Year 4 Indigenous Art
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.
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Worker of the Week
With report cards being sent home next week, assessing our students is vital to providing feedback to parents as well as students. There are two different types of assessment, formative and summative. Formative assessment occurs during the learning process in order to modify teaching and learning activities to improve student attainment whereas summative assessment evaluates student learning at the end of an instructional unit.
Formative assessment provides a range of strategies that make the learning visible to the teacher and more importantly to the student. Examples include:
VISITORS SIGN IN SYSTEM
This week we have installed a new electronic sign in system called, ‘Who’s on Location’. The new sign in register will provide important information regarding the adults who are present in our school at all times.All visitors to our school will need to sign in and out at our school office and print out a visitor pass. This will include all contractors, visiting support specialists and all parents who are assisting in classrooms.
It is important that all visitors enter and leave our school via our school office so that they can sign in and out using the electronic system.
The Footsteps Dance Company will be visiting St Patrick’s in our final week of this Term. All classes will work with the Footsteps instructor each day to learn a variety of dances. They will then perform one of the dances that they have learnt in a whole school concert.
We look forward to the Footsteps Dance Company visiting our school as they have provided dance instructions to our students for the past couple of years and the students have always participated in the lessons with great enthusiasm.
Prep Book Art