St Patrick's Primary School
New South Wales, Australia
About St Patrick's Primary School
St Patrick’s is a systemic Catholic K-6, co-educational Primary School located at Wallsend in the Hunter Valley Region, north of Sydney in New South Wales. It is part of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and has a current student enrolment of 215 students. The school was founded in 1883 by the Sister’s of Mercy, who continued to staff the school until 1969, when the first lay Principal was appointed. Teachers committed to nurturing, creativity, critical thinking and innovation are highly valued by the school community.
Mr Grant Diggins
Recent years have seen a series of major improvements to the overall facilities of St Patrick’s Primary School with the complete refurbishment of the school hall and kitchen area, the canteen, the specialist Art Room and all classroom buildings. An additional classroom and withdrawal areas for student support was also added. The school now presents as a welcoming modern primary school and a motivating environment for the acquisition of learning.
Along with Religious Education, St Patrick’s Primary School acquires curriculum content for its teaching and learning practices through reference to the NSW Board of Studies Syllabuses across each of the six key learning areas. As well as a commitment to deepen each student’s knowledge of the Catholic Story and Teachings, the school also prides itself on being a place of learning excellence, whereby, through the nurturing of creativity, critical thinking and innovations, each student’s ability to reach their full potential is maximised.
St Patrick’s Primary School encourages all students to have the courage to live the Gospel through respect, compassion and service to others and then through their participation in a quality learning environment have their creativity, critical thinking and innovation nurtured and valued.