Sunday 1st– Clean Up Australia Day
Tuesday 3rd - P. and F. meeting 7:00 pm
Thursday 12th – Emerald Primary Schools netball trials in Emerald from 3:30 pm.
Tuesday 17th – St Patrick’s Day celebrations at school. Whole school mass at 9:00 am in our undercover area.
Tuesday 17th– School Board meeting 7:00 pm
Tuesday 17th – Girl’s and boy’s primary touch football trials in Emerald from 3:30 pm.
Thursday 19th – Under 11 and 12 rugby league primary school trials in Emerald from 3:30 pm
Friday 20th – Year 4, 5 and 6 swimming carnival at Emerald Aquatic Centre
Thursday 2nd– Final day of Term 1.
Friday 3rd – Good Friday
Sunday 5th– Easter Sunday
Monday 6th – Easter Monday
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Fees are due for payment on 2nd March 2015.
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
WORKERS OF THE WEEK
60s/70s ROCK SCHOOL DISCO
Friday 27th February 2015
Dress up 60s/70s Rock style
Prep to Year 3 – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Year 4 to Year 6 – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Entry $3 per student or $5 per family
BBQ sausage sizzle, drinks, chips, chocolates for sale.
Prizes for best dressed boy and girl.
Disco Raffle - Prize Ipad Mini - tickets $1.00 each
CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY
This event will be occurring this Sunday 1st March commencing at 7:00 am, for a 7.30 am start in the park behind the Emerald Town Library.
St Patrick’s usually picks up rubbish in the streets around our school and in the town centre.
We encourage all our families to make it along for this clean-up which usually goes for about 1 to 1.5 hours. It is followed by a free sausage sizzle breakfast. Remember your broad brimmed hat. Gloves, bags and sunscreen is provided.
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC LESSONS
Famous author Phil Kettle to visit.
Next Tuesday 3rd March well known children’s author Phil Kettle will be visiting our school to work with some of our classes. The sessions will be held in the Library where there will also be a selection of his wonderful books for sale. The books are $10 each and are perfect reading for primary school aged children. Phil Kettle specialises in encouraging reluctant readers and has had great success with his series TOO COOL and followed up with BOYS RULE, GIRLZ ROCK, BILLY COOL each series more successful than the last. Phil is currently writing a series called OUR AUSTRALIA for Australian Geographic. He passionately believes that Australian kids need to learn about their country and Australian themes. Phil will be available for book signing and books sales from 3:00 pm 3rd March in the Library.
Shared reading time.
Hard at work in class.