A warm welcome to St Patrick's Gundagai.
St Patrick's Parish Primary School is part of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn and situated at the Gateway of the Riverina, on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai, NSW.St Patrick's is a welcoming family school.
A warm welcome to St Patrick's Gundagai.
St Patrick's Parish Primary School is part of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn and situated at the Gateway of the Riverina, on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai, NSW.St Patrick's is a welcoming family school. We provide a contemporary quality Catholic education for our students. The school caters for 80 students from Kindergarten to Year Six. The Catholic community of the Archdiocese challenges its schools and teachers to share with parents the sacred responsibility for the well-rounded development of the young people in its care. This responsibility is at the heart of St Patrick's school.
We are proud of the unique educational environment we offer. We also acknowledge parents as the first educators of their children. St Patrick's staff are committed to supporting parents in this vital education process. They are caring and are dedicated to ensuring that the school-home partnership is productive and successful; a strong partnership that makes certain the best interests of the children is realised. Our personal approach with each family is central to our mission. We endeavour to achieve this goal through our Catholic culture and traditions.Our vision, 'Walk Together in Faith and Knowledge' calls us to nurture and challenge each other within a caring Catholic environment where the love of life and an intrinsic motivation for learning are fostered. We encourage all to participate in creating and maintaining a positive learning environment. We believe that every child is unique.Our Vision is lived out through our involvement within our Parish, school and the wider community of Gundagai and surrounds. To realise this mission, we provide a contemporary, quality education for the children in our care in all aspects of life. At St Patrick's, education encompasses the spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual and physical aspects that are necessary to develop well rounded young people. We emphasise the uniqueness of each person. Our aim is to develop resilient, self-confident and informed individuals. Individuals who are able to voice their opinions in order to make a positive difference in society as young people and as adults. We achieve this by providing a rich curriculum and pedagogy that empowers the learner. Students are encouraged to embrace many opportunities offered including, music, public speaking, art, sport, physical education and a variety of excursions.Our learning environments contain the support systems that establish the conditions in which students learn best – systems that accommodate the unique learning needs of every learner and support positive human relationships needed for effective learning. These environments engage, enable and empower all learners in a context that is flexible, promotes collaboration and a sense of community while addressing the multiple and interconnected learning needs of the whole child. Our 21st century learning environments foster personalised learning that takes place in a context of relevance. Such differentiated learning offers the student "just what I need" to move forward and experience success. St Patrick's is committed to working in partnership to build a capacity and culture that supports a safe and secure Catholic educational environment.St Patrick's support the integration of ICT as both a means and a catalyst to innovative education. We demonstrate this commitment by enriching our classroom environments with technologically-based teaching and learning opportunities that are engaging, flexible, differentiated, creative and challenging. One of our key School Improvement goals targets the creation of flexible learning environments enabling the school to effectively respond to student needs and maximise learning. At St Patrick's we have high expectations of our students and a belief that all students can and will learn. Our teachers are constantly encouraging our students to move forward with their learning.At St Patrick's, showing care and concern for others is a big part of transformational leadership; and this is the leadership we strive to equip our students of the 21st century with. We aim to build leaders who have the capacity and courage to strive for the common good of our community. St Patrick's can be based on 3 foundational pillars; Building Community, Building Capacity and Building and Celebrating Catholic Culture. Leadership is developed through the Student Representative Council, leadership days and peer support programs. The school places a strong emphasis on student welfare, student teacher relationships and a positive behaviour for learning. A focus on the core values of Respect, Responsibility and Safety are central to our school's culture.Please come and experience for yourself the warmth and energy of the St Patrick's community. We look forward to welcoming you personally to our great school.
Mr Vincent Powell