Dear Parents and Carers,
Year 5/6 Canberra Camp: Thank you to Mrs Carracher, Mr Broughton, Ms Nicholas and Mrs Bateman for taking our senior students on their 3 day Canberra excursion. We know the students will have appreciated your care, guidance and teaching in that new context and for the opportunity to participate in the camp. A big thank you to Mrs Sheahan for all her organisation and coordination skills ensuring everything about the trip went smoothly! We can't wait to hear the many things they learned from the busy schedule!
Staff: We welcome Mrs Nancy Santos to the teaching team of St Patrick’s. Mrs Santos will be teaching Year 3/4M when Mrs McNoe goes on maternity leave early in Term 2. We will tell you more about Mrs Santos at the beginning of Term 2!
Working Bee: We are thankful for the rain and the growth it brings, however all of our gardens and grounds are in need of LOTS of HELP! We have planned an ALL GREEN THINGS working bee for the morning of the last Saturday of the holidays. PLEASE come. We need you! See the flyer attached for more information and put your name on the eform so we know who is coming! Thanks.
Here are the students from 12B weeding and harvesting.
Open Day: During enrolment time, on Wednesday 28th April, we have planned a school OPEN DAY. For all families considering enrolling at St Pat’s there are times to book for a tour ending in a market place in the school hall. Please inform family and friends who are considering enrolling to book a time through https://www.trybooking.com/BQERS
Easter We have walked the journey with Jesus this week from the joy of the crowds waving palms and welcoming Jesus on Palm Sunday and the breaking of the bread and sharing of the cup at the Last Supper. We have heard the story of agony from Jesus praying in the garden and walking the stations of the cross to the crucifixion. We end with the Christian celebration of all believers that Jesus has risen from the dead, and the wonder and mystery the Resurrection.
Easter raffle: Congratulations to the 10 winners of the Easter raffle prizes. Zaviea, Machlan(2), Jack G, Austin, Jayme, Eli, Flynn, Bella and Trey.
Thank you to the Community Council, in particular Mrs Shoveller and Mrs Salway for organising the raffle prizes and Mrs Kennedy for coming to help with the draw.
Wishing you all a happy and a holy Easter.
Here are the Year 3/4's having fun on the flats
Upcoming events & dates
Sacrament of Confirmation Important Dates
Parent Information Night: 6pm Wednesday 21st April, Bega Church
Enrolment Weekend: Across all Parish Masses over the weekends 1st & 2nd May and 8th & 9th May
1st Family Mass & Formation: 4:30pm- 6pm Sunday 22nd May
(Beginning in School Hall)
2nd Family Mass & Formation 4:30pm- 6pm Sunday 6th June
(Beginning in School Hall)
At Home Activities On going
Student Retreat Day: Tuesday 15th June, Pambula Surf Club
Confirmation Mass: 6pm Thursday 17th June, Bega Church
Thanksgiving Mass: 9:30am Sunday 19th June, Bega Church
If you would like to enrol your child please fill in the Online registration form – only required fields need to be completed at this point - https://forms.gle/cnmEQ3BG98915hWm7
This week we have celebrated Holy Week with story time, prayer sessions and walking The Stations of the Cross.
If families would like to share the joy of Easter here is a child friendly version of the scripture: https://www.dltk-kids.com/bible/cv/pjesus_is_alive_cv.asp
Congratulations to Eva who won the Jelly Bean Guessing Competition.
This week during the Easter raffle assembly 60 brave Empowered students performed a "flashmob" to share a spontaneous music vibration. Using the beat of a drum to ground and express themselves the Empowered students for 9 weeks explored beat and how it feels and resonates within their bodies. Like all music, sharing it with the whole school, was inevitable. However I mention that these students were BRAVE as bravery is one of the character strengths that they had explored.
BRAVERY is when you feel scared and you do it anyway
Some of the Empowered students were fearful of standing up and drumming in front of the school and were coached to face their fear. Performing within a group can give you confidence and yet the biggest block to doing something different is usually our own self talk. One student who was aprehensive and thought about not coming to school on the day of the performance ran up to me on Monday and said,
" Arent you proud that I am here today Ms Spicer?" to which I replied "Of course I am because I know that YOU have overcome your fear and are showing the character strength of bravery."
Having learnt about all 24 character strengths this was a great example of the strength of BRAVERY.
"What is something you did this week for the first time that required bravery?'
Watch the flasmob is on your child's seesaw account.
Uniform Shop will be closed over the holidays and will reopen on Tuesday 20 April.
You can continue to place your orders on QKr throughout the holidays and they will be filled when we return on Tuesday 20 April.
If you would like to make an appointment for a uniform fitting in Term 2, you can email email@example.com to arrange a booking time.
Thankyou for your ongoing support of the uniform shop, particularly the donations of second hand uniforms.
Wishing everyone a Happy Easter from the Uniform Committee - Roz, Helen, Holly and Carmen.
TWO SHEDS WORKSHOPS
Get creative and learn to build yourself with Two Sheds Workshop these holidays!
Lots of awesome workshops for kids aged 7yrs+ and one Creative Kids Voucher covers two workshops.