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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
EASTER CEREMONIES AND MASSES
Balonne Catholic Parish
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|Stations of the Cross
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Book Fair has arrived!
week the silver cases of books arrived and
students received their brochures. Book
Fair will run all of the week Monday 23rd
March – Friday 27th March from 3.00– 4.00p,. Please come along and support the
school Library as we receive commission
from all sales which means more resources
for our students!
Last week the Library Monitors started taking our “Suitcase
of Stories” out to the back oval at second break. This is a
wonderful opportunity for the students to access books during
their play break. We had the older students reading to younger
students and some children simply enjoying reading by
themselves. It was wonderful to see the children engaging with
the stories and we look forward to continuing this activity for the
remainder of the year. Please see photos.
P & F NEWS
At our last P & F meeting, we decided to NOT hold our regular
monthly meeting scheduled for Thursday 2nd April 2015, the
NEW meeting date will be held on Thursday 7th May at
Please note new time for start of meeting is now 5.30pm.
STATE SWIMMING NEWS
Congratulations and best wishes to Charlie, Samuel, Holly and
Olivia, who will be competing in the State Swimming
Championships next week. Thanks also, Allie Jones who is
accompanying them as Coach/Manager. Well done Charlie,
who broke a couple of South West Swimming records!
This morning we farewelled Miss Kate Condon and a group
of year four, five and six students who are on their way to
the Somerset College Celebration of Literature Festival, being
held on the Gold Coast this week. In 2014, the Parents and
Friends explored the possibility of groups of students attending
non-sports related events outside of the Maranoa and Warrego
districts. With the determined efforts of Jen Street this has
come to fruition with our first albeit small group of students
venturing off to attend a series of events at the Festival that
have a particular focus on the development of the written word.
Our students will have opportunities to interact with authors and
illustrators of various types of fictional works. One of the authors
is Scott Prince who is best known for his skill on the football
What a wonderful opportunity! Thanks to Jen and Kate!