St Agnes’ Primary School values the partnerships between students, families, businesses and schools in our broader community as it can bring mutual benefits and maximise student engagement and achievement.
We network with:
Enlist the support of a large variety of community organisations
Partnership with Newcastle University
Birpai Lands Council and local indigenous community members
Catholic care of the aged
Catholic Women’s league - wraps with love.
We organise school events and take part in community events that provide opportunities to showcase students’ talents, raise awareness for local issues or concerns, and extend social networks. These events can help to create a more cohesive community.
At St Agnes’ Primary School, we encourage your family to share these experiences with your child.
Parents and friends initiatives - colour run
ANZAC DAY MARCH
St Vincent de Paul
Catholic Care of the Aged
Pre Schools - links with St Agnes and St Joseph's Preschool and daycare centres. Cross-campus activities, reading and games. Support their transition to the school program
Opereration Christmas Child.
Students belong to four house teams for sporting events. These are Boronia, Clarence, Flinders and Kennedy. Our classes are named after three faith elements we strongly promote at St Agnes’ Primary - Faith, Hope and Love. These class names promote connections to our Catholic story and a deeper sense of belonging. Our Faith, Hope and Love Teams are used for assemblies and gatherings.
Saint Agnes was a young girl who lived during the fourth century in Rome, about 300 years after Christ. At this time, it was a crime to be a Christian and those who did so secretly.
The Governor of Rome’s son discovered that Agnes was a Christian, but he liked her and wanted her to be his friend. The Governor told Agnes that if she were to join his household and stop being a Christian, she would be saved from death.
Agnes loved God very much; she was also very brave and courageous. She refused to stop being a Christian, so she was killed. After she was buried, people used to come and pray for courage at her grave. Agnes’ parents visited her grave often and were given great strength and courage.
As a model for us, Agnes has shown us how to be a real follower of Jesus. She has shown us how she walked in love with God. Let us pray these words to her:
‘Teach us to walk in love. Lead us to God.’