Welcome to St Catherine's Catholic Primary School

 

 

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St Catherine's Covenant was launched in October, 2004. The development of our Covenant was the first initiative of the newly formed Parish School Board and involved a year-long process of consultation throu​ghout the school and parish community, to discern and document what was, and what continues to be, important to our community.​​

 

 

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 Welcome from the Principal

 

 

About Ushttp://www.stcatherinescps.qld.edu.au/about-usAbout Us<div style="text-align:justify;">​​​​​​​​ <img class="ms-rteImage-1 ms-rtePosition-1" src="/about-us/PublishingImages/0J7A4515.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px 15px;width:310px;height:467px;" /> <img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="/about-us/PublishingImages/0J7A4488_opt%20(1).jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px 15px;" /></div><div style="text-align:justify;">Welcome to St Catherine's School, Wishart. We are a parish based primary school and are part of Brisbane Catholic Education who provides high quality, inclusive Catholic Education throughout South-East Queensland.</div><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><div style="text-align:justify;">St Catherine's was founded by the Presentation Sisters in 1973 and through the inspiration of Nano Nagle, the school has continued to grow in its mission to provide education in a spirit of outreach to the marginalised.</div><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><div style="text-align:justify;">Our Staff is a highly committed professional group of educators who continually strive for best practice, innovation and creativity. St Catherine's offers a broad based inclusive curriculum with a range of opportunities and experiences that foster the growth of the whole student. We pride ourselves on the spirit that can be found in our students, staff and parents.</div><div> </div><div style="text-align:justify;"><div>Our <a href="/about-us/Pages/Our-Covenant.aspx">School Covenant​</a> guides all that we do here at school. Please take the time to read through it and become familiar with our philosophy and values. Please follow this link to view our <a href="http://www.bne.catholic.edu.au/schools-curriculum/school-reporting/Pages/School-Annual-Reports.aspx" target="_blank">Annual School Report</a>.</div></div><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><div style="text-align:justify;">If you would like to know more about St Catherine's, take some time to browse this website or <a href="/contact-us/Pages/default.aspx">contact</a> the school directly.</div><div> </div><div>Thank you for visiting our website.</div><div> </div><p class="ms-rteElement-P"> <strong>Paul Leeson</strong><br><strong>Principal</strong></p><p class="ms-rteElement-P">​ <br></p>

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Enrolment at St Catherine'shttp://www.stcatherinescps.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/Enrolment.aspxEnrolment at St Catherine's<h1 style="text-align:center;"> Enrol now for 2020!<img class="ms-rtePosition-2 ms-rteImage-1" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/SAM_2404a_opt.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:354px;" /></h1><p> </p>If you are considering enrolment of  your child at St Catherine's, Enrolment forms and information about fees and the Enrolment process are available on this website for your convenience.<br><br>Applications are taken for Prep Enrolments two years prior to the year the child is due to commence school. Interviews are conducted in April of the year prior to commencing Prep. Placement offers are issued in late May.<br><br><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center;"> <a href="/enrolment/Pages/default.aspx">How to Apply for Enrolment</a></h2><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="/Pages/A-day-in-our-life.aspx"><img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/videoGraphic.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></a> </p><p> </p><h3 style="text-align:center;">Please look at our vdeo about our school...</h3><h3 style="text-align:center;"><a href="/Pages/A-day-in-our-life.aspx">A day in our life</a></h3><p>​</p>
Christmas Mass Timeshttp://www.stcatherinescps.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/ChristmasMassTimes.aspxChristmas Mass Times<p style="text-align:center;"><img class="ms-rtePosition-4" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/P1030179_opt%20(2).jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />​</p><h1>St Catherine's Church - 388 Newnham Rd, Wishart</h1><h3>Christmas Eve: Monday 24 December</h3><ul><li>5:00pm Children's Vigil Mass</li><li>6:15pm Vigil Mass</li></ul><h3>Christmas Day: Tuesday 25 December </h3><ul><li>8:30am Mass of the Day</li></ul> <h1>St Bernard's Church, 4 Klumpp Road, Upper Mt Gravatt</h1><h3>Christmas Eve: Monday 24 December</h3><ul><li>4:30pm Children's Vigil Mass</li><li>6:00pm Vigil Mass</li><li>8:30pm Vigil Mass</li><li>12:00am Mass of the Night</li></ul><h3>Christmas Day: Tuesday 25 December </h3><ul><li>7:00am Mass at Dawn</li><li>9:30am Mass of the Day</li><li>No Evening Mass</li></ul> <h1>St Martin's Church, Cnr Logan and Chester Rds, <br>Eight Mile Plains</h1><h3><br>Christmas Eve: Monday 24 December </h3><ul><li>9:00pm Mass of the Night</li></ul><h3>Christmas Day: Tuesday 25 December </h3><ul><li>8:00am Mass of the Day</li></ul>
Holiday Reading and Writinghttp://www.stcatherinescps.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/HolidayReading.aspxHoliday Reading and Writing<p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/CATH20180531-1056%20(Small).jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:426px;" /></p><div style="text-align:justify;">The Christmas holidays are nearly here and can be a constant juggling act with going on day trips, travelling interstate and abroad or visiting relatives but at the same time wanting to support your child with their reading and writing progress over the holidays. It is really important to encourage children to continue with their literacy development over the holidays with activities that are enjoyable and foster a love of literacy. If you are interested in some ideas for keeping up with reading and writing in the holidays, please read on and you may find a few easy and worthwhile tips.</div><br><ol style="text-align:justify;"><li>Visit your local library. It's free and children love choosing their own books to read. If the book your child chooses is too tricky for them to read independently then read it to them or share the reading. Local libraries have lots of free eBooks to borrow and read as well. Many libraries offer free storytelling events and Christmas activities so look out for these. </li><li>Create a reading space. Children love creating their own space, such as a cubby, tent or hideout with sheets draped across chairs, to take their books into to read. It's exciting to read by torch light also!</li><li>Read to other members of the family. Children love to share their reading skills with family members so if you are visiting family then take reading books with you so someone different can say how proud they are hearing your child read. </li><li>Family meal times. Often during holidays, families spend longer over meal times or may visit a restaurant or café. Read a menu together whilst you are choosing what to eat or read the cereal packet at breakfast. Or if you have friends visiting for a meal then children can make the name places or a menu for the table. </li><li>Postcards and cards. During the Christmas holidays, enjoy opening the mail together to read Christmas card and postcards or letters and reading emails from family and friends. Don't forget to send return mail as well whether it is by post or using technology. </li><li>Holiday scrapbook. During the holidays, ask the children to collect items of interest and stick them in a scrapbook or write a holiday diary or start a blog about their holiday. As they glue the items in or write in their diaries, chat about your child's choices and favourite things to do. They will have created a book fully of happy memories that can be read over and over again. When the school begins in 2019, your child may love to share about their holidays with their classmates. </li><li>Cook a favourite dish. Find a recipe together to cook for family or friends, read the list of ingredients together, visit the shops and read the aisles and food labels, and then support your child to read the instructions as you make your favourite meal together. This may become a family tradition. </li><li>Play outside. All children love to play outside on large play equipment. When you are in the garden or at the local park, don't forget to play some fun games, like Eye Spy. As your child comes down the slide or swinging on a swing ask: What does slide start with? What is a word beginning with 't'? What is a word that rhymes with 'joy'?</li><li>Out and about. When travelling, encourage your child to help with directions, looking out for road signs and talking about how long they will travel or how far they have left. Reading timetables is also a great skill to develop – bus and train – and this will encourage their independence as well.</li><li>Shop. When doing the weekly shop, encourage your child to help by writing and reading the list as well as finding the products in store, in catalogues and online.</li><li>Create. If your child enjoys making their own stories, encourage this by using Book Creator to help them design their own picture book, either fiction or non-fiction. These digital texts can be kept and shared with others or your child could read the instructions for creating Christmas craft to decorate the house for Christmas.</li><li>Share. If your child is reading a chapter book, consider reading the same book at the same time – this gives you a chance to compare your impressions of the book and talk about the plot and themes together. Ask your child questions e.g. which character they liked best, who would they like to be? They could even write a short quiz about the book to check you've read it properly!</li></ol><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><div style="text-align:justify;">The long Christmas holidays can really make a difference to children's writing and reading progress. Hope these tips prove helpful and most of all provide enjoyable, memorable times for everyone!</div><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><div style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Karen Jeffery - Primary Learning Leader</strong></div><br>

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