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  • Gardening Club

    Our Gardening Club dedicate their own time to the vegetable garden between the Year 4 and 5 classrooms. Here is a time lapse video of our great volunteers preparing one of the garden beds.

  • Week 9 Assembly

    This week's assembly video can be found here:

  • Photo Catch-up Day

    A reminder to all of our families that photo catch-up day is on Wednesday 2 December (next week). If any student did not have an individual photo taken, or any family ordered a family photo and it was not taken, please email your classroom teacher so that we can ensure that you are on the list to have the photo taken next week. Year 6 students will also have a graduation photo taken, so we ask all Year 6 students to be ready for their photo next week. Please ensure that all students that require a photo are in full summer uniform (not sports uniform, even if you have PE that day).

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  • Staff Induction | St Patrick's Kilmore

    New Staff Induction Welcome to St Patrick's Primary School in Kilmore. We welcome you into our relational school. We believe in ensuring that you feel supported as you enter the school and begin for the first time, as we understand the nerves that comes with a new job. This webpage is designed to provide you with all of your initial school knowledge. This is your ongoing reference guide that you can continuously refer back to as you find your feet and establish yourself at St Pat's. Welcome. As you work through this induction, you will receive information about working at St Pat's. The blue section is information thta is relevant to all staff. The grey section is for teaching staff only. Please click on the photo of the staff member at the start of each section for an introduction, and then the subsequent icon links for additional information. At the end is a Google Form that you must complete to confirm that you have completed your induction components. Start here... Michael Bourne School Principal Julia Wake Deputy Principal RE Leader Staff absences Yard duty Prayer and Liturgy Sacrament Program Formation and Accreditation Tracy Connors Operations Manager Family School Partnerships Leader Introductory Video Induction program Staff Induction Information 2022 School Calendar Staff Hierarchy C Number Background Checks Medical Training CompliSpace PolicyConnect CompliLearn Launchpad Family School Partnerships School Tour VCEMEA 2018 (Staff award) Liz Darvell EA to Principal and DP OH&S Representative Report a Safety Hazard Report an Incident Robyn Hallowell Payroll Officer Tax Form Superannuation Form Personal Details ePortal Shelly Michalke Digital Technologies Leader Introductory video ICT Policies Email account Google Drive SIMON Teaching staff keep going... Other staff can go to the bottom and fill out the induction completion form. Shelly Michalke & Jess Kurzman Joint Teaching & Learning Leaders Kate Ruck Literacy Leader How to mark the roll in SIMON Data books Hapara Seesaw Google Classroom Student Mobile Phones Reporting Planning Assessment Schedule Literacy requirements Reading requirements Writing requirements Smart Spelling InitiaLit (Prep - Year 2) CAFE (Years 3-6) Library time Jess Kurzman Maths Leader Introductory Video Mathletics Maths Olympics Cassie Thompson Student Wellbeing Leader Circle Time Restorative Practice Mandatory Reporting Natalie Rees Learning Diversity Leader Learning Diversity Padlet Congratulations, you are finished.... Congratulations on getting through the wealth of information that has been provided to you here. We know that there is a lot to take in, and that you will forget some of this. That's why it is here in this format, so that you can continuously refer back to the information as you need it. ​ Now that you have finished, can you please complete the Google Form below to confirm that you have completed your induction program. ​ This is an important part of your induction into St Patrick's, and we thank you for participating. Please keep asking questions, because that's how you learn. Induction Completion Form

  • Transition to Prep | St Patrick's Primary School Kilmore

    Transitioning to Prep Starting prep is a very exciting time for the whole family and the beginning of your child's journey through school. At St Patrick's, we aim to provide a welcoming and supportive community filled with opportunities for children to grow in confidence as they begin their first school year. Our Transition to School program is made up of several parts which include: Transition conversations Kindergarten contact Discovery days Additional transition sessions Additional family meetings Transition mornings; and Family information sessions. ​ Once at school, the transition is further assisted through: Wednesday rest days at the beginning of the school year, where Preps do not attend school so they can take a break midweek to help them get used to attending school on a full time basis. These dates will be confirmed towards the end of 2022. the Buddy program where each prep student is "buddied up" with a senior student. More information about the Buddy program can be found on the wellness programs page here . 2022 dates Enrolments Open Families are asked to register an enrolment enquiry through the school office. The Enrolment Officer will be in contact and provide you with further information and move the enquiry to the application stage. Tuesday 1st March School Tours Families wishing to become familiar with our school are invited to attend a school tour with staff and student leaders present. To book a school tour, please go to the Book a Tour webpage under the Enrolment tab. Monday 21 March and Thursday 19 May 9:00am, 9:30am and 10:00am Prep Information Evening This is an opportunity to welcome everyone who is applying for a Prep position at St Patrick’s in 2022. Important and up to date Information about our school and the enrolment process will be shared during this session. ​ ​ This session is compulsory for all families and will be held in the school stadium as a face to face event. Thursday 20 May 6:30pm - 7:30pm Enrolments Close ​ Families are asked to complete their online applications by Friday 27 May 2022 to ensure that the enrolment application is given consideration. The school can take up to 78 prep students in 2022 and in the event that more applications are received than places available, a waiting list will be created. Friday 27 May Transition conversations Transition conversations are an opportunity for us to begin to get to know the child and parent/carer. They are a time for parents to ask any questions you may have and to explore how to best support their child as they make the transition from kinder to school. Please note, these meetings do not aim to determine if your child is ‘school ready’. If you have any questions regarding school readiness, it is best to have a conversation with your child’s kindergarten teacher. These are compulsory for all families. Monday 30 May to Friday 17 June Letters of Offer sent out ​ Once places are determined, letters of offer will be sent out to families on Friday 28 June (the last day of Term 2). An acceptance form must be completed and returned to the school to secure the enrolment offer. ​ Please note, current delays with Australia Post deliveries may impact when you receive your letter of offer. Friday 24 June Kindergarten visits ​ Throughout Term Three and Four, our staff will contact each child's kindergarten and/or visit the children at their kindergarten to understand their education journey so far and to put things in place to support their transition. Terms Three and Four Discovery Days ​ Tuesdays in Term Three starting on Tuesday 24th July and the final session being Tuesday 18th September, our library will be open for you to visit and start discovering what school is like. It will be a chance to share a favourite story and meet some new friends. These sessions are not compulsory. Information on how to book online will be sent with your Letter of Offer. Mondays in Term Three 12 July to 13 September Additional transition sessions ​ Held during Term Four, on Mondays from 4-25 October, these small group sessions focus on supporting those children and families who may be new to the school or who would like to build their confidence at St Patrick's in a smaller setting. These sessions are by request from the family or invitation from the school. Mondays, 3, 10, 17, 24 October Additional family meetings ​ Between now and when the child begins, parents/carers may want to meet and discuss any further concerns or ideas they may have to provide their child with the best possibly start to school. Meetings can be initiated by parents or the school as needed. As needed Transition mornings ​ Three mornings filled with fun and forming new friendships. All children are required to attend to learn about school and meet their new peers and teachers. Your child’s 2022 class and teacher will be announced at the final session. All three sessions are compulsory for all students. Term Four Wednesday 9 November Monday 14 November Tuesday 22 November 9:00-11:00am (compulsory) Family information sessions ​ Whilst the children attend their transition mornings, parents/carers will attend these compulsory family information sessions. They are an opportunity for the school to pass on information. It is also an opportunity to meet other parents and ask questions. These are compulsory. As per transition mornings Held in the school stadium (compulsory)

  • | St Patrick's Kilmore

    There are a number of ICT Policies that all staff should be aware of: Cyber Safety ICT Acceptable Use Policy Staff ICT User Agreement Close

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