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Principal's Message

A warm welcome to St Patrick’s Primary School Gundagai.

St Patrick’s is a welcoming family school. We provide a contemporary quality Catholic education for our students. St Patrick's School is located within the Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn, in the Riverina district of New South Wales. The school caters for 123 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.

 

Please come and experience for yourself the warmth and energy of the St Patrick's community.  I look forward to welcoming you personally to our great school.

Vincent Powell

Principal

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