St Patrick's Parish Newsletter: 03/04/19
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VOLUME 5 ~ 3rd April 2019

Term 1 Week 10

444 Kiewa Street, Albury 2640
Phone: 0260214464
Fax: 0260213694

Dear Parents

Term 1 is quickly coming to an end. Walking around our school and through our classrooms, it has been affirming to witness the meaningful teaching and learning that is taking place. Our teachers are committed to providing optimal learning opportunities for our students and the children are embracing these with great energy and enthusiasm. The students in Year 5 and 6 are embracing the use of chromebooks, and their teachers have been eager to support this by increasing their own knowledge and establishing routines and practices that best support this. All Stage 3 classes are now getting familiar of how to best use G suite (Google Suite)- which comprises of domains such as Gmail, Google docs, Google slides and Google classroom, to name a few. Through the use of technology we are endeavouring to upskill our students in the digital world in which we live, and encouraging them to be responsible digital citizens.

Kindergarten have gradually settled into their new school environment and it is exciting to watch them as they commence their learning journey, making connections as they are introduced to reading and writing.

Year 3 hosted the school assembly last Friday and it was very entertaining. Thank you to the Teachers and Students for all their hard work preparing and performing. Also thank you to Year 4 parents for providing morning tea.

Our School  Cross Country on Monday was an enjoyable and successful day. Thank you to everyone involved in the organisation and running of the day.

Photos of the Cross Country and Year 3 Assembly can be viewed on our Galleries Website Page.

As part of the development of Infants Learning Space and to encourage play base learning the school would like to purchase up to 10 purpose-built cubby houses. You can view the letter with information on our notes website page.

Tuckshop are having TACO Lunch Days next week. Kinder 1 & 2 are on Monday 8th April and Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 are on Tuesday 9th April. Click here for order forms and hurry to return



Sacramental Dates 2019

First Eucharist - Sunday, 16th June at 10.30am

Confirmation - Saturday, 7th September at 6.00pm

First Reconciliation - Wednesday, 20th November at 6.00pm

First Eucharist notes will come home with Year 3 students later this week.

Project Compassion Money line is next Wednesday 10th April. Please bring your project compassion boxes.

Holy Week Liturgy is Friday 12th April at 12.30pm in the Mercy Hall. All welcome. 

Fourth Sunday of Lent

In last Sunday’s Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, we heard the parable of the Prodigal Son also referred to as the Parable of the Forgiving Father. Jesus told his disciples: “A man had two sons. The youngest asked for his share of his inheritance and left. He spent all his money enjoying himself. Soon he was starving. He decided to return to his father and beg him to take him back as a servant. When he was still some way off, the father saw him, and running to him he embraced his son and called his servants to prepare a feast. The older son who has been working hard for his father was angry when he heard the celebrations.”

At the conclusion of the parable the young brother is ashamed and struggling to accept the father’s forgiveness. The older brother is quick to judge the failure of his brother but terrified of making mistakes. Both find the father’s mercy unbelievable and surprising. Jesus teaches us that this is the love our Father has for each of us.



What another busy two weeks of sport.
Congratulations to our school community for a fantastic Cross Country. All students raced in a competitive and respectful manner and encouraged each other to do their best. It was wonderful to observe students stopping and supporting each other when falls took place. Congratulations to all  students who encouraged, cheered and embraced the carnival in a positive manner.
Our age champions are as follows.

8 Years 9 Years 10 Years 11 Years 12 Years
Pepper Larkin Tyla Hilton Freya Sullivan Sadie Wiseman Lily Harrison
Reagan Lander Imogen Booth Charlotte Packer Sofia Oliver Jacinta Churcher
Noah Robertson Austin Bowler Harrison Carty Aiden Hill Thomas Goonan
Zeike Copperwaite Rafferty Wiseman Seth Booth Felix Clark Archie Toohey

Trophies and results will be announced next week. Date and time to be follow. Parents are as always very welcome so please keep an eye out for date.
We have a number of students moving forward to the Diocesan Cross Country Carnival on the 6th May in Holbrook. We wish them good luck and am confident they will represent our school with great pride.
Good luck to all the students competing in Diocesan trials in the upcoming two weeks.

Next Term students in Year 4 and 5 will be commencing the Blue Earth program.  The joy and power of movement

Bluearth takes an approach to active living that goes beyond traditional sport and education models. We care less about competition, and more about positive participation experiences that develop skills and motivation to embed lifelong healthy habits for Aussie kids to play, jump, run and generally be more active. This is key to reversing the predicted dire health outcomes and to improving educational outcomes.
Our work is honed through the expertise of a team of internationally recognised experts in human movement and sports sciences.
Almost 20 years of work has resulted in health, social and behavioural benefits for kids who have participated in Bluearth programs.
Bluearth has brought the joy and power of movement to more than 375,000 students in 1,170 schools around Australia.
Students will be engaged in a fortnightly session run by an expert Blue Earth coach working alongside their home room teacher.
I wish everyone a safe, happy and holy Easter and am hopeful that you all have the opportunity to engage, experience and laugh together. I look forward to another busy term in Sport.

Brenda Seckold

                                               TUESDAY 9TH APRIL ~ YEARS 3, 4, 5 & 6
                                                  Merit Awards 2019
Congratulations to the following students who received awards at the Year 3 Assembly.
                                                            Great effort!
Luca Greiner - Kinder Always being kind to all her friends in Kinder and demonstrating the five positive behaviours.  We are so lucky to have you in our kinder family Luca.
Michael Dwyer - Year 1 Awarded for always speaking to please! Michael always uses his manners, takes turns and listens to others.
Charlie Hampel - Year 2 Awarded for playing fair and showing care.  Charlie holds the door open for all Year Two students daily.
Emily Aitken - Year 3 Awarded for Learn and Let Learn in her determination, commitment and persistence in all areas of her learning.  Emily is a great source of oral information.
Emily Longley - Year 4 Awarded for being a consistent example of ‘Learn and Let Learn’ in Year 4.  Emily listens well, stays on task and is a self-responsible student.
Mikayla Royal - Year 5 Awarded for upholding our ‘Five Positive Behaviours’ for learning at all times and in all situations.  Mikayla is a model student and a worthy role model.
Darcy Lee - Year 6 Awarded for being the Year 6 ambassador for the 5 positive behaviours.  Darcy is genuine when speaking to please.  He is always looking to build others up by noting their strengths.
During the school holidays (April 15th-April18th) will be staging the 2019 Rex Hartwig Cup here at the Albury Grasscourts.
This tournament is a national points tournament - 16/u,14/u,12/u.  
What a wonderful opportunity to have this event locally and we encourage all our players to enter.
We are also offering a 10/u event.
To register go to or go to and search for Rex Hartwig tournament.
Entries close this friday evening at 11.59pm.
Every player recieves a free Rex Hartwig shirt
Hope you can join us at the tournament.

The 2019 Premier’s Reading Challenge is up and running. The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely. Shortly your child will receive their recording page and log on details from their class teacher.

All you need to do is read a certain number of books to complete the Challenge:

Challenge Number of books you must read Minimum number of PRC books Maximum number of Personal Choice books PRC book lists you can read from
K-2 30 25 5 K-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-9
3-4 20 15 5 3-4, 5-6, 7-9
5-6 20 15 5 5-6, 7-9
7-9 20 15 5 5-6, 7-9

Books must be entered online by August 30.
For more details visit the Premier’s Reading Challenge website.

Applications for bus passes are now online. See above information sheet or click here to apply. 
Remember to select your local bus company that provides travel to your area. 
WEDNESDAY'S  2.15 - 3.15PM. 
If you are unable to make it at this time please send a note to the office with uniform requirements.
We have pre-loved uniform items. The only new items are school hats and school bags.

                   RE:  UPGRADE TO SCHOOL STREAM APP
Dear Parents,
We are looking forward to the new School Stream update being released on the Apple and Google Play Store.
Please check that you update the app when it’s released. You can even set your phone’s app updates to automatic. Here are the instructions for the Apple App Store ( and the Google Play Store (
To get the most out of the app features we do recommend creating an account so you can easily manage the content the school sends through.
To create an account, go to the side menu via the top-left corner and click on "Log-in". This is a quick and easy process that will require your first and last name, and a mobile number, email, or Facebook account authorisation.
Once you have created your account, you will be able to access all of the new app features.

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