10 work experience. Both have added to the fabric of our school in a most positive way.

This coming Monday the School Advisory Council will hold its Term Two meeting with a redrafted uniform policy  an agenda item. This will be presented to families next week. It seeks to add clarity to what constitues the correct uniform for students and appropriate accessories. There is no plans to overhaul the complete school uniform. 

I will share with the SAC information regarding the recent State Governemnt Budget that denied all families with primary age students the announced$400 payment, therefore denying a large number of our families this budget announcement. Once added to the current list of 19 programs Catholic schools are denied in their entirety or partly, such as funding for Out of Hours Crae programs to be established. We are asked to promote this inequality to our local member of Parliament and I will share this next week.

Illness still sits with us and it is noted by the Health Department that it is across all age groups, with the common signs of chest and respiratory issue and tiredness two common symptoms. I appreciate families keeping children at home during this time, and whislt frustrating, we know it slows the spread and hopefully will be less of an issue going into winter.

Having completed the interview process for Elizabeth Jerram's  maternity position to commence next term, I will share our new Foundation/Year One teacher with the school community next Tuesday following the SAC meeting Monday night. I am very confident this new staff memebr will be a wonderful addition to staff, whilst Libby begins wonderful  motherhood and retunrs to us in time.

Enjoy your weekend, may your team win or you get to do someting that brings a smile to your face.

Paul McDowell

Principal

 


We keep Miss Fiona in our hearts and our prayers at the passing of her beloved mum, Mary, who passed away on Sunday, 12th May. Her life will be celebrated this coming Monday at St. Brigid's Ballan.

Mary was also grandmother to Miss Cate and Miss Hannah who we keep in our thoughts and prayers.

We also keep the Moran family in our prayers as Jody, our School Advisory Council co-chair, celebrates the life our her grandfather today, who passed away last Thursday. We keep close Ruby, Tom and Holly as they mourn their great-grandfather.

May both rest peacefully 

May the sunshine warm upon your face. May the rains fall upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.


 

Congratulations to the lovely Miss Cate on completing her teaching degree.  It has been an absolute pleasure having her here at St Patrick's Primary School completing her final placement for university.  We have all enjoyed getting to know you and watching you grow in confidence with your teaching.  The students have loved having you with them and will really miss you.  Good luck with your future endeavours!!

A big thankyou to James Hutchinson-Everist for his contribution to our school this week.  James finished his primary school journey at St. Patrick's in 2020 and his younger brother Ollie finished up in Year Six last year. James was here for the week completing work experience, reading stories in Foundation, assisting with goal umpire duties at our senior sports carnival and teaching Mr. Lamb how to do mathemtical puzzles quicker (sudoku) to the delight of class.  James attends Damascus College and would like to one day be a teacher. We wish James the best for the rest of the year and his future studies.

Mother's Day Celebration

Thankyou to each and every one of you who were able to attend our Mother's Day afternoon tea. It was wonderful to see such an amazing turn out for the afternoon.  

Thankyou to the delightful Parents & Friends who gift-wrapped all the gifts for our mums and special people and for coming in on the Thursday to work on the gift stall.  Your help is very much appreciated and without, these wonderful events wouldn't be able to take place.

A huge thankyou to Mr Lamb and students for making all of the delicious scones, they were very tasty and not one was left over!

Swim & Gym Week 5

Five weeks of the swim/gym program is now complete.  It was fantastic to see our students have a wonderful time, step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves to try new things and work together in challenges set out for them.  




Pirates of the Curry Bean Rehearsals

Tickets on Sale NEXT WEEK

Rehearsals are underway!  Every Wednesday and Friday  from 2.15pm - 3.30pm the whole school will be rehearsing for our end of term production, Pirates of the Curry Bean. Please keep this in mind if needing to pick up children early.

A reminder that on the production day, Thursday 27th June - school day for all students will commence at 12.00pm

This is to ensure that all children will travel by bus at 3.30pm to Mount Clear Secondary College for a full dress rehearsal prior to the main event.  Families are then free to travel to the college free of worry. 

We will be using the online platform Humatix for the school production whereby families will reserve specific seats at the time of booking. Alink will be forwarded by next Friday.

Prices are as follows:

Adults   $10 per ticket

Secondary Age Students $10 per ticket

Under school Age Free  (ticket required)







Families are invited to attend this free evening - it is a MUST SEE information session for all to learn how to talk to your children about the Digital world. Please SCAN the QR code to register

Please take some time to read the letter and the Tip Sheets. There is an opportunity for familes to come together for a Parent Information Evening, titled Raising Kids in a Digital World that is highly recommended and we encourage you to attend. 

Above is an article on Roblox and is an example of information you can find on the Inform & Empower website. 

This will be held on Wednesday, 19th June at the Ballan Recreation Reserve, commencing at 7.00pm.

A flier with QR code for attendance will be forwarded when available next week.

Here is the link to Inform & Empower for you to view.

https://www.informandempower.com.au/



Sadly, the number of children in out of home care are increasing while the number of foster carers are decreasing. This often results in very young children residing in residential care, or moving regularly from home to home.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in this worthwhile cause please reach out to CAFS. 

After a successful grant application  by our dedicated Parents and Friends we have now purchased and installed a defibrillator for our school and the wider community.  It is in the foyer of the building and can currently be accessed from 6.00am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday as we work towards allowing 24 hour access to the whole community and families. 

An absolute lifesaving gift which we hope to never use. 

Health Update For All Families

Dear Parents

As part of our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being at all students at St.
Patrick’s, we are reaching out to inquire about any unnotified asthma or allergy plans that may be in
place for your child.

Your child’s health and safety are our top priorities and your cooperation in providing this information is greatly appreciated.

If your child has been diagnosed with asthma or allergies (also seasonal), we kindly request that you
inform us of any existing plans or protocols that should be followed while they are at school. This
information will help us better understand your child’s needs and enable us to respond
appropriately in case of health related situations.


Thank you for your attention to this matter, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any
questions or concerns.

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School Term Dates

Gordon Shop Hot school lunches available every Thursday (unless otherwise advised)

Term Two Dates 2024

Friday, 24th May - Walk to School

Wednesday, 5th June - Scienceworks Museum excursion - Grades 3-5

Monday, 10th June - King's Birthday (Public Holiday)

Wednesday, 19th June - Parent Information Evening - Inform & Empower @ 7.00pm (Ballan Recreation Reserve)

Friday, 21st June - Soverign Hill whole school excursion

Thursday, 27th June - School Production - School commences @ 12 Midday

Friday, 28th June - Term 2 concludes @ 1.15pm

Term Three Dates 2024

Monday, 15th July - Term Three commences

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is key to our strong sense of community across the School. There are many threads to the programme – both formal and informal – and all have the intention of addressing the well-being of each student at their individual point of need.

Vivian Lunt is the Pastoral Care Worker at our school. She is a qualified and a very professional and caring Pastoral Care Worker employed at our school every Wednesday.

Vivian works with individual children on request, small 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 to arrange an appointment with Vivian.

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Gordon Parish Mass



LITURGIES /WEEKLY MASSES

Day & Time

1st Sunday

2nd Sunday

3rd Sunday

4th Sunday

5th Sunday

Saturday

 6pm* or 6.30pm

Dunnstown

Springbank

Dunnstown

Ballan*

Clarkes Hill

Springbank

Sunday

 8.45am or 9am*

Gordon*

Bungaree

Gordon*

Gordon*

Bungaree

Sunday 10.30am

Ballan

Ballan

Ballan

Ballan

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Playgroup

Playgroup is a fun and relaxed opportunity for children, parents, families and communities to come together for  play and social interaction.

It is an inviting and relaxing atmosphere and all families are welcome to join in, it is held from 9am until 10.30am every Monday in the school hall. Heaters are turned on, it will be warm and toasty, tea and coffee making facilities available and story time with our foundation teacher and students. 

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call the office on 5368 9495.



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Music lessons

We are now taking bookings for 2024 music lessons.  If you would like any information please contact Tim on 0450 904 464 and he can discuss with you. 

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News from the Principal

Dear Families,

The start to the school week saw the enrolment mass for our students beginning thier preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Well done to Michael, Theo, Anika, Charlotte, Mabel Ollie and Yan. I ask that you keep each of these children in your prayers.

We have had a great week with a range of learning experiences and it's always a joy to see the smiles on our students faces in every interaction. I hope they enjoy the weekend and their activities and are ready to go again next Monday.

Interviewing for a maternity replacement for Mrs J will be ongoing in the next fortnight with an announcemnet expected by the end of Week Five. Whilst Mrs J wil be missed on her leave, we aim to have a smooth tranisiton for the learning journey of each of our F/1 students.

We will host the secondary leaders of St. Patrick's, Loreto and Damascus Colleges next Monday as we host our local Catholic schools in our senior Little Feet Big Footprints program. We look forward to sharing their experiences next week and what leadership projects our senior stundets will take on after hearing their stories. Last year's leaders had some fantastic ideas in leading our Mission Fete Day so we have big shoes to fill.

Today we sent home the flier to invite families to the Parent Evening connected to our Digital Learning program. With our Federal Minister for Education Jason Clare this week saying social media is the biggest problem facing schools I encourage all families to attend to be informed of the world our children live in online and to hear tips to support them as they become more digital aware.

Enjoy your weekend

Paul McDowell

 



 

Swim & Gym Week 3

Three weeks done, two more to go.  The children's eagerness for Swim & Gym is still  evident in the way they are having fun and giving 100% effort every week!



Pirates of the Curry Bean Rehearsals

Rehearsals are underway!  Every Wednesday and Friday  from 2.15pm - 3.30pm the whole school will be rehearsing for our end of term production, Pirates of the Curry Bean. Please keep this in mind if needing to pick up children early.

A reminder that on the production day, Thursday 27th June - school day for all students will commence at 12.00pm

This is to ensure that all children will travel by bus at 3.30pm to Mount Clear Secondary College for a full dress rehearsal prior to the main event.  Families are then free to travel to the college free of worry. 

Ticket information and Before School Care information will be provided in the coming weeks. 

A survey link is below and  has been created and sent to families via Dojo.  Could you please fill out and advise us of the number of attendees. 

https://spgordon.schoolzineplus.com/survey/23




Please take some time to read the letter and the Tip Sheets. There is an opportunity for familes to come together for a Parent Information Evening, titled Raising Kids in a Digital World that is highly recommended and we encourage you to attend. 

Above is an article on Roblox and is an example of information you can find on the Inform & Empower website. 

This will be held on Wednesday, 19th June at the Ballan Recreation Reserve, commencing at 7.00pm.

A flier with QR code for attendance will be forwarded when available next week.

Here is the link to Inform & Empower for you to view.

https://www.informandempower.com.au/


Teeth on Wheels are visiting our school on Friday, 17th May.  A form has gone home if you would like your child to have their teeth checked by Teeth on Wheel's dental team.

Please return the form to our office by Friday, 26th April.

Sadly, the number of children in out of home care are increasing while the number of foster carers are decreasing. This often results in very young children residing in residential care, or moving regularly from home to home.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in this worthwhile cause please reach out to CAFS. 

After a successful grant application  by our dedicated Parents and Friends we have now purchased and installed a defibrillator for our school and the wider community.  It is in the foyer of the building and can currently be accessed from 6.00am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday as we work towards allowing 24 hour access to the whole community and families. 

An absolute lifesaving gift which we hope to never use. 

Dear Parents

As part of our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being at all students at St.
Patrick’s, we are reaching out to inquire about any unnotified asthma or allergy plans that may be in
place for your child.

Your child’s health and safety are our top priorities and your cooperation in providing this information is greatly appreciated.

If your child has been diagnosed with asthma or allergies (also seasonal), we kindly request that you
inform us of any existing plans or protocols that should be followed while they are at school. This
information will help us better understand your child’s needs and enable us to respond
appropriately in case of health related situations.


Thank you for your attention to this matter, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any
questions or concerns.

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School Term Dates

Gordon Shop Hot school lunches available every Thursday (unless otherwise advised)

Term Two Dates 2024

Tuesday, 16th April - Swim/Gym commences (5 weeks)

Thursday, 8th May - Mother's Day Stall - Gifts for sale

Friday, 9th May - Mother's Day Afternoon Tea - 2.15pm

Thursday, 16th May - School Closure - ReLATE

Friday, 17th May - Teeth on Wheels

Monday, 10th June - King's Birthday

Wednesday, 19th June - Parent Information Evening - Inform & Empower @ 7.00pm (Ballan Recreation Reserve)

Thursday, 27th June - School Production - School commences @ 12 Midday

Friday, 28th June - Term 2 concludes @ 1.15pm

Term Three Dates 2024

Monday, 15th July - Term Three commences

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is key to our strong sense of community across the School. There are many threads to the programme – both formal and informal – and all have the intention of addressing the well-being of each student at their individual point of need.

Vivian Lunt is the Pastoral Care Worker at our school. She is a qualified and a very professional and caring Pastoral Care Worker employed at our school every Wednesday.

Vivian works with individual children on request, small 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 to arrange an appointment with Vivian.

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Gordon Parish Mass



LITURGIES /WEEKLY MASSES

Day & Time

1st Sunday

2nd Sunday

3rd Sunday

4th Sunday

5th Sunday

Saturday

 6pm* or 6.30pm

Dunnstown

Springbank

Dunnstown

Ballan*

Clarkes Hill

Springbank

Sunday

 8.45am or 9am*

Gordon*

Bungaree

Gordon*

Gordon*

Bungaree

Sunday 10.30am

Ballan

Ballan

Ballan

Ballan

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Playgroup

Playgroup is a fun and relaxed opportunity for children, parents, families and communities to come together for  play and social interaction.

It is an inviting and relaxing atmosphere and all families are welcome to join in, it is held from 9am until 10.30am every Monday in the school hall. Heaters are turned on, it will be warm and toasty, tea and coffee making facilities available and story time with our foundation teacher and students. 

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call the office on 5368 9495.



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Music lessons

We are now taking bookings for 2024 music lessons.  If you would like any information please contact Tim on 0450 904 464 and he can discuss with you. 

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News from the Principal

Dear Families,

Welcome to the beginning of another term. This week has seen so much activity that makes school such a vibrant place to be, from playgroup to swimming, production rehearsal and specialist program to everythign in between. We look forward to the next 10 weeks of Term Two.

It is great to see the uniforms changing from summer to winter and that gumboots and slippers are certainly welcome as we begin some cooler days. A reminder that elements of the unifom such as black shoes are required across the week, excluding Thursday and for girls long pants similar to the boys are available from Crockers. Tight fitting leggings are not part of the uniform and should not be worn as an outer garment. At our next School Advisory meeting in mid May will propse any change sto the uniform to circulate to families for consultation.

As I mentioned last weekend we have begun the process of changing providers for our Before and After school program. Care is still being provided and we hope to share the new model by Week Three. In the meantime all bookings should be coordinated through myself via email or message on 0448 456 480.

As we begin a new term we are always striving to ensure we use every learning opportunity to assist every student. A new program aimed at students across Foundation - Year Two titled MiniLit Sage focusses on 5 literacy skills (1) Phonemic Awareness, (2) Phonics, (3) Fluency, (4) Vocabulary and (5) Comprehension, particularly the first three. Notification to some families may have caused concern due to the initial letter being ambiguous and lacking some details and for this I do apologise.

Today a letter also went home  outlining our new approach to our Digital World. Please see a snapshot article below on Roblox and the parent night scheduled for June 19th at the Ballan Recreation Reserve, as we cohost the event, is a must for parenst. The presenters are world class and very engaging. Please look to attend when the booking flier is sent home in the next week.

This weekend we will have 12 semi-mature trees (3.5 meteres tall) added to the oval boundary so it will be a new look come Monday. We have been supported by Winwood Advanced Trees in the selection who are also planting them for us. A huge thanks to Brenton Eastwood and Rob Winter from Winwood. We'll share the new look on Monday.

Enjoy your weekend - whatever the family may be doing. 

Paul McDowell

 



New Playground

We have been very fortunate to have the support of Goldwinds Australia through Moorabool Windfarms  to have the new additions to our playground. These elemenst are the result of our past Parents and Friends as their departing project so thanks Allisha, Cathryn and Rhonda. They certianly are getting plenty of use.

Our new Parents and Friends are coordinating our calendar for 2024-2025 and we'll share this by our next newsletter.


 

Swim & Gym



Pirates of the Curry Bean Rehearsals

Rehearsals are underway!  Every Wednesday and Friday  from 2.15pm - 3.30pm the whole school will be rehearsing for our end of term production, Pirates of the Curry Bean. Please keep this in mind if needing to pick up children early.

A reminder that on the production day, Thursday 27th June - school day for all students will commence at 12.00pm

This is to ensure that all children will travel by bus at 3.30pm to Mount Clear Secondary College for a full dress rehearsal prior to the main event.  Families are then free to travel to the college free of worry. 

Ticket information and Before School Care information will be provided in the coming weeks. 

A survey link is below and  has been created and sent to families via Dojo.  Could you please fill out and advise us of the number of attendees. 

https://spgordon.schoolzineplus.com/survey/23




A letter has gone home today with every student with information about Inform & Empower, a high-quality provider who works with teachers, students and families in the digital space. 

Please take some time to read the letter and the Tip Sheets. There is an opportunity for familes to come together for a Parent Information Evening, titled Raising Kids in a Digital World that is highly recommended and we encourage you to attend. 

Above is an article on Roblox and is an example of information you can find on the Inform & Empower website. 

This will be held on Wednesday, 19th June at the Ballan Recreation Reserve, commencing at 7.00pm.

A flier with QR code for attendance will be forwarded when available next week.

Here is the link to Inform & Empower for you to view.

https://www.informandempower.com.au/


Teeth on Wheels are visiting our school on Friday, 17th May.  A form has gone home if you would like your child to have their teeth checked by Teeth on Wheel's dental team.

Please return the form to our office by Friday, 26th April.

Sadly, the number of children in out of home care are increasing while the number of foster carers are decreasing. This often results in very young children residing in residential care, or moving regularly from home to home.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in this worthwhile cause please reach out to CAFS. 

After a successful grant application  by our dedicated Parents and Friends we have now purchased and installed a defibrillator for our school and the wider community.  It is in the foyer of the building and can currently be accessed from 6.00am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday as we work towards allowing 24 hour access to the whole community and families. 

An absolute lifesaving gift which we hope to never use. 

Dear Parents

As part of our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being at all students at St.
Patrick’s, we are reaching out to inquire about any unnotified asthma or allergy plans that may be in
place for your child.

Your child’s health and safety are our top priorities and your cooperation in providing this information is greatly appreciated.

If your child has been diagnosed with asthma or allergies (also seasonal), we kindly request that you
inform us of any existing plans or protocols that should be followed while they are at school. This
information will help us better understand your child’s needs and enable us to respond
appropriately in case of health related situations.


Thank you for your attention to this matter, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any
questions or concerns.

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School Term Dates

Gordon Shop Hot school lunches available every Thursday (unless otherwise advised)

Term Two Dates 2024

Monday, 15th April - Term Two commences

Tuesday, 16th April - Swim/Gym commences

Tuesday, 23rd April - Parent Night Confirmation - St Brigid's Ballan 7.00pm

Thursday, 25th April - ANZAC Day

Friday, 26th April - Professional Learning Day - School Closure

Thursday, 16th May - School Closure - ReLATE

Friday, 17th May - Teeth on Wheels

Monday, 10th June - King's Birthday

Wednesday, 19th June - Parent Information Evening - Inform & Empower @ 7.00pm (Ballan Recreation Reserve)

Thursday, 27th June - School Production - School commences @ 12 Midday

Friday, 28th June - Term 2 concludes @ 1.15pm

Term Three Dates 2024

Monday, 15th July - Term Three commences

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is key to our strong sense of community across the School. There are many threads to the programme – both formal and informal – and all have the intention of addressing the well-being of each student at their individual point of need.

Vivian Lunt is the Pastoral Care Worker at our school. She is a qualified and a very professional and caring Pastoral Care Worker employed at our school every Wednesday.

Vivian works with individual children on request, small 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 to arrange an appointment with Vivian.

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Gordon Parish Mass



LITURGIES /WEEKLY MASSES

Day & Time

1st Sunday

2nd Sunday

3rd Sunday

4th Sunday

5th Sunday

Saturday

 6pm* or 6.30pm

Dunnstown

Springbank

Dunnstown

Ballan*

Clarkes Hill

Springbank

Sunday

 8.45am or 9am*

Gordon*

Bungaree

Gordon*

Gordon*

Bungaree

Sunday 10.30am

Ballan

Ballan

Ballan

Ballan

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Playgroup

Playgroup is a fun and relaxed opportunity for children, parents, families and communities to come together for  play and social interaction.

It is an inviting and relaxing atmosphere and all families are welcome to join in, it is held from 9am until 10.30am every Monday in the school hall. Heaters are turned on, it will be warm and toasty, tea and coffee making facilities available and story time with our foundation teacher and students. 

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call the office on 5368 9495.



Playgroup Easter Egg Hunt

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Music lessons

We are now taking bookings for 2024 music lessons.  If you would like any information please contact Tim on 0450 904 464 and he can discuss with you. 

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News from the Principal

Dear Families,

As I left school today I do believe it was happy to share the last 9 weeks with everyone who has spent time in its hall, classrooms and outside areas. At the same time it's happy to rest, have the gardens upgraded and new playground completed. Our wonderful Foundations who have completed their first term will aslo no doubt enjoy the term break.

This last week known as Holy Week was full of celebrations with the images below showcasing the talent of students and staff and I hope all families enjoy the Easter weekend and celebrations.

Over the weekend the new soft-fall wil be layed across our new playground area, a wonderful last legacy of our outgoing Parents and Friends and the Moorabool Windfarm. We will be laying artficial turf in certain parts of the yard in readiness for winter to allow smoother traffic areas and avoiding mud building up when it eventually rains.

Mrs J's news to the school commmunity last Friday was wonderful news and this wek we have begun advertsiing for her maternity leave replacement. I have also been correspondnig with Mrs Alyce Driscoll who last taught at St. Patrick's in 2019 before taking maternity leave. Mrs Driscoll this week announced with a heavy heart her decision to resign her current ongoing full time position as she now is residing in the tablelands in FN Queensland. She expressed her love for the school and the sadness of moving on. We wish Miss Alyce all the best in her future teaching journey. As school continues to grow and will increase classes in 2025 it allows for me to now focus on how we will be structured in 2025. Families still needing information around enrolment in Foundation in 2025 can see Julie and Nadia early next term or email myself. 

School's new virtual tour currently uploaded on our website is a great representation of how learning occurs at St. Patrick's in 2024 and I encourage families to watch and direct anyone seeking a Foundation enrolment to view the video.

Next term will be no quieter with swimming, Catholic school sports for senior students, House cross country and of course our production Pirates of the Curry Bean. Ticket information will be available by week two next term.

I thank all our wonderful students for continually showing their best, the staff who work to bring this out of each child, and the parents who support us in so many ways.

I look forward to seeing everyone in two weeks time.

Paul.


 



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Learning Walk - Celebrating student achievement across Term One - thankyou to the families who could make it and share in their student's learning. 

Stations of the Cross

Vixen Netball Clinic

Lots of fun was had by all at our Vixen Netball Clinic. 


 




Sadly, the number of children in out of home care are increasing while the number of foster carers are decreasing. This often results in very young children residing in residential care, or moving regularly from home to home.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in this worthwhile cause please reach out to CAFS. 

After a successful grant application  by our dedicated Parents and Friends we have now purchased and installed a defibrillator for our school and the wider community.  It is in the foyer of the building and can currently be accessed from 6.00am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday as we work towards allowing 24 hour access to the whole community and families. 

An absolute lifesaving gift which we hope to never use. 

Dear Parents

As part of our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being at all students at St.
Patrick’s, we are reaching out to inquire about any unnotified asthma or allergy plans that may be in
place for your child.

Your child’s health and safety are our top priorities and your cooperation in providing this information is greatly appreciated.

If your child has been diagnosed with asthma or allergies (also seasonal), we kindly request that you
inform us of any existing plans or protocols that should be followed while they are at school. This
information will help us better understand your child’s needs and enable us to respond
appropriately in case of health related situations.


Thank you for your attention to this matter, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any
questions or concerns.

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