Principal's Message

Welcome to the St Patrick’s Primary, Parramatta, website.

Steeped in history, St Patrick’s Parramatta is one of the oldest catholic schools in the Parramatta diocese. The school was established by an Irish order of nuns, the Sisters of Mercy and it is our aim that the charism of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the sisters is clear and present in all aspects of the school. Respect, Compassion and Resilience are all qualities Catherine McAuley demonstrated towards the poor and vulnerable of her time, and are personal attributes we strive to gain and display in our community.

Our vision is to be a child-centred faith community within an innovative and interactive learning environment. We endeavour to celebrate each other’s uniqueness by providing opportunity for all and to develop a culture that identifies that the journey towards excellence is often paved with trial and error, risk taking, learning from mistakes, flexibility and adaptability. We believe that encouraging students to take ownership of the learning is critical in achieving the best learning outcomes and that implicit in this concept is that students learn their own areas of strength and areas of development, through useful and explicit feedback.

It is important to us at St Patrick’s, that we work as a community and together with the St Patrick’s Cathedral Parish and local parishes, we endeavour to support the family in enriching the faith journey of our students.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about the quality 21st Century education St Patrick's Parramatta offers all children who enrol in our school.

Please feel free to contact the school office if you have any questions.

Bernadette Fabri