St Arnaud – St Patrick’s Primary School
St Patrick's Primary School is a Catholic parish primary school situated in the Central Highlands, a region in the north-west of Victoria. The Sisters of Mercy established and ran the school for many years. Today, the school is in the care of dedicated lay teachers and a supportive parish community.
St Patrick's is an educating community with Christ as its centre point and inspiration, educating for service in faith, hope and love with the teaching and learning programs of the school embedded in the Gospel values. An integral part of our religious education is prayer, reflection, scripture, school masses and liturgies.
St Patrick's is a member of a small school cluster that provides the students with rich and exciting cultural and sporting opportunities throughout the year. We provide modern facilities including a library, art room and a Languages Other Than English program, and a highly-valued ten week dance program.
The school provides excellent recreational play areas with extensive shade cover over the playground equipment. The school is active within the local community by participating in community celebrations and in local organisations.