During the holidays F Block was painted. The painting of F Block has provided a more modern appearance to one of our school entrance areas. Throughout the year other buildings and areas around our school will also be painted.
Several classrooms are also in the process of getting new ViewSonic boards. The boards are interactive touch screens and provide a modern teaching aid for our classrooms.
The shadecloth for our middle eating area is continuing to be repaired after our last storm. It will be replaced as soon as it has been repaired.
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.
Latest News and Events
Worker of the Week
Mayoral Student Leaders Summit
Next Friday, our Year 6 school captains will be attending the annual Mayoral Student Leaders Summit. This is an event organised by the Central Highlands Regional Council and provides an opportunity for young leaders to develop their leadership skills within our community. The students will listen to a guest speaker who will talk to the about the importance of demonstrating responsibility and leadership. This year the summit will be held in Springsure.
Formal School Photos
Our school photos will be taken on Thursday 10th May and Friday 11th May. All students should have received their individualised photo ordering envelope. If your child did not receive their envelope, please contact the school office. The envelopes provide all of the information that you will need to order your photos. If you would like to purchase sibling photos please collect the required envelope from the school office. Please return your photo form to school after completing your online order. All students will be required to wear their formal blue school uniform on the day of their photo. A photo day schedule will be printed in the newsletter closer to the date. If you have any questions regarding our school photos please contact the school office.
Readers' Cup Competition
This term marks the beginning of preparation for the regional competition for Readers’ Cup. Our enthusiastic team members have been reading over their holidays and over the next 10 weeks they will work hard reading five books with the aim of knowing them inside and out. The books the students will read are: “An Eagle in The Snow” by Michael Morpurgo, “Dragon Keeper” by Carole Wilkinson, “Eric Vale-Epic Fail” by Michael Gerard Bauer, “One Small Island” by Alison Lester and “Hitler's Daughter” by Jackie French.
We wish our students all the best as they train hard in readiness for the trivia style competition to be held at Clermont State School on Thursday 21st June.
ANZAC Day Commemoration
We will be commemorating ANZAC Day with a whole school liturgy next Thursday in our undercover area. All families and friends are welcome to attend