St Patrick's Primary School, Fremantle, is a Catholic school under the care of the Oblate Community. It is a vibrant, co-educational, single-stream primary school, catering for students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year Six.
The model of schooling offered by St Patrick’s is underpinned by the Gospel values and encourages students to strive to do their best in all facets of school life.
Our newly refurbished Early Childhood Centre caters for Three-Year-Old Pre-Kindergarten, Four-Year-Old Kindergarten and Pre-Primary students. The programs are all “play-based” and children are encouraged to explore using a “hands on” approach to encourage their curiosity and develop creativity.
St Patrick’s School is recognised by Apple for our innovation, leadership and educational excellence in the use of technology in the classroom. All classes practise Christian Meditation and in 2017 we received the Catholic Education WA LEAD award for Discipleship for this initiative. Senior students are given opportunities to grow as future leaders through the St Patrick’s student leaders program, the Year Six adventure camp, and dedicated leadership days. All Year Six students are expected to embrace their role as leaders of the younger students, modelling behaviours and characteristics to which the younger students can aspire.
2015 saw the opening of a new facility for our senior classes, along with a new canteen and undercover play and assembly area. Other classrooms were redesigned to take on board the philosophy behind 21st Century learning, which helps to: facilitate collaborative learning and personal reflection; cater to different styles of learning; and incorporate the use of digital technology across all learning areas.
The school has strong links to the Fremantle community and makes wide use of local facilities and opportunities through affiliations with the University of Notre Dame Australia and the City of Fremantle.