Starting on the 5th May our school started using Compass as our Parent Portal. You will have access to up-to-date and meaningful information about our school and your child. Please note not all features will be available when you first access Compass. Modules will be released gradually to our parent portals.  As modules become enabled parents will be notified.

It is most important that you keep your Username and Password secure, just like your bank account details.  They should not be shared with anyone, including your children. 

You are now able to login to Compass using your unique Username and Password which was sent to you via email. Please take the opportunity to login. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact our School Office on 6777 2328 during school hours or email



COMPASS - Parent Portal 

1. Search for “Compass School Manager”

itunes Apps Store - Android App Store - Google Play. 

2. Search for Walcha (search for the town, St Patrick's will bring up too many school results)

3. You will be asked to put in your individual login details.  

4. You will then be taken to the homepage of the APP  

5. If you haven't already logged into the parent portal on the internet, you will be prompted to update your email and mobile number. 

6. Once you have completed all these steps school notifications will be sent straight to your phone. 

* If you have lost your Compass Login Username and Password, please contact our office so we can supply you with your login details. 



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UNESAP - Let's Hang It! Changes to the Art Show for 2020

The current restrictions relating to COVID-19 have impacted on this year’s University of New England School Acquisitive Art Prize (UNESAP) Let’s Hang It! exhibition. We have made the difficult decision to cancel the physical presentation of awards and display of the students’ works and pivot to an online exhibition.


We thank all the schools and students who have contributed so enthusiastically in the past and we hope teachers will encourage their students to participate again this year despite the changed circumstances.


The submission period for entry opens Monday 18 May and closes Friday 15 June 2020.


The new method for delivery of entries will be as follows:

  1. Artwork to be photographed by student/family member
    • Landscape or portrait orientation to match work, jpeg
    • Jpeg files to be named using the following protocol:
      • Year of School_Surname_First Initial
      • e.g. Yr8_Hungerford_B
  2. Teacher to collate all entries and completed entry forms
    • Entry forms to be titled the same as the jpegs (Word or PDF)
    • e.g. Yr8_Hungerford_B
  3. Teacher to send entries (including entry form) digitally to using the free (up to 2GB) ftp site We Transfer


The selection process will take place remotely and schools will be notified of any finalists. Finalists’ works will then need to be posted or delivered to NERAM to be professionally photographed for the online exhibition.


Details regarding the publishing of the online exhibition and announcement of the award-winners will be confirmed shortly. 


Yours sincerely,

Belinda Hungerford

Manager Exhibitions & Curatorial

Creative New England Competition


Creative New England is about to kick off another competition.  

 Competition link


Creative New England tile

Bunker Down tile



Competition Dates: 14th - 28th May

Winner announced: 4th June




An active bystander is someone who, when noticing a situation that concerns them, does something about it – they are everyday superheroes.

You might be looking out for your friends, OR you might be calling them out when they are making an offensive comment towards another person. Each situation is different, but there are some basic things you can do in any scenario.

Join Creative New England and BaBH celebrating everyday superheroes with their colouring competition! 

It's loads of fun, a great mindful escape, and open to all!

All you'll need is;

  • Pencils or textas
  • A printer
  • A4 Paper

Find out more here or connect with their Facebook group

School Photo Day - POSTPONED


NSW School-Link Health & Education Working Together


Please find attached the May 2020 School-Link newsletter. In this edition you will find useful information around points of contact for to support family and carers during the COVID pandemic.


Good For Kids Good for Life



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