St Patrick’s Parramatta has a dedicated team of teachers, committed to providing a quality Catholic education for their students.

In the Learning section of our site you will learn about the curriculum, additional programs, and co-curricular opportunities at St Patrick’s Parramatta.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about what your child will learn, you can contact St Patrick’s Primary by phone on 8832 4600 weekdays between 8:30am and 3:30pm or send us an email.


St Patrick’s Parramatta follows the Parramatta Diocese Sharing Our Story program.

The program covers topics such as:

Early Stage 1: 'God Loves Me' and 'God is our Creator'
Stage 1: 'Jesus is With Us' and 'Senses: A Gift from God'
Stage 2: 'Reaching Out' and 'The Bible: A Special Book'
Stage 3: 'Parables of Jesus' and 'Servant Leadership'

Our Religious Education program is enhanced by the liturgical and faith life of our school.

Prayer, Liturgical Life and Faith Experiences

The St Patrick’s Parramatta community has a vibrant and practical faith life. We offer a range of experiences to students and our wider school community, including:

  • significant celebrations such as Masses celebrating the beginning and end of each school year, Ash Wednesday and community moments such as Mothers Day and Fathers Day
  • liturgical celebrations during Catholic Schools Week, Holy Week, St Patrick's Feast Day, Sacred Heart Feast Day, ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Advent and Christmas
  • student involvement, with music led by the choir and the whole school community invited to each liturgical event
    nursing home visits
  • daily class and weekly whole-school
  • prayerparish Mass attendance at the Cathedral for each Primary grade, on a roster basis every Friday.

Sacramental Program

Sacramental Programs are Parish-based. Children are prepared for First Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Communion at St Patrick’s Cathedral if their families are parishioners. Please consult your home parish bulletin for sacramental program dates. Any parent who has any questions with regard to the Sacramental Program for their child please contact the school’s Religious Education Coordinator through the school office.

Social Justice

Social justice is an integral part of the St Patrick’s school life. Students are provided practical ways of reaching out to and caring for others.

We support:

  • the St Vincent de Paul Society - Winter and Christmas Appeals
  • the Caritas Australia Project Compassion Lenten Appeal
  • Catholic Mission fundraising
  • our local nursing home residents through visits, music and singing
  • other charities and programs based on needs in the local community, and rostered on a 2 year cycle

At St Patrick’s Parramatta, our curriculum follows the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Key Learning Areas (KLAs). These KLAs include: English, Mathematics, Human Society and its Environment (HSIE), Science and Technology, Creative Arts, and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE). In addition this these subjects, we follow the Parramatta Diocesan Religious Education Program Sharing Our Story

General learning and teaching activities include:

  • music and drama, this is both the choir and a whole-school program
  • Life Education - an external program
  • Physical Education programs for all students, an external Gymnastics program taught by specialist teachers, an external Dance program taught by specialist teachers to all students
  • the opportunity for students to learn instruments and/or dance through partnership with Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta

A number of co-curricular activities we offer include:

  • International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) in Mathematics, English, Science, and computer skills
  • Voice of Youth - public speaking competition
  • zone and diocesan swimming, cross country and athletics carnivals
  • diocesan and local touch football gala days
  • diocesan soccer gala days
  • Our Lady of Mercy College drama presentations and workshops with senior students
  • various excursions linked to curriculum units such as the Forestry Commission and Parliament House
  • 'Mindset Theory' workshops
  • Science-based incursions

We offer additional programs, such as:

  • support for children with a range of additional needs including a personal plan (PP) and case management conferences
  • literacy and numeracy support to assist students to access the curriculum through differentiated learning opportunities

We believe that offering these programs allows a number of Language Backgrounds Other Than English (LBOTE) students, and students not supported by Special Learning Needs (SLN) programs, to succeed in small group teaching and learning.

Transition programs

Kindergarten orientation program:

  • Children meet the Kindergarten teachers, participate in a variety of activities, and have time to become familiar with other children
  • Children become familiar with the classroom, school and playground in a non-threatening situation in company with their parents or carers
  • Parents attend an initial information and briefing session to familiarise them with school policies and routines while allowing opportunities for discussion and questions
  • Parents are invited to a follow up meeting in term 1.

Liaison with secondary schools:

  • Visits by Year 5 students to secondary schools
  • Open days for Year 6 students
  • Links with Year 7 coordinator and special education teacher to facilitate special education and high needs students in transition to secondary school.

Students with specific needs entering Kindergarten and other grades:

  • An individual plan is developed in collaboration with the parents, class teacher, and special education teacher
  • The child is supported in class by the learning support teacher, class teacher and teachers' aide
  • Specific resources to meet identified needs are provided
  • Procedures and curriculum are modified according to the child's individual plan.