Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to the 2019 school year! It has been lovely to see the staff and students returning with such happy smiles on their faces, ready to begin a new school year. Thank you for the lovely welcome I have had to St Patrick’s. I am very excited to be part of this lovely school and parish community.
Welcome back to all our lovely students! This year we have an enrolment of 76 students K-6, made up of 40 girls and 38 boys. A special welcome is extended to 3 new students-Reo Norden who has joined our Year 3 class as well as Charlie and Emma Brown who have both joined our Year K/1 class.
It was also very exciting to welcome our nine very eager new Kindergarten students last Wednesday. Welcome Indi Cole, Conor Cotterill, Jayden Crossley, Oliver Crowe, Eliza Graham, Lachlan Hargreaves, Molly Lott, Savannah Manns and Dale Paton. We are looking forward to sharing their learning journey here at St Patrick’s as they make new and exciting discoveries in the years ahead.
Reminder to parents that morning supervision begins at 8:40am. Students that arrive earlier are asked to sit down in the playground and must not play until a teacher is on duty.
NO HAT NO PLAY-all students are reminded that they need a hat for outside play and sport activities. Students who do not have a hat will be asked to sit in the shade.
Week 2 is gearing up to be a busy week with our annual Swimming Carnival set to take place this Thursday, followed by our Opening School Mass on Friday at 12 pm in St Patrick’s Church. Please feel free to bring your lunch and join us and the children afterwards at school.
Congratulations to all our SRC students who were voted in as Class Representatives last Friday. Together with the School Captains and Year 6 leaders, they will all be presented with their leader badges at Mass on Friday. Parents and family members welcome to attend.
SRC Representatives for 2019
Max Graham, Alix Kerin, Ella Nugent, Henry Hindmarsh, Molly McDonnell, Sadie Eccleston, Eliza Hargreaves, Sophie Graham, Jack Peterson, Locky Eccleston, Charlotte McDonnell and Tessa Crowe.
Looking forward to celebrating our Opening School Mass and praying for God’s blessings on a wonderful year ahead.
Welcome back to the start of another school year.
Opening School Mass and Commissioning of School Leaders.
This Friday 8th February will be our opening school Mass commencing at 12pm.
Our School Captains and Leaders will receive their Leadership badges and our 2019 SRC members will receive their badges. The Kindergarten students will receive badges from their Year Six buddies.
After the Mass we will be celebrating as a school community up at the school having lunch together, everyone is invited to join us so bring along your lunch. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Mass and Liturgy Times:
This term, Mass will be on Fridays at 12pm and Liturgies will be Friday at 12:30pm.
Liturgies at this stage will be held at the school.
Dates to mark on your calendar:
08/02- Opening Mass led by Years 5 and 6 (12pm)
15/02- Liturgy led by Years 3 and 4 (12:30pm)
22/02- Mass led by Years 1 and 2 (12pm)
01/03- Mass led by Years 5 and 6 (12pm).
05/03- TUESDAY Burning of the Palms
06/03- ASH Wednesday MASS led by Years 3 and 4 (12pm).
15/03- St Patrick’s Day MASS led by SRC (12pm).
18/03- Liturgy led by Years 1 and 2 (12:30pm).
29/03- Liturgy led by Years 5 and 6 (12:30pm).
05/04- Liturgy led by KINDER and BUDDIES (12:30pm).
12/04- End of term Mass led by SRC (12pm).
Prayer / Thoughts / Questions / Reflection for the week:
A Prayer for the New School Year
As we begin this new school year, we ask for your blessing on all who work and learn here at St Patrick’s: Open our minds as we learn about the glory of your creation, grant us courage as we accept new challenges, and help us to play our part in shaping this community.
We give thanks for the opportunities that lie before us: for the people who help us learn and play, for friendships old and new, and for the support of our families.
Finally, we pray for all of our new families who have chosen to be apart of our
St Patrick’s Community.
We ask all this through Jesus Christ our Lord,
God Bless, Mrs Flanagan REC
Swimming Carnival this Thursday 7 February.
Primary students will travel down to the pool by bus at 9 am. Please note that if you are helping at the carnival and are taking your child there with you, you will need to provide a note to the teacher ahead of time as they would otherwise be marked absent on the role.
Infants will arrive at the pool at 11:45 am.
Approximate start time is 9.15 am. Thank you to the helpers who have offered their assistance. A note will go home tomorrow listing your roles. If you can assist on the day please let a Teacher know when you arrive. It would be great to be able to relieve our timekeepers for a break throughout the day. Don't forget there is a pool entry of $2 per person for spectators and students who are non-season ticket holders.
If you are yet to return your lunch order please ensure it is in by tomorrow with payment. This will be your last chance to order.
Swimming ribbons and medals will be handed out at our school assembly on Friday 8 Feb from 2.25 PM
Week 1 Term 1
KINDERGARTEN: Molly Lott - a happy start to Kindergarten.
YEAR 1/2: Charlotte McDonnell - for being an independent worker.
YEAR 3/4: Reo Norden - a positive start to the new year at a new school.
YEAR 5/6: Sam Turck - for an enthusiastic and mature start to the 2019 school year.
I am trialling a new supplier as well as some new products with a higher health star rating.
- Frozen yoghurts - chocolate and strawberry.
- Moosies (milk freeze) - chocolate and bluemoon.
If anyone would like more information on these products, please contact me on 0427 455 100.
I will be asking for feedback during the term from students and parents to see what they think.
We wish all of the following students and staff a very happy birthday who celebrated in January:
Mrs Jessica Eccleston, Mrs Melissa Carberry & Mr Craig Ferguson
Dale Paton celebrated on 22 January
Sophie Graham celebrated on 26 January
Birthday Celebrations for February so far have included:
Ella Nugent celebrated on 1 February
Archie McDonnell celebrated on 2 February
Jack Peterson celebrated on 2 February
Eliza Hargreaves celebrated on 3 February
Lachlan Morgan celebrates his birthday today!
Taite Johnson celebrates on 7 February
Andrew Cole celebrates on 8 February
Some exciting changes are taking place for the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Sport in 2019. After a great response to setting up the Face Book page and Team App we also now have our own Website!
It has all of the information that you require to keep up to date with everything that is happening in sport including links to other relevant websites.
We have additionally moved to an online Expression of Interest for nominations for the students to trial for Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Representative teams.
Go to www.sport.cg.catholic.edu.au and check it out.
ACTIVE KIDS IS BACK IN 2019!
In 2018 your child was part of the half a million NSW kids who participated in the Active Kids program. Well done!
We are in touch to thank you for your support and let you know you can now claim your 2019 Active Kids voucher.
With over 9,500 approved Active Kids providers, kids can swim, twirl, jump, kick and hurdle their way into loads of sport and active recreation activities.
What are you waiting for? Simply click the button below and start something great today.
Your active kids voucher could be used here at school for Music Lessons.
DARE TO DREAM – DOWN THE TRACK
Poetry and Short Story Competitions 2019
- Primary School - Topic: Dare to Dream – Down the Track
- 1a Kindergarten to Year 2 - one entry per child
Prize Money $25
- 1b Years 3 to 6 - one entry per child
Prize Money $25
- Secondary School - Topic: Dare to Dream – Down the Track
- 2a Years 7 to 9 – one entry per child
Prize Money $25
- 2b Years 10 to 12 – one entry per child
Prize Money $25
- Local - Topic: Dare to Dream – Down the Track
(Local author, defined as a resident of the shires of Hilltops, Gundagai and Cootamundra, and Yass)
Prize Money $50
- Open - Topic: Dare to Dream – Down the Track
Prize Money $50
- Champion Short Story chosen from the above 6 categories
Prize Money $50
Total Prize money $250
Schools – $10 per school
Local – $5 per entry
Open – $5 per entry
- Closing Date: 16th February 2019
- All entries must be author’s original and unpublished work.
- For school children, the JWF committee kindly requests very minimal assistance from parents and/or teachers
- Entries must not be illustrated
- Entries must be submitted without names on entry, but with name and details on entry form so that poems can be judged anonymously.
- Word Limits:
- Poem limit of 500 words
- Short Story limit of 1,000 word
- Copyright remains with author however JWF reserves the right to have any entry published, reproduced or publicised for promotion purposes or as part of the JWF event.
- Winning entries will be announced and read on the 24th March 2019 as part of the festival.
- The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
- Entries can be sent
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
post: Jugiong Writers Festival, c/- Joy Coggan, Linden, Jugiong NSW 2726
ENTRY FORM – one for each entry
M: ‘Linden’, Jugiong NSW 2726 P: 0427578790
First Name/s:__________________________________ Please print
Surname:_____________________________________ Please print
_______________________________ State________ P/C _____
Poem or Short Story: Please tick only one
- Short Story
Name of Poem/Short Story: ____________________________
Author’s Signature: __________________________________
Date:____ ___ / ____ / ___
CATEGORY: Please tick only one category
- Primary School - Junior: Kindergarten to Year 2
- Primary School - Senior: Years 3 to 6
- Secondary School - Years 7 to 9
- Secondary School - Years 10 to 12
CLOSING DATE: 16th February 2019
PAYMENT: Amount $______
- Cheque/Cash enclosed Yes/No or
- Direct Deposit: Ref: Comp and surname
Date _______ Receipt no__________
Jugiong Writers Festival, BSB: 633-000, Account no: 159302033 or
- See Tickets and Bookings on webpage jugiongwritersfestival.com
Office Use Only:
Payment: Cheque No:_____________ / Cash / Direct Deposit
Amount $____ date received ___/___/____
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