St Patrick's Catholic School is situated in West Bundaberg and accepts enrolments from the whole Bundaberg district. We are proud to be a part of the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton, and are closely aligned to the Bundaberg parish, which encompasses the whole Bundaberg region.
In 2017 St Patrick's has an enrolment of 465 students in 20 classes from Prep to Year 6. Due to enrolment demand, the school is growing from a two-stream school into a full three-stream school by 2018.
Increasing enrolments have allowed the school to continually improve the opportunities we provide for our students. However the school has retained its intimate, 'family-like' atmosphere through the efforts of our very active parent community in partnership with staff.
Specialist curriculum areas of Health and Physical Education and Music are offered at St Patrick's and are provided by specialist teachers. A compulsory Instrumental Music program occurs in Year 3 where the students are provided with a school violin and tuition for the year. Instrumental Music becomes optional in Year 4 when students can choose to pursue Strings or Guitar. We have both a Junior and a Senior String Ensemble.
St Patrick's offers a wide range of other co-curricular activities including Choir, Interschool sport, and other cultural and service activities thanks to the commitment of staff, students and parents. All these programs and activities within the school aim to fulfil St Patrick's goal of providing an atmosphere where students can grow and develop academically, spiritually, physically, socially, culturally and emotionally.