Principals Message

Principals Message2020-08-13T02:50:27+00:00

Principal’s Message

Welcome to St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School Kogarah, a warm and welcoming school community. Our community is rich in tradition and cultural diversity where families and cultures unite in a dynamic and friendly way. We value and nurture the positive relationships that develop between students, families, staff and parish built on mutual respect and trust.

As a Catholic community we value every opportunity to celebrate our faith through prayer, liturgy and the celebration of the Sacraments. Our Catholic beliefs and values permeate throughout school life.

Our dedicated and professional staff work closely with our parents to ensure that each child receives an educational program which enables them to grow and reach their full potential. Building positive relationships, where each student is known, safe and cared for, is central to our beliefs. The school community are united through our belief in our school motto, “Through Prayer and Work we Grow”.

I invite you to learn more about our wonderful school by exploring our website.

Vanessa Polin
Principal

Principal walking and talking with two smiling students

History
Two students smiling and holding up framed artwork of a shamrock

Originally opened in 1862, St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School Kogarah has proudly provided quality Catholic education to families for over 150 years. The school was led by the Sisters of Charity and then the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart for 100 years, which informs the charism and daily life of our school today through prayer, work, service to others and trust in God. Since 1986, St Patrick’s has been led by lay principals in partnership with our leadership team, teaching staff and parish. Our school has undergone major renovations throughout the decades to create a bright, contemporary learning environment for students today.

Patron Saint

We model ourselves on the likeness of St Patrick, our patron saint, and aspire to be a community that prays and works together, and endeavours to be the light of Christ for others.

Mission
Students playing with puppets in colourful school library

At St Patrick’s, Jesus is central to all we do and we are inspired by St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and St Patrick, who are models of ‘Prayer and Work’.

  • Celebrate our Catholic Faith
    We celebrate faith through prayer, liturgy, giving thanks, embracing our Catholic traditions and proclaiming the Word of God.
  • Inspire life-long learning
    We provide a challenging, supportive and stimulating learning environment which celebrates success, whilst allowing students to reach their spiritual, academic, emotional and social potential.
  • Nurture quality relationships
    We nurture quality relationships based on Catholic values which accept, support, value and respect all members of our school community.
  • Work in partnership
    We value and promote partnership with students, staff, families, parish and the wider community.

Vision

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School we commit ourselves to being a Catholic school which…

  • is founded on the person of Jesus Christ
  • is committed to the development of the whole person
  • works in partnership with the family and parish community
  • serves others with justice, love and hope.

Students sitting in prayer inside church

We are part of the parish of St Patrick’s, Kogarah, a warm and welcoming community. We work closely with the Parish Administrator, Monsignor Henryk Micek, in celebrating our Catholic traditions.

Mass Times
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9.15am
Wednesday: After the Novena that commences at 6.00pm
Saturday: 5.30pm
Sunday: 8am, 10am and 6.00pm

Contact Us
143 Princes Highway Kogarah 2217
(02) 9587 5444
stpatkog@tpg.com.au
www.stpatrickskogarah.org

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Proudly Part of the Community of Sydney Catholic Schools

Our school is part of a system of over 150 low-fee Catholic schools in the Sydney Archdiocese.

Sydney Catholic Schools are thriving Catholic communities that ignite a love of Christ through excellent teaching and learning to empower students to reach their full potential.

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