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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
5M CAMP REFLECTION
Last week, the year 5s went to camp and had an awesome time. The bus ride was long and tiresome but well worth the journey. Surrounded by lush, green grass and kangaroos we felt at home straight away.
All the activities were challenging and adventurous although majority of students thought the flying possum was extraordinary. It made your heart race as you soared through the air like a superhero. Canoeing was definitely a popular activity for all, except Macarthur due to capsizing his canoe and fearing for his life (not really). Tree climbing was fun because you had to work as a team. It was extremely challenging and allowed some of us to overcome our biggest fear, heights.
The food was sensational because it was all homemade. Nobody went hungry as there was always enough food for seconds and sometimes even thirds. Some of us were a little upset that there wasn't any seconds of dessert maybe that was because Mr Taylor was eating it all.
The teachers organised lots of night activities for us all. We played museum, watched movies, musical freeze and musical trivia. The best activity by far was the bride and groom dress up challenge.
We would like to thank all the people involved in organising our time at camp. The parents helped out with every activity and they did an excellent job. Thank you to all the teachers that gave up their own time to be with us on camp.
What's on this week
Well done to Tait Salter, Maddi Gibbons, Olivia Kleinschafer, David Walters, Elisha Johnston and Carly Williams, with both teams winning their debate.
The next debate will be held on Monday 8th September at 7pm at Emerald SS. Mrs Gould and Mrs Camilleri are preparing our debating teams.
Year 5 Camp