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St Patrick's Parish Newsletter: 14/12/22
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Volume 20 ~14th December 2022
Term 4 Week 9

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

Wishing Everyone a Happy & Holy Christmas.
Children's last day of term 4 is Thursday 15th December @ 3pm.
Children Grades 1 - 6 return on Wednesday 1st February
Kinders first day is Monday 6th February.
Please see our website calendar for other important dates. 

Dear Parents & Carers,

Another school year is drawing to a close and we give thanks for the wonderful year it has been. School routines have resumed to near “normal” and it has been such a blessing to welcome visitors back on site and for the children to participate in external activities.

Congratulations to the Year 6 students and their teachers on a fantastic performance of "What’s the Crime Mr Wolf?" The back drops were amazing and we certainly have some talented performers.

Our Graduation Assembly and Mass were wonderful celebrations and a lovely opportunity to acknowledge and farewell our Year 6 students. We thank them for sharing their gifts with us and adding to the spirit of our school.  As they leave behind all that has become familiar, we give thanks for the friendships made and wish them well as they move into a new stage in their life journey. We ask for God’s blessings upon them and may they continue to strive to be the best version of themselves. Check out our galleries website page. 

Congratulations to the following students who received the following awards at the assembly:

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His birth into history; his presence with us in our age; and his final coming

that we await in hope when God's desired reign will be fulfilled.

St Vinnies Hamper Donations

A very big thank you to all those who donated to this special appeal. We will be presenting this to a representative from St Vincent de Paul at tomorrow's final liturgy in the Mercy hall at 9.30am. All are welcome to attend.

May your Christmas be filled with the love of family, the joy of friends and the blessing of God’s peace throughout the coming year.

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MERIT / CHAMP AWARDS
TUCKSHOP
Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy 2023.
Thank you to our great helpers on tuckshop this year.

If you would like to go on the roster for 2023 please see attached note and just put your times and dates on this.  We are now open for recess and lunch and this is all available via the Qkr app.
There may be a few grandparents that would like to put their name down also.
A reminder we do require a current WWCC for all volunteers. This is free and available via this link.
Tuckshop Roster Help Note
Summer Menu  2022
QKR Tuckshop App Order System Information
QKR How to guide
SPORTS NEWS

At our recent school assembly on Friday, we had the privilege of congratulating Mia Hogan on her recent achievements in Athletics. We were also able to recognise Mia with a special award congratulating her on the “Most Outstanding Athlete With A Disability Award.” This award recently arrived at school from the PSSA Athletics carnival and Mrs Johnston had the privilege of presenting this to her.

On Monday’s Year 6 Graduation assembly, we presented students with certificates who have represented the MacKillop team in various sports across the year. We are very proud of all of your efforts. 

House Cup

This week’s house points are in the process of being tallied and our winning house will be announced tomorrow! Good luck to everyone, it is anyone's competition!

2023

Thank you so much for your support this year. Sporting events cannot run without the help of our parents and other volunteers. We really appreciate your assistance and support and look forward to a busy 2023 starting with our swimming carnival on Monday 6th February!

Have a wonderful and safe Christmas break. 

Shauni McKenzie

Sport Co-ordinator

A HUGE THANK YOU to EVERYONE who has donated to the St. Vinnies Christmas Appeal.  It is greatly appreciated. 
Back to School NSW Vouchers
Helping families with children in NSW primary or secondary schools pay for school supplies.
The Back to School NSW Vouchers program provides 3 x $50 vouchers, totalling $150 for each eligible student.
The vouchers can be used:
towards the cost of school uniforms, shoes, bags, textbooks and stationery at registered businesses before 30 June 2023.
https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/back-to-school-vouchers
Students from Grades 3 - 6 
Our school website NOTES PAGE also has useful information for hours of supervision, medication administration etc.
https://web.spaww.catholic.edu.au/school-notes/
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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