Back to School 2021
Whilst school holidays can be a wonderful time of Christmas and New Year celebrations, filled with less routine, maybe a holiday and some relaxation, there is also the necessary job of preparing to get students back to school.
At St Patrick's we aim to provide as much information as we can for parents to help in that process.
All of the school uniform information can be found on our website here. All uniform items that identify the school, such as polo shirts, house polos, backpacks, jumpers, hats and dresses are to be purchased through Academy Uniforms. Their Thomastown store is open over the school holidays and the school uniform shop near the netball courts will reopen on Wednesday 27 January at 8:00am. All other uniform items (except shoes) can also be purchased through the uniform shop, but can be substituted for like items from other department-type stores.
School Requisite Items
St Patrick's provides a list of items that a student will use throughout the year, broken up into a list of items the school provides and a list of items required to be supplied by families. The list was provided at the end of Term 4, but copies of the School Requisite List for 2021 for each year level can be found here:
Back to School Reminders
Please remember the following:
Label everything that is being sent to school;
If a 2020 classroom is labeled on an item, such as lunch boxes, change it to the 2021 class;
Do not forget to also change the classroom on the reuseable school lunch order bags to avoid lunch orders being lost;
There are NO lunch orders during the first full week of classes - canteen reopens on Tuesday 9 February;
Specialist classes commence on Monday 1 February - check infographic for your class sports uniform days.
The school office will reopen on Thursday 28 January, our Back to School Open House will be on Thursday 28 January at 2:15pm and students will return with classes to commence on Friday 29 January.
2021 Prep Barbeque
To welcome our 2021 preps to school, there will be a back-to-school barbeque on the evening of the first day of school, Friday 29 January 2021 from 5:00-6:15pm.
2021 School Fees
Finally, school fees for 2021 have been set, and information can be found on the webpage here. School fee invoices will be sent out early in Term 1. The school prefers for school fees to be paid by direct debit (either weekly, fortnightly or monthly), however fees can also be paid by cash, cheque, EFTPOS or direct credit. Please contact Deb Amodio, the Finance Officer, to setup your direct debit.
If you face issues in paying the school fees, at any time during the year, please contact Deb Amodio, and discuss what arrangements can be made to assist your situation. It is important that you contact the school early so that we can assist appropriately.