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THURSDAY 22 March
Year 6 Sleepover
FRIDAY 23 MARCH
Assembly @ 8.30am
MONDAY 26 MARCH
The Canteen is open
for business today.
WED 28 MARCH
Swimming Training at
THURS 29 MARCH
Easter Liturgy at
FRIDAY 30 MARCH
MONDAY 2 APRIL
TUESDAY 3 APRIL
N E W S L E T T E R
2 2 N D M A R C H
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The last two weeks have been very busy for staff and students
at St Patrick’s with our St Patrick’s Day celebrations,
swimming carnival and a number of incursions and excursions all happening in a short space of
Aside from the obvious enjoyment of the children at events such as the swimming
carnival and St Patrick’s Day, it was a real opportunity to have
parents involved. The parent helpers at the swimming carnival and on St Patrick’s Day really
contributed to the success of these days and certainly made
organisers feel their efforts were
appreciated. THANK YOU!!
Special thanks are also extended to the teachers for their generous
amount of time and effort placed into these events. The team work shown enabled the Carnival to
run smoothly. The students need to be congratulated for their
wonderful participation and behaviour on the day. Each and every competitor gave of their
best and the improvement and courage to have a go was a true
reflection of an all-round team effort. They did themselves, their parents, teachers and the school
I am sure the children representing St Patrick’s at the interschool carnival will enjoy the
benefits of training over the next
From the Principal
St Patrick’s Primary School
8 Ellen Street
Fremantle WA 6160
(08) 9335 5215
two weeks and produce many
personal bests on the day.
I would particularly like to thank Mr Yorke, Mrs D’Alessandro and our wonderful parent helpers for
their commitment to early morning training sessions and, of
course, Mr Yorke once again for his superb organisation of the
Results are published in this
newsletter along with some
photos of the action on the day.
EASTER PREPARATIONS With Easter fast approaching we have a number of things
organised in preparation:
years 4, 5 and 6;
parade at 8.30am; and
Thursday—Passion Play at
Students will be on Easter break from Good Friday 30th March
through to Tuesday the 3rd of April. Wednesday the 4th of
April all students return to
Have a great week ahead!
John Ryan Principal
“Easter is the invulnerable tale of
utter selflessness where at an
inestimable cost God did for us
what He did not need done for
Himself. And that kind of ‘doing’
happens every day.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough
Scholastic Book Orders
4 YEAR OLD KINDY 2019: Do you have a child who was born between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015? If you
do, and you would like them to attend 4 Year Old Kindy in 2019, you need to submit
an Enrolment Form to the office, along with your child’s birth certificate, immunisation record and Baptism certificate. An
Application Fee of $55 is also payable.
Please note that if you have a child who currently attends 3 Year Old Pre Kindy, and you haven’t yet submitted an enrolment
form for 4 Year Olds, you still need to do so if your intention is for your child to continue
on at St Patrick’s next year (NB: Pre Kindy is the only point at which you need to re-enrol for the following year).
3 YEAR OLD PRE KINDY 2019 Our Pre Kindy runs every Thursday—morning sessions and full day sessions are
available. To join our 2019 class, your child needs to have been born between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016. Children born
from February to June need to have turned 3 years of age before they can start attending.
If your child would like to order from the
latest Scholastic Book Club catalogue, please ensure that the order has been received by
Administration by Friday 23rd March. Thank you to Emilia Pinzone (Scott’s mum)
who has generously volunteered to coordinate the orders for this year, once
Kindy Enrolments 2019
Next Thursday 29th March at 9.00am,
students will be taking part in our Easter Liturgy, under the guidance of Mr Hayden.
Parents are welcome to attend this very special and reverent liturgy that will portray
the Easter story.
If anyone has any palm leaves that they can donate to make the liturgy an authentic experience, please drop them
into the office.
School Fee Reminder
By now all families should have received
school fees and the Family Details sheets. Please note that the Fee Payment Advice
(the tear off section at the bottom of the fee statement) and the Family Details sheets need to be returned to the school office prior
to the Easter break.
Pupil Free Days
Don’t forget that our Easter Break from
school is from Friday 30th March to Tuesday 3rd April (inclusive).
The end of Term One for students is Thursday 12th April. Friday 13th April is a
Professional Development day for all staff; therefore, the school office will be closed at
this time. Students return to school for Term Two on
Tuesday 1st May.
Second Hand Uniforms
Watch out for the Second Hand Uniform
Table next week from 27th to 29th March just outside the entry to the school office.
For those new to St Patrick’s, winter uniform is worn from the beginning of Term 2.
Please see the Uniform Policy for winter requirements and the Uniform Price List for
the cost of items.
Easter Hat Parade
Fifth Week of Lent
Ditosa, a young
girl from Mozambique,
went to live with her grandmother after her parents
died of AIDS-related illnesses.
Featured in Project
Compassion during 2013, Ditosa faced a challenging future with food scarcity, little
education and few job prospects. Ditosa and her grandmother found
support through the Caritas Australia supported Matuba Children’s Centre. Ditosa has now graduated from school
and hopes to go to university and
secure an even brighter future.
Please donate to Project Compassion 2018 and help young women like
Ditosa have a just future.
A just future starts with your support! You can donate through Project
Compassion boxes/envelopes, visit www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion
or phone 1800 024 413. Emotional Resilience
- Best Emotional Resilience Tip -
Breathe—easier said than done when the tensions are high. Choose and practise a
technique. Trace up and down fingers—in on the way up, and out on the way down. Teach children to breathe in and exhale like they’re
blowing a bubble.
(bestprograms4kids.com) At St Pat’s we teach these simple steps for
calming down through the “Highway Heroes Program”.
Mrs Bernadette Higgins Assistant Principal
Year 4 Students Going Places The Year 4 students had an enriching life experience last
week when they attended the “Seton Experience Day” to find out what it is like to be a secondary school student.
The children spent their day at Seton College, participating in a range of fun educational activities from a number of the
specialist teaching areas.
As the photos to the left attest, the students also appreciated that High School is not always purely fun and games!
Congratulations to Thomas
Wilson who came second in the Under 10s state
Waterski tournament recently.
Thomas will now be
representing Western Australia in the Under 10s
Waterskiing—Slalom and Trick Ski divisions.
Swimming Carnival Results
Year 4 Champion Boy Jake
Runner Up Champion Boy
Marcus and Lachlan
Champion Girl Chase
Runner Up Champion Girl
Year 5 Champion Boy Ben
Runner Up Champion Boy
Eric and Noah
Champion Girl Finley
Runner Up Champion Girl
Maria and Ruby
Year 6 Champion Boy Kale
Runner Up Champion Boy
Champion Girl Sascha
Runner Up Champion Girl
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Ursula Patrick De Vialar Mazenod
Year 4 Boys Easton
Year 6 Boys Nicholas
Year 6 Girls Ruby E
P & F News Wow we have had a very busy fortnight.
Firstly, thank you very much for all those parents that assisted with the St Patrick’s Day celebration
last Friday as without your support it would not have been such a wonderful day for our children.
It was great to see so many parents assisting the P&F prepare and serve up the children’s lunch. It was also lovely to see those parents who came
along to enjoy lunch with the children. From the smiles on the children’s faces they had a
wonderful day celebrating our name sake.
A big thank you again to Nicole D'Alessandro who
held another meditation session on Tuesday night. This time it was a deeply relaxing guided meditation—Yoga Nidra. Again, it was a great turn out and we look forward to another session in Term 2.
Congratulations to all the children for their tremendous spirit and determination at their
swimming carnivals on Wednesday. All the training you have been doing over the last few weeks really paid off. It was fantastic to watch, and you made us all very proud!
Hot Cross Buns to raise funds for Caritas – Project Compassion
You would have all received order forms for Hot Cross Buns this week. From every 6 pack purchased $2 will go towards Project
Compassion. A reminder if you are going to place an order, the forms and money are
due back to the office tomorrow (Friday).
Notes will come home tomorrow for the school disco which is being held on Friday 6th April. This is always an amazing night for
the children, they love it and look forward to it every year. Could you please make sure
to fill in the forms and return with monies to the school by Wednesday 4th April.
Gilbert’s Fresh Hilton – Support Our School Program St Patrick’s Primary has just joined Gilbert’s Fresh Hilton, Support Our School Program (SOS). This is an easy fund raiser for the school that does not involve coupons, stickers or
vouchers to collect; there is no collating or cutting; and it runs all year round. What is involved? If you shop at Gilbert’s Fresh Hilton, we ask that next time you are at the
checkout please request to sign up to the program and nominate St Patrick’s Primary School. You will then receive a card which is scanned each time you shop at the store. 1% from your shop is automatically donated to the customer’s nominated school, which in our
case is St Patrick’s Primary School.
Dates For Your Diaries
School Banking every Wednesday
8.15am to 8.45am.
School Disco—Friday 6th April PP—Year 3: 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Year 4—Year 6: 5.30pm to 7.30pm (Dinner for all students 5.30pm to 6.00pm)
Year 2 Class Fundraiser—O’Connor
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle—Sunday 6th May
Mother’s Day Morning Tea—Friday 11
May following Mass (Parish Hall)
School Lap-a-thon (Year 6 Class Fundraiser) - Friday 11 May at 1.30pm
P & F News (cont.)
Father’s Day Afternoon—Friday 31 Au-
gust, from 2.00pm
Athletics Carnival Food Stall (Year 3 Class Fundraiser) - Friday 14 Sept (Fremantle Oval)
Grandparents Morning Tea—Friday 26
Oct 10.00am to 11.30am
World Teachers Day Celebrations—Friday 26 October
We also ask that you tell your family, friends and neighbours about this program, it is not
just about the St Patrick’s Community but the broader Community that would like to help our school.
Gilbert’s Fresh Management will present a cheque to the school 3 – 4 times a year and will
also keep us updated every month of our school total. Funds raised from this program will
go to purchasing resources/equipment for our children.
On behalf of the P & F Executive
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P & F News (cont.)
Parents and Friends Federation of WA Inc
State Conference—”We’re all in this together” - Saturday 26th May 2018. For more information, go to: www.pff.wa.edu.au