St Patrick's Parish Newsletter: 31/07/19
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VOLUME 11 ~ 31st July 2019

Term 3 Week 2

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

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Term 3. We hope that you were able to relax with your children and share some family time during the Term 2 break. 

On Monday we were joined by many parents and grandparents to celebrate Grandparents’ Day which coincided with the Feast of St Anne and Joachim, Jesus’ grandparents. We celebrated a beautiful Mass followed by morning tea, and then grandparents had the opportunity to visit our learning spaces. This was a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge and give thanks for the important role grandparents play in our lives. A big thankyou to all of you who were able to attend, particularly those who travelled long distances. There are lots of photos on our website galleries page. 

Congratulations to our students who attended the Diocesan Athletics Carnival at Alexandra Park last week. All students competed to the best of their ability, representing our school with pride and sportsmanship. There were some great results throughout the day and a special congratulations to Aiden Hill who was the 11 year boy age champion.

Please keep the year 6 children and their families in your prayers as they prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. There is a parent/child meeting tonight at 7pm in St. Patrick's Church for all candidates and parents.

Please be advised that the Albury City Council and local police are currently involved in an “education campaign” targeting school zones and parents parking illegally. Be aware you will be hit with a $344 on the spot fine if caught.

Click here for the list of sport uniform days for Term 3. 

Just a reminder that ALL information will be via Compass (our new admin system) as of term 4.  There will be NO school stream app. You can add your child's absentee notes via compass on the approval section. All parents have received a log in and password. If you don't have this information please contact the office. 

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We mourn the passing of Daniel Byrne. Daniel is an ex student of St. Patrick's and brother of Sarah & Luke Craig and David & Elira Byrne. Uncle of Willow KD, Jude, MJ 4HW, Charlie 2B, Riley 1LH & Ayla.
The passing of Darrell Mark. Father of  Jo & Will Melville, Phillip & Cherene Mark. Grandfather of Will 6B, Olivia 4G, Addison 4D & Jhett 2B. 
The passing of Steve Tucker. Father of Eve-Renee & Paul Phegan. Grandfather of Rhys 1LH & Luke KH. 
We offer these families our deepest sympathy and prayers. 

Welcome to Term 3 - what a busy term we have ahead of us in the celebration of our faith!


Confirmation Parent/Child Meeting:  Wednesday 31st July ~ 7pm ~  St. Patrick's Church. 

Parish School Mass:  Saturday 10th August @ 5pm all families are welcome to join in the Parish celebration.

Grandparents Day

 It was an absolute privilege to welcome our grandparents to our celebrations yesterday. We thank all grandparents and families for celebrating Mass with our school community and for joining us for morning tea. The children very much enjoyed showing you their learning spaces and sharing their work with you.  You can view photos on our website galleries page

For those grandparents who were unable to join us today, Fr Joel prayed a special blessing for all grandparents during Mass. This blessing is also for you.

Lord our God, we ask your blessing upon our great grandparents,

grandparents and all who take their place for us.

We thank you for them, for their love, their care, their generosity.

We thank you for their wisdom and leadership,

for their joy, for the many talents and gifts they share with us.

Help us to show our love and gratitude to them always.

We ask you to bless them as they continue their journey of faith and love.

To be with them in their joys, anxieties and pain.

Grant them peace and harmony as they continue to share their lives with all of us

God of our ancestors, you bless and protect us. With thankful hearts we honour those who are our heritage, our home, and our roots. 

Help us to learn more about your love for us through the example of our grandparents.

We ask this through Jesus our brother, with the help of Saint Anne and Saint Joachim. 

We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.



Our Year 6 children are busy preparing for Confirmation. They will attend the Confirmation meeting in the Church tonight, 31st  July at 7.00pm. They will also attend the Confirmation Commitment Mass, with their families, on Saturday, 10th August as part of their preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. There will be more Confirmation news as the term progresses.

Important Feast Days
8th August: St Mary of the Cross MacKillop - Whole school Mass at 9.30am in the church

15th August: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - prayer service in homerooms.


Diocesan Athletics:
* Congratulations to the children who participated at the Diocesan Carnival in Albury last week and Aiden Hill who achieved the 11year Age Champion.
The following children will compete at the MacKillop Carnival in Sydney at Olympic Park.
Harrison Aldridge, Halle Burgess, Inde-Ana Burgess, Harrison Carty, Charli Fyffe, Aiden Hill, Hugo Morison, Lexi Nesire, Charlotte Packer, Ella Sears, Freya Sullivan, Archie Toohey and Sienna Toohey. 
A fantastic achievement and we wish you all the best at the Carnival in September. 
* PSSA Sport continues this Friday for Grades 3 - 6.
 Click here for Draws.  Buses leave school at 1pm.
* Trials for CPS Basketball Challenge will be conducted over the next three weeks. Juniors (Yrs 3/4) Tuesdays and Seniors (Yrs 5/6) Wednesdays
A reminder Tuckshop is available Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
  (No tuckshop Monday & Tuesday)
Over the Counter this week Recess & Lunch:   Savoury Muffins $1     &  Pasta Bowls $2.50
Welcome to our new band program for Semester 2. It is great to see so many new faces in the program. Click here to download a copy of the latest lesson roster. Please remind your children of their times. 
PLEASE NOTE: Some changes have been implemented due to timetable adjustments and these are on the roster. 
Scholastic Book Club orders went home last week. Please ensure your child's name and class are on the orders. These are due back by Tuesday, 6th August.
Students Beanies are now available from the School Office.
$20 each.
Order Form Here
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