St Patrick's Parish Newsletter: 08/12/21
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Volume 18 ~
8th December 2021

Term 4 Week 10

444 Kiewa Street, Albury 2640
Phone: 0260214464

Merry Christmas and Happy 2022.
Please enjoy this time with your family and friends and we will see you in 2022.

Dear Parents/Carers

This is the final newsletter for 2021 and what a year it has been! The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly brought with it many challenges. Border closures, school closures, community lockdowns, COVID tests, guidelines affecting the day to day operation of the school and vaccinations and even a case of COVID in our school community… just to name a few things!! 

This period of time has been extremely challenging for everyone, for many and varied reasons. I would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding, and your continued support of our school community. I am very hopeful that next year, we can welcome visitors back on site and conduct events that will promote our identity and sense of community.

Thank you to all of you who have contributed to our St Vincent De Paul Christmas Appeal. If you haven’t yet donated, we invite you to send any presents for children or hamper items to the office. We ask that the children’s presents not be wrapped and the food items are not out of date. On Friday we will have a coloured clothes day, with a touch of Christmas with this fundraiser in mind.

We are most excited to announce that current guidelines will allow us to proceed with our Year 6 Graduation. This will take place on Monday 13th December. The evening will commence at 5.45pm with Mass in our Church with Father Henry Ibe (our new Parish Priest for 2022) as celebrant, followed by an Awards ceremony in our Hall from 6.45pm-7.30pm. A reality is that under the current Public Health Order, we are governed by the vaccination status of all adults. Current vaccination rules allow both non vaccinated and vaccinated adults to attend a place of worship meaning everyone is able to participate in the Mass. Vaccination rules for schools mean that adults in attendance must be double vaccinated.  

Each child will be able to invite two family members.

Thank you to Liz Ball for organising the Year 6 Luncheon today. It was greatly appreciated by the students (and staff).

Moving into 2022, there are a couple of changes to our school leadership team. After 14 years, Margie Moore has resigned from her Assistant Principal role and will return full time into the classroom, and after 12 years, Jane Fawcett has resigned from her Religious Education Coordinator role and will work part time as a Reading Recovery Teacher. I would like to thank both of them for their enormous contributions to our St Patrick’s community. Their commitment and dedication is greatly valued and appreciated.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the families of the St Patrick's Parish School community for you support and participation in the Sacramental Programs, School Masses, liturgies and civic celebrations (ANZAC, NAIDOC Week, National Reconciliation Week and Remembrance Day) over the 12 years of my time as the Religious Education Coordinator. Your participation and contributions have been very much appreciated. I am very proud to have served our school community in this role. As a  Catholic school we are a Christ-centred community where we try every day to live out the values espoused by Jesus. Over the last two years our dedicated staff have worked diligently on creating a new Vision and Mission Statement. This will be launched early in 2022. This statement encapsulates who we are, what our purpose is and what we strive for as a Catholic School. We look forward to your involvement in incorporating it into our school life next year. I congratulate Mercedes Goss on taking on the role of REC. I know she will serve our community well.

I would also like to thank Fr Joel for his guidance, support and openness as we worked side by side for all these years. Joel generously spent a lot of time with our children for Class Masses, Reconciliation, Encounters with Jesus, Year 2 picnics, Year 3 dinners before First Eucharist, classroom visits and so much.more. We have been extremely blessed to have Fr Joel as our Parish Priest for the last 10 years.



I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2022. Thank you for your support this year and hopefully we can get parents back on a roster for 2022.  Thanks Liz Ball.


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