Dear Parents and Carers,
The theme of Reconciliation Week this week has been ‘Grounded in Truth, Walk Together with Courage.’ In class during the week the children have had an opportunity to learn about reconciliation. This morning the school gathered for a short reflection time.
National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The dates for NRW are the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates mark two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, which gave the Australian Government the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to include them in the Census; and the High Court Mabo decision, which saw the concept of terra nullius overturned.
In his book, “Will You Still Love Me if I Don’t Win?” Christopher Andersonn makes the distinction between negative and positive competition: negative competition occurs when a child competes for his self-worth and value as a person. Positive competition is the result of children competing to discover their talents and inner strengths such as determination, patience and perseverance.
We will continue to help our children to learn through positive play about positive competition. The ‘Empowered’ program Ms Spicer is facilitating each Friday is another space in which our students are given time and opportunity to discover their strengths.
Christ With Us
A lovely commendation of our St Patrick’s K & K1 children on their excursion.
Just a short note to say how much we enjoyed the company of the St Pats students, teachers, support staff and parents on Friday. The students were enthusiastic and very well behaved learners. It was just lovely to work with them :-) Thanks for your work in organising the visit.
In our efforts to become a cashless school, we will be moving away from accepting cash for book club orders. Payments can be made by either credit card or downloading the LOOP app.
CREDIT CARD - Phone or online payment as per instructions in the “CREDIT CARD RECEIPT” section at the bottom of each order form. You will be given a receipt number which needs to be written in this section along with the TOTAL PAID (for all brochures – not just the one you are filling in the details on), your name, your contact number and our school name and suburb.
You only need to fill out one credit card section for your payment details. Alternatively, down load the LOOP app.
Thank you to families who have paid their school fees. Fees are due by Thursday 6th June, unless prior arrangements have been made.
Thank you to the families who have recently placed their canteen and uniform orders via QKR
Catholic Women’s Action Group. A catholic women’s action group is forming and all women in the archdiocese are asked to contribute. The Southern Coastal Deanery day is Saturday 1st June 11am-2pm, St Patrick’s School Hall. No registration is required. Please bring a plate to share for a light lunch. Further information Andrea Dean 0487 388 873 email@example.com
You will receive an email with a link to the current newsletter. Press on the link, then once you have opened schoolzine webpage you can click on the St Patrick’s logo (top right side of the page) and this will give you a drop down menu. You can select school calendar and it will show all the school events.