QUEENSLAND BALLET MOVES
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.
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
MINI VINNIES INITIATIVES
St Vincent de Paul Blanket Drive: Our local St Vinnies is in urgent need of blanket donations this winter. If you have any blankets / bedding you do not require this winter, that are in good condition, or if you would like to purchase a blanket and donate it to St Vincent De Paul, it would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be left at the school office. These donations will be presented to a representative of the Emerald St Vincent de Paul Society during our End of Term Liturgy on Friday 29th of June.
Guess how many lollies are in the jar Competition: From Thursday 31st May to Tuesday 5th June, students can purchase a guess for 20 cents. Closest guess wins the jar. All funds raised will go directly to our local Emerald Neighbourhood Centre.
Pizza Day: On Tuesday 19th June (week 10) a pizza day has been organised to fundraise for our St Vincent de Paul Annual Winter Appeal. A note will be sent home in the weeks to come with further details.
Free Dress Day: As well as the Pizza Day on Tuesday 19th June, a Free Dress Day is being held to fundraise for our local St Vinnies. We are asking for a gold coin donation. Children are asked to dress appropriately on this day; to be sun safe, wearing a broad brimmed hat, no singlet tops and closed-in shoes.
We thank you in advance for your support of our Mini Vinnies fundraising ventures.
Lucy Upton and Charlotte Gormley (Mini Vinnies Presidents)
Year 7 for 2019 Parent Information Session
Parents interested in enrolling their child for Year 7 in 2019, are invited to attend a Parent Information Session on Wednesday 13th June at 6pm in the Sacred Space at Marist. The session will cover; our Marist Charism, curriculum matters and student welfare. Light refreshments will be provided.
Year 7 Open Day
All Year 6 students are invited to attend the Marist College Year 7 Open Day on Wednesday 20th June at the College. The day commences at 9am, and will conclude at 2:30pm. All Year 6 St Patrick’s students will be transported via bus to and from Marist College. The Open Day provides students with a ‘snapshot’ of what high school life is like at the College. Students are asked to wear their school uniform and bring a hat and water bottle. Lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.
Reminder: Round 1 Enrolments close on Friday 27th July.
For more information regarding enrolments, please contact the College office.
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS YOUTH WEEK
The Central Highlands Regional Council will be hosting the Central Highlands Youth Week from Friday 15th June to Sunday 24th June. The major event will be a Parkwave Festival. This will take place at the Lions Park in Blackwater on the corner of Mackenzie Street and the Capricorn Highway on Friday 15th June from 5-9pm. The event is open to all ages and will feature live music, mini eat street and market stalls. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Emerald Veterinary Clinic Visit
IMPORTANT MESSAGE -SUPERVISION BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL
Our school provides supervision from 8am Monday to Friday.
Children who arrive before 8am are to gather in the undercover area and sit quietly. Play is not permitted before 8am.
Children are only allowed at school before 8am on the understanding that they comply with these expectations.
Play on the school playgrounds is not permitted before and after school.
Supervision after school is provided at each of the school pick up locations including the front gate at Yamala Street, the drop off zone on Anakie, the bus stop on Borilla street and the Church car park. At the 3pm bell, students are asked to move to these pick up locations. The supervision of our children finishes at 3.20pm.
SIGN OUT POLICY
All students who are required to attend appointments during school time must sign out at the school office before leaving the school. Any students arriving late to school must also go to the office first to inform staff that they have arrived at school