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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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CONFERENCING WITH TEACHERS
During Week 9, 20th-23rd March all parents will be given the opportunity to have a 3 way conference. We would encourage you to bring your child to this conference with their teacher. Bookings will be available through SOBS from 9 am, Thursday 16th March. Instructions for SOBS are found at the end of the current newsletter.
Next term Semester 1 Reports will be prepared and sent home. We would encourage you to make the most of this opportunity to speak with the teachers. All teachers have already had a conference with all the students in their class.
ST PATRICK'S DAY
St Patrick's Day will be celebrated at our school on Friday 17th March. The children will be required to wear their house sports uniform on the day as well as any green that they would like to accessorise with. This will assist us with the running of the tabloid sports events. Mass will be celebrated at 9.30 am in Sacred Heart Church. Year 4 will help with the readings and procession of gifts. The tabloid sports rotations will take place in the middle session (11.45-1.45) where the students will be grouped into their house colour. Friday Assembly will take place in the hall from 2:40 with 3JT sharing an item of interest.
Cake Stall - Please note that the Year 6 Children will be holding a cake stall on St Patrick's Day to help raise funds for their end of year gift to the school. Cup-cakes and other goodies will be sold for between .50c and $1.00.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
We had an amazing day on Tuesday with many of our parent community coming into classrooms and then sharing a picnic lunch with our students. Our Year 6 parents provided a sausage sizzle for our families which was very well supported. Catholic Schools Week marks the beginning of our enrolment process for 2018. It also is an opportunity for us to showcase our school.
NATIONAL EPILEPSY DAY
St Patrick's will hold a purple Day on Friday 24th March to raise money for the Stewart family. All students are asked to wear purple on this day. Savannah is a Year 6 student at our school and is rallying support for her brother Ned (ex-student) during this very difficult time for him and his family. Ned is currently receiving treatment in Sydney and the financial, emotional and physical demands of this are overwhelming. We are asking that you send a gold coin donation in with your child on this day. All proceeds will go to the Stewart family. The Year 6 children are also running a lolly jar guessing competition where the winner will be announced at Friday Assembly that afternoon. The students can take part in this competition at 50c a guess.
CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY
Last Friday St Pat's participated in Clean Up Australia Day on the school premises. Each Year level was allocated an area in the school to focus on and everyone worked extremely hard to get our school looking its best! We were one of the many hundreds of schools who registered to be a part of this national day and we are very thankful to all the students and teachers who are committed to this wonderful initiative each year!
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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