- Principal's Report
- REC News
- Anglicare's Pens Against Poverty
- Student of the Month
- Class Merit Award Recipients
- Wildcat Award Recipients
- MacKillop Athletics
- Australian National Busking Championships
- Battle on the Bidgee
- Fun in the Park
- Woolworths Cricket Blast
- Anglican Spring Flower Show
- The Joy of the Gospel
Dear Families and Friends,
Welcome to Term 4. I trust that you all had a very relaxing and restful holiday with your children.
At this stage, our school calendar is looking quite full with lots of community events occurring. Next Monday we will be holding our 2019 Kinder Parent Information Night and on the following three Tuesdays our 2019 Kindergartens will attend for half a day (9:00 -12:00). We are all looking forward to welcoming our new families to the St Patrick’s Community.
A reminder that our Supportive Playgroups will continue each Friday as well as our Little Learners Transition to school group begins. Natasha Smith and Kerri-Ann will continue to run Playgroups while I will be leading the Little Learners group. Looking forward to meeting and working with the Little Learners.
Once again thank you for supporting your school and we warmly invite you to visit and learn more about the great things that take place at St Patrick’s every day.
Have a great week
Welcome back to Term 4. I trust you all had a safe and blessed holiday.
Catholic Mission Appeal
This year World Mission Sunday is 20/21 October 2018. This year the appeal highlights the important work of Catholic Mission in Myanmar through programs aimed to improve education for children, teacher training and the implementation of alternative, child-centred education around the country.
‘How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news…’ Isaiah 52:7
Dates to mark on your calendar:
19/10- Liturgy (Healing a Nation through Education) led by Staff
26/10- Liturgy led by Years 5 and 6 (12:30pm).
02/11- Mass led by Years 3 and 4 (12pm).
09/11- Liturgy led by Years 1 and 2 (12:30pm).
16/11- Mass led by Years 3 and 4(12pm).
23/11- Liturgy led by Kinder (12pm).
30/11- Mass led by Years 5 and 6 (12pm).
07/12- End of Year Mass led by SRC (12pm).
13/12(Thursday)- School Nativity (6pm)
God Bless, Mrs Flanagan REC
All of Year 5/6 participated in Anglicare’s Pens Against Poverty schools writing competition. Our students submitted poems and stories with the theme ‘on the edge’ in mind. The judges were authors Jackie French & John Foulcher.
Successful Year 5/6 Poetry short-listed students were:
Isaac Pearce was selected for a Highly Commended Award.
The awards ceremony will be held this Friday the 19th of October at 10.30am. The awards ceremony is at Canberra College Performing Arts Centre Phillip where the Isaac Pearce will presented with his certificate.
The students will be in the running for our major awards including Junior winner, Senior winner, overall schools winner & the Jackie French Young Writers Development Awards. congratulations to the short-listed students and in particular to Isaac. His poem is below.
I am strong but homeless
I wonder if I’ll ever be part of the outside world
I hear the noise of people laughing and speaking
I see people in their homes warming up by their fires at night
I want live in a home with a family
I am strong but homeless
I pretend I have a job
I feel like I am in my own world
I touch my dirty street cat and whisper, “We will find a home.”
I worry that I won’t have food to eat
I cry silently for someone to help me
I am strong but homeless
I understand people want to avoid me but they also want to help me
I say I am ready to stand up
I dream about a life I may never have
I try to have that life though
I hope for shelter
I am strong but homeless
By Isaac Pearce
Student of the Month Award
This award is presented only twice each term and one child from each class is selected based on consistent effort, co-operative/collaborative learning behaviours and displaying a positive learning attitude towards all tasks.
On the last Friday of Term 3 the following students were congratulated on receiving this award.
Kindergarten: Alexander Ryan
Year One: Jack Ryan
Year Two: Sophie Graham
Year Three: Jezanna Winchester
Year Four: Samuel Turck
Year Five: Molly McDonnell
Year Six: William Naughton
Week 9 Term 3
KINDERGARTEN: Archie McDonnell - expressive reading and use of effective reading strategies.
YEAR 1/2: Zoe Naughton - building confidence in adding numbers.
YEAR 3/4: Juliet Pearce - being a super speller.
YEAR 5/6: Henry Hindmarsh - making a commitment to reading high quality challenging novels.
Week 10 Term 3
KINDERGARTEN: Charlie Stevens - using a fantastic array of effective reading strategies.
YEAR 1/2: Nate Tozer - putting his thinking cap on and becoming more confident in mathematics.
YEAR 3/4: Abby McDonnell - a thoroughly presented literature assignment.
YEAR 5/6: Lochie Wilson - consistent focus and a high quality of production in his Maths Zoo & Farm Design Task.
Week 9 Term 3:
RESPONSIBLE: Lochie Wilson
RESPECTFUL: Max Graham & Benji Leane
Week 10 Term 3:
RESPONSIBLE: Isabella Boswell & Joseph Gailey
RESPECTFUL: Isabella Boswell, Charlie Stevens & Flynn Leane
SAFE: Archie McDonnell & Nicholas Quine
Our Year 6 students Abbey Flanagan and Lochie Wilson competed at the MacKillop Athletics on the last Monday of Term 3 at Homebush Bay. Abbey came 10th in the Shot Put and Lochie came 9th in the 800m and 4th in his 200m heat. Both students and a great day and enjoyed the experience.
AUSTRALIAN National Busking Championships TM
Saturday 27 October 2018
Presented by The Gundagai Regional Enhancement Group (GREG)
The Australian National Busking Championships™ is an Australia-wide network of busking festivals. The ANBC celebrates the rich diversity of Australian music and street performance culture. Throughout the year, Regional Finals are held in towns all over Australia culminating in the ANBC National Grand Final which is held in Cooma NSW on the first weekend of November.
The buskers will perform along Sheridan Street Gundagai. Busking will start about 9am and continue to about 4pm.
The “Finals” concert will be held at Gundagai District Services Club from 5pm.
Thousands of dollars in cash prizes will be up for grabs at the ANBC Gundagai Regional Finals. Gundagai is one of the regional towns that have joined the ever-growing network of ANBC busking competitions around Australia.
There are generous prizes for 3 age categories, Open (Adult), Secondary (High School Age) and Primary (Primary School Age). Plus lots of other awards such as People’s Choice Award, Best Band, Country Music, Blues Music, Jazz Music, Classical Music, Folk, Indigenous, Community Based Music, Youth Encouragement, Most Innovative, and Ability Award (for buskers with a disability). Solos, Duos, Groups, Ensembles, Choirs are all welcome. There has even been a prize for non-musical Street Performance such as jugglers, magicians, and dancers.
The winners of each of the 3 age categories will qualify for the ANBC National Grand Final in Cooma.
- Talk to your students about participating and hand out entry forms
- Pop the date on your school calendar
- Come along and have an awesome day out!
Australian National Busking Championships™ is a Registered Trade Mark (TM# 1658214). It can only be used with permission of the IP Owner, Allan Spencer, Cooma NSW
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|Tuckshop Workers||19 October||
|Cupcake Monday||22 October||