Welcome to St Catherine's Catholic Primary School




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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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:0px 20px 5px 0px;width:293px;height:443px;" /> <img class="ms-rtePosition-2 ms-rteImage-1" src="/about-us/PublishingImages/PaulMitchell02%20-%20Crop_opt.jpg" alt="" style="margin:0px 0px 5px 20px;width:148px;" /></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 Ca​therine'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> </div><div> </div><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">Paul Mitchell<br><strong>Principal</strong></p><p class="ms-rteElement-P">​ <br></p>

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School Ruleshttp://www.stcatherinescps.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/schoolrules.aspxSchool Rules<p>​St Catherine's students have three school rules they are encouraged to practise and display daily:​<br><br></p><ol><li>Self-respect<br></li><li>Treat others with respect</li><li>Care for the environment</li></ol><p>These behaviours are taught and modelled to the students by staff, student leaders, peers and family members within our St Catherine's community.</p><p>In Sport, some sporting examples have been created to illustrate the School Rules clearly. This approach assists in consistently promoting and applying the messages throughout the school.<br></p><p><img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/School%20Rules%20Sports%20(1)%20(Small).jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:646px;" /><br></p><p><br><br></p>
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 2023!<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, online 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"> Please click here for information on How to Apply for Enrolment</a>​<br></h2><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="/about-us/Pages/Welcome-to-St-Catherine%27s-video.aspx"><img src="/enrolment/PublishingImages/WelcometoStCaths.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br><br></p><p></p><div><div><div><h3 style="text-align:center;">Please look at our video about our school...<br></h3><h3 style="text-align:center;"><a href="/about-us/Pages/Welcome-to-St-Catherine%27s-video.aspx">Welcome to St Catherine's</a><br><br></h3><p>​</p></div></div></div>
Welcome back to Schoolhttp://www.stcatherinescps.qld.edu.au/news-and-events/Pages/welcomeback.aspxWelcome back to School<h3>An email from our Principal, Paul Mitchell - Wednesday 12 January 2022<br></h3><p>Dear Parents and Carers, <br></p><p>Happy New Year and welcome to 2022, it certainly has been an unpredictable start to the year.  <br></p><p>My thoughts are with the many members of our community who have been unwell with COVID-19 or who have been isolating due to being household contacts. The impact of the pandemic continues to disrupt our lives, but I hope that you have been able to manage with the love and support of your family and friends.<br></p><p>As you are aware, the start of the Queensland 2022 school year will move to <strong>Monday 7 February</strong>. This decision has been made based on health modelling showing the peak of the current Omicron wave will occur in Queensland in the last week of January and first week of February. </p><p>This delay to the 2022 school term will mean there will be no Alternative Education Provisions (i.e. learning from home) delivered to students from Tuesday 25 January – Friday 4 February.<br></p><p>While it certainly is not the ideal way to start the year, it is important to remember that the health, safety and wellbeing of all students, staff and their families remain paramount during the current wave of COVID-19.<br></p><p>I understand this decision may impact families and I thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. We will be communicating regularly and invite you to contact the school if you have any concerns.<br></p><p><strong>IMPORTANT INFORMATION:</strong></p><p><strong>Supervision of children of essential workers and vulnerable students </strong></p><p>St Catherine's will provide supervision on-site for the children of <span style="text-decoration:underline;">essential workers and vulnerable students ONLY</span>. Staff numbers on the school site will be kept to a minimum as no curriculum delivery will take place during this period from <strong>Tuesday 25 January – Friday 4 February.</strong></p><p>If your child requires supervision at school during this two-week period (as you are an essential worker or your child is a vulnerable student) please advise the school by completing the Survey Form that will be emailed to parents on Monday 17<sup>th</sup> January. </p><p>Students attending on any of these days are required to bring their own food, a water bottle and may wear sun-safe free dress clothes, including closed-in shoes and the school hat. During this two week period parents are asked to use the Year 1 drop-off and pick-up area or park in the Church carpark and walk children in to the Rainbow Courtyard. <br></p><p>Our teachers are highly skilled at delivering the curriculum across the school year and students will not miss out on any essential content due to the delayed start of term. St Catherine's students have shown incredible strength and resilience throughout this pandemic, and they will continue to do so. <br></p><p>Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) will continue to operate as normal unless Queensland Health advises otherwise. This includes OSHC on pupil-free days, including Monday 24 January and before and after school during the two-week period Tuesday 25 January – Friday 4 February.<br></p><p>Please contact Khyati Vora (OSHC Coordinator) on 3349 3938 or 0448 855 640 for bookings. <br></p><p>As usual, the school will be closed on the Australia Day public holiday on <strong>Wednesday 26 January.</strong></p><p><strong>If a student is unwell</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Students are not to attend school if they are unwell, even if they only have the mildest symptoms. </li><li>Students who have been unwell are encouraged to seek medical advice and are not to return until their symptoms resolve.  </li><li>If your<strong> </strong>child displays symptoms at school, we will immediately ask you to collect them from school.<strong> </strong></li></ul><p><strong>COVID-safety guidelines</strong></p><p>Please remember:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Social distancing is required when dropping off or picking up your child from school. </li><li>All parents/caregivers must wear a mask<strong>. (Primary school children are not required to wear a mask)</strong></li><li>All students can attend school regardless of their vaccination status. </li><li>Parents/caregivers can drop off their child/children at school regardless of their vaccination status.</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">The safety, wellbeing and duty of care of our students and school community remains our top priority. On behalf of St Catherine's, I thank you for your ongoing commitment and co-operation as we start the school year. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Please keep yourself updated through the Queensland Government website for requirements around COVID-19 and any implications they may have on your family, our students and the school community. <br></p><p>While this is not the start to the new school year that we had planned and hoped for, I know our whole community will show the same respect, resilience and flexibility that has been the hallmark of our journey over the past two years. <br></p><p>​To our families who are starting their St Catherine's journey this year, I know you will find strength and comfort in these times of uncertainty as members of our wonderfully caring <span style="font-size:1em;">community.</span></p><p>Further updates will be provided leading up to Monday 7 February when students officially start school in 2022.<br></p><p>Hopefully, it will not be too long before we can once again return to school business as usual. Please be assured that our school, as always, remains committed to the health and safety of our students and providing a quality education for your child. <br></p><p>Yours sincerely<br></p><p>Paul Mitchell <br></p><p><strong>Principal</strong><br> <strong>St Catherine's Catholic Primary School </strong>​  <strong>Yuggera Country</strong><br><strong> </strong>E | <a href="mailto:pwishart@bne.catholic.edu.au"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">pwishart@bne.catholic.edu.au</span></a>  <br></p><p><img src="/news-and-events/PublishingImages/CATH20180531-1057%20(Small).jpg" alt="CATH20180531-1057 (Small).jpg" class="ms-rteImage-1" style="margin:5px;width:646px;" /><br></p><p><br></p>

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