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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 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 centred 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
Friday 1st August – theme Fluro
Prep to Year 3 – 5.30pm to 7pm / Year 4 to Year 7 – 7pm to 8.30pm
Entry $3.00 per student or $5 per family
BBQ Sausage Sizzle, drinks, chips, chocolates and fairy floss for sale.
Prizes for best dressed boy and girl at each disco
Raffle tickets on sale – prize Mini iPad - $2.00 each
Hope to see you all there.
NEW GARDENS AT ST PATRICK'S
This Saturday, there will be a working bee to re plant the gardens at school. Mrs Paula Swain has organised the plants and the plan for the gardens. We are looking for willing hands to assist with the re planting. If you can assist, we will be commencing the working bee at 8am until 10am this Saturday, 19th July. Thank you.
This term, the junior, intermediate and senior choirs will participate in the Central Highlands Eisteddfod. The dates are September 9th-11th. The choir events are scheduled for Thursday, 11th September.
Students interested in participating in choirs are to collect an expression of interest form from their class teacher and then bring back to school by Monday, 21st July. Students will receive a CD of their choir songs and words to learn at home. Rehearsals will be done in class lessons as well as some Friday lunch times. Please see Mrs Gehrke if you have any concerns.
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES COMPUTER SKILLS COMPETITION
Last term, 17 children participated in the University of New South Wales Computer Competition. Congratulations to the students who achieved excellent results and will receive their certificate at assembly.
Credit- Sineth Jayawardana, Kassidy Adams, Hayden Lloyd, Sinali Jayawardana, Antoinique Botha and Lachlan Ware. Distinction- Abbie Hopkinson
APPLICATIONS FOR ENROLMENT
Prep to Year 6 – ENROLLING NOW FOR 2015
Please collect an application package from St Patrick’s School. Applications are also available for download from this site. Interviews for Prep enrolments will be held in early August. For further information please contact Megan McConnell at our school office.
What's on this week
In the last week of term 2, all year 6 classes attended the Migration Morning at the Town Hall. The event was a great success and enjoyed by everyone. A big thank you goes out to all parents for making such wonderful food to share on the day.
We also thank Mrs Jayawardana and Mrs Broadwith for sharing with us their personal migration stories. I also thank those students who dressed up for this day – you looked fantastic.