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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 ~
On Monday 25th April we, as a nation, celebrate a most significant day for our country. Many of our families have been affected by loss through battle. We use this special occasion to acknowledge the sacrifice and pay our respect to those who have defended our country and are continuing to do so. Lest we forget. A schedule for the ceremonies to be held in St George is in the current newsletter. Mass will be celebrated at 8.00am in our Parish.
Our school will join with the broader community of St George in marching to the Cenotaph. We will gather on the corner of Henry St and St Georges Terrace between 10.15am and 10.30am as a school. Jack and Pippa and our other school leaders will lead our group as we march in solidarity with the rest of the community. If you and your child/children are intending to march with us please be aware of the following expectations. Formal School uniform is to be worn, with black shoes and appropriate socks. Also, please ensure your child wears the correct school hat.
Trials We congratulate those who have played in the South West Regional trials this week in the sports of Rugby League and Netball. And wish those who are playing in the (girls) rugby league team well for their games next Friday. Congratulations to Georgie, Brianna, Isabella, Pippa and Bronte who recently made the Balonne District Softball Team. A number of our students will compete at Hebel in the Balonne District cross country championships on Friday, 6th May. We wish all of our sports people well with their endeavours.
Equestrian St Patrick’s Equestrian team members, Bronte and Campbell, performed well at the Glennie and Fairholme Interschool Competition at Pittsworth on the 19th and 20th of March. Bronte and her horse Licorice competed both days with Bronte named Reserve Champion in the Primary Working Show Hunter competition which includes jumping and rider workouts as well as a led class. Bronte went on to win Reserve Champion in the 50 centimetre show jumping. Campbell competed in the show jumping on Calamity and was Reserve Champion in the 70 centimetres. Both students showed exceptional sportsmanship during the competition and Campbell went on to compete in the Pony Club State Show Jumping Championships at Gatton over the Easter Break.
PARISH MASS TIMES
Sunday 24th April 8.30am
Monday 25th April 8.00am ANZAC
Saturday 30th April 6.00pm
Saturday 7th May 6.00pm
Sunday 15th May 8.30am
Sunday 22nd May 8.30am
Sunday 29th May 8.30am
Balonne Soccer On Friday the 15th of April the Balonne teams travelled to Chinchilla for a big day of football. For the boys, the final tally resulted in 2 wins, 2 losses, and a draw. Overall the boys of Balonne (and St Pat’s) expressed excellent sportsmanship and teamwork and it could be seen that they only got better as each game was played. I particularly want to point out the ‘never say die’ attitude that each player brought to the field. The girls Balonne team had a little more success with 3 wins and 2 losses and there were also reports that the girls showed excellent sportsmanship throughout the day. A special mention goes to Nick who was the only Balonne boy to make it into the South West team and Pippa who was one of three Balonne girls to make the team. A big thanks to all the parents who came out to Chinchilla to support the teams. Overall it was an excellent day of football!