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  • WEEK 5 ANNOUNCEMENTS

    We are really pleased to advise that our weekly announcements from assembly will now be provided to you via video from our School Captains. Here are this week's announcements:

  • HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

    To all of our most charming and most beautiful mothers, grandmothers and maternal influences of ours, we can’t give you the world at the moment but we give you all our love and appreciation. Happy Mothers Day.

  • PLAYGROUND EXCITEMENT

    We are very excited to announce that tomorrow morning, BrighterLines will be at school to add some colour and activity to the concreted areas of the school. We will be having things like snakes & ladders, hopscotch, alphabet snake, number worm, an activity track and more added throughout the school to give the children even more interesting things to do during recess and lunch times. As a result of this, we will need to close some areas of the school playground tomorrow during recess and lunch so that these works can be done. The oval, sandpits near the adventure playground, and netball courts will be open for play tomorrow. Can we please ask those families that will have children on site tomorrow to let your children know about this, so that they are prepared for the changes they will see tomorrow. We will post photos once it is done so that you can see what will await the children once school is reopened to all.

  • We miss our students

    As we continue to make our way through this term, our staff are missing our students, and we hope that is reciprocated. Here is a video from our staff to your children.

  • Playground Grand Opening

    Yesterday, 15 November, our school came together to celebrate the official opening of the new school playground. Members of the Parents and Friends, School Advisory Board and Bendigo Bank joined our students, staff and families in opening the playground. St Patrick's would like to recognise the generous donations made by both the Bendigo Bank and our Parents and Friends Association to make this a reality. This is a strong testament to what can happen when our school groups work together in partnership, through the school, our families through the P&F and the community through Bendigo Bank. We hope that this project sees our existing and future students have a lot of fun for many years to come.

  • Bullying Family Forum

    Last Thursday St Patrick's conducted a family forum on bullying. Led by Len Devlin, we presented a forum on bullying to our families. We talked about what bullying is as well as the participants - the bully, the victim and the bystander. We also talked about why bullying happens, what St Patrick's does in response to it and what we are doing in the future. We would ask that all families watch the video of this session, and look at the Positive Relationships/No Bullying Policy Statement which can be found on our policy page. We apologise for the delay in getting it to you but we had a few technical problems getting the lengthy (50 min) video to upload. We hope you find the information useful and as always, we encourage you to contact the school if you have any queries, concerns, feedback or need additional information. https://youtu.be/SKVShRbky2Y?list=PLiHFQ_h0cij0nDMizPFzAw6Wg5W-tbmcE

  • Winners in and out of the pool

    Well, St Pat's have done it again....for the 16th year running our fabulous students have brought home the District Swimming Shield! As our physical education teacher, Wendy McDonald, said to the students before they got off the bus, 'we've been winning this since before any of you were even born!' WOW! Thirty students from Years 3-6 competed at the Whittlesea Pool yesterday (Thursday 15 Feb) and aside from their swimming ability, their sportsmanship and behaviour were both standouts. Our students consistently cheered for students from other schools who were challenged with the distance, in some cases, we were the only ones cheering for students from other schools who were a lap behind the others. As Mrs McDonald said, "It was definitely one of those days were I can openly say how proud I was to be the teacher of such a great group of students." We don't have final numbers, but we'll possibly have 27 students attending the Division Carnival on March 5th. Many thanks to Mrs McDonald for all of her wonderful organising of these events. Many thanks to all of the Years 3-6 teachers who have already accommodated two days of interruptions to their programs. Thanks also to Miss Melville, Mrs Vorster, Mr Devlin and Mrs Roberts who have attended the trials and the carnival. We also had a huge number of parents and grandparents who came along to both the trials and carnival to assist and support our students. Attached is a clip of our students displaying sportsmanship to the highest "Let's go Wandong, let's go!"

  • Remembrance Day

    Today our whole school community came together in the courtyard to commemorate Remembrance Day and the celebration of the end of The Great War (World War I). Members of Kilmore RSL and Mitchell Shire Council joined our staff, students and families in the celebration and laying wreaths at our school shrine. Please take the time with your family to reflect tomorrow, at 11am, on the 11th day of the 11th month, on the sacrifices others have made and those who are still in war zones on our behalf.

  • Cyber Safety at St Pats

    As a lead up to today's Bullying, No Way day, yesterday we had Constable Jane Marks from Seymour Police talking to families about cyber safety for children. A wide range of online issues were discussed and tips offered to help. Constable Marks will return to St Patrick's next week to speak to the senior students about the cyber safety as well. For those families that were not able to attend either of yesterday's two sessions, a video has been posted here of the first session and we encourage you to watch. https://youtu.be/VrgnqSzj-Ro?list=PLiHFQ_h0cij0nDMizPFzAw6Wg5W-tbmcE The booklet that was handed out to families can be found at https://www.esafety.gov.au/about-the-office/resource-centre/brochure-parents-guide-to-online-safety.

  • Sacrament of Confirmation

    Congratulations to our newly confirmed Year 6 students who received the sacrament of Confirmation and some a special blessing. Well done to all the children and their guests with your support for each other. Many thanks to our families for your prayers and to all the staff who assisted and supported the children in some way.