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Our Story

In the early 1900s the people of Guildford realised they needed a Catholic parish and school to accommodate the growth of the area, and on 2 April 1910 the community celebrated the opening of a new church building.  In October the building began to serve a dual purpose when the Sisters of St Joseph started to use it as a school room.  The initial enrolment of students in 1910 was 50 pupils.

The Sisters of St Joseph rented a cottage in Guildford Road to be closer to the church-cum-school building.  Every Friday the school room would be transformed back into a church and vice-versa on Monday mornings. 

In 1935 the old church was moved to accommodate a new one, and a convent was built for the Sisters of St Joseph.  A presbytery beside the church was completed by 1940. The school continued to grow and over time many more buildings and facilities were added to both the school and the church.

In the 21st Century St Patrick's is a multi-cultural school catering for the needs of its many students. It is a three stream school (K-6) with an enrolment of approximately 580 students and over 40 teaching and non-teaching staff. An extensive building program in recent years has given the school a mix of well-maintained older buildings as well as well-appointed modern buildings. Teachers and children enjoy air conditioned classrooms and large covered areas that provide shade on hot days.

 
   
  
 

Our History in Photos

Buildings
A look at school buildings over the last 100 years.
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Nuns
The Sisters of St Joseph
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Our Sporting History
Sporting groups over the years.
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Our History
A history in photos of students and staff of St Patrick's Guildford.
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You can contact St Patrick’s Primary, Guildford by using the email form below or call 8728 7300 weekdays between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.

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Contact Us

  • You can contact St Patrick’s Primary, Guildford by using the email form below or call 8728 7300 weekdays between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.

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We are proud of our exceptional school and the students and staff who possess the dedication, talent, and enthusiasm to make the St Patrick’s Primary school such a special place over the past 100 years.

If you have ever been a student or teacher at St Patrick's Primary Guildford and have any great material showing some of the unique history of the school, past and present, we’d love to see it.

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