The school of St Patrick's has a strong community that supports the education of the children attending the school. Many parents, parishioners and friends of the school help in a variety of ways to create a strong family atmosphere. At St Patrick’s parental involvement in your child’s education is encouraged and appreciated.
St Patrick’s Community Council
St Patrick's Community Council Information
St Patrick's invitation to be on a committee
Supporting Diverse Learning in Catholic Schools NSW/ACT
A parent support guide can be dowloaded from the Council of Catholic School Parents here.
A Helping Hand
St Patrick's Primary School prides itself in the way we come together as a school community to help in the education of our children. Parents, carers and family members, as well as friends form the parish can help our school in many ways.
If you want to be a part of our 'Helping Hands', a list below is an indication of how you can do that. There are never too many helpers. Phone the school, class teacher, librarian or the appropriate P&F committee member and join in supporting your school. All volunteers require a Volunteer Working With Children Check.
You can be a Helping Hand at St Patrick's by:
- Listening to children read in classes
- Being a parent tutor in the resource programme
- Organising class readers for home for the teacher
- Providing your talents for student extension groups
- Helping at school carnivals and sports days
- Helping students with computer skills in the classrooms
- Covering books for the Library
- Helping with re shelving books in the Library
- Supporting the Library's "Book Fair"
- Volunteering as a helper in the Canteen
- Helping with the school BBQs at sports carnivals and special days
- Volunteering for working bees
- Being a part of our fund raising activities
The first element of school fees is the CEO tuition fee. There is a 50% discount on Family Tuition Fees (CEO fee) if a sibling attends Lumen Christi College for High School at Pambula.
The second section of our school fee is the School Resource Fee which is set by the School Board. This fee funds the operating and maintenance costs of the school, including the wages for the school’s maintenance person, grounds person and cleaner, as well as meeting our costs with electricity, rates, building maintenance and the upkeep of gardens and play areas.
The third section of the fees is the Student Resource Fee and this covers the costs of all items supplied by the school and used by students including such things as exercise and text books, pens and pencils, photocopy paper, craft materials and other class based costs including incursions and excursions.
Uniform Shop Information
Uniform is available from the St Patrick’s Uniform Shop. The uniform shop is run by volunteers and stocks the full range of uniform and accessories for students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
The uniform shop coordinators are always open on Wednesday and Friday (during term) from 8.30am – 10am.
If you have any queries or would like to have a look at sizes, please don’t hesitate to come in.
Alternatively, if you would like to make a separate appointment to try on or view the uniform items please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time.
Uniform Shop coordinators: Carmen and Roz
Location: Canteen Room at St Patrick's Bega
How to Order
All uniform items can be purchased through the Qkr! App (which can be downloaded from App Store or Google Play). QKR! Accepts all major credit cards and debit cards. You can register more than one card on the App.
On Computer: https: //qkr.mastercard.com/store/#/home
All uniform orders will be filled within 3 business days (during term). Items will be delivered to your child’s classroom for them to take home.
Second Hand Uniform
Parents can donate second hand uniform items to the uniform shop. All proceeds go back to the school community. We kindly request that all donated items are cleaned or dry cleaned (where applicable). Items with holes or stains cannot be accepted.