St Pat's News

Term 1 - March 25, 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,

Our thoughts and prayers are with the north eastern states of Australia this week as they battle life threatening floods and destruction of property.  

Please be aware that we finish school next Thursday at 2:20pm and the first day of term 2 is a Teacher Curriculum Day and Student Free Day. Classes begin on Tuesday April 20. 

This week we had electrical and land surveyors at the school in preparation for our major building project later in the year.  Plans are being finalised with MortonDunn Architects.  The plans will be displayed in the school foyer once completed.  We are redeveloping the 3 Year 3-4 classrooms while adding an open, flexible learning space and 2 additional classrooms to replace the portable classrooms currently on site. 

I look forward to seeing everyone at the "Street Race" and BBQ on Friday night. 

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

Sacramental Information for 2021

This year, Year 3 and Year 4 students who indicated they will celebrate the sacraments will celebrate Confirmation in Term 2. The Year 5 students who indicated they will celebrate the sacraments will celebrate the Eucharist in Term 3.

Parent & Child Information Night for Confirmation (Yr 3 & 4) 

The parent & child information night will take place in Term 2, Week 2, on Tuesday 27th April - 6:00pm at St Patrick's Church. Please bring your child's Baptism photo, (either hard copy or on a phone). All candidates in Yr 3 and Yr 4 who are preparing for Confirmation and their parent/s are to attend. At this meeting you will form family groups. Family groups will then meet to complete the 4 week program.  Confirmation will be celebrated on Friday 21st May at 6:00pm at St Patrick's church. 

Please note there will be no Reconciliation celebrated this year. A Parish network decision has been made to only celebrate Reconciliation in Yr 6.

At St Patrick's Parish this will resume Reconciliation when the current Yr 3 students are in Year 6. If you have any Sacramental questions please contact Annie Forrest

Class News

News from 3/4MG

Working for the Common Good

Year 3 and 4 students have been learning about the Catholic Social Teaching of Working for the Common Good. 

We have learnt that the Common Good means working for the good of all people. We know that we are called to think about and act for everyone, not just ourselves.

We realised that we have all been working for the common good during Covid 19, as when we stayed home, we were making sure that people in our community stayed safe from the spread of the virus. It was hard but we did it to keep everyone safe. 

Working with our School Matrix and following the rules to make sure everyone can be safe, respectful and be a learner at school, is also how we work for the Common Good.

We asked the question, How do you use your hands for the Common Good of our school community? 

The pictures below show how we use our hands to answer God’s call to work for the Common Good. 

School News

Upcoming Events

Thursday March 25 - AFL Primary School Clinics

Friday March 26 - P & F Street Race from 4.30pm

Thursday April 1 - Holy Thursday, Term 1 Ends at 2.20pm

Monday April 19 - Staff PD - Pupil Free Day

Tuesday April 20 - Student return for Term 2

Wednesday April 28 - Term 2 Sporting Schools commences @ 3.20pm-4.30pm

Thursday April 29 - Sporting Schools @ 3.20pm-4.30pm

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

School Rosters


Friday March 26 - Donna Parsons, Michael Pickett

Thursday April 22 - Hannah Carrucan, Elle Seath, Marcelle Hennig

Friday April 23 - Ruth Everitt, Amy Simpson, Caitlin Down


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

Monday March 22 - Emma Currer

Tuesday April 20 - Tamara Wright

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

Friday April 1 - Renee Killen

Friday April 23 - Vicki Hetherington

Scholastic Bookclub Orders - Issue 2

Issue 2 Bookclub orders are now closed.

Orders can be made with the order form and sent to the office or you can use the LOOP for online ordering. Information regarding the LOOP can be found on the order page in the catalogue. 

Office News

Winter Uniform

Winter Uniform orders can be made at anytime through CDFpay or at the school office. Please ensure you have your orders in early so that they can be finalised before the end of the term.

All students need to be in their winter uniform for Terms 2 & 3.

Volunteer Levy

The school volunteer levy points are credited to the school fees accounts at the end of each term.

Sporting News

Sports News

Regional Swimming Results

St. Patrick’s students attended The Greater Western Region Swimming Championships in Horsham last Friday.  The results of our students' efforts were very impressive.

In breaststroke events Charlie Murray and Emily Leddin finished 14th and 5th respectively.

Alice Macpherson finished 10th in backstroke, whilst Mali Little finished 7th in butterfly and 11th in backstroke.

Our mixed freestyle relay team of Charlie, Emily, Sarah Macmillan and Harrison Lu finished 5th overall.

All of these results are very impressive and the fact these swimmers can count themselves in the top 5 -15 swimmers for their age group in the Greater Western region of Victoria is something to be very proud of.

Thank you very much to the mums and dads who transported children on the day and provided support for their events.

Moyne Athletics Results

This week on Wednesday, St. Patrick’s students attended the 2021 Moyne Schools Athletics at Brauerander Park in Warrnambool.  Schools within the Moyne Zone consist of ourselves, Port Fairy Consolidated School, St Patrick’s Primary School Koroit, Woolsthorpe Primary School, Hawkesdale Primary School and Koroit and District Primary School.

It was a wet but cool day and good for competing.  Due to slippery track conditions the high jump events were cancelled but will be run sometime in the very near future.  St Pat’s students performed very well and a number of children finished in top three placings.  Many of these children will now compete on May 7th at the Warrnambool and District Athletics Championships.  Children placing 1st or 2nd in the track events will compete at the next level.  Children who placed 1st in field events will compete at the next level.

Regardless of top 3 place getters we are just very proud of the efforts all of our students put in for the day.  As usual we were most proud of our student’s sportsmanship and respectful participation throughout the day. 

The Greg Fitzgibbon Shield is awarded each year to the school most successful overall in relay races and this year we were the recipients due to us winning 4 out of the 6 relay races and placing 2nd in the remaining two relays.

Thank you to all the mums and dads for attending as spectators and supporting St Patrick’s students.

TERM 2 Sport

It has been a busy first term with St Patrick’s students representing in Tennis, Swimming and Athletics.  In each of these sports we have had students advance to the next rounds of competition.  In term 2 we look forward to Winter Sports where football, netball, soccer and the cross country run will be running district events.  So there will be more opportunities to come for our children to represent our school.

Athletics Photos

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.

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.

Parents & Friends

Hot Cross Bun Order Form


Street Race Information

The Parents & Friends are holding a fun family ‘Street Race’ on Friday 26th March, starting at school anytime between 4:30pm & 5:30pm.

We would love your family to come along and participate. Grandparents and older/younger siblings are most welcome.

All you have to do is walk, run, scoot or ride your way around town to find as many checkpoints (marked on the race map) as you can in 1 hour.

The BBQ orders have closed but families can come along and join in the fun by purchasing a ticket on the night.

Icy-poles, cold drinks and race snacks will be available for purchase on the night.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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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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