This Sunday marks Palm Sunday in the Catholic Church. It reminds us of Jesus being cheered as he entered Jerusalem, a stark contrast to the events of the days ahead. Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week leading up to the celebration of the Pascal mystery at Easter. Next Thursday morning, families are invited to join us as students will lead us through the Stations of the Cross. The event will be held outdoors to meet COVID restrictions and we would love to see many of you here.
Last night Kobi, Matilda and Lavinia celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the church. This is always a special time in the school calendar and we congratulate the children and their families at this time. Sacraments are a visible sign of God's presence and Reconciliation is about forgiveness and the repairing of relationships through the act of seeking forgiveness.
Thank-you to the families who attended parent teacher meetings this week. The teachers are appreciative of this opportunity to meet with you all and discuss your child's progress so far this year at St. Patrick's. If you were unable to attend, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher to stay informed of your child's progress.
A few families have asked about the reintroduction of paper based permission notes this year. Last year we discontinued our use of the CareMonkey app as a result of the school tranisitioning to a new student management system. The platform is called SiMON and is able to meet a range storage, management and communication of information requirements, including electronic permission forms. As we roll SiMON out at St. Patrick's there will be the opportunity to again utilise electronic permission notes.
Have a great 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.
If you are paying by termly instalment please see due dates for payment below:
1st Instalment due by Friday 23rd April 2021.
2nd Instalment due by Friday 23rd July 2021.
3rd Instalment due by Friday 22nd October 2021.
If paying by EFT, you will find our bank account details on the top right hand corner of your statement. Please use your name and account number as reference.
School Fee Statements are emailed on the first of every month.
If you are not receiving your statement, please contact the office.
Thank-you to families who have been prompt with their payment.
Please contact Sharon in the office if you have any queries in regards to school fees.
Information about the school cross country was sent home during the week with each child. Attached below is a copy of the information and permission distributed.
We do need registered volunteers to assist on the day. If you are able to help, please indicate this on the permission note or email Michale Todd via: email@example.com.
My name is Hunter and I am in year 4 at St. Patrick's Primary School. I love playing minecraft, riding my bike and playing basketball. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2019. I was always thristy, needing to go to the toilet a lot and I was losing weight. There were were times that I felt tired and heavy, this was because my blood sugars were low but we didn't know that then. Mum took me to the doctor (we were on holidays) and they found out I had diabetes so I went to hospital for a few days.
Diabetes is a when your pancreas doesn't make the right amount of insulin. This means your blood sugars go up and down. I have Type 1 Diabetes and there is also a Type 2.
To stay well, I check my blood sugars four times a day and once at night. If I feel low I check then too. At school I check my blood sugars twice a day. Depending on the levels, I have insulin injected and this helps keep the blood sugar levels in a good range. Sometimes I have food and sweet things to help also.
The Type 1 Challenge
The Type 1 challenges is a bike ride for families and individuals who live with Type 1 Diabetes. The event is an awareness raising exercise that also raises funds for research. Today the team stopped by at St. Patrick's to speak to the students and to meet Hunter and his family. More information can be found at Type 1 Challenge Ride.
A big thank-you to students and families for your suppport of our casual day today for JDRF.
Happy Birthday to:
Happy Birthday to the following children who celebrate their birthday in the coming weeks:
Steele Baxter - 22nd September
Ebony Bubb- 28th September
Nellie Bubb - 28th September
Luke Bennett- 29th September
Keeley Martin- 1st October
Bruce Sears - 1st October
Harri Spencer - 1st October
Paige Fischer - 3rd October
Have a great day!!