St Patrick's Primary School, Swansea, endeavours to provide students with an enriched educational and caring environment with a focus on meeting the individual learning needs of each student.
The student leadership program provides 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.
With the school’s sport/physical activity program students have the opportunity to compete at representative level for school, regional, diocesan, state and national competitions in sports including swimming, athletics, gymnastics, cross country and in a variety of team sports including netball, soccer and rugby league.
Creative arts are recognised as a strength at St Patrick’s with students from Kindergarten to Year 6 taught music by a specialist music teacher and a well-developed program ensures that students are exposed to a variety of artistic techniques including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital art, ﬁbre, photography and ceramics. All students participate in the school’s musical which is held every two years and Years 5 and 6 students are taught the ukulele and have the opportunity to audition for ASPIRE.
St Patrick’s offers the Seasons for Growth program for students who have experienced significant change or loss. Students who enrol in the program examine the impact of changes such as death, separation and divorce upon their lives and explore how they can learn to live with and grow from these experiences.
St Patrick’s is a bin free school which sees 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. The school also has an award-winning recycling program and a worm farm which encourages the students to be environmentally responsible.
The students of St Patrick’s also have a very special relationship with the residents of two local residential aged care facilities and during their regular visits enjoy the opportunity to talk, share their school work and entertain the residents.
Students of St Patrick's Primary School, Swansea, are encouraged to continue their Catholic education by attending St Mary's Catholic College, Gateshead.