Principal's Welcome

St Patrick’s Primary School is located in Lochinvar and is part of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. The school was founded on the traditions and strong foundations of the Sisters of St Joseph in 1883.

On behalf of our school community, I extend a very warm welcome to our website. Thanks for visiting! May I commend these pages and our school to you.

So what makes St Pat’s Lochinvar unique?

First and foremost, St Patrick’s is a proud Catholic school with genuine care and concern for the welfare of its students and for their spiritual, academic, social, physical and emotional development.

Our school is an integral part of the St Patrick’s Parish community. Together we are committed to deepening each students’ knowledge of the Catholic story and teachings, modelling Christian values and providing opportunities for prayer, liturgy and service to others.

St Patrick’s also prides itself on being a place of learning excellence by providing quality teaching and learning programs that challenge students and nurture creativity, critical thinking and innovation to develop each individual’s full potential. We strive to provide a quality, inclusive Catholic education for the students in our care. Our professional, highly qualified and dedicated staff work together with energy and commitment to ensure the best outcomes for each student.

At St Patrick’s, we offer a broad curriculum with a range of opportunities and experiences to foster growth and development. All students are encouraged to work hard and achieve their personal best, whether it is in the classroom, on the sporting field or through the many opportunities provided for their personal and spiritual development and all-round growth. We aim to meet the needs of each student as an individual and provide a range of specialist programs and services to meet individual needs. Whilst protected and nurtured, students are also challenged in order to build their ability to thrive as capable young adults in the future. 

Our school offers a variety of extracurricular activities including band, percussion, choir, dance, chess club, STEM activities, public speaking, debating and sport, expanding opportunities for students to pursue their various interests and talents.

St Patrick’s has excellent modern facilities, a specialist Learning Support Team and an onsite OOSH – all in a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment characterised by positive partnerships with parents and the community.

If you would like further information about St Patrick’s or to make an enrolment enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact the school administration staff.

Our staff would welcome the opportunity to meet you and to work with you for the benefit of your child.

I hope you enjoy looking around our website.

Kindest Regards,

Jacqueline Wilkinson

Principal

Children and principal