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Saint Patrick's School is located in the rural Riverina city of Griffith. Griffith is part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. The school can be found adjacent to the Sacred Heart Church, has modern facilities and large playing areas for our students.
We have students from Kindergarten to Year 6 with three classes at each year level.
St Patrick's School is part of the Sacred Heart Parish. We are a welcoming community which provides a safe and secure environment, within which our students receive high quality education in all Key Learning Areas. Our staff are fully committed to their vocation as Christian educators.
Saint Patrick's is a systemic Catholic School which operates under the guidelines and policies of the Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Wagga Wagga. The Catholic Schools Office in Wagga directly assists us with many aspects of school life.
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SCHOOLS CULTURAL DAY
On Wednesday the 25th October Year 6 went to West End Oval to attend a day of celebration for NAIDOC day. When we arrived we felt privileged to be a part of an event that was attended by so many schools. There were over 500 Stage 3 students in attendance!
There were three sections to the day. The first section was dedicated to learning about Aboriginal culture. We participated in Aboriginal art activities, aboriginal dance moves, learnt how to say Aboriginal words and how to throw a boomerang. Another section involved playing backyard rugby league. We practiced drills and skills and played a few games. We were all given a football at the end!! The last section of the day was mainly based on networking with other schools and having fun!! It was an ultimate dance party!! The dj taught us some awesome dance moves. We all participated enthusiastically and had a ball!!
For lunch the Aboriginal community and Youth off the Streets provided us with a BBQ lunch. There was also an ice-cream truck on hand for us to treat ourselves!! We received so many gifts and giveaways through-out the day- which was so exciting!!
During the day we engaged in two Aboriginal art activities involving paint and handprints. At the end of the day a boomerang canvas and additional canvas were given to us as a gift to our school.
Thank you to our amazing Year 6 teachers for organising this opportunity and informative cultural learning experience. Year 6 had the best day, full of laughter and fun and we all learnt a lot about the Aboriginal cul-ture and also the skills involved with the games and different activities.