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Important Dates
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22nd September
Year 6 Milo Cricket

19th September
Chess Competition

9th October
Classes resume for Term 4
P&F Meeting 7pm

12th October
School Council Meeting @ 7.00pm
2018 Kinder Orientation

Friday 20th October
Grandparents Day &
Open Classrooms @ 10:30am

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Fridays - 2.40pm
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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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It is the feast of Our Lady of Mercy on Sunday 24th Sep. Our school will be on holidays. We would like to invite teachers, parents& children to a short DVD & morning tea in the Majellan room after 10.30am Mass on that SUNDAY 24th. Many thanks. Sisters Theresa & Tricia R.S.M.

We are very excited to announce that St Pat's has purchased new playground equipment for our infants children. As you would all be aware, our fort had to be removed earlier this year due to the age of treated pine. It was a significant event for many of the staff as many of us remember when it was built. I was in Kindergarten! In light of this, it has been wonderful to be a part of the planning for our new playground equipment. Our plan is to install the equipment in the sandpit where our big car sits. The car and the monkey bars will be moved across to the sandpit where the fort was. This decision was made primarily so the new equipment can have the shade structure to protect the children in the summer months. The area available in that sandpit also provided us with many more equipment options to choose from. A big thankyou to the staff and the Year 6 students for their input in the decision making process! I would also like to say a big thank you to the P&F Committee who have donated a significant amount of money to this project.

At our most recent meeting, the following subjects were discussed.

  • The Diocese produced commercials for all schools in the Diocese, including ours, starring our talented teachers and students. Expect to see this on facebook soon!
  • Capital works: Working towards finalising a grant application by the end of the year to further building works in our school.
  • Our Parish Priest, principal and staff representative keep us up to date on events that have been happening around the school – recently this included Confirmation Masses, Fathers' Day Liturgy, Book Week, Tanzanian fundraiser.
  • We had very pleasing NAPLAN results in Years Three and Year Five. It is worth noting that Year Three, who have been in a co-teaching environment supported by the agile learning spaces for the past three years, displayed wonderful results – a testament to our staff and the changes we have made over the past few years.
  • Mark MacLean, who some of you may have met during his visits to St Pat's over the past few years, is going to be Acting Director of Schools in the Wagga Diocese until a new Director is appointed, once we have a new Bishop.
  • Our P& F representative reported their current fundraising initiatives. The tea-towel fundraiser was a great success – thanks to everyone for taking part. Next is the disco and a Bunning's Sausage Sizzle, with more fun activities planned for next term. We thank them very much for their hard work and encourage all families to continue to support our P& F.
  • Canteen is operating very well, and we'd like to encourage families to utilise Flexischools for their canteen ordering to help streamline operations. Once you try it – you'll love it!! No more scrounging around for coins (or is that just me?).
  • Nominations for Council members will be opening within the next couple of months – why not consider joining? It's a great way to provide input into our school operations.

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