Vision and Values

St. Patrick’s School aims to provide opportunities, in the context of the Catholic faith community; for our children to grow as people of faith, of worth, of self-discipline, learning skills appropriate to their present and future citizenship in our society. We believe our children will also develop respect for each other as children loved by our God as they work and play co-operatively.


With the courage of St Patrick and the love of Jesus, we aspire to be a faith-centred learning community, acting together with respect, kindness, inclusion, honesty and gratitude.








We will proclaim the mission of the Church by embedding the spirit of the Gospel in an integrated school culture of faith and life learning, whilst showing justice and equity for others.

We will value learning as a lifelong and continual process, that will allow our students and teachers to develop knowledge, skills and critical thinking together.

We will develop an Inquiry process for children to engage in critical thinking and learning through listening, questioning exploring and reflecting.

We will continue to incorporate processes that will develop a critical social consciousness within the context of current and future global and local issues.


St Patrick’s School displays posters of democratic values. The flying of the Australian flag is a regular observance in our school at assemblies and important events. An important focus of curriculum development and implementation is the focus on Community and Citizenship, which is developed and explored in line with the Victorian Curriculum’s Essential Learning Standards - Civics and Citizenship Domain.

The programs at St Patrick’s School support and promote the principles and practice of Australian Democracy, including a commitment to:

  • elected Government;

  • the rule of law;

  • equal rights for all before the law;

  • freedom of religion;

  • freedom of speech and association;

  • the values of openness and tolerance.