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.
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.
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.
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.
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