Our school was originally established by the Presentation Sisters in 1902 to serve the catholic families of the Central Highlands area of which Emerald is the geographical hub. The Sisters ended their ties with the school in 1992 due to the decline in their numbers and a shift in their mode of service to people and especially children.
St Patrick’s School exists for the education of children from Prep age (Five) to Year Six and is a co-educational facility serving the township and surrounding districts of Emerald.
At our school, we aim to develop within our students the ideals of academic excellence and personal growth which are centered around the deepening of our Christian faith. We strive to have these aims as the centre point of any relationships and curriculum which occur within our community.
LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS
OUR YEAR 6 LEADERS
Our St Patrick’s Parish Sacramental Program will commence this term with the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please find below the dates for this Reconciliation program: Tuesday 12th March 6 pm or Wednesday 13th March 6 pm. Reconciliation Ceremonies. Information Packs have been sent home to those families who have already expressed an interest in our Sacramental Program. If you would like your child to participate in our St Patrick’s Parish Sacramental Program please see me in the office for an information pack.
All Year 6 students are invited to join our St Patrick’s Mini Vinnies Group. Mini Vinnies is a structured and active body of students and teachers who aim to make a difference to those who are poor, disadvantaged and marginalised. Permission notes about Mini Vinnies were sent home this week. If your child is interested and did not receive a note please collect one from the office.
Welcome to a new school year, I hope your Christmas and New Year break were wonderful. This year, I will be continuing to work at St Patrick’s on Wednesday and Thursday and Mr Greg Kitto will be at St Patrick’s on Friday each week.
Child counselling sessions have commenced this week at school and I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and inform you of the counselling process. Counselling is available throughout school hours, for any student enrolled at St Patrick’s. Sessions can be organised through parent referral, are timetabled weekly, run for 30-40 minutes and are confidential.
Concerns of social skilling, anger, confidence, grief and loss, parent separation or anxiety are some of the issues I can work with your child on helping to manage. Generally, children are allocated nine sessions throughout the school term. A referral form package is available through the school office.
Do not hesitate to contact me on 4982 2485 or firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to make an appointment to discuss your child’s concerns or access support.
SUPER HERO DISCO
Friday 1st March Theme: Superheros
Prep to Year 3 – 5.30 pm to 7 pm
Year 4 to Year 6 – 7 pm to 8.30 pm
Entry $3 per child or $5 per family
BBQ sausage sizzle, drinks, chips, chocolates for sale.
Prizes for best dressed boy and girl.
Hoping to see lots of families at our first disco for the year.
We are asking for the assistance of our Year 6 parents and students to ensure that our disco is a success. If you are able to assist in any way with our disco please contact our school office. Any assistance that you are able to offer will be greatly appreciated.
Disco Setup: 3.15-3.45 pm
Cooking the BBQ: 5.30-6.30 pm
Door Entry for the Junior Disco: 5.15-5.30 pm
Selling food and drinks at the Junior Disco: 5.30-7 pm
Door Entry for the Senior Disco: 7-8 pm
Selling food and drinks at the Senior Disco: 7-8.30 pm