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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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PRE-SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT
Wednesday evening 27th July at 6:00 pm we are running a preparation for school evening at Griffith Central Pre School. We are running this in conjunction with St Mary’s School Yoogali. All families with children ready to start ‘big school’ are invited to attend.
Welcome back to everyone for another busy and exciting term. This Monday, Years 4 and 5 began a four-week session of Basketball skills through Sporting Schools and local coach, Damien Curry. We were very fortunate last term to have a four-week soccer skills program delivered, again through Sporting Schools, and local coach, Ross Morgan, to Years 2 and 3.
On Thursday 3rd August, our winning Year 6 girls team at the All Schools Netball challenge at Jubilee Oval, will go on to Wagga to compete in the Riverina Schools Cup organised by Netball N.S.W. We wish the girls well. A big thank you to Kylie (Charlee's mum) for coaching the team and the parents for supporting and taking the girls to Wagga.
Year 4 are in the process of organising teams for modified Rugby (boys) and League Tag (girls) for the Trent Barrett Gala Day on Thursday, 17th August. Selection will occur on Friday, 4th August, at the Basketball Stadium, for the CPS Basketball Challenge in Goulburn in November. A note with details will go home in the next couple of days.
The Jackie Murphy Gala Days will now be played at the start of September. The teams were selected in first term and the players completed a selection process. Training will commence soon and further information will be sent home to the girls shortly. Years 4 and 5 will play in Wagga on Friday, 1st September and Year 6 will also play in Wagga on Friday, 8th September.
So we have busy and fun times ahead. If you would like your children to be a bit more active at home instead of sitting in front of the TV or computer: go to You Tube: Kids Workout by Moa Jones. There are several workouts and something the whole family can do together.
BOOK WEEK CELEBRATIONS
Wednesday 23rd August, Book Parade and Year One performance, Father O'Dea Hall from 12pm. Children can dress up as any character from a book that they would like to escape into... or their favourite book character.
Collins Booksellers will be visiting with a great range of books to purchase! Visit our Book Fair, Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th, Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd August in our library 8.30am until 4.00pm each day.
Mr Morrell and I have been conducting interviews for new enrolments for 2018. It is amazing to witness the enthusiasm and excitement on the faces of the little ones as they begin this next stage in their development. Later this year we will begin our transition to school program where we invite the students to come in and spend time at school. We also visit the Preschools to gain some background information about our new students.
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.
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