St Pat's News

Term 2 - May 13, 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,

I hope all our mums had a lovely day last Sunday.  My first experience of the Mother's Day breakfast here at St. Patrick's was an enjoyable one.  Thank you to the team of mums and dads who did the set up and food preparation.  The photo booth was a great success.

It has been a joy to see so many of our students excel at the local and interschool sporting events.  Well done to all who competed and were selected to represent our school at the next competition. 

NAPLAN came and went without too much fuss.  Congratulations to the year 3 & 5 students who approached the assessments calmly and prepared to do their best. 

I will be in Ballarat this Thursday & Friday to attend a conference with Diocesan Principals and Parish Priests.  This is an opportunity to reimagine the pastoral role of the Parish Priests in our schools.

Next Wednesday night at 6:30pm we are holding a 2022 enrolment information night.  If you know of anyone who isn't already a member of our school community, who might be interested, please pass on this information to them. 

Next week our Confirmation Candidates will be doing their final preparation before receiving the Sacrament on Friday night.  I wish them and their sponsors well. 

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

Wellbeing News - Antonia Balmer


Our Expected Behaviour Blitz is our corridors. In our corridors we use walking feet and inside voices. We also keep our corridors tidy by hanging our bags and coats on hooks or placing them neatly in our lockers.

Yard Dojo Award- ‘Be Respectful, Be Safe, Be A Learner’  

Our Yard Dojo Award winner at our last assembly was Zac Allen. Zac was being respectful by helping younger children in the playground. Mr Lucardi was the teacher who rewarded Zac with this Yard Dojo Ticket

Sports News

Cross Country - Friday May 14

F-2 Cross Country - Friday May 14 at 9am

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. 

Moyne Cross Country - Friday May 14 at 9.30am

Students who qualified to go on at our Cross Country will be completing in the Moyne Cross Country on Friday May 14 at 10am. Please remember to login to PAM and give permission to attend.

Moyne Soccer - Friday May 14 at 12pm

The students who have been selected to play in the school soccer team will compete on Friday at Port Fairy Cricket Ground, Southcombe Park from 12pm. Thank you to Adison Cognian for coaching the team.

Moyne Athletic Photos

Victorian Under 12 Cricket State Squad - Aidan Dwyer

Last Friday I tried out for the Victorian Under 12's State Squad, the tryouts were held in Horsham and I went really well and I made the next round which is going to be in June. At this stage I don't know where it will be but I am excited. I am very thankful for my parents for driving me to wherever the cricket is.

School News

Wellbeing Day - Friday May 31. The students will participate in group activities with their house groups. The children can wear casual clothes on this day.

Wanted - Keyboards & Drum Kit

Yr 5/6  are in need of 4 - 6 keyboards. We would like to borrow these for the remainder of Term 2. They do not need to have a stand.  If you have one at home that you could lend us we would be most grateful. Please see Mrs Balmer in 5/6B

Yr 5/6  are also in need of a drum kit. If you have one hiding in your garage that you are not using, and that we could borrow, we would be most appreciative.

Sustainability News - Mr Steere

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 Bookclub orders have now closed.

Future orders can be made by sending the order form and cash to the school office or via 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

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 - School Photos

Wednesday May 19 - Foundation Information Session @ 6.30pm

Friday May 21 - Sacrament of Confirmation @ 6pm

Sunday May 23 - Saturday May 29 - Catholic Education Week

Monday May 24 - Enrolments open for 2022

Monday May 24 - 5/6 History Walk @ 12.15pm

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 13 - NO CANTEEN

Friday May 14 - Donna Parsons, Michael Pickett, Jae Leddin

Thursday May 20 - Jenny McNeil, Nikki McCrohan

Friday May 21 - Ruth Everitt, Amy Simpson, Caitlin Down

Thursday May 27 - Marcelle Hennig, Hannah Carrucan, Elle Seath

Friday May 28 - Bree Porter, Rhea Thomas, Caitlin Down

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

Monday May 10 - Ruth Everitt

Monday May 17 - Michelle Sherriff

Monday May 24 - Emma Currer

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

Friday May 14 - Vicki Hetherington

Friday May 28 - Jo MacKenzie

Friday June 11 - 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 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.

This button takes you directly to PAM for Absences, School Activities, Reports, Learning Conversations, Numeracy & Literacy Interviews

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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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