Open Classrooms 10-10.50am
Picnic Lunch 10.50- 11.30am
Brave Hearts Prep - Year 3
28th - 29th July
St Pats Athletics Carnival
Track Events 200m & 800m 9-11am
Ball Games 11am - 1pm
Track & Field Events 8.30am - 3pm
Sr Di Phillips Visit
Balonne Cricket Girls & Boys
Art Show 6-9pm
4th - 6th August
Qld Tennis Trials
Blue Dress Day
Youth off the Streets
Assembly 2J 2.20-3pm
Show Day Holiday
Assembly 3W 2.20-3pm
Bishop's In-Service Day
Pupil Free Day
1st Thursday of each month
5.15pm in Resource Centre
PARISH MASS TIMES
Sunday 24th July 8.30am
Sunday 31st July 8.30am
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Founded by the Sisters of St Joseph’s in 1933, St Patrick’s is a coeducational Catholic Primary School providing a quality educational experience for students from Prep to Year 6. Our aim is to provide a safe and happy learning environment where students, parents and staff work together to encourage personal growth in order to lead to the establishment of solid foundations for lifelong learning.
Our school is characterised by strong links to Toowoomba Catholic Education, the Balonne Catholic Parish and broader St George and Balonne Shire communities. We strive to provide experiences for students to explore and learn about the Catholic faith and develop an understanding of and love for Jesus.
St Patrick’s is a welcoming school community where staff encourage and challenge students to do their best to develop their talents, a love of learning and to become happy, caring, responsible and resilient individuals who can make a worthwhile contribution to our society.
I welcome you to the St Patrick’s School website and encourage you to explore further to find out why St Patrick’s is the right place for your child and family.
Craig Cronan ~
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Catholic Education Week begins next Monday, July 25. The theme for Catholic Education Week is “Opening Doors in the Year of Mercy”. Our celebrations will begin with Mass at 9.00 am on Monday. After mass we will ‘Open the Doors’ of our classrooms. You are most welcome to come into our rooms and talk with the students, read a book, work on a puzzle or complete other activities with our students. Our ‘Open Doors’ will occur at 10.00 until 10.45 am. This will be followed by a picnic lunch together on the oval. Once again I would like to stress that you are all very welcome to join us on this special occasion. Please make sure you check out the display at Golders. We thank Golders for giving us the opportunity to place this display in their window.
Welcome back for another fantastic term
full of fun, making new friends and of course
lots of learning. Christmas will be here in no
This Term Year Two are studying
procedures within English. We are currently
reading a very hilarious novel called ‘Georges Marvellous
Medicine’ by Roald Dahl. George's Grandma is a grizzly,
grumpy, selfish old woman with pale brown teeth and a small
puckered up mouth like a dog's bottom. It’s so nice to hear the
fits of laughter, giggles and cheer come out of the class’s
mouths during reading. I think it proves just how much the class
is enjoying our unit so far. Please ask your child to provide a
recount of the story so far. They just may have you in stitches of
Science- Toy factory
In this science unit students are learning that pushes and pulls
affect how an object moves or changes shape. The context of
a toy factory, will involve the class making toys to present to
prep. I hope this unit excites and engages students by making
connections with what they already know while providing
extensive opportunities to develop science knowledge and
achieve the intended learning.
Last week we were busy investigating numbers beyond 100.
We learnt how to represent 3 digit numbers with MABs, filled in
missing number boards on the cement with chalk and ordered
3 digit numbers from smallest to largest.
This week we have been partitioning collections and shapes
into halves, quarters and eighths. As we were working so hard
the class enjoyed a special treat when we cut lolly snakes into
PREP ENROLMENTS 2017
We are currently taking enrolments for Prep for 2017. If you know of families with Prep aged children please encourage them to call in to the office to collect an enrolment package.