Bishop's In-Service Day
Pupil Free Day
1st Thursday of each month
5.15pm in Resource Centre
PARISH MASS TIMES
Sunday 19th June 8.30am
Sunday 26th June 8.30am
Saturday 2nd July 6.00pm
Sunday 10th July 8.30am
Sunday 17th June 8.30am
Sunday 24th June 8.30am
Welcome to our website.....
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 Friday 24th June our Year 5 and 6 classes will travel to Goondiwindi to compete in the St Mary's Shield. We have two teams competing in netball, two teams competing in soccer and one team competing in touch. The students have spent many of their lunch times preparing for these competitions. We wish our competitors well for this carnival as they represent their school.
Year 2/3M and 3W
Welcome to the last newsletter for Term 2. Where has the time gone to? We have had a very busy 11 weeks with lots of activities and focussed learning. We are mastering our multiplication number facts and rewritten a traditional Fairy Tale which the children really enjoyed. We have all improved in our Reading going up several PM Reading levels over the term. In History we looked at the effects different cultures have had on our Australian culture. We will culminate this unit with an International luncheon where we will eat pizza, lasagne, spaghetti bolognaise, sushi, curry puffs and Indian flat bread, baklava, fried rice and tabouleh. In Religion we have studied heroes of our church like Mary MacKillop, Mother Teresa, St Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis and reflected on how we can live our lives like them. What a busy term!!! This term Mrs McGee left us to work at Care Balonne and we thank her for her dedication and care for all of us. Mrs Manning is now working with our classes and we also thank her for all she so willingly does for us.
Our Reading Grandmothers, Mrs White, Mrs Twidale and Mrs Kellock continue to come in weekly to read with us which has definitely helped to improve our oral Reading. We thank them sincerely. 2/3 M would also like to thank Mrs Kirby who comes in to read on a Monday. Last but not least, thanks to the parents who continue to support the children in all areas of school. Donna, Sheryl and Majella hope you have a happy and relaxing holiday and return safely for Term 3.
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.