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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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Year 6 are very busy at the moment preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on 31st August and 1st September. As part of this Sacrament students are asked to complete some Community Service. A large group of students will be attending Pioneer's Lodge this Tuesday and next Tuesday to complete their hours of service.
A special part of our book week celebrations is the annual Book Fair. For those new to our school, a selection of books from Collins Bookstore is on display in our school library for children and adults to purchase during Book Week. Some of the sales go towards our school and helps us to purchase new books for our library. Your child may bring home a "wish list" naming the book/books they would like to buy. If you agree, then send in the money in an envelope and your child can take that book home.
If you prefer to be with your child to choose a book then come to the library from 8.30-9 am or from 3.10-3.45 pm to select a book or on the day of our dress up assembly (Wednesday 21st)
Books can be purchased from Wednesday 14th -Thursday 22nd August. This gives all children the chance to look at available books before they are sold!
P & F UPDATE
The Parents & Friends Committee have been hard at work over the last few months arranging fundraising opportunities for our school. Since our last update we have had the Mothers Day stall and a Winter Pie Drive, which were hugely successful with over $3,000 raised for the school’s technology & resources.
Our next event is a Fathers Day stall on the 29th of August. We would appreciate volunteers from 9.30am-1pm on the day to help the children select the perfect gift for their fathers. As with the Mothers Day stall all the hard work has been done, with the gifts purchased by the P & F ahead of the stall. If you are available to help out on the day please contact Sara on 0416 157 853.
Important upcoming dates are included in the latest newsletter. We are VERY excited about our major fundraising event - a community TRIVIA NIGHT on 25th October, more details will be available soon.
We have a Facebook group for all parents to keep up to date with P & F news—please join us https://www.facebook.com/groups/1508019075994830/?ref=share (or search for St Patrick’s P&F 2019 in your Facebook app)
St Mary MacKillop Feast Day - see newsletter for more great photos....
Theme: Reading is my Secret Power We will be celebrating Book Week during Week Five this term. Dress up day is Wednesday, August 21. Year 5 and Year 6 will be attending the street parade on this day too, commencing at 10am. A permission note will go out to the families involved.