Dear Parents and Friends
As this will be the final newsletter for the year I would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a Happy and Holy Christmas and wonderful 2019.
The Year 6 Production is in full swing. I have had a chance to see the performance and it is very entertaining and I encourage everyone to get along to the show. Click here for the times. There are 2 x night performances at 7pm tonight & Thursday.
This week it was pleasure to announce the Year 5 children who have been elected to the Student Council for 2019. They were elected by their peers and teachers and I told them in my experience, this is not a popularity contest but an election where people looked deeply into what people believe in and stand for.
As a result of the ballot we have the following leaders for 2019:
School Captains: Jacinta Churcher and Hugo Morison
Vice Captains: Poppy Millgate-Kimball and Ned Welch
Student Council: Eloise Allwood, Mietta Batrouney, Thomas Goonan, Mary Quinn, James Thomas & Sadie Wiseman.
Congratulations to these students, but also to those students who had the courage to put themselves forward.
As I reflect back on my first year at St Patrick’s as Principal I am very proud of what we have been able to achieve as a community together.
Working with Father Joel has been one of the great highlights and I thank him for the leadership, companionship and friendship he has provided to me. Our School/Parish Mass each term on Saturday Night have been special as we celebrate with our families.
Working with Leah and the School Council. Some of the larger items that we have used for or have committed funds to are for the development of an adventure/sensory play area in the SE corner of the school, provision of a double sided electronic sign next to the pick up area in Kiewa Street, providing the funding for the Resilience Project for the whole school, in 2019 professional development for the staff on developing Growth Mind in students. Also the purchase of furniture for the new Learning Spaces.