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 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
October is World Mission Month and the focus for 2014 is Socktober – ‘Sock it to Poverty’. The members of St Patrick’s Mini Vinnies are organising an odd sock day on 4th November to raise donations to support children who are less fortunate. The students will be invited to wear odd socks and to bring a coin donation. Don’t throw out any odd socks! Our Mini Vinnies volunteers will visit each class with more information.
Prep Teacher Assistant – Term Time - 2015
This is term time positions for 30 hours per week and will commence on Tuesday 27th January 2015. The successful applicant will need to have a blue card from Blue Card Services, Public Safety Business Agency or be eligible to apply. Applicants will be expected to have or to be studying relevant qualifications.
For a copy of the position description and an application form please see Belinda Whittaker at our school office, 41 Yamala Street, Emerald. Applications close on Monday 10th November 2014 at 4pm. Thank you.
TERM 4 SCHOOL FEES
Fees for this term have been mailed or emailed to families in Week 1. If you have any concerns about fees please see Belinda Whittaker at our school office.
Fees are due for payment on Monday 3rd November
RUGBY UNION NEWS
The Central Highlands Junior Rugby Union season started last Friday. Congratulations to our under 10 team who defeated Capella SS 15 to 5 and to our under 12 team who recorded a 25 to 5 victory over Denison SS. Congratulations to Corbin Dendle and Ethan Bran for determination in attack and to Drew Ferguson on his debut game for St Patrick’s. Training will continue Tuesday at St Patrick’s Oval u10 3:30-4:15 pm and u12 4:15-5:00pm.
Friday 31st October Games
Under 10 - 4:00pm St Patrick’s v Emerald SS
Under 12 – 4:00pm Barbarians Gold v Barbarians Blue (all St Patrick’s u12 players are invited to play for the Barbarians each week at 6:00 pm St Patrick’s v Blackwater.
FOOTSTEPS DANCE COMPANY
The Footsteps Dance Company will be visiting St Patrick’s on the 10th 11th and 12th November. All classes will work with the Footsteps instructors each day to learn a variety of dances. They will then perform one of the dances that they have learnt in a whole school concert to be held at school at 2:00pm on Wednesday 12th November.
We look forward to the Footsteps Dance Company visiting our school as they have provided dance instructions to our students for the past couple of years and the students have always participated in the lessons with great enthusiasm.
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Last Day - Friday 31st October
Our final Book Fair for the year will finish up on 31st October at 3:30 pm.
Don't miss this opportunity to come and see the beautiful range of books for sale and catch up on some Christmas shopping. Parents and carers are most welcome to visit during opening hours..
ST PATRICK’S PARISH FAIR
Friday 7th November 2014
Unlimited Ride Tickets – can be purchased from St Patrick’s School Office. $30 each – all rides from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Rides include dodgems, superslide, rock wall, willy the worm, cup and saucer, accelerator slide, jumping castle/slide, bungee run, storm rider, merry-go-round.. If purchase on the night unlimited rides will be $35 each.
Last One Standing - $50 to win $1000. Only 100 will be sold. Tickets can be purchased from the Parish Office / Mike Burns or see Belinda Whittaker at St Patrick’s School.