2022 Schedule of Fees and Payment Arrangement form

Today we are sending home the 2022 Schedule of Fees and Payment Arrangement form with the eldest child in your family.  We will also email these forms to all parents.

Families will be issued with an annual invoice at the commencement of the 2022 school year. This invoice is due and payable in full 30 days after the date of issue. We appreciate that most families will not be in a financial position to pay this invoice in full within 30 days. If you are unable to provide payment in full, please complete the Payment Arrangement form and return it at your earliest convenience.

The Payment Arrangement form has recently been updated, so completion of this form will now apply to the duration of your child's enrolment at St Patrick's. If changes to the payment arrangements are required, another form will need to be completed. It is important that the Payment Arrangement form has the signature of both parent/s, carer/s or guardian's who originally signed their child's enrolment form.

We have also attached the following documents to suit your preferred payment method: Credit Card Authority form (also applicable for Debit card) and Direct Debit form. (Copies are available from the office). Bpay numbers will be issued on your 2022 invoice.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your 2022 Payment Arrangements, please contact the office on 64261626 or via email: lennice.leonard@catholic.tas.edu.au 

Published on: 23 Nov 2021

Crazy Hair Day - Fundraiser

Published on: 23 Nov 2021

First Lego League - Extra Award

One of our First Lego League Teams, the Clever Clovers, received an award after the day of the tournament. The Clever Clovers were awarded with the 'Engeneering Excellence' award for their innovation project design. Well done :)

Published on: 23 Nov 2021

Community News

Fuel Reduction Burn - Latrobe 23rd November

Published on: 23 Nov 2021

Prep News - Mrs. Jak

Our Prep class has certainly been enjoying their time in the garden this term. 

Published on: 23 Nov 2021

Christmas Appeal and Green and Red Day

This term, Mini Vinnies team will be focusing on Christmas Hampers for the Vinnies Christmas Appeal.

We will have baskets to fill with specific items so we can make Christmas hampers for those less fortunate than ourselves this Christmas time.  We are asking for:

  • Sweet treats - biscuits, chocolates etc,
  • Tinned ham, instant gravy tins
  • Fruit mince pies, long-life custard
  • Christmas pudding and cakes
  • Savoury treats - crackers, chips, pretzels etc
  • Woolworths Gift cards ($10-$20)
  • Kmart Gift cards (for families to purchase gifts for their children)

All items must be non-perishable and in-date. 

Items will be collected on Friday, 10th by the Latrobe St Vincent de Paul Society.

Green and Red Day – 8th December

On Wednesday, 8th December, we are having our Mini Vinnies fundraiser. Money will go towards the Christmas appeal.  We will be selling Christmas cupcakes for 50c.  You can wear something Green or Red to get into the Christmas spirit for the day with a gold coin donation.

Published on: 23 Nov 2021

Lions Club of Latrobe Christmas Window Display

St Patrick’s will be again, participating in this community initiative. Inge Watkins has been working with the school in the design of our contribution and we look forward to hopefully brightening people’s days with our collective response which will be on display in Oliver’s Bakery window in the near future. Many thanks to Inge for sharing her artistic gifts with us once again this year.

Published on: 23 Nov 2021

2022 School Stationery Packs

A reminder to families that the 2022 class stationery packs are available for purchase from the school office. The price of these packs includes the school diary and various class-specific resources such as the MJR Book (Year 5) and SoJ Book (Year 3). We believe our supplier has provided us with a very affordable price when compared to other retailers. The stationery list and prices per item are available via the school website.

Published on: 23 Nov 2021

Library and Home Readers

Students are encouraged to continue borrowing and reading at home using our comprehensive selection of schoolbooks until Friday 10th December please (2nd last week of school for 2021)

Published on: 23 Nov 2021

Latrobe High School - 2022 Enrolment Forms

Published on: 16 Nov 2021

Book Club

BOOK CLUB Issue 8 is out now! The final Book Club for the year. It's loaded with incredible Christmas books, gift ideas and summer reading for all ages and interests. Thank you to everyone for supporting our Book Club this year, it is appreciated. Orders close 30th November. 

Published on: 16 Nov 2021

Tasmanian Triathlon Schools Challenge

This event for Grades 3-6 students is to be held at the Bluff in Devonport this  Thursday 25th November. Parents of students who are involved in this event are responsible for transporting their child or children and for supervision on the day. A St Patrick’s staff member will be in attendance at the event to assist with any inquiries or assistance. Official entries have closed. We wish the best for the following students who have nominated: Charlie Jones, Oliver Parry, Monty Manion, Grace Locke, Harper Clarke, Lucy Chapman, Emilia Ling, Amelia Willis, Ruby Warren, Chloe Anthony, Hudson Brumby, Hamish Crawford, Taylor Goss, Egan Boss, Jovi Rand, William Brazendale, Jack Chapman, Kyan Mayes, Connor Anderson, Tyla O'Toole, Claire Simpson, Harrison Fawkner, Ryan Jackson, Lincoln McQueen, Ruby Anthony, Thomas Marshall, Cameron Reeves, Talei Sesara, EJ Sullivan and Stella Riley. 

Please find below information in regards to the event and approximate start times. Competitor packs have arrived and will be sent home with all competitors next Tuesday

Published on: 16 Nov 2021

Kris Kindle - Letters distributed today.

This Sunday the 28th of November is the beginning of the season of Advent, the preparation for Christmas. Students will be invited to be involved in Kris Kindle (Christ Child) this year. The class teachers will ensure each child is secretly allocated a classmate for whom a small present will be purchased - parents and their child will be informed by a letter, which was distributed to children today and should be in your child’s diary. The present will be presented to the classmate during a gift giving ceremony that will be conducted on Wednesday 15th December, our second last day of school for 2021. Please restrict the gift to approximately $7.00 and parents are requested to help ensure any gift is thoughtfully chosen.  Gifts should be brought to school prior to Wednesday 15th December to be left in the classroom, next to the class Christmas focus (Christmas tree, poster, display etc) to help facilitate the joyous anticipation that characterises this special Christian season. Children are also invited to help ensure that their Kris Kindle recipient receives daily messages of encouragement.  Such messages could be simple statements of affirmation or something that might brighten the person’s day. Please discuss this with your child. Children not wishing to participate in this activity are requested to inform their class teacher no later than this Thursday 25th November.

Published on: 16 Nov 2021

St Patrick's Church - 150th Anniversary

Published on: 16 Nov 2021

P&F Fundraiser - Sunrise Bakery

The parents and friend committee with be holding a ‘Christmas goodies’ bakery fundraiser again this year.  Order forms have gone home with students today.  Orders will close on the 6th December for delivery on the 16th December. Some of the items that will be available are Christmas puddings of various sizes, pavlova, Christmas cakes, rum balls and much more….

Published on: 16 Nov 2021

Before School Breakfast

 Breakfast club will continue to be offered every Wednesday and Friday morning with the support of our School Chaplain, Mr. Angliss, and his wonderful Year 6 volunteers.

Published on: 16 Nov 2021

Contacting the school after hours

A reminder for after-hours contact to ring the school number (6426 1626) to talk to or leave a message for Mr. Linhart who will get back to you as promptly as time and circumstance permits.

Published on: 16 Nov 2021

The Circle of Life Program – As communicated to families on the 16th of November

Monique Hall will be visiting our school on Wednesday 1st December, Thursday 2nd December and Friday 3rd December. The program works with students from Prep to Grade 6 and is aligned with the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education. Our students from Prep to Year 6 will be invited to participate in the program. The Circle of Life program will be presented by Monique Hall who has over 20 years of experience working with children and families in schools and the community.

Monique will be offering a parent/carer information session on Wednesday 1st December from 4.00pm to 5.30pm in the school Assembly Hall – a light afternoon tea will be available. We encourage you to come along to meet Monique, see and hear what your child/ren will be learning and to ask questions. The session will go for 90 minutes. The in-class sessions will be held on Thursday 2nd December and Friday 3rd December. Students will learn age-appropriate information in an interactive and relaxed classroom setting using power point presentations, group discussion, DVD’s, books and take-home activities. At least one teacher will be present in each session.

This program is intended to supplement, rather than replace home learning. It is a wonderful way to encourage parent/carer and child discussions around the topics of personal and cyber safety, families, friendships, puberty and relationships. Children will be encouraged to share the things they have learned during the sessions, with adults at home and other trusted adults.

If you have any questions or concerns about the program which need to be discussed privately, please contact Mr Linhart, or Monique – monique.hall@catholic.tas.edu.au or Ph 0414874878. A brochure has been distributed that details information on the contents of each session. All costs for this program will be covered by the school. Please return the consent form no later than 9.00am Thursday 2nd December if you would like your child to participate in this program.

Published on: 16 Nov 2021

School Bus Fare - Increase in 2022

Student fare increase

The full student fare will increase by 10 cents on 1 January 2022.

If you use cash for a single trip ticket, the new fare will be $1.90.

If you use a smartcard or purchase a 10-trip ticket, the new fare will be $1.52.

Smartcards like Greencard and Transportme can be topped up online. You can buy a 10-trip ticket for $15.20 from the bus driver.

It costs the same on every trip – it doesn’t matter how far, where, or when you go. Bus routes that travel only in a rural area, to the local school, don’t charge a fare.

Some students can travel or transfer between buses for free. You may be eligible for a Student Bus Pass for Free Travel if you are:

  • listed on a Health Care or Pensioner Card
  • travel wholly within the rural area where there is only a fare charging service
  • must use more than one bus between home and school and/or school and home
  • are under a Care and Protection Order.

The student fare last increased in 2019. The next increase was scheduled for January 2021 but was delayed to January 2022. This fare increase is set by government policy.

For more information talk to your bus driver, visit www.transport.tas.gov.au/student or call 6166 3343 (9am to 5pm weekdays).

Published on: 16 Nov 2021

Lost Property

Currently, we have a large quantity of lost property in our lost property box, we also have several students who have lost jackets, jumpers, etc that are named and can not be located in lost property. Could we ask all parents as the year is coming to an end to please check their children's bags for any items that are not their own and return them back to your child's class teacher or the office.  Thank you. 

Any unclaimed lost property at the end of the year will be made available for donations leading into 2022. 

Published on: 16 Nov 2021