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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
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland from 27 July - 2 August this year.
During Catholic Education Week 2014, Catholic education communities across Queensland are invited to celebrate and share how their communities are encouraging and providing opportunities for their members to “Come, live life in all its fullness”.
There are 296 Catholic schools in Queensland that educate around 143,000 students and employ almost 17,000 teachers and staff, and most will celebrate Catholic Education Week in some way. Our school is planning a number of activities on Friday 1st August and we hope you are able to join in the celebrations with us.
9:00am – Whole school mass in the undercover area.
9:45am – Join us for a coffee on us from Michael McCorley’s coffee van.
2:00pm – Whole school concert with Harry Marshall launching our new school song.
Friday 1st August – theme Fluro
Prep to Year 3 – 5.30pm to 7pm / Year 4 to Year 7 – 7pm to 8.30pm
Entry $3.00 per student or $5 per family
BBQ Sausage Sizzle, drinks, chips, chocolates and fairy floss for sale.
Prizes for best dressed boy and girl at each disco
Raffle tickets on sale – prize Mini iPad - $2.00 each
Hope to see you all there.
SCHOOL CHESS COMPETITION
Following the success of the interschool chess competition last term, we will be having a school chess competition during week 4. This competition will be for our Year 4s/5s and 6s/7s. Mr McAllon will be coordinating this event and children will need to nominate for the competition. Nominations will be taken on Monday and Tuesday next week.
BEST OF BRASS PERFORMANCE
Next Thursday, the group of professional brass musicians will be performing two 45 minute concerts, commencing at 10:00am at St Patrick’s in our undercover. Families are most welcome to join us. Many thanks to the music coordinator at Marist, Mr James Raschle, for organising this event
BOOK WEEK ASSEMBLY – CONNECT TO READING
Book Week, 18th – 22nd August, will soon be upon us. On Thursday 21st at our whole school assembly, we encourage all our children to come to school dressed as a book character. Class by class, the children are invited to come to the front of the assembly and tell us their character. This is always a highlight and we look forward to our parade again this year.
What's on this week
BUSH TUCKER WALK
Last Friday, 8 students from St Patrick’s attended a
Bush Tucker Walk through Rifle Range Reserve, guided by Uncle Fred Conway.
Uncle Fred Conway is an Elder and custodian of the Bidjara people; he works as a seasonal Indigenous ranger at Carnarvon Gorge and has a role in the Traditional Owner Management Group. His work in the gorge is about preserving cultural
heritage sites, sharing culture with visitors, teaching culture to young
Indigenous people and encouraging them back onto country. The children
thoroughly enjoyed being told about the variety of uses of some of the plants
and berries found in the reserve. Thank you to Uncle Fred and Mr Brad Jarro
(Marist College teacher) for organising this activity.