St Patrick's believes in providing opportunities for all children. Not only do we strive for excellence in education but we also want to help all children to succeed socially. We have a well-developed playground which includes a sports field, adventure playground, quiet play area and sand pits, but there are some children who would prefer to play in a quieter area. To provide opportunities for these children, St Patrick's runs a clubs program. We also provide other opportunities to develop other non-academic skills and social interactions.
St. Patrick’s Breakfast Club is open to all students every Friday between 8:15am and 8:40am. With the support of St Vincent De Paul, the breakfast club encourages students to eat breakfast and to engage with other students in a relaxed environment. Parents/Carers must give permission for a child to attend. This can be done through CareMonkey, or a copy of the form can be found here.
Do you like to read? Can the outside playground get a bit noisy and overwhelming in the mornings? Then come along to the school library on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:15am. You can pick out a book, sit and ready quietly, or borrow a book.
St Patrick's Netball Club
St Patrick's is lucky to have an onsite netball club that utilises the netball courts to the south of the stadium. The St Patrick's Netball Club is not run by the school, but is a separate entity run by a wonderful group of volunteers.
St Pat's Netball Club run Net-Set-Go for the younger ones, as well as competition netball, and can therefore cater for both boys and girls from ages 5 to 17.
For more information, please head to their website: https://stpatsnetballclub.teamapp.com/
St Patrick's provides students with a number of different music lessons options, including drums, guitar and piano.
Drum lessons are on Mondays from 10am to 7:30pm and Wednesdays from 10am to 6pm. Guitar lessons are also on Mondays. Piano lessons are on Wednesdays to Fridays, before, during and after school.
If you would like more information on these lessons, please contact the school office for contact numbers to the teachers on the day that interests you.
The Interschool Sport program runs separately to the Physical Education program for students in Grades Three to Six. It incorporates swimming, cross-country and athletics carnivals. It is a voluntary program, where students who wish to participate, are required to trial for different events. Students who are successful in gaining a place in these teams, participate firstly at the Mitchell District level against other local primary schools. From the District level, students who achieve a first or second placing go on to compete at the Whittlesea Division level and from here they may be successful to compete at the Northern Metropolitan Region level.
In addition to these carnivals, all Grade Six students participate in Interschool Summer and Winter Sports. These sports include basketball, softball, rounders and modified cricket for the summer and netball, AFL, soccer and tee-ball for the winter carnivals.
At the end of each year, St. Patrick’s holds its own sports carnival where the focus is on participation and having fun. Students compete for their house, Chisholm, McAuley, Morrison or O’Rourke, earning points throughout the day.