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St Patrick's Parish Newsletter: 21/07/21
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Volume 11 ~ 21st July 2021

Term 3 Week 2

444 Kiewa Street, Albury 2640
Phone: 0260214464
info@spaww.catholic.edu.au
www.spaww.catholic.edu.au

Dear Parents/Carers

The COVID situation has continued to escalate on both sides of the border! Guidelines are regularly changing and it is important to keep up with our responsibilities. Some helpful websites are: NSW Government, Victorian Government and CSNSW. 

The current drop off and pick up routines are still in place and appear to be working well.  Please note that supervision at both gates continues until 3.30pm so you don’t have to be at the gate right on dismissal time. We thank you for your patience and understanding with this change.

If it is necessary for any parent/visitor to come on site, masks must be worn and signing in with the Services NSW QR code is mandatory via the office.

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Prayer for NAIDOC Week

God of all creation, 
as we journey together in this Great Southern Land, 
we pray for healing, forgiveness, and unity, 
creating a path of goodwill, with justice and compassion.
Jesus, through the power of your love, 
You have given us the courage, wisdom, and strength 
To share our gifts and talents in humility. 
In peace and understanding 
we reconcile with each other. 
Creator Spirit, 
we come together in prayer and thanksgiving
for the many blessings we have received. 
Allow your Spirit to wash over us 
and give us strength to walk together as one.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. 

Amen

It is unfortunate that we have had to postpone Grandparents’ Day at St Patrick's. We look forward to being able to reschedule it as soon as possible. Earlier this year, Pope Francis announced a new celebration in honour of all grandparents and the elderly, who are so important to our communities and our Church. 

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly: 

Pope Francis has proclaimed the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated on the fourth Sunday in July each year – July 25 this year. It is marked near the feast of Sts Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. Parishes, schools, aged care facilities and other ministries are encouraged to find creative ways to celebrate the contribution of older people to their families and communities. Access resources at www.catholic.org.au/grandparents 

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TUCKSHOP
Next week ...............Yummy Spaghetti Bolognese
Wednesday 28.7:        Kinder, Years 1, 3 & 5
Thursday 29.7:            Years 2, 4 & 6

Order via the Qkr app.
 
PLEASE HELP: Let us know if you can help on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday each week.   phone 60214464 or email info@spaww.catholic.edu.au
Parents are able to assist at the tuckshop but must enter via the office and complete the visitor sign in and qr code registration. A mask is mandatory when visiting the school. Thanks Liz
A fantastic opportunity for students!! 
Click the link to view the details 
Aussie Student Competiton 

Important dates for your calendar

  • Entries will officially open in August, during Science Week
  • Entries will close on 17 September.
Holy Spirit School Lavington
50th Anniversary Celebration
Holy Spirit staff warmly invite you to attend our forthcoming 50th School Anniversary. An evening celebration will be held on Friday September 10th in our school hall. There will also be a morning School Mass, Open School, Special Assembly (remembering & celebrating our past) & Student Art Show...more details to follow. Stay tuned! 
Commonwealth School Data Collection Notice
The Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the department) would like to advise all parents and guardians that it collects certain information about your child’s school, its staff, and student body. Why is this information collected? This information is collected by the department in accordance with the Australian Education Act 2013 (the Act) and the Australian Education Regulation 2013 (the Regulation). The Act and the Regulation require the legal entity responsible for the administration of the school (the Approved Authority) to provide certain information to the department. The department collects this information to: • Ensure the provision of Australian Government funding to schools is properly calculated and appropriately managed. • Conduct research, statistical analysis and develop school education policy for the Australian Government. • Meet national and international reporting obligations on school students in Australia. • Publish and provide information about schools to the public. How is information collected? Information is provided to the department by a school or their approved authority via various data collections on the SchoolsHUB website. What information is collected?
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TS  Albury is a Youth Organisation based at Bandiana, we are sponsored by the Royal Australian Navy and aims to build leadership skills in young people through adventure and exciting learning activities.

Becoming a Navy Cadet means making new friends, being part of a team that values you. Whilst also experiencing challenges that will develop your potential as a leader. 

Adventure and fun are the key ingredients for all camping, water sports and team challenge activities. 

Navy Cadets​ learn how to sail, navigate and gain skills in everything from IT, communications, cooking and first aid to drill and seaman ship.

We have several anaphylactic children at our school. Please be aware of this when packing lunches and snacks and  remind your children the sharing of food is NOT PERMITTED for this reason. 
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