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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This year has produced wonderful gains in learning for our students. These improvements were reflected in not just individual student growth, but also in this year’s NAPLAN results. St Patrick’s recorded one of the highest growths in performance from year 3 to year 5 in the Toowoomba Diocese.
These improvements are not put down to one teacher, or the efforts of a parent or parents. These heightened levels of learning are produced when students, all teachers and parents work together.
At St Patrick’s, classrooms are open places of practice. Where teachers observe and are observed in order to improve teaching, and where parents are encouraged to ask questions that will benefit the education of their child.
We value the effect on learning that this type of collaboration produces and the enthusiasm for education it creates. It is with this enthusiasm that we eagerly look forward to continuing this work into 2018 and beyond. To everyone that shared in the journey in 2017 – our students; your children; thank you.
Our swimming carnival last week was a rousing success. Lynam took out the team spirit award with the precision, passion and timing that was put into the war cries on the day. Team Hughes were victorious in the overall points tally . However, every student came away a winner on the day with the positive spirit and sportsmanship displayed by all. Thank you to all parents, family and friends that assisted in the successful running of the day. Congratulations to those students who received age champion medallions.
LAST DAY OF TERM 4
The last day of term this year is marked down on the calendar as the 1st of December. On this day at 10:30am, students will perform some instrumental and singing items for the enjoyment of our entire school community. Students are then permitted to leave the school at 12pm, escorted by a parent or caregiver. All members of our community are welcome to attend this performance. See you there.
Reports and 2018 booklists home
10.30am Christmas Performance
Term 4 and School Year ends
19th January 2018
School Shop Day with
2018 School Year begins
9.30am Opening School Mass and
Leader Induction for Year 6
P&F Meet & Greet BBQ
P&F AGM and meeting in Library
OUR PREP STUDENTS' THOUGHTS ABOUT COMING TO SCHOOL