Hello and welcome to the St Sebastian's Catholic Primary School website. We are a community dedicated to the provision of high quality, inclusive Catholic education in coeducational classes from Preparatory Year to Year 6.
St Sebastian’s school opened its doors in the beautiful near city suburb of Yeronga in 1937. The Sisters of St Joseph taught the first class of 38 students in 1937 in what is now The Arts Hall. St Sebastian’s is administered by Brisbane Catholic Education [BCE], the educational arm of the Archdiocese of Brisbane. As part of this learning community in diocesan Catholic schools - a community currently comprising 136 schools - St Sebastian's has access to the very significant services provided by Brisbane Catholic Education.
Distinctive curriculum offerings are Information Communication & Learning Technology (ICLT), LOTE (Japanese), Music Program, Health & Physical Education Program, Chess, Choir and Instrumental Music Programs.
If you cannot find what you're looking for on this website, or if you would like any further information about St Sebastian's, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The sell-out Mother's Day High Tea held on Sunday 15th May was a roaring success raising more than $10,000 for our school. The money will go toward the computer infrastructure donation that the P&F provides to the school each year. We would like to extend a massive thank you to Lisette, who coordinated the event and her merry team of high tea helpers. Thank you also to the local businesses who jumped on board to support our school. The support of local businesses is an invaluable contribution to the success of our event. Please take a look at the businesses below and support them where you can. We can't forget the wonderful servers we had on the day. They took pride in their job and worked efficiently adding to the success of the day.
On Wednesday, Melaleuca presented assembly and welcomed everyone into our learning. We were excited to write, direct and present our fabulous assembly all about confidence, our creative portrait art pieces and our learning about the Holy Spirit. We also displayed our creative talents through a multiplication rap and a flip, turn and slide dance. Last week, we begun participating in the Premier's Reading Challenge for 2016. We know that reading is important to expand our knowledge and vocabulary. Through this challenge, we are extending ourselves to read as many books as we can. On Life, we are inspiring each other by writing book recommendations about books that we have loved reading and that we think others will enjoy. We challenge everyone to pick up a book and read today. Come on… Reading is Fun! By 4/5 Melaleuca
In 4Viola, we have been learning about the First Fleet. Some of the most interesting things we have learnt about was in those days you could go to jail just for stealing a loaf of bread! In class, we have talked about what life might have been like for convicts when they first arrived in Australia. As part of this, we looked at the importance of not being greedy and accepting what we have. We took this idea and created our assembly around it. Our
assembly has taught us not to be greedy, selfish and think about others and not yourself all the time. So, we should always remember to help each other when they feel down or are in need. As Mary Mackillop said, "Never see a need without doing something about it." Written by Piper, Isaac and Deng on behalf of 4 Viola
Prep interviews are currently underway, however, enrolments are still open for children born between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2012.
Parents with siblings wishing to start Prep next year need to complete an enrolment form and submit it to the Jenny or Janet in the Office. If you have friends or relatives with children approaching school age who are looking for a great school for their child, please send them our way. Often it is word of mouth and reputation that spreads the furthest, so all conversations about St Sebastian's can have a ripple effect of which we are sometimes unaware. Interviews for new and sibling Prep enrolments will be held next term.
Application forms can be collected from the Office, or completed online from the school website via our new Online Enrolment Form. It is also available on the Parent Portal under Forms and Documents. Places will be offered at the end of May.
If you are a parent at St Sebastian's then check out all the other news via the most recent newsletter. The newsletter is password protected -the password is available from the school office.