St Patrick's Primary School, Lochinvar is a Catholic school community centred on the example and teachings of Jesus. As our Vision Statement highlights, we celebrate our religion and spirituality, respect and care for each other, empower students to face challenges and achieve.
St Patrick's Primary School is a community where we strive to create a loving, caring, compassionate and just environment where each child feels secure and happy. We provide high quality, challenging and innovative educational activities that cater for the needs of all. We build our sense of Catholic community through meaningful liturgy, prayer, symbols and rituals. The Eucharist is celebrated and promoted in school and parish. We provide opportunities for authentic and creative liturgical experiences involving students, staff and families.
Our children are also involved in activities related to social justice issues including a wonderful Mini Vinnies program run by the students. The staff, parents and students of St Patrick's form an educational community in the tradition of the order of the Sisters of St Joseph. It is a school steeped in rich traditional, Catholic values. We operate an excellent Pastoral Care Program and we encourage the children through the 'You Can Do It' program.
We have recently completed the construction of 4 classrooms and a large school hall. Funds for this project were provided by the Building Education Revolution (BER) Project. We have a very large playing area that is attractive and well maintained. We also have excellent technological facilities including 'Smartboards' in every classroom and the 'Matthew Poulsen Learning Centre' where we have a well designed technology hub.
Our school has a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy. Our excellent sports program includes representative and weekly sport. Apart from our normal music program, we also have a school choir and school dance group. We are responsive to the different needs of students and provide opportunities for all students to achieve excellence. We investigate initiatives for encouraging high achievers in academic areas. We continually strive to improve student achievement levels in literacy and numeracy for all students.
St Patrick's also hosts an Out of School Hours Care facility, a Playgroup for young children and their mothers as well as a Pre-school that operates 2 days per week.
Students of St. Patrick's Primary School, Lochinvar are encouraged to continue their Catholic education by attending St. Joseph's Campus Lochinvar.