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
UNDER 8’s WEEK ACTIVITY DAY AT ST PATRICK’S
Tomorrow, we will be celebrating Under 8’s Week with a day of activities at school in our Prep area. Our children from Prep and Year 1 will be involved in a myriad of activities on this day including craft, dancing, a texture walk, slime/goo play, painting, construction and sand pit play. Our Prep children’s session will be from 9.15 am – 10.15 am and the Year 1s from 11.45 am – 12.45 pm. We invite you along to join in with your child.
MICHAEL GROSE VISITING EMERALD
St Patrick’s School Board in conjunction with St Brigid’s and Marist College has secured the services of educationalist, Michael Grose to present to the parents/carers of Emerald. Michael is the author of nine parenting books and a past parenting columnist with both Fairfax and News Ltd. Through his company ‘Parenting Ideas’, he supplies over thirty parenting articles every year to nearly 1500 Australian schools. An experienced media performer, he’s been a regular commentator in the Australian media for over a decade with regular appearances on the Today Show, The Circle, The Project and many other television and radio programs. He is a parenting ‘guru’. He is visiting Emerald on Thursday 15th June to speak with parents/carers from all Emerald schools at the Emerald Town Hall from 7:00 pm until 8.30 pm. The theme of his presentation is developing independence in our children / teenagers with an eye particularly on resilience. There is no cost involved and a light supper will be provided after his session.
NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS CHESS COMPETITION
On Monday, 13 students from Year 5 and 6 students represented St Patrick’s at the Central Highlands Interschool Chess Tournament. They played exceptionally well, showing outstanding sportsmanship, competing against over 100 students from other schools in the Central Highlands. Congratulations to Kaison Adams, Holly Moore, Lachlan Livingston and Sienna Bell who placed second in the team competition and Declan O’Sullivan who placed 4th in the individual competition. Congratulations also to Holly Moore, Sam Gersbach, Sienna Bell and Lachlan Livingston who received merit awards for placing in the top 20 in the Central Highlands. Many thanks goes to Miss Emily McCusker, one of our Year 6 teachers, for organising our chess club and assisting our children with their chess skills.
PREP OPEN DAY
St Patrick's Primary School 41 Yamala Street, EMERALD Q 4720