We wish our senior band and Mrs Roslyn Horsfall all the very best as they travel to Rockhampton on Monday 21st May to compete at the Rockhampton Eisteddfod.
Mr Ferguson and Mrs Horsfall will be accompanying our musicians on this trip.
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
Interschool Chess Competition
News from Mini Vinnies
Our St Patrick’s Mini Vinnies group met this week and have decided on several fundraising ventures: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)
National Simultaneous Story Time
Next Wednesday, St Patrick’s school will be participating in the National Simultaneous Storytime. This is a nationwide initative to encourage reading. All schools are encouraged to read a selected book to students to celebrate the joy of reading. This year the selected book is Hickory Dickory Dash. The story is a funny twist on a well-known nursery rhyme, Hickory Dickory Dock. Before the clock infamously strikes one, a mother mouse must quickly search the house to find her baby mice before the cat arrives on the scene.
Year 2A will act out the story and perform it for our Prep and Year One students. Thank you to Mrs Shelly Baker, our wonderful librarian for working with our students to make the props and provide this enjoyable reading opportunity.
Our winter school uniform is a navy blue jumper and navy blue tracksuit pants or stockings, if required. We ask that parents please ensure that students do not wear novelty/coloured jumpers to school. Please name all jumpers before wearing them to school. There are many jumpers in our lost property box that do not have names on them. Please check the lost property box if you have lost your school jumper.A reminder also that girls are required to wear the school skort on sports days and not tights or leggings.