Living, Loving, Learning in ChristSt Patrick's Primary School Wangaratta
We, the staff and students of St Patrick’s Primary School, are very proud of our beautiful school.
This is a school where everyone is welcome and everyone is included. This doesn’t just happen by accident. The values of parents, staff and students come into play to make the environment of St Patrick’s nurturing, in every aspect of the word.
Education is a journey. It’s not something that begins at 9am and finishes at 3.30pm. It is an important part of our lives and we aim to make the students in our care life long learners, approaching new learning, experiences and relationships with optimism and energy.I hope that you enjoy browsing through the website. Please do not hesitate to contact the school, if you require any additional information.
What we do
To provide a school community that draws on the traditions of the Brigidine Order, that celebrates life, reaches out to others and actively cares for our world.
St Patrick’s Primary School strives to:
Guide and support students on their faith journey through experiences of the Catholic tradition, building a strong sense of belonging, responsibility and wonder within our school, church and global communities.
Develop an environment that builds on student resilience, self – respect, confidence and empathy – in partnership with families.
Foster a learning environment that provides a holistic education that nurtures all learners in order for them to realise their full potential.
Model and foster a safe and supportive environment for students and their families within the school community.
Provide learning and teaching experiences that promote decision making.
Conserve God’s creation and recognise the traditional owners of the land.
Catholic Identity and Religious Education
It is the policy of St.Patrick’s Catholic Primary School that we will strongly nurture our Catholic Identity.
St. Patrick’s School has a specific, recognizable, Catholic Identity that reflects the life, work and teaching of Jesus Christ and the evangelizing mission of the Catholic Church.
The daily interactions among all members of our school community reflect belief in and commitment to the Catholic Identity of our school.Catholic Identity is manifested in the way St. Patrick’s encounters and engages in the everyday, bringing social justice to life- influencing leadership structures, planning and sharing in resources and facilities, curriculum content and process, and pastoral care.
It is about being in ‘right relationship’ and responding to the call to ‘act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with our God.’
At St. Patrick’s we believe Religious Education is:
- Primarily the role of parents and the Parish community
- To develop a sense of community through the celebration of the Mass and Sacraments
- Presenting to students a way of life based on Gospel values
- Integrating other areas of learning and aspects of life in the context of faith
- Leading children to discover God and to be caught up in the wonder and mystery that this involves
- Helping students to discover and experience ways of speaking with and celebrating God in their lives
- Developing a sense of worth for self and others
- Leading students to form Christian attitudes and to develop Christian consciences
- A growing appreciation of the world as God’s creation, an awareness of the needs of others and how to respond in service and love to make this world a better place
Because we believe this we will:
- Present Jesus in a real, human way to children
- Follow a quality sequential program P – 6 in a two year cycle
- Lead through example in ways of praying, respect and care for others
- Help children realise their knowledge of and relationship with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit is reflected in interaction with others
- Encourage children and lead them to celebrate God in the events of their lives
- Support the role of parents in the development of children’s faith by our daily RE program
- Assist parents in Sacramental preparation and celebration
We endeavour to create graduates who will:
- Have a dynamic faith
- Be committed to social justice
- Be environmentally aware
- Develop and sustain loving relationships
- Be life-long learners
- Realise their potential
- Be creative problem-solvers
- Be resilient, confident and independent
- Be respectful
- Have courage and integrity
- Be self-aware
- Enjoy their experiences
Where we are
Wangaratta, Victoria 3677
M-F: 8:30 am – 3:30pm
Please note: Students arriving early are not supervised until 8:30 am
After School Care Program available (Click for ASC Handbook)
Phone & Email
Child Safe Policies
Health & Wellbeing Policies
ASSISTANT PRIESTS – Fr. Dean Bongat
PRINCIPAL – Mr Terry Corrigan
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL – Mrs Helen Lyons
TEACHERS: CLASS GROUPINGS – 2018
Foundation – Mrs Carolyn Levesque, Mrs Trish Shaw
Year 1/2 – Mrs Amanda Cassidy, Mrs Karen Bray, Mr David Capper, Mrs Anna Russell, Ms Janina Rinaldi
Year 3 / 4 – Mrs Sarah Newton, Mr James Levesque, Mrs Karen Rizzo, Mrs Nara Nicoll, Mr Paul Lynch
Year 5/6 – Mrs Mrs Helen Rickard, Mrs Sharyn Ackerly, Mrs Andrea O’Connor, Ms Katie Higgs
COORDINATORS / SPECIALIST TEACHERS -2019
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION – Mrs Andrea O’Connor, Mrs Trish Shaw
STUDENT / STAFF WELFARE – Mrs Helen Lyons
MUSIC / PERFORMING ARTS – Mrs Leonie Brien
ITALIAN – Ms Lucia Alesiani
SCIENCE – Mrs Katie Pallot
ART – Mrs Abby Batey
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES – Tony Fram
BLUEARTH – Mr Mick Wilson & Mr Matt Dillon
LITERACY / NUMERACY, READING RECOVERY – Mrs Grace Patterson
READING RECOVERY – Mrs Helen Lyons
ABLE, GIFTED & TALENTED – Mrs Katie Pallot
ADMINISTRATION – Mrs Annette Beitzel, Mrs Rosemary Pane
LIBRARY TECHNICIAN – Mrs Rosemary Pane. Ms Jodie Mays
MAINTENANCE / OH&S – Mr Paul Lynch
EDUCATION SUPPORT OFFICERS – Ms Jodie Mays
Mrs Alison Simonetti
Mrs Fay Steadman
Mrs Lyn Walker
Mrs Shirley Southwell
Mrs Michelle Prestianni