"I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.” Ps. 9:1
Congratulations and Thank you
This is the seventeenth community update for this term - what a term it has been for all of us !! Amidst the many challenges of the Stage 4 lockdown restrictions, we can be satisfied that our combined efforts to educate the children to the best of our ability have been well worth it.
On behalf of the staff, I thank all of you for the way you worked in partnership with the school to ensure Term 3 Flexible Learning was a success. We have received numerous emails of thanks for our staff and we are all grateful for the positive feedback you have shared with us. Here is some of our feedback:
" ...We appreciate the teachers have gone above and beyond to support us and the kids.." Prep and Yr 2 parent
"..A big thank you to the wonderful staff at St Patrick's...they keep the kids busy whilst providing regular positive feedback..." Year 3 parent
" ....is so energised and happy to log on each morning..the home schooling has been a great experience because of how well prepared and energising you were each day." Yr 6 parent
"..Thank you for your commitment, support and care..I am certainly seeing growth, resilience and maturity...thank you for the key role you are playing..." Yr 6 parent
"..we are loving your work in the school assemblies absolutely fantastic to watch. Shows so much passion for what you do thank you.." Yr 1 parent
'' .. thank you for all your great work..is flourishing under your direction and support..." Yr 5 parents
".. we really appreciate the time you take to review each piece of work, the feedback and messages you write back... feel connected, stay accountable and be motivated..." Yr 4 parent
"..can I once again thank you and your team for the selfless and supportive way in which you have helped us. .. we appreciate everything you are doing to support our children..."
I am so proud of our staff who continued to rise to the challenge of Flexible Learning this term. The staff record their weekly student interactions, including the class, group, individual and social sessions and share them with me every week. This has enabled us to gather data across the school and continue reviewing and reflecting on our practise to ensure we meet the needs of all students.
My time spent with the SRC leaders gives me an opportunity to connect with children from Year 1 to Year 6 and learn what is important to them. They are representative of their classes and their ideas for being a voice in the community are invaluable. Their focus on wellbeing with tips to encourage us to express our gratitude and to remain positive are vital. At yesterday's meeting, the SRC voted to share their own thanks to the community.
Here is one heartfelt message of thanks:
We look forward to welcoming all of the children onsite next term after a well deserved break.
Thanks from the staff
Special thanks from the staff to the P&F for the thoughtful treats provided for every staff member at the end of the term.
Virtual Assembly Video #14
Thanks for the feedback around the assemblies.
We will keep working on those transformations !!
Onsite restrictions Term 4
At this stage, the Term 4 guidelines for children onsite remain the same as for Term 3. Both parents need to have a workers permit and be working away from home. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details or enquiries.
Prep 2021 Information Evening Tuesday 6 October
THANK YOU !!!!
Parent Evening Tuesday 6 October 7:00pm-8:00pm
Hybrid Transition Programme information on website
Flexischools app Prep 2021
School Fees Update
As expressed in previous updates, please contact email@example.com for circumstances of financial hardship.
At the start of Term 4 we will send updated school adjustment letters in relation to credits for Camp fees and Sports Levies.
Many of the year levels have already held incursions and are planning further incursions in Term 4. We will notify you of any further credit adjustments to the fees including information on the Sacramental levies next term.
For all those in lockdown over the holidays the Little Food Festival will be held virtually this year on September 30th. Sponsored by Monash Education and the City of Melbourne it combines great guest speakers and children's activities including sustainability, cooking, gardening, growing food in suburban environments and Citizen Science Mine-craft build challenges and games. Families can register online to download the program, activities and resources