Mrs Burton 

A Message from the Principal

Thank you for 2020!

It is hard to believe the end of the 2020 school year is almost here. This is the last newsletter for the year and I would like to thank you for your continued support in making St Patrick's the great school that it is.


To all staff at St Patrick's thank you for your tireless work. You worked in different ways this year and you did it with a smile & resilience...well done!


I would like to thank the P&F who work tirelessly for the school – thank you for the work you have done to support our school community this year it is invaluable to the running of the school.  


Thank you to all families - your support during this challenging year has been tremendous...I can't thank you enough.


To Monsignor Ted for your ongoing support and direction thank you.


And most importantly thank you to our students... you are all wonderful.  Every day the staff love coming to watch you learn and grow. Thank you for the joy you bring every day to school.


I would like to acknowledge & thank the staff members who will be leaving us: 

Ms Naylor, best wishes for the birth of your baby in the new year.  

Mrs Macpherson, The Apsley Advocate/Telecottage are very lucky to have you full time in 2021!  

Mrs Roberts thank you for returning to St Pat’s this Semester in Stage 3. We hope to see you for casual days in 2021.

Ms Cunningham for coming back to clean this term.


A special message to our 2020 Yr 6 students remember – winning doesn’t always mean being first. It means you are doing better than you have done before.


I would like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and joyful New Year!


Last Events for 2020

They are:

Friday 11th - End of Year Graduation Mass 11:30am

Monday 14th - Movie & Sport / Recreation excursion in Armidale

Monday 14th 6pm P & F Meeting

Wednesday - Last Day of school for 2020

2021 Start Dates

Wednesday 27th January - Staff development Day. 

Thursday 28th January - Staff development Day.

Friday 29th January - Staff Development Day.


Monday 1st February Students in Year 1 to Year 6 begin.

Monday 1st February and Tuesday 2nd February Kindergarten Best Start appointments 

Wednesday 3rd February Kindergarten starts

2020 Presentation Assembly 

2020 Presentation Assembly was held yesterday COVID style! Congratulations to all children for your excellent growth this year. Special congratulations to the children who received awards yesterday for 2020.


Congratulations to the School Leaders for 2021

School Captains 2021 – Toby Ireland & Sara Pittman

House Captains (Blue) Hunter Thornbury & Bella Miller, (Red) Ben Marchant & Chelsea Green. I look forward to working with our leadership team in 2021.


A very big thank you to Ella, Hunter & Jack for their leadership this year.



Semester 2 Reports 

Semester Two student reports were sent to parents on Monday via the Compass Parent Portal and mailed home.  

Access the Semester Two reports on Compass - 

Log into Compass

To view the Semester 2 report either click on the link in the newsfeed or select your child's profile and select report.


Vinnies Christmas Appeal

Thank you for sending in gifts for St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal.  

The Walcha SVDP store was very grateful for the gifts and said that they would be gratefully received in the community for Christmas. 



P & F Meeting

The last P & F Meeting for 2020 will be Monday - 14th by Zoom at 6pm, a link will be sent to all families on Monday.

P & F Readathon

Thank you & congratulations to the children who participated in the P & F Readathon. The readathon raised $775.50

2021 Planning 

I am currently finalising the staffing for 2021. I will send families a letter when this is confirmed.