St Patrick’s School is true to its mission of being a welcoming faith community, centred on the person of Jesus Christ. Visitors to the school often comment on the warmth of the school community, demonstrated by the staff, students and families of the school. As an integral part of the Catholic Church, our mission is also to help develop the full potential of each person, drawing on the riches of the past and present and fostering hope in the future. Even though St Patrick’s is only a very small school with a varying enrolment of between 60 and 80 students, children are encouraged to participate.
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Board Meeting News
At the recent Board Meeting, the school’s board approved and endorsed the school’s homework policy. This document will be uploaded to the ‘Policies and Procedures’ section of this website in the near future. The changes will also be reflected in the school’s ‘Parent Handbook’ which is also located on the website. I encourage all parents and carers to familiarise themselves with the new policy and to make contact with the school if you have any questions in relation to the guidelines. Due to the overwhelming response by our community to the uniform survey that was distributed recently, the board was able to begin discussions on the review of the uniform policy and the drafting of a new policy. This will be distributed to all families as part of the consultation process as soon as it is completed. Rest assured the proposed changes are minor and will have a two year change over cycle to accommodate families. I would like to thank the board for the due consideration, time and diligence they have invested in both of these policies. Thank you again to all parents for the time taken in responding to the survey.
We will be celebrating Book Week from Monday the 22nd to Friday the 26th August. Readers Cup competitions will be held in each class on Monday 22nd August.
We will hold our Book Week dress-up parade on Friday. Students will come dressed as their favourite book character and are encouraged to bring a copy of the book to school. Prizes will be given for the most creative costumes in each class.
We will also be hosting a Book Fair which will run from Monday 22nd August until Wednesday 24th August. I will be opening up the fair at 8:00am each morning and on Tuesday I will keep it open until 3:30pm for those of you who may like to come in after school. If before or after school times don’t suit, you may come in during school hours.
Taking Enrolments for 2017
We are now taking enrolment applications for next year. To assist in planning and resourcing we are asking parents to make contact with the office if they have not done so already. If you know of someone that is considering St Patrick’s for their child / children, please ask them to contact the school office.
Bishop's In-service Day
Dress Up Parade for Book Week
Prep 2017 interviews begin
Clifton St James & St John's Church
First Holy Communion
Early Years Play Date
P&F Meeting 7pm
End of Term 3
Start of Term 4
Pupil Free Day