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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)


30th August
Reconciliation Masses for
Confirmation Candidates and their
families. 5pm or 6.30pm at
Sacred Heart Church


1st September
Year 6 Reflection Day


2nd September
Father's Day Liturgy 12noon


3rd September
Confirmation Masses
3.30pm and 6pm Sacred Heart Church


4th September
Confirmation Mass
10.30am Sacred Heart Church


6th September
Cutting of Confirmation Cake 10.45am


12th September
P&F Meeting


16th September
School Disco


23rd September
Last Day of Term 3

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REGULAR EVENTS

Assembly
Mondays 2.40pm
Parents & friends welcome to join us

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Saint Patrick's School is located in the rural Riverina city of Griffith. Griffith is part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. The school can be found adjacent to the Sacred Heart Church, has modern facilities and large playing areas for our students.

We have students from Kindergarten to Year 6 with three classes at each year level.

St Patrick's School is part of the Sacred Heart Parish. We are a welcoming community which provides a safe and secure environment, within which our students receive high quality education in all Key Learning Areas. Our staff are fully committed to their vocation as Christian educators.

Saint Patrick's is a systemic Catholic School which operates under the guidelines and policies of the Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Wagga Wagga. The Catholic Schools Office in Wagga directly assists us with many aspects of school life.

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BOOK WEEK 2016
The Book Week Theme for 2016 is Australia-Story Country. Book Week celebrations will take place on Wednesday 24th August in the Father O'Dea Hall.

Ideas for Kids Book Week costumes are endless. Children could dress up as a Kangaroo, Koala, Wombat or Possum. Your child's costume may reflect the Aboriginal Dream Time stories or even go back to the early settlers or convicts. You could choose to dress up as a character from a book stories like The Rainbow Serpent, The Magic Pudding, Blinky Bill and of course Waltzing Matilda! You could choose to dress up as a famous Australian, sportsperson or as a true blue Aussie ! Your child may also choose to dress up as their favourite character from a book.

A Book Fair will run in Week 5 and Week 6 before and after school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday selling books as part of the book fair. Check the newsletter and Facebook for updates on this fun Book Week event!

 

SPORTS NEWS
Athletics – To our many parents who travelled to Albury to allow their children to participate at the recent Diocesan Athletics Carnival we offer you our thanks, without your continued and valuable support we cannot offer students these opportunities. 

Many students performed extremely strong with three of our four relay teams making it through to the MacKillop Carnival.  Our Senior (2nd) and Junior Boys(1st) along with our Senior Girls (1st) were very impressive with our Junior Girls not far off further representation.  Thanks go to Mrs Dodd for her enthusiastic preparation of the teams.  Other notable performances came from Pearson and Taine first in their respective 800m races with Ella 2nd in her race and Breanna 1st in her Senior 800m. In the 200m and 100m Mason was 2nd, Lachlan 2nd in his 100m as was Mason . Dean was 2nd in his High Jump with Albert 2nd in his Discus. Alice and Olivia were placed 1st and 2nd in the Senior Shot Putt. Well done to these students and all others who participated on the day - we are very proud.

Trent Barrett – Last week Mr. Curry took our League Tag and Trent Barrett Rugby League Boys to Jubilee Park to compete against local Griffith schools. Both teams played in a positive way and did our school proud. The girls under the guidance of Mr. Morrell and Mrs. Waide and her band of helpers made it through to the playoffs only to go down in a close encounter. Emmerson and Mason were judged the most valuable player on the day for each of their teams. Thanks go to all the students and parents.

Netball – We will be getting our school Netball teams organized this week for the Jackie Murphy Gala Days in Albury over the next two weeks.

CHESS CLUB NEWS
The last two weeks has been a very busy time for St Patrick’s Chess Club students who have competed in two major chess competitions for our area. The competitions, both run by the NSW Junior Chess League, provide both experienced chess en-thusiasts and beginners an opportunity to match their chess skills against students from all over the MIA.

The first competition was held at St Patrick’s Primary and run by Richard Gastineau-Hills of the NSW Junior Chess League. This one-day competition has students compete in teams of three with each student playing seven games on the day.

ChessThe second competition was the schools competition where each school nominates teams of four that compete in championship, intermediate and rookie divisions. The competition was held at North Griffith Public School and a big thank you goes to Mrs Suzanne Fordham for organising the facilities and Mr Noel Madden from Coleambally Central School for running the event.

Our students produced very pleasing results for both competitions with the standout school being Deniliquin Christian School taking first place on both days. However, the future looks very bright for St Patrick’s as we have a large number of younger students taking up the game.

ENROLMENT APPLICATIONS
St Patrick’s school is now seeking expressions of interest for Kindergarten children for 2017. If your intention is to be part of our community here at St Patrick’s then please telephone the office on 6964 2888 for details. Our office staff are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. I encourage all friends and parents to look at this website for information about our school.

Please click here to access the enrolment page or for more information, please contact the Enrolments Officer Lorraine on 6964 2888 or email info@spgww.catholic.edu.au.

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TRANSITION
TO KINDERGARTEN

Each year thousands of families across Australia prepare their young children to start kindergarten. But there’s more to starting school than just new uniforms, bags and pencil cases. This new radio program called Transitioning to Kindergarten/Primary School is brought to you by the community of Catholic Primary Schools. Guest speakers will share information and tips to help parents make the kindergarten transition as smooth as possible.  Click on the links on the left to listen......

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