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18th March - 6.00pm
26th March - 8.30am



Welcome to our website.....

At St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, our aim is to provide quality educational experiences for students from Prep to Year 6. Through a happy, safe and supportive learning environment, students, parents and staff work together to encourage personal growth and promote success which leads to the establishment of solid foundations for lifelong learning.

In accordance with the founding Sisters of St Joseph and in the spirit of St Mary MacKillop, our school believes in the promotion of relationships built upon mutual respect, trust and faith. We encourage students to explore and learn about the Catholic faith and the understanding of and the love for Jesus.

Our school is a welcoming community where staff inspire and challenge students to do their best, to develop their talents, a love of learning and to become happy, caring, responsible and resilient individuals who can make a worthwhile contribution to our society.

Unity is strength, and here at St Patrick’s, that is what makes our school a family.

I encourage you to explore the website so that you to may be able to share in the educational journey with us and become a member of our family here at St Patrick’s.

Brendan Redinger - Acting Principal



27th - 31st March
Parent Teacher Interviews

28th March
P/F Meeting 6pm

31st March

Last day of term

18th April

Classes resume for Term 2

25th April
ANZAC Day Public Holiday


Community News      

This week sees children from year 5 and 6 participate in the Somerset Literature Festival. Mrs Street and Mrs Blanch, along with Mr Blanch (our wonderful bus driver) have reported that the students have gained great insights from some fantastic authors. A massive thank you to Mrs Street, Mr and Mrs Blanch for generously giving their time so that the children of St Patrick’s can have these valuable experiences.

Just a reminder that Parent teacher interviews will commence next week in classrooms. Please return notes that were sent out last week or communicate with your child’s teacher of when you are available to meet. Coherence and communication are two key elements to a successful relationship between school and home.

Welcome to Week 8 To reiterate the last newsletter ‘transitioning’ is becoming a familiar term and students are consciously trying to attend to quiet transitions. Students are planning their ‘cut in’ historical narrative for an English/Religion written assessment. We will write these in Week 9. Talk with your child about their plan for this. The aim is to put themselves in the time of Moses as a child character and write a story surrounding the events of the times. We have discussed the term ‘authentic’ and gave the example that chariots (or feet) were the mode of transport not Ferraris. It was interesting the class discussion on Tuesday and listening to student’s plans and their ideas for this assessment. A writing checklist has been sent home in homework. The main focus is ‘good ideas’ in writing and ‘linking ideas’. Number facts tests are occurring this week to check growth in recall and speed of number facts knowledge. The data is still being collated by there are some impressive results. So keep up the great learning of number facts each week at home. Lastly it has also been impressive the students who have consistently bought in their sight word folder daily. Well done. Kind regards Christina Wardle


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