Welcome To St Patrick's Primary School Ballarat

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Principal's Welcome

A very warm welcome to St Patrick's

It is with a sense of excitement and enthusiasm, that I have the privilege in my role as Principal to introduce St Patrick’s Primary School. At St Patrick’s Primary School, we are keenly aware of the responsibility parents have entrusted in us, to educate their children to the highest standards and prepare them to be young people whose values will make them quality citizens. 

Our school motto “To love is to serve”, is not just a catch phrase displayed in our school foyer, or a platitude that is casually thrown around in conversation. It is a living statement of intent, the foundation upon which every action is made.

Our school population is as vibrant and diverse as the city it is situated in. We honour that rich diversity by providing a learning environment that is inclusive, proactive and innovative. Recognising the inherent role our students and families have in achieving student achievement, our highly motivated teachers have built a school culture where all are invited to be part of their child’s learning journey.

Our learning and teaching programs are based upon the Victorian curriculum. The curriculum is presented in a dynamic and personalised manner so that every student has agency to learn and grow through authentic experiences. 

Our teachers are acutely aware that our students are entering a contemporary world that requires active citizens with a continuous thirst for knowledge and a desire to constantly enhance and develop new skills. Our role as educators, is to equip our students with the skills and attitudes that will allow them to embrace this challenge, and be active participants in the contemporary world.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website to learn more about our wonderful school. I warmly invite prospective parents to come and visit our vibrant school, see our new learning spaces and experience an environment in which our students are challenged by the best educational practices and supported to be the best they can be. 

Ben Shields