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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
Worker of the Week
Friday 24th February 2017 Theme: Celebrities and Rock Stars
Prep to Year 3 – 5:30 pm to 7pm
Year 4 to Year 6 – 7:00 pm to 8.30pm
Entry $2 per child or $5 per family
BBQ sausage sizzle, drinks, chips, chocolates for sale.
Prizes for best dressed boy and girl.
Hoping to see lots of families at our first dance for the year.
Senior students in Years 4 to 6 have been enjoying the weekly Chess Club sessions held in the Library every Wednesday at lunchtime. A popular activity among all students, players team up to test their skills in short Chess games during playtime. This weekly practice is in preparation for the annual Interschool Chess Tournament to be held at the Emerald Town Hall later in the year.
CAFE 126 AVALON
This Sunday 26th February, Year 6M will be operating the coffee shop at Café 126 Avalon, the home for the elderly. This is an initiative that our Year Six students have been participating in for the past 6 years and it is an experience that is thoroughly enjoyed by all of the students. Mrs Heinemann and Miss McCusker will be supervising the children on the day. The children assist with the preparation of afternoon tea with tea/coffee and home-made cakes and slice. This is also an opportunity for the students to engage in conversation with the residents of Avalon. Throughout the year all of the Year Six classes will have an opportunity to assist at Avalon.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW TEACHERS
We welcome Mrs Bronwyn Berry who is teaching Year 3I for three days a week and Miss Rebecca Boysen who is teaching Year 2M. Mrs Berry has come to St Patrick’s from Ipswich and Miss Boysen from Brisbane. Welcome also to Mr Will Paki who is working as our new groundsperson.
THIS WEEK AT SCHOOL
CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING
With our school country events being held during the final week of this term, preparation for these will commence next week with our first cross country training being held on Tuesday morning from 7:15 am at school. Interested children are asked to wear running gear and appropriate shoes. The session will finish at 7:50 am. Please bring your school clothes to change into and some breakfast. Mr Mills and Mr Martin will be running the training which is open for children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Readers Cup is organised by the Qld Branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia. It is a state wide competition for young readers. Teams of four students together read a set of books, and then compete with other school teams to answer quiz questions from the books. Readers Cup competitions challenge students to read widely, work collaboratively in a team and continue developing a love of reading. It allows readers to compete at a regional and state level similar to sporting competitions and to meet other students with an equal passion for books. The Central Highlands regional competition will be held at Emerald State School on Monday 19th June. We are looking forward to competing with our teams of very keen and avid Year 5 and 6 readers.
St Patrick's Primary School 41 Yamala Street, EMERALD Q 4720