- Principal's Report
- REC News
- Tell Them from Me Parent Survey
- Canberra Goulburn Cross Country
- Jugiong Writer's Festival
- Biggest Morning Tea 2021
- Classroom Support Assistants
- Dad's Social Night
- Mortimer Shield Wrap Up
- Enrolments for 2022
- Athletics Carnival 2021
- Meat Raffle Roster
- Altar Serving Roster
- Student of the Month & Principal Awards - Week 5 Term 2
- Wildcat Award Recipients
- Class Merit Award Recipients
- Canteen Roster
Welcome to Week 6 of Term 2. There is so much happening at St Patrick’s and so much to celebrate as well. Today we wish Taite Johnson and Charlie Hindmarsh all the very best as they head to Mt Stromlo to compete in the Archdiocesan Cross Country. We know the boys are excited to be representing St Patrick’s and the Western Region and we look forward to hearing the results of their effort today. We are also excited to announce that several St Patrick’s students have taken out awards at the annual Jugiong Writers Festival held over the weekend. Special congratulations are extended to Sophie Graham who was awarded First Place in the Primary School Poetry category as well as overall Champion Poem in the Catherine Bragg Poetry Competition. What a fantastic effort Sophie! Congratulations are also extended to Locky Eccleston and Tahlira Rose who were awarded Highly Commended in the poetry section as well. We are very proud of all our students on their entries and efforts.
Tell Them From Me (TTFM) is our new school survey platform that is being introduced across our Archdiocesan schools this year. The Tell Them From Me Parent Survey is anonymous, voluntary, and easy-to-use. It is based on a comprehensive questionnaire covering parents’ perceptions of their child’s experiences at home and at school. Insights into parent and staff communication, activities and practices at home, and parent voice on the school’s support of learning and behaviour all build an accurate and timely picture that schools can use for practical improvements. Please see the attached information for more details. The Survey Site is open from Monday 24th May until Friday 11th June. Parents are asked to please log onto tellthemfromme.com and use the code kqm83 to access the parent site.
Our school COMPASS portal is still in trial stages at the moment. Teachers are using the Student Attendance site to mark attendance each day and we are learning about the other sites that are available for use. We are aware that parents may be receiving Attendance Information notes requesting reasons for students being absent from school when they were representing the school at a sporting event. Please bear with us as we learn to navigate this site properly. In the event you receive this notification, please fill in the note with the school event your child represented at and return to school. We hope to rectify this issue shortly.
Please keep our students Year 3 in your prayers as they prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time tomorrow morning at 9.30am in St Patrick’s Church. A huge thank you to Mrs Howe and Mrs Reardon for preparing our students so beautifully for this special sacrament. Thank you also to parents for their wonderful support of their children in preparation as well.
Best wishes for a happy week ahead,
St Patrick pray for us
Tomorrow sixteen very special children from our Parish will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. The children and their families will gather for a Liturgy, which will be celebrated by Father George and Father Namora. Our Reconciliation children are: Denver Blundell, Christyne Calub, Andrew Cole, Emma Ferguson, Joseph Gailey, Taite Johnson, Archie McDonnell, Harry Peterson, Corby Rose, Alexander Ryan, Riley Smith, Skye Somerville, Joseph Murphy, Jackson Armour and Nicholas Quine.
We congratulate these children not only for receiving the Sacrament but for the reverent way they took part in their preparation. We also thank their parents and families for their support and commitment as they walk with their child in their faith journey.
May Jesus the Good Shepherd bless these children and their families.
- Marriage & Family Sunday Mass with the Archbishop, 11am at St Christopher’s Cathedral or watch via https://www.catholicvoice.org.au/mass-online/
- A Marriage & Family Expo 12-1pm in the Haydon Hall, behind the Cathedral, including a free lunch and a launch by the Archbishop of the Year Amoris Laetitia Family
Register here for the Expo, Launch & free lunch 12-1pm http://bit.ly/mfsregistration
Mrs Kate Howe
We would like to wish Taite Johnson & Charlie Hindmarsh all the best for their representation in the Western Region Cross Country team at Stromlo in Canberra today, 25th of May. Do your best boys and enjoy the experience.
St Patrick's Year 3/4 and 5/6 classes entered poetry in this local writing competition. The theme this year was Bringing it to Light.
Congratulations to Sophie Graham for winning two major awards with her poem "Together we are Bringing it to Light" that was awarded first place in the Primary School poetry category and her poem won the overall Champion Poem in the Catherine Bragg poetry competition.
Tahlira Rose and Locky Eccleston both received a Highly Commended award for their poems "STEP" and "Bring it to Light"
It is wonderful to see our students writing to a high standard and writing to themes and different audiences for purpose.
We are extremely proud of all our students' publications.
We are seeking interested people in applying for the position of casual Classroom Support Assistant (CSA). CSA’s work in the classrooms alongside teachers, supporting students with additional needs and/or working with individual students or small groups.
Application are online through Canberra/Goulburn Catholic Education office website. Please contact Mrs Baron 69441085 if you are interested.
On Tuesday 18th of May, Yr 5\6 went to Tumut to play football. The boys played Tackle with some St Joey’s, Adelong kids. The Girls played League tag. The girls played many teams such as McAuley, Tumut Public School and Tumbarrumba. It was a fun day for everyone.
The girls played well but unfortunately we lost the first game, 1 to 3. We also lost the second game, 2 to 6. We had our first win in our third game 6-1 against All Saints from Tumbarrumba. The Players of the day for St Pats were: Gracie Peterson for the Girls and Locky Eccelston for the boys. For the prize they won a small green football and a West Tigers scarf.
We give a big thank you to Mrs Eccleston for coaching the girls, all parents who drove the Yr 5\6’s to Tumut, the Tumut High School volunteer referees, all teachers who came along to help and to all the girls and boys who participated in the Mortimer Shield day.
From Gracie and Sophie.
On Tuesday the Year 5/6 boys went to Tumut to play in the Mortimer Shield Competition. Eight St Joseph’s Adelong boys joined our team, boosting our numbers. In the first game we played McAuley 1 and won that game 24-10. The second game we played was against Gundagai Public School. A lot of the boys had to go up against their Gundagai Adelong teammates! We lost that game but still played well. In our third game we played Franklin. We also lost that game but everyone was playing to the best of their ability and passing the ball around. The St Pat’s/Joey’s boys made it to the finals to play Tumut Public School. We lost to Tumut Public school but at the end of the day everyone had fun. At the presentation the coach got to pick a player from their team for player of the day. Locky Eccleston got that award. We would like to thank Mr Steve Magnone, Mrs Beavan (from St Joseph’s) and all the parents who drove the team to Tumut.
Written by Locky E
An enjoyable day was had by all and we are most proud of your efforts and fairness throughout the competition. Congratulations to Gracie Peterson and Locky Eccleston for being awarded "Players of the Day"
Congratulations to our Week 5 Student of the Month and Principal Award recipients. Keep up the amazing work and positive behaviour
Kindergarten: Kaydee Smith
Year 1 : Lane Johnson
Year 2 : Eliza Graham
Year 3 : Taite Johnson
Year 4 : Emmy Gaskin
Year 5 : Akacia Winchester
Year 6 : Juliet Pearce
Principal's Awards - Week 5 Term 2
Denver Manns, Jasper Rui, Montanna Manns, Ellie McDonnell
Congratulations to our Week 4 and Week 5 Wild Cat Awards. Keep shining
RESPONSIBLE: Jessica McDonnell, Taite Johnson, Tahlira Rose, Lane Johnson, Dale Paton, Sarah Gailey, Maeve Ryan, Jezanna Winchester, Molly Lott, Eliza Graham, Leila Gaskin, Nick Little, Anson Chew
RESPECT : Kingsley McDonnell, Conor Cotterill, Jasper Rui, Lotus Jielan
SAFE : Fletcher Smith, Lachlan Hargreaves