St Pat's News

Term 2 - May 5, 2021

St Patrick's Parish Primary School

Principal: Olga Lyons

Deputy Principal: Peter Sanderson

Parish Priest: Fr. John Corrigan

Phone: 55681371

Acknowledgement of Country

We Acknowledge the Gunditjmara people, the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are gathered today.

We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past, present and future. We acknowledge their stories, traditions and living cultures on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.

From The Principal - Olga Lyons

From the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers,

It was great to see parents back at our assembly last Friday.  Unfortunately we will need to restrict parent participation to those parents belonging to the class presenting the assembly as there are still crowd / building capacity ratio regulations we need to comply with. 

I wish our year 3 & 5 students well with their NAPLAN assessments next Tuesday-Thursday.  We aim to keep the participation in NAPLAN as low key and normalised as possible for the children and ask that you do the same at home. 

I look forward to seeing our mums at the Mother's Day Breakfast on Friday morning.  I hope you all have a wonderful day on Sunday. 

We had perfect weather for the Year 3-6 Cross Country this morning.  We are so lucky to have the reserve so close to the school for this event. Well done to the students who will be going on to the Moyne Cross Country and those did their best.

Kind regards,

Olga Lyons, Principal

Our School Vision & Mission

The attached file contains our current School Vision & Mission document.  This year we are scheduled to review these documents with the Staff and School Advisory Council.

From The RE Leader - Annie Forrest

Class News

F - 2 Cross Country - Friday May 14

The Foundation - Yr 2 will participate in a modified Cross Country in the school ground on Friday May 14 at 9am. Students are to wear the sports clothes on the day.

Presentations for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th will follow after the Cross Country.

Parents are welcome to attend on the school oval. Please use the QR code on the hall door to sign in. 

Class Awards


Year 3 & 5 classes will be participating in the NAPLAN Assessments on May 11,12,& 13.  The assessments are in Reading, Spelling & Grammar, Writing and Mathematics. 

Cross Country - Wednesday May 5

Top 5 Place Getters

Cross Country News - Tommy Greene

Wellbeing News - Antonia Balmer

Congratulations to our students on the behaviours they have displayed when they have been entering and exiting our school. Having students walking bikes and scooters across the school crossing and out the front of the school ensures their safety as they travel to and from school.

Our Expected Behaviour Blitz will be our corridors.

Leadership & Stewardship

Foundation Teacher Appointment

We have appointed Cindy Heggie to our Foundation Teacher position beginning in term 2.  Cindy is an experienced Foundation and Early Years teacher who moved to Warrnambool in 2020. She will begin working with Miss Forrest at the end of term to transition into term 3.

School News

Warrnambool Cup Public Holiday - No School

Tomorrow, Thursday May 6, is a Public Holiday for the Warrnambool Cup. There will be no school.  Hope you back a winner!!

Stay at Home if you are Unwell!

Just a reminder that if your child is showing any signs of a cold or the flu, they are to stay at home. 


Issue 3 of the Scholastic Bookclub was sent home this week. Orders close on May 9. Orders can be made by sending the order form and cash to the school office or by the online LOOP. Directions on how to use the LOOP are on the order page.

School Assembly will be led by 1/2CR - Friday May 14 at 2.45pm - Parents of 1/2CR students welcome

Assembly Attendance

Due to the school still needing to adhere to density limits, on assembly days, unfortunately only the parents of the class that are leading assembly will be able to attend.  The class that is leading assembly will be advertised in advance in the upcoming events.

St Pat's Playgroup - Coordinator Wanted

The school, in the past, has run a playgroup for the school hall. This year we are without a coordinator the the playgroup. If you think you would be interested in running a playgroup, one morning a week, please contact the school office.

Upcoming Events

Thursday May 6 - Warrnambool Cup Public Holiday

Friday May 7 - NO CANTEEN

Tuesday May 11 - Thursday May 13 - NAPLAN

Wednesday May 12 - Sporting Schools @ 3.20pm-4.30pm

Thursday May 13 - Sporting Schools @ 3.20pm-4.30pm

Friday May 14 - Moyne Cross Country & Moyne Soccer

Friday May 14 - Assembly led by 1/2CR at 2.45pm - Only parents of 1/2CR students can attend.

Monday May 17 - Friday May 21 - NAPLAN Week

Monday May 17 - School Photos

Friday May 21 - Sacrament of Confirmation @ 6pm

Sunday May 23 - Saturday May 29 - Catholic Education Week

Monday May 24 - Enrolments open for 2022

Tuesday May 25 - Enrolment Information Session @ 10am

Thursday May 27 - Enrolment Information Session @ 10am

Friday May 28 - Assembly led by 1/2O at 2.45pm. Only parents of 1/2O students can attend.

Tuesday June 1 - SAC Meeting @ 7.30pm

Friday June 4 - Moyne Winter Sports

Friday June 11 - Division Soccer, Division Winter Sports

Friday June 11 - Assembly led by 1/2W at 2.45pm. Only parents of 1/2W students can attend.

Monday June 14 - Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

Friday June 18 - Enrolments for 2022 close

Friday June 25 - Last day of Term 2 at 2.20pm

Friday June 25 - Assembly led by Foundation at 2.45pm. Only parents of Foundation students can attend.

School Rosters


Thursday May 6 - Pupil Free Day - Warrnambool Cup

Friday May 7 - NO CANTEEN

Thursday May 13 - Caroline McGowan, Xin Nguyen

Friday May 14 - Donna Parsons, Ruth Everitt, Jae Leddin

Thursday May 20 - Jenny McNeil, Leearna Moloney

Friday May 21 - Michael Pickett, Amy Simpson, Caitlin Down

Library Reshelving - this can be done at anytime during the week of:

Monday May 3 - Jessica Lambert

Monday May 10 - Ruth Everitt

Monday May 17 - Michelle Sherriff

Sickbay Linen - the linen will be sent home with your child the Friday you are rostered on.

Friday May 7 - Vicki Hetherington

Friday May 21 - Jo MacKenzie

Friday June 4 - Nikki Payne

School Photos - May 17

Our school photos will be on Monday May 17. Photo envelopes will be sent home with your children today. Payment can be made using the envelope provided or online using the Shootkey on your child's envelope. The school does not handle these envelopes so please make sure you have the correct money in the envelopes or the credit card slip and have sealed the envelope. 

If you would like a family photo, the envelopes can be collected from the school office.

Sporting News

Sporting Schools

Sporting Schools Program

Term 2 days will be Wednesday and Thursday, commencing April 28 & 29 from 3.20pm - 4.30pm. The activities will be soccer, football and netball. 

Attendance forms are located on the Skoolbag App. Attendance slips must be filled out by 10am for each day your child is attending Sporting Schools. Any child without an attendance form will not be permitted to attend.

PAM Information

Instructions on how to complete a student absence and how to give permission for your child to go on a school excursion/activity.

P & F Meeting Feedback


The P & F have decided that from Term 3 the canteen will run only one day a week, on a Friday. Due the unavailability of volunteers we feel that this will be our best option. We have also tossed up the idea of holding a 'How to session' for those parents who would like to volunteer but unsure of what is involved. We will put out interest for that later in the term.

School Fair

There was discussion at the meeting on when we will hold our School Fair. Traditionally it has been the first weekend of Term 3 but after some discussion it has been decided that a Christmas Themed Fair is what we would like to hold. Most likely the date will be in November. Watch this space.

Mother's Day Breakfast

Our Mother's Day Breakfast will be held this Friday, May 7, in the school hall at 8.00am. Orders closed on Tuesday. No late orders will be accepted.

Church Cleaning - Help Needed

The Parents and Friends are rostered on to clean the church for the month of June. This involves dusty and vacuuming the altar and entry ways and doing the flowers. A run down of the duties is attached. If you are available on a Friday or Saturday during June to help with the cleaning please contact Renee Killen 0418 541 294 or Lucy Lehne 0437 196 225.

Church Cleaning Duties


Australian Parents Council Newsletter

Welcome to the March edition of our Schoolzine eNewsletter, that includes articles about tackling consent, our upcoming Q&A on the Australian Curriculum Review and NAPLAN 2021 for parents, improving provisions for students with a disability, career planning and more.

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Parish Masses

Port Fairy St Patrick's & Koroit Infant Jesus Mass Times

Saturday Vigil Mass - 6.30pm at Koroit

Sunday Mass - 9am @ Port Fairy

Community News

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