Taking Enrolments for 2020 Now!
Prep 2020 Interviews - make a booking
Moving 2019? Class positions are still available
Contact our school office for an enrolment pack or a tour of the school
Choosing the Best School for Your Child
Sometimes choosing a school for your child is as easy as geography – the one closest to home is the right one. But for some families, school selection can be a more complicated decision.
About choosing a school for your child
Decisions about where your child goes to school are very personal and can be difficult. It’s common and normal for parents to feel anxious about getting this decision right.
2019 Quadrennial Review - In week 4 of term 2, our school community took part in a very important review process. Over a three day period, a panel of educators interviewed students, staff and families to investigate what it was that we were doing well in addition to what it is that St Patrick's could do better. The feedback from these interviews informed the production of a report that is now available.
This report will form the basis of a four year strategic plan focused on continual school improvement. As the needs our community and children change, so too should the practices we use to educate them. In this way, we can continue to strive for our Vision - 'An inclusive community committed to high levels of learning for all.'
Watch this space! - Our strategic plan will be published here in the near future.
Our school's 'Quadrennial School Review' report can be found here.
Visible Learning News— St Patrick’s Allora is one of eight schools in our diocese of thirty-two schools that is a part of the ‘Lighthouse Schools Visible Learning Project’.
What is ‘Visible Learning’ - ‘Visible Learning’ is about making the learning visible to learners. That is, students know:
· What they are learning—the ‘learning intention’;
· Why they are learning it;
· What they need to do to be successful—the ‘success criteria’
· What their current level of achievement is against the criteria and;
· Their ‘next steps’ in their learning.
The research tells us that when learners know all of these things, they are more motivated, engaged and are happier learners. Better still, they are set up for life long learning.
What does it mean to be a ‘Lighthouse School’?
Student Protection at St Patrick’s School— One of the most important concerns of our school community is the health, safety and wellbeing of our students. St Patrick's School has a number of specific child protection responsibilities which are detailed in the Student Protection Processes and Guidelines, available on the Toowoomba Catholic Schools Website along with other information for parents and caregivers: https://www.twb.catholic.edu.au/parents-and-community/student-protection/
In addition to all staff being trained in student protection, we also have two staff members specially trained to assist with student protection concerns. These ‘School Student Protection Contacts’ (SSPCs) are displayed on posters around the school. Our SSPC’s for 2018 are Miss Donnelly and Mr Maher. Students can speak to these teachers if they have any worries about their own safety or wellbeing, or that of a classmate. They can also speak to our school counsellor ; Karen.
ST PATRICK'S WAY OF LIFE