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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
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SCIENCE SHOW – AIR Invisible yet so effective
The school was treated to a terrific science show today from Dr Peter H.
Eastwell, Director, Science Time Education. The whole school enjoyed
exploring the notion of air, its impact, its uses and its necessity. Peter later commented to me that he thoroughly enjoyed engaging with our students –"They are a credit to the school and their families!"
NATIVE GARDEN REPLANT
Last Friday saw the first step in the regeneration of the Native Garden take place. This is a beautifully serene place in the school and is often the place where liturgies take place. It is currently fenced off to allow the 50 odd new plantings (tube stock) to take hold and find their feet.
STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
On Monday 20th October Mrs Christina Wardle led our staff through a workshop focussing on writing and assessment. Christina very willingly shared her knowledge enhanced by participating in marking NAPLAN scripts. Specifically examining four of the ten criteria for writing, viz spelling, vocabulary, sentence structure and punctuation and at how these need to be assessed individually will be hugely beneficial in assisting students to know their writing strengths and exactly how to improve their writing.
This Week 20th - 24th October is Book Fair Week between 3:00—4:00pm in School Library. Come and take a peek!!
BAIT draw winners for last week were: Bridgitte and Dylan.
The Team winner is: GREEN.
Congratulations and thank you for being such great students at our school.
ENROLMENTS FOR 2015
Enrolment applications for all year levels, especially Prep are now being taken. A child who will be five years of age by June 30 2015, is eligible for enrolment. I would really appreciate bringing this to the attention of your families. A clear indication of enrolment numbers at this stage of the year, allows us to better prepare for the following year. Interviews will occur in the next couple of weeks for new enrolments.