St Patrick's Newsletter

13 February 2020
Issue Two
Religion - Celebrating
What's On
From the Principal
School News
Classrooms News
Library News
School Assembly
General News
Health & Safety
Social Media - Parent Info
P & F
Catholic Church Insurance
Support Services for Drought - Affected Communities
St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Walcha
(02) 6777 2328
51N South St
Walcha, NSW, 2354


St Patrick's Church Walcha

Weekend Mass Time: Sunday - 10am

For Baptism or Marriage enquiries phone Monsignor Ted Wilkes 67784070

 St Valentine's Day 

All love is a reflection of God's love for us. St Valentine was a bishop of the early church. He performed 

Christian marriages for young couples. There was a prohibition on all marriages at the time except those recognised by the state. 

1 Corinthians 13 

13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Words from Catherine McAuley

Our charity is to be cordial. Now cordial signifies something that renews, invigorates and warms. Such should be the effect of our love for each other.

Pilgrimage of St Therese of Lisieux and her Parents Relics.

The relics of St Therese, who is one of the most popular saints of modern times, also known as the 'little flower', will be visiting Australia. The relics of her parents, St Louis and Zelie Martin, will also be with St Therese's relics.

The relics of St Thérèse and her parents Louis and Zélie Martin will be at St Mary & Joseph Cathedral in Armidale on Thursday 20th February the program is - 12:00 noon ETA, 1:00pm Mass,  2:00 – 5:00pm Public Veneration, 5:00pm Exposition of Blessed Sacrament, 5:00 – 7:00pm Adoration, 7:00pm Mass 8:00pm Veneration, 8:30pm Relics depart Cathedral

More details can be found at

Religion - Celebrating

Ash Wednesday 26th February

Wednesday 26th February is Ash Wednesday, we will have a K-6 Mass at 11:30am in St Patrick's Church.

Parents and friends are invited to join us as we start the liturgical season of Lent.

Sacrament Dates 2020

2020 First Holy Communion Date has been set for our Catholic students in Year 3 for Sunday 14th June at 10am - Year 3 Catholic Students.   Please put this date in your calendar.


Thank you Monsignor, parents & friends for attending Mass on Monday.

We are very proud of our 2020 leaders who were presented with their badges at Mass on Monday. We look forward to a great year with our Stage 3 leaders.


Shrove Tuesday - Pancake Day

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent, which is a time when people traditionally fast. Families would have a feast on Shrove Tuesday, a time to eat food so it would not be wasted during lent. Pancakes became associated with Shrove Tuesday because they were a dish that could use up perishable food such as eggs, fats and milk.


Mini Vinnies will be selling pancakes during recess on Tuesday 25 February 

 $1:00 for two pancakes, with funds raised going towards Caritas Australia.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday, and is chiefly observed by Catholics, although many other Christians observe it too.

Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us. As the ashes are applied to a person's forehead, they speak the words: "Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel."

Our Ash Wednesday Liturgy will be in St Patrick's Church  on Wednesday 26th February from 11:30am.

What's On


Office hours:  8.30am - 3.30pm 

Phone:  67772328


Postal Address:  PO Box 165 Walcha NSW 2354

2020 Term 1 Dates

14th February St Valentine's Day

17th P & F Meeting 6pm School Library

18th February - St Patrick's Swimming Carnival 

20th February Relics of St Therese of Lisieux  Armidale

21st February Whole School Assembly 11:30am

25th February Parent Evening 5:30 pm School Library

26th February Ash Wednesday 11:30 am Mas

28th February - Diocesan Swimming Carnival - Moree

6th March Whole School Assembly 11:30am

13 /14th March Walcha Show

16th March Life Ed Van

Week 8 & 9 Parent Teacher Interviews

17th March St Patrick's Day Whole School Mass

19th March St Joseph's Day

20th March Diocesan Winter Trials Inverell

27th March School Mass & Reconciliation

3rd April Diocesan Touch Football Trials

3rd April  Whole School Assembly

5th  April Palm Sunday

6th  April Holy Week

7th  April Chrism Mass

9th  April Holy Thursday 

9th  April Last Day of Term 1

10th  April Good Friday

12th  April Easter Sunday


June 14 Sunday 10am - Year 3 Catholic Students

2020 NSW School Term Dates 

Term 1      Tuesday 28th January - Thursday 9th April

Term 2       Monday 27th April -  Friday 3rd July

Term 3       Monday 20th July - Friday 25th September

Term 4       Monday 12th October- Friday 18th December


St Patrick's Scheduled Pupil Free Days for 2020-

Monday 27th April

Thursday 17th December

Friday 18th December


Thursday 9th April is not a Pupil Free Day as listed in last weeks newsletter, school as normal!

From the Principal

Congratulations to our 2020 Leaders

Congratulations to our 2020 Leaders - School Captains Ella Lynch & Hunter Scrivener and House Captains Jack Healey (Blue) and Ben Marchant (Red) who received their badges on Monday and made a pledge to be student leaders who will try always to do their best, to be kind and helpful to all students, teachers & parents, and to be faithful to Jesus in their actions & words.

Swimming Carnival Tuesday 18th February

We are looking forward to our Swimming Carnival on Tuesday 18th. Thank you families for returning the note with the childrens nominations and those parents who have offered to help on the day.

At this stage we are going to go ahead with Tuesday the 18th as each day next week, the forecast is the same.

We will look at the forcast again on Monday the 17th. 

Parent / Teacher Evening - 25th February

The teachers are looking forward to meeting with Parents at the upcoming Parent / Teacher Evening scheduled for Week 5, Tuesday 25th February at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The evening will begin in the school Library with an information session on our Big Write Process & Talk Homework that we will be doing across the school this year in English/Literacy.

We will outline our weekly timetable/schedules and share our Annual Plan for 2020.

This will be followed by a cuppa and time to meet and talk with your child's teacher.

Parent Teacher Interviews will be held in Week 8 & Week 9 this term for parents & teachers to discuss how students have settled into school and set individual goals for 2020.

P&F Meeting - 17th February

Our first Parent Association Meeting for 2020 will be held in the Library on Monday 17th Feburary at 6.00pm. We warmly welcome all parents to come along and become involved in this important facet of school life, especially our new Kindy parents! We look forward to seeing you there.

Student Information,Medical & Medication Updates, Media Release & Computer Code of Conduct forms.

The 2020 Student Information envelopes were sent home today. Thank you for updating your families records and procedures. We appreciate the prompt return of these essential documents to the school office.

Community Consultative Committee Meeting

On Tuesday I attended the Community meeting and a point of business was to remind school children that they are not to ride bikes or skate boards across the pedestrian crossings, they are to push their bikes & carry their skateboards. 

Thank you

I would like to thank our cleaner & grounds staff, Ms Cunningham, Mr & Mrs Blake for their tireless work to ensure the school & school grounds were immaculate for our students return. 

School News

Student Information,Medical & Medication Updates, Media Release & Computer Code of Conduct forms.

The paperwork was sent home today with the children. The paperwork contains very important information: Annual Update Details, Media Permission & IT Code of Conduct. The notes need to be signed and any changes to details made, then return to school by Monday 17th February.

We ask that you take time to go through the contents carefully and update information as required and complete and return forms/notes promptly.  Please return this paperwork whether you have any changes or not by the 17th to the school office.

St Patrick's Music Program 2020

Monday saw the start of the Year 3/4 Wood Wind and Percussion Group. It was a very exciting to unpack the instruments from Rural Aid & the Gift of Music. We are looking forward to next Monday with our music teachers from NECOM.


Mini Minstrels

 Mini Minstrels will begin on the 20th February.  This year the music program is being extended into the Primary classes. We look forward to the Yr 5/6 class who will be learning the Recorder with Mrs Mackson. The recorders were donated to the school by the  Rural Aid program.



Congratulations to our students for wearing the correct uniform to school each day. Students should be in full summer uniform Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, and full sports uniform on Tuesday & Fridays.

A reminder that -  shoes should be black leather or vinyl  (all black) and  joggers for active movement on Tuesday & Friday sports days. Long hair past shoulder length should be tied back at all times. Bands on wrists are not permitted (unless for medical reasons). Students should not be wearing nail polish to school. Keep up the great work, wearing your uniform with pride!


2020 Swimming Dates

Tuesday 18th February - St Patrick's Swimming Carnival 

Friday 28th February - Diocesan Swimming Carnival - Moree


The St Patrick’s School Swimming Carnival will be held on Tuesday, 18th February 2020.
The school students are divided into two groups – 1a/ competitive lap (who have the option of competing at the Diocesan level) and 1b/25m swimmers, who swim from the beginning of the carnival and 2/ swimmers who swim across the pool and in the little pool. All Group 1 attends from the beginning of the Carnival. Group 2 joins after 11:30. The carnival will conclude after lunch with the relays and presentations -approximately 2:00pm.

All children will come to school as normal. Competitive swimmers (Group 1a: 100m, 50m,
Medley and 1b: 25 metre racers) will then catch the bus from school to the pool for a 9:30
start. Non-competitive swimmers (Group 2: little pool/and any across the pool racers) will
remain at school until after recess. These students will then catch the bus to the pool at
11:30 in time for their events.

All children are required to pay $3- for the bus. Walcha Council has advised entry to the pool is free. Anyone who has already paid $2.50 entry fee, will be refunded.


Order Of Events Swimming Carnival

9:30am First Race 

100m Freestyle

Freestyle Age Races

Backstroke Division Races                  (11:30  Across Pool & Small Pool swimmers arrive. )

Breaststroke Division Races                              ( Small Pool events)


Across the Pool Races


Relays 50m Freestyle Relays




Parents can apply for an Active Kids Voucher. This is a rebate of a $100 voucher to parents/guardians of school enrolled children. The $100 voucher can be used for registration and participation costs for sport and fitness activities. Every child (4.5 - 18 years’ old) enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12 is eligible. It will not be means tested and one voucher will be available for every child in the family annually over the next four years. There will be no limits on the number of applications per family, as long as every child is enrolled in school. For more information about what sports are covered and how to claim the rebate please access the following link

Sport Term 1 Dates

Tuesday 18th February - St Patrick's Swimming Carnival 

Friday 28th February - Diocesan Swimming Carnival (Moree)

Friday 20th March - Diocesan Winter Trials - Netball, Rugby League, Soccer and Hockey (Inverell)

Friday 3rd April - Diocesan Touch Football trials (Tamworth)

Wednesday  25th March - Polding Swimming Carnival 

Classrooms News

St Patrick's Music Program 2020

Monday saw the start of the Year 3/4 Wood Wind and Percussion Group. It was a very exciting lesson where the children were taught the steps involved in getting their instruments from the case, how to  put it together & how to care for their instrument. This process will continue over the next two lessons.


Library News


Library bags matter not just some of the time ... but all of the time

Library lessons will be on TUESDAYS. ALL students will need a library bag for borrowing books.

Book Club

Issue 1 Term 1 2020 -  Due back at school by 13th Feb 2020

School Assembly

School Assembly - 21st Feb 2020 11:30am Library

Our First Whole School Assembly will be  on Friday the 21st February. All Parents & Friends are invited to join us for the Assembly in the school Library.

Jelly Bean Cup 

Each Assembly the Jelly Bean Cup is awarded to a class who has outstanding achievement in a particular area.

The 21st February award will go to the class who displays the best manners!


General News

Early Childhood Music Program 6mths-5yrs


Walcha Council Pool Party & Dive in Movie Friday 14th Feb 

Please be advised the new time for the pool party is 3:30pm 

The Movie has been cancelled due to the weather

Walcha Flippers will host BBQ fundraiser from 5pm



2020 School travel applications now open

 Applications for student travel in 2020 opened on Friday, 11 October 2019. 

Students progressing to year 3 and year 7 no longer need to re-apply if they:

·       are continuing at the same school

·       are residing at the same address

·       have not been sent an expiry notification from Transport for NSW.

 Where a student meets the new distance eligibility, the system will automatically update their entitlement. If they do not meet the new eligibility, they will receive an expiry notification via email.

 Students who have an entitlement approved under a medical condition which is due to expire will receive a notification advising them to re-apply.

 Term Bus Pass holders will receive a notification to re-apply.

 If students need to update their information or re-apply, they should go online to

 Applications need to be submitted before 31 December 2019 to ensure student entitlements are updated and their current entitlement/card is not cancelled. If their application is submitted after 31 December 2019, the system will automatically cancel an entitlement/card and a new one will need to be issued. 

Students in the Opal network applying for a SSTS or Term Bus Pass entitlement for the first time will receive their card at their nominated postal address. Cards will be mailed out from January 2020. 

Students residing in Rural and Regional (R&R) areas should receive their travel pass at the commencement of the new school year from their nominated operator, this may be distributed via the school or sent direct to their address. Note: some R&R operators do not issue travel passes. Students/Parents should confirm with their nominated operator if they do not receive a pass.

Free Parenting on Purpose


Harlequins Hockey Club

Harlequins Hockey Club are seeking expressions of interest from players interested in playing junior hockey this year. We will be fielding teams in Under 9s, 11s, 13s and 15s girls (played on Saturday mornings). Girls can play in all divisions and boys are welcome to play in the under 9 and 11s girls competition on Saturday mornings . If we have enough interest we will also field Boys teams played on Friday evenings. Please send an email nominating your child's name and intention to play and which age division they are eligible to play in.

Please contact either:

Louise Vaughan (junior co-coordinator) at  OR

Alisa Gray (junior co-coordinator) at

Kind Regards

Louise Vaughan

Harlequins Hockey Club Junior Co-ordinator

Centacare - Supporting Children with Developmental Truama - Tenterfield Thursday 20th Feb 


Health & Safety


If your child needs to take medication during school hours eg. antibiotics or antihistamines, a Medical Permission Form is required to be completed and handed into the front office along with the medication.  

Please see Mrs Pittman in the Office.

Healthdirect -Free Australian health advice.

School exclusion periods

If your child has an infectious condition, you may need to keep them at home from day care or school to stop it from spreading. Here’s a list of common childhood illnesses and their recommended exclusion periods.

If you would like to learn more about any of these conditions, go to

Common symptoms and how it's spread Chickenpox causes mild fever and a rash of red, itchy patches. These turn into fluid-filled blisters before they crust over to form scabs and eventually drop off. Chickenpox spreads through close person-to-person contact and droplets in the air (from sneezing and coughing, for example).
Is a vaccine available? Yes
Should I keep my child home from school? Yes, until all blisters have dried, which is usually around 5 days after the rash first appeared.
Common symptoms and how it's spread Common symptoms of a cold include coughing, low-grade fever, a sore throat, sneezing and a blocked or runny nose. Colds are spread through droplets in the air – from coughs or sneezes, for example – and on surfaces.
Is a vaccine available? No
Should I keep my child home from school? No, there is no need to exclude a child with the common cold if they seem well.
Common symptoms and how it's spread Conjunctivitis, or 'pink eye', causes redness and swelling of the outer layer of the eye and inside the eyelid. It can also cause sore and watery eyes, with pus. Conjunctivitis spreads through contact with the discharge from an infected eye, nose or throat.
Is a vaccine available? No
Should I keep my child home from school? Yes, until the discharge (pus) from their eyes has stopped — unless otherwise advised by your doctor.
Common symptoms and how it's spread Diarrhoea is loose, watery stools occurring more than 3 times in 1 day. It can be caused by a virus, bacteria, parasite, food poisoning, allergy, or other conditions. Stomach cramps, nausea, a fever, headache and loss of appetite are common associated symptoms.
Is a vaccine available? No
Should I keep my child home from school? Yes, until they have not had a loose bowel motion or other symptoms for 24 hours and if there is no cause identified. They may need to stay home for 48 hours until the cause has been identified.
Common symptoms and how it's spread Gastroenteritis, also known as ‘gastro’, can cause vomiting and diarrhoea, as well as nausea and stomach pains. It spreads easily from having contact with an infected person (or their vomit or stools). It can also spread via contaminated food or water.
Is a vaccine available? No
Should I keep my child home from school? Yes, until they have not had a loose bowel motion or other symptoms for 24 hours and if there is no cause identified. They may need to stay home for 48 hours until the cause has been identified.
Hand, foot and mouth disease
Common symptoms and how it's spread The main symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease are fever and tiny blisters on the cheeks and gums, inside the mouth and on the hands and feet. Children pass it on easily by touching other kids, or toys that other children will play with.
Is a vaccine available? No
Should I keep my child home from school? Yes, until all blisters have dried.
Head lice
Common symptoms and how it's spread Head lice are tiny insects about the size of a sesame seed that live in the hair of humans. They bite and cause itching of the skin. Lice can be passed between people by close head-to-head contact and sharing personal items, such as combs.
Is a vaccine available? No
Should I keep my child home from school? No, as long as effective treatment begins before the next school day.
Influenza (flu)
Common symptoms and how it's spread Influenza, or 'the flu', commonly causes symptoms such as high fever, dry cough, muscle ache and fatigue. Less common symptoms include sore throat and a runny nose. Children may also have abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. It spreads from person to person through droplets in the air.
Is a vaccine available? Yes
Should I keep my child home from school? Yes, until they are well.
Common symptoms and how it's spread Early symptoms of measles include fever, cough, feeling tired, sore throat, runny nose, discomfort when looking at light and sore, watery eyes. A rash appears after 3 to 4 days. The spots (or blotches) are red and slightly raised. Measles spreads through droplets in the air.
Is a vaccine available? Yes
Should I keep my child home from school? Yes, from the onset of symptoms to 4 days after the rash appears.
Common symptoms and how it's spread Mumps is recognisable by the painful swellings on the side of the face under the ears. Other symptoms include headache, joint pain and a high temperature. It's spread by close contact or by coughing and sneezing.
Is a vaccine available? Yes
Should I keep my child home from school? Yes, for 9 days or until the swelling goes down (whichever is sooner).
Common symptoms and how it's spread Symptoms of rubella, or 'German measles', include a distinctive red-pink skin rash, swollen glands (nodes), and cold-like symptoms such as a mild fever, sore head and runny nose. Rubella is spread through personal contact, or by coughing and sneezing.
Is a vaccine available? Yes
Should I keep my child home from school? Yes, until they have recovered fully, or for at least 4 days after the rash first appeared.
Common symptoms and how it's spread Scabies is an infestation of mites (tiny insects) that burrow under the skin causing intense itching and sometimes a rash. Scabies is passed from person to person through close skin contact or the sharing of clothing, towels and bedding. It's not caused by poor personal hygiene.
Is a vaccine available? No
Should I keep my child home from school? Yes, until the day after they start appropriate treatment.
Common symptoms and how it's spread Threadworms, or 'pinworms', look like 1cm-long pieces of white thread. The main symptom is itching in the anal area or around the vagina. Kids are often infected by getting threadworm eggs on their hands and then putting their hands in their mouth.
Is a vaccine available? No
Should I keep my child home from school? No, exclusion is not necessary.
Whooping cough (pertussis)
Common symptoms and how it's spread Whooping cough, or 'pertussis', usually begins with a persistent dry cough that progresses to intense bouts of coughing, including a 'whooping' noise as the child breathes in. It’s passed on through close personal contact, sneezing and coughing.
Is a vaccine available? Yes
Should I keep my child home from school? Yes, until 5 days after they started antibiotics, or for 21 days from the beginning of their cough.



National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Staying Healthy – Preventing infectious diseases in early childhood education and care services, 5th Edition)

Last reviewed: July 2018

Social Media - Parent Info

Safe on Social - Information for Parents

THE QUESTION THAT PARENTS ALL AROUND AUSTRALIA ARE ASKING … “How am I supposed to keep my kids safe online … when I have NO IDEA what they’re doing?”

This is a brand-new online safety program for parents of school kids. It’s called: “The Safe on Social Toolkit” (for more information, visit:


P & F


2020 Committee

President   - Vanessa Arundale

Vice President - Lisa Patterson-Kane

Secretary - Chloe Hoy

Treasurer - 

Next P&F Meeting - Monday 17th Feb 2020

Hi all,

Please see attached Notification of St Patricks P&F Meeting, to be held on Monday 17th February 2020, from 6pm in the St Pat's library. We would love to have as many parents as possible come along, and encourage mums, dads, nan’s, pop’s and other family members or carers to attend!

If you haven’t been to a P&F meeting before, not to worry! They run for approximately 1 hour and is a wonderful way for you to be involved and also kept up to date with what is happening within our great little school.

If you have any items you would like to add to the meeting agenda or would like to discuss the possibility of joining the P&F, please feel free to contact me on the details provided below.

Could you please also indicate if you will be attending the meeting, or send apologies if you are unable to attend via email. I will remind everyone again in the new year. Have a very Merry and Safe Christmas.

Many thanks, Chloe Hoy




Parents are reminded that all contact with the school should be through the front office.  Please ensure that emails advising of absences, changes to routine, requests for meetings etc, are sent to the school email.  Please note the email address -


The Long Luncheon Committee has carefully considered the current conditions due to the drought and has decided to postpone the Long Luncheon planned for April 2020 until April 2021. The committee is committed to ensuring that the Long Luncheon will take place in 2021.


TERM 1 2020 Canteen

Please check the roster and contact Liz Turner on 0427 776502 or Chloe Hoy 0400 389 573 if there are any problems.

If you don't have your Working With Children Check done on line,  you can do the Working With Children Declaration at the school office (you will need to bring 100 points of identification, either as originals or as certified copies).

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Canteen Co-ordinators Liz Turner and Chloe Hoy


WWCC - it is a requirement that ALL PEOPLE (incuding parents) who spend time working with children in classrooms or working in the canteen provide to the school one of the following:

Working With Children Check - on line application - lasts five years - this is the preferred option.

Working With Children Declaration - only for those who are exempt from the WWCC.  Form available at the office - lasts one year - requires one hundred points of identification (we need original or certified copy of documents).


Once again we are asking that those parents who do not have a Working With Children Check please take steps to obtain one.   If you already have one, please notify the school of your WWCC number and your date of birth for verification.




The school uniform is available from Tracey Hoy in Walcha who can be contacted at:

Phone: 0428772822 or Email:

Hours Mon-Fri afternoons 3-5pm or by appointment

186w Croudace St Walcha 


Term 1 Uniform 

Term 1 -  students are expected to be in full summer uniform. 

Thank you for your continued efforts to ensure that the children are in the correct school uniform in a neat and tidy manner each day.

This is a very important aspect of school as it teaches the children to understand that standards are important in their lives, as well as respecting the community they belong to.


The School Secretary is available to assist you with the Clothing Pool between 8:30-9am, 1:00 -1:30pm  or 3:00- 3:30pm


School Hats

All children must have a school hat at school to wear every day.

 School hats are now purchased through Tracey Hoy.


At school we are more than happy to return lost uniform items to students.  However, to do this, the items need to be clearly labelled.  Please ensure that all items are clearly labelled.  

Correct Uniform

 It is very important that the children wear their uniform with pride.

 If your child is not able to wear the correct uniform please send a note to school explaining the reason.

 If a child is repeatedly out of uniform with out an explanation parents will be contacted. 



Price list for uniform is attached.  Please see Mrs Pittman in the school office for the Uniform Order form OR print out the copy below and return to the school office or Tracey Hoy

Or  make sure you collect a uniform order form from our wonderful helpers at the front office.


Catholic Church Insurance

Student Care Insurance

All children enrolled at a Catholic School in the Armidale Diocese are covered for accidents 24hrs day / 365 days a year. It covers students if they are at school, sport, or on holidays. 

There are exclusions and conditions that apply to what is covered, for example exclusions apply if the student has been consuming alcohol, drugs, riding motorcycles, on joy flights, suicide, or terrorism related accidents.  CCI can not pay medical expenses where a medicare benefit is payable.

For information about Student Care Insurance please visit

Support Services for Drought - Affected Communities

Links for drought assistance:

In this difficult time you might need to reach out for assistance, here are some services that have come to my attention.



St Patrick's Newsletter
Uniform PDF for newsletter.pdf
Notification of next meeting 17-02-2020 (1).docx