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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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Lent = Less Eats No Treats, or does it? A traditional way of celebrating Lent is to deny ourselves and give to the poor what we save. But there is more. This website (http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/40-ideas-lent-2013) gives some great, and quirky, ideas. One is to write 40 Love Letters to people who have had a big impact on your life, one each day, through this Lent. These can be to anyone: people who have died, who have hurt you, who have helped you, even God. Whatever we choose to do, it should have this aim: to help us enter into the full, rich life that Jesus wishes to give us.
During our Ash Wednesday Liturgy on the 5th March, Father Michael told the students that during Lent we should try to pray more, give up something we like and give something to the poor. All classrooms have Project Compassion boxes in their sacred space, so please encourage your child to think about Lent and how they can help others.
To the girls of the St Patrick's netball team who have been
selected to compete in Roma for the South West Netball trials on Sunday 27th April. Well done girls!
ST PATRICK'S PARISH FETE
The annual Meeting of St Patrick's Parish Fete will be held in the school Library on Tuesday 11th March 2014 from 5.15pm. And I seek the support of all Parents and Guardians. The Annual Fete is an important part of the school calendar and enjoys great support from the wider community. Seventy percent of the proceeds go directly to the school and for the 2013 Fete, this resulted in a commission of $16,800.00. Please come along and help organise the 2014 fete.
Congratulations to Hunter, Millie and Ella.
students were caught in the BAIT net
and the BAIT trophy
was awarded to Green!
PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION
A special Annual General Meeting of the Parents and Friends Association will
be held on Thursday 6th March at 5:00 pm in the school library.