For Students

At St Patrick's Catholic Primary School we are committed to providing an environment where all members of the community are respected and encouraged to achieve their best. Students are provided with a variety of learning experiences activities and programs which cater for their individual needs.

St Patrick's also offers opportunities for children to participate in a comprehensive range of sporting activities including Gymnastics, Dance, Swimming and Gala Days.

A range of technology facilities is available to all students including interactive whiteboards and PCs in all learning spaces, banks of iPads, laptops, netbooks and flip cameras.

Our school also takes pride in the range of creative opportunities we provide such as Mandarin , choir, inter-cluster debating, CaSPA and Life Education Programs. These programs add to the richness of the school and present stimulating opportunities for the students.

Parents are actively involved in the life of the school and express their support of the students and staff members in many ways. The teachers work as a team to provide a well-balanced curriculum which meets the needs of students and the requirements of the NSW Board of Studies.

As a Catholic community, the school focuses on respectful interactions with each other and we value each person's uniqueness. With our school motto 'Christ Alive in Us', we look to Jesus as a model for all that we do.

Student Leadership

We value the input and opinion of the students and believe that all students are important stakeholders in this community. Student participation in leadership is encouraged and all Year 6 students are leaders. The Year 6 School Leadership Team is comprised of the School Captains, Sports Captains, School Representative Council (SRC), Mini-Vinnies,  Library Monitors and Garden Club Leaders.

The student life at St Patrick’s school gives students the opportunity not only to extend their learning, but also to develop their leadership skills. This is facilitated through the Student Representative Council (SRC) and participation in various school liturgies and prayer through our Choir group.

Student Representative Council

The Student Representative Council (SRC) is a group of children from Years 3 to Year 6 elected by their peers for a period of one semester. The SRC initiates and co-ordinates activities to raise awareness of the charities we support and to initiate student outreach programs.

Student Wellbeing

The principles of Restorative Justice underpins our whole pastoral care policy, with a focus on consistent and fair discipline. At all times, we strive to ensure that there is a consistency of approach, which results in optimal learning opportunities for our children. There is a buddy system, which operates within the school, which ensures that our younger students always have a contact with an older student who will look after their interests and wellbeing. The school follows the School Wide Positive Behaviour for Learning (SPBL) framework both in the classroom and in the playground so that all students are aware of our expectations. A process exists for acknowledging positive behaviour.

Assemblies

Each morning our school community joins together for a short morning assembly where we gather to pray, listen to daily announcements and celebrate birthdays. Student leaders facilitate our class assemblies on Friday afternoon and during this time Merit Certificates are presented to recognise and celebrate student achievement.