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St Patrick's Pyramid Hill

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To Love, Learn and Respect

 

Religious Education Program

St Patrick's is a Catholic school. We believe that our Catholic Identity is integral to every aspect of the school and nurtures and guides who we are. Our commitment to our Catholic Identity is evident in all we do. At St Patrick’s we strive to live out the teachings of Jesus through the Gospel values. We believe that the holistic development of the Learner is possible in a safe, positive and caring environment. 

St Patrick’s integrates the ‘Source of Life program’ into the curriculum daily. The Source of Life is a program designed by the Diocese of Sandhurst and is delivered for approximately two and a half hours a week. Prayer, liturgy and attendance to Mass is also an integral part to one’s faith development and the school partakes in such traditions regularly. All Learners enrolled at St Patrick’s are taught Religious Education and expected to take part in these rituals and traditions. Concepts, values and key messages taught in Religious Education underpin all that we say and do. 

An individual’s religious education is a life long process and attending a Catholic School only enhances this. Religious education in the 21st Century aims to;

  • Foster within each individual a relationship with God.

  • Immerse children in the story of the Catholic Faith Traditions and to understand the faith traditions in others.

  • Create better self knowledge and spiritual growth.

  • Actively commit to acts of social justice and Reconciliation and recognise that these are grounded in the story of Jesus.

  pdf St Patrick's Learning and Teaching Policy (361 KB)

Respectful Relationships Program

St. Patrick's Primary School has been appointed as a 'Lead school' by the Department of Education and Training - leading the way in taking a whole school approach to the 'Respectful Relationships' program and building a culture of respect and gender equality across the whole school community.

This approach leads to positive impacts on Learner's academic outcomes, their mental health, classroom behaviour & relationships between teachers and Learners - bringing our school motto, 'To Love, Learn & Respect' to life.

Languages Program                                                                                                                                                      

All schools are expected to provide a Languages program for all Learners across Foundation to Year 12. Through the learning of another language, Learners focus on language acquisition as well as cultural understanding. Research shows that knowing one language helps you to learn another language. Additionally, it is not which language is learned, but the learning about learning, and how the learning occurs that is vital.

St. Patrick’s Primary School values every Learner and family and is proud of its diversity. The first language of one quarter of the Philippines population is Tagalog which is also the second language of the majority. The introduction of Tagalog vocabulary will be supported each Friday both in the Literacy classroom as well as in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Program, ensuring that learning links are made in practical and real life and authentic situations. Our commitment to our community and learning is evident in the uptake of this exciting initiative.

Transition Programs

St. Patrick's Primary School provides support for early years Learners and their transition into the Primary School. Through the 'P.L.A.N. for Monday' program (Paddy's Literacy And Numeracy) and the 'Kids in the Kitchen' program, children between the ages of 0 - 5 years are introduced to early years Literacy and Mathematics opportunities.  Both programs are led by qualified teachers and engage children in a variety of experiences to promote a love for learning in a social and engaging manner. Please contact the school for more details.