Dear Parents and Carers,
Well, one way to break a drought is with a flood. We trust everyone remained safe and dry during the wet.
The words of Dorothea Mackellar regularly ring true for our town and valley.
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of drought and flooding rains.
Welcome to our new student Jovana in Kinder, it is lovely to have new students arriving at St Pat's!
Christmas Festival With only a week until the 2nd St Patrick's Christmas festival we thank Tam Prime and Carmen Shoveller and their band of organisers and helpers toward the success we hope to achieve next Saturday. Thank you for being ready to
**put your name on a helping roster
**to bake for the cake stall and to
**come for the set up and pack up on the day
This is an event where many hands will make light work. See the roster in this newsletter and put your name down to help. THANKS!
Enjoy a restful weekend. Build up your stamina and energy for a fun filled day next Saturday!
Creative Thinking in MAPPEN
Students from Kinder to Year 6 have been learning about creativity in MAPPEN this term. Thinking creatively helps us to find solutions to problems, and to think about things in new and interesting ways.
Over the past few weeks whilst designing their robots 1/2 Students have been learning about drawing with accuracy. Students were to choose an object from the classroom and follow a step-by-step criteria to draw the object, matching the details.
Over the past few weeks 3/4 students have been planning and designing their sets for a stop motion. Before building their sets students were encouraged to practice creative thinking by imagining they have a secret superpower.
Donations for our St Vincent De Paul hampers can be brought to the office at any time and placed in the baskets under the tree. These hampers are greatly appreciated by the St Vincent De Paul members, who distribute them to those in need.
Future dates for your calendar
- Chapel Mass Week 9- KY (Families welcome)
- Thanksgiving Mass- Tuesday 12th December 12:35pm
- Year 6 Graduation Mass- Thursday 14th December 6:00pm
- Christmas Eve Carols 5:30pm, followed by Mass at 6:00pm in the church
On Thursday 12th December, we will have our Thanksgiving Mass which will be led by members of our Mini Vinnies group. At the conclusion of the Mass, our 2024 school leaders will be announced. Families are welcome to join us for Mass at 12:35pm.
Advent begins this year on the 3rd of December and ends on Christmas Eve. The Advent season marks the beginning of the liturgical year and is a time where we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. There are many ways during Advent that we can prepare our hearts and minds for celebrating Jesus' birth at Christmas. You may like to revisit the Gospels in the Bible, share prayer together, create an advent calendar or participate in 25 days of kindness leading up to Christmas.
Students in 5/6 have started to explore the Gospels of Matthew and Luke to learn about the key events leading up to and during Jesus' birth. They are creating a picture representation of these events in chronological order.
Last Friday Arly, Archie, Will and Isabella travelled to Canberra to try out for the 2024 Canberra Goulburn Touch Team. Congratulations to both Archie and Arly who were selected. They will travel back to Canberra next year to trial for the MacKillop Team. Will has been busy, as was mentioned in a previous newsletter, he made the Canberra Goulburn cricket side which will also compete again next year. Isabella enjoyed the experience, and then went on to have a busy weekend competing along her sister Thea in some horse events being held in Canberra. The girls both achieved some success in various events.
Great news St Pat's kids!