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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 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
KIDS CONNECT CONFERENCE
The Kids Connect Conference is a two-day, technology based learning conference. This event is an initiative of the Rockhampton Diocese and has been organised with the assistance of Miss Gregori and her students in 7G.
The conference presents many technology based workshops including, teaching the students to design their own website, use digital storybooks, create computer games and robotic. A variety of workshops will be offered which students will be able to choose from. It will be a wonderful opportunity for our children.
The conference is being held at the Central Highlands TAFE, Capricorn Highway, Emerald. All the best to Miss Gregori and her students who have worked extremely well over the past months to organise this event. They have planned logos, guest presenters, the venue and a myriad of details to ensure the conference goes as planned.
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.
DAY FOR DANIEL NEXT FRIDAY
The Day for Daniel is a National Day of Action to raise awareness of child safety, protection and harm prevention. It is about educating children and adults about keeping kids safe through child safety and protection initiatives. It aims to help empower our children to ‘Recognise, React and Report’ if they feel something is not right.
‘Wear Red and Educate’ is the theme of Day for Daniel. On this day, we are asking our children to wear something red in recognition of the Morcombe family who have done so much in regard to child safety awareness. Educational activities dealing with child safety and protection will also be done in class over this week
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS FOR YEARS 6 AND 7
Next Tuesday 28th October, our Year 6 and 7 children will be involved in personal development sessions with a Centacare counsellor from Rockhampton, Mrs Noelle Melrose. Noelle will be taking separate sessions with both our boys and girls, speaking about issues concerning their development; socially, emotionally and physically.
Noelle has been presenting at St Patrick’s for many years now and I am sure her ‘talk’ with our 6s and 7s will be extremely beneficial. If you wish to know more about Noelle’s visit please do not hesitate to contact me at school. Thank you.
Starts Monday 27th October at 8:30 am Parents/carers welcome
Our final Book Fair for the year will be held in the library 27th October to 31st October from 8:30 am - 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.
Plants and Produce Stall
We are looking for donations of plants, cuttings, herbs etc to add to our Plant and Produce Stall. If you can help please call Veronica Chapman 0438 760 412. The stall will also be selling fresh produce so if you have fruit or vegetables from your own garden you would like to donate please let us know. Any donations of plants or produce will would be very much appreciated.