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Founded by the Sisters of St Joseph’s in 1933, St Patrick’s is a coeducational Catholic Primary School providing a quality educational experience for students from Prep to Year 6. Our aim is to provide a safe and happy learning environment where students, parents and staff work together to encourage personal growth in order to lead to the establishment of solid foundations for lifelong learning.
Our school is characterised by strong links to Toowoomba Catholic Education, the Balonne Catholic Parish and broader St George and Balonne Shire communities. We strive to provide experiences for students to explore and learn about the Catholic faith and develop an understanding of and love for Jesus.
St Patrick’s is a welcoming school community where staff encourage 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.
I welcome you to the St Patrick’s School website and encourage you to explore further to find out why St Patrick’s is the right place for your child and family.
Craig Cronan ~
Welcome to the new school year at St Patrick’s. I would like to say thank you to students, parents and staff for ensuring a smooth transition to school, or back to school, for all our students. A very warm and friendly atmosphere exists within the St Patrick’s School community and is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Last Tuesday, Tony Worner, from Toowoomba Catholic Education Faith Education, Teaching and Learning Services facilitated a Leadership Retreat for our Year 6 students. We thank Tony for his contribution and support and trust that our Year 6 class will take on board the important messages given about leadership.
I would like to thank those who have been able to attend the parent information sessions this week. These meetings are a valuable opportunity for you to meet your child’s class teacher and to gauge an understanding of expectations and classroom routine set by individual teachers. If you have been unable to attend a session please follow up with your child’s class teacher. The next information session will be Monday, February 8 – Year 1 at 5.15 pm and Year 6 at 5.45 pm.
Next Tuesday, February 9, we have 29 students competing at the Balonne District Swimming Carnival. We wish our swimmers and officials the very best of luck as they represent St Patrick’s on the day.
Next Wednesday, February 10, is Ash Wednesday. We will be celebrating Ash Wednesday with a whole school Mass at 1.45 pm. All are welcome to join us.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 SCHOOL LEADERS
Last Friday we celebrated our Opening of the school year Mass where we inducted our 2016 School Leaders. Congratulations to all of our Year 6 students on accepting the challenge that comes with leadership. Our School Captains are Jack and Pippa. Angus and Skye are GOLD Sports Captains and Max and Ruby are GREEN Sports Captains. Music Captains are Heath and Georgie. You have already been a fine example to the other students within the school and I look forward to working with you as leaders this year.
Congratulations: Jack Cowley (Year 6W) and William Street (Year 5W) for receiving the Downlands College Award for academic and co-curricular success.
Congratulations: Campbell Shenfield (Year 6) competed at the Toowoomba Jump Club Interschool Equestrian Qualification Event in January. Campbell completed a clear round in the 70 cm and 80 cm events and a clear round in the jump off. As a result of his success Campbell has qualified for the State Championships in July.