Newsletter 17/05/2021 Term 2 Week 15
From the Principal
Mother's Day Survey
Many thanks to everyone who has filled out the survey so far. If you haven't had time to fill it out it is open for another week. We would love to hear your feedback.
2022 Enrolment Open Day
St Patrick's Primary School Camperdown
Celebrating Catholic Education Week
Wednesday May 26th 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.
Congratulations to our Cross country team who came equal first with Timboon P-12 as overall winners on the day. Points are awarded for those who finish in the top 12 over all races. Well done to everyone concerned.
We had some great individual results and 13 Students going to the next level: Paddy Hassett, Thomas Hinkley, Piper Stephens, Maisie Molan, Ava Cunningham, Sam Blain, Ethan Shadforth, Tyra Sambell, Katerina Guinia, Isaac Lawlor, Jimmy Cheeseman, Maddison Mitchell & Maddison Lucas.
Auslan PD Day
There will be no school for children on this Friday 21st of May as staff will be involved in an Auslan PD. This language change has had a positive start and now the staff are looking to get the curriculum organised with help from Jayne Brumby from St Mary’s in Colac.
There is NO SCHOOL for children on this day so put it in your diary as a pupil free day.
Catholic Education Week
Next week is Catholic Education week where we wqill be ncelerating 200 years of Catholic Education in Australia.
Some of the events we will be holding at school are:
Sunday 23rd: Whole school mass with the parish. The grades 1/2's will lead the day but all families are invited to come along to celebrate.
Monday 24th: 4 children will attend the diocesan mass in Ballarat with Tracy Hickey.
Young Leaders day: 4 school captains to Melbourne for Young Leaders Day.
HCSN Combined SAC dinner in Terang.
Wednesday 26th: School Open Day
Friday 28th: Network Day. On this day the children will be mixing with children from the other HCSN schools. The Foundatiuon children will be going to St Thomas', the grade 1/2 's will be staying here at St Patrick's, the grade 3/4's will be going to St Colmans in Mortlake and the grade 5/6's going to MRC Noorat. They will be involved in some activities and have the opportunity to make new friends and see old ones. There is no cost for this day and children will be bussed to the other schools and leave from St Patrick's around 9.15 and return before the end of the day.
Claire Powling - 1 PS
Claire Powling will be leaving for maternity leave soon and will finish on Thursday 27th of May.
From Monday the 31st for the remainder of term 2, Janelle Smith will do Monday & Tuesdays in this class and Mrs Amy Wynd will return from her leave to do Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
We wish Claire all the best as she begins her leave.
Catholic School Culture
Thank-you to families who have sent in donations for the Mini Vinnies Winter Appeal – your
kindness is very much appreciated and the donated items will provide much needed support
Also, the Mini Vinnies children are now collecting non-perishable food items for the Food
Drive. These items can include long life milk, cereal, canned soup, canned vegetables,
tomato paste, biscuits, baby food, lentils, pasta, rice, nuts, hygiene products, shampoo, soap
etc. If you are able to donate to this cause, please send items into the school for the Mini
Vinnies children to collect – thank-you!!
May – Month of Mary
May is the Month of Mary where Catholics pay homage to the Blessed Virgin Mary as the
mother of Jesus and our Heavenly Mother. We honour Mary as a tribute to our faith and
remember the challenges that she faced with grace as Jesus’ mother. Mary is Mother – your
mother, my mother, everyone’s mother and she cares for all of us day-in-and-day-out
without fail, interceding for us even in the tiniest of matters. It is no co-incidence that we
also honour our mothers and special ladies in May on Mother’s Day. There are many
devotions to Mary and the more well-known ones are the Hail Mary and the Roseary.
First Holy Eucharist
Preparation for First Holy Eucharist begins this week with the sacramental program at
school and at home. A note will come home which will need to be returned by Monday, indicating your families preference for the date and place of First Holy Eucharist – Cobden
on Saturday 5th of June at 6pm or Camperdown on Sunday 7th of June at 11am. A transfer
will also be coming home with the note which will need to be ironed on to the child’s
baptismal stole. Please keep the following children in your prayers as they prepare for the
Sacrament of First Holy Eucharist: Halle Barake, Charlie Bourke, Orson Capizzi, Taylor
Cameron, Jimmy Cheeseman, Daisy Courtney, Hannah Cridland, Madison Fisher, Lachlan
Hewitt, Jayden Kleinhenz, Ava Lafferty, Isaac Lawlor, Chase Lee, Jake Lenssen, Madison
Lucas, Grace Magilton, Zoe Roberts, William Ryan, Scarlett Simmonds, Riley Spence and
Parish Mass - Catholic Education Week
200 Years of Catholic Education in Australia
On Sunday 23 rd of May there will be a Parish Mass led by the grade 1/2 children to begin
Catholic Education Week where we will celebrate 200 years of Catholic Education in
Australia to the theme of Faith in the Future. Mass will begin at 11am at St. Patrick’s Church
in Camperdown and we would love to see many of our school families there. Grade 1/2
children will need to RSVP to the invitation so that reading can be allocated thank you.
Also during Catholic Education Week, four grade 6 children will be representing our school
at a Diocesan Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Ballarat which will be presided by Bishop
Paul Bird. On the Friday, we will also join together with teachers and students from St.
Colman’s in Mortlake, St. Thomas’ in Terang and Mercy Regional College in Noorat for our
Hampden Catholic School’s Network Day. This is a great day for students to make
friendships from the other schools and to celebrate our network by doing activities
Caritas – Project Compassion
We have collected the loose change from the Caritas - Project Compassion boxes which
tallied to $277. 75. This money can supply chickens which can provide eggs for schools or
material to make masks, or blankets or water sanitisation. It is much needed and the
generosity of these donations are appreciated as Caritas works with the most vulnerable
communities in poverty. We will be doing another collection later this year so please don’t
hesitate to drop any loose change into the Caritas boxes or to make an online