Dear Parents and Carers,
Yesterday the fence was removed! The playground reopened and the junior children smiled and laughed and played and enjoyed climbing and sliding and digging too!
It may not surprise you that we have planning in place for changes in covid restrictions at our school. Whilst we hope that we will remain free of lockdowns in our town and valley we are preparing for the possibility. Next week the class teachers will be emailing you to ascertain several things including the likelihood that your child
a) needs to borrow a device from school for learning
b) may be at school as parents/carers are in essential work.
Please look out for the email and respond promptly to help our teachers and school continue our preparations.
Today our students enjoyed being able to access our Junior Playground today. The standing sandpit was very popular. Our Kinder students enjoyed using the playground for the first time having fun exploring all the aspects of the playground.
Listening to and acting on student preferences, interests, and perspectives helps students feel invested in their own learning and can ignite passions that will increase their persistence.
St Pat's is invested in giving students at St Pat's a voice in how we can continue to grow teaching and learning as well as building our school community. The Student Representative Council (SRC) meets weekly guided by classroom teachers and with representatives of students from across the school to bring forth ideas and possibilities.
Week 5 Classroom visit & Chapel Mass - Kinder
Jersey for Noa Day - Friday 13th August (Award ceremony to be live streamed on Facebook)
Feast of the Assumption - Sunday 15th August
Confirmation Celebrations & Gifts
Candidates of the Sacrament of Confirmation received a symbol from the church to mark this special occasssion. Canidates who are yet to receive this symbol are encouraged to attend a Sunday Mass as a celebration of the Sacrament.
Breakfast Toast Club
The Breakfast Toast Club has been very successful in the first trial week thanks to the parent and student volunteers.
If you would like to nominate your child/children or volunteer for the Breakfast Toast Club please contact Mrs Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Consent Forms
St Pat's have activiated their Facebook and Instagram accounts. These platforms are used to share student learning and achievements. Some families are yet to return their Media Consent Forms. Please return all forms to your child's classroom teacher as soon as possible. If you need another form or have any questions please touch base with Mrs Grant.
The character strengths highlighted in the Empowered Program this week were LEADERSHIP, HONESTY and CREATIVITY. It's one thing to identify your character strengths but its important to keep nurturing them. Below are some activities that might help us to do this;
LEADERSHIP: Plan an event that supports a meaningful cause. consider who would like to help and why. You may like to gather a teamin order to plan how to get support.
HONESTY: Interview someone about a time when they were honest even though it was difficult. Reflect on how this could apply to your own life.
CREATIVITY: Watch a humourous video with someone to boost your positive emotions before engaging in a creative task. This should help you come up with more and better solutions.
Ballet Passion Club led by Alice Wiley.
Circuit Training led by Isabol and Ella, Aleesha and Brooke.
The Southern Region Athletics Carnival which was to be held here in Bega has been cancelled. The MacKillop and Archdiocesan carnivals have been moved on to next term and it has been decided that the Southern and Western Regions Teams will be compiled from times and distances obtained at school carnivals. This process is still being completed and any children from St Pat's who make the team will be notified when this is finalised. Anyone who has paid their $5 levy will have that money reimbursed via their school fees.