St Patrick's School wishes to invite members of our school community to follow our school Facebook page. The St Patrick's Catholic Primary School Emerald Facebook page has been developed to assist in providing information to families. The page will be regularly updated with information about upcoming events. It will also provide reminders and celebrate student learning and special events that occur at St Patrick's School. Combined with our school newsletter and school website we hope that our Facebook page assists in celebrating our school community as well as keeping all of our school community informed about upcoming events.
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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 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
CONTINUOUS TOUCH FOOTY GAME
To raise money for our local Emerald Neighbourhood Centre, the students from Mini Vinnies have decided to hold a ‘4 Hour Continuous Touch Game’. This game will take place next Friday 26th August, with the game commencing at 4:30pm and the final siren sounding at 8:30pm. The game will take place at the Emerald Touch Fields and is open to any child in Years 4, 5 and 6. The cost per player is $10 and includes a hot dog, drink and cupcake for dinner. The $10 donation will go directly to the Emerald Neighbourhood Centre. If your child wishes to participate in this event please collect a permission note from the school office.
Arthur Conlon Visit
This coming Monday and Tuesday, indigenous artist, Arthur Conlon is visiting St Patrick’s to work with our children from Prep to Year 6. Arthur will be imparting his artistic skills upon our children. He has visited St Patrick’s previously and our children has thoroughly enjoyed his classes.
BOOK WEEK 2016
SCHOOL DROP OFF ZONE
A reminder to all our families who use our drop off zone on Anakie Street each day. In the morning, it is a stop, drop and go area. In the afternoons, it is a stop, collect and go area. There is always a member of leadership on duty at this area and they will if needed direct children to their parents/carers who are in their cars. Thank you everyone for having this area run so effectively both in the mornings and afternoons.
UNIFORM ORDERS 2017
Families will have received an order form to purchase uniforms for 2017. Orders are to be returned to the school office with the total monies owing enclosed before 12th September 2016. Uniform orders received after this date cannot be guaranteed for the start of school in 2017.
ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION
A permission slip needs to be filled out in the front office for all medications that is to be administered to the children. If over the counter medication is to be administered, the bottle needs to have a chemist sticker indicating the name of the medication and the dosage that is to be administered.
St Patrick's Primary School 41 Yamala Street, EMERALD Q 4720