- Assistant Principal News
- REC News
- Crazy Camel Fundraiser
- Book Parade
- MacKillop Athletics
- Term 4 - Summer Uniform
- My Body My Life - Yr 5/6 Personal Development Program
- Old Stock Sunnies
- SRC Recycle of Fruit Box/Milk Containers
- Flying Flag Protocols for Queen Elizabeth II
- Kindergarten Orientation Days/Little Learners Program
- Long Service Leave
- Enrolments for 2023
- Pupil Free Days
- Term 4 Dates for your Calendar
- Trent Barrett Shield
- Drink Bottle Reminder
- School Improvements to Old Administration Building
- Overdue Term 3 School Fees
- Excursions Term 4
- Gundagai Basketball Term 4 - Register Now
- Canteen Term 4 Volunteers
- Weekly Awards
- WildCat Awards Week 8 and 9 Term 3
- Altar Serving Roster
- Meat Raffle
- Radio News
- School Holidays
What a busy and productive term we’ve had! We are fortunate that the term progressed without any major Covid restrictions which allowed us to go on a Year 5/6 excursion, Pre School visits, Tournament of the Minds in Wagga, host inter school public Speaking and run our Little Learners program. We are most grateful for these opportunities and normality.
Western Region Public Speaking
Thank you to our SRC representatives for all their hard work this term.
Zoe Paton, Lane Johnson, Dale Paton, Molly Lott, Chase Robinson, Corby Rose, Charlotte McDonnell, Abigail Bock, James Reardon, Tahlira Rose and Sophie Graham. They have organised worthy fundraisers and awareness initiatives for our school and given back to the student community with playground equipment purchases and novels for upper primary.
We look forward to them continuing their great efforts in Term 4.
Book Week Celebrations
We look forward to Wednesday’s Book Week celebration starting with our costume parade at 10am, Aunty Sue Bulger’s storytime readings at 12pm with infants and 12:30 with primary and finishing the school day with the much anticipated Book Trivia afternoon. Thank you to Mrs Hughes for her efforts in organising an exciting day to finish the school term with.
Pupil Free Days Friday 23 September and Monday 10 October
Just a reminder that students finish on Wednesday 21 September due to Thursday’s National Public Holiday and staff professional development planning day on Friday. Student’s first day back will be Tuesday 10 October
Term 4 Uniform
After the holidays the students will return in full summer uniform. Fleecy jumpers may be worn if mornings are still cool. White socks for girls and black for boys please. Year 6 may continue to wear their Year 6 polos with their summer sports uniform.
Thank you parents for all your support throughout the term and we hope the holidays are a chance for your child/children to rest, recharge and hopefully spend some special family time together.
Enjoy the holidays,
First Holy Communion
On our first day back of next term (Tuesday), we begin our preparation for the Sacrament of the Eucharist. We have 11 students involved in this preparation - Chase Clout, Indi Cole, Oliver Crowe, Eliza Graham, Lachlan Hargreaves, Beau Jones, Nora Lindley, Jimmy Lott, Molly Lott, Connor Manton and Chase Robinson. Our prayers are with these children as they prepare for this wonderful Sacrament.
Preparation dates are as follows:
Lesson 1 – Tuesday 11th October 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Lesson 2 – Saturday 15th October 4:45 pm – 5:50 pm
Lesson 3 - Tuesday 18th October 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Lesson 4 - Saturday 22nd October 4:45 pm – 5:50 pm
6 pm Commitment Mass
Lesson 5 - Tuesday 25th October 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Lesson 6 – Wednesday 26th October Preparation Day 9:15 am – 3:00 pm
- Sacrament of First Holy Communion - Saturday 29th October 6pm Mass
October Mission Month
This year, we walk hand-in-hand with the Church of Ethiopia and the local communities towards providing life-changing opportunities to those most in need.
World Mission Sunday falls on 23rd October. As a school community we will come together to raise money and awareness for the work of Catholic Mission. More information to come next term.
October Month of the Rosary
We wish you a happy and safe holiday and hope you can enjoy some rest and relaxation with your family.
Our Crazy Camel Fundraising packs have been sent home. Each child will be given their own individual pack to design and create their own special artwork into diaries, calendars, cards, pillowcases or tea towels. Keep an eye out for these packs in your child/children's bags. Orders are due back to the office by Friday 21st October to allow time to be processed and returned before the end of term 4.
This Wednesday (21st September) is our long awaited Book Week Parade. The children can come dressed in their favourite costume. The theme for this year is "Dreaming with Eyes Open" but children can come as they wish. The Book Week Parade will commence straight after our Week 10 Assembly which will start at 10am. All parents, grandparents and family members are welcome to come watch the parade which will be held on our blacktop. the morning events should conclude around 11am.
We also welcome Aunty Sue Bulger to our school for storytime readings at 12pm with infants and 12:30pm for primary students. We will finish a jam packed day with lots of games and activities organised by Mrs Hughes which will include the Book Trivia. Thank you again Mrs Hughes for organising all the activities for the day.
James is participating in shot put and Charlie is running in the 1500m event.
Good luck to both of you. Safe Travels
Just a reminder that Term 4 Summer Uniform will be worn. If you require any new items and you have not ordered online or contacted Bec Gaskin we would ask that you do so before end of school Term on Wednesday.
We remind families that we do have good quality second hand items also in the clothing pool to purchase for a donation. Just contact Bec Gaskin or the office to arrange sizes etc.
The Archdiocesan Relationship Education Team will be visiting St Patrick’s on Tuesday 11 October (first day of Term 4) to present the My Body, My Life puberty and personal development program. The school will cover the cost of the day session with students but parents are required to pay $5.00 for the video live link that is to be watched at home prior to the first day back session. Please pay this link via the Compass Portal. The event has been sent out to all Yr 5/6 parents for approval and payment. Please ensure you sit with your child to watch the short videos.
As we mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth the Second and commemorate her 70 year reign and service to Commonwealth countries, St Patrick’s school will continue to fly our Australian National Flag at half mast until the day after Queen Elizabeth’s funeral takes place. This is a customary tradition, required of all schools. As a school we have reflected on Queen Elizabeth’s dedicated lifelong service to the Commonwealth and the common good of all people. She was a woman of deep faith, humility, and grace. May she Rest in Peace.
The 2023 Kindergarten Orientation and Little Learners Program will be held on the following dates in Term 4. If you know anyone that wishes to enrol their child for Kindergarten in 2023, please encourage them to come along to these sessions.
Little Learners - Friday 21st October (Week 2) and 28th October (Week 3)
2023 Kindergarten Orientation Program
- Friday 4th Nov 9.00-1.30pm
- Friday 11th Nov 9.00-1.30pm
- Friday 18th Nov 9.00-3.15pm (full day)
A Teddy Bears Picnic and presentation of certificates will be held on Fri 25th Nov 9.00-11.00am to conclude both programs.
Public Holiday to mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth 11.
Friday 23rd September: Staff Development Day
Please note this is a Pupil Free Day.
Monday 10th October: Staff Development Day (No School for Students). Students will return on Tuesday 11th October
Alice the Musical
Matinee Performance: 11.30am Wednesday 16th Nov
Night Performance: 6pm Thursday 17th Nov
2022 Award Day-Friday 9th December-9.30-11.00am
Year 6 Graduation Mass-Friday 9th December 12pm
Year 6 Graduation Dinner-Monday 12th December 6pm at Lotts
Year 6 BIG DAY OUT-Tuesday 13th December
Term 4 concludes-Friday 16th December at 3:15pm. Year 6 traditional ringing of the school bell will take place from 3.00pm onwards.
We will be continuing to upgrade our old administration area over the coming months. Plans include painting, recarpeting, and window fittings. You may have noticed new shutters in the current Principal office and old administration room. We have also installed new security blinds in the new administration area.
Just a reminder that Term 3 School Fees are overdue and payable by this Friday 23rd September. Thank you to the families who have already paid their fees and to the families that continue to make weekly/fortnightly payments.
If you are experiencing difficulties please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Baron or Mrs Fairall. All conversations are kept confidential and private.
Kindergarten, Yr 1/2 and Yr 3/4 will be heading off on excursions at the start of Term 4. All information regarding dates, times and payment are all on COMPASS (If not on your home screen than search in Events). Please ensure you have given consent and paid for your child/children to attend the excursion via the COMPASS portal.
Yr 3/4 Canberra Excursion Thursday 13th October (Week 1)
Kindergarten, Yr 1/2 - "Edward the Emu" show at Civic Theatre Wagga Friday 21st October (Week 2)
Please ensure consent and payment is made prior to dates.
Congratulations to our Week 8 and Week 9 Class Awards.
Week 8 - 9th September
Kindergarten: Clancy Smart for great writing during literacy time
Year 1/2: Jasper Rui for showing creativity whilst writing
Year 3/4: Taite Johnson for showing initiative and taking home school work to catch up on
Year 3/4: Skye Somerville for being focused and enthusiatic during core fitness (Miss Bartlett)
Year 5/6: James Reardon for a persuasive and highly engaging PacMan advertisement
Week 9 - 16th September
Kindergarten: Josie Lott for her consistent effort and improvement with sounds and her story writing
Year 1/2: Fletcher Smith for his focused approach to all learning tasks
Year 3/4: Denver Blundell for his oral reading fluency and accuracy
Year 5/6: Ryan Huang for his creative CANVA advertisement and brochure
RESPECTFUL: Anna Murphy, Joey Gailey, Toby Nicholls, Billy Eccleston, Lane Crowe, Akacia Winchester
SAFE: Harley Rose, Phoenix Rose
RESPONSIBLE: Dale Paton, Phoenix Rose, Harley Rose, Toby Nicholls, Harry Campbell
We would like to extend our birthday wishes to the following students who have recently celebrated a birthday:
11th September - Skye Somerville
17th September - Denver Blundell
We hope you had a lovely birthday with family and friends