Term 1, Week 1, 2024 School Newsletter
News from the Principal
Welcome to the beginning of our 2024 school year. This first week has seen such positivity and enthusiam for learning, with the engagement between staff and students a joy to watch. Whilst the term is a relatively short one due to Easter, it will be a full calendar and we look forward to seeing each parent join us across the term.
We welcome all our new Foundation students, along with students in Year Two and Year Five who have joined us this year. All of our newest members across these year levels- Lachlan, Nora, Holly, Rose, Yhollanda, Harrison, Maise and Zina are beautiful additions to our school. We welcome the Milesi, Dando and Plaisted families to St. Patrick's PS.
Please place Monday, 12th February in your diary as we will be having a Parent Information Evening from 6.30pm to share what the year looks like across Foundation to Year Six with teachers spending time with families to talk about learning. Children are welcome to join you if supervision at home is not avaialble. We will intially gather in the hall before moving to seperate classrooms.
We welcome Bronwyn Dow as our new full-time OurPatch co-ordinator. Bronwyn has had a great start meeting our children and families and we will support her in all ways possible. OurPatch has undergone some compliance changes and families may recieve correspondence about PIN numbers and new sign in/sign out procedures. Like school itself , adherence to compliance is an ever changing world and we do all this to ensure the saftey of every child.
Our wonderful Parents and Friends will conclude their term at the end of this school term, and I would like to invite interested parents to a monring tea on Monday, 19th at 9.00am to ask what you might think are activities we might pursue for fundraising and if certain parents would like to take the lead for particular events. At present we hope to have a Bunnings BBQ some time this year that requires co-ordination, Hot Cross Bun drive in Term One and something to align with our production at the end of term two, such as a wine and cheese pre show event. These are only a sample of what might be possible.
Please keep your eye on the school calendar for dates of assemblies, celebrations such as Shrove Tuesday/Ash wednesday. We'd love to have you with us at every opportunity.
A quick reminder that we will also begin Playgroup next Monday, 5th February.
Enjoy the weekend ahead. See you for Week Two next Monday.
First Day 2024
As a community we warmly welcome our new families to school. We look forward to getting to know all of our new students and their families. Please reach out to your classroom teacher, the office or to Paul if you have any questions - we hope you enjoy your learning journey with us here at St Patrick's.
So lovely to have beautiful sunshiny days - a great excuse to sit outside and eat our lunch. A reminder that term 1 we must have our hats for outside play.
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.
Information regarding the Sacramental program for St Patrick's Parish for 2024.
The Sacramental program is for students in Year 4 and above. If families are interested in the preparation for Baptism for all children of school age (7 years and up), please see the section on how you may begin this process.
Enrolment forms are available from the office if you require one for your family.
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.
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.
Gordon Parish Mass
LITURGIES /WEEKLY MASSES
Day & Time
6pm* or 6.30pm
8.45am or 9am*
School Term Dates
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.