Newsletter 21/06/2021 Term 2 Week 20
- From the Principal
- Prayer Reflection
- Learning Conversations
- School Advisory Council
- Last Day of term
- Winter Sport
- School Wide Positive Behaviours Systems (SWPBS)
- School Term 2 Disco: Fancy Formal
- Community Meal: Wednesday 23rd June
- 2022 Kinder Visit & Banana Splits visit
- IGA Card as a school fundraiser
- Webinars for parents and carers
- Catholic School Culture
- Students of the Week
- Community Events
- Robbie Burns Festival
From the Principal
Our Learning Conversations are on this week.
Reports went home last Friday.
Monday 21st: Foundation Learning Conversations
Tuesday 22nd: Grade 5/6 Learning Conversations
Wednesday 23rd: Grade 3/4 Learning Conversations
Thursday 24th: Grade 1/2 Learning Conversations
Bookings for these Learning Conversations are now open, so please get on and book your time slot through PAM.
Parents can do the following to help everything run smoothly:
- Enter via the office and sign in.
- Bring along a mask.
- Only parents are permitted to attend Learning Conversations.
- Learning Conversations must follow a strict timetable, if for some reason you need a longer chat, then another time will need to be booked.
- Parents are required to be on time to Learning Conversation’s to ensure we keep to our strict timetable.
- Students whose Learning Conversations are after school are not permitted to stay onsite until their interview. Parents must arrange to meet or pick up their child, otherwise students will be sent home via their usual arrangements.
School Advisory Council
The SAC will be meeting tomorrow night for its June meeting.
Some of the items up for discussion include:
5/6 New wing
What's ahead for term 3
Last Day of term
Our last day of term 2 is this Friday. School finishes an hour earlier than usual with bus travellers @2.05 & all others @2.15.
I hope everyone enjoys their holiday break as a real opportunity to recharge the batteries. if you are going away please be safe and I look forward to seeing everyone afte the holidays.
Our district winter sport date has been re-set for Tuesday 13th of July @Terang. There will be netball, girls & mixed, soccer & football. Children will be traveling to this event via bus.
The Division winter sport games will be on Monday 19th of July for those who win at a district level.
Hopefully we can have a successful winter sport campaign.
School Wide Positive Behaviours Systems (SWPBS)
Our focus for the week is :
To be organised and on time.
We will be working through this with the children about the importance of being organised and how this will look in their classroom.
School Term 2 Disco: Fancy Formal
Our school disco was last Friday evening & the theme ws Fancy Formal. We had a huge crowd in attendance on the night and everyone seemed to enjoy the festivities that took place.
Can I thank the grade 5/6 teachers, students & SRC for their help in getting the decorations up and helping on the night.
Can I also thank all the students for coming along and suporting this night. All money raised will be put towards helping offset the costs for the students going to the grade 6 camp
Term 2 Disco
Community Meal: Wednesday 23rd June
Grade 5/6W will be hosting the community meal at the Uniting Church this Wednesday 23rd June. This is certainly an activity I know our children enjoy and I know they are appreciated when doing it. Thank you to the parents in the 5/6 area that help ensure this is a worthwhile activity for all by supplying delicious, wholesome food for the occasion.
2022 Kinder Visit & Banana Splits visit
Enrolment packages have gone out to Kinders. If you know of anyone who may like a tour remind them they can call the school anytime to arrange a suitable time.
We will be visiting the Camperdown Kinder & Banana Splits this Thursday 24th for an opportunity for our teaching staff to meet with the Kinder children. They will be involved in a couple of activities with the children. We will also be visiting the other Kinders in our area: Simpson, Cobden, Timboon & Western Plains, hopefully on Thursday 22nd July.
Term 3 Visits
The Kinder children will be here at St Patrick's early next term on Thursday 15th & Thursday 29th July from 9.00-11.00 to do some activities in the school. All children from other local kinders are invited on these days.
IGA Card as a school fundraiser
Our Fundraising Partner Ritchies IGA, have launched their new Ritchies Card, incorporating the Community Benefit Program and this will not only benefit our organisation, but also all our families.
It is very important that families get one of the new Riches cards and present this when they are shopping at IGA, as we get on average $100 a month and over the years have received over $40,000, which is incredible. It is a really simple way to help contribute to our fundraising.
The old system finishes at the end of this month, so now is the time to act to make sure you have transferred over your allegiance to the school as the benefactor of your new card. The program also now has an App for both IOS and Android smart devices. For those members who don’t have a smart phone, or would like a physical card, this option is also available and can be linked to the school.
Every month, our school will receive 0.5%* of our members’ spend in Ritchies Stores PLUS our
members will receive special offers and member only specials via the App.
*T&C’s apply see https://www.ritchies.com.au/ritchiescardterms
Featuring monthly promotions, cheaper prices for you, Collect and Win, as well as games and lots
more fun things to do, this is a great opportunity to support our school.
You can search for Ritchies in the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Webinars for parents and carers
Join one of our free webinars for parents and carers.
These live webinars explore the latest research and they are a great way to learn how you can help your child develop the skills to be safer online.
All sessions are delivered by eSafety's expert education and training team.
Follow the link and register now
Catholic School Culture
First Holy Eucharist: Sacrament of First Holy Eucharist
At this stage, we have set August 14th in Cobden & August 15th in Camperdown as our Eucharist celebrations. Please keep the following children in your thoughts and prayers as they continue to prepare for these days.
Charlie Bourke, Jimmy Cheeseman, Daisy Courtney, Isaac Lawlor, Chase Lee, Grace Magilton, Riley Spence, Halle Barake, Taylor Cameron, Orson Capizzi, Hannah Cridland, Maddison Fisher, Lachlan Hewitt, Jayden Kleinhenz, Ava Lafferty, Jake Lenssen, Madison Lucas, Zoe Roberts, William Ryan, Scarlett Simmonds & Olive Wills.
Mini Vinnies: Thank-you to families who sent in donations for the Mini Vinnies Winter Appeal and the Food Drive – your kindness is very much appreciated and the donated items will provide much needed support – thank-you!! The Mini Vinnies children presented their donations to the St Vinnies team last Friday at the St Vincent de Paul shop where they got a tour of the facilities.
Students of the Week
Robbie Burns Festival
At this stage these activities have been postponed due to the restrictions imposed. The Festival might also be postponing some events- more as we confirm this.