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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
ST PATRICK’S CONCERT BAND PERFORMING
Our concert band will be performing in the Rockhampton Eisteddfod on Tuesday 28th April. Mrs Roach, Mrs Toon and Mrs Horsfall will travel with the students by bus and private car to the Eisteddfod, leaving school at 6:45am. They will return after they have competed. We would like to wish our concert band well as they perform in the Rockhampton Eisteddfod.
FAREWELL FR STEPHEN
This weekend Fr. Stephen will celebrate his last Mass with St Patrick’s Parish. Fr. Stephen has been in the St Patrick’s Parish for the past 7 years. He will be moving to Mackay to continue his ministry with the St Joseph’s Parish.
Fr. Stephen has been a great blessing to our Parish and to St Patrick’s School. The students have greatly enjoyed his enthusiasm and the entertaining manner in which he has shared the gospel message. We would like to wish Fr. Stephen our best wishes as he joins his new Parish in Mackay.
Our school photos will be taken on Thursday 7th of May and Friday 8th May. All students should have received their individualised photo ordering envelope. If your child did not receive their envelope, please contact the school office. The envelopes provide all of the information that you will need to order your photos. If you would like to purchase sibling photos please collect the required envelope from the school office.
All students will be required to wear their formal blue school uniform on the day of their photo. A photo day schedule will be printed in the newsletter closer to the date. If you have any questions regarding our school photos please contact the school office.
PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS
Each parent/carer is required for a 20 minute interview with their child’s teacher. These interviews will take place from Monday 27th April to Friday 8th May. We are using a booking website, www.sobs.com.au to schedule these interviews and each parent/carer needs to book in their own time to see the relevant teacher. Interviews can be booked from Monday 23rd March.
It is important that you have booked an interview with your child’s teacher by Wednesday 23rd April. If you need any assistance with this process please see our office secretaries, Mrs Belinda Whittaker or Mrs Megan McConnell, for assistance.