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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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WORKING WITH US THIS WEEK
This week has been a busy one for St Patrick's. It has been terrific to welcome familiar faces back to our school.
Kim Whitta has been working with your children during our cultural immersion week. Come along to enjoy your child's work on Friday afternoon 19th September at 1:30 pm in the MPC. Kim is well known for his dance and drama education.
Two past students who are now at St George State High School, have spent the past few days with us on their year 10 work experience. Our students and staff have really enjoyed welcoming them back! We are pleased to be working closely with SGSHS, helping in their experience.
Each Monday afternoon a group of students gather in the Library to work collaboratively on enrichment activities. These students have been selected by their class teachers and make a commitment to maintaining their class and homework and taking responsibility for their learning and self-management.
Students have most recently participated in activities associated with National Literacy and Numeracy Week, specifically with the book Sunday Chutney written by Aaron Blabey. Sunday Chutney is a girl who has moved from school to school as a result of her parents' work. She has a great imagination, loves monster trucks, but also feels lonely. After viewing and listening to a reading of the story, students were invited to write a poem that best described their feelings from the book. To see a few examples of their work please see the current newsletter.
ENROLMENTS FOR 2015
Enrolment applications for all year levels, especially Prep are now being taken. A child who will be five years of age by June 30 2015, is eligible for enrolment. I would really appreciate bringing this to the attention of your families. A clear indication of enrolment numbers at this stage of the year, allows us to better prepare for the following year. Interviews will occur in the next couple of weeks for new enrolments.