Welcome to our website.....
St Patrick’s is the Catholic Primary School of St Patrick’s Parish in St George and is part of the Catholic Education family in the Diocese of Toowoomba. Our school exists not to be different but to make a difference and to present a vision of reality that has its origins in the gospel of Jesus. Some of the most important characteristics of a Catholic School are listed below:
- The Catholic School is a faith community. It is a place where God is named and recognised and where gospel values are reflected.
- It is focused towards evangelisation. By the example of community members, students see how faith and contemporary life can be integrated.
- It is oriented towards total development of the individual – spiritual, moral, social, emotional and intellectual.
- It enhances the dignity of each person.
- It has a special orientation towards the marginalised.
It values openness and seeks truth.
- It is characterised by hopefulness.
When enrolling students at St Patrick’s, I believe that I am enrolling not only the child/ren but the whole family. To achieve the best educational outcomes for a child, positive and close partnerships must be formed between school and home. We recognise that parents are the first educators and it is our role to support and enhance this education. We are very proud of our students and it is our hope that whatever they do in life, they will be able to recall the values we hold true here at St Patrick’s, to help them along life’s journey.
Lesley Jarrett ~ Principal
Please click here to download the latest newsletter.
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Term One of 2014 is one that we as a school community can look on with a great deal of pride. Perhaps one of the highlights for me has been the successful introduction and implementation of our behaviour procedures and the education surrounding it. Over the past couple of days I have also heard very encouraging comments from teachers about the improvements in and development of spelling knowledge of their students. Our Parents and Friends are settling in with a whole new committee and our students and families have once again displayed their generosity in our fund raising efforts for Caritas. What has been your highlight?
During the last week of term, we saw the story of Holy Week re-enacted so capably by our students. This time of year and the upcoming Easter Season is the most important time of the liturgical year; the time when Christ gifted Himself to mankind in love. We have been gifted the gift of ourselves warts and all; each of us might sometimes wonder about our worth or value and certainly this is something that our children do too – we are our own worst critics in our attempts at coming to accept and delight in who we are. One way to appreciate the gift of our selves is to gift ourselves to others in love. Recognising our qualities and talents and using them to serve is an outstanding way of consolidating our sense of self-worth. This is not an exercise in pride or naval-gazing but a way of entering into the mystery of love in which we have been created.
Congratulations and thanks to every member of our school community who has gifted themselves to our school over the past term in so many different ways!
Congratulations to Nathan, Dennielle and Jack.
students were caught in the BAIT net
and the BAIT trophy
was awarded to Green!