Dear Parents and Carers,
We are in the MVP process for creating a St Pat’s Learning Journal. MVP is a marketing strategy, namely the creation of a Minimum Viable Product. Quite simply you put together a product, send it to market to receive feedback and make improvements so that the ultimate product most closely meets the needs of the market!
We have created and collated some pages that support learners to know what it means to be a St Pat’s Kid. We hope that the journal will be a useful tool and space for all students and, hope to ultimately have levelled journals for junior, middle and senior students. The current MVP journal has two ends: one for information: one for student reflections, goals, achievements.
Three classes are in the first trial group of these journals. Here are a few pages from the journal that you may like to reference when speaking with your children about their day at school.
You can use the MVP strategy to support your child in their learning. When they are designing / creating / building etc you can ask them to get their idea to a stage where they can get some feedback and then use the feedback to improve their product.
A warm St Pat’s welcome to two new students Jack in Year 5 and Thomas in Year 3.
Blessings on a happy family weekend.
All students to make measurable progress in key identified areas of literacy and numeracy.
All students will access quality differentiated learning that will result in measurable progress.
All students will have improved student engagement and learning outcomes through the co-creation of a culture for learning.
Newsletter Week 6 Term 3
The students who are preparing for their Sacrament of First Eucharist have been participating in family retreats. The afternoon retreat includes activities led by older peers and a family mass to conclude.
Last week in Empowered the students were invited to “let Go” of limiting beliefs. They stood behind a line and were asked to jump as far as they could. Then they had some time to think of what they would do differently if they had another opportunity to jump again. Actually it depended on how they spoke to themselves. In their mind did they believe they could jump further or not? I invited the students to say something positive and see if the result was different. Today in Empowered the students were challenged to “let Go” of things that block their “LIGHT” like past hurts, negative words that have been spoken to them etc. They wrote their hurts on a piece of paper and placed it in a jar of water where during the course of the day disintegrated into pulp. This pulp was then placed on the soil of our vegetable garden for Mother Earth to transmute. The Empowered students, like the release during the sacrament of Reconciliation, should feel lighter as they return home this afternoon.
Enjoy your weekend
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The canteen relies on volunteers to keep it open.
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