- REC News
- Community Council Update
- Enroling Now!
- Student of the Month Award
- Class Merit Award Recipients
- Wildcat Award Recipients
- Uniform Order Form Summer 2018
- Facsimile Services
- Crazy Camel Coordinator
- Orchestra Experience
- Australian National Busking Championships
- Irish Music Festival
Please come along and join us on Friday in the amphitheatre as we complete our Celebration of Learning week with a special Liturgy led by Years 3 & 4.
Happy Father’s Day to all of our Fathers, Grandfathers and Special men in our blessed lives.
We hope you all had a lovely day.
A Father's Day Prayer
Bless all the fathers in the world.
Father, we ask that You guide them to be good role models and loving to their children. We also ask that You help them to be a father like You are. Give them grace and patience to handle students in a loving way.
Congratulations Reconciliation and Holy Communion 2018 Candidates
On Friday 24th August, 17 children made their First Reconciliation and on Saturday 25th August, 22 candidates made their First Holy Communion. It was a lovely and special night.
Dates to mark on your calendar: Until further notice, we will only be holding Liturgies at the school at 12.30pm
07/09- Liturgy led by Years 3 and 4 (12.30pm).
14/09- Liturgy led by Years 5 and 6 (12.30pm).
21/09- Liturgy led by Years 1 and 2 (12.30pm).
28/09- End of term Liturgy led by Staff and Leaders (12.30pm).
Thoughts/ Questions / Reflection for the week: Visio Divina
Use the image below to encounter the divine.
- Study the picture slowly, taking a first glance noting the colours, people, places and things. Remain with the image for one to two minutes. If you would like, jot down a few words about the image.
- Take a second, deeper, look. Where is there movement? What relationships do you see? Engage your imagination. Where are you in the artwork? What do you see from that perspective? What deeper meaning emerges?
- Respond to the image with prayer. Did the image remind you of an experience, person or issue for which you’d like to offer thanksgiving? In what way does God’s promise change, or not change how you visualize your relationship with the earth, each other, and God? Offer your thoughts as prayer to God.
- Find your quiet centre. Breathe deeply. Relax your shoulders, arms and legs. Rest in this quiet. Let God pray in you. God prays beyond words.
God Bless, Mrs Flanagan REC
Community Council hopes all who attended the Movie Trivia night had a great time. A big THANK YOU must go to Peter and Carolyn Reardon, Sarah Graham, Kate Graham, Madeline Ryan and Michelle McDonnell for all their hard work in organising and hosting such a fantastic night. The night allowed all to test their movie knowledge, catch up with some friends and just generally have a good night out. It also raised just under $3,000 which will go towards school improvements that Community Council is working on. Congratulations go to the teachers' table who won the night.
Catering for the Trent Barrett Shield was also another successful fundraiser for the Community Council and a great day of sport for all the students’ involved. Thank you to Sarah Graham for her hard work in organising the canteen for the day. Thank you to Craig Hargraves, Tim Jones, James Graham and Jock Graham for volunteering their BBQ skills and to Simone Jones, Kate Graham, Melissa Smart, Gemma Crowe, Lisa Peterson Lisa Wilson and the School Captains for helping Sarah in the canteen. Jaki Fairall, Claire Somerville, El Turk, Jess Nugent supplied some very yummy cooking that was sold on the day too.
Do you know of anyone one who might be interested in helping out in the school canteen? This might be a grandparent or family friend etc who is available on a Friday for a couple of hours. All new canteen helpers are paired with an experienced helper to help show them the ropes. It would be great if we could find a few new people to help with the canteen so that we can ensure its future. If you or anyone you know is interested please contact the school office or Leanne McDonnell. For all those fabulous people who already help out in the canteen thank you for your efforts. Please continue to ensure all receipts are handed into the office at the end of the day along with the money.
The next Community Council meeting is this Thursday night (6/9/18). Please contact the school or one of the Community Council members if you have anything that you would like discussed.
Please ensure that if you have a sibling starting at St Pat's in 2019 that you drop in your completed application form along with originals of required documents for citation and copying.
Student of the Month
Twice a Term St Pat's recognises a student from each year group for learning excellence. This award encompasses the student's consistent effort to achieve at their best, collaborative behaviour in and out of the classroom and displaying a growth mindset for learning. Last Friday the following students were congratulated on receiving this award.
Kindergarten: Charlie Stevens
Year One: Charlotte McDonnell
Year Two: Mia Naughton
Year Three: Jessica McDonnell
Year Four: Addison Fairall
Year Five: Lillian McDonnell
Year Six: Benjamin Leane
Week 5 Term 3
KINDERGARTEN: Phillipa Fitzgerald - giving tasks 100%
YEAR 1/2: Gracie Peterson - a hardworking attitude to her school work this term Keep it up!
YEAR 3/4: Rylee Flanagan - being a good friend to classmates.
YEAR 5/6: Molly McDonnell - a positive mindset when solving challenging 2 digit area multiplication.
Week 6 Term 3
KINDERGARTEN: Emily Ryan - care and perseverance with class tasks.
YEAR 1/2: Jack Ryan - making a big effort to complete all given tasks.
YEAR 3/4: Jezanna Winchester - discovering and visualising all the nets for a cube.
YEAR 5/6: Year 6 Camp - all students were fabulous!
RESPONSIBLE: Ella Nugent
RESPECTFUL: Sadie Eccleston
SAFE: Ella Nugent
RESPONSIBLE: Jess McDonnell, Addison Fairall, Jezanna Winchester, Tyler Manns & Charlie Stevens.
RESPECTFUL: Isabella Boswell
SAFE: William Gaskin and Asher Jones.
Bec Gaskin would like to place the Summer Uniform Orders by Tuesday 11 September. Could you please ensure that you take the time this weekend to assess your child's uniform needs. To run an efficient Uniform Shop we need to be mindful that we make one order and therefore pay the one delivery fee. Your assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated as we will only place the one order.
Happy birthday to the following people who celebrate their birthdays
Jessica McDonnell celebrated her birthday on Thursday 23 August
Gracie Peterson celebrated her birthday yesterday on Monday 3 September
Bonnie Wooderson will be celebrating her birthday this Sunday 9 September
Mia & Zoe Naughton along with Skye Sommerville will be celebrating their birthdays on Tuesday 11 September
Sadie Eccleston will be celebrating her birthday on Sunday 16 September
Sorry to scare everyone but it is only just over 100 sleeps until Christmas. Community Council would like to once again offer Crazy Camel for all those special Christmas gifts for friends and family. However, we will need a volunteer to help coordinate this.
What is Crazy Camel? Crazy Camel Fundraising turn your children’s artwork and photos into keepsakes families will love for example tea towels, cards, tote bags, calendars and more! A fundraising pack will be sent to the school which has all the required information. Artwork and parent orders get sent to Crazy Camel and come back as wonderful keepsakes/presents. Which makes this a very easy fundraiser to coordinate.
If nobody comes forward to volunteer to coordinate Crazy Camel this year it will not go ahead. It would be a shame for all those grandparents to miss out on next year’s calendars etc so if you have a little spare time please consider helping us out. Please contact Kim Paton (0427164167) if you would like any more information.
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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|Altar Serving Saturday 6pm||8 September||
|Tuckshop Workers||7 September||
|Cupcake Monday||10 September||
|Meat Raffle Friday 6.45 pm||7 September||