St Patrick’s College is a diverse learning environment set in picturesque surrounds and as an all-girls’ school, offers a comprehensive learning environment recognising the uniqueness of girls’ education.
Our Academic Care model is based on Quality Teaching and Learning that enhances student learning, wellbeing and resilience through education aligned to student needs, supported through relationships of mutual respect and effective learning experiences. The key elements of Academic Care include protective processes, dialogue with students and parents and quality teaching and learning contexts.
‘Girls' schools are specialists in girls’ education. Teaching girls using an approach that recognizes gender differences enables girls to live up to their full potential and be comfortable being themselves. Not only do they enjoy equal opportunity, they enjoy every opportunity’. (Alliance of Girls School Australasia)
St Patrick’s College operates under Good Samaritan Education. We at the College are committed to the education of young women and believe that as a single sex school our girls are able to develop to their full potential spiritually, academically and socially.
The College aims to deliver an extensive curriculum to all students from Year 7 to Year 12. Our curriculum will challenge and educate our students academically, socially, physically, and creatively in a safe environment so that they may lead successful and satisfying lives to take on the challenges of life beyond the College.
The strength of our curriculum lies within the students themselves and dedicated staff who all strive to do excellent work to support the success of all of our students. Whether it is academics, arts, activities or sport, there is something for everyone.
Learning outcomes ensure all students have the knowledge, understandings, abilities and skills to achieve her personal best.
In recognition of the importance of educating the whole person, St Patrick’s offers an extensive co-curricular program. Co-curricular activities and programs provide valuable learning experiences through practical situations involving teamwork, sportsmanship, challenge tasks and hard work. Through participation in these activities, students will develop self-confidence and the motivation to encounter challenge.
Situated in the Macarthur region, St Patrick’s is an active member of the Macarthur Independent Schools Association (MISA). This group provides opportunities for student sport, leadership, tutorials and public speaking competitions. It also gives schools opportunities for shared professional learning and collaborative approaches to local community concerns.
The College has modern, air conditioned teaching and learning areas that are equipped with the latest classroom technology. Our state of the art Trade Training Centre offers an industry recognised qualification in Hospitality that gives the girls the opportunity to get real hands on experience at an industry level.
Our facilities also include up to date Science Laboratories; Computer Laboratories providing internet access and intranet communication via individual email addresses; Library with extensive literary, computing and audio visual resources; Dance Studio with fully sprung floor; Innovative Music learning areas; Drama Theatre; Sporting Fields and Multi-Purpose Courts; Visual Art Studios and Chapel.
Also in the midst of this bustling campus is a tranquil area called Yandel’ora. This is our Reconciliation Garden where many outdoor classes, activities and quiet reflection takes place.