St Patrick's Catholic Primary School
New South Wales, Australia
About St Patrick's Catholic Primary School
St Patrick’s Primary School is a Catholic, co-educational K-6 school located on a hilltop, overlooking the beautiful, verdant, Bega Valley, on the far south coast of New South Wales. The Sisters of Charity established the first school in Bega in 1884 and in 1926 the Sisters of St Joseph took over and remained in the school for 75 years. The school has an enrolment of 180 students, being catered for in 7 full time classes. The staff of St Patrick’s is focused on providing a 21st Century education within a safe and supportive environment.
Mrs Jo Scott-Pegun
St Patrick’s School has, in recent years, made a significant investment in technology and learning space design and as such the school provides an array of quality, up to date learning tools, to assist in the enhancement of the students educational experience. The school also features a library, rich in quality literacy resources and one that is well-equipped technologically. Safe, spacious playground areas and exceptional views across the Bega Valley from the school’s lofty hilltop location, ensure a most pleasant and unique play environment for the students.
All teaching and learning programs at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School are based upon the NSW Board of Studies Syllabuses and address the six key learning areas. There is also a strong focus on Religious Education throughout the school. Daily life at St Patricks within classrooms, is based very much on Christian values and these are an integral part of the school community’s view of life and are therefore linked to all of the other key learning areas.
St Patrick’s Primary School aims to serve the Catholic parish and general community by allowing students develop views on life that will support family and Christian based values and empower them to be able to participate in the community as individuals capable of forming their own opinions.