Message from the Principal

It is with pleasure that I welcome you to the St Patrick's Primary School's website. 

We take great pride in our school and live our motto, Commitment, Community, Connection. 

Foun​ded and originally staffed by the Sisters of Mercy, a religious order of Catholic women, St Patrick's has proudly served the rural community of Nanango since 1912.  From 1955 to 1971, St Patrick's catered for students to Year 10.  In 1981, the first lay Principal was appointed with the final teaching Sister of Mercy departing in 1982.  Our work today builds on the solid foundations established by the religious and lay staff who came before us.  Committed to the Catholic heritage and traditions of our community, all are welcome. 

With a current enrolment of around 60 students, we offer learning personalised to the needs of our students and a sense of connection and belonging where each child is known.  A focus on high-quality teaching and learning educates our students to be empowered 21st Century learners, equipped to create positive changes in a global community.  The staff are passionate and committed to creating the best possible learning environments along with a strong sense of wellbeing, community and connection.

Our Library and classrooms provide flexible, contemporary learning spaces which are dynamic and digitally connected.  All students (P-6) are provided with an iPad for school use.  Students engage with the ACARA curriculum and currently have access to specialist teachers for:

  • Technology
  • Music
  • HPE

A Catholic school, St Patrick's is a real and living expression of the Church's pastoral mission in the world.  Students are supported to develop their relationship with God and respond to the presence of God in their lives through access to

  • high quality Religious Education,
  • celebration and rich prayer and liturgy experiences
  • engagement in social justice projects and initiatives. 

We encourage family and parish participation through liturgy, mass, class prayer and significant events which connect us to the Jesus story.  We celebrate our rich story and traditions throughout the year and invite parents to join us for celebrations such as:

  • St Patrick's Feast Day
  • Holy Week
  • ANZAC Day
  • Athletics and cross-country carnivals
  • Weekly assembly
  • Quiz Night

Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision.  I warmly invite you to explore our website and contact us to organise a time to visit St Pat's to experience our fantastic grounds and engaging classrooms firsthand.

Aleisha Connellan