It's incredible to believe we are approaching the last few weeks of Term 1! Our Foundation students have commenced full time attendance and are settling beautifully into the routines of school. Across the school there is a level of engagement and enthusiasm that is a credit to all students and staff.
Next Wednesday we celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Similar to last year this a students and staff day rather than a full community celebration. Students and staff will celebrate mass at the start of the day then participate in some activities to celebrate the day. Our Juniors will then head off to the Wedge in Sale to see the Gruffalo's Child.
This week we have reminded students about the importance of 'keeping our hands and feet to ourselves'. This is in response to incidents that have occured in the playground over the last couple of weeks. This will be a focus with the students for the remainder of the term and we would appreciate families reminding children of the importance of safe play at school.
Parent teacher meetings are set for later in the term. These meetings are a formal opportunity to discuss your child's progress so far this year and raise any questions or concerns. All families are encouraged to make an appointment using the booking details outlined later in the newsletter. While parent teacher meetings are an important chance to meet with your child's teacher, families are reminded not to wait for these meetings if an issue does arise. The first port of call when you have a question or concern should always be to the classroom teacher and this can easily be done via dojo, email, phone call or in person.
Have a wonderful weekend.
St. Patrick's Primary School is part of the St. Mary's Cathedral Parish which encompasses Sale and the surrounding areas, including Stratford. Dean Peter Bickley is the Parish Priest and Fr. Jithin Anto is the Assistant Priest , and we are grateful for their ongoing prayers, involvement and support of the students, families and staff of the school.
Here is a link to this weekend's bulletin.
For more information, including mass times and locations, please go to the below website link.
BRICE - Named after Sister Lauraine Brice.
Sr. Lauraine was principal of St. Patrick’s from 1968 - 1990. She is remembered for her incredible commitment to, and care of, the children and families of the school.
RYAN - Named after Bishop Richard Ryan.
Bishop Ryan was Bishop of Sale Diocese from 1926-1957. In 1929 St. Patrick’s wasreopened by Bishop Ryan with the Sisters of St. Joseph’s in charge.
MACKILLOP - Named after Saint Mary MacKillop.
Mary’s life is an inspiration to us all. From humble beginnings, she established the Sisters of St. Joseph’s, a religious order that has grown. St. Patrick’s was run by the Sisters of St. Joseph’s from 1929 to 1959.
Today each family will recieve a copy of the Safe Routes to School survey. This will be given to oldest child at school. All families are encouraged to complete the survey together and include any/all issues related to safe travel to and from school. The survey is anonomous and all feedback will be collated and considered.
A copy of the survey is attached here for your information. School_Travel_Survey.pdf
Next week students will be completing two surveys related to safe travel to and from school.
Please note the above process has been delayed and we apologise for any confusion.
Happy Birthday to:
Happy Birthday to the following children who celebrate their birthday in the coming weeks:
Marli Coney - 7th August
Cooper Dorning - 7th August
Logan Taylor - 8th August
Mila McLeod - 10th August
Have a great day!!