1st Thursday of each month
5.15pm in Resource Centre
PARISH MASS TIMES
23rd July - 8.30am Children's Liturgy
5th August - 6.00pm
13th August - 8.30am Children's Liturgh
19th August - 6.00pm
Welcome to our website.....
At St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, our aim is to provide quality educational experiences for students from Prep to Year 6. Through a happy, safe and supportive learning environment, students, parents and staff work together to encourage personal growth and promote success which leads to the establishment of solid foundations for lifelong learning.
In accordance with the founding Sisters of St Joseph and in the spirit of St Mary MacKillop, our school believes in the promotion of relationships built upon mutual respect, trust and faith. We encourage students to explore and learn about the Catholic faith and the understanding of and the love for Jesus.
Our school is a welcoming community where staff inspire 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.
Unity is strength, and here at St Patrick’s, that is what makes our school a family.
I encourage you to explore the website so that you to may be able to share in the educational journey with us and become a member of our family here at St Patrick’s.
Brendan Redinger - Acting
Catholic Education Week
Balonne Cricket Boys/Girls
Bishop's Inservice Day Pupil Free Day
Mary MacKillop Mass 9am
Balonne Athletics Carnival
P&F Meeting 5.15pm
State Touch Football
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK and PUPIL FREE DAY – WEDNESDAY 26th JULY
Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland from 23rd - 29th July this year. This annual event is held to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools every day. The theme for this year’s celebrations is: Sharing the Journey. Catholic education strives to make a difference in the lives of those in our schools and in the wider community by challenging young people to live out the message of Jesus and to reach their full potential as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society. During Catholic Education Week 2017, Catholic education communities across Queensland are invited to celebrate how they are sharing the journey. There are 302 Catholic schools in Queensland that educate around 146,000 students and employ more than 18,500 teachers and staff and most will celebrate Catholic Education Week in some way. Our school will have a mass at 9 am on Friday 28 July to celebrate the ‘sharing the journey’ with our school and the wider community. We hope you are able to join in the celebrations with us. I thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to seeing you during Catholic Education Week 2017.
Just a reminder that as part of Catholic Education Week, staff from Roma, Mitchell, Chinchilla, Tara and St George Catholic schools will come together for a day of professional and faith development on Wednesday 26th July. This year’s Bishop’s In-service Day will be hosted by St. John’s College. This will be a PUPIL FREE DAY.
Congratulations to Mrs. Morris for the wonderful NAIDOC Week Mass that was celebrated last week. Well done to Fr Salvador, all readers and people who assisted Mrs. Morris with the running of the event. Our school was treated to some Indigenous Games from Mr. Jarrod Duiker while each class celebrated the week with their own activities.
PREP ENROLMENTS FOR 2018
Thank you to those families who have submitted their application for Prep 2018. You will receive notification for an enrolment interview in the coming week. These interviews will commence in August. If you know of any interested families who have Prep aged children, please inform them to send in their applications in as soon as possible. I appreciate your diligence in assisting the school.