Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Week 6 Term 3 2017

Family Mass, Class Masses and First Communion Workshops
Thanks to the many families that attended the mass on Sunday and to the children who participated with enthusiasm.
Fr Paul invites families and friends to attend weekly class masses and stay for a cuppa and a biscuit after mass. Last Friday was the first mass where Year 1 families were officially invited. There was a big turnout. One grandmother dropped into school afterwards and said they appreciated the opportunity to share the mass with their grandchild.
To help with the catering, it was suggested that each family contribute one packet of biscuits for the year. Families whose surnames begin with A to K are asked to kindly drop one pack of biscuits into the office for now.
This Friday is the Year 5 class mass.
First Communion workshops take place on Wednesday and Thursday nights at 6:15pm next week. Please see upcoming dates section for allocated times.

Book Week
Thank you to all of the parents and children who worked hard to create the fantastic costumes to celebrate the beginning of Book Week on Monday.
Out school hall was full to capacity when children, staff and families came together to view costumes. Unfortunately this year, there wasn't enough room for all of the children to safely come up onto the stage but each class had a chance to stand and share their stunning creations.
The Book Week Committee will look at alternative options for sharing costumes for next year.
A special thank you to Bernadette Wood, our teacher librarian, for coordinating this week's activities and events with the support of Kerryn Oliver, Anne Mullan and Catherine Fogarty.

You can view more photos on the St Patrick's Inspiring Leaders of the Future FaceBook Page
Congratulations to Zoe and Josh
Zoe in Year 3 and Josh in Year 6 were both presented with a special award last week in recognition of their artistic school designs. Zoe's design is her representation of our school vision "Engaged and motivated learners always faithful to out loving God". Josh's design is a sketch of our school building. These designs have been used on our new school cards. 

Zoe and Josh's design have been made into school cards.

Restorative Practice Evening
For those of you unable to attend last week, I will be presenting the Restorative Practice slideshow from David Vinegrad, during the POPE meeting on Friday 25th August at 9am in the staffroom.
You can read about the Restorative Practice approach and a very honest reflection about this from one of our school parents Kate Cherfi  at this link.
We welcome parents to come along on Friday morning and learn more about how to help build resilience for our children and families.

Dendy District Athletics
We’re delighted with the efforts of all members of the Athletics team who competed in the Dendy District Athletics Day on Friday 11th August at Lakeside Stadium. Not only did our students put in amazing efforts in the track and field events, but their behaviour, team spirit and support for each other was fantastic. Special thanks go to the parent helpers who assisted with the event- Mary Hogan, Kylie Telfer, Paula Campbell and Gilly Lechte.
Further congratulations go to the following students who will go on to compete at the next level at the Bayside Division Athletics in a few weeks: 
- Emma M (Yr4) in Hurdles and 100m
- Luciana D(Yr4) in 100m and 200m
- Ben M (Yr4) in Long Jump
- Alice M (Yr4) in Triple Jump
- Charlotte H (Yr5) in Long Jump
- Tom G (Yr6) in Hurdles
- Georgia H (Yr6) in 200m and 4x100m Relay
-  Ella L, Olivia T and Chloe A (Yr6) in the 4x100m Relay.  
We wish them luck!!

We had lots of fun at the Athletics. We were in lots of different events such as sprints, hurdles, 1500m, shotput, discus, long jump, triple jump and relay. We were all participating in our events and cheering people on. I hope to see more smiley faces at the next competition.
                                                                        By Emma M (Yr4)

Staff  Leadership Profile
Mrs Kerryn Oliver

This is my second stint at St Patrick's and I feel I've returned to a very special, caring community.
I have two roles - Literacy Leader & Student Diversity Leader as well as enjoying a shared teaching role in year 4.
As Literacy leader, I support the teachers to build their Pedagogy in reaching Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Listening & Speaking.
In my Student Diversity role I liaise with teachers and Learning Support Staff to identify learning goals and oversee intervention and enrichment programs.
My joy is working in the classroom on Fridays and supporting students on a daily basis.  
Aside from my working life, I enjoy spending time with my family, keeping fit and barracking for those mighty Swans!

Year 3 Student Recounts 
“Here’s our stop!” The Grade 3 children went on an excursion to St Patrick’s Cathedral, the MCG and the National Sports Museum. My favourite part was when Jeff showed us around the MCG like where the football players sit before a game. We also got to stand on the field! I had so much fun! - Olivia Crawford 3W

O where to begin? It was the most fascinating excursion ever. We started walking into St Patrick’s Cathedral and my eyes pop out! It is so...I can’t even put it into words - the colours, the light - it was so gorgeous! - Charlotte Aranda 3W

Wow! I just went to the top three landmarks in Australia! They were magnificent! St Patrick’s Cathedral had lots of chapels and so many pews. We looked at the ceiling pointing to God! The MCG was amazing. We went down to the ground and sat on the benches, they were as soft as a pillow. In the rooms we sang the Murrumbeena club song. I had the best Tuesday ever! Fraser Stewart 3O

Buildings! Buildings! Buildings! Firstly we went to St Patrick’s Cathedral. It was so big! We went inside and it was an amazing sight! We saw a High Altar and a New Altar. Under the railings were golden three leaf clovers! At the MCG, we went into the change rooms, the interviewing rooms, the planning rooms, even on the ground! We had such a good time! Leo Cerreto-Dillon 3O

“Wow!” was what I exclaimed when we stepped out of the bus and looked was amazing to be standing in front of the largest church in Australia called St. Patrick’s Cathedral with its stained glass windows and tall spires. On the stained glass there were pictures of Bible stories like the Easter Story. The Cathedral began construction in the 1800s, so it’s very old and big. The Cathedral has heaps of seats and more than 10 people can fit in one pew. By Kayley 3L

“It’s sooo big!” On the MCG excursion we went in the rooms and on the ground. We saw machines that they used to make sure the grass grew all over the ground because only one half of the ground receives natural sunlight. It was such a fun excursion. By Jack 3L

I loved all of our excursion but I especially loved the National Sports Museum. There was so much to see in just under an hour. We got to see the old footy jumpers and some old medals. There was a really cool hologram of Shane Warne and James Hird. We also went to an interactive part of the Museum called GAME ON! We pretended to be playing a game of footy and cricket and had a go at sports like archery.
Best day ever!! By Grace 3L

Our prayers are with the Leigh- Lancaster family, on the passing of Zoe's (2T) auntie.

St Patrick's Disco
The format for this year's Disco is a "closed event" due to the new Child Protection Act effective from 01/08/2017.  The disco is a P & F function and is not supervised be school staff hence no child will be permitted to leave the disco and must be signed in and out on the night.  Full details have been included on the red flyer which came home yesterday.

Upcoming dates -  Term 3
Friday 25th August                     9am Restorative Practice slideshow POPE meeting
Tuesday 29th August                  First Communion Workshop @ 6.15pm 3W,  
                                                    7.30pm 3L
Wednesday 30th August             First Communion Workshop @  6.15pm  3O                     
Friday 1st September                  Yr 6 Father's Day Breakfast & Father's Day Stall
Friday 15th September               School Disco
Friday 22nd September              End of term 3.  Students dismissed @ 2pm

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