Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Community Update #3.5

 Community Update #3.5



Last week we met with the building teams for the forthcoming works. The kinder is due to commence in a week. Our priority is ensuring the safety of each child, and maintaining as much play space as possible. The back gates will continue to be locked.


Currently, all children must enter through the front gates or the church driveway gates, and exit the same way. We will stagger the departure to ensure minimal congestion. The bike shed is only accessible through the church gates. A reminder that the morning bell rings at 8.40, but children have until 8.55 to enter school, so there is no need to gather early.

Masks

Our allocation of masks and RATs has now ceased. Students are required to provide their own masks. We really appreciate everyone's efforts to keep our community safe. If you are requiring RATs, please email the office and we will send a box home with your child.

We are delighted to see many parents joining us for Prayer time on Wednesdays and Fridays. Just a reminder that visitors to classrooms also need to wear masks.

Change of school closure date. 

The school closure date has moved to August 25th. We are in the hands of the builders and had little say in the change. Apologies if this is problematic for you.

Daffodils

St Patricks is selling bunches of daffodils to raise money for the Cancer Council. The Cancer Council gives much needed support to people affected by cancer.  The daffodil represents hope for a cancer free future.

 

 

You will be able to pick up the daffodils on Wednesday 17th August (TBC).

 

Money goes to support cancer research that will save lives and keep families together.


Wearing yellow is a way we as a community can show our

support to someone who is currently fighting cancer, to show

admiration to someone who beat cancer, and to honour and

lovingly acknowledge someone who fought with dignity until

the end.


So wear yellow and bring a gold coin on Wednesday August 17th.



Team Kids

On July 29 we celebrated National Tree Day at team kids. Children made posters with messages on saving trees. We also made recycled paper from used paper which was later on used for art and craft purpose. Dot colouring and making Aboriginal flag with handprints were the highlights of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander day celebrated at team kids on the 4th of August. Cooking club recipes included feta cheese and spinach puff pastry, tacos, French toast and chocolate pudding. At art club children got engaged in fork painting and bottle lid painting. As part of sustainability club children played outdoors in the sand pit with sand pit toys and shovels made from empty milk cans and a DIY marble run made out of reused cardboard box.

**On Aug 23rd children are welcome to come in to  after care dressed up in yellow clothes/accessories with a gold coin donation. Show your love and support, visit our bake sale at 3 pm, and all the profits goes towards cancer council daffodil day fundraising by St Patricks.


August 23rd-Team kids bake sale at 3 pm (Daffodils day fund raising for cancer research)


August 15th -19th- National Science Week




Music Bus lessons at our school! Join Now!
The Music Bus runs lessons each week at our school.

Lessons are available in:
  • Keyboard (Prep-y6)
  • Ukulele  (Prep - y6)
  • Drums (y1 -y6)
  • Guitar (Y2 - y6)

NAPLAN


The preliminary NAPLAN results have been sent to school. At this stage they do not incude individual results or writing results. These are due at the end of August. When they arrive, they will be made available to Yr 3 and Yr 5 parents.


PreLoved Uniform Shop-  Onsite Dates

We are excited to advise that the PreLoved Uniform Shop will be operating onsite once per month, starting in August. There will be a trestle table positioned in the patio in front of the school.  Parents will be able to purchase pre-loved school uniform items from the onsite PreLoved Uniform Shop between 3:00pm – 3:40pm on the dates listed below:
 
• Tuesday 23rd August
• Monday 12th September
• Friday 28th October
• Tuesday 15th November
• Wednesday 7th December

Parents are still able to email the uniform shop for purchases and items will be placed at the school office for pick up. The email address is stpatssecondhanduniforms@gmail.com
We thank the volunteers for putting their hands up to assist with the running of the shop.


Sacred Heart Girls College

As a priority parish school for Sacred Heart Girls’ College you may have families who are still considering secondary schools for their daughter(s). We warmly extend an invitation to St Patrick’s families to attend one of our Open Mornings before the closing date for Year 7, 2024 applications on August 19, 2022.  Limited places are also still available for Year 7, 2023.

                                                                        Salesian Enrolments

ENROLMENTS ARE OPEN
For current Year 5 students who
will be attending Year 7 in 2024

CLOSING DATE 19 AUGUST 2022

Applications available on our website:



CHILD SAFETY MESSAGE - New Child Safety Standards
On July 1st the current  7 Child Safety Standards will increase to 11 Standards and include new requirements such as:

  • involving families and communities in organisations’ efforts to keep children and young people safe
  • a greater focus on safety for Aboriginal children and young people
  • managing the risk of child abuse in online environments
St Patrick's school policies and code of conduct have been updated to reflect the changes to the new standards.You can access the updated policies on the Learning Community Site via the Policies tab and by viewing the Child Safety section.
Please look out for the Child Safety Message in the Shamrock every week.

The new Standards are outlined in the information sheet below.New Child Safe Standards Information Sheet 
New Child Safe Standards Information Sheet 


Calendar Dates


Term 3 2022



August

Wednesday 17                  Wear yellow for Daffodil Day and bring a gold coin

Friday 19                          Dress as a scientist Day

Monday 22                        Book Week Dress up

Thursday 25                      Closure Day (student free day ) 

Thursday 25                      School Advisory Council Meeting 7pm                           

Tuesday 30                       Dendy Athletics


September

Tuesday 13                        Year 4 First Reconciliation 6pm

Wed 14                               Rugby Gala Day (tbc)

Friday 16                           End Term 3 @ 1pm


October


Term 4 2022


Monday 3                          Beginning Term 4

Monday 10-12                   Canberra camp

Thursday 13                       Camp Rest Day

Mon 24-26                         Yr 5 Camp

Thursday 27                       Yr 5 Rest Day

Monday 31                        Closure Day (student free day - staff assessment)


November

Tuesday 1                          Melbourne Cup Day - School closed

Thursday 3                        St Pats Sports Day

Thursday 17                      School Advisory Council 7pm


T20 Cricket (Year 3 / 4)


T20 Cricket (Year 5 / 6)

Saturday 19                        Year 4 First Eucharist 9:15am

Friday 25                            Closure Day (student free day - staff professional learning)  


December    

Tuesday 6                          Year 3 First Reconciliation 6pm

Tuesday 13                        Year 6 Graduation Mass 6pm

Friday 16                           End Term 4 @ 1pm

Friday, 5 August 2022

 Community Update #3.4



This week we met with the building teams for the forthcoming works. The kinder is due to commence in a week. Our priority is ensuring the safety of each child, and maintaining as much play space as possible. The back gates will continue to be locked.


Currently, all children must enter through the front gates or the church driveway gates, and exit the same way. We will stagger the departure to ensure minimal conjestion. The bike shed is only accessible though the church gates. A reminder that the morning bell rings at 8.40, but children have until 8.55 to enter school, so there is no need to gather early.

Masks

Our allocation of masks and RATs has now ceased. Students are required to provide their own masks. We really appreciate everyone's efforts to keep our community safe. If you are requring RATs, please email the office and we will send a box home with your child.

We are delighted to see many parents joining us for Prayer time on Wednesdays and Fridays. Just a reminder that visitors to classrooms also need to wear masks.

Change of school closure date. 

The school closure date has moved to August 25th. We are in the hands of the builders and had little say in the change. Apologies if this is problematic for you.

Daffodils

St Patricks is selling bunches of daffodils to raise money for the Cancer Council. The Cancer Council gives much needed support to people affected by cancer.  The daffodil represents hope for a cancer free future.

 

One bunch of daffodils (10 stems) costs $10. You can order these through CDF Pay, by placing your order by Wednesday 10th August.

 

You will be able to pick up the daffodils on Wednesday 17th August (TBC).

 

Money goes to support cancer research that will save lives and keep families together.


SCHOOL CLOSURE

We are in the hands of the builders and their schedule so we had little choice about the change of date for our school closure. Apologies for the change.Our school closure is now Thursday August 25th.

Music Bus lessons at our school! Join Now!
The Music Bus runs lessons each week at our school.

Lessons are available in:
  • Keyboard (Prep-y6)
  • Ukulele  (Prep - y6)
  • Drums (y1 -y6)
  • Guitar (Y2 - y6)

Junior Hoop Time
Last Thursday we had 43 students in years 3 & 4 represent St Pats at the Junior Hoop Time carnival at MSAC. We took 5x teams to compete against schools within the Dendy District, and show off some of their exceptional basketball skills. Unfortunately no teams made it through to the finals, however they should be super proud of their amazing efforts, enthusiasm and good sportsmanship throughout the day.
A huge appreciation and thank you to Miss Adcock, Miss Jepson, Kirsty Gemetzis, Richard Ford, Cathy Byrne, Sally Stafford and Rob Magnanini for coming along to coach, score and support our players. Without your help the day couldn't have gone ahead. 
Well done to all our junior basketballers! 

NAPLAN


The preliminary NAPLAN results have been sent to school. At this stage they do not incude individual results or writing results. These are due at the end of August. When they arrive, they will be made available to Yr 3 and Yr 5 parents.


PreLoved Uniform Shop-  Onsite Dates

We are excited to advise that the PreLoved Uniform Shop will be operating onsite once per month, starting in August. There will be a trestle table positioned in the patio in front of the school.  Parents will be able to purchase pre-loved school uniform items from the onsite PreLoved Uniform Shop between 3:00pm – 3:40pm on the dates listed below:
 
• Tuesday 23rd August
• Monday 12th September
• Friday 28th October
• Tuesday 15th November
• Wednesday 7th December

Parents are still able to email the uniform shop for purchases and items will be placed at the school office for pick up. The email address is stpatssecondhanduniforms@gmail.com
We thank the volunteers for putting their hands up to assist with the running of the shop.


Sacred Heart Girls College

As a priority parish school for Sacred Heart Girls’ College you may have families who are still considering secondary schools for their daughter(s). We warmly extend an invitation to St Patrick’s families to attend one of our Open Mornings before the closing date for Year 7, 2024 applications on August 19, 2022.  Limited places are also still available for Year 7, 2023.



CHILD SAFETY MESSAGE - New Child Safety Standards
On July 1st the current  7 Child Safety Standards will increase to 11 Standards and include new requirements such as:

  • involving families and communities in organisations’ efforts to keep children and young people safe
  • a greater focus on safety for Aboriginal children and young people
  • managing the risk of child abuse in online environments
St Patrick's school policies and code of conduct have been updated to reflect the changes to the new standards.You can access the updated policies on the Learning Community Site via the Policies tab and by viewing the Child Safety section.
Please look out for the Child Safety Message in the Shamrock every week.

The new Standards are outlined in the information sheet below.New Child Safe Standards Information Sheet 
New Child Safe Standards Information Sheet 


Calendar Dates


Term 3 2022



August

Thursday 25                      Closure Day (student free day ) 

Thursday 25                      School Advisory Council Meeting 7pm                           

Tuesday 30                       Dendy Athletics


September

Tuesday 13                        Year 4 First Reconciliation 6pm

Wed 14                               Rugby Gala Day (tbc)

Friday 16                           End Term 3 @ 1pm


October


Term 4 2022


Monday 3                          Beginning Term 4

Monday 31                        Closure Day (student free day - staff assessment)


November

Tuesday 1                          Melbourne Cup Day - School closed

Thursday 3                        St Pats Sports Day

Thursday 17                      School Advisory Council 7pm


T20 Cricket (Year 3 / 4)


T20 Cricket (Year 5 / 6)

Saturday 19                        Year 4 First Eucharist 9:15am

Friday 25                            Closure Day (student free day - staff professional learning)  


December    

Tuesday 6                          Year 3 First Reconciliation 6pm

Tuesday 13                        Year 6 Graduation Mass 6pm

Friday 16                           End Term 4 @ 1pm

Liz Hills   Deputy Principal 
ST. PATRICKS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL    
Engaged and motivated learners always faithful to our loving God  
St Patrick's is a Child Safe School & promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children.

3 Dalny Road Murrumbeena VIC 3163     
Tel: 03 9569 7487 Mobile: 0438 234 414   

Friday, 15 July 2022

Community Update #3.2

 

Community Update #3.3



This week we met with the building teams for the forthcoming works. The kinder is due to commence in a week. Our piority is ensuring the safety of each child, and maintaining as much play space as possible. As of next Monday, the back gates will be locked.


From Monday, all children must enter through the front gates or the church driveway gates, and exit the same way. We will stagger the departure to ensure minimal conjestion. The bike shed is only accessible though the church gates. A reminder that the morning bell rings at 8.40, but children have until 8.55 to enter school, so there is no need to gather early.


 Prep 100 days

On Wednesday our delightful Preps celebrated their 100 days of school (Miss Barrow too). They were welcomed by many parents, and shared the afternoon with their Yr 6 buddies,




PreLoved Uniform Shop-  Onsite Dates

We are excited to advise that the PreLoved Uniform Shop will be operating onsite once per month, starting in August. There will be a trestle table positioned in the patio in front of the school.  Parents will be able to purchase pre-loved school uniform items from the onsite PreLoved Uniform Shop between 3:00pm – 3:40pm on the dates listed below:
 
• Tuesday 23rd August
• Monday 12th September
• Friday 28th October
• Tuesday 15th November
• Wednesday 7th December

Parents are still able to email the uniform shop for purchases and items will be placed at the school office for pick up. The email address is stpatssecondhanduniforms@gmail.com
We thank the volunteers for putting their hands up to assist with the running of the shop.

NAPLAN

The preliminary NAPLAN results have been sent to school. At this stage they do not incude individual results or writing results. These are due at the end of August. When they arrive, they will be made available to Yr 3 and Yr 5 parents.


SSV Lawn Bowls Talent Search (YEAR 6's ONLY)

There is an opportunity for our Year 6 students who took part in the School Sport Victoria Bowls competition in first semester, to participate in an Open School Talent Search in front of Bowls Victoria’s under 18 State Team Coach Matt Flapper. Matt is a Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist with a range of experience and knowledge in bowls. This talent search is seeking to create a pathway for student bowlers to develop and improve as they experience more than just school bowls.

Talent Search Details:

Date: Sunday the 31st of July

Location: Club Sunbury, 49 Riddell Rd, Sunbury

Time: 10am to 12pm

Students are required to register through the link below: - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/juniortalentday



Sacred Heart Girls College

As a priority parish school for Sacred Heart Girls’ College you may have families who are still considering secondary schools for their daughter(s). We warmly extend an invitation to St Patrick’s families to attend one of our Open Mornings before the closing date for Year 7, 2024 applications on August 19, 2022.  Limited places are also still available for Year 7, 2023.



CHILD SAFETY MESSAGE - New Child Safety Standards
On July 1st the current  7 Child Safety Standards will increase to 11 Standards and include new requirements such as:

  • involving families and communities in organisations’ efforts to keep children and young people safe
  • a greater focus on safety for Aboriginal children and young people
  • managing the risk of child abuse in online environments
St Patrick's school policies and code of conduct have been updated to reflect the changes to the new standards.You can access the updated policies on the Learning Community Site via the Policies tab and by viewing the Child Safety section.
Please look out for the Child Safety Message in the Shamrock every week.

The new Standards are outlined in the information sheet below.New Child Safe Standards Information Sheet 
New Child Safe Standards Information Sheet 


Calendar Dates


Term 3 2022



August

Friday 5                            Hoop Time (Year 5 / 6)

Thursday 25                      Closure Day (student free day ) 

Thursday 25                      School Advisory Council Meeting 7pm                           

Tuesday 30                       Dendy Athletics


September

Tuesday 13                        Year 4 First Reconciliation 6pm

Wed 14                               Rugby Gala Day (tbc)

Friday 16                           End Term 3 @ 1pm


October


Term 4 2022


Monday 3                          Beginning Term 4

Monday 31                        Closure Day (student free day - staff assessment)


November

Tuesday 1                          Melbourne Cup Day - School closed

Thursday 3                        St Pats Sports Day

Thursday 17                      School Advisory Council 7pm


T20 Cricket (Year 3 / 4)


T20 Cricket (Year 5 / 6)

Saturday 19                        Year 4 First Eucharist 9:15am

Friday 25                            Closure Day (student free day - staff professional learning)  


December    

Tuesday 6                          Year 3 First Reconciliation 6pm

Tuesday 13                        Year 6 Graduation Mass 6pm

Friday 16                           End Term 4 @ 1pm


Friday, 24 June 2022

Community Update #2.10



We finished the term with a beautiful mass to celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart led by Year 5C. The donations of food and other goods were gratefully received by the Murumbeena St Vincent de Paul Society. We pray for all of the families who need support and care especially during the winter.

New Principal Update

The Principal Selection Process for our wonderful school, St Patrick’s Murrumbeena, is now in the final stage of the process.

Interviews have taken place with the ratification process being undertaken, all appointments need to be ratified by the Archbishop.

The name of the successful applicant is confidential until ratification is given, this ratification may take some time.

We thank you for your prayers over the past months and offer special thanks to the Principal Selection Panel who gave their time and expertise so generously.

You will be informed very soon.

Farewell Speeches



Here is the extract to our parent community & to our children...

Thank you to our parents who give up their time and are involved in the school in so many ways such as: School Advisory Council, Parents and Friends, helpers and supporters at school sports events and other activities. The way that you place your trust and support in our staff to do the very best for the children is shown through your positive attitude too. You are the role models for your children and set the tone for respectful relationships in all that you do. Your uplifting messages of affirmation enable all of us to strive to do our utmost for your children.

And finally to our children..

THANK YOU for your beautiful and inspiring messages of learning, laughter and love and the many moments we have shared together since Term 4 2016.

Always believe in yourselves and the goodness in your hearts. Don’t let anyone upset you through their words or actions. Continue to do what is right and always, yes, always be kind, thoughtful and thankful to your friends and family members. You will be blessed in abundance and you will shine in all that you do at St Pat’s, at high school and beyond.

I look forward to coming and visiting you, checking how your learning is going, meeting the new principal and most of all, going for a run around the Michelle Barclay running track with you too.



Two Change 2 flourish posts summing up the work of our staff from the last few years from Jenny:

This post includes some presentations from our staff around the wonderful work that they are doing to ensure the best learning outcomes for our children. It also includes accolades from the Closure Day facilitators.

This post shares the link between learning and the positive outcomes form our students.

CHILD SAFETY MESSAGE - New Child Safety Standards
On July 1st the current  7 Child Safety Standards will increase to 11 Standards and include new requirements such as:
  • involving families and communities in organisations’ efforts to keep children and young people safe
  • a greater focus on safety for Aboriginal children and young people
  • managing the risk of child abuse in online environments
St Patrick's school policies and code of conduct have been updated to reflect the changes to the new standards.You can access the updated policies on the Learning Community Site via the Policies tab and by viewing the Child Safety section.
Please look out for the Child Safety Message in the Shamrock every week.
The new Standards are outlined in the information sheet below.New Child Safe Standards Information Sheet 
New Child Safe Standards Information Sheet 

Have a safe and restful holiday break and we will see you back at school on Monday 11 July.



Calendar Dates


Term 3 2022


July

Monday 11                        Beginning Term 3

Wednesday 20                  Confirmation Year 6 5:30pm

Thursday 28                      School Advisory Council Meeting 7pm 

Friday 29                          Hoop Time (Year 3 / 4 )


August

Friday 5                            Hoop Time (Year 5 / 6)

Friday 19                          Closure Day (student free day - staff professional learning) 

Thursday 25                      School Advisory Council Meeting 7pm                           

Tuesday 30                       Dendy Athletics


September

Tuesday 13                        Year 4 First Reconciliation 6pm

Wed 14                               Rugby Gala Day (tbc)

Friday 16                           End Term 3 @ 1pm


October


Term 4 2022


Monday 3                          Beginning Term 4

Monday 31                        Closure Day (student free day - staff assessment)


November

Tuesday 1                          Melbourne Cup Day - School closed

Thursday 3                        St Pats Sports Day

Thursday 17                      School Advisory Council


T20 Cricket (Year 3 / 4)


T20 Cricket (Year 5 / 6)

Saturday 19                        Year 4 First Eucharist 9:15am

Friday 25                            Closure Day (student free day - staff professional learning)  


December    

Tuesday 6                          Year 3 First Reconciliation 6pm

Tuesday 13                        Year 6 Graduation Mass 6pm

Friday 20                           End Term 4 @ 1pm