St Pat's News

June 5, 2019

From The RE Leader - Peter Sanderson


We are one ‘body’.  When one suffers, we all suffer.  Our responsibilities to each other cross national, racial, economic and ideological differences.  We are called to work with those who struggle, we are called to work with those who work for justice.

St Matthew, in his gospel, writes, “Blessed are the poor in spirit.” Matthew wrote for a Jewish community – not necessarily poor – therefore scripture scholars believe this needs to be adjusted a little. Scholars now suggest he’s saying “Blessed are those of you who make the poor your concern, blessed are you who stand with the poor.  Matthew is affirming those in his community who, although not materially poor, stand in solidarity with those who are. Poor in spirit is aligning oneself with the poor and fighting for their interests.

Candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation

Please keep the following children from our parish in your prayers as they prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation.

Finn Blom, Lucy Clancey, Lexie Dwyer, Hannah Edmonds, Harry Haylock, Julian Tamer, Ava Lehne, Fergus Lenehan, Alex McCallum, Holly McNeil, Rosie Parkinson, Thomas Parkinson, Dusty Robertson, Ondine Serong, Lena Watty, Isaac Wolff

Please return requested information regarding Confirmation name (if taking one) and sponsors’ names ASAP. Also, sacramental certificates, please.

RE Dates for Term 2

Sacrament of Confirmation - Sunday 16th June 10:30am at St Patrick’s Church

From The Principal - Sue Paulka

Dear Parents, Parishioners, Carers, Staff & Students,

Congratulations to Jo, Gavin, Lewis (Foundation) and Angus MacKenzie on the birth of their son and brother, Mason Mark, last Sunday.

Learning conversations / Mid-year reports

Learning conversations will take place on Tuesday June 25th and Wednesday June 26th.

Instructions on how to to book an appointment time for your Learning Conversation (Parent Teacher Interview) appointments through SIMON - Parent Access Module (PAM) were emailed to you last week. Please see Janine in the office if you have any difficulties with this process. Year 2-6 children will accompany their parents to the conversation.

Parents of children in 5/6L were notified of separate arrangements for their interviews as Andrea Lane will be away at professional development on the nominated days.

ResourceSmart Schools Award

Andrea Lane and I have been invited to present our school’s ResourceSmart journey at the ResourceSmart Awards day at the MCG in Melbourne on June 13th. It will be good to have the opportunity to showcase the great work that our school community has undertaken over the past few years in the sustainability area to schools from all over Victoria.

Cross country

Well done to Aidan Dwyer and Charlie Murray who competed in the Regional finals last Monday.  Aidan finished 16th and Charlie finished 28th. Great efforts in a field of 70 runners!

Winter Sports

Good luck to our football and netball teams who are competing in the Moyne Winter Sports this Friday in Koroit.


Zara Fox, Charlotte Carmichael, Archie Prosser, Claudia Phillips, Caitlin Gapes, Lachlan Covey, Grace Pollock, Lauren Kelly, Harry Wagg, Maggie Carmichael, Pepper Bowes, Lara Tamer, Grace Lenehan, Hannah McCrohan, Ivy Conlan, Charlotte Dumesny, Eve Covey, Chloe Dumesny, Isabella Little, Shanae Carson, Tessa Phillips, Maisie Henderson, Antoinette Tamer,  Jorja Lowe, Lila Killen.


Charlie Blake, Eamon West, Memphis Bant, Sam Graham, Billy Whitfield, Will Sinnott. James Verhoef,  Jack Matthews, Humboldt Serong, Bailey Dwyer, Jackson Wright, Max Clancey, Jett Sharp, Ben Wakely, Sam Allen, Joe McCall, Layla Royals, Louis Greene, Adam Van de Camp Sunny Hansen, Griffin Atkins, Seth Williams.


Our involvement in the Warrnambool Eisteddfod last week was both rewarding and successful. All competitors are to be commended on the work they put into preparing for their various items. Thank you to those parents who assisted with transport and a special thank you to Karrinjeet Singh Mahil and Juliana Wakely who worked with the students in preparing for the Eisteddfod.

We have two children still to compete and they will be presenting poems they have written themselves next Tuesday.

Congratulations to the following placegetters:

Poetry Reading

1st                                          2nd                                      3rd

Charlotte Carmichael       Caitlin Barry                         Ben Wakely

Grace Pollock                    Lila Killen                               Lara Tamer

William Sinnott                  Maggie Carmichael              Mia Hetherington

Poem for Two

1st                                                                                      2nd

Charlotte Dumsney & Maggie Carmichael                  Charlotte Carmichael & Lara Tamer

Mia Hetherington & Pepper Bowes                              Grace Pollock & Lila Killen

3rd                                                                                      Honorable Mention

Ben Wakely & Humboldt Serong                                  Grace Lenehan & Lauren Kelly

Lottie Cameron & Sophie Gapes

Prepared Speech Solo

1st                                          3rd                                      Honorable Mention

Maggie Carmichael              Antoinette Tamer            Charlotte Carmichael

Effective Reading  Solo

1st                                           2nd                                      3rd 

Maggie Carmichael             Lila Killen Charlotte            Carmichael Carmichael

Honorable Mention

Grace Pollock

Story Telling  Solo

1st                                          2nd                                          3rd

Lila Killen                              Grace Pollock                          Charlotte Dumsney

Scripture Reading  Solo

1st                                          2nd                                              3rd

Maggie Carmichael              Antoinette Tamer                      Charlotte Carmichael

Parish Cards

The Parish Card Group that has been running for many years in our Parish Hall, recently announced that they are ceasing operation due to low numbers. Since 2008 this group has donated their annual takings to our school which we have used to purchase books for our library. Over the course of these years this has amounted to over $26000. We sincerely thank this group and, in particular, Mary Farley, for their generous consideration of our school.

Kind regards,

Sue Paulka


School News

Upcoming Events

P & F Meeting @ 9am


June 6

Term 3 Commences               


July 15

Moyne Sports - Footy &


Assembly @ 2.50pm


June 7

Working Bee @ 9am-12pm


July 20

Queens Birthday Public



June 10

Eucharist Parent Meeting

@ 7pm


July 23

Assembly @ 2.50pm

P & F Trivia Night @ 7pm


June 14

F-2 Excursion

Assembly @ 2.50pm


August 2

Confirmation Mass @ 



June 16

SAC Meeting @ 7.30pm


August 6

5/6 Learning Showcase


June 20

GW Girls Football

Assembly @ 2.50pm


August 9

Enrolments Close

Region Football, Netball, 


Reports sent home


June 21

First Eucharist Mass @ 



August 19

Learning Conversations



June 25

Book Week Activities


August 20

Learning Conversations



June 26

5/6 Hooptime


August 23

Last Day of Term 2 @ 2.20pm

Assembly @ 1.30pm


June 28

3/4 Camp

Thusday & Friday


August 29


Thursday June 6        Mia Wolff, Jemma Hocking

Friday June 7              Bree Porter, Tamara Wright, Rebecca Greene

Thursday June 13      Nikki Payne, Sioban Murnane, Felicity Little

Friday June 14            Melanie Mason, Fiona Barry

Thursday June 20      NO CANTEEN - WINTER SPORTS DAY

Friday June 21            Jenny McNeil, Sarah Dyson, Clare Potter

Library Reshelving- For the week of:

Monday June 10        Jo Matthews

Monday June 11        Donella Mulraney

Sickbay Linen

Friday June 7            Kerrie Graham

Friday June 14          Melanie Mason

Our pupil free days for this year are as follows:

August 19 - Writing Essential Learnings

November 18 - Report Writing Day

Sporting Schools

Sporting Schools is on each Wednesday and Thursday, for 7 weeks of each term. This term's Sporting Schools finishes on Thursday June 19.

Attendance is done through our Skoolbag App. Attendance forms must be filled in by 10am on the day of attendance.

The next P & F Meeting is on tomorrow, Thursday June 6 at 9am. All are welcome.

Year 5/6F Class Report

Year 5/6 History Walk With Glen Foster

Last Tuesday 28th May the Year 5/6 students went on a history walk with Glen Foster aka “William Osbourne”. The history walk links with our Inquiry as we are learning about Australia’s immigration history. We are talking about important dates in Australia’s history, for example: The Gold Rush, The Irish Potato Famine, Convicts, Free settlers and so much more. We started our tour at the YHA in Cox Street Port Fairy.  I learnt that the Mill House is one of the oldest houses in Victoria. It was good fun and I learnt a lot.   Poppy Myers

My character's was James Reibly. We did a role play and we each had a character who was important to Port Fairy. We learnt about how people were treated and how they acted towards each other. It also gave us an idea of what Port Fairy was like back in the 1800s. We went to the wharf, the courthouse and 2 old houses.  Hannah McCrohan

What did we learn about Port Fairy? I actually learnt lots of new things but my favourite thing was how I stood in front of the oldest house in Victoria. I didn't even know that the oldest house in Victoria was in Port Fairy!!  Also, I learnt about the museum, which was a courthouse back in the 1800s. Now I want to go inside that building!  Mia Hetherington

We are looking for someone who is available to do Meals on Wheels on Thursday June 20.

If you are available please contact the school office.

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Parish Masses

Port Fairy St Patrick's & Koroit Infant Jesus Mass Times

Saturday June 8 @ 6.30pm - Port Fairy

Sunday June 9 @ 10.30am - Koroit

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