What is coming up……
23- Dan Day, completing the school chook pen with many classes.
25- Grandparents Day, all welcome.
30- Retreats K-2, boys and girls program continues.
31- Celebration of Learning 4/5L, 5/6G, 5/6B
01- Mrs Batemans Class Mass, all welcome.
06- Incursion to Uni, Year 6
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to the warmth and energy of Term 4. During the break I took some time to reflect on my experiences since joining the Saint Patrick’s community. I have been overwhelmed by the welcoming hearts of the community and contemplated how this comes to fruition. It is days like the Beach-a-thon that help build the spirit of inclusion. Thank you to the members of the fund raising committee and Mary Kite who worked behind the scenes to make today so successful.
What’s for breakfast?
Your child’s developing brain needs a balanced supply of fuel (sugar) and essential healthy fats (the brain is made of 60% fat) to function at its best.
BALANCING BLOOD SUGAR
By keeping fast release sugars such as sweets, biscuits, cakes, chocolate, refined cereals and white breads to a minimum and ensuring your child eats little and often will ensure the brain receives an even supply of fuel.
Too much sugar and your child may be hyperactive and find it difficult to concentrate, whilst too little sugar and they may feel too tired or irritable to concentrate.
BALANCED BREAKFAST IS A KEY FACTOR
It is essential to have a good start, especially for young children, when their more structured learning is mostly carried out in the morning. Without a slow energy release breakfast, they may get too hungry or have inadequate fuel for the brain to concentrate and learn effectively.
A healthy balanced breakfast should include a mix of complex or unrefined carbohydrate(porridge, muesli, wholemeal cereals or bread or fruit) and some protein(eggs, baked beans, chopped nuts, seeds, full fat yoghurt or milk)
School fees have been emailed out today and are due by Friday the 15th November.
As you may be aware there is a number of ways you can pay your school fees; weekly, fortnightly, monthly, by using BPAY, QKR, Direct Debit (see the office for a form) or Centrepay. Unfortunately, we cannot accept cash payments at the school office.
Please contact the school office if you require help in setting any of these payments up, or if you are having difficulty making payment towards your school fees.