Dear Parents and Carers,
Today we say a fond farewell to Mrs Chauvier. We thank Mrs Chauvier for her 14 years of dedication to the St Patrick’s community as a member of staff. Mrs Chauvier was a valued member of the classroom support assistant team until taking up the role of Office Manager in 2016. Mrs Chauvier is leaving very big shoes to fill in our front office position. It is true many people won’t know most of the work of the school office manager imagining the joy of answering phones, checking entry of visitors to the school, chatting at the counter, applying bandaids to scrapes and scratches and being the ‘friendly face and voice’ of the school. Whilst all this is true (and can all happen at the same time in the first three minutes of the day) the ‘other work’ involves everything about the daily, weekly, monthly, annually accounting of all monies in and out of the school…invoicing, receipting, processing payments, managing school fee transactions. Then there is the preparation and management of the school budget documents and the meetings with system auditors and accountants, ordering resources, stocktaking office resources, supporting a student or two ‘who need a little extra love and a job to do (shredding is always therapeutic) and now we are probably at morning tea….! And now it is organising the morning tea for the special visitors who surprised us with a visit then booking the bus for the class excursion and booking the room for the staff going to Canberra for PD…
So, it is true we are going to miss Mrs Chauvier so much, she is indeed one in a million! We wish her well in her new endeavours and know that any organisation will be blessed with her presence, her personal skills, her friendliness and of course her high work ethic.
This week we congratulate Isabella Clifton-Collins! At the recent Dalgety show Izzy won her riding class under 7 years which qualified her to compete in the Champion rider under 12 years. She was so proud to beat older riders in this event. Her pony Charlie won his pony height class and he won reserve champion pony. Isabella is so excited to be representing St Pats, and we are so happy she will be in our school team at the inter schools competition in May!
We are creating a culture of learning.
The writing cycle involves
The achievement of publishing is a vital component of writing and can often be significantly slowed down by the typing process.
If you would like to help by typing students writing we would love your assistance. For many working parents and carers it is difficult to come into the classroom but the desire to help is very present, if you are one of these untapped volunteers we have a job for you! Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let me know of your interest and I can coach you through how you can help.
On Friday K-2 classes attended a Retreat Day at Pambula Beach. Year 9 Lumen Christi students facilitated sessions on Social Justice and focused on fairness, teamwork and gratitude. Students participated in activities such as walking meditation, a scavenger hunt, sand modelling and a luck and comparison game called ‘I should Be So Lucky’.
Reminder to check the date of your order before checking out.
We would like to remind parents and carers to double check the delivery date of their child's order before they complete their check-out. There have been instances lately where parents and carers have ordered their child's lunch for a particular day, only to find out it was the next week later.
Did you know parents and carers can cancel their canteen order before 9am cutoff.
To do this:
1) Open Qkr! on your device
2) Tap "Activity"
3) Scroll down to "Order History"
4) Find the order you wish to cancel and tap the red circle with a minus symbol. You can select the entire order of individual items.
5) Tap "Ok"
If your eReceipt contains food orders for more than one child you will need to cancel child by child.
Cancelled items are shown in red on your eReceipt confirming they have been cancelled and a credit is available for future orders. The value of any credit will automatically be deducted from your next Qkr! food order.
ST PATRICK’S SCHOOL
13th March 2020
Come get your groove on and enjoy a family friendly night
Sausage Sizzle and drinks for all
Crazy Hair, Face Painting, glow sticks
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Venue: School Hall
Tea and Coffee available for all Mums and Dads