Welcome to St Patrick’s Primary, Blacktown
School Motto – ‘Under Your Protection’
St Patrick’s is a Catholic Parish school for girls and boys from Kindergarten to Year 6. It is situated in a quiet, natural setting conducive to quality learning and teaching. Our mission is to celebrate a multi-cultural, Christ-centred community, where all members collaborate to provide a safe environment that nurtures every student.
Our school’s Religious Education Program supports both parents and the Parish Sacramental Team in the faith development of the students in the Catholic tradition.
The diverse curriculum caters for the needs of all students, encompassing gifted children as well as those with additional needs. We have the privilege of hosting an autistic class from Aspect NSW.
Our curriculum is complemented by state-of-the-art technology, with laptops, ipads, cameras, interactive whiteboards and Internet access in every learning area.
A major building and refurbishment project including new learning spaces and administration areas was completed in 2009 and through the Building the Education Revolution (BER) Program in 2011 a multi-purpose centre was constructed. The learning spaces allow teachers to share the learning across year groups and stages. These areas are inviting, comfortable and well-equipped 21st century centres for personalised learning.
The administration block is a pleasant and welcoming area and provides safe access for students and visitors. Our secure playground consists of beautiful gardens with a large ‘all weather turf’ area providing a pleasant outdoor learning and recreational area.
Today, more than a million students across Australia in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will be assessed on their literacy and numeracy skills as part of the annual National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) testing in schools.
When it comes to schooling, literacy is critical and forms the foundation for all learning. Catholic Education is working with primary teachers to specialise their skills in literacy through the Reading Recovery program.
The New South Wales Government has reached an agreement with the Australian Government that will see an extra $5 billion invested in education over six years from 2016.