St Patrick's Primary School
New South Wales, Australia
About St Patrick's Primary School
St Patrick's Parish Primary School is a co-educational, independent, Catholic K-6 learning community, situated on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai, New South Wales. It is part of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn.
There are currently around 80 students enrolled at the school.
Mr Vincent Powell
Since the school moved to its current location in 1979, extensive building and renovation programs have taken place to provide modern classrooms, a sun-safe playing environment, landscaped garden areas, a larger library and growing computer resources.
The curriculum at St Patrick’s centres on Religious Education, English, Maths, Human Society and its Environment and Personal Development. Health and Physical Education. This is complemented by the creative arts, which include making art works and art appreciation, performing music, as well as listening to it, drama-role play, performance and appreciation and dance-performance and appreciation.
The school’s vision embraces the IDEAS (Innovative Designs for Enhancing Achievements in Schools) approach. This provides ways of illuminating teachers’ successful practices and creating new levels of meaning. Schools participating in IDEAS commit to a four-semester process of revitalisation using resources, workshops and on-site consultation from the Leadership Research Institute Team, University of Southern Queensland.
St Patrick’s believes that every child is unique. It strives to nurture and develop the spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual and physical aspects of all its students to produce well-rounded young people.