School Expectations

At St Patrick’s Parish School, we believe that learning:

  • Is founded on the Good News of Jesus Christ
  • Has purpose and meaning
  • Encourages and develops a broad range of communication skills
  • Develops independence and confidence
  • Is enriched as a result of team work
  • Is best supported when students feel safe to explore and take risks
  • Gives rise to creativity
  • Encourages awareness of global citizenship
  • Is life, and life is learning

At St Patrick’s Parish School, the safety and well-being of all members of the school community is important and everyone’s shared responsibility. We belong to a school and Parish community that is proud of its heritage and its reputation.

We are a Place of Learning 

  • Come to class prepared to learn
  • Recognise the right of others to learn
  • Make a positive contribution in class and listen to all instructions
  • Develop our skills and knowledge
  • Choose appropriate times to speak and to listen attentively
  • Bring all necessary equipment to school
  • Be punctual to all classes and school activities
  • Attend school regularly
  • Complete all work on time and to the best of our ability
  • Reflect on our learning, using effective feedback on our progress

We are a Place of Safety

  • Follow directions given by leaders
  • Follow the ‘hands off’ policy
  • Follow WHS requirements and teachers’ direction about use of equipment
  • Respect the personal space and safety of others
  • Keep the school grounds and classrooms clean and tidy
  • Use personal electronic devices appropriately
  • Create a culture where all we are encouraged to appropriately express an opinion and take sensible risks

We are a Place of Belonging

  • Actively participate in the prayer and contribute to the liturgical life of the school
  • Always be honest and truthful
  • Relate positively to others and if needed, to restore relationships
  • Respect the personal space of others
  • Respect the property of others
  • Wear the uniform correctly
  • Be polite and inclusive to all within the school community
  • Speak to others with courtesy
  • Actively participate and engage in all classes, school events and activities
  • Make visitors welcome to our school