School Clubs, Music and Sport
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 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.
Want to make things? Are you good at Lego? How high can you make a tower? Get together with your friends and build whatever you want. Construction club is a supervised session that takes place on Wednesday lunchtimes, from 1:30 to 1:50 in the library.
Let them rip! This is the game if you like to battle in the Beyblade stadium. Amazing to watch the blades spin and battle each other until one falls down. Beyblade club takes place most lunchtimes outside of the glass doors near the middle school area.
Drawing club is open to all students and takes place on Thursday lunchtimes, from 1:30 to 1:50 in the library. This is not a formalised drawing lesson, but an opportunity for students to take a break from the busy outside lunchtime activities and spend some quiet time free drawing as they wish. The club is supervised by a teacher. So if you are inspired to draw, please feel free to come along and enjoy some time at the drawing club.
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.
Mathletics club is open to all students and takes place on Tuesday lunchtimes from 1:30 to 1:50 in the library, supervised by our Maths teaching leader. Students can utilise the laptops to spend some time on the Mathletics program that they also use in class. So if you are a buddy mathematician, or just love maths, please come along and enjoy some time in the Mathletics Club.
Ukelele club is for students in Years 4-6 and takes place on Thursday lunchtimes from 1:30 to 1:50 in the 5 Green classroom. It is run by our performing arts teacher, Mr Old. Students will be given the opportunity to learn how to play the ukulele through learning chords, strum patterns and chord changes. No experience needed. So if you like the idea of learning a musical instrument, then Ukelele Club might be your thing. Please come along and check it out.
The school choir is open to all students and takes place on Friday lunchtimes from 1:30 to 1:50. The voices of angels drift through the air as you work with Mrs Mew learning how to sing together.
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.
St. Patrick's Primary school have introduced a Bus Club for students who wait after school to catch a bus. These students are offered a piece of fruit and biscuit for their afternoon tea whilst waiting for their bus service. Parents/carers must sign a permission for their child to participate, a copy of which can be found here.
During Games Club children can play board games, use construction sticks, draw some pictures and enjoy their friends company. Games Club is a supervised session that takes place on Thursday from 1:30 to 1:50 in the library.
Terms 2 and 3 only. Trade your cards under supervision. Each trade has to be checked by a teacher to make sure that the trade is not unfair. Trading Club takes place from 1:30 to 1:50 in the library and the day will be set during terms 2 and 3.
Footy Card Trading Club
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.