St Pat's News

Term 2 - April 29, 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 has been a very busy week at St Patrick's.  Senior students are trying out for Winter Series sports teams during the breaks.

We have all had a fun day singing along with Andrew Chinn today and the concert was very entertaining.  We always look forward to Andrew's visits. 

Thank you to the parents who came along to the working bee last Saturday morning. Despite the drizzling rain we managed to start removing some growth around the water tanks in preparation for the building project due to begin later this year.  

Thank you also to the School Captains, and their parents, who represented our school at the ANZAC Day ceremony last Sunday morning. 

Congratulations to Miss Hannah Williams on her engagement to Joel Wilson over the weekend. 

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

Andrew Chinn Visit

Andrew Chinn - Australian Religious Songwriter and Singer visited St Patrick's School today to share his songs with our children.  He was very entertaining and got all of the children fully engaged and eager to participate. 

Class News

1/2W News

Term 2 Sports News

Another busy term of school sports is upon us over the next few weeks.  Next week, on Wednesday 5th May, children in Years 3-6 will be competing in the St Patrick's School Cross Country at Russel Clarke Reserve at 9.25pm.  The three age groups for competing are 10 year olds, 11 year olds and 12/13 year olds.  The top 8 place getters in each age group will then compete the following week on Friday 14th May at the Moyne Schools Cross Country Championships which is also to be held at Russel Clark Reserve.  We encourage all children in Years 3-6 to participate in the school cross country.  Our 9 year old students will run in a race amongst themselves that is shorter in distance.  So please encourage any of your children between now and next Wednesday that are keen runners, to get in some practise.  

On Friday May 7th, St Patrick's students will be representing our school at the Warrnambool and District Primary Schools Athletics Championships.

On Friday the 14th May, the Moyne School's Soccer Tournament will be played at Port Fairy Cricket Club Grounds.  This will be played in the afternoon of the School Cross Country.  Children have registered their interest for playing on this team and over the next couple of weeks our students will prepare for the game.

On Friday 4th June, St Patricks will enter teams in Netball and Football to compete in the Moyne Schools Winter Sports Carnival.  Children have registered their interest in playing on these teams and over the next week teams will be selected and commence training.  

Yesterday, some Grade 5/6 students and Year 1 students took part in a football clinic organised by the Port Fairy Football Club.  Twelve year AFL veteran Shane Savage took the clinic. Shane did a fantastic job and the children enjoyed themselves immensely.  Hopefully Shane will be back later in the year.  


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. 

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


Our School Captains and Vice Captains represented our school by laying a wreath at the 10:15am service at the Railway Memorial on ANZAC day.  

School News


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 3/4D - Friday April 30 at 2.50pm - Parents are welcome

Upcoming Events

Friday April 30 - School assembly led by 3/4D @ 2.50pm - Parents are welcome

Tuesday May 4 - P & F Meeting @ 2.20pm

Tuesday May 4 - SAC meeting at 7.30pm

Wednesday May 5 - School Cross Country, Sporting Schools @ 3.20pm-4.30pm

Thursday May 6 - Warrnambool Cup Public Holiday

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

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

Tuesday June 1 - SAC Meeting @ 7.30pm

Friday June 4 - Moyne Winter Sports

Friday June 11 - Division Soccer, Division Winter Sports

Monday June 14 - Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

Friday June 18 - Enrolments for 2022 close

School Rosters


Friday April 30 - Bree Porter, Rhea Thomas, Caitlin Down

Thursday May 6 - Pupil Free Day - Warrnambool Cup

Friday May 7 - Mia Wolff, Leearna Moloney, Sasha Hayes

Thursday May 13 - Caroline McGowan, Xin Nguyen

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

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.


The school has been notified by two school families that their children have a case of chicken pox. 

Children diagnosed with chickenpox must be excluded from school until all blisters have dried. This is usually a least 5 days after the rash appears in unimmunised children but may be less in previously immunised children. 

Sporting News

Sporting Schools

Sporting Schools Program

The Sporting Schools program will this year run on Monday and Wednesday afternoons after school from 3.20pm - 4.30pm starting next week. This program runs for 7 weeks each term. Tom Sell, one of our Learning Support Officers, will be coordinating the program this year, along with our trainees.

Term 2 days will be Wednesday and Thursday, commencing April 28 & 29. 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. 

Please use the Skoolbag App for each session your child is going to attend.

If you do not have the Skoolbag App, click on the link for instructions.

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.

The next P & F meeting will be held on Tuesday May 4 at 2.20pm

Mother's Day Breakfast

We invite our beautiful Mums to come along to enjoy a special breakfast in the school hall with their children on May 7th at 8am.  Orders are now open through CDFpay. The order can only be made via CDFpay and close on Tuesday May 4 at 3.20pm, NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. 

Australian Parents Council Newsletter

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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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