The painting of our school buildings continued over the holidays. The outside of our music and instrumental building has been painted and is now a more modern feature of our school. The Prep students were also very excited to return to school to see that they have a new outdoor blackboard for them to display their creative designs.
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
Worker of the Week
Kids Connect Technology Conference
This term, a Kids Connect Conference is being held on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th October at St Patrick’s. The Kids Connect Conference is a two-day, technology-based conference. This event is an initiative of the Rockhampton Diocese and has been organised with the assistance of Miss Courtney and her students in 6C. The conference presents many technology based workshops including using Lego robotics, Arduino technology, Sphero robots and green screen animation. Students from the Catholic primary schools in Emerald, Springsure, Clermont, Longreach, Barcaldine, and Blackall will attend.
St Patrick's Community Fair
The St Patrick’s Community fair will be held on Friday 2nd November, beginning at 5.30pm in the grounds of St Patrick’s shool. This is a Parish Fair and is supported by St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s schools and Marist College. Each of the schools will be responsible for assisting in all of the stalls at the fair. Our school will be responsible for assisting in the following areas:
Prep families are helping with the Glow Products and Show Bags stall
Year 1 families are helping on the Craft and Trash Treasure stall
Year 2 families are helping on the Lucky Dips Stall and Guessing Jar stall
Year 3 families are helping on the Ham Wheel
Year 4 Families are helping on the Plant stall
Year 5 Families are helping on the Cent Sale stall
Year 6 families are helping on the Carnival Games stall
All that we ask of our families is that they help on the stalls throughout the night. Families are not required to supply items for their stalls. A note will be sent home to each of the classes so that families can indicate a time that they are able to offer their assistance at the stalls.
Cake plates will also be sent home with families. We kindly ask all our families to supply a cake to be sold at the fair. The cake plates will be sent home closer to the fair date. The cakes can be made and delivered back to school on the day of the fair.
This is a major fundraising event for our parish and we are very thankful to all our families for supporting this wonderful community event.
RoboCup National Competition
Day for Daniel
Next Friday 26th October is Day for Daniel. Day for Daniel is a National Day of Action to raise awareness of child safety, protection and harm prevention. It is about educating children and adults about keeping children safe through child safety and protection initiatives. It aims to help empower our students to ‘Recognise, React and Report’ if they feel something is not right.
The objectives of Day for Daniel are: