1st Thursday of each month
5.15pm in Resource Centre
PARISH MASS TIMES
5th August - 6.00pm
7th August - 9.00am
Mary MacKillop Mass
13th August - 8.30am Children's Liturgy
19th August - 6.00pm
27th August - Children's Liturgy
and Family Fun Day
Welcome to our website.....
At St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, our aim is to provide quality educational experiences for students from Prep to Year 6. Through a happy, safe and supportive learning environment, students, parents and staff work together to encourage personal growth and promote success which leads to the establishment of solid foundations for lifelong learning.
In accordance with the founding Sisters of St Joseph and in the spirit of St Mary MacKillop, our school believes in the promotion of relationships built upon mutual respect, trust and faith. We encourage students to explore and learn about the Catholic faith and the understanding of and the love for Jesus.
Our school is a welcoming community where staff inspire and challenge students to do their best, to develop their talents, a love of learning and to become happy, caring, responsible and resilient individuals who can make a worthwhile contribution to our society.
Unity is strength, and here at St Patrick’s, that is what makes our school a family.
I encourage you to explore the website so that you to may be able to share in the educational journey with us and become a member of our family here at St Patrick’s.
Brendan Redinger - Acting
Mary MacKillop Mass 9am
Balonne Athletics Carnival
P&F Meeting 5.15pm
State Touch Football
31st August-1st September
SW Athletics Carnival
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Sharing the Journey was the central theme for Catholic Education Week. Our journey to God is unique to each one of us. During Catholic Education Week, we reflected on our journey as a school and a church. Pope Francis encouraged us with these words: Today, we need a Church capable of walking at people’s side, of doing more than simply listening to them; a Church which accompanies us on the journey. The whole journey of life is a journey of preparation…to see, to feel, to understand the beauty of what lies ahead.
We celebrated with a special Mass on Friday 28th July where classes reflected on why St Patrick’s is such a great school to attend. The Preps love having Year 6 Buddies and learning to read and write. Year 2/3 said they love learning new and interesting things every day and playing in our beautiful grounds with their friends. Year 4/5 appreciate having kind and caring teachers who always encourage them to do their best. Year 4 are thankful for the many opportunities they receive at St Patrick’s to develop as a person. We truly are “Sharing the Journey”- parents, Parish, St George Community, Staff and children.
ST MARY MACKILLOP FEAST DAY
Mass will be celebrated on Monday 7th August at 9am for Mary MacKillop’s Feast Day which falls on 8th August. Mary MacKillop is special to our School Community because she began the Josephite nuns 151 years ago. This Order of Nuns began our School in 1933.
St Patrick’s will have a team of 46 athletes competing in the Balonne Athletics on Tuesday 8th August at the St George High School from 8.30am. We wish this team all the best throughout the competition.
PREP ENROLMENTS FOR 2018
Thank you to those families who have submitted their application for Prep 2018. You will receive notification for an enrolment interview in the coming week. These interviews will commence in August. If you know of any interested families who have Prep aged children, please inform them to send in their applications in as soon as possible. I appreciate your diligence in assisting the school.