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.
St Patrick's has an enrolment of just over 500 students across 21 classes from Prep to Year 6. As a fully three stream school, we are large enough to offer our students a comprehensive range of learning opportunities , and yet small enough to maintain the safe, family-like atmosphere which is so important to us. For this reason, we have elected to cap our school's enrolment, preferring to focus on quality rather than growth.
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.