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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 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
KIDS CONNECT CONFERENCE
Next week, a Kids Connect Conference is being held Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th October in Emerald. The Kids Connect Conference is a two-day, technology based learning conference. This event is an initiative of the Rockhampton Diocese and has been organised with the assistance of Miss Gregori and her students in 7G.
The conference presents many technology based workshops including, teaching the students to design their own website, use digital storybooks, create computer games and robotic. A variety of workshops will be offered which students will be able to choose from. It will be a wonderful opportunity for our children.
The conference is being held at the Central Highlands TAFE, Capricorn Highway, Emerald. Workshops begin at 10.30am on Thursday and concludes on Friday afternoon. All the best to Miss Gregori and her students who have worked extremely well over the past months to organise this event. They have planned logos, guest presenters, the venue and a myriad of details to ensure the conference goes as planned.
YEAR 6 EXCURSION NEXT WEEK
As the Year 6 students prepare for their trip to Canberra, they are studying the three levels of Government: Local, State and Federal. In the last week, we have taken a closer look at how our local council is structured and what services it provides. In order to help the students understand this more fully, they will observe, as members of the public, how a council meeting is run.
On Wednesday 22nd October, the students will walk down to the Central Highland’s Regional Council building on Egerton Street, be introduced to the Councillors by Mayor Peter Maguire and then be active listeners of the meeting. We will leave school at 1:40pm and will return by 2:45pm. The students will be supervised by Miss Anna Young, Miss Jodie Olive, Mrs Jane Kovac and Mrs Margaret Gould. There is no cost for this excursion. We are all looking forward to this experience.
YEAR 2 / 3 / 4 SWIMMING LESSONS THIS TERM
All children in Years 2, 3 and 4 will be participating in water safety and stroke development lessons during their P.E. time in Term 4. Swimming lessons will run from week 2 until week 7. Our swimming carnival will be in Week 8. Mr Reddy will be teaching the children with Mrs Daria Wills. Both are qualified swimming teachers.
We will be travelling to and from the pool by bus. The children will get changed before and after lessons at school. The cost per lesson is $7.50 which includes the bus, instruction and pool entry. All fees for swimming will be charged to school fees.
Children need a swim shirt (rashie or cotton), togs or shorts, towel, goggles (recommended), thongs for the bus and dry underwear.
Our final Book Fair for the year will be held in the library 27th October to 31st October from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Don't miss this opportunity to come and see the beautiful range of books for sale and catch up on some Christmas shopping. Parents and carers are most welcome to visit during opening hours..
ST PATRICK’S PARISH FAIR
Friday 7th November 2014
Unlimited Ride Tickets – can be purchased from St Patrick’s School Office. $30 each – all rides from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Rides include dodgems, superslide, rock wall, willy the worm, cup and saucer, accelerator slide, jumping castle/slide, bungee run, storm rider, merry-go-round.. If purchase on the night unlimited rides will be $35 each.
Last One Standing - $50 to win $1000. Only 100 will be sold. Tickets can be purchased from the Parish Office / Mike Burns or see Belinda Whittaker at St Patrick’s School.
Plants and Produce Stall
We are looking for donations of plants, cuttings, herbs etc to add to our Plant and Produce Stall. If you can help please call Veronica Chapman 0438 760 412. The stall will also be selling fresh produce so if you have fruit or vegetables from your own garden you would like to donate please let us know. Any donations of plants or produce will would be very much appreciated.