Dear Parents / Carers
On behalf of St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Emerald, I welcome you to our website.
Thank you for your expression of interest in St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School in Emerald. On behalf of our children, staff, parents and Parish Priest, I extend a warm welcome to you and your family. I trust that you will find us a welcoming and Christ-filled community.
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 centred 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.
Your support as parents/carers is an integral part of helping your child/children to fully achieve their potential. Therefore, I challenge you to join us, as partners in your child/children’s education, by contributing your time, energies and talents in helping to nurture all at St Patrick’s.
I trust that our partnership will be to the benefit of your child/children and I look forward to meeting with you.