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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
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I would like to record the appreciation and gratitude of the school community to the Parents and Friends group who have donated a very significant amount of money to finance the installation of six Promethian Interactive Boards and the irrigation system on the back oval. This action is an outstanding example of your Parents and Friends group at work. All students will enjoy the benefits of what has been done! The Annual General Meeting of this group will be held on Thursday 5 February 2015 in the MacKillop Resource Centre at 5:15 pm.
Please come along and offer your support to ensure that this group can continue its fine work. As previously stated, installation of the irrigation system on the back oval took place over the past couple of weeks. Sincere thanks are extended to Andrew Sevil, Andrew Doonan and Will Bradfield who completed this huge task so well. Thank you so much gentlemen!
PARENT INFORMATION NIGHTS
Parent Information Nights are held to provide information which is general in nature and very pertinent to each classroom. Please attend the sessions scheduled for your child’s class:
|Year 3W & 3M
LITERARY CAMP 2015
In March this year the school is aiming to take a small group of students to a literary festival. The 'Celebration of Literature' is at Somerset College on the Gold Coast and is dedicated to reading and writing. Over 30 authors and illustrators from around Australia hold interactive sessions and workshops during the three days.
The school will be providing a teacher, transport and entry into the festival, the P&F will cover the costs of the teacher relief and families would provide the costs of accommodation and meals.The selection of students will be based on their ability in this area as is the case with South West and Darling Downs sports teams.