Dear Parents and Carers,
We've enjoyed a wonderful week of learning at St Patrick's this week. The cricket bats are out and the soccer ball away (for the seniors) heralding the change of season, and then the jumpers and coats were out because we had the cold snap come through!
Annual Improvement Plan At this time of the year we are checking in about our progress toward achieving our annual school goals. The 3 goals in brief, with some of the actions and strategies that have been implemented successfully are:
AIP Goal: To Improve All Students’ Growth in English and Mathematics
This week we celebrated progress and achievement in Reading.
We use objective data from assessments and progress monitoring tools to measure progress and achievement.
In Reading we use
- Dibels assessments at the beginning, middle and end of each year for K-6
- Reading Mastery progress monitoring -Mastery and Fluency Assessment Year 3-6
- MacqLit, WARP and WARL as per program
- MiniLit, progress monitoring as per program
Students in K-2 received gold and silver progress and achievement awards in InitiaLit. Students in 3-6 received gold and silver progress and achievement awards in Reading Mastery.
What better day than Friday the 13th October for St Patrick’s Primary School to hold their annual Beachathon! The whole school enjoyed the trip out to Tathra for their fun run / walk and beach play. Whilst historically the day has been an ‘athon’ to raise money for school equipment, in recent years the day has been about community. Many students showed their fitness and sporting prowess running the 3.5km distance, others enjoyed a leisurely walk. All enjoyed the fun day out!