The school community at St Patrick’s is inspired by our Mercy heritage and is immersed in the Mercy charism. In 2011 our Year 6 children visited Monte Saint Angelo College in North Sydney and following this excursion the students were inspired to start their own aspect of mission and begin a Mercy action group at St Patrick’s.
The purpose of this group is to be informed and take action on issues of social justice and to demonstrate compassion and empathy for those who suffer injustice.
The St Patrick’s Mercy Action Group aims to raise an awareness of social justice within our community.
Our Mercy Action Group represents our St Patrick’s Catholic Community’s attempt to carry out real works of social justice and charity. This not only makes a real difference to those who directly benefit from the work of the group, it instils core Catholic values and principles in our students for their future.
As part of our commitment as a Mercy school and with the help of parents and students at St Patrick’s, we are part of the DISH Program. As part of this program we, along with other Catholic schools, join a roster to feed a small group of homeless people in Hornsby. This program requires us to prepare, cook and distribute food to those in need in our local area on our rostered night once a term.
Paddy’s Kids Playgroup
Paddy’s Kids Playgroup is run by parents in the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Catholic Parish. The playgroup offers a creative, encouraging and nurturing environment which provides opportunities for unstructured play for children up to the age of 5 years.
It is also a place to find the valuable support and friendship of other parents and to enjoy a relaxing coffee and a chat. The playgroup is held in the Parish Meeting Room at St Patrick’s School every Tuesday morning during school term from approximately 9am to 11am.
If you would like more information about Paddy’s Kids in general, please do not hesitate to contact one of the people listed below:
Sarah Shepherd 0435 386 327
Fabiola De-Fina 0415 183 352
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