Mother's Day activity

This year we will be having an open day on this Friday 7th of May where mums and special ladies in our children's lives come through the school to visit classrooms, enjoy a coffee, some cake and receive a flower. They would have the opportunity to spend some time in their child/rens classroom or outside and can get a family photo taken with their children.

The time will be from 10.45 until 2.45. I am hoping that there might be some time in this window where you may be able to come in. 

The school day will be a relatively normal one with assembly @ 10.45, recess between 11.00-11.30, class time from 11.30-1.30, 2nd lunch break from 1.30-2.15 & class time from 2.15-2.45.

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2022 Enrolment Open Day for Prospective Families

St Patrick's Primary School Camperdown will be celebrating Catholic Education Week by having an open day on Wednesday May 26th from 9.00 am - 3.00 pm.

2021 marks 200 years of Catholic Education in Australia and the purpose of this day is for prospective families to come along and see how our school operates on a normal school day.

Interested prospective families are welcome to come along at any time on this day, meet with members of the school leadership team, have a tour of the school and to see what our beautiful school has to offer.

There will also be opportunity to talk with other staff, students and parents and to get some more information on St Patrick's.

Bookings can be taken if you have a specfic time in mind or else feel free to turn up on the day.  

  • We have enrolment packages that can be sent out at anytime.
  • To receive a package please fill out the inquiry form or contact our office on 03 55931962
  • 2022 enrolments will officially open later in term 2 & packages given to kinders then.
  • If any of our current families know anyone who would be interested in coming along, please feel free to pass this information on to them. 
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Mother's Day activity

This year we will be having an open day on this Friday 7th of May where mums and special ladies in our children's lives come through the school to visit classrooms, enjoy a coffee, some cake and receive a flower. They would have the opportunity to spend some time in their child/rens classroom or outside and can get a family photo taken with their children.

The time will be from 10.45 until 2.45. I am hoping that there might be some time in this window where you may be able to come in. 

The school day will be a relatively normal one with assembly @ 10.45, recess between 11.00-11.30, class time from 11.30-1.30, 2nd lunch break from 1.30-2.15 & class time from 2.15-2.45.

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2022 Enrolment Open Day for Prospective Families

St Patrick's Primary School Camperdown will be celebrating Catholic Education Week by having an open day on Wednesday May 26th from 9.00 am - 3.00 pm.

2021 marks 200 years of Catholic Education in Australia and the purpose of this day is for prospective families to come along and see how our school operates on a normal school day.

Interested prospective families are welcome to come along at any time on this day, meet with members of the school leadership team, have a tour of the school and to see what our beautiful school has to offer.

There will also be opportunity to talk with other staff, students and parents and to get some more information on St Patrick's.

Bookings can be taken if you have a specfic time in mind or else feel free to turn up on the day.  

  • We have enrolment packages that can be sent out at anytime.
  • To receive a package please fill out the inquiry form or contact our office on 03 55931962
  • 2022 enrolments will officially open later in term 2 & packages given to kinders then.
  • If any of our current families know anyone who would be interested in coming along, please feel free to pass this information on to them. 
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Resilience Project: Free Parent Webinar

We have a Resilience Project parent webinar which will be on Thursday 13th of May  with Hugh Van Cuylenburg  at 6.30pm-7.30pm.

Here is the Zoom link for use on the night: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84154966762

 The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs to schools, sports clubs and businesses and provide them with evidence based, practical strategies to build resilience and happiness. The Resilience Project has delivered programs to over 1000 schools around the country and worked with many elite sporting teams including Australian cricket, netball and soccer, NRL and AFL clubs. Through presentations, wellbeing journals, schools curriculum, teacher diaries and their App, The Resilience Project seeks to help all Australians become mentally healthy. 

Programs offered by The Resilience Project are based on the following strategies:

  • Gratitude - Appreciating what you have, not begrudging what you don’t. 
  • Empathy - Thinking of the needs of others/kindness.
  • Mindfulness - Being present in the moment, not becoming distracted by unhelpful or negative thoughts.

During this presentation, Hugh will share his experiences and combine them with practical strategies that can be implemented everyday to improve our overall wellbeing.

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Mother's Day Stall

Please send in your Mother's Day presents for the stall, a $2 present for each child at school. If your child wishes to buy 2 presents for step-mum etc, then you must send in 2 presents to the stall. This is a Gr 2 fundraiser, if there are any parents who could help run the stall, please contact the office, thank you.

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School Wide Positive Behaviours Support (SWPBS)

I have provided the link below to let you know more about what SWPBS is and why we will be implementing this framework across our school.

Over the next few weeks we will be working on developing our Behaviour Matrix and when this is completed we will let you know. 

https://www.smore.com/quekd-ch6-pbis-parent-newsletter

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School Review

Our school review was on last Thursday 29th & Friday 30th April and was the completion of the school review process we have been working on for the last 18 months.

The review team of Mary Lovelock- external reviewer, Sandra Harvey - Deputy director CEB, Lee Schlooz - Education consultant southern zone and Matt Uzkaratis - Principal St Thomas' School Terang, really enjoyed their time spent in the school, talking to different groups and asked me to pass on to everyone how much they enjoyed their time here. 

Thanks to the everyone who contributed to this process over the time, it was greatly appreciated.

Our 3 major goals are still being tweaked but will focus on the following areas

1. Student engagement

2. Enhancing Catholic Identity

3. Upskilling staff

We will also have a range of strategies etc to help us and we await a final report over the next month. 

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Students of the Week

FSAKatelyn RyanGreat at learning new words!
Campbell HendersonGreat improvement in his letters and handwriting.
FDBOrla MyersFor always contributing to class discussions.
Anderson VallejoFor always contributing to class discussions.
1MOlivia SimmondsFor being a kind and  thoughtful classmate
1PSRocco BrooksAlways looking out for others and being a beautiful friend to all
2BTommy FoxBeing productive and giving 100% effort.
 Patrick HassettGreat sense of humour and contributing good stuff to discussions
2SBen WalshFor working really hard in his reading groups this week!
3/4PBasil HuntDisplaying great work ethic and following rules.
 Mali MaskellFor having courage & confident to speak infront of unfamilar faces 
 Wally ReesFor being a great role model in decision making and completing tasks.
3/4LMaddi FisherFor being an enthusiastic classmember
 Xander KentFor making good connections
 Judd DoolanFor being an enthusiastic classmember
3/4JEvie WagnerGreat organisation
 Florence PopeFantastic writing
3/4DHMaisie CunninghamTaking on feedback.
 Stephanie FlemingAlways giving her best.
5/6 DJensen KingFor giving everything a go with a more positive attitude.
 Matilda CridlandAn excellent attitude towards your learning
5/6 CAidan VallejoHelpful and encouraging to other students
 Amaya KentMagnificent work in Maths.
5/6 SMonica ThorntonFor a fantastic week in maths & excellent time management.
5/6 WKiara LoveContributing to class discussions
 Milla DarcyConsistently working well in all areas
 Jonty RavenGreat work habits
MichelleDarby Sinnott Great understanding of his maths strategies
MarieGeorge SadlerFor being one of nature's gentleman. 
Mel3/4PFor individual efforts in their Alpha Write 
EliseBryceFor working hard over the holidays
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COVID


Testing- Symptomatic (Feeling unwell) or Asymptomatic

If a member of a family is recommended by their doctor to have COVID 19 testing, this person is asked to self isolate until the results are known. Any children/siblings of this family are requested not to attend school unless the results of the testing are known. At best we will restrict the spread of possible contact with the virus if the test is positive. At worst we will have cost some children a few days at home if the test proves to be negative. This is a duty of care for all at school. If your child is ill or is feeling unwell, they must not attend school. They must remain home and seek medical advice. Any unwell children WILL be sent home. We will temperature check any child we feel is unwell.

Sick Children at School

Every student that presents to the sick bay with cold or flu like symptoms will have their temperature taken and as we are operating on a zero tolerance, they will be sent home.

Visitors to St. Patricks

At this stage parents, volunteers, or community groups can come onto the school premises or grounds.  Parents and guardians are asked to continue to maximise the use of phone (5593 1962) and email communication with the school or directly to their child’s teacher.

As per our pre-COVID regulations, anyone coming in for longer than 15 minutes will need to sign in at the office. 

Cleaning & Hygiene

To support the health and wellbeing of students and staff, the school will continue an enhanced cleaning routine and will encourage frequent handwashing by staff and students. Hand sanitizer will be located in high traffic/high touch areas and the classrooms.

Drop Off & Pick Up Arrangements

Drop Off- Parents are welcome to drop off at the normal time from 8.30am onwards. All children will need to enter the school via Dimora Ave. Pick Up- Children being picked up by parents or walking home will continue to do so at 3.15. Children being collected from the church will leave school at 3.05 for F-2 children and 3.15 for grades 3-6. 

Bus Travel

Please also remind your children who travel on school buses of the importance of:

  •       practicing good hygiene, including using hand sanitiser
  •       obeying all instructions from bus drivers


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Prayer

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Catholic School Culture


    Confirmation: Thursday May 6th 

    This week children who are making the Sacrament of Confirmation will continue their preparation program at school and at home with their families. Children will need to choose a Confirmation name and a sponsor. A note will be coming home this week along with a candle and transfer for their stole. Please return the note as soon as you can or email the information to Tracy. This sacrament will be celebrated on Thursday 6th of May at 6pm at St. Patrick’s Church in Camperdown.

    Please keep the following children in your prayers as they prepare to make the Sacrament of Confirmation: Tom Atkins, Halle Barake, Emma Bonner, Orson Capizzi, Maisie Cunningham, Rhys Darcy, Bailey Fox, Jed Gaut, Etti Glennen, Madison Lucas, Luca Macchiesi-May, Cooper Mahony, Mali Maskell, Bryce Miller, Edie Molan, Tristan O’Connor, Beau Ponting, Wally Rees, Brady Rippon-Hanson, Caitlin Rundle, Elaine Ryan, Abi Sinnott, Harry Sinnott, Darby Sinnott, Riley Spence, Vince Titmus, Taj Woodmason and Clem Walsh. 


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    From the Principal

    Hello to everyone, welcome to week 13,

    Last week was a busy one as we completed our school review. This was certainly a time to celebrate all the good things we do as a school,  as well as looking to ways we can improve into the future. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this process.

    This week we have a few things on: Tuesday is our Cross Country which will be on from 11.30 on the Mercy oval & around the block, on Tuesday night is our Parents Association meeting from 7.30 in the staffroom. On Thursday we have Confirmation @6.00pm at the church and on Friday we have our Mothers Day stall and Mother's Day Open day from 10.45-2.45. I look forward to seeing many of our mums, grandmas and special ladies in the lives of our children come through the school for a coffee/tea, cake & catch up with their child/ren. 

    We also have a number of children representing our school and the Division aths in Warrnambool and we wish them well in their endeavours. 

    I hope all mums have a special Mother's Day on Sunday.

    Enjoy the week,

    Mick

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    Birthdays

    From St Patrick's 

    To the following students that celebrate their birthdays this week

    4th May

    Kara Bell

    6th May

    Grace Magilton

    7th May 

    Vanessa Johnstone, Scarlett Nolan

    8th May

    Abigail Sinnott

    9th May 

    Olivia Barber

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