Dear Parents / Carers
Thank you for your taking the time to peruse our website and/or express an interest for enrolment at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School in Emerald. I trust that you will find us a welcoming and Christ-filled community.
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 to Year Seven and is a co-educational facility still serving the township and surrounding districts of Emerald.
Student numbers at St Patrick's are expected to reach 660 students in 2012, making it the largest Catholic primary school in the Rockhampton Diocese.
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.
Your support as parents / carers is an integral part of helping your child / children to fully achieve these goals. Therefore, I challenge you to join us, as partners in this educational enterprise, by contributing your time, energies and talents in helping to further the goals of St Patrick’s.
I trust that our partnership will be to the benefit of your child / children and I look forward to meeting with you.
All the very best