OUR SCHOOL PRAYER
This is our school, let peace abide here. Let the rooms be full of contentment. Let love abide here, love of one another, love of mankind, love of life itself and love of God. Let us remember that, as many hands build a house, so many hearts make a school.
OUR SCHOOL SONG:
"Aspire to the Extraordinary"
Verse 1 Verse 2
We will learn to grow in hope Together walking side by side
That's what we strive to do Our School community
Live and learn as Jesus shows Moving forward right into
The Gospel values too. The 21st Century
Here at . . . Here at . .
St Patrick's, St Patrick's, the school by the sea.
St Patrick, our patron, bring out the best in me
Bring out the best in me
When I go out into the world
Another step for me,
I'll look ahead and know that I can be
Extraordinary (I am!) Extraordinary
Here at . . .
Inspired by our faith and together with our parents, Church and community, we aim for each person to reach their full potential in body, mind, heart and spirit. St Patrick's Primary endeavours to provide students with an enriched educational and caring environment with a focus on meeting the individual learning needs of each student.
St Patrick's Primary School, Swansea, was founded by the Sisters of St Joseph in 1952. The school’s staff is committed to creating and fostering a caring community where students, staff and parents work together in mutual support and respect. It is this community aspect of the faith we share that sets the tone of our Catholic school. Our Vision Statement reflects this commitment: “St Patrick's is a place of quality education, opportunity and growth. In a community of faith and love, we bring out the best in one another”
Our school was completely rebuilt in 2006 and we now have a school that is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. In 2010 we built a school hall which is used extensively for educational programs, assemblies, concerts and social functions. Technology is a vital tool in the delivery of our school curriculum. A team of dedicated teachers and support staff provides opportunities for all students to succeed by catering for the needs of each and every child.
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is a school-wide behaviour initiative
which was implemented at St Patrick’s in 2012. It employs a whole school systems approach to address problem behaviour and to reduce its effects on student outcomes and on the school community as a whole. PBL encourages positive behaviour from students, which has been shown to improve their self-concept and motivation to learn.
The student leadership program aims to provide opportunities for students to play a significant and effective role in the decision making processes of the school, and to ensure that student leaders are positive role models for other students.
St Patrick’s offers the Seasons for Growth program, a program for children
who have experienced significant change or loss. The students who enrol in the program examine the impact of changes such as death, separation and divorce upon their lives, and they explore how they can learn to live with and grow from these experiences.
The students of St Patrick’s have a very special relationship with the residents of two local residential aged care facilities. During their regular visits to these elderly residents, the students enjoy the opportunity to talk,to share their school work and to entertain the residents.
St Patrick’s has a very successful recycling program. With no garbage bins on the playground, the students place all of their lunch scraps and rubbish into their lunch boxes to take home. This program saves the school a great deal of time and money, and it is an environmentally responsible way of managing waste. It also allows parents to see exactly what their children are eating and/or not eating.
Students of St. Patrick's Primary School, Swansea are encouraged to continue their Catholic education by attending St. Mary's High School,