Mr Hyatt

Wow! Where has Term 3 gone?

As you are receiving this edition of the newsletter, we will be entering the early stages of the school holidays. It is quite a shock that we are already at this stage of the academic year and it only seems like yesterday I was working with the staff on the first day of the term. However, looking back, Term 3 has been very hectic indeed and it has been at times a hectic but a rewarding journey with a number of highlights. But I am definitely looking forward to the break and I have to admit that I am still getting over the Year 5-6 Excursion to Canberra last week. A full round-up of the excursion is included in this newsletter.


Anyway, I would like to thank all members of our school community for their support throughout the term. Have A Restful And Safe Holiday. Enjoy the beautiful spring weather. I look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday 11th October. 




On the first day of Term 4 (Monday 10th October), there will be a Pupil Free Day. Students will return back to school on Tuesday 11th October. I do apologise for any inconveniences that this may cause.

Monday 10th October 2022 Pupil Free Day.
Monday 10th October 2022 Pupil Free Day.

Term 4 - Summer Uniform

Students return to school on Tuesday 11th October in their summer uniform.


2022 Brain Olympia

This is the first time in a number of years that St Patrick's Primary will be entering a team in the Brain Olympia. The Brain Olympia involves our students competing against other schools in various academic challenges. Some of the challenges include solving various general knowledge and mathematical problems, public speaking, and performing a drama presentation using a chosen topic. Our team consisting of 8 students from Years 4, 5 and 6 will compete against other smaller schools with an enrollment under 100 in the Plains Cluster at St Edward's Primary School, Tamworth on Wednesday 26th October. If we are in the top two teams in the small schools' section, we will then be invited to compete at the Diocese Final at Narrabri on Wednesday 9th November. We wish our team the very best of luck.

New England Sings 2022 Term 4 for Years 3-6

Thank you to the parents who responded to the survey in regards to indicating if their child/ren are willing to participate in the New England Sings Concert early next term. At the moment, we have 8 students participating in this event.


STOP PRESS: Over 500 tickets have sold to New England Sings! since bookings opened last week. if you are planning to attend the concert, I would advise you to purchase your tickets as soon as possible!


Ticket prices are Adults $30, FT students $20 and can be purchased through the following link:


Also, we have received more information in regard to the final practise session and show, which is included in the details below. If you have any questions, please contact Mr Hyatt.



NEW ENGLAND SINGS! 2022 COMBINED PRIMARY CHOIRS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE Armidale and surrounding schools – outreach schools will have rehearsals scheduled at their own school. However, outreach schools are welcome to attend the Armidale workshops if possible.


This exciting event is beginning to take shape, 16 schools (with approx. 500 choristers) in the combined Primary choirs and 14 schools (with approx. 450 choristers) in the Secondary choir. 


The 2022 project will include:

The commissioning of two works from wonderful Australian composers – Justine Clarke for the Primary choir and Luke Byrne for the Secondary choir.


Paul Jarman will be attending workshops throughout the year and will conduct the Primary choirs at the final weekend of rehearsals and concerts.



FINAL REHEARSAL (all schools, including outreach schools to attend):

Date: Saturday 22nd October (directed by Paul Jarman) 

Time: Primary Choir 1 9:30am – 11:00am (arrive by 9:15am) 

 Venue: Armidale Secondary College


CONCERTS: Date: Sunday 23rd October (directed by (with Paul Jarman) 

Time: Primary Choir 11:00am – 1:00pm (arrive by 10:15am) 

Venue: Armidale Secondary College (Butler St)



St Patrick’s School is an outreach school for the rehearsals but we will attempt to attend two of the rehearsals in Armidale. 

Parents will have to commit to the Saturday 22nd October - Final Rehearsal and Sunday 23rd October Concert. If they wish their child to participate in New England Sings. 


A short video on what New England Sings! is all about is included below:




NECOM advised Wednesday 14th September that more tickets will be released next week, so please put name on the "Join Waitlist" button on Trybooking website if you missed out on tickets.