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St Patrick’s is the Catholic Primary School of St Patrick’s Parish in St George and is part of the Catholic Education family in the Diocese of Toowoomba. Our school exists not to be different but to make a difference and to present a vision of reality that has its origins in the gospel of Jesus. Some of the most important characteristics of a Catholic School are listed below:
- The Catholic School is a faith community. It is a place where God is named and recognised and where gospel values are reflected.
- It is focused towards evangelisation. By the example of community members, students see how faith and contemporary life can be integrated.
- It is oriented towards total development of the individual – spiritual, moral, social, emotional and intellectual.
- It enhances the dignity of each person.
- It has a special orientation towards the marginalised.
It values openness and seeks truth.
- It is characterised by hopefulness.
When enrolling students at St Patrick’s, I believe that I am enrolling not only the child/ren but the whole family. To achieve the best educational outcomes for a child, positive and close partnerships must be formed between school and home. We recognise that parents are the first educators and it is our role to support and enhance this education. We are very proud of our students and it is our hope that whatever they do in life, they will be able to recall the values we hold true here at St Patrick’s, to help them along life’s journey.
Lesley Jarrett ~ Principal
ST PATRICK'S TENNIS
What a great event our annual St Patrick’s Tennis Tournament was last Friday! I had the absolute pleasure of taking a large group of students to the courts at Rowden Park to participate in the event so capably organised by Mr Andrew Sevil. Many of these students had very little tennis experience, next to no umpiring or scoring experience but loads of enthusiasm, sportsmanship and willingness to learn! At the end of the day we celebrated the success of all, awarded the champions and runners up and named the team to compete in the Balonne Tennis Trials on Friday 22nd May. Thanks to all parents who came along and assisted in umpiring, coaching and encouraging.
Sporting Trials Good luck to all the students involved in the following trails, Balonne Cross Country Trials, South West Touch Trials, Balonne Softball Trials and the South West Soccer Trials.
NRL Development Officer Grant Bignell – NRL Development Office will be conducting rugby league sessions with students in years 3 – 6 on Thursday 28th May. Students will need to wear their sports uniforms.
Our BAIT focus for this fortnight is the golden rule: Treat others as you wish to be treated. We are encouraging our students to look for the good in their peers, situations in their lives and in their opportunities and replicate them with others. This rule can be linked to some of those good news stories of ordinary people doing exceptional things that are all too rarely told. I think it is worthy to note the exceptional things you do to make the lives of others better by lending a hand or see occurring in our town in support of our local community. The link below will take you to actions of one such person.
PREP 2016 ENROLMENTS
Prep Enrolments for 2016 are currently being accepted. An interview will be scheduled after parents have submitted the enrolment application. Current families who have a child due to commence Prep in 2016, are able to collect and complete enrolment applications now.