Advent Week 2
On Wednesday, December 8th, we will be presenting our School Concert.
The Concert will be held outside in the playground at St Patrick’s school. We have hired a very large stage and sound equipment for this community event.
A small number of chairs will be available but we request that you bring your own chairs, and sun hats too (we are hoping and praying for fine weather).
There will be two performances:- a matinee at 12.30pm and a night time performance beginning at 6.30pm. You are welcome to collect your child/ren and take them home after the matinee to rest up for the night time show if you wish (email your child’s class teacher beforehand to advise them if you choose to take them after the matinee). The matinee should finish at about 2.30pm. Students staying at school will be dismissed at the usual time of 3.25pm.
For the evening performance, a bell will ring for all students to meet in their classrooms through the front yard at 6.10pm to get ready for the night time show.
To help cover the cost of the equipment hire and monitor numbers for Covid safety precautions, tickets must be purchased for $15 per family ( this includes extended family members). It is presumed that family members will go to one show only. Please make payments through CDF Pay. Ticket sales are open now and will be available until Monday 6th December at 10pm.
Younger siblings will need to stay with their parents during each performance. For safety purposes, the Adventure Playground will be out of bounds during the performances.
The Parents and Friends Committee will be providing a Sausage Sizzle from 5.30pm, before the night performance - you can order sausages through CDF pay at $1 each. Again the sausage sales will close Monday 6th December at 10pm. Sausages will be available from 5:30pm in the front yard.
Next to the Sausage Sizzle will be a large tub for collection of Parish Christmas Hamper donations. Our school families can support the Parish by donating cans of food, and other non-perishable goods as per the details in the note from Kellie Heathcote. These Christmas Hampers will be distributed to the Housebound and Sick in St Patrick's and St Kevin's Parishes (Murrumbeena & Ormond). Donations will also be accepted at the school front office before the concert too.
The students are very excited to have the opportunity to perform their dances for you, and are practising hard! We look forward to welcoming you to our School Concert.
Smiling Hearts Stall December 7 at 3:25pm
After the wonderful fun of Mini Market on Friday, the Year 6 children will be hosting a market stall for parents and friends in support of the “Smiling Hearts”. Students will be assisting to sell the Ugandan crafts made by the young people of the Smiling Hearts Centre, as well as items made by supporters of Smiling Hearts.
Sandringham felting artist, Lis Bissett, has created a range of beautiful gift cards depicting life in Uganda. There will be something for everyone and certainly some ideas for Christmas gifts.
Funds raised for Smiling Hearts, will go towards continuing and expanding the Smiling Hearts program in Uganda which supports students with disabilities.
The market stall will operate in the school grounds at pick up time on Friday Dec 3 and again on Tuesday Dec 7.
Only cash sales will be possible on both days.
Thanking you all for your support.
To put it in context I think 40 students were presented as 2022 leaders from years 10 and 11 and 8 of them were ex St Pats students. From memory I think that is 7 out of 22 St Patrick’s graduates who commenced at “Star” 5 years ago (plus another graduate from 4 years ago).
It is a credit to the St Patrick’s school culture and education as well as to the individuals themselves and their families that they have achieved these leadership roles. There was a group of proud parents there today, including myself, to celebrate this achievement for the following; Phoebe Lea, Violet McAlister, Holly Saunders, Allysa Gallo, Sophie Hillemacher, Tahlia Stewart, Michaela Brooks (all year 11s) and Isabella Turley (year 10)!.
Here is a link to a letter with regards to the fees for 2022
- Prep: Alanna Bailey
- Gr 1: Kirsty Gemetzis, Kylie Thompson, Jane Naughtin & Anna McKenzie
- Gr 2:
- Gr 3:
- Gr 4:
- Gr 5:
- Gr 6L: Sue Williams
- Dads Coordinator role?
Staffing Update from Team Kids Management
Andrew has finished up in his permanent Director of Service role with TeamKids, to pursue a career in Personal Training. While we never like to disrupt the leadership of the service, we are pleased that Andrew has found a role in a field he is passionate about, and thank him for all his amazing work with TeamKids over the last few years, and wish him all the best.
Pleasingly we have found a great replacement for Andrew in the Director of Service role at the program and have appointed Maree Kraloglou to the role. Maree has been working with TeamKids for many years in Coordinator and Educator roles, and has worked at St Pat’s in the school holidays in the past. Maree is a Qualified Teacher and is very excited to get started in the Director of Service role at the school.
Maree started at the program last week to complete a thorough handover with Andrew, and will be supported by Nick Gooda (Regional Manager) and the rest of the Educators working regularly at the program this Term as well. Andrew’s last day was yesterday Thursday the 2nd of December.
TeamKids have another amazing SUMMER Holiday program planned!
• Learn new skills and make new friends
• Qualified and REMARKABLE Educators
• Digital detox with our no screens policy
• Delicious and nutritious morning and afternoon snack
• CCS approved care
Head to teamkids.com.au to secure your spot!
Our Preps and Year 3's have made Christmas Decorations with Mrs Maddocks that will hang
on the lollipop trees in Murrumbeena. Make sure you visit the Murrumbeena Festival.
Last day for lunch orders Dec 13
Reports available on PAM Dec 13
Year 5 Buddies & Prep 2022 Dec 14 2:45 - 3:15
Year 6 Graduation Dec 14 6:30pm
End of term Dec 15 at 1pm
Term 1 2022
Monday 31st January Day 1 for all children
Newly Released Bursaries and Scholarships that may be of interest to your Year 5 and 6 families.
New means tested bursaries have just become available for new students commencing in Year 7 – 12 in 2022:
· Henri Curmi Bursary provides 50% tuition fee remission until the end of Year 12
· Kathleen McCarthy – Janet Stuart Bursaries provide up to 75% fee remission until the end of Year 12; there are up to two bursaries available.
Applications close: Monday 6 December 2021.
We have also opened applications for our 2023 Scholarships for places in Years 7 – 11:
· Academic Scholarships for entry in Year 7
· General Excellence Scholarships for entry in Years 7 - 11
· Music Scholarships for entry into Years 7 - 10