News and Updates

WIS – 1

International Science Day

On Thursday, 11 February 2021, we celebrated International Day of Girls in Science. Thank you to our Science Departments for making this possible by facilitating a number of exciting and educational activities and experiments. Click the icon on the left to share in the excitement we experienced this week across the campus, from the ECD Centre through to the High School! As a school, we are blessed to be able to provide an environment in which each pupil, irrespective of gender, age, race, religion, culture or background, is able to develop into the best version of themselves.

Valentine’s day

Love is truly in the air! Our campus was a beautiful display of love this morning as we celebrated Valentine’s Day a little early. It was heart-warming to hear the laughter and chatter across the campus. Be sure to click on the hearts on the right to see just how stunning and filled-with-love our beautiful school looked today.

Engage Portal

As you are aware, communication is vital to the success of all stakeholders of St Patrick’s CBC. As such, please be sure to keep us up to-date should any of your contact details change. Please email us on engage@stpatricks.co.za to inform us of any changes to your information.

This week, we honoured our Emergency Medical Workers for their continuous efforts to keep us all safe. Click on the ambulance to show your love for our real-life superheroes.

J Sidlow Baxter said: “What is the difference

between an obstacle and an opportunity?

Our attitude toward it.” As we embark upon

a new week, let us remain positive!

J Sidlow Baxter

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BE SURE TO STAY UP TO DATE

Uniform

Delivery of the navy-blue branded CBC sports shirts is expected in the week of 01 March 2021. Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience this has caused. Pupils who do not have a navy sports shirt, can wear their House shirt on sports uniform days. In preparation for the winter months, orders for the quilted tracksuit jackets can now be placed with our Finance Office at a cost of R450 per jacket. Orders must be placed by Monday, 01 March 2021. The uniform shop does not carry stock of these jackets and these orders work on a ‘payment upfront’ basis. Unfortunately, no jackets will be released before full payment has been received. There is a 7-week lead/production time for these jackets.

ECD CENTRE

As of Monday, 15 February 2021, the ECD Centre will only offer a face-to-face learning option. Only pupils who have indicated that they have comorbidities will be catered for. Those pupils will receive their lessons via email from the class teacher. Please be reminded that the gates close at 08h00 each morning. Pupils may not be dropped off at school after 08h00. Please ensure that you are on time so as not to cause disruptions to the school day. In addition, if your child is ill or on antibiotic medication, please do not send them to school, as this places them and others at increased risk.

PRIMARY SCHOOL

As from Monday, 15 February 2021 the Foundation Phase will only offer the face-to-face learning option. Online learning will only be available for pupils who have indicated that they have comorbidities. We therefore request that if you have not communicated that your child has a comorbidity, that you are to do this as a matter of urgency. Please communicate this to your child’s register teacher as well as to the Primary School’s secretary, Ms Seipati Thethe.

When a pupil is absent from school for whatever reason, the register teacher will send the work for the day to parents whose child was absent via an email. The teacher will also communicate any special arrangements such as, work/tasks that need to be dropped off or collected by the parents.

As from Monday, 15 February 2021, the Senior Primary will only offer face – to – face learning option. Online learning will only be available for pupils who have indicated that they have comorbidities. We therefore request that if you have not communicated that your child has a comorbidity, that you are to do this as a matter of urgency. Please communicate this to your child’s register teacher as well as to the school’s secretary, Ms Seipati Thethe. When a pupil is absent from school for whatever reason, the subject teachers will post a detailed Lesson Plan plus any additional resources that will be used in their lesson such as a PPT, video clips, images. The lesson and resources will be uploaded onto Edmodo by 16:00 on the day of the lesson.

General Information Presentations were circulated to all Grade R – 3 pupils. Be sure to click the icons below to access the meetings:

WE VALUE YOUR FEEDBACK! Should you have any positive feedback or specific questions you would like answered in the upcoming pre-recorded information sessions, kindly complete the survey, by clicking on the tablet icon on the right.

High School

As of Monday, 15 February 2021, the High School will only offer a face-to-face learning option. Only

pupils who have indicated that they have comorbidities will be catered for. Please note that we will continue to use Edmodo as a learning and communication tool. We encourage parents to continuously check Edmodo for communication purposes. Details of lessons, as well as resources, will continue to be uploaded on Edmodo, by the end of each day. This will also enable pupils to revise at home for upcoming assessments. This term’s charity drive focuses on toiletries, non-perishable food items and nappies (1 point per nappy – all sizes needed, even adult nappies). Pupils are to take items to their English teachers. Items must be clearly marked with their house & grade (i.e. the letter of the house in marker pen: e.g. C – gr 8). The points for this term will be added to the points from Term 4 2019 and Term 1 2020 (on the right) for the 2021 Charity Cup.

Ethos

Each year, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. In 2021, Ash Wednesday falls on February 17. Often called the Day of Ashes, Ash Wednesday starts Lent by focusing the heart on repentance and prayer, usually through personal and communal confession. In line with all COVID-19 protocols, this year’s Ash Wednesday will be celebrated as an online Mass, which will begin at 08h00 on Wednesday, 17 February 2021. Should you wish to join us in celebrating the start of Lent, click the image on the left to register for the online Mass. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We will once again host our weekly Online Prayer Evenings as from Thursday, 18 February 2021. These evenings of thanksgiving, reflection, strength and praise will take place via Zoom each Thursday at 19h00. You are welcome to click the dove on the right to join the meeting each week. All staff, parents and guardians are welcome to join us. A family that prays together, stays together. Should you have any prayer requests you would like included at the Prayer Evenings or in the WIS, please email these to info@stpatricks.co.za

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