St Patrick's Newsletter

08 November 2018
Term 4 - Week 4
Prayer
From the Principal
Religion
General News
School Advisory Council
Term Dates
P & F & Canteen
From the Students
UNIFORM
St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Walcha
(02) 6777 2328
51N South Street
Walcha, NSW, 2354
AU

Prayer

PRAYER OF ST FRANCIS

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy. 

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive, 
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, 
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.

From the Principal

PUPIL FREE DAY

Pupil Free Day – 12th November Please make arrangement for your children as there is NO SCHOOL on the 12th November.

This Sunday 11th November is Remembrance Day.  On the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, a minute silence is observed and dedicated to those soldiers who died fighting to protect our nation. This year marks the Centenary of Remembrance Day. The Walcha Ex-services Memorial Club will display students colouring in competition & posters.

 

The Ode of Remembrance

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we shall remember them.

“Lest We Forget”

FRIDAY ASSEMBLY - 9 November

Awards this week will be going to:

K - Emily Zorgdrager

1 - Lachie Provost

2 - Sarah Swanton

3 - Toby Ireland

3 - Eligh Duck - Special Award

3/4 - Bella Miller - Special Award

5 - Justin Hicks

6 - Stephanie Turner

6 - Nixon Bird

NEWSLETTER DISTRIBUTION

This week sees the launch of our new Newsletter format! Access is via the School Webpage, Skool bag app and it will be emailed to our families each week.

We will not be sending home paper copies unless a family doesn't have access to any of the three above.

 

All Newsletter items will need to be sent to the school by Wednesday afternoon 3pm for inclusion in the newsletter.

 

St Patrick's school webpage has been updated - it has a link to the weekly newsletter!

 

SCHOOL FEES

As we rapidly head to the end of the year could I ask that you be conscious that your school fee payments are up to date.  A fee statement will be sent out to families this week.

VISITORS / PARENTS / FRIENDS PROCEDURES

Work Health & Safety Policy states that the following procedures are to be followed when visiting the school.

 

When visiting school grounds all visitors must:

* Report to the office

* Sign the Visitors' Book stating name, position or company, purpose of visit and time of arrival

* Wear a badge or sticker that clearly identifies them as a visitor;

* Sign the visitors' book when they leave the school premises, recording their time of departure.

If visitors are carrying out child-related work, the school requires visitors to have applied for or hold a valid Working With Children Check. 

If you are an exempt person (parent or close relative), you must complete a Working With Children Check and provide 100 points of identification (originals or certified copies).

Religion

Mass

Thank you to the parents who supported our Mass on Friday. It is important that we come together to celebrate and join together as a community in prayer.

General News

PUPIL FREE DAY

Pupil Free Day – 12th November. Please make arrangement for your children as there is NO SCHOOL on MONDAY 12th November.

SCHOOL FEES

As we rapidly head to the end of the year could I ask that you be conscious that your school fee payments are up to date.  A fee statement will be sent out to families this week.

SCHOOL DISCO

Save the date for the school Disco 16th November, 4:30-6:30pm under the Cola.

COMMUNITY EVENT – Wellbeing & Festival Friday November 16th.
 

Walcha Central School is hosting the community event with Food Stalls, address by Sam Bailey, colour run & Fire Works at 7:30pm main school oval.

ASSEMBLY

This Friday is our whole school assembly. All parents & friends are invited to join the children at 11:30am in the school library.

SWIMMING – Water Safety & Familiarisation
 

The dates for swimming are Monday 3rd Wednesday 5th & Friday 7th December. A Note will be sent home soon for student permission & a request for parent helpers.

SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
 

Our next School Advisory Council Meeting is on 20th November - the AGM.

We are calling for nominations from parents who would like to be considered for the SAC for the next two years. Please consider a position on the SAC and fill out the nomination form by November 13th.

School Advisory Council

NOMINATION FOR SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL



 

 

SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING

Our School Advisory Council Meeting is on 20 November - the AGM.

We are calling for nominations from parents who would like to be considered for the SAC for the next two years.  Please consider a position on the SAC and fill out and return the Nomination Form by November 13.

 

 

Term Dates

TERM 4 CALENDAR
 

TRANSITION Kindergarten Term 4 – Fridays  9th, 16th, 23rd, November

 

8th November Mini Minstrels

9th November Transition

12th November Staff Development Pupil Free Day

15th November Mini Minstrels

16th November Mass 11.30am

16th November Transition

16th November P & F School DISCO 

20th November School Advisory Council – AGM

22nd November Mini Minstrels

23rd November Transition

23rd November NECOM Visit Chamber Music in Schools

29th November Mini Minstrels

29th November O’Connor Yr 6 Step Day - for students enrolled at O'Connor Catholic College

30th November Mass

30th November Yr 2 First Reconciliation

3, 5 & 7th December – Swimming

6th December End of Year Presentation Assembly 6pm

7th December Assembly

14th December End of Yr Mass /Graduation

17th December – End of Year excursion day.  

LAST DAY OF TERM 4 – Wednesday 19th December

20th – 21st December – Pupil Free Days

P & F & Canteen

P & F MEETING
 

Our AGM is on Monday 19 November.

 

All executive positions are open.  Please consider a position.  The P&F plays an integral part in the school community.  It's not just about fundraising!  It's about community minded people, parents and carers, who take on a role to assist the school in providing feedback on school policies and activities, additional resources to be used to enhance student learning and gives parents the opportunity to be involved in their children's education.  It is extremely rewarding.

 

Everyone is very welcome to attend.

 

Regards

Megan Marchant

P&F President

 

 


CANTEEN ROSTER

 

Friday 9 November - TOMORROW

NO CANTEEN

 

Monday 12 November

PUPIL FREE DAY

 

Friday 16 November

Greig / Tate

 

Monday 19 November

Hoy (Chloe) / Swanton

 

Friday 23 November

van Eyk / Blomfield  (Karen)

 

Monday 26 November

?

 

Friday 30 November

Wright / Robinson

 

Monday 3 December

?

 

Friday 7 December

Greig / Munday

 

Monday 10 December

?

 

Friday 14 December

Tate / ?

 

 

 

 

From the Students

Happy Teachers Appreciation Day

Thank you Emily for writing this message for the staff at St Patrick’s on World Teachers Day.

Thank you for being there for me for the past 7 years.

For helping me reach my goals.

Thank you for supporting me in every step I take.

You have taught me how to read & write.

And for always putting a smile on my face.

Thank you all, you have made me the person I am now.

Happy Teachers Appreciation Day!

UNIFORM

UNIFORM

SUMMER

GIRLS

Black shoes with navy ankle socks with fold over top

Blue check dress – with navy gym pants

Navy jumper/cardigan with red & blue stripes

           

BOYS

Black shoes with NAVY knee high socks

Grey shorts - Rugger’s/Stubbies Design

Mid blue shirt (short sleeves)

Navy jumper with red & blue stripes

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                

SPORTS

GIRLS

Navy shorts

Red polo shirt with blue stripe on collar, sleeve and placket – with school logo

White sports socks

White sports shoes

Navy sports tracksuit – with crest

 

BOYS

Navy shorts (not football shorts)

Red polo shirt with blue stripe on collar, sleeve and placket – with school logo

White sports socks

White sports shoes

Navy sports tracksuit – with crest

 

NAVY SCHOOL BUCKET HAT with crest or LEGIONAIRE CAP with crest MUST BE WORN BY ALL STUDENTS ALL YEAR ROUND. 

 

All uniform items are available from Mrs Tracey Hoy who can be contacted on  0428 772 822 to order items and arrange fittings during weekdays. 

 

 

 

 

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