Newsletter 19/04/2021 Term 2 Week 11
- From the Principal
- Mother's Day Stall
- Term 2 FIRST DAY FOR STUDENTS
- School Photo Day
- ANZAC Day
- School Review: Parent Forum
- School Wide Positive Behaviours Support (SWPBS)
- Easter Raffle: Last Day of Term
- Eye Testing-Lions Club
- District Athletics
- Parents as Helpers
- Catholic School Culture
- Mini Vinnies Winter Appeal
- Students of the Week
- St Patrick's School Vision Statement & Child Safe Statement
- Community Events
- Cobden Winter Tennis Group
From the Principal
Mother's Day Stall
Term 2 FIRST DAY FOR STUDENTS
SCHOOL STARTS ON TUESDAY FOR STUDENTS. We look forward to welcoming them all back.
School Photo Day
School Photo Day in on this coming Wednesday - children are to wear summer uniform please. If you need help with photo envelopes please give Deb or Bec a call in the office. We encourage you to order and pay for your photos online. Please click on the following link, we have the student codes at school if you require
Even though we are not officially marching this year we are still invited as a school to this event. The event starts at 10.30 at the war memorial and children are asked to wear school uniform if they are coming along. It would be great to have a good representation once again to support this worthy day. I look forward to seeing you there.
School Review: Parent Forum
Our school review is on Thursday 29th & Friday 30th April and is the completion of the school review process we have been working on for the last 18 months.
I am still looking for some parent volunteers to be a part of the school community forum to be held on Thursday 29th of April from 2.30-3.15. This would involve coming into school and being on a parent panel to talk through your perceptions and thoughts of the school with the school review panel team.
If you are interested please let me know directly by giving me a call here at school. I need around 10 parents for this panel. Please consider putting your name forward.
School Wide Positive Behaviours Support (SWPBS)
Today all the staff worked through this professional learning with world renowned Dan Petro and CEB staff member Anne Ruddell.
It is alll about improve how we set rules here at school, how we teach these rules and how we monitor them. We are working hard to ensure that the children are not only safe but understand why and what we do here.
I will have some more information ovetr the coming weeks so that everyone is informed about the way forward for this framework.
Easter Raffle: Last Day of Term
Eye Testing-Lions Club
The grade 6 testing has been postponed until term 2 due to circumstances beyond our control. We will let you know as soon as this can take place.
Congratulations to our District Aths team who once again took out first place in this years event. Well done to everyone for all your efforts.
We had a number of champions on the day:
Darby Sinnott, Isaac Lawlor, Piper Stephens Harrison Glennen
Parents as Helpers
We hope to allow parent helpers back into the school early in term 2 to help in classrooms once again. To be part of the parent helpers program, parents need to complete a session here at school. There would be some parents that have already completed this program in other years.
If you would like to help in the classroom, then touch base with your child's teacher as to your availability and if you haven't completed the course please do so when it is offered in early term 2.
Catholic School Culture
Confirmation: Thursday May 6th
This week children who are making the Sacrament of Confirmation will begin 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.
Mini Vinnies Winter Appeal
THIS TERM, THE GRADE 4 MINI VINNIE'S CHILDREN WILL BE COLLECTING DONATIONS THAT ARE SUITABLE FOR THE WINTER APPEAL.
ITEMS SUCH AS CLEAN (WASHED) BLANKETS, SLEEPING BAGS, COATS, JUMPERS, BEANIES ETC.
PLEASE SEND CLEAN DONATIONS TO SCHOOL FROM NEXT WEEK FOR THE MINI VINNIE'S CHILDREN TO COLLECT.
Students of the Week
Last Friday many of the rstrictions we have be living under for the past 12 months were relaxed and we are getting back to a more normal environment.
For us a school we will still be adhearing to some of the more common sense approaches as we move forward. This especially applies to not sending children who are sick tyo school and adults not coming into the school when they are not well either. Our approach to sanitising will continue as will In order to ensure the health and safety of all community members, we ask that all families adhere to the following guidelines;
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.
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
St Patrick's School Vision Statement & Child Safe Statement
COBDEN TENNIS CLUB
Stay active through winter!! Join a fun social tennis group.We welcome beginners, current players and those who haven’t played for years.Come and try with the Cobden Winter Tennis Group onMonday April 19th and April 26thFrom 11am at the Cobden Recreation Reserve For more information or to confirm your place please contact :Paula Fleming 0409950738 Or Nic McVilly 0438846984 Or Anita Chivell 0448357085
Corangamite Hockey Club
"Welcome to Hockey"COME AND TRY DAY
All primary school aged children welcome
Sat, April 24 9.30am Mockridge Park, Camperdown
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