Years of Quality Education
TEACHERS AND STAFF
Located in the beautiful Hunter Valley area of New South Wales, St Patrick’s Primary School, Cessnock caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. At St Patrick’s, we aim to provide quality teaching and learning within the context of Catholic faith, where the uniqueness of each individual is nurtured and valued. With innovative teaching practices and adaptable learning environments equipped with modern technology and engaging facilities, we aspire to empower and challenge students to reach their full potential.
St Patricks Primary School, Cessnock is a Catholic school in the Diocese of Maitland Newcastle catering for students from kindergarten to Year 6.
St Patrick’s provides a supportive and secure environment with quality and positive education that enables students to achieve their full potential – intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, socially and physically.
The school’s adaptive learning environments are equipped with modern technology and engaging facilities. This include a will resourced library with a bank of 30 computers, additional banks of laptops and iPads for used by all classes and access to SMAER Board technology in all teaching and learning areas.
St Patrick’s is a place where the creative and individual talents of each student is greatly appreciated, embraced and encouraged. Students have the opportunity to develop, explore and express their creative abilities and potential through music, drama, dance and Visual arts.
The school also boasts a learning Centre for specialised intervention and extension activities, attractive school grounds and playing fields and interactive classrooms, which cater for a variety of learning opportunities and provide a stimulating and adaptable learning environment for students.
Students of St Patrick’s Primary School, Cessnock are encouraged to continue their Catholic education for Years 7 to 12 by attending St Joseph’s College Lochinvar.
"St Patrick’s is an extremely special school. Not only is it a place for learning, but it is also a home to the many people who spend time here. The administration staff, teachers, parents and students all have a deep connection that unites us – our faith. The school supports students to use their individual and combined intellects, talents and gifts to stretch themselves and become the best they can be. Most of all, St Pat's is a warm and welcoming home where students feel safe and loved."
- Teacher, Mr Joshua Garnsey
"Our three children have called St Patrick’s their school. They enjoy a school that values each child and nurtures and develops their individual skills and talents. The staff go beyond the call and each teacher becomes an outstanding role model for the students in their care. Each year we have witnessed the development of our children academically and equally importantly, socially. The Catholic ethos of welcoming and including all is evident in all the school does."
- Parents, Frank & Monique Mesina
“I like being part of St Patrick’s because it’s a loving school community with great staff and students. I like when I walk into school I can feel God’s presence around me because there’s so many things that remind me of Jesus and His spirit, such as crosses and our MJR posters. I like playing with my friends on the playground at lunch and recess and I really like doing sport on Fridays and visiting the computer lab on Tuesdays. I love being part of the St Patrick’s school community."
- Student, Sophie Jackson
“It is a great privilege to lead such a beautiful school community where staff, students, parents and carers gather in a faith-filled environment to share the educational journey and experience together as one. It is with pride that I attest to the wonderful school environment and culture that has been created here at St Patrick’s by families and staff past and present. The corridors of learning are filled with love, kindness and compassion. I am most proud however, of the dedication of the staff, the commitment from the students, and the loyalty our families who show unwavering love and support."
- Acting Principal, Maree Jones