School Information


About St Patrick's

St Patrick’s is a Catholic Primary School situated in the picturesque coastal town of Port Fairy. Port Fairy has a population of approximately 3,500 people.

St Patrick's was the 2nd Catholic School established in Victoria in 1849. 

Our school has well organised and maintained contemporary facilities. We provide structured and high impact teaching practices founded in a culture of collaboration and a commitment to providing individualised learning for each student.

We have an extensive curriculum with a focus on learning success for all in literacy and numeracy.

Our Religious Education program is centred in the traditions of the Catholic Church and the teaching of Jesus Christ but is open to inclusive dialogue with all faith backgrounds. 

We strive to provide a curriculum that promotes the following principles:

1: High expectations for every student, to promote intellectual engagement and self-awareness

2: Supportive and productive learning environment that promotes inclusion and collaboration

3: Student voice, agency and leadership to empower students and build school pride

4: Curriculum planning and implementation to engage and challenge all students

5: Deep learning that challenges students to construct and apply new knowledge

6: Rigorous assessment practices and feedback to inform teaching and learning

7: Evidence-based strategies to drive professional practice improvement

8: Global citizenship fostered through real world contexts for learning

9: Partnerships with parents and carers to enhance student learning

10: Spiritual and life giving experiences to nurture a relationship with a loving God.