Dear Parents and Carers,
It has been another fabulous week at St Patrick’s and from all accounts the long weekend was well celebrated!
Last night was a beautiful celebration for many students in Year 5&6 as they received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Thank you to the Fr Luke and the Parish committee and Mrs Grant for the organisation of the celebration, and to our Year 5/6 teachers for their preparation of the students throughout the term. The Archbishop’s used breathing in and breathing out to communicate his message to us. We are called to remember that breathing in, through prayer, silence, Christian meditation and other aspects of a faith filled life, must be present in our daily lives. Breathing out, referenced our outward life, all the busyness and events that take up our time and expend our energy. During Mass we had silent time to breathe in.
Thank you to our choir on the evening: Abbie; Alice; Indi and Sienna.
Today we have had a little fun with Crazy Hair day. Here’s a taste of the Crazy Hair…
Tonight we are looking forward to 35 or more students, parents and staff gathering OUT IN THE COLD for raising awareness about homelessness. Thank you for the blankets and cans of soup that are being donated for Vinnies. Thanks Mrs Grant for organising this event.
Thank you to all parents and carers for booking in for phone or in person conversations with your children’s teachers to discuss learning progress in Semester 1. Student semester reports will go home next Monday. As per the Archdiocesan guidelines for reporting this semester there are no comments on the report, the interview was designed for the purpose of elaboration on your child’s progress and achievement. A BIG thank you to the amazing teaching staff at St Patrick's for your dedication to teaching and learning and every student making progress in learning.
Enjoy the weekend.
YEAR 2/3 FOCUS; TIPTOE THROUGH OUR WORLD
SUSTAINABILITY; REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
We all need to take responsibility to look after our environment so that it is preserved for future generations.
- How to sustain our environment by reducing, reusing and recycling.
- How long things take to decompose.
- The ethics of sustainability.
- How can we leave a tiny footprint on the environment?
- Do we know what we can reuse, reduce and recycle?
- How can we set goals and influence others to look after our environment?
Students in Year 2/3 have created a gifts using recyclable materials for someone in their family. The students were practising designing and producing so that they could improve these skills and to see the value in applying knowledge when creating a solution. Here are some of the students creations!!!
EARLY PAT MATHS ASSESSMENT
Students in both Kinder and Year 1 have been assessed this term on their numeracy knowledge via an online test. The results for our students were encouraging.
In Kinder, 81% of the students are displaying knowledge in Stanines 7, 8 and 9 which is well above expectations.
In Year 1, 40% of the students are displaying knowledge in Stanines 7, 8 and 9 which is well above expectations.
Confirmation Thanksgiving Mass - Sunday 20th June 9:30am
NAIDOC Mass - Friday 25th June 9:15am
Confirmation Candidates 2021
On Thursday evening these students particpated in the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Congratulations to all the candidates.
William Herbert -Scott
Kindness comes in all different forms. It starts in our thoughts then moves to our hearts and then expressed through our actions. There is plenty of KINDNESS at St Pat's. Through a smile, a conversation or an act of service these are signs that we are here to support each other. This week on the playground it was clear to see that our St Pat's Kids know how to be kind.
Challenge: What random act of KINDNESS will you show others this week?
Our Grade 5 Peer Mediators are professional now coming into thier second stint of duty consolidating all their interpersonal skills as they help St Pat's to stay PEACE filled.
The students participating in the Empowered Program have now studied all 24 character strengths and are identifying their own top 5 strengths. They have discussed and more inportantly observed over the past 9 weeks people in their world who have been displaying a variety of character strengths. The wellbeing theory according to Seligman is that if we are living, speaking and acting in and through our top 5 strengths then we will be feeling good about who we are and ultimately happy.
Feel free to do the character strength survey yourself. VIACHARACTERSTRENGTHSSURVEY.COM.AU
'the light in me knows the light in you is awesome, so let it shine'
Uniform Shop Winter Update
Did you know…our Winter pant is $18.65 and we sell it to both boys and girls.
This pant fits right every time with its elasticised and draw cord waist. It is made out of enduring and crease resistant Gabardine and can take on the toughest day with reinforced knees. It also has handy side pockets and a separate zip pocket.
You can find this item in Qkr! under the Unisex – Winter tab.
We are also selling girls tights for $9.20. These are a rib knit, 80% cotton, high denier opaque tight. They have a high spandex content and comfort top for extra staying power. They are to be worn under the girls Skort.
Please have a look at the items photographed below. If any of these belong to your child, please encourage your child to collect from the lost and found trolley located in the front office before end of term.
Please remember to label your child’s uniform items. Most uniform items have a name tag sewn onto the label so just grab a pen and write their name on it and they’ll always come home with the right gear.
If you have any uniform queries please do not hesitate to contact Roz, Carmen, Holly or Helen by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are open every Tuesday during term from 9.00am – 10.00am. Or you can make an appointment for another time.
Looking for something to do these holidays? Come and get creative with Two Sheds Workshop! School Holiday Workshops for kids aged 7 and up.
At Two Sheds you can build a bird feeder, a clock, a tote, a bug keeper, an insect hotel or a mobile phone holder!
Book in via https://twoshedsworkshops.com.au/bega-kids-teens/ and YES we accept Creative Kids Vouchers.