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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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A reminder that our students do not return to school until Wednesday 26th April. However we would invite all students to march with the school in the ANZAC Day march on Wednesday 25th April. Marchers will assemble at the War Memorial Hall at 10.15am ready to start the march at 10.30am, followed by the main Service at 11am.
Could all students please wear full school uniform for the march. If this warm weather continues we would recommend that the students wear summer uniform. If this changes we will send out a message on Skoolbag on Monday 24th April.
Last Tuesday, St Patrick's celebrated Harmony Day. Our school embraced the theme for this year, 'Everyone Belongs'. Each class has been preparing and holding a classroom liturgy that welcomes each student, acknowledges that each child belongs in our school and that each of us has the light of Christ within us. Thankyou to all the teachers that have embraced the importance of liturgy in their classrooms as a way of consolidating the children's Christian values and empowering them as active participants in the liturgy.
ALL SCHOOLS NETBALL CARNIVAL
On Tuesday we had girls from Year 3 , 4, 5 and 6 brave uncertain weather to compete in an All Schools Netball Carnival at Jubilee Oval. In each division, the girls played well as a team, displaying great sportsmanship. Well done girls. The Year 6 girls won all their games on the day and they now go on to play in the Riverina Schools Cup Regional final in August. A great achievement. You did us proud. A very big thank you to Mrs Quinn, Mrs Carlon, Mrs Waide and Ms Warren who gave up their time to coach and manage the four teams. We couldn't have done it without your help. Thank you.
On Monday the 20th March we competed in an exciting crosscountry, with a very close finish. Brendan Team (Red House) were the overall winners. Thank you to all the competitors for doing their best and to the teachers for their support and encouragement. The assistance given by the Marian students and wonderful parents on the day was greatly appreciated. It was great sharing the event with St Mary's Primary school.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS PERFORMANCE
Year 5 will be presenting our Stations of the Cross performance on Friday 7th April on the school grounds at 12 noon in the primary eating area located between the Kindergarten and library buildings. All family members and friends are invited to attend this powerful and passionate reenactment of Jesus' journey to the cross.
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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