COMMENCEMENT OF TERM 4
A reminder that the first day of school for term 4 is Tuesday 7th October. Monday 6th is the Labour Day public holiday
ST PATRICK’S FAIR
Friday 7th November 2014
Ham Wheel, Cent Sale, Multi Draw Raffle, Rides and Activities, Class Stalls, Cake Stall, Plants & Produce Stall, Book Stall, Trash and Treasure, Photo booth, Last One Standing. Lots of fun for all the family.
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 Seven 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
What a wonderfully successful week St Patrick's had at the Eisteddfod. We had a large number of students participate in choir events (160) and also a number of soloists and ensemble performers. Our Senior Choir won their section with some absolutely beautiful singing and impressive remarks from the adjudicator. The Intermediate Choir received a second place and our Junior Choir sang well, but did not place in a very large section.
Eisteddfod Vocal soloists:
1st place: Bree Hales, Millie Hopkinson , Hannah Herwin and Charlotte Chesterman, Olivia Broadwith
2nd Place: Olivia Fabish, Jacinta Haber and Laura Matthews
Highly Commended: Hannah Herwin, Charlotte Chesterman.
YEAR 2 / 3 / 4 SWIMMING LESSONS NEXT TERM
All children in Years 2, 3 and 4 will be participating in water safety and stroke development lessons during their P.E. time in Term 4. Swimming lessons will run from week 2 until week 7. Our swimming carnival will be in Week 8. Mr Reddy will be teaching the children with Mrs Daria Wills. Both are qualified swimming teachers.
We will be travelling to and from the pool by bus. The children will get changed before and after lessons at school. The cost per lesson is $7.50 which includes the bus, instruction and pool entry. All fees for swimming will be charged to school fees.
Children need a swim shirt (rashie or cotton), togs or shorts, towel, goggles (recommended), thongs for the bus and dry underwear.
FAIRYTALE MORNING TEA