- Principal's Report
- REC News
- Gundagai Parish Dinner
- Friday Night Meat Raffle returns
- Term 3 Sports News
- Thank You for Donations
- Year 5/6 Leadership Term 3
- School Fees Due
- Student of the Month Week 9 Term 2
- Little Learners Program - Term 3
- Class Merit Award Recipients
- Wildcat Award Recipients
- Term 3 Resumes
This week is our final week of Term 2 as we head into the July school holidays. What a term it has been with Remote Learning at the start of the term and then the transition back to face to face teaching. We are grateful that it has been an extremely smooth transition back to regular classroom learning and that the students have adapted so well to the changes we have faced. We pray that our community continues to remain healthy and COVID safe.
Our St Patrick’s promotional enrolment video is now up on our school website page. We will place it on our Facebook page shortly as well. Our school captains plus Lane (Kindergarten) and Eliza (Year 1) feature in our video. It gives a brief snapshot about some of the wonderful qualities of St Patrick’s School. Please direct any family, friends and community members to our website page if they wish to enrol a child for 2020.
Last week St Patrick’s School hosted the WR Principal’s meeting here in Gundagai with 12 regional Principal’s and 3 CE staff attending. The Principal’s were highly complimentary of our beautiful school facilities as well as the incredible view we have from our school grounds overlooking Gundagai. It was a most successful meeting. Many thanks to our School Captains (Asha, Sadie, Sam and Will) who welcomed the visitors and the Hospitality Hosts (Maggie, Will and Finlay) for their wonderful work in serving the food and assisting our caterer Ms Sharon Owers from The 3rd Bird Catering.
Thank you to parents for making the most of the opportunity to come along to our Parent/Teacher meetings throughout the week. It was great to see so many parents engaged in this virtual process of ensuring school and home support the education of all our students.
St Patrick's community extend our most sincere congratulations to Fr George on the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of his Ordination into the priesthood. We are so grateful to have Fr George as part of our school and parish community and extend our grateful thanks to him, for all his hard work and commitment to our school and students. Congratulations Fr George.
Term 3 will resume on Tuesday 21st July for all our students. Staff members will resume on Monday 20th July, joining the WR schools for a spirituality day with Fr Richard Leonard, via zoom.
Wishing everyone a wonderful restful holiday and an opportunity to recharge for Term 3.
Another term has come to an end and what a term it has been! I think everyone is feeling rather weary and looking forward to the holidays.
End of Term Prayer
We thank you Lord, for this term.
For the challenges, the successes, and the mistakes from which we have learnt.
Be with us as we spend our time with family and friends.
Give us strength and courage to do what is right: to be witnesses of our faith.
Help us to be a practical Christian these holidays,
to appreciate what others do for us,
to give time and effort to help others.
To be peacemakers in our family.
Keep us safe in our activities; give us good rest and good fun.
Bring us back refreshed and ready for a new term.
We thank you for our classmates, teachers, parents
And a community that cares for us.
May we always be conscious of you in our lives. Amen
Altar Servers for the holidays
Saturday 4th of July: Sadie and Lachy Eccleston
Saturday 11th of July: William Gaskin and Ollie Gailey
Saturday 18th of July: Jess McDonnell and Eliza Hargreaves
Thank you, Children and Parents, for your continued support for this special ministry.
I wish you all a very happy, relaxing and safe holiday.
Kate Howe REC
Parish dinner on July 18th (last Saturday of the holidays) after 5pm Mass to celebrate Fr George’s 10th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood.
If anyone would like to attend it is $20 pp or $50 per family including dinner and gift contribution. If anyone can not make it but would like to contribute please contact the Madeline Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Friday sees the return of our ever popular Meat Raffle at Lotts Familly Hotel.
The meat raffle roster for the next 3 Fridays will be:
Friday 3rd July: John Morgan and Tim Ryan
Friday 10th July: John Morgan and Pete Gailey
Friday 17th July: Tom Gaskin and Brad Smith
If you are keen to jump on board and join this Friday night social get together please send the office an email confirming your interest or contact Lauren Gailey who will ensure your name is on the roster for future draws.
Students will need to wear their sports uniform every Monday up to and including week 6 Monday 24 August.
SPORTS DAY- Thursday
We will also continue to conduct our usual Thursday sport each week. Sports uniform will need to be worn.
MORTIMER SHIELD / TRENT BARRETT Rugby League
Adam Perry from NRL has confirmed that Mortimer Shield will go ahead next term but due to COVID-19 this year’s day we will be purely about fun, being involved and getting active again. Below are some dates we have started working on for the different age groups.
- Week 6 of Term 3 – Under 12’s (Usually Mortimer Shield) Boys Tackle, Girls Tackle (New option for the day..) and Girls League Tag in Tumut A set date will be confirmed soon.
- Year 3 & 4 Tackle and League Tag days will be held in early Term 4 2020
Please note their will be specific COVID-19 protocols being adhered to for the days.
***If we have any parents wishing to help with coaching of these teams please contact Mrs Wilson***
Year 5/6 would like to thank Michelle & David Scott, Betty Somerville and Liz Ferguson for the donation of material, wool and knitting needles for their project. Stay tuned for updates as the class progress with their project
In Term 3 Year 5/6 will lead the Making Jesus Real MJR sessions every Friday afternoon. They will be responsible for delivering this program to their Peer Support Group. Each group consists of 8 students from K-6 with two 5/6 leaders.
To prepare them for this leadership role they will be involved in a 2 day Leadership program in week 1 Thursday 23 and Friday 24 July. This will be held down in the Learning Hub with Mrs Wilson and Mrs Baron
To help deliver this leadership program our school has access to the GRIP Leadership Online Portal. This portal is the doorway to world-class online leadership training for school students. It contains valuable content that students will love to engage with.
THERE ARE 3 SECTIONS TO THE PORTAL
We look forward to developing and nurturing our 5/6 students leadership skills and are excited that they have opportunitiers to grow as future leaders.
Our Student of the Month for Week 9 was held a little different to our usual celebration of learning acknowledgement. Congratulations to all our students throughout Term 2 learning. Week 9 Student of the Month recipients were:
Kindergarten: Maeve Ryan
Year 1: Eliza Graham
Year 2: Harry Peterson
Year 3: Nate Tozer
Year 4: Tahlira Rose
Year 5: Jess McDonnell
Year 6: Sarah Scott
Congratulations to all students.
If your child is starting school in 2021 and you are free on a Friday morning then please come and join our 2 hour playgroup activities morning. A program will be sent out shortly of each weeks theme.
Parents will be allowed to attend but social distancing and Covid safety precautions will be put in place. If you are unwell we would ask that you please not attend.
Congratulations to our Week 8 and Week 9 Class Awards
Week 8 - Friday 19th June
Kindergarten/Year 1 -Indi Cole for incredible volume of quality writing
Year 2 - Isabella Boswell for reading so well - Keep it up !
Year 3/4 - Ellie McDonnell for her effort and application to fractions
Year 5/6 - Jezanna Winchester for her continued persistence to improve and publish creative pieces of writing
Week 9 - Friday 26th June
Kindergarten/Year 1 - Conor Cotterill for trying so hard to improve sentence structures
Year 2 - Denver Blundell for trying very hard to do his learning tasks
Year 3/4 - Garvita Joshi for her inititive and organisation of the colouring competition
Year 5/6 - Finlay Bock for his mature insight and collaboration on an iMovie promoting our school
Congratulations to our Week 8 and Week 9 Wildcat Awards
RESPONSIBLE - Joseph Gailey, Taite Johnson x 2 and Indi Cole
RESPECT - Tahlira Rose, Leila Gaskin, Conor Cotterill, Zoe Morgan, Corby Rose
SAFE - James Reardon
RESPONSIBLE - Skye Somerville, Archie McDonnell, Harry Peterson, Andrew Cole, Tyler Manns, Essie Norden x2
21st June - Eliza Graham
25th June - James Reardon
26th June - Addison Fairall
27th June - Maeve Ryan and;
3rd July - Emma Ferguson