St Pat's News

Term 2 - June 3, 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 Caregivers,

The mood here at school certainly lifted with the news that Regional Victorian schools were to return to face-to-face learning this Friday.  I'm sure there were many shouts of joy in your households too.  

Thank you to all of our parents who supported the children's learning at home.  We know it isn't easy juggling home learning, unfamiliar technologies and your own work.  

As yet, we have not received advice on whether parents can come into the school, but we will notify you of the directive once we do.  For now, we will limit parents to essential meetings or tasks.  Masks will need to be worn by adults while in the school building.  When gathering at pickup time, we will need parents to remain in their cars or wear masks when talking to other parents. 

Unfortunately the Moyne Winter Sports, scheduled for this Friday, have been postponed until either Thursday or Friday of next week (if the current 50 persons restriction on outdoor sports is lifted). 

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


Last week was Food Allergy Week and as our school has students with anaphylaxis and food allergies, we feel it is important to inform our wider community about food allergies.

Australia has the highest incidence of food allergy in the world, and it’s growing at a rapid rate. We estimate that there are 800,000 Australians with a diagnosed food allergy, and many more undiagnosed. Food Allergy Week is an initiative of A&AA and is dedicated to promoting community understanding of food allergy to help protect those at risk. While people with food allergy need to take all reasonable steps to avoid their allergen/s, it is also important for the community to have a basic understanding of allergy to help keep those at risk safe. It’s up to us all to be allergy aware.

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, more Australians are dining out. Food service venues are employing staff again and it is likely they have never had training in food allergy. For this reason, throughout Food Allergy Week 2021, we call on food service venue owners to train all new and returning food service staff using the free online food allergen management training - All About Allergens – available at:

Managing food allergies is everyone’s responsibility. During Food Allergy Week 2021 we will be highlighting and sharing our consumer resources to help people living with food allergy understand their responsibilities when dining out. We have a number of resources to help people communicate their food allergy to food service staff. Visit the eating out with food allergies section of our website to learn more about managing your food allergy.

How can you help?

We ask that members and friends share our Food Allergy Week resources through your social media networks, help to inform others, and raise awareness about everyday management of food allergy. You can also download our free resources to display and share in schools, workplaces and other community venues.

Finally, encourage your favourite food services venues to complete the free online food allergen management training: All About Allergens: Training for Food Service

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Sustainability News

This week the sustainability group set up a recycling station outside the ICT Room. The recycling station has:

  • A soft plastic bin, for all your soft plastics. 
  • A tub for used toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, floss containers and their packaging. 
  • A tub for used makers, used pens, CD’s, old phones, batteries and light globes.
  • A Wonder Bread Recycling Rewards campaign bin for recycling your bread bags and tags. Help us turn bread bags into school play equipment.

If you have any of these items for recycling, drop  them at the Recycle Station outside the ICT lab.

If you have any question you can ask the sustainability leaders, Jorja and Andrew or Mr Steere.

Jorja Lowe & Andrew Gapes

School News

3 Way Learning Conversations

Teachers, parents and students will have an opportunity to talk about the learning that has taken place so far this semester on June 15 or 16.  Parents can log into PAM make a 15 minute appointment time. All Foundation to Year 6 students are expected to attend with their parents.

Uniform Blitz

Winter Uniform Clarification:  Long pants are required to be worn with the winter uniform, not shorts.  Should a student have a genuine reason why they cannot wear long pants, parents are asked to inform the Principal.  

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. 

Visitors from metropolitan Melbourne are to contact the school prior to visiting the school.  


Bookclub orders for Issue 4 will close on June 10

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 1/2O & 1/2W - Friday June 11 at 2.45pm- At this stage parents are not able to attend.

Assembly Attendance

Under the current Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions for Regional areas, parents are not permitted to attend school assemblies.  We will notify you if this changes.

Upcoming Events

Friday June 4 - Moyne Winter Sports - CANCELLED

Friday June 10 or 11 - New date for Moyne Winter Sports - To be confirmed

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

Monday June 14 - Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

Tuesday June 15 - 3 Way Conversations 2.00pm-7.30pm

Wednesday June 16 - 3 Way Conversations 3.30pm-6.00pm

Friday June 18 - Enrolments for 2022 close

Saturday June 19 - P & F Aussie Trivia Night

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

Friday June 25 - Assembly led by Foundation at 1.45pm. Only parents of Foundation students can attend.

Monday July 12  - Term 3 Commences

Saturday July 17 - Working Bee 9am-12pm

School Rosters


Friday June 4 - Mia Wolff, Leearna Moloney, Sasha Hayes

Thursday June 10 - Caroline McGowan, Xin Nguyen

Friday June 11 - Donna Parsons, Ruth Everitt, Jae Leddin

Thursday June 17 - Jenny McNeil, Nikki McCrohan, Amy Armstrong

Friday June 18 - Michael Pickett, Amy Simpson, Caitlin Down

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

Monday June 7 - Tamara Wright

Monday June 14 - Donella Mulraney

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

Friday June 11 - Nikki Payne

Friday June 25 - Bec Greene

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.

Our next P&F Meeting will be on Tuesday 22nd June at 7pm.

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

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