MINI VINNIES - HARD AT WORK
This term, our St Patrick’s Mini Vinnies has chosen to support The St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal with a school pizza day. The pizza day will be held next Tuesday 25th June (last Tuesday of this term). Years 4-6 will receive their pizza at first lunch, 11:25am and the Prep-Year 3 students will receive their pizzas at 1pm during their second break. We appreciate your support in this fundraising event.
Our local St Vinnies is in urgent need of blanket donations this winter. If you have any blankets / bedding you do not require this winter, that are in good condition, or if you would like to purchase a blanket and donate it to St Vincent De Paul, it would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be left at the school office. These donations will be presented to a representative of the Emerald St Vincent de Paul Society during our End of Term Liturgy on Friday 28th June.
DUTY OF CARE BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL
PARENT LOUNGE LOG IN DETAILS
Our school provides supervision from 8:00 am Monday to Friday. Children who arrive before 8:00 am are to gather in the undercover area and sit quietly. Play is not permitted before 8:00 am. Children are only allowed at school before 8:00 am on the understanding that they comply with these expectations.
Play on the school playgrounds is not permitted before 8:00 am
Supervision after school is provided at each of the pick up locations including the front gate at Yamala Street, the drop off zone on Anakie Street, the bus stop on Borilla Street and the Church car park.
At the 3:00 pm bell, students are asked to move to these locations.
The supervision of the students at these locations finishes at 3:20 pm.
Students on the school grounds after 3:00 pm are reminded to play in a safe manner.
The Footsteps Dance Company will be visiting St Patrick’s in Week 10. All classes will work with the Footsteps instructor each day to learn a variety of dances. They will then perform one of the dances that they have learnt in a whole school concert to be held at school at 12:15 pm on Friday 28th June. A small cost for this program will be placed on the Term 3 fees.
Reports for Semester One will be available through Parent Lounge at the end of this term. If you have forgotten your login credentials please contact Megan or Belinda for assistance.
Enter the following URL to access Parent Lounge: https://601spe.rok.catholic.edu.au/parentlounge
Enter login credentials: username and password.
YEAR 6 AT AVALON
This Sunday 23rd June Year 6O will be operating the coffee shop at Café 126 Avalon, the home for the elderly. This is an initiative that our Year Six students have been participating in for the past 6 years and it is an experience that is thoroughly enjoyed by all of the students. Mrs Heinemann and Miss Olive will be supervising the children on the day. The children assist with the preparation of afternoon tea with tea/coffee and home-made cakes and slice. This is also an opportunity for the students to engage in conversation with the residents of Avalon. Throughout the year all of the Year Six classes will have an opportunity to assist at Avalon.
Congratulations to our Reader’s Cup students who competed yesterday in Clermont at the Regional Reader’s Cup final. Our students performed very well and gained 6th place out of 17 teams. Thank you to Mrs Shelly Baker and Mrs Heinemann for preparing our students.
CH GIRLS RUGBY LEAGUE
Congratulations to Jada Ryan and Clancy Curtis on their selection in the CH Girls Rugby League team at the recent trials. They will now compete at the Cap Trials at Port Curtis on 28-29 July.
MARIST COLLEGE OPEN DAY
On Friday 28th June the Year 6 students and their teachers will attend the Marist College Open day. This is an opportunity for all of our Year 6 students to experience secondary school. Throughout the day the students will be involved in several activities aimed at giving them an experience of secondary school.
The students are asked to wear their formal uniform on this day. They are also asked to bring their hat, a water bottle and afternoon tea. Lunch will be provided for the students. Please notify our school office if your child has any dietary concerns.
The students are to come to school as normal. They will travel by bus to Marist, leaving St Patrick’s at 9:00 am. They will return, by bus to St Patrick’s at 2:45 pm. No cost is involved for the Open Day.
MAKING JESUS REAL
This week we continued our discussions around our weekly theme of “Thank you” and an Attitude of Gratitude. Our Year One students made their own ‘Gratitude Glasses’ to help them see the many things in our world that we should be grateful for. We also had a special visitor to our school. Mr Peter Mitchell, founder of the MJR program, spent time with several Year 3, 5 and 6 classes. They discussed the fundamental principles of MJR, in particular having a positive attitude and being a WESTIE kind of person.
A TOUR OF OUR SCHOOL
Our school was originally established by the Presentation Sisters in 1902 to serve the catholic families of the Central Highlands area of which Emerald is the geographical hub. The Sisters ended their ties with the school in 1992 due to the decline in their numbers and a shift in their mode of service to people and especially children.
St Patrick’s School exists for the education of children from Prep age (Five) to Year Six and is a co-educational facility serving the township and surrounding districts of Emerald.
At our school, we aim to develop within our students the ideals of academic excellence and personal growth which are centered around the deepening of our Christian faith. We strive to have these aims as the centre point of any relationships and curriculum which occur within our community.