RoboCup National Titles
Our school Robotics team recently performed exceptionally well at the State Robotics Titles in Brisbane. Due to their placing at this event they will now will travel to Melbourne on 5th -8th October to participate in the National Robotics Titles. The students will modify their existing 'Circus' themed robotics routine to make further improvements and present the new programmed routine at the National Titles. The students will be required to present 3 routines and a formal interview over the two day competition. We would like to wish our Robotics team all the best as they prepare for this new challenge.
P AND F MEETING
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.
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The school holidays are a perfect opportunity for students to continue learning. It’s a chance to build upon the valuable concepts and skills they’ve gained in school, while also discovering new and interesting things beyond the classroom walls. Below is a list of activities that students can engage with over the holiday break using their technology such as Ipads, computers or laptops:
PICK UP AND DROP OFF ZONE
Ensuring the safety of our students at drop off and pick up time is very important. Our staff will be on duty in the undercover area from 8am each morning. Students are encouraged to arrive at school after 8am. All students arriving at school before this time are required to sit in the undercover area. They can begin playing when the teacher arrives on duty.
At the end of the school day at 3pm all students are required to move to a pick up location on either Yamala Street, Borilla Street or the Drop off/Pick up zone on Anakie Street. The Drop off/Pick up zone is a free flowing area for traffic. Parents are not permitted to leave their cars when picking up from this location. Please also ensure that the line of cars in the zone does not continue onto the road and prevent traffic on Anakie Street. Police regularly patrol this area to ensure that the flow traffic on Anakie Street is not inhibited by traffic in the Drop off/Pick up zone.
There is also a disabled car parking space on Borilla Street. We have a family who need to use this park each day. Please ensure that cars do not park in the parking space unless they are using the car park for the intended purpose.
Year 2 Fairytale Morning Tea
Our Year Two students participated in their annual Fairytale Morning Tea. For the past 8 weeks our Year Two students have been working studiously on their own fairytale stories and they were incredibly excited to showcase their wonderful work. All of the students enjoyed reading their fairytale stories to their loved ones. The students and their families then shares a delicious morning tea just outside the library. Thank you to the Year Two teachers for organising this fantastic event.
Award Recipients for the UNSW Writing Exam
DIVING TRAINING PROGRAM
Congratulations to one of our Year 6 students, Chiara who has been accepted into the National Elite Pathway Program run by Diving Australia and the AIS. Chiara is one of eight athletes chosen for the program which aims to train athletes on a fast track path to International level competition so they can go to World Championships and Olympic competition. She will train for six days per week at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Brisbane.
We would like to wish Chirara the very best as she pursues her sporting goals.