Dear Parents and Carers,
Such joy as always comes in the Aleeta dance week has been weaving its way through the school community this week. It is true that there is some dance in the feet of the children as they move around the school. What a blessing that Aleeta was able to make it to St Pat’s Bega due to her location prior to this week being a covid free LGA! Thank you Aleeta for once again sharing your passion for dance and the creative arts, the week of ‘polishing performances’ is ahead.
Noa Jessop Memorial Award
Today we presented the Noa Jessop Memorial Award. The award is presented annually to a student at St Patrick’s who emulates, in their school life at St Patrick’s, the core attributes for which Noa Jessop is remembered.
The three core attributes are:
- Christian Spirit – active participation in the faith and worship life of the class and school.
- Sportsmanship – fairness, inclusive of all, enjoys sport for its’ own sake, respectful of one’s fellow competitors, gracious in victory or defeat.
- Contribution to School - keen to participate in all school pursuits: academic and sporting, and to develop skills and ability with determination and courage.
Congratulations to Lincoln Thompson on receiving this award. We thank Heidi and Grant Jessop for presenting the Award.
Our congratulations go to the nominees for this award: Archie Sly, Angus Fleming, Colin Dowd, Lily Mason, Arly Schrader, Chase Salway, Sienna Taylor, Imogen Murray, Abbey Collins, Lexi Spitzer, Jack Garner and Kai Schrader.
Big Steps Move It!
Our Big Steps - Move It! program was enjoyed by Kinder 2022 students as a remote experience. The focus of Move It! was health and wellbeing and the development of gross motor and fine motor skills.
As information is shared from Catholic Education we will update parents through Skoolbag messages. Please ensure you have St Pat's activated on the Skoolbag app.
Blessings for a peaceful weekend
SOUTHERN REGION PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION
A big thankyou to all students in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 who presented a speech to their peers last week. The students are to be commended on speaking confidently in front of an audience, being passionate about their topic, using hand gestures and clear voices to present their speech. It was difficult to adjudicate and choose students to go to the next level with the breadth of talent in our school.
Participants; Elizabeth Attram, Savannah Backhouse, Abbie Murray, Eleanor Wiley, Alyssa Sheehan, Claire Clarke, William Herbert-Scott, Mason Stucoski, Kai Schrader, Maddison Woods, Amelie Hergenhan
Congratulations to the following students who will be participating in the Southern Region Public Speaking competition next Tuesday and Wednesday via MSTeams.
Year 3 Zoe Sadler-Price
Year 4 Imogen Murray Sophie Stroud
Year 5 Eloise Deighton Alice Wiley
Year 6 Alexia Spitzer Lincoln Thompson
Week 6 - Classroom Visit & Chapel Mass 5/6N
Breakfast Toast Club
The Breakfast Toast Club's two week trial has been a major success so we are now seeking volunteers for the next few weeks. If you and your child/children are able to help Mrs Grant one morning between 8:30-9am please email Mrs Grant @ email@example.com
Feast of the Assumption
It is the Feast of the Assumption this Sunday 15th August, when we remember how Our Lady was taken up into heaven to be with her son, Jesus.
Pray the rosary together as a family this week. Use short meditations on the glorious mysteries to guide your prayers and reflect together on how you can look wisely at the world and respond to God’s creation with love and care.
You could make your own rosary together from things you can find outside in nature, like stones, sticks or flowers. Lay it out on the ground and encourage the children to follow it as you all pray together.
Here is a resource to support praying as the rosary as a family https://cafod.org.uk/content/download/56716/777986/version/1/file/Prayer_family_assumption-rosary-colouring.pdf
Thank you to the families who have paid their term 3 fees.
This is a friendly reminder that Term 3 fees are due 20 August 2021, except those with direct debit arrangements.
If at any time your family is experiencing financial hardship due to Covid-19 or any other reason or your family is in need of other support, please contact the school to make a time for a confidential meeting with our Principal, Jo Scott-Pegum to discuss how the school can help support your family.