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About St Patrick's

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School has serviced the educational needs of the community of Port Kembla for over nine decades. Archives show that the foundation stone of the original church/school was blessed in October 1918. Throughout the period of operation, St Patrick’s has maintained a commitment to the delivery of a primary schooling experience in the best Catholic tradition.

Currently a single-streamed primary school, the school has an enrolment of 140 students spread in class cohorts from Kindergarten to Year 6. The majority of students are second-generation Australian, come from increasingly diverse social-economic backgrounds and from a large feeder area encompassing 12 suburbs.

St Patrick’s is one of the 3 Diocesan primary schools receiving funding within the National Partnership Agreement Program – a Federal Government initiative which aims to improve Literacy and Numeracy outcomes for students. The curriculum focus within the context of this initiative is Literacy. A Focus on Reading Program is in the second phase of implementation in all grades,
K-Year 6.